Friday, November 7, 2008

Marvelous Makeup & a Fellow Fashionista Feature!

Today, CC presents some rad runway cosmetic creations, followed by a scintillating interview with Fellow Fashionista Ren Ren!
At right, Roberto Cavalli's smoky eye. See Ren Ren's take below in her self-portrait!
Photos via style.com except where noted.

Chanel
Christian Dior
Gucci (at right)
Prada, via nytimes.com.

5 Questions for Ren Ren of Makeup By Ren Ren:
1) When did you decide to become a makeup artist and why? Have you had any famous clients?
I decided to start doing makeup professionally just early this year. Like most of my readers, I started out with a passion for makeup. I always loved applying it on myself and friends. Once I started my blog, the beauty bug really started to get to me. My readers will tell you that I am just like everyone else…I just decided to turn my passion into a profession. One day I thought, "Hey, I can do that!" Seeing the transformation process and the look on the client’s face afterwards makes it all worthwhile. It’s also fabulous to get paid for doing something you love! So after a lot of research and self-taught practice, I finally put myself out there. I consider every client I do a celebrity in my eyes…but no famous clients…not yet at least!
2) Why did you start blogging and what is the best part about our online community?
I started blogging almost one year to date. Makeup By Ren Ren all began in late November of 2007. The best part of the online community is the blogging family you become a part of. I feel very close to my fellow bloggers and always have someone to turn to when I have a question about anything from makeup to my personal life. I love my blogging sisters!
3) If you could only take one beauty item to a desert island with you, what would it be?
Sunscreen! I’d use it as a lotion/sunscreen protectant. I actually don’t wear makeup on a daily basis because I’m lazy, lol, but good makeup starts out with good skin. Start wearing that sunscreen ladies and gents!
4) Which nail and eye colors are hot for autumn?
Wine colors are hot for nails right now. I’m currently wearing OPI’s Lincoln Park After Midnight…a beautiful deep purple color. For the eyes, think smoky grays, purples, and blues. Fall usually lends to darker colors. But then again, that are no rules to makeup as long as it’s done correctly and with confidence. If you want to rock that hot pink into the fall, you go girl!
5) Which of the collections do you think had the most stunning makeup?
I loved the Proenza Schouler line from this Fall. The models rocked bright cobalt blue eyeshadow. I’m loving bold colors on the runway.

A big thank you to Ren Ren! Visit her here to see her feature on CC!

39 comments:

Product Junkie Diva said...

Awww you look great REN. Wonderful post love your bog Carrie!
Have a good weekend.
PJD

Ashleigh said...

yay someone that actually said sunscreen!!....sensible...why would you need mascara etc when you are on an island..haha..oh, and that polish..me luvs <3

WendyB said...

I'd love to do some of these big eye makeup looks, but I lost my patience for that after my teens!

lisa said...

Great post! I really like how you featured runway makeup looks and interviewed an actual makeup artist/beauty blogger. Nicely done.

MakeupByRenRen said...

thanks for the great post sweety! loves it!

Savvy Mode SG said...

wonderful post, CC. I am into eye make up now.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there- a great post and interview my dear, well done!!

Siljesfashion said...

Ren looks amazing. Great post on both!

Kira Fashion said...

a great make can change someone for the best!

great review!

a kiss!!!

Aretha said...

The first two are wonderful! I love make up too

S of Modern-Guilt said...

This is giving me so much inspiration! Wonderful looks!

the Yellow Elephant said...

I wish I could wear make-up like that! If I wear heavy and dark eyeshadow and so, my eyes look like tiny spots! ....

the Yellow Elephant said...

I wish I could wear make-up like that! If I wear heavy and dark eyeshadow and so, my eyes look like tiny spots! ....

Penny said...

i must start experimenting more with make-up, these looks are gorgeous!

Penny said...

i must start experimenting more with make-up, these looks are gorgeous!

MY OWN YELLOW CAT said...

Greats make ups! :D



ByE!!!^^

Lil Midget said...

Lovely!

I love the smoky eye look...Black, red and peacock blue is the best :D

xx

~alison said...

I love them all - BUT could NEVER pull it off myself.

shopinchic said...

That was very interesting! Great interview!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love Ren Ren!! What a great interview and I love those runway make up pics!

PS. Thank you for the comment on my blog that really made my day :D

The Lil Bee said...

What a fun post! I love makeup and wish I were more adventurous with it. That bottom pic looks so cool with the blue shadow.

Anonymous said...

Ohh..I love the smoky eyes! very nice article CC :)

Style La Mimi

Bella said...

Oh, the smoky eyes and that oh so glorious polish!!! It's really the little things that make me happy!!

That and this fantastic post!!!

simply.steph said...

added you back hun =) now back to gushing at the make up.

Rina said...

Beautiful make up! love the big eyes and those colors!

Trixy Tran said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
I always love coming to your blog.

Equipo Dash and Cash said...

Wow, great post CC, very inspiring and direct from the source.

Take a look on mine and tell me your opinion.

Great weekend!

Tom

Anonymous said...

i love you! ur interview was soo honest and preety! love yew! love yew! i love that makeup she did! fab! u go girl!! woo hoo!

Carla said...

Carrie, you have outdone yourself. These pics are heavenly, likewise all the details of below them. Beautiful... Carla x

Dana said...

Hola CC! I'm so happy thick eyebrows are back!

Songy said...

I love the drama but my eyes are not made to be made up like that.
flat lids with no crease. eye make up just smudges so easily and it's not a good look but they are so lovely to look at. :)

Songy said...

Blogger just gobbled up my comment. Dang.

They are so lovely to look at and Ren Ren's make up is cool.

My eyes are not 'built' to be made up like that though. It's sad that all the colours just smudge very quickly and that is not a good look for me. They are lovely to look at though.

Aliena said...

You are right.. that make up is absolutely marvelous, all of it!!!

Siska said...

love the prada style!

agnes said...

i am totally in love witth the eyes in Proenzer Shouler. I tried to redo it today with my new purchas in MAC, and it turns out quite good! :)

ivoreece said...

awww my fave look is the first one (on the roght side)!

xoxo
ivoreece

Dapper Kid said...

Dramatic eyes always add an extra punch to any outfit, I always think of make up as one of those art forms that rarely gets the attention it deserves.

Fifi Flowers said...

I think it looks FUN on the runway... but for me personally... mascara, lipstick and a little powder and I'm good to go! I don't think I'm bold enough for shocking shadow.

Miss Urbanita said...

Viktoriya make up is amazing!