With a background in fashion makeup and editorial photo-shoots, it is wonderful to be able to contribute my expertise to the local beauty scene!

Boutique Week in York was a great opportunity for me to pair up with local fashion stylist Hilary Arthur (owner of Arthur & Daughters) and very talented hair stylist Glen Coco. Together we created a showcase of the latest makeup and hair trends combined with amazing clothing pieces from local boutiques as part of the York Boutique Week Fashion Show. Watch our special feature on Fox 43 on York Boutique Week by clicking the image below!

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The Susquehanna Style photo shoot for their fall publication was another great event where I was able to highlight the trends for fall/winter and have successful women in business as my canvasses.

York-Boutique-Week-Makeup-by-Carmina-Cristina- WPMT FOX43The fall 2013 makeup trends represent an unusual mixture of different eras, styles and the most extravagant colors ever. There are ideal options for fashionistas who love to experiment with daring looks as well as for those who prefer minimalism and modesty in makeup.


Beach Season may be long gone, but sun-kissed complexions are here to stay. Keep your skin dewy and bronzed all fall with NEW Tinted Primer with SPF 20 my favorite product from the Carmina-Cristina Makeup Collection . This undetectable, light and creamy primer smooths skin, evens tone and warms the complexion with a subtle radiance. It has quickly become one of the most essential products in my tool kit and is a must-have for creating this season’s makeup trends.



Smoky, metallic eyes are my specialty so this was a trend I was excited to see. Bronzed eyes are an ideal way to create a radiant glow during brisk months.

Revlon Global Artistic Director, Gucci Westman created the foiled look at J. Mendel using copper with a glossy sheen.



 One of my favorite looks was created by Peter Philips at Paris Fashion Week for Chanel’s 2013 Fall/Winter Ready-to-Wear Show. The beauty look at Karl Lagerfeld’s show was by far, the most eye-catching look we’ve seen since  Pat McGrath’s “butterfly eyes” at Dior’s Spring 2013 show
 What appeared to be tiny silver sequins adorned eyelids starting at the lash line and working out into a slight wing shape. Some were also glued onto the tops of the lashes for an added shimmering effect. A thin black line was penciled in under the lower lash line for definition and to give a balance to the eye. The rest of the face was suitably bare, with sheer natural skin, a lightly defined brow and a flesh-tone balm lips.

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Shiny fire-engine red lips can feel like a screaming loud statement, but makeup artist Dick Page pulled it off with class by keeping the rest of the face velvety and whisper soft. He brushed up the brows and filled them ever so slightly, and dusted lids with a soft sable shadow. This allows the lips to be the focus of the face.

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The 60’s “Twiggy” eyes, soft feline flicks and precise winged liner are all looks we can expect to see this autumn/winter. To achieve such a stunning look, you simply have to visually lift the outer corner of the eyes by drawing a winged line or by applying the eye shadow in a winged form. This trend has inspired me to try out some different looks, especially one of the looks I designed for the upcoming November issue of Susquehanna Style.

hbz-beauty-Lhuillier-4185-nyfw13-lgnIt came as a welcome surprise that models in Monique Lhuillier, one of the most ultra-feminine shows, donned such delightfully edgy makeup, courtesy of Val Garland. The makeup artist drew an art deco-inspired cat-eye with black kohl pencil, then traced back over the shape with cream liner. A small gap on the bottom lash line just below the iris gave the look startling appeal.

  •                                  FLESH-TONE NATURAL LIPS

Barely-there lipstick appears effortlessly cool yet totally professional. By patting a flesh-tone balm onto models’ lips, makeup artist Lucia Pieroni conveyed an “angelic but strong” look at Missoni.

runway-report-0913-8-lgnNow that you’ve seen my own breakdown of the new season’s hottest trends, it’s your turn to weigh in! What trend are you most likely to try out yourself? Which is your favorite? Leave a comment below!

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