Michela is Zooting

A beauty & lifestyle blog by creative Michela Wariebi

Month: June, 2015

A Night of Mehron Makeup

So, thanks to my Twiggy-inspired shoot, I was invited to participate in “A Night of Mehron Makeup,” a celebration of almost 100 years of Mehron.  The event was held at the Manahattan Wardorbe Supply Pro Beauty Store and featured a stellar team of artists all creating makeup looks inspired by iconic inspirations over 10 decades.

1920s – Flapper

1930s – Film Starlet

1940’s – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

1950’s – Lucille Ball

1960’s – Twiggy

1970’s – Diana Ross

1980’s – Dynasty

1990’s – Courtney Love

Current  – Fashion Editorial

Future – Extreme Makeup

The night was the official kick-off to the 1 week celebrating 10 years of The Makeup Show NY.  I was incredibly honored to be a part of the team that included these heavy hitters in beauty like James Vincent, Joe Delude Javier De La Rosa, Danessa Myricks and David Hernandez.  Can we say PRESSED?

Check out a few pics from the night below.


With my modeling sporting my Twiggy-inspired makeup look.


A close-up of my Twiggy look.

The team.

L to R: James Vincent, David Hernandez, Jinny, Orlando Santiago, Joe Delude, Paloma Romo, Danessa Myricks, Michela Wariebi, Javier De La Rosa, Bethany Townes.


L to R: 1930’s by David Hernandez; 1960’s by Michela Wariebi; 1920’s by Orlando Santiago; 1930’s by Bethany Townes; 1980’s by Joe Delude; 1990’s by James Vincent.

Dear Javier De La Rosa, I know you were doing a bald cap, but you didn’t have to snatch ALL of our edges. DAMN!  This is so good.

With my beauty woes, Delina Medhin and Danessa Myricks. #blackgirlsrock

Book Work: Twiggy Inspired Beauty

I recently did a beauty test with a local NYC modeling agency and beyond clean beauty I was completely stuck on what I should do as a second look.  Come early morning before the shoot and I still had nothing.  It then randomly occurs to me that the model looks like Twiggy…and BOOM you have a Twiggy-inspired beauty shoot.




Skin: For the skin I prepped with Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate.  I used Mehron Makeup HD Celebre Foundation and set with Cover FX loose setting powder. I created a flush on the cheeks by using the Mehron cream C.H.E.E.K. cream color before setting with powder and them lightly dusting a similar colored powder blush over the apples of the cheeks after powder. I created a soft glowing highlight using Mehron Precious Gems Powders in Citrine and Diamond.

Lips:  Lips are MAC Naked Liner topped with a random OCC beigey lip tar.

Eyes: And of course, Twiggy’s iconic eyes!  I created the graphic lines using the cream base in Obsidian from I Make You Beautiful.  The white in the waterline of her lower lashline was created using a Ruby Kisses white luxury liner over another I Make You Beautiful cream base in White Noise.

Lashes: (yes, I realize lashes are part of the eyes) These were a custom lash creation using all Kiss iEnvy lashes. I cut up and laid the lower lashes according to how I wanted to shape her eyes.  The top lashes are a stack of Kiss lashes in about 3 styles also chosen based on how they would impact eye shape.  Twiggy was known for large open rounded eyes and I wanted to be sure to recreate that effect.

I absolutely enjoyed creating this look and have a bit of an obsession with graphic lines and lashes at the moment. I ended up recreating the look for the “A Night of Mehron Makeup” during The Makeup Show NYC 10 year anniversary celebration.  Pretty exciting stuff! Twiggy is officially one of my favorite iconic makeup looks.