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Makeup Vibes: Sotheby's Facebook Live Show

Despite what Instagram would have you believe, it takes a village to get camera ready! For my Sotheby's Live Show, we wanted to do a look that was classy, polished, and had an autumn tone! Rockstar makeup and hair artists Sherry Stinger and Laura Weinstein killed it again, and were nice enough to share their secrets with me—check it out:

Hitha Herzog getting her hair teased and combed. 

Product shot of different styling brushes, and Oribe dry texturizing spray.

Product shot of different styling brushes, and Oribe dry texturizing spray.

Sherry Stinger on hair: 

"To achieve a full bodied straight hairstyle, I used Matrix Wonder Boost Root Lifter on the roots of Hitha's wet hair and blew the roots dry with a vent brush. Then I proceeded to dry the shaft of her hair with a large round brush. Finishing the ends with a Mason Pearson brush for straight ends. I flat ironed only the ends to add an extra touch of shine. To finish I added Oribe Dry Texturizing to add texture and volume. To give her hair a final polished look, I used Kenra Shine spray."

Hitha Herzog getting her eye rimmed with black eyeliner by a makeup artist.

Hitha Herzog getting her eyelashes coated in mascara. 

Hitha Herzog getting her eyelashes coated in mascara. 

Product shot of makeup used on Hitha for the Sotheby's Live Show: pictured are Inglot Lip Duo, Makeup Forever Professional HD High Definition Powder, Makeup Forever Lip Palette, various lip glosses, makeup brushes, and an eyeshadow palette. 

Product shot of makeup used on Hitha for the Sotheby's Live Show: pictured are Inglot Lip Duo, Makeup Forever Professional HD High Definition Powder, Makeup Forever Lip Palette, various lip glosses, makeup brushes, and an eyeshadow palette. 

Lauren Weinstein on makeup:

"Today's look was created with Autumn in mind...a spiced latte color scheme. Prepped her skin with with Eve Pealr Primer, Too Faced Lid Primer, For her eyes, I used a combination of Naked Palette: Half baked on center of lid, Rule in crease, Corduroy on outer corner. I lined her lid in Feline pencil, and Voluminous Mascara by L'Oreal. On her cheeks, a combo of peaches on the apples and matte bronze. To get the lip look, I prepped with Rosebud balm, then lined with Makeup Forever Acqua Lip in 4c, and covered the entire lip in Mac Lipglass in Hot pepper! Finally, I blot her face with Mally Evercolor Poreless Face Defender

Hitha Herzog getting her makeup done by Laura Weinstein, while looking over notes for the Live show.

Hitha Herzog getting her makeup done by Laura Weinstein, while looking over notes for the Live show.

Hitha Herzog, smiling while looking over talking points for the Live show.

Hitha Herzog, smiling while looking over talking points for the Live show.

Hitha Herzog doing a run through of the Live Show. 

Hitha Herzog doing a run through of the Live Show. 

Hitha Herzog doing a run through of the live show. 

Hitha Herzog doing a run through of the live show. 

Ted Gibson's messy hair is my kinda look!

Ted Gibson doing hair Lela Rose When I'm not on air I do my best to not pay much attention to my tresses (think: Courtney Love meets Carine Roitfeld). So you can imagine how psyched I was when the AWESOME Ted Gibson pointed out his key look was the messy pony tail. He called it "wet and wild" (I would have called it "messy bed head") used Build It Blow Drying Agent and set it with Beautiful Hold Hairspray. All of his products are available at his salon or at Target. God that makes me SO happy.

Better picture Ted Gibson Lela Rose

I LOVE this! Totally what my hair looks like on my off days!

Hair and makeup ready.

 atl-in-the-car-0021 Ha. I hate to admit it, but it takes a while to look half way normal for a party. My biggest issue is my insane hair which never really looks right unless it's totally blown out.  Armed with this knowledge, the lovely peeps at the W Buckhead ("whatever, whenever" is their motto) booked me an appt at the cheapest place they could find. $20 at a place that was sort of like a Supercuts. Hello- it's a recession, people. Paying $80 for a blow out is just not acceptable any more!

From Zurich to London.

The next morning after the fashion show, I got on a flight to London to visit my family. I was only going to be there for 36 hours, but the last time I was in London was YEARS ago and I really wanted to see my cousins.

This is my little cousin Ani and her sister's boyfriend Paul. After I met Kenya for lunch, I got a blow out at Top Shop (yes, I said Top Shop in Oxford Circus! 20 quid and it was awesome. Video TK), met Paul back at his office and then we all rolled out for drinks.

Ani and I after glass of wine #2 waiting for her sister Kavi and our other cousins Sangeeth and Naren to arrive. I know, I know... I'm lookin' a little rough at this point. No makeup, 4 hours of sleep for the past four days and bad face wash does not = hot pictures.

Yay Kavi!!!

Reunited and it feels so good!! I am trying to keep it REAL here, but oh. my. god. was I EXHAUSTED. Next stop, Koi for dinner then BED.

The cost of being high def HOT.

penelope2.jpg OK, so we all know celebs spend a TON on looking good, but the amount they spend during Oscars increases by 1000% especially when they know the world is watching them on high definition TV.  Last year I wrote a piece about this phenomenon for Forbes.com.  Stylists like Jennifer Rade (Angelina Jolie's stylist) can make up to $7,000 a day. Zoom whitening can cost you $1,000 for one sitting and a laser facial (to make sure you GLOW) can cost up to $600. And that's just the basics!! For a custom exercise regimen at a place like Peak Performance in NYC  it can run you up to $1,000 a week for private training sessions and a customized diet by celebrity nutritionist Oz Garcia will run you close to $12,000.  Ah the joys getting gorgeous...

A product that works.

Olay regenerist   Years ago my dermatologist told me to stop spending so much money on luxury face washes and lotions because they just don't work!  Instead, she told me to walk directly over to Duane Reade and get a tube of Oil of Olay Regenerist. Within a week of using this stuff, my skin totally cleared up. In fact, I rarely break out now. For those with ultra sensitive skin, this formula may be a little harsh at first- but stick with it. If your skin feels too dry, use an oil free moisturizer. I swear you will love the results.