Friday, January 30, 2009

5 minutes, 5 questions with amy nadine

Amy Nadine (seen here touching up Lauren Conrad before an event) is an uber talented makeup artist who is not only Lauren Conrad's personel makeup artist, but is also the lead makeup artist for mark. cosmetics.

In case you aren't familiar with mark. cosmetics, they are basically Avon's cooler and hipper little sister.

The prices can't be beat either.

Anyway, we recently had the chance to ask Amy some questions and here's what she said...

1. What's a great casual look for daytime?

I love light make-up for the daytime... no foundation, just concealer where needed, a cream blush, mascara and a gloss.

2. What are your top 5 can't-do-without beauty essentials?

Top five beauty essentials are
1. Beauty Blender sponge
2. Nars blush in Luster with Kabuki Brush
3. Scott Barnes Luminizing Mist
4. Stila Convertible Color cream blush in Gladiola
5. Mark Cosmetics On The Edge Liquid Liner in Neffertini

3. We know you've worked with Lauren Conrad. What's your favorite look for her?

Lauren definitely has a signature style and doesn't change it up too much. She always wears the following products from mark: On The Edge Liquid Liner in Cleo, Make It Big Mascara in Raven, Face Xpert in Natural, Good Glowing Mosaic Blush in Hush Baby and Glow Baby Glow Lip Gloss in mPowerment Peach (that Lauren and I developed together exclusively for her Spring fashion show last year at LA Fashion Week)

4. With everyone penny pinching, what are some of your beauty-on-the-cheap ideas?

Mark Cosmetics have an amazing price point for the quality. I'm obsessed with their Flip For It palettes because you get so much for $20. I also use Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara on all my clients because it is just as good as any department store brand and I can use a new one each time and give it to them that day (because I don't believe in sharing mascaras on people, even if using disposable wands)

5. What is the best piece of beauty advice that you've ever received?

The best advice I ever received would be less is more when it comes to make-up! You want to think, wow, she looks really beautiful... not wow, she's got a lot going on with her make-up!

Okay, it's official, we love her.

For more info on Amy Nadine, head on over to her personal website at For more info on any of the mark. products mentioned here, or to make a purchase, head on over to

Jennifer and Christine
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photo of amy nadine and lauren conrad courtesy of


Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

i loooove mark. cheap and pretty! and lc always looks flawless, she's a great makeup artist.

Anonymous said...

Good question and nice answer as well. Got a lots of idea through this.

The LA Pretties said...

She's so right about "less is more" and I love how mark is so cheap. Lauren Conrad is also pretty damn awesome. Great interview!

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