Wednesday, May 20, 2009

5 minutes, 5 questions with joanna schlip*

We were beyond thrilled that the Joanna Schlip agreed to let us interview her for the blog.

She's currently Physicians Formula Celebrity Makeup Artist and has worked with some of the most celebrated people in the entertainment industry.

Plus we love watching her on Style Her Famous, whenever she happens to be on.

Always a nice surprise.

Anyway, here are our questions about summer beauty and here's what she said. Enjoy!

What's the best way to achieve that quintessential California sun-kissed look?

To get a healthy, sun-kissed look without stepping into the sun is to use bronzer! Choose a color two shades deeper than your natural skin tone. I prefer a powder bronzer. The easiest way to apply is with a kabuki or rounded end brush. Start with back and forth movements on your forehead, down to the bridge of your nose, across your chin, under your jaw line and anywhere else that might be showing. Remember to blend! In this case, it is important to choose a blush that is peach, coral or copper.

Sometimes we love to play up our eyes, any tips or tricks to get them to really pop?

A) Color...Color...Color. Draw attention to your eyes by using a lavender wash. There is nothing more beautiful and it complements every eye color.

B) When it comes to making your eyes pop lashes can be your best explanation point. Instead of applying one coat, apply two and remember to curl your lashes first. Always use black.

C) Another way to draw attention to your eyes is a sexy, smoky eye. Take a kohl pencil and line the inner wet line and upper and lower lash lines. Smudge, smudge, smudge and voila! And remember, you don't have to stick to black. Try coppers, charcoals, cabernets, purples, and navies – they all look amazing. Keep your lips nude or neutral in color to balance the look.

Do you have any suggestions on how to avoid makeup meltdown during the summer months?

Less is more. So, instead of using a moisturizer and then a foundation, use a tinted moisturizer to get the look you want. As far as color, use a powdered blush, powdered eyeshadows and lip stains with a gloss. This will last even through the hottest of days or nights.

What are the top five beauty products you can't live without?

Concealer, an eyebrow pencil, travel-friendly blush, powder and black mascara

Thanks Joanna!

If you'd like to learn a little bit more about Joanna, check out her bio page on the Physicians Formula site. To learn more about Physicians Formula products, head on over to

Jennifer and Christine

*Okay, okay...we know...there are only 4 questions here and not five. Well, somehow she only had time to answer 4 questions instead of the it's really 4 Questions 4 Minutes with Joanna Schlip. Considering that really didn't fit in with our regular title...we just went ahead and left it as it was and provided the cool little asterisk and kind of pointless explanation. Are you happy now?


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