I was fortunate enough to attend 42nd Street Moon’s Fund Raising Gala “What We Did for Love” this past Thursday evening at Bimbo’s 365 Club. The night’s main event was a performance by Megan Hilty of Smash fame.

Bimbos-365-Club

In addition to being a makeup artist I’m also a costume designer and have worked for 42nd Street moon on a handful of shows and have another that I will be designing costumes for, Painting the Cloud with Sunshine, coming up in April 2014. Costumes, in addition to makeup are another great creative outlet for me and I love being able to see my vision come to life on stage.

Going to a Gala calls for a bit of glam! So I wanted to do something polished but with a big impact for my makeup. I was actually inspired by Megan Hilty’s makeup in her press photo. I think Berry Lips are going to be a big trend this spring. They are similar to this past falls Burgundy Lip that was so hot, but instead of being really deep they have a bit more brightness to them. Amy Adams just rocked a gorgeous berry lip at the BAFTA Awards.

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MAC-Rebel-Lipstick

To achieve this Gala Glam look here is what I used:

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I wanted to keep the eye pretty simple so that I wouldn’t pull focus from the bold lip. I started by lightly sweeping Naked Lunch on under my brown bone and in the inside corner of my eye.

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Then I took Wedge and swept it in the crease of my eye as well as bringing it around under my lower lashes.

Wedge-Crease

After that I lightly packed on Retropspeck – a gorgeous sparkling champagne color – all over the lid.

Retrospeck-Eyeshadow

I finished it off with Boot Black Liquid Eyeliner, black eye kohl on the water line, and two coats of mascara.

Liquid-Eyeliner

For the lips I precisely lined them with Currant Lip Pencil feathering that color into the center of lips so that I wouldn’t have a harsh liner line. Then I filled the lips in with Rebel lipstick. Rebel is midtone plum shade with a great satin finish so it has a bit of a sheen.

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For blush I used Blushbaby which also has a berry tone to it. This ensured that it didn’t clash with my bold lip color.

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Felicia-Final-Look

The night was fantastic; I got to spend the evening with a lot of great friends, some of whom I hadn’t seen in a while. Megan’s performance blew me away, she has an amazing stage presence and her voice is stunning. Best of all the theater company I am proud to be a part of was able to raise some money so that they can keep putting on amazing shows.

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Tanya and Felicia

Photo Courtesy of Patrick O’Connor

Felicia-at-Gala

Come check out their next show (and my costumes in it) Painting the Clouds with Sunshine, which runs from April 2-20, 2014.