Candy Land Comes to Life! Chad Collaborates Once Again with Artist Will Cotton


Cockaigne, A live performance conceived of, designed and directed by Will Cotton and curated by Stacy Engman for Performa 11 at Prince George Ballroom

I was very excited to once again work with dear friend Will Cotton www.willcotton.com, and collaborate on the makeup looks for this fabulous evening of art, music dance and festivity. I have created many makeup looks for his paintings and many are featured in his new book, Will Cotton: Paintings and Works on Paper.

Dancers from New York City Ballet were dressed in custom cotton candy creations and set against a back drop of Cotton Candy Clouds. The live-action piece was performed in two acts – ACT I: Whipped Cream Duet for Two Violins and ACT II: Cotton Candy.


For the piece, we created an ethereal makeup look with pops of bright pink (Lollipop Lip & Cheek Stain) on the cheeks, glistening silver-whites (Silver and White Shimmer Eye shadow mixed and applied with a wet brush all over the lid) and Pink Shimmer (Icing on the Cupcake Eye Shadow) as an accent paired with doe-eyed eyeliner (Aurora Crème Eye Definer). Lollipop was painted on the lips as a stain then a veil of Candy Cloud 9 Lip gloss (which tastes like Cotton Candy!) was layered over for a 3-D effect.

A signature Cotton Candy fragrance, “Whipped Cream” was created exclusively for the event by Pascal Gaurin for IFF.

Purchase our Sweetest Thing Collection here and take a look at a step-by-step tutorial to get the look here!

Get The Look: Daytime Drama


Jim DeMarco has teamed up with Three Custom Color Specialists to create The Daytime Drama Collection: the perfect go-to palette for the look of a star!
Here are Jim’s tips on how to get the look:

STEP 1 – Create a flawless complexion with Three Custom Color Specialists Crème Concealer/Foundation using your fingers (my favorite tool!), a sponge or foundation brush.


STEP 2 – Apply Siren (a bronze crème) directly under the cheekbones and blend back to the ear to contour and define the cheek. Then, apply Siren on the eyelid as a base for other shadows or wear it alone as a quick pick-me-up to brighten the eyes!

STEP 3 – For a natural flush, blend Red Carpet Lip & Cheek Stain onto the apple of the cheeks. Make sure to blend back to where you contoured under the cheek! Then apply Red Carpet onto the lips for a longwearing reddish-mauve tint.


STEP 4 – Apply Back Lit Crème high on the cheekbones to highlight (pro makeup artist trick!) Also, apply it on the brow bone, inner corner of the eye, and slightly under the eye to brighten.


STEP 5 – Line the eyes with Close Up Crème Eye Definer, working along the lash line from the outer corner to the inner eye. Next, try winging out the line for some Old Hollywood Glamour. Or, for a modern, smokey effect, smudge the top and lower lash lines with Three Custom Color Specialists Contour Eye Shadow Brush.


STEP 6 – Complete your look with a swipe of Camera Ready Lip Gloss. Wear over Red Carpet Lip & Cheek Stain for added drama or alone for a perfect pout.

To finish the look, apply Three Custom Color Specialists Translucent Face Powder and define the brows with Three Custom Color Specialists Brow Powder and Clear Brow Gel.

Jim DeMarco, Makeup Stylist
Emmy-Award Winning Makeup Stylist, Jim DeMarco has been transforming faces on TV, runway and print for the past ten years. From every major runway show from Marc Jacobs to DIOR, Jim’s worked with the world’s best supermodels including Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, and Jessica Stam. For the past four years, he has served on the makeup team on ABC’s Daytime Drama, ONE LIFE TO LIVE (2009 Emmy Winner). Jim’s work has also been seen on the red carpet at the Golden Globes and Daytime Emmys. For more, visit www.jimdemarco.com

Sweetest Thing: Get The Look

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Chad Hayduk, Co-Founder of Three
Custom Color Specialists, prepping our model for the Sweetest Thing
Collection
photo shoot! Re-creating this fresh spring look is simple,
just follow these steps –

FACE: Start with a flawless canvas. For sheer to medium coverage, apply Three Custom Color Specialists Crème Concealer Foundation with a damp sponge (Devon, our model, is wearing shade #3)

EYES: Apply Icing on the Cupcake Eye Shadow from the lashline to the brow bone for a wash of light-reflecting shimmer. Line the eyes with Opaline Crème Eye Definer in Aurora (our water-resistant crème eye liner) using our Eye Liner Brush.

To really make the eyes appear bigger, whiter and brighter, line the bottom waterline of the eye with our cult-favorite Clarifier Pencil.

CHEEKS: Use a sponge to apply Lollipop Lip & Cheek Stain (hot rosy pink) on the apples of the cheeks, blending out along the cheekbone towards the temples.

LIPS: With a lip brush, apply our sweet Candy Cloud 9 Lip Gloss (a sheer pink with gold and silver shimmer that tastes like cotton
candy!)

The products (pictured from left): Icing on the Cupcake Eye Shadow, Opaline Creme Eye Definer in “Aurora,” Lollipop Lip & Cheek Stain, Candy Cloud 9 Lip Gloss



Giveaway Alert: Enter to win our new Whisper Lip Gloss!

Check out this great review of Whisper by our friends at The Makeup Divas and enter to win your very own Whisper Lip Gloss! http://www.themakeupdivas.com/2009/03/three-custom-color-specialists-whisper.html Enter now! The contest closes March 24th at 8PM EST.

Who else is loving Whisper? Click the links below to read what the blogosphere is saying about our newest shade.

ShinyMedia – Whisper for Lips was mentioned in a round up of new Spring launches

Teen Vogue Beauty Blog – Beauty Director Eva Chen recommended layering Whisper over other lip shades.

BeautySchool – Whisper Sheer Lipstick earned an A+ rating, and was recommended for its buildable, moisturizing coverage, as well as the universality of the shade.

This That Beauty – Felicia looks great in Whisper, check out her photos!

GlossyKiss – This blog announced the launch of Whisper for Lips.

Lipgloss Break – Whisper was recommended as the perfect compliment to smokey eyes and bronzed cheeks.

WHISPER The Look for Spring ‘09 is Bronzed, Soft, and Sultry


Every season, Three Custom Color Specialists chooses their favorite runway beauty trend. For Spring ’09, they were particularly intrigued by the seductively bronzed cheeks, smoldering eyes and moist, kissable lips at Donna Karan, Milly, Juan Carlos Obando and Carlos Miele. Inspired by this sexy look, the Specialists created Whisper, a creamy shimmering nude with fine flecks of gold and bronze, which is available in both their award- winning sheer lipstick formula and makeup artist favorite creamy lip gloss. Whisper works with the natural pink in your lips to create a soft look that is universally flattering.

Whisper Sheer Lipstick — The perfect
balance of lipstick and gloss, their award-winning sheer lipstick formula combines the best of both worlds. Whisper Sheer Lipstick is highly moisturizing with soft, buildable coverage.

Whisper Lip Gloss — If you love shine, Three Custom Color Specialists brings you Whisper in their signature smooth, non-sticky lip gloss formula. Gorgeous alone or over your favorite lip shade!

Whisper Sheer Lipstick and Whisper Lip Gloss ($21.50 ea.) will be available in March at www.threecustom.com, toll-free at 888.262.7714 and at select boutiques worldwide.