IN the studio with Brooke Candy…

Brooke Candy, Beauty Is Boring, Robin Black, NARS PowermatteCelebrating Brooke Candy’s birthday today in the Beauty Is Boring studio!  It was the perfect opportunity to play with yet another new shade of the NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment – a bright fuchsia color called Give It Up.

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BTS with Samie Robinson

Samie Robinson, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Robin Black, Beauty Is Boring

From the archives… a behind the scenes snapshot of the gorgeous Samie Robinson, shooting for Marc Jacobs Beauty.

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Smashbox Casting Mae Van Der Weide Beauty Is Boring Robin Black
Casting image for an upcoming Smashbox Cosmetics project featuring the gorgeous at Next Models.

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Wilhemina Models Casting, Robin Black, Beauty Is Boring

Spring model casting with Wilhemina Models featuring Katty Ukhanova, Flaviana Matata, Jessica Morrow, Karina Nicholson, Yulia Ivan, Dominique Robinson, and Kiana Alexis.

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Beauty Is Boring x YouCam Makeup

YouCam Makeup App, Beauty Is Boring, Robin Black

How cool is this… I am collaborating with YouCam Makeup to turn some of my favorite Beauty Is Boring looks into digital versions that you can try on using their app!  You can download YouCam Makeup for free from your app store.

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Langley & Veronika for Marc Jacobs Beauty

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Veronika Vilim, Beauty Is Boring, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Robin Black
Big Shot Polaroids of Langley Hemingway and Veronika Vilim from behind the scenes on our Marc Jacobs Beauty shoot!

Hair by Ryan Tanaguchi.
Tops by Marc Jacobs.

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Behind the scenes with Emily Ruhl

Emily Ruhl, Beauty Is Boring, Robin Black
In the studio today shooting party looks for New Years Eve with the charming Emily Ruhl!  The NYE looks will be posted to The Face page on the 30th… in the meanwhile, here is Emily (sans party makeup) getting into the mood of things in one of Bobby Eliot’s fabulous wigs.

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Polaroids… Crystal Van Commenee

Crystal Van Commenee, Robin Black, Beauty Is Boring, Outtakes, Bobby Eliot
I snapped these behind the scenes on set for our Marc Jacobs Limited Edition Beauty Box shoot.  The hair look, created by Bobby Eliot, reminds me of Antonio Lopez’s glamorous Polaroids of 1970’s models like Jerry Hall. The model, Crystal Van Commenee, is a gorgeous new face that I have been working with quite a bit recently.  And yes, that is her real hair color!

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Take it off… Sophie Koella

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Taking it off is sometimes even more fun than putting it on… these were snapped after a L’oreal Paris shoot last year with the gorgeous Sophie Koella.  Sophie is brilliant on both sides of the lens, check her Instagram for a sample of her photography work.  Hair by Bobby Eliot, hoodie by Calvin Klein.

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The new Rodin luxury lipstick… Sheena Lim

Rodin Luxury Lipstick, Sheena Lim, Robin Black, Beauty Is Boring


The incredibly chic Linda Rodin recently launched Rodin Luxury Lipstick, a carefully curated collection of five colors with a moisturizing texture and a hint of her signature fragrance.   I have been wanting to test it so after our official shoot, model and artist Sheena Lim picked out her favorite shade (Red Hedy) and we snapped a few shots.   Great pigment density and a high shine finish!

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