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

Sophie Koella, Beauty Is Boring, Robin Black, Calvin Klein Sophie Koella, Beauty Is Boring, Robin Black, Calvin Klein Sophie Koella, Beauty Is Boring, Robin Black, Calvin Klein


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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In the Studio with Marc Jacobs Beauty, Samie Robinson & MACK

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


Some behind the scenes action with Samie Robinson and Mack.   Keep your eyes on the Video page tomorrow… something exciting is coming!

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Casting Digitals… Hannah Vandermolen

Hannah Vandermolen, Beauty Is Boring, Robin Black, Digitals


I’ve shot Hannah many times and it’s always fun when she finds time to visit the studio – aside from her modeling career, Hannah is an accomplished fine artist and musician.   Whenever she drops by, I snap a few quick casting digitals since Hannah’s hair is ever changing.  Check out her black shave undercut in our last editorial or scroll down the Beauty Is Boring Instagram account to view her neon orange look.

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Last Summer with Allure

Julia Almendra Polaroids by Robin Black for Beauty Is Boring
Big Shot Polaroid outtakes from last summer’s Allure shoot featuring model Julia Almendra with perfect curls by Bobby Eliot.

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Five red lipsticks… and Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford, Regina Yazdi, Robin Black, Red Lipstick, Beauty Is Boring
This is what happens when Regina Yazdi and I spend Sunday in the studio… My favorite five red lipsticks as swatched by Regina on her brilliant illustration of Cindy Crawford.

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Polaroids with Miriam Haney

Miriam Haney, Beauty is Boring, Polaroids, Robin Black
I spent today with model Miriam Haney shooting several new looks for The Face.  Afterwards we snapped a few Polaroids for old times sake.  I first shot Miriam when she was a new face, these days she is doing everything from appearing in campaigns to walking the runway for Louis Vuitton!

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Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

Marc Jacobs Beauty x Beauty Is Boring, featuring the new Velvet Noir Mascara.


Behind the scenes with Marc Jacobs Beauty x BEAUTY IS BORING featuring the new Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara. No fake lashes used, just Gabriela’s natural lashes plus two coats of Velvet Noir!

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