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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Alex Boldea for Beauty Is Boring by Robin Black.


Going back to my original love, the Big Shot Polaroid, for a few snaps of Alex Boldea before our Beauty Is Boring shoot.

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Behind the scenes with Allie Lewis

Allie Lewis for Beauty Is Boring by Robin Black.


Today we finished our official shoot a bit early and had some time left to test eyeshadows. Brilliant expression and gorgeous features provided by Allie Lewis.

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