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Category: Photo Shoots

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK Monika Chiang and Darais

Fall New York Fashion Week is my absolute favorite time to be in New York. Designers, Artists, and Models all coming together in the name of Fashion! Monika Chiang was a true inspiration and demonstrated pure creativity and intense sense of passion in her spring line to come. I was honored to be Key Artist

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POPSUGAR’s Kirbie with Makeup Artist Darais recreating the Chris Benz Fall 2012 Makeup Look VIDEO!

  POPSUGAR.COM …  …is one of my favorite places to be doing Makeup. Kirbie Johnson wanted to capture and recreate the Lancome look used for the Fall Chris Benz 2012 New York Fashion Week. Here is the fun Video… http://www.bellasugar.com/Chris-Benz-Fall-2012-Makeup-23945537 The look was… Want the Look?  EYES: Effacernes Waterproof Concealer as a eye base in

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Springtime PHOTO SHOOT With my “PinUp” Girl Kristen by Darais

Spring time is almost here… I saw my mom’s first flowers coming up through the snow this past week in Utah. It takes me back to when I was 5 years old. I was over at my Grandma’s house and it was her March Birthday. I was outside and noticed the first flowers of the

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Alexis de Milo — A Complete Photo Shoot by Darais

Lets go inside my sketch book of ideas and look at my photo shoot concept I had for my niece Alexis Nicole for her 15th Birthday. I find myself weekly recording all the creative things that come to me within my sketch book. When I see a color, a shape, a trend, it gets me thinking

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Published on:
January 2, 2012 1:12 am
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darais
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Photo Shoots

Stefi and Pepper’s BIG HAIR Music Video is Finally out… Makeup by DARAIS

Everyone Get their Big Hair on… All the ladies from the 80’s get it right… I was so excited to see Stefi and Pepper in their Big Hair Music Video. It was a year ago that I did the makeup for the album cover… a photo I took from, to create my backdrop. Then just

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darais
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Music Video, Photo Shoots

Big Hair Music Video Makeup with Stefi and Pepper in Darais’ Makeup Studio in Beverly Hills

I Had an Amazing time doing MakeUp for Stefi and Pepper for their new song…‘BIG HAIR’!!! Back in December I got to work with them to create the cover shot for the CD… (video and images below)Check out their song on ITunes and enjoy the video up above…. Above is part two of my adventures

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Jill Wagner MOVES Magazine photo shoot… My Canvas

Everyone who knows me knows that Jill Wagner is my best friend. Whenever I feel myself getting lost in Los Angeles I know that it is one of her and my Adventures that will get me back to where I need to be. I got the opportunity to go to her home town Winston/Salem North

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July 19, 2011 2:11 am
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darais
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Famous Faces, Photo Shoots

Jill Wagner Photo Shoot with Darais

Jill Wagner Actress, Host, Hot, and Best Friend was putting together her official web page so we decided to have a photo shoot!!! We used a dress she wore when she was on Blade on Spike TV. It turned out to be quite the fun day of shooting and acting crazy… something we do together

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May 24, 2011 4:28 pm
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darais
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Famous Faces, Photo Shoots

PHOTO SHOOT WITH FUR

November of 2007 I got an opportunity to work with the amazing photographer Peter Palladino for the first time. His work and creative vision comes natural to him as he shoots his subject! I loved getting a little bit of creative range after shooting the beauty shots on our model. I cut fur that I

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Published on:
May 18, 2011 1:58 am
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darais
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Photo Shoots

DIRTY BUBBLES Photo Shoot with Photographer E Leon Myers, fashion by Jerell Scott, makeup by: Darais

My Favorite Photo shoot to date has to be this one with Photographer E Leon Myers. We came up with the concept together and with his amazing team and us collaborating the set was made and the bubble machines bought! So glad we got to shoot Jerell Scott’s line of clothes! He is my favorite

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March 30, 2011 4:08 am
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darais
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Photo Shoots

ANTM Cycle 7… Celebrity Couples!

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL continued to be a creative outlet for me to paint and create. On an episode with photographer Matthew Jordan Smith I was able to have some fun! The episode was to capture the girls as a celebrity couple! Same girl… two people! It was crazy fun trying to get somewhat of

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Published on:
March 2, 2011 6:52 am
Author:
darais
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Photo Shoots, TV

ANTM Cycle 7… Freakshow Circus… My Favorite Episode to work on!

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL I think is every makeup artists dream to work on. Mostly because every day is extremely creative and so different. Whenever I would work on the show I wouldn’t know what to expect and always would come home loving what I do even more! Cycle 7 Freak Show Circus was my

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Published on:
March 2, 2011 12:19 am
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darais
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Photo Shoots, TV

MakeUp Artist Nathan Scott Hamilton. My Trainer, My Teacher, My Friend… photoshoots with photographer David LaChapelle

One of my favorite Trainers and Teachers when it comes to MakeUp is the forever talented and creative NATHAN SCOTT HAMILTON! www.nathanscotthamilton.com 2004-2006 He was kind enough to let me assist and learn from him while working on different ad and video shoots with the amazing and most popular photographer,DAVID LACHAPELLE! I LOVE watching him

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February 8, 2011 8:57 pm
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darais
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Photo Shoots

PHOTO SHOOT FEVER!!!

I continued to work with Photographer E Leon Myers whenever my schedule would allow it. With each shoot, the excitement would intensify and then, to get the prints was like getting a shot of adrenaline in my career. All his creativity and hard work is below mixed in with my Make Up. I actually really enjoy doing

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Published on:
January 8, 2011 5:22 am
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darais
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Photo Shoots

MY FIRST EDITORIAL AND FASHION SHOOTS IN LOS ANGELES!

At this point in my career I was involved daily in painting faces. My canvas was talking back and I was exploring new looks over and over. The only frustration was my canvas would walk away and out the door and I could no longer enjoy the masterpieces I created.  This also would leave no opportunity

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Published on:
January 7, 2011 12:30 am
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darais
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Photo Shoots

DO YOU WANNA BE ON THE TOP? ANTM

March 2004, I was hired for America’s Next Top Model Cycle 2 Season Finale. It was hosted at the Key Club on Sunset Blvd. I remember how much I wanted Yoanna House to win and she did. I was so glad to be there and celebrate with her and Tyra. Tyra was so nice to

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darais
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Photo Shoots, TV

Darais… doing MakeUp on Model Meki in New York at Hudson Stuidios Part 2

Franklin Covey makes some good lashes! HA! I love being creative everyday. Try it… you just might smile a whole lot more! :o) model meki and darais And my runway look is complete! Thanks Meki, you are a most beautiful canvas. I hope to work with you again soon.

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Darais… doing MakeUp on Model Meki in New York at Hudson Studios Part 1

New York is a lot of fun if you can’t tell by this video with me and my modelMeki. Thanks Carin for not talking but playing checkers with me!!!

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