Trend Alert: Spring Brings Bold Lips


60939401177438810_aiicu15n_cSpring is always a fresh start for people. Coming out if a hibernating winter, us New Yorkers experience a sense of liberation when it comes to clothes, makeup and hair. Wearing less layers in not only clothing, but makeup as well.

Bold-Lipstick-Trend-Spring-2013Because of this, we tend to wear less on the face & eyes and more on the lips. We're also noticing a lot of kitsch brands like Lime Crime, Sugarpill Cosmetics and Kaori (see Snooki's makeup line) on the scene who have a lot of influence over these trends that are promoting these bright colored creamy and/or matte finish lip colours.

New York Fashion week however had very few bright lips. Of the 42 pages Harpers Bazaar posted from the highly coveted event, very few designers chose brights over nudes;


-Jason Wu's show MAC MUA designer Diane Kendall set bright red lips with a dusting of neon pink powder. -Carlos Miele's models wore Red Revival by Maybelline as selected by their MUA Gato.

Then there's the celebrity scene of course. Kim Kardashian most known for her smokey eyes and nude lip is sometimes now seen donning a hot pink lip.


Genn Shaughnessy

MUAH MakeUp And Hair , 1811 Western Ave , Albany, NY 12203

Genn Shaughnessy is a Commercial MakeUp Artist, Licensed Hair Stylist and Beauty Expert in Albany, NY who provides camera ready makeup and hair styling services for HD, TV, Photo and Film. 

Genn’s ability to produce various types of MakeUp Artistry and Hair Styling for HDTV, Photo and mixed media demonstrates her amazing eye for detail and her ability to think outside the lines of conventional thinking. Genn's vast knowledge of cosmetics & beauty tools shines in writing and producing beauty segments, blog posts and educational tutorials.

Genn Shaughnessy has numerous film, print and web  credits to her name that include FOX, People Magazine, Teen People Magazine American Idols Live and Trading Spaces. She combines tremendous talent and make-up savvy with a plethora of experience and the ability to deliver uncompromising quality of work to every professional work setting.

Genn has trained under various accredited Directors and Department Heads and can boast working with celebrity clients such as; Ron Perlman, Judy Greer, Michael Shannon, Thomas Lennon, Christina Hendricks, Michael Torpey, Carrie Underwood, Alessandro Nivola, Alicia "Lecy" Goranson, Julianne Nicholson, David Cassidy, NY Giants Brandon Jacobs, and even former New York State Governor Elliot Spitzer.

Genn is also available for public speaking engagements, corporate training & seminars and private or industry staff makeup lessons.