20 January 2014

Smashbox Photoshoot with Davis Factor and Sneak Peek at New Products!

Smashbox Photoshoot

Twenty fourteen, already I'm loving your work! It's not every day that you get your portrait taken by a world class photographer but, thanks to Smashbox Cosmetics, that's the slightly surreal situation I found myself in last week. 
Smashbox Photoshoot
The masters: hair styliust Bea (top) and makeup artist (and trainer) Emma (bottom left) 

Davis Factor, co-founder of Smashbox Studios and Smashbox Cosmetics, great-grandson of beauty legend Max Factor, photographer to the stars ( and director of, among other things, The Hills!) was in town accompanied by a team of amazingly talented artists from Smashbox and Bumble and Bumble. Despite my uncanny knack for being the most unphotogenic person in any room ever, I figured this was the best chance I was ever gonna have of achieving a half decent picture. 
Smashbox Photoshoot
L-R: Sue, Karen, moi
I was IN LOVE with my hair, created by the amazing Bumble and Bumble stylist (and vintage vixen) Bea Watson, who curled and set it in the most perfect retro waves. Makeup maestro Emma Farrell complimented it with the perfect red lip (Infrared Matte from the Be Legendary line - I'm planning a payday purchase!) and understated eye, created with the stunning new Full Exposure palette. 
Smashbox makeover

I was genuinely just overwhelmed by the whole effect and experience - and the best bit of the day? Everyone was so, so lovely, from the hair and beauty teams to the amazing PR peeps, some of the best in the business, and Davis himself, who for such a huge talent was incredibly approachable and friendly and patient. 

I had the nicest time with Karen from Lovely Girlie Bits and Sue from Bright And Beautyfull and we took our newly fabulous selves off for cocktails later on.  My photo should be with me in about a month and I'll share it then but till then, hope you enjoy my iPhone snaps of the day.


Smashbox Telephoto Brush

We also sneak peeked the latest products that will be headed our way - I'm especially excited about the telephoto brush, which has three settings to apply powder products for a variety of different finishes. The first is perfect for full-coverage foundation or powder, the second setting is for medium coverage and the third, ideal for a more sheer effect.

Smashbox Be Legendary Gloss


To accompany the Be Legendary lipstick line a range of glosses will also be headed our way; this cements my suspicion that gloss will be back with a bang this year and these are lovely, creamy offerings that aren't the slightest bit sticky. A waterproof mascara will also be landing and everything will be on counter from May.

But for now, tell me: does anyone have the foggiest idea of how I can recreate this hair at home?!

33 comments:

Karen Constantine said...

That was the best day ever :) You look absolutely gorgeous and it's gotta be our mission to try and look like this again some day!

Emma Henderson said...

Back atcha K! xo

JenJen said...

Swit swoo! You all look amazing!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Ahhh...doll, you look amazing!! Love how they did your hair, that is gorgeous. You look fantastic always anyways though. Am so pleased you got to go and do that, what a fabulous experience!! I love it!! Have a darling week xo

Anonymous said...

I want the palette! And that Brush! But most of all right now I want a tutorial on how to do my hair like that because girrrrrrl! You look smashin'

Mandy said...

Do u have any pix of the full exposure palette? is it the one with the glitter shades?

Adele said...

Wow wow wow! You look like a Hollywood screen icon - stunning look!
Wishing you a wonderful week Emma xoxo
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Lilli said...

Well done Emma!!! You look like a diva, they have made you an mazing make up and hairstyle! I fell in love with the lipstick you have on, your eyes stand out with it! For the hair, try to use the roller! Have a great week ahead, kisses! xo

Actionmags L said...

you all look so fab :) what an experience to have it sounds amazing

Mairead said...

What a great experience to have and you look amazing! That hairstyle is georgeous on you! :)

Elsa de Diego said...

Looking absolutely gorgeous! XOXO

Anya Jensen said...

Ohh you look beautiful Emma, love the eyes, and the cute pout - well done and what a fun day you ladies must have had. Happy Monday love,
Ax

Roxy said...

You look gorgeous would love a closer look at the products used to achieve it and if you work out how to recreate the hair let us know!!!

Emma Henderson said...

Thanks so much everyone for the lovely comments - amazing what a full team of hair and makeup experts can achieve, eh?!

@Mandy, I don't have pics of the palette yet but hope to feature soon - yes, it's the one with both glittery/shimmery shades and mattes in lovely neutral shades.

Pink Elephant Blog said...

Wow, looking gorgeous, ladies!!

alex @ pinkelephantbloggin.com

Avril Joanne said...

You all look gorgeous! x

Claire said...

I've never used Smash box but your pictures make me want to try it out. I always saw it is an overpriced pharmacy brand. Am I wrong?

Emma Henderson said...

Eep, Claire, when you're wrong, you're wrong! I have huge regard for Smashbox products, from the new liquid halo foundation to the Brow Tech to go (one of the best brow products EVER), the matte lippies and the (sadly soon to be discontinued) shadow liner pencils - and not forgetting the primers! - they all perform brilliantly and are priced more reasonably than a lot of high end brands. Hope that helps! xo

Heather Nixon said...

Such a great opportunity! x

Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

Amy Fashion Blog said...

you look stunning. Also what a great opportunity

Kim Alston said...

You looked doll-tastic! So cute Emma! I love your hair and makeup :D Excellent photo shoot and great products.
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Jessica said...

Wow, you look amazing! Your hair and makeup are beautiful. It sounds like it you had an amazing time.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Krystal // Village said...

you look amazing! that is so so fun..

Suzanne S. said...

Looks like such a fun day! I love your make-up :)
xoxo
Suzanne from written by suzanne

Emma said...

Absolute stunners! Love the hair and make up they did on you Emma, you pull it off perfectly! Sounds like such a great experience!!

Emma x

Nicky mywishstyle said...

you look so pretty and the palette is so good too!

ciao ciao

Larissa said...

Hey dear!
Looks like a perfect ladies day :)
Thanks for you comment! Would you like to follow each other?

xx

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Fernanda said...

You look so lovely! xx

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little t said...

You look soooooooo beautiful Emma!

Anonymous said...

Wit woo Emma! The hair, the flick, the lips, wow!

Ale said...

You look so beautiful. Love the make up, hair, everything.... And that brush is going straight on my wishlist :)

Breige said...

You look SO glam, like a retro movie star!