My Makeup Tips & Secrets

How to turn  from an House wife to  Cinderella in 15 minutes – My recommendations of my favourite cosmetic products!

People that work with me from photographers, directors, actors  makeup artist etc, know that I am super fussy person when it comes to makeup  and maybe few other things. It took me years to learn how to be in control and get what I want!

I love makeup, cosmetics and anything to do with beauty – no wonder my single is named Beauty of the Duty! I can spend hours near the different counters in Harrods and Selfridges and get friendly with the beauty consultants, learn from them,  share with them my knowledge and get from them a lot of samples. I’ve got a box that is full of samples, supply for almost a year… but it’s so good to get those samples because then you know what really works for you and your skin.

My knowledge of makeup and beauty started at the age of 13 when I began to be a model. From that age, I learnt how to make my makeup for small or big fashion shows, for photo shoot and videos all of which are different.

Some woman are blessed with beauty that everything that you’ll do with them they will have that perfect face. But most of us need to find the way to make us look the best we can, in what we wear, the style of our hair and our makeup. The problem is that if the 3 above are things that we are not very knowledgeable or feel comfortable about, when we have an event we will go to an expert and then it really depends on our luck and budget to bring the best of us.

I had so many bad experiences with makeup artists  when I did a commercial as they made me look different from myself, and  not as good. As much as I tried to explain to them what I want and showed them photos they did their own thing. What I learned is that Sophia Loren always did her makeup  which gave me the confidence to do mine, as when one has got a unique way of doing the eyes – it’s so important to do it 100% right.

Saying that I had a few makeup artists that have made me so much better that what I can do myself – so I am still looking in the UK to connect with one makeup artist who will work with me on regular basis.

I met last year Estée Lauder’s Global Premier Makeup Artist’s  – Blair Patterson and he did some makeup for me. He made me  different to what I always do but so glamorous and good. He spent a long time putting on the foundation, almost like a sculptor defines the bone structure with different shades of foundations.

In 2010 when I saw the new look of the  classical singer Katherine Jenkins I was amazed by how she had changed her image and looked even more stunning than before. I did my little research and I found that her makeup artist is James Molloy – Mac’s senior artist who is in head position with Mac and I hope to work with him one day soon.

Please watch my short video of how to turn into Cinderella in 15 minutes and the few essential that we must have.

In the photo below I had the privilege to meet in Sefridges the renowned makeup artist Trish McEvoy

Who is known as a makeup artist of the big  Hollywood stars such as  Angelina Jolie, Dame Judi Dench, the presenter Larry King and more. She is 60 and looks stunning. I loved her natural look, although most of her beauty consultant were wearing a very dark eye shadows that created a beautiful cat eyes look  which she got very nice shades of eye shadows. I got for myself the – 24-Hour Eye Shadow and Liner.


Welcome to Tallyland!

Welcome to my Tallyland blog – Tallyland why?  – I’ve been accused many times in my life that I live in my own world but I am glad I was never accused of being  too selfish!

Tallyland will give me the opportunity to share with you so much knowledge that I have gathered since a very young age of being a model, traveling the world, to my love of fashion, beauty, health and holistic medicine, spirituality and mysticism, a place to visit and enjoy food and my passion of music and life.

I will start with event that I went to last week which inspired me a lot.  It was an intimate lecture by the Award winning illustrator, designer, director and animator Noma Bar, who spoke about his brilliant work “The Visual Punch Line”.  If you’ll see the link below you’ll recognized his distinctive images that we can see in posters, magazine and the papers.

He  gave us an insight into how he manages to create an image that has such a strong impact with, with so little information by  using  negative space. For me it was such a nice experience to get out of Tallyland and hear someone else talking about his creativity with so much passion, honesty and simplicity. It showed me that all creative people, even if their work will express different aspect and perception of reality, is all coming from the same place.

Link to Noma Bar agent:

The event took place in the most amazing gallery  – Stern Pissarro Gallery, on St. James’s Street in the West End, which I will have a special blog as my favourite period of painting is the impressionism.

We were surrounded by the most amazing paintings of  Camille Pissarro and Sisley, what an uplifting experience. The painting near me had a value of £45000 and a clever man in the audience asked Noma, how does he see his work in the far future, and can he imagine the concept of one of his works being sold for so much money?

I wrote once a song in Hebrew which I haven’t released yet – No more Van Gogh Artists starving for bread (bad translation) but it was a kind of a statement that came from my own old experience in Israel, of not being fully recognised. Not because people didn’t think I was good, as I worked with the best musicians but because I create from a different place, not trying to be like that or the way the music industry rules dictates us to get quick success.

It’s so nice to see more and more artists being recognized, organisations supporting art and even the commercial X- Factor phenomena and Britain’s Got Talent give hope to many people.

As to my beliefs: the most important is to be able to express your emotions in life with freedom and love.

Lisiere du Bois by Camille Pissarro Stern Pissarro Gallery. 66 St. James’s Street, London.

‘Beauty of the Duty’ video: Always follow your intuition!

A trip and video in Belfast that happened by chance and turned out to be a life changing experience.

A month before Christmas I put an advert in Shooting People –  great site for finding anything to do with filming

I put an advert for a director  for the video of my single ‘Beauty of the Duty’. At the time I didn’t imagine that the single will do so well so quick, and be in the playlist of BBC radio 2 and over 40 radio stations around the country.

Over 10 responses came to us with very talented young directors and producers, they all were very keen to shoot the video. I selected from all of them a top 5 to meet up with, it was a new experience to meet directors and to see who I would will like to hire. As a model or actress I experience the opposite situation, directors meeting me to see if I am right for the part.

Photo from my modeling days.

I just learn from that, never to take rejection as a rejection, just not the right thing at the right time. From all the directors I went for the one who’s presentation looked very professional and highly organised. This showed me how much presentation and first impression is important!

We met before the break and agreed about a few things then we met again after the holiday when nothing yet was organized, not even location. After few meetings I actually felt the opposite of elevated and positive, I was a bit concerned because our deadline was so soon. I decided to put it on hold and let myself think and understand why I feel this way. In the mean time I went to the Irish director Allan Gildea, I witnessed his show real and felt that its so beautiful and positive and would completely suit the message of the song. I called Allan and explained the situation I was in and the limitation of time and money, we decided to speak in few days.

In the meantime I felt that the other director that is younger and less experienced was not right for Beauty of the Duty, although he is very talented. I hate to let people down but I had to in this case, I knew I had to get the best end result possible with the budget I had. The answer was clear I am shooting with Allan Gildea, but that means going to Belfast in a few days and having to organize it all. From the moment we started to talk over the phone all my energy changed and everything just flowed and I felt that I was in capable hands and so happy that I listen to my intuition.

Photo from the shoot with Allan Gildea the director.

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