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Opening Night of "Giant" at the Public with Kate Baldwin

Kate and Brian d'Arcy James

I had the pleasure of getting to work with the crazy nice and super talented, Kate Baldwin, last night at the opening of the new musical, "Giant", at the Public Theater here in NYC.  We met at my stylist friend, George Brescia's, Fashion on Broadway event during Fashion Week where Kate spoke and I got to do her makeup (click HERE to read the post and see pics).

The way it works on opening nights is the cast finishes the show takes their bow and then runs offstage to get changed for their party which they have about 20 minutes to get ready to go to - for real.  What needs to happen in those 20 minutes is their wig needs to come off, millions of pin curls need to come out (doesn't her hair look amazing?  Especially for having been under a wig in pin curls for hours?!), they need to get out of their costume and into their event dress and shoes and their makeup needs to get addressed.  We had 12 minutes to do her face.  LITERALLY.  And we did a seriously smoky eye folks!  Good news is that Kate happens to be gorgeous and super chill so it worked out just fine and I think she looks really pretty :).

Here are pics of her from opening night as well as a list of products we used on her pretty face ~

I made this one huge so you can see her eye makeup - so fun!  Oh, and the guy is P.J. Griffith :).

Kate with her handsome husband, who is in "Mamma Mia!" right now, Graham Rowat.

Kate is wearing these items from Erin's Faces:

Mineral Eyeshadows in Ivory, Navy, Night
Onyx Cream Eyeliner
Mineral Foundation in Linen
Mineral Concealer in Light
Aloe Powder
Mineral Blush in Begonia
Mineral Bronzer in Sunkissed
Natural Lipliner
Mineral Lipglosses in Jewel and Enchanted

Silver Dusk from MAC on inner corners of eyes and highlight of cheek
Did I mention that George dressed Kate for this as well - she looked stunning!


Midwest & Texas Trips

Sampling serums with some Houston ladies

You guys, I have gotten to meet so many new ladies in the past two months while sharing Erin's Faces in Kansas City, St. Louis, Ft. Worth and Houston and it has been AWESOME!!  So many fun visits, tasty meals and reconnecting with old friends while meeting new ones - love it!

Goodies laid out

I did a better job this time of getting pics with my hostess ladies except for the first party in Kansas City where my lovely friend, Kari Roehr, hosted for me while juggling her school gig and her daughter (not literally juggling her daughter - no babies were harmed while we wore lipgloss).

Devon and me with our pretty hair and her pooch, Stewie

Next came another dear friend, Devon Barnes who hosted for me.  Sidenote - if you live in KC we got our hair done at Skyline Downtown Salon and Angi Ouderkirk did an AMAZING job on my hair - it made it through a windstorm and multiple nights of me sleeping on it and still looked awesome!  Back to Devon - we had a wonderful time with her friends who are all involved in the theatre community or happen to make the most yummy flourless chocolate cake you'll ever eat.

Julie and me, both wearing our fall green

After that I jetted over to St. Louis and visited with Rich and Julie Fitzer who live in the prettiest 100 year old house and have the sweetest friends!  I loved taking a walk with their dogs and getting to see, and eat!, all of the tasty treats Julie made from Pinterest pics :). 

Leslie, Courtney and me

My beautiful model, Carol, at Nicole's party

Nicole "doesn't do pictures" :) so she said she'd take a picture of Courtney with me after we gave her a plum smoky eye

A month later I got to go to Ft. Worth and stay with my college girlfriend, Courtney Scott, and cuddle with her two-year old when she woke up early one morning.  Courtney hosted a party for me in February and two of her girlfriends, Leslie Brooks and Nicole Davault, were there and they both hosted their own parties for me when I was in Ft. Worth.  They are all inspirational women to me because they have strong careers, great marriages and multiple children - I have no idea how they get anything done! - but they do and they do a phenomenal job. 

Then I popped over to my hometown, Houston, and went to my preschool (which now has an elementary and middle school) The Branch School straight off the plane and met with teachers on breaks and we found goodies that fit them - love teachers!

The next day we went to a reading for my aunt, Jane Williams, and a book she has contributed to, Coping with Transition: Men, Motherhood, Money and Magic.  She wrote about how she adopted a brother and sister, ages 9 and 11, (my beautiful cousins, August and Julianna) from Brazil and how that all went down - it's a crazy heartrending journey that I highly suggest you check out! 

I NEVER wear red lips but I was feeling it that day so I rocked it out at Christine's party

Giving my dad a post-party smooch

Later that evening my stepmom, Christine, hosted a party that included a really special group of women, including one of my former Sunday School teachers, Ann, who is a chemical engineer (who I pumped for information about ingredients!  Long story short - we're on the right track with Erin's Faces :)).  I got to do Christine's makeup since everyone made a food run right before we did the makeup portion of the evening and I didn't want to separate anyone from their homemade apple cake!

In Melinda's beautiful backyard - and yes, same dress multiple times - long story :)

The next day I got to spend the afternoon with the super sweet and fun Melinda Hickey who also hosted a party in February.  It was such lovely weather that we got to do the party outside poolside which felt very non-New-Yorky since it just snowed here - love Texas!  I got to see some ladies who I had met before as well as some new girlies - all super busy and involved moms!

Top sellers for the trips were
Cream Eyeliners
Rose Quench Serum
Oil Free Night Treatment
Mineral Concealers
Mineral Sheer Tints
Firming Cream Concentrate for Eyes
Foundation Brushes
Enchanted Mineral Lipgloss - coming soon online!
Organic Chocolate & Peppermint Body Scrub Gift Duo - also coming soon online!
and Rhubarb Sheer SPF Lipstick
Thanks so much to everyone who hosted me - I had a wonderful time and can't wait to hear how your products are working out for you!