created by DARAIS (da-ray-iss) an Artist who found a life full of passion in the Art of Beauty...Obtainable by anyone who wants to empower themselves. "My canvas speaks to me as I paint proportion and balance to an unbalanced world. Everyone is a celebrity to me, some walk on red carpets, most walk on kid stained carpets!" This is not your morning wakeup call... But your Morning MakeUp Call!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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 with Stefi and Pepper... As i continue creating their look for now the music video to the song in my makeup studio in Beverly Hills. I can't wait to post the music video when its all shot and done!

Shannon is Stefi and I recently went to her show up on sunset blvd at the Whiskey a Go Go... you are beautiful beautiful... Everyone is going to want your skin... and you too Justin... even with the puff puff! You two make a killer song!

BIG HAIR Stefi & Pepper (Shannon & Justin)

stefi and darais

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

There's NO Place Like Home Shopping Network ...Paparazzi!

It's time for some more HSN!!!
2 Days packed full of Backstage Beauty with the amazing makeup artist Carin Gustavson as well as 6 full shows with host Joan Poulton and Lancome National Celebrity Makeup Artist Darais
Show times:
Thursday Sept 22 at 5:30am, 9am, 2pm, and 8:30pm
Friday Sept 23 at 6pm and 11pm

Makeup Featured:
Hypnose Doll Lash Mascara
Gris Fatale 5 Pan Eye Shadow Palette
Art Liner Noir
Lancome Maison
L'Absolu Rouge Berry Noir
La Laque Fever in Cranberry Kiss and Bang Bang Red
La Base Pro
Teint Miracle Foundation

One of my Favorite "Being Stupid on no Sleep" Video's!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Morning MakeUp Call Nancy! Lavender and Plum Diva Fall Look by Darais

Awe Good Morning Everyone. Fall is coming... I can feel coming through the windows in my bedroom. Feels good as I share with you the second Fall 2011 Trend. I shared with you already shades of silver and slate. So whats option or plan B?

With the Beautiful Mom Nancy I wanted to experiment the look of Lavender and Plum Diva. This look is great for every day. I know you will get a lot of compliments... if you leave your house ;) or by the UPS guy! plums work on ALL eye colors. Everyone can wear them... even if you have a darker skin tone. Just use shadows with a more intense purple pigment.

Products I used to get this eye look:
Aquatique Nude Eye Shadow Base
Brush 13 (highlighting and contouring), 18 (lid and liner)
Liner Blanc Khol, Fumee Waterproof
Shadows Lavender Girl (lid), Pink Pearls (highlight), Snap (crease), Clock Strikes 12 (outer crease and liner)
Mascara Hypnose Doll Lash

Nancy you are a lot of fun and have a beautiful life and family. Thanks for sharing with all of us your perfect eyes. Can't wait to see you again for another look in the Spring!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Morning MakeUp Call Katie! Eye shadows in shades of silver and slate

Katie is about to turn 22 and for her birthday her sweet mom Susan brought her in for a complete Fall Trend Makeover at my Bloomingdale's National Event. The top 2 Fall Trends of 2011 are Plums or Shades of Gray! Katie had never tried Gray shadows before so I showed her and am now showing all of you just how to do it! I would do this look for night time, a date, or a dramatic day look. It sparkles and shines and goes extremely well whenever you all wear silver or platinum jewelery. Katie has beautiful almond shaped blue eyes but this look will look good on all eye shapes and all eye colors... Hope you can try it and let me know how it goes!

Products you will need:

Aquatique Eye Shadow Base in Nude

Brushes 13 (highlight and crease), 18 (lid and liner)

5 Pan Eye Shadow Palette in Gris Fatale

Bronzer in Bronze Solaire

Liners in Black Ebony Khol and Slate Artliner

Hypnose Doll Lash Mascara... a new FAVORITE!!!


Monday, September 5, 2011

Jordana Brewster... My Beautiful Canvas

Good Morning Everyone... I've been on vacation and am back rested and tan! I wanted to share with you the time I met Jordana Brewster and did her makeup for a great cause. Lancome got together with the Lollipop Theatre Network and created an opportunity to bring movies and films and also time with the stars in the films available to view by children in hospitals. I was so glad to get to attend the event hosted by Jennie Garth, Jordana Brewster and myself in Beverly Hills. Jordana is a down to earth gorgeous girl with a great face to paint. Her glow came from within and my makeup just polished her off! What a great event and night!
Jordana's look was soft and smokey... It was covered by blogs all over and I wanted to share with you the look. Have fun with it!
Blog Miss Whoever You Are shared the How to Get the Look at link:
Here is a section of what they wrote:
First, Darais lined the top lash line with Lancôme’s Le Crayon Khôl Eye Liner in Black Coffee, which he smudged upwards. Several Color Design Eye Shadows in a variety of sultry shades defined the eyes: Mannequin all over the lid, Waif on the crease, Impress on the lower lash line and Filigree on the brow bone as a highlighter. Ôscillation Powerbooster topped with Définicils Mascara resulted in “amazing lashes,” said Darais. “It’s my favorite duo!”

Other sites that talk more about the charity as well as the makeup look:

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Here Comes The Bride!!! Bridal Makeup Chat and Contest

The last time I went home to visit my parents I came across their wedding picture. I could gaze at it forever... as I often would as a kid.... and now know why. In constant awe at what these two lovers found in each other, and to create, teach and bring life to me in such love... I owe my whole life to them... The person they have helped me become. (Above) My parents Christopher and Vicki
I find joy in sharing a wedding day with a Bride. They need the most help to calm, to bring peace, to give confidence, to tell them to breath... and not cry their mascara off... As Makeup Artist I sometimes feel more like a therapist to them... It's all good... as long as what I do still takes their partners breath away when they see each other!

I not only work on Television Weddings, see post:
But also Family weddings as here with both my beautiful Sister in Laws (below).

I meet over a hundred brides to be a year during my events and help them come up with their perfect wedding look. Stay tuned for my top 10 Bridal Makeup Tips.

What I want from ALL of you is your Bridal Photo!!! Send it to
and I will post it on here... Don't be embarrassed if your look was trendy, you did it yourself, it all got cried off, or you just plain looked like you got married in Vegas! I'm not going to judge you... What I will do is give away 2 lucky girls who participate a free mascara!!!
I also want to read your comments posted below if you have any Bridal Makeup Questions or Funny stories or experiences!
I can't wait to start to post your photos!!!! xo


Grandparents Alex and Norma Darais