In honor of beauty pioneer Mary Kay Ash’s birthday this month, Mary Kay® is keeping her empowering and inspirational vision alive with the formation of the all-new Mary Kay® Glam Squad℠, a team of renowned makeup mavens, celebrity skin care specialists, beauty and fashion bloggers and the hottest stylists from around the country.
And guess what? I made the team! It’s like I’m a member of Charlie’s Angels, with a beauty bent. Well, at least that’s how I like to think of it. I’d also like to nominate this as my unofficial theme song. Anyway, moving along…
Just as Mary Kay enriched the lives of millions by sharing her wisdom, as a member of the Mary Kay® Glam Squad℠ I’ll be providing tips and tricks, dishing on the latest beauty buzz and collaborating with a talented group of style savvy experts. We are:
Daneen Baird, beauty blogger: Finding a way to mix her love for cosmetics and knack for social media, Daneen Baird created beauty blog SpoiledPretty.com to serve up the hottest beauty and fashion trends. Daneen invites all to take a sneak peek into her virtual beauty closet for beauty product reviews, makeup techniques, industry news, celebrity interviews and more and has been featured in outlets such as Glamour, Ladies’ Home Journal, iVillage.com, TeenVogue.com and on Philadelphia-area TV shows.
Luis Casco, celebrity makeup artist: A premier makeup artist with a Latin flair, Luis Casco routinely spends his days jet-setting from his home in Hollywood, CA to work with some of the most beautiful faces around the world, like Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum and Penelope Cruz. No stranger to working in front of the camera, Luis has appeared on shows on both English-and-Spanish-language networks to share his extensive beauty knowledge, including “Good Morning America,” “Oprah,” “The Tyra Banks Show,” The E! Network, MTV and Telemundo.
Suzi Grgurich, celebrity stylist: Suzi Grgurich is a Los Angeles-based celebrity stylist with a flair for fashion who has served as the lead stylist for the Style Network for the last three years. Her creation of show-stopping looks for television, advertisements and celebrities have earned her a spot amongst the style elite and given her the opportunity to use beauty to complete any fashion-forward look.
Dr. Lori M. Hobbs, dermatologist: Dr. Lori Hobbs takes the science of skin to the next level as a Beverly Hills-based dermatologist. With expertise in a range of skin-related specialities, she has successfully completed fellowships at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lori Hobbs holds the key to the fountain of youth for her celebrity clientele, making her one of the most sought-after dermatologists in her field.
Maria Lekkakos, master aesthetician: This former Miss Massachusetts takes the crown when it comes to flawless skin. Her experience as a master aesthetician and spa owner in the Boston area have laid the foundation for her work with top celebrities, including Salma Hayek, Brooke Shields, Rosario Dawson and Marcia Cross.
Virginia Linzee, celebrity makeup artist: Celebrity makeup artist Virginia Linzee credits her skill in makeup artistry to her previous experiences as a painter. In addition to her New York City celebrity clientele, Virginia has created the looks for top fashion shows, including Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta and Anna Sui. She has also kept the faces of some of today’s top recording artists, including Cobra Starship and Drake, ready for the stage.
Marissa Nemes, celebrity makeup artist: Known for her iconic, clean and classic makeup style, Marissa Nemes knows what it takes to create timeless beauty and finds inspiration for her looks in vintage glamour, nature’s beauty and brilliant architecture. As a Miami-based celebrity makeup artist, Marissa has provided styling for top TV shows and movies, and has worked with some of the industry’s hottest stars like Faith Hill, Mariah Carey and Olivia Munn.
Jill Seiman, beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger: A bona-fide mom-meets-fashionista who finds passion in everything beautiful, New York-based Jill Seiman brings makeup tips, fashion picks, shopping deals and events to real women everywhere through Glamamom.com. She features posts on her go-to beauty products, style picks, event recaps, fashion week roundups, trend forecasting and more. Jill has gained recognition in top media outlets such as Cosmopolitan, TODAY.com, “ABCNews,” The New York Times and “The View.”
Ashunta Sheriff, celebrity makeup artist: A master of everything makeup, Ashunta Sheriff is a New York City makeup artist with diverse and extensive experience ranging from editorial, to runway and red carpet. Ashunta has a knack for simplifying even the most complex runway looks, providing easy-to-follow tips for creating looks at home. Celebrity clientele include Alicia Keys, Hilary Duff, Rihanna, Marisa Tomei and Usher, to name a few.
Lawrence “Lo” VonRumpf, celebrity stylist: A Los Angeles-based celebrity stylist, Lawrence “Lo” VonRumpf has a passion for personal branding and a keen eye for style. His expertise in in-house styling for Burberry, Jean Paul Gaultier and Theory brands makes him an expert in all things couture, as well as a master on the latest fashion and beauty trends.
I adore Mary Kay and I’m so excited that they chose me for this amazing opportunity. Stay tuned for product reviews, giveaways, Twitter par-tays, and much more!