About Me

NEW YORK, NY, United States
Im a freelance makeup artist and skin therapist. www.ginanicora.com


Thursday, September 9, 2010


I had the privlege to work with new designer Laquan Smith who has been worn by Tyra Banks, who has named him her new fave man of the moment! Lady Gaga has been seen in his in his leggings. I worked with Laquan Smith and photographer Anna Thiessen when we shot his latest designs from his new collection called LQS. There will be an editorial and feature article coming soon in Glossy Magazine!

Friday, September 3, 2010


The next trend for Fall is the cat eye with a nude lip. There have been several different takes on the cat eye trend. On the runway we saw a more dramatic smokey version at Bluemarine on supermodel Chanel Iman. We saw a more defined kohl rimmed version at Betsey Johnson and we saw a softer version at Vera Wang.

When working with photographer Anna Thiessen for an editorial spec for Depesha Russia, I decided to go with a more classic liquid liner winged out cat eye for a more dramatic effect with more of a nude pink lip. I use Fluidline in Black Track by Mac Cosmetics with Feline pencil over top for a strong black effect and I used lip erase also my Mac with a dab of Pink Cloud gloss by Bobbi Brown.

I always love a good cat eye. It's sultry and sexy without being to over the top!

Stay tuned for Fall Makeup Trends Part 3

Fluidline Liner $15 Feline Limited Edition liner www.maccosmetics.com
Lip Erase sold at Mac Pro
Pink Cloud Gloss Lip Gloss Compact $20 www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com

Thursday, September 2, 2010


There so many makeup trends for Fall. The first one I'm in love with is purple! When I was a kid purple was my favorite color I wanted everything purple. I even wanted my Dad to paint my room purple. So I'm super excited about this trend.

On the runway we saw plum eyes and lips at Dior and lavender on the eyes at Preen and a metallic purple at Carolina Herrera. The question is always how to take the looks from "catwalk to sidewalk'. Some of the looks are a little bold for the everyday women especially some of the bolder plum lips and darker smokey eye looks. The best way to incorporate the trend is use the color but not quite as bold. The look for Dior was a very bold plum lip by makeup genius Pat McGrath. Pat used a very bold deep plum shade by Mac. I like to use Rouge Volupte Perle in Mesmerizing Purple by YSL instead. It is a less pigmented more sheer plum lipstick. When it comes to eyes I love a deep purple smokey eye for evening but a fun day look a soft color wash of soft mauve. I love the new Eyes to Kill Palette by Giorgio Armani that has a shade of mauve and a shade of metallic purple that can be blended for a soft look.

YSL Rouge Perle Lipstick $34 www.yslbeautyus.com
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Fall 2010 Palette $59 www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com

Stay tuned for Fall Makeup Trends Part 2



I cant believe it's Labor Day weekend already. That means that Summer is almost over and Fall is just around the corner. This whole week will be the Fall Edition with the latest Fall trends for makeup, hair, nails, fashion. I will have my beauty picks for Fall more on what I've been up to in the makeup world and more!