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Cheyney Barrieau Says, “Beauty is from within you. It’s not make up, highlights, or the newest trendiest clothing and shoes. Beauty is honesty, beauty is love, and beauty is caring.”

Posted in Beauty, Hair, & Make-up, Body Image, Celebrity, Confidence, Entertainment, Family & Friends, Fashion, Fitness & Health, Hobbies, Inspiration, Media, Models, Movies, My Story, Parenting, Photographers, Plus-Size Modeling, Shopping, Wilhelmina, Work with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2011 by Plus-Size Models Unite

Cheyney Barrieau is a veteran of the modeling world. She has worked with many high profile clients including: Brooks Brothers, Talbots, GUESS, Ross Simons, Playtex, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Brookstone and Casio just to name a few.

It all started for Cheyney while walking down 5th Avenue in her hometown of Manhattan one day. She was picked off the street by an editor for Seventeen Magazine and was offered her first job at age 13 – and the rest is history! Her long hours in front of the camera blossomed a fascination and love for all things photography. As a working model, she knows the impact and message a photograph can have and thrives to create beauty and intrigue in all her work. Visit Cheyney Barrieau Photography to learn more about her passion and talent of photography.

Cheyney now resides in West Hartford, CT with her husband Gib and two kids, Lulu and Max and is represented by Wilhelmina NYC.

How did you start your career as a model?

It sort of fell into my lap, actually. An editor from Seventeen Magazine approached me on the street and gave me my first job. I was 13 and had no experience whatsoever, but I was SUPER excited!

What do you find most enjoyable and most challenging about modeling?

I cannot lie – I love the catering! It totally makes my day to walk into a studio and see a complete layout of food just waiting for me. The hardest part is having people constantly point out your flaws straight to your face. It has taken a while to develop a thick skin towards it, but there are still times it feels as if I’ve been slapped in the face. And, for the record–yes, I have been brought to tears at a casting by comments made to me by a potential client. But ONLY once.

What was your most embarrassing modeling experience?

It was early in my career. I was in rehearsal for a runway show I was booked on when during my ‘walk down the catwalk’ the designer shouted out in front of everyone that he thought my thighs were too fat for his clothes. Every hair on my neck stood up on end and I felt a huge burning sensation come over my entire body. I was humiliated beyond belief. Everyone, including other models, had heard this but, by the grace of God, my face didn’t react and I held my cool. Somehow, I stayed straight-faced even though I was SO close to tears. I didn’t want to let anyone see me crumble–I had to handle it elegantly. I have never forgotten that incident and, unfortunately, never will.

When you started out, where you a “natural” or did it take quite a bit of practice? What advice would you give to aspiring models, as they pursue their own careers in the modeling industry?

When I started out modeling, I went from zero to sixty in one job. It was a crash course in modeling 101, and I was terrified. I knew nothing and tried not to show my rookie status. I remember faking that I knew what to do, how to walk, how to pose, etc. but I’m sure someone must have seen through it at some point. Modeling always takes practice–You can start a natural, but to evolve. You need to practice no matter who you are. Lots of people approach me and ask me how to break into the business. I tell them to start right at the beginning. Get some pictures and start submitting to agencies. I do warn them about the commitment level they need to have and to also know that there is a huge percentage of rejection. It would be wrong of me as a mentor to mislead aspiring models in saying it’s an easy business and everyone is trustworthy.

When you tell others that you are a ‘plus’ model, what is their reaction? How do you define the term ‘plus’ model?

I get bewildered reactions. Most people I tell are not in the industry, and they don’t understand that a size 8 is plus in the fashion world. You should hear what people say when I tell them about that–they are appalled! It’s hard having to explain the plus-size modeling/straight-size modeling issue to people; they don’t always understand.

Do you have an all-time favorite model? Why?

I don’t have an all-time favorite model, but I do have an all-time favorite modeling era–the 90’s. The music video for George Michael’s Freedom was one of the best music videos ever made. Those four gals are icons.

What would we find in your handbag? (Since you are a mama, I’m sure you have just about everything in there! lol)

Besides the sea of diapers, sippy cups, and snacks, I always have my phone, wallet, sunglasses, a Pellegrino Limonata, several chapsticks, and my iPad. Whether I need to pull up Sesame Street episodes on iTunes or just mess around on Facebook while waiting at a casting, it’s the most convenient piece of technology ever!

Favorite movie?

Toss up between Back to the Future and Weekend at Bernies. 

Favorite Books?

Frank McCourt’s books make me laugh out loud.

How do you like to start your day?

C.O.F.F.E.E.

How do you define beauty?

Beauty is from within you. It’s not make-up, highlights, or the newest trendiest clothing and shoes. Beauty is honesty, beauty is love, and beauty is caring. Beauty is putting others before yourself, and realizing that good deeds are returned tenfold. 

Tell us about your beauty routine…

Hair ~ I have a TON of hair. It’s daunting. John Frieda’s Sheer Blonde products and Acai Brazilian Blowout Conditioner are a MUST. Frederik Fekkai’s Glossing Cream is always within arm’s reach at all times. My hair gets grumpy when I let it air dry because its wavy, so I blow dry it straight then use a 2′ barrel iron for those Victoria Secret type waves. SO worth the time and effort. I always get asked for lessons!

Make-Up ~ If I’m lucky enough to have a few minutes to put on make up in the morning, concealer, and eye liner are my must haves. I don’t get a lot of sleep with a three month old, so I need all the help I can get to make my eyes look refreshed and cheery!

Skin ~ I always exfoliate–it makes a HUGE difference in your skins appearance (and also how make up sits on it). After that, toner and moisture are my staples–you can never have too much moisturizer in the winter months!

Fragrance ~ Issey Miyake. Enough said.

What is your go-to outfit?

Jeans and a black V-neck Sweater.

Lipstick or Lip gloss?

When chapstick isn’t dressy enough, I’m a lip gloss gal. MAC lip gloss in Prrr.

You have been married for 4 years…what do you enjoy most about married life? What is one thing you love about your husband?

Married life is great. We were married at 22 years old, right out of college. Most people looked at our situation with wide eyes and dropped jaws–they couldn’t understand why we would get married at such a young age. We are both very old school traditional and we really wanted to start a family. My husband is my best friend. We do everything together. We can finish each others sentences, or look at each other and just know what were thinking without saying a word. I love his sense of humor and he can always make me laugh!

What do you and your husband enjoy doing together?

We both have our hands full right now with work and kids, so just sitting with each other on the couch at night to watch our favorite TV shows is a real treat. 

You are a mother of two BEAUTIFUL children. What has motherhood taught you?

Wow – being a mom is no simple task. It is 24/7 on duty and making sure everything is the best it can be, given the circumstances. Motherhood has taught me about what is REALLY important in life. Sweating the small stuff is SO overrated–there is a bigger picture that you need to see. It’s not about me anymore – it’s about my kids and what they need. 

What is your favorite part of being a mother right now?

My 18-month-old daughter has just learned to hug. It is the most amazing thing to feel her little arms wrap around your thigh and squeeze tight. 


On a day off, what would your perfect day consist of?

No diaper changing, silence, and an antique store.

What are you passionate about?

I love photography and getting that perfect shot that speaks to you. 

What is a fun fact about you?

My grandfather, Nunnally Johnson, was an Academy Award nominated screenwriter and producer. He was under contract with 20th Century Fox and launched the careers of Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and, Betty Grable among others into super stardom. He has written and produced many films such as, How to Marry a Millionaire, The 3 Faces of Eve, The Dirty Dozen, and The Grapes of Wrath. You can find more at films at imdb.com. He cast my grandmother, Dorris Bowdon Johnson, as Rosa Sharon in The Grapes of Wrath against Henry Fonda. Dorris and Nunnally were Hollywood royalty back in the day. My grandmother would tell me story after story about Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and Humphrey Bogart–who she lovingly and comfortably referred to as “Bogey”. My grandparents were a super social couple back in the day. She always had the behind the scenes stories and anecdotes that no one else new.

I loved the story of Marilyn and my grandmother crammed in a bathroom stall at the film premiere of How to Marry a Millionaire desperately trying to get Marilyn out of a dress she had been sewn into because she desperately needed to go to the bathroom. Designers would bid to make gowns and clothes for my grandmother for all her film premiers and gala events. None of those gals had model bodies in today’s standards. They were all size 8-10-12 and they were considered the most beautiful women in the world. Marilyn had a chest the size of Texas and that would never hold up in today’s world of modeling. The girls of the past used their womanly curves to their advantage–and boy did it work for them! Nowadays, plus-size models are compared to Marilyn Monroe and that’s an honor to me!!

Not only are you a model, but you are a photographer as well! What inspired you to get into photography?

I LOVE taking pictures! Modeling has really taught me so much about photography and what it means to take a great picture. I love how people can speak through the lens.

Do you find it hard to balance work and family life? What have you found that is helpful in keeping a balanced life?

Working while having a family is difficult. There seems like there is never enough time for both. Making sure you have time for yourself and your interests keeps you sane.

What are you excited about right now?

Right now, I am excited about the simple things in life: Preschool for my daughter, belly laughs from my 3 1/2 month old son, and a date night for my husband and me!

Thank you, Cheyney!

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Wilhelmina Model Julie Henderson Talks About Body Image, Notre Dame, Spirituality, The Meaning of “Plus Size”, Curves For Change, Being An Athlete, and More!

Posted in Articles, Books, & Magazines, Beauty, Hair, & Make-up, Body Image, Celebrity, Confidence, Designers, Events, Family & Friends, Fashion, Fitness & Health, Inspiration, Models, Notre Dame, Photographers, Plus-Size Modeling, Self-Esteem, Shopping, Sports, Trade Tips, Unique Beauty, Wilhelmina, Work with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2010 by Liz

Photographed by Paul DeLuna

Julie Henderson is a plus model signed with Wilhelmina NY and Model Management UK in London. She has worked with many of the best photographers in the business and has graced the pages of numerous magazines. A few of Julie’s many clients include L’Oreal, La Redoute Paris, Target, H&M, Avenue, Evans UK, and Macy’s.

Julie studied acting and worked for the Broadway show Sex, Relationships and Sometimes…Love and was in the film August with Josh Hartnett. Julie also earned a Marketing degree and excelled in basketball at Notre Dame.

Julie is the oldest of four children. Her sister, Cat, lives next door to her in NYC. Cat is working as an assistant Stylist. Julie has always, and still is, a tomboy; she started playing basketball at age ten.

Photographed by Lisa Holgrave

Some people still hold the outdated thought that “beautiful” women are not intelligent. What do you have to say regarding this topic, Ms. Notre Dame Alumni?

My first thought to that was…where are those people at? They are certainly not in my world! I come from an upbringing in which the more you have inside, the more you share with the world. The more you grow yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually — the more the outside is a reflection of that! The more connected I am with the Light, (god, whatever you call it) then my physical self reflects that connection. Also, while growing up I didn’t care about being pretty. Pretty got you nowhere on the court; it actually hurt you. So, that was always the last thing on my mind. I still laugh sometimes that being pretty is my “so –called job.”

Notre Dame was really good for me in a lot of ways…I met some of my best friends there. I learned how to balance having no time with having a million things to do. I learned how to handle pressure with everyone watching you. Notre Dame offers a lot of support to their students; even now that I’ve graduated, the ND family is one of my biggest supporters. They were actually the first people to see my Italian Vogue story and tell me about it! Notre Dame has alumni everywhere, and they are very loyal! Deciding to go to Notre Dame was one of the best decisions I have made in my life.

Photographed by Jessica Scott

Have you ever struggled with self-esteem or body image issues in the past? If so, how did you reach the point of accepting and loving your body as it is?

I guess it’s because I grew up being an athlete, but I always wanted to have a strong body that would be able to push people around on the court. I grew up very close with my dad who always taught me that my body was strong like his. I have the female version of his body actually. Henderson bodies are big and strong and can take a lot.

I always took care of my body because that meant I played sports better. I never understood the whole skinny concept; those girls were too easy to knock over on the court. lol. I was quite big when I was playing in college.

The funny thing is that I’m in best shape of my life now. I have an amazing trainer, Donnie Raimon (best friends husband), he is an ex navy seal. He taught me how to eat for my body type; I have lots of food allergies: no soy, no dairy, no wheat, no gluten, and no nuts! I fly to Miami every six to eight weeks for new work outs and my body has never felt better!

What advice would you give to young women who are struggling with self-esteem, confidence, or body image?

Self-esteem, confidence, and body image are such fickle things. I would tell girls to put their focus on other things first:

Find some sort of spiritual path. That’s the only thing that keeps me sane and stable (Kabbalah), but it can be any spiritual path; yoga practice, church, temple, meditation, or Abraham –Hicks (I’m a big fan of) because self-esteem comes from knowing yourself, and for me, the only way I know myself is by having a spiritual connection. That is really my main concern/focus –am I connected to the light? Light=god=an ongoing force of energy that is constantly flowing throughout the universe that is only love.

When I’m connected then I have confidence. Also, there are times I’m not feeling so great about myself. Karen Berg is always saying that whenever I am full of me, me, me, then there is no room for light; so I try to make room for the light to come in and share with others. When I have issues with myself, I take the attention off myself by focusing on what I can do for others (that’s what I work for, but don’t always do. lol). In my opinion, that’s where true self-esteem comes from.

Photographed by Lisa Holgrave

Who do you consider a hero or role model?

I have several. When I was growing up it was between Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, and Michael Jordan. Now… the one woman who I look up to in this world, more than anyone, is Karen Berg. She is the co-founder of the Kabbalah Center. She is the woman of all women in my book! She does it all! I strive to be like her every day. She has dedicated her life to making the world a peaceful place.

What misconceptions do you think society has of plus-size women?

A lot! This one gets on my nerves as well! I am told all the time that I’m not plus size! What people don’t get is that the average woman in America is a size 12/14. People believe that plus size means out of shape or bigger. I’m a 6’1” 190-pound plus-size woman who is in shape. Because I’m in shape, I can’t be plus size? There are many meanings to plus size, but people like to put the plus size term under one umbrella. There can be many versions of beauty and there can be many versions of “plus.”

Photographed by Seth Sabal

Where do you like to shop for clothes and who are your favorite designers?

Bloomingdales is my heaven on earth. Stella McCartney is my favorite designer: I love her Adidas line; it’s so me– sporty and fashionable in one mix! I love Elizabeth and James. Right now, all I wear are gap skinny jeans and American Apparel t-shirts with a blazer!

We know you love shoes! Who are some of your favorite designers?

I wear a size eleven, so it can be quite difficult…I love payless for summer sandals, shop at barefoottess.com for larger shoes (they can be a hit or miss), and Nordstrom (on-line) has my size as well.

What are some of your favorite beauty products or must-haves?

I am a product junky. My last buy for face lotion (Katy Hanz recommended this to me; she is in love with it) was Bee Yummy Skin Food. It’s raw and organic (Live Live & Organic store in NYC or on-line at  (www.live-live.com/).

I also use many products from ISA’s Restoratives (www.isasrestoratives.myshopify.com). She actually grows the herbs in her garden and then cooks them up in her kitchen. She makes wonderful amazing products! I take her Chaste Tree tincture every day. I also love her yarrow and blue chamomile face cream.

Photographed by Jessica Scott

Please tell us about your athletic background. Was it hard to go from being a tomboy athlete to a being a model?

Yes very. Modeling actually made me bring out the girl in me. I took dance classes to become graceful and learn my body. Now I know how to tap into both aspects of myself.

Out of all the places your modeling has taken you – where is the most memorable?

Bali/Madagascar, it takes forever to get there! It was really hard to see the poverty level there. We stay in these fancy resorts while the people around us are living out of cardboard boxes, etc. Very difficult!

Paris is my all time favorite; I never get enough of it!

What are you excited about right now?

Curves for Change. I love bringing whole board together to work on this project! It’s quite amazing to see!

Photographed by Lisa Holgrave

*Thank you, Julie!

**Julie Henderson and Kate Dillon, along with all the ladies on the Wilhelmina WCurve Board, are teaming up for a great cause – Curves for Change. We will keep you posted on all the Curves For Change sponsored events, such as the run/walk this Fall and information about the two charities Curves For Change is sponsoring this year: Hardy Girls Healthy Women & The Komera Project.We’ll also let you know when the Curves for Change web site goes live. Sage Salzer is working hard on the web site right now!

Guest Post by Jodi Hopkins — Let’s Talk About Shopping, Confidence, and Curves!

Posted in Beauty, Hair, & Make-up, Body Image, Confidence, Fashion, Inspiration, Plus-Size Modeling, Shopping, Unique Beauty, Your Story with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2010 by Liz

Jodi Hopkins’ grandma recently gave her a gift card to Nordstrom. At the suggestion of her sister and her grandma, she made an appointment with Personal Stylist, Laura Martin. What started out as a shopping day at the mall became so much more. This is Jodi’s story…

Jodi Hopkins Photographed by Lindsey Bowen

I am a mom who spends a lot of time driving, grocery shopping, and cleaning house – and most of the time, as long as I have had a chance to shower in the morning and put on clean clothes, I feel presentable. My outfit most days is yoga capris, a hooded sweatshirt, and Keens. However, I am also a small business owner, and I want to convey a professional image. I also want to look cute. 

When I go out on a date with my husband or meet a friend for lunch, I want to be proud of the way I look. When I called Laura to make my appointment, she spent about 10 minutes asking what a typical day is for me, what my standby pieces are, and what I would be hoping to find when I came in to see her. We talked about how young moms need clothes they feel comfortable in, and that she feels it’s important to purchase pieces that you can wear in three different ways. When I arrived for my appointment, she had a dressing room ready for me with quite a few pairings of tops with sweaters and a few different pairs of pants. She told me to get started trying the clothes on, and that it wouldn’t hurt her feelings if I didn’t like anything she picked. That totally took the pressure off. 

She had chosen a wide black belt for me to try over some of the tops. I put it on and immediately saw a difference in my look and shape. Laura walked in and said, “You have the most beautiful hourglass figure. Look at those curves! You have to show it off. Stop hiding behind your clothes.” 

I told her I was about to cry; I was totally beaming. I have never loved my curves. I have always looked at them and seen “too much.” It was awesome to hear such positive comments from someone who works with women all day and sees all shapes and sizes. How wonderful for me! I felt that I could really be proud of myself and accentuate my waist.

I feel very confident in my new clothes. My friends and family have noticed a difference in how I present myself and some people have commented that I look 10 years younger. It’s very fun!

I love how everything I chose can be worn casually or formally, and I can mix and match all of the pieces. I was surprised how some items were a size 14, some were L, some were 1X, and some were a size 18. They each fit differently. The clothes felt so good on my body! I was in the dressing room for 2 hours, and I had a blast trying on all of these different combinations and seeing how great I looked! I also enjoyed that these pieces were brought together from many different departments in Nordstrom – departments I have never shopped in before. It would have taken me all day to put these outfits together. I would highly recommend an appointment with a personal stylist for anyone who wants to revamp their wardrobe or just needs a few basic pieces that they can rely on!

We asked Jodi what she loves about herself and this is what she said:

I love my personality. I am able to carry on conversations with just about anybody and I can usually figure out a way to make them laugh. I am comfortable with who I am and it takes a lot to embarrass me! 

I went skiing with Jason, (who is now my husband), before we started dating. I had a pretty decent crush on him. =-) On our way back to the car, I thought I would be smart and take a short cut through the humongous snow drift in the parking lot; I sank past my waist in snow and basically had to roll out of it. I busted up laughing. Our next date, I fell on my butt walking down a hill in the ice. Another time, I fell while snowshoeing and couldn’t get back up without his help. I can be clumsy, but it gives me a reason to laugh at myself and I love it.

*Thank you, Jodi!

We would love to hear from our readers! Was there an experience that changed the way you viewed yourself? Have you had great or not-so-great shopping experiences?

Jamil Kali – Talks Body Image, Confidence, Fashion, Beauty, and More!

Posted in Articles, Books, & Magazines, Beauty, Hair, & Make-up, Body Image, Celebrity, Confidence, Designers, Fashion, Fitness & Health, Funny Experiences, Models, Photographers, Plus-Size Modeling, Self-Esteem, Shopping, Trade Tips, Unique Beauty, Work with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2010 by Liz

Photographed by Roberto Ligresti

Jamil Kali has modeled for amazing labels and magazines!  Jamil has modeled for Baby Phat, Rocawear, House of Dereon, Torrid, Hips and Curves, Kmart, Levis, Dockers for Women, Lord & Taylor, It Figures Swimsuits, Hanes Plus Silk Reflections, QVC, Latina Magazine, Essence Magazine, Marie Claire magazine, Philadelphia Style Magazine. She has appeared on B.E.T.’s Rip the Runway, The View, Good Day Philadelphia, Inside Edition, and The Rachel Ray Show.

Jamil was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended school in Pennsauken, New Jersey. We are excited to share our Q&A interview with you.

How did you get started in the plus modeling industry?

I started locally in Philly after being approached by a designer on the subway. Then I learned that if I wanted to model on a major level, I needed to be in NYC, LA, or Miami. I took a couple of days off from my day job (at the time) and visited agencies in NYC that represented plus size models. I was offered representation by each one. I signed with the agency (IPM Model Management) that I’m still with today.

How do you think plus modeling is helping to redefine beauty?

Beauty is beauty and is undeniable. It’s not restricted by size, age, or ethnicity. Plus modeling is definitely helping to redefine the one standard of beauty being perpetuated. Curves are not new but were overlooked for a while. Now the media, designers, and companies are paying attention to our popularity. The world sees that women are embracing their curves and men find us sexy.

What misconceptions do you think society has of plus-size women?

The misconceptions I notice most often are that plus-size women are sad most of the time, have low self-esteem, and don’t enjoy life. As if we feel that there’s no point of living if we can’t be skinny. That’s hilarious to me because that’s not reality. Also, another misconception is that all plus-size women are unhealthy. Maybe my curvy girlfriends and I need to star in a reality show! 🙂

Photographed by Roberto Ligresti

What advice would you give to girls and women, who are struggling with body image and self-esteem issues?

Don’t let other people dictate how you feel about yourself. Focus on what you love about yourself and feel empowered about what makes you unique. Life is too short to be miserable. Take it one day at a time. You know that girl who inspires you and is confident all the time? Take one day to steal her personality and pretend to be her. Just fake it if you need to. Suddenly you’ll see that confidence is addictive and there’s no turning back.

Do you think the fashion industry is beginning to embrace plus models?

Somewhat but it still seems like baby steps. I think there’s still a lot of progress that needs to be made. I think the industry needs to realize that we live in a diverse world and their ad campaigns and runway shows need to reflect that. I applaud mainstream designers like Mark Fast, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Isaac Mizrahi, and Prada who are embracing this concept.

Who are your favorite designers?

Wow, that’s a toughie. I honestly don’t know. I’m such a fashion addict that it changes every day. Some of my long-time loves are Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, and Versace. However, fashion is constantly evolving so I don’t think I have any true favorites anymore. Lately I’ve been buying a lot of BCBG, Diane von Furstenberg, Armani, Kenneth Cole, Adrianna Papell, and Korto Momolu. My favorite plus-size designers right now are Jibri and Monif C.

Where do you like to shop for clothes?

Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bebe, and the Nikki London Boutique in Philly.

Do you have a favorite workout routine?

I love kickboxing and yoga.

Photographed by Roberto Ligresti

What is your most memorable modeling experience?

This one time I had just got off my return flight in Philly after working several days in LA – I check my voicemail and have an urgent message from my agent. I call her back and she says that she received a direct request for me for a huge job. Only catch is they need to see me that day. I hit it straight from the airport to the casting and ended up booking the campaign. That day was crazy hectic but so worth it.

Do you have any funny modeling stories you would like to share?

During my first professional photo shoot that was set up by my agent; I came in totally clueless about what to expect. The photographer ended up being out of this world. Everything out of his mouth was a cuss word. He wasn’t mean or anything, but that’s just the way he talked. As soon as I walked in, he yells “Who is this sexy b*%ch?!” I couldn’t help but laugh the entire time, and my first shoot was a success.

What is your beauty must have?

Lip gloss. My favorite lip gloss brands are Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel.

What are you excited about right now?

I’m excited about my next photo shoot coming up. The styling is going to be gorgeous. 🙂

Thank you, Jamil! We are excited to see your new photos and hear more from you!

If you have any questions or comments for Jamil, please use the comment area below our lipstick and lip gloss discussion. =)

More on Lipstick and Lip Gloss!

We cannot let this post end without talking more about lipstick and lip gloss – I am a lip gloss addict! It drives me insane to have dry lips.  I can’t even go to bed without something (usually Aquaphor) on my lips.

We asked a few models which lipstick and lip gloss brands they like best. We share our favorite brands too.

Angela likes Bare Escentuals Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Trixie, Mary Kay in Pink Shimmer, and L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche lipcolour in British Red.

I like lip gloss more than lipstick, but I always wear lipstick too. The lip glosses that I love are Philosophy in Raspberry Sorbet, Prescriptives Moonbeam Reflective Gloss Brilliant in Galaxy 22, Smashbox in Illume, Clinique Long Last glosswear in Bamboo Pink, Clinique in Voluptuous Violet 12, Mary Kay in Cranberry, and all of the Bare Escentuals Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish colors!

Tracie Stern uses only natural beauty products. She uses Burts Bees 100% natural lip balm every day. She uses a natural high-end gloss by a German company called Lavera. She said the best natural makeup line she has used is by a makeup artist in NY named Christopher Drummond. His line is fantastic! It’s mineral, but only the natural, non toxic minerals. Plus, he adds aloe to it so it doesn’t make your skin feel dry. Since he’s an industry makeup artist, he created the line to withstand a photo shoot! If you are looking for a 100% natural and organic skin care line, Tracie is exclusively working with Tata Harper Skincare. It’s a fantastic line and does for you naturally what other high-end products do synthetically. Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/l/6a651;www.tataharper.com

Elisa D’Ospina loves neutral gloss because it gives her lips shine without seeing a gloss color.

What are your favorite lipstick and lip gloss brands and colors? We want to hear from you!