The Buzz | Martha Stewart’s Kentucky Derby visit

Courier Journal
By staff writer
May 10, 2011 ET

Celebrity fashion stylist and photographer Merika Rock of M. Rock Style in Louisville (she did the hair and makeup of Kim Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner, a couple of years ago) helped get Los Angeles Lakers scout Bonnie-Jill Laflin, ESPN Motorsports analyst Hollie Huggins and soap opera actress and “Terminator 3: Rise of Machines” star Alana Curry camera ready for their Derby festivities.
Rock and her team of stylists — Whitney Kayrouz and Celita Sacra — primped and pampered the trio with hair and makeup services at their Galt House Hotel & Suites rooms for the Julep Ball, Maxim Party and the Hot 100 Party. M. Rock Style also did makeup for the three women on Derby day.

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Lip service

It is true that many women want to have sexy, fuller lips. Therefore, if you still want to apply lip liner in order to get plumper lips, make sure you always do this before applying the lipstick, and use a neutral one lip liner, or one that has the same tone, or even lighter than that of the lipstick you are applying. This way you will avoid a too big contrast that would only draw unwanted attention. Always apply your lip liner before applying your lipstick to give it great staying power, and never use a lip liner that is darker than your lipstick. For that ultimate supermodel look that will make guys fall to their knees, dab a touch of gloss in the center of your top lip. This will make your mouth look pouty and sexy.

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Celebrity Makeup Artist of the month… Mario Dedivanovic

Each month I will feature a professional celebrity makeup artist that I find interesting and who I admire as an artist. So, I am kicking off the new year with favorite, celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is the man with all the answers. If you’re like many women you probably have flipped through a fashion magazine and seen his work…right? Well if you know who Kim Kardashian is then you know who Mario‘s work. He is her go-to guy for her noted looks. Mario now has an amazing expert article every Monday on http://www.SpoiledPrett.com. Every beginning of the week he will lend his expertise to a makeup issue. Keep a close eye on his personal blog spot as well, http://www.blog.makeupbymario.com. There you can find updates on cosmetics, contest, workshops, and more. I love it! If that doesn’t fill your fix – you can always stop by his site, http://www.makeupbymario.com and flip through his work. All I can say is that he is truly amazing and well worth the study. Definitely one of my top makeup artist picks of the decade!

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Making winter face friendly

The weather outside is getting freightful but your skin doesnt have to be. If you have oily skin, use a water-based skin moisturizer. If you have sensitive skin, use a gentle, fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic skin moisturizer. If your skin is acne prone, watch out using zit zap creams and acne face washes. The cold weather can make your cream dry your face out even more. Try using a face wash with an oil-free and fragrance-free cleanser that is labeled pH balanced. Remember to also don’t skip the sunblock. Even in cloudy winter days, harmful UV ray damage can cause premature skin aging.
Prevent age spots by avoiding sun exposure and use sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher. Have a happy winter!

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The Buzz- Stylist to the Stars

The Courier Journal
May. 3, 2010
Christa Ritchie

Celebrity stylist Merika Rock of M. Rock Style in Southern Indiana (she did Kim Kardashian’s hair and makeup last year for Derby) helped get Bonnie-Jill Laflin camera-ready for her Derby festivities.

NBA’s first female scout for the Los Angeles Lakers got glam by Rock and her team of stylists — Amanda Mattingly and Whitney Kayrouz — for the Julep Ball and the Party in Pink.

Rock and company even had to do some last-minute handiwork on Laflin’s outfit.

“We had to do some emergency alterations on her dress,” she said. “We got her done just in time for her red-carpet entrance.”

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Celeb Style Watch

Herscene.com
By Dedra McDowell
May 4th 2010

We didn’t have to look far to find celebrity style trends this week. With stars arriving in our dear city, our star-gazing was made easy. Celebrities including Diane Lane, Marisa Miller, Maria Menounos and Jamie Pressly made appearances in Louisville over the weekend. Each had a distinctly different look.

We caught up with image consultant, Merika Rock whose team styled one famous woman last week. “I always get to meet such interesting people and celebrities. I find they are just like us –with the same stresses of finding the right outfit to wear for events and how to do their hair and makeup,” she says.

They even get worried about how to make their looks withstand the weather.
Merika runs M Rock Style, an image consultant company based in Jeffersonville, Ind. and her team styled Bonnie-Jill Laflin for a few events this past week. Bonnie-Jill is NBA’s first female scout for the Los Angeles Lakers. She turned to Merika and her team as she got ready for the Julep Ball and the Party in Pink.

“We were supposed to style her for Derby Day as well, but when the weather report came in, she decided to pull her hair back and do hat and glasses if need be,” Merika said. They ended up styling her for Derby Eve. “Thankfully the weather kept clear and had mercy on her hair and makeup,” “There was a comical moment where I’m running from one Galt House building all the way to the other one in 7 inch heels to get her the perfect flower from the flower shop she wore in her hair for the red carpet. Later on Whitney (Kayrouz) and I returned to her hotel room and came to the rescue with emergency dress alterations when she found her dress maker had made some measurement errors. I was cutting while she was sewing and we had her racing to the Julep just in time for red carpet arrival.”

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High impact colors | Her Scene, Louisville’s Guide to Style and FashionMonday

High impact colors

Herscene.com
Posted August 10, 2010
by Online Fashion Writer: Dedra McDowell

Makeup artist, Whitney Kayrouz is a fan of highly pigmented products, especially when it comes to working with skin color. At a recent makeover, she shared with us a tip on getting the most color from your eyeshadow. “It’s best when you use a wet/dry formula,” she says, “But to get a higher concentration, another trick is to wet your brush a little and then apply your eyeshadow. Or you can place it right on your finger and then sweep it on.”
–Dedra McDowell

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