I had a rather interesting ‘meeting’* with Celebrity Makeup Artist JoAnne Noel of Noel Beauty. I ran into her name online and realizing that her style of makeup and her beauty philosophy was very similar to my favorite makeup artists. The concept of looking like yourself yet better, fresher, prettier without overwhelming a person with cosmetics made sense to me. It’s the philosophy of many makeup artists I have met in my career covering ‘beauty. I loved her ideas about spontaniety This fabulous makeup artist has worked with the best brands, leading makeup artists, the best stores in NYC and the most popular celebrities. While she has created her own makeup style, it’s best epitomized by her own statement:
Make-up should never be the first thing people notice. Makeup is a tool to enhance your skin and beauty – not to hide it!
It made sense to ask Joanne Noel if she would be willing to offer tips on how to deal with Indian Summer skincare and beauty. It’s not a forgiving time for skin when the weather and skin are in transition!
We welcome JoAnne Noel to LA-Story with her useful tips on how to gracefully– and beautifully- move through this seasonal transition!
INDIAN SUMMER TIPS: Skincare and product tips that work perfectly in between seasons
Transitioning seasons can be tricky with your beauty routine. Here are a few simple ways to make the transition easier from summer to fall.
First, we all know that skin can really take a beating from the summer season. Heavy usage of SPF products while being at the beach or pool will leave you with clogged pores. Exfoliating will make sure to slough off dead skin cells and leave your skin open to breathe and be relieved of toxins and impurities. Always make sure to exfoliate in a circular motion with gentle and clean hands. You’ll be pleased with a nice “after the summer sun” glow if you include exfoliating into your facial beauty regimen twice a month.
After you exfoliate your summer face you want to “hydrate” for fall by using a deep hydrating mask. I especially love “The Black Rose Mask” by Sisley.
It’s instant gratification visible all over your face. This is a step that will do more than just transition your skin from summer to fall, it will nourish your face for a lifetime of fresh skin and healthy pores.
When it comes to primer, I honestly think it’s an unnecessary step in your beauty routine. And if you are going to use primer, you need to use the one by Laura Mercier at Bergdorf Goodman.
Primers are great for someone whose skin gets extremely oily – but be aware that you’re going to clog your pores after awhile. I’ve been on set with actors time and again, who are going to be a sweaty mess, and that’s been the only time I’ve used or recommended a primer.
When it comes to foundation, you have to let your tan die out before buying a new bottle. No one loses their tan in September, they lose it in October, so that’s actually the best time for purchasing new foundation. If you buy the bottle in September you’ll wind up not being able to use it.
Where to Buy: Bergdorf Goodman, Ida Starnella 212-872-2780
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JoAnne Noel bio:
Expert Makeup Artist JoAnne Noel has been a fixture in the retail, media and entertainment industries, providing
classic beauty looks and flawless skin to the most revered actors, entertainers and executives for more than 25
A native New Yorker, JoAnne Noel’s style of classic beauty and flawless skin come from her passion for classic films and fashion, a love that led her to the halls of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and on to becoming the top global sales and makeup associate at Saks Fifth Avenue during a time when it stood as the number one retailer in the world.
Known to many as a young makeup prodigy, JoAnne Noel worked in New York’s top luxury department stores
for 10 years with more than 80 percent of the city’s top cosmetic and retail vendors, including Chanel, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Guerlain, Sisley, and Bloomingdale’s, Barney’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Jeffrey’s selling-floors. This experience provided her with the product knowledge and training skills both corporate leaders and customers sought in a luxury cosmetic experience.
By the late 1990’s, JoAnne Noel had earned the distinguished opportunity to assist the late makeup legend Kevin
Aucoin, and beauty icons Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier and Francois Nars. During this time, JoAnne Noel came to understand cosmetic artistry through the eyes of the world’s greatest cosmeticians and was able to take away bits and pieces of their mastery to mold into her own signature style.
Her success in luxury beauty retail led JoAnne Noel to appear as a contributing expert on top television shows in the early 2000’s, including “The Early Show,” “Good Day New York” and “Good Morning America.” She continued
in broadcast directing teams of artists and creating daily looks for celebrity hosts. Her ability to make older women and men appear younger through the application of classic beauty makeup techniques was the best kept secret of elites across broadcast networks, including Lifetime Television, ESPN Classic Network, Food Network, MTV Network, Spike Lee Production and MSNBC. She was also personally responsible for creating the everyday looks of celebrities, including Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart, and Stewart Scott, and has worked with musical greats, including Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson. In addition to JoAnne Noel’s work in broadcast, she has also executed full-looks for editorial fashion features in Cosmopolitan, Allure, Elle, Town and Country and Seventeen magazines.
Over time, JoAnne Noel has evolved her craft to incorporate classic looks with new trends in art, beauty,
fashion and technology. She has also translated her love for makeup into digital illustration, graphic
design and animation for beauty, and studies at the New York School of Visual Arts. She now story boards, art directs, edits, animates and assembles fully animated beauty videos for digital marketing and video makeup “how-to” tutorials. JoAnne Noel is currently working on the launch of her next beauty platform, NoelBeauty.com, where the knowledge she’s accumulated throughout her 25-year career in creating effortless, classic beauty looks and flawless skin will be shared with the masses.
Thankyou to JoAnne Noel for putting together this post. We also appreciate the time her team took to help make this post happen. Hopefully we will see another post from JoAnne Noel!
* The asterisk is about the quote marks about meeting JoAnne Noel.
Part 1: I have never met her except I read a couple of her tweets and links via Twitter. I tracked down her website and read or watched almost everything on those pages. This was a makeup artist I had to meet– even if it was only virtually. Which is exactly what it has been. As I contacted JoAnne Noel via Twitter and her website, she was very helpful and willing to listen (eventhough it was only virtually).
Part 2: Honestly, JoAnne Noel looks like a makeup artist I had met in NYC and thought was really amazing at what she did in helping me define and refine my personal style and how to create that look with cosmetics. That education in definition and refining boiled down to “trust yourself”. I never forgot that person. I have no idea if that makeup artist was JoAnne Noel since I was shopping primarily at Barney’s but also at Bloomingdales and other stores as I was meeting up with various PR firms.
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