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Behind The Scenes: Whip Hand “How To Be A Redhead” Shoot

The Whip Hand Cosmetics Team headed to The M@dison Building in Downtown Detroit (selected as one of the “The World’s Coolest Offices” by INC Magazine) to shoot our “super-secret” campaign for “How To Be A Redhead.”

While we can’t disclose just yet why we were doing the shoot and what it’s for, you’ll find out soon enough.

The campaign features the fabulous Detroit model Kelly Kirstein shot by Detroit fashion photographer Laur Nash. Photographer Andrew Fang was kind enough to join us all day to shoot the critical video footage that will accompany the still photography in the campaign.

Check out the behind the scenes photos from the shoot and stay-tuned for more details in February about what we’re up to.  We’re really excited about this one. Could 2013 be the Year of the Redhead at Whip Hand?

Whip Hand Cosmetics To Be Official Makeup Sponsor for Dolores Cortes Runway Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami

Dolores Cortes Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim Miami 2012 Runway

New York-based celebrity makeup artist Victor Amos will lead the Whip Hand Cosmetics Team as Lead makeup artist.

Spanish designer Dolores Cortes is ranked among the world’s top luxury, high-fashion swimwear designers and is known for her meticulous attention to fit and detail, as well as her fun and vivacious color palettes. Cortes is continuing a family business started over 50 years ago when her mother began designing handcrafted swimsuits in Spain. The younger Cortes took over the family business in the Eighties and catapulted the brand to international acclaim by designing swimwear with an eye towards high-fashion and design, as well as swimming practicality.

“The fit between Whip Hand Cosmetics and Dolores Cortes was instantly apparent and perfect,” says Riese Lauriat, Whip Hand Cosmetics Founder and Chief Creative Officer. “We’re both family owned businesses, we both create hand-crafted products, and we both love color.  It’s not very often that you have that kind of natural alignment between a makeup company and a designer. We’re obsessed with color at Whip Hand Cosmetics, so any time we can work with a designer who shares that passion, you just want to be part of it. Having Victor Amos lead the Whip Hand Cosmetics Makeup Team in Miami is equally exciting. There’s no one we’d rather have in South Beach than Victor.”

Dolores Cortes Logo


Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim Miami Logo

“Makeup has become such an essential piece of runway shows today, so having the right cosmetics sponsor, product and makeup design talent in-place backstage is critical to conveying the complete vision of the collection,” says Dolores Cortes. “What was attractive to us about Whip Hand Cosmetics was their focus on producing extremely high-quality, hand-made products in Detroit that have earned them street credibility with pro makeup artists, in a very short period of time. They offer a serious product for serious artists. And the colors are just amazing.”


Dolores Cortes will debut her 2014 Swim Collection on Friday, July 18th at 8:00 PM during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim at The Raleigh – CABAÑA GRANDE in Miami’s South Beach. For scheduling information, visit:  http://miami.mbfashionweek.com/schedule

About Whip Hand Cosmetics

Founded by professional makeup artist Riese Lauriat, Whip Hand Cosmetics pioneered the “Fast Cosmetics” movement, which focuses on developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative, trend-setting cosmetics and skincare products more quickly than traditional beauty brands. Whip Hand Cosmetics manufactures its color cosmetics and skin care products locally in Detroit, and markets them globally to professionals and makeup lovers through their online boutique. The brand has rapidly developed a cult following among professional makeup artists and was named one of WWD and BEAUTY INC’s “Six Emerging Indy Cosmetics Brands to Watch.”  For more information, visit www.WhipHandCosmetics.com

About Dolores Cortes
The creations of Dolores Cortes are distributed in over a thousand multi brand stores both nationally and internationally, in various Dolores Cortes brandEstablished in 1951, Dolores Cortes was one of the first Spanish designers dedicated to the swimwear industry. Today, the brand is continuously growing and the designs have become critically acclaimed and created a loyal following of customers all over the world.

stores and hundreds of department stores dispersed throughout the world. Constantly trying to expand their offerings, Dolores Cortes is present in more than 20 countries worldwide including Mexico, Russia, the USA, France and Italy.  For more information, visit www.dolores-cortes.com

About Victor Amos
Makeup artist Victor Amos is one of New York City’s most talented and accomplished up-and-coming freelance makeup artists and manicurists, with an impressive client list that includes a who’s-who of New York fashion-insiders, celebrities, and professionals.  Victor’s work has graced the pages of Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam, Essence Magazine, Fitness Magazine, GQ Magazine, the runways of New York and Miami, and a host of other outlets. His client list includes global brands, such as Covergirl, Alexander McQueen, and Donna Karan, as well as celebrities, such as Lalah Hathaway, El Debarge, and Jenifer Lewis. When he isn’t on set making his clients beautiful, he can be found in the window seat of an airplane, glued to a computer screen, or spending away his life’s earnings at Barney’s. For more information, visit: www.victoramos.com