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Mac Brazenly Eyeshadow- Look and Event Photots

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Mac Brazenly Eyeshadow

I picked this new eyeshadow from Mac’s nudes and metallics collection that launched with the baking beauties, extra dimension collections. Mac just puts way too much stuff out at once and it drives me nuts!!  And I wasn’t exactly impressed with Baking Beauties or Extra Dimension. Anyhow, I went to the Baking Beauties pre launch party a week ago and I wanted a couple other shades from the nudes collection but they sold out before I could checkout and then I was over it when it launched last Thursday.

Did you pick up anything from any of these launches?

A couple of pictures from the party.

Check put my instagram and Facebook pages for more cool photos of the event:

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Mac Baking Beauties Pre Launch Party

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Super Classy- Like only Mac knows how! Cheers!

But I did get my hands on this eyeshadow shade, Brazenly, which is a beautiful, vibrant plum shade. I immediately fell in love with this. There’s some sheen, not a lot of glitter which I like in my shadows. The Nudes and Metallics stuff was quite nice, some were dupable(I forgot the names but Coppering and Cranberry were easy dupes for 2 shadow shades).

In this look I paired Brazenly eyeshadow with Coppering and I really liked how it came together. On my cheeks I broke out my Mac Amazon Princess. I forgot how much I love that blush!

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Mac Brazenly with Mac Coppering Eyeshadow

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It was a easy look I did for another MAC pro event featuring work from celebrity makeup artist Val Garland.
Here are some pictures. Check out my instagram and facebook pages to see more pictures. It was a beautiful, creative, and inspiring installation of work!

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Ciao for now!

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Installation of Makeup artist Val Garland

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Simple yet Bold and Eye catching

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The Color of 2013 is…

Pantone emerald 2013

Pantone Universe has hailed Emerald the color of 2013 and I think that’s a excellent choice because it looks pretty on everyone! Emerald is so lovely and vibrant. Whenever I see this shade I instantly think of life and nature. Although green is technically a cool color there isn’t just one green, or emerald, shade so it’s easy to find your perfect shade of green. When worn anywhere from head to toe, emerald will add a nice addition of color to any look. So play around and find your unique style and color combo!

Here are some random photos that caught my eye I found online and looking at online catalogs just to give a few ideas on how to wear this beautiful color.

What kinds of Emeralds are you wearing this season?

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This beautiful dress is exactly what you need for a night out with the girls or for a hot date!

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Choose one of these for a vibrant spring look and add some color to your home

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What better way to add glamour to any look than with these beautiful drop earrings?

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Glam up any casual look with these lovely green peep toes.

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Emerald is a big hit with celebs, even with the beautiful First Lady!

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MUFE Aqua Cream 22; Pure color palette Emerald Oasis; Mac Steamy e/s; Butter London British Racing Green; UD liner Graffiti; Nails Inc. Nail Jewelry

And of course I HAD to throw in some makeup! This is a makeup blog after all 🙂

 Below are a couple of past looks I have done using green.

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Angelina Jolie as Maleficent

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In my daily search on IMDB of what’s to come in the movie-sphere I came across this picture. Oh Yes, the lovely Angelina Jolie is playing the bad ass Maleficent from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Angelina Jolie gets a lot of shit because of the whole Jennifer Aniston stuff and people think she’s phony but I think she’s great. I met her once when I was working in Post Production and she was super nice. She wasn’t stuck up, crabby or a diva. And that really made me love her more. I hate STUCK UP divas!But I digress.

I love Angelina and Maleficent is hands down my favorite Disney Villain so this sparked my interest in a major way. She’s so bad ass and just evil! I mean you’d have to be to put a curse and want to kill a baby, right? SO I was excited to see and hear this news. And this picture is amazing! She’s beautiful. I can’t wait to see more looks of the makeup! The movie is like an origins story, told from her perspective, showing her transformation to the Maleficent we love to hate. The movie is scheduled to be released in 2014, so we have to have a while to see what they come up with. I hope it’s good!

What do you think about this? Who’s your favorite villain?

Season of the Prom

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Prom season is here again and with it comes giddy teenagers, pretty dresses, fashonable shoes and fabulous hair and makeup!  Prom is one of the most important days for some teenagers.  A day of pampering is a girl’s ideal day no matter what age they are.   Teens spend the day getting their nails, hair and makeup done to make themselves look more beautiful than they are thus making them feel better about themselves. Whether going with a date or going with friends, prom is sure to be a fun, exciting night and quite possibly the start to many late nights of partying and dancing with friends. It’s the teens beginning of independence.

A teen’s makeup is what brings their look together.  They have this beautiful dress with cute shoes, hair is looking sharp and now the makeup must be flawless to make everything blend together. A few tips (and pictures I found doing a google search) for great makeup on prom night:

1.) Don’t wear too much! You ideally want to look pretty and glamorous but not overly made up. Pick a feature you want to play up and stick with that. Bold eyes is fine but be sure to keep the lips simple and neutral or vice versa.

2.) Neutral eye makeup is usually safe and works for everyone and goes with almost every dress. Brown, beige, gold, peach tones, white gold are all excellent choices for the eyes and easy to add a color to. Not everyone likes to wear colorful eyeshadow but one can add a colored eye liner to amp up the look a bit and bring out your eyes. The colored liner could match the detail in the dress to bring it all together.

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Use a white or a bone( for darker skin) colored eyeliner to open small set eyes.

 

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Neutral eyes with heavy eye liner

Neutral eyes with colored eyeliner

3.) Smokey eyes works great for any occasion. The brilliance of a Smokey eye is one can go as subtle or as dramatic as they’d like. It doesn’t always need to be dramatic. There are tons of palettes, with instructions, available (high end and drug store brands) that makes Smokey eyes easy to accomplish. Add a wash of black, or even a bronze eyeshadow over a base (eye primer or a blended out black eye kohl) blend the color out with a neutral eyeshadow that matches your skintone and add a highlight. Add eyeliner to the top and bottom lash lines, set with a dark shadow and add mascara. To add more drama, add some black eyeshadow to the crease and blend it out so there are no harsh lines.

 

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Dark smokey eyes with lots of liner and mascara

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Very Natural, No Makeup makeup look with a slight smokey eye. Not overly made up but still pretty

4.) Not too sure about wearing eye makeup? Apply eyeliner to the top lashes and outer bottom lash lines for small eyes or rim the entire eye for bigger eye shapes and lots of mascara to fake it. And add some color to your lips if you desire.

 

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5.) Get a flawless face with a foundation that gives the type of coverage you need; tinted moisturizer or a sheer cover foundation if you just need to even out the skin tone, medium to full coverage if you need to hide acne and/or acne scars. Don’t forget to powder.

6.) Prime to make it last. You will probably be out late, prom and after party, so prime your face and eyes before applying foundation and eyeshadow then the lips with a matching lipliner to ensure your look lasts all night. A makeup setting spray also helps.

Did you go to your high school prom? If so, what kind of dress did you wear and how did you wear your makeup?
If not, do you regret not going?

Pictures from the Raw:Natural Born Artist Event

 

Last night I went to the Raw event in Hollywood at the Key Club to support those in the industry and also to meet people and promote myself as a makeup artist. Raw is an independent organization that promotes up and coming artists, photographers, film makers and hair and makeup artists. It’s sponsored by the community and it’s really great exposure to sell yourself in whatever type of art you do. I had the opportunity and pleasure to see some raw talent in makeup, hair, fashion photography, and art. I met some really wonderful people and hopefully made some connections to work with some amazing people. I love being around people who help each other instead of looking at each other as competition or rivals. There was an art gallery where you can check out and buy some works in photography, painting, and drawing. The atmosphere was really inspiring, welcoming and really energetic. I loved being there and I would love to go to another Raw Event in the future.

Later in the night there was a fashion, hair and makeup show which I really enjoyed. I wish I had got more photos of the show but the lighting wouldn’t allow my camera phone to do so. There was some amazing hair and makeup jobs and fashion. I really had a great time and I realized that an artist’s craft is always developing. I have a lot of practicing to do so I’m getting to it.

Here are some up close shots I got before the show started.

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Here are some photos of the show, some I could get anyhow.

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Makeup Show LA Preview!

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SOOOO, I finally have some time to do some writing! What a busy, fabulous weekend! Friday night was spent working on the play production of Once on this Island and Saturday with St. Patty’s Day and the Makeup Show LA!

Makeup Show was a fabulous show, well organized, great speakers and seminars and just so much fun! For those who don’t know, the Makeup Show is a makeup convention where makeup brands sell their products for as little as 30% off to as much as 60% off their prices. Vendors included Makeup Forever, Inglot, Kevyn Aucion, Smashbox, Naimes, Nigel’s, OCC, Alcone and so many more. It’s a great way to network, learn what’s new in the beauty-shere and of course buy products for your profession or your obsession. I bought a lot of good products (Inglot was my favorite spot), some stuff for my makeup kit and stuff I wanted to try out for my personal stash. I didn’t really take as many pictures as I would have liked but I was too busy buying stuff 🙂 I didn’t get to see a lot of the panels I wanted to see and I didn’t take advantage of the Professional Resource area like I wanted to, so I’m a bit bummed. I was just so overwhelmed. Next year for sure I’ll have a much better game plan.

I liked the Makeup Show so much better than IMATS because Makeup Show is Pro (and students) only and yes they definitely ask for proof.  IMATS is open to everyone and it’s just ridiculously and uncomfortably crowded. Every year brings more people. IMATS is bigger and has more vendors like MAC, Sugar Pill and NYX to name a few but honestly for me they were not missed because there was so much more to choose from. Makeup Show was a lot more intimate, I didn’t have to stand in line for hours to get my stuff, I could actually move around and I got to see a few seminars. Every vendor at the Makeup Show is at IMATS so yeah, big thumbs up for the Makeup Show LA. I might actually pass on IMATS this year…maybe 😉

So here are a few pictures from the show I’d like to share. Product Reviews are definitely coming soon (whenever I find the time to test products and write) and a more detailed look at my stuff. I’m just so tired and want to relax right now with St. Patty’s day last night….yeah just know it was a good night. AND I had class this morning so I’m exhausted! Hope you enjoy!

Amazing body painting!

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I saw this body painting picture on Facebook, posted by a fan page I liked. I think this photo is so amazing I had to share! The colors so are beautiful and they just blend so well and compliment each other. The detail in the painting superb. I’m sure the model can walk down the street just fine in this. I might have to take a body painting course. This looks too cool.

sports body painting by Genevieve Jinny Houle

The page is sport body painting by Genevieve Jimmy Houle. I hope she posts more body painting work!