Monday, May 18, 2009

The Makeup Show NYC 2009

Hey All!!!

So I went to the Makeup Show NYC yesterday and had an AWESOME TIME!!! I received many helpful tips, learned more about the makeup union (didn't know one existed), enjoyed the workshops and of course the discounts!

Eve Pearl ( Makeup Artist to the stars) gave a presentation, Adesign brushes gave a demonstration and others. I even have some interest in airbrushing after watching Luminess Air give their demonstration. It is a cool and quick way of doing many looks.

Okay so on to the things I bought.

First I stopped by the Yaby counter and picked up two empty "freestyle" magnetic palettes.

Next I travelled down the yellow brick road to the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Counter. I really wanted the lip tars, but they only had the yellow, green, blue, and black ones left. I wanted clear, but that didn't happen! So I bought three loose pigments. One is like a rust color called Copperwire, one is a goldish shimmer called Auric, and one is a silverish called Iced.

Swatches of the colors. The gold one is done twice because I got red in it by accident. Oh. I used Urban Decay Primer Potion as the base.

I just kept on going and I stopped at the coveted, wish you had a store in my neighborhood, Crown Brush!!!! I bought a couple of Italian Badger Brushes, lots of liner brushes, disposable mascara wands, and lip applicators, a brush cleaner (because I want to see how it works) and the highly reviewed 88 eyeshadow palette. In a later blog, I will list the brush numbers.

Then I stopped my Makeup Forever's counter and bought 92, and 99. I have been DYING for a red eyeshadow but didn't want to pay the 18 dollars for it. But I did get both for $16 including tax...yes TAX! but hey, it's still less than the 18 per shadow.

These two are in my Yaby Magnetic palette shown above.

Finally I stopped by the Graftobian counter. I've heard great things about this company. I bought the cream foundation palette in Warm, the Dual Finish Powder in Warm, their Oxiderm moisturizer, and the Color Corrector Palette.

I thought that was finally but wait, I also stopped at the Parian Spirit counter for their environment friendly brush cleaner that dries fast and is SOOOOO AMAZING!!!

And finally for real, I stopped by the Aurelia Beauty Counter and purchased their 10 Cream Blush Palette, an empty Magnetic Palette, a mixing plate (they ran out of spatulas) and 3 other blushes. They are so creamy, pigmented and nice!

This concludes my purchase list from the Makeup Show 2009 NYC! Can't wait for next year!!! For now I think I'm set! The only thing I went looking for but could not find was black gel eyeliner because everyone was sold out! But that's okay. For now I will just get the Loreal HIP Gel liner. I like those alot!

Other Photos from the Show

Makeup Forever's Body Painting

Cosmix School of Artistry Full Body Airbrush

And this one I didn't get to watch the whole thing or see the finished product, but this so far is awesome!

Til next time,


Thursday, May 14, 2009

I'm still waiting...

So on May 2nd, I was so stoked about ordering from NYX and for the first time. Besides the fact that I am trying to get products to practice with and there was this HUGE FANTASTIC SALE!!! So here it is...May 14th and I'm still waiting for my items! I spent about 100 bucks or so in total and am still waiting. AND I paid for shipping! But I am not going to knock these sites because people love them, and I haven't received my items yet, but I am assured they are on their way. I can't wait! I want to check out all these products and possibly do a review. I've heard rave reviews about NYX cosmetics and want to try their products. So until then, I will let you know the updates.

Oh and by the way, I am counting down til the Makeup Show NYC!

Still thinking of a hot tagline.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hello All. This is my very first Blog post and I'm super duper excited!!! (Clapping hands and bouncing in my seat!). First I want to say, thank you all for taking the time out to read this. It's pretty awesome that you chose to do that!

Okay, so to the blog.

I am going to the Makeup Show New York on the May 17th. Yes it's for two days, but I have to work on that Monday, as I am a school teacher. But anyway, my birthday is on the 16th so what an awesome way to celebrate. I told my husband to tell anyone that asks, to get me a giftcard to Mac or Sephora. Anyway, ( I do get sidetracked alot, but the purpose of a blog is to act like you are talking to someone, so I won't delete the side conversations, as they can become pretty funny!) I'm a soooo stoked about going. This will be my first one! I am an aspiring Makeup Artist and need to build my collection. I have a couple of jobs here and there, but my collection is NOWHERE NEAR where it needs to be. This will be the perfect opportunity to start as well as get some more fantastic tips from other gurus and professionals in the industry.

So for now, I am just counting down the days til I go and will definitely post pics from the event! Hope to see some of you there.

BTW, I want to give a special thanks to makeupbyrenren who has awesome tutorials and blogs and I have learned so much from just watching her. Also, I want to thank QueenofBlendingmua (Lauren) from youtube, who is soooo fantastic! And last but not least, Jhenelledena from youtube who got me started on learning other tips and tricks about makeup.

One day I will become a guru and offer tutorials and pics and all that good stuff. For now, I will just keep working.

Any tips, tricks and comments are greatly welcomed!

Still thinking of a cool sign off tag.