Friday, February 28, 2014

Road to the Oscar's

It's a big big week here at InURfaceMakeup ! 
With the Makeup Show LA tomorrow, and The Oscar's and The Vanity Fair Party on Sunday yours truly is running around like the proverbial headless chicken!

 I was happy to host my good friend Stephanie of for the week leading up to the shows.
It was a whirlwind of makeup & stardust & glitter as far as the eye could see!

 Today I was fortunate to meet Jackie from Temptu who supplied me with the Air Pod system, which I L O V E! 
I am very excited to use this on my Vanity Fair clients and tell you all about it.

But, at the moment, I'm going to pause so that I can hear every word, from the great James Vincent! 

Stay tuned for so much more!!!!


Friday, November 29, 2013

Price Check new Look

here's another trailer for Price Check that I haven't seen before.

Dept Head Hair & Makeup =Dyana Aives

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Which Makeup Case Is For You ?

Okay, okay, okay.....i promise to blog more, and not get so caught up in work and getting work. So instead of big long winded (ehem, that's my middle name) posts, from now on you're getting more stream of consciousness blurbs and random thoughts.
Like this one-

I was on one of my Facebook group pages and responded to this post when halfway thru I realized, "this is such a common question I should do a blog post about it" So thanks to Misty Deupree for the inspiration

Misty DeupreeWhat is a good makeup (traveling) case that has a lot of compartments and space? And affordable
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Okay I'm kind of a makeup case hoarder, they're like shoes to me, I can never get enough and love all of them in my own way!
Having said that,  

Kett makes an EXCELLENT one, this is actually my number one favorite ! 
 I get one every 2 years because the cobblestones on NYC streets literally pop the wheels off if you're working a lot. Now I know that doesn't sound promising but trust me when i say that I was BRUTAL on my case!
The reason I love it ? The price & functionality. 
It's retails for $120 ($100 at the shows) 
It has a ton of compartments, and the way they are tucked into each other makes this case super compact ( i can fit everything that i would normally fit in a suitcase into this tiny Kett Case!) here's the link: 
My one and only complaint would be that it needs different wheels, (in my case all terrain wheels,) but if you are lucky enough to drive a car to set, (and not hoof this all over the NYC subway system,) and the most action the wheels will see is strolling down a hallway .....this case will last your forever!

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Kett Cosmetics did not pay me for an endorsement or furnish any free cases for review..........

ehem........but if you're listening Kett? I love your products and am more than willing to be seduced by some free schwag! 

stay tuned for the next case on my list!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

makes me want to kiss the sky !

It makes my job so rewarding when I can reach my clients in such a way that they will take the time to write me a letter of recommendation.
 It makes me positively giddy to know that I have 34 of these letters (22 for makeup & 11 for makeup and hair and 5 more for makeup instructor!)

 So a big Achievement for me and a big Thank You !-  To all the Producers,
Directors, Agents, Photographers, Models, Actors, (MY AMAZING STUDENTS!)  and fellow creatives for all your wonderful feedback, it's nice to know that I've touched your life as much as you've touched mine.
Thank You

see these gorgeous recommendations here!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Makeup Show - wrapping up part two

 I've been going to The Makeup Show NY since day one, and every year after, so it was strange seeing it in my new home, LA. To help make this an unforgettable event, one of my besties & fellow beauty blogger, Stephanie (@newbeautyreview) flew in from Arizona, and we were special guests of one of the artists I look up to most, makeup legend Sharon Gault, known to most of us simply as MamaMakeup(@Mama_Mu_Sharon).

Every show that Steph & I have ever gone to together, (and I think that's almost all of them), has been legendary, this was no exception.

with David from OCC @occmakeup

with (@JeffreeStar) &
Doe Deere  creative goddess behind LimeCrime @limecrime

Lemme throw some pictures at you, just so you see what this amazing little circus is really is like, at a show!
Sheila McKenna for Kett Cosmetics


my personal "Anthony Robbins" & guru Crystal Wright  @Crystal_Wright

with Lauren (@QueenofBlending)

 The cast of characters was amazing, and I got to reconnect and network with so many talented people in the industry.

The one & only Sharon Gault (@Mama_Mu_Sharon) for RCMA

Some honorable mentions, a special thank you to the ladies at Skyn Demure(@SKYNDEMURE) for supplying an array of gorgeous temporary tattoos, that were unbelievable ! This is what they used for bait.....

 the tattoos last much longer and are more detailed than any temporary's I've used before. Check out the other styles at:

A big thank you to Parian Spirit for gifting me mini brush cleaner & super convenient brush cleaner wipes.  My favorite brush cleaner in portable wipes !

 And last but not least Tricia at Alcone who I'm not ashamed to admit,  I've missed since I moved to the West Coast. Not that Naime's & Nigel's aren't amazing, but I've pretty much memorized the entire Alcone catalog! Now I can put all that knowledge to good use with the Alcone at Home program which is way for pro artist to sell the products that they know & believe in, at Home Makeup Parties.

with the Man, the Myth, the Legend.....(@MrbillyB)

j'adore James Vincent!  @JVincentmakeup

All in all I had one of the most memorable shows ever thanks to Sharon & Stephanie, and everyone new that I've met, as well as all my old friends that came out to the Makeup Show.

See you next year!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The long awaited post about THE MAKEUP SHOW !

I know, I know,..... it's been forever since my last post, and I could make excuses and say " a cross country move, a breakup, another move, (not necessarily in that order)...sometimes life gets in the way".....
but truth be told, I got sooooo much loot at the makeup show that I wanted to be able to actually use it, and not just on myself, but on my clients, so that when I spoke to you about it, I'd actually have something to say.

So without further adieu, I give you ..... The Makeup Show LA Bloggger Bag

There was so much in this "goodie bag" that I almost don't know where to start.
 I have a few favorites that I could go on and on about so I'll leave those for last. I will say this, there are some things that I selfishly will keep in my own makeup bag that my pro-kit will never know about!!!

***to purchase all these products, just click on the underlined links below***

First up Model in a Bottle,@ModelinaBottle
One of my friend Stephanie's, (@newbeautyreview)personal favs, was generous enough to give us a Lash Builder & Eye Makeup Remover.  This promises to grow my lashes, and if you remember my last post about my stubby little lashes, you'll know how excited I am about that! The Gentle Eye Makeup Remover is wonderful because it doesn't leave behind any residue at all, and you can apply shadow immediately after. LOVE!

Then Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics,@occmakeup
gave us one of their fabulous Lip Tar in Power Plant, a wild green color that reminded me that Pantone says green is this years color. Truth be told I have no idea what I am going to do with it yet, but if it's one thing I love about OCC it's that their makeup breaks rules so nobody says I can't use it in a wicked editorial shoot. 

Next, OFRA Makeup Fixer. @OFRACosmetics .
This is amazing at holding makeup in place, just a light mist and it's sealed even under extreme conditions. Umm...Hello all you June Brides, you're going to need this!

Crown Brushes@CrownBrush, one of my long time favorites, and best kept secrets for good quality brushes at affordable prices (why doesn't anyone tell this to you when you're just starting out and saving all your money for giant brush sets?) Listen up newbies, this is where you want to get them!  Crown threw in some puffs, some sponges, a black eyeliner and a brush. Now I know that
I have more brushes than I can count, but in my goodie bag was my new favorite a crease blending brush, that I'm keeping all to myself! 

Jouer Cosmetics@JouerCosmetics gave us a sampling of their Moisture Tints, which are perfect size to throw in my purse for when i want a little touch of color but not the look of foundation on a hot summer day, and a full size Essential Lip Enhancer.


Bdellium tools@bdelliumtools
supplied us with an awesome #959s Powder Blending Brush that's going right in my brush roll!

Monda Studio gave a pack 0f 24  Eye Makeup Corrector Swabs . If you've never used these before, they are genius , q-tips filled with makeup remover, when you see a smudge, you snap the end, the liquid goes to the tip and viola, problem solved, no muss no fuss.


T3, was generous to throw in a $25 T3 Paddle Brush  which is great at smoothing the hair into updos!

Embryolisse (@EmbryolisseUSA) the company that every makeup artist is buzzing about, gave two really cool great skin treatments, that come in a disc, to pop out an ampule in just the right amount.
PRO:VITAMIN C10 is used to reduce hyper-pigmentation. Fights wrinkles and age spots.
PRO:VITAMIN A15 (Retinol at 0.15%) is used for refining pores, smoothing lines, aging, and also reduces skin inflammations. Embryolisse Vitivia

Senna Cosmetics (@SennaCosmetics) gave not one but three, Totally Transforming Eyeshadow Primers, in light, medium & dark.  These are perfect for holding shadow on all day like a magnet and also stops it from creasing.

Cult Nails,(@CultNails) a new company on the scene threw in a Cult Nails Devious Nature.
cruelty free nail lacquer, in Devious Nature, the perfect blend of purple and pink.  

One of my standouts is Ellis Faas,(@ELLISFAAS). a makeup artist from Amsterdam who literally was a one woman show. A photographer, model, & makeup artist before launching her brand in 2009. When I first saw this odd shaped "bullet" and the holder which looks like the cylinder of a gun, with chambers to hold them, I thought that was what would make it so distinctive, I was wrong. Her brand is based on "human colors", the colors that exist naturally in our bodies so they will complement all skin tones. The Creamy Lips 101 Lipstick in Blood Red is the most amazing Red I've ever worn, (sorry Russian Red)  it's pigment is beyond compare and I can only assume it has something to do with their concept to use the tones and hues that already exist in each of us.

Another little sample pack came from Youngblood Cosmetics (@ybcosmetics) the illuminating Eye Impact Recovery Eye Cream, the Mineral Primer, which creates a smooth even surface for your makeup, &  COY lipgloss which as you can see from the picture, I've claimed for myself.

My new go-to eye pencil for smokey eyes comes from Gorgeous Cosmetics (@tweetGorgeous). A gorgeous gel liner that sets to become smudgeproof and waterproof !!!
Carbon Black iINK Liquid Eye Pencil.

 From my all time favorite artist Kevyn Aucoin Beauty (@kevyn_aucoin) The Liquid Patent Lip in Infernelle (Burgundy).
a super shiny patent leather look !

I knew right away that I would love this S/B Concealer Wheel from  TEMPTU (@TEMPTU), it's got basically every color I need at my fingertips. I found out the other day that the dark color looks really great when trying to cover up the puffy bags under my eyes when I don't get enough sleep. who knew?


The product that I will never be the same without again is MAKE UP FOR EVER 
You can use it wet or dry allowing you to fully customize your finish and coverage level.All I can say is my skin looks f-l-a-w-l-e-s-s with this on. I mean, there's a time for natural and then there's a time for flawless honey! Nuff said!

Last but absolutely positively not least, is Anastasia Beverly Hills@anastasiasoare. This kit came with not only Clear Brow Gel, a Matte Highlighter, Covet Waterproof Eyeliner but also 6 shades of Anastasia’s signature Brow Powder Duos, Cream Brow Wax, and Concealer in the
 Brow Pro Palette
Shades Include:
Golden Blonde
Medium Brown
Dark Brown

I'm sure I speak for all the "gingers" out there (natural or otherwise) when I say it's nearly impossible to find a shade to match red or auburn hair, and now I have one. Strawburn is perfect for golden red tones.
 I have no idea how I've survived so long without this palette but thankfully I wont ever need to!
This is going to be the staple in my kit!

Well that's the loot that I got in my goodie bag, there's much more to write about, I still have to tell you about the products that I bought & the whole TMS experience, but you'll just have to wait for the sequel....

And just in case you are wondering why it takes so long for such a simple blog's a little glimpse into my world.....

mamabird is tired.......

                                          Night Night kiddies