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,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!
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!
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!
PRO:VITAMIN C10 is used to reduce hyper-pigmentation. Fights wrinkles and age spots.
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?
(@MAKEUPFOREVERUS) Pro Finish Multi-use powder foundation.
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!
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
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.
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 post....here's a little glimpse into my world.....
mamabird is tired.......
Night Night kiddies