Save or Splurge: MAC Pro Longwear VS LA Girls Pro Conceal

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A while back I had posted this same image on Instagram and sooo many of you asked me which one was better.  You already know I like to use products thoroughly on myself and clients before giving my full opinion.  Well now here is the answer to the burning question which is better MAC Pro Longwear Concealer or LA Girls Pro Conceal…whew this was a hard one and still a bit of an unanswered question, but take a look at the video and let me know what you think.

$7 Brush Set & More!!

Hey beauties!!  Now you know I’m all about two things….finding a bargain and shopping via internet.  So when the two meet seamlessly you have one happy girl on your hands.  Recently while trolling thru my Amazon.com app these synthetic brush sets kept coming up under my recommended items.  Now any other time I would have just ignored it but these brushes really caught my eye and they were only $7.50 so if they did end up being garbage no harm no foul.

Well they came and I am absolutely in love with them, the quality is great, they come 10 in a set and after trying them on clients and myself they are definitely a new staple in my kit.  Check out the video below and also get a load of my new ‘brush cleaning mitt’, also a Amazon.com find.  I swear I can’t get enough of it…until next time my loves!

Temptu Gives Fierce Sporty Looks for Athleta SS15

With New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 in full swing you know it is my duty to give you all the backstage beauty details!!  To start things off Temptu’s key makeup artist Talia Shobrook showed that you can be sporty and sexy at the same time.  We LOVED this look with fresh clean skin and a pops of color on the eye and lip.  With this look you are sure to turn heads for all the right reasons.  Check out the details below on how to get the look and also check out Temptu on Instagram for even more behind the scenes.  I already have some items that MUST go in my pro kit!!

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CONCEPT

For the Crush of Adrenaline presentation, Athleta channeled the strong, sporty woman with a high fashion edge. Key makeup artist, Talia Shobrook, chose a palette of feminine yet powerful colors to showcase the edgy performance. “The look was a strong woman – someone who isn’t scared to show too much skin”, Talia explained. “For me, it’s a new thing – I’m calling it ‘Flawless Fun’. Fitness is such a huge part of our lives today, and flawless, healthy looking skin is always the look I strive for. Even with a bold pop of color, the focus is always on a flawless complexion that exudes health”.

 

HOW TO GET THE LOOK

RUNWAY PREP:  Apply Base & Matte Primer to the surface of the skin blending outward.

SET THE STAGE: Apply AIRpod Foundation in your perfect shade. Talia used two light layers to achieve the flawless complexion with a vibrant, dewy finish. 

BRIGHTEN AND HIGHLIGHT: Using AIRpod Highlighter in Champagne, apply in a circular motion around the “C” contour of the eye area, sweeping up the hairline towards the temple.  Also apply to the inner corner of the eye for a pop of brightness.

BRIGHTEN WITH BLUSH: Apply AIRpod Blush in Soft Peach to the apples of the cheeks in sweeping circular motion towards the hairline.

POUT PERFECTOR: Using AIRpod Blush in Clementine, apply to the lips for an impactful pop of color.

RUNWAY READY: To finish the look, apply a sheer dusting of Invisible Difference Power in Shade One to the surface of the skin. 

PRO TIP: Talia used S/B Hi-Def in Yellow and Blue on alternating models for a winged cat-eye look that was both bold with just the right amount of playfulness.

 

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To purchase any of the products above, please visit www.temptu.com

The Simpson’s 25th Anniversary Collection

Who else is excited for the newest collection from MAC Cosmetics featuring THE SIMPSONS!!!!  For their 25th Anniversary MAC is rolling out the yellow carpet with this newest collection which includes four new lip glosses with names like Nacho Cheese Explosion and nail decals.  I rarely get excited over these collections anymore but this is one that I will be front and center in line to add to my growing Simpsons addiction.

The collection will be available in stores and at maccosmetics.com September 4

 

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New Work: Male Grooming

Hey my loves I know I have been off the grid for a while but that’s because things have been crazy busy on my end….but that’s good right?  But I am trying to get my schedule together so I can give you more of what you want, blog posts, video reviews and of course more of my product rants & raves.

During all this madness I have managed to do some great portfolio updates and work with some amazing and creative people.  Here is my latest shoot with Karima Renee of Skinny Minority and photographer Jasmine Alston, this inspired by James Dean and the era of the bad boys that we love.  I have been dying to add some men’s grooming to my portfolio for a very long time and these images look amazing.  Check it out and as always stay Beautiful!!

 

Photographer: Jasmine Alston
Styling: Karima Renee for Skinny Minority
Men’s Grooming: B Wilson for B Wilson Beauty
Model: John

 

Men's Grooming, Philadelphia Makeup Artist, New York Makeup Artist

Men's Grooming, New York Makeup Artist

Philadelphia Makeup Artist, New York Makeup Artist, Men's Grooming