Sunday, April 28, 2013

2013 Spring Trend - Pink and Gold

Hey Luvs,

I decided to play with some of my new makeup and came up with this today.








GET THE LOOK


FACE

Iman BB Creme in Earth Medium
Eve Pearl Dual Salmon Concealer in Dark/Deep
Iman Liquid Radiance Liquid Makeup in Earth 1 and Earth 2
Iman Oil-Blotting Pressed Powder in Deep
Contour - Mary Kay Bronzing Powder
Highlight - Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Ticket to Brazil
Blush - Mac Dollymix


EYES

Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Naked Cosmetics Pigment in Sierra Nevada 2 (inner 1/2 of lid and lower lash line)
Naked Cosmetics Pigment in Shock Effect 4 (1/2 of outer lid and lower lash line)
MAC Saddle eye shadow (brow bone)
MAC Ricepaper eye shadow (brow bone highlight)
Mary Kay Eyeliner in Amethyst (lower water line)
NY Colors Liquid Eyeliner in Black (upper lash line)
Eyelashes - Ardell #110 
*lashes applied with Fantabulash Eyelash Tape Adhesive - review coming soon*
Mascara - Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion in Very Black


LIPS

Mary Kay Lip Liner in Dark Berry (used to line lips)
NYX Lip Liner in Jewel (used to fill in lips)
Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in Nouveau Pink
MAC lip liner in Love Child


Look Good.. Feel Good
 
Monie


Product Review - Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove

So.. how many of you have spent over an hour cleaning your brushes and end up with "prune" hands?

Sigma has come up with a solution.. The Spa Brush Cleaning Glove.


Here's the run-down...

Price - $39.00

Available in 4 colors - Aqua ... Black ... Pink ... Purple

Dual Sided for cleaning face and eye brushes.





Includes the microfiber glove insert that makes using the glove comfortable.



Directions:

1. WASH - add brush cleanser to the wash section in the center of the glove and swirl brush to clean.

2. RINSE - place brush under running water and sweep brush back and forth in the rinse section at the top      of the glove.

3. REFINE -  swirl brush in the refine section on the bottom and thumb part of the glove.

4. RINSE - place brush under running water and and sweep back and forth for a final rinse.

5. SHAPE -  squeeze bristles in the refine section between the thumb and index finger to remove excess water and reshape.


PROS:

* Comfortable to wear

* Keeps hands dry

* Get brushes super clean

* Ability to wash several eye brushes at one time

* Cuts down brush cleaning time.


CONS:

The SHAPE section.

It could be that I just have large hands but I found it difficult to squeeze the water from the bristles with the glove on with the microfiber insert. I ended up taking the glove off and using my bare hand to reshape the brush bristles or removing the microfiber insert.


PRODUCT SURPRISE:

I'm right handed so I had the glove on my left hand palm up to wash my face brushes. When I was ready to wash my eye brushes, I didn't think the REFINE section would be sturdy enough to use since my thumb was not in the section. I was pleasantly surprised that it was!


BUY or BYE:

This is a BUY!!
My brush cleaning time was significantly cut down.
My hands didn't end up looking like prunes.
The price is reasonable. Considering how much quality brushes cost, you want something that will make caring for them easier and make your brushes last longer.

To purchase your Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove -  http://www.sigmabeauty.com/?Click=421


* The Spa Brush Cleaning Glove pictured was purchased. I was not given the product for this review, nor was I paid to do so *

Saturday, April 13, 2013

IMATS NY 2013



Hey Luvs,

I realize it's been exactly one year since I last posted, but I'M BACK!!! What better way to return to the blogosphere then to start where we left off. ... IMATS NY.. so here we go!!!!!


Since my cousin Jo-Jo likes the Syfy Channel's "FACE OFF", I though he would enjoy the day so I brought him along this year.



Wolfe Face Art 

Wolfe Face offers face painting/body art products and had a few artists doing complimentary face painting. Since Jo-Jo didn't want to be at IMATS with a "naked" face he decided to sit in the chair.





Battle of the Brushes - Student Competition



Sunday was the character/prosthetic competition with the theme of OZ. Students have 3 hours to complete their character before judging.


Makeup Museum

This exhibit features the work of makeup artists from movies and television. 

Saturday Night Live character wigs worn by Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg






Live character sculpting...


Dream Out Loud...

Bust of President Abraham Lincoln by MUA Kazuhiro Tsuji was unveiled after the debut of the short documentary Dream Out Loud.



Fantabulash - Eyelash Adhesive Tape



Created by Gina Walker (shown above) after she developed Alopecia and an allergic reaction to eyelash glue. Review coming soon.


Student Competition Final Results








To end the day I just couldn't resist the hot guys from Stila.



Another incredible IMATS. I left inspired and motivated to dedicate more of myself to the industry that I love.

Here's a peek at what I purchased and will be reviewing and creating looks with soon.






 Until next time...


Look Good... Feel Good,


Monie