Showing posts with label makeup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label makeup. Show all posts

Friday, August 8, 2014

Goodnight Sweetheart Well it's Time to Go....Doh doh dee oh Doh....

My dearest followers, readers, pop in and outers...


I get that most of you did not watch Sha-Na-Na but if you Google or Bing it you'll know how I'm singing this to you all :)

I just wanted to share with you all that GlowingFaces has moved. We got a new name and a new nook to post my blogs!!

Please join me on CristinaRiveraBeauty.wordpress.com !! I'd love to have you and tell a friend :)

CristinaRiveraBeauty.wordpress.com
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Colgate Wisp


 
As MUA’s, Hairstylists, Fashion Stylists, Designers etc.. We’re often running from job to job. Since we all work in other people’s personal space it’s important to keep our own personal hygiene in check. One would think this is common sense but you’d be surprised how many people I’ve worked with who don’t take the people they’re working with into consideration.
You’ll want to make sure that you don’t have ring around the collar, dirty fingernails, body odor or bad breath. Don’t neglect yourself simply because you’re work work working all day long. Excuse yourself if you’re sweating and get to the rest room. Re-apply your deodorant and blot your face..
The best part of keeping yourself feeling fresh is this little doohicky that Colgate has come out with! It fits easily in any train case, personal little bag, glove compartment etc because it’s only 3.5 inches long. I know it's not brand new but it's definitely overlooked :)
It’s called the ‘Wisp’. The ‘Wisp’ is a single use, disposable toothbrush that you don’t need water to use!! Imagine, being in a cab on your way to meet a client and you can go ahead and freshen up right there!!! Iiiiiiiii know!! It’s got a soft brush on one end and a pick on the other. So you have two different ways of cleaning your teeth.
This little do-dad has breath freshening bead in it that come in peppermint, spearmint and something they call cinnamint.. 
You can get your Wisp at any drug store or grocery store in the US. It’s only about $2.39 for a two pack and about $7.99 for a 16 pack.
 
 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Nars 15X15 Just for you!!

Fresh from my email inbox right to your loyal eyes:) We ALL heart Nars and now we can all have a li'l bit of him...
A 15 x 15 piece to be exact!!




Lookie-loo what I've posted for you!!



NARS introduces 15X15, a unique project celebrating 15 years of iconic beauty by Fran├žois Nars. This initiative features 15 celebrity portraits each inspired by a NARS product shade and based on an iconic reference chosen by Fran├žois (who personally created the makeup looks and photographed every portrait). The portraits appear in the limited-edition book 15X15, now available on www.15X15project.com.

Visit www.15X15project.com to learn more about the project and to purchase the 15X15 book, portraits from the book, and images taken by the celebrities. Proceeds from this project will be distributed among the 15 charities chosen by the participating celebrities. The website will be live through December 12, 2009.

www.15X15project.com
NARS 15X15 Facebook Page

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bridal Beauty All Day Intensive



Who doesn't love a workshop?? Personally I LALALOOOVE them!! I mean how else are we as artists going to keep our skills up to par if we don't keep learning from other people?? I don't Font sizewant to be considered obsolete and I'm sure you don't either.

For this reason, I bring to your attention Rouge Make-up Studio's Bridal Beauty All Day Intensive Workshop:)

Here's info taken directly from the website for your benefit:

If you want to break into the bridal business or have been in the industry for a while and just need a little extra knowledge to take your bridal business to the next level, this is the workshop for you! Topics will include:
  • The essentials needed in order to work as a bridal artist
  • building a website
  • Where to Advertise
  • Creating a Look Book
  • Becoming a Certified Business
  • Building a Bridal makeup Kit
  • Proper etiquette for both trial and wedding day makeup applications
  • How to create a contract
  • Working with other vendors
  • To Airbrush or not to Airbrush?
  • Working with faux lashes
  • Important questions to ask the bride
  • Demonstration of Brow Grooming, Natural Fresh Bride, Glamorous Bride, Smokey Sexy Bride, and Lash Application
  • Hands on Time: You will practice what you have learned with another participant in the workshop with the guidance of your workshop presenter.
The Fee for this workshop is a mere $400 and will be held on Monday July 20th from 11-6. This does include a 45 minute lunch. All day workshops are limited to 10 people and half the workshop fee is required to save you space.

This is one heck of a deal for such an intense class. We can all use a little brushing up on our skills and it's not to bad to jot on your resume that you've trained at Rouge!!! Iiiiiiiiiii know!! THAT'S what I'm saying!!! LOL...

There will be many different classes being given at many different places and I will try to keep you all informed so that you can plan ahead and take the workshops that will work best for you. Besides, would you just look at how friggin cute their studio is?? It's glammed out like only Rouge can!!

Who knows... I might just bump into a few of you followers and subscribers at some of these classes:) Say hi if you recognize me!!

Click on the title of this post to be taken directly to their site and book your spot in this class:)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Makeup Artist Magazine


Makeup artistry is a trade. It's hard to believe that there are still people out there who either don't know this or just don't realize just how true it is. (you bettah recognize!!....LOL).

It's fairly obvious to me, however, who has a passion for what they do and who is just passing the time just getting by on minimal effort.

Those of us with passion also have a sense of urgency about us. We are always trying to learn new things, perfect our techniques and expend our knowledge base. We ALL know that if we don't keep up with the newest, latest tricks and trends, we will become obsolete.

As hard as it is in this economy to find well paying jobs, we just can't afford to be lazy. So we read Vogue, Allure, Marie Claire, W, Glamour, Harpars and Cosmo. We refer back to them for inspiration and ideas. We try to keep up with the latest trends, tricks and makeup.

We love our jobs , we love makeup, we're ready to do what we need to do to make it.. and make it BIG... but... have we? I know I have and continue to. Here's a tip....

The single most important magazine that seems to escape many makeup artists, strangely enough, is Makeup Artist Magazine. WHAT?!?! SERIOUSLY?!?

Iiiiiiiiiiiii know!

It just doesn't make sense to me AT ALL. So, I figured I'd let all of you makeup artists and aspiring makeup artists know that this magazine is NOT a suggestion. This magazine is a MUST HAVE. Don't you want to be up to date on all of the most important trade shows, product reviews and articles relevant to our trade?? Sure you do!! I can feel it in my bones.. you aaaaaalllllll do!!

What's more.. you should also check out their online store: www.store.makeupmag.com. You'll find books, magazines, DVD's, Tshirts, aprons etc..And who couldn't use more snazzy li'l do-dads that can help us look more professional?

Ooooooo and the message board!!! You guys NEED to visit and request to be a part of this message board!! It's like a 911 call for any and all makeup issues, topics and stories:) Funnily enough, Makeup Artist Magazine also has a site called Makeup411.. How funny is THAT?? To have makeup info at the tips of your fingers, all in one spot for you to take in and reap the benefits of. I like THAAAATTT!! Go to www.Makeup411.com and taadaaaaahh, there you go, instant glamour on the go:)

Michael Key, editor-in-chief/publisher of Makeup Artist Magazine, (shown here with me @ the Makeup Artist Mixer) has put together a great team of people who don't just do their jobs, they love their jobs too. When you love what you do... it shows:)











**You can thank Makeup Artist Magazine for the IMATS**thank you! thank you! thank you!