Monday, March 11, 2013

Those Little Dark Circles Don't Seem So Small When They're on your FACE!!

Ok we are not a football player! Well, I would think that most of us aren't anyway. And because of this, we would rather not have those pesky little circles under our eyes, am I right? Sure I am!
With that said, let me first start by saying that sleeping with your makeup on not only hurts me (it reallydoes kill me to learn that people do this), it hurts your cause!! Did you know that if you don't get all of that mascara and eyeliner off of those lids, over time they will actually STAIN your lids? UPPER AND LOWER PEOPLE!! Yeah, not pretty! (think that Seinfeld episode where they looked different in different light...from wow to ew)


So, in order to avoid this awkward situation, how bout we go ahead and get some eye makeup remover, a cotton ball and a Q-tip (yes, I'm that serious). Make sure you remove all of your makeup before you turn in for the night. Get in there with your Q-tip so that you can get every bit there is and not wake up with racoon eyes (not attractive) and avoid staining this thin sensitive skin around your pretty peepers!!

Next, you're going to want to moisturize on a regular basis. Yes REGULAR basis, as in morning and night. Find an eye cream that attends to the problem areas or problems you're tryin to avoid (ie..puffy, dark, lines etc) and dab dab dab! Your eyes will thank you for it!



Moving right along, did you know that certain colors are used to correct different problems? Yep, that dang color theory wheel you had to learn in high school art sure comes in handy for us MUA's!! Doncha wish you paid attention?? Well lucky for you, I'm here to give you some tips on how to use color (and not gobs of it for the love) to cover up your little imperfections until you've treated them away :)

If the problem you're having is bluish or purplish veins under your eyes and you've got light to medium skin tone you're really going to want to use a peach/salmon concealer dabbed every so lightly. With medium to dark skin you're going to want to reach out and pick up a yellow/salmon or orange concealer. These are to be used sparingly as you don't want to have that chalky built up look under those eyes.

For dark brown or deep red circles, with light or medium skin you would use yellow or a very light peachy color and for medium or dark skin, use a yellow (more golden than yellow) or salmon color.

One thing that i find not only brightens up the under eye and top of cheekbone area is a product called "Banana Powder". It is magic in a bottle! This yellow powder applied sparingly just under the eyes can bring a warm glow and brightness to the face giving the appearance of rest and energy. Ben Nye banana powder can be found at various stores and websites, just google or bing it!!


Now repeat after me..."I will not use a shade too light for my skin to cover up my dark circles, or dark spots." LOL...

Now off you go my fellow makeup junkies!! Remove, moisturize and dab your little hearts out!!




**photo credits: visibletime.ararcive.com, stevesgrl.hubpages.com, camera ready cosmetics**



Thursday, January 3, 2013

what would you like to read about?

Since I'd like to keep my readers up to date on the most updated info i also want to be sure I'm giving you information you would like to read more about!

So with that, i invite you to comment or send me messages letting me know what YOU would like.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Will that be cash or charge???

For those of you who havent yet heard, a new movement is here. Gone are the days when you work your fingers to the bone for customers only to have them hand you a check that later bounces.



Though i must give credit where credit is due, most of our clients understand the concept of instant gratification tit for tat. These clients come equip with cash at the ready. To these customers we owe a debt of gratitude to the others they owe us. Lol...



Thank goodness the beauty godesses have heard our plea and we can all breathe a sigh of releif as we all equip ourselves with... wait for it.... The Square!!!







Yup, this little do-dad is money in the bank...literally! Just link your bank account to your square, run their credit card and for 2.5% your money is yours!







For more details on this fantabulous little device simply go to



Now you can simply say "Will that be cash or charge?"

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Makeup Show NYC

So if you haven't been living under a rock, and even if you have, you all know that the most anticipated event in NYC for us Makeup Artists is THE MAKEUP SHOW.

Well this year Michael and James went ahead and outdid themselves....again!! Yep, if you hadn't guessed, these glossified geniuses have now brought you a CAREER FAIR!! No I'm NOT kidding!!

This year, on Monday May 14th from 4pm-6pm you can be recruited, screened and hired!!! This of course probably has you scrambling to be sure that your portfolio is up to par, that your resume is on point and that your outfit, hair and makeup are planned out so you represent yourself as only you know how.

Seriously, you should be scrambling!! SCRAMBLE! SCRAMBLE!! lol...

20 industry brands all looking to hire and train you to be their leading artists. What brands you ask??? How bout Makeup Forever, Cinema Secrets, Auraline Beauty, Crown Brush, OCC, Stila to name a few. WHAAAAAATTT?!?!

Ok stop scrambling for a minute so you can get the information down. How embarassing would it be to get down there and not have all the details??

Admission to the career fair is limited to The Makeup Show ticket holders (so if you don't already have those, you're gonna wanna shake a tail feather). It's $10 additional. If you'd like to pre-register you can (and should...hellooooo!!) you want to email info@themakeupshow.com . Those who are non ticket holders (sillies as I like to call them), your entry will be $50.00. Oh and don't bother showing up without a resume!! You may now resume your scrambling, which I'm sure is already in progress :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Comopak's Airtight Mascara Pen


Cosmopak’s Airtight Mascara Pen

Ok so I know we’re all on the look out for the next cool and snazzy li’l products that make us feel as though we’re on the cutting edge of the make up industry. It’s kind of like buying shoes for your make-up kit.. LOL.. So you can imagine my giddy excitement to find THIS little do-dad. Granted, it’s not actually owned and distributed by any particular cosmetics company (that I know of) but OMG it’s AWESOME!! I mean AIR TIGHT?! I’m a biiiig fan of cleanliness and hygiene, especially when it comes to my make up, so when I saw this “Airtight Mascara Pen” I dang near slid off my seat.

So for those of you either starting your own cosmetics line or those of you who already have one and are looking to sprinkle a little “snazzy” on your current line, THIS is soooo the piece you were looking for.

Airtight Mascara Pen

First 100% airtight mascara. No Bacteria.
A breakthrough in mascara packaging. 3 years in R&D, 5 years field testing. New formula, new applicator, new wiper equals new effect. Tapered TPE brush and mascara comb allows for precise and even application on lashes. Formula is always separate from the brush so it guarantees freshness.

You can go to www.cosmopak.com to find this an other exciting new containers to house your already fabulous and unique products J Happy shopping ya’ll!! xo




Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cosmoprof North America




It's about that time ya'll!! That's riiiiight!! It's Cosmoprof North America and it's going to be held JUly 18-20th at the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas... Yup, I did say VEGAS BABY!! WOOT WOOT!!!

Who is this show for? Well if you're in Salon/Spa Management,Specialty Store, OTC Beauty Store, Chain Salon, Cosmetology School, Distributors/Wholesalers, Importers/Exporters, Manufacturers, Product Developers or a Buyer then this is a show you REAAALLYY shouldn't be missing. It just doesn't make good business sense.



In Pavillion "A" you'll find Cosmetic & Personal Care where they will showcase the best in skincare, cosmetics, toiletries, frangrances, organic beauty products and accessories.

Pavillion "B" will house Packaging, Contract Manufacturing & Private Label. This is dedicated to suppliers.

Pavillion "C" will show you Wellness and Spa goods. (doesn't it just SOUUNNDD relaxing?? LOL)

Pavillion "D" will boast Hair, Nails and Tools. I'm bursting just thinking about it!!

Ticket Prices:

* 1-day- $60.00 / person
pre-registration ($85 after June 21)
* 3-day- $110.00 / person
pre-registration ($135 after June 21)


So get on it!! Click on the title of this blog and you're halfway there!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

IMATS Vancouver





Well, it’s spring, and my mind is on Art, Color, Fun and Creativity. You can imagine my excitement when I realized that with spring, comes the IMATS Vancouver J. That’s right ya’ll… Next month April 17th & 18th 2010 @ the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel!!!

That said, lets get into the nitty grittyJ We all love a li’l nitty gritty after all…

Here’s a bit of what you can expect to see in Vancouver. Oscar Award Winning Artist Howard Berger (The Chronicles of Narnia, Inglorious Bastards), Eddie Malter (artistic director or L’Oreal Paris Canada’s Fashion Week) and Charles Porlier (Twilight Saga: Eclipse) will all be there for your ogling pleasure.

You’ll also receive over 20 hours of education from genius’ currently working in the industry. Greats such as Kevin-James Bennett, Caitlin Callahan, Jon Hennessey and Sonia Leal-Serafim will be present to shine their brilliance on each and every one of you. Companies such as OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics), Kett, Naked Cosmetics, Crown Brush, Temptu and much much more!!

What you’re gonna wanna do is get your tickets early so you can save some cashJ . Cash that you will inevitably spend at the show on all types of goodies!! Visit www.imatsshow.com before March 31st to pre-sell your tickets and save up to $10.00. Every li’l bit helps in this economy doesn’t it?! Uhhhh, YEAH!!

So enough with the dilly-dally!! Get on it people!!