As a huge fan on bronzer, luminous skin and anything Tom Ford, it’s as if this Summer 2013 collection was made for me. Tom Ford Beauty’s limited edition, nine-piece collection was released on May 1, 2013 and is the perfect (and expensive) way to give yourself that summer glow.
The collection consists of:
Cream Color for Eyes ($40)
Escapade- Pearlized Peach
Pink Haze- Pink with peach tones and gold pearl
Illuminating Cheek Color ($58)
Blush Guilt- Natural, radient glow
Bronzed Amber- Natural, radient glow
Lip Laquer ($30)
Pink Lust- Light Pink with gold pearl
Skin Illuminator ($65)
Fire Lust – Shimmering peach-pink
Bronzing Powder ($90)
Gold Dust- Blend of sunstone, amber, black tourmaline crystals; shimmer finish
Terra- Blend of sunstone, amber, black tourmaline crystals; matte finish
Nail Laquer ($30)
Vapor- Semi opaque white lacquer
If I’m going to pay $90 for a bronzer, it better come with a cabana boy and a strawberry daiquiri.
In it’s 5th year, The Makeup Show LA proved to be bigger and better than ever. Over 4,500 attendees walked through the doors, along with 75 brands and 30 speakers. While I should have been lying on my death bed this past weekend, I was actually walking around The Makeup Show, shopping and listening to the amazing lineup of keynotes they had on schedule this year.
The first keynote I watched was Sam Fine. It was such an amazing experience to watch the master work! Sam’s great energy and lightheartedness made his keynote one of my favorites of the weekend. He worked on his model’s skin for the entire hour of his demo, and I was captivated the whole time.
Next, Johnny Lavoy and Billy B talked about the importance of having a makeup family. They were joined onstage by surprise guest Michelle Visage. The entire keynote was funny, down to earth and extremely informative. Billy B told stories and the others made fun of him. I always love listening to what he has to say.
Beautylish put on a great keynote about the importance of social media, and they outlined ways for us to incorporate the tools ourselves. Michael Devellis and Crystal Wright schooled the audience on the industry and gave everyone amazing career advice, as usual.
On Sunday, I did most of my shopping. I had to stop by NARS’ booth since I’m obsessed. I also picked up some Bdellium Tools brushes, a Senna contour kit, Alcone sponges, lashes, and some MUFE refills. I kept it under control this year. My kit is heavy enough.
The keynote speakers on Sunday were fantastic. Makeup artist, Lois Burwell (Braveheart, Princess Bride, Saving Private Ryan) gave the lowdown on working in film. Her talk was so humble and inspiring. I am not a film makeup artist so I was fascinated by her knowledge and information.
Lastly, my favorite keynote of the weekend was Mathu Anderson’s. It was a little bit off the wall, but the man is a genius. He demoed a drag look on his model which is what I was hoping he’d do. It didn’t disappoint! He showed us his famous cut crease and fade brow techniques.
As always, it was a fast paced, fun filled weekend. Can’t wait for next year!
The keynote speakers at this year’s show are must-see’s! From Billy B to Sam Fine, the education this year is the number one reason to check out the Makeup Show LA. On Satuday, Sam Fine will be speaking about a “Career in Makeup.” Billy B and Johnny Lavoy with do their talk on the importance of the makeup community and their role in each of our careers. Sunday, Uzo, International Lead Artist for NARS, will be speaking about working for brands, and how to cultivate relationships with them. Lois Burwell is giving her talk “Integrity in Artistry” and will cover topics such a set etiquette and how to maintain an overall professional look. Aside from the Keynotes, there are tons of other amazing speakers on the other stages.
The pro resources at The Makeup Show are always an excellent tool to utilize. This year, Crystal Wright and Michael DeVellis will be hosting a portfolio review following their keynote talk Saturday evening. Get your portfolio, business cards and comp cards critiqued by industry agents and artists. In addition, the Hair and Makeup Artist’s Network along with Kim Greene will be hosting a “mentor’s corner” all weekend. Stop by booth 3019 to check it out and take part.
As always, the fantastic shopping is usually the highlight of the show. With most brands offering their top pro discounts, it’s the perfect time to stock up on everything you need in one place. The new vendors worth checking out this year are Ellis Faas, NARS, Ofra Cosmetics and Sam Fine for Fashion Fair. Makeup Forever will be debuting their new foundation, Pro Finish. Also, be sure to stop by the Inglot booth and offer your condolences to the passing of their founder, Mr. Wojchiech Inglot.
See you at the show!!
It’s a sad, sad day in the beauty world. Wojciech Inglot, polish chemist and founder of cosmetic brand Inglot, passed away today. At only 57 years old, his death comes as a shock to everyone that knew him. He was rushed to the hospital earlier today when he was suffering from internal hemorrhaging, the doctors were unable to save him.
RIP Wojchiech Inglot, you will be missed.
After much anticipation, the first ad for Sam Fine’s collection for Fashion Fair has finally been revealed. The advertisement, shot by Mike Ruiz, features the gorgeous Fatima Siad wearing the collection’s Tunisian Nights Eye Color Quad, Pink Parfait Lip Color, and Canary Diamond Lipgloss.
Fine began releasing behind the scenes teasers on his Facebook and Twitter earlier last week:
Photos courtesy of Sam Fine’s Facebook.
Makeup Artist: Sam Fine
Hair Stylist: Oscar James
Model: Fatima Siad
Sam Fine for Fashion Fair is currently available at Fashion Fair counters nationwide.
Toppik is on Hautelook today at about 40% off!
I use these hair building fibers a lot on corporate jobs, and they’re great for men (and women) who need a bit of filling in where the hair is starting to thin.
Check out the sale here!
Sorry I’ve been MIA lately.. been super busy filming!
Cyber Monday starts tomorrow and what better way to ring in the mega, online sales than with 20% off NARS’ products?? Starting at midnight, enter the code:
at checkout and receive 20% off your order!!
Happy Shopping! (don’t forget the Velvet Matte Lip Pencils)!
The “dip-dye” hair trend has been popping up all over the red carpets and in magazines for quite awhile, and it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere any time soon. Check out these celebs and their rainbow bright ends and learn how to create the look at home!
Annalyne McCord rocks purple ends while Demi Lovato wears a ombre pink ponytail.
Kate Bosworth and Dakota Fanning casually sport dip-dyed ends while out and about.
Jessie J and Jamie King
Katy Perry wears streaks of pink, purple and blue at the MTV Movie Awards, while Gaga sticks to just blue ends on the same red carpet.
Nicki Minaj is a huge fan of the dip-dye. She’s worn every color from pink, to blue to green in her hair on many different occasions.
Do it Yourself!
Trying the dip-dye trend doesn’t require a long-term commitment, or even hair dye! I recently had the opportunity to test it out on myself using Hair Color Chalk, a temporary hair color that rubs into your hair and washes out just as easily! They have eight bright colors that all showed up really well on my brown hair (I bet they’d look fantastic on blondes!). It’s been fun switching up my look by playing around with all the different color combos!
i love a discount..
Behind the Scenes Makeup readers can get 25% off their purchase of Hair Color Chalk using the code “Twitter2” !! Check out them out HERE
Last month, Urban Decay announced it’s plans to begin selling their products in China, a country that requires animal testing. The move came as a shock to consumers since the brand has taken pride in being cruelty-free from the start. In early June, they were removed from the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetic’s Leaping Bunny Program.
Fortunately, after a lot of backlash from consumers and fans of the brand, Urban Decay has announced that they are cancelling plans to sell in China and will remain animal friendly.
Official statement from their website:
After careful consideration of many issues, we have decided not to start selling Urban Decay products in China. While several factors were important in reaching this decision, ultimately we did not feel we could comply with current regulations in China and remain true to our core principles. We know there are many progressive consumers in China who would embrace an opportunity to purchase non-animal tested products – our hope remains that we have the chance to offer Urban Decay products to these consumers someday in the future.
Following our initial announcement, we realized that we needed to step back, carefully review our original plan, and talk to a number of individuals and organizations that were interested in our decision. We regret that we were unable to respond immediately to many of the questions we received, and appreciate the patience our customers have shown as we worked through this difficult issue.
Since our founding in 1996, we have been committed to ending animal testing in the cosmetics industry. As demonstrated by the renewed support we have received from organizations like PETA and the CCIC, this principle remains at our core. Urban Decay does not test its finished products on animals, nor do we allow others to test on our behalf, and we require our suppliers to certify that the raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are not tested on animals. Urban Decay is proud to be 100% cruelty-free.
The CCIC recertified Urban Decay into their Leaping Bunny program yesterday.
Thank you, Urban Decay, for listening to your customers and remaining cruelty free!
Rarely does a line include my favorite product in their online sales but today is different! The Balm is having a great sale on Hautelook today, and it includes all shades of their extremely popular Time Balm Concealer! This product is fantastic for full coverage concealing and it is going for 50% off.
Check it out HERE
**Hautelook is a website that hosts private, online sales. It’s similar to GiltGroup. You have to register to see/buy from the sale, but I have bought from them in the past and highly recommend them. Past beauty sales have included Urban Decay, Laura Mercier, CoverFX etc..