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.
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!
Last weekend, The Makeup Show LA welcomed over 4,500 attendees through it’s doors. With over 60 exhibitors offering fantastic discounts, and keynotes from some of the industry’s top makeup artists, the show was a must-see for beauty professionals. I attended on Sunday, saw some friends, watched a few of the speakers and spent way too much money.
While all of the Keynote Speakers I saw were inspiring, my favorite talk of the day was Troy Jensen. He spoke so candidly about the industry and offered amazing advice for artists of all levels. I loved his realness when answering questions, nothing was sugar coated. His body of work is beyond inspiring, and watching him speak made me an even bigger fan.
Per usual, I went a little crazy on the exhibit floor. I picked up some Inglot eyeshadows to see what the hype is about. I also got new Lip Tars from OCC, some goodies from Kevyn Aucoin (who were offering amazing discounts), a few bottles of Joanna Schlip’s Red Carpet Kolour and some brushes from Bdellium Tools.
My favorite purchase of the whole show is my first Hakuhodo brush!! The price tag of these beauties has always been a deterrent but this year I decided to avoid the Crown Brush booth all together and invest in better quality. I’m already in love, it’s so soft!! It’s only going to be touching very special faces haha.
I was super excited to get a free Minx manicure compliments of Marinello Beauty Schools! I’ve been wanting to try Minx for awhile.
Don’t live in LA? Check out The Makeup Show in other cities
New York : May 13-14, 2012
Chicago: June 17-18, 2012
Europe: September 22-23, 2012
Orlando: November 4-5, 2012
It’s that time of year again… The Makeup Show is back in LA and it’s bigger than ever! Check out some of the must see’s at this year’s show:
1. Inspiring Keynote Speakers
One of the best aspects of The Makeup Show is the education. Not only is it free with admission, but where else can you watch, absorb info and be inspired by the industry’s top artists all in the same place? This year, the Keynote Speakers will be Mario Dedivanovic (Kim Kardashian, Michelle Williams), Troy Jensen(Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Gwyneth Paltrow), Sutan Amrull (America’s Next Top Model, Adam Lambert), Sharon Gault (David LaChapelle, Lady Gaga), Bill Corso (The Shining, X-Men, Indiana Jones) Jinny Houele (Cirque De Soliel) and Maurice Stein (Golden Girls, Planet of the Apes). These artists will be sharing insight and info that new and seasoned artists can benefit from.
2. Jump on OCC’s New Lip Tar Packaging
I am so excited about Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic’s revamped lip tar packaging! No more messy spills inside your kit, AND the new tubes offer 25% more product. Get there early since the OCC booth is usually only of the busiest at the show.
3. The Professional Resource Area
A really cool feature at this year’s show is Crystal Wright’s Pro Resource Area. All day Saturday and Sunday, Crystal’s Pro Pods will feature agents from Cloutier Remixx, Producers, Bloggers and Makeup Artists. Attendees will be able bring their business materials for review (at a first come, first serve basis). On Saturday after the Industry Expert Panel, the experts will be staying after to do portfolio reviews (5-6pm). What a great opportunity to meet and network with people who are actually in a position to hire you.
4. Top Industry Brands.. at Amazing Prices.
With over 70 exhibitors, the show floor is a makeup lover’s paradise. Kevyn Aucoin, OCC, Inglot, Makeup Forever, Embroylisse, Hakahudo and Senna are among the brands that will be selling products at the show. Most booths are offering discounts or show specials, and many are even launching new products for the first time, at the show!
See you there!
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Celebrity makeup guru, Sam Fine, has just signed on to be the new Creative Director of Fashion Fair, a global prestige cosmetics brand for women of color. As part of his new role, Fine, who’s client list includes Iman, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson, will oversee the creation of new products, expand the brand’s color pallette as well as make in-store appearances.
In a statement, Clarissa Wilson, the President of Fashion Fair comments on their newest Creative Director stating,
“Sam Fine is a true artist who understands women of color and has built an illustrious career unparalleled in the industry. His experience in the fashion editorial world with global beauty brands and celebrities will translate wonderfully with Fashion Fair, and our consumers will reap the benefits. We’re thrilled to have him with us, and you’ll be able to track his progress at www.fashionfair.com.”
Considering his own fan following, there is no doubt that Sam Fine will ignite an even broader interest in the brand, taking it to new levels.
In his own statement, Fine States,
“There’s no place I’d rather foster my creative energies. Fashion Fair was a barrier-breaking cosmetic line since its inception 38 years ago and remains a leader in prestige cosmetics for women of color.”