Sunday, June 26, 2011

Blush Pretty The Beauty Board: Summer Loving Event

I'm a lover of all things makeup and beauty so I became really excited when I heard about Blush Pretty's The Beauty Board: Summer Loving Event.  If you're not sure what this event is all about it's an event where you get to try out new and exciting products from various beauty brands.  So come on out for an afternoon of beauty fun with some of your favourite and new beauty brands.

WHEN:  Sunday August 14, 2011
TIME:  2-6pm

There are only 50 tickets available for this event!  Tickets are $25 for the first 25 people!  And $30 once those tickets are sold out.  So hurry up and get your early bird ticket!  I got mine...will I see you there?

Check out Blush Pretty's website HERE to for more information.  
To purchase your tickets right away click HERE.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Makeover: Summer Glowing Skin

Unsure of how to wear your makeup this summer?  Here's a look that is easy to do and doesn't take up a lot of time.  It's simple, it's clean, it's glowing, it's perfect for summer!  Check out pictures of my beautiful sister Laura who let me give her a summer makeover. 


Products Used:

- Korres Quercetin & Oak Age-reversing Primer
- Revlon Photo Ready Foundation (008 Golden Beige) and Clinique Bronze Bronzing Gel for Face (mixed together)
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (Medium Plus) to the t-zone area.  I avoided Laura's cheeks to keep the look a little more dewy and not so powdery
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (Sunny by Nature) to the areas where the sun would naturally hit: the forhead, temples, top of the cheeks, and nose
- CARGO Blush (Topeka) to the apples of the cheeks, blended back towards the temples
- Beauty Addicts Glimmer Sheer Express Illuminizer on top of cheekbones
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural on top of Beauty Addicts Glimmer Sheer Express Illuminizer


- It Cosmetics concealer (Tan) for under eyes and eyelids, Benefit's Powerflauge to set undereyes
- MAC Paintpot (Rubenesque) on eyelids
- Elizabeth Arden eyeshadow (Teak) in the crease
- MAC eyeshadow (shroom) and on top of Rubenesque and into corners of the eyes
- Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes Eyeliner (Star Black)
- Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara (Black)


- BH Cosmetics Waterproof Lip Liner (Earth)
- Bite Beauty Lip Shine (Prosecco)


How do you wear your makeup in the summer?  I'd love to know!  Feel free to leave a comment with products you love!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

BH Cosmetics Waterproof Lip Liner Review

 As a bridal makeup artist I'm always looking for new products that I know will last throughout the day.  As I was online shopping I came across BH Cosmetics Waterproof Lip Liners.  I figured I'd try all of them out since they were only $2.95 each.  After a few weeks of testing I must say that not only are these liners affordable they are great quality.  I like that they are creamy and glide on easily on the lips.  You can wear them alone for a nice matte look or wear them as a base with your favorite lipstick over top.  I would definately use some of the colors for my brides as this will make their lipstick stay on for most of the day.  I found that they lasted pretty long (at least 6 hours for me).  But it will also depend on how much kissing, eating or drinking you'll be doing throughout the day.  For those of you who don't want to dish out the cash for the more expensive waterproof lip liners, I would say that this is a great alternative at a great price!

L-R:  Candy, Raspberry, Coral, Blosson, Earth, Rouge

Friday, June 3, 2011

MAC GIVEAWAY by Faces by Farah

Photo Credit:  Faces by Farah

It's the weekend of the MAC Warehouse Sale and Beauty Editor and Makeup Artist Farah from Faces by Farah is giving away tons of MAC product.  Be sure to check out her blog and enter to win!  I know I did!

Are you going to the MAC Sale?  I'd love to read about it.  Comment below with a link to your blog!