As always Beautypress does an amazing job of bring brand new and cutting edge beauty brands to the light with an event that puts them on front street. Beauty bloggers, and media alike ascend to the room and talk face to face with the creators who are eager to get vital information and samples to be tried. This time around Eve Pearl, Brocato Hair, PretendTAN, Icoloniali, Juliet, Mistura, Balanced Guru, Being True and Osense were in attendance offering brow grooming and full face makeup. Also to my surprise there was aromatherapy from Osense based in France, perfume and brows from Juliet and not at all a newbie but an amazing force to be reckoned with Eve Pearl who was showing off some of her amazing new products including her powder-less face powder. Check out some photos of the highlights below a few which include Trinidad beauty Jaleesa Jaikaran
Oh baby if just going to the Makeup Show wasn’t enough all of my favorite brands one of them being Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is coming out with products to make your smile permanent or stained to say the least. The LIP TAR: STAINED GLOSS is an exciting new texture option that combines the pigment power of LIP TAR with a glossy finish ready to go anywhere and best of all after its long shelf life on your lips you’ll have some color left behind. Fabulous right!? LIP TAR: STAINED GLOSS can be worn alone or layered over your favorite existing shades for added depth, and dimension that puts other long wear lip glosses to shame. Can’t wait to get my hands on some.
Which color will you be picking up at The Makeup Show? Get you some because after Monday the 6th you’ll have to wait till May 23rd for the official launch.
Has your fancy been tickled? I know it has but there is more from your favorite colorful and cruelty-free brand OCC is also adding to the Sci-Fi Lullabies collection and officially launching them at The Makeup Show in NYC as well. These amazingly futuristic, metallic, and opalescent Lip Tars and concentrates are beautiful on their own or paired with your favorite products.
The Sci-Fi Satellite Collection infuses the Crème Colour category with a diversity of vibrant shades and two new textures – metallic and opalescent. The universe of colour created by Sci-Fi Lullabies continues to expand with the Sci-Fi Satellite Collection. –Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Ladies, gentleman and DIVAS! Tomorrow is THEE day, Day one of the Makeup Show and the good people are making it easier for you to navigate in style.
Easy to read and understand home screen/dashboard which makes planning for your entire weekend a snap.
Don’t get lost or lose your friends again and find your favorite social media mavens and bloggers easy when they tweet their location. Also find your favorite brands in a jiffy.
Workshops, Keynotes, and Seminars don’t miss out on the most important messages with this app that will keep you in the know. *Special note* Arrive 15 minutes before the start time to guarantee seating.
Create your own show schedule, check out exhibitors, events, show buzz and get the latest updates from the show all from your phone.
To access the app, download the “Showcased International” app from the iPhone or Google Play store and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a personalized login name and password. Personalize your app by starring your must-see keynotes, seminars and brands, and be sure to activate your alerts so you can stay up to date.
Can’t wait to see you there
Yes t-minus five days and counting to the most awaited Pro-Only event of the artistic and creative minds yes The Makeup Show will be taking place this coming Sunday May 5- May 6 2013 at the Metropolitan Pavilion tickets are going quickly so hurry and secure your spot. Once you’ve done that you’re half way through the battle of getting through the show with your wallet not screaming at you. How does one prepare? Well after being to the Makeup Show for several years now I’ve come up with a full proof way to setting and sticking to your budget set.
1. If you’re an existing makeup artist go through your personal and professional kit and toss any items that are no longer good for use, and giveaway or sell anything you are no longer using. This will allow you to take inventory of your current stock lipstick colors, shadows, disposables, and etc…
2. Make a list of everything that you need to have a completely stocked kit. Do research based on the type of makeup you are doing make sure to have your essentials. Check out James Vincent who has a great article on Beautylish explaining what you need and how to make those decisions wisely.
3. Now do your research! Yes all makeup is not created equally, organically or cruelty free. Decide what kind of makeup you’d like to have in your kit, ensure you have makeup for your clients who may have skin allergies as well as skin ailements that may flare up with application of certain chemicals (Very Important) Check out the EWG Cosmetics Database to start.
4. Once you’ve done your research set your budget that is based on your financials. A standard kit that can cover all your needs can start anywhere from 300-1500 depending on a number of factors ( airbrush machine, buying all the eyeshadows under the sun, and purchasing supplements such as a vanity, Zuca bag or lights)
5. Go through the list you’ve made and write down specifically the BRAND(s) you will be purchasing from. This is important as there will be more than six dozen who all have amazing products. Know what brands and products you want or else you’ll have five red lipsticks from ten different companies. ( I should know!) Here are the list of the brands who will be there.
AJ Crimson Cosmetics. Alcone Co. American Laser Skincare. Armour Beauty Auraline. Bad Ass Stencils. Bdellium Tools. Bite Beauty. Blinc Inc. Cailyn Cosmetics. Cattiva. Chic Studios. Cinema Secrets. Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry. Crown Brush. Crystal Wright Live. Dante Disposable Products. Dermalogica. Dinair. Elementwo. Elessa Jade. Ellis Faas. Embryolisse USA. Eve Pearl Beauty. Eye Kandy Cosmetics. Face Atelier. Frends Beauty Supply. G Body Art Pro. Glamcor. Graftobian Make-up Company. Grande Lash/Grande Hair. Hakuhodo USA. I Make You Beautiful. Inglot. Jaime Lashes. Kett Cosmetics. Kevyn Aucoin. Khuraira Cosmetics. Lady Moss. Lashes in a Box. Layla Cosmetics. LIT Cosmetics. London Brush Company.MAC Cosmetics. Magnolia Makeup. Make Color. Make Up For Ever. Make Up For Ever Academy. Mario Badescu Skincare. Mehron Inc. Michael Marcus Cosmetics. Model in a Bottle. Naked Cosmetics. Nars. Nigels Beauty Emporium. Nurturing Force. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Ofra Cosmetics. On Makeup Magazine. Pari Beauty. Parian Spirit. Pinnacle Cosmetics. RCMA. Roxanne Rizzo. Senna Cosmetics. Smashbox. Stila. T3 Micro. Temptu Pro. The Powder Group. The Knot. Tizo by Fallene. Tweezerman. Veil Cosmetics. Velour Lashes. Yaby Cosmetics. Younblood Mineral Cosmetics. Z Palette. Zuca.
6. If you’re enjoying panels, presentations and keynotes getting your education on, your time to spend money will be shortened. Also it will help you to make even better decisions, bring your tablet or notebook and take notes. Here is the list
SUNDAY, May 5th TH
Seminar A – 1st Floor
10:00- 10:45 Learn How to Control the Shine but Keep The Glow- Bp Carmouché for Inglot Cosmetics
11:15- 12:00 Designing Brows from Realway to Runway- Eugenia Weston for Senna Cosmetics
12:30- 1:15 The Art of Contour-Jenny Rostami for Make Up For Ever
1:45- 2:30 Airbrushing the Beauty and the Beast for Beautiful Creatures – Fionagh Cush for Temptu Pro
3:00- 3:45 NARS: Modern, Audacious, Iconic – Cindy Rodriguez for Nars Cosmetics
4:15- 5:00 Creating the Flawless 15 Minute Face, does your kit have what it takes? Brandalyn Fulton for Face Atelier
5:00-5:45 Sexy Summer and The Youngblood Difference- Liliana Pennington for Youngblood Mineral
Seminar Space B – 1st Floor
9:45- 10:30 Makeup Not War- David Stella for Ellis Faas
11:00- 11:45 A/W 2013 Back Stage Trends - Courtney Tichman and Valerie P. Hernandez for OCC Makeup
12:15- 1:00 Era Reinterpreted – Keri Blair for MAC Cosmetics
1:30- 2:15 HD Makeup for the Modern Bride- Dani Fonseca for Mehron
2:45- 3:30 Forming Long Lasting Skin Preparations-Ofra Gaito for Ofra Cosmetics
4:00- 4:45 Brushes 101-Orlando Santiago for Crown Brush
Seminar C- 2nd Floor
9:30- 10:15 Kit Focus – James Vincent, Orlando Santiago and Jon Hennessey for The Makeup Show
10:30- 11:15 Blending Italian Style-Stefania Ghidoni for Layla Cosmetics
12:00- 1:30 Red Carpet Revolution- Beau Nelson
2:00- 300 Building a Brand-Eve Pearl
3:15- 4:00 High Definition Bridal Flawless Finish- Buntricia Bastian for Pinnacle Cosmetics
MONDAY, MAY 6TH
Seminar A – 1st Floor
9:45- 10:30 Tracking Trends- Fall 2013 – Kevin James Bennett for Naked Cosmetics
11:00- 11:45 Brow Blocking For Couture Creations – Sheila McKenna for Kett Cosmetics
12:15- 1:00 Studio Trend: Color Saturation-Lori Taylor for Smashbox
1:30- 2:15 Double Duty Beauty – Cory Bishop for Stila Cosmetics
2:45- 3:30 Runway & Red Carpet Trends -Dan Sharp for T3 Micro
4:00- 4:45 Alcone at Home- Alcone Company
Seminar B – 1st Floor
9:30-10:15 Local 798- How to Get Into the Union? – Valerie Galdstone
10:45-11:30 Bridal Makeup, start with airbrush, finish with classic techniques – Renolyn Monteloyola for Graftobian Make-Up
12:00-12:45 Makeup Application for All Types of Skin Discolorations-Maurice Stein for Cinema Secrets
1:15-2:00 Celebrity Makeup Tricks of the Trade – Sher Salzman for Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry
2:30- 3:15 Vintage Beauty -Nikoletta Skarlatos for Julie Hewett Los Angeles at Nigel’s Beauty Emporium
3:45- 4:30 Makeup for Entrepreneurs – Erik Kaser for GlamCor
Seminar C – 2nd Floor
9:15-10:00 Bridal Bootcamp- Esterique Aidan for The Makeup Show
10:15-11:00 Advancing Your Makeup Career with Airbrushing – Nicky Posley for Temptu Pro
11:30-12:15 Creating Beauty: Color Impact -Jenn Karsten for Make Up For Ever
1:00-2:00 The Next Big Thing with Crystal Wright and Michael DeVellis
2:45-3:30 Student? Graduate? What’s next? – Danessa Myricks for The Makeup Show
7. One last thing… Take out cash it’s always better.
The hottest chick in the game won’t be satisfied till she’s the queen of the world. One industry at a time, Beyonce has dominated and slayed, everything except fashion. Though she is a beast when it comes to her styling prowess, when it comes to designs her Dereon line has gotten less than stellar reviews. Now present day the masses are hunguring for another celebrity & designer callboration and H&M has answered the call. A summer swim inspired line with lots of shape and lines, depending on your body type you may feel a bit left out, (not full-figure friendly). Nevertheless a beautiful line filled with pattern and bright colors to complement the current neon brights trend.
WILL YOU BE STANDING ON THE LINES FOR THIS COLLABORATION?
Check out more in the images and video below.
Don’t you hate when you see an amazing looking bra but alas it just doesn’t fit well? That was the case here with the new Playtex Secrets Balconette bra that I received from BzzAgent (Thanks guys!) At first sight, here were my first thoughts about the bra.
- Amazing full cups enough that your breasts wouldn’t runneth over,
- Enough lining so that your headlights stay covered, and
- Thick enough straps that you’d feel supported at all times.
Then I put it on and reality hit me in a not so good way, it just didn’t fit right. Here is what happen.
- The bra didn’t lay flat in the middle about 1/2 an inch off
- It kept riding up the entire time. It was so bad that other people noticed how uncomfortable I was and said that bra isn’t for you.
Merli says: Unfortunately while the bra seems well made and has promise maybe to hold someone else’s girls in place in a sexy and supportive way, the bra failed to keep my girls and me happy. I say leave it alone.
Makeup Maven Val Garland worked all day the present the beauties in which I and my good friend Jaleesa were able to bask in at the end of the night. Inspiration is certainly something that many at the MAC Pro event kept echoing. Her more than a dozen artistic beauties that were on display in a beautiful black dress and simple black pumps, captivated many hearts. Avante garde and that weird kind of beautiful life intimated art in the most fantastic way possible. Enjoy some of my favorites below.
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It’s that time of year again NYC, over six thousand makeup pros will be descending on Metropolitan Pavilion on May 5th & 6th. So much to look forward to but here is a list of people to see and workshops to attend.
The Next Big Thing – Crystal Wright/Michael DeVellis Monday, 1:00-2:0
An Artist’s Perspective – Brigitte Reiss-Andersen Sunday, 3:30-5:00
Iconic Artistry – Gina Brooke for Make Up For Ever Sunday, 1:00-2:30
The Agent-Artist Relationship – Pati Dubroff/Brooke Wall Sunday, 10:30-12:00
Building a Brand – Eve Pearl Sunday, 2013 – 2:00-3:00
Humanizing Glamour – Mathu Andersen for Make Up For Ever Monday, 10:00
Red Carpet Revolution – Beau Nelson Sunday, 12:00-1:30
Oh interested on whose going to be selling their wonderful makeup products…. Only the best of the best here is the extensive list
Advance tickets available through May 2, 6:00pm EST.
Get your Tickets! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!
Fashion is not just for girls… even though I’d like to think that women rule the fashion world. Nevertheless the very special men in our lives need style love too, Macys is the best place to do that with their various and amazing fashion choices that closely follow the current trends. On the scene was Details Magazine who shown Check out some of my favorite trends for men and the latest being sold at New York‘s greatest store.
It’s all about bright colors and mixing patterns for men this season!
A very happy man walks out of Macys with shoes and shirts SCORE!
Shoes and accessories the other man’s best friend
Comfort and style do go hand and hand
Check out the latest trends in Details Magazine while shopping
Refreshing beverages anyone?
Modern Minimalist I love the two brights married together just enough for the amazing man in your life
Behind every woman is a stylish man
In love with this amazing cream blazer by Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein is on with the ties love all the patterns
Give me the bright the shiny and the aviators
I am a member of the Everywhere Society. Everywhere Provided me with compensation for attending the Macy’s Men’s Style event however all thoughts and opinions herein are my own.
It’s that time of year again… Spring is here! With a new season comes new skin care needs and sometimes issues if you haven’t created your year round regime. Thankfully Previse came out with their new baby, Previse SunSheer at the perfect time and MMNYC has been privelaged enough to try it out along with skin care tailor made to meet my needs. Can you imagine finally a company gets that its possible to have normal to combo but also have dry skin sometimes or any combo you can think of?!
Here is a simple blurb about Previse that really grabbed my attention about the amazing lifestyle line:
More than just an anti-aging line, Previse takes a proactive approach to skin health and a conscious effort toward skin fitness. “By taking an active roll in the health and fitness of our bodies largest organ, we are preventing the unwanted signs of aging and reducing the risk of skin problems including skin cancer,” says Sean Patrick Harrington Founder and CEO
So here the skinny on why I love Previse!
- Customizable skin care that is based on my needs no matter what time of year.
- My skin wasn’t irritated by any of the products whatsoever
- Purify Step 1.0: Remove Impurities leaves my skin feeling brand new not dry or flaky just perfect
- Nutrify Skin Type 6 Liposomal Tonic is AMAZING! After cleansing my face and using the tonic I was left tighter pores, and mattifyed skin which was a perfect canvas for my makeup application.
- Defend Skin Type 6 Epidermis Plus was the cream on top moisturizer that moisturized but didn’t make me feel greasy and further nurtured my skin.
- Now the pièce de résistance the SunSheer Sunscreen which at first application I wasn’t in love with because of the white film that it left immediately but after a minute it absorbed into my skin and then I felt it… tingling the good kind that make me look at the bottle and say “Whoa this is cool!” It took me back to my first spa facial that I had and that feeling I instantly thought how awesome I could have a spa facial everyday of the year.
Overall: I am so very pleased with the results that I am receiving with Previse three step regime and the SunSheer Sunscreen my skin has never felt so good and has been breakout-free the entire time of my use. I’ve noticed tighter pores and even fresh blemish marks getting lighter with time. Only thing I’d change if possible is that the SunSheer didn’t go on so white but its not at all a deal breaker. With a great price point, great community on their website and customer service that trumps most companies, you’ll never be left in the dark.
Merli says: Go get it!
Would you like to try the line out? Let me know the more comments the better the likely hood of fantabulous giveaway to my readers.