Monthly Archives: March 2012

While at Sindulge’s Culver City event last month, celebrity makeup artist Jeffrey Paul pulled me up to the red carpet to talk about all things beauty. He’s so spunky, talented and well-known, it was an honor to chat with him. Jeffrey has worked with companies like MAC and Dior, training artists as well as celebrities like Ginnifer Goodwin and Christina Applegate.

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Catch Jeffrey Paul on:

EA Management Profile: http://www.eamgmt.com/jeffreypaul/
TWITTER: @jpbeauty
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeffrey-Paul-Beauty/125147237537373

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I’m excited to show you guys MAC’s newest collections today! I was invited to MAC Pro Roberston’s special event on Thursday, March 30th and boy did it bring back memories of working at the Vegas store years ago! It was packed to the brim with MAC artists and fans alike. The music was thumping, and there was endless amounts of movie theatre-style popcorn, candy bars and flowing champagne under red lighting.
Here’s my friend and fellow artist Nicole accepting some yummy pink popcorn from the pretty model.

Wendy, a lovely MAC artist, applying Whisper of Gilt from the In Extra Dimension line to my cheekbones.

She was so sweet! It was hard to hear in there, but she was patient and explained to me that Whisper to Gilt is a liquid-to-powder formula made to highlight and sculpt the face. She applied it using the 190 brush.

Here’s the In Extra Dimension display

Oh, how I love me some body paint products…

I loved this blue Extra Dimension eye shadow in Blue Orbit

Cute boys serving alcohol and candy are always a plus.

Nicole feeding her friend popcorn lol
It was a reunion, complete with our long time friend and manager at Pro, Jason Stanphil!

The Tre’s Chic display features 6 ALL NEW blushes!

The REEL SEXY display is full service…a little bit of everything!

One of my favorite products of the evening was the Prep N Prime Skin Smoother. It’s waxy, you use your fingers to apply all over wrinkles and oily areas to smooth over and help the appearance of your foundation. I want!

Cool movie theatre reenactment!

Happy to be back in my element…

Store move alert: The Paseo Mall (Pasadena) location has moved a couple of blocks down to Old Town, according to the lovely makeup artist below.

So glad I had my buddy by my side to enjoy all the sweets and drinks!


Illamasqua is know for having “makeup for your alto ego.” Their edgy launches and bold colors are hard to ignore and absolutely beautiful, They recently launched their Human Fundamentalism line for Spring 2012 and I fell in love with all the photos. I’ve been dying to replicate this “Futuristic Cleopatra” look for a while now and I finally had the time to do it. Check it out! 

I gotta try the nails in this look, too!
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PRODUCTS USED: 
EYES
Eyeshadows from MAC and Anastasia Beverly Hills
Makeup For Ever’s Flash Palette
Ardell lashes
Urban Decay Eye Primer in Eden
LIPS
Makeup For Ever’s Flash Palette
MAC Magenta liner
MAC Up the Amp lipstick


Get ready to see the coolest nail art since…well, like ever. U.K. company Ciate has come out with what they call the “Caviar Manicure.” The Caviar Manicure is a set that comes with a bottle of nail polish, a bottle of tiny glass beads, a tray and a funnel.


Peep Fleur de Force’s video below for the easy steps on how to apply:




The sets are 18 U.K. pounds, which comes out to about $28.44. These supposedly last about 3-4 days tops. They will be available to us in the United States in April 2012 at Sephora stores for $25/set.  There are three shades to choose from. I am loving the white one…can anyone say BRIDAL?!

Black

Rainbow
Mother Of Pearl

Canada cosmetics line, Lise Watier, has come out with skincare sets targeted for different age groups. Why didn’t anyone think of this before? It makes perfect sense, since every decade has different skin care needs. The skincare sets start at “30+” and go to “50+” Personally, I never think it’s too early to start prevention of wrinkles, so I wish they had a “20+” line. But I’ll take the 30+ any day. These are a little on the pricey side but if you are particular about what goes on your skin and are willing to spend that extra buck, I highly recommend these. You can find Lise Watier online HERE as well as at Naimie’s in Studio City, Calif.

30+  Resist-Age 
 Smooth The First Wrinkles
Smooths out fine lines and brings vitality to skin
40+ Lift & Firm
Reveal A New Youth
Improves skin’s elasticity and tone

50+ L’Experience 
Nourish & Bring Back the Glow
This one pulls out all the stops: deep hydration, wrinkle reduction, density, firmness and radiance.


Sephora is rolling out the big guns! With spring finally here (even though it doesn’t feel like it…brrr!) every beauty line is launching fun, new items. Here are just some of my favorites carried at Sephora: 


DiorShow Heat Curl Heating Lash Curler: $25

This limited edition item is a heated lash curler that you can use before or after mascara. 



Sephora Collection Eyelash Curler: $16

Sephora’s trusty and affordable lash curler now comes in fun colors like Rose Quartz, Emerald and Aquamarine


Betsey Johnson Too Too Scented Nail Colour: $9.50

This opaque hot pink nail polish is actually scented with Betsy Johnson’s Too Too Perfume!







I’m back with another celebrity makeup look! This time I picked the ever sweet Selena Gomez. I love her doll-quality skin and how fresh-faced she always looks! I picked the smoky blue look below because it looks fantastic on everyone, especially those with brown eyes. The great thing about having brown eyes is that we can wear any color eye shadow and it will look good. But blue eyeshadow works particularly well on us brown-eyed beauties. 
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My Version…

PRODUCTS USED: 
FACE
Youngblood Cosmetics Luminous Creme Blush in Taffeta
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (any shimmer shade will work)
EYES
Urban Decay Eye Primer in Eden
MAC Eyeshadows in Vanilla, Crystal Avalanche, Contrast, Bamboo and Deep Truth
MAC Eye Liner in Auto De Bleu
MAC Pigment in Blue Storm
Brushes by Crown Brush
LIPS
NYX Natural lip liner
Makeup For Ever N40 Pastel Coral Rouge Artist Natural
MAC Plushglass in Angel



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