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The Makeup Show NYC 2018 – What to expect at beauty’s biggest show

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So, “Whey de lime” Fridays is coming a little early! So this is the lime before de lime!! As I have professed many times here on the blog in the past, The Makeup Show NYC is one of my must go-to makeup event. And it is coming up this weekend. I wanted to post this a little earlier so that if you all wanted buy tickets to the event, you would still have time. So The Makeup Show NYC 2018 promises to be the biggest yet and there are some very interesting keynote speakers and brands that will be making their debut at TMS.

I am excited to hear from Bobbi Brown, who is an icon in the makeup artistry industry and she recently made a transition to a new career. Of course favouites Kevin James Bennett, James Vincent and Danessa Myricks will be teaching as well. 

Last year: Pat McGrath LABS collection

Last year: Pat McGrath LABS collection

Brands often use this opportunity to get their newest launches in front of the eyes of makeup professionals. So the new Smashbox x Vlada Petal Metal collection, Inglot x J.Lo collection, blackUp x Jennie Jenkins Highlighter are all expected to be available. And Pat McGrath LABS and Marc Jacobs Beauty are going to be there as well!!!!!!!

The education is what I really look forward to. As I have gotten older, I appreciate the lessons learned and the inspiration obtained from so many artists. I love hearing their stories.

So if you want a glimpse at what to expect at TMS NYC, check out my posts from previous years here and here.

If you are a makeup pro, fashion or beauty professional or a current makeup student, you can still register for the event here until Friday 4th May.   More information on the show and a list of exhibitors, check here.

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Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Review: The hottest drugstore palette is here!

Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Review: The palette is finally stateside! It was released in Europe a few months ago and people have been raving! It has been a long time since I have heard this much hype over a drugstore palette. This is a continuation of “The Bar” line that Maybelline and it has arrived in the US. I am not sure if they had originally planned to have a U.S. release, but a few weeks ago, while browsing Twitter, I saw that Maybelline was directly linking to and selling this palette on Amazon! So, that surprised me a little bit and I was not aware of this. I had to get a few other items so the palette was added to my shopping cart.

This is a 12-shade palette – 10 shimmers and 2 matte. Most of the shades are champagnes, taupes and brown neutrals with a few red-toned shades. My favourite shade in the palette is the deep, rich burgundy one on the second row. The shimmer shades definitely have reflects, but none of them are glittery. There are only two matte shades, a medium taupe and a cool dark brown. According to Maybelline, the palette gives 13 different looks and it is broken up into 3 quads, or 4 trios or 5 duos. The ways the colours are arranged, adjacent colours in the quad trio or duo are meant to be used together.

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Swatches – First quad

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Swatches – Second quad

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Swatches – Third Quad

Here’s the video review and tutorial that did using this palette. Check it out below. All the products that I mentioned are going to be listed further down in the blog post, as well as close up pictures and more details on the product.

Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Review- Video

 

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LAUNCH: ERDEM For NARS Strange Flowers Collection

 

For Summer 2018, NARS collaborates once again with long time fashion design partner, Erdem Moralioglu. The designer brings his nostalgic romance and dreamlike narrative to beauty with the limited-edition Erdem for NARS Strange Flowers Collection.

Bold yet timeless, the color collection is a custom designed palette of demure and daring shades for eyes, lips and cheeks, with additional newness in the form of NARS’ first Lip Powder Palette and Mattifying Blotting Paper. The highly covetable 13-piece capsule collection is encased in sophisticated soft-touch packaging adorned with one of three original floral prints Erdem created for the collaboration.

“It was really interesting to explore my aesthetic in collaboration with NARS and see how far we could push different elements through color and product,” says Erdem. “It was fascinating to develop new pigments and palettes as well as the cosmetics themselves.”

Erdem For NARS – Collection

Lipstick, $28

Six new shades, featuring a creamy, smooth formula, range from bare to bold, sheer to intense.

Blush, $30

Featuring a silky-soft pearlescent finish that departs sheer, yet buildable color, the velvety formula gleams in two new shades.

Multi-Use Highlighting Pencil, $29

Illuminate intrigue with a multi-use highlighting pencil for eyes and cheeks. The new, ultra- smooth formula provides effortless blending and on-the-go radiance. Features an adjustable bottom component that advances and retracts for desired amount – no sharpening necessary.

Eyeshadow Palettes, $49

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Two six-well palettes of highly pigmented, velvety-matte shades deliver light-reflecting color. The formula can be applied sheer or layered for more dramatic effects.

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An innovative liquid lipstick is here – NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment review

 

I can’t tell you the last time I wore lip gloss. It has been easily years. I just love the density and the pigmentation of a lipstick especially. One the most popular lip products in the beauty world for about a good 3-4 years are liquid lipsticks. These lip products start off as liquids and they dry down, usually to a matte texture and finish. More recently, some companies have added reflects, pearl and glitter which gives an interesting dimension to a sometimes flat finish. The biggest complaint about liquid lipsticks are that they are too drying. The lips don’t have pores so that there are no oils that naturally lubricate them therefore they are more susceptible to dryness. That dryness can lead to cracking of the lip and lip product, discomfort and ‘pooling’ of the product around corners or crevices of lips. Another complaint that I have is that many liquid lipsticks don’t have even pigmentation – they apply patchy. So when NARS debuted their new liquid lipstick, the NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments, you know I had to try. I bought one of the colours that I have and the other one – the cute mini – was a 100 point perk from Sephora!

Here’s my video. See how they look on my dark skin. If you want to see a more detailed review with pictures, just keep scrolling.

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Review – Video

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Review – Product Description

The NARS Powematte Lip Pigment is described as being infused with liquefied pigments with infinite matte colour. It promises to be a full-coverage, smudge-resistant, flexible, lightweight product that is applied with a custom doe foot applicator. This product is very thin – very close to the viscosity/feel of water. It is so thin that you have to be careful when opening the product as it can very easily splash on you. There is no other product like this that I have found on the market. It is juuuuust different enough and it stands out. It comes in 18 shades with a mix of neutrals, berries and reds. I have the shades Rock With You and Starwoman. Rock With You is a deep mulberry – a rich purple/plum. Starwoman is a bright blue-red shade. There is a very faint scent to the product.

 

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Starwoman

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Rock With You

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Top 5 Carnival makeup tips to remember before heading out on de road

Top 5 Carnival makeup tips to remember before heading out on de road!

It is very easy to get caught up with all the activities surrounding the Carnival season, especially the week before Carnival. Various fetes, Panorama, costume distribution etc. You may not have put much thought into what you are wearing on your face for pretty mas on Carnival Tuesday. I have compiled 5 carnival makeup tips to remember that will make your life easier so you can spend your time having fun!

So, here are my tips. Check out the video below.

VIDEO: Top 5 Carnival makeup tips

  1. Wear waterproof/water-resistant, longwear makeup. It is often hot, humid and you are out all day. You don’t want to have to touch up your makeup too often, especially if you are on de Savannah stage! See my posts here, here and here on my favourite waterproof makeup products.
  2. At the very least, use a long wear setting spray, if you don’t want to buy an entire set of new makeup. And no…M.A.C. Fix+ is not a setting spray. I recommend using Skindinavia or Urban Decay.
  3. Wear minimal foundation. Use concealer to spot conceal specific areas. I recommend using a sheer to light coverage foundation.
  4. Must wear sunscreen. You should really be wearing this everyday anyway, but it is vital since you are going to be outside during the hours when the sun will be its hottest.Take you sunscreen with you and reapply at least every 2 hours.
  5. Drink plenty water! And use those wee-wee trucks! Stay hydrated.

Do you have any carnival makeup tips to share? Put them in the comments below…

Checkout out my latest Carnival makeup tutorial here.

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