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“Whey de lime” Fridays: The Makeup Show NYC 2017 Preview

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Ahhhhhhhh! Apart from Christmas, one of my favourite times of year is early May for The Makeup Show NYC.

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I have written about it lots of times before. It is the largest makeup artist trade show in the US and many brands take the time to launch new products. But the thing that I am always most excited for are the educational classes. From learning about how to airbrush makeup to tackling social issues that are prevalent in the artistry industry. It is a great opportunity to learn from the absolute, very best artists, who have spent years honing their craft and ‘paying dues’.  There are over 75 brands being represented and some of my faves are Make Up For Ever, Temptu, Blackup Cosmetics.  It’s also a great place to check out smaller companies changing the beauty game such as Juvia’s Place, The Lip Bar, Danessa Myricks Beauty and Smith Cosmetics.

So that is pretty much the only thing that I am going to pay attention to this weekend. I need to plan out all the classes that I want to take…….and the brands that I *may* want to check out…

For more information, see The Makeup Show.

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Check out my previous posts on The Makeup Show NYC.

The Makeup Show  NYC – Past Editions

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RECAP: The Makeup Show NYC 2016 in photos

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Another year, another amazing event! The Makeup Show NYC just ended a few weeks ago and what an event it was! I love going to this! This pro-only trade show is an amazing opportunity to meet other professionals in the makeup artistry industry as well as many of the brands that have been supporting professional artists for years.  There are a number of things that I loved about this event this year:

Things I loved

  1. The amazing educational classes – this is a wealth of information and it was a great event to learn about the current and upcoming trends – not just what is popular on YouTube, but what artist are doing in editorial, bridal and SFX.
  2. The focus on skincare – Skin is in! Without an amazing canvas/base, you won’t have an amazing finished product! Makeup does not cover everything.
  3. New and exciting product innovation and launches – Folks out there are really doing some incredible things with makeup and tools! The next few months will be super exciting, especially when it comes to mascaras…so many to try from Ardency Inn, tarte, Senna, Charlotte Tilbury etc! Just wait to see what MUFE has coming this summer!
  4. Embracing smaller brands – this is cool…there were a number of small entrepreneurial companies featured at TMS, who are doing their own thing to shake up the industry, proving that you don’t have to be a global conglomerate to make a difference, which leads me to my last point…
  5. The acknowledgement of the need or the necessity of the industry to fully embrace diversity – It is 2016 and many makeup artists still don’t carry around a kit catering to global skin tones and many companies still find it difficult to create properly balanced foundations for people of colour. Thanks to James Vincent, director of Artistry, for leading an amazing panel.  Also thanks to the organizers of TMS for bringing on so many, lesser known brands founded by people of colour! I was especially excited seeing The Lip Bar.  More on them in a later post!

Anyway, here are some photos of the artistry, the colour and the beauty of makeup.  As usual, the body painting was phenomenal!  Let me know what you think! I will be talking, in future posts, about some of the new goodies that I discovered while there…..get hyped!

The Pictures!

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Dani Fonseca for TEMPTU Pro demonstrating the new portable airbrush, the Airpod Pro. This is a game changer!

 

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Body painting by Graftobian Makeup! How stunning!

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Gorgeous POC friendly powders from Danessa Myricks Beauty

 

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The new Water Blend Face & Body Foundation from Make Up For Ever. It’s 80% water. Debuting in June 2016.

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The so adorable makeup artist Esteban at the Kevyn Aucoin booth!

 

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Black women owned lipstick brand! and it’s vegan! #TheLipBar

 

 

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Gorgeous colours! Waterproof kohl pencils by blackUp! Cosmetics

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James Vincent leading a diverse panel on diversity in artistry

 

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Mick Rock, iconic photographer, responsible for helping shape the image of rock

See more more pictures below…let me know what you think!

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NARS Beauty NYFW AW16 Lookbook: Creatures Of The Wind

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Image via NARS PR. The look: Creatures of the Wind FS. That hair too!

 

All info via PR

THE INSPIRATION

“I was inspired by a young Hispanic girl in New York. She’s really confident and likes herself –  she doesn’t entertain all the makeup tricks “contour, foundation & powder” she goes straight for a strong lip. This is a sophisticated update on the heavily-lined lip from the 90’s. I played with the color and application on the lips, kept the rest of the face clean and bare, and brushed gloss through her brows to keep it young. It’s beauty with attitude.”
—Mark Carrasquillo for NARS Cosmetics

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales 2015 + Black Owned businesses! For beauty + natural hair

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Hey!

I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving in the US and enjoy the company of their family and friends.  

So here are some of the sales that are going on for the upcoming holiday. I will be updating these regularly so check back often!

Updated: Nov 27th @01:18am – added some beauty

BEAUTY

Gleam by Melanie Mills

From: Nov 25th to 30th.  Discount: 65% off Code: Black15  Excludes bundles and kits. 

Smashbox

Friends & Family

From: Nov 21st  3AM EST to 30th  2:59AM EST.  Discount: 25% off US$50 or more. Free shipping  US Code: HOLIDAY15

Laura Mercier

From: Nov 24th to 29th.  Discount: 25% off Free ground shipping in the US with orders over $100

Melt Cosmetics

From: Nov 27th only.  Starts: 12 midnight PST Discount: 30% off entire order. No code needed.

Illamasqua

From: Nov 23rd at 10AM GMT to Nov 27th at closing (in stores in the UK) and   Nov 23rd at 10AM GMT to Nov 30th at 10AM GMT (online).  Discount: up to 70% off nail varnishes and lip glosses. No code needed

Sigma Makeup

From: Nov 26th  @ 12am CST to Nov 27th @ 11:59pm CST. Free Worldwide shipping (Standard Shipping). Also: Cyber Monday sale From: Nov 30th ONLY 12am -11:59pm CST Discount: 20% off  Code: CYBER2015

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

From: Cyber Monday Nov 30th  Discount: $6 for the original Lip Tar packaging. Free U.S. Ground Shipping for $50 or more.  On Black Friday: launching F/W collection “ Asphalt World”. Limited Edition

ColourPop Cosmetics

From: Nov 25th @ 5AM PST to 29th @11:59PM PST.   Discounts: $20 off $100 or more. $15 off $80 or more. $10 off $60 or more. $5 off $40 or more.

tarte

From: Nov 25th to 27th.   Discount: 25% off.  Code: FRIDAY

Senna Cosmetics

From: Nov 27th to 29th.   Discount: 20% off plus Free Shipping over $50. No code needed

Becca Cosmetics

Friends & Family

From: Nov 27th to 30th at midnight PST.   Discount: 20% off with $50 purchase.  Code: FAMILY15

Eve Pearl

From: Nov 27th to 30th .   Discount: 40% – 60% off.  Free Shipping over $50 domestic and $200 international.  Code: BPTY2U

OFRA Cosmetics

From: Nov 27th to 30th .   Discount: 50% off.  Code: OFRA50

Whole Body Department @ Whole Foods

From: Nov 27th ONLY.  Starts: Open to Noon (local time) Discount: 20% off (includes sale items). In Store only.

Eden Body Works

From: Black Friday only, Nov 27th. Discount: 30% off all orders over $30. Code: blackfriday

Mally Beauty

From: Nov 26th to Nov 29th @11:59pm. Discount: 30% off. Also Free Shipping for orders over $50. No code needed.

AJ Crimson Beauty

From: Friday Nov 27th only. Discount: 50% off everything. No code needed.

Magnolia Makeup

From: Friday Nov 27th only. Discount: 50% off everything. Code: Blkfriday15

NATURAL HAIR

Oyin Handmade

From: Nov 27th to 30th. Discount: 25% off sitewide Free Shipping & Handling for domestic orders over $50. No code needed.

Darcy’s Botanicals

From: Nov 27th to 29th. Discount: 25% off sitewide Code: thankyou

CocoCurls

From: Nov 27th only (24 hours).  Starts: 12 midnight Discount: 20% off, Free Shipping over $40 (US only) No code needed.

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NoireTropicalBeauty MUFE Ultra HD foundation dark skin review

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

I don’t wear foundation about 99% of the time, but when I do, I look for something that helps me even out my skin tone and that feels like it is almost not there.  My philosophy, at least when it comes to foundation is, less is more. I know that everyone right now is about that full coverage….but I’m not here for that.  I want my skin to look flawless…but like I was born like that. Enter the Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation on dark skin.

Make Up For Ever has already established themselves as the leaders in both waterproof makeup and products that have amazing performance under the newest video technology.  Over the past few years, MUFE has be reformulating their entire line to get ahead of the changes in TV and film.  They have already brought out an entire new line of gel-textured eye shadows, which by the way, are mind-blowingly good!

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The Details

This is an update to their original HD foundation, and this time they have made it even lighter in weight and added hyaluronic acid which helps make it suitable for all skin types.  It aims to give flawless, next best thing to skin coverage when viewed in 4K and 8K technology.  So what are 4K and 8K? Right now standard HD video is 1080p, and basically 4K is four times better than HD and 8K is 8 times.   So it’s called UHD (Ultra HD).  So if you think you can see every pore and wrinkle now, wait until UHD becomes more common! 

Back to the review.  So the existing line was reformulated and the colour range was also expanded to a fantastic 40 shades! 4…0 shades! There are few companies out there that boast of so many.  If you find a line with 20-25 shades, you would consider that luck.  They have also renumbered and broken the line up into Y(yellow based) and R(red based) shade.  If you look at some of the bottles, they have also included the corresponding shade number from the older line.  I picked up shade R530 which is shade 180 from the old line.  I love that they have not forgotten us darker ladies and have given us such a selection. 

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My shade: R530=180

Packaging

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Love the pump top!

The UHD comes in a cylindrical, plastic bottle with a pump top and it contains 30ml of product which is pretty standard.  This makes dispensing much easier to control and you won’t run the risk of wastage from having to decant or breakage of the bottle.  The pump works quite well and dispenses a small amount of product. 

By the way, check out my video review or keep reading below the fold for more!!

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