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Once again The Makeup Show was amazing! And it was super, duper crowded. I have been going for years and I don’t ever remember it being that crazy! I was happier to see my blogging friends, and I did not haul that much so my wallet was certainly quite thrilled at that! The classes, usual, were inspiring and I loved seeing so many people with some amazing makeup looks! And by the way, if you took pictures with me, tag me or email them to me so that I could add them!
So here are some photos of the day! Chicago, here’s what you could expect to see!
Gorgeous pigmented makeup by Kevyn Aucoin!!
Swatches, 2 lip products and one beautiful matte navy by Kevyn Aucoin. Great pigmentation!
So a few weeks ago, NARS hosted an event at their Bleecker Street location to showcase their fall/autumn 2012 colour collection as well as their new skincare line, NARSskin. I wrote about the details of the skin collection here.
NARS Fall/Autumn 2012 colour collection
New NARS skincare line!
Check out a gorgeous smokey eye done by makeup artist Miguel, using various items from the fall collection.
An organized makeup station!
Smokey eye beginnings….
The one makeup look that everyone always wants to know how to do is the smoky eye. It’s dramatic, sexy and versatile. I have created a very basic, beginner’s smoky eye using only 3 colour products. This is a quick, out-the-door look that can be used as a base and built up as needed.
Here’s the look!
A bronzey smoky eye!
The key to the smoky is blending…blend, blend and blend some more. You want a smooth transition from one colour to another without any harsh lines.
I used minimal products – Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow Waterproof Eye Shadow Pencil in 22E, M.A.C. Feline Eye Pencil and L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes mascara. That’s basically it!!
Check out my tutorial below!
I was supposed to review this mascara a while ago, but better late than never, right?
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash
Smoky Lash packaging
According to MUFE, Smoky Lash contains an ultra-pigmented product that gives exceptional volume, length and curl for you smokiest lash. Upon opening the package, it contains your standard wand and brush (not too large), that is quite dense and is supposed to apply the product form the roots to tip, which adds volume and length.