I like to go to the Goodbyes section of Maccosmetics.com and see all of the awesome products that I may need to purchase a backup of. MAC always seems to discontinue the most awesome colors!! Why is that?? I went on today and there were TONS of products that are getting the axe..Pen N’ Pink eye shadow, Bronze Cream Color Base, Snowgirl Lipglass, Post Haste eye shadow, Frost Pigment, Blue Peep, Brassy, Frostlite Fluidlines, the list goes on and on and on. This doesn’t necessarily mean that MAC is throwing the products away forever, some might become “Pro” products, and many you’ll be able to find at your local Cosmetic Company Outlet. Why MAC?? Why??
It’s due time that I present the Make Up For Ever HD products. I tried these in May at The Make Up Show, I know you all remember that story! Anywho, I have my new camera, and had to demonstrate exactly how to use it! I might have to say, honestly, this might be my all time favorite foundation. That is a big statement for me to make, but it’s true! From what I have observed, any skin type can wear this foundation. I’m an oily girl, so that means I need to prep my skin! It’s a MUST! It’s gross looking like a grease ball, so after I apply my moisturizer, I use Make Up For Ever All Mat. This helps prevent oil and keeps my skin matte for hours! They also make 7 HD primers that combat all kinds of issues, including redness, dullness, ashiness and dullness to name a few. There is also a colorless primer, just to add a luminous glow.
In the video, I applied two pumps of HD Invisible Cover Foundation for a soft yet flawless coverage. I used number 875, which was the perfect balance of warm and cool tones for my skin. Curious about what shade you are?? Check out the shade finder and see which model you most resemble! I used a kabuki brush for super soft coverage, but any type of foundation brush will do. Lastly, I applied the super amazing, white as flour (yet invisbible) HD Powder. It’s almost like applying baked silk to your face!!! It sets the foundation without matting it, so if you want a fresh-faced appearance, here’s your answer! You can use the powder alone, or over any other foundation or tinted moisturizer that you may have. They even created a special kabuki brush just for the powder, it’s so soft I could have sworn it was mink!! One thing that I would also like to try is Duo Mat Powder Foundation. This product is perfect for touch up’s throughout the day, especially on those oily areas. MUFE has tons and tons of products available, and many of them are available on Sephora.com.
Be sure to check out my step-by-step tutorial on how I apply Make Up For Ever HD products! They really, really are amazing!!!
This is in fact my third consecutive post about Essence.com, but I am officially addicted. It’s really great to see all kinds of other content that isn’t in the magazine. From the Hair Gallery feature on Autumn Hair to the video library to the beauty section (my fave, clearly). There is just SO freakin’ much to do!!! One of my favorite features is the online community. I joined today, my page is located here. Join and add me as a friend!! Definitely make sure you add yourself to the Fashion & Beauty Group, I plan to participate A LOT!
I am just LOVING Rihanna in her Fall Fashion article. There’s also a behind the scene video of the shoot! My favorite video (which I’ve watched at least 6 times already) is from NY Fashion Week. It’s just under 2 minutes long, but shows you an awesome summary of the festivities!! The girl is an entertainer, but she could just stick to modeling if she wanted to. While you’re at it, you must check out the top beauty picks in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I’m not going to tell you everything that’s on my new favorite place, so you have to go and check it out yourself!! Don’t forget to e-mail all of your girls (and boys) and let them know. Hope to see you all there!!
Words really can’t describe my out of body experience last Wednesday, October 10, 2008. New York Fashion Week just got rolling for me, and I was doing my usual stroll around the city. Out of nowhere, I see a missed call and voicemail. Billy B. He calls back and invites me to pick up a few things from the MAC Pro store. We were going to be backstage at The Blonds show later that night. I got to meet a few of the artists, then it was off to lunch. We went to a diner around the corner, and they had the most AMAZING sausage and egg sandwich. Seriously, I killed it.
Later that night, it was backstage showtime with at The Blonds show. The look was an elongated lid using MAC 6 & 7 lashes. Each model wore 3 pair of lashes on the top lid, cut at an angle to give the maximum effect. Cheeks were contoured with Strada blush, but for brown girls, Blunt would be the best option. Lips were coated in Paint Sticks, a pro only product. These multi-purpose sticks were rotated between the girls, depending on the outfit she wore. I took tons of pictures and video footage. I really wanted to document as much as I could!! Read Billy’s side of the story on his blog.
That beautiful Summer day is definitely a highlight in my life. It was beyond a dream come true, it was a confirmation of what I want to do for the rest of my life. Billy, I can’t even begin to express my gratitude for the experience that you gave me. I am humbled and honored. Thank you!!!!! Remember everyone, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!! Now, on to the images!!!!!!!!!
Ford Models’ Johnny Lavoy Beating Faces
Don’t forget to check out Essence.com, they revamped the site today, adding tons of new videos and interactive features. I mean really, the site looks MUCH better. I already spent an hour or so there today. Be sure to check out “Beauty On The Go”, and find out some of the products MAC used backstage at DKNY!
Errr…a makeover!! While backstage at Reem Acra, I almost lost my cool when I caught a glimpse of Super-Diva (and personal hero) Mikki Taylor. She and her team from the illustrious Essence Magazine were filming footage for their brand new multimedia division, which debuts this Monday, September 15th!! This is what I absolutley LOVE to see!!! While you are there, check out Rihanna’s Fall Fashion Preview. She is really working the smoky eye, nudish lip and chic 1990′s Halle Berry cut.
I know that you’ve already seen the big winners for the Essence Best In Beauty Awards, as usual, MAC Cosmetics is all over the place!! This isn’t all about makeup, though. Looking for new body wash, nail products or hair care?? Be sure to see the big winners!!
There is still so much to tell about Fashion Week, there were celebrities and models as far as the eye could see, the most amazing clothes, flaring ego’s and snobbery. Snobbery probably isn’t even a word, but that’s what I got the biggest kick out of!