The Hot stuff at MAC Pro!

Since The MAC Fetish is officially no more *sniff*, I decided to post an article or two. This post was created back in March during Fall/Winter Fashion Week. The MAC Pro store not only sells products you can find at your local counter or store, but they also sell exclusive products that celebrity makeup artists, and makeup fanatics use as well. MAC Senior Artists create and try the products. All of the products are backstage tested, and then the products launch at MAC Pro. If they do exceptionally well, they hit retail locations.

What’s coming up…6 Neon Pigments (now available!!!)…
Metal Pigments…Due sometime this summer!! I believe the metal pigments are the same that are already available at the pro locations. They are pictured to the right!

Lip erase is a lip conditioner that is available in two shades. It creates a nude lip, essentially making the lip “disappear”.

There are some lipsticks coming out, using a patent pending formula. They remind me of Fafi “Fun and Sexy” lipsticks. OH. MY. GOSH. We gasped when we swatched them!!! These products are currently being used and tested backstage at Zumanity!

Featured Pro Products
Invisible Pro Set- Talc and Mica based, this helps set your makeup and keeps it on for prolonged periods of time. Apply it with a powder brush, let it set for 15 minutes, and it’s invisible!

Paintsticks-‘Highly pigmented, emollient colour stick. No grease or shine. Apply to skin directly or with a brush. May also be sheered down with a sponge.’ Nocturnelle Plum was breathtaking!!! This color can be found on the top row, second stick from the left. Right below the paintsticks are Chromacakes, which MAC describes as ‘Solid water-colour cake activated with water. Highly pigmented opaque matte finish. Sheers down easily. An amazing product for body painting and fake tattoos. Available in a wide range of shades including primary, secondary, neutral and fantasy. For a smoother application with colours such as White, use Mixing Medium: Face and Body instead of water. This will provide a creamier texture and more play time. To create pearlized finish, brush a M·A·C Pigment over the Chromacake after applying to the body.”

There is a reflects glitter that is called Sparkling Warmed Red. I packed it on top of the Nocturnelle Plum Paintstick…OUT OF THIS WORLD SEXY!!!!!!!!! It was absolutely unbelievable!!!!!! There it is in the picture of my hand, closest to my wrist off to the left. Can you see this??

We sat around the lab space and played with all kinds of new products, there was so much there! If you want to order products from MAC Pro, and you can’t get to the store, feel free to call 1-800-866-6464 to place an order. You can order any MAC pro products that are available on the site.

Stay tuned for more on the exclusive!

AJ Crimson, Celebrity Makeup Artist

Super cutie AJ Crimson has a brand new website, and a brand new blog! We already know that AJ has been doing makeup for celebs such as Lisa Raye, Latoya Luckett, Amerie and many, many more. But did you know that he has a brand new collection of foundations and powders as well?? I saw them sitting on the table at The Makeup Show but didn’t get to swatch them at all. Didn’t want to go and stick my fingers in anything! I made sure to get a picture of the bad boys though! There he is, clad in white dress shirt and uber cute glasses. See, didn’t I tell you that Keisha looked fierce that day??? LOVING the dress. I didn’t get a chance to even say hello to AJ. I really wanted to introduce myself in person, we had previously talked on the phone. Don’t you remember? Scandalous Beauty had an exclusive interview with Keisha and AJ about the “First Kiss” collection of Kissable Couture lipgloss. I am really, really loving the set up of AJ’s website. He makes it look very personal and very real, aren’t we all so sick of these “cookie-cutter” sites??? So, check out his website, and you definitely can’t miss out on his blog. Much to my surprise, I check out the blog, and who is featured other than my darling Warren B. talking about how much he loves Kissable Couture and respects AJ Crimson as an artist!!!

The Makeup Show 2008

Ready for my review, loves? First and foremost, I can’t stress enough why this is an amazing event. I completely changed my views on some companies. I am so blessed to be in the company of thousands of Make-Up Artists, and they were all so informative. I played with tons of products and met TONS of people. There are lots of products that you are guaranteed to love! This is a very, very critical opportunity for make up artists because everything is heavily discounted and you get to play with tons of new stuff!!! I went with my boyfriend Warren, and he had the most amazing time ever. While on our lunch break (Pizza, duh. When in Rome…) we looted the Marc Jacobs Accessory Store on Bleeker. I was craving a cupcake at Magnolia, but we really didn’t have the time to stand in line. Magnolia Bakery is a legend in the cupcake business, and there is a line out the door and around the corner at all times. Cupcakes run $2 a pop, but it’s so freakin’ worth it. Gotta love it!

Make Up For Ever HD Foundations- KJ Bennett used this foundation on me while being filmed by an actual HD camera. My boyfriend Warren did not stop raving about how delicious my skin looked on camera. My skin glistened and looked effortlessly natural with the new HD Powder and Foundation. I’m clearly going to have to do a whole post on it! This is my new everyday foundation and powder. Sorry MAC.

Becca Summer 2008 Collection, Paradise Lost-The new collection instantly caught my eye as I saw it. You all know that I rave over Becca because of there zillions of foundation colors and textures, and the stellar quality of the products. Paradise Lost features an Eye Tint that gives a unique texture and color to the lid. Had to have it.
Here’s a picture of some of what Becca has to offer. Major eye candy. I am always shocked to the the depth of foundation and concealer colors from them. They have some really, really different colors. I’m talking deeper than Alek Wek skintones. So proud of them for acknowledging that we come in many, many, many shades!

Kissable Couture- They lovelies at Kissable Couture have created Bare Your Soul: Nude lip gloss collection. The super diva Keisha Whitaker and AJ Crimson were there. Keisha was killen’ it in her Louboutin’s and star quality smile. She’s a model, clearly.

Elegant Faces-I buy something from this company every year. Can’t get enough of the Shampoo Bar! Just wet your brush, swirl it around in the Shampoo tin, massage in and rinse. Genius!

There are days and days worth of makeup and company reviews that I could tell you about, but I’ll leave you with this overview for now. I met up with Lianne, The Makeup Girl who always keeps me (and everyone else) in stitches when she’s around! That woman is a trip!!! So, stya tuned for a very intimate look at each line of makeup, and the highlights. Special thanks to The Makeup Show for everything, it was an amazing experience, as usual!!!

A “Natural Beauty” with Johnny Lavoy

Had to share this with my people! Celeb hair stylist and make-up artist Johnny Lavoy shares some tips on his spread for On Makeup Magazine. I know that every make-up artist that is reading this blog right now has a subscription, riiiiight?? I’m thinking about sleeping in Port Authority Bus Station just so I can watch his seminar next Monday at The Makeup Show!! Well not all that, but I SO wish I made reservations at the super sexy, ever-so plush W Hotel like I did last year!

I love the way that Johnny has this Natural’s hair styled, very free and whispy. For some reason, if I saw someone out and about with their hair in like this, I’d probably question it. But for this photo shoot, her hair is so very fitting. I’m just getting kind of sick seeing everyone with long, flowing weaves. Again, I’m not a pushy natural, it’s your hair, and you should do you!

Also, I am LOVING the cranberry colored cream blush. The model’s skin is so deep, and the blush just sets her skin off!!! I’m so loving it! And that burnt bronzy orangish pigment (possibly MAC Pink Bronze pigment??? Hmmm….) toward the end is luscious!!!