@TheMakeUpShow Holiday Pop-Up Shop


Ok can I just say that Make Up is soooo fun. Regardless if you are someone who says “Oh I don’t wear too much makeup” or “I like to CAKE it ONNNN”. I’d say I’m in between. But again regardless, you know that when make up is around you have fun playing with it or just seeing the transformation. Jay Vincent said it best today when describing the artistry (is that even a word??) of Make Up Artists “We deal with you in your most insecure and vulnerable moments to bring out the joy, beauty and confidence in you”. Further deets below on what this Make Up Guru advises on building your kit. Plus the products that stood out to me the most…. BUT FIRST, What I wore… I am a fashionista afterall, cause I’m still a rookie on this make up stuff!

So I think Make Up Show….Make Up Artists…Glam Glam Thank You Mam…Bold Leather! So I opt for a pleather, yep pleather cause I love the animals ya know, and bold dark makeup, to top it off (literally) a snake headband because I thought gaudy and I snake on my head sounded good at the time. But it was Killer!

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Skirt: GoJane.com / HeadBand: Boohoo.com / LipStick: Cyber @MacCosmetics

How To Build Your Kit – Know what kind of Make Up Artist you are.


Jay says, kits are way too big now, make up artists want to carry every single thing they own. But he warns not to do this, it’s too heavy and makes you see like you don’t have a plan for the glam. Below are pointers he gives to developing a kit that is small and compact.

When it comes to Complexion –

Include a good skin care product that will act as a primer and a moisture magnet. Therefore choose one you can use in any season change: winter or summer and it can also reduce redness. He recommends the brand Skindinavia for all age groups and types of skin.

Foundation is mean to be a canvas. Choose a product that allows you to build a beautiful product ON TOP of it.

Use a foundation that has a broad range. It is also outdated to use one foundation. He says everyone has multiple skin tones, having good two choices of foundation to blend will make it seem more natural.

Carry a mini sizes of foundation because you never really use the whole product on just one sitting, so there is no use in carrying the true sized bottle/palette.

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Perfect 2Sided Contour Tool

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5 Mini Foundation Kit





For the transformation –

Brows – Should not look like it is painted on and do not make it all about the brows because that should not be the focal point of your art. It should all sit well in a balance. Take a Brow kit with you that allows you to play with the shades and textures to get more of a natural look.

Eyes – Carry palettes, which will allow you to mix and match rather than small single ones. Matte pallets are very in right now because of their lasting wear. This is where having a point of view comes in, your pallet should be a group of color that coincides with the look you want to make on your client.20141206_120917

Lips – Again a point of view on the shades of lip wear you would need in order to travel light. He suggests the lip tar below – it has long-lasting staying power, which is what every make up artist needs for their client.




The Lip Tar has more of a matte finish but you can also carry a gloss to make it gleam.








Lashes – The goal is to make it look realistic, so you only need one set of natural looking lashes. He points out that putting on lashes with the glue to glue concept (glue on the lash line of the eye, then glue on the line of the falsies) allows for a much longer wear.

Most Important Details –

Brushes – You need to invest in the tools you need to do the job and have a great set of brushes.20141206_121849

Sanitizer – You must must must sanitize your items – this is very important now a days and yes your client is looking at how clean you are. Sanitize your items before you use it on them on the client.20141206_143418 This goes hand in hand with also using a hand sanitizer every time you are going to touch their face and having a breath mint.20141206_143746 20141206_143410






Lastly for those that do he whole shebang – below are two amazing items that you can use to travel with in order to complete the whole look.20141206_143001






Alright well that about wraps it all up! Hopefully you guys re-evaluate and show up at your next gig looking compact! Your and your kit that is! Xo

If you want to attend this pop up – it is going on today 10-5 @ The Metropolitan Pavillion – get your tickets here: http://www.themakeupshow.com/special-events/

Other cool things….

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@Closing Benefit #LingerieFashionWeek w/ #PinkChoseMe

Hi There!

So sorry for the time lag in between posts. I’ve been busy busy busy. I actually wanted to share with you my experience attending the Closing Benefit of Lingerie Fashion Week that I went to at the end of October. (I know I know, NOW you say!) Well I’ve had to do a little bit of research for this blog post because I thought I was just attending a normal Fashion Show… not that I ever go to these things, it was my first time! Let me continue, I thought I was going to a regular fashion show, but this fashion show in particular show-cased women of modeling for an amazing foundation called Pink Chose Me. But before I go further, you know its time for outfit details!

Sooo, not much thought process went into thinking of the outfit below.. it was a process of elimination really… I thought Fashion Show….Glamour….Lingerie Fashion Show… Not lace no — too tacky and predictable, how about Nude, yes that works and before you know it I picked out the below two piece I had tucked in my closet for no apparent reason waiting to be chosen. I kept the outfit very neutral because it wasn’t all about me ya know.. there’s a Fashion Show going on!


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Deets: Nude Two Piece by @KoutureClosetBoutique & Cropped Coat @H&M

Now back to the show. First I want to start with my first impression I got, as these lovely ladies walked down the runway showing all of their goodies but in an ever so tasteful way…Wow how normal these women looked. Yes, all different types, sizes, race, style. I loved it plus size, thin, muscular, tom-boy, sweet, naughty all-a-dat! I feel like it was refreshing to see this, it made it very real, made me feel like hey I can buy this an actually wear it and look like that. Pictures below of my favorite looks taken by muah:

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Now at the end of the benefit, Tiffany Jones, the founder of Pink Chose Me had #BreastCancerSurvivors fiercely walk down the runway. These brave women did it all for the cause and its just one of the amazing ways this foundation empowered these women all those watching on beauty and boldness. The show ended with Tiffany stomping down the runway herself, so confident, as she is a survivor as well. It was very commendable. I was in awe, such a strong woman.


Image from MTV.com

The foundation’s mission is “to help women affected with cancer regain their emotional balance, self worth and inner and outer beauty.” The foundation holds workshops of cancer prevention and nutritional healing. Activities the foundation take part in, is as many as yoga, cycling, art therapy, meditation, cooking classes, book clubs, spa treatment, and relationship counseling. Wow, talk about support! The foundation also shows you how to get involved if you  want to jump start your own campaign. I’d say that’s #WomenEmpowerment at its finest. In my opinion we need more women like Tiffany Jones.

You can learn more about her and her foundation here  http://pinkchoseme.org/

Below is an image of the #bravesurvivors:

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Image from @PinkChoseMe Instagram