Thursday, July 15, 2010

More images from IMATS LA 2010

The Photographer is LOLA. Here are some images of Tuesday Coren (Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist) and her model Alexandra Mathews. Tuesday Coren is the winner of IMATS 2010 Alice in Wonderland Theme Competition

Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Must Have: Sunscreen

First of all, I have fairly pale skin(NW20). I do burn easily and like to protect my skin. I've tried tons of sunscreen both high and low end. My favorite is the new Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock SPF 70. It has everything I want in a sunscreen: high SPF feels like nothing, dries matte, and good price.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The IMATS 2010 Experience

(If you post this picture on your site, We only ask that you credit us for taking this picture)
(The makeup Artist is Tuesday Coren and she won the Alice Theme Competition. We currently don't know the name of the model.)

There will be a follow up post on IMATS within the next week. 

Overall IMATS was definitely worth going and checking out. We just bought the single day exhibition hall pass. To us it wasn't worth it to get a full pass because we are just cosmetic enthusiasts or prosumers.  We're no professionals. Youtube and other online tutorials are good enough for us. IMATS is the most unorganized convention that we've been to. Most of the people that were in line were either confuse or hoped that they were in the correct line. The line went by very slow and the employee that were manning the lines were not very helpful in helping people to their appropriate line. IMATS is located in Pasadena even though the event said IMATS LA. It is a small convention center compare to other convention center like San Diego, LA, and Anahiem.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Makeup Technique will be going to this years IMATS. I'll be sure to post updates of the days fun and deals.

H&M Polishes Review, Photos + Swatches

I saw swatches online and I decided I had to get 'Bella's Choice' which is a bright teal creme. I find alot of pastel or 'bright' blue, greens and teal are too dusty for my taste or neon. I final found it in my local H&M and it looked pretty in the bottle as well.

I also bought a bright blue creme called "U Must Have This".  I would agree it's a must have color. I love it. The consistency isn't bad, its on the thick side so be warned but I don't fine it to hard to work with. I need about 2 coats for a opaque no streak finish. The finish isn't great it's a little dull not a matte or satin like you get with neon polish it's just dull. But I always use a top coat anyways so it doesn't matter for me. I was so impressed with the colors I went back and pick up another color "Check Me Out" which is a bright coral creme. It's light/bright enough not to look just like a orange red and has enough pink/red tone to prevent it from looking orange. I do love coral but till now I have not found a shade I liked. Each polish is $4.95 for 0.3oz.

Nail Polish Rant- review & photos

After China Glaze the Up and Away I fell back in love with nail polish.I'm obsessed with creme nail polishes. I love the spring/summer nail trends. Pinky corals, pastels, mint greens and blues teals make me happy:) I bought  Heli-Yum, Sugar High, Something Sweet,Re-Fresh Mint, and Happy Go Lucky
(left to right)
. My favorite originally was Sugar High, it is a bright pink with a coral undertone. It was a little too coral for my skin tone(I'm very pale with yellow undertones). But I tried it on my cousin(tan skin) amazing! It looked like it should be bright beautiful young summery pink. My favorite now is Heli-Yum it's a raspberry red. It reads like a soft red on my skin and I love it. Re-Fresh mint is also lovely light minty green. I mainly use it on the tips as a colored french. Happy Go Lucky is bright yellow. I plan to use it more in the summer, currently I feel like softer colors. Something Sweet is the cool tone light pink almost a lilac. Not really my favorite.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

MAC To the Beach Collection

  Available May 27th, 2010


Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

Sand & Sun Light peach (Matte) (Limited Edition)
Firecracker Frosted mid-tone red-orange (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
Sweet & Punchy Bright yellow-green (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
Shimmermoss Green with green pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
Humid Intense green with shimmer (Frost) (Permanent)

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

Beach Bound - sheer frosted pale peach (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
Lazy Day - light dirty blue-pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
Thrills - rosy copper with gold pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Fun Bathing - midtone bronzed plum (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

More from Prep For Colour Collection

Available April 8, 2010

Lipglass $14.00
Just Add Colour - fuchsia pink (Frost)

Eyeshadow $14.50
Hey - warm mid-tone beige (Veluxe Pearl)
Prepped for Glamour - ashy/dirty brown (Frost)
Sorcery - reddish mid-tone brown (Satin)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Prep for colour collection

Available April 8, 2010

Prep + Prime skin brightening serum $40.00

A serum formulated to instantly brighten, smooth, firm, and hydrate the skin while providing a plumper, more evenly toned finish to the complexion. Natural antioxidants help to strengthen the skin against. UV-related damage, while M∙A∙C Charged Water ensures deep, long-lasting hydration.

Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50 $30.00

Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer SPF 35/PA+++ $30.00
A tinted skin primer formulated with soft-focus powders to help even out skin tone and add radiance. Lightweight and invisible, it goes on under foundation or powder for a naturally perfect look and subtle glow. Helps protect against pollution and UV rays. Fragrance free.

MAC Too Fabulous Collection

Available March 4th, 2010

Cremesheen Glass $18.00 (Permanent)
Just Superb Dirt neutral pink
Loud & Lovely Blue pink
Richer, Lusher Peach coral
Double - dare Coral red
Deelight - midtone neutral
Over Indulgence - neutral brown
Fashion Scoop - clear pink (Repromote)
Partial to Pink - light peach pink (Repromote)
Boy Bait - light nude (Repromote)

Lip Pencil $13.00
Boldy Bare - dirt red brown (Limited Edition)
Mouth Off - deep peach coral (Limited Edition)
Trimmed in Pink - bright blue pink (Limited Edition)
In Synch - bright yellow pink (Limited Edition)
Naked Liner - light neutral (Limited Edition)
Chestnut - intense brown (Permanent)

Mineralize Blush Duo $23.00
A limited-edition Mineralize Blush featuring two shades swirled into an abstract pattern. Delivers the sheer colour and soft, dimensional pearl finish of all M∙A∙C Mineralize powder formulas.

Rhapsody in Two - light pale pink/pale peach (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Chic Couple - light yellow brown/dark peach (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Two Virtues - light blue pink/light violet (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Bi-Tone - rose pink/copper bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Buddy Up - dirty rose / neutral yellow pink (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Sun & Moon - neutral brown / pink brown (Frost)





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More from MAC Trip Spring 2010

Available Now

Cremesheen Trio
Creme de Nude - pale, muted peachy beige
Speed Dial - light blueish pink
Modesty - muted neutral pink

Dazzleglass Trio
Like Venus - light bubblegum pink with red pearl
Sugarrimmed - milky pale pink with pearl
Smile - light coral with pink and pearl

Zoomlash Trio
Zoomlash Mascaras in Zoomblack 

Eye Liner Trio
Penultimate Liner in Rapid black - true black
Pearlglide liner in Black Russian - black with navy blue glitter
Technakohl in Graphblack - rich black



Saturday, February 6, 2010

Paul & Joe Alice In Wonderland Spring 2010

Available February 

Fantasy Set
Lip Treatment Stick-Milky Pink
Blotting Paper refill

Daydream Set
Lip Treatment Stick - Sheer Orange 
Blotting Paper refill



OPI Alice in Wonderland

Available Now

Nail Lacquer $ 8.50
Absolutely Alice - blue glitter
Mad as a Hatter - multi-coloured glitter
Thanks So Muchness! - blue toned red with shimmer
Off with Her Red  - bright yellow toned red 
Mini nail set $9.50


Friday, February 5, 2010

MAC Cosmetics Look in a Box Sets & Trip Brush Sets

Available now (select duty free shops)

MAC Look In a Box: Goldie Rocks
Eye Shadow- Naked Lunch, Bronze
Bronzer- Golden
Pushglass- Fullfilled
Mini Zoom Lash Mascara- Zoomblack

MAC Look In a Box: Gothette
Eyeshadow- Showstopper, Retrospeck, Greensmoke
Fluidline- Blacktrack
Lipstick- Myth
Mini Zoom Lash Mascara- Zoomblack
Brush- 209SE

MAC Look In a Box: Indie Girl
Paint Pot- Bare Study
Penultimate Liner- Rapidblack
Beauty Powder- Softdew
Lipgloss- Headliner
Mini Zoom Lash Mascara- Zoomblack

MAC TRIP: Shape and Perfect Brushes
Rectangular tube shape zip up bag in a twill fabric with a black and white gingham pattern; with an inner pocket to hold brushes. Includes brushes 168SE, 187SE, 194SE, 275SE and 212SE.

MAC TRIP: Define & Blend Brushes
Rectangular tube shape zip up bag in a twill fabric with a black and white polka dot pattern; with an inner pocket to hold brushes. Includes brushes 129SE, 190SE, 209SE, 219SE and 252SE.


MAC Mineralize Foundation SPF 15 for Spring 2010

Available now

The world is made of precious minerals, the foundation for all living things…. Mineralize Foundation SPF 15 is the synthesis of earthly essential elements, in the form of a rich, luxurious solid cream compact with a liquid mineral infusion.

This uniquely textured foundation delivers ultimate hydration while revitalizing the look of dull and dry areas. Medium buildable, smooth even coverage and a feather-cloud comfortable silky feel with a natural finish. Add the essential 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush and SPF 15 for skin perfection with protection.

Mineralize Foundation SPF 15 $32.00

NC15, NC20, NC25, NC30, NC35, NC37, NC40, NC42, NC44, NC45, NC50, NC55
NW15, NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW40, NW43, NW45, NW47, NW50, NW55
Brush $38.00
130 Short Duo Fibre A short, round dual fibre with flat head composed of both natural bristles and synthetic fibres ideal for application with creams, emulsions, and various powder products.

Minerals are the foundation for all living things. The human body is made of approximately 60% water and skin is approximately 70% water. By fusing minerals and water, Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation is the synthesis of earthly essential elements in the form of a rich, luxurious solid cream compact with a liquid mineral infusion. This uniquely textured, medium buildable, foundation delivers immediate hydration while revitalizing the look of dull and dry skin. Used backstage during the Spring/Summer 2010 fashion shows of; BCBG, Carolina Herrera and Baby Phat, it is both a makeup artists dream and a real woman’s skin saving grace.

Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation features an innovative gel based system that provides extreme comfort and creaminess in application, making this formula appealing to all skins but especially normal to dry. The gel fuses the formula’s high water content (30.5%) with the polymers and coated pigments for the ultimate in silky smooth, yet long wearing (up to 8 hours), colour payoff. Because of the immediate moisturization benefits, Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation also helps to immediately reduce the appearance of pores and provides skin with a non-sticky, cooling break.

Additionally, a blend of lightweight oils creates a creamy, comfortable feeling on the skin. The innovative wax-free structure helps moisturize skin, while light diffusing optics help minimize the visibility of pores and imperfections for a flawless looking complexion

Natural Ingredients Equal Flawless Skin
A special blend of 77 minerals that have been bio-fermented into a yeast extract and our Multimineral Complex IV, a water-based solution of Potassium,Magnesium, Sodium and Zinc, work together to help nurture skin
Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Haberlea Rhodopensis Leaf Extract, and Faex (Yeast) Extract help moisturize and give skin a more radiant, re-energized look
Silicone Crosspolymer and a combination of lightweight, luminous oils provides a smooth even finish that is soft and silky to touch
Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation’s mineral rich formula also provides UVB, SPF 15 protection and is non-acnegenic, dermatologist Tested and fragrance free.


MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 4 Collection

Available: February 11th, 2010

Lipstick $14.00
Beigeland - frosted light pink beige (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Bronzilla - frosted mid-tone yellow brown (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Lipglass $14.00

Almondine - pale gold with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Gold Dust - midtone copper with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Eyeshadow Quad Colour 4 $36.00

Four limited-edition eyeshadows specially selected to complement the plum/burgundy palette of the Spring Colour Forecast Collection.  Featuring a square design, clear lid and magnetic closure, this marks the debut of our new eyeshadow x 4 compact.
Aztec Brick - frosted true copper (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
Creole Beauty - frosted dark golden brown (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Flip - bronze gold (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Manila Paper - pale frosted white gold (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
Blush Ombre $25.00

Springshine - neutral suntan (Limited Edition)
Nail Lacquer $12.00

Abalone Shell - light creamy warm beige (Cream) (Limited Edition)