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5 Makeup Artist Must-Haves from MAC

November 19th, 2011

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By Nita J., Virginia, Makeup Artist

Nita J is a strong advocate that true beauty lives in each and every individual. To her, makeup just enhances beauty and should never be used to mask the beauty that a person was born with. With her knowledge of makeup, cosmetic brands, marketing and the beauty industry, Nita J hopes to contribute as much as she can and instill in the minds of others that confidence and true beauty is soul-deep. You can check out her portfolio and her blog!


5 Makeup Artist Must-Haves from MAC

As you can probably guess, a major part of the journey of a makeup artist is the wonderful (and sometimes overwhelmingly frustrating) process of testing out products, falling in love with products, purging products and revisiting products. It sure can get exhausting but in the midst of it all, you come to realize what works and what isn’t so great when it comes to what products to include in your kit. Now, I do understand that we are all not makeup artists, but please keep in mind I am a makeup addict myself and this process also helps me decide what to keep for myself.

On my beauty blog, I am working on a series of makeup products, by cosmetic line, that are great for both personal and professional kits. Since MAC is a universally popular brand, let’s start by looking at five AMAZING products:

Eyeshadows

MAC’s eyeshadows ($14.50), although they are more expensive than other brands, have amazing quality and minimal fall-out, which I love. Worn with or without a primer, these eyeshadows tend to stay true to shade and pigmentation. The more neutral shades are normally the most popular staples found in many kits such as Satin Taupe, Patina, Espresso, Rice Paper, and Naked Lunch, just to name a few. Their staying power is what has me hooked!

Pigments

MAC’s pigments ($20.00) are so multifunctional and easy to work with! For simple use, you can take your favorite shade and dust it over your lids for a quick pop of color or use to stain your cheeks. You can even get super creative by mixing with clear lip gloss or MAC’s Mixing Medium to create more artistic looks. The possibilities are truly endless with pigments. I suggest stashing at least one or two in your kit!

Fix+

This is another awesome product that gets lots of buzz. MAC’s Fix+ ($20.00) is a skin-refreshing spray infused with lots of goodies such as vitamins, green tea, cucumber and minerals that calm the skin and finishes your makeup look to help it last throughout the day. It truly does feel great on the skin and has an amazing, fresh fragrance. For added makeup staying power, I like to spray this product on a client’s skin as a foundation primer when I don’t want the heaviness of a moisturizing cream.

Strobe Cream

MAC says that Strobe Cream ($30.00) “enhances the effects of light on all skin and in all lighting conditions from sunlight to spotlight.” That’s exactly what it does!  It gives your skin a quick wake-up call with antioxidants and botanicals that refreshes and rejuvenates the skin. I personally fell in love with it the first time I used it under my Studio Fix Fluid Foundation. It just gives your skin that extra oomph!

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed

I really like that Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed ($23.00) not only controls shine, but it minimizes lines and imperfections. This easy-to-use product can be used as a quick fix on the go, even if you are not wearing much makeup for the day. Us makeup artists LOVE our multifunctional products!

What are some of your FAVORITE MAC products that you can’t live without? What are some that you would like to try? I would love to hear your comments!


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Beauty Quick Fixes

September 22nd, 2011

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Need a quick fix to a beauty problem?   Here are a few quick fixes to get you through the day

  1. Use triangle sponges for removing makeup mistakes not just for applying foundation.  If you have a mascara smudge or too much blush or eye shadow powder has specks on your cheek?  Take one of these sponges and rub it out – it’ll be gone in a flash.
  2. Are your lashes so long they make marks on your eyelid?   Right after applying mascara, turn your blow dryer on cool and low speed and aim at your lashes.  It will help the mascara to dry quickly and prevent smears.
  3. Have unruly fly-aways?  Use a clear mascara to tame fly-aways.  You always wanted to know what to use clear mascara was for!
  4. Have your cheeks lost their lustre?  Press moisturizer into cheeks to re-bloom your blush
  5. Out of nail polish remover and you smudged your polish?  Top your nail with clear coat and rub to smooth out.
  6. Polish your nails and don’t have time for them to dry?   Run your nails under cold water for a quick dry fix.
  7. Has your hair gone flat and you need a lift?  Hot Tools makes Velcro rollers that are metal lined that offer a quick fix.  Roll in your hair, give the rollers a shot of warm air with your blow dryer and in 2 minutes you have full, voluminous hair.

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Beauty Quick Fixes

September 14th, 2011

Celebrity Makeup News and Blogs:

 

Need a quick fix to a beauty problem?   Here are a few quick fixes to get you through the day

  1. Use triangle sponges for removing makeup mistakes not just for applying foundation.  If you have a mascara smudge or too much blush or eye shadow powder has specks on your cheek?  Take one of these sponges and rub it out – it’ll be gone in a flash.
  2. Are your lashes so long they make marks on your eyelid?   Right after applying mascara, turn your blow dryer on cool and low speed and aim at your lashes.  It will help the mascara to dry quickly and prevent smears.
  3. Have unruly fly-aways?  Use a clear mascara to tame fly-aways.  You always wanted to know what to use clear mascara was for!
  4. Have your cheeks lost their lustre?  Press moisturizer into cheeks to re-bloom your blush
  5. Out of nail polish remover and you smudged your polish?  Top your nail with clear coat and rub to smooth out.
  6. Polish your nails and don’t have time for them to dry?   Run your nails under cold water for a quick dry fix.
  7. Has your hair gone flat and you need a lift?  Hot Tools makes Velcro rollers that are metal lined that offer a quick fix.  Roll in your hair, give the rollers a shot of warm air with your blow dryer and in 2 minutes you have full, voluminous hair.

Do you have a favorite quick fix you’d like to share?

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Hair Tutorial: How to Bang Part 1

July 7th, 2010

Are you trying to Grow out your bangs/ fringe? or Just hiding your roots? Here is a quick few minute hair style. Product for your hair tinyurl.com Hi from pursebuzz.com I am here to bring you makeup video demos, hair tutorials, fashion, nails and everything in between. You will find celebrity inspired hair styles and also celeb make up (cosmetics) demos. From inspired looks of Fergie, Hillary Duff, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and so many more movie stars. I’ll take you through the whole look so that you can learn the basics of smokey eyes and dramatic sexy techniques. You can come to http for reviews on MAC cosmetics, reviews, unique hairstyles, quick back to school tutorials to everyday business make up and everything beauty related. I have reviews on NARS, Make Up For Ever, mac, Lancome, Clinique, Tarte, Cargo, Stila, Benefit, coastalscents.com, urban decay, and other kinds of cosmetics.

Hair Tutorial: How to Bang Part 2

June 17th, 2010

Are you trying to Grow out your bangs/ fringe? or Just hiding your roots? Here is a quick few minute hair style. Product for your hair tutorial tinyurl.com www.youtube.com Hi from pursebuzz.com I am here to bring you makeup video demos, hair tutorials, fashion, nails and everything in between. You will find celebrity inspired hair styles and also celeb make up (cosmetics) demos. From inspired looks of Fergie, Hillary Duff, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and so many more movie stars. I’ll take you through the whole look so that you can learn the basics of smokey eyes and dramatic sexy techniques. You can come to http for reviews on MAC cosmetics, reviews, unique hairstyles, quick back to school tutorials to everyday business make up and everything beauty related. I have reviews on NARS, Make Up For Ever, mac, Lancome, Clinique, Tarte, Cargo, Stila, Benefit, coastalscents.com, urban decay, and other kinds of cosmetics.