Thursday, November 6, 2014

Top 10 must see-get at The Makeup Show Orlando 2014

The Makeup Show Orlando 2014 is coming in just a over a week! This is their third year here in the City Beautiful, and I couldn't be more excited. The Makeup Show brings so much more than just amazing products, it brings a load of education on all beauty. From keynotes, hands-on workshops, seminars and presentations there is no way you will leave without learning, networking and shopping the hottest must have pro-products in our industry.

The makeup Show welcomes Makeup Artists,Hair Stylists, Face & Body Painters, Photographers, Models, Stylists, Costume & Theater Design, Beauty, Fashion and Hair Students, And…Anyone in the Beauty, Hair, Nail and Fashion Industry!

So with that in mind, I want to give you a little insight of what I consider the must-see booths for this show. Keep in mind this is my personal opinion and there are many more companies and products to see but if you are new, or just need to start somewhere with recommendations then  this is your place to start.

Top 10 must see products at The Makeup Show Orlando 2014

  • Hakuhodo Brushes 

I was so excited when I saw this name on the list of vendors, as a proclaimed "makeup brush addict" this is a booth I'm going to spend a lot of time at. Hakuhodo Brushes are all handmade in Japan, and they are known to be the softest, well balanced and high quality brushes around. I have read a lot about them but have never actually ventured on purchasing one online, since the price point is on the higher side. Like I said before, this booth is a must see, touch and purchase on my book. 

  • Senna Cosmetics

Senna Cosmetics is like a hidden gem, known mostly in the professional community; they have a range of wonderful cosmetics that are a must try. I have my eyes on their eyebrow book, face sculpting powders and Slipcover foundations all made in perfect palettes to suit a professional kit. Stop by say "Hi" and don't miss the seminar and keynotes that owner Eugenia Weston will be giving  throughout the show. 

Senna Brow Book

  • Nigel Beauty Emporium

An actual store located in Hollywood, California. Nigel bring a selection of products from their store, and from previous years experience in their booth they focus on selling lashes, makeup trunks and makeup bags. This is a busy booth, but if you are a working makeup artist is totally worth it!

Can't go wrong on stocking on lashes for your clients! 

  • AJ Crimson 
Created by Makeup artist AJ Crimson, his line focuses mostly on products for complexion. Recently releasing his new gamma of cream foundations in pan, as well as five new shades. This foundations can be use in all skin types and are very blendable with one another. I already have 3 shades in the regular pot, but I will be looking to add some new shades in pan size as well as his highlighter cream. 
Stop by the Frends Beauty Supply booth to find this products

  • Makeup Forever
Being one of the main sponsors, you will not miss the Makeup Forever booth. It's mostly the busiest and biggest one of the whole show, and there is more than enough reason for it. A leading makeup company of professional quality products, they have all you can think of and more. Make sure you check out the deal bundles they have only for the show, savings on top on savings people.
Don't miss it! 
  • Bdellium Tools
  Bdellium is a line that I've experienced before, read more about it here Studio Line and here Green Bambu Line. These brushes will surprise you, they are antibacterial, soft, and the green bambu line is perfect for those who prefer synthetic hair over natural. Did I mention affordable and super pretty? Yes, they even have some pink ones! 
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics 

Famously known for their liptarts, OCC offers way more than that. Check out their water base airbrush foundation as well as their concealers. All 100% vegan and cruelty free!

  • Temptu Pro 
If you work doing bridal work like I do, there is no better airbrush makeup than Temptu Pro for long lasting results on any client. This silicone based foundation does not move and can withstand the Florida humidity like a champ! Of course I'm totally bias because this is been in my kit since I started airbrushing and I have not ventured out to other ones (which I'm thinking of doing with some OCC)  I will recommend you try their sample package that includes all the colors and experience how awesome this product is! They also sell the compressors, accessories and much to use with airbrushing. Plus they have some amazing artist working at their booth that can answer any airbrushing question that you might have. 


This last two companies, I don't know much about and/or have never tried them. But I just I hear so much about their products that they made the list! 

  • Gleam by Melanie Mills 
Seriously heard tons about this brand and their face and body highlighters! I want to see, touch and feel what they are about. Must stop by...

  • Ellis Faas 

Only the coolest looking packaging ever right?! All looking like tall bullets, I actually tried one of their mascaras last year and it was amazing. I'll invited you to stop by and check them out, I feel like I miss out on so much by not stopping at their booth last year so this year is a must stop for sure! 

Again they are sooo many other brands that will be on the show that this is only a sample of the best. Please let me know in the comments what brands are You excited to see in this year Makeup Show Orlando? 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Ipsy Bags comparison.Last 3 months!

Wohooo Videos and both English and Espanol!

  • Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil
  • Marrakesh Hair Care
  • PUR Minerals Big Look waterproof mascara
  • Bare Minerals 5 in 1 BB cream eyeshadow
  • Lord and Berry Kajal Stick

  • Dr Brandt Pore no more Pore Refiner 
  • Urban Decay Perversion mascara
  • J. Cat Beauty Flying solo eyeshadow
  • Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Lip Conditioner
  • Klorane Dry Shampoo 
  • Crown Brush Duet Brush
  • Hikari lipstick 
  • NYX Hot single eyeshadow 
  • Pacifica Natural waterproof eye pencil
  • Briogeo Don't Despair Repair! Deep conditioning mask. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Favoritos de Agosto 2014

Después de una pequeña pausa en mis vídeos, aquí les traigo uno mostrandoles mis favoritos del mes de Agosto! Les hablo de las cositas que e utilizado en Agosto al igual que en una buena parte del verano. Realmente tenia mas productos en el vídeo pero tuve que cortarlo ya que se me hizo muy largo, así que si todavía siguen siendo favoritos este mes se los estaré sacando para el próximo mes. 

Productos Mencionados: 

Espero que disfruten mis favoritos! Creo que ya pronto cambiaran muchos de ellos ya que se nos viene el otoño y normalmente empiezo a utilizar diferentes tipos de productos en la época de mas friito. 

Pasen linda semana y déjenme saber cuales fueron sus favoritos de agosto en lo comentarios, recomiendame algo nuevo! 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Best and Worst Eyeshadow Primers

Have you ever hear of eyeshadow primers? Girl you said No? Well let me introduce you to the wonders of an amazing product that keep your eyeshadow in place and enhance the intensity of the colors as well. Whether your use a little bit of eye makeup or are the diva queen, I say this product is a must!

They come in different formulas, some very good some not so much!

In this post I want to show you the best and worst eyeshadow primers that I have used, from high end to drugstore. Swatches are below the review. What's your favorite eyeshadow primer? 

+ Comes in a gel form with a light beige tone. Evens out your lid and helps brighten your shadows . This is the one I used on my makeup kit for clients because of it's long lasting results, the shadows do not move,crease or loose life! And because it dries and stay so well, is great for oily lids.

Price: $20.00

+  The texture is more liquidy than a gel, but it will still cover your lid and hide imperfections.  Works great to hold your shadows all day, but won't help made them brighter because he goes on sheer. This primer will be great on all skin types, but sets really well and I will also recommended for oily lids. 

Price: $20.00

  • Rimmel Exaggerate undercover shadow primer 
This primer is really sheer, does not cover well or evens out your lid. It's a little shinny and do not set or help your shadows stay. 
I would not recommend it for anyone. There is better drugstore options. See bellow (wink...wink) 

Price around $5.00 Not worth it! 
+ This Milani primer has a gel texture, very similar to the Urban Decay and Too Faced primers. It can be a bit more sheer, but it's functionality is equally as good! I had used it on works days over 8 hours and the shadows hold up and do not move, they might not look as fresh after a long time but it does hold them in place. 
This is my recommendation as the best Drugstore option! 

Price: $ 6.99 
  • MAC Soft Ochre Paintpot 
+ Popularly sold as a primer, this is basically a cream eyeshadow with primer properties. Paintpots are longwearing and their texture is creamy. They come in a variety of colors but Soft Ochre is a light beige tone that works in light to medium skin tones. I like to used this paintpot over a primer to intensify the shadow colors. But I have used it by itself and it works well, but can move if I'm out in the heat. If you have very dry skin, this product will work great alone on your lid. 

Price: $21.00 

Take a look at the swatches below.