As a makeup artist, it could SOMETIMES be easy to get desensitized to the plethora of makeup we’re exposed to. While that might happen to me once in awhile, I am THRILLED to try these new YSL Rouge Pur Couture colors.
These lipsticks are insanely creamy and glide on so easily to the lips. The SPF is a great bonus as I could wear this on the go, especially on those days when I have to apply my makeup on the go.
Rose Stiletto looks almost nude out the packaging, but it holds true to its name. Its color is a gorgeous rose-pink color that works well on my skin. The Fucshia is definitely a fun color and I decided to add this one to my kit. I’m excited to show you all the looks I create with these lipsticks
* I received these products from Influenster for review. This is no way reflects my thoughts and opinions on the product.
Inglot launched their new MATTE it be collection on October 16th, 2015. With matte being the word on everyones lips. I’m happy to see Inglot giving the brand new products to pride themselves on. AMC gel liners are one of my favorite products (THE NUDE COLOR looks DIVINE!!) from Inglot and their new shades, I am definitely going to be trying out in my kit and also on myself.
Inglot is set to hit select Macy’s stores in January 2016. Should be a very interesting year, as Sigma is entering the big box retail market as well.
During The Makeup Show New York City, 2015 I received a couple of Kat Von D’s products to review. The Shade and Light palette for the eyes I fell instantly in love with and added to my kit for a shoot the very next day.
While on a beauty shoot late this summer, I was just about to remove the models entire makeup. She really just had 5 minutes before she had to leave when I decided to try a wing liner with Kat Von D’s Liquid Ink Liner in Neruda (White) to create this look. At first I wasn’t sure if I hated it or I loved it but it turned out pretty well. The liner runs for $19 and with the longevity and precision I got in such a short time, that is definitely a bargain. Felt tips aren’t usually my friend but Kat’s liner hasn’t dried out on me and still very sharp.
For her skin, I also tried something I’ve never given a shot before. Black Opal’s True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid. Its give a great coverage – not a foundation I will reach for very often but so far so good. Find the rest of the looks from this story on my website at www.jaleesajaikaran.com
This week Tweezerman celebrated their 35th anniversary! The celebrations took place at The Gansevoortin New York City.
Tweezerman was kind enough to gift me a kit full of their best tools as a special gift for being a VIP PRO. Now, if I leave home without these, a slight panic attack is highly possible. LOL – not even kidding though. Honestly, if it doesn’t say tweezerman – it doesn’t make sense.
I’ve been using my past tweezers as eyelash applicators etc. What I love most about this company is not only their lifetime guarantee but their constant innovation. I planned on adding their duo fiber brush to my kit but I ended up keeping it all to my little self. It’s that good.
What are other MUST HAVES from Tweezerman?
A little tool that you may not have tried before, is their rubber mascara guard. While assisting on set, I saw these being used and since being reintroduced to the market. I now have 2.
Second week and D’Angelo Thompson kept the momentum of TPG Summer School going. If you don’t know who this makeup maven is – here’s a little introduction from the TPG website:
D’Angelo Thompson is known for his mastery of beauty and quality aesthetic. He is also one of the Entertainment Industry’s most sought after artisans. Originally from Chicago, D’angelo always dreamed of one day taking the beauty industry by the reigns both nationally and internationally, and in the past two decades has done so in a phenomenal way. It is his personal vision to elevate his profession by creating a global brand/community and empowering all to see and celebrate their beauty.
His training, command of color and natural eye for beauty has developed him into a consummate professional with an extensive career. He is also a mentor and instructor who is extremely grateful to be living his purpose while executing his passion.
As a Professional, D’angelo’s expertise extends to beauty, bridal, editorial, commercial, film, TV and private clients. As hair/makeup artist for guests and celebrities on The Wendy Williams Show from 2008 – 2011, D’angelo earned three Daytime Emmy nominations with a win for “Guest Hair” in 2010. Most importantly, in over two decades, D’angelo has developed a body of work that classifies him in the A-list of beauty professionals.
D’Angelo showed us keys to a beautiful clean look – the kind of looks that will get us paid.
His top tips? Great skincare, a foundation you can rely on and beautiful lashes to compliment the look.
Some of his all time favorite products are:
Summer is here and I couldn’t be any happier. Especially now that TPG has launched their Summer School Program! I had the opportunity to sit in their first class of the season with Mari Shten. You have probably seen Mari on my blog before when we chatted about Makeup School, this time, Mari focused on Creative Beauty.
Mari has spent 6 years in the business. She went to MUD Makeup School and because of her fascination, she moved to LA. Shortly after she realized she wasn’t about that life and fashion and editorial was where she wanted to be. New York was the next stop.
Find more of TPG Summer School every Wednesday:
Summer’s here and with it comes long weekends on the beach, barbeque and lot’s of free education at The Powder Group! That’s right, the Summer of 2015 is the season of TPG Summer School – and TPG Pro Members attend for free! Non-members attend for only $45 or $200 for all six sessions! Register below.
Beginning on Wednesday, July 15 and running through Wednesday, August 19, The Powder Group will bring you a different artist session to inform, educate and inspire. every Wednesday evening. Space is limited for each event, but there is no limit to how many programs you can participate in, so register today!
All TPG Summer School events will be held at Mattese NYC/Crown Brush Studio: 134 9th Avenue from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.
- July 15 – Mari Shten – Creative Beauty
- July 22 – D’Angelo Thompson – Working in Commercial and Advertising
- July 29 – Michelle Coursey – Red Carpet Beauty
- August 5 – Edward Cruz – The Process of Collaboration
- August 12 –James Vincent – Iconic Beauty
- August 19 – Kisha Williams – Perfecting Complexion
I love clean beauty, its an obsession actually. I was thinking about this today and wondered where this love for skin started. When I started at MAC Cosmetics back in 2011, I was so intrigued with how to this type of look is achieved. Seeing that I had really just started doing makeup at that point, I asked everyone I could about the trick to getting that dewy skin.
This is very much a subdued version of the type of dewy skin I’m talking about but I now find myself loving the very same products that was recommended. Working for store events, I had the opportunity to ask a MAC Senior Artists and just generally more seasoned artists than myself.
Now that I’ve played with all different types of skin tones and types, I must say it’s my favorite thing to do.
Some of the key skin products for this look were:
1. Tweezerman tools – It’s a dream when your model was dropped from brow heaven, I basically did a bit of cleaning up on a couple of hairs needed and threaded the upper lip because a woman gets busy sometimes.
2. As I write this, I remind myself I need to purchase my Be Fine skin care sugar scrub. It has been a favorite for models in my kit and cleaning and exfoliating the skin before a beauty shoot is important.
3. MAC Cream Colour Base – Shell & Luna, I usually mix.
4. Elizabeth Arden 24 hour cream
5. MaqPro Makeup Mixer
6. MAC Strobe Cream
7. Embryolisse Creme
8. Face Atelier
Editorial Manicuring Seminar: From Behind The Table to Behind The Scenes
The life of a makeup artist encompasses so many things – and manicuring is definitely one of them. If not personally, definitely professionally. The nails are so important to a finished image and what luck do we have to be able to learn from pro Angel Williams.
She will be hosting a seminar showing how to get behind the table from behind the scenes. Learning from Angel is surely heaven sent! (you like that huh lol 😀 ) Check out all the information below and sign up too!
Sunday, May 17, 2015
11am – 2pm
M Wild’s Studio, 247 w 29th st, 11th fl, New York, NY 11013
Are you are a successful manicurist behind the table and desire to learn a specific
range of skills that a editorial set demands? Your workflow and application choices may
need adjustments as you transition to the editorial environment.
Angel Williams has been a Manicurist for 15 years and her work can be seen anywhere
from the covers of Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour to the New York Fashion
Weekrunways of Zimmermann . Now she is here to help you with the needtoknows
working behind the scenes in the fashion and beauty industry.
You will learn:
ethics, etiquette and terminology speak
the language and communicate
fully with other creatives and decision makers
to develop your editorial eye learn
what visual skills and techniques that are
best for editorial sets
building essentials assemble
a collection of products and tools that ooze
efficiency, while considering the demands of the client
These topics and more can help any manicurist leap to the next level of success when
working behind the scenes with publications, designers and celebrities.
This will not be a technical seminar, it will be an interactive session where Angel will
demonstrate the skill set that is needed during the process of transitioning from behind
the nail table to behind the scenes on editorial photo shoots.
I’ve always been a fan of Stilazzi. They blessed me with my first set bag, meticulously compartmentalized to make my life easier.
At the PYP Summit, I had a chat with my friends over at Frends Beauty who introduced me to the extension of the Stilazzi line of products and were generous enough to sponsor each attendee with a couple of their products to test.
I found these shadows to be vibrant in its color payoff and rich in quality. I’m guessing you would equate all of those wonderful adjectives with tons of money but nope – these eye shadows are only $3.50 each, a steal of a deal if you ask me.
The shadows lift easily, which I appreciate because in the past – you know that line “you have to scratch it a little” – well guess what? I’d rather to pop my brush on there and get exactly what I want. They have synthetic brushes but also will be carrying a deluxe line of brushes to accompany the existing line.
I’ll be using these shadows for upcoming tutorials on my Youtube channel, so stay tuned to really see what Stilazzi is working with. I can’t wait to try their other products – which of course I will be updating you guys with.
I would encourage you to check these out if you’re looking for an affordable way to upgrade your personal makeup stash or your professional kit. Remember you can sign up for a discount with Frends for their Frends with Benefits program (never thought I’d be into FWB lol 😉 )