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Makeup Artistry 101 – Palette Essentials

Makeup Artistry 101

When starting out as a makeup artist there are a few types of palettes you should have when building your kit:

– Foundation/Concealer palette – Matte Eyeshadow palette – Colorful Eyeshadow palette (optional) – Blush/Highlighting/Contouring palette

– Lip Color palette

If you’re on a budget, BH Cosmetics is a great place to start: http://www.BHCosmetics.com

10 Color Camouflage and Concealer Palette: http://tiny.cc/h6afnw
88 Color Cool Matte Palette: http://tiny.cc/r8afnw
BH Party Girl Palette: http://tiny.cc/kabfnw
10 Color Professional Blush Palette: http://tiny.cc/4bbfnw
32 Color Lip Gloss Palette: http://tiny.cc/6dbfnw

I have purchased all of these items using my own funds. This is not a sponsored video. I have not been compensated for my opinions.

Sephora Favorites are Back!

     Sephora Favorites are back in time for the upcoming holidays. Product loyalty is not a virtue of mine. I love to try lots of different makeup, skincare and other miscellaneous cosmetics.  Every time around this year I am excited to see what collection of mini and full size products Sephora has thrown together for our wandering eye pleasure.

    Red is one of my favorite colors so naturally I’m drawn to this red box full of makeup and skin care. Let me not bore you with my endless jibber jabber. This set include 10 items – and 5 of them are FULL SIZE! Here’s what’s inside:

  • Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder
  • Sephora Collection Microsmooth Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Sunset
  • Nars Blush in Orgasm (FULL SIZE)
  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
  • Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
  • Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
  • Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
  • Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Dolly
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
  • Chloé Rollerball

 Sephora Favorites Draw the Line Eyeliner Sampler

      Just as I am loyal to no brand, I am just as unfaithful to any certain kind of eyeliner. Liquid? Cream? Pencil? I love it all! You can never have too many black liners in your collection. So go ahead and add six more (3 deluxe size & 3 FULL SIZE):

  • Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Midnight Black (FULL SIZE)
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Mat Black 
  • Buxom Insider Eyeliner in Black Jasper 
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper 
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion (FULL SIZE)
  • Sephora Collection Waterproof Retractable Eyeliner in 09 Glitter Black (FULL SIZE)

Sephora Favorites Lash Stash      Sephora Favorites Lash Stash is one of the most anticipated Sephora Favorites for me. I go through mascara very fast, because I throw out whatever mascara I am using every month. If I keep a mascara longer than a month, my eyes get itchy. It’s always been that way. This allows me to not only try out a ton of new mascaras, but is kinder on my wallet as well. This year’s collection has 13(!) items: 2 FULL SIZE, 8 deluxe size, 1 eyelash primer and even a set of false lashes with a tiny tube of glue!

  • Tarte multiplEYE – Clinically Proven Lash Enhancing Primer
  • Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Mascara in Ultra Black
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! In Black
  • Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara in Excessive Black
  • Korres Volcanic Minerals Volumizing Mascara in Obsidian Black
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black
  • Benefit They’re Real! Mascara in Black
  • Buxom Lash in Blackest Black
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara in Black
  • Sephora Collection False Eye Lashes in Flutter
  • Sephora Collection Eyelash Glue
  • Beautenizer Fiberwig in Black (FULL SIZE)
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black (FULL SIZE) – THIS IS MY FAVORITE MASCARA!

Sephora Favorites Glitz and Glam Party Sampler

     This collection has 9 glittery and golden products (3 FULL SIZE). I’m really digging the metallic clutch that they come in. Now I’m dreaming of a New Year’s Eve party…

  • Stila Duo Shimmer Powder in Kitten
  • Laura Mercier Baked Eye Color – Wet/Dry in Black Karat
  • bareMinerals Eyecolor in Good Fortune
  • SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour in Looks Like Rain Dear
  • Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Black
  • Nars Body Glow
  • Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre Gold
  • Bare Escentuals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Trail Blazer
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Starfish

    Bronze, illuminate and blush yourself! This set has everything you need to make it happen: 3 blushes, 3 bronzer and 3 luminizers. All of the sizes are minis but with products from Tarte, Nars, and Benefit, who can complain?

  • Benefit High Beam
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder
  • Tarte Natural Cheek Stain in Flush
  • Stila Convertible Color in Peony
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Splendor
  • Lorac Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder in Spotlight
  • bareMinerals All Over Face Color in Pure Radiance
  • Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Golden Mosaic
  • Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip

Just like you can never have too many black eyeliners in your collection, you can never have enough lip gloss, lip tint or lip care. This set has 4 minis and 2 FULL SIZE:

  • Fresh Sugar Rosé’ Tinted Lip Treatment (sheer berry rose)
  • Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Child (sheer nude)
  • Bite Beauty Lip Shine in Vintage (sheer mauve)
  • Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Baby Doll (soft pink shimmer)
  • Tarte LipSurgence™ Natural Matte Lip Tint in Hope (warm rose) (FULL SIZE)
  • Sephora Collection Glossy Gloss in Precious Pink (very sheer pink with iridescent shimmer) (FULL SIZE)

Sephora Favorites Beauty and the Bride       Beauty and the Bride sampler set is only available online! Just because we’re getting into the winter months, doesn’t mean we can’t still have a summery flush of a bride on her big day. That’s the beauty of makeup, this set has makeup to give you that fresh faced and slightly flushed look while minimizing pores and keeping oil at bay. Four FULL-SIZED items are included in this 11-piece sampler set:

  • Josie Maran Argan Oil Color Stick in Rosy (dusty rose)
  • Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten (shimmering nude pink) (FULL SIZE)
  •  Sephora by O.P.I. Nail Colour in True Romantic (sheer cool light pink)
  • Benefit The Porefessional
  • Lancôme Juicy Tubes in Spring Fling
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! Mascara in black
  • bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer (FULL SIZE)
  • Sephora Collection Flashy Liner Waterproof in Flashy Black (FULL SIZE)
  • Buxom® Big & Healthy™ Lipstick in Brooklyn (harvest fig)
  • Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens (100 sheets) (FULL SIZE)
  • Flora by Gucci Eau Fraîche
  • Voucher for a complimentary Special Occasion Makeover at the Sephora in-store Beauty Studio
  • Reusable keepsake box

Do you have any of these sampler sets? Which one do you want the most? How do you like them? I would love to hear your thoughts! Please subscribe and comment!

Until later,

Heather N King

MAC Office Hours Makeup Collection

MAC has a new makeup collection – “Office Hours“! These shades are conservative enough for work and playful enough to meet co-workers for drinks when your working day is done. Thanks to the enduring formulation of their Pro Longwear line, this makeup lasts all throughout the day. Let me introduce you to the eyeshadows included in this new makeup collection.

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     There are nine new Pro Longwear eyeshadow shades available from the MAC “Office Hours” Makeup Collection. The shade above is called “Always Sunny“. There other eight available eyeshadow shades are:

“Endless Passion”                                               ”Linger Softly“

“More Amour“

“Bloom On”                                                      ”Ever Ivory“

Fashion Fix”                                                        ”Maveless“

 ”Uninterrupted“

Not familiar with MAC? What is Pro Longwear?

MAC eyeshadows formulated with Pro Longwear have a creamy texture but glide on like silk. The color payout is excellent! What you see in the tin is the color that you get! Pro Longwear eyeshadows are very blendable and it’s easy to build up the intensity of the color if you so choose. The best part? These eyeshadows last 8 hours!

Now check out the new Pro Longwear Lipglass lip gloss colors that last up to 6 hours when worn:

 

“Boundless Beige”                                     “Everlasting Nude“

 

“Driven by Love”                                           “Forever Rose“

 ”Long Love Love”                                            ”Persistent Peach“

“Next Fad“

     I’m a big blush fan! So I am totally psyched to see that MAC has released eight new shades of their Pro Longwear blush for their “Office Hours” collection. Pro Longwear blush has amazing non-fading power that lasts up to 8 hours!

 

“Baby Don’t Go”                                         “Eternal Sunshine“

“Whole Lotta Love”                                            ”Blush All Day“

“Stay By Me”                                                       “Stubborn“

“Stay Pretty”                                                     ”Rose Outlook“