I actually had a few phone calls and emails from you guys, asking me what #7 is. I love that everyone is enjoying this list so much. I didn’t want to make you wait any longer, so here it is, Vancouver makeup artist’s #7 favorite product.
Have you ever wondered why when you are watching T.V. why all the girls skin looks so flawless? It’s not just the skin on their face, but their arms, legs and even their backs have such a beautiful glow. Well, that is because we put that glow there! Whenever an actress has a part of her skin exposed, we use body makeup or lotions on it. There are a lot of different lotions and body makeups to choose from, but “Scott Barnes Body Bling” is my all time favorite. It is different from the lotions with some shimmer in them, because it is also a body makeup. For those of you who don’t know who Scott Barnes is, he is most popularly know for being JLo’s makeup artist and is originally responsible for giving her the “glow”.
Body Bling works to help even out your bodies skin tone, while giving it a little shimmer. If you are trying to achieve a smooth, glow to the skin on your body, Body Bling is the way to go. Body Bling has a bronze tint and a luminescent shimmer to give your skin a sexy highlight. I find that it goes on evenly without heavy streaking and can be washed off easily if you apply too much.
Unfortunately we have to remember is it makeup and it can rub off on your clothes if you are not careful. Even though it looks best against white or other light colored clothes, I wouldn’t recommend wearing them together, unless you are okay with a little staining. When wearing it outside during the day, you have to remember that the simmer acts like a magnifying glass just like lipgloss does, so you must wear sunscreen underneath it. In fact I never use it on actors and clients if they will be outside in the daytime. I recommend you limit wearing it to your fabulous evenings out.
For some strange reason the body bling was discontinued for a short time, but is making a relaunch soon. For those of you were are interested in getting your hands on this body bling, it can be found on ebay. I will also let you know as soon as it is relauched.
Hope you found this useful. If you have any questions or comments on this or any other product, feel free to click “comments” above.
Over the past few years I have been seeing them more and more. Eyelash extensions, what an amazing idea. They are the new makeup trend, and are becoming the next big thing all over the world. All the hollywood celeb’s are getting them done, they have become extremely popular in the Asia, Europe, US, and Eastern Canada. So why has it taken so long for it to become popular in Vancouver? Why is it that we are always the last ones to catch on?
As soon as I heard of them, I was intrigued, so I researched them and was so impressed with what I saw. I wanted to spread the word about this revolutionary trend. No more running mascara through out the day? No more wedding pictures with noticeable line from the fake strip lashes? Woman can be free to go swimming in a pool or at the beach, without their eye makeup running down their face? We can be free at last! I thought I want the woman in Vancouver to be able to enjoy this too. I want them to have the same quality as they get in Europe, I want the woman in my city to feel as beautiful as the rest of the world. So I looked up which eyelash extensions seemed to be the best quality. I found a company that was based out of Quebec, and they had one teacher here in Vancouver. ”Perfect!” I thought, and they were.
After my first client I was really nervous to hear what she would say after she got them done. Her first words were, “Wow I can’t even feel them!” and then followed by ” I love them so much, thank you.” I knew right then and there that I had made a great decision.
If anyone of you have any question about eyelash extensions, I am more than happy to answer them, just click on “comments”. I will answering you as soon as I can. For those of you interested in eyelash extensions, contact me for a free over the phone consultation, we will decide if you need a full set for a more dramatic look, or just a partial to add a little boost to your eyes.
Okay enough waiting– I think its time to give you my #9 favorite product. Working as a makeup artist in the Vancouver T.V and Film industry I have to make sure my actors look fabulous all day, even after wearing their makeup for 16 hours. The same is true when I am doing makeup for a wedding, I don’t normally stay with the bride for their entire special day. So what do I always suggest they use?
Mac Blot Tissues
I love these little tissues. I also like the ones from Clean and Clear, but I picked the Mac ones because they are slightly larger, which gives you more use out of one paper. Working as a makeup artist in the Vancouver T.V and Film industry, the number one thing we have to watch out for is too much shine. Under the hot lights the cast gets very shiny very quickly. You can imagine how quickly the powder can build up. Especially now with high definition television over-powdering is more noticeable that ever. This is why I always keep a pack of mac blot tissues in each cast members’ bag.
As well when working with brides, I always recommend they keep a pack of these in the maid-of-honour’s purse. Brides are extremely busy on their special day so I am sure they don’t get a lot of chances to go the bathroom and re-apply their powder. The last thing a bride needs is to get her wedding pictures back from her photographer and realize she was a soggy mess.
I am suggesting that if you find yourself re-applying your powder several times a day, carry a pack of blot tissues in your purse. These blot tissues don’t clog your pores like over-powdering will.
Like I said all good things have an opposite side as well, so lets look at the con’s. Mac blot tissues are more expensive than the other tissues, about $15 CAD. The clean and clear wipes are a little more cost friendly, they go for about $7, but like I said they are smaller so sometimes you have to use two at a time. Also if you don’t always have a garbage can handy you will have a whole lot of oily wipes in your purse (gross!). As good as these tissues are they are not nearly as strong as powder, so for people with oily skin they will have to carry both in their purse.
I hope you guys find this list helpful! I love hearing your feedback on the blog and the products that I suggest, so leave your comments.
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