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Smashbox Cosmetics at The Makeup Show – NYC

Lori Taylor, Smashbox’s Professional Artistry Relations Manager, was being Pro and showing off all of the great Smashbox products in their booth at The Makeup Show – NYC. I swear, you can NOT stump this lady – which is really great.

In fact, she is so good at it, that she gave a presentation at the show over what she called “Needed Basics”.

Seriously, she knows what she’s talking about and even if you think you had everything, it’s great to hear about something you might have missed. Now, as much as it was compelling to watch Lori tell us the basics, it’s hard not to ignore these FIERCE shoes she was wearing:

She told me that she had comfy shoes under her table she was putting on after her presentation, so she wouldn’t be rocking these babies all day long. I woulda done the same thing. Oh wait, I wore Chucks. I couldn’t have managed those in the *first* place. Ha.
*My fav Smashbox product is the Waterproof Shadow Liner in Hollywood, which is a bronzey color, that when put on with the Smashbox #30 brush is like a great smudgey liner in a second. But, I gotta say, I got a Fusion Soft Lights in Sunset from Lori, and I have used it almost every day since. I don’t do bronzers, but this has a soft yellow in it that I use on top of my cheeks and it gives me a gorg glow. Love it!

MAKE UP FOR EVER at The Makeup Show – NYC

Let me tell you a story – because that’s what I do. ;)

When I was checking in for the Beauty Blogger Preview at The Makeup Show, there was a man who popped up to the table, kissed the guy and gal at the table and made a dash for the door. Well, me being me, I said, “Hey, wait a minute – I’m right here. How could you not kiss me?” So, the gentleman came back up the steps, gave me a kiss on the cheek, a big hug and told me how great it was to see me. Now, I had no idea who this man was, I was just cracking up that 1) I said that and 2) that he came back.
Well, as I was soon to find out at the preview, it was none other than MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Director of Pro Business Development & Artist Realtions, Kevin-James Bennett. (*Oh, and did I mention multi-Emmy Award winning make-up artist.) Yeah, I didn’t know any of that until after the fact.

At the actual makeup show on Sunday, I got to see how the MUFE artists were showing off how the products can be used for much more than lining your eyes. They were working on “painting” the model to the side of the booth:

(*Isn’t that model giving me “Fierce”?)
So, while I am on the side of the booth, who should come around but Kevin, and he has a jacket on and a worried look on his face. Now, me being me again, asked him what was wrong. He said, “I feel like a kid that just became a Sr. in High School and is suddenly popular.”, as he looked at the line to get into the MUFE booth, that was wrapping down the wall of the room. I stepped up and started to reassure him that it was all great, they were here to see him (*which he quickly corrected me to say they weren’t here to see him at all), so I rephrased it to “see MUFE, of which he is a huge part of getting to where it is now”. At this point I am holding his lapels and reassuring him it was going to be okay, it’s a going to be a great day and basically, giving him a “Go get’em, Tiger” boost. Yes, I am pretty much out of my body freaking out that *I* am giving Kevin Effin’ Bennett a pep talk. Just goes to show that everyone can get a case of the nerves, no matter how many shiny things are on the mantle.

*My fave MUFE (of which I have only one thing, so it wins by default, but is freakin’ awesome anyway) was actually a Christmas gift last year: MUFE Aqua Eyes Collection. It was my first really bright eyeliners and I have to say I just love them – they stay in place and just make my eyes pop, I will be sad when my nubs die.

We Have A Winner!!

Good Morning, Lovelies!

I wanted to say thank you to all of you lovely readers who entered my LancĂ´me Magnifique Eau de Toilette giveaway. I wish I had one for each of you, but the winner is:

#40 tammigirl

Congrats to her!! Tammigirl, I’ve emailed you deets, so get back to me soon, so I can get this on it’s way to you soon. :)

Korres at The Makeup Show – NYC

Another one of the booths that interested me at The Makeup Show was the Korres booth. Now, I don’t really know too much about the line, but they were debuting their new Materia Herba line of organic skincare at the show.
I didn’t get to learn too much about it, as the lovely lady was a bit busy, but I did get to smell/feel it and it was very soft and smelled good, if a bit strong. But that wore off after it absorbed a bit more. If anything it made me more interested in learning about this line.
*I kick myself, because, they also had the new primer, and I didn’t pick any up then. Because, now it’s out of stock:

This primer has an “innovative natural and organic formula [98.93% natural/ 11.19% out of which organic], based on a blend of soothing natural and botanical ingredients, refines skin texture by reducing redness, uneven or dull skin tones and creates a non oily, silky film, acting as a barrier between skin and makeup revealing a long-lasting radiant skin. Packed with antioxidant, nourishing vitamin E, Jojoba and Sunflower oils and Edelweiss extract. This silky, fast-absorbing formulation acts as a layer, keeping skin elastic and comfortable, while ensuring smooth, long-lasting make-up application.” So, see why I want to try it? Oh well, at least we can sign-up and be notified when it’s back in stock and pick up some then.

The Makeup Show swag

Okay, let’s talk about the goodies first. Goodies are good, right?Now, I didn’t get to finish the tour at the blogger preview so I didn’t swing some of the things they did (*ahem – OCC Liptar in Grandma or a Luminess Airbrush Tanning System, but I did get to meet Pat McGrath, so there’s that. Ha.). Anyway, this is what I walked away from the show with:

So, there we have it. Not a bad haul of neat new things to try. As I post about the vendors to follow, I will talk about what I’ve tried and my thoughts on them, too.

See anything you like? :)

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