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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:

 Korres at The Makeup Show   NYCThis 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? The Makeup Show swagNow, 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? icon smile The Makeup Show swag

Regularly scheduled programming

Wow, who would have thought that taking 5 days off work, coming back to a 4 day work week just before the end of the month closing might cause a person to be too busy to have any fun and not be around to finish her stories (but still allow her the ability to create a long ass run-on sentence)?

I sure didn’t. Now I do. Now, where were we…..

The Magnifique Box (+ a Giveaway!!)

During my trip to NYC, I was so lucky to have some of the nicest weather imaginable. It made for strolling along the streets at night so much better. Saturday night, we were wandering around the Lower East Side, we passed by “The Box” nightclub. Now, I may have been rocking my Dolce & Gabbana smokey eye, but I sure was not dressed to go into the nightclub – as much as I would have loved to (I adore old style vaudville/burlesque times). So, the closest I have come to seeing the inside of it is thru the commercial that the lovely Anne Hathaway recently did for Lancôme’s new fragrance, “Magnifique”.
anne hathaway magnifique The Magnifique Box (+ a Giveaway!!)Anne shot the video in March, after working with a choreographer for a week prior. There were 100 extras and she was styled by Rachel Zoe for the shoot. You can see the video on the Lancôme’s blog, where you can also read about Kerry Diamond’s thoughts from the shoot that day. (*If you go directly to the “Magnifique” page you can see a second version of Anne’s commercial, but it doesn’t have near the fancy footwork as the first one.)

And, as a treat for all my reader Lovelies, I get the chance to give away one (1) bottle of this fragrance, because I missed you guys so much while I was gone. I’ll start the giveaway today, and let it go until Midnight(cst) next Wednesday, June 3rd. I will announce the winner on Thursday, June 4th. I’ll even make it super simple for you – just enter your name and email addy in the box below. That’s it. Easy peasy.

Pat McGrath for Dolce & Gabbana

Let’s just get this out of the way right up front. I met Pat McGrath last weekend at Saks 5th Ave. See?

 Pat McGrath for Dolce & GabbanaShe was at Saks to promote the launch of Dolce & Gabbana’s makeup line, in which she was a creative force, in collaboration with the designers, to bring the color line to fruition. (*I’m just putting it out there – I didn’t know who she was until I took a crash course in Pat McGrathology after hearing the chorus of voices on twitter telling me I should know who she is NOW!) Now, Ms. McGrath wasn’t putting brush to face that day, her team was, but she was going around to the stations to offer suggestions on what would work the best for each lovely. As for myself, she came by to say “Goodbye” as she was heading to catch a plane back to London. I was lucky enough to get a hand-hold, hug and a photo op. This happened mid-makeup application, so only one side of my face is done, but a girl’s gotta take her opportunities as they come, ya know?

The MUA who played around with makeup on me that day was the lovely, Nicole Williams, who some of you might recognize from Fox/Style Network (reruns) of “Ambush Makeover”. Pat McGrath for Dolce & Gabbana

She was a blast to chat with and we even had some fun and made some videos of her makeup applications. The first one is her showing how to do a gradiant smokey eye on me (vid). (*Seriously, check out those rockin’ brows. LOL)

 Pat McGrath for Dolce & Gabbana Pat McGrath for Dolce & Gabbana

The second one is Nicole showing how to use the Green from the “Dazzling” eyeshadow duo wet, as an eyeliner on me (vid).

Oh, one of the things that I learned while chit chatting was the fact that the “supposed” reason that D&G didn’t have their brushes out for sale yet was because they can’t decided on the logo on the brushes. It’s not that they aren’t ready, it’s just that they don’t know how they want to put the shiny name on. Love for that to my only issue in life, right?

As for my opinion on the line, well, I do think it was overpriced for what it is ($36 for the duo), and the color pay-off isn’t as deep/rich as I expected. I like the packaging, but mostly for the glam factor, not for practical purposes. But, really, isn’t that why you would get any of this line in the first place?


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