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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Urban Decay New Palettes and Lashes!

While I was at IMATS I went over to the Urban Decay booth, unfortunately they were not selling anything but they were showcasing their New products.

You might have already seen them on UrbanDecay.com, because they are available online today.



This is the Vegan Palette. It's 100% Vegan! Isn't that the cutest cover you've ever seen! I love it!

Eyeshadows included are Minx, Urb, Gunmetal, Baked, Smog and Half-Baked. You also get a travel size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero and an Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin. $34



This is the Naked Palette. It is really beautiful!

Eyeshadows included are Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, and Gunmetal. You also get a double ended 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero and Whisky and a travel size Eyeshadow Primer Potion. $44

I swatched all the shadows but didn't get any good photos because I had glitter and other shadows all over my arms so it is just too mixed up to post photos. These are really great palettes though, definitely check them out if you can.


There are also 18 NEW pairs of lashes and 11 new brushes! I couldn't get a shot of the brushes but you can see them online.

I am really looking forward to picking up these palettes. They are really great. What do you think of Urban Decays New products? Will you be picking anything up? Let me know in the comments.

Everything can be found on http://www.urbandecay.com/

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Disclaimer ~ Items shown are not mine. They were testers at IMATS. I am not being payed for this post.

Monday, June 28, 2010

IMATS, Where To Begin!?!


As you might have known I went to IMATS this weekend. I had an amazing time! I have so much to share with all of you. I don't even know where to start, but I'll figure it out.

I took a lot of pictures that I need to upload.

I met so many amazing people, it's overwhelming!

I went to a lot of classes and learned some new things that I will be sharing with you all soon.

The highlight for me though was meeting Sarah Lucero and interviewing her! She is so sweet, beautiful, and kind! She answered all of my questions. Love her!

As you can see I have so much to review. I bought more items but they are coming in the mail because they were sold out so I'll have to wait for those. They should be here by the end of this week though.

I also bought some things for the giveaway I am planning! :)

The husband even bought some prosthetics. He had a great time too!

I'm going to have several IMATS posts coming up from pictures, to new products, my interview with Sarah Lucero, and reviews!

I wanted to send a special thanks to Ann Flower, Sara Chisholm, Make-Up Artist Magazine, Michael Dovellos with Royal & Langnickel brushes, NYX, Senna Cosmetics, OCC, Naturing Force, Youngblood Cosmetics, and Sarah Lucero!

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Disclaimer ~ Some items provided for review. I am not being payed for this post and am not affiliated with any companies.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Off To IMATS I Go!

Hey everyone! I am about to head off to Pasadena for the IMATS weekend, right now! I just thought I would do a quick post.

Like I previously stated I'll be there both days. I'll be back home Sunday late night. I'll blog and have photos of everything when I get back.

I won't be blogging while I am there but I will be tweeting everything! So if you want to know what's going on, then follow me on Twitter @LipGlossGossip

I plan on picking up some prizes for the giveaway I have been meaning to have!

Well I hope you all have a great weekend!

Talk to you all soon!

Thanks for following, reading, and commenting!
Crystal

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tag/Award

I was tagged a while back (sorry so late at posting this) and given the Sunshine Award from http://deannalovesprettythings.blogspot.com/. Thanks girly!

This tag was perfect because I wanted to share some of my favorite blogs with you.

Rules
1. Post logo on your blog
2. Pass it to 12 bloggers who inspire you
3. Link the bloggers & let them know

http://nerdork.blogspot.com/
http://beautygirl24.blogspot.com/
http://www.kraseybeauty.com/
http://barbieluvsmac.blogspot.com/
http://talluluhbella.blogspot.com/
http://www.thebeautybrat.com/
http://thevioletrosemakeupstudio.blogspot.com/
http://www.tackyblueeyeshadow.com/
http://divaindeepthought.blogspot.com/
http://glowingface.blogspot.com/
http://www.makeupmoment.com/
http://www.thehollywoodheels.com/

What are some of your favorite blogs? I would love to find more so let me know some of your favorites in the comments. :)

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Your Questions Answered About IMATS

I've been getting a lot of emails recently asking me what is IMATS?, When is it?, Where is it?, and so forth. I realized my last post on IMATS wasn't so thorough when I started to get all the emails afterward so I figured I would tell you now.

What is it?
I have a post from last year where I tell you what it is, which you can find here http://www.lipglossgossip.com/2009/06/imats.html.

IMATS or the International Makeup Artist Trade Show is a big show with makeup exhibitors, artists, and classes. You can purchase tickets to enter the exhibitor floor only or you can get tickets to attend the classes as well.

There are demos at all the exhibitor booths. You can swatch and play with all the makeup.

When is it?
IMATS is this coming weekend June 26 and 27 in Pasadena, CA.

Discounts
All of the makeup is sold at a discount so that is great if you need to stock up on things. Discounts at each booth varies.

Classes VS Exhibitor floor only tickets
I have also been asked which tickets are best, but that's really up to you.

If you plan on just shopping then the exhibitor floor tickets is all you need but if you are interested in the classes then it would be best to get the full priced tickets.

Who will be there?
I have also gotten some emails from people asking me which YouTube beauty people will be there. I don't really watch beauty videos, so you would have to contact them and ask them. I did see in the IMATS schedule there will be a YouTube class or question and answer type of thing going on, on Sunday. I'm sure whoever is going from the YouTube beauty community has addressed this in there videos if not you can ask them because I can't really say. :)

Tickets
Ticket pricing can be found and purchased here
http://makeupmag.com/imats_tickets/cPath/198/

If your going for the first time don't forget to read my post for some Tips here
http://www.lipglossgossip.com/2010/06/imats-some-tips-if-your-going.html

All the information for IMATS you need can be found here http://imatsshow.com/los/los_index.php

I think that answered all the emails I have received. I hope that helped! :)

I'll be there both days because I like the classes. It's going to be a lot of fun. If your at all interested you should go because you'll have a great time! It's a really great expierence because you get to meet big time Celebrity makeup artists and speak with representatives from makeup companies and get information on new products coming out, and you learn a lot! It's a great time and everyone should go! :)

Disclaimer ~ This is my own opinion. I am not being payed for this post.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Teal We Meet Again NOTD



Hi! This is just a quick nail of day. Please excuse my cuticles they are in bad shape right now because I lost my cuticle oil a few weeks ago and haven't had time to go and buy some more.

I bought this Sephora by OPI nail color in Teal We Meet Again a few weeks ago and I love it!

It's such a beautiful color. It has some shimmer in it. It's the perfect teal. It's not so dark that it looks black and it's not too bright, it's just perfect! (This is what I was hoping the Smashbox Teal Jet Set liner was going to look like, oh well!)

The color applied smoothly and was opaque in two coats.

Teal We Meet Again is from the Summer Havana Nights Collection but this color would look beautiful in the fall as well.

Definitely check this color out.

You can find this at your local Sephora store or Sephora.com for $9.

What do you think of this color? Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments. :)

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Disclaimer ~ I purchased this with my own money and this is my personal opinion.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

IMATS, Some Tips If Your Going

IMATS or the International Makeup Artist Trade Show is coming, June 26 and 27! We are about 2 1/2 weeks away! IMATS is held once a year at the Pasadena Convention Center.



If you are a makeup artist, makeup lover, blogger, or a makeup newbie and want to have a great time then this is where you need to be!

I thought I would give some tips if you are going for the first time.

1. Wear comfortable shoes. There is a lot of standing and walking back and forth so comfortable shoes are a must.

2. Bring a camera. There are going to be so many amazing things you are going to want to photograph or record so a camera is a must!

3. Bring some makeup removing wipes to keep in your bag. There will be lots of swatching going on so these will be great to wipe off makeup from your hands/arms. Then you can go on to a different stand and do some more swatching! :)

4. Bring some cash. Most of the places took credit/debit cards but there was a few that didn't so it would be good to have a little cash on you.

5. Most importantly buy your tickets ahead of time and pick them up at the show or have them shipped to you! There will be a huge line you will have to wait in to purchase your tickets if you pay at the door so I HIGHLY suggest you buy your tickets now! If you have your tickets shipped to you there will be a $10 charge. I paid my tickets ahead of time and picked them up there last year and I'm so glad I didn't have to wait in line, I got to go right in!

Also I wanted to mention you are given a large bag to carry all your purchased items in.

Tickets for IMATS can be purchased here http://makeupmag.com/imats_tickets/cPath/198/

More information on IMATS such as show schedules, speakers, classes, and exhibitors can be found here http://www.imatsshow.com/los/los_index.php

Can you tell I'm excited? Lol! Anyone else going? I'll be there both days! I hope to see you there! :)

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Estee Lauder World Record for Most Lipstick Applications

Friday June 4, Estee Lauder broke the world record for most lipstick applications in one hour!

Estee Lauder Global Makeup Artist Rick DiCecca applied lipstick to 303 women in Chicago to beat the previous world record of 180 applications.

An official Guinness World Records Adjudicator was on hand to verify the record.

Guidelines for the record are lipstick must be applied to upper and lower lip, color must be within the lip lines, and a different lipstick must be used for each participant.





I wish I could have been there to be part of the fun! Were any of you there?

He must have been working fast!

Congrats Rick and Estee Lauder! :)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sephora I.T. Brush Collection, Natural Foundation Brush and Slanted Eyeliner Review

Sephora recently teamed up with French designer Philippe Di Méo to create the I.T., or Intelligent Tools Brush Collection.

Have I ever mentioned that I'm obsessed with makeup brushes?! I have tons of them. I love a high quality brush!

Good brushes make applying makeup easier.

I was super excited to try these new brushes from Sephora.

I knew which ones I wanted to try, so a few weeks ago I picked up the Natural Foundation brush, and the Slanted Eyeliner brush.

RUN and buy the Natural Foundation Brush!

I am in LOVE with it!

This is the ultimate foundation brush! If you wear liquid foundation you NEED this!



This brush is so soft, yet dense. Blending foundation is a breeze. It can also be used with powders, concealer, and eyeshadow. I am loving it with cream blush as well.

This brush can do it all! It's a must have! Plus it's pretty and pink! :D


The Natural Foundation brush is very similar to the MAC 227 brush but it's double the size.




The I.T. brushes come with a cover that slides over the brush. You just flip the cap and push it through. It will help keep the shape of your brush and just keep it clean.


The Slanted liner brush is good. I have no problems with it. It works great but it's just a liner brush. If your in need of a liner brush then this would be a great one, but if you already have one you like then you don't need this.

The design of these is really great and they feel good in your hand.

Overall I am very happy with the I.T. brushes, especially the Natural Foundation brush. I might have to get the I.T. Contour Brush! :D

These can be found at Sephora.com and Sephora stores.
I.T. Natural Foundation Brush $36
Slanted Eyeliner $18

Have you tried these? What do you think of them? Let me know in the comments.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Senna Cosmetics Free Shipping All June!

Senna Cosmetics is giving Free Shipping on any order the whole month of June!


Also with the purchase of any bronzer you'll receive a FREE Fan Brush!




Senna Website
This fine hair 'fan' brush gives a sheer, delicate wash of color that prevents
streaking or hard edges. The thin, flat edge is the perfect sculpting tool to
maximize cheekbones. Look as tan as you like by layering color.


While quantities last. One per customer.
No Code Necessary.

http://www.sennacosmetics.com

I personally love the Envelope palettes! They are amazing, especially if you are a makeup artist. I reviewed them last year.

As for bronzers I really love the Radiance Face Color Trio. It gives a really beautiful glow. It's really pigmented, so a little goes a long way!


Also Eugenia Weston, the creator and Emmy Nominated Makeup Artist of Senna Cosmetics is known for her brow work! I saw her in person last year at IMATS doing brows and she is AMAZING at what she does! So definitely check out her brow products!

If your attending IMATS, she will be there giving a class on how to achieve beautiful, perfect brows.

I'm really hoping to get my brows done by her this year! That would be awesome!

Senna Cosmetics will be 20% off at IMATS!

I'm trying to be really good and not buy any makeup till IMATS because I'll get better deals! We'll see how that goes! :D

Have you tried Senna Cosmetics? What do you think of them? Will you be going to IMATS? Let me know in the comments. :)

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