I'm headed to the California Market Center in lovely Downtown Los Angeles for the final day of the Make Up Show. Today (Sunday) I will be teaching a hands on airbrush workshop on behalf of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics from 3-6pm and I'll be hanging out in the booth slingin' hash, answering questions and generally believing my own hype for an hour or so beforehand. I'm looking forward to seeing everybody's smiling faces, but I am not looking forward to the gnar-gnar Academy Award traffic that always seems to envelope the city once a year- at least it's in Hollywood and fairly far away from where I am.
I was invited to come on the blogger/press preview day on Friday, where I got the pleasure of previewing some of the best products from the brands showing this year. Here are some of my favorites from the goodie bag:
Yves St. Laurent Volume Effect Faux Cils- a mini version that gets the job done.
Make Up For Ever Lab Shine- I love the lot of them, but my particular personal favorites are M4, M0, S26, S12 & D16. Lately in my personal cosmetic wardrobe I've been working out a sort of 90's throwback Mi Vida Loca nutmeg colored lip, so I love to layer S12 over MAC's Creme in Your Coffee and Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip #5C & #7C.
I was super psyched to see this in the goodie bag. A dear friend of mine assisted in the product development of Celebre and I played with it on set a couple weeks back and let me tell you, this stuff is like BUTTER. Goes on the skin smoothly and flawlessly and stays put.
Lip Tars, what are those? Just kidding! If you are reading a make-up blog, you are probably already obsessed with them- as you should be. The colors are sick and the formula is even sicker. My new favorites are Trick, Interlace, Analog and Beta.
The unsung hero of the bag. Where has this lash curler been all of my life? I never thought I'd like a curler more than my beloved Shu, but this one is better. As it turns out, Kevyn actually assisted in the product development of the Shu Uemura curler, so it makes sense that his would be of great quality as well.