Makeup Goodies Make Me Giddy!


Goodies from Naimies!

Goodies from Naimies!

If you read my last post, then you know I had been disillusioned with  beauty (and blogging) for a bit and that now, I’m ready to rejoin the beauty world and continue to make my mark as an artist. Sometimes, you have to find ways to get yourself back into the swing of things after a long hiatus. I do this best by shopping for makeup and tools as a treat. I TRY to buy practical things that I can use in my kit but it was HARD to not to start clicking all the whimsical items available online at Naimie’s Beauty Center and filling my cart with things I may not need any time soon (hellloooo glitter paint)!

The first thing I added to my car was RCMA No-Color Powder, which doesn’t look “cakey” and compliments ANY color of foundation. Then I decided to add the RCMA VK Palette to the mix. I love getting more bang for my buck and this palette doubles as concealer AND foundation! Speaking of foundation, I am a firm believer in applying a good primer as a base before I add foundation, so I ordered more Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance Bronze (I am addicted to this creamy, shimmery bronze primer that makes my face glow). I wasn’t done shopping, so I added a Bdellium SFX Stippling Brush (you know, just in case I do any special effects makeup soon), and before I knew it, I was adding to my cart a small Skindinavia The Makeup Primer Spray (you know, just in case I’m traveling for fun and want TSA sized products). I didn’t REALLY need more lashes but the Red Cherry lashes were calling and they ended up as the final purchases for the day.  All in all, I was happy with my mini-haul!

Makeup goodies truly make me giddy. I love not just having the products, but also I love what I can do with them. Creating the perfect look for a client is extremely rewarding and I”m grateful that I get to make people look and feel great. I’m also thankful for companies like Naimie’s where one can really find the products they need!

Until next time,

Tiffany

update: I neglected to mention my Aqua XL Eye Pencil because it was actually purchased from a different store but just added to the “new purchases” pile.

 

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First Makeover of the Year


This is my first post of the new year and I’m excited to report that I’ve been making some much-needed changes in both my professional and private life. I promised myself I’d put myself out there more in 2014, and work on some goals that would make me a better ME. My first makeover of the year was special because the client is one of my very best friends, who hired me to create her glamorous look for a very special event. I used a combination of products to create the look, starting with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance to create a smooth texture. What I love about the primer is that it gives a beautiful glow to the skin and works well if you’re oily.  MAC Pro Longwear Concealer and MAC SPF Matchmaster Foundation were used next, applied with my favorite Alcone sponges, then followed up with my Billy B Foundation brush.

Because I love playing around with different products, I was able to create the perfect Lizsmokey eye using Magnolia Makeup pigments on my friend’s eyes, L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara, and MAC Fluidline in Black for liner. The brows were filled in with MAC eye pencil in Strut. Cheeks were defined with Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer in Ebony Bronze, and NARS Blush in Taos, one of my “go to’s” that I cannot live without. We decided on Stila Lip Gloss over MAC lip pencil in Spice to complete this look. My friend looked radiant and although everyone raved about how gorgeous she looked, I think the makeup only played a minor role to her inner beauty!

Until next time,

Tiffany