Entries Tagged as 'Make Up For Ever'

An Evening of Macaroons and Moët with Make Up For Ever: The Unveiling of the New HD Blush and Pressed Powder


Make Up For Ever, 158 Double Ended Sculpting Brush, Figure Eight

What’s better than a night out with indulging in macaroons and Moët? Playing with makeup while doing it!

Lucky me was invited to check out MAKE UP FOR EVER’s unveiling of their new HD Blush and Pressed Powder at their boutique at the King of Prussia Mall.

Make Up For Ever Boutique, King of Prussia Mall

The HD Blush ($26, Sephora.com) in itself is amazing–a light weight cream blush that blends effortlessly into the skin for a flawless finish. It comes in 16 shades that range from light to medium to tan to deep—booth with cool and warm undertones. Since I like peachy undertones, I was given #315 to try.

Make Up For Ever HD Blush 315

One of the great things about MAKE UP FOR EVER is that they are very into educating consumers on how to use their product. Jayme, the lead makeup artist at the King of Prussia boutique, showed me the new technique to apply the HD Blush called the “Figure Eight”. After applying product to the angled end of the 158 Double Ended Sculpting Brush ($53, sephora.com), start at the top of your cheekbone by your hairline and work your way to the apple of your cheek in the formation of an 8. Easy breezy for a classic blush application.

Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder

Also, new in the HD collection is the HD Pressed Powder ($36, sephora.com). It’s great for reducing fine lines and blurring out blemishes. Great for touch ups through out the day, it zaps any sign of oil.  Jayme showed me how to apply this using the 124 Powder Kabuki Brush ($52, sephora.com) using a press and roll technique.

Make Up For Ever 124 Powder Kabuki Brush, 158 Double Ended Sculpting Brush

I had such a great time learning more about the brand, talking to the artists and sampling the products. I even  got a chance to finally try their popular HD Invisible Cover Foundation (matched to #153), that has developed its own cult following.  And on my list to do is attend one of their MAKE UP MASTERY classes offered every Monday at MAKE UP FOR EVER boutiques. Each class is only $25 for a 90 minute class. Check out details at your local MUFE boutique!



Products of the Week 3.9.13


faves 3-9-13

When compiling my group of products this week, I wanted to get outside the box a bit. We’ve covered eye creams, concealers, etc and they are fantastic, but today I want to show you some products that aren’t at your standard department store counter.




1. Make Up For Ever Aquarelle ($21 at Sephora.com).

This product is incredibly versatile. It is a liquid that can be used in a plethora of ways. I use it in my airbrush gun (for those fellow MUAs), I have used it straight out of the bottle with a liner brush, it can be used as eye shadow, etc. My recommendation: chose one of the lighter (or brighter!) colors and using your ring finger, dip your finger on the lid of the bottle and pat the color all over your lid, blending well. (Note: a LITTLE goes a LONG way, so start with a tiny amount). Then, using a liner brush, apply the black along the lash line to create a perfect winged cat eye. The color will last all day without touch ups!



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2. Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in # 13- Warm Beige ($23 at Sephora.com).

The Aqua Creams from MUFE are one of the longest lasting products I have found to date. I keep this shade (#13) in my kit and use it as a highlighter for the entire face. My recommendation: Dip your ring finger into the cream and apply it to the top of your cheekbones, your inner corners of your eyes, brow bones, cupids peek (the top, middle of your top lip), and collar bones. The effect cannot be seen when looking straight at the face when close up, but when the light hits those places, it bounces off and you have the appearance of glowing skin. I use this on ALL my brides and often in photo shoots. The glow that is created is simply gorgeous.



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3. MAC #217 Blending Brush ($23 at MacCosmetics.com).

When applying eye shadow the the crease, it is so important to blend blend blend. If you do no blend properly, you have a dark, crisp line just above your brow bone that looks messy. The solution? This brush! I do not use a lot of MAC products and tend to favor Make Up For Ever products, but when browsing my local MAC store, I cam across this brush and could not pass it up. My recommendation: Apply you contoured eye look as usual (lighter color on the lids, darker color in the crease, etc). When you have applied all your colors, use this brush (clean, with no product on it) and using a firm hand, blend all the lines until they are buffed to perfection. You will find many uses for this brush, but this is my favorite!




4. Ellis Faas Skin Veil Foundation SPF 15 ($65 at SpaceNK.com).

I am completely in love with the entire Ellis Faas line- the performance, the pigmentation, the presentation, the storage, etc. I love it! One product I absolutely cannot live without is the foundation pen. Now let me preface with $65 is quite a bit of money for foundation, but you do get a refill with it. So it ends up being twice as much as the pen can hold. Being that I only use the pen for under eye concealer, I have found it lasts me a very long time- months. I have used their concealer as well and I love it for blemishes and such, but there is just something about the Skin Veil Foundation that gives me the perfect coverage for my under eyes. My recommendation: pump once every two days (or two applications), drag the brush back and forth under your eyes to spread the product and then with your ring finger, blend. It melts into your skin beautifully and covers any hyper pigmentation under the eyes.


I hope you love these products as mush as I do! If you try them, please let us know your thoughts :)


FNO 2012: Create Custom Eye Shadow Palette With MAKE UP FOR EVER


To celebrate Fashion’s Night Out, Make Up Forever is giving you a chance to create your own custom eye shadow palette!

Visit one of their boutiques to design a custom eye shadow palette, selecting your four favorite shades from their full range of more than 125 colors. You can also pick your favorite palette case – we’ve collaborated with M&J Trimming, the fashion industry’s “go to” for crafting and accessories, to create four limited edition palette cases adorned with eye-catching decorations.

Build your own MAKE UP FOR EVER Limited Edition FNO Palette for $59.00. Purchase any product and receive a complimentary Star Powder & Aqua Eyes tin filled with two mini liners and two mini loose shimmer powders in must-have shades for fall.

Macaroons and champagne will be served all evening.

WHEN: Thursday, September 6, 2012
6:00pm – 9:00pm


8687 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225
Tel: (214) 361-2466

132 South Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel: (310) 289-1758

3333 Bristol Street, 2nd Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Tel: (714) 641-7061

3377 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Tel: (702) 735-0196

8 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 941-9337
555 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

Weekly Video Segment: My Favorite Products of the Week


In the second edition of our weekly segment “My Favorite Products of the Week”, I discuss some products I am loving and why.


In this week’s video you will find:

  • Dermalogica Sheer Tint SPF 20 in medium
  • Babor Super Soft Duo Blush in 03 Peach
  • Bella Pierre Eyeliner Trio
  • Hourglass Aura Sheer Lip Stain in Scarlet
  • Sonia Kashuk Polishes in Khaki Shorts and making Waves
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in shade 20
  • Sigma Beauty Brushes



I explain why I love and use each of these products and how to use them.


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