Friday, December 9, 2011

Oh What A Night!: Illamasqua launch at Kryolan City Chicago

               I had the pleasure of attending the Kryolan City Chicago "Evening with Illamasqua" event last night. There were lots of fab artist in well got it....MAKEUP! Of course I had a great time!

 The event was held at the Kryolan store (north Chicago) on Halsted. This was surprisingly my first time making it out to the Kryolan store as it's a little far from me. I do plan to make a return visit or 2 or 3 very soon! They were gracious enough to give gift swag bags away to each guest. I received a full sized pure pigment in Incite, a $30 gift cert and a makeup corrector stick. Can you say AWESOME? lol

Here are a few pics from the event Enjoy!

Pure Pigment (Incite was included in gift bag)

Skin Base is a wonderful water based foundation almost undetectable in HD. Great coverage, fully buildable and blended perfectly into my skin. I'll be picking up a few for my kit when I reach baller status which should be very soon. lol
Skin Base color chart 

Artist Networking

The food was great too! (Don't ask me what this is just know that it is not cooked O_O lol) Yum!

A few makeup artist I met at the event (Left to right Angela Hall, Nicole Rogers (me),  Eun Jee Jen, Melinda Jones  and Yvonne Wallace center) Hey ladies! Lovely meeting you! 

Sharon O'brian educating on products 
Wonderful selection of books at Kryolan. I have quite a few of these!  

Aren't these the cutest lashes? I think I'll be wearing them for  NYE this year.
    If you haven't given the store a visit, I would highly recommend doing so! The staff is informative and the owners are sooooo nice! I love spending money in establishments where they truly appreciate it! By the way I did buy a makeup brush while at the event. I couldn't help myself! I needed a new flat shader! lol

Have you ever tried any Kryolan or Illamasqua products? What are some of your favorites?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Makeup Looks: It's a party!!!

It's that time of year again! Holiday party time!!! This is not as simple for some, as their makeup choice could prove to be a problem. Don't worry! I'm here to help!

Here are a few tips to help select your makeup for the holiday season! 
DO keep it simple. (Less is definitely more)
DO pick your best feature to enhance (eyes,lips, cheeks)
DO enhance your look with False Lashes (every diva needs lashes) 
DON'T be afraid to try something different (remember you can always wash it off)  
DO get your brows groomed ( by a professional or someone you trust)

makeup by Nicole Rogers
                 For the first look I decided to keep her skin simple with an emphasis on her eyes and brows. I used colors from the Urban decay palette on her eyes. The gold really puts an emphasis on her  lid and with the use of the darker brown in the crease added a deeper dimension to her eye shape. This is a look that can be worn just about anywhere!  

                  For the second look I simply added Makeup forever's eyeshadow #92 Purple in the corners of her eyes to spice things up for the chic chica on the go. I also used the same shadow to add a hint of color to the cheeks.

Both lips were created using OCC cosmetics primary colors. There's so much versatility in their line of cosmetics! Check them out!

Have you been to any holiday parties this year? How did you wear your makeup?