Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Celebrity Makeup Artist AJ Crimson Affordable Beauty Class & Haul

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another video!  This one should be really helpful to many of you out there from aspiring makeup artists to anybody who wants to step up their personal makeup game.  Recently I attended AJ Crimson's Affordable Beauty class here in Atlanta, and the experience left me far more knowledgeable and inspired.  I wanted to share with you what I learned and also show you a haul of AJ Crimson and Kissable Couture items.

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Check out my video!

Some of AJ's Kit Must-Haves - As you can see, he used a mix of high end products along with affordable drug store/theatrical product options
Makeup Forever Shadows and Blush
Foundations include MUFE Face & Body, William Tuttle Cream Foundations, AJ Crimson Stick & Powders, Black Opal Pressed Powders

The black boxes in the back were items he brought to sell.  Check out his huge bag of pencils!
Hakuhodo brush

 Other Kit Items He Recommends:
  • MUFE Zero Powder (way better than the HD powder, but only available in the NY Pro Boutique)
  • Ben Nye Translucent Powder
  • William Tuttle Foundations
  • Kissable Couture Lipglosses
  • MUFE Eyeshadows and Blushes
  • MAC Pigments
  • Smashbox DNA Mascara
  • Tigress Eyelashes
  • sjal moisturizer
  • MAC and Hakuhodo Brushes
  • $30 Luggage from Target as a Traincase
  • Black Opal Powers
  • Sleek Contouring Duos
  • AJ Crimson Cream Foundation Sticks
  • MUFE Face & Body Foundation
Beauty Tips
Check out the steps throughout AJ's makeover process

Tips for Makeup Application
  • Use powder brushes to seamlessly blend in foundations
  • Recommends a water base foundation for the first layer, then add cream foundies on top to add various color tones to the skin
  • Our faces are multiple skin tones
  • Use foundation as eyeshadow
  • Contour using cream foundations
  • Use foundation as concealer, let layers dry in between and stipple on coverage

Tips to Inspire
  • If you have a great opportunity don't let it pass you by
  • Don't worry about money, find a job that makes you a better person...then the money to pay bills, insurance will come
  • Surround yourself with people that you want to be among
I am in love with his line of Kissable Couture lipglosses.  I picked up a few at his show for a discounted price and I can't wait to get my hands on more!
AJ Crimson Pressed Powders
AJ Crimson Cream Stick Foundation

Pics with some of my subbies!

Hope this post was helpful!  Thank you AJ Crimson!

FTC Disclosure:  Products purchased with my own money.

Atlanta Makeup Artist


    MakeupbyKeiKei said...

    great post, wish I could've gone

    hanidee said...

    Wonderful post. The model's skin glows in her finished look! Love it the result~

    Makeup Party Fun said...

    Wow... thanks for sharing. I absolutely love his tips about doing what you love and the money will come. I am taking the plunge and following his advice. I love everything makeup and am determined to learn. Thanks for sharing.... xoxox

    cheeksmua said...

    Thank you so much for sharing. I have learned so much from your YouTube and blog. You're awesome!

    yummy411 said...

    awesome awesome awesome coverage! he had scheduled one of his workshops in dc then canceled =( i sooo want to go!

    anyway, i love how he used the lighter foundation on high points and to conceal. when i'm in a rush, that's what i've learned to do then brush my powder and/or bronzer on the outer perimeter of my face.. cuts down on time! =p

    Brittany said...

    Great post, I was waiting for this one. I saw myself in the video, that was hilarious it was such a great class.

    Beyond Outer Beauty said...

    I love Kissable Couture. I started buying his lipgloss a year ago.

    FarZana said...

    This is a WONDERFUL informative post! Thanks for sharing and taking us along with you.

    Diane said...

    What target luggage was it he mentioned if you can remember...and did he mention what primer he uses...thanks so mach your post and vid are great

    triplmz beauty said...

    Do you remember or did you write down the colors of the William Tuttle Foundation?