Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Eyeko Polishes & Graffiti Eyeliner Review

Hi Bellas,

I'm finally back from IMATS LA (International Makeup Artist Trade Show).  Wow!  What an amazing experience.  Besides my massive makeup haul, the best part was really getting to know my fellow gurus and subbies, yay!  I'm also dealing with some personal issues right now which might prevent me from filming in the next week or so, so I'll be uploading some reviews I've planned for a while now.  I try to keep this blog on the professional side so if you want to stay up to date on everything going on with me, follow me on twitter.  On to the review!

Many of you may be super familiar with the super cute Asian Cosmetics Brand Eyeko.  It means love in Japanese, and I had the chance to recently test out some of their products.  I've seen their stuff around and always thought it was just adorable.

To see my review, click here!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Get Ready for 2010 IMATS LA!

Hi Bellas,

I'm so excited for this post/vid.  In fact, I've been waiting for this for about six months, and it's finally here!  IMATS LA!  The International Makeup Artists Trade Show is taking place this weekend in Pasadena, and it will be my first attending the show, and any makeup show at that!

Click here for more!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Face Atelier Ultra Foundation - Women of Color Swatches

Hi Bellas,

Many of you may have known that I'm a huge fan of Face Atelier foundations.  Huge celebrities like Rachel Ray, Fergie, and Lady Gaga also rock their line.  I had a chance to swatch some samples of their newest debut - the Women of Color Line.

Click here to see more!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Celebrity Inspired Makeup - Mila Kunis Look Featuring Palladio Cosmetics

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another celebrity inspired tutorial. I've run across a picture of the actress Mila Kunis a few times and have loved this one makeup look.
I just love the colors on her eyes and the sexy, sultry look.  Recently I had the opportunity to test out some products from Palladio, a brand I've seen at Sally Beauty.  I decided that it would be a perfect time to finally try out this look.

To see my tutorial, click here!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Aveda Makeup Review

Hi Bellas,

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  I spent my weekend working on wedding gig for an Indian Bride.  It turned out amazing.  I can't wait to show you pictures.

Meanwhile, I'm back with another review.  Today I'll be featuring a brand you've most likely heard of - Aveda.  Personally, I knew this brand to be more into hair care products.  I pass by it in the mall all the time and do see that they offer makeovers, but have never stopped to try.

I received a package from them in the mail and was interested to see that they indeed do have their own line of cosmetics.

To see my review, click here!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sedona Lace Brush Set Winner

Hi Bellas,

I know you all have been patiently waiting for this, but I have a winner for the amazing Sedona Lace brush set!  Please remember that I only count comments left on my blog, not via email, message, or my YouTube wall.

After 345 comments, I used www.random.org to generate a winner.  The winner is:

Mina from Decatur, GA.

Please email me at makeupbyren@yahoo.com by Tuesday at midnight eastern standard time to claim your prize or it will go to someone else.

Thanks for participating!  Remember you can always use coupon code renren for $4.00 off your order at www.sedonalace.com

If you didn't win, don't worry I have a lot more giveaways coming up.  Stay tuned!

Atlanta Makeup artist

Graftobian Copper Eyes

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another tutorial featuring one of my favorite makeup lines, Graftobian Cosmetics.  I received one of their new eyeshadow palettes to try out and I was inspired to do a look.  I used the entire Graftobian line to do my look, to show you how the products complement each other so well.

I went for a very bronzey, coppery look that's perfect for a summer night out.


To see the look, click here!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Celebrity Inspired Makeup: Hilary Duff Maxim Look

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another tutorial.  This look was requested by a viewer.  I was asked to recreate the look that Hilary Duff wore in her January 2009 Maxim Magazine Shoot.  This look is very Bridget Bardot inspired, with neutral eyes, winged linger, and a pink lip.  I showed you how to create it using the very affordable 26 neutral palette.  I figured a lot of you all had this palette and you could recreate the look without spending an arm and a leg.

To see the tutorial and final look, click here!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Houston Wedding - Pics and Bridal Makeup

Hi Bellas,

I've finally gotten around from posting pictures from the wedding I attended last month in Houston.  We made it a girls trip at the same time and it was so much fun.  I also did the bride's makeup.  If you follow the blog, you'll remember my memorable bridal trial with her.  You can also check out the post here.  I'll show you pics of the fun girl's weekend...and also break down the makeup.

Click here to see more!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Puffy & Tired Eyes Relief - Eye Dews Review

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review.  I was contacted by a company to review a product called Eye Dews.  Apparently, a lot of celebrities like Jenny McCarthy have raved about them and I decided to give it a shot.  If you have any kind of dark circles, bags, or fatigue in the eye area, you'll want to check this post out.

Click here for more!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Forever 21 Jewelry Haul and Hot Trendz Earrings Giveaway

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another haul that doesn't have anything to do with makeup, he he.  I received really great feedback on my last fashion haul and decided to continue with these type of videos.  Today I'm going to feature some cute pieces that are super affordable as well as review some items from a jewelry site.
Click here to see my haul and the jewelry giveaway!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sedona Lace Brush Set Review/Giveaway

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another giveaway and review.  We're all on the search of high quality yet affordable makeup brushes.  More and more brush companies have sprouted up over the years and it's hard to know which ones are worth the hassle.  As a beauty blogger, I try to do a thorough job of testing and reviewing products so that you all can some direction on your cosmetic purchases.

This time around, I worked with Sedona Lace again to show you one of their newest releases - their brush line.

To see the review and details on the giveaway, click here!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

How To Apply Foundation Like A Makeup Artist - Graftobian Cosmetics

Hi Bellas,

Today's post is part two to my article on Graftobian Foundations and Powders.  As I mentioned in the previous post, these professional grade cosmetics are super versatile and apply flawlessly.  I often get requests on showing how I apply foundation on clients so I decided that it would be appropriate to show you how in this video.

To see more, click here

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Subtle Smokey Eye for an Engagement Shoot

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with pictures from a recent engagement shoot I did. I worked with the BF who did photography and I did the makeup. The bride-to-be was naturally gorgeous and really easy going when it came to the makeup. It was a breeze to make her over. After the makeover, I came along to the shoot to touch up and assist the photographer.


To see the gorgeous shots, click here!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Makeup Kit Focus: Graftobian Foundations & Powders

Hi Bellas,

Today I have another video for my makeup artist series.  Due to viewer demand, I've decided to make a video highlighting Graftobian products for a professional makeup artist kit.  If you're a makeup artist looking to effectively and affordably build your kit with professional foundation products, this video is a must-see.
Click here for more!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sigma Premium Brush Set Review

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review!  Today i'll be featuring the much talked about Sigma Makeup Premium Brush set. I've worked with Sigma Makeup in the past and am so excited to see how much their line continues to grow and flourish.  I've been eyeing this set for a while so when I had a chance to test it out, I was stoked.  I gave myself several weeks to try out the set before doing this post because I wanted a really thorough review.

To see my findings, click here!

Sedona Lace Mineral Makeup Set Winner

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for participating in another giveaway!  I've selected at random the winner of the 4 piece mineral makeup/foundation collection from www.SedonaLace.com

And the winner is:

Jenny Thay

Congrats chica!  Email me at makeupbyren@yahoo.com by wednesday at midnight eastern standard time to claim your prize or it will go to someone else.  Thanks again!

I have another nice giveaway next week, stay tuned!

Atlanta Makeup Artist

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Smokey Club Eyes

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another FOTN.  I wanted to share with you a look I wore recently for a night out with the girls.  I went for a classic combination of smokey eyes and nude lips.  You can't go wrong with this look...with a bit of modification it can look great on anyone.


To see my look, click here!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sedona Lace Mineral Makeup Review/Giveaway

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review and giveaway.  I had the chance to test out some new products from Sedona Lace.  They just came out with a set of Mineral Makeup shades that recently launched on their website.  I'm pretty picky when it comes to mineral makeup but these products passed the test!

To see my review and contest details, click here!