Thursday, May 31, 2012

New York Makeup Show Bridal Seminar Part 3

Hi Bellas,

I'm finally back with my last video for my Bridal Seminar at the NY Makeup Show.  Thanks for thinking with me through this series.  In this one, I show you all about airbrush makeup which brides are seeking these days.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New York Look #2: Smokey Club Look

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another FOTD.  This is another look I wore during my New York Trip.  It's one of my go-to smokey eyes when I don't have a lot of time to get ready.  I actually wore this to a club on the roof top of a hotel, good times!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Eve Pearl Method Contest

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another post on one of my absolute favorite brands Eve Pearl.  They're hosting an amazing contest and you all should definitely participate if you can.

Here are the details:

The “Eve Pearl Method” Contest
To Enter: Please send your “Eve Pearl Method” Application Video as a “Response Video” to Eve’s YouTube page,
Sending a response video is simple:
Go to box where you would go as if you were going to leave a comment; click into the comment box- on the bottom right you should see, “Create a video response or Post”; Click on ‘Create a video response’; On the upper left of the new page, you will have an option to “Choose a video” or “Upload a video” – click “Upload A Video”; You will see a blue button that says “Start” .. click it; You will be prompted to upload an existing pre-recorded video from your computer or record one live and upload it!
 Rules: To participate in the Eve Pearl Method Contest:
 a.  You must be an Eve Pearl YouTube Channel Subscriber
 b. The method of makeup application you use must be the “Eve Pearl Method”  - if unsure what steps are included in the “Eve Pearl Method” of makeup application, please check our full makeover videos, old and new, located on our YouTube channel.
c. Time limit per complete application is 18 minutes – do not rush, it is plenty of time.
1st  place - $350 worth of EVE PEARL® full-priced merchandise
2nd place - $250 worth of EVE PEARL® full-priced merchandise
3rd place - $150 worth of EVE PEARL® full-priced merchandise
(Offer valid and redeemable only in EVE PEARL® full-priced merchandise. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.)
Runners Up - will receive 40% off in Eve Pearl Products. This means everybody who competes (with an accepted video), will be entitled to one purchase at 40% off regular priced EVE PEARL® items. (details will be sent upon ordering)
Winners’ Prizes will be in a virtual credit form to be redeemed in-store or online for full-priced EVE PEARL® products. Total $$ amount will also go toward the shipping costs.
Video Rules – please start each video with a Before and After picture. Before (without makeup), After (with makeup - please no retouching).  Please introduce yourself and start your application.  Remember to walk us through your steps.
In video details and info please include:
-The Blogger/Vlogger (if applicable) who sent you to our channel (please include Makeup By RenRen in the description box to help us both win a prize!)
-Your name
-How you prefer to be contacted (e.g. via phone or email)
-Anything else you would like to add 
Please note: 
If you were informed about this contest from a Blogger or Vlogger, please add their name to the “Video Info” section of your video (this is where you would put Makeup By Ren Ren). Make sure it is included in the first line of details info.
Winners will be chosen by Eve and the EVE PEARL® Team.

We will be looking for process of application, ability to narrate (when necessary), the steps you follow, and of course, the end result.
I'm actually pretty familiar with the "Eve Pearl Method" as i've watched a million of her videos, here are a few of my tips:

  • After applying false lashes, push them up so that they dry lifted, not sagged.  They use your pinky finger as a guard to apply mascara without getting it on the lids
  • Cancel out dark circles with salmon corrector
  • Apply makeup using the Reverse Contouring Method - place darker foundation on the cheeks and lighter foundation around it for a contoured effect
  • Sheer our foundation with a damp sponge for a skinlike look to the makeup
  • Apply your liquid liner first as a base for a smokey eye then apply shadow on top to help smoke it out
  • Mix your eyeshadow colors together for a custom look
  • Apply bronzer and blush together for a custom look and place it higher on the cheek

Good luck everyone!  I can't wait to see your videos!

FTC Disclosure:  Post not sponsored.

Atlanta Makeup Artist
Atlanta Photographer

2012 New York Makeup Show Bridal Seminar Pt 2

Hi Bellas,

I hope you had a great weekend!  It was my last weekend before going back to school which starts today.  Back to the grind and also back with another video!  This video features part 2 of the bridal seminar I taught at the New York Makeup Show.  Check it out!

Friday, May 25, 2012

New York Makeup Show - Chelsea Makeover

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another New York Makeup Show post!  Hope you're not sick of it already lol.  This post features a makeover that I did for one of the models at the Graftobian booth.  I did a sultry smokey eye one day and a bright look the next.  Check it out!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New York Makeup Show Bridal Seminar Pt 1

Hi Bellas,

As promised, I recorded my bridal seminar from the New York Makeup Show.  It was 45 minutes long, so I'm going to split it up into 3 parts for you all.  Check out part 1.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New York Makeup Show Look #1: Gold and Purple

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another FOTD!  This is actually a look I wore to the first day of the New York Makeup Show.  This is a fun, dramatic look with lots of bling!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pics from the 2012 New York Makeup Show!

Hi Bellas,

I told you this was the week of New York Makeup Show posts!  Today i'm sharing a bunch of great pictures from the show from makeovers, to booths, to fellow bloggers, it's a little bit of everything.  Hope you all enjoy!

Monday, May 21, 2012

2012 New York Makeup Show Haul & Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

Happy Monday!  It's the week of New York Makeup Show posts.  I'm starting today with a haul of all the makeup goodies I purchased at the NY Makeup Show.  Finally a makeup haul after my no-makeup buy!  I got a nice range of products and stuck to my budget :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

FOTD - Dramatic Peach and Purple

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another Look of the Day!  I wore this last week in my NY Makeup Show video and got a lot of compliments.  It's actually a super easy look with some bright pops of color and dramatic lashes.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

April Favorites!

Hi Bellas,

It's that time again, time for monthly favorites!  I've got a nice list for you, sold old and some new.  This time I focus on makeup, storage and brushes.  Check it out!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Jewelmint Haul!

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another haul.  I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with JewelMint, the monthly Jewelry Subscription website.  Well over the last several months I've been collecting pieces so that I can finally show you a collective haul of necklaces and rings.  Check it out!