Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre

I LOVE this stuff... it goes on with a "goldish" hue so I use it a lot with gold toned looks... my favorite look with this product is to pop it in the inner corner of the eye... Looks AMAZING... but that's not the only way you can use it... Use it ON TOP of your shadow for a sheen of sparkle, as a cheek highlighter and much more... One thing--MAKE SURE YOU SHAKE THE BOTTLE before you use it.  The glitter particles settle at the bottom and if you don't shake it, it doesn't work right.  This is a GREAT product!!!!






3D Liquid Lustre

Sunday, November 27, 2011

MUST HAVE BRUSHES!!!!

Favorite brushes--BY FARRRRRR, Crown Brushes!!!!!!  These are GREAT... Crown brushes are NOT ONLY great quality but they are really inexpensive.  MANY MANY companies private label crown brushes and up charge them, if you get them through crown, you are getting basically COST.  (Any no you do not have to be a pro to get these deals... They have sets too!

This one is technically a shadow brush but I use it as a small concealer (detail) brush... AMAZING!!!! (SS01)

 SS011 - Deluxe Oval Shadow
This one is a Chisel Shader (C408)--great for smudging out liner and creating the PERFECT smoky eye... I just LOVE this one!!!
C408 - Chisel Shader

I LOVE this brush so much... I have 2!!!!  It's the C433 PRO blending brush and it is GREAT for blending out and applying color to the crease... LOVE this brush... JUST get two!  LOL

C433 - Pro Blending Fluff

Of course this is not even CLOSE to all of the brushes I love.... but it is my TOP 3 stand outs!  Check out their sets and if you need brushes, or want to get a gift for someone who LOVES makeup... I HIGHLY suggest these brushes... Email me if you have questions!!!!  Megan@MeganMelone.com (Or comment below)

http://crownbrush.us/

Friday, November 25, 2011

Z palette



there's no way I will have a ton of little pots of eye shadow in my kit--it would take me 11 hours just to open them all and figure out which is which! I've tried other palette but found them to be clunky or cheap or just plain poorly designed. Then I found the z palette!!! Honestly theyre cute (I love the animal print) and since the top is clear, I can see what I'm going to use which saves me a lot of time. I can't say enough--except that the company should pay me to use these because I tell so many people about them!!! (ha wishful thinking I suppose).

They come in two sizes--the small one fits 9 Mac shadow pans or 4 blushes and the large one is easily more than double that...you can also fit oddly shaped pans in the palette. They have a pro pan but I've never used it so I won't speak on it.

HANDS DOWN!!!! The best palette ever...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Favorite NEW AND FUN product!

I don't use glitter much, but for the holidays, it is SUPER in!!!  Everything has sparkles, shimmer, etc... so I thought letting you know my FAVE products to get that holiday look would be a great idea!

I have 2 glitters I LOOOOVE... MAC reflects Gold (it's like a pigment... VERY fine glitter)... GORGEOUS over browns (more on how to get it to stick to eyes AFTER you have completed your makeup later).



TooFaced GLAMPIRE glitter.  It is SOOOOOOOOOo incredibly pretty... Kind of a baby pink/bronzie color. Amazing...

Best stuff to make it stick to your lid=TOO FACED Glitter Glue.  The best part about this product is if you already have makeup on, and you just want to add some sparkle for the evening or a party, you can pat on the glitter glue and with a MAC 139 or another flat brush,lay the glitter over the already existing eye makeup. AWESOME!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Favorite BODY moisturizer

BABY, It's cold outside :) And now is the time of year we suffer from dry skin (even us oily people).  But this "favorite" isn't for your face--it's for your body :) HEMPZ!  (link below).  I actually bought some this summer and have been using it ever since.  Why is it so good?  It containg PURE 100% organic hemp which is vitamin and EFA rich.  It is creamy, smells nice and overall, I AM A FAN!  There are other great moisturizers out there, for SURE... But this is my current fave :)

http://www.hempzproducts.com/

Honorable Mention (unscented) Lubriderm... I have sworn by this for YEARS!  It's a really GREAT moisturizer :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Last Show and FAVORITE BLUSH

We have our last show today... I have mixed feelings.  On one hand I am excited to have a couple of weekends off before March when the fun starts up again... And on another hand, I will miss my friends and competitors (seems like shows are always a "family reunion").  This year, I have both worked on my own and also with Liquid Sun Rayz (Best color on stage...PERIOD).  It's been fun and DEFINITELY a learning experience.  Kaelin (my boyfriend for those of you who don't know) has been doing lots of interviews for MidWest Muscle and that has been fun too!  We are looking forward to 2012 and the growth that is taking place for us!

Ok... On to the FUN STUFF!!!!  My favorite blush (this is tough because I have so many I LOOOOVE)

 These names are GOOOOOFY.... I am not really sure why you would name a blush like this, but they are both wonderful blushes... The Nars' are a little shimmery which is pretty for if you are doing a dewy skin! 

Honorable mention Lorac Desire.  (THE PERFECT PINK BLUSH!!!!)http://www.loraccosmetics.com/p-24-blush.aspx

**and lately I am loving ambering rose by MAC :)  Sorry... LOL Told you I love blush!!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Lash curler

Ok so my "favorites" series continues and hopefully you will have some great tips and gift ideas :) this will be going on for about a month because I have sooooo many great things to share!!!!

Today's topic: eyelash curlers!! I'm a freak about eyes--all of my clients and friends know that!! Brows (more on that in future posts) and lashes...(mascara is a topic in the docket too!!) anyway, curling lashes is a MUST!! I recommend curling After completing your eye makeup.

I've tried so many...but the Shu Uemera takes the cake!!! http://www.shuuemura.com/

What a great lash curler!! Totally worth the extra money!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Facebook

Facebook: so I'm always giving product suggestions and reviews in Facebook...well--I'm now doing a favorite of 2011 series!!! Today I talk about Avon mega impact gel/pencil liner and urban decay 24/7. A huge advantage of the UD is the variety of colors! They last a long time :(even on the water line) but they are expensive. Avons liners are just as good but you can get them for around $3 and that's awesome!!! A major draw back is there are only 4 colors :( but they are gorgeous liners!!!