All posts by makeupartistrybytracie

After working in corporate America for a few years, I decided to follow my dream and become a makeup artist and start my own company.

Stila Cosmetics is Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

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Photo Credit: Stila Cosmetics

Stila Cosmetics is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness in the month of October!  Stila is asking for clients to help support by purchasing handpicked items by Sarah Lucero.   Sarah is Stila’s Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry and in 2010, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  The bonus is these items are 40% off with code BCA.

All proceeds from these items will be donated to The Foundation for Living Beauty, which helped Sarah when she was battling.  “That’s why this year, we’ve teamed up with The Foundation for Living Beauty to remind all women that it’s not about what you’ve lost, it’s about enhancing and loving what you have.  Makeup isn’t just about outward appearance, it’s about helping you feel beautiful!”

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Nicki Minaj and MAC Cosmetics Collaborate on Two New Lip Colors

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Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics

Anyone who loved the first lipstick that MAC Cosmetics and Nicki Minaj created, they are back and working together to release two new lipsticks in September.  While the first one was a pink shade, these two new lipsticks are going to be nude shades.

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Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics

THE MAKEUP SHOW ORLANDO BRINGS TOP CELEBRITY ARTISTS!

tms-orlando-2017-600x760_161130105019The Makeup Show is one of the biggest and best shows that gives beauty professionals a platform to be educated, inspired and opportunities.  Over 75 beauty bands and 30 keynote speakers and seminars with top beauty professionals will be at The Hyatt Regency in Orlando taking the sunshine state by storm on March 18th & 19th.

The Makeup Show is produced by The Powder Group founded by Michael DeVellis and developed by James Vincent.  The focus is to inspire, strengthen and create a global makeup artist community with not only The Makeup Show, but other classes and events throughout the year all over the world.

The show is an opportunity to learn from celebrity artists, see the latest products from the top professional cosmetic brands and network amongst artists from all over.  Artists such as Eugenia Weston, Reggie Wells, Jordan Liberty, James Vincent and so many more will speak about how they took their craft into a career as well as teach tricks and give advice to the attendees.

Saturday, March 18th Emmy Award Winning Makeup Artist Reggie Wells will showcase his steps to creating the perfect face and share his 30 years in the business with attendees. n artist, if not don’t worry I will be sharing tips, tricks, and of course must have’s from the show!

Master the Brow with Eugenia Weston the original brow guru on Saturday and she will give her secrets on basic brow color to advanced techniques.

There is still time to attend The Makeup Show if you are an artist, if not don’t worry I will be sharing tips, tricks, and of course must have’s from the show!

 

 

 

 

 

MAC Cosmetics is Coming to Ulta this Summer!

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MAC Lovers, great news is coming your way.  This summer you can get your favorite MAC products at Ulta.

MAC Cosmetics realized that it is not always easy for brand lovers to go get the products and they also heard customer requests to place it in Ulta Beauty Stores.

“This is a great opportunity to bring M.A.C. on stream to a whole new audience,” Karen Buglisi Weiler, M.A.C. global brand president, told WWD. “In my mind, there’s maybe a customer who shops at Ulta, but has never walked into a M.A.C. store. Maybe she’s never walked into a Nordstrom to purchase M.A.C. or maybe she’s never walked into a Macy’s.”

Ulta.com will have MAC Products available in May and customers will start seeing MAC in Ulta Stores mid-June.

 

MAC Cosmetics Pays Tribute To Selena

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

MAC Cosmetics has created a new limited edition collection that represents the music and style of singer Selena Quintanilla.  “Inspired by the devotion of all those who continue to be touched by the young legend 20+ years after her untimely passing, M·A·C Selena is a makeup collaboration tenderly curated by Selena’s sister. Selena not only taught us to move, she moved us — let’s keep that rhythm alive!”

Lipstick / Selena: $18.00 USD

Amor Pinky midtone brown (Glaze)
Dreaming of You  Deep Wine (Matte)
Como La Flor Dirty Cherry Red (Amplified)

Lipglass: $17.00 USD

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Bubblegum pink with silver pearl (Lipgloss)

Eyeshadow: $17.00 USD

Missing My Baby Light pinky nude beige (Matte)
Fotos Y Recuerdos  Bright warm pink (Satin)
No Me Queda Mas Warm dusty brown (Matte)
Selena  Intense pearly violet (Veluxe Pearl)
Is It The Beat Deep black (Matte)

Powder Blush Duo: $29.00 USD

Techno Cumbia Two shades in one compact (Matte)

129 SH Brush: $21.00 USD

Selena All-Purpose Brush for blush or face powder limited-edition purple design

Liquid Eyeliner: $21.00 USD

Boot Black Intense black

Opulash: $18.00 USD

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The Selena Collection will be available online for pre-sales starting September 28. The collection will be available to the public online October 1 and in stores from October 6 while supplies last.

4 Beauty Must-Try Products Discovered At The Makeup Show Orlando

The Makeup Show Orlando brought together 50 plus beauty companies and 30 keynote orlando Logo line insidespeakers comprised of celebrity and theater makeup artists in a pro makeup artist event. There were brands that are household names and new makeup companies hitting the scene. It was an overwhelming and amazing trade show that I had the pleasure of being at. That said, I tested and tried out many new products and some favorites in new colors. These are the five must-have products that I saw at the show that you need to know about.

 

The Multiple by NARS  

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(Photo Credit: NARS Cosmetics)

I am a fan of NARS cosmetics, however I had never seen the Multiple.  This multiple purpose stick is perfect for use on cheeks, eyes, lips and body and has a creamy texture so it is easy to apply, blend and comes in multiple shades so its uses are endless.  It is the perfect travel companion as it is compact and cuts down on products in your travel bag.  The three colors that I fell in love with are South Beach (Light Shimmering Apricot), Copacabana (Pink Pearl Highlight) and Portifino (Shimmering Coral).

 

Eve Pearl Flawless Face Palette 

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I was so lucky to once again have the pleasure of learning tricks from the Emmy Award Winning Eve Pearl of Eve  Peal Cosmetics.  A few years back I fell in love with her salmon concealer and still find it to be amazing for my clients and myself.  This year I was introduced to her Flawless Face Palette.  The Palette contains 2 HD Foundation Shades, 2 Salmon Concealer Shade, 1 HD Cream Blush, 1 Mattifier/Eye Primer and 1 Illuminator.  The palette gives you great coverage, perfect for any skin type and gives a matte finish.  This palette makes it so easy to have everything you need all at your fingertips for a fresh face.

Bdellium Tools: Studio 729 Duet Fiber Bent Mascara Fan 

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Finding great mascara and getting the perfect lashes is always a mission of mine.  Part of achieving that perfect look comes with the told that you use.  I came across a fantastic way not only to apply mascara but the tool that will make it so easy and not only for the top lashes but the lower lashes as well.  The mini mascara fan with a bent angle by Bdellium Tools.  The bent angle will give you a clean application and easy to maneuver all the way to the lash line and root.  The thin fan helps keep the mascara from clumping.  Try it and you will find better than a mascara wand.

Moyou London Nail Art 

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(Photo Credit: Tracie Rosales)

Ever want to do nail designs but you find that you can not do anything complicated and it ends up looking more like a pinterest fail?  I know that feeling, so I was super excited when I came by and saw this Moyou London and the stamping nail art.  It is a process that uses engraved steel image plates and a silicone stamp to transfer the designs to your nails in only a couple of minutes.  They have hundreds of plates and  thousands of images  to choose from.

Get the Look: Jaimie Alexander’s 2016 Golden Globes

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Jaimie Alexander stunned on the red carpet and as a presenter for the 2016 Golden Globes.  We are very lucky that Kiehl’s and IT Cosmetics, makeup artist Jeffrey Paul shared with us the products he used to create the beauty look.

“To compliment Jaimie’s luxurious and royalty status dress, I wanted to give her an elegant look with a touch of drama. Jaimie’s features are all stunning so it was hard to decide what should be the focal point but we went with her gorgeous eyes as they are the windows to the soul. I framed them and emphasized the light color with a little bit of drama so she could shine like the star she is on the carpet.”

SKIN:

“A bit of moisture was added first on Jaimie’s lips with Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm.”

“Her skin was prepped and refined with Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing and Radiance Masque to quickly prime Jaimie’s skin in dry areas. I then began hydrating her skin with Kiehl’s Iris Extract Activating Essence Treatment, and then made her skin shine with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, and Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado under her eyes.”

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(Photo Credit: Kiehl’s)

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(Photo Credit: IT Cosmetics)