Super cutie AJ Crimson has a brand new website, and a brand new blog! We already know that AJ has been doing makeup for celebs such as Lisa Raye, Latoya Luckett, Amerie and many, many more. But did you know that he has a brand new collection of foundations and powders as well?? I saw them sitting on the table at The Makeup Show but didn’t get to swatch them at all. Didn’t want to go and stick my fingers in anything! I made sure to get a picture of the bad boys though! There he is, clad in white dress shirt and uber cute glasses. See, didn’t I tell you that Keisha looked fierce that day??? LOVING the dress. I didn’t get a chance to even say hello to AJ. I really wanted to introduce myself in person, we had previously talked on the phone. Don’t you remember? Scandalous Beauty had an exclusive interview with Keisha and AJ about the “First Kiss” collection of Kissable Couture lipgloss. I am really, really loving the set up of AJ’s website. He makes it look very personal and very real, aren’t we all so sick of these “cookie-cutter” sites??? So, check out his website, and you definitely can’t miss out on his blog. Much to my surprise, I check out the blog, and who is featured other than my darling Warren B. talking about how much he loves Kissable Couture and respects AJ Crimson as an artist!!!
Had to share this with my people! Celeb hair stylist and make-up artist Johnny Lavoy shares some tips on his spread for On Makeup Magazine. I know that every make-up artist that is reading this blog right now has a subscription, riiiiight?? I’m thinking about sleeping in Port Authority Bus Station just so I can watch his seminar next Monday at The Makeup Show!! Well not all that, but I SO wish I made reservations at the super sexy, ever-so plush W Hotel like I did last year!
I love the way that Johnny has this Natural’s hair styled, very free and whispy. For some reason, if I saw someone out and about with their hair in like this, I’d probably question it. But for this photo shoot, her hair is so very fitting. I’m just getting kind of sick seeing everyone with long, flowing weaves. Again, I’m not a pushy natural, it’s your hair, and you should do you!
Also, I am LOVING the cranberry colored cream blush. The model’s skin is so deep, and the blush just sets her skin off!!! I’m so loving it! And that burnt bronzy orangish pigment (possibly MAC Pink Bronze pigment??? Hmmm….) toward the end is luscious!!!
SAVE THE DATES: MAY 18 and 19th, 2008!!!! If you are a makeup artist, aspiring makeup artist, makeup junkie or anything in the beauty or fashion industry, you MUST be as The Makeup Show! This is a very unique event for the beauty community. I went last year, and has an AMAZING time, remember this?? I found different brands that I had never heard of, as well as products that I wish I had found years prior!
Here’s the official scoop..
The Makeup Show has a built-in educational program, seminars, workshops and lectures
by some of the top makeup artists in the fashion & entertainment industry. Classes range
from Editorial Beauty and Airbrush Basics to the Perfect Bride and Makeup for HD TV, to name a few. The Makeup Show NYC will feature a cast of presenters including Joanna Schlip, David Goforth, Cheryl Gushue, Sandy Linter, Michael DeVellis, James Vincent, and Johnny Lavoy (subject to change and availability).
The Makeup Show NYC is sponsored in part by Platinum Sponsor Temptu, as well as
Crown Brushes, P&G BeHere’s a list of all of the brands that will be thereauty, Alcone and Lancôme Paris, Lounge Area Sponsor Stila,
and media sponsors On Makeup Magazine and Color Mundo. Exhibitors for The
Makeup Show NYC include Smashbox, Mario Badescu Skin Care, Make Up For Ever,
Senna Cosmetics, M.A.C Cosmetics, Three Custom Color, Linda Mason Elements, and
Alison Raffaele Cosmetics. For a full list of exhibitors, visit www.themakeupshow.com
This is the perfect place to build your kit, take classes, network, get amazing ideas and techniques all in one building. When I left the building last year, I was preparing for this year. I am bringing a bunch of makeup artists that I know, we will be driving up from MD/DC/VA. Here’s a list of the brands that will be there …most of them give unbelievable discounts that day!! Just a heads up!! Here’s how it goes: Each brand has a table set up showcasing their products. Some of the actual creators and owners of the brands are at the booths, so you really get the inside scoop. If you are looking for makeup schools or workshops around the country, many of them will be available too. One of the things I loved the most were all of the billions of brushes. When you come, bring plenty of cash (and your credit cards too, of course) and fill up your kit or personal makeup kit for years to come! I surely intend to! Hope to see you all there!
I had the opportunity to interview one of my favorite MAC make-up artists, Tatiana. She is tall, gorgeous and oh, so knowledgeable. She’s worked for MAC for years, and can beat a face with no hesitation. At the counter, it’s no surprise that customers and other artists flock to her for second opinions. I basically harassed her for an interview!!!!
In the one-on-one with Tati, find out the perfect colors that go with your skin tone, the perfect party face, how to make your makeup last, and the hottest trends in makeup for the Spring season. Go on to The MAC Fetish and indulge!!!