Wednesday, May 27, 2009

bought some of my supplies today :)

little bit early, but i couldnt resist when it was all sitting right in front of me at the store. i bought some brush cleaner (cover FX 13.00) eyelash curler(QUO 849) tweezers, (revlon8.99) and some makeup sponges round and wedges(QUO 5.00&4.50)

i still need to get some strip lashes, Qtips, facial tissue, eye makeup remover, cleanser, toner moisturizer. and 2 binders, hightlighters and pens, then im all set for school to begin,

im so excited, i tried to leave it all alone, but i reasoned with myself, that i need to test the brush cleaner to see if it works, and how fast it dries, and when i was using it, the water started ot run clean almost instantly, and i thought, oh, this works good its already clean, but i re did it, and it was all dirty agian, so its kinda misleading. but it was dry with in a half a hour, ( i finally convinced my sister to let me clean her blush brush, i used the need to try out my brush cleaner as a excuse,

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"everytime you get a job, someone else gets cut"

I hear this line everytime someone talks about how hard it is to break into the makeup artistry business. earlyer i was on the NARS website, andi was thinking, dosnt that apply to any job?

lets say, you decide on a career in business, you send out a million resumes, and eventually you get a job, so doesn't allot of other applicants to that job, get "cut" out of that job? and for all the resumes you sent out that didn't get a reply, didn't you get "cut" out of that job opportunity?

that apples to waitresses, carpenters, welders, scientist, nurses, receptionist, teachers. every time you get a job, someone else gets "cut" out of that job opportunity, every time you dont get a job offer after sending out a resume, don't you get cut out of that opportunity?

same apples with fashion designers trying to get a big break, when you do, someone else is getting cut out of that break, or athletes, or rock bands, or singers, or companies trying to get off the ground.

so why is this always said of makeup artistry, when it can apply to any profession?

PS i found a website today, its called and it has descriptions of alot of products that makeup artists use in there kit, and why they use it, i really liked the site, you should go check it out.

Monday, May 11, 2009

how often do you clean your makeup brushes?

the other day, i was with my sister, and she was doing her makeup. and i lookd at her blush brush, and it was pretty much stained pink from blush, andi asked her if she ever cleans it, and she said never, because its "such a hassle" she claims that when she does its wet for 5 days. ( which got me thinking about the mildew that must have built up form that much moisture for so long)
i have no idea what shes talking about, so i ask the ovbious question, does she dry it, of let it sit on a towel over night, and she claims that she did, but i dont believe her, i wash my bruhses when i ever remember to, which is about 4 or 3 times a month, the usual once a week bit, and there always dry the next morning.
so i tried to convince her that its better if she does, because, the bacteria that piles up in the brushes causes acne, or bad skin, and she says, "Where'd you read that? cosmo?" in a totally sarcastic voice, and i tried to convince her that its a actual fact, but she brushed it off, and went on with her makeup.
maybe i should have went with "makeup goes on better when you have a clean brush" probably would have considered it if i said that,

how often do you clean your makeup brushes? how do you do it?

PS, i will be writing a blog about the difference in between using a makeup brush cleanser, and the wipes, and using shampoo, and soap, sometime in the future.

Monday, May 4, 2009

RIMMEL LONDON "volume flash" mascara

I have been using this mascara in extreme black for a while now, and I'm in need of a new one soon. i like this mascara, but i think the description on the tube, is inaccurate. it says INSTANT THICKENING MASCARA. but i don't think it adds any thickness no my eyelashes, but it does add ALOT of length.

WHILE USING THE PRODUCT- i bought it because it says instant thickening mascara, but it didn't add any thickening at all, other than the obvious adding from the fact that I'm adding something to my eyelashes, but i added so much length, and when i curled my eyelashes they pretty much reached my eyebrows. which would help if you had short eyelashes, but mine are, average, so it was a little too much length. but if i didn't curl my eyelashes, then they looked just fine.

FINAL VERDICT- buy it if you don't need a thickening mascara, but need length. when i bought it it was only 6.99 CAD, but I'm not sure if the price went up or not, prices are always changing.