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Make Up For Ever for Luli Fama at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

For the Luli Fama show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami, Make Up For Ever key artist Lottie created a glamorous make up look for the show on Sunday, July 18th that was inspired by the vibrant colors in the brand’s swimwear collection. Lottie gave the models a dramatic eye with hues of coral, purple and gold that complimented the core colors in the collection.

Complexion & Cheeks: The skin was bronzed with highlights.

Eyes: Lottie first applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream #14 to the outer corners of the lids and blended inward. Next she applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Eye Shadow #17 to the crease and then dusted the outer corners and crease with MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Powder #930 to add a golden brown shimmer. The inner corner of the eyes were then dusted with MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Powder #946 to add a lighter dimension of shimmer. The eyes were lined with MAKE UP FOR EVER Waterproof Liner #1 in black and the lashes were coated with MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Smoky Lash.

Lips: For a shimmery nude lip, Lottie applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Fascinating Lip Gloss #16 as the finishing touch.

From this look we will be giving away 1 Aqua Cream in #5 (a peach with gold flecks, 1 Star Powder in #954 (a purple) and 1 pair of Faux Lashes in #157.

To enter, simply leave a comment below on this entry by midnight on Friday, July 30th. A winner will be chosen at random and notified via email on Saturday. Good luck!

Check back with us tomorrow for the look created for the Marysia Swim show and giveaway. And don’t forget to check back with us on Sunday for the look created at the Tyler Rose show.

Good luck and don’t forget to enter our Ed Hardy, Dolores Cortes, Mara Hoffman and Aqua di Lara/Qiss Qiss giveaways!

Make Up For Ever for Aqua Di Lara/Qiss Qiss at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

For the Aqua Di Lara/Qiss Qiss shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami, Make Up For Ever key artist Lottie created two beautiful make up looks for models at the Aqua Di Lara and Qiss Qiss swim show on Saturday, July 17th.  The first look designed for Aqua Di Lara featured champagne and earth tones on the eyes with shimmery, metallic highlights.

Complexion & Cheeks: The skin was bronzed with highlights.

Eyes: Lottie first applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream #14 to the outer corners of the lids and blended inward. Next she applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Eye Shadow #17 to the crease and then dusted the outer corners and crease with MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Powder #930 to add a golden brown shimmer. The inner corner of the eyes were then dusted with MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Powder #946 to add a lighter dimension of shimmer. The eyes were lined with MAKE UP FOR EVER Waterproof Liner #1 in black and the lashes were coated with MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Smoky Lash.

Lips: For a shimmery nude lip, Lottie applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Fascinating Lip Gloss #16 as the finishing touch.

As a contrast, the models for Qiss Qiss had a defined eye with a rose pink contour and glossy pink lips.  Both looks were glamorous and beautiful.

Complexion & Cheeks: The cheeks were highlighted with MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Blush #6 to add a soft pink glow.

Eyes: Lottie applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream #16 to eye lid blending it into the crease and up to the brow bone. Next MAKE UP FOR EVER Eye Shadow #132 is swept onto the entire lid, crease and extended to the brow bone. MAKE UP FOR EVER Waterproof Liner #1 in black is applied to the top and bottom of each lash line. To finish, the lashes were coated with MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Smoky Lash.

Lips: Lottie created a glossy, rosy lip by applying MAKE UP FOR EVER Lipstick #423 and topping it with Fascinating Lip Gloss #9.

This time we’re giving away products from both looks. This includes Aqua Creams in #14 (a warm brown shimmer) and #16 (a gorgeous shimmering pinky beige), Star Powder #930 (a bronze brown) and Lipstick #423 (a sheer muted berry).

To enter, simply leave a comment below on this entry by midnight on Thursday, July 29th. A winner will be chosen at random and notified via email on Friday. Good luck!

Check back with us tomorrow for the look created for the Luli Fama swim show and giveaway. And don’t forget to check back with us later in the week for the looks created at the Marysia Swim and Tyler Rose.

Good luck and don’t forget to enter our Ed Hardy, Dolores Cortes and Mara Hoffman giveaways!

Make Up For Ever for Mara Hoffman at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

For the Mara Hoffman show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami, Make Up For Ever key artist Lottie created a “spacey” tribal make up look with bright accents of fuchsia and turquoise that put the focus on the eyes. This was inspired by Hoffman’s muse, who goes on a mystical journey through the jungle, visiting crystal caves, rivers, oceans; a tongue-in-cheek Amazonian tribeswoman in a bikini following her White Horse spirit guide.

Complexion & Cheeks: The skin was bronzed and dewy with highlights on the brow bone and high cheek. Aqua Cream #7 in Fuchsia was applied lightly to the cheeks and blended heavily so only a slight pink flush remained.

Eyes: To create this tribal chic make up look, Lottie applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream #4 in white to the entire lid, up to the brow bone, blending it out. The eyes were defined using MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes #0L in black on the bottom lash line only, and then MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Smoky Lash on both the top and bottom. Using a lip brush for added precision, Lottie drew small white dots at the top of the cheek bones starting from the outer corner of the eyes and over the blower bridge of the nose, following the natural shape of the eyes.

Lips: Lottie applied Lipstick #502, a matte nude lipstick, to keep the focus on the eyes.

From this look we will be giving away 3 of the new Aqua Creams in #4, (a white pearl shimmer), #7 (hot pink with gold flecks) and #21 (vibrant torquoise). To enter, simply leave a comment below on this entry by midnight on Wednesday, July 28th. A winner will be chosen at random and notified via email on Thursday. Good luck!

Check back with us tomorrow for the look created for the Aqua Di Lara swim show and giveaway. And don’t forget to check back with us later in the week for the looks created at the Luli Fama, Marysia Swim and Tyler Rose. Good luck and don’t forget to enter our Ed Hardy and Dolores Cortes giveaways!

Make Up For Ever for Dolores Cortes at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

For the Dolores Cortes show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami, Make Up For Ever key artist Lottie created a beautiful safari-chic make up look inspired by bohemian references of the 50’s Parisian woman, combined with acid and exotic colors from Bells Beach in Australia. The end result was a palette of shimmering greens and golds.

Complexion & Cheeks: The skin was glowing and fresh faced. Lottie first applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Sculpting Blush #22 to lightly highlight the cheeks.

Eyes: The eyes were the focal point of the look. Lottie first applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Diamond Shadow #302 in teal to the lid, and then applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Diamond Shadow #310 in a shimmering emerald green starting one quarter of the way in from the outer corner of the eye to the outer eye lid and then into the crease and lower brow bone. Next Lottie applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream #11 in gold to the inner corner of the eye lid for a metallic pop. The eyes were lined with MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes #0L in black and the lashes were coated with MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Smoky Lash.

Lips: Depending on each model’s preference for a matte or glossy nude lip, Lottie applied either MAKE UP FOR EVER Lipstick #502 or MAKE UP FOR EVER Glossy Full Couleur #10 to complete the look.

From this look we will be giving away 1 Diamond Shadow in #310 (emerald green) , 1 Aqua Cream  in #11 (gold) and 1 Glossy Full Couleur in #10 (peachy pink). To enter, simply leave a comment below on this entry by midnight on Tuesday, July 27th. A winner will be chosen at random and notified via email on Wednesday. Good luck!

Check back with us tomorrow for the look created for the Mara Hoffman swim show and giveaway. And don’t forget to check back with us later in the week for the looks created at the Aqua Di Lara, Luli Fama, Marysia Swim and Tyler Rose. Good luck and don’t forget to enter our Ed Hardy giveaway!

Make Up For Ever at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami

Make Up For Ever is the official makeup sponsor at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami, an event where top swimwear designers from around the world gather to showcase their upcoming collections. Their artists have been working hard Friday, Saturday, Sunday and today to create looks that stand up to the Miami heat.

To celebrate the occasion, Product Girl and Make Up For Ever have teamed up to give away products from using to create the looks featured in some of the shows. We will host a new giveaway each day of this week and we’re starting things off with the look from the Ed Hardy fashion show.

Makeup artist James Vincent was the key artist for the Ed Hardy swim show on Friday, July 16th. He created a bold black eye and strong red lip for a glamorous, old Hollywood look.

Complexion & Cheeks: The skin was bronzed and dewy with highlights on the brow bone and high cheek.

Eyes: To get a neutral base for the eye, James applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Eye Shadow #156 up to the brow bone. He then created a thick rim around the top of the eye extending to the liner beyond the outer corner of the lid using MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Black, and he then went on to rim the lower lash line as well. He finished by applying two coats of MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Smoky Lash.

Lips: For a gorgeous pop of red on the lips, James applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream #8.

From this look we will be giving away  1 Aqua Black (a pot of matte black eye shadow/liner) , 1 Aqua Eyes liner in #0L (black) and 1 Aqua Cream in #8 (a tomato red). To enter, simply leave a comment below on this entry by midnight on Monday, July 26th. A winner will be chosen at random and notified via email on Tuesday. Good luck!

Check back with us tomorrow for the look created for the Dolores Cortes swim show and giveaway. And don’t forget to check back with us later in the week for the looks created at the Mara Hoffman, Aqua Di Lara, Luli Fama, Marysia Swim and Tyler Rose.

Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blush: Love it or Leave it?

As a cream blush fanatic, I was hot to trot for Make Up For Ever’s HD Microfinish Blush. I recall the day I first spotted the then foreign-looking bottle in WWD Beauty Biz back in February – I was so excited! Available in 14 shades, ranging from vibrant pinks to soft peachy neutrals, I was like a kid at the candy store testing these out at Sephora. Literally, I played with these for about 30 minutes before deciding to purchase #13, Smooth Talker – a vibrant pale pink.

I tried it for the first time with a combo of MUFE HD products – the microperfecting primer and HD foundation. I squirted a small pump of the blush on the back of my hand and buffed it onto the skin with my MAC 188. I built up the color in layers and was feeling pleased, initially. As a final touch, I dusted a light layer of Bobbi Brown’s Nude Shimmer Brick on before heading out the door.

About an hour later I was in the bathroom at work and noticed the blush didn’t look blended and my pores were enlarged – which is odd, because I never have a problem with visibly enlarged pores. Never one to give up, I gave it another try. This time, I did a spot concealer on problem areas – avoiding foundation altogether — and applied a light layer of blush with my fingers. I followed up with some translucent powder, being careful not to cake anything on over my cheeks. But again, the blush appeared to just sit on top of my skin and I felt unpolished on top of it because I strayed from my normal routine.

Suffice it to say, for me – the MUFE HD blush is a “leave it.” From a company that has seemingly mastered HD makeup, the blush needs some work. Has anyone else given these a whirl? If so, would love to hear your experience.

Diamonds Are Forever

If you know someone who likes to shimmer, sparkle and shine, this gift set would make the perfect gift.

Makeup Forever's Diamonds are Forever Gift Set The Makeup Forever Diamonds are Forever limited edition gift set can only be found at Sephora and includes Diamond Powder in Champagne, Diamond Shadow 301, Waterproof Lengthening Mascara in Black, Aqua Eyes shadow/liner in Black and a clear Fascinating Lip Gloss all for $50.

This gift set is a lot of fun to play with. The eyeshadow is intensely pigment and can be used a number of different ways. Also, the Diamond Powder in Champagne has a great mixture of fine, shimmery powder and bigger specks of glitter in it. This makes it great to use all over for a little sparkle during the holidays!