Archive for December, 2008

Jessica Jean Myers

December 31, 2008

The Beautyblender

So during my editorial for Modern Weekly I got the chance to use a new product that is taking the makeup world by storm – The Beauty Blender! I had heard a lot of hype about this product from several other professions so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and I can tell you I was NOT disappointed!

Basically it’s an egg shaped sponge that you can use moist or dry and it comes w/ its own cleaner so it’s reusable (yeah for the environment). It was designed by makeup artists and it really does help create a flawless finish. The patented rounded edge helps you say goodbye to visible lines and streaks – very good when talking about HD makeup and the pointed side is great for getting into those hard to reach areas i.e corners of eyes, around the nose. I should also mention this little gem is latex free, hypo-allergenic and odor free.

Unlike a lot of makeup artists I really do love sponges for finishing my foundation look…I don’t know why and I feel like I’m in the minority since it seems EVERY makeup artist has their personal fav. foundation brush. But now I feel like I can come out of the closet and be proud to be a sponge girl w/ my new hi-tech Beauty Blender!

I should mention I do use foundation brushes when applying moisturizer, primer and foundation but I’ve never gotten in the habit of blending in my foundation w/ a standard foundation brush. I personally always found it a bit time consuming and annoying and much prefered to either take my MAC skunk brush (duo fibre brush) and blend the foundation in or a sponge right at the end to finish it off. I do still love the MAC skunk brush btw for buffing foundation into the skin for me it has always worked so much better than a typical foundation brush.

So now you ask where do I get myself one of these amazing little wonders! As some of you know I’m from Canada and I got mine before I left for Shanghai. I actually got mine from Holt Renfrew (Fancy Canadian Dept. Store). If you’re in the US I would suggest heading over to Camera Ready Cosmetics . It’s an online makeup store that carries only the best professional quality makeup brands. I have NEVER been disappointed w/ the service and it has always been very fast and professional…even when ordering from Canada. You can also go to The Beauty Blender website to see if there is a retailer near you that sells it.

FYI a single sponge and cleaner retails for about $35…I found it was the same in the US and Canada hence why I just bought mine in Canada. Enjoy!

Original blog entry:  http://jessicajeanmyers.blogspot.com/2008/12/beauty-blender.html

ELLE News Blog

December 31, 2008

Get Glowing for New Year’s Eve!

Let’s face it: New Year’s Eve isn’t always picture-perfect. But that doesn’t meanyou can’t be! With help from Chanel makeup artist Rachel Goodwin—whose clients include Natalie Portman, Hilary Duff, Penélope Cruz, and Kate Bosworth—looking your best is a cinch. Here, Goodwin’s tips for working a little NYE makeover magic…

Is there a current makeup trend that’s universally flattering?
I think beautiful skin is one thing that is always universally flattering, and I love the satin skin trend we’ve been seeing the last few seasons. To get this look, I like to apply a matte foundation like Chanel Mat Lumiére Long-Lasting Soft Makeup SPF 15 with a wet beauty blender sponge to keep the complexion from looking flat and to prevent too much product from ending up on the face. Then I typically dust just the center of the face with the slightest bit of Make Up Forever HD Loose Powder.

Original blog entry:  http://fashion.elle.com/blog/2008/12/get-glowing-for-new-years-eve.html

I’m Vlog (China)

December 11, 2008

在國外上市不久就賣出20多萬組,風靡好萊塢的all in one彩妝工具—beautyblender 「BB彩妝蛋」終於登台了!好用的程度就連國內彩妝大師游絲棋也讚不絕口!

找來海角七號櫃檯妹張沁妍當素顏model,游絲棋一邊示範上妝一邊說:「這個彩妝蛋只要稍微泡水擰乾後,就非常有彈性,化妝的時候在臉上輕彈,感覺就像在作臉部SPA。」

如何畫出氣色滿分的氣質裸妝?游絲棋說:「首先以BB美妝蛋的側邊和底部上遮遐膏、底妝(例如:粉底液、粉餅)及腮紅,因側邊球面設計可順著臉部角度完全服貼,呈現透亮、裸妝效果,接著運用BB美妝蛋尖端,針對臉上細部的角度、部位,包括眼頭、眼尾細紋、法令紋、眼影等作細部修飾就完成了。」短時間內即為張沁妍完成光澤裸妝的神奇效果,肌膚呈現自然透亮的粉嫩妝感。

由台隆首創館引進的「BB彩妝蛋」,強調打底、遮瑕、修容甚至是畫腮紅、眼影,都可以一球搞定,來自好萊塢的彩妝聖品,要讓懶女人也能輕鬆變美麗佳人。

(文字記者:王又冉 攝影記者:張哲祥)

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Original blog entry: http://www.im.tv/vlog/personal/2463617/5405123