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Spring Lip COLORS That Pop

May 16, 2017
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At the moment we are loving the celebration of all that is fresh, new and spring. From chopping a few inches of your locks for a lighter feel and look, freshening up with balayage and highlights or revamping your makeup look, spring is the PERFECT time to try something new and daring.

Today we are sharing one of our favorite new makeup trends and the quickest ways to freshen up your look.

Magnificent magenta and tarty tangerine lips are on the scene this season in a big way and we are really digging the fun fruity vibe of the both of them but what we LOVE about them is that both the berry- tint and the citrus option look FABULOUS on just about every skin tone!!

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Actress Nikki Reed attends Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction Raising Awareness For Autism at Gramercy Park Hotel on March 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Actress: Nikki Reed

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Actress Solange Knowles

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Actress Reese Witherspoon attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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If you’ve got to have these new shades here are a few of our favorites-

Magenta

1. Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RS 452

2. NYC New York Color Expert Last Lipstick in Air Kiss

3. Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Apocaliptic

4. Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Crianza

5. Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté in 206

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Tangerine

1. M.A.C. Lipstick in Morange

2. Dolce & Gabbana Lipstick in Tropical

3. Illamasqua Lip Color in Soaked

4. Dior Lipstick in Rendez-Vous

5. Maybelline Lipstick in Electric Orange

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Airbrushing

February 14, 2017
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by Meg
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Airbrush makeup.

In the past decade the phrase “Airbrush”has been misused as many times as “All Natural” at the grocery store. I’ve seen everything from infomercials with celebrities to aerosol cans filled with “airbrush” foundation.  I can only speak about the tools, training and products we use at Makeup in the 702 but with more than 15 years experience in the industry-here is what you need to know.

Airbrushing refers to not only to the application of foundation, but the physical
formulation of the foundation as well. To help get a better understanding of what your getting or in some instances paying for, ask your artist what type of compressor they use and if they use actual airbrush foundation.

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The ONLY airbrush compressor that gives the PSI an artist needs to achieve an even and non-streak coverage is Iwata. Dinar and infomercial devises don’t have the airflow needed for smooth, even coverage. They’re also not made for commercial use so are likely to break and stop working when the motor gets hot from extended daily use. Certainly not what you want on your wedding day!! Foundations also need to be made specifically for an airbrush compressor. All to often I see inexperienced makeup artists use a traditional foundation and “base it down” with water or some other fluid in an attempt to make it thin enough to pump through the compressor. First, when liquid is added to foundation it’s chemical composition is changed. This causes the inexperienced artist to use several “layers” to get the end result look needed for photos. Hence what should be weightless has now become the feeling of a pancake on a clients skin. Even coverage is gone and any texture on the skin becomes exaggerated and glaring.

For an artist the tools and training to perform quality airbrushing services for a client are an on going cost. In fact, very expensive cost. However, at Makeup in the 702 we will stop at nothing to provide quality, long lasting end result looks. For the client the end result of airbrushed skin is priceless.

Benefits of Airbrush:

  • Custom blend your color on the spot
  • Coverage for face, neck, check, arms and back (1/2 body)
  • 15 hour coverage
  • Non transferable
  • Withstands the heat of the Las Vegas desert
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Custom wedding airbrush makeup

What airbrush can’t do is change the texture of your skin. No makeup can do that and an artist should not make such promises. Take a look at the wall next to you, do you see the texture? I can paint that wall blue, black, purple or green and the texture will still come through. If I want to change the texture of the wall I need to sand it or change it prior to painting.   Consumers and artists alike have been sold by the cosmetic industry that a primer will change the texture of the skin. That is in fact not true. The only way to change the texture of the skin is with skincare and injectables, and even at that, the change in texture is only temporary. Some primers can help traditional foundations hold longer but in my opinion they really are just another layer and should not be used in conjunction with airbrush.

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Easy, Breezy, Beautiful……..INCLUSIVE……CoverGirl

January 27, 2017
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Last year we were lucky enough to work with international cosmetic and beauty power house COVERGIRL for their national conference and product launch event. It was one of the highlights of our year and it got me looking a bit deeper into the company and their history.

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Any one who knows me, can totally attest- I jump at the opportunity to dive into an online research project!!

 

Look at this “lovely”, vintage 9 hour “eye polish” ad!?

 

 

 

 

Below is a collection of some of the fun vintage adds as well as some of the exciting new brand ambassadors the company has welcomed.

 

 

Something that really stood out to me while I was reading up on COVERGIRL was its long standing practice of diversity and inclusion.  For decades they have celebrated beauty in all its shapes, shades and colors.

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The brand broke ground and shook the foundation (hehe makeup pun totally intended) of the cosmetic industry in late 2016 by announcing that makeup artist James Charles would be the companies first male spokes model.

 

 

 

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Another big win for inclusion in the industry was when the company also brought on Muslim beauty blogger Nura Afia to the team.

 

Another celebration and example that extraordinary beauty is found all across the globe.

 

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Tattoo’s on Her Arm and Love in Her Heart- Tattooed Brides

January 20, 2017
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Sometimes when i should be working on the mountains of paper work that surround my desk, or I get on the internet to check an address of an appointment…….it happens!!! I get completely sucked into the never ending labyrinth that is the internet.

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Most recently, I’ve stumbled across some INCREDIBLY beautiful images of brides dawning equally as beautiful art on their bodies.

 

 

Take a look at some of the ones that really caught our eye.
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From the bold makeup to the cheery orange hair this couple has us swooning over their beautiful joyful celebration.

 

 

 

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Again with a beautiful bold red lip!!! I am such a sucker for a bride brave enough to wear a colorful dress!!! This stunners ink grabbed my attention but this stunning pink gown is princess perfect.

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This incredible moment right after their love is made official is almost enough to make you cry.

With this delicate up-do hairstyle with woven ivy, this bride is really pulling at our hearts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Far more breath taking than this sun set shot is the over flowing joy and love flowing from these two. You can see the adventurous and exciting spirit they share.

More pictures of beautifully inked brides and their fun and funky styles can be found here or one of our new favorite blogs- Rock N Roll Bride.

 

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A New Found Love of IKEA

October 28, 2016
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by Meg
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In the last 6 weeks I have planned and implemented a move to a new studio, a move to a new house and several fabulous get togethers. This busy fall schedule and the recent opening of the new IKEA in Las Vegas has us loving all things Scandinavian and sleek for the season. Here’s a collection of some of the bits we’ve come to love.

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Rotera Lanterns

Lanterns ($4 each) hung from a tree set such a romantic tone for a sophisticated garden party or backyard bon fire. Inside, they can be lined up along a dining table with spider webs and candles would be perfect for a spooky Halloween set up, and could be transformed with a bit of greenery for Christmas. 

 

 

 

 

 

Alseda Stoolasleda

With this versatile feature, it can be hard to know if taking a seat in the back yard, setting your cocktail down for a moment or kicking your feet up is more appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hang various sizes of these classic paper pompoms ($5 each) give the space dimension. If using outdoors in holiday decor or for a night wedding, wrap with white lights and garland.

 

 

 

 

 

IKEA PS Cabinet

This industrial piece works well in a house as a buffet or sideboard, but is also ideal in an office for files and supplies. The sleek lines and industrial appearance provide a really lovely contrast to some softer materials and elements, line luxurious cushions and house plants that are often found in the home.

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With elegance and ease, these candle holders ($16 for set of 3) will add height and drama to a table scape or mantle alike. Like many of the lighting options found in that blue and yellow nirvana that is IKEA, these candles have so many uses that they are just perfect for- from wedding decorations to setting a warm and romantic tone on a patio.

 

 

 

While we could joyously spend a whole day wandering from room to room in that lovely warehouse, and every time we go in there a new favorite is spotted, these are just a few at the top of our current list.

For more brilliant inspiration on how to incorporate IKEA into your wedding decor check out this lovely post at Tailored Fit Photography. And the always delightful Brit + Co. has some clever uses as well.

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