Tuesday, May 31, 2016

DVF Sample Sale - 5/31 - 6/5/16


(28/29TH STREET)
NYC NY 10001


Recap: Westfield x Who What Wear BossNotes at Garden State Plaza

Westfield and Who What Wear partnered to launch BossNotes, a fashion + leadership summit featuring panels of prominent, influential women making waves in their respective industries. After successful events at Westfield Topanga (with Nicole Richie, Katherine Schwarzenegger and GabiFresh) and Westfield Valley Fair (with Chriselle Lim, Tanesha Awasthi and Anh Sundstrom), I attended the third and final panel at Westfield Garden State Plaza on May 14th, with Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty, Arielle Charnas of Something Navy and Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What. The panel was moderated by Hillary Kerr, who hosted a VIP reception before the panel.

Before and after the panel. attendees were able to get hair and makeup touch-ups from Drybar and MAC Cosmetics, sample Godiva chocolates, and explore designs from FIT fashion design students, supported by Neiman Marcus. There was also an exclusive raffle in which all donations benefited Dress for Success Hudson County.

Check out some great moments from the panel, on first starting out and how important networking is, learning when to say no and staying true to your brand. Natalie, Arielle, Danielle and Hillary all shared their experiences and advice on how to get where you want to be, and how important it is to find your niche.

- Kim Weling

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Makeup Show NYC 2016 Highlights

The Makeup Show NYC took place on May 1st and May 2nd, at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Here's a look at my favorite highlights from the show, including new makeup launches and brands I was introduced to. Check out my recap from The Makeup Show NYC press preview here, with the latest must-have products.

One of my favorites from the show is the TEMPTU Air, a cordless, handheld airbrush device, featuring Dani Fonseca for TEMPTU PRO for a TEMPTU PROpod: Redefine Airbrush seminar. 

I am also excited about TEMPTU's Airbrush 24-hour Root Touch-Up & Hair Color, offering long-wear airbrush temporary hair color. 

New from INGLOT: O2M Breathable Nail Enamel SOFT MATTE, AMC Brow Liner Gel to fill, smooth and shape the eyebrows, and HD Lip Tint Matte, providing full coverage and a silky matte finish available in 10 colors from subtle nudes to classic reds and darker statement shades.

Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eye Shadow Palette in 20 shades, inspired by the Disney movie and its characters including Alice, Mad Hatter, Mirana (the White Queen), Iracebeth (the Red Queen) and Time (creature that is part human, part clock).

Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks


I couldn't leave the show without getting this "Glass Manicure" pop-on manicure kit ($12 at the show, normally retailing for $16 at sephora.com) from Static Nails that look like shattered glass. They can be worn for 18 days straight or reapplied up to six separate times for shorter wears. The kit comes with 24 nails in 12 universal sizes, luxury nail pouch, non-damaging nail glue, file and buffer. 

Static Nails Manicure Kit in "Clean Slate" - a charcoal/gun metal shade with Swarovski crystals. These were being sold at the show for $26, and retail for $38 at sephora.com.

So excited to try TWINMEDIX products, including the PRO: ESSENTIALS 02 Oxygen Skin Transformer foam cleanser is rich in antioxidants, and cleanses deep into pores while removing dirt. PRO: ESSENTIALS C10 with Pure Vitamin C & Antioxidants reduces the appearance of discoloration and dark spots over time. 

Rouge Bunny Rouge Succulence of Dew sheer and Hues of Enchantment colour burst lipsticks

Glamcor introduced their newest portable lighting systems, including the new Multimedia Extreme with Selfie Function, with preset color temperature and brightness. Added accessories include phone, tablet, camera, or mirror clips for mounting your iPhone, iPad, camera or mirror. 

Matt from Glamcor was just about my size when on his knees - too funny!

Youngblood lipsticks

Not new but skincare favorites: Mario Badescu Almond & Honey Face Scrub, Botanical Exfoliating Scrub, and Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater

Linda Mason Brush Set with Roll - $398 down to $290 at the show

New from Sephora: luster matte Creamy Matte, creamy lip matte Comfort Matte, and lip last Lasting matte lip color, light coverage PRO Featherweight, medium coverage PRO Airbrush and full coverage brushes PRO Press brushes. 

The Body Shop Lip & Cheeks Stain and Darkening and Lightening Shade Adjusting Drops

The Body Shop skin care featuring Spa of the World, Coconut Oil, and Natural Tea Tree Oil collections

amika styling tools and hair products

MAKE UP FOR EVER artistry with Jennifer Evans, Lead Educator, NY Academy

Shea Moisture with 30% off show deals

Eve Pearl featuring Barely Pink and Plum Naked Liquid Lipstick 

Dante disposable products including mascara brushes, spatulas, cotton swabs, precision liner applicators, dual brush/foam applicators and more.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipsticks

The Matte - allows you to create your own beauty counter over your bathroom sink and folds up into the size of an iPad case. Holds up to 2 lbs of makeup and perfect for home or travel use.

tarte tarteist lip pant

T3 show specials up to 50% off, featuring the Featherweight Compact folding dryer in limited edition colors made exclusively for The Makeup Show NYC, usually $150 with a special show price of $80.


Beautylish: Natasha Denona Eye Shadow Palette - retails for $239

Always excited to see what's new at Smashbox, including Step-By-Step Contour Sticks, High Definition Concealer and Indecent Exposure and Full Exposure Mascaras.

- Kim Weling