Co-Hosting Live on The Scene In NYC

We Were Live on The Scene in NYC!
Co-Hosting The Scene
 
I bet the first thing you’re wondering is why was I live on The Scene? How did that happen? I’ve watched the MANover show for a while, I adore Steven London and all of his celebrity gossip. This was the last week of the Live Facebook show and he invited me to co host. My husband was already in NY for fashion week so I piled my kiddos into the car and drove down! Besides, you can NOT beat being in the Meat Packing District during fashion week, seeing all the models and amazing outfits. It was the perfect time for a short visit. 
The Show
Thursday morning we headed to the Condé Nast office (I brought my oldest daughter along). Before going live we met Tiffany Bender, Alyssa Limperis, two amazing gals you’ll recognize from videos on The Scene. Everyone was fantastic, a great group of truly good people. Steven and I checked out each others’ products for a few and then we went live! Many of you have asked why Manover has come to an end. Steven London will be back with a new show called The SL Beat. Fear not! He is simply on to bigger things. 
Products On The Show
The makeup! The best part. Here is the recap of some of our favorite products we discussed on the show.
Boom Boom Brow Seamless One Size Fits All
Holy Product alert!! Go buy this yesterday! This truly is a one size(color) fits all product. Both Steven and I tried this on our very different skin tones and it is STUNNING. This pen will give you hairlike shadows and strokes without harsh lines like so many other products. Trust me when I tell you that you need it in your brow arsenal. For only $22 I feel like you get a ton of product, and it is so easy to use.
Urban Decay All Nighter Spray
I truly believe you cannot afford to go without a setting spray. You’re spending time on your face and makeup, so you should be locking it in to last all day. Urban Decay’s is my current favorite and amazing for all skin types. Most people do not know that the formula is actually by Skindinavia, a professional makeup line. My money saving secret is to check all three websites, Skindinavia, Sephora, and Urban Decay; often times one will have a sale, a discount code, or even shipping. 
I had such an amazing time, getting to meet everyone at Condé Nast, doing makeup with Steven. Thank you to everyone who joined us live for the show, for the shares and support. What a trip to remember. Hopefully more to come! Until then, make sure to subscribe and follow me on Instagram and FB for the best in beauty and all of my favorite things.
Xo,
Mascarabrat

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How To Rock A Bold Makeup Look The Right Way

Where do I begin? I’m getting married in TWO MONTHS! It’s really happening. Finally!

Also, we moved to Boston!

Let’s start with the obvious, the makeup!

I am 100% obsessed with my new RCMA foundation. It’s my new holy grail. Why? It has 50% pigment compared to shelf brands with an average of 12-23%. Ish. RCMA is a professional grade foundation but takes a few tricks to use it. You’ll see this commonly used on set for television or movies. I mix mine with Farsali Rose Gold Elixre, Tarte Marcuja Oil, or sometimes Must Dew oil by Limelight. Tutorial on this foundation coming soon.

This is my favorite lipstick by YSL. The Rouge Volupté series is so perfect for quick on-the-go color. This shade, Rouge Pur Couture, is a high shine, extremely moisturizing stick. Best lipstick for dry lips. Amazing for summer looks. If you’re cool toned, the color will look a tad brighter and more orange. Warm toned complexions rock this as more of a red shade like me!

If you need a longer wear, I used NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil underneath. Careful! These amazing pencils go a long way, with a LOT of pigment. Dab some on and rub through the rest of the lip with your finger or a brush.

The powder pallet is by Mehron, gifted to me by one of my favorite vloggers online- Steven London! Watch him on Facebook Live @ The Scene on Monday, Wednesday, Friday’s at Noon. He teaches makeup techniques while he scoops out the latest pop culture news. Imagine a Wendy, Oprah, & Mariah mixed into one. That brilliance is Steven London himself. Follow him on Instagram @stevensveryown

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Xo

Mascarabrat

 

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Makeup You NEED for the New Year

New Year, new trends, and what you NEED in your makeup bag to look amazing. 2017 is here, and boy what a relief for many!

Last year we saw so many intense makeup trends make their way to main stream. Like contouring and overly fierce brows. The amazing news is that the over-done-over complicated trends have died. Here is exactly what you MUST HAVE to look flawless for 2017, and good news, they’re simple to use!


Highlighter

Highlighter is the magic “I naturally glow” giving product that belongs in your bag. It’s a super fine shimmer that makes your skin look dewy, not glittery. Place it just above the curve of your cheek, the bridge of your nose, even the cupid’s bows of your lips. It makes you look awake and youthful. Definitely a don’t skip! My favorite is theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer because it works with all tones and looks angelic.


Natural Lips

This has got to me my favorite trend of all time. When I say natural nude shades, I don’t mean that color that looks like foundation. Think natural pinks, mauves, warm browns, and soft berries. Just a touch of color to the lips. Want to take it up a notch? Try out a matte liquid lipstick. Pearls and shimmery lips are out, and so only belong in middle school hallways. For light to medium tones I LOVE liquid lipstick MIDI by Colourpop, for medium to deep tones Beeper is another beautiful tone. Bonus – sign up for their email and get $5 off!


Natural Brows

HALLELUJAH the overdone brow trend is dead! So how do you do your brows? Use a brow pencil one or two(ish) shades darker than your brow color. Fill in the brow with hairlike strokes- you’re not trying to paint them solid. If you need added depth, use a powder and a small, flat, angled brush and again, make hairlike strokes. Don’t forget to brush them! Use SOFT strokes with a brow spool in the direction of your hair to soften any lines. My favorite brow pencil is by far the MAC Brow Pencil in Accentuated for dark blondes and brunettes.

Setting Spray

If you aren’t using a setting Spray now, you need to stop and order one NOW. Setting Spray is that last step of your makeup that locks your layers together and increases the lasting power by ten folds. My favorite- it makes your makeup, face powder, shadow, look more natural and less makeupy texture. After you’re finished, hold the bottle six inches from your face and spritz (eyes closed) and let it dry (like ten seconds). The best brand, and a secret of makeup artists everywhere, is Model in a Bottle Setting Spray. Click the link(name) to get it on Amazon because I never see it in stores.

Have you tried these products? When trends do you foresee, and what do you wish made the 2917 cut? Happy New Year dolls!

Xo,

Mascarabrat

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