I’d like to thank the Academy…….

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to do makeup and hair for the Oscar’s.
It was a long awaited dream of mine and I feel so blessed that it came true!
So in true Oscar fashion, I would like to thank some of the people that helped me achieve this dream, or at least made their products available for me to use at the Oscars.

a picture of the table full of makeup that I lay out before each job so that everything is readily available
You all know how much I love taking pictures of my layout! this one is one of my favorites!

First and foremost, I would like to thank Diane at KohGenDo Cosmetics for generously supplying the makeup I used.

Dyana Aives of Inurface Makeup applying makeup to her client
Dyana Aives of Inurface Makeup applying makeup to her client

Here are the products that I used to get those award winning looks:

I started the day by making sure everyone was relaxed and their skin was hydrated by giving each of my clients 10 minutes of down time with a Macro Vintage Essence Mask.

Then I primed their skin with

Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Primer to smooth the skin and hold makeup on longerPeterThomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Primer

 a tube of Maifanshi Makeup Color Base Lavender Pink

For those that needed a little extra help with sallow skin I used Maifanshi Makeup Color Base Lavender Pink

a tube of Maifanshi Moisture Foundation.

After priming the skin I used my favorite foundation Maifanshi Moisture Foundation.

I absolutely LOVE this foundation because it brings out beautiful tones in the skin and creates a flawless canvas.

kogendoh concealer palette with 3 shades of concealer to hide imperfections

I then concealed any other imperfections with concealer (I like to conceal AFTER I apply foundation so that it doesn’t move the concealer around and I am only using enough to cover what the foundation didn’t)
Maifanshi Natural Lighting Powder to set the foundation.

and finished with Maifanshi Natural Lighting Powder to set the foundation.

I then contoured and highlighted the face with my Too Faced Bronzing Palette

contoured and highlighted the face with my Too Faced Bronzing Palette

Maifanshi Mineral Eye Shadow brown , vanilla, sienna & azure

I used Maifanshi Mineral Eye Shadow to create a beautiful and natural palette on the eyes.

A tube of Maifanshi Long Lush Treatment Mascara
Finally two coats of Maifanshi Long Lush Treatment Mascara

Maifanshi Lipstick in pink beige

and some Maifanshi Lipstick in pink beige  to complete the look.

plastic palettes to hold lipsticks, pencils, eyeshadows and other makeup

I would also like to thank Brenda Green for generously supplying her new VuSet Palettes.

 picture of VuSet Palettes.and all the lipsticks i can fit in them

These are amazing and I have no idea how I have gone without them for so long! Anyone (makeup artists especially) who has dealt with too many tubes of lipstick taking up too much space or the time it takes looking for that perfect color by having to remove the cap of every lipstick you own, would do back flips for these palettes. Here is a picture of the 48 tubes of lipstick that used to dominate my kit, now I have them in two pocket sized palettes that take up a bit more room than my iPhone. AMAZING!

Here are the other palettes available
contact Brenda Green on Facebook to order your own!

And last but definitely not least….. I would like to thank Niki at Gypsy Sparkle www.GypsySparkle.com for my absolutely gorgeous faux fur brush roll!

Gypsy Sparkle faux fur brush roll

This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen and I have wanted one of these for as long as I can remember. It fits all my brushes and I have a ton, and displays them beautifully in a faux fox roll. Contact her to get one of your own!

Thank you all for making this a day to remember forever!


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