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In honor of our current crappy snow condition, I have decided to dig in the crates and re-publish a FACE OF THE DAY piece I published during a really big snow storm in 2008. Enjoy!

[Rewind…….]

Happy Snow Day folks –

Brrrr…..How’s everyone holding up in this snow?
Most of us have been confined to our homes all day due to the in-climate weather.  In Jersey, by 11AM, we had already accumulated a couple inches of snow.  So for most of us, business as usual was stalled and a Snow Day commenced. For yours truly, a Snow Day means idle hands. What to do? What to do? What’s a silly makeup loving girl to do with sooo much time on my hands?…Hmmmm, any suggestions????
Uhhh, Duh….play in makeup of course!
Well alright! That’s exactly what I did.
Behold today’s FACE OF THE DAY.
I give you – “Chocolate Snow Bunny Snow Day” FACE OF THE DAY…complete with fun/ silly winter hats. Stay warm and stay safe…it’s a mess out there!





And here’s what I’m wearing:


FACE:
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Dark/ Natural and Shimmer – Shimmer side used as a highlighter on planes of cheeks
Shiny Mama Shimmer all in Ice on planes of cheeks over MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Shimmer
Make Up For Ever Sculpting Blush in Shade 14 (I think, number is somewhat rubbed off)

EYES:
Urban Decay primer potion
Naked Cosmetics Desert Sunset
Tarte Cosmetics (Icy pink color. Exact color unknown because its a palette.  Palette name also unknown, unfortunately.  Its the purple quilted leather-ette palette w/ 10 shimmer eye colors)
MAC Handwritten as crease color
MAC Soft Brown and Bamboo as brow highlight
MAC Brown Pencil in Spiked
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved on Upper/Lower Lashline and Waterline
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara in Extreme Black
LIPS:
Diane Brill Cosmetics Gloss in Jewelled G-String

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I love what I do. Truly!
One of my greatest beauty blogging joys is getting up close and personal with the brains behind the brands. Over the last year we’ve chatted with the brains behind amazing brands like Make Up For Ever, Three Custom Color Specialists, Cosmoholic, Shiny Mama, and many wonderful others.
Today we’re going behind the scenes
with BEAUTE COSMETICS.

Beau Nelson is the Creative Director for BEAUTE Cosmetics Inc…and guess what? Beau’s talking to ThisThatBeauty and giving us a peek inside the brand.
THISTHATBEAUTY:
Beau, welcome to ThisThatBeauty! Thanks so much for talking with us. Let’s jump right in. Does BEAUTE Cosmetics fill a void in the beauty industry?

Beau for BEAUTE:

We definitely believe that Beauté fills a void in the cosmetics industry. We have literally worked with a majority of lines out there, and quite a few of them in-depth. We see that a lot of lines have one or two products that stand out, and others rely primarily on packaging to sell. We wanted to create a brand that not only had beautiful luxurious packaging, but also make every single product we put out on the market unique, special and perfect. Our quality of product and packaging standards set us apart.

TTB:
What led you to create your line of lip gloss and a dual purpose gel stain for lips and cheeks?

Beau for BEAUTE:
There were other stain products on the market before ours came out however all of them were liquid they were very hard to blend or they were gels that were not very pigmented. They were usually only available in a very limited selection of shades, usually red. We wanted something that was high pigment but also easily blend-able and long lasting. Women want something easy that they don’t have to think about. Its so easy to put on your cheeks and lips and then forget about it for the day, it literally stays on for hours.

TTB:
You also offer makeup brushes. Are there plans to expand your line and branch out beyond glosses and stains?

Beau for BEAUTE:

Yes, eventually Beauté will be full range of color products, right now we are working on developing our lines of eye shadow, blush, foundation, light reflecting concealers, creme blush, hilighters and powders. Perfection is a process.

TTB:

Is there a lip color and/ or stain that you feel is universally flattering? Why?

Beau for BEAUTE:
Heroine Luminous Volume Gloss is pretty universal because its what We call a “Your lips but better” shade that enhances the natural lipcolor. All of the stains work on every color of skin, even very dark ones because the pigments are so pure and there is no titanium dioxide to make things go ashy on dark skin.

TTB:

What’s the one product that flies off the shelves? What can’t women get enough of?

Beau for BEAUTE:

Right now everyone seems to be loving Flouron stain, it looks neon orange in the bottle but is actually fluorescent pink, which blends down into a vibrant but super wearable shade for cheeks and lips. We love topping it with Girlie Show Luminous Volume Gloss which is pale pink. The two together make this gorgeous petal pink shade that looks so fresh and pretty.

TTB:
Beau, thank you so much for your time. I love your glosses and stains. Check me out working it below :-)
In this picture I am wearing Luminous Volume Gloss in Urge,
a beautiful sheer reddish tone that works beautifully on brown skin. Kudos BEAUTE!



In this picture I am wearing Luminous Volume Gloss in Paramour. Its a really cool pink mod lip color.



Here I am wearing Liqui-Gel Stain for Cheeks and Lips in Harlot on my cheeks and lips. I love the richness of the pigment. And unlike most stains, its not some generic shade of red…but a very beautiful berry tone that is incredibly flattering.


And in these pictures, I decided to layer Liqui-Gel Stain for Cheeks and Lips in Flouroun over Liqui-Gel Stain for Cheeks and Lips in Harlot. The result…pure ski bunny cheeks. AND I LOVE IT!!!

Click HERE for more info on BEAUTE.
I highly recommend giving the glosses and stains a try. The colors are simply yummy and work beautifully on a variety of skin tones.

Check out BEAUTE Cosmetics…I doubt you will be disappointed. You’ll be rosy and all aglow…just like me :-)

Chat soon,
Felicia

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    I love what I do. Truly!
    One of my greatest beauty blogging joys is getting up close and personal with the brains behind the brands. Over the last year we’ve chatted with the brains behind amazing brands like Make Up For Ever, Three Custom Color Specialists, Cosmoholic, Shiny Mama, and many wonderful others.
    Today we’re going behind the scenes
    with BEAUTE COSMETICS.

    Beau Nelson is the Creative Director for BEAUTE Cosmetics Inc…and guess what? Beau’s talking to ThisThatBeauty and giving us a peek inside the brand.
    THISTHATBEAUTY:
    Beau, welcome to ThisThatBeauty! Thanks so much for talking with us. Let’s jump right in. Does BEAUTE Cosmetics fill a void in the beauty industry?

    Beau for BEAUTE:

    We definitely believe that Beauté fills a void in the cosmetics industry. We have literally worked with a majority of lines out there, and quite a few of them in-depth. We see that a lot of lines have one or two products that stand out, and others rely primarily on packaging to sell. We wanted to create a brand that not only had beautiful luxurious packaging, but also make every single product we put out on the market unique, special and perfect. Our quality of product and packaging standards set us apart.

    TTB:
    What led you to create your line of lip gloss and a dual purpose gel stain for lips and cheeks?

    Beau for BEAUTE:
    There were other stain products on the market before ours came out however all of them were liquid they were very hard to blend or they were gels that were not very pigmented. They were usually only available in a very limited selection of shades, usually red. We wanted something that was high pigment but also easily blend-able and long lasting. Women want something easy that they don’t have to think about. Its so easy to put on your cheeks and lips and then forget about it for the day, it literally stays on for hours.

    TTB:
    You also offer makeup brushes. Are there plans to expand your line and branch out beyond glosses and stains?

    Beau for BEAUTE:

    Yes, eventually Beauté will be full range of color products, right now we are working on developing our lines of eye shadow, blush, foundation, light reflecting concealers, creme blush, hilighters and powders. Perfection is a process.

    TTB:

    Is there a lip color and/ or stain that you feel is universally flattering? Why?

    Beau for BEAUTE:
    Heroine Luminous Volume Gloss is pretty universal because its what We call a “Your lips but better” shade that enhances the natural lipcolor. All of the stains work on every color of skin, even very dark ones because the pigments are so pure and there is no titanium dioxide to make things go ashy on dark skin.

    TTB:

    What’s the one product that flies off the shelves? What can’t women get enough of?

    Beau for BEAUTE:

    Right now everyone seems to be loving Flouron stain, it looks neon orange in the bottle but is actually fluorescent pink, which blends down into a vibrant but super wearable shade for cheeks and lips. We love topping it with Girlie Show Luminous Volume Gloss which is pale pink. The two together make this gorgeous petal pink shade that looks so fresh and pretty.

    TTB:
    Beau, thank you so much for your time. I love your glosses and stains. Check me out working it below :-)
    In this picture I am wearing Luminous Volume Gloss in Urge,
    a beautiful sheer reddish tone that works beautifully on brown skin. Kudos BEAUTE!



    In this picture I am wearing Luminous Volume Gloss in Paramour. Its a really cool pink mod lip color.



    Here I am wearing Liqui-Gel Stain for Cheeks and Lips in Harlot on my cheeks and lips. I love the richness of the pigment. And unlike most stains, its not some generic shade of red…but a very beautiful berry tone that is incredibly flattering.


    And in these pictures, I decided to layer Liqui-Gel Stain for Cheeks and Lips in Flouroun over Liqui-Gel Stain for Cheeks and Lips in Harlot. The result…pure ski bunny cheeks. AND I LOVE IT!!!

    Click HERE for more info on BEAUTE.
    I highly recommend giving the glosses and stains a try. The colors are simply yummy and work beautifully on a variety of skin tones.

    Check out BEAUTE Cosmetics…I doubt you will be disappointed. You’ll be rosy and all aglow…just like me :-)

    Chat soon,
    Felicia

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    If for 2009 you resolve to “Shine Like the Star You Are”, today’s your lucky day…

    GIVE-A-WAY ALERT!!!
    ThisThatBeauty’s first give-a-way of 2009 gives props to the uber fun brand that is:

    If you remember the questions from last week’s New Year’s Eve Contest, Shiny Mama was ThisThatBeauty’s first ever give-a-way…so I see it very fitting to kick off 2009 with a rockin’ Shiny Mama freebie.

    Be the first ThisThatBeauty reader to answer the following question correctly and you will win two full sized Shiny Mama Products valued at $40.

    Gleam All Stick – A multipurpose double ended shimmer glitter pencil…for that subtle glimmer in your eye. And can be used on cheeks as a highlighter. One end is Silver-Frost and the other is Gold-Sunray.
    Glitter All – Elegant micro milled glitter whenever and where ever you want. Can be used with eye shadow, gloss/lipstick, and on the body and hair.
    And here’s the question.
    It’s a throwback…you have to go waaaay back with TTB to know the answer to this one! :-)
    What color was the background of ThisThatBeauty’s original blog template?
    This particular template was my blog background
    for many months until I upgraded.

    HINT: The original background was a primary color.
    Here I am wearing Shiny Mama Glitters
    and Gleam All Stick

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      If for 2009 you resolve to “Shine Like the Star You Are”, today’s your lucky day…

      GIVE-A-WAY ALERT!!!
      ThisThatBeauty’s first give-a-way of 2009 gives props to the uber fun brand that is:

      If you remember the questions from last week’s New Year’s Eve Contest, Shiny Mama was ThisThatBeauty’s first ever give-a-way…so I see it very fitting to kick off 2009 with a rockin’ Shiny Mama freebie.

      Be the first ThisThatBeauty reader to answer the following question correctly and you will win two full sized Shiny Mama Products valued at $40.

      Gleam All Stick – A multipurpose double ended shimmer glitter pencil…for that subtle glimmer in your eye. And can be used on cheeks as a highlighter. One end is Silver-Frost and the other is Gold-Sunray.
      Glitter All – Elegant micro milled glitter whenever and where ever you want. Can be used with eye shadow, gloss/lipstick, and on the body and hair.
      And here’s the question.
      It’s a throwback…you have to go waaaay back with TTB to know the answer to this one! :-)
      What color was the background of ThisThatBeauty’s original blog template?
      This particular template was my blog background
      for many months until I upgraded.

      HINT: The original background was a primary color.
      Here I am wearing Shiny Mama Glitters
      and Gleam All Stick

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      Happy New Year my loves!

      I hope your 2009 is off to a happy and healthy start! 
      Thank you to all of the wonderful ThisThatBeauty readers who participated in my New Year’s Eve Contest. Y’all really know your ThisThatBeauty fun facts.  I’m impressed!
      Before revealing the contest winner, I must first acknowledge all of the lovely ladies who participated:
      • Engmin, from Malaysia
      • Rosanna, who answered all questions Jeopardy style.  Cute and fun!
      • Suzanne, from Hawaii – Aloha Suzanne!
      • Kathe, from Chicago
      • Chris W.
      • Rochelle, from Massachusetts
      • Toye K.
      • Calista M.
      • Yonkez B., from Jerz a.k.a. New Jersey
      • Shilda, from The Big Apple
      All of you were very close.  Most of y’all missed winning by just one question.  
      So to recap, the questions were as follows:
      1. What was the date of the first ever ThisThatBeauty post?
      2. What was ThisThatBeauty’s very first giveaway? Name the brand.
      3. In what month was the 2008 New York Makeup Show?
      4. In my MAC Hello Kitty post, what does my tee shirt say?
      5. I recently invited a ThisThatBeauty reader to review Mixed Chicks. What is the viewer’s name?
      6. Last week I asked ThisThatBeauty readers to help me find a new product that I cant get my hands on.  What is that product?
      7. I often refer to MAC’s new releases as MAC Cr_ck.  Fill in the blank.
      8. What is ThisThatBeauty’s fav nail polish brand?
      And here are the correct answers:
      1. What was the date of the first ever ThisThatBeauty post? – APRIL 28, 2008
      2. What was ThisThatBeauty’s very first giveaway? Name the brand. – SHINY MAMA
      3. In what month was the 2008 New York Makeup Show? – MAY
      4. In my MAC Hello Kitty post, what does my tee shirt say? – YES WE CAN
      5. I recently invited a ThisThatBeauty reader to review Mixed Chicks.  What is the viewer’s name? – CHRISTELLA R.
      6. Last week I asked ThisThatBeauty readers to help me find a new product that I cant get my hands on.  What is that product? – COVERGIRL OUTLAST LIP STAIN (AND I STILL HAVE NONE!!! ARGH!!!)
      7. I often refer to MAC’s new releases as MAC Cr_ck.  Fill in the blank. – CRACK
      8. What is ThisThatBeauty’s fav nail polish brand? – OPI
      So there you have it. 
      For the most part everyone pretty much nailed it.
      But the one question that stumped you most of you – NUMBER 2! 
      Most of y’all thought “Smoky Lash” was ThisThatBeauty’s first give-a-way. But the correct response is “Shiny Mama”.
      So now it’s time to announce the contest winner – 
      Sara M., from Massachusetts
      Congrats Sara!  A boat load of product is on its way!
      Thanks everyone for participating….more give-a-ways on the way soon.  Stay tuned!

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        Happy New Year my loves!

        I hope your 2009 is off to a happy and healthy start! 
        Thank you to all of the wonderful ThisThatBeauty readers who participated in my New Year’s Eve Contest. Y’all really know your ThisThatBeauty fun facts.  I’m impressed!
        Before revealing the contest winner, I must first acknowledge all of the lovely ladies who participated:
        • Engmin, from Malaysia
        • Rosanna, who answered all questions Jeopardy style.  Cute and fun!
        • Suzanne, from Hawaii – Aloha Suzanne!
        • Kathe, from Chicago
        • Chris W.
        • Rochelle, from Massachusetts
        • Toye K.
        • Calista M.
        • Yonkez B., from Jerz a.k.a. New Jersey
        • Shilda, from The Big Apple
        All of you were very close.  Most of y’all missed winning by just one question.  
        So to recap, the questions were as follows:
        1. What was the date of the first ever ThisThatBeauty post?
        2. What was ThisThatBeauty’s very first giveaway? Name the brand.
        3. In what month was the 2008 New York Makeup Show?
        4. In my MAC Hello Kitty post, what does my tee shirt say?
        5. I recently invited a ThisThatBeauty reader to review Mixed Chicks. What is the viewer’s name?
        6. Last week I asked ThisThatBeauty readers to help me find a new product that I cant get my hands on.  What is that product?
        7. I often refer to MAC’s new releases as MAC Cr_ck.  Fill in the blank.
        8. What is ThisThatBeauty’s fav nail polish brand?
        And here are the correct answers:
        1. What was the date of the first ever ThisThatBeauty post? – APRIL 28, 2008
        2. What was ThisThatBeauty’s very first giveaway? Name the brand. – SHINY MAMA
        3. In what month was the 2008 New York Makeup Show? – MAY
        4. In my MAC Hello Kitty post, what does my tee shirt say? – YES WE CAN
        5. I recently invited a ThisThatBeauty reader to review Mixed Chicks.  What is the viewer’s name? – CHRISTELLA R.
        6. Last week I asked ThisThatBeauty readers to help me find a new product that I cant get my hands on.  What is that product? – COVERGIRL OUTLAST LIP STAIN (AND I STILL HAVE NONE!!! ARGH!!!)
        7. I often refer to MAC’s new releases as MAC Cr_ck.  Fill in the blank. – CRACK
        8. What is ThisThatBeauty’s fav nail polish brand? – OPI
        So there you have it. 
        For the most part everyone pretty much nailed it.
        But the one question that stumped you most of you – NUMBER 2! 
        Most of y’all thought “Smoky Lash” was ThisThatBeauty’s first give-a-way. But the correct response is “Shiny Mama”.
        So now it’s time to announce the contest winner – 
        Sara M., from Massachusetts
        Congrats Sara!  A boat load of product is on its way!
        Thanks everyone for participating….more give-a-ways on the way soon.  Stay tuned!

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        Hey folks!

        So here we are, less than 24 hours away from 2009.  WOW!  Can you believe it?
        Before we usher in the new, I’d like to take a stroll down memory lane and reflect on 2008…our first year together!
        I have thoroughly and immensely enjoyed the little forum we’ve created here on ThisThatBeauty. Communing with you is one of my greatest joys.
        To celebrate our first New Year’s Eve together (can’t wait for our actual blog anniversary celebration in April 2009) I am running a little contest!
        The first ThisThatBeauty reader 
        to correctly answer the following questions 
        will receive a Beauty Bounty which includes the following:
        Trucco Longwear Liquid Eye Shadow in Steamy
        And here are your contest questions:
        Since we are bidding a farewell to 2008…
        I’ll ask 8 questions :-)

        1. What was the date of the first ever ThisThatBeauty post?
        2. What was ThisThatBeauty’s very first giveaway? Name the brand.
        3. In what month was the 2008 New York Makeup Show?
        4. In my MAC Hello Kitty post, what does my tee shirt say?
        5. I recently invited a ThisThatBeauty reader to review Mixed Chicks.  What is the viewer’s name?
        6. Last week I asked ThisThatBeauty readers to help me find a new product that I cant get my hands on.  What is that product?
        7. I often refer to MAC’s new releases as MAC Cr_ck.  Fill in the blank.
        8. What is ThisThatBeauty’s fav nail polish brand?
        OK, so there you have it!
        The first reader to respond with the correct answers will win all of the aforementioned goodies. My email is ThisThatBeauty@gmail.com. 
        Your subject line must read “New Year’s Eve Contest”
        Good luck beautiful and HAPPY HAPPY 2009!
        I will spare the emotional closer as I already got a lil mushy right before Christmas.
        But I will say this — May God continue to bless you and fill your 2009 with unlimited joy, love, love, love, happiness and all that your heart needs.
        Love you all dearly, 
        Felicia
        ThisThatBeauty.com

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          Hey folks!

          So here we are, less than 24 hours away from 2009.  WOW!  Can you believe it?
          Before we usher in the new, I’d like to take a stroll down memory lane and reflect on 2008…our first year together!
          I have thoroughly and immensely enjoyed the little forum we’ve created here on ThisThatBeauty. Communing with you is one of my greatest joys.
          To celebrate our first New Year’s Eve together (can’t wait for our actual blog anniversary celebration in April 2009) I am running a little contest!
          The first ThisThatBeauty reader 
          to correctly answer the following questions 
          will receive a Beauty Bounty which includes the following:
          Trucco Longwear Liquid Eye Shadow in Steamy
          And here are your contest questions:
          Since we are bidding a farewell to 2008…
          I’ll ask 8 questions :-)

          1. What was the date of the first ever ThisThatBeauty post?
          2. What was ThisThatBeauty’s very first giveaway? Name the brand.
          3. In what month was the 2008 New York Makeup Show?
          4. In my MAC Hello Kitty post, what does my tee shirt say?
          5. I recently invited a ThisThatBeauty reader to review Mixed Chicks.  What is the viewer’s name?
          6. Last week I asked ThisThatBeauty readers to help me find a new product that I cant get my hands on.  What is that product?
          7. I often refer to MAC’s new releases as MAC Cr_ck.  Fill in the blank.
          8. What is ThisThatBeauty’s fav nail polish brand?
          OK, so there you have it!
          The first reader to respond with the correct answers will win all of the aforementioned goodies. My email is ThisThatBeauty@gmail.com. 
          Your subject line must read “New Year’s Eve Contest”
          Good luck beautiful and HAPPY HAPPY 2009!
          I will spare the emotional closer as I already got a lil mushy right before Christmas.
          But I will say this — May God continue to bless you and fill your 2009 with unlimited joy, love, love, love, happiness and all that your heart needs.
          Love you all dearly, 
          Felicia
          ThisThatBeauty.com

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            Happy Snow Day folks – 

            Brrrr…..How’s everyone holding up in this snow?
            Most of us have been confined to our homes all day due to the inclimate weather.  In Jersey, by 11AM, we had already accumulated a couple inches of snow.  So for most of us, business us usual was stalled and a Snow Day commenced.
            For yours truly, a Snow Day means idle hands. What to do? What to do? What’s a silly makeup loving girl to do with sooo much time on my hands?…Hmmmm, any suggestions????
            Uhhh, Duh….play in makeup of course!
            Well alright! That’s exactly what I did.  
            Behold today’s FACE OF THE DAY.
            I give you – “Chocolate Snow Bunny Snow Day” FACE OF THE DAY…complete with fun/ silly winter hats. Stay warm and stay safe…it’s a mess out there!







            And here’s what I’m wearing:

            FACE:
            MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark
            MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Dark/ Natural and Shimmer – Shimmer side used as a highlighter on planes of cheeks
            Shiny Mama Shimmer all in Ice on planes of cheeks over MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Shimmer
            Make Up For Ever Sculpting Blush in Shade 14 (I think, number is somewhat rubbed off)

            EYES:
            Urban Decay primer potion
            Naked Cosmetics Desert Sunset
            Tarte Cosmetics (Icy pink color. Exact color unknown because its a palette.  Palette name also unknown, unfortunately.  Its the purple quilted leather-ette palette w/ 10 shimmer eye colors)
            MAC Handwritten as crease color
            MAC Soft Brown and Bamboo as brow highlight
            MAC Brown Pencil in Spiked
            MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved on Upper/Lower Lashline and Waterline
            Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara in Extreme Black
            LIPS:
            Diane Brill Cosmetics Gloss in Jewelled G-String

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            I say, I said “I’ve been to the mountain top…”

            Well actually more like the summit, THE ARTIST SUMMIT. Get it? Mountain top. Summit.

            {crickets}
            Ok, enough with the fun and games and time to get down to brass tacks!
            THE ARTIST SUMMIT was an amazing educational and networking opportunity. If you weren’t able to attend, keep your eyes peeled for future THE POWDER GROUP events.
            If you’re a makeup artist or in the beauty industry, you already know whats up.
            But if you’re an aspiring makeup artist, or someone who likes to dabble in makeup, or just a major makeup whore (that’s how I started out)…you MUST stay in the loop with THE POWDER GROUP and attend their events.
            Some events are “pro only” but this last event was open to the public.

            I had the pleasure of meeting up with my contest winners at THE ARTIST SUMMIT. Two were heavily into makeup and the others were newbies….but each thoroughly enjoyed the event and got a lot out of the seminars. And don’t get me started on the THE SUMMIT SHOP!
            I am extremely thankful to all of the pros and brands present that helped to make ThisThatBeauty’s experience at THE ARTIST SUMMIT one of community, camaraderie, sharing, and caring.
            Not to sound corny, but the folks in this community are simply tops and genuinely care about the future of their craft. Their mentorship warms my heart and keeps me encouraged!
            BEHOLD –
            The folks who made the biggest impression, in order of when I met them:
            1) Mr. Michael Devellis and Caroline Song –

            It was very fitting that Michael Devellis was the first person I met at THE ARTIST SUMMIT. After all, he’s only the founder of THE POWDER GROUP.
            When I arrived at roughly noonish, Mr. Devellis was at the registration table greeting attendees. I’m sure his day started way earlier than my noontime arrival, but there he was as fresh as a summer’s breeze greeting folks and thanking them for their attendance. Love that!
            I also loved that Michael kinda knew who I was…and not in a “Do you know who I am kinda way?” (because frankly, I aint that girl)…but in a “I sense I know you and we’ve talked before” kind of way.
            Despite how hectic THE ARTIST SUMMIT may have been behind the scenes, Michael was always an extremely gracious host. He’s a class act through and through. Michael is also very supportive of the Beauty Blogger community, and for this I am forever grateful.

            2) Kevin James Bennett and MAKE UP FOR EVER

            Mr. Bennett led a seminar on Hi-Def Beauty. Lets just say that this seminar changed my life and I have IMMEDIATELY incorporated MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Hi Def Foundation as my pro kit’s go to foundation. I also want to mention the Amazing Heidi, of MAKE UP FOR EVER. She’s always a pleasure and a joy to do business with. I really do heart the folks over at MAKE UP FOR EVER!
            Expect upcoming reviews of three new MAKE UP FOR EVER products!
            3) Eve Pearl –
            Ms. Pearl is a five-time Emmy Award winning makeup artist with over 15 years of experience in television, film, theatre, and print. She led a seminar on starting your own makeup line. And like the Hi-Def Beauty seminar, Eve Pearl’s seminar changed my life. I was most impressed with her candor and mentoring attitude. During the seminar she passed around her products which were the most velvety textures I had ever experienced in eye shadow and blush..seriously, EVER!
            Eve Pearl has recently opened a new studio and boutique in NY at 805 Third Ave (between 49th and 50th ). Please pay her a visit.
            While at THE ARTIST SUMMIT I could not resist Eve Pearl’s Smudge Proof Liquid Eye Liner in Black Pearl. This is the blackest liquid eye liner I’ve seen in a while. But beyond that, the liner starts black from the first stroke. Some liquid liners streak and then deposit the full color. Eve’s liquid liner is “black black” from start to finish.
            Look forward to a full review of the liner soon…and hopefully reviews of other products from Eve’s line!
            4) Shiny Mama –

            OH! MY! GOD!
            Shiny Mama’s energy is second to none. I love this woman! Not only does Shiny Mama offer the most Rocking-est shimmer/glitter products since Tony and Tina…Shina Mama has the attitude to sell a Fudge Popsicle to a granny wearing white Easter gloves. I can’t say enough good things about Shiny Mama aka Yana Chupenko and her generosity, warmth, energy, and sincerity!
            5) Armour Beauty –
            I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to meet the lovely creators and founders of Armour Beauty – “Because Beauty is Your Armour”.
            According to the creators, Armour Beauty is where high fashion meets Rock ‘N Roll…Well alright, I’m all for that! In fact, I have two of their glosses to review. I swatched the colors at THE ARTIST SUMMIT and was truly intrigued. You’re going to like this, ThisThatBeauty. More to come soon, I promise!
            6) BillyB –
            Or Billy “BadA$$” B, as I like to call him….Or “MAKEUP GOD” as he’s known in my head and prayers. If you for a second doubt that this man is MAKEUP GOD, please check the client list.
            See, told ya, he’s MAKEUP GOD!
            For a brief moment, I was under consideration to be a BillyB model.
            Oh I think I’d leave my husband for a chance to have BillyB touch my face (joking, yet serious, psych I’m joking….yet somewhat serious).
            A member of BillyB’s crew approached me and asked if I’d like to model for BillyB. As soon as I regained consciousness, my response was an enthusiastic “HELLS YEA”…but boo hoo, Billy had already selected a model from the audience. But in the words of Susan “the loser” Lucci, “Its an honor just being nominated”. Yes, tis an honor.
            Well MAKEUP GOD was gracious enough to snap a quick pic with yours truly…so here I am, trying very hard to contain myself. Oh to touch the hem of his garment…….
            6) Elke Von Freudenberg –

            Ms. Von Freudenberg is the founder of The Beauty Blog Network. She led the Beauty Bloggers Forum and was truly an inspiration!
            Folks, as I wrap up this post, I am attaching additional info on THE POWDER GROUP, because essentially, they’re the folks who put me in touch with all of the amazing people listed above. THE POWDER GROUP does a great job of putting on high caliber events for the beauty community. I am eternally thankful for their support and mentorship. Please check out THE POWDER GROUP and learn more!
            Lastly I want to thank YOU, my ThisThatBeauty community, for continued support, loyalty, and encouragement. It takes a village and y’all help comprise my village.
            I love you for reading,
            Felicia


            THE POWDER GROUP

            If you love makeup – The Powder Group invites you to be curious.

            Our concept is simple: We want to be your resource for all things makeup.

            We create and present innovative events for makeup professionals and consumers who share our passion for the art of makeup. We ask you to open your mind to new – sometimes unexpected – ways of experiencing makeup artistry. We encourage you to develop a new set of skills, rethink techniques and take an unconventional, fresh and passionate approach to growing as an artist.

            We encourage a strong sense of community and present our events and programs in a relaxed, non-competitive environment. We offer a diverse range of topics that combine artistic and business skills, personal growth, and creative thinking in order to develop the artist as a whole.

            Founded by Michael DeVellis, a 14 year veteran of the makeup artist industry, and based in beauty capital of the world New York City, The Powder Group is made up of a collective of talent that spans the makeup artist industry and the globe. Our artists and presenters are working experts from the areas of film, television, theater, fashion and editorial. Our seminars, lectures, workshops and special events cover every area of makeup artistry. Our One-on-One sessions allow you to customize your experience to fit your exact needs. The quality of our personal and corporate services is unparalleled and our clients are some of the biggest names in the business.

            The Powder Group can meet your makeup artistry, business and product development and creative and personal growth needs wherever, however and whenever you need us. We look forward to seeing you.

            Welcome to The Powder Group!




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              I say, I said “I’ve been to the mountain top…”

              Well actually more like the summit, THE ARTIST SUMMIT. Get it? Mountain top. Summit.

              {crickets}
              Ok, enough with the fun and games and time to get down to brass tacks!
              THE ARTIST SUMMIT was an amazing educational and networking opportunity. If you weren’t able to attend, keep your eyes peeled for future THE POWDER GROUP events.
              If you’re a makeup artist or in the beauty industry, you already know whats up.
              But if you’re an aspiring makeup artist, or someone who likes to dabble in makeup, or just a major makeup whore (that’s how I started out)…you MUST stay in the loop with THE POWDER GROUP and attend their events.
              Some events are “pro only” but this last event was open to the public.

              I had the pleasure of meeting up with my contest winners at THE ARTIST SUMMIT. Two were heavily into makeup and the others were newbies….but each thoroughly enjoyed the event and got a lot out of the seminars. And don’t get me started on the THE SUMMIT SHOP!
              I am extremely thankful to all of the pros and brands present that helped to make ThisThatBeauty’s experience at THE ARTIST SUMMIT one of community, camaraderie, sharing, and caring.
              Not to sound corny, but the folks in this community are simply tops and genuinely care about the future of their craft. Their mentorship warms my heart and keeps me encouraged!
              BEHOLD –
              The folks who made the biggest impression, in order of when I met them:
              1) Mr. Michael Devellis and Caroline Song –

              It was very fitting that Michael Devellis was the first person I met at THE ARTIST SUMMIT. After all, he’s only the founder of THE POWDER GROUP.
              When I arrived at roughly noonish, Mr. Devellis was at the registration table greeting attendees. I’m sure his day started way earlier than my noontime arrival, but there he was as fresh as a summer’s breeze greeting folks and thanking them for their attendance. Love that!
              I also loved that Michael kinda knew who I was…and not in a “Do you know who I am kinda way?” (because frankly, I aint that girl)…but in a “I sense I know you and we’ve talked before” kind of way.
              Despite how hectic THE ARTIST SUMMIT may have been behind the scenes, Michael was always an extremely gracious host. He’s a class act through and through. Michael is also very supportive of the Beauty Blogger community, and for this I am forever grateful.

              2) Kevin James Bennett and MAKE UP FOR EVER

              Mr. Bennett led a seminar on Hi-Def Beauty. Lets just say that this seminar changed my life and I have IMMEDIATELY incorporated MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Hi Def Foundation as my pro kit’s go to foundation. I also want to mention the Amazing Heidi, of MAKE UP FOR EVER. She’s always a pleasure and a joy to do business with. I really do heart the folks over at MAKE UP FOR EVER!
              Expect upcoming reviews of three new MAKE UP FOR EVER products!
              3) Eve Pearl –
              Ms. Pearl is a five-time Emmy Award winning makeup artist with over 15 years of experience in television, film, theatre, and print. She led a seminar on starting your own makeup line. And like the Hi-Def Beauty seminar, Eve Pearl’s seminar changed my life. I was most impressed with her candor and mentoring attitude. During the seminar she passed around her products which were the most velvety textures I had ever experienced in eye shadow and blush..seriously, EVER!
              Eve Pearl has recently opened a new studio and boutique in NY at 805 Third Ave (between 49th and 50th ). Please pay her a visit.
              While at THE ARTIST SUMMIT I could not resist Eve Pearl’s Smudge Proof Liquid Eye Liner in Black Pearl. This is the blackest liquid eye liner I’ve seen in a while. But beyond that, the liner starts black from the first stroke. Some liquid liners streak and then deposit the full color. Eve’s liquid liner is “black black” from start to finish.
              Look forward to a full review of the liner soon…and hopefully reviews of other products from Eve’s line!
              4) Shiny Mama –

              OH! MY! GOD!
              Shiny Mama’s energy is second to none. I love this woman! Not only does Shiny Mama offer the most Rocking-est shimmer/glitter products since Tony and Tina…Shina Mama has the attitude to sell a Fudge Popsicle to a granny wearing white Easter gloves. I can’t say enough good things about Shiny Mama aka Yana Chupenko and her generosity, warmth, energy, and sincerity!
              5) Armour Beauty –
              I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to meet the lovely creators and founders of Armour Beauty – “Because Beauty is Your Armour”.
              According to the creators, Armour Beauty is where high fashion meets Rock ‘N Roll…Well alright, I’m all for that! In fact, I have two of their glosses to review. I swatched the colors at THE ARTIST SUMMIT and was truly intrigued. You’re going to like this, ThisThatBeauty. More to come soon, I promise!
              6) BillyB –
              Or Billy “BadA$$” B, as I like to call him….Or “MAKEUP GOD” as he’s known in my head and prayers. If you for a second doubt that this man is MAKEUP GOD, please check the client list.
              See, told ya, he’s MAKEUP GOD!
              For a brief moment, I was under consideration to be a BillyB model.
              Oh I think I’d leave my husband for a chance to have BillyB touch my face (joking, yet serious, psych I’m joking….yet somewhat serious).
              A member of BillyB’s crew approached me and asked if I’d like to model for BillyB. As soon as I regained consciousness, my response was an enthusiastic “HELLS YEA”…but boo hoo, Billy had already selected a model from the audience. But in the words of Susan “the loser” Lucci, “Its an honor just being nominated”. Yes, tis an honor.
              Well MAKEUP GOD was gracious enough to snap a quick pic with yours truly…so here I am, trying very hard to contain myself. Oh to touch the hem of his garment…….
              6) Elke Von Freudenberg –

              Ms. Von Freudenberg is the founder of The Beauty Blog Network. She led the Beauty Bloggers Forum and was truly an inspiration!
              Folks, as I wrap up this post, I am attaching additional info on THE POWDER GROUP, because essentially, they’re the folks who put me in touch with all of the amazing people listed above. THE POWDER GROUP does a great job of putting on high caliber events for the beauty community. I am eternally thankful for their support and mentorship. Please check out THE POWDER GROUP and learn more!
              Lastly I want to thank YOU, my ThisThatBeauty community, for continued support, loyalty, and encouragement. It takes a village and y’all help comprise my village.
              I love you for reading,
              Felicia


              THE POWDER GROUP

              If you love makeup – The Powder Group invites you to be curious.

              Our concept is simple: We want to be your resource for all things makeup.

              We create and present innovative events for makeup professionals and consumers who share our passion for the art of makeup. We ask you to open your mind to new – sometimes unexpected – ways of experiencing makeup artistry. We encourage you to develop a new set of skills, rethink techniques and take an unconventional, fresh and passionate approach to growing as an artist.

              We encourage a strong sense of community and present our events and programs in a relaxed, non-competitive environment. We offer a diverse range of topics that combine artistic and business skills, personal growth, and creative thinking in order to develop the artist as a whole.

              Founded by Michael DeVellis, a 14 year veteran of the makeup artist industry, and based in beauty capital of the world New York City, The Powder Group is made up of a collective of talent that spans the makeup artist industry and the globe. Our artists and presenters are working experts from the areas of film, television, theater, fashion and editorial. Our seminars, lectures, workshops and special events cover every area of makeup artistry. Our One-on-One sessions allow you to customize your experience to fit your exact needs. The quality of our personal and corporate services is unparalleled and our clients are some of the biggest names in the business.

              The Powder Group can meet your makeup artistry, business and product development and creative and personal growth needs wherever, however and whenever you need us. We look forward to seeing you.

              Welcome to The Powder Group!




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              !!!!FREEBIE ALERT!!!!

              The beautiful, lively vivacious…and generous Yana Chupenko (creator of Shiny Mama Cosmetics) has mucho love for ThisThatBeauty.  So much love that she has invited 4 lucky ThisThatBeauty readers to attend the upcoming Artist Summit as her special guests and meet industry leaders such as Shiny Mama, Makeup Forever, Billy B, MAC, AJ Crimson, and many more too numerous to name.   You will also get to shop the Summit Shop, which will feature brands and products normally only available to the pros!

              If you are interested in this awesome opportunity please email me at ThisThatBeauty@gmail.com.  The first 4 lucky readers to respond will win passes to attend the summit and all of the fabulous celebrity makeup artist seminars!!!

              If you are a makeup artist, aspiring makeup artist, or just ridiculously in love with makeup – THIS IS THE EVENT FOR YOU!!!
              Click HERE and see below for additional info on The Artist Summit.

              The Artist Summit


              THE POWDER GROUP ANNOUNCES THE FIRST EVER EDUCATION SUMMIT FOR THE PRO MAKEUP ARTIST AND EVERYONE WHO SHARES OUR PASSION FOR THE ART OF MAKEUP –
              THE ARTIST SUMMIT!

              DOZENS OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS PRESENTING MORE THAN 100 WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, FORUMS AND PANELS OVER TWO DAYS IN THE CENTER OF THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY – NEW YORK CITY.

              AND INTRODUCING THE SUMMIT SHOP – FEATURING CROWN BRUSH, ALCONE, MAKE UP FOR EVER, TEMPTU, MAC, ALISON RAFFAELE, SHINY MAMA, ROYAL BRUSH AND MORE!



              THE ARTIST SUMMIT WILL FEATURE . . . 

              JAMES VINCENT. JON HENNESSEY. BILLY B. TREFOR PROUD. KATE BEST. JUSTEN BROSNAN. KEVIN JAMES BENNETT. AJ CRIMSON. EVE PEARL. MICHAEL DEVELLIS. JOHNNY LAVOY. SYLVIA PILCHERLANDYDEAN. COLLEEN RUNNE. ORLANDO SANTIAGO. ALISON RAFFAELE. CINDY GARDNER. MYLES O’REILLY. YANA CHUPENKO. GREGG HUBBARD. MARIETTA CARTER NARCISSE. DESHAWN HATCHER. TOBI BRITTON. JOANNA SCHLIP. AND MORE!

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                !!!!FREEBIE ALERT!!!!

                The beautiful, lively vivacious…and generous Yana Chupenko (creator of Shiny Mama Cosmetics) has mucho love for ThisThatBeauty.  So much love that she has invited 4 lucky ThisThatBeauty readers to attend the upcoming Artist Summit as her special guests and meet industry leaders such as Shiny Mama, Makeup Forever, Billy B, MAC, AJ Crimson, and many more too numerous to name.   You will also get to shop the Summit Shop, which will feature brands and products normally only available to the pros!

                If you are interested in this awesome opportunity please email me at ThisThatBeauty@gmail.com.  The first 4 lucky readers to respond will win passes to attend the summit and all of the fabulous celebrity makeup artist seminars!!!

                If you are a makeup artist, aspiring makeup artist, or just ridiculously in love with makeup – THIS IS THE EVENT FOR YOU!!!
                Click HERE and see below for additional info on The Artist Summit.

                The Artist Summit


                THE POWDER GROUP ANNOUNCES THE FIRST EVER EDUCATION SUMMIT FOR THE PRO MAKEUP ARTIST AND EVERYONE WHO SHARES OUR PASSION FOR THE ART OF MAKEUP –
                THE ARTIST SUMMIT!

                DOZENS OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS PRESENTING MORE THAN 100 WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, FORUMS AND PANELS OVER TWO DAYS IN THE CENTER OF THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY – NEW YORK CITY.

                AND INTRODUCING THE SUMMIT SHOP – FEATURING CROWN BRUSH, ALCONE, MAKE UP FOR EVER, TEMPTU, MAC, ALISON RAFFAELE, SHINY MAMA, ROYAL BRUSH AND MORE!



                THE ARTIST SUMMIT WILL FEATURE . . . 

                JAMES VINCENT. JON HENNESSEY. BILLY B. TREFOR PROUD. KATE BEST. JUSTEN BROSNAN. KEVIN JAMES BENNETT. AJ CRIMSON. EVE PEARL. MICHAEL DEVELLIS. JOHNNY LAVOY. SYLVIA PILCHERLANDYDEAN. COLLEEN RUNNE. ORLANDO SANTIAGO. ALISON RAFFAELE. CINDY GARDNER. MYLES O’REILLY. YANA CHUPENKO. GREGG HUBBARD. MARIETTA CARTER NARCISSE. DESHAWN HATCHER. TOBI BRITTON. JOANNA SCHLIP. AND MORE!

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