One of the biggest highlights during my trip to Cosmoprof is meeting Jan Arnold, the co-founder and style director of CND and getting a taste of their upcoming Colour & Effects collection.
If you are a sucker for cute packaging, you must keep an eye on the upcoming collections from some of these big nail companies!
Orly’s Once Upon A Time Fall 2009 Collection comes in great colors with names like Prince Charming, Poison Apple, Happily Ever After etc. and cute fairy tale themed charms on the bottles.
Thanks to L’oreal Paris, I got to catch Beyonce at her I Am… Concert and go backstage for a “Meet and Greet” with the icon herself.
When I finally got escorted through the maze-like backstage to the meeting room, my jaw literally dropped – Beyonce is totally gorgeous and a gazillion times prettier and skinnier in person! She wore neutral colors on the eyes, winged-out black liner with fake lashes and her skin just glowed and looked so flawless!!!
She said “Hi, very nice to meet you” in a super friendly manner while shaking my hand, and I was just so starstruck I blurted out how it was such a pleasure to meet her and that her lashes were totally to die for. In return, she said she liked mine *lol*
Due to security reasons, no one was to bring in any of their belongings (including cameras *sob*) but I did get pictures snapped with her which I will post once I get them from my contact.
The concert was amazing (we all know that girl can sing and dance!) and below are some pictures:
Reporting live from Las Vegas, I am at the annual Cosmoprof North America 2009
with Total Beauty
and Michelle from All Lacquered Up
There are so many cool and new beauty brands out here. Stay tuned for pictures!
Total Beauty’s booth at the Discover Beauty section
Total Beauty’s Top 10 Beauty Products
If there’s one thing that A/W09 makeup is about, it’s a point of view. And a point of power. We’re past a point of girlish innocence and barely-there makeup, especially in a season where beauty is working alongside fashion that holds no bars in terms of brazen styling and attitude. Artists are talking about ‘emotive makeup’, and the spirit they are channeling is that of a woman who’s upbeat, in charge and in control. The main energy? Eighties. Hence, artists found their way to ultra-amplified lips and exuberant hues on the eyes (Who’s that Girl?) and an underground clubby elegance to black eye makeup (Lid Vicious) but also the more nuanced side of the era, picking up on the contoured, carved face that dominated the decade (Sculpture Club) or the satinized perfection and couture feel that moved makeup into the early Nineties (New Romantics). Speaking of technique, what’s back is one of absolute precision and accuracy. “Whatever the final look this season, it was always pretty obvious that the girl was wearing a structured, deliberate makeup” says Gordon Espinet. So, five minute makeup is over, for now. Time to roll out those brushes and get perfecting….