Watch These Talented Makeup Artists Bring our Favorite Disney Princesses to Life!

Hi everyone! Happy Halloween weekend! Can’t believe we only have 3 more days until Halloween! I’ll be scrambling to put together a last minute costume for this weekend. Any suggestions??

This whole month I’ve been enjoying seeing all of the amazing Halloween makeup looks on social media. My Instagram feed has been filled to the brim with mermaids, skeletons, zombies, spider lashes, vampires… you name it, there’s a makeup look out there for it!

One of the most impressive Halloween makeup videos I’ve seen is this one right here! A mix of incredibly talented makeup artists collaborating to bring our favorite Disney Princesses to life with the power of makeup! I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! Simply amazing! Check out all their Instagram profiles to see more of their work! (Listed in the caption below)!

Omg this is amazing!! Hope you all enjoy this as much as I do!! ?? Great job everyone!!?? #halloween #halloweenmakeup #makeup #cosmetics#makeupaddict #igmakeup #bblogger #bbloggers #beautyblog #beauty #makeupcommunity #fall #Repost @annalovesu with @repostapp ・・・ ???Halloween makeup collaboration??? : ?? Editing by @charmiejanee ?Hair (Belle) – @sahursart ?Foundation (Elsa) – @monicarosemua ?Contouring (Jasmine) – @paox33 ?Baking (Moana) – @annalovesu ; Powder Contour (Pocahontas) – @charmiejanee ?Eyebrows (Snow White)- @exteriorglam ?Eyeshadow (Rapunzel) -@jasmineregmi ➖Eyeliner (Kida)- @militzayovanka ✨Highlighter (Ariel) – Lashes (Cleopatra) – @marisolbautistaa ?Blush (Aurora) – @noemi_problemi 〰 lip pencil (Tiana) – @lawrencialovette ?Lips (Esmeralda) – @amadea_dashurie #muassquad ???

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Mac Selena!

I wish I was in Corpus Cristi, Texas today! Specifically, at the American Bank Center for the Mac Selena Event! Early access to the Mac Selena line, live DJ’s, guest performers, and a special presentation from the Quintanilla family, are only some of the exciting things attendees are experiencing today! (Lucky duckies!)

To be honest, I didn’t know much about Selena and her legacy until I watched Jennifer Lopez portray her in the movie Selena when I was 9 years old. I watched this movie once and I was hooked. I was drawn to Selana’s confidence, her beauty, her talent (especially her dancing skills), and completely moved by the love from her family, her husband, and her fans. I remember buying the Selena soundtrack CD and listening to it non-stop with my mom and sister. Our family has our fair share of home videos of my sister and I dancing and singing to Selena’s songs. My admiration for her continued over the years.  I read her husband Chris Perez’s book, To Selena, with Love as soon as it came out and loved how he spoke about her with such love and adoration even 20 years later.  Just the other day “Como la Flor” came on the radio at a restaurant I couldn’t help but sing along and dancing in my seat a little bit. And now, I am thrilled that Mac is honoring her memory by launching the Mac Selena line!


Picture Credit: Facebook MACSelena

The MAC Selena line launches in stores on October 6th! I stopped by a Mac store the other day  to get some details about the launch and found out they are holding free classes on Saturday October 10th-Sunday October 12th where attendees will get to learn how to achieve one of Selena’s iconic looks! Best believe that I’ll be there! I’m not sure if all Mac Stores are holding an event like this or if department stores such as Nordstrom or Macy’s will either, so be sure to contact your local Mac Store to see if they will be offering these classes too!

This collection is only available for a limited time until November 17th! Which gives us about a month a half to get our hands on these products!!


Picture Credit: Facebook MACSelena

Quick breakdown of the product line! Check them all out here.

  • Selena Eyeshadow- 5 shades ($17)
  • Selena Lip Stick- 3 shades ($18)
  • Powder Blush Duo- 2 Shades ($29)
  • Selena Liquid Eyeliner ($21)
  • Mascara ($18)
  • Selena Lipglass ($17)
  • Powder brush- 129 SH  ($35)

Check out swatches of the products on Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla’s Instagram Account!

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Friday Feature: Le Teint Particulier Custom Made Makeup by Lancôme

For those of you who don’t know, my day job is working in Talent Acquisition/Recruiting, so I spend a lot of time perusing through LinkedIn throughout the day and one of my favorite LinkedIn company profiles is none other than L’Oreal!

L’Oreal is always sharing articles related to their efforts in embracing diversity in the makeup industry and adapting to the needs of their customers. Their posts give a lot of insight as to where the future of the cosmetics industry is headed, and from the looks of it, there are definitely a lot of exciting things to look forward to! (Think technology, customization, digitization and innovation!)

I wanted to share with you one of the exciting things that L’Oreal has posted lately!

Lancôme ,which is part of L’Oreal’s Luxury Products division, is offering Le Teint Particulier Custom Made Makeup personalized foundation to match each individual person’s unique skin tone. Imagine that! We personalize and customize everything lately, why not our makeup? Picture instead of having to guess which foundation shade you are, or not being able to find your shade at all or having to buy two different shades because you are right in the middle (I frequently do this) and instead having your very own bottle of foundation made especially for you!

“Lancôme introduces Le Teint Particulier Custom Made Makeup, a groundbreaking beauty experience that combines luxury, artistry and technology to offer each woman her very own custom blended foundation. With the knowledge that no two skin shades are alike, Le Teint Particulier uses a revolutionary and patented technology to detect over 20,000 skin tones. Once captured, the system creates a one-of-a-kind match, delivering a highly-personalized, freshly blended foundation designed to emulate her unique skin. Debuting at select Nordstrom stores, Le Teint Particulier is Lancôme’s first bespoke makeup experience.” Via Lancome’s Youtube account

 This custom foundation goes for $80 for a 0.7 oz bottle.  Is it worth the high cost? To each his own! Lancôme’s website also states that this foundation is both flattering and hydrating as well as “long-wearing, breathable, oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance free” and is safe is sensitive complexions.
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How does it work? During a scheduled session at one of the exclusive Nordstrom locations where this service is provided, a Lancôme Beauty Advisor uses their special technology to scan a client’s skin tone. The customized foundation is then blended and labeled with a unique Complexion ID on the bottle.

Even though this product is designed to reach a wide range of potential customers, it’s availability is limited to only 9 Nordstrom locations, which drastically limits the quantity of people that have access to this product. We can only hope that one day personalized foundation will become a norm in the beauty industry and be more accessible to a greater number of people. There are a lot of factors that go into building a completely personalized and “perfect” foundation for an individual (skin type, personal preferences, skin tone, etc) so it will interesting to see what additional layers of personalization can be added in the future.

This is just one of many things I’ve seen from L’Oreal that excites me. There a more cosmetic companies that are offering personalized products and services for each individual customer. I will continue to research these companies and share with you all the developments that I find!

Now I want to hear from you!

What do you think? Is this a service/product that you would be interested in?

What would the components be for your perfect foundation?

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