Showing posts with label The Makeup Show. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Makeup Show. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Thanksgiving Week in Review on YouTube

You guys know I have a youtube channel, right?  I'm trying to align the channel and my blog better but I totally failed over the past week.  So I'm going to catch you up right here.

I posted my haul from the Muse Beauty Pro booth at The Makeup Show.  Girl....girl....girl!!  I had a lot of items in mind to purchase there and a couple that I hadn't anticipated.  You'll see a first look at the Viseart Grande Pro palette here.  I included swatches but my review hasn't gone up yet as I've been playing with every color to give you a full analysis.  I'll tell you right now, this will be one of my favorites from 2017.


You can see what I got in my Sephora Play box for November and whether I liked it or not.


I have some Laura Geller items that you definitely want to check out for holiday gift giving.  I've also done a Get Ready With Me with their 20 year celebration palette.  There is a giveaway of a triple highlighting palette at the end, which closes 11/30 at midnight.


Speaking of gift giving, you'll  want to consider The Vintage Cosmetics Company.  Their products have retro packaging and they're so cute!!!  They are also good quality at a low price.  You can find them at Ulta, TJ Maxx and Marshall's.  So cute!


And, I've started doing a little Vlogmas!  There are two videos so far and I honestly have no idea what I'm doing in vlogs, but what the heck....I get a little holly jolly during the holidays and love to spread the joy.



I hope you'll find something interesting for you in the videos.  It's such a busy time!!  Again I really apologize that I didn't keep you up to date during Thanksgiving.  I know everyone must have been as busy as I was, and I took a lot of family time over the week.  But I didn't forget you guys!!  I promise.

I'd like to do a Cyber Weekend haul for you and finish my picks from The Makeup Show...and make shopping lists, a little skincare, a little bath and body and a whole lot of makeup...where's an elf when you need a helper!?!  If you have anything you'd like to see first, please don't hesitate to let me know!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder and Magic Foundation Reviews!!


A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate to receive some samples of complexion products from Charlotte Tilbury.  I absolutely adore this company and the products so it was super exciting!  Right away, I began to put them to the test.  The three products I received are the Unisex Healthy Glow, (1.7 oz / $40), Light Wonder Youth Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation in my color #3, (1.4 oz / $46), and the Magic Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 also in number 3, (1 oz / $44).

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

The Unisex Healthy Glow is a all year round moisturizing healthy tint.  It gives a bit of radiance and hydration to the skin on application.  These are the claims:  "Encapsulated chameleon natural tan pigments are secret pigment colors that are revealed upon application, and once blended, the different tones deliver a natural color result. Charlotte formulated a magic mix of bronze, black and terracotta pigments that morph to become the perfect natural tan tone as you massage them together. It also contains a combination of moisture-regulating ingredients that mimic bouncy lipids in healthy skin."

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

When I first used this, I was surprised that it comes out as a white liquid.  I put it on my face and it didn't stay white or blanch my face color at all.  In fact, I found that it made my skin look better, as if there was a fancy photo filter on it.

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

I found it really unusual because I couldn't detect any color or see the product on my face and yet my face looked better than it does naked.  When I swatch it on my arm, I can see a bit of a bronzey tint, but I don't detect it on my face at all.  It's just like a second skin as it blends in giving me a "my skin but better" look.

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

I am continuing to use this as a primer under my foundation.  I prefer some coverage but I love how the Healthy Glow makes my skin look and it makes a very nice primer.  This product doesn't contain SPF so be sure to use your sunscreen.

Light Wonder Youth Boosting Perfect Foundation, (SPF 15), is in the middle of the swatch pictures.  You can see that it is more fluid in comparison to the Magic foundation at the top of the swatches.  Additionally, while both products are in #3, Light Wonder is just ever so slightly pinker in tone, which I like.   And let's talk about Charlotte Tilbury's packaging...all classic with accents of rose gold and brown.  I just love it!

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

I've been wearing Light Wonder for a little over a year as one of my regular go-to foundations.  I did a red carpet look during awards season earlier in the year wearing it.  I love how it looks on.  I imagine that's due to the youth boosting actives that it contains that even the complexion and boost hydration.  It is a light to medium finish.  Here are the claims:  "Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Youth-Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation is an air-light formula that illuminates, smoothes, hydrates, minimizes pores and reduces wrinkles for perfect skin."  It absolutely makes my skin look perfect and luminous.

Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Foundation is the most incredible bottle of genius I've ever worn.  It is a full coverage, (although you can sheer it to achieve medium coverage, if you want), and it doesn't feel heavy or mask-y.  It provides a beautiful demi-matte finish.   And let's talk about the gorgeous retro packaging!

Unisex Healthy Glow, Light Wonder, Magic

The Magic Foundation has been my choice of foundation since it arrived at my house.  I recently went to The Makeup Show in LA, and this was the foundation I chose to wear when how I looked mattered.  I find the coverage incredible for how lightweight it is.  I am currently experiencing some dermatitis from a gluten contamination on my chin,  (I've talked about this in the past.  It's pretty horrible and will last for months after an accidental ingestion of gluten.)  It's bumpy and it's ugly.  One swipe of the Magic Foundation and you can't even tell it's there!!  The bumps are a purpley-red so I feel certain I can tell you that a light application of this foundation would absolutely cover rosacea as well.  If you have acne, birthmarks or melasma, I feel confident this foundation will cover it and even your skintone.  Bold claims, but girl!  If you could see what it covers for me!!!

While I was at The Makeup Show, feeling confident in my Charlotte Tilbury Healthy Glow and Magic Foundation, I stopped by their booth where they were exhibiting for the first time.  If you'd like to see a Get Ready With Me with some of the things I purchased there, check out my recent video, posted below.



You can purchase the Charlotte Tilbury Cosmetics on her website or at Nordstrom.  Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Google+   As always, Charlotte Tilbury products are paraben free.   What is your favorite Charlotte Tilbury item?

Polarbelle's Week In Review

The past week has been a very busy one for me.  There were quite a few appointments, lots of swatching and testing, and a few videos that went out.  In case you hadn't been able to check them out, I'll just show you what I've talked about over the week.

One of the booths I visited while at The Makeup Show in LA was Charlotte Tilbury, one of my favorite brands.  I love the classic appeal of the packaging and the items themselves.  I'll have more up on the blog soon but for now, you can check out my Get Ready With Me featuring the Instant Eye Palette, a limited edition.


The next video I recorded featured my stop at the Muse Beauty Pro booth at TMSLA.  I planned to go there first to pick up a few things.  I also came home with the Grande Pro Palette, a limited edition matte palette.  I've swatched the items purchased at the booth and you can see them in the following video.  You'll see more about these items as I continue to explore them.  Don't miss the giveaway at the end of the video.


My November Sephora Play box came in while I was filming the other videos, so I have my analysis here:


See my Crimes Of Beauty shirt?  I bought it at The Makeup Show while surveying the goods at the Crimes Of Beauty booth.  It's actually a tank but for winter, I plan to layer it with another shirt.

I've scheduled some videos for the upcoming week and plan to have more for you to read as well.  There's just so much to tell you right now!!!

Be sure to enter the giveaway on the Muse Beauty Pro TMSLA post, and look for another coming up this week.

How about you?  Do you feel like you have so much going on and the latter part of the year is starting to whiz by at record speed?

Monday, November 6, 2017

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Roundup

Hi everyone.  I'm a day late posting my roundup because I was in LA this past weekend at The Makeup Show.  I have a LOT to report on from there that will be in the future.  In the meantime, please enjoy our weekly reads from the best of the best.

Prime Beauty has discovered a foundation that is perfect for over 40 skin! Mally Beauty Complexion Perfection Soft Focus Foundation provides medium to full coverage and has an immediate skin smoothing effect that looks completely natural!


Did you know that Sephora has a luxury edition of their Play!Boxes? See just how luxurious they are on Makeup Obsessed Mom's blog.

Marcia from Beauty Info Zone is happy to spoil herself with a spa day. Two new products from FarmHouseFresh and MegRhythm are made for this kind of day - and all others.


Justina's Gems tried out some green beauty products from Antonym Cosmetics. Check out her thoughts in today's post.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has selected the Jane Iredale absolute must-haves for fall, and the swatches will definitely make you want some of their beautiful makeup in your life!

15 Minute Beauty has really damaged her hair in the last year with color and perms. But, she's found an amazing two minute hair treatment that really helps!

Pammy Blogs Beauty explores an essential-oil based skincare line: Tu'el. Find out what she thinks!


Looking for a hand cream that can stand up to hands exposed to water and harsh weather? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is truly impressed with Parodi Daily Moisturizing Hand Cream developed for salon professionals!

Is Halloween only for kids? Not if you are a big kid at heart like Polarbelle. See her fabulous transformations for a solid week.

Christa from Realizing Beauty shares a review of the new MAKE UP FOR EVER Lustrous Shadow Palette and there's a chance to enter to win one for yourself in her giveaway!

Shipra from Taneja's Bride is always on top of the latest lipsticks from ColourPop and The Hidden Agenda trio is on her must have list. These are are so perfect for fall and winter!


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

What's New At The Makeup Show LA

You GUYS!!!!  There are so many exciting things happening this coming weekend at The Makeup Show LA!!  There are a few brands exhibiting that never have before, and remember there are deep discounts of up to 50% off for cosmetic professionals!!  New exhibitors include:

The Makeup Show LA

1)  Malin + Goetz - (see here and watch hereand here to learn more about some of my favorite skincare products from this brand.  FYI, the candles are TDF!)
2)  Dr Brandt
3)  Charlotte Tilbury - (read here for a classic look.  I'll have more from this brand to show you when I return from the show.)
4)  Kenia Ontiveros
5)  It Cosmetics

Ok, that lineup itself is really exciting but wait!  There's more!!!  The Makeup Show LA is a kickoff weekend for many new products from different brands.  For instance, Muse Beauty Pro will introduce the extremely limited edition Viseart Grand Pro Matte Palette, Vol 1.  It contains 30 matte shades spanning the spectrum for the ultimate work ready professional palette.

The Makeup Show LA


Charlotte Tilbury will be displaying one of my top highlighters, Bar Of Gold.  It won a top spot in my Highlighters of the Year 2016 video.  Bar Of Gold isn't sold in stores in the US, so this is a great chance to nab it.  They will also offer two limited edition Norman Parkinson makeup bags.
The Makeup Show LA

T3 is offering up to 50% off!!  *jaw drop*  Additionally, they are featuring some new barrels that just launched.

Make Up For Ever is offering 121 highly pigmented blendable new eyeshadows called Artist Color Shadow as well as new palettes.  You know I'll be going there!!

Urban Decay will be presenting the new Heavy Metal Glitter Liners.  These will totally knock your socks off.  I've seen a preview in person and they're just GORGE!!!

Veil Cosmetics will be featuring their Sunset Skin Weightless Foundation and Complexion Fix now in a number of deep shades as well!

Frends/Stilazzi will be launching new makeup brushes; the Studio Series Collection is a synthentic bristle series and the Artisan Luxe Collection is a natural bristle line.  Girl, I am all about the brushes!!

These are just some of the special offerings during the upcoming weekend.  Please watch my social media for more information as the weekend unfolds.

The Makeup Show will take place next in Los Angeles November 4th, 9 am to 6 pm, and November 5th, 9am to 5 pm.  It is being held at the California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St., Los Angeles.  The Dodgers might not have won the World Series this year, but The Makeup Show LA is like the World Series of Beauty.  Tickets are available online here or at the door.  Please say hello if you spot me, and I hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Next Stop For The Makeup Show - Los Angeles 1st weekend in November

The Makeup Show LA


The Makeup Show L.A. for 2017 will be held Saturday and Sunday November 4th and 5th.  It's just ten days away!!  The Makeup Show is a pro-only event held in five cities throughout the year.  Here you will find top artists and pro-driven brands presenting new products, seminars, forums and some hands on workshops.  I want to tell you a little bit about why this show is going to be outstanding.  

From The Makeup Show website:The Makeup Show LA (November 4th & 5th, 2017) is the west coast must-attend event for all professionals in the business of makeup and beauty focusing on large and small screen film, television and techniques to build long lasting careers."

I have some pictures provided to me by The Makeup Show from previous events and I want to show you the types of things that can happen there.

The Makeup Show, James Vincent, Kat Von D

Umm...hello?!?!?!  Kat Von D and James Vincent together on stage at The Makeup Show LA in 2016.  I'd die if I met either.  Kat Von D Beauty makes some of my favorite products in every category.  The brand is cruelty free, vegan and the wear is outstanding!!  James Vincent is the headlining makeup artist at The Makeup Show and pretty much everywhere else that he goes.  I'm looking forward to just listening to him talk.  I mean, Celeb Sightings, right?!?!?!


There are live makeup demonstrations everywhere!  The purpose is to teach about new products as well as hone new and standard techniques.  There is so much to learn as the beauty industry is changing at a record pace to keep up with technology.  I feel like a really absorbant beauty sponge - I want to take it all in and learn everything I can.


Classroom workshops where you can learn from award winning world reknown makeup artists on dedicated subjects.  Here is Romero Jennings, a brilliant member of the Mac Cosmetics team and an amazing makeup artist.   I always look in these pictures to see if I recognize anyone in addition to the artists, lol.


There will be cool live demonstrations ongoing in various booths that are really interesting and useful for theater, tv and cinema.  I am fascinated by this.  Well, I hope this was a demo or someone get this guy a doctor, STAT!!


And, of course, there will be shopping!  Lots and lots of shopping will be had by attendees from many of the best pro responsive brands and supply stores in the industry.  I'm looking forward to seeing the brands I've heard about forever as well as some first time attendees like Charlotte Tilburry.


Doesn't it look exciting?!?!  If you're in the industry and will be in the area on the 4th and 5th of November, The Makeup Show is your must stop location!!  It is being held at the California Market Center.  You can find out more about the show and follow the footage via their website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and The Makeup Show blog.  Go be social and give them a follow, won't you?

Doesn't this look exciting?  What type of coverage are you most hoping to see from on the floor at The Makeup Show?  Just let me know and I'll do my best to be in the right spot at the right time for you!!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Makeup Show LA Press Release! Get Excited!!


Coming to LA in the beginning of November is The Makeup Show, affectionally known as TMS. I wanted to share the press release with you so you could see all the fun activites that will take place. GET EXCITED!!



Will you be attending? What would you like to see from there?

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