Cameo: NC 18-22
Vanilla: NC 23-26
Hallelujah! 2 of our most popular Elcie shades are back in stock, finally!!! I have been just as impatient as you guys, trust me! These 2 shades ran out so quickly that we didn't have enough time to replenish as quickly as we wanted to. We learned our lesson! If you're wondering if these shades are right for you, I have compared to the Mac shades below. We will have a revised more precise shade chart on the rest of our colors shortly! And for you Jaclyn Hill lovers, make sure you use her discount code "JHill10" for 10% off! ;) Happy Shopping!
Cameo: NC 18-22
Vanilla: NC 23-26
Japonesque has done it again with their new collection of Kabuki brush collection. If only I could explain the softness of these brushes! This new collection includes 5 essential brushes for the face: powder/bronzer, blush, highlight/contour, a fan brush and a flat buffing brush.
All brushes will be sold individually, launching at ULTA Beauty, Amazon Luxury Beauty and Naimie’s on 2-15-2016. Happy Shopping!
This week I got to meet up with the owner of Lorac Cosmetics, Carol Shaw, who showed me the goodies from her new Spring collection. Lorac does this meeting at every seasonal launch and its a perfect opportunity to not only see her but get to know the products beyond the surface; the inspiration behind each launch! Sheer Porefection Foundation, Color Source Buildable Blush, 4 new shades of Alter Ego Lipsticks and her Nude Necessities palette (only sold at Ulta):
Color Source Buildable Blush: These blushes are adorable and literally have all blush hues covered with these 10 shades. From silky-smooth matte to satin finish. I do not have swatches of the blushes as they are pigmented as you see them. Although super pigmented, blushes always come up differently on different skin tones. $22
Nude Necesseties: This palette has a gorgeous variation of subtle golds and nudes. This palette is a perfect daytime eye look with no dark shades for contrast. This palette is ideal for that perfect red carpet look! Retails: $30 at Ulta.
SHEER POREfection Foundation: In 12 shades, Lorac has created a sheer, yet buildable foundation that gives your skin a beautiful satin glow! If you love the "no makeup-makeup" finish, this foundation is for you. Carol said, "If a bb cream, cc cream and a tinted moisturizer had a baby, this is it" I thought that was the best way to explain it to you as well ;) Retails: $34
Alter Ego Lipstick: 4 new shades launching to the Alter Ego collection! I got the entire 20th Anniversary collection around the Holidays and I am obsessed with every shade and these nudes are just in time for Spring! Swatches below. Retails: $17
I finally got to play around with the raved about Make Up Forever: Ultra HD Concealers. Concealers are always a sensitive subject for makeup artists because we have a love hate relationship with them. We love how they wake up our look and hate how it accentuates our fine lines and wrinkles. But there's usually a "fine line" between them ;) The thicker the consistency, the better the coverage. However, thicker usually means...cake!
However, to find a concealer thats thick enough to cover but light enough in texture to spread thin, then you have a winner! This definitely goes in my box of least-creasing concealers! They are not only super pigmented, but the color schemes they launched help make our lives so much easier! Make Up Forever launched 10 shades divided into 2 categories: correctors and concealers.
Two categories of the HD concealers come in reds and yellows. The red shades are to be used to correct while the yellow shades are used to conceal and highlight. On the color wheel, red tones correct blue/purple shades and while we have learned that yellow shades enhance ones features. When you layer correctors and concealers, make sure your product use is even more minimal!
Make Up Forever has made it convenient enough to label the shades in "R" and "Y". Unfortunately, the shade selections are minimal, hopefully they do expand! Tip: The tube has a very easy application. It has a plastic nozzle that can be applied directly to the skin. Make little dots across your underage and use your fingertips to tab and blend or a beauty blender.
Not only do these concealers help instantly, they also help in the long run. They are infused with green algae and amino acids to help combat dark circles and an asian berry extract to help boost radiance. They launched in January retailing at $27 each and is available at Sephora, Sephora.com, MakeUpForever boutiques, MakeUpForever.com and Naimie's Beauty Center.
I always get so excited when a different publication features Elcie Cosmetics, especially one like Allure! Allure is known to be a leading source in product reviews and trendy beauty topics, sharing stories that are research and detail oriented! With that said, Allure took it upon themselves to personally try and test the Elcie foundation on various skin tones, showing their readers how it looks, while including opinions of of the formula as well! To read more, head over to http://www.allure.com/beauty-trends/blogs/daily-beauty-reporter/2016/01/elcie-foundation-review.html to see how the Allure team responded to Elcie!
Finally, after so many months, Sand is back in Elcie Cosmetics! Sand has been one of our most popular shades that somehow fits so many skin tones! If you were to compare to Mac shades, I would say between an NC30-NC35. We surprised our fans and clients during IMATS weekend in LA and announced that Sand was back in stock...it was insane! Of course, 7/10 people were Sand! lol You can now purchase it through our website. Only shades we are missing are Cameo and Vanilla, which got sold out the second time! However, we will be receiving both shades within 3-4 weeks and will keep you posted! Thank you all so so much for coming by our booth and showing Elcie & Me, love and support. We appreciate each and every one of you and hope you are enjoying your goodies! See you next year!!!
Can we just take a moment and absorb this for a second? Jaclyn Hill, YouTube's sweetheart has just announced ElcieCosmetics Micro-Silque foundation is #1 in her Best of Beauty 2015 video. I know she's been a huge fan, but #1? That makes me SO happy! I worked so long and hard on this project and when it gets recognized by such an iconic beauty guru, I have no words...
Last month, I got to take a quick get-away to Miami with Motives Cosmetics. Motives has been such a supportive brand and the owner herself has been such a sweetheart that of course I jumped to the opportunity! Mind you - it was in Miami, of course I jumped! Pregnant and everything. Baby enjoyed it too ;) I have been meaning to meet the owner, Loren Ridinger, for quite sometime now. Not only that I had heard nothing but good things about her from the mavens, but she inspires me so much! This woman is one of the hardest working women I know, with a heart of gold.
She invited about 25 girls to come out to her Yacht and enjoy the weekend doing absolutely nothing, but have fun! Her team had set up a beautiful evening the first night with delicious appetizers, deserts, drinks and a DJ as we cruised around the water the entire night. There were a couple familiar faces but a lot of new faces, whom I was excited to meet. It's great to meet social media influencers in person. We all support each other through our screens but meeting them makes it that much more personal.
Along with a good time, she also treated to a collection of goodies from Motives and her daughter's skincare line (which I have heard amazing reviews about), Lumiere. So much that I was 10lbs. overweight on my luggage coming back and had to carry on so many items! Thank you Loren for your hospitality, it was the perfect getaway! Now, back to work.
Here's a nice recap of the beautiful weekend:
When I went to New York a couple months ago, I got to meet and interview with the writers at The New Potato. We took some photos at the beautiful Central Park and got to know each other. The interview is now LIVE on their website and I am so excited to share it with you all!
Click here to read it:
It makes my day, every time, when I hear a fabulous reviews from an editor. Click on the link below to read a thorough review on their take on the Elcie Micro Silque Foundation:
Hi, I am Lilit...welcome to my colorful world! I have been a professional makeup artist for 13 years and I am based in Los Angeles, Ca. This is where I blog about all my favorite things, from beauty & fashion to travel & lifestyle. As a beauty educator, I run workshops at my own studio, here in LA. 2015 sees the launch of my own formulation, Elcie Cosmetics. Follow me on my journey...