Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Creative Eye Contest Winner

Creative Eye Giveaway
Congratulations to our Creative Eye Contest winner Cynthia Jones of C Jones Designs.  Cynthia is a makeup artist in the Maryland/DC area.  Cynthia will receive a lustre lip gloss, 2 eye dusts from Illusions Cosmetics, a lip tar from OCC Cosmetics, a loose pigment from NYX Cosmetics, and 2 Makeup dvds from Danessa Myricks.  Please join us in congratulating Cynthia. She will use her new products to create a NEW creative eye look to be featured on this blog.  Check Cynthia out on Twitter (@cjonesdesigns).

Monday, July 26, 2010

Beauty Talk......The Web Series........Coming Soon

By now, most of you know that the ladies of Illusions Cosmetics, Denise & Janice Tunnell, created a web series based on their successful Blog Talk Radio show, Beauty Talk.  The web series was shot in Los Angeles and promises to deliver some great interviews, beauty tips, beauty conversation.  Check out the sizzle reel for the show and let us know what you think.  You can leave you comments here, on Youtube, and by emailing illusionsbeauty@gmail.com.  Thank You!

Watch this Beauty Talk Sizzle Reel

Beauty Tip

When you want  groomed eyebrows but you don't want to fill them in with color, try using a clear brow wax or brow mascara.  This will grrom them and hold them in place.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Beauty Tip


When applying individual lashes, make sure you only dip the tip into your glue.  Wait until the glue is tacky (should almost dry) and then apply to your natural lash very close to the lash line without getting on the eyelid.

This method works nicely everytime.  If you get glue on the tip and the lashes, you will get the yucky dry, over glued look.  That is not what you want.

You only want to apply the actual number of lashes that are necessary for your look.  You do not need to apply an entire pack of individual lashes.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Beauty Is..............................................

Beauty is in the 'Eye of the Beholder'.  What is Beauty to you?

Send us your thoughts, comments, and emails.  Your are welcomed to respond on this blog or to info@illusionsbeauty.com.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Beauty Talk With Daness Myricks

Join us tonight for Beauty Talk with Celebrity Makeup Artist & Educator Danessa Myricks.  The show airs live at 9pm EST on BlogTalkRadio. Come prepared to be inspired, enlightened, and of course educated .  Call in with questions at 914.803.4399 or you can join us live in the Beauty Lounge (chat room).  See ya there!

Beauty Talk - Giveaway (July 15 - July 21, 2010)

Contest/Giveaway for Beauty Talk on Thursday, July 15, 2010

Contestants must submit a photo of a 'creative eye look' via email to info@illusionsbeauty.com by Wednesday, July 21st.  (The photos may be of the eyes only. Does not have to be a professional photograph).

The photos will be judged and a winner selected and announced on next week's Beauty Talk.
The winner will win 2 dvds from Danessa Myrick's 'I Make You Beautiful' dvd collection as well as 2 eye dusts from Illusions Cosmetics, a lustre lipgloss from Illusions Cosmetics, a lip tar from OCC, and a pigment from NYX.

After receiving products, the winner will be asked to create an eye look with the new products and the new creation will be featured on this blog with a description of what was used and how the look was achieved.

Sounds exciting???  Well, get to work!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Beauty Tip

When applying lipstick to a Woman of Color with dark lips, apply a nude lip color generously to the lips and then blot.  Now you are ready to apply the lip color that you choose. 

* For more tips, follow Illusions Beauty on Twitter. 

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hollywood Museum - Marilyn Remembered

During my most recent trip to Los Angeles, I decided that I would not skip going to the Hollywood/Max Factor Museum.  I decided that I needed to learn a little more of makeup history.  I paid the $15 entrance fee to take the museum tour.  I was joined by my sister Janice and fellow makeup artist friend, CJ (Chawana Jones).  We started on the top floor of the museum where there was a fabulous tribute to Ms. Marilyn Monroe.  Unfortunately, you can't take photos inside the museum, so I dont have any to share, but, I was able to get some information on her beautiful gowns that she wore in some of her films as well as some info on personal items, such as hotel expenses and pharmacy receipts.  Looking at how well her items were preserved, I often felt like I lived in the time period that Marilyn lived in. Hopefully from reading about some of them, you will feel the same (just for fun anyway). 

* One  of Marilyn's makeup artists were: George Masters 
* Some of Marilyn's items in the display were: Marilyn's green gown designed by Costume designer William 'Billy' Travilla  for 'No Business Like Show Business', a pill bottle found beside her bed after her death
(prescription for Hydrodyurdyl), personal eye drops issued by Schwab Pharmacy,and a personal invoice for prescriptions.

* Marilyn's favorite makeup/beauty products were Erno Laszlo.  The Laszlo products on display at the museum were
Erno Laslo Face powder, EL foundation, EL cream (which was found under her nails at the time of her death), EL blush cream, EL fluid, Elizabeth Arden eyebrow pencil in dark brown, and a Helena Rubinstein Mascara wand.  For more info on Marilyn's Erno Lazslo collection, check out The Marilyn Monroe collection.