Makeup Forever Ultra HD Voxbox

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It’s that time again–Voxbox time! As always I was super thrilled when I received the email letting me know that I would be getting another Voxbox. Over the last year, I’ve been getting lots of Voxboxes from prestige cosmetic brands, and as far as prestige and tried and true brands go, Makeup Forever is one of the best.

For a long time I didn’t really identify with Makeup Forever. Their aesthetic and their ethos seemed so close to that of MAC Cosmetics; another makeup brand for makeup artists created by makeup artists. Glossy black packaging, minimalism, and so forth. I’ve always been a MAC girl from the very beginning of my fascination for makeup. Now that I’ve discovered a few MUFE products that I really dig, I can’t see why I was not all about them before. Continue reading

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Choosing a Wedding Day Makeup Artist

As a makeup lover, I consider a makeup artist to be  one of the most important vendors I will choose for my upcoming wedding day, second only to the photographer.  I did countless hours of research, messaged numerous artists and services, and did two trials.

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I knew it was going to be an enormous challenge for me, since I am not only particular about the type of look I want, but also very picky about what brands are used, and each and every piece of makeup that will go on my skin. Down to the shade. Yes, I’m a huge pain. In my mind, I just needed to find an artist whose style jived well with my own, and was receptive to my vision.

After my makeup trials, I chose a wonderful artist, Shaili. She did amazing work, and didn’t seem fazed by the products I brought with me, or the specific instruction on everything from eyeliner shape to what color to use on the eye lid. Check out her website and her Instagram page to see more of her work. She is based out of Rahway, NJ for anyone looking for an artist in that area.

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