Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Inglot: Smart or Ridiculous?

Yesterday I walked into the Inglot store with a fellow MUA friend for the first time since it opened in Times Square.  I was very excited about finally stepping in and taking my time picking out some new shadows.  As I was playing around with colors, one of the sales girls went over her "selling speech" and what she said totally threw me off!

Apparently you cannot buy the shadows without buying the palette.  WHAT?!?!  So I'm FORCED to buy a palette I don't want or need because I can't just buy the shadows alone?!  I think thats absolutely ridiculous!  Some of you are probably thinking "well that's actually smart because they make money blah blah blah..."  NO!  I'm sorry but to me its RIDICULOUS!  I should be able to buy any eyeshadow of my choice and put it into the palette of MY choice.  

And if you think it couldn't get worse, listen to this.  Lets say you already own an Inglot palette and you need to refill a color that's wearing down, you cannot purchase the eyeshadow unless you PHYSICALLY bring in your palette to the store and refill it.  WTF is this?!  You have to prove to these people that you actually already own an Inglot palette?  Are they nuts?  Who do they think they are?

Needless to say, I walked out of there empty handed and completely put off by all this.  Shame on you Inglot...shame on you.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Makeup Sale!!

It's that time again to sell some stuff that I haven't used in quite some time.  I just have so much stuff that I rather sell it so someone else can make better use of it, than throw it out or have it sitting around collecting dust.  This is the list, have fun, and please feel free to ask me any questions.

1. Concealer – Studio Finish (Full Pot)
Color: NW45
Price: $8.50 $7.50

2. Concealer – Studio Finish (Full Pot)
Color: NW35
Price: $8.50 $7.50

3. Blush – Powder Blush (Like New)
Color: Desert Rose
Price: $9.50 $8.00

4. Blush – Powder Blush (Like New)
Color: Fever
Price: $9.50 $8.00

5. Eyeshadow (NEW)
Color: Golden Rod
Price: $8.00

6. Foundation – Select SPF 15 (Full Bottle)
Color: NC35
Price: $10.00

7. Foundation – Select SPF 15 (Half Bottle)
Color: NW45
Price: $7.00 $6.50

1. Blush Ultra (NEW)
Color: Rosewood
Price: $16.00 $14.00

2. Blush Ultra (NEW)
Color: Tea
Price: $16.00 $14.00

3. Empty Four-Well Palette (Used)
Price: $5.00

Foundation: Water Based Liquid Foundation (NEW)
Color: M30 – Cashew
Price: $28.00 $24.50

1. Gloss – XXX Slick Gloss (NEW) Limited Edition
Color: Cocoa
Price: $8.00 $7.00

2. Eyeshadow (NEW)
Color: Green Goddess
Price: $9.00 $8.00

Body – Corrective Leg & Body Makeup (NEW)
Color: Sand
Price: $10.00

1. Foundation – Balanced Foundation (NEW)
Color: Tahiti (Full Bottle)
Price: $29.00 $27.50

Eyeshadow – Hydro-Powder Shadow (Like New)
Color: H7-Green Exotique
Price: $16.00 $14.50

Gloss – Color Juice-Sheer Juicy Lip Gloss (NEW)
Color: Honey Pop
Price: $4.00

Body Illuminator (NEW)
Color: Love Glow
Price: $7.00

1. Blush (Like New)
Color: Catalina
Price: $13.00 $10.50

2. Blush (NEW)
Color: Laguna
Price: $16.00 $13.50

3. Bronzer (Like New)
Color: Medium
Price: $13.00 $10.50

1. Foundation – Nobara Cream Cover Stick (NEW)
Color: 754-Medium Beige
Price: $32.00

2. Eyeliner – Liquid Shimmer Eyeliner (Limited)
Color: Green (NEW)
Price: $7.00 $4.50

3. Gloss – Gloss Unlimited (NEW)
Color: Red-RD 165N
Price: $14.00

OCC – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
1. Loose Eyeshadow (NEW)
Color: Ginger
Price: $6.50

2. Loose Eyeshadow (NEW)
Color: Wasabi
Price: $6.50

3. Loose Eyeshadow (NEW)
Color: Nori
Price: $6.50

Make Up For Ever (MUFE)
1. Artistic – Flash Color Pot (Like New)
Color: Black
Price: $10.00

2. Artistic – Flash Color Pot (Like New)
Color: Silver
Price: $10.00

3. Artistic – Flash Color Pot (Like New)
Color: Gold
Price: $10.00

4. Artistic – Aquarelle (NEW)
Color: Pink
Price: $10.00 $8.50

NEW = Never used
Like New = Might have used once or twice

All makeup products are as clean as they should be for your kit (or personal use).

Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding the products.

Payment: PayPal ONLY!

Shipping:  All shipping is a FLAT rate of $3.00 for the first item, $1.00 extra for each extra item.

Example: You want 2 items...
  $3.00 (first item)
+$1.00 (second item)
  $4.00 (TOTAL)

Please send all requests to my email contact@yisellsantos.com with the subject line “Makeup Sale”, Product Name and Number.

Thank you all and Happy Shopping!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Can't get enough...

I always love me an Asian girl...especially when they're mixed with Brazilian.
Japanese + Brazilian = One gorgeous exotic woman!


After waiting so long for FINALLY getting a dark skinned girl in my port (very much desperately needed), I got Sara!  Gorgeous skin and super cool to work with.

More pictures on my website www.yisellsantos.com

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Solution to Bleeding Lip Tars

Lip Tars...about the only con I can think of...they bleed.  Here is a simple step by step that you can follow so that you won't get the bleeding and mess.

Step 1:
Squeeze a TINY bit onto your fingertip (think half a pea size)

Step 2:
TAP in the product with your fingers.  Don't spread it with a lip brush.  The reason why you might be getting the bleeding is because spreading it causes it to SIT on the lips.  When you tap it into the lip, the lips are absorbing the color (kind of like a lip stain).  If you're having a hard time getting the lips lined perfectly, you can use a lip brush after tapping and using ONLY the product that is already on the lips.  Adding more product will cause it to bleed and become messy.

FINISH:  Matte / Satin

Step 3:
Use translucent powder to set the lips.  This will keep the tars from moving around and creating that bleeding effect.

FINISH:  Matte

Step 4 (optional):  The reason why step 4 is optional is because it doesn't HAVE to be done but it all depends on you.  For extra reinforcement of the tars, put some concealer around the lips and blend.

You can follow up with the gloss of your choice if you want to go with a glossy look or keep it matte depending on what look you're looking for.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

NEW Face Atelier Women of Color Foundations

I had the pleasure of launching the NEW Face Atelier Women of Color Collection at The Makeup Show NYC this past May.  As a faithful FA Foundations user I have to say that I have been looking forward for this collection to launch for quite some time.  They are absolutely amazing!  Nothing has changed, the formula still has its same awesomeness and the colors are GORGEOUS!  The NEW colors consist of #10, #11, #12, 0++ and HEAT.

HEAT happens to be one of my favorites because its this great orangy color that can be used as an adjuster.  FA foundations can sometimes be known for being a tad on the yellow side, but if you have HEAT, you'll never have to worry about that again.  Mix a drop a "HEAT" to any foundation to instantly warm it up and give it a bit of a red undertone (for those pink/red undertone clients).

Don't want to use HEAT as an adjuster?  No problem!  Use it as a liquid blush!  Amazing blush for women of color.  If you haven't picked up the NEW FA WoC foundations then you don't know what you're missing.  Available in both Ultra regular (large glass bottle - shown below) and Ultra Pro (smaller plastic bottle - perfect for your kit) at www.faceatelier.com.