Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MAKE UP FOR EVER Makeup Bag Remix: How-to Videos and More!

A few weeks ago, I wrote about MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Magical Mystery Tour called “Makeup Bag Remix” coming to a city near you. I was lucky enough to experience this fun event in all its glory when the MAKE UP FOR EVER trucks cruised into San Francisco.  I was put into the talented hands of Make Up Artist Genoa, who taught me a few tricks on how to utilize my existing makeup to create a day look and how to use a gorgeous MAKE UP FOR EVER palette (see below) to magically camouflage my puffy eyes AND create the perfect hot pink lip.

Now what was totally unique about this event is I had to beg Genoa to show me new MAKE UP FOR EVER  products.  That’s right, it’s the opposite of getting bullied at the makeup counter. These makeup artists stick to their word and show you how to utilize ONLY the products in your bag unless you request to see some new product.  I took a few short videos (and please excuse the extremely unflattering angles. I took one for the team) to help you recreate the magic at home.

How to Conceal Puffy Eyes 

Shockingly Genoa used the MAKE UP FOR EVER 12 Flash Color Case ($99)  to completely neutralize my puffy eyes:
First she patted the white onto the puffiness and then created a sunrise color with the coral and yellow and then layered it on top of the white: (If video doesn’t show up for you, click here)

Then Genoa took my Fresh Umbrian Clay Absolute Concealer ($22) and layered it on top of the whole mess and Voila!! I couldn’t believe it but my Louis Vuittons literally looked flattened and my area looked brighter. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the “after”: (If video doesn’t show up for you, click here)

How to Create a Mod Winged Eye

Genoa used the Tarte EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay Shadow / Liner Black ($22) that was in my kit to create the retro-winged eye that included a line in my crease (this is what makes it mod) and then she went over the liner with a mixture of Crave (dark brown) and Faint (black) shadows from my  Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette ($27):  (If video doesn’t show up for you, click here)

How To Create Bold Brows

Genoa used my Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse ($28) to give me bold brows using a flat eyeliner brush: (If video doesn’t show up for you, click here)


The Lip

Genoa mixed the Fuchsia with a little bit of Red and Blue from the  MAKE UP FOR EVER 12 Flash Color Case ($99) and created this gorgeous bold lip that looked flawless after an epically long dinner. Needless to say I mixed up my own batch and use it all the time now.


The End

Genoa left me with a brilliant makeup tip about mixing your gel liner with a cream eye makeup remover: (If the video doesn’t show up for you, click here)

Don’t worry East Coasters… You still may have an opportunity to get your makeup bag remixed! Here are the remaining tour dates:

  • Miami, FL: March 2nd – 3rd
  • New York, NY: March 9th – 10th
  • Boston, MA: March 23rd – 24th
  • Chicago, IL: April 6th – 7th
  • Toronto, ON: April 13th – 14th
Book your 30 minute one-on-one make up bag evaluation by visiting Sessions are available from 12:00pm – 8:00pm on Saturday and 11:00am – 7:00pm on Sunday.
If you go make sure you email me your experience and photos!!




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2 Responses to “MAKE UP FOR EVER Makeup Bag Remix: How-to Videos and More!”

  1. February 27, 2013 at 10:40 pm, Anon said:

    Hi Janna,

    Only one of the links works. The rest say the videos are private.

    Thanks for a great blog.


  2. March 13, 2013 at 9:34 am, Farewell, Warlock Brows: Sania's Brow Bar Angled Mechanical Brow Pencil - Beauty Binge | Beauty Binge said:

    […] I tried to recreate the brows that MAKE UP FOR EVER Makeup Artist Genoa artfully applied at the Make Up Bag Remix Event. How sad is it that I used exactly the same product, Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow […]


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