Miracle makeup products!

So a few weeks back I attend the Makeup For Ever Pro Road show in Boston, going there I knew they would try to sell me products, and being me I went there thinking I would only buy one thing…I bought several. The first was the flash palette. My only words on that unless you are a professional makeup artist, do not buy this item…alot of youtubers swear by it and it’s the secret in every makeup artist case, that said the youtubers have gotten it for free or for a discount and any professional has also gotten it for a discount. It is not worth the $100 retail, for that money you could just buy cream shadows and liners and be fine. I also bought their brush carrying caddy, and that is a dream product, I predict I will be getting another one in the future if I get more brushes. I also got two different powders from them the matte and the hd, along with some extra tools (a brush, sponge and palette).

Now the miracle product I picked up I bought in travel size only because I wanted to test them out before I bought full size, they are Makeup For Ever’s Mist & Fix and Makeup For Ever’s Sens’Eyes. The Mix & Fix is a spray you use on your entire face both before and after application, it’s clear and dries in seconds. It’s purpose is to make your makeup smudge proof. Now I use an eyelid primer like most beauty girls, it prevents creasing and makes my colors more vibrant but if I touch my eyes at all then my makeup comes off, not good when you wear glitter eye shadow. However once I started using this product not only did it help my shadows, blush and foundation (I use mineral) stay all day long in the humid air, but it also gave me the option of rubbing my tired eyes without my makeup smudging. I use it everyday I plan on being out for more that an hour and when I plan on being out at night. Mist & Fix literally made my eyes waterproof, nothing made them smudge.

The second product I mentioned was Makeup For ever’s Sens’Eyes, in few words it’s a makeup remover. That said I have used several makeup removers in my time and have never liked one as much as I do this one. With a small pump of the solution (about the size of a dime) I am able to get everything off my eyes, not only that but it’s the best product to use on waterproof makeup. Taking off my makeup now takes seconds instead of minutes, and when you are at class late every minute of sleep you can get is great. I also find that the product moisturizes my eyes when I use it.


Hollywood secret…Effie Trinkets lashes


Anyone who has seen, heard of or watched the hunger games knows who Effie trinket is. Her style was the most outrageous and the look I find is one of the hardest to achieve. I attempted to make one of my friends into Effie during fantasy week at my school, and while it the tools I worked with pulled off the job perfectly I soon craved to figure out an easier way to achieve her look.

But I’m getting a head of myself…The reason I felt the need to write this blog was because I was practically jumping up and done when I found her unique lashes for sale! I originally assumed that they were hand-made/ made from scratch that there was no way to get them, however as I was doing some online window shopping today I stumbled across them.

Unlike regular fake lashes which are made out of plastic, these are actually made out of paper. Paper lashes are very big in the asian market, however there are only a few places I have found them, eBay and Amazon. As you can tell by the picture they are the exact ones from the photo… I was also able to find a few other designs by the same dealer as well and fell in love with them. The only problem is that they are paper, they are great for indoors and only short-term events before you will begin to have issues with keeping them on, also they are not reusable.

If you’re looking to achieve the entire look your going to have to do pretty old school with a bit a new school. Pan stick, it’s been used for years in theater production and it’s still around today. It’s a thick substance that is very…cakey. It comes in tons of colors. When i tried this look I used my Dinair airbrush system and a the color optimal white. It took several minutes and also on the product before the white color was no longer translucent. Even though i don’t like the stuff, pan stick would have only taken a couple of minutes and it would have been more accurate. Next you just layer pink and purple eyeshadow on the eyes in an 80’s fashion. However most of the time she wasnt wearing blush, the color of her eyeshadow was carried on the borders of her face which appeared as though she had blush. lastly her lips are also white on the sides with a heart shape in hot pink. You could use the pan stick on the lips, or find a white lipstick and apply all over the lips, using a lip brush and a steady hand shape an outline of the heart on your lips, then fill it in. A bit of purple lipstick was used in the deep center of the lip as an accent, it is optional, a gloss applied in that area instead is fine to.

And a blog was born…

Hey there guys and gals!

My name is Michaela Haga, I am a makeup artist and have recently launch my new business Glam it Looks. This blog will serve as one of the several branches that extend from my company. Here i will inform my customers on the latest trend in fashion and makeup, along with how to achieve fashion/celebrity looks for less. My beauty tips and tricks, and my personal fave’s and not so favorite fashion and makeup looks. As a bonus our company mascot (my kitten) will also have his section on this page informing you what it’s like to be Glam. Our website is currently under renovation however out Facebook and twitter pages are not.