Sunday, December 8, 2013

Product Review: Urban Decay Naked Palettes

Let's talk about getting Naked, the palettes that is! In just a few years Urban Decay has launched 4 palette's in the Naked Collection that are must to talk about Naked, Naked 2, Naked 3 (new) and Naked Basics (my favorite!)

12-shadow palette mostly in shimmer/sparkle I would only consider 2 of these shadows in matte. Limiting for makeup artists but some beautiful tones I would like to just have two or three of the colors in this palette for my line of work in the bridal industry like Sin, Toasted and Naked. Brush that comes with I gladly added to my professional brush kit.
$52.00 retail @

12-shadow palette with some intense sparkle/metallics! I would consider this in my collection of Holiday shadows. Very fun and again, beautiful pigments. Again, there is maybe one pigment I would consider a matte color, I do like "blackout" in this collection a true black for smokey eyes. My favorites from this palette are Blackout, YDK and Chopper. They did up the anty with this double brush, smart on their end with all these metallics reduces sparkles from moving all over your face or your clients instead adhere's to the brush.
$52.00 retail @

NAKED 3 (new!)
Rose Gold packaging!!! My favorite packaging so far! The packaging tells the story before you even open to reveal all the pretty roses with hints of gold. I like this palette because no matter what skin tone you are it works well from pale to deep tan. I would consider 4 of the 12 pigments in matte shade, much more versatile palette to work with as an artist and a key palette when working with brides and pageant girls! Same professional grade brush as Naked 2, I'll take it. It's awesome.
$52.00 retail @

6-shadow palette, obviously the smallest of their palette collections but a great add-on if you already own a NAKED palette and need more blending hues. Or you can use on it's own especially when working with brides and makeup lessons. No brush included but for half the price, it's understandable. Favorite colors is Naked 2 and Venus (great for highlighting without shimmer).
$27.00 retail @

I hope this helps any artists or consumers out there when making a decision on the four Naked Palettes. Thanks for reading and following!

Pantone 2014 Color of the Year-Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple-one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.

Everybody knows that I love to share the Pantone Color of the Year each year, I also go into great detail in Glam School what an important tool is. 
When teaching and referencing color I look to pantone. It's also a great website to get inspired and understand color relationships. I am excited for this years new Radiant Orchid as I am sure we will see a lot of this on the Runways of New York Fashion Week among much more. 
I love that they choose one of my favorite flowers encompassed with some of my favorite colors like fuchsia and pink a great balance of such beautiful colors.
Thanks for reading! What do you think of Pantone's Color of the Year?

Makeup Tutorial:Temptu Pro Airbrow

Makeup Mondays are back, here's a how to tutorial on using Temptu Pro's Airbrow system. Get perfectly shaped eyebrows with the Airbrow Kit, included in the kit are 7 s/b shades I guarantee can match your clients brows with the ability to mix colors as well and it also includes 6 stencils. Although it's not demonstrated in this video, I do like to use the edges of the stencils to create sharp brows and brows that are on the thinner side. I like that I can control my shape more by using the sides and edges of the stencils. sells this kit on their website for $85 but I have had mine for a while and haven't had to replace the stencils and shades yet. I even teach with this set, so a little bit goes a long way thus making this worth the $85.
If you order through my company we offer 10%!

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Glam School 2014 Schedule:Makeup Artist Certification Course

After a year of success Sara Faella's Makeup Artist Certification Educational Center is growing. We are excited to welcome in the new year with more classes and educators.

Beginner Artistry Pro Course
       3-day weekend class
           December 13-15
           January 24-26
           February 14-16
       4-week day class
           January 8, 15, 22, 29
           February 5, 12, 19, 26
includes brush set and mini-makeup kit.

Advanced Artistry Pro
      5-day weekday class
           December 16-20th
includes brushes and makeup kit.

Please visit our new website for more information and bookings!