We’ve Moved!!

Hello lovely blog readers! We’re a little late in updating you, but we’ve made a fabulous new home for the AmazingCosmetics Blog right on our own homepage! Introducing the new and improved AmazingLand!  Consider it a little facelift for our blog. We’re bringing you all the same hot hollywood makeup news, product breakdowns, trends and more… with a fresh new look. So check it out and let us know what you think! We love hearing from you and can’t wait to see you over at AmazingLand!

Tah for now everyone, we’ve hit the road for “pinker” pastures… see you in AmazingLand!

 xoxo, The AmazingGirls

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Think Pink and Shop for the Cure!

For the month of October 10% of all sales from our website will be donated to the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And as a thanks to you for shopping in support of this important cause, we’ll include your choice of  Hot Pink Blush or Lisa Lipgloss as a gift when you spend $40.00 or more on your purchase!

To receive your gift, simply enter “Gloss” or “Blush”  in the Promo Code box upon placing your order or $40.00 or more on our site, and we’ll include it with your purchase!

xo,

Samantha

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Fashion Week Chronicles Part 1. Meghan Walsh Blank Silk

Hello Amazing Land! Well it’s officially day 2 of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and we’re 1 show down, 1 to go!

Yesterday, the amazing Rudy Miles and his team of BeautybyRudy artists used AmazingCosmetics to create the look for the debut show of Meghan Walsh’s line, Blank Silk. Keep reading for the look breakdown, insider photos from backstage thanks to makeup artist Tiffany Patton (by way of facebook!) and insight into the collection from the designer herself.

By the way, if  Meghan Walsh rings a bell, yes she is the daughter of America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh, but that’s not all! Walsh is an acclaimed painter and visual artist, see more here.

Rudy Miles working his magic in an Amazing tee!

The collection was inspired by Walsh’s travels in India and paid homage to the color, texture and feeling of Indian culture, paired with the classic silhouettes of American women of the 20’s & 30’s.

“I was inspired by the timeless style and ease of the sophisticated ladies of traditional Rajasthani culture” Walsh said, adding “There is also a concentration on the American classic look of the 20’s and 30’s.”

The Makeup Look, courtesy of Mr. Rudy Miles:

Smoky lower lash line, mauve pout, luminous skin and defined brows.

Face: Luminous skin, reflective of spring and connected to the ethereal feeling of the clothing. AmazingCosmetics Anti-Aging Face Primer applied first and AmazingConcealer where needed. Highlights added to the face using the highlight color in the AmazingCosmetics Plum 03 Palette.

Eyes: Black smoky eyes created only along the lower lash line using black liner (found in any AmazingCosmetics Eyeshadow Quad) with a touch of glycerin added to create shine and gloss. The upper lid softly defined with shimmer shadow as the base color and matte neutral shadow (Plum 03 Quad) used in the contour created contrast and shape.

Ample AmazingCosmetics Black Mascara is used on upper and lower lash lines while brows are defined and sculpted with AmazingCosmetics Brow Powders

Cheeks: No blush for this look adds softness without adding anything!

Lips: Defined with a deep berry/mauve tone satin finish, provided by designer. Omitting lip liner updated the look and keeps the feeling light. For a similar look we recommend Elizabeth lipstick with Susie gloss lightly applied over or Sophia lipstick lightly applied with ample amounts of Lisa gloss to finish.

Thanks so much to Rudy for the step by step! Check out the rest of  the pics from backstage and during the show below.

Beautiful artists in their Amazing Tees!

The master at work.

Tue life: When models run late for their call time! I spy AmazingCosmetics Mascara ^

Male models too!

The whole BeautybyRudy Team in their Amazing Gear. You guys rock!

...showtime

The models hit the runway. I spy an Amazing Tee or two ^

After the show the models struck a pose at various spots around the loft at Ramscale for a personal look

More models showing off their gorgeous looks by Meghan Walsh. What a great installation-esque touch.

That’s all for now! Stay tuned for the rest of our Fashion Week chronicles to come and follow Amazing on our trip to NYC for the Zang Toi show! Follow us on Twitter @Amazingcosmetic for photos from the show and backstage sneak peeks!

xo, Samantha

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Amazing heads to Fashion Week!

Hello beauties and beaus! As if we could be more excited after that fabulous Emmy night, there is an unbelievable bit of news circulating in Amazing Land right now…

AmazingCosmetics has signed on to be the makeup sponsor for the fabulous Zang Toi show at New York Fashion Week! Thanks to fabulous makeup artist and friend Rudy Miles, AmazingCosmetics will be THE cosmetic brand used to create the runway look at Zang Toi’s show, 9pm September 15 @ Lincoln Center!

Zang Toi 2010 Fall Collection

Not only are we elated to be a part of Fashion Week in general, but we couldn’t be more thrilled to work with the amazingly talented Zang Toi himself! The House of Toi has been a fashion institution for over 20 years (which is more than a lifetime in the fashion world!) and is known for celebrating femininity. Zang believes that beauty is something that should be achievable, by all women, every day… hmmm sounds familiar if you ask me!

Zang Toi 2010 Fall

Now I can’t tell you anything about the look yet… otherwise I’d surely be struck dead by the fashion gods… but  I can tell you it is gorgeous and, of course, will feature flawless skin courtesy of the AmazingCosmetics complexion products!!

Zang Toi 2010 Fall

To learn more about Zang Toi, check out this fabulous archive of some of his past shows on Elle.com.  I can’t get enough of his Fall 2010 Collection- in fact it’s probably my biggest inspiration for fall fashion right now *love the purple*

Zang Toi 2010 Fall

Also, stay tuned to amazingcosmetics.com for a series of fabulous runway-inspired how-to videos from our panel of Experts, launching next week!

Stay Amazing! xo,

Samantha

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AmazingCosmetics at the Emmys!

Last night, all of us in the AmazingCosmetics offices were glued to our TVs for the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards with even more excitement than ever! While many tune in for the gowns, guys and golden statuettes, our highlight of the night was the MAKEUP! …though the Jon Hamm -Betty White shimmy-session comes in close second. From the red carpet to the main event, we were on cloud 9 as we watched face after face of Hollywood’s finest waltz by wearing none other than AmazingCosmetics! Not only were some of our favorite actresses looking gorgeous in Amazing, like the stunning Julie Bowen -she liked her Amazing look so much she stashed a tube of Sandy Lipgloss in her purse for the whole night (available here at Sephora.com)

But out of the 28 top television shows to earn Emmy nominations, a whopping 14 of them wear AmazingCosmetics on set! Yes that’s right, a solid half of the nominated programs wear AC and most of them were winners last night, you may have heard of a few of them… and yes, W is for win!

In the Drama Category, AmazingCosmetics is thrilled to create the on-screen flawless faces of…
Mad Men (W)
True Blood
Damages
The Closer (W)
Law & Order SVU (W)
House
The Cleaner
24

…and in the Comedy group:
Modern Family (W)
Glee (W)
Nurse Jackie (W)
The Office
How I Met Your Mother
*Saturday Night Live (W)

*Our powers of complexion perfection even got noticed by the Academy! SNL took home the Emmy for Best Makeup (Non-prosthetic) on a Multi- Camera Show… ah thank you very much!

AmazingCosmetics used on the sets of the Best Drama, Best Comedy and most of the competition?? Well that feels pretty Amazing to us! Note to the Academy: You can drop our personal statuettes in the mail. Click here for a complete list of the night’s winners and noms!

…Julie Bowen wasn’t the only Amazing Girl on the red carpet last night. Check out the pics below of some of our regular Amazing-wearers looking stunning for the big night!

Jane Lynch and Edie Falco: We're proud to call these beautiful comediennes AmazingGirls!

Accepting the Emmy for Best Comedy: The Cast of Modern Family. We're happy to call them part of the Amazing Family too!

Makeup artist Brigette Ellis turns to Amazing to create Anna Paquin's perfect complexion as Sookie Stackhouse. She loves the AC Sun Bronzer!

Even tough chicks need to look pretty! Best Actress, Kyra Sedgwick sports AmazingCosmetics on screen in The Closer, as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson

It doesn't take much to make Christina Hendricks look flawless but we're thrilled Mad Men makeup artist Lana Horochowski chooses AmazingConcealer for the job!

Complexion perfection is business as usual for Jenna Fischer and Mindy Kaling. These Office beauties have donned AmazingCosmetics on screen for years!

Being bad never looked so good. Mad Men makeup artist, Lana Horochowski counts on AmazingConcealer to perfect the porcelain complexion of January Jones's sharp tongued Betty Draper.

Ready for her Close up: Glenn Close looks flawless in AmazingCosmetics on the FX drama, Damages.

What were some of your fave moments from last night? Which AmazingShow is your personal favorite? With a group like this, there’s no wrong answer!

xo,

Samantha

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Drew Barrymore, Princess Beatrice and San Fran Fun!

Good Morning Amazing Land! Well, do we have fun stories for you on this Tuesday morning! Sandy Incardona, our Director of Sales and Marketing, was in San Francisco last week for Sephora’s annual training conference, an event she looks forward to every year …and not just because she gets to visit the gorgeous Sephora headquarters on Market Street!

This year Sandy returned not only with stories about the conference, but with first hand accounts from Sephora managers that work all over the continent, of celebrities rushing into their stores to pick up a tube of AmazingConcealer! Here are two of our favorites…


Alexander, the DIC for Sephora in Eaton Center, Toronto, was in the store one day when a troop of security swooped in surrounding none other than Princess Beatrice of York, daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, Dutchess of York. According to Alexander, the Princess
Bea-lined to the AmazingCosmetics display, plucked a tube of AmazingConcealer in Fair -gotta love that English skin-
and marched directly to the register. Now we’ve heard rumors that Princess Bea is oft criticized for her “Paris Hilton-esque” qualities, but if you ask us, she had her priorities quite straight that day! And just look at that complexion… what a British Beauty!

Our second story takes us back across the border to Motor City USA. One of our long-time and most loyal AmazingGirls, Drew Barrymore was in Detroit filming Whip It when she popped into the closest Sephora store to pick up a tube of AmazingConcealer in Light Golden. Not only was Ms Barrymore shopping sans entourage, but she took time to chat with the Sephora cast telling them all that she can’t live without AmazingConcealer and gushing about how nice the team at AmazingCosmetics is! … Ah! Love her!!

This isn’t the first time the Oscar Winning Actress has shown her love for AmazingCosmetics. In a 2009 issue of People Magazine when Drew was asked what’s in her makeup bag, she responded with “AmazingConcealer. I live, die and breathe by it.”  Check out the rest of the story here. Drew has always been one of our biggest supporters and we absolutely love her!

All in all, it was a fabulous trip to SanFran and these sweet stories were the cherry on top! Thanks to the whole Sephora team for being such wonderful hosts and to Drew and Princess Beatrice, of course …we are honored to call you both AmazingGirls!

xoxo, Samantha

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Meet the AmazingExperts!

Hello everyone and congratulations to our Ten AmazingExperts!! W’re so excited to have such a diverse and fabulous panel! Look forward to exciting product reviews from them in the future, including the Amazing Anniversary Product!! So meet the Experts and watch their entry videos below!

And last but not least click this link to view our final Expert’s video, sorry for the technical difficulties!

Thank you to everyone who entered via YouTube and email response! It was an extremely difficult decision! We would love for you all to continue entering our contests in the future for more Amazing opportunities!

xo,

Samantha

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