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Freelance Make Up Artist and Stylist who shuttles between New York, Italy and Dubai, Anna has been in the Make Up industry since 1996. She trained under Mario Dedivanovic and Scott Barnes in NYC and has a certificate for Hairstyling from Cinema Make Up School A true lover of all the elements of Fashion, she studied Fashion Design and Styling at the prestigious Istituto Europeo Di Design in Milan, Italy.

Monday, January 23, 2017

BEST IN BEAUTY 2016


Not all makeup products are created equal and only a few made it to to final cut of my Best in Beauty for 2016.

As a Make Up Artist and Beauty Blogger, it is my duty and responsibility to try out products and give you guys an honest and unbiased opinion. Having said that, the products that made it on my list has to be exceptional. 
My Best in Beauty for 2016 in under a minute

THE TOOLS
Like an Artist, without your brushes, it will be seemingly difficult to create your masterpieces. Here are top picks for the year

CREATING THE PERFECT BASE TOOLS

FROM MY LEFT TO RIGHT
SIGMA F82: This brush buffs your foundation into your skin like a dream.

ARTIST BRUSH DUPES: These 2 brushes are essential if you love the barely there foundation look.

WOMAN BY ANNA SYNTHETIC BRUSH: The tapered tip of this brush allows me to apply concealer precisely.

THE BEAUTY BLENDER: This is a cult favourite in the beauty community and I cannot live without it. This product blends foundation, concealer, and all cream products flawlessly.

FROM MY LEFT TO RIGHT
INGLOT 16BJF: Sometimes when you apply your face powder with a fluffy brush, the tendency is for the product to simply just sit and it doesn't set, it feels like it is not a part of your face (if you get what I mean) Buffing the powder instead of tapping it makes the skin look more real and airbrushed.

EVERYDAY MINERALS: This brush never leaves my Makeup Kit. Enough said. hehehehe

WOMAN BY ANNA BRONZER/BLUSH BRUSH: The shape of this brush is perfection. The perfect shape to apply blush on the apples of your cheeks or to bronze up the face.

NARS YACHIYO KABUKI BRUSH: Another multi tasker. Blush, Bronzer, Contour.


WOMAN BY ANNA SYNTHETIC FACE BRUSH: Densely packed with soft bristles. This brush is awesome with cream bronzers.

SIGMA F77: Can you guys see the tape redness of this brush? You will slay the contour game with this one!

TOM FORD 02 BRUSH: This brush always saves the day. If I went a little heavy handed on the contour, this blends without moving my powder and blush. When I "bake" this is what I use to remove the powder too.

WOMAN BY ANNA HIGHLIGHT/SCULPTING BRUSH: Multi-purpose brush, my trusted brush for the lit from within look.

FOR THOSE COME HITHER EYES
FROM MY LEFT TO RIGHT
MIKYAJY ANGLED BRUSH: To create the perfect angle for Brows on Fleek

SEPHORA LASH/BROW COMB: I love long, full lashes that don't clump up together.

WOMAN BY ANNA FLAT SHADER BRUSH: The shape of this brush is perfect to pack color on your lid and brow bone.

INGLOT 13P: Yes, your tear ducts requires a special brush

WOMAN BY ANNA CREASE BRUSH: The tapered tip of this brush enables your to define your crease effortlessly.

2 WOMAN BY ANNA BLENDING BRUSH: The density of these 2 brushes is perfect to blend your crease color, to apply your transition shade.

WOMAN BY ANNA TAPERED SYNTHETIC BRUSH: Applying shadow on the lower lash line or to perfect the shape of your brows.

SIGMA E30 BRUSH: To create the perfect, smokey, bedroom eyes.

KEVYN AUCOIN LASH CURLER: Nothing comes close to this!

For the products, I won't leave descriptions anymore, if you follow me on IG, you have seen mini reviews on the products that I have chosen.

THE FOUNDATIONS
GIORGIO ARMANI MAESTRO FOUNDATION IN SHADE 6
DIOR AIR FLASH FOUNDATION IN SHADE 300
URBAN DECAY NAKED SKIN FOUNDATION IN SHADE 7.0

THE CONCEALERS
MAC COSMETICS PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER IN NC 35
MAC COSMETICS PRO CONCEAL AND CORRECT PALETTE IN MEDIUM
KRYOLAN CONCEALER PALETTE

THE FACE POWDERS
MAYBELLINE FIT ME POWDER IN SOFT HONEY
MAC COSMETICS MINERALIZE PWDER IN MEDIUM
LAURA MERCIER MINERAL POWDER IN NATURAL BEIGE

CONTOUR
MAC BLUSH IN HARMONY
KEVYN AUCOIN'S SCULPTING POWDER IN MEDIUM

THE BLUSHES
HOURGLASS COSMETICS IN RADIANT MAGENTA
MILANI COSMETICS IN LUMINOSO
NARS COSMETICS IN ORGASM

THE BRONZER
CHANEL'S SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL

THE HIGHLIGHTERS
KEVYN'S AUCOIN'S CELESTIAL POWDER IN CANDLELIGHT
BECCA'S SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR IN OPAL
BECCA'S SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR LIQUID IN OPAL

BROWS ON FLEEK
BEN NYE EYE BROW PENCIL IN MEDIUM BROWN
NAKED BASICS EYESHADOW
SENNA COSMETICS EYE BROW PALETTE
DEBORAH CLEAR MASCARA

THE EYESHADOW PALETTE
URBAN DECAY NAKED BASICS
TOM FORD'S COGNAC SABLE
VISEART'S CASHMERE PALETTE

THE ONE AND ONLY MASCARA
MAYBELLINE'S ONE BY ONE VOLUM EXPRESS

THE EYELINERS
FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
MAC COSMETICS' FELINE
MAC COSMETICS' TEDDY (MAY HE REST IN PEACE. USED OUT)
MAKE UP FOREVER'S ARTIST LINER IN BLACK
MAKE UP FOREVER'S AQUA LINER IN BLACK
MAKE UP FOREVER'S INK LINER IN BLACK

THE LIPLINERS
FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
INGLOT'S SOFT PRECISION LIP LINER IN 62
MAC COSMETICS IN WHIRL
NYX COSMETICS IN NUDE TRUFFLE
MAC COSMETICS IN SPICE

TOP NUDE LIPSTICKS
FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
MAC COSMETICS SISS (SATIN FINISH)
MAC COSMETICS CAN'T GET ENOUGH (SHEEN SUPREME)

TOP DEEP LIPSTICKS
FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
MAC COSMETICS RIRI WOO (RETRO MATTE)
MAC COSMETICS DUBONNET (AMPLIFIED)
MAC COSMETICS HEAUX (RETRO MATTE)

TOP LIP GLOSSES
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
NARS TURKISH DELIGHT
NYX LIPGLOSS IN SUGAR PIE
MAC COSMETICS PLUSH GLASS PRETTY PLUSH
MAC COSMETICS PLUSH GLASS AMPLE PINK
NOTE: THE PLUSH GLASS IS BY FAR THE BEST SMELLING GLOSSES EVER.

THE BEST LIQUID LIPSTICK IN THE MARKET
I HAVE TRIED ALL THE BRANDS IN THE MARKET AND JEFFREE STAR'S VELOUR LIQUID LIPSTICK IS BY FAR THE BEST. THE COLOR ARE AMAZING, IT DOESNT FEEL HEAVY ON YOUR LIPS AND MORE IMPORTANTLY IT DOESNT LEAVE YOUR LIPS LOOKING AND FEELING DRIER THAN THE SUBSAHARAN DESERT.
















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