The Makeup Show NYC, Installment 5-Crown Brush spotlight


Yes ma’am! Don’t give me the cyber side-eye. I am STILL doing The Makeup Show NYC installments. I promise to stop at 10. I can’t help but feel like I need to share with my readers virtually EVERYTHING I experienced while in NYC. Which, I know is kinda sorta impossible.

So next time there is another show, ya’ll will just have to come along with me, mmmkay?

Let’s rap about Crown Brush.

Goodness.gracious.wowsers.good.googla-moogla! I love these brushes! I first discovered them at The Makeup Show LA and was SHOCKED at how cheap they were. I’m talkin’ no more than $5 for a decent make-up brush. I’m serious!

And these aren’t some rinky dink cheap-o creep-0 raggedy brushes either. They are pretty decent as far as durability and quality goes. I can’t say much about the face brushes, though. Most of the Crown Brushes that I have are for eyes.

I HIGHLY suggest checking out these brushes if you are a newbie, make-up artist or just a regular make-up lovin’ chick or chap that loves a variety of brushes.

Click HERE to check out their Studio Series brushes. These are my favorites!


[NOTE]: I just know someone out there is going to inquiry if Crown Brush and Coastal Scents are the same company. Or if one owns the other. To be honest….I’m not sure, muffins. Some of my beauty bloggin’ sisters and I scratched our heads trying to figure this out. My guess is this: Crown Brush sells brushes to “private labels”. Coastal Scents is a private label and has purchased some of their brushes from Crown Brush. Hence why they look the same. However, I could be wrong. Feel free to add to the discussion. Ya’ll know I’m one big ole’ clump of mascara so don’t hesitate to correct me!

The Makeup Show NYC, Installment 4-Mommy Makeup

When I first tweeted about Mommy Makeup, I got a huge response! Mommies everywhere @replied to me and told me that they love the idea behind this company. And even though I’m baby-less for right now, I do too!

Creator Debra Rubin-Roberts, like most Moms on the go, has very little “me” time. Even getting ready for a date with the husband proved to be a challenge because while she couldn’t spend hours getting ready, she certainly didn’t want to go make-up free. So what did this award-winning make-up artist do? She came up with an idea to create a line full of multi-purpose products that can allow ladies to “look divine in half the time!”

Simply put, “Mommy Makeup is targeted at women who are looking to simplify their makeup routine without sacrificing results” (source)

That is all of us!

Mommy Makeup has products multi-uses products that makes applying make-up quick and easy. And from what I saw at The Makeup Show, there is something for everyone!


I immediately fell in love with Mommy’s Kisses ($24). They are lip glosses with lip liners in the cap. How innovative. The names of Mommy’s Kisses are named after Debra’s daughter’s friends. How cute is that? I picked up Abigail.



I am a lip liner junkie so it being right in the top of the lip gloss makes me happy! And the quality is good too. Not sticky and long-lasting.

Check out these babies (the glosses, not real babies, HA!) and more at MommyMakeup.com.

Like this line of cosmetics? Or have you tried anything from them?

The Makeup Show NYC, Installment 3-Body Art galore

It is easy to miss a lot at The Makeup Shows. Between the seminars, meet-ups, photo opps, workshops and exploring it is almost impossible to see EVERYTHING. But you really have to be blind as a bat to miss all of the fabulous body art around the show. Mehron does mouth-droppin’ kind of make-up.



….even Make Up For Ever artists got in on the act.


It was amazing watching the models transform. Body art makes me have an even greater appreciation for make-up!

What do you think, fam?

Calling all Central Florida Mocha Stylists!

Guess whaaaat?

I’ve partnered with AMBERmag.com and McDonald’s, in honor of McCafe, their new line of espresso-based coffees, to feature your Mocha Style Tips on my blog.

Tomorrow (that’s Thursday, May 28th) I will be at this McDonald’s:

9401 W. Colonial Drive
Ocoee, Florida 34761
5:30-7:30 p.m.

What do you have to do? Just show up! No….I’m serious. Just bring your fabulous self, find me, tell me your style tips and you will get a McDonald’s Arch Card.

….that means you will get a free meal on me!

Not in Orlando but have friends and family members that are? Tell them about it! I am crazy excited to be a part of this and would love to meet some Clumps readers that actually LIVE in Florida. There seems to be few. Email me at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com to let me know that you will attend or just show up!

Hope to see you there!

Oh…check out Amber Mag’s mocha stylistas in NYC!

The Makeup Show-Day 1 (mobile post)

Okay fam…keep in mind that I will do complete coverage of The Makeup Show NYC when I make it back to Florida. These are just teaser posts. If you have questions about anything in particular don’t hesitate to email me at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com. Responding to posts via mobile is crazy hard!!

If you follow me on Twitter you’ve probably seen some of these photos already.

Oh! Whoever guessed that the polish I am wearing in the previous NYC post was from OPI’s South Beach collection and called Done Out in Deco was absolutely right!

First up!

I absolutely love the idea of Mommy Makeup! Until I do a formal review of these products, you should check out their site at MommyMakeup.com.

What in the powdery colorful goodness are these? Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics pigments! You know you want one…. And yes! I got not one but TWO of their lip tars. Can’t wait to review them.

Crown brushes!! Amazing quality—insane price. No really….insane. As in good, I mean. Be on the look-out for a giveaway!

Blogger girls in the house! Yummy411 and Her Royal Poshness (who was visiting the states for her first time ever—-and alone!) and I took a few minutes to get cute for the cam!

It’s YouTube make-up guru Koren and Oscar-award winning make-up artist Eve Pearl! Both are extremely down to Earth. And yes I was begging Koren to jump on Twitter. Did you know he has launched a website? Enkoremakeuponline.com. Hotness!!

Whoa whoa….beautiful shades from Make Up For Ever. Sooo pigmented!

Tis it for now, friends. You can get more coverage of The Makeup Show NYC from me if you follow me on Twitter (@ClumpsOfMascara)

Anything you want me to check out? Let me know!!

Stay beautiful!

Brittany

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The Makeup Show NYC: Free tickets!


That’s right! You read the title correctly. I am giving away not one but TWO tickets for either day of the The Makeup Show NYC. Before you get crazy excited, here are the deets.

  • The Makeup Show NYC is on Sunday, May 17th and Monday, May 18th.
  • Each winner may bring one guest each (WOW!)
  • The Makeup Show NYC will be in New York City (duh) at the Metropolitian Pavilion.
  • I will be there!
  • …..and so will many other fabulous make-up artists, bloggers and brands.
  • Contest ends on Monday, May 11th at 12:00 a.m.
  • A winner will be selected at random.
  • Winners MUST email me directly.

All you have to do to win is….leave a comment in this post with your email address. If you prefer to email me you can do so at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com. No need to submit a sob story….but I would love if those who can actually ATTEND this event be the ones that submit their information.

C’mon yall…if you know you can’t make it (ahem, Motherrrr…) give someone else a chance.

If you DON’T win…you can still purchase tickets to The Makeup Show NYC here.

Ticket information

Advance Tickets
One Day Ticket $45
Two Day Ticket $70

At the Door – If Available
One Day Ticket $65 – Tax is not included
Two Day Ticket $85 – Tax is not included

Good luck!! And happy Friday to all!

Beauty Event: Johnson’s Body Care Cause Party, part II

Last weekend I had the opportunity to host a Johnson’s Charity party. I first blogged about the event HERE. It was more than what I ever thought it would be. Aside from having good eats and laughs, the party was able to raise a good amount of money to donate to Dress for Success. You can find out more about this awesome organization here.

I hosted it at my house it would NOT have been as successful as it was had it not been for one of my greatest friends, Ariel. She really helped me out! Here she is sitting by the sign-in table.


Yummy food and drinks…



The sign-in sheet with donation jar. And can you believe EVERYONE actually wore the name tags. Heyyyy!


A total of 16 ladies strolled in and out of my place and I was unable to get pictures of everyone. Shucks! We played Taboo, Apples to Apples and before I knew it, I was giving away a good 30 bottles of polish. Talk about Spring cleaning! My friends were excited to receive my unwanted goods and I was happy to get rid of products that I didn’t even use. Of course everyone had to get get each “deal” confirmed. No way was I giving up Essie’s Mesmerize and China Glaze’s Shower Together. LOL!

Fellow University of South Florida alumnae, Ariel and Ellis rummaging through my blue and green polishes.


Another college BFF…Krystal and her sister Alexis. Many thanks to them for driving from Tampa to attend my little shindig.


Even the law school kids found time to stop by to chit chat and snag a goody bag.


We spent a good two hours screaming and shouting over Taboo. I am a HUGE game board junkie and Taboo is one of my favorites.


The party started at 3 p.m. and people didn’t start leaving until around 8:00 p.m. But they didn’t exactly go home. We all went to…


The fair! Where everyone ended up picking on me because I was too chicken to get on…..everything. LOL! We had such a wonderful time. I mean, honestly….how many times are you able to rally up some of your favorite gal pals, have them donate to great charity, talk beauty and end the night with cotton candy and greasy vinegar soaked fries?

I’ll say it was some party! Thank you to all who attended and a special “thank you” to Johnson’s for making this possible.

Beauty Event: Johnson’s Body Care Cause Party

It’s Saturday!

…..and very rarely do I post on Saturdays but I just had to let y’all know of an amazing event coming up. Johnson’s has asked me to host a Johnson’s Body Care Cause party!

I am thrilled! On Sunday, April 26 around 3 p.m. a few of my girlfriends (and some fellas too) will come together to marvel over Johnson & Johnson goody bags, play a few games of Taboo and just enjoy each other’s company. The real purpose of the party is support a charity here in Orlando, Dress for Success. This was the charity that I selected and I am honored to be able to give to an organization that helps disadvantaged women.

Singer, Ashanti, has also gotten in on the Cause party fun! A few weeks ago, I was able to chit-chat with her on a phone conference with other beauty bloggers and pretty much found myself wanting to be Ashanti’s BFF. She is so down to earth! She too hosted a Cause party and gave us fellow hostesses some tidbits. One which included inviting sexy men over to give massages to the ladies! Okay honestly…..how can you not love her?

Ashanti told us her favorite Johnson’s products which include the Johnson’s 24 Hour Lotion and Wash and Baby Oil gel with Shea & Cocoa Butter.

Ohmigoodness, you all have not lived until you have tried these products!! The Body Wash alone is such a spa-like treatment. You NEED them in your life.

I will definitely be taking pictures of the party. How exciting is this! I love being able to incorporate two of my passions…beauty and helping others.

Now that’s pretty!! Have a wonderful weekend, fam!