Monday, November 19, 2012

#bringitdowntown with made you blush (and a giveaway!)

“Holidays are all about the glow.”

It’s a brisk Saturday afternoon in downtown Fredericton and I’m perched in the makeup chair at Made You Blush (59 York St.) while Kyra Baldwin works her magic.   This year our #bringitdowntown challenge was to try something new.  What better way to start than a new look for all those holiday festivities that are just around the corner. 

We had so much fun - there was glitter involved!  It was like arts and crafts for my face! 

My final look, some great advice from the girls and details on a giveaway after the jump

the goods.
on eyes: Stila shadow  in Kitten and Puppy * Too Faced Nude Beam Glamour Dust * Too Faced Glitter Glue and Glitter * The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Highlighting Powder * Too Faced Brow-nie * Stila Stay-All-Day waterproof liquid liner * Too Faced Lash Injection mascara 

on face: Too Faced Primed and Poreless make-up primer * DuWop Foundation of Youth * The Balm Time Balm Concealer * DuWop Mattilume Setting Powder * Too Faced Milk Chocolate Bronzer * The Balm Hot Mama blush         

on lips: Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Colour in Fiery

Abigail, Kyra and Autumn at Made You Blush
the girls.

favourite look for the holidays:
Kyra: Glitter and jewel tones,  rich and saturated, bold lips and shimmer
Abigail: A really dark lip, bold lashes and softer eyes
Autumn: Bold lips, bright cheeks and a nearly naked eye with a hint of shimmer at the tearduct and as liner

one item that should be in every makeup bag:
Kyra: Brow powder  - it creates a frame for the face even if you’re not made up
Abigail:  Lengthening, volumizing mascara
Autumn: A good foundation , beauty balm or tinted moisturizer – it starts from there.

biggest make-up mistake:
Kyra: Lip-liner ring! With a lot of the products now you can skip the lip-liner.
Abigail:  Being too timid to try new things and getting stuck in a rut.
Autumn:  Over-use or wrong colour – a little goes a long way!

best everyday look:
Kyra: A shadow colour that contrasts with your eye colour
Abigail:  Liner, mascara, a little highlight on the eyes and a nice lipgloss
Autumn:  Lots of lashes and flawless skin, a little light on the eyes and a dab of lipgloss.

the giveaway.
Have a special holiday party coming up?  Just want to try a new look?  Made You Blush Fredericton is offering up a holiday makeup session for one lucky Glad Girl reader.  

To enter, leave a comment below about your favourite Made You Blush product or your holiday plans.

For additional entries:
* Tweet this post (leave a comment below with your Twitter handle)
* Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment below with your blog url)

The contest closes at 9 p.m. (AST) on November 25.  The winner will be announced next Monday on the blog.
This session can be booked at the Fredericton location only before January 1, 2013. 

UPDATED The makeover was won by Anna Randall.  Congrats Anna - and thanks to all that entered!
How I spent my Downtown Dollars: I love Too Faced products and the Beauty Editor Darlings offers purse-sized versions of five of the best.  Perfect for touching up on the go during a busy holiday season.  ($25)



Lesley Badger said...

Oh la la, what a holiday bombshell you are!! I've been enjoying your bring it downtown posts, what a great idea! Looking forward to enjoying the holidays spending quality time with family and good friends, including you!

Stacey McMullin said...

I would love to have a makeover from Made You Blush! I have a few holiday parties coming up, one being at Kings Landing! Pick me :)

Stacey McMullin said...

Alexis Banks said...

My favorite MYB product is the Too Faced Brow Envy, the powders are awesome, and I use it every day and it had lasted forever

LA Robins said...

I love my MYB Stila Convertible cheek/lip color, it goes on nice, blends well and stays put.
I also love the Knotty Girl Vanilla cupcake leave in conditioner. I use it on my 2 year old, it de-tangles her hair and smells soooooo good!!

Georgia said...

I absolutely love my two faced brow envy as well! It has lasted me more than a year, and was one of the best purchases as I use it for both my brows and as a soft eye liner.

Becky said...

I <3 my too faced natural eye pallet I bought from there :) I have a list a mile long of things I want!

Becky said...

I liked you on Facebook. Becky L.

Becky said...
Tweeted :)

Julie Mullin said...

My holiday plans now include a trip to Made you Blush!!! :)

Chelsea Tupper said...

For the holidays I'm usually happy with good people, food and a few drinks! I'm a fan of anything Too Faced, addicted to the "Chocolate Soleil" bronzer! Cheers, Happy Holidays!

Chelsea Tupper said...

lynn garneau said...

oh my where to start, i love them all , we are having a get together over the holidays and i would love to have a new look. Please help!

Kathy Edwards said...

The staff at Made You Blush are fabulous and I love all their products. I plan on heading over to check out their Black Friday offerings so I can look my finest over the holidays. :)

Katie Reynolds said...

I have never had a bad experience at Made You Blush in Downtown Fredericton. I love the Too Faced line. One of my favourite Too Faced products would have to be La Creme Lipstick - Naughty Nude! I will be kicking off my Holiday Season with the wonderful cast and crew of Theatre New Brunswick's remount of It's a Wonderful Life. I will also be taking in some beautiful christmas music at Christmas at the Playhouse. :)

Shanie Stozek said...

A makeover would be pretty cool for a special Christmas party we are going to this year!

Meg said...

A makeover would be amazing, I have so much to learn about makeup! For parties this holiday season I have a bachelorette and a wedding for my best friend!

Meg said...

And, I like you on Facebook. :)

Alison Toron said...

I love the EOS Sweet Mint lip balm I bought at Made You Blush -- great flavour and so much fun to use! And I'd love to get some time in the makeup chair before my maternity photo shoot this December.

Suzie said...

My fav product is Cheeky Monkey nail polish in Bite me :-)

Also liked you on FB.

acadiangirl said...

I used to live in Woodstock where the first MYB store was open and it was just a little makeup boutique i have been a fan ever since it has opened there and am glad to see that it has moved into bigger city's and growing immensely every city needs to have one of these stores the staff are very welcoming and make you feel at home no matter which one you go to. I love everything in that store so to point one specific product out is hard. @juliannapickard

Katie H said...

I've loved everything I've tried at MYB I couldn't pick something that is favorite!!! I would also love a makeover to get some tips and pointers! #bringitdowntown # shoplocal

Nivanthi said...

Hard to pick a many great choices!!

Kim Buckley said...

#Bringitdowntown Makes you Blush and makes me smile. I love pink, girlie things and in a house full of guys there isn't much of that. TY for allowing me to get my fix here. :)