Holiday Beauty News: The Makeup Show Makeup Shop Returns to NYC

We’ve always loved getting products as gifts, but as we get older, we find receiving experiences and fun activities as gifts to be exceptionally wonderful and meaningful. As a beauty lover, we’re excited about the receiving the combination of the two, as will the beauty lover on your holiday gift list. Just in time for the holiday season, The Makeup Show will once again host their highly anticipated beauty sale and experience, The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC, on December 16th and 17th!

This luxury beauty sale, a makeup addict’s dream, which is usually only available to industry pros, is now open to the public. This anticipated beauty sale makes an amazing gift idea for anyone who loves makeup. Not only does The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC offer steep discounts and sample sale prices, it also offers amazing and free beauty seminars and hands-on workshops. What beauty addict wouldn’t love that experience! This is definitely a sale you won’t want to miss because you can also stock up on last minute holiday shopping or sneak a gift in for yourself!

Many of your favorite and most respected makeup and beauty brands are participating in The Makeup Show Makeup Shop, including MAKE UP FOR EVER, Kevyn Aucoin, Frends Beauty Supply, and many more. This year, there are several new brands joining the shop including, Hourglass Cosmetics, Guerlain, Malin+Goetz, Dr. Brandt, Smith Cosmetics, Menaji, Rebels and Outlaws, Blot Beauty, Kenia Ontiveros Beauty, and ACHI.

Not only is this an amazing sale, but it’s also going to be an entertaining one too! Guests will be able to sip on cocktails, meet with their favorite brands, influencers, and artists, and learn from some of the best in the industry by attending the seminars and hands-on workshops.

These complimentary seminars are usually only offered to pro artists, but for this rare weekend, they are open to everyone attending The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC. Whether you want to learn the tips and tricks on how to create that statement eye or lip to multidimensional makeup, these industry pro sessions are perfect for any aspiring makeup artist or someone who just wants to brush up on their makeup skills. Learn these tips from legendary artists like James Vincent, Nicholas Lujan, Siam Richards, and Danessa Myricks.

The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC will be held on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 from 10 am to 5:30 pm and on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th Street, New York, NY. Tickets are $25 each day or $40 dollars for two days and are available for purchase now.

Skincare News: What’s New in Beauty at Sephora

Skincare is always evolving, so it’s important to know about the latest beauty launches, and the newest products available. This is what we and beauty haven Sephora are here for, to let you know about the innovative new beauty products available to you. So if you are ready fellow beauty addicts, we present what’s new in beauty at Sephora from Fresh, Dr. Brandt, Caudalie, Kate Somerville, Clarisonic, and GlamGlow. These skincare brands are already known for their groundbreaking formulas and their latest products will simply your life. Wouldn’t you love to get the quality of a professional beauty procedure at home, without the downtime? That’s exactly what the range of new targeted treatments offer. Are you ready to hello to beautiful skin? Then get ready for what’s new in beauty at Sephora.


  1. Fresh Black Tea Age-Defy Firming Serum ($75.00) –Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and leave skin looking luminous, this serum delivers immediate and continuous moisture that builds over time. This universal serum has a corset-like effect on the skin, giving the appearance of more defined face contours. It improves key signs of aging and helps to prevent future damage, firms the look of skin, and improves luminosity and suppleness.
  2. Dr. Brandt Needles No More® 3-D Filler Mask ($95.00) – This visible skin-plumping mask restores volume and youthful-looking contours—filling in the look of wrinkles and folds for an instantly smoother look. Specially formulated with a potent age-defying skin combination of hyaluronic acid, rejuvenating peptides, and adipofill’in™, it provides visible volume where needed for an all over recontoured look and feel.
  3. Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Firming Serum ($82.00) — This oil-free, innovative resculpting serum is formulated with Caudalie’s new breakthrough patent of stabilized vine resveratrol (for firmness) and micro hyaluronic acids (for volume) to visibly recontour, refirm, and re-plump aging skin. Also enriched with a peptide composition that works on natural collagen and elastin, it lifts the look of facial contours and reduce visible effects of aging. The light, hydrating texture blends into the skin without any sticky residue and can be applied under makeup.
  4. Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift™+ Retinol Advanced Resurfacing Treatment ($98.00) – This resurfacing booster treatment is formulated with a retinol active ingredient combined with natural bio-retinol, which support natural collagen production and healthy cell turnover to create the appearance of firmer skin with increased elasticity, reduced wrinkles, and more even pigmentation.
  5. Clarisonic Mia Fit ($198.00) – This travel-friendly, lightweight, and waterproof device gives you smooth, radiant skin on-the-go. It fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, cleansing up to six times better than hands alone. The two new speed settings—Delicate and Power Cleanse—remove impurities, sunscreen, and makeup. The high foaming, luxurious, milky Skin Illuminating Cleanser is specifically formulated for use with the Radiance Brush Head to remove impurities and help transform the appearance of dull skin for a more radiant-looking complexion.
  6. GlamGlow GravityMud Firming Treatment ($69.00) – This innovative formula changes color from white to brilliant chrome and peels off to leave skin feeling tighter and more lifted. Mega-targeted ingredients work together to help skin’s contours feel firmer and more defined.

What are your thoughts on what’s new in beauty at Sephora? Which of these skincare products are you most interested in trying? Are you a Sephora Beauty Insider? Join the Real Results Challenge with exclusive free samples that offer real results after just a few uses. Stop into any Sephora location for personalized advice, skincare services specialized for your skin, and a Skincare IQ diagnostic at Sephora’s Beauty Studio, and of course, you can also shop for these innovative skincare products anytime on

What’s New in Beauty: Scouted by Sephora, Just for You!

We love Sephora for so many reasons and not just because it is a beauty sanctuary. The famed beauty retailer, which we call our beauty haven and a place to escape, is also the go-to place to discovering international beauty brands, new product launches, and innovations in beauty. We recently had the pleasure in discovering some of the latest products to hit Sephora, scouted for their innovations, from brands we already love, brands we’re just getting to know, and brands that are new to us. Today we share what we’re sharing the hottest beauty products Scouted by Sephora from FOREA, Boscia, Bésame, Erborian, Dr. Brandt Skincare, KAPLAN MD, Tony Moly, Flash Tattoos, and Peter Thomas Roth.



Possibly our favorite product from the preview event. Imagine not having to replace your toothbrush every 3 months; or only having to charge your electric toothbrush once a year. Those are just two of the amazing features of this silicone toothbrush. From the makers of the LUNA™ skincare device, this stylish new silicone toothbrush will revolutionize dental care. Featuring an award-winning design, and non-abrasive, bacteria-resistant silicone bristles, this manual brush pulsates to effectively and gently cleanse teeth and gums for an innovative new dental experience. Throw in the stunning variety of colors (we want the hot pink), and you can’t help but want to brush your teeth.

Boscia Exfoliating Peel Gel, $34.00


We live for Boscia’s Green Tea Blotting Sheets and Luminizing Black Mask, so it doesn’t take much to convince us to love their newest product. We were there to welcome Boscia’s Exfoliating Peel Gel. This lightweight gel peel offers gentle exfoliation to deeply cleanse your pores, remove buildup, and treat problem areas (something we desperately need). It boasts a triple-action formula that contains exfoliating molecules to remove surface debris, anti-oxidant rich multi-fruit AHAs to remove excess oil and toxins, and pomegranate enzymes to promote brighter and firmer skin.

Bésame Vanilla Brightening Powder, $22.00



We’re only fairly familiar with Bésame, thanks to Jessica Lange’s AHS: Freak Show character’s bold pout on the show, that’s right Elsa Mars’s bold red lips were courtesy of Bésame but today, we were there for the wonderfully scented powder. This luxurious face powder is hand-made with natural, cruelty-free ingredients and a touch of sensual vanilla. You can use it alone for a polished look, over makeup to set it for all day wear, or under eyes to noticeably brighten dark circles. however you use it, you’ll smell decadent all day.

Erborian Perfect Morning BB Mask with Organic Matcha Green Tea, $35.00


We’ve always heard great things about green tea for oily and acne-prone skin, so we were really excited to learn more about this brand. This 1-minute skin perfecting blast mask is the perfect addition to any morning routine to revive dull and tired skin, and help tighten pores. Packaged in convenient travel-friendly single-use sachets, these powder masks are perfect for on-the-go. To use, just pour the powder in hand, add a few drops of water and apply to your face. Leave on for one minute, rinse with cold water and you will be left with cleansed skin and a luminous glow. We’re dying with anticipation to try this mask and say goodbye to our enlarged pores.

Dr. Brandt Skincare Needles No More Instant Wrinkle Relaxing Cream, $89.00


We love Dr. Brandt Skincare, we’re huge fans of his LaserFx Bright Serum as it has helped us with our dark spots. His newest product, Needles No More Instant Wrinkle Relaxing Cream,  is the newest generation of wrinkle relaxers. This advanced topical treatment is formulated to replicate the benefits of Botox® without the needles. Its unique tri-blend of wrinkle relaxers acts synergistically on three levels to prevent the muscle contraction responsible for expression lines.

KAPLAN MD Perfect Pout Lip Mask + Lip Balm Duo, $23.00


Sometimes lips need more than just a balm for protection, especially during the drying winter months. The simple two-step system, from Kaplan MD, is the natural solution for fuller, healthier, and more youthful lips. The Lip Mask contains a blend of 22 USDA Certified Organic Extracts, combined with Hyaluronic Acid, Marine Collagen Peptides, and Papaya Enzymes to instantly plump the lip contour and smooth fine lines while the Lip Balm hydrates and protects against sun damage with SPF 20. keep your lips kissably soft all year round.

Tony Moly Bbo Bbo Lip Balm, $9.00


We hit cuteness overload when we stopped by Tony Moly, but the adorably packaged beauty products are more than just their cute looks. While we ooh’d and ahh’d over all their products, we were there to welcome the lip-shaped  Bbo Bbo Lip Balm to Sephora. Aptly meaning “kiss” in Korean, this soft, lush-textured lip treatment instantly softens, plumps and protects for ready-to-kiss lips. Get it in the limited edition metallic, over-sized lip-shaped compact and make your make-up bag the center of attention.

Flash Tattoos, $22.00


Have you ever wondered who started the flash tattoo craze? Look no further than Flash Tattoos. These innovative metallic temporary tattoos have been seen on celebrities around the globe and are a chic, eclectic spin on couture jewelry. Choose from various styles including cuffs, rings, necklaces, etc, that last 4-6 days to match any mood.

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox De-Puffing Eye-Cubes, $50.00


As a night owl, we have spent a few days with cucumbers on our eyes. An act that can become messy sometimes. Thanks to Peter Thomas Roth, we were introduced to a simpler way to keep those puffy eyes at bay. They launched a simple, yet revolutionary concept, each soft pouch contains a liquid blend of Cucumber, Arnica, Green Tea, Chamomile, Aloe, Caffeine, and Hyaluronic Acid, that is frozen before application to help reduce the look of puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles for brighter, more youthful-looking eyes. Not only do we love the product, we also adore the innovative packaging as well….so clever. We’re also looking forward to trying out their Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask (we love a good mud mask).

Other notables newly available at Sephora include:

Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush Blender #78, $38.00


All you makeup brush fans and pro artists will want to add this brush to your makeup kit. Containing over 100,000 cashmere-like soft bristles tapered to perfection, this brush captures just the right amount of product and flawlessly buffs skin for an even complexion.

HOURGLASS Modernist Eyeshadow Palette, $58.00


The first-ever single-pan artistry eyeshadow palette features both matte and shimmer formulas to mix for multiple effects. Available in seven color options with a 3D, modern art-inspired texture, all can be used wet or dry to change the intensity and finish off your final look.

Intrigued by what you see here? We recommend making a visit to the beauty haven ASAP to get acquainted with these amazing Scouted by Sephora products.

Birchbox & Dr. Fredric Brandt Celebrate Dr. Brandt Laser Fx Serums Launch

We had the pleasure of attending an event at the glam Soho Birchbox store to celebrate and get an exclusive look at renowned celebrity dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt’s latest skincare launch, Dr. Brandt Laser Fx Serums. The best part, the good doctor was on hand to introduce the product himself.

Imagine if you could target and alleviate your skin issues with a skincare weapon. Thanks to Dr. Brandt, you can. Whether you’re looking to fight wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, or fade your dark spots, the new skincare laser series collection from Dr. Brandt will reveal your skin’s best. The laser-focused line of custom skincare is inspired by the newest generation of in-office Fraxel Lasers, a sought-after treatment from Dr. Brandt.

Laser Fx Lift Serum ($78.00) – Great for those who want to target their sagging skin, redefine their face contour and boost elastin. Featuring Dr. Brandt’s customized blend of amino acids and infused with Sweat Pea, Hexapeptides, and Acmella Oleacera Extract, a plant derived skin tightener, this very potent serum provides instant firming and tightening. After one week, skin’s texture is improved, after two weeks, your skin looks lifted, after three weeks, your skin is more supple and elasticity is restored, and after a month, the contour of the face is visibly more defined.

Laser Fx Perfect Serum ($78.00) – Plagued with fine lines and wrinkles? Eradicate them with with this smoothing serum infused with Gotu Kola, Biomimetic Tri-Peptide, and Heptapeptide encapsulated actives. The Perfect Serum instantly smooths skin and leaves it soft. Skin is plumper after one week, fine lines and wrinkles are diminished after two weeks, skin texture is dramatically improved after three weeks, and skin is transformed after a month.

Laser Fx Bright Serum ($78.00) – Do you find yourself dealing with dark spots like we do, or dark spots and dull skin? The answer to your prayers is the Laser Fx Bright Serum. Boasting encapsulated Vitamin C, Epidermosil, and Knotgrass Extract, the Bright Serum will help you kiss your imperfections goodbye. Enjoy more luminous skin after one week, imperfections that look diffused after two weeks, dark spots and discolorations fade after three weeks, and after four weeks, your skin is visibly more even and radiant.

It was such a pleasure listening to Dr. Brandt, he is truly hilarious as is evident by the video below. We recorded great footage of him telling us about his Sirius radio show, sharing a skincare rap (yes he raps), and telling us about his new Laser Fx Serums skincare range. Check it out below:

The Laser Fx Serum Serums is available now and can be purchased online at Have you visited the amazing Birchbox Soho boutique? If you haven’t, you definitely need to add it to your list.