Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Muppets's Take... OPI ?!

"It's time to put on makeup
It's time to dress up right
It's time to get things started
On the most sensational,
celebrational, muppetational
This is what we call the muppet show!"

The muppet's are hot this season.  And I have to tell you, that makes me smile.  I love the muppet show.  I loved them as a kid and I still love them now.  And that is why I'm super excited that this November OPI is launching a limited edition Muppet's collection.

This is the first time I can honestly say, I'm really looking forward to November!  I just can not wait to get my hands on these polishes!  I love the Fresh Frog of Bel Air, Warm and Fozzie, Getting Miss Piggy With It, and Meep-Meep-Meep.  What do you think of this OPI collection? 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

September Glymm Box Giveaway!!!

It's giveaway time again :)  This time I'm giving away a Glymm Box for September.  Have you heard about Glymm Box yet?  If you haven't here is a little info on the company...

Glymm delivers beauty in a box is the only Canadian company to offer an exciting beauty Glymm Box subscription, full shop-in-shop Boutique and an awesome fashion, beauty and lifestyle Community.
For only $10/month or $110/year, Glymm will lovingly curate, package and send a Glymm Box directly to your doorstep every month!  An instant frown-reverser, you will be delighted to open your adorable little beauty box that is filled to the brim with 4-5 deluxe-sized, luxury beauty samples.  The samples that you receive are hand-selected by Glymm’s panel of Experts according to your personal Beauty Profile.  So far, the brands that Glymm promises are sure to delight; showcasing luxury, niche, and emerging brands such as Cargo, OPI, Stila, NARS, Gucci and Lise Watier.

Once you have tried the products in the comfort of your own home (without any pushy sales folk), you can continue your Glymm experience by accessing the Beauty Boutique and purchasing the full size versions of your samples.  As a bonus, Glymm even offers Glymm Points!  Super easy to rack up, Glymm Points can be traded in for savings towards purchases in the Boutique.  You can also express your opinions through monthly product reviews, ask their Beauty Experts questions, stay up to date on the current trends, makeup do’s and don’ts and learn tips and tricks you may not have tried before!

It’s only been a month since opened its online doors to the public, and within two weeks the first Glymm Box sold out at record speed!  Since limited membership spaces are available, make sure you order your Glymm Box today!  If you would like to join Glymm Box click here

Sounds good right?  Well now you have a chance to win a September box!!!  

Here are the rules to enter the giveaway :

1.  You must be a Canadian resident.  (Currently Glymm only ships within Canada.)

2.  You must "like" Glymm's facebook page

3.  You must be subscribed to at least one of the following:  my blog, or "like" my facebook page Michelle Cudmore Makeup Artist, or subsribe to my youtube channel PEImakeupartist

4.  Leave a comment below stating what your favourite beauty product is and why.

5. Only one comment per username :) 

For a Bonus Entry:
Follow Glymm ( on Twitter and tweet both Glymm (@GlymmGirl) & myself (@PEImakeupartist) what beauty product you would like to see in future Glymm boxes.

Example: @GlymmGirl @PEImakeupartist MAC, FTW.

Be sure to have my twitter and Glymm's twitter in your tweet so I can keep track of who gets a bonus entry!


Smoky Couleur - Make Up For Ever

I love the brand Make Up For Ever.  I mean I really, really love their products.  And I'm super excited about their new fall Smoky Couleur limited edition launch for fall 2011.  In one palette you can create a blue, green, purple, brown or a classic black smoky eye.

Besides the palette of gorgeous smoky eye shadows, they are also offering 4 coloured mascaras called Smoky Lash Coulour in brown, green, blue and purple.  But no smoky eye can be complete with out a smudged out liner, so Make Up For Ever has created 3 new eye kohl pencils in Pearly Deep Blue, Matte Mocha Brown, and Pearly Black Purple.  I'm LOVING this!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fall 2011 Makeup Trends

I hate to say it, but I can feel the fall air moving in.  And that has me thinking about what's trendy for makeup this fall.

The three major makeup trends that I have been seeing are:
1.  feline shaped eyes with winged eye liner, which I adore.
2.  colourful smokey eyes, which I adore.
3.  and bold, bright red lips, again which I adore.
Bottom line, I think I'm going to have a lot of fun this fall!

Red Lips 

Bold glossy red at MAC

Estee Lauder featuring bold red matte lips

Colourful Smokey Eye Shadows

Chanel's smokey gray eye look with their new Illusions D'Ombres

Dior's blue smokey eye for fall.  And I love the blue nail polish too!

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 smokey eye.  I think I'm in love with this ad!

NARS is focusing on the colour blue but with a feline, winged out shape

Feline Eyes

NARS makes the feline eye look ultra sexy!

Lancome doing the bold red lip plus the feline shaped eye liner.  Love it!

Who's on board for the fall 2011 trends?  Are you loving or loathing them?

Friday, August 12, 2011

GIVEAWAY!!!!!!! Win an August Luxe Box by Loose Button

It's Contest time!!!! :)  I am giving away ONE August Luxe Box by Loose Button to one of my lucky subscribers !

If you don't know about Loose Button yet, here is some info on them from there website:

"At Loose Button, our mission is to help customers discover, try and purchase quality beauty products through a unique shopping experience. Our team comprises of talented individuals who bring a diverse set of experiences from the fashion, publishing, retail, social media and technology industries. We are passionate about creating great experiences, and have been recently featured on Flare , Globe & Mail and National Post for our work.
Our service, Luxe Box, is an exciting and new subscription service that allows members to try beauty products in the comfort of their own home before buying them full-sized. Members receive 3-5 hand-picked deluxe sized products in a chic box every month, delivered to an address of their choice. Members also get exclusive access to beauty tips and tutorials that teach them how to make the most out of their products."
How to Enter:


1. You must be Subscribed to my Youtube channel PEImakeupartist (just click the subscribe button at the top of the video)
2. Post a comment to this video, wherein you answer the question "When do you feel most beautiful?"
- 1 comment entry per person only


Michelle Cudmore Makeup Artist 
1. "Like" my Page
2. Leave a comment under this video posting on my wall, in response to the question "When do you feel most beautiful?"


1. You must follow me on Twitter.
2. You must copy, paste and tweet the following sentence in its entirety from your Twitter account:

Follow @PEImakeupartist and RT to enter in the August Luxe Box by Loose Button Giveaway #PEImakeupartist. Full Rules and details:

You must include the hashtag so I can keep record of your tweets.

1.  You must follow my blog (click the follow this blog button on the side bar, just above the place where all the little square pics of people who are already following :)
2.  Leave a comment under the Giveaway Contest post in response to the question "When do you feel most beautiful?"

THE CONTEST IS OPEN WORLDWIDE!  Contest ends August 22, 2011 (midnight, Atlantic time.) You can enter the contest in each of the 4 ways listed above (Youtube, facebook, twitter and my blog) to increase your chances, . If you're under the age of 18, please ask parents' permission prior to entering. The one lucky winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 on my Youtube channel.

Disclaimer: I am not being paid for this video. The August Luxe Box has been provided by Loose Button.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Turquoise - My Favourite Colour

I've talked about some of my favourite summer colours in a few previous posts, and today I want to post about my favourite colour of all, no matter what the season...Turquoise!

I love turquoise nail polish, and there are lots to chose from out there, from high end to drug store finds :)

An easy way to incorporate turquoise into your makeup look is to use it as a colourful eye liner.  I think Make Up For Ever did a fantastic job with their Aqua Liner ads:
Make Up For Ever

I love this look with the fuchsia lips
Make Up For Ever

One of my favourite turquoise eye shadows is Birds and Berries, a limited edition colour by MAC

If you missed out in that eyeshadow, you could always try Make Up For Ever's Aqua Cream in turquoise:

I also love turquoise jewelry, but I find that it can either be gorgeous or gaudy, so you have to be careful on what you choose and what you pair it with.  I love this ring I found on Haute Look:
Do you remember Cameron Diaz wearing turquoise jewelry on the red carpet?  I loved that look on her so much. Turquoise looks so stunning paired with her fuchsia and plum colours.

How do you wear turquoise?

Road Trip To Halifax This Friday Anyone?

Who wants to go to Halifax this weekend????  I sure do, want to know why?  Because.....wait for it.....

Friday is the

of the Halifax


And what would I be buying, if I were going?  Well I would definitely check out this new mascara from Japan called Fairy Drops.  Have you tried this mascara yet?  I love all Japanese eye related products so I can't wait to try this mascara.

I would also check out this new tint by Benefit:

And if I was looking for an eyeshadow palette, not that I need one, I would be scooping up the new Urban Decay palette:

What's on your Sephora wish list?