Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Guilt Free Bonbons?

If your New Year's Resolution is to focus on your health, then you may fall in love with this guiltless pleasure.

Makeup artist Vincent Longo has launched a new holiday gift set called the Amaretti Diamond Collection. It's the ultimate in "eye candy" ;)

The 4 baked shadows in this quad are:

midnight blue fudge topped with
silver and 
sapphire pearl frosting

velvet vanilla crème treat
laced with silver sprinkles
rich chocolate brownie iced
with glistening gold
warm copperleaf cake topped
with silvery sugar crystals
Apply the shadows as you would normally, but you can intensify the colour by applying it with a slightly damp brush for the ultimate sultry smoky eye.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pan Am Style Eyeliner with a Glittery Holiday Twist

This makeup look is basically a simple add on to my recent Pan Am Inspired makeup tutorial that I posted to my youtube channel.

Click on the link if you'd like to watch my recent Pan Am Inspired Makeup tutorial

The only difference is that I added Lise Watier Eye Glitter Liner over top of my black liner, for a little extra holiday glimmer.  Because the holidays are all about shimmer & glitter!!! ( I used the Black Diamond sample that I got in my November Luxe Box by Loose Button).

And here is how it turned out:

Golden Glittery Holiday Makeup



  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 120
  • Graftobian Powder
  • MAC Golden Bronzer
  • MAC Margin Blush
  • MAC Retrospec eyeshadow
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • MAC Espresso
  • MAC Bamboo
  • MAC Brule
  • Urban Decay gold eyeshadow from Book of Shadows 2
  • MAC Gold Glitter
  • MAC Retrospec 
  • MAC Zoom lash mascara
  • MAC Wedge
  • MAC Teddy
  • MAC Defiantly Feline liquid liner
  • MAC Honeylove
  • Make Up For Ever Gold Flash Colour

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Simply Stylish PEI Makeover Team & How It Works

Have you ever wished a team of beauty pros could swoop down from the sky and make you over from head to toe?  Well now it can happen!  Um, well maybe not the swooping from the sky part, but the make over part can definitely happen!

I have joined my makeup artist skills

with the amazingly talented Cheryl Weeks Hairstylist

and the equally talented Rachel Peters Photography.

So let me explain how the Simply Stylish PEI makeover works.

There are 6 easy steps to rediscovering your gorgeous self with the Simply Stylish PEI team.

Step One:  You call us up and book a makeover (902-393-5112) or email

Step Two:  We arrive at your home on the planned date and take a before photo of you.

Step Three:  Cheryl has a hair consultation with you.  Then she creates a beautiful hairstyle to suit your needs.  She also teaches you how to style your new do, and also goes through your hair products & tools and gives you recommendations on how to use them.

Step Four:  We go to your closet.  We determine your body shape with a mathematical analysis and tell you what style of clothing you should be wearing, and what you should be avoiding.  And then we help you select an outfit for your photo shoot with Rachel.

Step Five:  Once you're dressed you head to the makeup chair.  After a makeup consultation, I'll create a makeup look for you.  While I'm applying your makeup, I'll be teaching you how to do it as we go along.  I'll also record the makeup to a face chart so you can keep it and refer back to it when you are doing it on your own.  I'll also go through your makeup with you and tell you how to use it properly and what colours work for you and what colours don't.

Step Six:  Strike a pose!  It's picture time, and you will have nothing to worry about!!!  Rachel will make you feel so relaxed.  Honestly I know how it feels.  I hate getting my picture taken, and I feel 100% more comfortable behind the scenes then I do in front of the camera.  But when Rachel has taken my picture, I can truly say she makes me feel at ease and like I'm the most photogenic person in the world.  And the great part about it, she makes every woman feel that way!

Your makeover is now complete!  You'll have a new hairstyle, a new makeup look, you'll know what you should be wearing for your body shape, and you'll have the before and after photos of your magical transformation!  Best of all, you'll be able to take what you've learned from us and create your new look for yourself every day!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Loose Button & Lancome Canada Contest

Luxe Box by Loose Button & Lancome Canada have teamed up and put together a contest.

A special edition box filled with Lancome beauty products is what is up for grabs!

So here's how the contest works:
The top 25 voted best beauty bloggers/vloggers will win 2 of the special edition Lancome boxes.  One to keep for themselves.  The other to giveaway to one of there followers.

So here's how to vote:

  1. Go to the Loose Button Facebook page
  2. It will direct you to "like" the Lancome Canada Page
  3. Then fill in your name, and email address.  Hit the vote now button, then vote for your favourite beauty blogger/vlogger.   
  4. My logo is Michelle Cudmore Makeup Artist (I'm about in the middle of the pack right now).  I appreciate all your votes!  Seriously I think it would be so cool for a little makeup artist in the smallest province in Canada to win a nation wide contest!!!!!  
  5. You can vote every day, so if you can remember to vote for me I'd be thrilled :)
Contest closes Dec 9, so there's only 3 days left to vote!

Thanks to all my supporters, and to everyone who voted!  You ROCK!!!!