Basic Beauty does #MakeupDate at Bloomies!



There is no better way to spend your Saturday morning than at Bloomingdales with demonstrations by national makeup artists from all the best beauty lines.  There was hot coffee, a rockin’ DJ and product give aways.  Beauty Blogger Heaven!

The Day was hosted by  Jenny Johnson, a true beauty herself!  She admitted to some of her cult favorites from Nars, Clarins and Bobbi Brown.  Life is hectic for an Executive Producer and an Emmy Award winning on air talent.  She loves on-the-go products that have multiple purposes with all day staying power.



Learning tips and tricks from the artists themselves is priceless.  Something new and Fabulously Fabulous can always be learned!

I was spinning in beauty bliss when all of a sudden …. ANTONIO appeared…. He is a Premiere Face Designer for GIORGIO ARMANI.  Antonio spoke in a gorgeous accent with brand enthusiasm like I had never seen.  It was his description of Giorgio Armani’s personal commitment and goals for his impeccable beauty line that drew me to the Armani counter, awaiting my personal make over.


Armani foundation has a cult following.. honestly I had never even tried it!  By the end of my precious time with Antonio I had learned many new makeup artist skills and precision application practices. Most of all, I fell in love with Antonio and Giorgio Armani.  So here is what I now officially cannot live without….and neither should you.

Face Cleanser: Crema Nera Extrema Foam in Cream Cleanser.  This can be used as a mask, wash or make up remover, all in one.  The sensation after washing is pure heaven.  I have never loved a cleanser more!

Eyeliner:   Eyes to Kill waterproof eyeliner pencil in Earthen Brown.  Antonio used the tightlining technique to apply this liner in my lash line.  This makes the eyes pop as well as make the lash line appear thick and luscious.  The staying power is amazing.

Eyeshadow:   Eye Tint (cream eyeshadow) in # 17 Hollywood.  Place all over lid. This works for day or night and on any eye color.

Tinted Moisturizer:   Crema Nuda.  Heaven in a bottle.  (I was #3 Fair Glow).  Comes in 6 shades, work with the face designer for your perfect shade.  This product has an enhanced glow while blurring imperfections.  It’s expensive but will last forever!

Lip Gloss:   Ectasy Lip Lacquer in #503 Fatale.  The BEST lip gloss ever.  Moisturizing & Beautiful Shine & Color-Staying Power.  An absolute Must Have.

On my wish list:

Maestro Eraser Concealer:   An under eye concealer that works wonders.  Antonio taught me that adding light under the eyes isn’t always the answer.  You need to add in the pigment that will cover and match the skin.  Armani has mastered this approach.

Bronzer:   Sun Fabric # 400.  A Fabulous bronzer for contouring or all over sun kissed look.

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-Giorgio Armani