Archive for October, 2015

“Wednesday is for Friends” Half-Off Special

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend.”

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We’re a bit sentimental at Make Me Fabulous today, thinking about just how deeply we are impacted (more…)

Stila Holiday Sets are Here!

OK, ladies, here’s one to bookmark for your guy as a not-so-subtle hint for holiday gifts. Here at Make Me Fabulous, we just love this time of year… nearly every shipment sprinkled with dazzling holiday gift sets. Seriously, it’s like Christmas every time we unpack a box! (more…)

The Secret of Sigma Brushes Unveiled

Let’s face it. Here at Make Me Fabulous, makeup is our thing. Well, one of our “things,” but really— it’s our crowning glory. We have some of the best makeup artists in the industry!

And our shelves are beautifully stocked with an assortment of your favorite makeup in a variety of shades, brands, and styles. We can teach you how to use every piece of makeup in the shop, or apply your makeup for you.

But here’s a secret— we can’t do any of it without a “secret” weapon— the right brush. Without a quality makeup brush, your makeup won’t blend the way it’s designed. You are just not going to achieve the effect you’re looking for. c2a5ddaa-0235-4032-a926-ac59ae1ca0b5At Make Me Fabulous, we just adore the Sigma brushes. Here’s why:

Sigma brushes are made with exclusive synthetic fibers, SigmaTech and Sigmax, both of which are specially engineered with extremely thin fibers to efficiently collect and deliver not only powder but liquid and cream products, too. You see, these fibers have almost zero humidity absorption, so the strength and stiffness isn’t impacted by liquids or creams, maintaining the integrity of your brushes, without stealing your precious foundation. Sigma brushes are made with hypoallergenic materials and are carefully hand-crafted to last a lifetime.

And you know why else? Sigma brushes are a dream to hold. Each handle is made from carefully selected, lightweight, high-resistance wood made from renewable sources before receiving eight generous layers of prime coat and paint perfection.

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Sigma brushes are pretty, too. The metals are all thick layers of chrome, copper, or gold guaranteeing lifelong shine and protection. Seriously, you’re going to love reaching into your makeup bag and pulling out a Sigma brush.

At the Make Me Fabulous shop on 32 Front Street in the very quaint Village of Ballston Spa, NY, you’ll find the entire assortment of Sigma brushes, each designed with a unique purpose, a different makeup application. Eye liner, eye shadows and blush… smudging, blending, tapering and defining. These brushes have you covered.

You’ve probably heard of the Kabuki— the short, stubby brush that really packs a punch.
02303fbb-107c-41b5-874f-41f79d3535f4Well, we have the F80 Flat Kabucki. It’s perfect for applying foundation because the bristles are dense. And with Sigma’s special technology, you can bet the brush won’t suck up all of your foundation. It delivers where foundation is intended to land— on your skin. Now you know why it’s one of our best sellers!

Check out the handy kits, too. At Make Me Fabulous, we carry the Essential kit, the Extravaganza chrome kit, the Extravaganza copper kit, the Sigamax kabuki kit, the Synthetic precision kit, the Extreme color payoff kit, the Basic eyes kit, and the Performance eye kit.

8a5a08c0-47a8-48e8-9164-6103fbb4aceaAnd, guess what? We just unpacked a shipment with the new Nightlife by Camila Coehlo collection, created to design your face for a “dusk-’til-dawn” nightlife experience.

We’re always watching out for your beauty budget (because we know you need money left over for new shoes), we’re thrilled that these brushes are super-affordable.

Now you know one of our “secret” combinations. The best makeup, talented artists, and Sigma brushes. That’s how we help you look fabulous!

Have you tried the new brushes? Have a favorite? Tell us about it by commenting below!

Cooling Down Color for Fall…

If you’ve stepped inside Make Me Fabulous recently, you’ve seen with your own eyes just how busy our reception desk has been. So many clients are booking appointments for fresh color heading into fall. They’re right on track too.

Summer is a fantastic time of year, but between the sun, sand and chlorine, it wreaks havoc on our hair, especially on our color. Angela Wakefield, a senior hair stylist and regional Schwarzkopf color educator with us has the inside scoop on which shades are trending.

Angela: “With the end of summer upon us, there is the usual transition from hot to cool. Vibrant pastels of the summer are now making way for the warm tones of autumn. Riding the wave of pastels,  women

Color transformation

are enjoying their favorite pastels toned-down a notch. For example, lavender, silver and pink were all over the place this summer. What I’m seeing is that we aren’t quite ready to let go of this trend, so we are keeping these cool tones and just adding a splash of depth here. Lavender is going more toward a taupe, pink is leaning toward magenta, silver is getting more silvery.images

Instead of opting for a traditional brown or standard chocolate, all-over look, we are seeing a melding of trendy-fun with a touch of funk. Our chocolates are being infused with cool coppers or cool violets.

Our blondes are opting to stay just that, by allowing for some bright face-framing and low-lighting throughout the head, keeping summer firmly in check, at least on the hair.

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I think we are going to be seeing the summer pastels really holding-on into the cool fall, which makes one wonder: How amazing are all these colors going to look with all the amazing foliage and colors of upstate New York? The answer is: Fabulous!”

Fabulous color is all we do here at Make Me Fabulousimages-2 When your head of freshly-colored hair is in our sink, we shampoo and condition it with Schwarzkopf’s BC Bonacure Color Freeze. It’s a product that’s always been known for helping to preserve your color. Recently, Schwarzkopf revamped the brand with new technologies guaranteeing 100% color retention! Using its’ patented 4.5 color balancing technology, it works right inside the hair shaft to nourish and hold color.

We adore Schwarzkopf’s entire line of shampoos, conditioners, and leave-in treatments… but we have a hands-down favorite. It’s the BC Bonacure Color Freeze CC cream. datauri-fileIt borrows the technology used in skin care (your hair is, after all, just an extension of your skin) and seals your hair, providing anti-frizz control, acting as a sunscreen for your hair, and protecting it from heat up to 428-degrees (think straightening and curling irons). As if these perks aren’t enough, this blow dry cream also infuses your hair with 48-hours of body and shine.

To finish, we recommend polishing your locks with Schwarzkopf’s BC Bonacure Color Freeze Gloss Serum. You can use it before or after your blow dry for glass-like shine.

While our stylists adore applying Schwarzkopf’s line here at the salon, we’re very good at sharing. We have an entire display of products for you to purchase to preserve your color while shampooing and styling at home, too. We like to think of it as pulling the plug on the days of watching your beautiful color wash down the drain.

We think that’s just simply fabulous!