Last month we were invited to attend the 7th Annual Harper's Bazaar Fabulous at Every Age Contest Event at The Fashion Show Mall here on the Las Vegas strip! More details on the contest we are entering can be found at the end of the blog post!
We arrived at Saks Fifth Avenue and followed the music to the Estee Lauder counter!
We found the red carpet and immediately snapped a few before photos before we sat down with BLAIR PATTERSON, Estée Lauder’s Director of Global Makeup Artistry! He does the makeup for some of the biggest models including Kendall Jenner and Joan Smalls!! Not only are we going to be able to ask him ANY questions we want but he was going to give us mini make overs!! We were getting our supermodel poses DOWN. What do you think about our BEFORE shots? Edwina came with her every day face to get some tips and tricks on how to refine some of her skills! I came BARE face because I wanted to learn how to get the FACE right...you know...like Kendall Jenner! haha
He was working on a client before us so we captured a shot of his Comme des Garçons PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor®....ummm fell in love already!
We were so excited to sit down with Blair and really get the scoop on some of our pressing questions...which may not be as traditional as you might think!! We hope you guys get as inspired as we did!!
BP: PERFECT make up is pageant make up. You have to find what works best for YOU!
S&E: YESSSS, that makes so much sense, we do not want to look like we are going to be on a stage EVERY SINGLE DAY, we do not want the KIT, that perfect look.
BP: Every artist knows a little bit of that, that is why you are addicted to certain looks on celebrities. They just wear it WRONG so WELL!
BP: I don't have TIPS, but I do have PHILOSOPHIES!
S&E: PERFECT! TELL us ALL OF THEM NOW! Ok what is on the top of your list of philosophies?
BP: Do the perfect smokey eye for instance, and then do something to mess it up a little.
S&E: DING DING DING! Well that is quite possibly the best
tip philosophy you could have told us..because WE ARE NOT PERFECT haha all this time we have been trying to make our face look like everyone one else but what you are saying is those imperfections make us perfect!!! YAAASSSSS
BP: Have you ever fallen asleep with your make up on and wake up the next morning and LOVE the way your eyeliner looks? THAT is the look that I am talking about, just add to it to make it fresh!
S&E: So what you are saying is go to bed with our make up on from the club and then let em have it at work the next day? WE CAN DO THAT! haha just kidding, this is so good to know!
OK SO we watch Youtube tutorials and read so many magazines that are constantly giving us rules and current trends we must follow...sometimes we just don't know what to do!
BP: I read so many rules in magazines and I do not follow any of them.
S&E: Are you serious? Ugh what a relief!!! We are obsessed with them but sometimes they just don't work, even if we follow all of the steps perfectly! For instance this BAKING TREND? We try it and well it looks like we are LITERALLY baking crust under our eyes and NOT in a good way!
BP: There is nothing wrong with trying new things, but you have to pay attention to what works for you, if it doesn't work, don't do it!
S&E: By the way! Our eyebrows look amazing! Both of us use either a pencil or shadow, which pencil did you use on us today?
BP: I used the 3 in 1 Estee Lauder Brow Multi-tasker in dark brown on you ladies. I don't like a flat eyebrow, I like to use both a pencil and a shadow to add dimension!
BP: Well it depends on what you are doing. If you are taking photos then stay away from anything with SPF so you don't get that flash back. Today I am going to use the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light in color intensity #2 on Shana.
The light formula has a 24 hour staying power so it is great for all day but will also give a natural and flawless matte finish. It is medium-to-full coverage so it can be great for film or photos and only has an SPF of 10 unlike the Original Double Wear with no SPF. They are both great for controlling oil and both are oil free.
S&E: I see! We had no idea how important the SPF was as we take a lot of photos and are always filming! We also never change out the color of our foundation during the year, which is so smart!
When applying the foundation what tools do you like to use? a brush? sponge?
BP: I like both! With the Estee Lauder Double Wear & Double Wear Light I like to use a brush to get a more full coverage.
S&E: Aside from traveling & meeting amazing people like us BAHAHA j/k what do you love about working with Estee Lauder?
BP: Well traveling is one of my favorite parts, but learning global trends and global preferences is the best part. In Europe & Asia, they approach make up so differently than we do.
S&E: Was there anything in Asia specifically that you loved that you now use today?
BP: YES! In Asia they are very soft with their make up, it is almost like a dance... I have never seen anything like it..it is an experience!
S&E: Thank you so much for taking the time today to not only share with us a little more about you and your philosophies but actually apply them to our face! You knew at a young age that this was your passion and that is so inspiring to us and so many...
BP: Yes, sometimes even if you haven't gone to school or maybe even taken the course you have to just dive into the work and start doing what you love! THANK YOU! It was a pleasure meeting you ladies!
S&E: Where can everyone find you and follow you?
BP: You can find me on INSTAGRAM @BPMAKEUP
As you can see we had a blast with Blair! Thank you Blair for not only teaching us your philosophies but making us look and feel beautiful!
Special shout out to our family at HAULS.COM! We have so many exciting new projects, series and our very own show on the HAULS.COM APP! Make sure you are SUBSCRIBED to us there!
You know like a Glamour shots photoshoot..haha remember those?
We were so excited to rock our new Jord watches for a new What We Wore & our whole interview and experience on our youtube channel ThriftersAnonymous coming soon!! STAY TUNED! Until then here are a few sneak peeks of our outfits and new watches!! hint hint....we are going to be having a GIVEAWAY and you will be able to get your hands on one too!!
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and look who we ran into! Hi Patrick!! Go and visit him at the mens section in Saks...it's not very big..BAHAHA he will treat you right!!
Want to win $5,000? How about $10,000 and a trip to NYC?
Enter the #FabAtEveryAgeContest
Harper’s BAZAAR 2017 Reader Search presented by Estée Lauder and Saks Fifth Avenue is in full force and they are looking for Fabulous Women at Every Age. Enter and you could win up to $10,000!
Harper’s BAZAAR is sweeping the nation, searching for women, just like you, who personify fabulous – think chic style, inspired beauty, and a passion for life. Harper’s BAZAAR editors will select five finalists, each representing a decade ranging from 20s to 60+.
Eligibility: United States, Canada, void in Quebec; 20 years of age and older (Official Rules)
Entry Dates: February 10, 2017 and ends on April 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Selection of Semi-Finalists: Harper’s BAZAAR editors will select fifty (50) semifinalists (ten in each age category, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s or 60+) from all qualified entries received which will be judged on Entries submitted. The fifty (50) semi-finalists will be notified by phone, via email, or Instagram on or around May 23, 2017 and asked to provide a testimonial of 50 words or less describing why the person being entered is “Fabulous For Her Age” and provide three (3) additional photographs (two color photographs of the entrant’s full body and one (1) close-up color photograph of the entrant’s face. All photos must have been taken within the previous 365 days.
Selection of Finalists and Grand Prize Winner: On or about June 8, 2017, five (5) finalists (one in each age category 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60+) selected will be judged by a panel of Harper’s BAZAAR editors based on the following criteria: photographs (75%) and testimonials (25%). The panel of judges will select one Grand Prize Winner from the five (5) finalists who will be announced at the “Fabulous At Every Age” Awards Luncheon, which is tentatively scheduled to take place in New York City on July 18, 2017.
List of Finalists and the Grand Prize Winner: Harper’s BAZAAR will announce the names and may post photographs of the finalists and the Grand Prize Winner in an upcoming issue of the magazine and/or on its website as determined by the Sponsor.
Entry Limit: one entry per person
How to Enter:
- Instagram a photo of yourself
- Follow @harpersbazaarus
- Include your age and #FabAtEveryAgeContest in the caption
Have Someone Else to Nominate?
Just do the above for them! Make sure to include #nomination.
Not on Instagram?
Not a problem. Enter at fabateveryage.com.
Five Lucky Finalists will be Awarded $5,000, PLUS:
- A trip to New York City
- Two full fashion looks provided by A.L.C. from Saks Fifth Avenue
- Must-have products from Estée Lauder
- A feature within an upcoming in an issue of Harper’s Bazaar
- Finalist prize worth up to $9,150
From the five (5) finalists, one Grand Prize Winner will be selected and also receive an additional cash prize of $5,000 for a total value of up to $14,150
Finalist must travel on dates specified by Sponsor to attend the “Fabulous At Every Age Luncheon” in New York City on July 18, 2017, arriving in New York City on Sunday, July 16, 2017 and departing New York City on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.
By participating in the Contest, entrant certifies that his/her entry is original, has not been previously published or won any award, and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyrights, trademarks or rights, or privacy or publicity. If selected as a finalist, entrants must be available to participate in and attend media events, Estée Lauder promotional events, and attend the “Fabulous at Every Age” luncheon, all to take place in New York City on dates to be scheduled in July 2017 as determined by the Sponsor and must confirm their willingness to participate in media events, Estée Lauder promotional events, and attendance to the “Fabulous at Every Age” Awards Luncheon with details of travel arrangements on or before June 15, 2017, otherwise an alternate finalist will be selected. If Sponsor receives an insufficient number of acceptable entries in any age category, Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer semi-finalists, remove an age category or terminate the Contest.