January 22, 2009

Ben Nye's Neutralizing Creme Crayon - Carry On Concealer

**Just a side note for my loyal readers who have been checking my blog and wondering where I've been and why I haven't posted anything in the last 4 days!! Well, I have been super busy this week working on a fashion photo shoot (as the local makeup artist) for the first issue of an exciting new funky fashion and beauty magazine that is going to be launched here in Athens,GA.

I never knew working on a fashion shoot could be so time consuming and exhausting! But wow has it been so much fun and exciting; I'll keep you all posted as to when the premier issue will be coming out - hopefully to rave reviews!**

I have been trying to think outside of the box recently when trying to find new makeup lines to expand my product collection that I use on my clients (and myself!). Thankfully, in my search I came across a brand of makeup that somehow I'd never heard of before, (how is that possible??) called Ben Nye.

Ben Nye is a makeup company that specializes in theater and stage makeup. The company has been around for over 40 years and was developed by, well who else, but a man named Ben Nye, who worked on Hollywood legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, Henry Fonda. He also worked as a makeup artist on the epic film "Gone With The Wind" at age 30. He and his company created major makeup transformations for many films and used all that talent to develop his own makeup line which has been carried on by family members.

I found a Ben Nye product that I am sure will change my everyday life.

Ben Nye's Neutralizing Creme Crayon ($10.00- and listen to me, an absolute steal of a price!). This chubby crayon - like concealer has a wonderful creamy consistency without being a messy liquid or a too dry cake concealer. It's the perfect size for carrying along in my purse or diaper bag. It allows me to basically just draw on my face wherever it needs to go and whatever it needs to cover up. Then I just rub it in with my finger. The crayon comes in 6 different shades. I purchased two colors - the Red Concealer No1 (to cover red spots and blemishes) and the Mellow Yellow Fair (to help with brown discoloration and purple veins under the eye).

I found this product at a local Athens establishment. JDB offers up anything and everything from novelty gifts, to retro fashion, posters, wigs and much much more - you name it, they've got it. You could seriously spend hours in this store and not see everything.

Ben Nye has recently been featured in magazines like Glamour and Lucky, so it's not just for aspiring theater makeup artists - it's for the masses too! I encourage anyone to check out their website and read the background history of this talented man named Ben Nye and about all the hundreds of makeup products they offer. It's really a great, interesting read and the full color photos will most certainly give you some creative ideas and help you get some ahead of the curve planning for your Halloween 2009!!


abbey said...

I like the new look of the blog!!
Hope the magazine is a HUGE success for you! :)

JennySue said...

Thanks Abbey! Ditto on the success of the magazine since you're our fabulous photographer!

LaneyGB said...

WOW Abbey!!!! Congrats on the new photography position! You will do FABULOUS at it!!!! Jen is do you know of any other stores that carry this product? I am always on the lookout for a new concealer to wake up my tired eyes!

Janna said...

Congrats Jennifer! That is very exciting and I am sure the makeup will be fabulous. Can I order this concealer online? OH and I have tried the metallic shadow on top of my eyeliner and LOVE it. Keep on posting, I love all the ideas.

JennySue said...

Hey ladies, wish I could tell you a great site to buy these products from, but since they're theatrical makeup, all those sites have ridiculous shipping charges, or you have to buy a minimum $$ amount of products. Soo, I would suggest checking your yellow pages for a local makeup/costume/theater store and ask if they carry Ben Nye products. Wish I had a better answer- sorry for finding a product so difficult to obtain!

Anonymous said...

hi! i have been using ben nye for theatre productions for years. while you may be able to pull off stage makeup in powders and maybe even concealers under the eye, EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THAT PANCAKE MAKEUP IS EXTREMELY HARSH ON YOUR SKIN! it works wonders for covering up bad skin, but it will most certainly make it worse. this is why performers wear a layer of cold cream under their makeup- which isnt too great for skin either, yet still protects from pancake makeup. just want everyone to be warned!