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The Glam ALL-Star Voyage Makeup Cruise Experience! (Pic Heavy+LOTD)

Hey Dolls,

I went on the Glam ALL-Star Voyage makeup cruise last month and I really enjoyed myself! I took two classes on the cruise, "Highlighting and Contouring: Cream vs Powder" and a "A Nicely Face." I won't go into too much detail because the classes offered by all of the artists are still being offered to take; and I don't want to spoil it for the artists or any potential attendees. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I completely enjoyed the idea of learning about makeup while on vacation! Read on for my full experience and pics.

The Carnival Victory... BKA my home for those 5 peaceful days!

The first day!

Meet and Greet makeup panel...I'm on the far left with the black and red shirt on. This pic is from the Glam All-Star Voyage Instagram page.

The first day was an open panel to meet the Glam All-Stars. All of the artists were there to introduce themselves and just talk. It was also an open floor discussion for any questions we had. There were questions from how to get started in the business, contracts, product choices, techniques, color theory, client etiquette and lots more. All four of the artists all had different personalities and each made the cruise a successful one, they were all genuine, humble and down to earth.

It was there at the meet and greet that we received our Glam All-Star swag bags. The bag had giveaways from the Glam All-Star voyage sponsors. I received a pair of Qosmedix lashes, eye lash curlers, tweezers, a Morphe eyeshadow brush, lip balm and some coupons to use from the sponsors.

First day of class!

The first class that I took was by Lauren Nicely and it was the Highlighting and Contouring: Cream vs Powder. She compared the advantages and some disadvantages of using both. For an example, using cream to highlight and contour can be heavy if not applied properly; and it can be time consuming to blend it sufficiently as a opposed to powder.

Some tips that I learned...

1. To give a more defined, sculpted look under the cheek contour, she uses the wedge of  the cosmetic wedge and she applies Banana powder (any translucent powder will due) directly under the contour, with the wedge. She lets it sit to absorb any excess oils ("bake") and then she brushes it away and it gives you that crisp and defined cheek contour.

2. If you want a more softer, sculpted look under the cheek contour instead of a crisp, defined look; (instead of using the cosmetic wedge) you can use a dense blending brush to go back and forth to blend out the Banana powder or translucent powder.

The model was highlighted and contoured using cream on the left side; and powder on the right side.

Lauren's kit staples
3. If you ever go in too heavily with a contour powder on the cheeks, you can use a shade that is lighter than the contour to diffuse the heaviness.

Wear your Best Face!

There was a "Wear your Best Face" cocktail hour held on the ship for the Glam All-Star attendees! It took me a whole hour to do my "best face" and I still didn't get a chance to highlight and contour like I wanted, neither do I think that this look was my best face (sighs). I was shocked when Kleurmoi told me that my face was "beat!" Thanks girl!

Rocking my "I love makeup" necklace!
Waiting for my lashes to dry...

Anyways, the cocktail hour had nice drinks and hors d'oeuveres; it was nice to chat and mix and mingle with the artists and other attendees. I only wore the makeup for an hour as my massage was directly after the cocktail hour.

What I'm wearing...


-Mac Spiked brow pencil
-La Pro Girl concealer Fawn


-Too Faced Shadow insurance eye primer
-Mac Arena e/s as highlight color
-Viseart light brown e/s as transition color
-Lorac Taupe e/s as crease color
-Lorac Deep Purple e/s as lid color
-Wet n Wild Fergie Lil Black dress creme eyeliner on upper lashline
-Lorac Deep Purple e/s on lower lashine
-Wink & Pout Seductive lashes/Beauty Supply Store glue


-Black Opal Pore Perfecting foundation in Truly Topaz
-La Pro Girl concealer in Fawn
-Mac NC45 Studio Finish concealer under eyes
-Ben Nye Banana powder under eyes
-Bobbi Brown peach corrector (cheeks and under eyes)
-Mac Prep + Prime highlighter pen in peach lustre (around mouth)
-Ben Nye Dolce powder
-Viseart taupe/gray e/s as cheek/nose contour
-Missy Lynn gold highlighter on cheeks/nose


-Mac Vino lip liner
-Mac Rebel l/s

Right before dinner that night, I personally met Kleurmoi (middle); her sister (right); and their friend from Belgium (left). 

My second class!

The second class I took was held on the last day before going back home, and it was "The Nicely Face" class. Lauren Nicely showed us how she does a full face of makeup.

Some tips that I learned...

1. You can color correct with the same color concealer as the client's skin. Lauren demonstrated this in class and the results were flawless. I practiced this technique while I was on the cruise and it works when I want to conceal my dark circles; but no so much when I want to conceal the darkness around my mouth. I still use an orange corrector to cancel out the darkness around my mouth.

Working on the eyes...
2. Pressing powder into the skin as opposed to sweeping it on the skin ensures that the foundation will last longer before getting oily and shiny.

Finished look
3. To make eyeshadow look more pigmented, you can use the press and slide method. You press the shadow down in the center of the lid first; and then slide the color on to the rest of the lid instead of sweeping it on. Lauren demonstrated this in class and it came out super pigmented! She got the technique from another makeup artist but I completely forgot her name. 

I got this picture directly from Lauren's Instagram page; this is the before and after look for that class. 

The last day...

After my last class, we had a wrap up and closing panel with all of the artists and attendees for words of appreciation, closing remarks, suggestions for the next makeup cruise, sharing with them a few things that we learned and for giveaways. Later on that night, was the farewell Glam party in the disco!

The Glam All-Stars from left to right: JoMichelle (far left), Kluermoi, Lauren Nicely; and Alexandra Butler (right).  This pic was from the Glam All-Star Voyage Instagram's page. 

In Between The Glam...

Just a few pictures to highlight the fun that I had in between the glam! *Sidenote* this was a five day cruise and I wore makeup for at least four of those days...can you believe it?! I thought I was going to wear it at least two days; but, I kept wanting to practice some of the tips that I learned!

The travel agent for the Glam All-Star Voyage hooked us up with these treats, she's one of the best TA's!
Total bliss, relaxing at my fave place on the bed :-)
Lobster night was delicious!
Me eating my fave dessert on the cruise..bitter and blanc!
Striking a pose on elegant night :-)
Cayman Islands

Completely Relaxed!!!! #thegoodlife 
Ochos Rios, Jamaica


Agent Elle said…
Looks like you had a blast!! Glad you got to go. I'm intrigued by this skintone color correcting. I'd like to see a demo. I like the brightness that comes w/the orange. Totally jealous of those beach pics!
Mysvivaglam said…
Thanks! Yeah, I found the "skintone color correcting" interesting as well & she does it all the time. But, she does use the Mac Studio Finish concealer which still has the cool/warm undertones in it that can act as a corrector, plus that particular concealer is opaque & thick enough to cover anything.

Yaaasss! The beach in Caymam's was everything. I miss it!
This is absolutely amazing! I was searching for GLAM All-Star Voyage on Google to see what came up and this wonderful blog of the event caught me by surprise! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and I hope you join us for GLAM All-Star Voyage 2016 which leaves from New Orleans on 8/29-9/3/2016 sailing to Progresso and Cozumel, MX. Booking is available at!
Mysvivaglam said…
I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. Thank you for the nice comment and for planning the experience. I had a really good time :-)

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