Thursday, February 13, 2014

@ALNmovie #Movie Review + @IMANcosmetics Lipstick #Beauty Bar @hellobeautiful @shopaddicts #AboutLastNight

About Last Night, Sony Pictures, #AboutLastNight

Pardon me on what has to be the most confusing title ever, but with back to back tradeshows in town and NY Fashion Week madness, I needed to make my title make sense for twitter, so thanks for bearing with me! (I know some of you hate article titles with hashtags, and others that love twitter like me so get this!)

I thought my former film critic days for a popular print publication had spoiled me totally on screenings, but recently I got an invited to a pretty unique advanced screening of Sony Pictures About Last Night, a comedic modern day remake (of the 1986 film) which stars Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant. Upon arrival I knew this was a screening like no other when I walked in on a full Beauty Bar doing touch ups and lips by none other than IMAN Cosmetics! IMAN Cosmetics is the official U.S. Cosmetics Sponsor of the movie and offered a Beauty Bar so attendees (which included a who's who of New York City Based Beauty/Lifestyle Bloggers) a chance to try out the new shades of Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick by IMAN Cosmetics that are worn in the movie by Regina and Joy's characters. This super fun girls night out was also hosted in conjunction with the team from Hello Beautiful!

I have to say I was pretty flattered that everyone thought I had already had mine done, but I had in fact just walked in, and was sporting my signature custom lip blend. I tend to blend my own reds or in the winter/fall I will sometimes go plum but either way I tend to mix my color myself. I do have to say these are pretty wearable out the tube which for me is quite rare, there are five fabulous shades to choose from including (1) Taboo (Plum), (2) Kinky Pink (dark petal), (3) Flirtatious Pink (hot pink), (4) Scandalous (Deep Red), and (5) Hot (Orange).

Here is a little behind the scenes action of the Beauty Bar during the About Last Night Sony Pictures Screening (See Video Below):

I am in the video at 0:20-21 seconds! You will see Dee from Shop Addicts and in the teal sweater is ME! Tracy Iglesias from Ascending Butterfly! (By the way we were posing for the picture I included below when someone filmed us!) The above video is being moderated by one of my fave blogging peeps, Ty from Gorgeous in Grey who I met at BlogHer!

There is another video that focuses directly on the colors in the collection below:

My Take:

I greatly enjoyed the Beauty Bar as it gave us a chance to try out the colors and see which worked for us best. We got to take the Iman Make-Up Kit, Lip Affair lip colors home so I am definitely going to take time to play with the colors and blend them to see how close I come to the color that is my custom signature lip.

The movie is hilarious! Well cast and super funny. I greatly enjoyed it! It's not 'too chick' that guys will get bored, and not too 'man humor', they really did strike a perfect balance, and your face will probably hurt from laughing and smiling so much! It accurately reflects modern day dating with a sense of humor and just the right sentimentality. 

No spoilers here, but CHICKEN SCENE, it's TOTALLY worth the price of admission alone!

About Last Night, Sony Pictures, #AboutLastNight, Shop Addicts Advanced Screening
Left: Dee Rivera of Shop Addicts and Right: ME! Tracy from Ascending Butterfly!

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  1. Wow, looks like you had a lot of fun at the event! Sounds like something I'd enjoy as well.

    1. @Aly - Very unique and creative partnership, I enjoyed that the screening offered something different! And since I tend to custom blend my signature lip colors I love having new products to play with! I have learned the hard way that favorite colors get discontinued, which is part of why I blend my lipstick myself anyway. :-)

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