Friday, December 10, 2010

Kandee and the Make-Up Factory!!!

yes, just like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory....I felt like I won the ticket to go see Willy Wonka! But this was even more fun for me....I got to go to the Ben Nye Make-Up Factory  where they make everything!!!! ahhhhhhh so fun!!! (this was me in the lab with Dana Nye, Ben Nye's son who runs everything...he was a make-up artist for years too...my favorite is that he did Sherman Hemsley's make-up for The Jefferson's!)
 A LITTLE ABOUT BEN NYE: this was Ben Nye, who was a make-up artist that started in the 1930's, working on amazing movies like, The Fly, Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (with Marilyn Monroe)...and hundreds more from the 30's all the way up to the 80's!
Ben Nye started the Ben Nye Make-Up company for make-up artists in the movie and theatrical industry...famous, notable, and exceptional make-up artist have used Ben Nye for decades now!

me in the lab looking at foundation samples!
oh my wonderland of make-up labs! There were shelves full of beautiful pigments...and ingredients and things I've nver heard of, but it looked like a mad-scientist lab of beauty!!!
Me and Dana putting labels on the concealer containers!
me (no pregnant labor laws were violated! ha ha ha) stirring foundations! so fun!!!!!
Look at me! Learning how to fill concealer containers!
bottle of fake blood..in ZEST MINT flavor!
Filling giant bottle of fake blood! The real stuff makes me queasy, but I can totally handle fake blood!
putting stickers on face powders!
me taking a ping pong (aka table tennis) break with some of the Ben Nye staff! I did pretty well for a minute! ha ha ha
I felt like a kid in a candy store...look at all those beautiful pigments!!!!
me and Pat, talking about all the colors in the new palettes! I love them all! I was saying how much I love the Fashion Rouge Palette!
me and Pat, putting together the "Kandee Palette"...can you believe they even made me labels to put on the palette! I was in make-up heaven!!!!!
 may I introduce the "Kandee Palette"!!!!! Can you tell by my smile, how excited I am!!!!
OH MY LOOK!!! Here's all the colors I picked that I absolutely LOVE!!!
Shell (ER-314), Au Naturelle (ER-318), Cobblestone (ER-315), Smokey Taupe (ER-36), Graphite (ER-98), Twilight Blue (ER-98), Mink Stole (ER-37), Coco Brown (ER-538), Black Brown (ER-595), Brown Berry (ER-78), Eggplant (ER-782), Black (ER-99)...
this is the only palette I've been using for the last 4 weeks, then when I went to BEN NYE, I got to add some of my favs to it!!!!!! These colors and pigments are amazing! No wonder they're what all the make-up artist in movies and tv use!

You can order the individual colors and palette from: www.bennyemakeup.com, or from www.alconeco.com, or www.naimies.com
me mixing lip liners and colors in the Ben Nye Make-Up studio...I can't even describe how fun this was for me!!!
Look!!! I got to mix up my own HOT PINK Lipstick!!!! They named it "Kandee Pink!"...this was such a fun, fun, fun day for me!
A huge thank you to Dana Nye and all the staff at Ben Nye, that welcomed me and made me feel like one of the make-up team members at their amazing company!
I will never forget this day...it was sooooo fun beyond words!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER A BEN NYE CATALOG and have fun looking at everything!

Kandee in the make-up factory!!! yippeeeeee

57 comments:

Kat O said...
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CrystalS said...

Sooo amazing!!! Yay!!

Gina said...

Kandee, you are so adorable! That looks like such an amazing day, and I love how enthusiastic you are about things you love!

Reeciedarling said...

OMG What an incredible experience!! I will be ordering your pallet soon!!

Alisa said...

Wow, amazing experience! Can't wait to go and take a look at some Ben Nye products here in St.Petersburg!

You look amazing!

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nicoletta said...

How fantastic to make your own palette, i've never tried any of the range before but heard great things. You look beautiful pregnant xx

MommieV said...

This is soo amazing! I would be in heaven!!

SelinaDivaMUA said...

How super exciting is that are they gonna be for sale :D the Kandee stuff

Chelsea said...

That would be sooo so much fun! I'm way jealous haha.

Erica Rose said...

That looks like a super fun day for you! What a neat experience!

Marie said...

Oh my god!
I wish I could tour this place! It looks so fun, even just to watch!
You look so happy :)

Marie
marielovesmakeup.blogspot.com

brittany said...

OMG I would be in heaven as well. U deserved this experience!:) ur amazing and beautiful....never forget that

beautylogicblog said...

Kandee you look like you had so much fun! I posted about you today on my site. Hugs,

Rinz said...

I love Ben Nye Palettes!! The colors are great and stay on my skin forever!

Rinz @ miss-rinrin.blogspot.com

Chariot Lady said...

I used Ben Nye in college for theater makeup. do they still have foundation colors called "chinese" and "japanese"?

Vikki-GabrielleWorld said...

omg that looks so fun I am so jealous

Vikki @ Vikki-Gabrielle World Blogspot

x

Andra said...

woooooooooow, that's great! i'm so happy for you!!!!
i love the colours and the lipstick is doll like ;))
huuuuuuuugs!
and refering to the post on the other blog, the 5 weeks will pass sooooooo fast :D:D:D

Ariel2010 said...

What an amazing experience. Congradulations on youre own palette and lipstick. You are so talented and sweet.

Whitney said...

That looks so much fun! I wish I could of experienced that!!

Kristy said...

Looks like an amazing day! I wish i could go and tour it! I want to work there..lol. have a great Weekend!!!!!! Kristy

grace said...

OMG!! That looks like so much fun!
One of my goals/dreams in life is to be able to do something like that.
Thanks for sharing the awesome experience!! :]

Christy said...

How fun is that! There is nothing more exciting than getting to create something wonderful, whether its a miraculous new life or something simple like a makeup palette. It's all so much fun. What a wonderful day you've had!

candy apples said...

This is so cool! Looks like you had a really exciting day :) You look beautiful as always♥

xoxo
Ai

LCmakeup said...

wow, how did you come across the opportunity to go there?

seeingbeauty said...

oohlala.

I don't know whether I would be more excited to visit a candy factory or a Kandee -- I mean, a makeup factory. :)

And I would love to have a Kandee Palette or Kandee Pink lipstick! How fun!
xoxo,
kandee fam lil sis

kjyoga said...

You should start your own make-up line. Healthy, safe, great make-up! You could make millions! :)

Elaine A said...

So fun, what a great experience. I'm sure the Kandee palette and lipstick will be bestsellers :)

BeautyParler said...

OMG! That looks like so much fun! Love your palette by the way, Ben Nye should put it on the market:)

Amanda Janina said...

i love those ben nye palletes! They sell/use ben nye at my school.

S said...

ARG! Kandee! I am so jealous! I was just looking at the Ben Nye site earlier this week because I'm having a hard time finding a concealer that covers my dark under eye circles and someone suggested BN. I know we're not supposed to to covet but I'm so jealous you got a visit the HQ and play mad scientist! Good for you! : )

♔ mw said...

Jealous!!!

Kuku Emily said...

yeah, thats really nice to see this part of it))) i've just imagined a couple of , you know, old ladies ,or whatever age .. doing this everyday))) i mean u going to work and you put on stickers and stir the foundations and fill the fake blood bottles....they barely think of it as a fun))) well i mean..it's really great trying and getting deeper to enrich ur knowledge and then going back to what you love.... but well...it's just a meditation on relativity and illusions)))

SHOPPINGinBENGALURU said...

speechless :-)) ..

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Beauty Addict said...

wow, this is so much fun!! I gues that would be my dream too... visiting a make up factory! Wow!

Leslie said...

The only words that can come out of my mouth or O M G!!! Makeup Factory, Kandee palette this is way to much excitement for one day.Kandee your so fabulous. You should do your own makeup line, and now your just one more step in that direction with the "kandee palette" Yay!!
I am so so excited. I want that palette. I check all 3 sights and none have the Kandee Palette. Help anyone?
Have a FAB day :)
Leslie

tec said...

this is like a take on of Kandee hosting Dirty Jobs!!!!

JennySue said...

That is the neatest experience!! Thanks for sharing the photos- you are one lucky gal;-)

Rilakumaki said...

That looks like it was so much fun!! I wish I could do something like that!

siklen said...

I really love the palette and the hot pink lipstick you created, Kandee!!! Do you know if they ship to Spain? I wish I could Have those colors, How can I do to buy them???

kandee johnson said...

@ lily I will post something about it as soon as I know! I have no idea so far...
@ everyone! this was soooooo much for me guys! I am so glad you liked comong along and seeing eveything!!!
@ lily I will post something about it as soon as I know!

Jay said...

WOW!! That looks like so much fin!! *jealous to the bone*

Joy Rothke said...

I'd love to have a tour of Ben Nye.

Stephanie said...

How awesome to get a tour! You should've come out with an own whole, huge, amazing makeupline.

Maya said...

What an awesome experience!! I would love to be you Kandee. Such a happy person. I am starting to get myself into make up lately, because of YOU.

http://mayasvice.blogspot.com/

SaraGibbons said...

Congrats!!!! i can't imagine how much fun you had!!! Maybe that's the next thing the Lord has for you!!! Your own makeup line!!!! It would be the best! Praying for you and hoping you are feeling okay and all is well with your kiddo's, i had such an amazing time at the glaminar and i thank you with all of my heart for such an amazing time, you made my life!!!Also, i made so many beautiful friends because of you, I WILL NEVER FORGET U, KANDEE! I am so excited to start my career as a pro MUA, (if all goes well) Keep me and my kids in your prayers, PLEASE. I love you my Kandee girl! I miss you!

Jamie said...

Oooh I love Ben Nye!! I've used it for years doing theatre in HS, college, and after. I'm sure you had a blast!!!!

luckiebeauty said...

You seemed to have so much fun! That's a wonderful experience!
You're stunning!

Hollie said...

WOW! this really is like makeup heaven!
I'm sooo happy for you!

Rubiiee said...

DANG! That is awesome!!

Bre said...

How amazing is that?! Looks like you had an incredible time!

Shana G. said...

How friggin awesome is this!?!?!?! Work it out Kandee!

Audfaced Cosmetic Tips said...

WOW!! That looks so freaking cool. It's strange seeing foundations mixed up in pots on a stove like it's soup or something haha. And WOW i would be stoked to have a palette with my name on it ... thanks for sharing this all the pictures were super insightful, not something we see everyday! :)

-Auds

Teresa said...

I did a search for the palette, and wasn't available :(

Sammie said...

this is awesome i never really knew they had make-up factory's i loved reading about it u look like u had the time of ur life.

Anne-Sophie said...

I want the palette you made up :)I began to watch your Youtube videos in 2008, and since then I bought a LOT of MAC eyeshadows, and every single one of them were mentionned in your makeup tutorials, + in your "Favorite MAC eyeshadows" vlog. :) So the Kandee's Ben Nye palette is PERFECT. The colors are most of them neutral greys, brown, plum... I would buy them all (if I had enough money lol) !!

J.Po said...

Can I have your palette? Thankssssssssssss! Can you make a video using Twilight Blue too? Thanksssssssssss!

chhavi said...

hey ..i loved ur blog ...super cool makeup guidelines!!!!
i wanted to know how to apply kajal hat it doesnt smudges..i have watery eyes..n by the time i reach the party ..my kajal makes my dark cycle more prominent then ever ..pls help

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