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Celebrity Inspired FOTD | Tahiry #LHHNY Reunion (Makeup)

30 Apr

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Products Used:

M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid, NC50

IMAN Pressed Powder, Earth Medium

Sephora Collection Perfecting Cover Concealer, Tan

MUFE (Makeup Forever) Pro Finish pressed powder, 185

Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush, In Bloom

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Tint, Brunette

Lancome Artliner, Brown

Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic Pencil, Black

Pro 88 Color Neutral Palette, warm

M.A.C. lip stick, Candy Yum Yum

M.A.C. lip stick, Saint Germain

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FOTD: Navy Blue Smoky Eyes

30 Apr
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Products Used:

M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid, NC50

IMAN Pressed Powder, Earth Medium

Sephora Collection Perfecting Cover Concealer, Tan

NARS cream bronzer,

Jenni Rivera 36 eyeshadow/ blush palette, shimmery coral & dark pink blush

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Tint, Brunette

Lancome Artliner, Brown

Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic Pencil, Black

Jenni Rivera 36 eyeshadow/ blush palette, shimmery/ white & navy blue eyeshadow

M.A.C. lip pencil, Plum

M.A.C. lip stick, Saint Germain

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Beat that Face GIRL! Diva Double Take: Soft, Shimmery Silver Eyes/ Nude Lips

29 Feb

Inspiration, Jennifer Hudson

 

Artist, Lead Vocalist "Kool's Bazaar" Naz The Anti Star

I took a slightly different approach with this rendition. Instead of the cool silver lids, and warm fleshy lips and cheeks that Jennifer Hudson rocked on the red carpet, I opted to bring more warmth on the eyes by introducing peachy, shimmers into the crease and lower lash line. Rich, charcoal gray shadows were applied into the crease to further define the area, but is blended out to create a diffused transition into the upper brow bone area. I soften the black liner on the upper and lower lash line to give a more “smokey” effect using a precision, crease brush.

For the face, I lightly dusted a high sheen, highlighter onto the high planes and the apples of her cheeks. I kept the rest of her face mostly low sheen, but slightly contoured her face using a warm, matte bronzing powder to create shape and definition.

The lips were dressed with an opaque, super glossy, pale brown color and a deep cocoa pencil created dimension to her pout.

Her lippys are provided by M.A.C. Cosmetic’s Glitter and Ice Collection, “Winter Cool” http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/7561/19178/Iced-Delights-Lip-BagWintercool/index.tmpl

 

NYX Matte Bronzers

29 Feb

DIVAS!!!!!!! NYX Cosmetics has some fantastic new matte-themed products, and I just had to get my hands on them!
These matte bronzers are absolutely fabulous and multi-useful, might I add.

Although most of the shades they have available have a slight red undertone, these products can be used as a foundation setting powder as well, for women/ men of richer skintones.


The price points are what most of you guys may be accustomed to when it comes to this line; affordable and superior quality (http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/products/face/bronzers/matte-bronzer retails $9.00)
The Matte Bronzer line comes in 5 shades; Light, Deep, Medium, Dark Tan and Deep Tan. NYX also debut with their Illuminating Bronzers for those looking for a more “traditional” bronzing experience!

Check out these links!
http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/products/face/bronzers/matte-bronzer
http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?skuId=2242415&productId=xlsImpprod4141595&navAction=push&navCount=1&categoryId=cat80030%20cat80080%20cat80054

Weave (Wig) Files: RPG Show Yaky 16″ Wig

6 Dec

Hey DIVAS!!!

So I know that this is a huge leap for you to see me actually wearing and reviewing a lace wig! I’ve worn a cpl in my day, some good, mostly bad. Some a couple times, some ONCE! Now if you’re anything like me, you hear “Lacefront” and you instantly cringe. From the “Oh-So-Noticable (Un)Natural Hairlines” to the gluing nightmares…ooh, I always see the worst case scenerio in my head. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some fly Divas out there that rock the SH!T out of some lace wigs, BUT unfortunately they are the minority in this weave game. HAHA! Shout out to April (muffinsismylover/YouTube) and Ms. Woods on Youtube because they can slap on a lace wig and make it look flawless hone with NO PROBLEM!!

Ahem, so when RPG Show Wigs reached out to me to review one of their wigs, I was extremely honored but really really REALLY scared. I quickly did my research and looked up thousands (slightly exaggerated) of videos from all kinds of beautiful sisters wearing and reviewing some gorgeous wigs from this company. Not everyone is going to love everything that a company makes or does, so I wasn’t surprise by some negative feedback. I was, however, surprise by the amount of positive feedback for a company that makes full and partial lace wigs, human hair, at such a low price. Low budget, no it’s not honey!

So this is what I recieved: http://sales.rpgshow.com/glueless-cap-human-hair-wig-straight-16-els118s-p-4348.html. The only difference between this one provided in the link, and the actual wig that I reviewed is that the wig I reviewed was a full lace wig, and not glueless. AHHHH, it gave me the heeby geebies Divas. Check out my full review, and cut and styling video to see what I REALLY thought of this wig.

*Note: This wig did not have bleach knots, but there are plenty of videos on YouTube that show you how to bleach your own knots should you desire it.

SWATCHES!! E.L.F. 100 Piece Eyeshadow Palette/

22 Aug

swatches of the blue row



swatches were obtain using only a slightly damp brush. No base, no primer

HEY DIVAS!!

So I decided to show a few swatches of a couple of my E.L.F. palettes just to show you the AWESOME pigmentation and color pay off you can get with this product line. For a fraction of the costs of higher priced, similar cosmetics, it’s perfect for a beginner or pro, for special occasions of EVERY DAY WEAR!

Pros:

Price point is unbeatable!

It’s a reputable, well known cosmetics line with a huge customer base, so you can get a lot of feedback from reviews alone.

It’s visable in both drug stores, as well as online and in some cases department/ retail stores as well.

Color payoff is incredible.

Most palettes give you a variety of matte, pearl and shimmer shades!

Cons:

You don’t have an opportunity to “test” or “swatch” the product prior to purchase

Some shades come off a little chalky (which could be easily resolved using mixing mediums or different bases)

Some shades are not as “powerful” as others.

As always I encourage you to weigh out your options, do your research and shop wisely Divas!

xoxo Chrissy

Get The Look: Basketball Wives Shaunie O’Neal

15 Aug

Brows:

Maybeline Line Stylist (expresso)

NARS concealer duo (praline/ toffee)

Face:

Smashbox High Def Healthy Skin Found (D1)

IMAN Cosmetics Luminous Pressed Powder (Earth 5)Black Radiance Artisan Blush (Toasted Almond)Eyes:Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer

Ruby Kisses Jumbo Crayon (Razzle Dazzle)100 Color Evening Bag PaletteStud
io Gear Cosmetics e/s (Amethist, Freesia & Sable)Loreal Liner Intense Liquid Eyeliner (Carbon black)

Smashbox Hyperlash mascara

Smashbox Limitless eyeliner (onyx)

The ladies of BBW this season has DEFINITELY stepped it up a notch when it came to their makeup choices. I found myself inspired to recreate a lot of these ladies’ looks. This go round I decided to recreate a shimmery, purple cut crease look that Shaunie rocked in one of her confessionals during the Season 3 episodes. To see how I achieved this look, flip the hood! Continue reading

Glossy Mutha’Puckers!

22 Dec

I recently picked up some glosses from one of MakeUp by Sparkle’s Holiday Set, “Velvet Rope”. As you guys ALREADY KNOW, I am absolutely pleased with the products from this cosmetics line so I won’t repeat my praises of the quality and all that jazz…just check out the swatches from these gorgeous glosses!

Love the yummy scent of all of these glosses, like sugar cookies! Staying power is awesome, high shine gloss, wonderful wear!

I definitely recommend this! Check me out rockin’ some awesome glosses by MakeUp by Sparkle.

wearing "Falsies" luxe extreme lipgloss by MakeUp by Sparkle

 

wearing "Nibble" glossware from MakeUp by Sparkle's Holiday Lipgloss set

 

wearing "Blast" glossware by MakeUp by Sparkle

REVIEW!!! MBS Cosmetics (MakeUp By Sparkle)

30 Nov

Ladies, ladies, ladies!! I have lucked upon a real live Diamond-in-the-ROUGH with this cosmetics line; MBS Cosmetics, or better known as Makeup by Sparkle Cosmetics. This cosmetics line is so too friggin’ fabulous for words Divas! Oh my goodness gracious.

There are so many good points that I IMMEDIATELY saw with this cosmetics line as soon as I stepped into MakeUp by Sparkle’s studio;

1.) Like the owner herself, and her beautiful studio, Sparkle’s cosmetics line comes packaged in streamlined, professional, sleek boxes and cases where her products are housed. No frills, no fuss, just black and white. And truthfully speaking, I always thought “Gee, how genious is it to literally let the PRODUCTS speak for themselves?!”

2.) Speaking of letting her products speak for themselves…com’on now son! 🙂 Get this; all of MBS Cosmetics’ products are  non-comediaginic, paraben free and hypoallergenic!! YAY!!!!!!!! All that AND this kind of color payoff…

3.) With the background that Ms. Sparkle has in the beauty industry, her experience in the “business of makeup” both as a consumer, a practicing professional MUA (makeup artist), consultant  and entrepeneur, it goes to show that a well rounded fellow MUA should and WOULD know exactly what Pro MUAs want and need as far as products.
Overall, I had a pleasing experience w/ Makeup By Sparkle Cosmetics. It’s such a breath of fresh air to finally get my hands on a product line that offers the same quality as the other “Bigger Names” out there, is confident enough to stand side by side with any competition, and still have the heart and soul of your favorite “Mom and Pops”. Go Sparkle! And you go too…yeh you…you reading this! Go to http://www.makeupbysparkle.com.
Check out the “About Us” section of site and read up on this Dynamic Diva.I know I’ll be pickin’ up some more pieces from MBS…will you?
REVIEWS on MBS Cosmetics right after the jump! Continue reading

REVIEW TIME: Mark. by Avon

29 Nov

Let me first start off by saying, I LOVE ME SOME AVON baby!! Don’t sleep, don’t sleep; a lot of the products that Avon provides are genuinely QUALITY. I personally live by their mascaras and their makeup primer. Soooo goood. I’ve been flippin’ through their cataloges for soooo long…but admittedly, a lot of the products that Avon does sell, namely their foundations and some of their mineral eyeshadows, are not quite up to par for my taste. A lot of their shades and finishes are a little “old-fashioned” if I can say that; Hey, just being honest.

Now Avon has a hipper, cooler, little sister…Mark.! I must say, the color selection and product variations that Mark.’s line carry is pretty dope, and with the quality of their products in general, it’s definitely a great and smart buy.

Checkout these AWESOME swatches and the amazing color payoff from these products!

Check out my (2-Part) Review on all the products I recieved from Mark.

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Nicki Minaj “Right Thru Me” Look

1 Nov

Products Used:
(Face) Revlon Color Stay
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish
Black Opal Oil Blocking Translucent Powder
Milani concealer
(Eyes) Maybeline Brow Pencil “Expresso”
NYX Jumbo Pencil “Lime”
iPrimer by Make Me Over Cosmetics
i885 88 color Fall/ Winter Palett by Make Me Over Cosmetics
Oasis Cosmetics liquid liner
Maybeline Eye Studio cream liner
Ardell Demi “120” wispies
Avon Super Extend mascara
(Lips) Sally Hansen lip primer
32 lip color palette (pale pink/ matte)
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Nicki Minaj “Bedrock” Video Look

26 Oct

Nicki Minaj's "Bedrock" Video Look

Products Used:

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Olives and Grape Look w/ Tutorial

25 Oct

Olives and Grapes

Hey Divas! So I finally got around to getting this look done and uploaded on my YouTube.

As I mentioned in this tutorial, I believe that although this look is very much “Spring-y”, in some weird way, I totally can see this as a beautiful Fall/ Autumn Look, outside of the normal oranges and browns.

So if you would like to introduce a real pop of color into your Autumn Look, check out the tutorial.

For full product listing, check it out below!… Continue reading

IMAN Cosmetic’s Leather & Lace Contest (ends Oct. 15, 2010)

14 Oct

You guys, I am sooo friggin’ late, but I just had to try my hand at this.

Iman "Leather & Lace Inspired" look

Anyone who knows me, or watches my YouTube vids, KNOWS that I live for IMAN cosmetics!! I own several of her pressed powders, a couple of her eyeshadows, a oil blocking foundation primer, some concealer…and OH YEH, her bomb-ass FOUNDATION STICKS!!

Imagine my excitement when I learned (in the 11th hour, mind you) that IMAN Cosmetics was hosting a contest. The contest’s theme is around their “Leather & Lace” Collection for the Fall/ Winter season, and they’re asking for your best Leather & Lace inspired makeup based off of their campaign.

Iman Leather & Lace Inspired look

My look is based off of the berry lips (as seen in the campaign ad) as well as a silver, gray and black smokey eye (worn by Miss IMAN herself). I had a lot of fun with this look. Tutorial for this look as well as full product listing, right below the cut!… Continue reading

Look of the Day: Olives and Grapes

8 Oct
Who says greens, peaches and purples are just for Summer/ Spring? Fall into the Fall season with this gorgeous pop of color on your lids, and warm it up with rich bronzes on the face and a soft peach on your lips.

 

Who says greens, peaches and purples are just for Summer/ Spring? Fall into the Fall season with this gorgeous pop of color on your lids, and warm it up with rich bronzes on the face and a soft peach on your lips.

Tutorial for this look coming soon! Check out what products I used on Ms. Field’s face Continue reading

Look of the Day: Pretty Pinks

6 Oct

My BFF had an important engagement to participate in, and needed the DIVA TREATMENT!! So of course, she came to me. Check out the products I used to achieve this look! Continue reading