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NYX Face Awards Contest!!

26 Mar

OH MY GOD Divas! It’s been so long since I’ve done a contest and I couldn’t be more nervous. I’m sure you may have heard of a small, tiny little contest that NYX is hosting…yeh, It’s the NYX FACE AWARDS CONTEST and it’s pretty much everywhere. It’s sort of a big deal. But not just for the prizes (I mean a sista could sure USE about $25 gs, forreal) but the possibility and opportunities that could come from this type of exposure…well, it’s enough to make a little ol’ Diva like me bust out in tears. I wish I heard about this sooner, but I still have time!

Check out this video highlighting the contest.

Girl, when I tell you that I IMMEDIATELY did my makeup, recorded, edited and uploaded a video within hours after I got word of this contest…baby I ain’t lying! Check out my entry here!

I sure would love the support from my #1 Supporters…YOU GUYS! My twitter followers (about 1,000 of y’all), my Facebook friends (about 3,000 of y’all), my Facebook Fans (about 5,000) and definitely my YouTube subbies (about 20,000 of y’all)…now, if I did my math correctly, and all of y’all click on my video and like it at least twice, I should be cool and the gang! HAHA, just kidding. But no, really, your support will be appreciated! FINGERS CROSSED!! Now let’s get it!

xoxo Chrissy

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

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

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: I <3 Hearts!

6 Oct

I was inspired by Lauren’s (Queen of Blending) newest nail tutorial, so I decided to do look based off of it.

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