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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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FOTD: Smoke & Mirrors

28 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

Maybelline Eye Studio Cream Liner, Classic Black

Sephora Collection Eyeshadow, N0.60 Diamonds are Forever

Jenni Rivera 36 eyeshadow/ blush palette, shimmery/ glitter black shadow

Milani Infinite Eyeliner, black

M.A.C. lip pencil, Plum

OCC lip tar, Hoochie

544228_10151349777516555_1088007544_nhair: http://www.ex-otichairextensions.com/

 

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Black Radiance’s 4 Color Eyeshadow “Vivid Imagination”

16 Feb

So it’s obvious that I’m totally I love with Black Radiance as a brand. It’s a drug store brand of cosmetics that really cater to women of color. Score! Not only does Black Radiance currently have an impressive selection of products you can use on your entire face, they have these incredible new high impact color quads that are sure to look fab on anyone!

The look I created I used almost all Black Radiance products but the intensity of the rich cobalt blue from the Vivid Imagination palette definitely is the stand out star of this look. Silky smooth, super pigmented and super blend able, this palette gets high marks all across the board for me!

PSC Lip Whips (Swatches)!! Intense Color with Mega Shine

17 Sep

PSC Lip Whips: Pigmented lipgloss, with long lasting shine. Comes in a jarred container or as a pre-selected or custom 4-5 color palette. Some shades have longer wear than others. Some shades are more pigmented than others. You will need to reapply, but not often. Can be a stand alone lip color, but to prolong the wear, I suggest lining and filling in your lips with a similar colored lip liner. Now check out these dope shades!

All pics are of the lip colors without lip liner. True to tone.

(Above) PSC Lip Whip in Bam Bam: An intensely pigmented cranberry color with fuschia shimmer/ undertones.

PSC Lip Whip in “Mystic”: A “Welch’s” Grape colored lip color. Mega shine and opaque.

PSC Lip Whip in “Bubble Gum Minaj”: A sweet, deep rose pink with shimmer/ iridescent. Not as opaque as the other shades, but is a true colored lipgloss.

PSC Lip Whip in “Caramelize”: A deep, golden bronze, high shimmer lip color. Opaque.

PSC Lip Whip in “Sophia”: A true, babydoll pink color. Ultra moisturizing and opaque.

PSC Lip Whip in “Dulce De Leche”: A beige colored, nude lip color. Opaque and ultra glossy.

PSC Lip Whip in “Hush”: OOOHH LA LA!! A rich lavender lip color. Opaque and super glossy. (My FAV!)

PSC Lip Whip in “What A Doll”: A mid-toned, rich “Barbie” pink lip color. Opaque and ultra glossy.

PSC Lip Whip in “Kim Da Vixen”: Oh yes, this is truly a dope lip color. The perfectly pinched, pale coral lip color. Ultra glossy with an opaque coverage.

One last look at all the PSC Lip Whips!

Check out my video/ demo on these fantastic lip colors!

If you’d like to check out PSC (Pink Stiletto Cosmetics) and pick you up some gorgeous lip whips, click here. Use promo code “misschriss” and save 15% on your next order (of $50 or more)

Double Take: 2012 VMA Rhianna’s Red Carpet Look (Rock Lips 2 Ways)

10 Sep

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There are very little “misses” when it comes to Island beauty Rhianna’s makeup choices. This classic red lip and lush lashes plays up the singer’s unique features flawlessly. Little moderations have been made to modernize this “pin up” inspired look as well, so I took the liberty of making my own little tweak to make it my own.

To start, I “closed off” the eyes by tight-lining my upper and lower waterline using a black khol pencil instead of going for the wide-eyed effect with using white or cream eyeliner. Secondly, I opted for a cranberry toned, glossy lip color instead of the matte true red or red orange shade seen worn by Rhianna.

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Either way, I wanted to stay true to the spirit of this look and kept the flawless, glowy skin, shimmery, golden tinted lids, bold liner/ lashes and passionate pout. Check out how I rocked out this look!

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Rock it out like it’s 1991!! Azaelia Banks “1991” Inspired Look

10 Sep

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Products Used:
Face:

Smashbox Photo Ready Primer

Nivea Cream (moisturizer)

Estee Lauder Stay Put Concealer

Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation

Black Opal Concealing Foundation, Carob

Bare Minerals powder, Warm Beige

Pink Stiletto Cosmetics blush/ bronzer, Warm Glow

Eyes:

Urban Decay Primer Potion, Original

Sephora Primal Instincts Palette

Ruby Kisses gel liner, Rich Black

ColorfulOnline duo fiber mascara

Lips:

Pink Stiletto Cosmetics lip whip, Mystic

LA Splash pigment, Passionate Plum

HOW amazing is this look? This bold lip and understated eye look screams HBIC in a matter of plum lips and lashes. Although I used little more than lipstick and mascara to re-create this “Rap Rapunzel” Inspired vintage creation, it’s obvious that to pull off this daring look, swagger is a must have accessory! Two snaps DIVAS!

Spring Fling: Bright, Fun, Flirty look for the Spring

1 May

  • Eyes:
  • UDDP
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil, Milk
  • NaRee Cosmetics eyeshadows, Root Beer Matte/ Go Go Green Matte
  • LA Splash liner, Teal Mania
  • NYX Khol pencil (from the Collection Noir line)
  • Face:
  • Medium concealer palette (http://www.colorfulonline.com)
  • Ruby Kisses 3D Face Creator foundation (Level 16)
  • NYX Full Coverage Concealer (Nutmeg)
  • Ruby Kisses Set and Forget powder (Banana)
  • NaRee Cosmetics eyeshadows, Root Beer Matte
  • Lips:
  • MAC lip pencil, Bittersweet
  • NYX Matte Lipstick, Shocking Pink
  • NARS lip lacquer, Chelsea Girls

Check out these sites:

http://www.nareecosmetics.com/

http://www.nyxcosmetics.com

http://www.rubykissescosmetics.com/

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

BeautyMint.com (Giveaway and Info)

1 Mar

 

HEY DIVAS!!! I first heard about Beauty Mint through a site called Mylikes.com. My Likes is a great site for people who already make videos focused on specific interests like hair, makeup, fashion, beauty, etc. and give them an opportunity to make some extra money for making those videos. You get paid to do something you already do! Feature products that you’re interested in or already love for money! Don’t get me wrong, it’s not lots and lots of money, but it’s a fantastic incentive nonetheless.

Beauty is something you already KNOW I’m into, but I have yet to really delve into, and divulge to you my skin care regime. That’s because, up until recently, I really didn’t have one! I was interested in Beauty Mint because I love me some Jessica Simpson (I don’t care what y’all say, she’s adorable and her shoes are the BIZNESS!!!), and I’m always curious about full lines of comprehensive/ complete skin care products.

I received my BeuatyMint package, and I was utterly amazed at the abundance of products that came packed in that adorable box. I was really overwhelmed. I decided to pay it forward and get these products in the hands of some gorgeous Diva or Divo who wanted to get their skin together, and not break the bank to get quality products.  So I am officially opening up my very first MARCH MADNESS DIVA Giveaway for 2012! The first prize package that I’m featuring is a wonderful beauty/ skin package sponsored by BeautyMint.com! Check out the video below to get all the info on this Giveaway and this product line.

Make sure you check out Beauty Mint! http://www.beautymint.com
Flexible Membership, Free Shipping, Over $145 worth of products for a low monthly membership fee ($20 off, promotional sale), and 30 day Satisfaction Guarantee
Get paid to make videos that YOU WANT: http://www.mylikes.com

Giveaway Rules (YouTube only)
1. You must create a Beauty Mint account (RISK FREE!!!)
2. You must follow my blog! http://www.glamscamartists.wordpress.com
3. Thumbs up this video
4. Comment below “Beautify Me for 2012”
Prize Package includes: (1) Sculpting Treatment w/ Peptides (.5 fl. oz/ 14.8ml), (1) Renewing Moisturizer (.5 fl. oz/ 14.8ml), (1) Strenthening Hydrator (1 fl. oz/ 29.6ml), (1) Ultra Replenishing Serum w/ Marine Collagen (1 fl. oz/ 29.6ml), (1) Essential Cleanser w/ Aloe (2 fl. oz./ 59.2ml), (1) Sample size Biore’ Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser (.24 fl. oz./ 7ml), (1) Sample size Abba Pure Shine Conditioner (.25 fl. oz./ 7.4ml), (1) Beauty Mint Personal Regimen Card, (1) Beauty Mint Welcome/ Promise Card and (1) Beauty Mint “Get Personal About Your Skin” pamphlet.

Winner of this giveaway will be chosen through Random.org
Giveaway starts officially March 1, 2012 (at midnight), and will run until March 7, 2012 at 10pm EST. The winner will be announced on March 8, 2012. The initial announcement will be made on my blog, so make sure you’re following my blog to receive your alert. I will make additional announcements on my twitter and facebook fan page. The winner will have 3 days from the initial announcement to claim their prize by forwarding me their contact information. If the contact information for the winner has not been received within this time, another winner will be chosen through Random.org.
Good luck and stay beautiful,

Chrissy
Hair: Virgin Glam Hair Malaysian Wavy Hair (16″, 18″, 24″ and 26″) http://www.virginglam.com
Earrings: BBW/ Poparrazzi Inspired Crystal Hoops, teal and gold (Beauty Supply Store Brand) $11.99
Top: Blue, Green, black and Gray Safari Print, crop top (Dots Clothing) $9.00
Makeup:
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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

 

Kohl as ICE: NYX Collection Noir’s Kohl Kajal Black Liner

29 Feb

I don’t need to be too wordy with this post folks. It is what it says it is; a black khol liner. This comes courtesy of NYX’s new Collection Noir line, (ooh, look who’s getting fancy), and let me say, this is an awesome, rich black, heavily pigmented, easy gliding khol pencil. Definitely adding this pencil to my staple products in my MUA (Makeup Artist) Kit.


Retails for about $6.00, which isn’t that bad at all. A little does the trick, but a lot, whew, super sultry, smokey eyes are right in your reach!
http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/products/eyes/eye-pencils/collection-noir

NYX HD Concealers: High Def Quality for Low Funds??

29 Feb

DIVAS!!!!!! AHHHHHHH I found my new most-loved concealer (opinion is subject to change, with my fickle-ass, ha!).

And first off, before you even go there…NO I do not work for NYX, I just love their products! No, but seriously, as an MUA I can appreciate different products with different textures and finishes, to satisfy and create different looks for a multitude of skin types/shades.

With that being said, I am rarely satisfied with a one-stop shop type of product that I can use all across the board. As fabulous as NYX HD Concealers are, I can’t let go or part with other brands’ concealer choices altogether.

BUT wait, let me tell you about this ish righ here! THIS ISH RIGHT HERE!!! Fantastic! It’s a high definition formulated, skin correcting product that is as lightweight as it is powerful. Definitely photo friendly! The texture is smooth, heavy duty yet thin, and it sort of “sets” itself once the product is worked into the skin, especially using a cosmetic sponge. I still would suggest you dust on a light, translucent powder just to be extra sure that the product is locked into place.

I didn’t see the product available on the NYX Cosmetics site, but I gathered up a few from Ulta.com (a life saver!), retails $5.49
http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?skuId=2215590&productId=xlsImpprod3460285&navAction=push&navCount=1&subdoc=33830offwk2310nyx&categoryId=cat80024

NYX Matte Lipsticks: More bang for your POUT!

29 Feb

DIVAS!!! How fabulous are matte lipsticks?? Well, if done right, they can be a dream come true for us trendy chicks. I got my hands on a few of NYX’s Matte Lipsticks, and I must say, NYX still hasn’t dissappointed me.

For my first round of purchases of these lipsticks, I opted to go for the uber-girly route, PINKS, from pale to bold!

"Audrey" "Shocking Pink"

"Sweet Pink" "Tea Rose"

"Audrey" a pale pink shade

"Shocking Pink" a bright pink with a blue undertone

"Tea Rose" a soft pink with blue undertones

"Sweet Pink" true pink shade with blue undertone

"Sweet Pink" true pink shade with blue undertone

Offering a well-rounded, range of shades, from the faintest of nudes to the deepest reds, the color pay off is amazing, and the staying power is quite impressive. This product does boast somewhat of it’s long wear ability, but after about an hour or so, the product does dim and fade a bit, especially through eating and drinking.

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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.

Contouring for the GODS!!! Using Black Opal Cosmetics

3 Oct

Let me tell you something about these friggin foundations…

My curiosity was peeked with these foundations particularly because I was inspired by BisaNation (http://www.youtube.com/user/BisaNation#g/u)  and her foundation routine video, in which she used several products, one of which was Dermablend foundations. For anyone who’s not familiar with Dermablend foundations, really quickly, this is a rich, creamy, ultra pigmented foundation, mostly packaged in a white jar. The consistency is very thick and is mostly used in the coverage of hyper-pigmentation in skin and scar coverage. It’s a heavy-duty, cream foundation y’all.  Continue reading

New Look: Featuring Aboni Cosmetics

15 Aug

Hey lovelies! So I recently received some awesome products from Aboni Cosmetics. Immediately when I received my package, I couldn’t wait to crack that sucka opened!!!

Check out the look I got out of it!

Get the full product listing right after the JUMP!

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Hair Move: Deshoveled Messy Waves

10 Aug

Waves made by using my Ion 1" thermal curlers, and Helen of Troy tapered curling wand

HEY DIVAS!! So shout out definitely goes out to my girl Crystal Carmen of Pink Stilettos Cosmetics. I’m starting to discover more and more styles to create with my extensions so that I don’t have to stress out my natural hair. With this hair installation using Vixxens Hair Imports’ Virgin Wavy hair, dyed in an Ombre treatment, I’ve already tried it naturally curly, loose body curled, tight springy curls and now, relaxed Lazy Curls!! Crystal wanted me to do a textured style with this hair, and I decided to achieve this look using two styling, hot tools!

Helen of Troy tapered curling wand, purchased at Sally's Beauty SupplyIon Curling Iron, purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply

Ion Curling Iron, purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply

These hot tools are a must have, in my opinion, when styling my natural hair. Specifically the Ion styler, because it’s thermally guaged and it lets out steam while curling my strands which does nothing but retain the moisture I really need in my natural hair. I don’t have to get it to the hottest setting and that’s GREAT!!My Helen of Troy tapered iron seems to do the same thing, but the jury is still out. I haven’t really broken it in all the way! Haha, but so far, I really like it.

To achieve this look you can do it one of two ways. The first way, which is how I styled it, is using hot tools (see video below)

Another way, which may be a more preferred method especially in dealing with the hot weather and you own natural hair, is using Flexi Rods. Flexirods are super easy to use, it’s honestly fool-proof and user friendly. Unlike most loose rollers, you can achieve numerous different curl patterns/ options. Flexirods come in different sizes to help create messy waves, bodacious curls for both long and shorter hair. Definitely Diva Must Have!!!

Styles that you can achieve using this magical things!