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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

Get the look: Lala Vasquez Inspired Look

16 Aug

Hey Divas!!

So I did a google search of Lala Vasquez makeup because I’ve always been inspired by the carefree yet high maintenance look she always rocks in general; her smokey eyes always looks effortless, yet polished, and when she does a more extreme look, it still has a toned down elegance that is to DIE FOR! I decided to do a look inspired by this look (see below);

Products Used:
(brows)
Maybeline Line Stylists pencil “Expresso”
BitchSlap Cosmetics brow powder “Auburn”
Maybeline FIT Concealer “#30”
(face)
Revlon Color Stay foundation “380 Caramel”
BitchSlap Cosmetics Loose Powder “Butternut”
Iman Foundation Stick “Clay 2”
28 Neutral Palette dark brown e/s & copper blush (blush/contour)
Graffiti Divas Cosmetics Blush “Cordial”
Femme Couture Mineral Effects Bake Bronzer “Twice Baked”
(eyes)
MakeUp by Sparkle e/s “Cutting Edge”
MakeUp by Sparkle e/s “Minx”
MakeUp by Sparkle e/s “Ochre”
MakeUp by Sparkle e/s “Carbon”
120 Matte Eyeshadow palette (highlight, burnt orange, brown, sage)
L’oreal liquid liner “Carbon Black”
Milani Liquif’Eye khol liner “Black”
Select Lash eyelashes “S42 Black”
L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes “635 G900”
(lips)
NYX lip liner “Purple Rain”
NYX Black Label Lipstick “Beige”
MakeUp by Sparkle lipgloss “Nearly Naked”
Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss “Pearl Plum”

I absolutely love this look. There’s a lot of warmth all over her face, from the rich berry toned lips, to the burnt orange and brown shades applied to her crease areas and lower lashline of her eyes, to even the subtle hint of flushness to her cheeks. Then the artist brought in the cool tones of a icy silver and forest green on her lid, which makes her green eyes pop! To further glamify this look, the artist incorporated lush, full lashes; icing on the cake!

I later decided to re-do this look, using different products, and “upping the Glam” by choosing both lighter and darker, yet equally bolder colors. See below! Continue reading

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

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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Look of the Day: Turquoise and Brown

22 Dec

The Inspiration

I’ve always been in love with this color combination. To me, in a word, this looks simply “Delicious”. Like chocolate/ mints, yum. I’ve been thinking about redecorating my room, and this color scheme just popped in my head and I could not get it OUT!! LOL!! So of course I had to channel a wonderful inspiration into a diva liscious makeup look! Check it out!

Products Used:

(brows)

Maybeline Line Stylist “Expresso”

IMAN Concealer

(eyes)

LA Splash primer

Oasis Cosmetics “Jade” cream eyeliner

Real Colors Waterproof Eyeshadow quad “Starstruck” (turquoise)

MakeUp by Sparkle eyeshadow “Minx”

Jean Michelle quad (discontinued) use a red brown color, and highlight color

Makeup by Sparkle pigment “No Brainer”

Milani Liquid Fye khol pencil, aqua color

Couture Minerals liquid eyeliner (black)

beauty supply brand #43 lashes, or Ardell Demi’s

(face)

MakeUp by Sparkle liquid foundation “C10 Warm Yellow”

Couture Minerals (matte) mineral bronzer, “Beach Girl”

MAC MSF “Dark/ Natural”

Black Radiance Artisian blush “Toasted Almond”

(lips)

“Natural” lip liner

“Light Brown” lip liner

(will add specific brands and shade names for lip glosses later)