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Fall Trend: Sexy Print, Form Fitting dress w/ Nude Pumps & Funky, Chunky Accessories

4 Oct

Dress: H & M

Pumps: Chinese Laundry

Black Top: Victoria Secrets (strapless bra)

Bangles: (purchased years ago, different places)

Earrings (two pair): Beauty 4 U (green, oval shaped, crackled earrings), Forever 21 (long, gold, leaf accented, dangles)

So this is what I decided to “throw” on for my “FIRST TIME IN A LONG WHILE GOING OUT” outfit. I was definitely inspired by the fall trends of big, animal prints and chunky accessories. You can either accessorize by throwing on a wide belt, thick bangles, chunky/ funky neck piece or large geometric or organically shaped earrings. Remember don’t over-accesorize! Less is definitely more! I chose three chunky bangles; two black and one ombre cream and gold. All three bangles have different sizes and finishes (from shiny, semi-glossy, to matte) but the choice of allow one of the three bangles to bring in the “pop” of color still balances the look.

With such a bold print it’s easy to want to go the other way and be a little more conservative with your accessorizing. Don’t be deterred. It’s all about the hue choices that would take a look from abstract to mismatch. For this look I stuck with one formula; add a pop of contrast with greens, bronzes and golds. It will give you a pop of color, without being too electric…unless that’s what you like ūüėČ

Inspired by these trends and trendsetters:

Jessica White, model

Though I’m not a fan and is not often inspired by the beautiful model’s fashion choice, it’s something about a sexy animal print, hugging a womanly shape that’s always inspiring. Sure, I would’ve made different shoe and clutch choices but as a whole, she’s got the look.

Kim Kardashian, reality tv star Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Shapely Kim K knows how to work form fitting dresses baby! With more curves than a bottle of Coke and a super plunging, sweetheart neckline, she’s spot on for using very minimum accessories. I mean, what more do you need to set something like this off?!

Khloe and Kim Kardashian

These chicas accesorized these fits in different ways that both anchored this look conservatively, yet made it fashion forward and super sexy; tights and belts! Both ladies rocked solid, black, opaque tights, but Khloe rocked it out with thigh high boots while Kim wore a wide, patent leather belt and peep toe suede ankle booties. FAB!

Although there’s an overload of prints, you get the general idea. There’s an inspiring, animal print piece that you can take from each of these looks and add to your existing wardrobe. Now unleash the Animal DIVA you have inside and WERK!!! lol

Makeup Look/ Products Used:

Face:

Black Opal Total Coverage Concealing Foundation

NYC Translucent Powder

MAC MSF “Dark”

Cheeks:

MakeUp by Sparkle “Hot and Spicy” blusher/ bronzer

Eyes:

Black Opal Spot and Scar Concealer

Coastal Scents 36 Smokey Palette

Colorful Online 88 color Mirage Palette

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MakeUp by Sparkle eye khol pencil, Onyx

Too Faced Size Queen mascara

Lips:

Milani lip/ eye pencil, coffee

MakeUp by Sparkle lipgloss, Spiritual

I wanted to bring out the greens that I had in my earrings because I didn’t think they were showcased enough amongst all that HAIR!! LOL! Plus I just love greens and golds on brown skin so any excuse to rock it, I’m takin’ it!

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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

Celebrity Inspired Look of the Day: Rhianna “Who’s That Chick” night Look

10 Jan

Deep, denim blue eyes, w/ bold Purple lips!! Ooh La La. You can try “toning down” this very edgy look with subtle cheek color, and bare, neutral highlighting color.

Products Used:

(brows)

Maybeline Line Stylist “Expresso”

IMAN concealer

(eyes)

UDDP

Generic drk blue base

 

“Walking on the Moon” e/s Stars Makeup Haven

 42 Dbl. Stack Palette (blue shimmer)

“Jean Michelle” quad (red brown)

Bitchslap Cosmetics Neutral Palette (peach and cream colors)

“Twighlight” pencil Line Stylist

“Black 01” khol pencil, Milani

#43 generic lashes (beauty supply store purchase)

 

 

(lips)

“Violet” lip/ eye liner by Kleancolor

¬†“Purple Rain” lip liner by NYX

The Maximum lipgloss (beauty supply store purchase, no shade name or #)

(face)

“C10 Warm Yellow” foundation MakeUp by Sparkle

“Beachgirl” matte mineral bronzer by Femme Couture Cosmetics

“Dark (Natural)” matte mineral bronzer M.A.C.

“Toasted Almond” Artisian blush by Black Radiance

Shimmering Gold

19 Oct

Shimmering Gold Look

I recently did a beautiful Shimmering Gold on a lovely young lady, Monet. She and her husband were taking professional photos for their Anniversary I believe (forgive me Monet if I’m dead wrong. LOL!). I’m usually not one to do “Matchy Matchy” with someone’s outfit and makeup, rather I try to do looks that compliment or accentuate the overall look, it’s something about her fit that had me saying “I HAVE to do pure gold and bright turquoise” I just have to! Mama was rocking this beautiful cream, lightweight blouse that had these beautiful beadings and embellishments of gold accents and teal stones. She had on simple, lightwashed slim-fit jeans and THESE BAD ASS gold-glitter, peep-toe, 5 inch heels. I mean, they were BAD! It was like Dorothy from the WIZ and RuPaul got together and made the perfect, sparkling heel! LOL! 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 Day: Shimmering Pinks and Greens

13 Oct

Shimmering Pinks and Greens

Hey Divas!! Check out my latest look! Just enjoying these unconventionally warm days and busted out my bright colors for this Shimmering Pink and Green look. Paired with bumblegum pink lips, it’s definitely a look for the Color Queen that lives inside of all of us makeup junkies!! Do you dare to rock this look? Products used for this look is right under the cut!… Continue reading

Look of the Day: Vavoom!

12 Oct
What turns heads more than fire engine red lips?! Add that with intensely scupted, silver/ black lids for drama, and you’re sure to have peoples heads spinning, and tongues wagging!

Fly Won

You know what I say, “There ARE no rules to makeup!”, that’s why even though this Diva’s wearing bold lips AND bold lids, it somehow doesn’t look too overpowering. The reason why is because I opted to play down the rest of the face using minimum color on the cheeks and face¬†as far as blush, highlighting and contouring. Rather, I created a flawlass face using my FAV liquid foundation, Revlon ColorStay, created depth with some lighter shades using concealer, and dusted on some translucent powder and the tiniest amount of mineral pressed powder (LA Colors brand, review coming soon). Continue reading

Look of the Day: Autumn Eyes

12 Oct

In this look, I showcase richly contoured eyes featuring some rich browns, golds and bronzes.

Deep browns, golds and bronzes are perfect for the Fall Season.

Check out the tutorial for this look! 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: Classic Smokey Eye

6 Oct

Products Used:

Iman Foundation Stick
Black Opal Oil Block Transluscent Powder
Mac Mineralizing Skinfinish
Iman Blush “Sable”
Make Me Over Cosmetics eyeshadow “Parody” (Pink)
NYX eyeshadow “Nude”
Bitch Slap Cosmetics loose paint “Hottest Bitch”
Wales Palette “Black”
Revlon Lipstick “Mauve it Over

Any Diva can rock this look in any season. Check out the tutorial here!

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

Look of the Day: Shimmering Violets & Vibrant Turquois

6 Oct

Products Used:

Eyes: Jordache cream shadow Quad

42 Dbl Stack Palette

SMH e/s “Champagne”

Milani Pencil

Oasis Cosmetics liquid liner “Anisette”

Loreal Telescopic Mascara

Face: Revlon Colorstay Foundation

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish

Lips: OCC Lip Tar

Avon Lipgloss “Honey”

Halloween Series: Dead Diva

6 Oct

Oooh, scary!! Check out the Tutorial for this look!

Simply Fly: Violet and Green

16 Mar

This is a GREAT look to open into the Spring/Summer season. Warm colors on the cheeks and cool colors on the lid are always a great contrast to work with.

Products used: i885 Pro Palette by Make Me Over Cosmetics

Simply Fly Eyes 101: Gold Leaf Eyes

13 Feb

So I was playing around with some colors in one of my ABSOLUTE FAV eyeshadow palettes, the i885 Pro Palette by colouredbeautiful (http://www.makemeovercosmetics.com) and I was looking outside at that horrid SNOW, and I got to thinking, MAN I wish it was autumn time all over again. Yeh! Not summer, not spring…AUTUMN!!! Crazy right? Well, what you may not know about me is fall is one of my favorite seasons; with the crispness in the air, the golden and green colors that surround the trees, it’s really quite breathtaking to see. SO naturally, in my daydreaming, I got inspired by that desire to reverse mother nature’s natural order of things by doing it to my FACE!! Check out my latest look, Gold Leaf Eyes!