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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

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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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Holiday Looks and Inspirations

23 Dec

Smokey browns and golds w/ coral, nude lips

Add a pop of color w/ bold red lips!

Warm copper and bronze lids, nude lids, and bronzed cheeks

You can see this same sort of color scheme works beautifully on any skin complexion

 

Lips are outlined w/ a chocalate brown lip pencil for more definition.

Different shades of nude lips is a great way to try the same basic look on different people.

Bold lids and BOLD LIPS!!! Oh and that’s MakeUp by Sparkle’s “Twilight” glossware over a red lipshade.

Great N.Y.E. look! Black Glitter lids, fab!

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)

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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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

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: 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: Charged Eyes

6 Oct

Products Used:

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
MAC Studio Tech Foundation
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Concealar
Wet and Wild liquid eyeliner (drk. brwn)
Loreal HIP Duo in Charged
Milani Runway Eyes baked eyeshadow in Bronzed Doll
MAC lipglass in Oh Baby
Coppertone blush in 10 color blush palette
Loreal De-Crease shadow base

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.

Halloween Series: Baby Doll/ Barbie

6 Oct

Tutorial for this look!

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”

Video Divas: Rhianna “Who’s That Chick”

6 Oct

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Here’s my take on Rhianna’s latest video look, “Who’s That Chick”.

Check out the tutorial for this look!

Products Used:

Revlon Colorstay Foundation

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish

Wet N Wild Bronzer Pan

Kleancolor Hawaiin Palette

Make Me Over Cosmetics i10A Palette

Jordana Pencil (Green)

Oasis Cosmetics “Anisette” liquid liner

Ardell “Demi 120” Lashes

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!