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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)

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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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

Flawless Foundation Application

12 Oct

Eyes: Loreal Hip Duo "Sculpted"

I get SOOOO  many questions here lately regarding my foundation application. I’ll be honest Divas, it’s ever changing; from cream foundations, foundation sticks to liquid or even mousse foundation, I constantly modify my application techniques, constantly perfecting it little by little.

I’m not one of those chicks that typically use specific tools to apply my foundation, i.e., a foundation brush ONLY to apply my foundation. In my search to achieve the most flawless coverage, I found a neat trick using a totally different brush meant for a different purpose altogether! 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

How To: Wear a “Natural” Look

8 Oct
Take note to this beautiful Diva, Nia Long!

Nia Long, actress

When I tell you that NO ONE can rock a “Natural” Look like Nia, I am not playing! Honey has gotten that effortless, Mascara-Lipgloss-Bronzer, Get Up and Go look down to an oh so Glamorous SCIENCE. Don’t be decieved ladies, sometimes it takes a lot of effort (and product) to look like you’ve done little to nothing and super chic at the same time. Remember, these tips to pull off this super easy, super sexy look: 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: “Fall” in Love (Autumn Look)

6 Oct
Brown Sugah baby

Oh how I love warm colors! Tutorial for this look coming soon!

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.

Look of the Day: Rich Ginger

6 Oct

Products Used:

26 Neutral/ Blush Palette
120 Palette
BitchSlap Cosmetics 5 color palette “Dizzy Bitch”
NYX Jumbo Pencil “Rust”
Maybeline Eye Studio Cream Eyeliner
Rimmel eyeliner Duo (Black/ White)
NYX e/s in Brown
NICKA K volume mascara
Loreal Telescopic mascara
SOSSI eyelashes

Check out the tutorial for this look!

Look of the Day: 1950s Housewife

6 Oct

Let’s play Dress UP!

Products Used

Mac’s “Groundwork” Paintpot
Beelucious Cosmetics “Butter Pecan” cream eyeshadow
Mac’s “Sketch” e/s
Mac’s “Embark” e/s
NYX’s “Dandy” e/s trio
Maybeline Eye Studio gel liner
Oasis Cosmetic’s “Anisette” liquid liner
off brand white khol pencil
NYX “Current” lip pencil
Revlon Matte lipstick in “Really Red”
Mac’s Mineralize Blush “Love Thing”

Here’s the tutorial.

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

Video Chick: Aaliyah’s “Rock The Boat”

6 Oct

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Check out the tutorial for this look!

Everyday Diva: Wearable Avatar Look

6 Oct

Check out the tutorial for this look!

Halloween Series: Baby Doll/ Barbie

6 Oct

Tutorial for this look!