27
May
2014
The No Makeup Makeup Tutorial with Belletto Studio Airbrush System
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


Belletto Studio Airbrush Makeup

 

What exactly is no makeup makeup? I think this is a look that quite frankly we try to master over and over and over again. 2 years ago I was plagued with questions and requests to demonstrate this makeup look because no makeup makeup is quite universal. So exactly is it? Quite simple: makeup that’s not really supposed to look like you’re actually wearing anything.

 

For this tutorial I used my Belletto Studio airbrush system because it’s absolutely PERFECT for this technique. Not only is the coverage lightweight but it really does not feel like you’re wearing any product. This can either be a good thing or a bad thing obviously if you’re a fuller coverage gal but it’s definitely buildable to fuller coverage. And even better – I’ve got some amazing coupon codes to share with you guys to share so stay tuned to find out how you can save up to 40% off the entire Belletto Studio website!

 

Here are some general and basic tips to keep in mind when achieving this look:

-Worry about concealing and/or correcting imperfections, not so much about creating an illusion or overly enhancing. This is not really a look that’s heavy on enhancing. You’re still supposed to look modest and low-maintenance for the most part.

-Less is more definitely more, packing on a product until it’s visible kind of defeats the purpose of the overall look and feel

- This technique will vary based on what your needs are. Meaning, if your concern is acne scarring and really all you need is to just spot treat then do that! If dark circles are your main area of concern zap that bad boys out and be done with it.

-The overall look and feel of ‘no makeup makeup’ is to look clean and well groomed. Not done up. If you want to look done up and glam please see my lengthy library of other makeup tutorials lol

 

I hope you guys find this second rendition of this look helpful! Here’s how you can save big on Belletto Studio airbrush machines, I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

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Love you guys! x






15
May
2014
Get Ready With Me + ShopMarkkit
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


Get ready with me videos are so much fun! Sidebar: am I the ONLY one who initially thought GRWM was some type of reference to Beyonce Grown Woman? I know, I am strange. I get it now. GRWM is supposed to be an acronym for Get Ready With Me. I should have known better, the Army loves to use acronyms for every damn thing! Ha!

Anywho, I did this makeup look because I’ve been dying to create something using this gel liner I got from MakeupGeek. It’s called Fame, and it’s gorgeous and super pigmented. Actually, ALL of her gel liners are phenomenal!!! I have about 6 of them.

makeupgeek

makeup geek

makeupgeek

Oh, and rather than choosing one outfit I featured three! I took the same two pieces and recycled them into a few different outfits. Which one is your favorite?romper

 

romper

Does look one look familiar at all? This was the teal romper I featured in my Valentine’s Day lookbook earlier this year. It looks super chic paired with my floral kimono from La’BellaCouture.

 

Overalls

Look two | WHAT is that, are overalls making a comback?! Why yes, yes they are and they are coming back with a vengeance. I am gagging over some of these denim of denim looks with overalls. Aren’t convinced yet? Peep Zendaya Maree killing it in this look with a pair of H&M Overalls.

Anywho, so I took the floral kimono and paired it with the overalls and added a simple black tee from Forever 21 and black combat boots.

 

overalls

overalls

Look three are the overalls reincarnated but this time a bit more conservative with a cardigan from ShopMarkkit. I love love love this cardigan but of course by the time I posted this video the heat wave of Los Angeles struck and now I am dying of heat and boob sweat as I type this. But I still plan on rocking this on the cooler evenings!

 

Here’s the list of product we used for the makeup

Sacha Second Skin Foundation

Black Opal Invisible Oil Blotting Powder

Black Opal Stick Concealer

BH Cosmetics Bombshell Bronze

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

MakeupGeek  Gel Liner | Fame

Inglot Eyeshdow | #24

Inglot Eyeshadow #338

BH Cosmetics Black Eyeliner

Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Diorshow Mascara

MAC Stud Brow Crayon

MAC Reflects Transparent Teal Glitter

blackUp Loose Powder

Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer

blackUp #6 blush

Aboni Cosmetics Lip Pencil

MAC Vegas Volt Lip Pencil

Aboni Cosmetics Provoke Lipstick

MAC Revealing Lipglass

And dassit!

 

Let me know which look was your fave in the comments below ^_^






23
Apr
2014
Porsha Williams RHOA Makeup Tutorial
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


So if the names Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore kept popping up all over your timeline and news feeds this weekend and you still don’t know why you might just be living under a rock. The Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Special was this weekend and up until two weeks ago I actually had not owned a television for about a year. So to say I am quite out of the loop about pop culture and relevant TV shows is an understatement, make some room under that rock for me!

There is, however, one thing and one thing only that can manage to keep me glued to a TV whenever it is on: The Real Housewives series. Atlanta is probably my favorite cast of them all but I find that I enjoy almost all of them. It’s kind of like my guilty pleasure! (Don’t judge me).

Every season ends off with a huge reunion shown on Bravo where the cast reunites and recap on the events that took place that season. Cat fights, laughs, tears, hugs and sometimes brawls are almost always included in the reunion show. But one thing that keeps me coming back is the GLAM. The reunion show is ALWAYS a sh*t show of who looks the best or who upgraded, from the gowns, to the hair, the makeup. It’s almost the equivalent of a mini high school reunion. From the moment I saw this season’s reunion special I was hooked on Porsha Williams‘ eye makeup. The original makeup artist MakeupShalya (many of you know her from instagram) did Porsha’s makeup from the show and I just had to do my own take on it!

Porsha Williams RHOA makeup

Porsha Williams RHOA makeup

Porsha Williams RHOA makeup

Porsha Williams RHOA makeup

Porsha Williams RHOA makeup

There weren’t a ton of pictures on the web that would really show Porsha’s makeup so this is the best I could do for reference, but if you watched the show you’d see it was a mix of a gold/peach glitter smokey eye with  a soft pink lip.

Porsha Williams

Here’s the scoop on what was used to pull off the look

Mattifying Fluid Foundation | blackUp
Studio Finish Concealer | MAC
ProLongwear Concealer | MAC
Makeup  Geek Gel Liner | Rave
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow | Mocha
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow | Corrupt
Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow | Slate
Inglot Gel Liner
Makeup Geek Pigment | Utopia
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Glitter | Beige
Diorshow Mascara
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Makeup Forever ProFinish Powder | #177
Makeup Forever Pro Finish Powder | 185
NARS Blush | Dolce Vita
Magnolia Makeup Soul Glo
MAC Brow Crayon | Stud
Ziba Brow Pencil | Dark Brown
BenNye Banana Luxury Powder
Aboni Cosmetics Lip Pencil | Pecan
Aboni Cosmetics Lip Pencil | Sugar & Spice
Beauty For Real Lip Creme
Smashbox Lip Gloss | Highlight

 

I know everyone is still buzzing about what happened between Porsha and Kenya, but I’m not here to discuss any of that (laughs). I just wanted to truly see if I can recreate her look, and I think it came out fab!

 

Who do you think I should do next? Nene, Phaedra, or Cynthia from the show? Leave a comment and let me know :) RHOA

 

Alright divas, until next time!






23
Apr
2014
On Wednesdays We Wear Pink
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


 

On Wednesday’s we wear pink ^_^ because, bodycon. That’s why.

BodyCon Dress

BodyCon Dress

BodyCon Dress

BodyCon Dress
BodyCon Dress

BodyCon Dress

Collaborating with La Bella Couture to bring you this super flirty and sexy bodycon outfit. This dress is so comfy it feels like I’m wearing a t-shirt with heels.

Pale Pink Bodycon | La’Bella Couture
Suede Platforms | Forever 21

 

I know these aren’t the best quality pics, but I snapped them on my way out the house :)

I hope you all are having a fab week, happy hump day ahead!

 






19
Apr
2014
Wantable Introduces Intimates and Jewelry Line
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


What happens when you combine your style with up and coming indy makeup brands?! You end up with Wantable!

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For those that are not already familiar with this brand, Wantable is a monthly subscription service in which you basically sign up and create an account, take a short survey filling out questions about your person style and preferences. Based on your picks they put together a box of goodies for you with full size makeup products for you to try every single month.

What I love about this company is not only that you are given full size products and not just samples, but the fact that they bring to the forefront seasoned and up and coming brands alike. I love the idea of having makeup that other people haven’t heard of lol. Am I weird for that or nah?

Wantable

Anywho, now that I’ve babbled enough about Wantable and what they do…they reached out to me again this year, this time to launch their new line of accessories and intimates! So now you can get your makeup, jewelry, and your draws fix!

I had the honor and pleasure of being featured last year as Wantable’s Makeup Expert for November of 2013 so to be featuring them again it really a pleasure of mine!

Wantable features brands such as Lise Waitier, Liberty Republic (that’s Jordan Liberty‘s line if you’re not already familiar with him, and by now I sure hope you are because he’s awesome!), Cailyn, and many more.

 

All you do is sign up, choose your style picks and take the short survey, then you’re locked in! The subscription service is a monthly $36, but if you’re not feeling it that month and you want to skip a month you can. That’s what I love about Wantable is you’re not locked in or penalized if you don’t want the box that month. You can also just purchase a one-time box for $40. Considering how much stuff you get it’s actually a pretty sweet deal.

 

Sign up for Wantable and let me know what you guys think!

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