Jackie Aina is a professional wedding makeup artist from Southern California. Servicing weddings throughout the Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire and San Diego areas. Also specializing in editorial, commercial and beauty makeup since 2009.
Hey guys…meet Wantable! They’ve partnered with me for the month of November and chose to feature me as their expert of the month. In the past they’ve also partnered with Jordan Liberty aka GiveGoodFace on YouTube so it’s actually quite flattering to be considered!
For those of you that aren’t familiar with Wantable – it’s a monthly subscription service that has makeup, accessories and intimate pieces. You basically fill out a personalized quiz and cater it to your personal style and preferences and they send you a monthly box with products based on the answers you provide. It’s totally catered to what they feel will best suit your personal style.
So you know, the idea of it is not much different from the other subscription boxes out there (which I actually love, my obsession started all the way back ShoeDazzle) except the thing that makes Wantable different from the other ones I’ve used is they actually send you full size products. They also work with a lot of brands that are more indie and up-and-coming. Which I feel exposes you to cool stuff that you otherwise probably wouldn’t even try.
So of course they sent me a box and I got to look, touch, feel, smell and play with some of the November items and yall know I’m super picky – but I do have to say there is some stuff I am excited to try! I picked out what my favorite goodies were and wanted to give you a sneak peek of what to expect
Face Stockholm lipglosses - anyone heard of this brand?
Beauty For Real - the pink one to the right (the shade is Barely There) just became my new favorite everyday nude pink they go on really soft and smooth, and feel like a lipgloss/lipstick in one. I already want more of these, for real though.
Whip Hand Cosmetics - Yo, this ish right here?! REALLY got me hyped! I LOVE supporting indie brands like Whip Hand, I first got a taste when I tried their Set the Stage Primer (which is arguable the best primer I’ve tried, ever). I love what they stand for and how they are all about the working professionals. Reminds me a lot of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.
Japonesque - I knew they were legit when I saw Japonesque in my box. They are an amazing line of makeup brushes! This looks like it’ll be a doozy for applying concealer.
Skiin - This should be interesting. Curious to see how this one will hold up on my clients…
I’ve recently been feeling nailpolish binging urges so these came right in time. My nails are growing like mad lately and that’s really the only time I ever get inspired to polish them. My favorite is the lavender!
Lise Watier - This is the second shadow souffle I have from them and they are SUPER soft, creamy and pigmented. I hear they’re a big deal in Canada, so I’m curious to see how these will hold up with shadow on top. Isn’t this gorgeous?
Cailyn - Anyone ever heard of this brand? I know I have, I can’t pinpoint where exactly from though. But this primer does look quite interesting and I definitely plan on putting this one to the test.
How do you feel about subscription services? They’re definitely a yay for me, perhaps maybe not every single month now but I’m not going to lie, occasionally getting spontaneous surprise boxes of makeup from time to time IS kind of nice.
Happy Thursday beautiful people, thank you for reading xx
This tutorial was recorded about a month ago, but when I first peeped some of the looks from the Gucci fall/winter collection this year I was outright gagging. It’s not too often we see something this wearable on the runway, usually the looks are quite eclectic and out of the box to say the least. But legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath really put her foot into this one this year, and I knew I just had to recreate it!
As you can see from the photos above, red and burgundy palette and little to no brows. OR fluorescent bleached brows, lol take your pick? Either way I am in luh-luh-love with this look.
Check out my chocolate version, this is also a two in one tutorial, I did the runway version first and then switched it up and made it ready to wear I thought many of you might appreciate that!
‘ready to wear’ version
I am also making good use of the newest BH Cosmetics Palettes, Galaxy Chic and Take me to Brazil, look at how adorbs they are!
Every time I get my hands on something from BH Cosmetics I am more and more impressed. I definitely see more tutorials with these palettes in the future since they are like a ‘one stop shop’ when you’re following along with my looks Don’t you agree?
The best mascara I’ve tried ever actually turned out to be a duo. Sometimes that can be a bummer, ain’t nobody got time to be layering on two different mascaras every single time you put your makeup on. But it’s definitely worth the results, I can promise you that!
Surprise surprise! They’re from Bobbi Brown! Is anyone surprised? These bad boys have been my newest SECRET WEAPONS lately!
I recently got to try BB’s mascaras for the first time when I partnered with them for the I love Makeup YouTube video we filmed. I got use them on set and the makeup artist told me they were mine to keep. It wasn’t until the next day I realized just how amazing they are. No, like really freakin UH-MAZING.
The secrets are the Smokey Eye Mascara and the Lash Glamour Extreme Mascara. A combo that I really didn’t think much of when I first tried them. I’ll have to admit I’m somewhat of a mascara prude, I have VERY high standards and I judge mascaras pretty harshly lol
Some people think that because I already have long and naturally thick and curly lashes that I can just put anything on and make it look good. WRONG, massively. Mascaras are NOT one sized-fits all. And unfortunately it’s not the lashes that make the mascara so yes, it is possible for me to try something and to not be all that wow’d by it. But these two really have exceeded my expectations, and I hold it with very high regards. I like them better than the YSL Shocking Mascara which is my all-time favorite in the history of forever.
Just LOOK at those brush heads – aren’t they sessy?! First I do about two coats of the Smokey Eye Mascara, that’S where I get that plump, thickums look which also lengthens. Whenever I want a volumizing mascara, I always look for a brush head like this, that is where your plumpness comes from.
With plumpness, however, sometimes come the clumps. That’s when I use one Lash Glamour to come through and seperate my lashes. And after that dynamic duo these are the results!
*Disclaimer: these are my lashes with just the mascara alone. They have not been curled and I do not use lash serums or extensions.
Also very VERY pleased to announce that the I Love Makeup shoot went so well I was highly inspired to submit an application to their freelancing team and I got hired! You’re looking at the newest freelancer for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics! It’s basically like working on call, but I think it will be amazing to be back in retail and learning more and more knowledge about their amazing line of products. Check out my BB face of the day from yesterday : )
Have you tried any Bobbi Brown mascaras yet? If so tell me what you think!
Thank you for reading and hope you’re having an amazing Monday! xo
Nevermind Rihanna’s outspoken and sometimes raunchy song lyrics.
I’m even gonna let her slide for some of her instagram and twitter ratchetness.
But I’m sayin though….Rihanna on the November cover for Glamour magazine can only be described in one word: gorgeous! She looks amazing!
Rihanna for Glamour Magazine, November 2013
You can thank Mylah Morales as the brains behind this beauty in her November Glamour Magazine spread.Mylah is also the brains behind some of Rihanna’s hottest red carpet looks as well as many other A-listers like Kerry Washington, Shakira, Cassie, Jennifer Hudson, Viola Davis, Leona Lewis…the list goes on and on and on. Please excuse me while I pick up all those names I dropped, lol Mylah has got one hell of a resume!
This is my first time doing a Rihanna look surprisingly, I definitely see myself doing more of her looks in the future because she always looks on point!
Err, well kind of! You have to enter to win of course!! See the end of the blog post for more details mwahahaha
So this look features the newest Cold Chemistry makeup palette from Sugarpill. I am also featuring my newest lace wig unit sent to me from RPGShow wig. Yall, I LOVE their wigs!!!
I didn’t feature the application process in the video tutorial, but it’s worth mentioning that this was also my first time trying the AJ Crimson BB creams and I have been in LOVE with them ever since! They are amazing! I don’t even wear foundations anymore.
I also took some shots of the shadows from the Cold Chemistry palette so you can see what they look like close up. I was quite excited about this one because I’m so used to seeing/using matte shadows from Sugarpill, it’s nice to try something different from them and to see that they’re just as strong and pigmented as the others. Have you had a chance to try the palette yet? Please tell me what you think!
More photos of the fabulous wig from RPG Show
Here’s the scoop on the unit I am wearing http://www.rpgshow.com/stock-beyonce-full-lace-human-hair-wig-wavy-clw054s-p-4941.html?public=43023
The code of the product: clw054-s
Hair Color: the same as the celebrity
Hair length: 20 inches
Hair texture: silky
Lace color: medium brown
Cap construction: glue-less
Cap size: size 1
Our friends at RPGShow also gave us a nifty little coupon code for you all to use! Use coupon code LilPumpkinPie05 for $35.00 your next purchase
Here’s the tutorial:
And now FINALLY! Details on how to enter the RPGShow raffle for the month of October
How to Enter the RPGShow Raffle for the month of October
When placing your order on RPGShow Wig there is a blank space to enter your lucky code. The lucky code for the month of October is 43023.
c. Winners will be picked each month and announced on the RPGSHOW official Facebook page and Instagram (@rpgshowwig) on 4th of next month.
-RPGShow official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rpgshowwigs
d. Any questions please contact RPGShow 347-788-1092 or 718-313-0716 , email email@example.com
The prizes each month :
1) One RPGShow Super Lucky Girl can get A Free RPGSHOW Wig or the money he/she spent on the order back of their choices .
2) The other winners will receive a $60 discount off their next purchase.
And that’s it yall! Should you decide not to enter the raffle don’t forget about the coupon code at least
I hope you all enjoyed the tutorial and my new look! Thanks so much to RPGShow and Sugarpill for always being so supportive of my blog and channel.