Jackie Aina is a professional makeup artist and Nigerian beauty blogger from Southern California. Servicing clients and weddings throughout the Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire and San Diego areas. Also specializing in editorial, commercial and beauty makeup since 2009. Available for travel and work internationally.
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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!
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.
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
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
What happens when you combine your style with up and coming indy makeup brands?! You end up with Wantable!
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?
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!
I don’t really know what inspiration I drew with this look like. Growing up I always had a corky style. I just kind of put things on like, okay this looks good! *shrug* then I end up getting compliments on it. I guess some things will never change!
Aloha everyone! My newest addiction currently is: the wrap dress. There are many different versions and variations of wrap dresses, how to style them and how to wear them. And I can’t think of a better way spending my last few days in Hawaii than in one of these every single day. The warm and sometimes humid days here are best spent with LESS clothing than more. Everyday I am finding the beauty in these simple and light-weight pieces that I kept seeing everyone wear (how did I not notice them when I lived here?). Anywho, I spent a few hours at the Aloha Swap Meet (yes you can find some treasures there) and I snagged one!
This dress was from a local vendor called Iris Impressions, I believe they also have a store in Santa Monica and they are also available for purchase on their website Iris Impressions.