26
Aug
2012
Cotton Candy Eyes
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


 

I’m not gonna lie, from time to time I get requests for tutorials using pink eyeshadow and I DESPISE pink eyeshadow. It’s just one of the few colors, in my opinion, that doesn’t belong on the eyes lol

But anyhow, I got inspired to use my new 120 color palette that My Beauty Mark Cosmetics sent me, so this is what I came up with! I blame Nicki Minaj for this look (doesn’t it look like something she would rock?) That, and staying up at odd hours of the night gazing at makeup inspiration photos for some of the ideas I come up with!

 

yummy, right? ;-)

 

Products used
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in Deep Dark
MY Beauty Mark 120 Color Palette
NYX Eyeshadow base in White
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
MAC Reflects Pearl Glitter
MAC Fascinating Eye Kohl
E.L.F. Liquid Eyeliner
My Beauty Mark #28 Lashes
Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer
MAC Brow Crayon in Spiked
Coastal Scents Camouflage Concealer Palette
Ben Nye Banana Powder
NYX Dusty Rose Blush
NYX Hippe Chic Lipstick
MAC C-Thru Lipglass
MAC Cork Lipliner
Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner

I hope you guys enjoy the look ^_^






24
Aug
2012
Aaliyah We Need a Resolution Inspired Makeup
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


 

Look number 3 from my series!

AND it’s been the most requested too! This is the dark eye/red lip look Aaliyah is rocking in the vid.

This is one of my favorite Aaliyah songs (Rock the Boat being number one) so I was pleased to do this look, and was pleased with how fab it turned out with the products I was working with.


How Stunning was Aaliyah in this video? We really began to see her aging gracefully from teenage star to young lady in this album. *tears*


 

Products Used

Makeup Forever HD Foundation
MAC Brow Crayon in Spiked
Coastal Scents Concealer Palette
Beauty Blender
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean
MAC Hepcat Eyeshadow
LA Splash Pigment in Passionate Plum
MAC Carbon Eyeshadow
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pigment in Oberon
MAC Typographic Eyeshadow
Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner
Ben Nye Banana Powder
MAC Fix +
Covergirl Queen Collection
NYX Dusty Rose Blush
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
MAC Cork Lipliner
MAC  Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Venetian Lipglass

 

I really really love how glamorous this look feels. I think her makeup artist was phenomenal. I didn’t know this but according to a viewer of mine her makeup artist also passed away in the plane crash that took Aaliyah’s life.  Today we celebrate their life, recognize their talent and may they continue to inspire for generations to come.

I hope you guys enjoyed <3






24
Aug
2012
Aaliyah Rock The Boat Inspired Makeup
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


 

 

As announced on my YouTube channel this month I will be paying tribute to the late Aaliyah Dana Haughton by creating some of my favorite makeup looks of hers. I’m starting this series off with my absolute favorite Aaliyah song, Rock The Boat.

I chose to recreate her icy blue shadow in the scene where she’s dancing in front of a green screen with her dancers

YAY for celebrity inspired look and the NAKED Palette!

RIP Baby girl <3


Products Used

Makeup Forever HD Foundation
Urban Decay NAKED Palette
Sumita Brow Pencil in Dark Brown
Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo in Tenacious Teal
LA Splash Body/Face Glitter in Premium
Coastal Scents Camouflage Concealer Palette
Ben Nye Banana Powder
Beauty Blender
MAC Fix +
Ben Nye Translucent Face Powder in Chestnut
NYX Blush in Dusty Rose
Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer in Q120
Maybelline Lash Stiletto
Black Kohl Liner
ELF Liquid Liner
Sugarpill Lashes
Cork Lipliner
NYX Lipstick in Thalia and Hippie Chic
Lancome Juicy Tubes






8
Jun
2012
Kim Kardashian Concealer Tutorial
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


Recently one of my favorite makeup artists on YouTube, GossMakeupArtist, did a video tutorial on how to achieve the coveted Kim Kardashian concealer method that everyone is raving about. Regardless of whether you love or hate the gal, her makeup always looks on point. And the tutorial he uploaded inspired me to show you all how to achieve similar results but for darker skin women. There are many makeup artists and enthusiasts alike that want to emulate Kim K’s makeup looks. I have yet to (personally speaking) find one for dark women. So here’s my take on it!

Here’s what you’ll need:

A full coverage concealer – I’m using MAC’s Studio Finish Concealer in NW40
A medium coverage concealer – I used MAC’s Select Cover-Up, also in NW40
(both of the above mentioned concealers are lighter than my complexion and serve as a highlight, you want to use something that’s one-two shades lighter than you)
A translucent setting powder – I am using the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
Beauty Blender sponge and latex (or non latex) sponges
A fixing spray – I used MAC’s Fix +
A face powder – I used the Mineralized  Skinfinish Natural in Dark Deep by MAC

Here’s the instructional video

Enjoy guys!






15
Apr
2012
Coastal Scents Tutorial
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


I’ve been using the Coastal Scents Camouflage Concealer Palette for about a year now and never thought to use it as a foundation. So out of no where I thought, why not give it a shot? For those of yall that don’t know, concealers can in fact be used all over face as a foundation. They are virtually the same thing if you really think about it. Concealers just tend to have more coverage, in theory they are supposed to at least. So Here’s the look I created using Coastal Scents are other various brands:

SO what’s the verdict? I wasn’t particularly impressed to be quite honest! At least not for my skin type. I’m all for the dewey look no doubt, but THIS stuff was too dewey on me. Mind you I also didn’t set it with any powder because I wanted to test it out on its on. And by the time I got finished filming the video tutorial on this look I was already glistening. No bueno! The coverage is light to medium which was fine seeing as I really don’t need a lot.



I won’t judge too harshly though, seeing as foundations aren’t one size fits all. What doesn’t wow me, may work wonders for someone else. One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure, right? Well those of you out there that have dry to normal skin might love this product as a foundation. I think it’s a great starter palette for those of you pursuing makeup artistry, I will say that. All in all at the great price of less than $20 (depending on where you purchase) I think it’s definitely worth judging for yourself. But personally I will stick to using it as concealer.
Let me know what you guys think, and enjoy the tutorial :)

Products used:
Coastal Scents Camouflage Concealer Palette
Beauty Blender
MAC Brow Crayon in Spiked
MAC Pigment in Naked Deep Dark
Sleek Makeup Palette
MAC Eyeshadow in Bisque
MAC Fluidline
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in NC15
Red Cherry Lashes #105 and #47

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