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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Guys like natural makeup right? Meh, who cares what they like!
Okay just kidding.
This makeup look is for all my Valentine’s Day makeup divas out there, NO it’s not too early to start planning now! This look also comes by request from a subscriber who wanted to see something glowy and dewy, as many of us know most men prefer the softer “no makeup makeup” type of looks. We thought this would be appropriate for a date with a gentleman so I hope you all enjoy what I came up with!
The idea behind this look was to be soft clean, and something that won’t scare away your beaux.
Here’s what I used in this tutorial
Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 | Dark
Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer
Face Atelier Pro Ultra Foundation | 0+
Youngblood Hi Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder | Warmth
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And if you’re really feeling flirty this year and want to step it up from your usual natural glam check out this Valentine’s day makeup tutorial I did last year featuring a sexy, deep red lip.
I know this blog post came super delayed but with IMATS coming and going I have been pretty busy all weekend, as I’m sure many of you have been as well! It was an honor and pleasure getting know many of you this weekend, and thanks so much to each of you for being kind, joyful, encouraging and just showing some love to me this weekend! I am truly grateful for that!
Breaking up is HARD. As a matter of fact I’ve been in la-la land for so long with my (now exboyfriend)I almost forgot what they felt like.
Until recently, I came back to Los Angeles last week for emergency leave. And the day before I was due to fly back to Kuwait I had the awfullest thing brought to my attention via a friend……..the boyfriend got caught, red handed. In the worst way possible. It’s a very messy situation that I care not to even discuss anymore. Let’s just say it’s on some Usher Confessions Part II type of deal…
I don’t understand how we as human beings don’t give each other the bare minimum line of respect to one another anymore. I don’t know what’s going to happen in this situation and it’s not my place to wonder anymore.
What I DO know is that I am quite possibly in one of the best places in my life right now, mentally, physically and spiritually. And obviously I’ve been through a breakup before. I have every intention of getting over this one the same way I’ve done in the past. With God on my side anything is possible! I refuse to go out like that!
And guess what? God is on your side too. This video is for any woman who’s ever been through what I have through or worse. To be able to still pick your head up, look in the mirror, smile and feel beautiful is CRUCIAL. Remember it’s not YOU, it’s HIM. Let’s keep it pushing and keep workin!
FYI – I saw the title “breakover” in this months Glamour mag issue. I thought it was too freakin perfect. Breakover; after breaking up with your boyfriend and geting glammed the hell up, whether it be through a hair color and/or cut or a new makeup. It’s time for a Breakover!
There’s no particular reason why I chose blue for this look, it in no way is a reflection of being sad or upset lol Really I just used blue glitter because I wanted to try my new LA Splash pigments and glitters that I just got my hands on!
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
Blouse is from Mango
Pants are from H&M
Belt is from H&M
The fabulous necklace is from Aldo
Bracelet (love me some turqoise) is Jewelmint
Bangin shoes: Boutique 9
The handbag shown in the video is a random knockoff I bought from a bazaar, the one shown in the photos is from H&M