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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Royal blue is one of my favorite colors to see on dark skin. Royal blue and silk together make for an even sexier combo on our deep warm complexions. Actually I am quite convinced that royal blue is a power color that looks good on just about everyone. Check out this new dress from my shopmarkkit collection that I have been rocking (and you ladies have been asking about) lately
I can’t describe how hot it was when I filmed this look last week, California is experiencing heat wave and we were right in the middle of it that day! Glad it’s cooled down a bit but I do love the heat!
Here’s the details on the look
Electrifying Love Dress | ShopMarkkit Graffiti Clutch | ShopMarkkit (sold out) Stilettos | Steve Madden
Happy *late* Valentine’s Day babies! I didn’t quite get to do another Valentine’s Day makeup tutorial in time (unless of course you were able to watch this valentine’s day makeup video I did a few weeks ago) so instead, I thought why NOT keep the spice alive and do an after vday tutorial + a lookbook.Besides, you’re supposed to keep it spicy for your honey all year round, right?
FIRST OF ALL, can we just talk about how AMAZING the Second Skin Foundation is from Sacha Cosmetics?! I mean seriously?? Good Lord! This stuff is NO JOKE. And lasted ALL day. And when I say all day, I mean I dare you to test it out, for real. This was my second time trying it when I filmed this video but since then I’ve gone on to wear it several other days to test it out, and seriously if you’re looking for a makeup brand that will stay put, you’ve found it right here. Please keep a lookout for another review of this brand because it will be coming soon!
Plus Sacha has given us a nifty 20% off discount code just use code JACKIE at checkout. You’re welcome in advance!
Here’s the product list for the makeup
Sacha Cosmetics Second Skin Foundation | Cocoa Beige
Black Opal Oil Blotting Powder
Sacha Cosmetics Kamaflage Foundation Palette
Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder
MAC Brow Crayon | Spiked
Makeup Geek Gel Liner | Amethyst
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow | Sensous
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow | Cupcake
Inglot Eyeshadow | #325
Inglot Eyeshadow | #14
Black Eye Pencil | MUFE
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Makeup Forever Pro Finish Powder | #177
black|Up Paris Blush | #12
Makeup Geek Pigment | Afterglow
Aboni Cosmetics Lip Pencil | Pecan
Aboni Cosmetics Lip Pencil | Berrywood
Magnolia Makeup Lip Fix | Bare
Crop top sweatsuit set | Markkit [sold out!]
Stiletto Buckle Heels | Forever 21
Floral Blouse | Markkit
Poodle Skirt | Homemade by my momma
Studded Bowler Bag | Markkit
Apparently our friends are Markkit are in the giving mood too because they’ve given us a 20% coupon code to use on purchases toward the site! Use cope LP05COLLECTION at checkout and you’ll automatically be granted a discount!
I hope you all enjoyed this makeup tutorial + mini lookbook I put together. Special thank you to Sacha Cosmetics and Makeup Geek for the amazing products!
It’s hard as hell to blog about the upcoming fall fashion trends when the weather in LA is THIS freaking amazing. Really? Feel my struggle please! It’s September and only getting hotter here. But I swore up and down to people, yall ain’t hearing me, September is one of the hottest months of the year. It generally is hotter than August, why didn’t anyone believe me when I told them that? I warned yall!
Anywho, my girl Marcilargo of La Bella Couture sent me this ombre dress to feature for the blog, it’s one of my favorites I’ve received from her boutique to date. The color combination is sick, and obviously I’m a fan of ombre so I instantly fell in love!
Now of course I’ve got to run my mouth just for a little bit more! I am so excited and proud to say that I graduate from school this Friday! 10 months of hard work, dedication and being broke have finally paid off! LOL For those that don’t know, I am in school for cosmetology at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in California. The state of California requires 1600 hours of education in order for you to become a licensed hairdresser. Aside from the fact that I missed the first two weeks of the program while in Kuwait, various sick/work days and time taken off after my BFF passed away I will still be in school until October. But one more month in school will fly by quicker than I know it.
So anywho, instead of a traditional cap and gown ceremony, the graduating class is to put on a fashion show. I can’t quite say what our theme is YET. But let’s just say it’s a topic that’s near and dear to me I have been busy like a mad woman lately trying to prepare for the show. We are responsible for scouting our own models, doing their cut and hair color on our own. Makeup, props, seating, wardrobe, photography, music, and all the other things that go into a fashion show are expected to be provided on our own. All of this while trying to get a head start on studying for the state board exam. People TRULY underestimate just how much work goes into cosmetology. Which is why there are so many discredited artists to date. So much chemistry, PSYCHOLOGY, tricholgy, study of diseases and bacteria, etc. etc. I am not only doing this for myself, but I’m doing this for everyone who said it wasn’t practical, for everyone who said this wasn’t a “real career”, for everyone who doubted me, to disprove stereotypes of what a hairdresser/makeup artist is. Not saying I have a billion things to prove, but for other young women and men who are pursuing this too and are feeling pressure to quit, DON’T! If it’s your passion no matter what anyone says go for it. Don’t think, just DO. Everything will fall into place. I wish I could explain to you how true this is.
I really love talking about life on my blog as oppose to YouTube. YouTube is fun, but I do feel my more serious readers come to my blog. It’s a blessing being able to share my accomplishments, troubles, sometimes fears and heartaches for you guys. I am so happy I’ve finally made it and can’t wait to be able to dedicate more of my time here to my blog. Best of luck to those of you who are starting school this fall, I hope you enjoyed reading
Really I am not a huge fan of accessories, I let the attention shine on the beautiful colors of this dress and paired it with a nude handbag (not shown) as well as pearl studs.
As for the makeup statement pieces like these are best paired with subtle, clean makeup. Perhaps even a pop of bold lipcolor/blush and lashes. THIS LOOK RIGHT HERE is a sneak peak at a tutorial that comes at very high demand. So stay tuned
Who says you still can’t wear bold colors in the fall? These colors scream for attention, and they will not be silenced! I love me some peplum this season!
What I wore:
The majority of this outfit is from H&M!
Peplum dress, white clutch, and pearl chandelier necklace | H&M
Teal Pumps | Gojane.com
I am also wearing a synthetic full lace wig courtesy of Sassysecret.com the Alanna Synthetic Lace Wig