Bold and Bright Summer

Last night I done a video tutorial on this bright and bold, very colorful, and fun makeup look using the Pinky Rose Cosmetics palette named “Bright Lights”. The palette is very pigmented and great for those like myself that love color! I gave an in-depth review on the palette. Please head to my Instagram page and/or YouTube page to check that out. I’m aiming at 250 subbies on youtube, so if you happen to watch the video and you like what you see do me a favor, please? Would you be soo kind to hit the like button and subscribe? It’s free, thank you.

The products I used are as per usual, except for my foundation. I used two. I skipped my usual color correction and aimed at an oldie but goodie, my Mac cosmetics studio fix foundation in NW44, because I wanted full coverage in my trouble areas and I used my foundation I bought from Sally’s beauty supply’s the foundation gave an ok coverage, but the smell smelled like vinegar. I did not get a reaction so that’s good. I also used my Sephora highlighter in “Golden Hour” with the L’Oréal lumi lotion underneath to give a blinding glow. My lips I used all Mac lipsticks and gloss except to outline,I outlined in a wet n wild lipstick pencil. My blush was by black radiance.

I had fun creating this look and I hope you all enjoy the video.


Mac Makes Me Go Chic with Patrick Starr

Last night’s makeup tutorial and review was on the Mac x Patrick Starr’s spring collaboration. There were two different collections released that day. What is so cool about the collection is that you got everything you needed to create numerous looks in a box for one price! How cool is that? You got an eyeshadow quad, blush duo, lipstick, and a lipgloss that could be wore alone. You got all that for $49.50 each plus tax.

The box I chose to do a look on was “Make Me Chic”. This collection was a range of purple with a mauvey brown lipstick called “Ma Ma Starrr’s Kiss” and a soft light pearl lipgloss with gold and pink reflects.

I created a fuchsia purple Smokey eye, I wanted the look to look as spring and as summer as possible.

If you want to see the product details to my look, please head over to my Instagram page. The YouTube video will be up later this week.

This is my opinion about this collection. I found it a great idea about creating a box set, I feel other brands should take notes and jump on the bandwagon. The shadows were pigmented and i received no fall out. The colors were very easy to blend. I rate the collection an A+.

Chocoholic Over Covergirl

I love my drugstore makeup, though I own a few high end products, there’s nothing like creating a beautiful look for an affordable price. Drugstore brands have been on higher end heels, from expanding their foundation range to creating collections that can sometime dupe higher brands collections and sometimes be better!!

This was the case with the new (to me) Covergirl chocoholic palette. I discovered this palette at my local Walmart, as a freelance makeup artist, I love to hang out in cosmetics to see what’s new and of course to catch a clearance ( whom doesn’t love a sale?). Right on display was this covergirl palette well actually two, curious, I swiped both and the smells became familiar, after thinking about it, I immediately thought of the Too Faced Cosmetics chocolate and peach palettes.

The swatches were pigmented and I immediately became attracted to the chocolate palette. I didn’t immediately buy that day, but I made a mental note to get both collections, but the chocolate smelling one first. Fast forward a few days later, I was at my local Walgreens and as I’m browsing the cosmetic aisle at the front of the aisle was none other than the chocolate smelling palette!!! I decided it was the perfect time to spend my $10 reward on it, because I wanted to create a look immediately for my pages including releasing a video!

My $10 reward comes from being a Walgreens beauty enthusiast as well as reward member, I score points from filling prescriptions to buying cosmetics, after a certain point level is reached ( 5000 for $5.00 or $10 for 1000) and I use those points to buy cosmetics or any other items I might need.

The first look I created tonight was a chocolate, sultry, Smokey eye. The palettes do not have any names unfortunately, but inserted a picture of the palette with x’s on the colors I used. I have a video of my makeup tutorial as well on my IgTv, I will upload to YouTube soon.

If you go to my Instagram page, you can a product breakdown as well.

Here’s my opinion of the chocoholic palette. I rate it an A+ Covergirl has definitely improved or changed their formula. The eyeshadow is very pigmented, one swipe was all really needed. I did not experience any fall out, which is a plus, but not anything to make a big deal out of. You can create various looks, which I will be doing. The palette is worth the buy.

Bananas and Grapes

I decided to create this beautiful yellow with purple makeup look using The Crayon Case “Box of Crayons ” palette, I head previously used it on myself and I’m medium to dark skin toned so I wanted to use it on a medium dark to deep skin tone while bronzing up her skin to create a summer glow. The foundation I chose is my absolute favorite for deep skin tones and is very affordable, I chose Maybelline fit me Dewey finish foundation in “coconut”, I primed her face with the Elf mineral primer ( I hate, it dries quickly and clumps) and added a few drops of oil to her skin to give that extra “dewiness” , she’s on the dry side and it helped out a lot and to highlight and contour I chose to work with foundations as this gives a more natural look. The highlight was only $6 and by elf. It doesn’t take a lot of expensive products to create a beautiful look, it’s all in the techniques. I got that beautiful bronzed glow from Covergirl Queen using their bronzer in “Ebony Bronze”. I’m currently searching for a similar bronzer as this one was discontinued, if you know a good bronzer please comment, thank you.

All in all I loved the look and will post the video soon .

Aaliyah x Mac

I’m so excited for this collection!!! It is long overdue. About a year or two ago a petition was started asking Mac to add the late singer Aaliyah to their list of collaborations as per as they done for the late singer Selena and as you can see it was a success!!!!

I’m guessing the lipstick that Mac has released a sneak peek of on their Instagram page will be called “Baby Girl” as that was Aaliyah’s nickname, all in all, I am excited for this collection.

Client Tales

I didn’t want to create two blog posts, yes, I’m being lazy so I wanted to share some client work I’ve done this month so far, the first is a neutral look for family photos and the second was for a gender reveal. All products were tagged on my Instagram which is CreatingCanvasesMakeup why aren’t you following 🤔

Mattemoiselle with Fenty

Last week our favorite island beauty Rihanna aka badgalriri broke the Instagram with a picture of her flexing in royalty, the color purple as Pantone released the color of year! Many speculated that RiRi was dropping a new fur coat, but most caught the hint of the teaser that a new lipstick was in the works.

If you guessed lipstick, you were absolutely correct, Rihanna is dropping a new lipstick, but not one… she’s dropping 14!! Yes, badgalriri is dropping 14 brand new matte lipsticks adding to her growing and fast selling Fenty Beauty line! The lipsticks named “Mattemoiselle” range from nude to the daring bolds. The lipsticks will drop on 12/26 in Sephora, in time for the after Christmas exchanges and mad sales. Whose buying from the launch and if so what are you buying or shall I ask what shade??