Fall/Halloween inspired makeup

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, so why not do some Halloween inspired Looks? Since fall is one of my favorite seasons why not make it wearable?

For this look I used all my usuals except I went a discontinued Covergirl foundation that was a whipped (when whipped Foundation was the rage). This foundation is ok the coverage is medium to full and it glided on effortlessly. What I didn’t like? The foundation moved, I had to stipple it in and stipple my contour and highlight, but I made it work. For the lips I used Wet n Wild “Cherry Bomb” matte lipstick. The lashes are from EBay.


Book Ya Beat: Blue Smoke

I love my passion and I love to be booked ( I mean who don’t?)

Friday before work I was able to makeover my client (and cousin) for a comedy show in New Orleans ( you guys probably remember her from my lashes post)

For products I used my usual except I used Black Radiance Cosmetics foundation in “Cocoa Bean”. The eyeshadow was from an EBay palette lashes are LA Colors, and for the lips I used Wet n Wild “ Cherry Bomb and Bare it All” mixed and everything was set with Elf setting spray. To get that glow I used a liquid like Illuminator by Peter Lamas and a gold highlight with 24k eyeshadow both by Nicks K

This was her second time wearing makeup and wearing this deep of a jewel tones.

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Homecoming 2k17: Gold Glitter Cut Crease Red Lip

My daughter my baby girl made her Homecoming debute tonight!!! I was very excited to do her makeup!!! The product choices is all the same except for the foundation. Tonight I chose Maybelline Fit me foundation in “Coconut” and her lip was a wet n Wild lipstick in “red hot”

Homecoming 2k17: Gold Glitter Smokey Eye purple lip

Nothing makes me happier than when a client contacts you for the second time to do their makeup and I’m excited and honored!

The product list is as the same as the previous except the foundation I chose to use for her was the L’Oréal Tru Match foundation in “Warm Caramel” and the lipstick of choice was by LA Colors their matte lipstick other than that everything else is the same .

Homecoming 2k17 Blue Smokey Eye

This year I was super busy for Homecoming and trust I was NOT complaining!! I was doing what I love!!!

She was my first client of the day and she never wore makeup, usually I do not take my clients out like this if they never wore makeup, but this is her senior homecoming and I want her to go out with a bang!!

Product information:

Brows: Elf brow pomade

Ruby Kisses cream contour palette


Too Faced Shadow insurance

Mac soft ochre paint pot

Absolute Ny palette “Sahara Sunset”

Blue shadow from a no name palette

Silver from a profusion palette

No name black gel liner

La colors eyelashes


Mary Kay primer

Rimmel London stay matte primer

La Girls translucent powder in her tzone to prolong the matte look

Mary Kay foundation matte bronze 7

Ruby Kisses cream and powder contour kits

Covergirl Queen Ebony Bronzer

Wet n Wild Petal pusher highlight

Burgundy blush is a shadow from the Absolute ny palette


La colors dark brown lip liner

Wet n Wild matte lipstick “Think pink”

Set with elf cosmetic setting spray

Pink Print x Nicki’s Nude First Impression

The Nicki Minaj x Mac Cosmetics collection dropped in stores today! If you have been following and reading my blog then you know I have been saving to get the two limited edition lipsticks customized by Nicki herself!

“The Pink Print” named after Nicki’s second LP is an amplified cream lipstick, simply put it’s more opaque and cream non matte lipstick. Upon swatching, I knew this could be an everyday lipstick especially for the girls and guys that love a “no makeup makeup” look. The lipstick is a nudish mauve pink.

“Nicki’s Nude” is also an amplified cream lipstick and is also suitable for an everyday lipstick. Upon swatching it’s a nudish pink lipstick.

I tested both with and without liners. I am not a lip liner fan but can see myself wearing liner on days I just want a hint of color.

When Nicki Minaj created these two lipsticks it was obvious she wanted something she herself would wear. If you are a Nicki fan than you know she loves her nudish pink lips. These two lipsticks are VERY different from “Pink Friday”, which was also a pink but a very bright white pink that a lip liner was needed to wear! ( unfortunately for me someone stole my Pink Friday).

My first impression of both lipsticks is A+ I love that Nicki thought about lipsticks for everyday wear and she was thinking about all skintones! If you are fair to light, the lipsticks will appear more of a pink, medium to dark mauvy pink, and dark to deep dark more pink . I do suggest you wear a lip liner but for my skintone and MY opinion it was not needed, so a lip liner is truly optional.

What I have loved to see from the entire collection is the return of Pink Friday!! I know a lot of people including myself would have loved to get our hands back on that.

I do intend to collect most of the collection and add a few to my kit if it’s not sold. I’m impressed simply because with this collection everything is basically an everyday wear.

Fenty Holiday

Rihanna is turning everything to platinum with a single touch, and that includes her internet breaking cosmetic line Fenty Beauty.

Fellow fans can now see the expansion of the line starting with a holiday collection from the brand set to drop October 13th! The line will include the first eyeshadow palette of the brand and an expansion of glosses and lipsticks. Whose ready for this big drop? The collection will be limited edition.

You can get the collection at Sephora,, or