Tag Archive | cosmetics

Viva Glam Taraji 2

Disclaimer: I do not own the photos
My heart skipped a beat today when I read that my favorite actress has collaborated with Mac Cosmetics to bring a part two to us and expand the Viva Glam family.
If you are not familiar with Mac Cosmetics Viva Glam line, it's a charity line dedicated to help bring shelter, food, clothing,and medicine to men, women, and children affected with the H.I.V and/or Aids virus. 100% of the proceeds goes to the Mac AIDS fund.
The collection will feature a sexy copper lipstick and a beautiful goldish bronze lip glass perfect for medium to deep skin tones.
The lipstick and lip glass will hit stores in the U.S September 7th!!! Will you be adding them to your collection??
Ps. Keep in mind like all Viva Glam lipsticks and lip glasses they are limited edition, When Mac partners to bring a new Viva Glam lipstick and lip glass the older ones become discontinued so if you loved Taraji's first Viva Glam collaboration stick up before it's gone forever!!!

Creative Lashes Strikes Again

You gotta love siblings and their rivalry!! Tonight my oldest daughter decided to break her lash virginity and try lash extensions for the first time!!! I decided to add volume to her full lashes by adding the medium extensions. She loves them!! I gave her the precautions instructions and how to properly care for her lashes which will be my job.. a mom's job is never done, lol. I will fill her in in about two to three weeks and I used clear adhesive the next I will try the black.

Pat McGrath Loves Us

DDisclaimer: these are not my photos
If you are a Makeup Artist, aspiring makeup artist, or just a plain makeup junkie, then the name Pat McGrath is etched in your brain!!! She is a legend among the beauty world with her killer makeup skills to her avant garden makeup looks on the runway.
She decided to shake up the beauty world by adding cosmetic owner to her very long list of credentials by releasing "Pat McGrath Beauty" all of her lipsticks, liners,and what not has always been limited edition and if you were late to order, well, you missed out.
Recently, Ms. McGrath has decided that she loves her fans and budding artists so much that she decided to make her 61 piece collection PERMANENT!!! You read right, if you love Pat's brand (who doesn't duh!!) then you will be able to forever enjoy it. FYI: this collection is for those whom love couture/ high end makeup, not those whom choose to stay in a budget. The prices start at $25-$125 and will feature three shadows palettes, eyeliners, and lipsticks along with lip liners. The collection will be available at midnight September 16 on pathmcgrath.com and exclusively to Sephora on October 6. Will you be buying anything from this unlimited edition collection? If so what? Let me know in the comments below

Black Girl Magic with Black Radiance

Disclaimer: Photos are not mine
Fall must the season for jewel tones! Cosmetic lines are debuting jewel tones to welcome in everyone's favorite season.
Black Radiance Cosmetics has decided to join in on the fun by debuting four limited edition jewel tones liquid lipsticks, expanding their "Perfect Tone" matte lip creme line (in my opinion is the BEST drugstore liquid lipsticks besides NYX cosmetics now).
The liquid lipsticks again are limited edition and is out now. They are definitely perfect for dark to deep dark skintones. Their lip cremes are very pigmented and long lasting. The only con I have with them is that they can be very drying on the lip so I do suggest moisturizing your lips. The lip cremes are stay proof. My favorite colors are "Matte Bright" and the purple one! They just make your lips pop!
I can not wait to try these on myself and on my clients!!! Which ones are you getting? Are you getting the entire collection? What do you think about the Black Radiance lip cremes? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Creative Lashes

Tonight my daughter requested some lash extensions. I have been a freelance Makeup Artist for 6 years and only did just makeup with strips. I am so glad in Cosmetology school that I was taught the basics of lash extensions and learned how to make it my own.
I have a love for lashes and brows, one could say obsession, I am constantly practicing new brow techniques and finding out the newest lashes. I just love my passion.

Wild and Free with Ipsy

Yay! My ipsy bag has arrived and I must say I am pretty satisfied with what I received!
If you are not familiar with Ipsy, it's a monthly subscription that has been around for quite a while. Ipsy was created by YouTube and Beauty Influenster Michelle Phan, for $10 per month, you will receive a themed clutch with 5 deluxe samples of beauty and skincare products that is catered to your profile. You can change your preferences at anytime. You can download the app to see your bag for the months, do reviews, and earn points, so you can also check your points to redeem items. Ipsy now has "Ipsy Shopper" where you will receive a mini booklet with Cosmetics you can purchase and earn 10 -30%cash back! You can choose to have a check mailed to you or have the money deposited in your PayPal account! How cool is that? To learn more about Ipsy and to sign up head to ipsy.com. You can use my referral link!
https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=ppage_opensubs&sid=link&refer=6mia. Right now I'm giving four friends the opportunity to try a bag for FREE when they sign up, sounds like something you're into? Leave your email address in the comments and I will email you.
This month's theme was "Good Vibes Only" and with everything going on in the world (I am not political so I won't elaborate ") it's good to have some good vibes. Ipsy created three different bags and I received the "Wild and Free" bag. I can't wait to change pouches in my purse and add the new one!
In my bag, I received:
Eyeko Cosmetics mini deluxe sample of their "Black Magic" mascara
Miss Glam blending brush
Promise Organic coconut milk facial lotion which I will be trying tonight!
Seraphine Cosmetics liquid eyeliner
A mini aurora x Ipsy pro cover up concealer
And of course, my pouch
I am satisfied with this month's bag, I can't wait to see what next month will bring!

KKW Beauty

Hate em or love em, you have to admit the Kardashian – Jenner girls are doing their thing, from gracing us on the tv screen to building a billion dollar beauty brand.
Kim Kardashian has added beauty brand owner to her resume. A few months back, Mrs. Kardashian-West dropped her "KKW" cream contour and brush duos. Many were very skeptical to the brand. Kim hosted a launch party for her brand, where she invited some beauty influencers (one day Tee one day) where the attendees left with a goody bag of her newly launched products.
Me being me I could not wait to see some of the influencers test the product!! The reviews weren't so great. I think partially the problem was some were not using their proper skintone shade and secondly, I don't think there were an open mind Disclaimer Time: Everyone has the right to their OWN opinion, doesn't mean they are right neither wrong, it's how they feel about the products based upon THEMSELVES. to the fact the product is brand new so there will probably be a few mistakes. I myself DO NOT own any of KKW Beauty products, but I'm going to share that Kim is expanding her brand to powder contour kits that will include a highlight. If you follow Kim on Snapchat then you have already gotten a sneak peek. Who has bought from KKW? What are your opinions? Are you going to buy the new powder kits?
The photos are not mine. Kim's makeup artist is MakeupbyMario