Tag Archive | Inspiration

Breast Cancer Awareness 2017

I haven’t done an update Breast Cancer Awareness makeup look in a few years, so I decided its time for an update.

I decided to go for a glittery glitz outlook.

I pray a cure is found soon and please even if you are under 40 & have a family history of cancer or breast cancer go get checked your tatas will thank you.

Products used:

Brows:

Too Faced Shadow insurance primer

Anastasia dipbrow

The Crayon Case concealer palette #2

Eyes:

Too Faced Shadow insurance primer

La girl pro concealer “natural”

Elf translucent powder to set

Kohl’s Kylie dupe eyeshadow palette for transition colors

Mac natural palette

Wet n Wild trio

The glitter is a custom mix I made myself I named “unicorn Tears”

NYC eyeliner

Wet n Wild eyeliner

Faux mink lashes ( info coming soon)

L’Oréal Paradise mascara

I also used a deep fuchsia color from the BH cosmetic “Take me to Brazil” palette

Face:

Hard Candy primer for oily skin

Elf translucent powder to my tzone and nose

Maybelline fit me matte foundation and wet n Wild Photo Focus foundation mixed together

La Girls pro concealers “natural” (highlight) and I forgot the name sorry as my contour set with colors from the Anastasia Beverly Hills highlight and contour powder kit ( love)

I used the highlight color from the kit and I set the rest of my face with the Maybelline loose powder in medium deep which is pretty good as my first impression

I set with my Icing setting spray

I also used my Elf blush kit the pink and burgundy color mixed

I applied the glitter with Hard candy glitter adhesive and applied my lashes with Salon Perfect eyelash glue which is my fav!!! Your lashes do not budge you can sleep in your lashes literally!!!

That’s it! Comment below if you will be doing a look for breast cancer awareness

Oh! On my lips is I lined with deep fuchsia by wet n Wild and Mac x Nicki Minaj “Pink Print” Lipstick I put a light concealer in the middle of my lips for an ombré effect

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Primary Colors

Tonight’s makeup look was inspired by the primary colors. As a makeup artist or anyone in the beauty, fashion, and art profession knows that the primary colors are the start to making other colors. I decided to try something new, I have never mismatched my eye colors before so this was definitely fun. I’m also trying out a new foundation, contour, and highlight routine as well. I don’t know how to feel about this yet, but anything to save time and cut my full Glam face to 45 minutes per person.

Product information:

Brows:

The Crayon Case iBrow pomade “medium brown”

The Crayon Case concealer palette “#2”

Eyes:

Elizabeth Mott primer

The Crayon Case concealer palette (lightest color as a base)

Elf Cosmetics translucent powder to set

SugarPill Cosmetics “Burning Heart” palette. I used the colors “Buttercup and Love +”

Wet n Wild palettes “I Love Matte ( beige color as a transition), ” Hemporary Soloutions” ( yellow on lid to tone down Sugar pill’s color), and “Board Walk Booze” ( the blue and green color)

Note: all of these palettes were limited edition sorry

I also used the beige color as a brow bone highlight and a white from the 2nd wet n Wild palette in my inner corners

Seraphine Cosmetics black eyeliner pen

Occ liptar white eyeliner/lip liner pencil in bottom lash line

I envy Lashes “Malia” I can’t stress how much I love those lashes perfect for any eye look

Face:

La colors Cosmetics face primer ( not one of my favorites it doesn’t prime my nose good, it cost my foundation to slide)

Elf Cosmetics translucent powder in my tzone ( it helps minimize my pores)

La Girl Pro Concealer “Peach” to color correct

NYX color correction palette ( I used the green color to cancel some red and conceal two red pimples on my lip)

Elf Cosmetics foundation palette in “Light medium” ( I used the lightest color to highlight)

Ruby Kisses Cosmetics Set n Forget setting powder “Banana”

Maybelline fit me matte and poreless foundation

Wet n Wild highlight and contour duo “Toffee”. ( I didn’t cream contour today)

H&m Bronzer “Golden”

Covergirl press powder

Model co Cosmetics cream highlighter trio ( I used the medium color)

Mac Cosmetics “Glo Rider” highlight; limited edition from the Trolls collection

Elf Cosmetic “Gotta Glow” on top

Elf Cosmetics blush “Peachy Keen”

L’Oréal Paradise mascara

Wet n Wild lash primer

Lips:

Mac Cosmetics “Viva Glam GAGa”

Wet n Wild lip liner “Willow”

Set with my Icing setting spray

That’s it hope you like!

Series: Bright Idea

I haven’t done a makeup look in so long, feel like years! So scrolling through my Facebook pictures, I came up with an idea to do a series.. recreate my old makeup looks, I have done on myself to see if I have grown in my artistry.

I decided to start with my picture in 2011 of the look, I done using the very popular Wet n Wild trios, that had all makeup lovers trolling stores!

Products used:

Brows: The Crayon Case “iBrow” pomade in medium brown and the “Conceal Me” palette in #2

Eyes:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

The Crayon Case “Conceal Me” palette ( the lightest color)

set with Elf Cosmetics translucent powder

Wet n Wild trio ( limited edition circa 2010) “Bright Ideas”

Disclaimer: I take VERY good care of all my makeup

NYC liquid eyeliner (discontinued)

La Colors single shadow “Foxy” as a transition color

Salon Perfect lashes in #615 my favs!!!

I repeated the colors on my lower lash line and used an OCC lip liner/eyeliner in “Tarred”

L’Oréal “Paradise” mascara (my favorite mascara)

Face:

Elf primer list

Strivectin pore filler

Lancôme Teint Idole foundation ( review coming soon)

Elf foundation palette (lightest color as a highlight) set with lightest color in Elf Cosmetics contour palette

I color corrected with La Colors Peach corrector

Cream contour La Girls Cosmetics concealer in ” Expresso” set with the medium color in the Elf contour palette

I also bronzed with the medium color as well

Press powder used was Fashion Cosmetics press powder “Fawn” Covergirl Cosmetics

Highlight:

Cream highlight

Makeup Revolution Cosmetics “Golden Lights” and Mac Cosmetics ” Soft n Gentle”

Lips:

Purple color ordered offline

NYX liquid suede lipstick put in the middle

Everything was set with icing Dusk to Dawn setting spray (dupe for Urban Decay all nighter setting spray)

That’s it so excited for the next look

Homecoming queen 👸🏽

I am sick unfortunately, but I didn’t want to just lie in bed and rest, I had to move around and what better way then to continue promoting myself for homecoming??? One thing I will tell you, it’s a constant job to promote, I do it all to every social media, blog, and tweet, lol. I get discouraged, because I feel no one sees, but it’s always the ones NOT liking that is paying the most attention.

For this look, I used the usual, you can go to my previous “Homecoming Promo” blog and check out the products. The only thing I changed was the palette. I used my no name palette, I received in Cosmetology school. It was convenient, because it has everything in it, I only like the blushes, contour, and bronze powders. That’s it

Mac x Aaliyah

When makeup lovers and true fans unite the force is unstoppable. When fellow Selena fans asked Mac to put out a collection in her honor, Mac asked for an x amount of signatures and it was granted.

An Aaliyah fan thought it was time for the late singer to have a collection in honor of the late singer and actress.

Eric Ferrell, whom was Aaliyah’s Makeup Artist, once stated, that Aaliyah’s favorite Mac Cosmetics products were: Chelsey and Cherish lipsticks, Chestnut lip liner, and Expresso and Biscuit eyeshadows.

When the petition was written, in it, was stated that for the Aaliyah’s collection to include the collection standards such as eyeshadows,in my opinion, Expresso and Biscuit should be among, Lipsticks, which should include Chelsey and Cherish, Lipliners, which should include Chestnut, glosses, one should have hint of glitter, but not overbearing, and one should be a brownish nude, a contour and highlight duo, which should be soft and subtle, since Aaliyah’s highlight and contour was always natural, Beauty powder, which should be a nude translucent powder, false lashes, which should be natural, since Aaliyah did not wear over the top lashes, they should also be wispie like, and eyebrow pencils.

The collection is set to drop in the summer of 2018, which is more than enough time to put away your limited edition coins as per this collection will not be permanent.

I think it’s about time Aaliyah was honored as it has been 16 years ago today that the Singer/Actress passed away tragically in an airplane crash. I wish the collection was soon, but is honored, that it is happening.

There is no further information from Mac at this time, but I will update as more information is shared.Disclaimer: I do not own any of the photos used.

Taraji P.Henson and Mary J. Blige Walks to Hollywood

Disclaimer: I do not own this photo

Congratulations are in order to mega actress Taraji P. Hensen and legendary queen of hip hop and r&b singer Mary J. Blige. They both will be receiving their stars on the Hollywood walk of Fame!!! Both are deserving of it!!!

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