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Holiday Gift Ideas

If you have a Makeup Artist or lover or if you are a makeup artist looking to expand your kit, the Christmas season is the perfect time! Beauty companies and Indie Cosmetics owners release bundle deals perfect to give as gifts or add to your kit.

Maybelline has released a mini collection of their vivid matte liquid lipsticks. You will get all 30 colors for $15 at Walgreens while supplies last! That’s half off!

As a makeup artist this is coming just in time my second kit ( I retired my rolling bag) will be half full!!

I’m definitely getting this for myself as well😉

YouTube Beauty Influencer Patrick Starr has collaborated with Mac Cosmetics to release a collection series, starting this month. Mac has teamed with Dillard’s to give Mac lovers early access of the collection by invitation and 20% off from 6:30 to 9:00 pm this Sunday! The release to the public will be December 14th. I’m interested in the powder for sure and the lip products, since the eyeshadows from the palettes are permanent I will collect unless it doesn’t sell out fast

Nicki Minaj’s collection is available as well at 2 for $24.50! I’m here for it as I love “Nicki’s Nude” and ” The Pink Print” so whose about to stock their kits🙋🏽


Simple Glamover

Hey Beauties it’s December!! The final chapter of 2017! Am I the only one that feels this year went by quickly?? I have to be honest this has been a rough year for me, so I’m ready to see some changes like seriously! Hopefully I will finally get noticed as a serious makeup artist.

Anywho, I am kicking off my holiday look ideas in my makeup and style sets. Yes, I am also an aspiring fashion and personal stylist. ( Instagram.com/ Thestylegosssip)

My beautiful daughter was my model tonight. I decided to a copper gold cut crease Smokey Eye with a nude lip. Here’s the product breakdown:


La Girl Cosmetics brown eyeliner and I set the liner with the color ” Brunette” from my Morphe palette


Too Faced Shadow insurance primer

Mac paint pot “Painterly”

Set with La Girl Cosmetics translucent powder

Hush Cosmetics Retro Love palette (dupe for Anastasia Beverly Hills Sub Culture palette) I used the colors “Pop”, ” Nostalgia” and ” Rock n Roll” in the crease and outer lid and I used “Psychedelic” as a brow bone highlight.

For the lid, I used La Girls pro concealer in “Natural ” to cut the crease. I applied the color “Revolution ” from the Hush palette and to add that gradient effect I went into my Morphe palette and used the color ” Pure” which is a gold foil color. I used the colors ” Noir” and ” Brunette” to deepen the crease.

For the lower lid I used “Revolution” and “Rock n Roll” from my Hush palette

Elf black gel liner and NYC liquid eyeliner for upper lid

Wet n Wild black eyeliner for lower water line

eBay lashes applied with Starry lash glue


Fenty Beauty pro filter primer

Mac Cosmetics prep and prime radiance primer

Fenty Foundation #420

Ruby kisses Cosmetics cream and powder kits along with La Girls “Fawn” concealer

Covergirl Queen Bronzer ” Ebony Bronze”

The Crayon Case highlight ” Anglowla”

eBay blush palette

Maybelline Fit Me loose powder ” Medium Deep”

Set with Icing setting spray


Wet n Wild dark brown liner

Mac ” Bare Bling” lipstick and ” Beaux” lipgloss

That’s it! Hope you Beauties like and I look forward to sharing another holiday look soon!💋

Ps I shared a pic of my Christmas tree me and the model put up today ❤️❤️

Viva Glam Sia

Mac has found a new Viva Glam spokesperson and it’s none other than singer Sia!! I am ready for this lipstick debuting in January 2018 just in time for my birthday!! Now I have to get another Viva Glam Taraji Lipstick and two lip glosses.

If you are not familiar with Mac’s Viva Glam lipstick and glosses, they are apart of the Mac Aids program that helps men, women, and children with aids or hiv get funding for meds, clothing, or shelter. The proceeds from the sales of the Viva Glam Lipsticks and glosses goes straight to the charity! How cool is that?

Each lipstick or gloss is only available for a year and sometimes they will collab twice with the same spokesperson!

Whose buying the Viva Glam Sia? It’s going to be a bright , classic red! Perfect for date night and just in time for Valentine’s Day!

My Makeup Week

Hey Beauties I decided to try this new way of posting I decided to upload my makeup looks on my blog as a weekly posting unless it’s a product review I want to share, sometimes my products don’t change.

Here is breakdown on each look:

#1 “Purple Passion” is a halo eye that looks like a monochromatic look right? Nope that is actually red, berry, purple, and rose gold.

I went into my crease with my favorite transition color “Universal” from the Morphe 35o2 palette and to slightly deepen I used the color “Atlanta ” from my Karity Cosmetics palette, I wanted a red, so I dipped back into my Morphe palette and used the color “Fire”, I felt it wasn’t red enough, before that I used a little bit of the color ” Creamy” from my Karity palette, I didn’t want so much pink, I then decided to go with the reds, I felt “Fire” wasn’t deep enough, so I broke out my Sugarpill ” Burning Heart” palette and used the color “Love +”. I wanted to create a halo look so in my inner and outer corners I used my H&M palette and deepen the colors with the berry color. It was time to create the halo look, i used my LA Girl pro concealer in “natural” and for the rose gold I used ” Cobbler” from my Karity palette. The colors “Fire” from Morphe and “Fruity” from Karity on my lower lash line. All face products is the same. I used Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow pomade on my brows. On my lips is Mac Cosmetics limited edition lipstick ” Leap of Delight” from last year Christmas collection.

#2: “Pre Thanksgiving”

I knew for thanksgiving I was gonna let my face ” breathe” so I decided to do a look the day before. The entire eye look was used using my Morphe palette. The foundation was Mac Cosmetics Studio Fluid Foundation NW 44 and lips was Viva Glam Taraji 2 and brows was a Wet n Wild brown gel eyeliner

#3: Rustic Simplicity”

Again I used my Morphe palette to create this simple look. All face products are the same from previous posts.

That’s all beauties please let me know if you like this idea and which look did you like? Thanks

Mellow Yellow

Y’all it’s November already, that’s crazy!! 2017 is almost over, time is really flying and not waiting on anyone!

Well, I’m kicking off the month with a new makeup look, as a Makeup Artist my business card is also my face, so I’ve been wearing makeup more, plus I need to put my makeup to use.

Procrastination is my biggest enemy and when it comes to buying “higher end” makeup I could drag my feet and it cost me really great products, so I decided that I would treat myself and I’m getting bored with drugstore makeup love it, but sometimes you gotta upgrade.

Today’s look is what I call “Mellow Yellow”

Here’s the product breakdown:


Too Faced Shadow insurance primer

Wet and Wild brown gel liner; discontinued fergie one

Ruby kisses cream contour kit


Mac painterly paint pot “Soft Ochre”

Mac Rule Shadow in crease

Juvia’s place Zulu palette ( the Yellow was the only color I used)

Wet n Wild black gel liner

Non brand lashes

L’Oréal Paradise mascara


Hard candy matte primer

Clinique acne foundation in “caramel”

It Cosmetics bye bye pores translucent powder ( the deluxe sample from my Ipsy bag)

Ruby kisses cream contour kit

Ulta banana powder to set highlight areas

Anastasia Beverly Hills powder contour kit in medium dark to set contour areas and add warmth to my face

Mac blunt blush mixed Essence beauty blush

Anastasia Beverly Hills dupe glow kit I used the green highlight

Wet n Wild nudist peach liquid lipstick

I set everything with my Elf setting spray

That’s it

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.

To see more of my makeup work that sometimes doesn’t make it to my blog follow me on Instagram.com/ CreatingCanvasesMakeup

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