This is just a quick look I did with the creme de couture palette. I already had worn a simple natural day look for the day, and that's probably why you see eyeshadow all over my lashes. Overall I love the consistency of the shadows. I can't complain about the color payoff. The shadows are smooth and have a lot to offer as you can come up with an array of looks with all these colors. The pastels really create a dreamy look to the eyes. This purple combination worked very well with my caramel complexion. Would have looked even better in a complete look with some lashes! I can't wait to create more looks and post them for all to see. Stay tuned!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
I loved the bright colors when I first saw this palette. I figured I could probably get the same colors from maybe coastal scents or bh cosmetics. But then I saw the blushes and was like I need that purple! I'm obsessed with people maquillage. So I caved and bought. Now I haven't tried this palette on my face yet. The colors are gorgeous in the palette but appear a little chalky on my skin tone. I have seen tutorials of other bloggers with the colors on and they looked gorgeous! But they were all white girls so maybe it might look different on me. Haha. I will try the palette in the a.m. and see how it goes. Over all the colors are smooth. No shimmers, only mattes including the blushes. There might be slight shimmer in some but not so much to make a difference unless you're picky like that and needed a microscope to find out if there's shimmer. :p. Take a look for yourself and tell me what you think! Toodles!
Oh yeah and that blush sweet ambrosia...Yeah um. No. I'm not keeping that. It will look bat s**t crazy on my cheeks. Not trying to look like a carcass here. I'm selling it. Whoever wants It let me know Lol. That color is a no go for darker skin tones fyi.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
I first have to say , that I'm a sucker for matte lipsticks! I have pretty full lips, so I have to be careful about the finish in many bold lipstick colors. They all are sisters to the classic Ruby Woo. The colors I decided to pick up are : Relentlessly red, All fired up, All about drama, Flat out fabulous, and Runway hit.
As most matte lipsticks tend to be a bit drying, it's always best to exfoliate and moisturize. My method is to exfoliate with my toothbrush in the morning while I brush my teeth. Then I LOAD on Smith's Rosebud Salve. Some people blot their lips of excess balm, I don't. I keep it on and apply the matte lipstick. The first application is not going to be pigmented but it will look more like a stain (hint hint). After the first application I blot, then I continue with two more applications while blotting in between each application. This method still gives that matte finish, keeping the balm on gets the perfect amount of balm stuck on the actual lipstick providing a smoother application with no tugging and pulling. My favorite colors have to be flat out fabulous, relentlessly red, runway hit and all about drama. These colors look WONDERFUL on women of color. Dangerous also is a great color for women of color as well. I just didn't choose that one. Since all the retro mattes will soon become a part of the permanent MAC lipstick line, I probably could have waited for these. .. but for what? :P
Saturday, September 7, 2013
I've been eyeing this set for a while. I always wondered about what the hype was about with this thing. I still have yet to find out, but when I do I will definitely share its wonders with the world! (It's supposed to work wonders right? Hmm....). The set retails for $169 and it comes with a ; deep pore mia 2, universal voltage plink charger, deep pore brush head, a 6oz. Deep Pore daily cleanser and a 2oz. Detoxifying clay mask with a protective travel case. I chose this set because I have trouble spots on my skin from time to time. I also have extremely oily skin and this allegedly helps to reduce the size of your pores. I will definitely give it a go and let you know what I think of it! Does anyone own one? What are your thoughts?
NYX Rouge cream blush is a perfect alternative to any prestige cosmetic cream blush. My moto is to find any and all dupes in NYX. I don't use MAC lip pencils unless it's exclusive to MAC and can't be found elsehwere. Face powders, lipstick,you name it! NYX is my go to drugstore brand. These blushes are very creamy and EXTREMELY PIGMENTED. The red pink color is called red cheeks and the soft orange color is called, welp, orange. They apply easily and aren't sticky or tacky. They would be used great as a base for a powder blush as well. The orange color is very well suited on women of color. Being that I love bright colors the red cheeks color is perfect for me! I must warn that it is so easy to over kill this color. It's that serious! I haven't tried these bushes on for a full day, so I can't comment on staying power. From the looks of it, I'm pretty hopeful it will go above and beyond for what is worth.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
|Eye brushes side|
|Face brushes side|
|My free sample, and my new E45 Small tapered blending brush that I also got. ( I really wanted the face brush that everyone else was getting as a free sample....arggggghhh)|
Saturday, October 27, 2012
An eotd. I'm going to make it a habit to do more FOTD's. I just hate doing them because usually when I get a chance to take a photograph is after my makeup has been on for a couple of hours. My makeup is not fresh and God knows how oily my skin is. Id be getting more ewwwws as compliments than anything else. Ha.
Eyes 1: UD Smoked Palettes Evidence on lid. Asphalt in crease. Blackout in outer v. MAC's rule above crease to blend asphalt and evidence. UD freestyle above rule. Kinky as highlight. Blend kinky and freestyle.
Liner: UD Perversion
Eyes 2: UD Smoked Palette's barlust on lid. Backddor in crease. MAC's rule above barlust to blend. Concealer as highlight.
Liner: UD Perversion
Friday, October 26, 2012
That all depends. What exactly is the look you are going for? Do you want fuller lashes? Thick lashes? Sparse and thick lashes? Longer lashes? Whimsical lashes? The list can go on. In my early makeup years, I never used lashes as I thought them too extravagant for an everyday or even an evening look. I wou.ld put on my eyeshadows have them blended to perfection, liner in place and mascara to top everything off. Something was missing sometimes though, and I could never figure out what it was. So of course I ignored it and kept doing what I was doing. Then I realized on certain deeper, more dramtic looks, unless I pumped on the mascara, my lashes got lost. Sometimes loading on the mascara was not enough. I took to YouTube and watched all the talented makeup gurus like frmhead2toe, andreaschoice, destiny godley, beatfacehoney, tymetheinfamous, etc. and noticed they added a special touch of a lash strip for most of their looks. I then went out and bought a pair of lashes. I was skeptical I would look like a clown, but I ended up looking marvelous! My eyes seemed more awake and bright and the eyeshadow seemed to come alive.
Of course there are different types of lashes. Some are more natural, and some more dramatic. Then you have a choice between a strip lash or individuals. Individuals tend to give a more natural looking lash as if they are growing from the roots of your own lash. Strips are a little less natural, but can give you the added drama you may crave for a more dramatic look. Individual lashes do last about two weeks. I must advise that I don't prefer individuals for the fact that they may clump together when you are asleep. I remove my strip lashes for reuse every night. This prolongs the use and shape of the lash.
For those of you who have lush healthy God given lashes...I hate you........................................Just kidding! I wish I had your lashes! But really if your lashes are naturally lush. A quality mascara can have your lashes looking dramatic in no time. If you are unlucky like me. Well. There's Ardell, Moda, NYX. Take your pic :-)