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Friday, June 29, 2012

Movie Star Beauty

I swear my sister-in-law looks just like Sanaa Lathan! You know, the girl from (my most Fav movie ever!) Love and Basketball - What woman doesnt LOVE that movie?? I know I do...lol Anyway, I wanted to do a classic movie star walking the red carpet look on her and I love the way it turned out! What do you guys think?

Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2 Palette
(Half Baked, Darkhorse, Creep, Naked and Foxy)
MAC Engraved eyeliner
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara
Ardell Lashes

Coastal Scents 10 Blush Palette

MAC Russian Red (FYI -NYX Electra is a dupe)
L'Oreal Fire Lipgloss


Purple and Blue and Pink - Oh My!

Hi!!!!! Its Friday!!!! Here is a look I did using the BH Cosmetics 120 Color 3rd Edition palette. This look is fun and colorful, but not too bright or over the top. I dont typically wear really colorful looks (more of a netrual girl), so this one is right up my alley. Its probably about as bold as I will go (on the eyes at least) and still staying in my comfort zone. I usually save my creatively, boldly colored eyes for looks I do on other people. But you never know, I might even surprise myself one day and step out with some florecent yellow eye shadow! LoL :)

BH Cosmetics 120 Color 3rd Edition Palette
NYX Blue Eyeshadow Pencil
Maybelline Liquid Eyeliner
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Lorac Exposed

NARS Angelika Lipgloss


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sultry Eyes Using 28 Neutral Palette

The BH Cosmetics 28 Neutral Palette has to be one of my favs! I use this all the time - Its one of my go-to products and one that I would refer to everyone!  It is probably one of the most talked about (and affordable) palettes amongst makeup junkies. This is a great alternative for the Urban Decay Naked palettes. Its around $20 for 28 neutral shades with a mix of different finishes - some matte, some shimmery (Urban Decay Naked Palettes are $50 and contain less shadows). The color pay off and pigmentation of these shadows rivals MAC - In fact every shade is a dupe of a MAC shade. This palette is also ideal for those that are just getting into makeup and are afraid of bright, bold colors and want to start with shadows that will work on every skintone. With the mix of light, medium, dark and darker shades, the number of looks you can create is really endless. Its perfect for starting with a basic daytime eye and then turning it into a night look!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Natural Everyday Look - Using only 5 Products

Heyy! Its....Only Tuesday....(sad face). lol So, I went to bed way too late last night and needed to get those few extra minutes of sleep this morning. I had to just pull my hair back and run out the house - no makeup! Yikes! Since I had to hurry and do my makeup at my desk once I got to work, it had to be a quick process. This then gave me the idea for a post! Ahhh!!! May I present to you my 5 min face using only 5 products!!

This is a quick and easy look for the girl who's running late (aka ME lol), the mom who doesn't have a whole lot of time to spend getting ready, or women who just want something that looks natural and is easy breezy!

Here are the product essentials:
  -Foundation (make sure it matches your skin tone perfectly. Matte foundations will work best without having to use powder. If you have dry skin go for a cream foundation that has a semi-matte finish. For those whose skin is not in need of foundation and pretty evenly toned (I am jealous), then you could skip this or just go with a dusting of powder. Powder foundations are really great too as you can determine how much coverage you want - light to full coverage. To get light coverage with a powder foundation, dust on using a fluffy brush like a kabuki brush.)
  -Blush (choose a color that just naturally enhances your cheeks - nothing to bright or shimmery)
  -Eyeliner Pencil (Browns for light/medium skin tones -Black may look too harsh or make the look appear incomplete - like you forgot to put an eye shadow on first. Black for dark skin tones. If you draw it on too thick or too harsh use a q-tip to smudge it out and look more natural)
  -Mascara (Which ever is your Fav!)
  -Lipstick (Pick a color that is close to your natural lip color and gives just a hint of color.)

Products I Used
MAC Studio Fix Fluid
MAC Blushbaby Blush
MAC Teddy Eyeliner
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara
L'Oreal Fairest Nude Lipstick


Monday, June 25, 2012

COLOR Eyes For Fun!

I had some fun this weekend playing with my BH Cosmetics 3rd Edition Pallet. I really enjoy this palette with its wide array of colors. The main reason I was drawn to the 3rd edition (there are now 5 different editions) is because of the balance of neutral colors and bright colors. Its a great palette to take with you when you are traveling, for someone who is just starting out their collection or even those who are looking to add some COLOR! The packaging is ideal too as its slim and isn't bulky, but still packs an endless possibility of looks.


Sunday, June 24, 2012

JLo Inspired Look

Well hello! This is my JLo look! Jennifer Lopez is so beautiful its almost unfair! lol Her skin has a perfect glow and her makeup always look effortless. I picked the picture below to emulate. I think its a great everyday or even a classy, neutral evening look.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

MAC Ruby Woo

I want to introduce you to another love of mine...MAC Ruby Woo!! This is a matte blue toned RED lipstick that is anything but ordinary. It has been said that this THE Universal red lipstick - anyone can pull this off. This color is so sexy and beautiful, you can't go wrong!


Kim K Inspired Look

Happy Friday!! My friend requested that I do a Kim Kardashian look. We all know KK is all about doing up the eyes and a nude or pink lip. This is my version of a traditional Kardashian inspired look. What do you think??


Friday, June 22, 2012

This Means Business.......

I am so excited to share my official business card!! Yay!! It took me forever to pic the right card, the right font, layout etc. etc. I feel like these are a good start and represent me well. :)

This is just the beginning!! I am so excited and anxious and nervous and determined and - just a whole bunch of emotions! lol But at the same time, I am confident that I can make everyone and anyone I work on 'Flawlessly Enhanced'!!

Now accepting clients..... ;-)


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

MAC Lady Danger!!

OK! I can really say that MAC's Lady Danger lipstick is my all time favorite!! (Of course this is subject to change...lol) This color is a bright orange-red and makes a simple neutral look POP! I just love love love it!

I feel like this color was made just for me - made to be my signature color! ;) I get so many compliments every time I wear it. Its perfect for nights out where you are done up head to toe or days that you aren't feeling so eager and just want to put yourself together quickly. Throw on a quick look using Urban Decay Naked palette or Coastal Scents 28 Neutral palette, some blush and this lipstick and BAM you look perfectly put together!

BH Party Girl - Blue Eyes

So, I thought I would try another look with my Party Girl palette and this is what I came up with!
I guess I must be addicted to BLUE lately! :) Not the best pics, but you get the idea...lol

MAC Studio Fix Fluid
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer
MAC Studio Fix Powder

MAC Harmony (contour)
Smashbox Soft Lights Tint
MAC Honour (Highlight)

Urban Decay Primer Potion
BH Party Girl Palette
Maybelline Felt Tip Eyeliner (top)
MAC Teddie Eyeliner (bottom)
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Revlon Soft Nude
NYX Tanned Lipgloss

BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette: Smokey Eye

I recently got the BH Cosmetics Party Girl palette and couldn't wait to put it into use!! I love the range of colors and possibility of looks packed into a palette that is the perfect size for traveling or to just throw in your purse on the go.

Here is a look that I did for my cousin. I did a smokey eye - Who doesn't look good with or love a sassy, smokey eye?

                                          Before                               After

Monday, June 18, 2012

2 Stars on Stage - Apollo Night

A few months ago I had the privilege of doing the makeup for 2 of my favorite girls - Aliya and Daziah - for their performances at the Apollo Night Talent Search at South Mountain Community College. We kept their looks neutral and let their natural beauty shine through and take center stage!



Blue for Summer!

I am loving bright and bold colors right now!! Everytime I go to the nail shop I always take my own polish (mostly so if they chip or fade I can repolish them and have the exact color). So, when I went to get a new polish I saw these two and was instantly drawn to them! They are China Glaze Splish Splash (bold, royal blue) and Flyin High (teal-ish). I adore these colors and they are perfect for summer!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My First Official Post!!

Well...It's official my blog has started! Yay! I thought I would start by posting a few pics of different looks I have done. On future posts I will provide a breakdown of all the products I used.