...the Love of MakeUp and all things Beauty!


Monday, July 30, 2012

Simplicity :)

I feel so behind on my blog posts! Here is my signature (lol) everyday look. This is my can do with a quickness, effortless, goes with anything, BUT still look put together look. Brown smokey eye, fav blush and pink lips (and don't forget the hoop earrings!!). What do you think? Would you wear this?  :)

MAC Studio Fix Fluid (NC37)
MAC Blot Powder
MAC Style Blush

Naked 2 Palette
(YDK - Lid, Busted - Crease and Under Eye, Tease - Blend, Foxy - Browbone)
BH Cosmetics Liquid Eye Liner
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

L'Oreal Fairest Nude Lipstick
NARS Angelika Lipgloss


Sugarpill Cosmetics - Fun with Color!

Ok I found a new love - another love! lol These are my first colors from Sugarpill Cosmetics. I got Poison Plum (purple), Love+ (red), and Velocity (blue). These colors are A-Mazing! The color pay off and intensity is absolutely ideal. I find that red, blue and purple are hard colors to find with great color payoff, texture, blend-ability and vibrancy. Sugarpill definitely provides all of those!! I love it and highly recommend! 

Here is a look I did with these three colors.

Velocity (lid)
Poison Plum (crease)
Love+ (blended up through crease)


Makeover Monday!

Good Morning!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend that went by sllooow! (Mine went by too fast, but I am ready to take on another Monday!) I wanted to share with you a few makeovers I did recently. I loved making these ladies feel and see how beautiful they are. Its so rewarding when clients love my work and I see the transformation in them and their confidence!

These ladies I met while volunteering at Recovery Innovations in Phoenix. They were so sweet and excited to get their makeup done. It was such a pleasure to meet and spend some time with them.

I wanted to keep their makeup very natural and a look they could recreate and wear everyday.

These next two ladies I actually work with and they wanted me to do their makeup on our lunch break lol! It was fun and a good break from work. Since we work in a corporate environment I kept their makeup simple and elegant.

Hope you all have a great week!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Hi Lovelies! I hope everyone had a great weekend! This weekend I went to a surprise party (which wasn't really a surprise cause she secretly knew about it lol) for one of my BFF's birthday. We went cosmic bowling - so fun! Bowling, laughs, fun and adult beverages is always a great time. :) Purple is her fav color, so in honor of her special day this is the look I wore.

Ben Nye Royal Purple Pigment (lid)
Mac Sketch (crease)
MAC Malt (blend)
Urban Decay Foxy (browbone)
Maybelline Felt Tip Liquid Liner
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

MAC Studio Fix Fluid (NC37)
MAC Studio Select Concealer (NC35/NW25)
MAC Blot Powder (Medium)
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural (Dark - contour)
MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralized Skinfnish (highlight)
MAC Gentle blush

Wet n Wild Pink Champagne lipstick
Nars Angelika Lipgloss 


Friday, July 20, 2012

Bright Vibrant Hot Summer Orangey-Coral!

Hello! I am sooo glad its Friday...My week seemed like it lasted forever - Yikes! lol Anyway, here is a look I did for one of the hottest colors on trend this summer - Hot Orangey-Coral. I love it! This color can really be worn on just about everyone. The key to making bright lipsticks wearable as an everyday look is to keep your eye makeup more neutral. Check out the breakdown below!

MAC Grounwork Paintpot (base)
MAC Mythology (center of lid)
L'Oreal Charged HIP Duo (Dark color on inner and outer lid)
MAC Espresso (Blended through crease and outer corner)
NYX Sahara (Browbone)
BH Cosmetics Liquid Liner
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

MAC Style Blush
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Soft and Gentle (Highlight)

NYX Femme
Revlon Papaya Colorburst Lipgloss


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fav! Bright Pink Lips

Hola!! Have I ever mentioned how much I love love love bright pink lips? Well, I do! :) I used to be timid when it came to colors that stood out or drew attention. Not anymore! I am addicted to pink lipsticks and the brighter, the bolder, the PINKer the better. I really feel like a bright, stand-out lipstick can make your whole day just that much better. Its probably because it makes me feel pretty and sassy and confident! And when you feel good about yourself, you just cant have a bad day, right? Right! So ladies, find your perfect shade and wear it like it was made just for you!! :)

Mac Studio Fix Fluid
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural (Dark - contour)
MAC Blushbaby and Dainty Blush
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish (Soft and Gentle - highlight)

Mac Painterly Paintpot
BH Cosmetics 28 Neutral Palette
BH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner
Ardel #105 Lashes

NYX Pinky lipliner
Wet n Wild #967 Dollhouse Pink lipstick
MAC Lickable lipstick


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pink with Envy of Blue and Green!

I know I have said before that I am naturally more of a neutral-look girl, but I do like to be creative and come up with looks that are bright and colorful! This might not be a look that I personally would where out and about or just to the mall, but I do love the way this turned out! I used the BH Cosmetics 88 Matte Palette. This is a FAB palette for those who adore bright, bold, vibrant, colorful looks!

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
MAC Studio Select Concealer
MAC Blot Powder
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Dark (contour)
MAC Peachtwist Blush
MAC Trace Gold Blush

BH Cosmetics 88 Matte Palette
BH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner
Ardell #105 Lashes
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

NYX Femme Lipstick
NYX Louisiana Lipstick


How to: Eyebrows

Hello Saturday! As requested, I put together a picture tutorial on how I do my eyebrows. (Maybe one day I'll venture into videos...lol.) I know it would be a lot easier to follow if this was a video, but I hope you can at least get the basic idea. :)

Lets begin.....

This is my eyebrow after a few weeks since the last time I groomed them.
It still has its basic shape....Even though I did recently get them professionally waxed for the first time, I have always just shaped and plucked them myself. 

First I brush my eyebrow upward.....

I then take hair cutting shears (or small scissors) and trim them.

Then I brush them downward....

And trim them.

Next, I use tweezers to pluck the unwanted hairs.

*Here's a tip on making sure your basic shape is right.
Take a brush or pen and place it vertical against the side of your nose. Your brow should start right where the brush/pen passes by your brow.

*Then turn the brush/pen at an angle (still keeping the brush based at your nose) passing across the middle of your lid.
This is where your eyebrow should arch.

*Last, angle the brush outward, laying across the end of your eyelid.
This is where your brow should end.

After my basic shape is done, I take a firm small angled eye shadow brush and a matte brown eyeshadow - I used MAC Espresso. (I use a shadow, not a pencil as I feel like it looks more natural, and is easier to make sure they aren't too harsh. Also, never use a pure matte black eyeshadow, even if your hair is black. It will look harsh and fake. Stick with a deep, brownish-black, like MAC Brun. Be sure to only use matte shadow, no shimmer!)

And I start to shade them in.
Hold the brush so the bristles are vertical and the longest part the the angle is on top. This is how I color in the first part of my brow.

Then I turn the brush horizontal and continue to shade in the rest.

This is what they look like fully colored in.

I then take a small firm brush (Real Techniques Detailer Brush from the Core Collection) and a small amount of concealer (MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer)....

And apply under my brow. I do this to make them precise and it also gives a natural highlight to the browbone.

Last I blend the concealer out (downward).

TA-DA! My perfect eyebrow!! :)

Hope you find this helpful!


Friday, July 13, 2012

Teen Look!

Happy Friday my lovelies! I wanted to share this look I did for my lil Ms. Aliya. I love the way it turned out and it was pretty quick to do. Its perfect for pre-teens and teens - not over done, subtle and just enhances her natural beauty! This look is also great for women who don't like a lot of makeup and want something quick, easy and not too many products. Here's the rundown! :)

LORAC Exposed Blush (shimmery bright pink)
*Don't be overwhelmed or intimidated by BRIGHT blushes! Use a fluffy blush brush to apply - lightly - just dab in the blush and it will look natural and beautiful!

MAC Tan Pigment (sshimmery golden tan) - on lid
L'Oreal Bottomless Java (sshimmery golden cocoa) - in Crease and along bottom lash line
Urban Decay Foxy (matte vanilla) - Browbone
NYX Black (matte black) - Upper lash line
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara
*Don't feel like you HAVE to use these exact shades. Look for similar colors in other brands and experiment with your own combination. You cant go wrong!

Wet n Wild Mega Shield Lip Color in Pink Champagne


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Everyone Loves A Basic Smokey Eye

Well Hello! I found this lipstick on clearance, so even though its not a typical color I reach for, I decided to try it. For $3 its worth the risk, right? Its Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Rosy Nude. I wanted to try it out - complete look and all- so I put this together last night pretty quickly (please ignore my weird shaped eyebrow lol). I did a basic smokey eye using browns and black from the BH Cosmetics 120 Color 3rd Edition Palette. Here is the breakdown...... :)

I started by applying MAC Painterly Paint Pot all over eye lid up to the brow (this is used as a base to help the shadow last longer and be more vibrant).

Next, I applied this shimmery brown shade to just the lid using a Sonia Kashuk fluffy medium eyeshadow brush.

Then this shimmery rosy gold shade to the crease and blended upward using a EcoTools large eyeshadow brush.

I used this matte light brown to blend the two colors together using a Sonia Kashuk blending brush.

Then I applied the black shadow to the lashline (upper and lower) using a EcoTools pencil brush

Blend out the black shadow (upper lashline) using a ELF Mineral blending brush.

Lastly, I applied mascara (L'Oreal Voluminous), cleaned up any fallout, applied my foundation, concealer, blush and lipstick.

Maybelline FIT ME Liquid Foundation
MAC Studio Fix Powder
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Dark (contour)
MAC Margin and Trace Gold Blushes mixed together

MAC Burgandy Lip Pencil
Revlon Colorburst Rosy Nude Lipstick

This lipstick is very moisturizing and goes on smooth. I really like the texture and staying power of all the Revlon Colorburst Lipsticks and this one is no exception. I'm not crazy about the color on me, but it is a very pretty color - especially for darker skintones. :)

*Don't have a variety of brushes - That's ok! Try it anyway using what you do have!!! You can even use a q-tip to help you blend (dont press hard or you will lift off the color)
**I do suggest the everyone have atleast one blending brush (2 is ideal).