Sunday, May 29, 2011

EOTD: Sunny Side Up

When the color yellow is said...I automatically think of the sun! When the color yellow is seen... I automatically think of way to incorporate it into my face of the day. 
Today, I have found a way to do just that... and to also make it bright and fun, yet still toned down.

I present to eyes of the day (EOTD)... 

*Tutorial Coming Soon*

Products Used:
MAC Ground Work Paint Pot
MAC e/s- Chrome Yellow
MAC Surf Baby e/s- Sun Blonde
MAC e/s- Going Bananas
MAC Surf Baby e/s- Short Shorts
MAC Surf Baby e/s- Surf USA
MAC Surf Baby PowerPoint Eyeliner- Blue Moon (teal)
MAC e/s- Birds and Berries
Urban Decay Naked Palette e/s- Buck & Smog
MAC e/s- Off the Page (orange)
Red Cherry Lashes- #82
L'oreal Eyeliner- Black

This look came together quite easy... just use your imagination..and you'll be surprised where it takes you! :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

You're Looking Pretty Hot There, Surf Baby!!

17 May 2011- PRO members
26 May 2011 U.S.
May 2011- International

[Products that I purchased]

 MAC cosmetics has launched several new collections this year, which a lot of them did not interest me. I tend to feel that a lot of the collections that are launched, are just repeat items in different packaging.

 When I was first told about the Surf Baby collection, as usual, I was a bit skeptical; but after seeing photos and reviews--I immediately became interested. Now, for those who love MAC, we all know that a lot of the collections, sometimes, are hit and miss--but we always seem to love the collections that are launched during Spring/Summer, at least I do. LOL! I dont know if its because I have a thing for corals and pinks, blues and purples, greens and teals... but I do know that it just seems that I am always satisfied with the Spring/Summer collections...That is why I had to get my hands on the Surf Baby Collection.

[My Paradise Cheeky Powder]

A coral blush, with a gold overspray, that can be used alone as a highlight or combined with the blush, for the perfect sparkling affect. 

[Swatches of My Paradise Cheeky Powder]

L2R: Coral Blush, Gold Overspray, Coral and Gold Overspray combined

[SHORT SHORTS e/s]- Frost (Frosty Champagne)

[SURF USA e/s]- Frost (Frosted Teal)


[SURF USA applied with a base- NYX black bean jumbo pencil]

[SHORT SHORTS applied with a primer- Too Faced Shadow Insurance]

My Overall Thought:
This collection was just as I expected...Various items, great packaging, get pigmentation... both the blush and eyeshadows. I honestly am in love with this collection! I believe that it was worth every cent used to purchase. I do wish that I would have purchased more of the items from the collection, along with backups for the cheeky powder. I will be placing another order as soon as most of the items are back in stock--YES, within a few days.. a few, high demand items, sold out.

Monday, May 23, 2011


 Neutral eye look tends to be the TREND now and days, especially when you're in a rush. I've come up with my own neutral eye look with a hint of color...just to give it that extra "UMPH". A neutral eye look can get boring sometimes, especially if you're one to wear it day after day... afterrrrrrr day... If you're one of those people... who are are afraid of color and will not step out of your comfort zone... try adding color this way first. Grab a colored liquid liner and get to work.. soon you'll notice that a hint of color can spruce up an eye look tremendously! :)


Products Used:
Too Face Shadow Insurance
Red Cherry False Lashes #82
JK Covert Liquid Liner: purchase at Target
Motives Cosmetics e/s: Sweet Plum
Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette: Honey Moon, Day, Unveil
Mac Cosmetics e/s: Soft Brown

Want to see how to recreate this look? Check out the tutorial:

Wet n Wild "I got Good Jeans"

Wet 'n' Wild- I Got Good Jeans
Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio- ($2.99 for 0.12oz)


Swatches: Gold- Metallic Finish, Blue- Soft Frost Finish, Pale Silvery w/ blue tint- Frost-Metallic Finish

This drugstore palette stands a GREAT chance against MAC, Motives, Urban Decay, and other high end brands. The texture and color pay off of the trio is beyond amazing for a drugstore brand. Its smooth, easy to apply texture, made it easy to blend, as well as to clean up the minimal fall out that even existed after application. Its colors are VERY true to pan and has a long-lasting wear time. 

  • Great Pigmentation
  • Longevity is amazing
  • Smooth, Soft Texture
  • Easy to Blend
  • Minor Fall Out
  • Great Consistency
  • Drugstore brand with inexpensive price
  • How To Instructions for beginners
  • Packaging
My Thoughts:

I love this brand so much, that it is kind of scary. I have NEVER, and I mean Never, seen any drugstore eyeshadow as pigmented as this brand. Its cost makes it even more worth while. I have purchased the other trios and I can not wait to bring more eye looks to my viewers to promote this amazing brand and its high quality product--for a budget friendly price.

Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Aqua Cream

The Aqua Cream is an ultra-pigmented, long-lasting waterprood cream. Highly concentrated in mother-of-pearl pigments it provides an immediate color intensity with a luminous finish. Its long lasting formula will not crease or smudge under the most extreme conditions.

Available in 22 shades, the multi-purpose Aqua cream can be applied on your lips, cheeks, and eyes.

Shades #5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 are formulated for the Lips & Cheeks. 
Shades #1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, and 22 are formulated for the Eyes & Cheeks.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams: Pink Based

Colors: 5- Peach, 9- Coral, 6- Fresh Pink

Swatches- #6, #9, # 5

Lip Swatch: #6- Fresh Pink

Lip Swatch: #9- Coral

Lip Swatch: #5- Peach

Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream: Red Based

Colors: #10- Orange, #8- Red, #7- Fuchsia

Lip Swatch: #10- Orange

Lip Swatch: #8- RED

Lip Swatch: #7- Fuchsia

Swatches:  #8, #7, #10

Swatches of #5, #6, #7, #8. #9. #10

  • Long Lasting
  • Very Pigmented
  • Multi-purpose useful
  • Bearable scent
  • Matte- not very moisturizing- Gloss recommended
  • A bit expensive- $22.00
My Thoughts:

I have always wanted an eyeshadow, lipstick, blush, and eyeshadow base that was long lasting...basically water wouldn't even affect it's pigmentation. MUFE Aqua Cream really did impress me on how sufficient it's quality is. Although a tad bit pricey, I would recommend for high fashion photo-shoots that may take hours, or photo-shoots with water scenes. Aqua Creams are very matte and not moisturizing. The lip colors appear very vibrant. (click on picture for larger image and better color quality), when a clear gloss is added. The little pot that the cream sits in, make it easy to dip your finger or brush to scoop out the product. I am willing to give more of the Aqua Creams a go, though I will no be purchasing them all at once. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer

Bobbi's secret to looking fresh and well-rested: a yellow-based concealer that instantly camouflages dark circles. Bobbi's long-wearing Creamy Concealer gives you a quick, just-right coverage. The new and improved formula is richer and creamier, so it goes on easy, blends smoothly and stays put. Plus it's infused with skin conditioners to protect the delicate under-eye area. 
*Your ideal shade of Creamy Concearler is one shade lighter than your foundation.*

Texture: Creamy

Packaging: Very Sturdy, Easy to Open

My Shade: Golden
Coverage: Full Coverage (L)- NO Concealer (R)- Concealer
Price Purchased: $15.00 @ Local CCO Store

  • Creamy
  • Moisturizing
  • Great Coverage
  • Doesn't Crease
  • Great color correction
  • Blends smoothly
  • May not work well with oily skin
  • A bit pricey! $22.00 online.. $15.00 at CCO stores

How do I rate product? A.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dynasty Eye Look

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Products use to Create Eyelook:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC e/s Electra
MAC e/s Electric Eel
MAC e/s Steamy
MAC e/s Soft Brown
MAC e/s Beauty Marked
Red Cherry Lashes - # 203

*Client did her own Foundation using DermaBlend & MAC's Up the Amp Lipstick for Lips*

Milani Lip Flash

Retail: 6.99
Purchased at my local CVS

Lip Swatches:


  • Affordable- $6.99
  • Richy and Creamy once on
  • Full coverage
  • Very pigmented
  • Wear Time: 3-4 hours
  • Variety of colors
  • Great for beginner makeup enthusiasts 
  • Not sleek when applying; rich and creamy once on (does that make sense?)
  • No scent
  • Glitter stays after color has worn off
  • Pencil lipstick
  • Not retractable, must sharpen with pencil sharpener.

Do I recommend for purchase?
I do like it enough to wear it now that I have purchased it... long wear time...great pigmentation.. 
*Would not have purchased had I been given it as a review item.*
Everyone may have a different opinion about it. I do not deny, it is a great product. I am not a big fan of left over glitter, however.

E.L.F Tinted Moisturizer

As Summer approaches, all of you who are into makeup, whether light coverage or full coverage, will have to somehow, someway, add or take away one product to suit your skin for the season change. Now, as a makeup artist, who's use to wearing medium-full coverage, pretty much everyday... I have to changed my products to suit my skin. I do know that I can not comfortably wear full coverage foundation in the summer, due to my type of skin. I have combination skin, and my makeup will melt off in the heat! LOL!

As I searched for something that would suit my skin, both dry and oily, I came across E.L.F tinted moisturizer w/ SPF 20. That's really great because I do NOT plan on wearing heavy foundation during the day, once summer approaches..unless I'm doing a makeup gig or something.. 
This tinted moisturizer seemed to be everything, in one, that I was looking for...= Moisture for my dry areas, SPF to protect my skin from the heat rays, tinted product to match my skin tone, light coverage...A WINNER. Although it seemed like a Winner in store, I bought it to test it out at home..
When I got home, I tested it by pairing it with a full coverage concealer, & I fell in love! By GOLLY, this seemed to be magic in a tube!! Lol! It was sooo light weight, seemed to have a great coverage, and kept my face feeling fresh! I loved it so much, I went back to my local K-MART and bought two more tubes! LOL

  • Very Inexpensive- $3.00
  • Light Weight
  • Summer friendly
  • Window on tube to see color of product
  • Blends easily into skin
  • Great coverage for just a moisturizer
  • Great packaging
  • Doesn't have a horrible scent like some products
  • Color variety is scarce

Do I recommend this product? YES!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Blog Sale- (CLOSE)

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How to Buy:
1. Must be a Subscriber to Blog and Youtube Channel
2. Leave a comment below stating what you would like, your youtube name, as well as a valid 
email address.-- approved purchase notification will be sent to you if item is available. To leave a comment. Click Blog Sale under Popular Posts on the Left and scroll to the bottom of post for comment box.
3. All Photos will be marked with the word "Sold", when someone purchases item.
4. Buyer must make immediate payment. -Within 24 hours- to my paypal account:
5. If payment is not made in 24 hours, the item will go back up for sale and previous buyer will not be allowed to buy in future blog sales.
6. Better offers can be made if there is something that you really want, as long as the person that has requested to buy does not make payment before you request with better offer.
7. All items have a shipping rate of $5.00. if more than one purchase is made, combined shipping is available.


MAC full size pigments- full!- 1 for $12.00
(L2R) Reflects Rust, Vintage Gold, Pink Pearl

Sephora Creme EyeLiner- 2 for $12.00

*Brand New* EyeStudio- 4 for $15.00

*Brand NEW* Urban Decay Lipstick (1)-$12.00
(L2R) Revolution, Buzz Kill, Confession