Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sapphire Nights

Today's look is a dark/ navy blue with lime green.

As of late, I've had ALOT on my mind and so I've been a it less bubbly than I usually am. Of course, people have many different ways in which they express what's going on inside of them and I've been "painting" my face alot but with dark colors. I guess dark colors are also perfect for the fall/winter.

I live in the bright, beautiful and sunny Caribbean so I really don't experience winter per se but hey, nothing's wrong with wearing the fall/ winter colors right?

Well this was my look for the day.

Tell me what you think!

Two-Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Beige-ing Shadestick
NYX Summer Green e/s
Jesse's Girl green shimmer eye dust
Urban Decay Adore e/s
MAC Blue Flame e/s
Nameless dark brown shadow
MAC NC50 Studio Tech foundation
MAC Refined Deeper Bronze powder
NYX Jupiter lipstick
MAC Spirited Lipglass

Monday, October 26, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Makeup Competition

I've never entered a makeup competition but thought it'd definitely be worth my while to enter A Brilliant Brunette's Breast Cancer Awareness Makeup Competition ( where you had to create a makeup look using pink. I surely went for it. I'll let you know if I was the lucky winner.

As mentioned in my previous blog on Breast Cancer makeup, I am a HUGE supporter of any type of organization or event regarding cancer (any type). My mom died of cancer 4 years ago and even though her type of cancer (Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma) is not as big a deal as Breast Cancer, I still support it.
In the meantime, stay tuned for more fabulous makeup looks and remember, Beauty is NOT in the makeup, it's in you!


MAC Da Bling e/s (lid)
MAC Embark e/s (crease)
MAC Cranberry e/s (crease)
Glamour Doll Blush e/s (lid)
Ardell Gisele Lashes


MAC Breezy blush


MAC NC50 Studio Tech Foundation
MAC Refned Golden Bronze Powder


NYX Jupiter lipstick

Friday, October 23, 2009

Deep into her soul

Ok, I received my new colors from and really wanted to play with them so because I was feeling a bit down, I thought I'd do a "down", dark look and this is what I came up with. I named it "Deep into her soul".
Hope you like it!

NYX Milk Jumbo Shadow Pencil
UD Liquid Liner
MAC Penultimate Liner
MAC Matte Amethyst Pigment
MAC Young Punk e/s
MAC Gesso e/s
Brows- NYX Dark Brown Eye Liner

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sour lime....

Ok so I couldn't think of a name for this look but it's basically just using two colors- Lime Green and Yellow. The colors I used were Summer Green (NYX) and Electric Lemonade (Glamour Doll).


Primer Potion- Urban Decay
Summer Green e/s- NYX
Electric Lemonade Pigment- Glamour Doll Eyes
Perversion Liquid Liner- Urban Decay
Gisele Lashes- Ardell


NC50 Studio Tech Foundation - MAC

Lily of the Valley Lipstick- NYX

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My feature on TV as a makeup artist!!!!!!

Woo hoo! I was really excited about this. I was finally able to see the final outcome of my live TV interview with the local television station in my home town and of course, I wanted to share it with you all!
Thank you so much for all your support.
Your comments are always welcomed!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Roots, Rock, Reggae Makeup

For those of you who've actually noticed, my hair is not braided neither is it a weave, I am what most would consider a "dread", simply meaning that my hair is dreadlocks. Am always asked if it's real or not and yes, it is. I love it. Initially it was a right, royal mess but as it gets longer, I'm enjoying it more and more because I can do so many different things with it. I can curl it, crimp it, wear it straight and it still looks cute (or at least I think so :).

The colors of "Rasta" are red, green and gold (yellow) so I decided that I'd definitely do a makeup look with these colors and this one is the first of many to come.

Hope you enjoy! Feel free to leave comments.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

5 Beauty Myths

Myth #1: The razor blade/ blade makes the hair more darker and more thicker.
If this thing is true probably everyone would shave their heads, from men to women and children. It is true what it is said about wax: makes the hair softer and its growth more slow, but the fact that the blade makes the hair darker and thicker is just a myth!

Myth #2: The eye shadow must have the same colour with your eyes.
There is nothing wrong with the above sentence, until we use the word “must”. You may use a shade close to the colour of your eyes, but the thing you will get will be a natural make up, to say so, because your eyes will not stand out. If you want a deep make up, which will accentuate your eye colour; you must use a large variety of colours.A black eye shadow (smokey eyes make up) works perfectly with blue eyes, a green or a red one emphasize green eyes.

Myth #3: Damaged hair may be fixed
Yes! With scissors! Once that the hair is damaged, no beauty product will make miracles! Therefore, do not believe the promises made by miraculous shampoos and go to cut a little bit your top hair every time they “go crazy”.

Myth #4: Chocolate and fried food causes acne
It is definitely true that this kind of food is not recommended for a healthy diet, but this does not mean that they cause acne. The only relation between this products and complexion is, if you eat a large quantity of this kind of food, you complexion may become oily.

Myth #5: Toothpaste heals pimples
This crazy thing that the toothpaste heals pimples started when Cindy Crawford declared that she uses this solution when she wants to get rid of pimples, especially before a photo shoot. The truth is that the toothpaste dries up pimples but in the same time may dry and irritate the sensitive skin.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Month- October

As women, we should all know how very important it is to have our annual checks just to ensure that our bodies are functioning as they should and there are no unwanted lumps or bumps anywhere.

I am a strong supporter of any type of cancer organization simply because 1- my mother died of cancer (non-hodgkins lymphoma) 4 years ago and 2- I have cancer on both sides of my family.

Dealing with cancer is NO fun. The patients suffer and so do the friends and family of the cancer patient. I know because I've been there. Unfortunately we all know someone who has suffered from this terrile diseas.

In honor of my mother and all other cancer patients, breast cancer or otherwise, this makeup look is dedicated to you.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Summer Days

Here's a look I created from the Colors of Summer (Yellow, Orange & Blue)

All colors are from the Coastal Scents Creative Me#1 Palette

See video tutorial on YouTube


Primer Potion- Urban Decay
Eyes shadows Creative Me #1 palette- Coastal Scents
Perversion Liquid Liner- Urban Decay


Lily of the Valley lipstick- NYX


NC50 Studio Tech Foundation- MAC
Refined Golden Bronze Powder- MAC

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Halloween Fairy Makeup

This look was inspired by my fellow blogger, Misschievous......
Feel free to comment!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

HALLOWEEN Makeup Special!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

15 Sexiest Makeup Looks of All Time

Simple ways to vamp up your eyes, lips and cheeks

1- Smoky Eyes

Give eye makeup a bedroom-y kind of sex appeal by working in layers and smudging it along the way. First up, creamy black pencil—wedged into the upper and lower lashes and softened by gently rubbing with your finger or cotton swab. Trace over that with black shadow and smudge with the swab. Then sweep shimmery gray shadow over the upper lids and blend it up beyond the crease (the more tangled it is with the black, the better).

2- Glossy Nude Lips

There's no simpler way to get a sex-kittenish pout. Choose a nude that's slightly pink or flecked with shimmer (they're the most flattering), and concentrate the gloss on the center of the lips (that's the most fattening).

3- Dewy Skin

Fake a glow with powder highlighter: a champagne shade if you have fair skin, a golden tone for medium or olive skin, or copper for dark skin. Dust it over your cheekbones, then dab some at the inner corners of your eyes, on the centers of your lids, and on the bow of your lips.

4- Red Lips

The trick here is to pick a formula that looks moist (that's sexy), but not superglossy (that can verge into slutty territory). Look for lipsticks with "moisturizing," "creamy," or "butter" in their names, and select one that has a little brown in it.

5- Gold Shadow

The key to making eyes glisten with gold: Choose a shimmery shade, and don't be skimpy with it. Spread a layer or two of gold over the lids and up beyond the creases, and don't forget to dab some at the inner corners of the eyes. When it comes to adding liner to the look, a smudgy chocolate brown looks way better than your usual black.

6- Full Lashes

Create the effect of huge doe eyes by gluing on a few clusters of fake lashes before you layer on the mascara. Grab each cluster at its base with tweezers, dip the root in glue, wedge it into the outer corner of the upper lash line, and hold it in place for 15 seconds so it stays put.

7- Flushed Cheeks

We all know what a vibrant pink glow evokes. What we don't all know is how to duplicate one believably: First, brighten skin all over with a slightly shimmery foundation—you can make it yourself by adding a few drops of liquid bronzer to your normal base. Then rub rosy cream blush on the apples of your cheeks and blend it back along your cheekbones using a few fingers—the heat of that skin-on-skin contact will cause the blush to melt beautifully.

8- Rose-bitten Lips
Give lips a juicy, just-been-kissed look by dabbing them with sheer strawberry-colored lipstick or balm. Concentrate the color in the middle of the mouth and blend outward—that gives the most natural effect.

10- Kohl-rimmed Eyes

It's the signature look of vixens and rock goddesses—and all it takes is black liner and some subtle blending. 1. Choose a waterproof pencil, so you can darken even the inner rims. Run the liner just inside the upper lids, then close your eyes tightly—this will smudge just the right amount of liner on the inner lids on the bottom. 2. Trace the upper and lower lashes with more black liner, and don't worry about neatness—your mistakes will disappear once you start blending. 3. Smudge the pencil outward with a dense eye-shadow brush or sponge—softening all that black liner will create the illusion of larger, deeper-set eyes.

11- Bronzed Skin

The first trick to using bronzer: Choose powder (it's actually easier to apply than cream), and be sure the shade is more golden than brown and without a speck of shimmer. Second trick: Swirl the brush not just over your cheeks, but along your hairline and jawline and down the bridge of the nose. Make it look authentic by topping it with rosy blush on the apples of the cheeks.

12- Winged Liner

Flicking liner just past the corners of your eyes creates a flirty effect. For the least theatrical take on the look, extend the line just a quarter inch past the corners and give it a soft curve upward.

13- Soft Peach Makeup

Peach may not spring to mind when you think "sexy," but consider this: It combines the warmth of bronzer with all the innocence and ease of pink. The best peach shades have hints of pink (when you're talking lipstick and blush) or tones of brown (for eye shadow).

14- Contoured Cheeks

If you weren't born with sculpted cheeks, you can paint them on (trust us, you won't look like a Falcon Crest throwback). First, sweep a matte powder blush under your cheekbones. (Suck in your cheeks to find the spot we're talking about.) If you're fair, use a soft beige blush; for medium skin, try a bronze shade; on dark skin, go with a brown one. Then, blend a powder highlighter along your cheekbones—pick one that nearly matches your natural skin tone.

15- Shimmery Brown Shadow

Blended along the lids and under the lower lashes, this spicy shade adds just enough color to enhance eyes, without screaming "I'm wearing makeup." Stick with warm shades—think anything in the toffee, caramel, or tobacco families. For night, brush the color over the lids and up above the creases of the eyes.

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