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Tutorial: Halloween FOTD

1 Nov

S.I.A.G. in HIGH DEFINITION!

My family is relieved that I’ve found an outlet for my PJism! I know my brother was tired of listening to my makeup reviews & hair babble *crickets chirping* LOL! So my final birthday present was an HD camcorder! I’m grateful to have such an awesome support system & I look forward to bringing you higher quality reviews & tutorials! ūüėČ

My Team

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ONTO THE MAKEUP! Click here to read my Halloween FOTD

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FOTD: It’s Electric! (…boogie woogie woogie)

11 Aug

I used the Black Radiance Retro Chic eyeshadow palette to create this look. I bought it for about $5 at my local CVS. My thoughts?! This palette has a great combination of blues, but the color payoff leaves something to be desired. To counteract this problem, be sure to use a blue or white opaque base underneath these shadows. Overall I am pleased with the performance of this palette. Although I don’t use it often (blame that on Shany Cosmetics) I would buy it again & recommend it to anyone looking for bright blue eyeshadow.

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered the inner two-thirds of my lower eyelid in shimmery aqua blue e/s (Retro Chic palette), then I used a slightly darker blue (also Retro Chic) on the outer third of my eyelid  & matte black e/s (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette) to darken my outer v. I used matte pastel blue to highlight my tearducts & matte camel (from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette) on my brow bone.

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline & waterline with Wet N Wild cream eyeliner in black.

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey (8305B)

LIPS: Carmex + L’Oreal H.I.P. lip gloss in Inviting

FACE: Nada

Video tutorial coming soon…

The Revitalized Rollerset & other beauty ramblings…

9 Aug

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*Edited to add my FOTD*

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my lower eyelid in NYX Ultra Pearl Mania loose e/s in Yellow Gold. Then I used matte black e/s to darken my outer v (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette) & matte camel e/s to highlight my brow bone (from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette).

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline & waterline with Wet N Wild cream eyeliner in black. 

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

LIPS: Carmex + Estee Lauder lip gloss in Rose

FACE: Nada

FOTD: “Lucky” Re-loaded

3 Aug

I liked the Feelin’ Lucky FOTD¬†soooo¬†much that I decided to give it another go. But this time I used turquoise on my lower lid (instead of green) &¬†purple¬†on my crease (instead of fuchsia). ENJOY!

PRIMER:  NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green

SHADOW: I used matte turquoise on my outer lower lid (Shany 120 palette). I faded that color into a frosty teal e/s (also Shany) & used matte off-white to highlight my tearducts (Wet N Wild Greed palette). I used matte lavender to accent my crease & dark purple to deepen the outer v (also Shany). Finally, I used matte peach e/s to highlight my brow bone (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette).

OTHER DETAILS‚Ķ I used CoverGirl¬†single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Maybelline Volume Express “Falsies” Mascara¬†in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black. I used Wet N Wild pencil in turquoise on my waterline & set it by applying turquoise e/s with my pencil brush.

LIPS:¬†¬†Carmex¬†+ L’Oreal¬†H.I.P. lip gloss in Inviting

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep

Video tutorial coming soon!

FOTD: Mint Condition

14 Jul

What’s your favorite Mint Condition song? Mine¬†is¬†Pretty Brown Eyes… naturally (LOL) If you haven’t heard it before, you’re missing out. Be sure to check out my video tutorial, I used a couple of their songs in my soundtrack. That’s all… ENJOY ūüôā¬†

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower eyelid in NYX Pearl Mania (loose pigment) in Jade. I used matte black e/s to darken my outer v & off white to highlight my tearducts (both from the Wet N Wild Greed palette). I used matte camel (WNW Vanity) to highlight my brow bone.

OTHER DETAILS‚Ķ I used CoverGirl¬†single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Maybelline Volume Express “Falsies” Mascara¬†in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined¬†my upper lashline & waterline with Wet n Wild¬†cream eyeliner in black.

LIPS:¬†Carmex¬†+ ‚ÄúStop Violence in the Home‚ÄĚ lip gloss¬†by The Body Shop

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

FACE: Nada

FOTD: Teal/Turquoise Smoky Eye

20 Jun

A few weeks ago I saw the Love & Hip Hop Reunion show… Olivia’s smoky eye?HOTNESS!!! So you know I had to try it out…

Click here to watch video tutorial

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: Black cream shadow from Claire’s 24 palette

SHADOW:¬†I covered my lower eyelid in matte jungle green e/s, then¬†I used matte baby blue e/s to brighten my tearducts¬†& black e/s to darken my outer v (all from the Shany¬†120 palette)… BTW I also used turquoise e/s to blend the green & black shadows together. Finally, I used¬†matte camel on my browbone (WNW Vanity palette).

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lash line with Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black. On my waterline, I used Ulta glitter eyeliner pencil in Silver.

LIPS: Carmex + Estee Lauder lip gloss in Rose

FACE: Nada

CHEEKS: Nada

FOTD: I found Nemo!!!

17 Jun

This face of the day was obviously inspired by the Disney/Pixar movie Finding Nemo. If you haven’t already, you should check it out. You’ll laugh, cry & even bite your fingernails… (LOL) It’s a definitely new classic!

NOTE: This look was meant to be a loose interpretation of the orange & white stripes of a clown fish. I opted for the gradation effect in lieu of harsh stripes ūüôā

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cherry (tearducts & outer v) & Milk (in the center of my lower lid)

SHADOW: I used orange e/s from the Shany 120 palette on my tearducts & my outer v (leaving a white space in the middle)… then I loaded my brush with tangerine-colored e/s & blended the darker shade of orange into the white (creating a gradation of color from dark to light)… Next I covered the center of my lower eyelids in matte off-white (WNW Greed palette). I used matte peach e/s on my browbone

I’m aware that my process is kinda complicated…

Click here to watch the video tutorial ūüôā

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with Wet N Wild cream eyeliner in black. On my waterline, I used WNW eyeliner pencil in Turquoise & aqua-colored e/s from Shany 120 palette.

LIPS:¬†Carmex¬†+ ¬†‚ÄúStop Violence in the Home‚ÄĚ lip gloss¬†by The Body Shop

CHEEKS: Wet N Wild Blush in ‚ÄúHeather Silk‚ÄĚ

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)


FOTD: The Pink Avenger

16 Jun

After I see a hero movie (such as X-Men, Spiderman, Superman) I always ask people “if you could have any super power, what would it be?” I can never pick just one, so these are my super powers of choice:

  1. The ability to fly… cuz planes are waaay faster than trains!
  2. The ability to become invisible (at will)… on days when I don’t wanna be bothered, I can just vanish!

How exactly am I supposed to save the world using these self-motivated super powers!??! *crickets chirping* I guess that’s why God made me regular…LOL

TANGENTIAL COMMENTARY: Have you ever seen the show Lie to Me? It comes on Fox. It’s about a behavioral analyst team who can detect whether or not someone is lying just by reading their facial expressions, gestures, ticks & body language. They use the powers of observation & deductive reasoning to help solve crimes. Now that’s a REAL LIFE super power I wouldn’t mind having!!!

*Now back to the regularly scheduled programming*

Naturally, I would wanna be called¬†“Super Sham,” but then I remembered no hero ever uses his/her government name, so I chose the moniker¬†“The Pink Avenger”…

<—— And this would be my cape…

And instead of a mask, I would wear some EYE-POPPING, PINK shadow like this¬† ——>

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cherry

SHADOW:¬†On the inner half of my lower eyelid I used matte¬†bubblegum pink & I faded that into magenta on my outer lid¬†(Shany¬†120 palette)… then I applied sparkly black e/s (WNW Greed palette) to my crease using my Coastal Scents crease brush. I used matte peach to fill in the space between my crease & my¬†brow bone… & off-white to brighten my tearducts¬†(also WNW Greed palette).

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with Wet N Wild cream eyeliner in black. On my waterline, I used Ulta glitter eyeliner pencil in Silver.

LIPS:¬†Carmex¬†+ ¬†‚ÄúStop Violence in the Home‚ÄĚ lip gloss¬†by The Body Shop

CHEEKS: Wet N Wild Blush in ‚ÄúHeather Silk‚ÄĚ

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

Click here to view tutorial video

FOTD: Cherries Jubilee

15 Jun

Dontcha just LOVE cherries? They’re a great summertime snack!

In addition to being delicious, they’re good for you! Per choosecherries.com… a recent study revealed that a cherry-enriched diet may help lower body fat, total weight, inflammation and cholesterol ‚Äď all major risk factors for heart disease. It is also believed that, anthocyanins (the antioxidant found in cherries) may be beneficial for a range of inflammatory-related conditions, including arthritis.

In case you hadn’t figured it out yet, I debuted my new NYX¬†jumbo eye pencil in “Cherry” for this FOTD. I was pleased with both the color & the coverage. I have found some of the other NYX¬†e/s pencils lacking in these departments, so I was pleasantly surprised. In my book it gets a perfect score! I highly recommend this pencil for you if you wanna do looks using red, orange or pink eyeshadows.

Click here to see tutorial video

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cherry (lower lids) & Milk (tearducts)

SHADOW: I covered my lower eyelid (except for my tearducts) in bright red (Shany 120 palette). I used a blend of yellow gold & matte off white on my tearducts & matte camel to highlight my brow bone (WNW Vanity). NOTE: I used a softer, coral-red to blend the bolder red into the gold on my tearducts & the tan/camel on my brow bone.

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with WetnWild cream eyeliner in black. On my waterline I used WetNWild eyeliner pencil in black.

LIPS: Carmex + Estee Lauder lip gloss in Rose

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

Tutorial: Cherries Jubilee

15 Jun

Click here to view the FOTD for this video