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Miahsje’s Senior Prom & FOTD

28 Apr

This pic of my cousins & I was taken about 2 years ago at Stone Mountain, Georgia during one of our legendary girl weekends.

I generally refer to them as my little cousins, but I’ve recently come to realize that Miahsje ain’t little no mo’! I’m not sure how someone can simultaneously be sad & proud, but that’s the best way I know to describe what I’m feeling right now. MiMi is one of the great loves of my life, so when she asked me to come help her get ready for her senior prom, I gassed up the whip & rode out. I wanted to share the family moment w/ y’all but I knew this post would be picture-heavy, so check out this video…

PRIMER: Mary Kay eye primer

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: To coordinate with MiMi’s royal blue dress, I wanted to create a blue smoky eye. I started by applying Milani’s Blue My Mind e/s to the majority of her outer lower eyelid. For a pop of color, I added matte, hot pink e/s (from the Shany 120 palette) to her inner corner.  After blending that out, I used matte camel e/s (from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette) to cover her brow bone area. Then I went back in w/ my pencil brush & applied a frosty champagne colored e/s just below the arch of her eyebrow for added drama (@ her mother’s request, LOL).

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to fill in Miahsje’s eyebrows & L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on her lashes. I used Wet N Wild cream liner in black to define her upper lashline & Ruby Kisses HD gel liner in Teal Shimmer on her waterline.

FACE: I primed her skin using Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer & applied a light dusting of Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep.

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FOTD: Mystique

9 Jan

If you’re not familiar with the X-Men comic book series, this look may not make sense to you, but because I enjoy exposing you to awesome things… I’d like to introduce you to Mystique (or Raven Darkhölme), the infamous shape-shifter of the X-Men franchise. Like most of my FOTDs, this was meant to be my interpretation of her overall look. Mystique’s mutation enables her body’s cells to morph at will. She impersonates other people from their hair, to their clothes, to the sound of their voice. They say a pic is worth a thousand words, so this is what she looks like in her natural form. If you haven’t seen them already, I HIGHLY recommend that you check out the X-Men movies. In addition to being entertaining, they’re also socially relevant; dealing with topics such as political unrest, patriotism, discrimination, diversity, terrorism, anti-semitism, loyalty & honor. Enough of that, let’s talk makeup…

 

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I applied matte navy blue e/s, from the WNW Pride palette, to the inner & outer corners of my lower eyelid. Then I used a frosty, lime green e/s to cover the center of my lower eyelid. I used matte peach e/s (WNW Greed palette) to highlight my brow bone area. For a pop of color, I used my pencil brush to apply NYX Ultra Pearl Mania e/s in Jade under my lower lashes.

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 using Wet N Wild cream liner in black.

CHEEKS: Ulta single e/s in “Sparks” on the hollows of my cheeks & Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey on the apples.

LIPS: Lancome Color Design lipstick in Trendy Mauve + CO Bigelow lip gloss in Magenta Mint

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

Stay tuned for a video tutorial of this look…

FOTD: New Year’s Eve

3 Jan

HAIR – These loose curls are the remnants of a dry roller set on jumbo rollers after several days of wrapping it at night. My bang area was looking kinda wonky (half curly/half straight), so I pinned it back & came up w/ this hairdo…

Now onto THE MAKEUP!

  

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt

SHADOW: I applied matte pinkish-burgundy e/s (from the Shany 120 palette) to my crease, using my Sonia Kashuk crease brush & used sparkly, blackened purple e/s (from the Wet N Wild Lust palette) to deepen my outer v. Then I used matte peach e/s (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette) to highlight my brow bone. I used a flat brush to pat this pewter-ish glitter dust onto my lower eyelid. I’m 87.3% sure that it’s one of the LA Splash Diamond Dusts, but I don’t know which one. See I broke the original jar ages ago & transferred it to this generic container, so there’s no label. So let’s just call it “moondust” LOL!

OTHER DETAILS… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy brow wax & 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 liner in black & my waterline with Ulta glitter eyeliner pencil in Silver. I also used Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Undereye Concealer (in CA8010for light to medium complexions).

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey

LIPS: Lancome Color Design lipstick in Trendy Mauve + CO Bigelow lip gloss in Magenta Mint

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

Did you get glammed up this weekend? What’d you do to celebrate the new year?

FOTD: Evergreen

13 Dec

Today’s face was inspired by the beauty of the coniferous forest. This pic is the closest I’ll ever get to experiencing crisp mountain air. It’s beautiful & all, but have you seen the movie The Edge? I don’t do bears, boo boo! I’ll just enjoy the view from my computer screen & sniff my pine-scented candle, thanks! LOL

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower eyelid in NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Turquoise Pearl. Then I used my pencil brush to draw a line along the crease of my eyelid in shimmery, dark green e/s (from the Wet N Wild Snow Sprite palette). I used my Coastal Scents crease brush to blend that line & fade the dark green e/s into a matte grassy green (from the Shany 120 palette). Finally I used matte peach e/s (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette) to highlight my brow bone.

   

OTHER DETAILS… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy brow wax & 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 liner in black.

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey

LIPS: Lancome Color Design lipstick in Trendy Mauve + Powetic Treasures lip gloss in Pink Passion

FACE: Nada

Click here to watch tutorial video for this look

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SN: I straightened my hair this weekend. Stay tuned for a post on my methodology…

FOTD: Mean Green

22 Nov

So I’m a little behind on my faces of the day… blame it on intense holiday preparations. Mama had me working like a Hebrew slave this past weekend, LOL! But we are ready for Thanksgiving! How about you?

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo pencil in Rocky Mountain Green

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower lid in teal green e/s (frost finish) from the Shany Cosmetics 120 palette. Then I applied Java Bean (a shimmery brown e/s) by Milani along my crease & blended it upwards. Next I used matte peach e/s from the Wet N Wild Greed palette on my brow bone. I also added a touch of matte dark purple to my outer v for added depth.

OTHER DETAILS… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy eyebrow duo in brunette & CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Then I used Maybelline Falsies mascara in blackest black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline & waterline using Wet N Wild cream liner in black. I also applied Wet N Wild eyeliner pencil in turquoise along my lower lashline & applied the same frosty teal & dark purple (from my eyelid) to my under eye. Then I used Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Undereye Concealer (in CA8010 for light to medium complexions).

CHEEKS: I used Ulta single e/s in “Sparks” on the hollows of my cheeks & Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey on the apples.

LIPS:  E.O.S. lip balm + Maybelline Shiny-Licious lip gloss in Peach Sortbet

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

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! 😉

My Team

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ONTO THE MAKEUP! Click here to read my Halloween FOTD

FOTD: Inspired by Halloween

31 Oct

Muah-haha haaa! *in my diabolical LAUGH*

My coworkers decided that we would dress up for Halloween, so I actually wore this to work. I think my clients were at least mildly amused by our shenanigans, LOL. I rarely celebrate Halloween, but it was fun getting dressed up this year. I even bought candy for a whopping six Trick-Or-Treaters! *whomp whomp* ONTO THE MAKEUP…

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

SHADOW:I covered my entire lower eyelid in a shimmery orange e/s from the Shany Cosmetics 120 palette. To create the cut crease, I drew a line along the crease of my eyelid using a black eyeliner pencil. Continue reading

FOTD: Purple Pop

22 Aug

I finally got around to using my new e/s from Tarjay: Purple Pop, by CoverGirl. Although it doesn’t have the best color payoff, I like it. But because I always use an e/s primer & a base, showed up well enough to satisfy me. It’s a mid-toned, grape-y shade of purple, neither pale, nor dark. It has a subtle sheen (not frosty, but not matte either). I was hoping for something darker than this, but I love purple e/s so I’ll take it! I plan to try it on top of a black base to see how that influences the depth of color… I’ll keep you posted. NOW onto the FOTD!

PRIMER:  NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I used CoverGirl single e/s in Purple Pop over the majority of my lower eyelid & a frost finish, lime green e/s to highlight my tearducts (Shany 120 palette). Then I used matte aqua blue e/s (Shany) & a little bit of matte black e/s (Wet N Wild Greed palette) to shade my outer v. Finally, I used matte peach e/s to highlight my brow bone (from the Wet N Wild 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. I used Wet N Wild pencil in cool green on my waterline & set it by applying lime green & aqua blue e/s with my pencil brush.

LIPS:  Carmex + Estee Lauder lip gloss in Rose

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

FACE: Nada

Video tutorial coming soon…

FOTD: TGIF!

19 Aug

Friday was always my favorite day of the week when I was growing up! Mom would order a pizza & let us eat outside of the kitchen *GASP* in front of ABC’s family friendly sitcom line-up, otherwise known as TGIF! Full House, Family Matters, Boy Meets World, Step by Step, Hanging w/ Mr. Cooper, Dinosaurs, Sister Sister, Sabrina the Teenage Witch… those were the days!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk

SHADOW: I covered my lower eyelid in a shimmery fuchsia e/s (from the Shany 120 palette) & used pastel pink (from the Wet N Wild Lust palette) to highlight my tearducts. Then I used shimmery navy blue e/s from the L’Oreal Infinite Wear e/s quad in “Milla’s Blues” to create the cut crease. I blended the navy blue e/s in to matte peach e/s (from the Wet N Wild 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 liner in black. I used Wet N Wild eyeliner pencil in turquoise on my waterline & I set the eyeliner by applying frosty mint green e/s (inner) & turquoise e/s (outer) using my pencil brush (both from the Shany 120 palette).

LIPS: Carmex + “Stop Violence in the Home” lip gloss by The Body Shop

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

FACE: Nada

FOTD: Summer Sunset

5 Aug

I toldja that the “Glam files” were backlogged… I’m sorry y’all! I will try to do better next week 🙂 This FOTD was about 3 weeks ago… I’ve already posted a YouTube video tutorial, so be sure to check that out! ENJOY…

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PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my lower eyelid in Forever Fig by CoverGirl. That shade of purple wasn’t vivid enough for me, so I added NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in purple to intensify the color. I applied matte orange to my crease using my Coastal Scents crease brush. Finally, I used matte peach e/s to highlight my brow bone (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette).

OTHER DETAILS… 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.

LIPS:  Carmex + “Stop Violence in the Home” lip gloss by The Body Shop

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

FACE: Nada

These pics were taken the 2nd week of July… apparently I was having the BEST natural hair week EVER!!! I’m a bit nostalgic about my curly fro… which is presently in a roller set 😦 FREE GIOVANNI!!!