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Tag Archives: Soft Honey by Black Radiance

Tutorial: Brown Smoky FOTD

8 Nov

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FOTD: QueenB’s African Sahara

17 Oct

This FOTD was inspired by the late, great QueenB, who passed away earlier this year. Her looks were impeccable & she will be missed! Click here to watch her African Sahara tutorial video.

PRIMER: NYX High Def e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Yellow

SHADOW: I covered my lower lid in Coastal Scents’ Canary Yellow mica powder. Using my Sonia Kashuk large crease brush, I applied orange e/s (Shany Cosmetics 120 palette) from my crease to just below my brow bone. Then I went back in with a smaller brush (Coastal Scents Italian badger crease brush) & applied matte dark brown e/s (Wet N Wild Vanity palette) to the inner crease, to create a distinct boundary between the yellow & orange eyeshadows. Then I used matte camel to fade the orange e/s into my brow bone & frosty champagne e/s to highlight the arches of my eyebrows (also from WNW Vanity). I lined my lower lashline with Wet N Wild eyeliner pencil in cool green, then I used a pencil brush to apply matte, grassy green e/s & set the liner. Continue reading

Tutorial: FOTD Devilment

26 Sep

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Weekend shenanigans & FOTD: All kinds of devilment

19 Sep

Hey Glams! I hope y’all had as good a weekend as I did! I kicked it with my sorors from Alabama State University. The university hosted a block party Friday night to kickoff construction on the new Hornet Stadium & on Saturday we tailgated w/ my frat brothers for ASU’s first home game… GREAT FUN!!!

…one of my friends gave birth to this beautiful baby 🙂

…and on a somber note, Auburn lost to Clemson *sniff sniff* But I still love my Tigers! WDE BABY!!!

CONFESSION: I did this FOTD about 2 and a half months ago, but reality television programming & general laziness prevented me from showing it to you. Continue reading

FOTD: Caramel Dream…

21 Jul

Mmmm… who doesn’t love caramel? Especially when it’s paired with chocolate! Speaking of desserts, this FOTD was a piece of cake! I created this look using only eyeshadows from my Wet N Wild Vanity palette.

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower eyelid in shimmery brown from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette. Then I used matte dark brown e/s to darken my outer v & matte camel to highlight my tearducts & brow bone (also from the Vanity 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 & waterline with Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black.

LIPS: CO Bigelow Apothecaries lip gloss in “Pink Mint”

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

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

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 – 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.

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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)