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“Girl, How Did You Get Those Brows?”

23 Mar

Hi Beauties,

A few weeks ago I posted a pic that sparked a few questions about how I fill in my brows. My routine by NO means was an overnight success, it took a lot of trial and error to find one that worked.

I used to try to fill them in with eyeshadow, but they didn’t seem natural enough and sometimes very harsh looking. I also tried the pencil method, but the end result wasn’t exactly what I wanted. I started watching a lot of Youtube videos and began mixing both techniques with a little concealer to achieve the “BROWS” I proudly sport today.

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Tools/Products Used: MAC Lip Pencil Chestnut , Sonia Kashuk flat angle brush (target) MAC NW45 Concealer, MAC flat brush (212 is similar number is rubbed off) w-Embark Eyeshadow, MAC Pencil Brush 219. I also love using a spooley brush, which is basically a mascara wand. It’s really good for grooming the eyebrows in place once you’ve filled them in.

 

Step 1-2

Outline brows (top & bottom) with the pencil of  your choice. Do not use black to outline or fill in the entire brow.  It is okay to use black if you use small, soft strokes to define the tail of your brow (end).

Step 3

Use a natural color eyeshadow with a flat brush to fill in your brows. Use extremely soft strokes as you fill in the outer portion, leaving the very tip semi filled in.
 

Step 4-5 

Use concealer with a flat angle brush to outline and clean-up brows. This will make those brows POP and can also serve as a base for your eyebrow highlight.
 

Step 6 

Use a small dense brush to feather the concealer into your skin.
 

Step 7

Starting at the outer tip, use the same dense brush to blend the concealer outward giving your brows a airbrushed faded look.
 
 
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I hope this helps Beauties… Until next time  MUAH~~

MARC JACOBS: NEW FRAGRANCE “DOT” Unveiled

10 Apr

Hi Beauties…Here is another MARC JACOBS exclusive! MJ is releasing a new fragrance called “DOT” in July. This will be the designer’s third fragrance after the debut of “Daisy” in 2007, and “Lola” in 2009. The bottle is very Springy looking with little black polka dots that look like lady bugs, butterflies, and a gold engraved label that reads Dot by MARC JACOBS. This fragrance features notes of red berries, dragon fruit, honeysuckle, jasmine, coconut water, orange blossom, vanilla, driftwood, and musk.

 As much as I LOVE MARC JACOBS I will have to wait until some samples start floating around before I get too excited. But the die hea♥rt fan in me is just excited that he’s coming out with something new (like his cosmetic line). Please keep in mind that everyone’s body chemistry is different, so how it smells in the bottle or someone else may be different then how it will actually smell on your body. And since I’ve never been covered in Dragon Fruit it’s hard to make a determination based on the bottle lol.

Until Next Time Beauties…MUAH!

MARC JACOBS: Launching a Cosmetic Line?!

10 Apr

 

Hi Beauties…last week was my son’s birthday, so I really didn’t get a chance to catch up on my weekly reading, blogs, entertainment, etc. Well yesterday I discovered some news that made my week. My favorite designer, MARC JACOBS is in talks with cosmetics giant Sephora to launch his own line. Can we say faints, cheers, and she dances across the room!!!!

MARC had his first meeting with Sephora, and shared the following with WWD.com “I see makeup, fragrance — everything, really — as an opportunity. The idea of choosing a color for your lip, or an eyeliner — it’s just such a delight. The ritual of waking up and making those choices is something people really enjoy. We currently are working on defining what Marc Jacobs cosmetics will be, what they’ll say, what makes them distinctive. I think that will take some time, but the first meeting was good.”

Now you guys know how I feel about Marc, from his handbags and clothing to his infamous floral fragrant scents (SN:Dot is coming out in July)this man knows how to make a woman feel and smell good! I can’t wait to see the color range of eyeshadows, lipsticks, maybe even blush… as MJ has the eye of a Color Fairly God when creating his masterpieces. There is no release date at this time, but you better believe that I am going ham like a kid in a candy store when the time comes. I will keep you guys posted with any updates that I come across.

 

Until Next Time Beauties…Muah!

Spring Nails

2 Mar

Hi Beauties….It’s officially SPRING TIME! Okay, maybe not until the 20th…..but with the 80 degree weather we had yesterday in NC I couldn’t help but get excited. This Spring is all about COLOR! Your nails should be no exception…one easy way to introduce color into your outfit is with a quick polish change.

Until next time Beauties….MUAH

Spring Lip Trends: 2012

12 Jan

Hi Beauties…I thought now would be a good time to talk about new makeup trends with Spring being right around the corner. I want to start out with some classic looks that never seem to fade, followed by a few trendy colors.

# 1  Nude

You can’t go wrong with this look. It’s clean, soft, and classic

            

# 2  RED

                 It took me a long time to find the perfect shade…but now I’m hooked

#3  Coral

           Dare to be different…then this trend is for you!                                                        

#4  PINK                                                        

                                                    Pretty in pink

Which color will you try?

Until next time Beauties…MUAH!

                              

Wet N Wild 8 Palette Review

4 Dec

Hi Beauties…I hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend. As promised, I wanted to share this EXTREMELY late review on the Wet N Wild 8 Palettes that came out earlier this year.  Each palette was $4.99 and I purchased them from Walgreens.  If you are look for some new vibrant colors that are budget friendly these shadows are perfect for you.

Comfort Zone is the perfect Neutral palette. The colors are very warm tone and have a nice mix of matte/shimmer shadows.

Petal Pusher in all honesty, this palette is my  least favorite out of the three. I find that the colors are very chalky and not as vibrant as the other colors in the collection.

Blue had me at hello is my FREAKIN Favorite. The name speaks for itself….the colors are BOLD and BEAUTIFUL!!!

PROS:

  • inexpensive
  • colors are vibrant and silky
  • ability to create a lot of looks
  • sleek 8 palette design

Cons:

  • not really a con———-> You HAVE to wear a primer to prevent creasing/long wear (which is true for most brands)
  • Petal Pusher palette colors are not as vibrant and not very friendly on darker skin
  • They sell out very quick so if you see them BUY THEM

Have you tried any of these Palettes? If so, which one do you like the most?

Until Next time Beauties…MUAH

NIKKI MINAJ FOR OPI 2012

28 Nov

Photo Source: Mypinkfriday.com

 

Hi Beauties…I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. I am extremely stuffed, tired, and lazy!

So I tweeted last month about rap sensation, Nikki Minaj teaming up with OPI for the dopest Lacquer collection yet! I finally got some time to share pics of the 6 piece collection inspired by her “PINK FRIDAY” album, due to hit early 2012. If you sleep on this collection you will be find yourself Nikki-Less, as I’m sure it will SELL OUT EVERYWHERE! I’m still sour about not being one of the Lucky ones to cop her Pink Friday collab with MAC. With that being said….this would make a wonderful present for your fellow Aquarius’s bday hummmmmmmmmmmm!

   “DID IT ON EM”, “FLY”, “SAVE ME”, “METALLIC 4 LIFE”, “PINK FRIDAY’, “SUPER BASS’
I can’t wait to try “Did it on em” and “Fly”. Which color is your fave?

Until Next Time Beauties…MUAH!

Bright Eyed

22 Sep

Hi Beauties…I hope you all are looking and feeling your best today!!!! I’m back with a “bright” new look for the fall. YES I said for the FALL!!!!! This will be the most colorful fall/winter you have ever seen…trust me. If you are looking for a different look and you’re bold enough to pull it off, then this look is for you!

Products Used

Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Fluid  NW45/ MAC  Studio Fix Powder NW45

Primer: e.l.f Liquid Primer/Champagne

Eyeshadow- MAC-Steamy (1st)   MAC-Newly Minted (2nd)  MAC-Carbon(3rd)  MAC/Ricepaper (eyebrow highlight)

Mascara: NYX- Electric Blue (lower lashes) ♥♥♥♥

Pencils:  N.Y.C-White Pencil / NYX-Seafoam Green

Blush: Revlon-Hint of Ruby (♥♥♥♥)

Lips: MAC-Up The Amp (♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥) / e.l.f Hypershine Gloss- Berry Cherry

Brushes

MAC: 212/ 249/ 222/ 214

Sonia Kashuk: Dome Brush (Target)

Crown: Lip Brush

Would you try this look?

Until Next Beauties…. MUAH!!!!!!!!

Back to Basics: Part 3 “How to Line Your Eyes”

15 Aug

Hi Beauties…Welcome back! There are three basic ways to line your eyelids: Pencil, Powder, or Liquid Liner. Check out the video below for an easy way to apply all three.
 

Until next time Beauties….

Back to Basics: Part 2 “How to Blend Eyeshadows”

15 Aug

Hi Beauties…Do you want to wear eyeshadow, but just not sure where to place it or how to blend it? This video is for you!

Beautie Supplies:

  1. Flat Eyeshadow Brush
  2. Tapered Blending Brush
  3. Three Eyeshadows
  • Light color-Eyebrow Highlight (usually in the cream family)
  • Eyelid -Color of choice
  • Crease color-Warm color that will blend well with the Eyelid color

You’re ready to go!

Until next time Beauties….MUAH