Friday, July 29, 2011

Beauty on a Budget: The Best Deal on a Highlighter You'll Ever Find! (Suggestions for Fair, Medium, & Brown Skin)

So my favorite highlighter isn't one you'll find at Sephora, or even at the drugstore.  It's a super bargain product made by none other than e.l.f. Cosmetics...yep, the same e.l.f. that sells a good percentage of their products for only $1!

What I'm specifically referring to is e.l.f's Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in.......(well, you'll have to click below for the details ).  Though the name suggests it's a bronzer, it's best used as a highlighter for the cheeks, brows, and inner corner of the eyes.  This post gives you suggestions for which bronzing powder best complements your specific skin tone.  I have also included behind-the-scenes photo examples from models I've used the product on!

Click below for details!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Look of the Day: Gray Smokey Eyes & Pale Pink Lips

Hey here's a pretty tame, neutral look that works with almost anything you wear!  I say 'tame,' but this look is actually more dramatic in person....nevertheless, it can be worn both day and night due to a softer gray being used as the smokey color versus a harsh black, for instance.  The lips are a pale pink color in person, almost nude, which I think makes a nice combo with the eye makeup look...but you can be the judge!

Continue reading for more pics and list of products used!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Before & After Makeover: Dance Performer Tanya Glides from Super Fit to Super Fab!

This past weekend, one of Brooklyn's newest up-and-coming fitness studios,  Exotic Curves Pole Fitness , celebrated their one year anniversary, which I briefly attended.  Though I would have loved to have participated in the festivities, I was mainly there to help my friend Tanya get 'glammed up' for the event!   She was scheduled to perform in their anniversary showcase, so I made sure she looked as flawlessly fab as she was physically fit!

Click below to see Tanya's transformation!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Look of the Day: Funky 80's Blue Shadow & Hot Pink Lips!

Happy Monday guys! ....I'm back with another Look of the Day. I wore this look to a birthday BBQ I attended over the weekend, which was so much fun!  The theme was to dress like a decade from the past, and I chose to go for the 80's (no better excuse to be able to splash around in a bunch of obnoxiously bright colors! ).

Not sure if my wardrobe said "eighties" exactly (wore a light blue jeans dress with a portion of the back cut out)...nor am I sure that anyone even caught on what my makeup look was supposed to be!...but I do know that I had a good time hanging out in my funky blue shadow and hot pink lips! :p

Click for more pics + full list of products used to create this look.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Review: MUD Lip Glaze in 'Magnolia' and 'Cupid'

I used to be a lip gloss freak!  And in fact, in some ways I still am ...I carry no less than 5 different lip glosses in my purse at any given time.  I know this is excessive, it's definitely not necessary....that's why I cut it down to 3 when I catch myself in the act (heehee)!  But one thing's for sure though, the two that always remain in my purse on a day-to-day basis..... are my MUD lip glazes in 'Magnolia' and 'Cupid'!

Click below for pics (of me wearing the glosses), swatches, and the rest of the review!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Look of the Day: "So Chaud" Orange Lips & Classic Cat Eyes!

Can you tell I'm absolutely LOVING this summer's orange trend?   ....It's a good thing that warmer colors look best on me anyway, or I'd be screwed!  Anyhow, the lip color I'm wearing is MAC's "So Chaud" Matte lipstick, which is a very vibrant orange color I had to tone done a bit with some brown lip liner.....if orange tickles your fancy, try this with a cat eye look adorned with a pair of wispy false lashes, like I've done here.  Perfect for an evening out with your girls, or for a sexy summer date! ;)

Click below for MORE PICS + full list of products used!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Look of the Day: All Glossed Up In Purple!

So I finally did a look based on MAC's limited edition "All of My Purple Life" lip glass, which was created in collaboration with the ever popular beauty blogger, Afrobella (huge congrats)!  I'm so happy she developed something with such a rich purple hue, as it happens to also be my favorite color!

Click below for PICS of the OVERALL MAKEUP LOOK + full list of products used to achieve it!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Behind The Scenes: Quite A 'Jolie' Experience!

Hello there! Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! .... I'm back with another behind-the-scenes post.  This is from a photo shoot I did with model, JolieEssence, where I decided to go for a bright and sunny makeup look (which she wore very well)!

Yellow was the dominant eyeshadow color and it was combined with a bold orange blush as contour.  The lips were also orange, and looked great against her tanned complexion.

Click for more PICS & highlights from the shoot!


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