Showing posts with label MUA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MUA. Show all posts

My Favourite S/S’14 makeup look

As most of you all know, I'm apart of P&G #BeautyUnited. This month, we were given a very unique challenge. Pick a favourite S/S’14 Looking Glass look from here: Then do a DIY of your fave S/S’14 look!

We were given a Walmart gift card to get all the COVERGIRL, Pantene and Olay beauty products needed to complete the  look.

I choose a look called PLAIT PLEASE.
**I have braids in- so I couldn't complete the hair component but it didn't stop me from doing the makeup portion**

I loved the golden/bronze eyes combo with the pink lips. Perfect look to recreate on my skin tone. 
Plus the gloss is onboard with the latest spring trends.

Quick & Easy Halloween Look

In my final year of college, I did a PSA. Since it was a individual project and I didn't have a makeup artist. I decided to do my own “special effects” makeup. Using my mama's red lipstick, broken black shadow,  I made do!

Here is a recreation of the look:

1. Blend out red lipstick on you face in the areas that you want to look "bruised". I used Annabelle Cosmetics retractable lipstick crayon in “Flirtini”.

2. Dab a matte black eyeshadow over the lipstick lightly.Avon “Wrapped in Velvet” eyeshadow palette has a great matte black.

3. OPTIONAL* We need blood! Get a deep plum gloss and apply to areas that need an extra ooph!  I used Burt Bee’s Lip Shine in “Smooth”

Is this a look that you would try?

The Body Shop: Extra Virgin Minerals Foundation Line + Mature skin pictures

A few weeks ago the Body Shop came out with Extra Minerals Virgin Line. At least 75% of their product range contains Community Fair Trade ingredients or accessories. Amazing!

Check out the three foundations:
  • Cream-to-powder mineral foundation contains pure minerals and cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil for an immaculate, matte finish.
  • This moisturising fluid foundation contains ultra-fine minerals and extra virgin olive oil. It gives light to medium coverage with an immaculate, dewy finish. 
  • This featherlight powder base gives a radiant, natural-looking finish and can be built up for extra coverage. It is non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin.
I was lucky enough to be given an opportunity to try out the line in the darkest shade. I have a slight amount of red in my undertone, so the color was not 100% perfect.
Luckily I had a client who was going to an event which skin tone suited this color precisely! 
She has perfect, wrinkle-free skin in her 50`s and only needed a light to medium coverage.
I love the dewy finish and how great this foundation looks with flash.

Happy to have these products added to my kit!

Great Dollar Store Finds for your MUA Kit!

Hi Girlies,

I often get questions about what`s in my kit. Currently my kit needs to be refined & rebuild! In this past year I`ve come across some amazing new brands which have some must have items.

Due to the size of some of these items, they can`t be put into a traincase comfortably. During one of my many random dollarama trips, I found these great heavy duty bottles!

Aren`t they so fashionable :) I made sure I didn`t get the same colors, so I didn`t have to label them.

So far I have (depotted):
Hand sanitizer
Brush Cleaner (90% alcohol)

I love these bottle because I know they can take a beating LOL. I`m not going to abuse them but it`s good to know that all your product is safe inside your traincase.

FOTD: White eyeliner & Red lips

This look is clean & polished and perfect for a night out..Currently I have nowhere to go, so walmart will do..LOL

I have really almond shaped eyes, so when I'm tired it shows. I love white eyeliner because it opens them up.

I was often told WOC shouldn't use white because it's too harsh but it's totally up to personal preference. If it looks good do it :)

Products used:
NYX pencil in Dark Brown

Brian Bailey Cosmetics duo in Caramel
Smashbox Eye Brighter
L.A Girl pencil in White
Maybelline gel liner in Blackest Black & 24 hour mascara

Sally Hansen Moist & Matte Liquid Color in Charmeuse

So what do you think about white eyeliner or red lips?

My favorite shot from my recent photoshoot by ME

If you don't know I'm a director, videographer, producer, editor and MUA. Try saying that 10 times fast.. TONGUE TWISTER!!

But on top of that I love taking pictures! I've never really showed my work before..mostly because my portfolio needs more work....

We did a few different themes glamour, dramatic and neutrals.

BUT this shot spoke to me.

This was completely NATURAL no pose or anything like that!!
Super Cute and basically NO photoshop:

MAC Matte gel
Cover FX liquid foundation in B45
MAC Deep Dark mineralized foundation
MUF blush in Orange( I don't know the number)

HIP duo in Riotious
Mac Swiss chocolate in the crease

Cover FX foundation in B45
I set it with MAC's deep dark again

Let me know what you all think <3