Thursday, March 31, 2011

Solange's Spring Swag

While checking out one of my favorite celebrity sites I came across this Gorgeous picture of Solange Knowles rocking the most perfect color combination last night at the Victoria's Secret Swim 2011 Collection Event here in LA. The minimalist eye and face makeup complete with a velvety coral lip (this season's Hottest Trend), perfectly compliments her festive ensemble. Although at times her looks are a tad bit eclectic for my taste, you have to love and admire Solange's Personal Style.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Diary of a Product Junky: Entry #5

Happy Monday Dolls! If you follow me on Twitter you have been subjected to my frequent complaints about the current condition of my skin. Well in pursuit of the perfect remedy for my skin woes, I have recently attempted a plethora of products. One of those products was AMBI EVEN & CLEAR Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30. I was extremely excited to try this product after reading some of the reviews, and researching the ingredients and there effects on the skin. However, after using it for a few weeks my skin condition worsened and my overall experience was disappointing. The oily moisturizer sits directly on top of the skin and doesn't permeate through, leaving an unwanted layer of product. This not only makes the skin feel slick, but doesn't provide the appropriate canvas for a makeup application. I definitely wouldn't recommend this product for people with oily, combination, or congested skin.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Passion for PINK

Those of you who know me personally understand my infatuation and obsession with a fabulous Pink lip. I don't discriminate; I love all shades of Pink respectively and equally. This post includes some of my favorite makeup looks that perfectly incorporate a pink lip as the focal point. Use them as inspiration Fabs. Spring is the Perf time for these looks. Find the shade(s) that works for you and rock that thang! Remember, minimal eye makeup should compliment the lip.

Email me pics of your Fav/Fab pink lip so I can post. Inspire others to be fierce & bold Baby!

Monday, March 7, 2011

I'm A Proud Unconventional Beauty

Since I was a little girl I have been teased about my large forehead. However, over the years I have learned to embrace and accept it as something that makes me unique and Beautiful. Unconventional Beauty is interesting and much more fun to paint on! In the four years I've been a licensed practicing MUA (makeup artist), I've come across many Beauties who have requested that I figure out ways to camouflage their quirky features - from large lips to wide-set eyes. While us MUA's have a plethora of techniques utilizing certain products and colors that can satisfy requests such as these, I spend a great deal of time Preaching ACCEPTANCE & EMBRACING!! When I am asked to minimize the forehead, I empathize because of the personal connection I feel to the makeover, and use one of (or a combination of) the following techniques:

1. Apply a light bronzer to each temple and blend. This will create a shadow effect causing the head to look more rounded.

2. (Heart Shape Face) Contour at the temples and cheeks to diminish the width of your upper face.

3. Contour on the corners of either side of your forehead and across the hairline.

**Your contour color that should be 2 shades darker than your foundation with the same undertone. Be sure to BLEND BABY BLEND!

Beautiful Large Foreheaded Goddesses