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Makeup Monday: Drama

Today’s look was inspired by this colorful sequined shirt that I picked up from Ashley Stewart. This shirt features my favorite phrase for the past 10 years, “no more drama.” When husband said we were heading out for some Saturday errands I decided to throw this on with some jeans and blingy sandals. The shirt definitely catches the eye and I thought the makeup should too.

On the eyelids I placed a light coat of turquoise eye shadow and a bit of fuchsia in the crease. Then, I finally enhanced the look with a hint of black and dark purple on the outer edge. All shadows used are from the Morphe Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette which I received for Christmas.

To take this look to the next level I added a mix of turquoise, green, and silver holographic glitter eyeliners over the lid. All of the glitter eyeliners used to enhance this look are from NYX Cosmetics and BH Cosmetics which can be purchased online or in various makeup retail stores.

This look is all about the drama so I added a full strip lash from Kiss. Then I piled on the mascara for the top and lower lash lines.

Usually when my eyes are super busy I stray away from using a pigmented lipstick. But since we are going for the drama I opted for Mac’s Viva Glam Miley to set off this look.

The best part about this colorful creation is that even though during the day it looked good, at night time it looked grand! Hubby and I enjoyed our date and no drama, other than my makeup, happened that day.

Make this week drama-free,

Ta’Neisha K.

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Makeup Monday: All About the Eyes

Today’s makeup look features some new goodies that I received for my birthday. I’m thinking of doing a whole video later on to show you everything that I received. But for today, let’s talk about this palette that has made my eyes pop like never before.

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette is a recent clearance purchase from Sephora. For today’s eyeshadow look I used Throne (center), Obsidian (outer v), Saturn (transition), Parallel (transitiom), and Pyramid (inner). These colors provided a smoky outside and gleaming inner corner.

I finished the eyes with tons of mascara, black liquid liner on the top, and a dark brown tight line on the bottom. I also added Osiris under my eyes for extra dimension.

Next up for this look is the cheeks that are always blushing because I’m in love with Kevin. But, I think that Love Thing by Mac is also a reason for the rosy color.

My lips are featuring a new gloss by Anastasia as well called St. Topez . This is a gorgeous pearl pink with gold shimmer added. When lightly applied, it complimented the look perfectly.

I hope you enjoyed a quick look at this face of the day. It feels good to be able to get all glammed up with high quality, clearance priced makeup. Even without the added lashes my eyes still popped and I receive compliments all day.

Though the Prism palette is no longer available at Sephora online, you might be able to catch it on clearance in store or at a different retailer.

Make this week glamorous,

Ta’Neisha K.

Makeup May! Sweet Spring FOTD

Happy Makeup May and welcome to my first Makeup Monday!

Over the years I have tried my best to sprinkle in some of my favorite beauty items and reviews. Now, I think it is time for much more makeup! To start off Makeup May I wanted to share a recent face of the day (FOTD).

This look is my go to, Liner, Lashes, & Lips from my mommy makeup series. The entire looks usually takes me 5-10 minutes at most, depending on whether I define my brows and add lashes. The whole process includes primer, foundation or bb cream, and setting my face with powder. If I have an extra two minutes I might highlight with concealer and bake while doing the next step.

For the liner portion of this look, I combined Wet N Wild blue liquid and black glitter fantasy maker liner. I applied the blue liner first and immediately added the glitter eyeliner to it. This gave me the dark navy line with a hint of sparkle. The fantasy maker items are only sold during October but they do sell another black glitter eyeliner all year.

Usually, the lashes only include mascara but I occasionally add falsies for flare. Today was definitely a flare day! Currently, my favorite lashes are the Wispy style by Broadway. These lashes add flare and I love how they aren’t perfect like natural lashes. These add great length, are very inexpensive, and extremely lightweight.

On my cheeks, I did add so glow with a few swipes of highlight and blush. Today’s blush is a mix of the darker colors in the BH Cosmetics Professional Blush – 10 Color Blush Palette. I always tap into several colors when using this palette. I used the Wet N Wild Mega Glo Loose Highlighting Powder to brighten up my T-zone.

Finally, on my lips, I’m wearing LA Colors Oh So Shiny lip color in the shade Radiant. I picked up the entire set of these lippies from eBay. I love that they are shiny because I was a bit over the matte phase. These lipsticks add sheen and glow to your perfect pout.

To see how I throw together a similar Liner, Lashes, and Lips look watch my recent video.

Hope you enjoyed this look!

Make Makeup May marvelous,

Ta’Neisha K.

Let’s Review It: Lorac Mega PRO 4 Palette

Prior to my no buy, I purchased a few makeup items and I wanted to share a quick review of each one.  Today you can see a close up and swatches of the Lorac Mega Pro 4 palette along with my review via this recent YouTube video.

 

 

This Lorac palette definitely has lots of color options to choose from and I am glad to have it in my collection.  With the holiday season upon us, be sure to wait for a coupon code before you purchase any new makeup.  I know you want the new products in your hand but I promise it will be worth the wait and worth the money saved in the end.

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Be sure to check out Lorac’s Instagram for close up swatches on various complexions.  You can also see various looks by searching #megapro4 from makeup artists, busy moms, and makeup lovers around the globe.

Have a grand week,

Ta’Neisha K.

My 4 Go-To Makeup Looks

Makeup has become one of my favorite hobbies and I definitely enjoy collecting cute pieces, perfecting application on myself, and applying it to others. Now of course nothing is more comfortable than a fresh face; however, I love to simply enhance my own beauty with some key looks.  I also enjoy the smile and priceless reaction from women when I give them the perfect “beat” face.  So here are my four quick and go-to makeup looks along with examples via recent tutorial and/or face of the day (fotd) video.

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This beauty list is in no particular order because they are all equally awesome, fantastic, and gorgeous.

  1. MONOCHROMATIC eyeshadow looks good on all women but I think it looks featuring BLUE, PURPLE, and TURQUOISE eyeshadow PHENOMENAL on women of color.  My favorite purple palettes are the BH Cosmetics 120 5th Edition and the Coastal Scents Winterberry  because both offer a variety of gorgeous variations within the purple family.  My favorite blue and turquoise eyeshadows are Chaos (bright blue matte) and Unhinged (metallic shimmer turquoise) form the Urban Decay Vice 4 palette.  I also like Dalia and Zola from the Juvia’s Place Masquerade palette because the pigmentation is outstanding.

 

2.  MODEST GLAM is another makeup look I love to rock because alone it gives a subtle sexy vibe and can easily be dressed up by adding some extra smoke. This type of look is great for date nights because it screams “romance me husband” and “I’m yours” especially in the moonlight.  For these looks I love the velvety texture of the Lorac palettes including the Lorac Pro and Lorac Mega Pro collections.

 

3.  BARE FACED BEAUTY is definitely one of my top four because the No Makeup, Makeup Look is the perfect way to enhance your natural beauty.  I really like to wear this look with either a completely natural vibe without any blush or highlight or with extra highlight alongside a light flush (soft blush application). I usually call these looks my mommy makeup because it literally takes my 5-7 minutes to complete it from start to finish.  This was my favorite makeup look during all of my pregnancies.

 

 

 

4.  RED CARPET READY is for when I want to go ALL OUT! These looks definitely bring out the oooos, ahhhs, and plenty of compliments.  I save these looks for weddings, celebrations, or a random Tuesday when I have the extra time.  Oh and 9 times out of 10 these looks include glitter and lashes galore.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this quick look at several ways I frequently apply my makeup.  As the trends change with the times I am certain these looks will never go out of style. After all, the Monochromatic, Modest Glam, Bare Faced Beauty, and Red Carpet ready looks are timeless classics and should be respected as such.

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So tell me in the comment section, what’s your favorite (go-to) makeup look?

Make this week beautiful,

Ta’Neisha K.