Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Deep Blue Sea

Product List:
*Inglot Matte Blue Eyeshadow #332
*Metallic Blue Eyeshadow (Mine is from 1 of "Miss Rose" eyeshadow palettes)
*Milk Choco Eyeshadow
*Dark Brown Eyeshadow
*Mac Chromaline "Marine Ultra"
*Mac Chromaline "Hi Def Cyan"
*Mac BlackTrack Fluidline
*Nyc Kohl Liner
*Nyc Liquid Eyeliner
*Mac Haute&Naughty Lash Mascara
**Lips: Mac's Fresh Brew Lipstick
 Now You Try!!

Step1- Prime your eyelids with your primer of choice.Then, apply Mac's "Marine Ultra" chromaline to your lid area using either your finger or a small synthetic concealer brush.Blend Evenly.
Step2- Apply Inglot's matte blue eyeshadow #332 to your lid using a flat eyeshadow brush.Blend outward and slightly above your crease.
Step3- Lightly wetting a flat eyeshadow brush,dip it into the metallic blue eyeshadow(if you dont have the same one as I do, you can use something similiar,Urban Decay has something sim.)Apply it over top of the matte blue eyeshadow and in your inner tear duct.Blend evenly.This will make it pop!
Step4- Using a tapered blending brush apply a matte dark brown eyeshadow in your crease and blend up and outward.
Step5- Using that same tapered blending brush apply a matte milk choco brown eyeshadow above the dark brown eyeshadow.This will get rid of the harsh lines and add to a smooth transition into the bold colors. Blend! Blend! Blend!
Step6- Taking a angled eyeliner brush apply BlackTrack Fluidline above your upper lashline,creating a "winged out" effect.Gradually build the wing thicker.(If this is too hard for you ,try looking at youtube videos on it,theres alot that can help! :) )
Step7- Using that same angled eyeliner brush ,apply BlackTrack Fluidline underneath your lower lashline connecting it with the winged liner you created.
Step8- Apply Nyc's Kohl liner to your water liner and all the way into your inner tear duct.
Step9- Taking another angled eyeliner brush ,apply mac's "High Def Cyan" chromaline underneath the BlackTrack Fluidline,following the outline of the "Winged out" black liner.
Step10- Apply your mascara!
Step11- Use a nude lipstick for your lips, i used Mac's "Fresh Brew" lipstick :)


Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I wanted to write this post because lately ive been feeling like sometimes the small steps i make towards my success in furthering my career as a MUA is not good enough. But, then a light bulb in my head went off and instantly i thought every step counts! Its apart of the process, apart of the journey.What would a journey be without those little steps? They add up to make your experience worthwhile. All in all IF YOU CANT APPRECIATE THE SMALL STEPS THAN YOU CANT APPRECIATE THE JOURNEY!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Keke Palmer Inspired Makeup look!

A few people asked me to do a Keke Palmer inspired look so this is the one i chose. She pretty much sticks to natural looks which i love. She looks so youthful and full of energy!

This look was pretty simple. The products i used were Nyc's Black Kohl Liner, MAC's Carbon eyeshadow and a Matte Milk Choco Brown eyeshadow.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


(First  i want to say ,these products were sent to me to do this review.The opinions are my own HONEST! opinions!I was sent 2 full size pigments and 4 sample sizes)


Swatches in Above picture(From Left to Right)

#1- Darkest Night Collection in "Will"- This is a "mossy" green colored pigment with hints of gold shimmer/reflects in it.
#2-Darkest Night Collection in "Hope"- This is a Blue pigment with silver reflects in it.Beautiful color!
#3-Everyone's A Hero Collection in "Bat Ass Ginger"- This is a orange coral pigment with gold reflects/shimmer.
#4-Brassy Bits Collection in "Mechanic"- This is a metallic dark bronze pigment mixed with a metallic dark army green pigment.(in my opinion)
#5-Everyones a Hero collection in "Goblin- This is a BEAUTIFUL!!!!! lavendar pigment with lime green reflects.My Favorite one!!
#6-Ooo Shiny Collection in "Poison Sting"-This is just a "Grape" colored fine loose glitter.

 Now that we've got the swatches out of the way HERES MY REVIEW!!!!!................ All of these pigments are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!. No im not just saying it because i recieved these products for free but because its the HONEST truth. They are very Pigmented ,when i say they are pigmented i mean they are pigmented to the point where when i was doing the swatches it kind of stained my fingers a little bit. Not only are they pigmented ,they are very smooth and easily blendable.Imagine how these are going to look when you put a base underneath.They are going to pop. Also the prices are very affordable, All Sample sizes are $1.00USD for 0.5 grams and the full sizes are $4.00USD for 2grams of product.The packaging is really simple with a hot pink circular label with the company name,name of pigment and ingredient list. The full sizes also come in sifter container while the samples come in a small zip lock bag. I do wish the samples came in a little sifter container too because it would be easier to get out ,with out getting it everywhere.I also wish the packaging was more attractive because i do believe packaging is what lures people in and catches the eye.  The owner Nicole was very nice and friendly .She answered all my emails within a few hours .Great Customer Service. She is up and coming and she has assurred that this product will only get better! CHECK HER OUT!!!! when you do feel free to leave a comment below telling me what you think and tell her Leanna sent you!!  :)

Heres the link to anyone interested

Also i will be doing a look with these soon so be on the look out! O_o

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dont let the Setbacks Set you Back!!!

Sometimes in life we all get those curveballs/setbacks that take us by surprise.When it happens we want to sit and frown and think why me? i dont understand? can things ever go right? We all do it! But you have to turn that negative into a positive! Dont let those setbacks set you back!!! If we sit around too long constantly analyzing the negative impact it has on our lives, then we miss out on the positive impact it could have. Think of it as a growing experience. Say to yourself "If things constantly went my way ,how would i ever learn to appreciate when the good things happen." Meaning if things never went wrong how could we really appreciate when they were going good. It teaches you not to always take things for granted. Learn from these setbacks. They make you stronger and wiser.It could lead you to a better place,take you to a positive outcome far beyond your imagination.Everything happens for a reason,im a firm believer.Sure when bad things happen we are going to be down a little bit,but pick yourself right back up! dont let it consume your entire being!DONT LET THE SET BACKS SET YOU BACK!!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Maybeline Fit Me Foundation

Ok !! so alot of the time i always get questions about what kind of foundation i use.They'll always say "Wow! your foundation is flawless,what is it that you use? is it MAC?" Its soo comical to me because i always respond "No you'll be surprised,its not MAC,actually its a drug store brand by maybeline." So ill tell them the name of the foundation and automatically they'll want to go and grab it.............Let me just say I LOVE IT!!! and here's the reason why....It doesnt feel like you have on makeup.With some foundations you can feel the heaviness of it.But Maybeline's Fit Me foundation is light.It does'nt have that "cakey" feeling to it which is a downfall in most foundations. This foundation is a light to medium coverage ,but! it can be buildable if decided.Its not too "liquid-idy",its kind of a thicker liquid but when you apply it ,its so smooth and light.VERY BLENDABLE! In my opinion its true to skin tone so you wont  have a problem matching.It takes well when applying a light powder over top to also help with the coverage.Like i said it does not look "cakey".
So if you want something light that looks really well ,try this! When applying i would suggest using a stipling brush for a airbrush like finish or what i use ,which is Sigma's HD Flat Kabuki brush which gives off the perfect,flawless finish!
IF you tried this tell me how you like! comment below! :)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Rihanna"Whose that Chick" Inspired Makeup

(This look was inspired by Rihanna's Music Video "Whose That Chick", If you would like for me to explain in detail how i recreated the look comment below.)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dont Let Someone Tell You That You CANT!!!

Alot of times when we find our passion or a hobby that we really love to do ,and we want to expand it into making it a career, we get those nay-sayers.Those people who tell us we cant do it,or even people who will try to dissuade you from pursuing it.Dont let it discourage you!!! I decided to write this post because lately ive been getting some negative opinions about things that i have inquired about. There truely is a difference between constructive criticism and just plain ole negative criticism.I would suggest everyone to know the difference!If in your gut you feel like someone isnt being genuine and looking out for your best interest than 9 times out of 10 they probably arent.Watch out for those people who do and say things for their own selfish gain.And most importantly DO NOT be afraid to walk alone. Walking alone isnt always a bad thing,it can be a good thing too.If all you recieve is negativity from those you "Walk " with than what good is it to you to continuing walking with them? just for the company?You can do what ever it is you want to do with or without people by your side.(provided that you are not harming anyone). So at the end of the day AS LONG AS YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN DO IT ,YOU CAN !!! :)

Cranberry Brown Sugar (Holiday Inspired)


 **This look is a holiday inspired look i decided to do for the upcoming holidays,hope you like it!!!

Products Used

*Mac's Pure White Chromaline
*MUFE's Crimson n64(cranberry) Eyeshadow
*Matte Milk Choco Brown Eyeshadow
*Mac's Mythology Eyeshadow
*Mac's Ricepaper Eyeshadow
*Matte Dark Brown Eyeshadow
*Mac's Blacktrack Fluidline
* Mac's Haute&Naughty Lash
*Mac's Deeply Adored Lipstick
*Nyx's Long lip pencil in Prune

The Steps!

Step1- Apply the pure white chromaline all over your lid and blend evenly using your fingers.
Step2- Using a flat eyeshadow brush,apply any matte chocolate brown all over your lid,try not to go into your crease(if you do a little that is ok)
Step3-Using that same flat eyeshadow brush ,apply mythology eyeshadow directly on top of the matte chocolate brown eyeshadow.(This will give you that brown sugar effect)
Step4- Apply crimson or any matte cranberry eyeshadow into your crease.Slowly build up the color while blending evenly.Add more of the cranberry ,focusing on that "Outer V'' of your eye.
Step5-Using a tapered blending brush ,apply a matte dark brown to the "outer v" of your eye.(This is to darken the cranberry eyeshadow and give it that holiday effect)
Step6-Taking a fluffy blending brush ,apply ricepaper eyeshadow to your brow bone and blend down into the cranberry mixture.Also apply some of that rice paper in the inner tear duct of your eyes.
Step7-Using a smudge brush apply from inner tear duct to outer eye, ricepaper,cranberry,and dark brown eyeshadow on your lower lashline(in that order)blend together.
Step8-Using a angled eyeliner brush ,line the top of your lashline with mac's blacktrack fluidline as well as your lower waterline.
Step9-Curl your lashes with a eyelash curler and apply Haute&naughty lash mascara


Step1-Make sure your lips are exfoliated and moisturized lightly.(This is so that there is no dry skin coming in contact with the lipstick,and there is a smooth finish)
Step2-Line and fill in your lips with Nyx's prune lip pencil.(You can use a deep purple lip pencil if you dont have Nyx's)
Step3-Apply Mac's Deeply Adored lipstick to your lips,blending it with the lip pencil by pressing your lips together in an inward/outward motion.(you can use any deep red lipstick)
Step4- Blot your lips using a paper towel
Step5- Clean up the outter edges of your lips if there is any mess using a concealer of your choice or simply using a wet wipe.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder

As you can see i used quite a bit of this product . Ive been using this product for a few years now and i ABSOLUTELY love it! Some people are just now finding out about it (namely Youtube Gurus)But there still are alot of people who really dont know about this product. Now firstly before i get into the juicy details, i want to say Ben Nye has a whole line of finishing powders but this one is the most popular one!
My Review?........ I can not RAVE! enough about this product. There is a good amount of uses that this has.
*I use this to put underneath my eyes to catch fallout from eyeshadows.
*I also use this to give me a subtle highlight underneath my eyes. It just brightens your eyes alot,really gives you that "Im Alive!" look.
*The texture is very silky and smooth.
*Lasts a pretty long time 
*It has a yellow color but i found that everyone can use it!depending on how much you put on. Like i said before, Ben Nye has a whole line of finishing powders with different skin tone colors to choose from. 
*The "Banana Powder" has a Matte finish ,good for eliminating shine in those oily areas.
*Comes in three different sizes 1.5oz,3oz,8oz
*Prices range from $5.99USD and up(Depending on the siz)
*Different places sell it, Theatrical shops,amazon,ebay,Makeupmania,Camera Ready Cosmetics.etc      
If interested check out this site!This is where i purchased mine

Friday, November 2, 2012

Determination is Key!

You can not succeed in any dream you have unless you have DETERMINATION! It truely is a key ingredient, without it things will fall apart. Dont be afraid to be determined. Sometimes i have my days where i dont want to press my blog on other people because i feel like im repeating myself over and over and im not getting the response i want from people, Or even continuing doing makeup but i think to myself if doing it is my passion then my passion wont let me stop being determined. They go hand and hand with eachother. You may not get the response you want when you want it, you may experience some set backs as you continue your journey to success but stay DETERMINED! Trust me it will all pay off in the end and youll look back and feel a sense of fulfillment because you came a long way and worked hard to get to where you are. Your appreciation will be greater. Even now , although you may not be where you want just yet, take a step back and look at your journey. Its an improvement right! And it will continue. Dont lose your determination . Keep pursuing your dream , its worth it!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Marilyn Monroe MAC Lipstick Collection

(From Left to Right: Pure Zen,Love Goddess,Scarlet Ibis,Charmed Im Sure,Deeply Adored)
Price:$16.50ea USD (Pro Discount Avail.)
**Before i get into showing the colors on myself,i want to say these colors may or may not show up the same color on you as it did on me depending on your skin tone.**
(Top: Pure Zen ,Botton: Love Goddess)
Pure Zen- Is a nude lipstick,not too light and not too dark,its in between so it will compliment all skin tones. The texture is very smooth and creamy as it is a Cremesheen.It is definetly the most moisturizing out of the bunch.
Love Goddess- Is a red lipstick with a pink tint.Very wearable in the day or at night.This has a satin finish ,so it has a hint of sheen to it.Eventhough this is a satin finish it also is moisturizing, and quite smooth .You may need to re-apply after a couple of hours ,but its still worth getting.I must say out of the collection this is my FAVORITE! one.
(Top: Scarlet Ibis,Middle:Charmed Im Sure, Bottom:Deeply Adored)
Scarlet Ibis- This was my least favorite of the collection.It is matte red with a orange undertone. The pigment is great on this but it is slightly drying on the lip and maybe thats because it is a matte finish.I would recomend adding a moisturizer to your lip before applying.
Charmed Im Sure- This color has a matte finish but eventhough it is a matte, it is moisturizing,not as moisturizing as a cremesheen but nonetheless its moisturizing enough.Its a deep red. Suitable on all skin tones,Especially on women of color.This is a perfect red for you all. Not too bright and not too dark.
Deeply Adored- My Second favorite one of the collection. This color is ABSOLUTELY! gorgeous.It kind of looks the same as the one above it but you can still tell the difference, this one is darker.It is a matte finish ,but like the one above it,it still is moisturizing enough. This definetly looks great on all skin tones. A wonderful fall color to say the least.
**If interested in these,unfortunately they are sold out on the MAC website,but you can check on ebay or amazon. Two of them i heard were apart of MAC's permanent line but im not sure which ones. I think Pure Zen was one of them and the other im not sure.**