Saturday, July 23, 2011

Artistic Look*

Hello Beauty's! 
Im back with a feather inspired look! Sometimes I get my inspirations from randome things with a sudden urge to create them! It was a lot of fun creating this look using the awesome 88 professional eye palette from

Here's What I used :
Smash Box Photo finish face primer
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer
MAC Studio Fix Liquid Foundation
Graftobian Set Translucent Powder
Contour/Highlight Graftobian 8 well warm HD Pro Powder Palette
La Femme Blush On Rouge
Urban Decay Primer Potion
88 palette
Urban Decay Black Eye Pencil
Miss Ardoro Falsies #99
Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes
OCC Lip Tar
Hope you guys like!<3


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

IMATS 25. 2011

IMATS 2011
International Makeup Trade show

Hello Everyone! Here is a recent update on my first time at Imats. For those of you who don't know Imats stands for International Make-up artist trade that takes place at the Pasadena convention center every year for both makeup artists and makeup lovers. Well known professional cosmetic lines display their products like MAC, Make Up For Ever, Coverfx, Nyx etc.. and are sold at very discounted prices. Also, lots of makeup artists and gurus hold classes and seminars to share the latest tips and tricks in the makeup industry. I arrived to Imats around eight in the morning and didn't get in ti'll almost ten! I guess those pro cards do come in handy when it comes to not having to wait in line for ages! So i'll be definitely applying for mine for next years! When I finally stepped foot, I was instantly taken to another world. From the moment I got there, I met a hand full of Youtube gurus and talented makeup artists's I entirely admire. A few of my favorite gurus that were there were Dezired Beauty, JlovesMac1, QueenofBlendingmua, Heather123 and most of all inspiring Kandee Johnson who spoke a touching seminar on Sunday.  All in all, I was inspired by all of the fascinating theatre/special affects makeup the models wore and had a great time finding everything I needed for my kit at reasonable prices. The whole day was just surreal and am definitely looking forward to next years IMATS!
So here Is everything I purchased!

From left to right: Top to bottom

**Beauty Treats88 professional eyeshadow Palette/ Face wipes/Cheek Bronzer
**M.A.C-Brush Cleaner, Tool belt, 138, 130, 109, 266, 168, 212, 217, 239, 214
**Cailyn- Shimmer powder in Dark Chocolate, Tropicana, Gem Stone, Copper, Primer, 
**Makeup Forever- 24 palette, Multi Loose Powder, All Matte Primer, Sculpting Blush 22
**NYX- Soft Matte lip cream, Eye pencils in Aubern, Medium Brown, Taupe, Lip pencils in Nude pink, Nude Beige, and Edge pink
** Halo Couture- Extensions 
** Poise International Beverly Hills- Face Toner

**Kryolan's- Concealor Wheel                                                                                                           
**Ben Nye- Sheer foundation, Banana Visage Setting Powder, Professional Matte Foundation Palette
** CoverFx- Liquid Based Foundation in M60 

Hope you guys enjoyed the blog and will be back soon!   


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Blog Update

Hello Darlings, 

So I wanted to share with you guys some of the items I purchased for my kit the day of the LA Makeup show.  It was my first time there and I was so glad I went! The deals they had that day were out of this world, and not to mention their workshops were incredibly helpful.  I savored every min I was there. It was a great feeling to have the opportunity to meet people that  shared the same passion as me, very refreshing! There were also a hand full of Celebrity Makeup Artist's! Out of all of them one  stood out to me the most, Billy B! His work is AMAZING. He's in charge for providing most of Lady  Gaga's  inspiring looks!  After finding this out I fell in love with him! All in all, it was an amazing experience, and I can't wait for IMATS this June

Here's a bit more on Billy B =)


From left to right:

Auraline Beauty: Eyeshadow palette

Z Palette: Small/large palette

Inglot Cosmetics- Customized eyeshadow/ lip gloss freedom palette

Smash Box: Photo finish HD setting powder

Graftobian: Brush Cleaner, face creme, and sponge

Makeup Forever: Face primer

Eve Pearl: Med concealer

Crown Brush: Highlighter, and chisel brush

Beauty So Clean- Brush/ Cosmetic spray cleaner

Auraline Beauty: Primer brush

Nigel's Beauty Emprium: Makeup remover toweletts, makeup plate, spatula, falsies 

Dinair: Bright colors  airbrush foundation w/ leopard print stencil

LA Splash Cosmetics: Eye glitter

Nigel's Beauty Emporium: Makeup tool belt

I also wanted to share with you guys a look I created with my Inglot freedom palette. Their Eyeshadow's are highly pigmented I love it! 

A Spring inspired look hope you like!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Positively Radiant*

Check out: Aveeno Makeup Removing cleanser

Hey there Beauty's!

I had to do a review on Aveeno's Makeup Removing Cleanser!

Described as

"Gently dissolves makeup and impurities to leave your skin clean and refreshed without over-drying. This foaming cleanser, with moisture-rich Soy extract, leaves your skin soft, smooth and radiant. Oil-free, soap-free and noncomedogenic, this cleanser is gentle enough for everyday use, even on sensitive skin."

My Review

Those who have sensitive, acne prone skin like me, it is a must  we wash our faces before going to bed! Ever since I started using this, my face has completely stopped breaking out. I have officially fell in love with this cleanser! 

This is the first thing I use in my face wash routine. After a few months using this cleanser, I have realized a huge difference in my skin. I can't believe how I used to jump into exfoliating my face without washing my makeup off first! YUCK!  It is so important for us to invest in an amazing makeup removing cleanser, and this one had to be mine!

This foaming cleanser takes everything off in one wash! I love how you only need one pump for your whole face. It is really concentrated and doesn't burn your eyes! It does everything the bottle says it does! It was an honor to share this review with you guys! Never let your face go without a nice indulge, soothing face cleanser.. 

Stay Radiant!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Product Review: Model in a Bottle

        Check out Makeup Setting Formula Model In a Bottle
 Described as
"Model in a Bottle, to lock in that perfect make-up look without the need for touchups. Its a one-of-a-kind matte finish setting spray. Model in a Bottle will hold foundation and eye make-up in place throughout the day and into the night. This product is resistance to smudging, tears, humidity and water."

"Dries with a translucent matte finish
Absorbs excess oil
Doesn't clogs pores
Never interferes with or reduces

effectiveness of SPF
Is fast drying, never sticky
Has a fresh clean scent
Adds moisture with aloe vera extract
Is not tested on animals
Contains over 300 sprays per bottle
Is proudly made in the USA."

My Review

Model in a Bottle is now one of my favorite products I own in my kit! With just three refreshing spritz after your makeup application you don't have to worry about re touching for the rest of the day~ !  It leaves your skin with a smooth, sheer finish, and is great for all skin types!  I have normal to oily skin, and believe it or not my makeup stays looking fresh and flawless all day, from morning to night! Seriously I feel like a model with this stuff! 

They also have a bottle for drier most sensitive skin, and I believe the smell for this bottle is less potent. Those who are sensitive to smell should probably be careful with the original formula. My only complaint is that the scent is a little overpowering.  So those of you who are sensitive to smells, might want to get the sensitive formula. But you can sweat in it cry in it, and makeup is sealed! 

This bottle will give your makeup a special finishing touch, and leaves your makeup looking special all day. I must say I am absolutely impressed with this product. Don't hate your makeup, Love you makeup! 


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Traditional Shimmery Smoky Eye Look

Hey Beauty's!

So because Smoky eyes are always in style, here is a post on traditional Brown Smokey Eyes. When creating a Smokey look make sure the colors you use compliment each other. 
Remember the key to perfect smoky eyes is proper blending, combining light base colors with darker ones. 

What You Need:

* Makeup Brushes

*Eye Primer (optional, keeps eyeshadow from melting in creases, helps the look stay in place.)

* Shadows: Light, Medium, Dark



To create this look I used Urban Decays Vegan Pallet! Love these colors very shimmery!  

Steps to create this look:

Prep lid: Apply Urban Decays Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Sin, over whole eyelid.

Apply light base color: Sweep light shimmery eyeshadow Half Baked over the lids to brow bone.

Blend in medium color: Sweep eyeshadow Smog starting from the inner corner of your eye and out (eyelids only)

Blend in Dark color: To create dimension before blending a dark brown, its good to blend a lighter brown first to the creases of your eyes ( I used Espresso from Mac) followed by eyeshadow Twice Baked (outward to inner, blend blend blend!)

Line the eyes: Taking the same brown shadow lining under the eyes for a more intense look. Next line your eyes w/ black liner top and bottom setting it with a brown eyeshadow.

Mascara: Finish w/ coats of  your favorite mascara (you want thick and dark lashes!)

... and Voila!

Have fun creating this exquisite Smokey look! 


Friday, January 21, 2011

Crown Brush Review*

Check out Crown Brush 15 Pc Pro Set w/ Designer Case.

 The brush set includes:

Chisel Powder • Chisel Blush • Angle Blush • Foundation
Angle Blender • Oval Shadow • Blending Fluff • Flat Liner
Concealer • Lash Fan • Brow/Lash Groomer • Angle Liner 
Oval Lip • Mini Smudger • Round Crease • Faux Reptile Case

Hey Every one!

Today I decided to post a review on some professional brushes!

For those starting in the industry there are important essentials we professionals need in our makeup kit. 

I got this entire Crown Brush set  that was highly recommended by Kandee Johnson, one of the best celebrity make up artist known on YouTube. She loves these brushes even more than MAC's! 

Because I trust Kandee's opinion I purchased them using her promo code! I adore promo codes! haha Unfortunantely it expired, but knowing Kandee she will probably surprise us w/ some more in the future. 

Now remember these are my very first set of brushes ever, and for using them for a month I feel  they do the job well!

I love the glossy red handles and soft texture to all the brushes. My favorite ones out of the bunch would have to be the Foundation Angle Blender, Lash Fan, Mini Smudger and Flat eyeliner.

When using my Foundation brush I don't get any wild visible streaks@! Love this brush! After applying my foundation I like to pat it over areas on my face leaving it look flawless!

For the lash fan its  perfect for contouring the nose and highlighting under the eyes! I get the results I want every time!

The Round Crease blends my  eyeshadow very nice! 

and last but not least the flat eyeliner is great for filling in and shaping brows! 

All in all, I am satisfied with the set of brushes and I am so proud to have them as part of my freelance makeup kit! 

I hope you enjoyed this post and please  feel free to share any brands you have enjoyed thus far!