Brow drama & other looks

Sooo, I’m in a pretty bad mood. I went and got my eyebrows waxed…bad mistake.

I told the lady I just wanted to “clean” them up. No arching, no thin brows. I LOATHE thin brows on my face…and of course, what does she do? Takes off so muuuuuch hair from my brows. I burst in tears the second I saw. Yikes!



Some bad things have happened to face. Dermatitis, bad pimples, healing nose ring drama, LA smog induced pimples, swollen eyes, pink eyes in BOTH eyes at the SAME time….I mean, really. I’d rather go through all of those again at the same time than have my brows look like this.

Today was Halloween. Never been into this day. The faculty’s theme was “Pirate” which bummed me because I don’t think pirates are any kind of attractive or fun…but whatev. I put on a shirt, bandanna and some jeans. And of course this gave me the opp to play with make-up. I did….The next look represents how I feel about Halloween overall….I don’t know, it’s just never been my thing. I used:

L’Oreal Gel Liner in Black

Carbon on the lid

The red from MiLady on crease

Vanilla as a highlight

…and my new lashes which I didn’t put on so good. HA!


Speaking of Mi’Lady….which I’m lovin’ to learn, here’s a look I did the other day. I used Artifact Paint Pot as a base.

Now of course my Stud brow pencil doesn’t look that good, but look at how much thicker those brows are. :(

Wait a minute….can we focus on the fabulousness of my skin with that Tech and Fix +? Roomie Joy and I did a 3-step facial thing last night with some fab products and I’m lovin’ how my skin looks. I’m thinking of investing in some MSF. Dark or Deep Dark. I see that MSFs give you better coverage for a more flawless look. Didn’t know that! Thanks Scandalous Beauty.

The pic below was supposed to be on my face to really show off the pirate look, but Joy forgot to paint it on. This girl has some skills with the paintbrush. I’m getting into make-up art, but I could never do this. Hot! Carbon and Rondelle!



So I’ve learned:

1. To only let award winning estheticians touch my face. Seriously. No more quick fixes at nail salons. I need someone who specializes in brows. Either that or learn how to do them myself.

2. Stay away from acrylic.

3. You get what you pay for. $5 brow wax=jacked up brows. Makes sense.

4. Mistakes can lead into new creative ventures (my Mom & her motivational speech).

The End.

:(

Brow drama & other looks

Sooo, I’m in a pretty bad mood. I went and got my eyebrows waxed…bad mistake.

I told the lady I just wanted to “clean” them up. No arching, no thin brows. I LOATHE thin brows on my face…and of course, what does she do? Takes off so muuuuuch hair from my brows. I burst in tears the second I saw. Yikes!



Some bad things have happened to face. Dermatitis, bad pimples, healing nose ring drama, LA smog induced pimples, swollen eyes, pink eyes in BOTH eyes at the SAME time….I mean, really. I’d rather go through all of those again at the same time than have my brows look like this.

Today was Halloween. Never been into this day. The faculty’s theme was “Pirate” which bummed me because I don’t think pirates are any kind of attractive or fun…but whatev. I put on a shirt, bandanna and some jeans. And of course this gave me the opp to play with make-up. I did….The next look represents how I feel about Halloween overall….I don’t know, it’s just never been my thing. I used:

L’Oreal Gel Liner in Black

Carbon on the lid

The red from MiLady on crease

Vanilla as a highlight

…and my new lashes which I didn’t put on so good. HA!


Speaking of Mi’Lady….which I’m lovin’ to learn, here’s a look I did the other day. I used Artifact Paint Pot as a base.

Now of course my Stud brow pencil doesn’t look that good, but look at how much thicker those brows are. :(

Wait a minute….can we focus on the fabulousness of my skin with that Tech and Fix +? Roomie Joy and I did a 3-step facial thing last night with some fab products and I’m lovin’ how my skin looks. I’m thinking of investing in some MSF. Dark or Deep Dark. I see that MSFs give you better coverage for a more flawless look. Didn’t know that! Thanks Scandalous Beauty.

The pic below was supposed to be on my face to really show off the pirate look, but Joy forgot to paint it on. This girl has some skills with the paintbrush. I’m getting into make-up art, but I could never do this. Hot! Carbon and Rondelle!



So I’ve learned:

1. To only let award winning estheticians touch my face. Seriously. No more quick fixes at nail salons. I need someone who specializes in brows. Either that or learn how to do them myself.

2. Stay away from acrylic.

3. You get what you pay for. $5 brow wax=jacked up brows. Makes sense.

4. Mistakes can lead into new creative ventures (my Mom & her motivational speech).

The End.

:(

Handwritten on my brows…

Okayyyy, because I’m off from teaching this whole week, I have enough time to be a serious “wannabe model”.

So….as most of you know, MAC released the Matte2 collection a few weeks back. I only got Signed Sealed and Handwritten. And that was before I realized the collection was perm. I figured these two colors would be great for the crease. I haven’t played around with them much. It wasn’t until I saw Yum’s beautiful brows until I realized that maybe I should try shadows on the brow.

Sooo….first I took out my concealer and cleaned up my under-brow area. I also brushed my brows like mad. They are sooo curly.


And then….with the 266 brush I applied Handwritten on the brows. Not in any sort of form or fashion. I started filling in empty hairs and then creating a better arch at the top. I didn’t really know what I was doing and I really think that perhaps my brows look TOO thick.

Please, viewers, readers, pros, newbies, stalkers
….tell me what you think.

And because I’m a mess….I decided to get all made up so I put on some:
Studio Tech
Warm Sand blush by Fashion Fair (still embarrassed to have this but who cares, lol!)
Feline Kohl Power on the waterline
….and sloppily applied MAC in 3D’s Wondershine.
It looks a mess in the rest of these pics so please ignore! HA!

….and then I got all dolled up in my favorite wrap!. I’m diggin’ the brows a bit. I think that perhaps this color is a bit too light. So I may need to get something darker. And WOW, that concealer really does make me look….”brighter”.
I’m sorry….Fashion Fair or not, I love this blush! I just hope I’m putting it on the right way. Am I contouring? Someone help!
Why do the brows look damn good when I make this face? Any other face and they just look…..aight. I want them to always look THIS good. But uh oh…I got the Tyra foundation thing goin’ on. I didn’t take it to the hairline. Ahhh well…you live and learn.

Me and my ankh. I heart photography.
LOL..my bra strap is showin’.
Make-up porn. Heheheeee…
Soooo….there’s my experience with that.

Make-up Hypocrisy

I’m a mess.
I’m forever vowing that I will never do this and never do that in regards to make-up and I always end up going there.

Remember when I said I would never wear face make-up?
*glances at MAC StudioTech*

I said…”Only people’s Mommas where lipsticks!”
*glances at Mattene Rapturous*

I vowed to never wear bright colors!
*smiles at Bright Sunshine*

And the latest….I said I was leaving my brows alone. I got impatient and fed up with trying to perfect them.

Until I applied Handwritten with the 266 on my brows.
They ain’t on Yummy’s level yet but damn they look good. I mean…they look really good.

No more saying what I’m going to STOP learning or trying to practice.
No more make-up hypocrisy.
….and I’ll post pics soon of brows. Yummy, you’re the inspiration!

Stash (pics)

Sooo….time for some updates.

But first….

Glad that you’ve jumped up on the bandwagon of make-up blogs, Ms. Riss!! I can’t wait to learn all the secrets and tricks of the trade from a professional like you!!

Okayyy….so after best friend left, I ran to MAC and picked up:

Some friggin’ Concealer….I have 1 fugly dark spot on my face that I am proud to announce is invisible with this stuff! My very first concealer. A special moment in a young woman’s life. *tear* LOL!

And then I got an eyebrow pencil. Scuse my moment but OMG, it’s like totally the best thing I’ve ever freaking come across! No seriously…..that pencil is the ish. It’s thin and the color is sooo close to my natural eyebrow color. I’m definitely mastering the eyebrows little by little. I’m so proud I could spit. Hehe…

And then I got another StudioFix compact because mine broke during an unfortunate incident at some hood-ass club. But I don’t even know why I purchased it because I’m staying away from face make-up for awhile. Except that concealer which actually looks okay alone. My skin needs a break. And I’ve gone back to my natural face care wash, toner and moisturizer.

Ohhhhhhhhhh……and my pigments came in on last Friday and I was so excited. I ordered 9 from miss lady off of Specktra (1165Cheryl….yall need to look chick up. She’s on point!). Her prices are extremely reasonable and she gives you an amble amount. I was so happy! And she hooked me up with one free piggie. I took a pic of some….

I absolutely love them! And then folx kept ravin’ about Vanilla pigment (which I forgot to order), but I got a sample from MAC when I picked up my other goodies. I am so excited! The Vanilla looks great on the lips. Anyone got any recs on some “must have” piggies for Women of color?

OH….here’s my FOTD for Thursday night’s awful.terrible.will never again go to that damn club experience:

Seee….and I know you can’t tell from this pic, but I was trying to go for some extreme cat eye look that I saw once and it just didn’t work out. I have to do some more practicing.

I ordered MAC’s FIRESPOT today!!!! From the Moothbathe collection. I know. I’m like 10 years late. ‘Bout time. I’ve been wanting that color forever.

Oh….I also purchased NARS’ Emmanuel. Did I mention that I am in LOVE with NARS’ colors. Why are they so beautiful?

I ran into a bump today while putting on some make-up. I’ve come to discover that virtually all of my colors are poooow….in yo face….see how purty my make-up is kind of stuff. Nooo, I don’t want that! I need some tone down colors and looks. Bad, like really bad. So I ended up wearing some boring ole’ Mythology and Vex and called it a day.

Boo and Boo’s Momma…I look boring and boring. HELP, I need some everyday pretty looks.

Deuces for now…..I don’t exactly know what else to buy in terms of products except a good mascara. I think I’ve hit a bump. Until I find some neutal looks, I’m going to be sad, depressed and withdrawn from MAC.

……my dramatic self. I know. The Academy Award goes to……………….

Eyebrows-the remix

Soooo, my best friend came to visit me and she really is one of the people who triggered that nerve for me to want to get into “make-up”. Just a few months ago I was this all-natural chick who made her own face care products and never wore more than eyeliner and some gloss.

But now….wooow, this really isn’t “me”. But then again it is, so…

Okay, lemme get back to the topic. LOL, I do that a lot. I could never be a professor. I’d constantly be going off on some tangent. And about myself at that!!

So, my bestest came and she has the BEST eyebrows. She does them herself and they are always so gorgeous. Always been envious of them. But yesterday she did mine for me and they came out soooo nice.

No fair!! Why can’t I do brows like that? She made it look so simple. And all she used was some MAC Eyebrow Pencil, some tweezers and that was it!! She talked me through what she was doing and promised me that I too could do the same thing. Only my eyebrow pencil from Milani wasn’t gettin’ it. So I added the MAC pencil to my list. I finally have an arch. A REAL defined and clean arch. So tried to do the same thing today….

Not half bad, uh? Defintely better than I’ve ever done. An actual arch, I can’t believe it!! I’m still not all that confident in the eyebrow world. I need to spend more time practicing. Oh….here are both eyes.

Hmmm, not too bad. They still don’t look as good as when my bestest did them. But I’m learning, taking notes and getting better.

She also had some concealer that I used to cover up a blemish that I had and it worked perfectly. So I added MAC’s StudioFinish concealer to my list and can’t wait to get some of that tomorrow when I get paid.

Completed my 10 day fast and my skin didn’t improve as much as I wanted it to. So I’m a bit disappointed. Ah well….can’t have it all, now can we?

Peace and Eyebrows, sistas….

Bangin Resume & Brows (pics)

I have never seen my eyebrows look so good! Correction…..eyeBROW. I only perfected one. The other came out okay, but not as good as the first one. I’m somewhat proud of myself. And of course, I don’t have a “GOOD” quality pic to show of it (damn, I need to invest in another digital camera) but I have somethin’….

I’m not sure if you can really tell, but this is the BEST arch I have everrrr done. And I filled them in. I’m so proud of myself. I’m getting better. Nowhere near these MAC artists or—-well, you know what. Imma stop comparing myself to other folx. I’m doin’ the best I can. And you gotta start somewhere. So hey…..baby steps. Baby steps.

Yesterday I did a look that I called Bangin’ Resume. I had 2 meetings yesterday and was wearing a blue dress shirt, but didn’t want to do blue eyes. Nor did I want to do Doxical or some other boring neutral look. I wanted something nice—with some spice.

So along came—Bangin’ Resume which is nice enough to wear to work with an added kick. Of course the quality of this one isn’t the best either, but I’m sure you get the gist:

Of course you have to enlarge to get a better view. Not bad, eh? The colors used were:

Mythology on 3/4 of lid
Coppering on 1/4 of lid
Trax everywhere else

It came out pretty nice. I got a lot of compliments. My skin is slowly getting better. Day 5 of my fast and I’m energized and feelin’ great. I’m wearin’ a C-Shock look that I’m not gonna post pics of b/c I don’t feel too proud. My blending isn’t THAT good. People say they like it but ehhh…..I could have done better. I need a blending brush man. :( I really do.

Peace and Cream Color Base

Bangin Resume & Brows (pics)

I have never seen my eyebrows look so good! Correction…..eyeBROW. I only perfected one. The other came out okay, but not as good as the first one. I’m somewhat proud of myself. And of course, I don’t have a “GOOD” quality pic to show of it (damn, I need to invest in another digital camera) but I have somethin’….

I’m not sure if you can really tell, but this is the BEST arch I have everrrr done. And I filled them in. I’m so proud of myself. I’m getting better. Nowhere near these MAC artists or—-well, you know what. Imma stop comparing myself to other folx. I’m doin’ the best I can. And you gotta start somewhere. So hey…..baby steps. Baby steps.

Yesterday I did a look that I called Bangin’ Resume. I had 2 meetings yesterday and was wearing a blue dress shirt, but didn’t want to do blue eyes. Nor did I want to do Doxical or some other boring neutral look. I wanted something nice—with some spice.

So along came—Bangin’ Resume which is nice enough to wear to work with an added kick. Of course the quality of this one isn’t the best either, but I’m sure you get the gist:

Of course you have to enlarge to get a better view. Not bad, eh? The colors used were:

Mythology on 3/4 of lid
Coppering on 1/4 of lid
Trax everywhere else

It came out pretty nice. I got a lot of compliments. My skin is slowly getting better. Day 5 of my fast and I’m energized and feelin’ great. I’m wearin’ a C-Shock look that I’m not gonna post pics of b/c I don’t feel too proud. My blending isn’t THAT good. People say they like it but ehhh…..I could have done better. I need a blending brush man. :( I really do.

Peace and Cream Color Base