FOTD Friday: Another Day with Make Up For Ever

This past weekend was a pretty busy one for me. In addition to some volunteer activities, I hosted an event for about 15 ladies here in Orlando and I helped where needed at a Bridal Expo.

I had to look *pops tongue* cute for most of the weekend and used my handy dandy…MAKE UP FOR EVER palette!

And by George, the look I cranked out wasn’t half bad. If I do say so myself.

FOTD Friday: Holiday glitter lips

Happy Friday, lovelies!! This look comes from a reader email.

Hey B,

So check this out: I’m invited to a holiday party and I want to go all out. I just got into make-up this year and I want to shock everyone with a banging lip. and don’t judge me but I want to use glitter. I don’t feel like going over the top with eye shadow and all of that but if you could give me some ideas on how to make an super bright lip, I’d love you for ever.

XOXO,

Ray

Ray, darling. I would never judge you. In fact, I think we should be BFFs. A bangin’ lip AND glitter? You know I’m all over that. Here’s what I’m thinking you can do…

FOTD Friday: Winged shadow is so hot right now

Hey giiirl! Lemme tell y’all something about South Beach…it’s not really a big deal to us Floridians. Even though I was born in Miami, I didn’t go to South Beach for the first time until last year. Crazy, uh? But now that I’m out here for the Blogalicious Conference and having a ball with my girls, it ain’t so bad. I cranked out this look a few days before I went to Miami. I was so inspired by the winged eye liner look that Mark did. I wanted to do the same thing except with eye shadow. And I wanted it to be work appropriate.

Hit the jump to see if I achieved it. And don’t you dare say a thing about that smudged eye liner. I promise on rice krispie treats…it did NOT look like that when I took the picture. You believe me, don’t you?

FOTD Friday: Black Opal’s Caribbean Blue

Happy Friday, beautiful people!! Today’s FOTD is of me sporting a look from another Black Opal palette. KP, our guy editor, is on his way on a week long tropical vacation. I’m somewhat a little insanely jealous so I decided to dip into a palette that could bring the Caribbean to me.

Well, it ain’t exactly the beaches of Negril, Jamaica, but it’ll do!
A closer look of this palette…

If you are slowly trying to build your collection and want some affordable blues, this palette is it!!

The colors are highly pigmented and blend-able. Like the Gold Galaxy palette I featured, they are a bit frosty. To bring that frost-level down a bit, use a nice and creamy base. I used NYX’s Milk but I think a blue base would have really made this look pop a little more.

What I love about these palettes is that very color has a purpose! I ended up using every single one somewhere on my lid. And that itty bitty blue/black color in the middle is a dynamic crease color. I can see myself using that on regular.

For my lips, I used a bangin’ neutral combination!

Iman Cosmetics’ Strip Tease + Napoleon Perdis Nude Awakening + Stila’s Peach Cobbler=love.

For my cheeks, I used Lancôme Ageless Minerale Blush in Brilliant Berry.

Stay tuned for a review of that. It’s such a luscious mineral blush. The final look:

I love taking pictures in the car because it has the best lighting but there were WAY too many people around so I have to sneak down in my seat a bit. HA!!

I’m very impressed with these palettes, Black Opal. Oh! And I’m still oh so in love with Sally Hansen’s Hidden Treasure. I’ve got it layered over Diamond Cosmetics’ Matte Burgundy.

If you still can’t find that Hidden Treasure, Nubar has one JUST like it!! I’ll be reviewing that soon too. There is always something to look forward to on Clumps. Weeee!!

Anybody got any Memorial Day plans? I’m headed to West Palm, Hollywood and Miami for the weekend. Let’s see how many BBQs I can crash. ;)

Love you guys! Have a safe and wonderful weekend,




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FOTD Friday: Stila’s Jewel Eye palette

Happy Friday, sugar plums! Can y’all believe that January is almost over? I’m kinda sad about it. After December, January is my favorite month. It’s a new year, I turn a year older and there is a certain refreshing awakening that comes with January. *sigh* But who knows? February, I’m sure, will be full of possibilities. :)
Okay, sooo….I had the opportunity to play with Stila’s jewel eye shadow palette and hot dog! Talk about glittery wonderland!

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Here’s an up close look at this palette.

Stila says that, “the Jewel Eye Shadow formula creates a glistening wave of color that glimmers and sparkles across your lids like no other to give your eyes a brilliant, sequin-like reflection.” (source)

Can’t say they are lying there! I was a bit hesitant to use this palette because glitter always manages to seep into my eyes and make me want to scratch my eyeballs out. It never fails. But I didn’t have that problem with these shadows. They don’t produce as much fall-out as other shadows. The trick is to pack it on.

I also wetted my brush a bit which gave me a bit more color. And viola!

Last weekend I rocked the pink all over the lid…

 
Loved it! The pink popped better on brown skin than I thought it would. I wanted to see if it would do well for a ‘safe for work look’ too. So here’s what I did…
FACE:
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW45
MAC Sweet As Cocoa blush
Stila’s Yumberry Crush lip and cheek stain <—still so in love with this!EYES:
L’Oreal HIP cream paint in Witty
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Stila Jewel eye palette

NARS Edie eyeshadow
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero
Stila’s waterproof liquid eye liner
Black Shimmer mascara

LIPS:
Stila Amethyst Lip glaze

 
 

See….the fall-out isn’t that bad, is it? I do wish it was a little more pigmented though. And at the end of the day I noticed glitter ALL over my face. This look may be a little TOO much for work though, uh? I’m going to try to do a super intense look with this palette. I am going to use a serious base. Like NYX’s Milk jumbo eye pencil. 10 points to Stila for coming out with a mega cute palette! You can snag it here for $32.00. It’s limited edition so hurry hurry!

Of course I had to do some semi-glittery nails too…

And I dyed one of my locs purple.
 
Yeah…blame it on the glitter. I’ve been feeling rather funky and colorful lately. Am I the only one? I just LOVE color and can never have a favorite one. Although I’ve really been in love with greens and purples these days.
Love that Stila palette? Want it? Not a fan of glitter on the lids?

See you next week!

Have a fabulous weekend,
 

This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here.

FOTD Friday: Hot Pink/Orange look

Leave it to a palette of 88 eyeshadows to finally inspire me to do something funky with my lids. I dabbled in my Coastal Scents 88 piece make-up palette all week. I found the neutrals to be beautifully long lasting. The darker mattes blended so nicely on my crease. I spent most of the week oh so desperately wanting to play in the brighter colors. I finally had the opportunity.

FACE:
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW45

EYES:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NARS Albatross highlighter
Bright pink–I named it Sweet Tart
Bright orange–I named it Cubanita en Miami
Red–I named it Hot Like..
CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Lust
NYC eyeliner in White
Revlon Fantasy Lengths lashes in Flirty

LIPS:
NYC lipstick in Garnet
Sally Hansen gloss in Brilliant



Don’t yall say a word. You know I’m extra.
That’s Zoya’s Harley on the nails by the way.
And….could it be? Me wearing lashes? Trying to get them to stay on was quite the clumps of mascara. I ended up taking them off immediately following the photoshoot.


And my oh my….it wasn’t until THIS photo when I realized what a crazy difference a good pair of lashes can do to a look.

One day I’ll get it right. One day.

So yes….the brighter colors from that Coastal Scents 88 piece make-up palette work just as well as the neutrals. I am impressed!

What do you think? Right on? A hot mess? Be honest….

Have a wonderful weekend, family.

This Day in Black History:

In 1820-The first organized emigration back to
Africa begins when 86 free African Americans leave New York Harbor
aboard the Mayflower of Liberia.