Review & Ish….

My FOTD is blah again. I need some help. Some nice neutral colors….I’m really sad. Someone help me!

Okay….I’ll be aight. Been tryin‘ some new non-MAC things and thought I’d give some quick reviews because I don’t know ’bout yall, but I learn about what’s hot and not from other folx like myself. Thanks Ms. Riss—-I inspire you, you inspire me!

So….top 4 mention-worthy cheap non-MAC steals would be:
(1) Loreal HIP’s gel liner:

Yeah yeahhhh, I know it’s not MAC’s Fluidline. But it’s just AS good. I think I only spent $7.99 on it. I do think it’s more expensive than that, but I got a deal. I got the black (similar to MAC’s Blacktrak) and it was niiice. Put it on with my watercolor brush, nice texture and strong color. I would purchase again. But only if Walgreen’s or CVS have a BOGO sale. If you buy it regular price, you should jus gon and spend 2 mo dollars and get MAC. Ya know?

(2) Milani compacts & quads

Some beauty folx trash talk brands like Milani but no matter how much I love MAC, I will never discredit this brand of products. They are great! The color payoff is incredible and one color compact is…get this, $2.99! Now c’mon….even if you don’t like the color/quality (which, I’m sure you will) you can’t complain too much because it’s only $3. Say whatcho want…..I’m buyinMilani ’til the day I die. Or ’til I can’t afford MAC anymore. Which ever comes first. OH—and their quads. So worth the price.

(3) Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner

[WARNING] I’m ’bout to have a WG Moment. OMG, I like totalllly love this stuff. It’s freakin‘ awesome in every way! [Return to Black vernacular] No seriously, this is my staple eyeliner. It’s thin, you don’t have to sharpen it (I’ve cut my eye on damn eyeliners) and it stays on foreeever. I’ve gone to sleep in this stuff and have arisen to eyes that still look pretty decent. Not raccoon eyes. I love it and plan on writing my prenuptial vows for this eyeliner. Another BOGO product from your local drugstores. Regular price I believe is no more than $6.99. Lasts foreveeeer!

(4) Burt’s Beeswask Lip Balm

Sooo, before I got into this whole make-up thing, I actually wore nothing but natural products that my Mom, the herbalist, made for me. Now, I looove me some Burt’s Bees! With a passion. This stuff not only soothes ya lippies, but the menthol keeps them tingling soft and oh so kissable. Ehhh, can’t remember the price. My Mom tried to duplicate the same product and she did a great job. But please get up on this stuff here!

4 is such a random number, I know, but that’s all that I could think of. Also worth mentioning is Loreal HIP’s Mascara. Ummm, so good. And Ms. Riss, that Loreal Voluminous mascara is pure greatness. I purchased it yesterday and loved it!!

Also heard Milani’s loose powders are pretty decent. Completely threw away my Isa Dora stash…was I the only one really into that drugstore brand? I mean I really reallly loved them. I look back at when I used to be a Beauty Advisor at Walgreens and realize how much I did NOT know. So sad. But then again I worked in a neighborhood where the standards were kind of low. If you know what I mean.

But ahhh welll…..off to a meeting. Check out my Beauty Marks (to the left!) I’m getting a collection of so many great blogs. If you know any more, lemme know!

Peace and piece of mind.

Practicing-attempt 1 (pics)

Sooo, I find myself thinking about make-up A LOT. I’m so excited. I wish I had $300 just to spend on items that I want so I could really do the things I want to do. I only have limited colors and that….well, that sucks. I only have 10 MAC colors. Can’t do much with 10 and I have Isa Dora, Revlon, Loreal HIP and Milani shadows and the only ones that come CLOSE to MAC’s performance is Milani.

Everyone else is terrible…..well, the ones listed above.

So I played around yesterday and came up with TWO hot designs called Parisian Dream and Too Fast. I love them!!

Here goes…..

Look @ Too Fast!

I absolutely love this combo. I probably should not have taken Electric Eel all the way over. I should have done half and half. But I’m lovin‘ the look!!

Yaaaay, I love this!!! Gotta perfect it, but I think the blending looks good and I’m absolutely in love with the colors. I wish that instead of Trax that I had MAC’s Parfait Amour. I hear that’s the BEST purple ever and has a great consistency.

Here’s what I used: Electric Eel/Trax on lid—–Swimming on Crease—–Vex on eyebrow—–Amberlights on eyeliner. HOOTTTT!

Now introducing….

Parisian Dream!

Hi lovely look. I’m likin‘ this one too…..

I really hope you’re clicking on the actual picture to view because it looks 10x better. The thumbnails don’t give the pics much justice. Yaaay!! Lovin‘ it!

I used: Tilt/Swimming on lid—–Amberlights on crease—–Vex on brow—–Tilt/Swimming on eyeliner. Check me out with both looks.

…..Couture, right? LOL….and check this OUT…

Me and Barbie are rockin’ fros….now ain’t THAT fly?

Gettin’ up in it…

June 8, 2007

I’ve joined a website called Specktra.net. And I’ve learned a lot already!! I’m so excited that I am devoting more time to this. I’m going to go to MAC today and grab 2 new colors and get to work.

Today’s eye design is (and I wish I could upload a picture, but my camera phone is terrible) called…..

Iraqian Blues

….simple but different technique I used on this one.

Products:
Loreal HIP
MAC
Milani
Revlon

I used a Loreal HIP’s gold and dark bronze for the outside and put in circle of MAC’s blue (I’ll learn the EXACT colors one day) in the center. Topped off the upper lid and lower brow with HIP pigment. And then Revlon’s eyeliner and Milani’s liquid eye liner.
Very nice look. I’m proud. More to come….