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Carnival makeup 2011, Part II – Smoky black!

So let’s get right into this next look! A shiny, smoky black!! Black, silver and greys are also very popular on de road for Carnival.

Some inspiration….

Jubilee from Spice Carnival band

Vogue from Spice Carnival

Images courtesy of Spice Carnival.

Here’s the look!!!

Smoky black!

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Lemme see yuh!!!!!!!!!!!! Carnival video from Konata!!!


I just had to post this!!! My brother Konata‘s first music video!!!! Vibezzzz!!

Definitely puts me in the Carnival mood!!! Which reminds me, Carnival looks coming sooooonnnnn!!!!……

Check out the vid below! Carnival babies, lemme see yuh!!!!!

Also shout out to my other brother Chinua, my sis Effuah, Mum and Dirty Dozen J’ouvert!!!! Fire, Defiance, Mas!! Canboulay!!


LOTD: MUFE Smoky Rock inspired!

Two LOTDs in one week?? Wheeeeeey!!

Browsing the MUFE boutique and saw this promo image for their Rock For Ever collection.

Rock For Ever by Make Up For Ever

Close up

Hot, right??? I had to recreate this look.  It’s certainly not an everyday look but if you are wearing a black or silver Carnival costume, this would be a stunning look! Add some glitter on the lid or rhinestones and it would be all over!

The Rock For Ever collection was released late last year and is a series of trial-sized mini sets of Aqua pencils, Star Powders, mascara etc. housed in a studded container. Cute. Especially the Best of MUFE collection set.

This features a smoky eye, cut crease and winged liner, and I was up for the challenge!!!

Here is what I came up with…..

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LOTD: Glittery, bronzey, Arabic-inspired look!!


This is my first look of the day for 2011 and it’s a stunning one!!

Last week, my Middle Eastern dance instructor, Jannelle,  was invited to perform at the surprise 40th birthday party for Mary J. Blige!!!!!!!!!

I was trilled and privileged at the opportunity to do her makeup at the event! I immediately started thinking about the look.  An event like that, with all the movers and shakers in the music industry, requires more than just a smoky eye.  You have to bring it!!!

The theme of the event was Arabic-inspired and I wanted more than just kohl-lined, winged liner.  I drew inspiration from Eman and Scandalous Beauty and decided on a glittery look.  Jannelle also wore a gold, sparkly costume and I wanted something to match.  This is a great look for performance especially in situations where there is not a lot of bright lighting so that you are drawn to the dancers eyes.  Could also be used for a Carnival look.  I also paired it with a red lip and a hit of shimmer. Btw, I have found an amazing red that everyone can wear – Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in Moulin Rouge (#43)! Separate post on that coming soon!  Using glitters was stepping out of my zone, but makeup is all about not being afraid to try something new.  One note: If you are going to use glitters, especially on the eyes, make sure it is cosmetic-grade, which is milled fine enough and won’t scratch your eyes.

Anyway, here is the final look!

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Carnival 2010: Last Looks!

Hey guys!

So apparently this is the winter of the decade, snow fuh so!!!!

So here is one last look for all you snow-bound folks, a little taste of sunshine!!!

I did my sister’s makeup for Carnival Tuesday, when everyone wears their full costumes.  She played with Spice in the ‘Greece’ section, which was a vibrant purple and they looked really good on de road, crossing de stage.  They had slightly large headpiecees and the frontline had a lot of encrusted rhinestones which glowed in the sun.

I used:

  • M.A.C. eyeshadow in Beautiful Iris (inner lid)
  • A mix of M.A.C. MES in Odd Couple (purple side) & NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Jolie Poupee (shimmer side) (middle lid)
  • Make Up For Ever eyeshadow in # 92 (outer lid)
  • M.A.C. eyeshadow in Cork (crease and browbone)
  • M.A.C. eyeshadow in Satelite Dreams (lower lid)
  • M.A.C. Fluidline in Blacktrack
  • M.A.C. Dual Edge Eye Pencil in Fab Orchid (lower lashine)/Dash Lily (flares)
  • Falsies
  • Givenchy Phenom’Eyes mascara in Phenom’Black
  • M.A.C. Lipglass in Atmospheric (base)
  • M.A.C. Gimmerglass in Blackfire (top)

Hope you guys enjoyed!!!!


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