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Carnival makeup 2011, Part II – Smoky black!

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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!!!

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Hey,

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!!

Laters!!

LOTD: MUFE Smoky Rock inspired!

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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…..

Click here to see the results!

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

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Hey!!!

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!

Click here to check it out!!!!

Carnival 2010: Last Looks!

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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!!!!

Laters!

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It’s Carnival Time again!!! Las’ Lap!!!

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Hi guys!

This is my last installment of my Carnival looks, inspired by the presentations for 2010!  Today is Fantastic Friday in Trinidad and Tobago and de place is hot like fire!!! Tonight is the Soca and the Groovy Soca Monarch Finals as well as Blue Range Cooler Fete, so there’s lots to do!!!

Back to the looks….

I decided for my final look, to use teals/blues/greens which are very popular colours for Carnival costumes and look amazing under the Caribbean sun!

My main inspiration came from Tribe’s section called Zari, which ‘is a type of thread made of precious fine wire and it is the main material used in making saris and ghararas’.

Zari Frontline Headpiece detail

Gorge!!!!!!!! I certainly won’t be able to wear that bikini but its still amazing anyway!!!

Link up for more costume views and the look!!!

It’s Carnival Time!!! Part II

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Hi folks!!

I’m here with another look for Carnival 2010.  This time I chose yellow as a theme and again went back to Tribe for my yellow selection of choice.  Xi Ling Shi is Tribe’s offering and according to the website, Xi Ling Shi ‘was a legendary Chinese empress and the wife of the Yellow Emperor who discovered silk and invented the silk loom thousands of years ago’.  Again, gorgeous costume!!

Xi Ling Shi, image courtesy of CarnivalTribe.com

Xi Ling Shi, closeup, image courtesy of Carnivaltribe.com

Island People Mas also has an offering in yellow from their 2010 presentation, Kutchela.  Theirs is called Mudra, which ‘speaks of the importance of non-verbal communication among people’.  Island People’s explanation continues, ‘ With its clinical meaning given as hand gestures, it is the essence of what is captured and related through use of the limbs that is in its profoundest meaning- that of the story of life’.

Mudra, Female Frontline, image courtesy of IslandPeopleMas.com

And here’s my look!

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It’s Carnival Time again!!!!!!!

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And people here in Trinidad are getting ready for The Greatest Show on Earth!!!! People running ’round de Savannah at all hours, panmen fine tuning their Panorama pieces and there is an all-inclusive fete every Saturday and Sunday.  Once of the most popular aspects of Trini Carnival is the Parade of Bands featuring ‘pretty mas’ i.e. masqueraders, mostly women, in beautiful, skimpy costumes.  This is yuh time to get on!!!!! Mas camps spend all year designing and creating productions centred around a theme.  There are many bands of various sizes, but three of the most popular large-sized bands are Tribe, Spice and Island People.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be showing makeup looks and ideas, inspired by the 2010 presentations.

The first look comes from Tribe, probably the most popular mas band in the country.  For real, the costumes are gorgeous and so vibrant!!!!! This will be real eye candy on the streets of Port-of-Spain!!  Tribe’s 2010 presentation is entitled ‘The Secret of Silk’ which is basically paying homage to all the regions in the world that have produced this fine material for centuries.  One of the sections that caught my eye was Tyrian Purple (I wonder why!!!LOL!!)

Tyrian Purple Female Frontline

This is one of my favourites!!!!

More after the jump!