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

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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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LOTD: A little wasabi please…..

Decided to play around with my new Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Color pigment that I received from the wonderful David Klasfeld.  Everyone talks about OCC’s liptars but y’all should not sleep on their loose pigments!!! They have a lot of unique shimmers that are finely milled, smooth and highly pigmented and they have quite a few matte pigments.  The colour of the day is Wasabi – a midtone yellow-green with gold shimmer.  This looks just like wasabi, just like it!

OCC's Wasabi Loose Colour

So here’s the look!

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LOTD: Simple emerald shimmer.

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It is blazin’ hot here in NYC and in keeping with the weather, I have been doing some very subtle looks, just hints of colour.  I love my bright, full colour looks, but sometimes a softer look is best.  I was inspired by this picture of la dominicana hermosa Zoe Saldana.

Zoe Saldana, image courtesy of Hissip.com

This works for those afraid, or don’t know where to put colour.  Enjoy and keep cool!!!

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Summer Iridescence…..A LOTD!!

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So here’s a look that I wore at night.

Blue Iridescence

I was inspired by beetle’s wings and decided to do a blue iridescent look.  It’s a little bright, with the light, shimmery teal and a little smokey.  Good for a summer night out, and black mascara completes the look!!!

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So you want to wear makeup!……Eyes

So yeah…..I’ve been slackin’ off on my basics beauty series, ‘So you want to wear makeup….’.  But I’m back!!!!

This is help you with the basics of makeup application, a 5-minute-out-the-door face, a simple work look.  Find my other articles on the basics here:

So eyes are my favourite part of my face to make up.  There are so many possibilities, colour combinations, textures etc.  But for those that are beginners, or those who don’t have a lot of time, just a few simple steps could give you a polished look.

The Brows

Before I get into eyes, I have to speak of the eyebrows.  Your eyebrows are absolutely important as they frame the eyes and the face.  It’s one of the first places that people see.  Many people have their brows shaped via threading, waxing or tweezing but really and truly, combing your eyebrows will make them look groomed.  This is where a spoolie or eyebrow comb comes in handy.  I think the metal brow combs are the way to go! The plastic ones break every 5 mins!  Also get a shape that suits the way the hair grows, eye shape etc.  Overly plucked brows are a no-no!

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