My First Music Video Makeup Job!

Oh my gosh, dolls, I am so sorry for neglecting this blog. It’s been a crazy busy month for me and I haven’t had time to breathe! I got to do makeup for a music video a few weeks ago and had to share! Our day started at 7 am and the shoot wrapped around 9 pm; it was absolutely exhausting, but I loved every minute of it. I was too busy to take great pictures, but here are some shots from the set:

Photobucket Some of the other makeup/hair girls working on the star of the video.

PhotobucketOne of the fantasy looks, very bold. The contouring we did didnt translate so well in this pic, but you’ll see how cool it is once the video goes up :).

Photobucket The eye makeup I did for one of the dancers, it was fantasy inspired as well. I didn’t get a shot of her whole face when it was done, we were hurrying them out of makeup.

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PhotobucketThe girls rehearsing.

PhotobucketShooting the dancers :). So many great dance crews there!

I’ll post the music video and information once it’s released so you can all take a look :). How have you all been?

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NYE EOTD

Happy New Year Beauties!
I hope you all had great holidays/vacations and that you rang the new year in with style :). I’m sorry for being away for a while, I’ve been going through some things in my personal life and needed some downtime. Anyway, I’m back and ready to blog and pursue my makeup dreams this new year while keeping you all in the loop! Here’s an EOTD that I put together for the new years eve celebrations:


Products Used:
-Benefit F.Y.Eye! primer all over lid and along lower lashes.
-Inglot DS 504 on lid and inner 1/2 of bottom lid.
-Inglot DS 483 blended into the outer v of the upper lid, dragged into the crease and outer half of bottom lid.
-MAC Carbon used to darken the outer v slightly.
-Urban Decay Sin blended along edge of DS483.
-MAC Dazzlelight along brow bone.
-Revlon Colorstay liquid liner along upper lashes.
-MAC Graphblack Technakohl liner on waterline.
-Covergirl Lashblast mascara.

Did you use any bright colors for your NYE looks?

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SauceBox Giveaway!

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Happy Thursday Babes!
I hope you’re all having a great week. I’m done with school, a certified makeup artist (yay!), and ready for my week off to catch up on sleep :).
My awesome friend Alla over at SauceBox cosmetics sent me some goodies to giveaway to a lucky reader. The items included are below:

-One mascara in Black.
-One face primer.
-One lip gloss in Pink Swear.
-One blush in Cocktail.
-Two eye shadows, one in Tremor and one in Anaconda.

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How to enter:
-Please leave a comment on this post telling me what you’re wishing for this holiday season :).

Rules:
-You must be 18 and over to enter in the contest.
-A valid email address must be provided so I can contact you if you win.
-One entry per person.

The giveaway closes at 11 pm, Pacific Standard Time on Monday, December 26th. I’ll contact the winner via email and they must respond within 24 hours or I’ll pick someone else to receive the goodies :).

Can’t wait to read all of your comments, dolls! Remember to check out http://www.sauceboxcosmetics.com for more great products!

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Huge SauceBox Cosmetics Sale!

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Hi Babes!
I hope you’re all having a great Monday so far. I’ve been super busy getting ready for xmas and working through my finals. Counting down to next week, I’ll be off work until the 2nd :D.

I had to share an awesome sale going on right now over at SauceBox; all of their items have been marked down to under $7 :). The promo code for 30% can’t be used for this, but the deals are amazing so take a look and shop your heart out!

Once the sale is over, you can use the code again for some awesome new items that I can’t wait to share with you :).

Also, I’m getting ready to post a sweet giveaway of SauceBox goodies!

Click here to visit the SauceBox site.

Let me know what you pick up!

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011 Makeup

Hello Beauties!
Happy Monday :). The weekends have been flying by too fast, I think it’s because xmas is coming up and I haven’t done any of my shopping yet. Ah, well, I’ll make it happen ;). As you all know, last week the Victoria’s Secret fashion show aired so I decided to recreate the makeup for all of you. Although the show itself is very glam and over the top, the makeup was pretty subdued and low maintenance.

A few behind the scenes pics from the show. These women are some kind of obnoxiously attractive species of female, it’s really not fair :P.
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The look was based around flawless skin, rosy cheeks, strategic highlighting, and lightly defined eyes. Sorry for the pic quality, it was one of those days!
Photobucket The eyes were lined in black with a slight wing on the outer corners, followed up with lots of mascara and groomed brows.

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The foundation was buffed in really well and blush was applied right on the apples of cheeks, carried a little higher into the hairline. Lips were a soft, glossy pink.

::Products and application::
Face:
-MUFE HD primer buffed in with a flat top foundation buffer.
-MUFE Matt Velvet + foundation buffed in really well with a flat top foundation buffer. Applied two very thin coats for best coverage.
-MUFE Full Cover concealer on blemishes and under eyes.
-Tarte Smooth Operator translucent powder buffed over foundation.
-MAC Well Dressed and Stunner blushes blended together starting on the apples of the cheeks, carrying the leftover color up along cheekbones to the hairline.
-Cargo bronzer (the lightest shade) blended along hairline, along hollows of cheekbones, and jawline.
-Laura Mercier highlighting powder in Starlight blended on top of cheekbones going up and around brows.

Eyes:
-Revlon Colorstay liquid liner.
-Covergirl Lashblast mascara.

Lips:
-Rimmel 1000 kisses lip liner in Natural.
-MAC Creme Cup lipstick.
-Smashbox Pixel gloss.

What did you think of the show? Let me know if you recreate the look, I’d love to see!

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P.S. Remember that SauceBox Cosmetics has a special offer for my lovely readers of 30% off and free shipping with any purchase!

Saucebox Cosmetics: A Review & a Special Offer!

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Hi Dolls!
I hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday night. I’m taking a quick break from studying (it never ends!) to share a couple of great products that I ordered from an up and coming cosmetics company here in LA called SauceBox Cosmetics. I heard about them through my makeup artistry school and decided to pick up a blush and some new shadows. Alla, one of their awesome reps, has extended a discount to my readers that I’ll share at at the end of the post.

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The banner at the top of the post is the artwork on the boxes their products come in, isn’t it adorable? The blush and shadows I ordered come in sleek black snap shut containers that are lightweight and portable.

On to the products:

-Blush in Cocktail: A cool toned candy pink with just a hint of frost. Very pigmented and soft powder that blends really easily. Loved the pop of color this provided. A little goes a long way and as you can see, it photographs well without being grainy/powdery.

-Bold Effect Shadow in Queen Bee: A bright, pigmented yellow with just a tiny bit of frost finish. Also really soft texture that blends very easily. I didn’t have any true yellows before, and I cannot wait to use this!

-Bold Effect Shadow in Torch: My favorite out of the bunch, this is a true orange shadow that’s beautifully pigmented, blends like a dream, and just stole my heart. I’ve been leaning toward citrus colors recently and I’m excited to use this with Queen Bee in an EOTD post.

Pricing:
Blush $15
Shadow $14

I’m really happy with my purchases and I’m looking forward to trying more of SauceBox’s products soon. The customer service was fantastic and thanks to Miss Alla, I’m happy to share a 30% off code with all of you lovely ladies. The code is NLM30 and shipping is free right now with every purchase (will find out how much longer that’s going for). Try them out and let me know what you think!

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Just for Fun!

Happy Thursday Lovelies :),
Can you believe December is already here? This year has flown by! I’ve only got three makeup class sessions to go and I’ll be a certified MUA! I’ve loved every minute of this course and I’m super bummed that it’s almost over. I was blessed to get an amazing instructor and a great group of girls to have as classmates. Seriously, I should have done this years ago. As part of the course, we have a final project on the last class day. My instructor has informed us that we’ll be creating an anime/Japanese animation/Harajuku inspired look. Last night, we got to play with paints as a way of getting familiar with the colors and textures. I didn’t quite get to finish my look, but it’s more of a rough draft. I just thought it was cool to share with you guys and dolls :). Pardon the crappy picture quality, all I had was my Blackberry and it is no good for detailed shots.



Thanks for being my model, Geneva! 🙂

What do you think?

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