Work, school, work, school and BILLS BILLS BILLS! I feel like my whole paycheck goes to makeup school and its an endless cycle because I start my actual school next month and there goes more money to spend, however, I’m loving makeup school, the friends, the teachers, the environment. Here are a few pictures from class.
Blocking out eyebrows and practicing 1920′s makeup on Michelle
Doing the classic Pin-Up makeup on Lily
Practicing my bridal makeup skills on Melanie
Then getting ready for editorial makeup on myself, I still need some work
Then finally I worked on 2 custom makeovers at work this past few weeks, a Sweet Sixteen for Jocelyn and a lovely
So finals week for seniors of the fashion department was preparing the whole quarter for their fashion show where the designers create amazing full garments and the merchandisers help prep the photoshoots, the looks, the whole business side of fashion and at the very end, the most nervous wrecking moment ever of their last day of their school career before the students venture off into the world on their own. My friend of Elo Disi, designer Christin Disi, asked me to do the makeup for her collection last minute but I’m glad she did since her collection was so colorful we needed colorful makeup to match!
The makeup was very last minute so it was just a quick colored winged eyeliner and avant garde lip. The show was so moving since I will be in their shoes next year as a graduating senior.
Also, there are a few pictures of my work practiced at April Love Pro Academy.
I just recently passed my CMA (Customized Makeup Application) Test with Sephora! (Meaning that I am certified to be customizing makeup application for events) I am so excited and ready for my first CMA client and special thank you to my big sister at Sephora NaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnncccccccceeEEEEEEE! Thank you Nancy for being my beautiful model and helping me pass!
And another thanks to Jessica for sending me a picture of her makeup I did for her on her prom night!
And to my baby for a very special surprise! Shopping and Ironman marathon!
So JCP decided to host another prom fashion show and sponsored by JCP designers, JCP Salon and Sephora inside JCP at Glendale Galleria and I was glad to see a familiar face amongst the models. So here are a few pictures of my amazing models strutting the runway in gorgeous gowns under $100 each at JCP and hair provided by our amazing JCP Salon. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers for our show and the everyone involved!
Our first model, lovely flowergirl, is Callie and she just wanted some natural pinky blush and a Bella Bamba lipgloss from Benefit.
Our next model is her sister Cheyanne and I used the LORAC Pro Palette and eyeshadow primer on her with Too Faced Chocolate Soliel Bronzer and NARS Tao blush with their new satin lip pencils.
I’m so glad to see Karina back! I’m using the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and eyeshadow primer on her along with NARS Sheer Glow foundation and Smashbox gel liner in deep black.
And on our gorgeous Alexis, again I’m using the LORAC Pro Palette along with Tarte’s Lights, Cameras, Lashes mascara.
Lastly is the beautiful Sam with the LORAC Pro Palette along with mauvy, pink Makeup Forever Rouge Artist lipstick.
So my beauty leader got me to do all the makeup for our little Prom Fashion Show that was held by JcPenney in Glendale Galleria and it was awesome! Thank you to the gorgeous high school volunteers who worked that runway, hair, dress and makeup!!! The makeup was provided by Sephora, lovely dresses by JCP and hair by Jcp Salon team of Glendale Galleria!
So please call/text/email me if you have a prom event or any special events coming up and would like to get glam’d up for please feel free to give me a call/text/email or check the link below.
Here are my lovely models for the day and I hope they have an amazing prom!
With this rainy, gloomy weather, it’s time to bring back the vampy makeup of winter! It’s been so long since I posted a blog on this website due to technical difficulties but its finally back! More photoshoots and makeup looks and random blogs to come!
Primer- Tarte BB Primer in Light, I got a sample from work
-this is my new favorite primer, it’s a primer, SPF, BB cream all in one with a matte finish!
Foundation- CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous liquid foundation in 845 warm beige
-I am still trying this foundation out since most youtubers have been raving about it with its full matte covergae, long lasting power, SPF and primer built in along with the option of using it as a concealer as well
Concealer- Benefit Fake Up conditioning stick concealer in Medium
-newest concealer from Benefit and I got it in my gratis from work and hands down it’s definitely the best concealer because it’s doesn’t cake and it doesn’t show flaky skin peek through because of the conditoning Vitamin E and appleseed oil makes it so blendable and hydrating that you can wear it as a coverup alone
Powder- Bare Minerals Pressed Foundation Powder in Medium Beige
Bronzer- NARS Laguna
Blush- Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
Highlighter- NARS Illuminator in Super Orgasm
Setting Spray- Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
Primer- Urban Decay Primer Potion
Eyebrows- MAKEUP FOREVER Aqua Brow in #25
-my new favorite eyebrow product because it’s pigmented and waterproof and works great with my oily/combo skin type so my brows are awesome all day
Eyeshadows- Makeup Geek single shadow in Homecoming
NYX Single Matte Shadow in Skinny Dipping
Inglot single matte shadow (hot pink, I don’t know the number)
Mascara- Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara
Lipliner- Sephora pencil lipliner in #09 Pleasant Plum
Lipstick- Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick in Crush
Here goes a little haul.
-Wonder Woman tin lunch box $11 Ebay- Yesterday was my first day of school and Tuesdays and Thursdays, I’m at school 8am til 7pm, so I need snacks and a cute little lunchbox to put them in.
-Target & Sephora- Neutrogena Makeup remover wipes $6, Milani eyebrow pencil $8, Sephora lip liner SANGRIA $12, 100 point perk Boscia blotters. I haven’t tried the eyebrow pencil yet, but I did swatch the lip liner in store and tried wiping it off and it seems to be long lasting.
-Revlon Just Bitten lipstain in CRAVE $10. I love this vampy yet colorful lip stain for fall!
And Wednesday was my very last day working at the afterschool program so I had to say goodbye to all the amazing kids who brightened my day every day for the past two and a half years. I’m going to miss them so so much and the staff as well.
So it’s starting to look like a hectic week and it’s just beginning. School starts this week, work is going downhill and I’m trying to applying at other places and firing up my resumes and get them ready to send out.
However, here are two more sketches I did in the past two days and I’m on the mission on buying the fabric for the dress. Hope it will turn out amazing like the sketch!
The first is a light purple, satin loose feel fabric with a false collar and button up front.
The next one is my change up on the summer’s high low dress, but it consists a tiered skirt. It’s resembles a draped dress with an elastic waistband and a high low hemline.
And here is a mini review on a couple of products I’ve been trying out.
I got a lovely gift and it’s the amazing Urban Decay All Nighter Spray in the full size! I don’t even know the price of this but I know it’s expensive and I’ve been replacing my MAC’s Fix + Spray with this because it controls my oily skin so much better and it actually sets my makeup, especially my eyebrows so they never smear or smudge throughout the day and I wouldn’t have to touch up on them, so this product is amazing! So once I run out, I’m getting my hands on another one instead of the MAC’s Fix+Spray.
Next and last is the Loreal True Match liquid foundation in W4 Natural Beige and it’s a color match for me because there is such a wide variety of shades and colors for different skin types for just $8. It’s pretty light weight compared to my Neutroguena liquid foundations and it has a higher SPF.
It’s so hot! Where was this weather back in summer! Well, I’m starting to get back into school mode again since my last year of college starts next Thursday, but here is what I’ve been doing to prepare for school.
A new sketch of a skirt I made during the summer and getting ready for a photoshoot along with other designs I made.
Nautical Skirt with an exposed back zipper.
And here is the actual skirt on my dressform Nancy.
What do you do when your AC at home is broken, you go to the mall and hit up every sale they have! So here is a haul from Saturday from MakeupGeek online, Ulta (their 3 week sale), Sephora, LUSH, and Bath&Body.
First from MakeupGeek store oneline
-Beauty Blender the duo pack which was 2 for $24 so I bought one for myself and the other for a friend, here is a link her for hair and makeup facebook below. I used the beauty blender for the first time today and it’s such a light application for my foundation so I need to find different ways of using this.
-Second thing from MakeupGeek was their new gel liner in POISON, a deep red which was $8. I wanted a different colored gel liner for a pop of color, too bad I didn’t buy this in the summer.
-Last from MakeupGeek was NYX’s popular Jumbo Eye Pencil in MILK $7. Every beauty guru raves about this white jumbo eye pencil, and I bought a cream colored cream eyeshadow thinking it would have the same effect, but once I tried this MILK jumbo eye pencil, nothing compares. I use it as a base for brighter or lighter eyeshadows so they will show up better on my lid, the only thing I’ve been having trouble with this product is that it doesn’t blend so well.
Next stop was Ulta for their 3 week sale!
I came for Real Technique brushes, which they promised they would stock up on, but I don’t think they did.
-First is the Schwarzkopf GOT 2b fat-tastic instant collagen infusion thickening plumping mousse $6 that I’ve see Charis, a beauty guru on Youtube CharismaStar. I’m always on the lookout for hair products that promise volume and actually deliver. My hair is very fine, and straight and never holds a curl so since it won’t hold a curl, I might as well give it some volume because that’s all I can do to it besides tying it in a bun all day. So I haven’t tried this mousse yet, but if you watch Charis on Youtube and she said it gave her hair volume, then I’m going to try it.
Here’s the link to Charis on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/charismastar?feature=CAQQwRs%3D
-Next from Ulta is an Urban Decay kit that includes the professional size original Potion Primer, the 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in ZERO, and the Big Fatty Mascara along with the useful makeup kit bag all for $39. Always look closely for makeup kits, packages, deals, sales because it’s always better than buying products individually.
Next stop is Sephora! MY FAVORITE!
-this brush was originally more than $7 but was on sale for $3, it’s a duo head flat eyeliner brush and a fluffy blending brush.
-then the OCC Lip Tar, I’m pretty sure this one is in the color QUEEN, a medium, little darker than medium red, but it doesn’t say anywhere on the package or the product but it was $16 and it’s the most opaque, pigmented lip product ever! It’s my new favorite makeup product for fall. OCC lip tars are amazing and I can’t really describe what they do so your just going to have to see for yourself. It’s between a concentrated lipstick and a lip stain which is not sticky at all that dries matte and a little goes a long, long, long way because all you need is the tiniest bead size and it covers your lips and more.
Here is a video from Youtube describing lip tars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xjfdReltns
-Last product from Sephora was actually a 100 point perk and it’s NARS Tinted Moisturizer in MEDIUM.
Last stop was LUSH and Bath&Body
-From LUSH I bought my boyfriend an amazing smelling soap called DEMON IN THE DARK, that has cloves and apple juice, which I think he was eyeing and for some reason, I always buy him and his family soaps, hand sanitizers and stuff.
-From Bath&Body were their 5 for $5 hand sanitizers for my sister and me. I got the ones in CRANBERRY HARVEST, FRESHLY PICKED STRAWBERRIES and FRESHLY PICKED POMEGRANATES.
Last but not least, my outfit of the day which was a dusty rose colored, high low hemline, flowy dress from Forever 21 ($15), an old braided brown belt, and some gladiator sandals because it was extremely hot today!