Sunkissed/Bronzed Glow

May 13, 2010

Hello beautifuls,

Here’s another tutorial inspired by the summer. This look is very bronze and will look amazing when ever you’re outside in the sun. The colors are shimmery but neutral so it is  great for the day time. The look is very pretty and easy so try it out! Below are a list of products and the actual video. Enjoy!

FACE;

MAC Studio Sculpt NC50

Black Opal Deluxe Finishing Powder in Deep

NYX Blush in Copper

EYES;

NYX Jumbo E/S Pencil in Gold

120 Color Palette

L.A. Color Eyeliner Brown

Maybelline Colossal Mascara

LIPS;

NK Lipstick in Satin Glow

Sephora Lipgloss in Bronzed Beauty

Hope you like this look. Until next time,

Kissez

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Hello beautifuls,

I know it’s long over due but I’ve been busy so here it is, another tutorial. I chose to go with green because I wanted to use some of my MAC pigment because I haven’t used them in a while. I hope you like this look, more will come soon. Don’t forget to RATE, COMMENT and SUBSCRIBE. Check out my website! Below is a list of products I used, pictures and the actual video.

FACE;

Black Opal Stick Foundation in Beautiful Bronze

Black Opal Perfecting Concealer in Tan

Deluxe Finishing Powder in Deep

CoverGirl professional loose powder (highlight)

Wet n Wild Color Icon Blushed in Berry Shimmer

Wet n Wild Bronzer

EYES;

NYX Jumbo E/S pencil in Milk

E.L.F Eye Brightening Liner black

120 Color Palette

MAC pigment in Kelly Green

Maybelline Colossal mascara

LIPS;

NK lip pencil in Nude

NK lipsitck in Satin Glow

NYX lipgloss in Cafe’ Latte


hope you liked it! Until next time,

Kissez

Update!

May 3, 2010

Hello beautifuls,

No I haven’t abandoned you all. I had finals so I’ve been studying but now I’m all done YAY! I’m in the process of packing up everything and moving back home so once I’m all settled again I will be back doing videos and more blog entries so bear with me please and thank you! I may have a little free time to slide in a tutorial later so check back later for that! My website is doing good. I made a lot of changes and more changes will be coming so go check that out also http://www.jnhinesmu.webs.com/ until next time,

Kissez

Hello beautifuls,

Today I want to talk about something that has nothing to do with make-up; however,  it does have something to do with beauty. I came across a video on Youtube and it happened to be a commercial for Lane Bryant that was banned. The commercial advertises their new bra and pantie line. It features beautiful plus size model Ashley Graham in her underwear and bra. It was very tasteful and was nothing more than what the Victoria Secret’s commercials are. So why was it banned? It was supposed to be shown during the Dancing with the Stars show but executives said it was “too sexy” and “showed too much skin.” I totally disagree with those comments. In the Victoria’s Secret commercials, the models flaunt around in their bras and underwear all the time and the commercials are aired on television with no question. That shows the true prejudice of our society. Most women in America are beautiful plus size women just like Ashley. She speaks on the issue and says that is made her “feel sad” and “many women are size 12, 14, 16 and want to see themselves on t.v. in bra and panties.” I guess they finally aired the commercial in the last 10 minutes of the show but it never should have been an issue anyways. This controversy sheds light on the horrible truth of double standards in our society. I hope in the future these executives will consider that people are different but we all are beautiful no matter size or shape and this shouldn’t be an issue ever again.


Kissez

Hello beautifuls,

In case you didn’t read the previous post, I found a place online where you can get discounted NYX Round Lipsticks. For those who aren’t really into wearing lipsticks, I also found a place to get discounted NYX Round Lip Glosses. Be careful with these Lip Glosses because they are extremely pigmented and some shades look like lipstick once you put them on. NYX Round Lip Glosses aren’t on the NYX website but in stores they are about $2 each. On this website the seller is offering a wonderful deal; 6 NYX Round Lip Glosses for $9.99 (not including $3.32 S&H). After doing the math, that equaled about  $1.66 each (a very good deal!). Click here to order these amazing discounted lip glosses! I hope this helps, until next time..

Kissez

SN; BEFORE PURCHASING THESE GLOSSES OR LIPSTICKS MAKE SURE YOU LOOK  UP SWATCHES ON GOOGLE AND YOUTUBE BECAUSE THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE COLORS ON THE WEBSITE MAY NOT BE COMPLETELY ACCURATE.

Hello beautifuls,

I was searching for more products to include in my kit and I realized that I need more lip products (lipsticks, lip pencils, gloss). I browsed the internet for hours trying to find the best deals and I came across this excited deal. 12 NYX Round Lipsticks for $17.99 (not including $4.09 S&H). For those who are unfamiliar with NYX lipsticks, it is a very affordable drugstore lipstick that is great in quality. NYX products in general are always very pigmented and long lasting. It sounded amazing when I first seen it but I wanted to make sure I was getting a deal. I visited the NYX website and seen that the prices for Round Lipsticks were $4 each. Now when I divide $17.99 by 12 lipsticks it equals about $1.50 for each lipstick; NOW THAT’S A DEAL. A little over %60 off the regular price!! I couldn’t pass this deal up so as soon as I decide what 12 shades I want, I’ll order them. I wanted to let you all know before hand so you could possibly tell me what shades you like best. There are 144 shades to choose from so make wise choices!  Click here to see where I found this deal! I hope this helps, until next time..

Kissez

SN; BEFORE PURCHASING THESE GLOSSES OR LIPSTICKS MAKE SURE YOU LOOK  UP SWATCHES ON GOOGLE AND YOUTUBE BECAUSE THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE COLORS ON THE WEBSITE MAY NOT BE COMPLETELY ACCURATE.

Hello beautifuls,

I’ve been doing research on foundations to see which one would be best for my kit. I’m just starting out, as you know, so I can’t just go out and buy 5 different shades of MAC or NARS. I’ve been looking at good quality drugstore brand foundations. Honestly I believe that some drugstore foundations are better than the high-end cosmetic lines. You really have to do research and try things out for yourself because sometimes with high-end companies, even though they have great quality, you are really paying for the brand name. I was thinking about two in particular, Revlon Color Stay Liquid Foundation and Black Opal Creme Stick Foundation. Both brands can be found in drugstores, Wal-Mart, Target, etc. The Revlon foundation is about $13 and the Black Opal is about $9. Even though the Black Opal was a few dollars cheaper, Revlon gave a much wider variety of shades and skin types. Black Opal only has 7 shades. So while I was debating of those two brands, I was in a fashion show at school and the make-up artist who worked on us, Monnica Johnson, used Cover Girl Queen Foundation Compacts. The way she applied it to our faces was unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. She used three shades because no ones face is the same shades all the way around so it made sense. I liked the way the foundation looked, the only complaint is that it was a bit too yellow. After that, I started looking into the CG Queen Foundation Compacts and those were also about $9 also and ranged in a 12 shades. By this point Revlon Color Stay is looking like the best option but I wasn’t quite ready to spend $13 dollars each so I kept looking around. A make-up artist from my area (Hampton Roads), named Nita J told me that she uses Black Opal Stick and she also said that celebrity make-up artist (to celebs like Iman, Tyra Banks, Vanessa Williams) Sam Fine uses Black Opal Sticks too! After hearing that, I knew that B.O. was the brand for me. I began my search to find where I could get them for cheap. I happened to be on YouTube watching colouredbeautiful’s review on B.O. Sticks and she gave this website www.ebonyline.com. I checked out the website and I was so happy when I seen that the Sticks were only a little over $7 each and was even more happier when I seen you could buy 3 for $22! So I ordered 3 Truly Topaz, Beautiful Bronze(my shade) and Hazelnut. While looking for foundations to use, in the back of my mind I was still debating on Which concealer to use. I remember hearing that Black Opal Flawless Perfecting Concealer was great so I check to see if ebonyline.com had those on sale also; they did! It was buy 3 for $12 so that’s exactly what I did. I bought Honey, Toast and Tan. I spend a total of $41 for 3 foundations and 3 concealers and I must say that it was very well worth it. I used it on myself and I loved it. It is so creamy and easy to blend. The concealer concealed my dark circles and made my skin look flawless. Sine I am Beautiful Bronze, I used Tan concealer. It was very light, and it lasted all day without powder. My skin is pretty neutral when it comes to being oily or dry. It seems that if you have really oily skin then this foundation could get a little greasy but if you use a mattifier or a primer on your face before, then you shouldn’t have a problem. I plan to order the rest of the shades sometime this week. My mother is a little lighter than me so I thought the shade lighter than my shade, which is Truly Topaz would fit her perfect but it was a little too light so I had to blend both Truly Topaz and Beautiful Bronze and it looked great. These foundations blend so well. When my clientele expands and I start getting people from other races, I will have to use another brand since B.O. only caters to darker skinned woman. I’ll probably use Revlon Color Stay or Cover Girl Compacts. I will be doing a video review on these foundations and concealers as soon as I get back to school. I will also have more prom and spring looks to finish off the series. I’m in another fashion show this weekend and I’m so excited to meet another make-up artist and hopefully learn some new techniques and build my network. below I will put the link to where I got those products from, I will also put a list of some skin primers and mattifiers for all you with oily skin.

B.O. Stick foundations

http://www.ebonyline.com/trcocrstfosp.html

Flawless Perfecting Concealer

http://www.ebonyline.com/flpeco0oz.html

Primers and Mattifiers

Seriously Shine Free Mattifying Oil Free Moisturizer by Formula 10.0.6

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?skuId=2215036&productId=xlsImpprod2140107&navAction=push&navCount=1&categoryId=cat1060001%20cat80182%20cat80174

Neutrogena Pore Refining Mattifier, Shine Control Gel, Oil-Free – .5 oz

http://www.amazon.com/Neutrogena-Refining-Mattifier-Control-Oil-Free/dp/B00005360M

Monistat: Chafing Relief Powder-Gel Soothing Care

Can be found in Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid

I hope this helps! Until next time,

Kissez