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    Brushes Anyone???

    Hello Lovelies!! We’ve talked about quite a bit when it comes to makeup and how to apply it, but we haven’t addressed what we use to apply our makeup. Let’s be honest, some tools that we use are based on our personal preference and some tools we may use because we are not sure what to use. Just like there are a plethora of makeup brands available to us, there are also a plethora of makeup brushes available to us. I’m going to cover a few different things about brushes and sponges. Just like makeup, there are very expensive brushes, some not so expensive brushes and some brushes that are…

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    Glow On Baby!!!

    Ladies! Ladies! Ladies! Let’s talk! Can we say il-lu-mi-nate!  Yes, we can! (in my best Sherman Klump voice). It’s that icy, blue, rose gold, golden, bronze, copper hue just to name a few that we adorn out cheek bones, foreheads, chins, noses, inner tear duct and upper lips with. Some of us have also began to mix our loose powder illuminators in body lotions and in setting sprays to bronze our bodies (if you haven’t done that yet, you can and you should). It’s a money saving tip to avoid purchasing expensive illuminating body products unless you choose to. Illuminating products can also be purchased in liquid oil and stick…

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    Shape It Up

    Let’s talk about serving face! We can serve face in many different forms and fashions. We can serve face in a natural and simplistic way, we can serve face in a glamorous way and we can serve face in an over the top fabulous way. All forms are beautiful works of art and our face is the canvas. One aspect of serving face is how we conceal or highlight our face. Concealer is what we put on our faces after we have applied our foundation to draw attention to certain parts of our face. It helps create structure. Ideally, we conceal under our eyes, our foreheads, chins and under our…

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    BE_you_T_Ful Brows

    Let’s say a little prayer before we get started. Why!? Because this subject is a sensitive one. What I will share with you is a very much needed aspect of our beauty regimen, yet it is often discounted as a cheap trick. When it’s not overlooked, let’s say, uuhhmm (clears throat) it can be handled with much disrespect and lack of care. What in the world are you talking about, you might ask? The Infamous Eyebrow!!! (dun dun dun).

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    All About That Base

    Welcome Back Beauties! We previously left off with, “What happens if I don’t use primer?” We talked about the importance of priming your eyelids and how priming your eyelids and setting them with powder gives your eyeshadow longevity and allows your eyeshadow to pop. Well, there’s more. I left off at the end of my last submission discussing the importance of building a good base. Have you asked yourself, “Do I use a base in addition to using a primer?” Probably not, but the answer is, Yes! While primer and base serve similar purposes, eyeshadow base alone will not hold your eyeshadow in place like your eyelid primer (there are…

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    Waterproof Goes Poof

    Welcome Back Beauties! Let’s just jump right in! As promised, I said I would come back with a full review of Mac Prolong Wear Foundation and Concealer. Welp, here it goes! I put my MAC products to the test utilizing MAC Prep + Prime and MAC Fix + as the base and setting spray. I put my products to the test in the good ‘ole Southern Illinois heat. This particular evening, the temperature was right at about 100 degrees and the humidity was just, DISRESPECTFUL. I must say, I waited until the very last minute to apply a very neutral full face of makeup because I knew I was taking…

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    Help! I’m Melting…

    Summer is officially here and I want to talk about a few things concerning the heat and our beautiful faces! First off, who here is a major sweater during the summer months? (insert hand raised high) Le sigh! Yes, yes, I know, some of us don’t sweat. As I was told by someone a few years younger than myself, “I don’t sweat, I glisten.” Well, well, young child when you mature, you just may sweat. I am a SWEATER! So, I’ve decided to do my first product review on MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation with MAC prep + prime and MAC Fix plus along with NYX Proof It Eyebrow…

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    What Lies Beneath

    Hello Beauties and Welcome Back! Today we’re going to talk about beauty and the skin you’re in. It doesn’t matter if you love makeup, you hate it, you wear it every day or only on special occasions. There are several things that are important and many things that factor into the success of your glam look no matter how fabulous or basic. Your Canvas Your skin is your canvas and whether you do or don’t care for it can affect the way your makeup looks and can affect your life. There are many different skin types, oily, dry, combination, clear, textured (acne- prone), mature (seasoned) and hyperpigmented (discolored). Every canvas…

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    Spring has Sprung with Mz. Red Carpet

    by: Mz. Red Carpet   Well, it finally looks like spring has sprung. (In some states) Our skin has survived the treacherous winter months and now it’s time to get it back on track. Everything from facial wash down to our moisturizers and even our foundations are about to change to fit the new season. But I’ll talk more about that in the next issue. Cosmetic lines such as Bh Cosmetics, Nars, Anastasia Beverly Hills (just to name a few) are already rolling out the new spring collections. They have some really great products (especially that new highlighter “glow” kit from Anastasia) let’s just say the makeup gawd is pleased…

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    Beat Brows – 7 Steps to Achieving the Perfect Eyebrow

    by: Mz. Red Carpet   I felt we should go back to the basics, brows going first! I’ve been seeing some brows out here that are out of control, just a hot mess! Ladies, things we NEED to remember about our brows is that they are sisters NOT TWINS. Also, remember that a BLACK pencil is NEVER an option for your brows. #StopItAlready. I’m tired of seeing you all looking like Elvira!  #ItsNotCute! The pictures below demonstrate how I achieve my brows. It’s really simple, so grab your beauty bag and let’s get started!!! Start with clean brows Tweeze away any unwanted hair or stubble Outline your brows using a…

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    Red Carpet Ready

    by: Mz. Red Carpet It’s that time again!!! The holidays are approaching and the festivities are beginning. The smell of chicken and dressing, mac & cheese and peach cobbler in the oven. Omg, is anybody else just as excited about Thanksgiving like I am? Christmas food, maybe? Okay, inner fat girl kicking in, #DontJudgeMe. Some of you may be attending holiday parties and want to step that makeup game up just a little bit more than normal.  Well, you’re in luck! I decided to give u a couple of makeup looks that you could recreate on your own. Let’s get started!  Look #1 My brows were done using the Nyx…