My 2 Face Primers

L'oreal Face primer

L’Oreal Face primer

Photo Finish Primer

SMASHBOX – Photo Finish Primer

As a Makeup Artist my primary goal is to achieve a smooth surface to apply my work of art. I use either smashbox Photo Finish face primer or L’Oreal Studio Secrets for the results.  Face primers are used under foundations to seal fine lines and to even out rough skin texture.

I like the texture of the smashbox primer, it is silky smooth. I use a pea size and apply it to my skin and it works magic in building a flawless face. L’Oreal Studio Secrets is an amazing perfecting base with a velvety creamy texture that goes on evenly. Only a small amount of cream is needed because it thickens and stiffens a bit if too much is applied all at once.

Face primers are great for the longevity of makeup and it gives you a fresh, smooth, clean finish.

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Naked Palette 3 – Product Review

Urban Decay – NAKED PALETTE 3

Naked Palette 3!

Naked Palette 3!


So, I’ve gone naked again! Another Urban Decay Naked Palette has been added to my makeup kit. I’ve got Naked 1 & 2 in my kit already and they are the bronze and taupe hued respectively.

I love the packaging of the rose and gold colour tin, very tastefully done.  As with the Naked 1 & 2 palettes, #3 has twelve shades, this palette has hues of mauve, pink, and browns.  The palette comes with a dual ended synthetic brush –  a flat shader brush and a blending brush. This dual brush is usable with great results, I have one from a previous Naked palette that I use all the time.

Are you ready? Let’s start with the first colour on top.

#1- Strange:   is a matte-satin pink highlight shade, the texture is powdery and very soft.

#2 – Dust:  is an intense shimmery light pink shade.  Dust has a significant amount of fallout, however, you can damp your shader brush before application to minimize the fallout. 

#3  – Burnout:  is satin in texture and is a pink/peach colour.

#4 – Limit:  is a matte tan/mauve colour.  I use this as a transition colour in the crease of my eyes (when doing a smokey eye), and the pigmentation is good.

#5 – Buzz:  is a satin mauve/copper colour, with lots of silver micro-glitter.  The texture is very soft and smooth.

#6 – Trick:  is a brilliant coppery/pinky shade, with  metallic silver glitter.  This is an excellent warm colour with a soft and smooth texture.

#7 – Nooner:   is another matte colour in brown with a hint of pink.  This colour is great for the crease and also for blending out harsh lines.

#8 – Liar:  I love this metallic taupe satin shade with its pink overtone. 

#9 – Factory:  this is another colour I love working with. It is deep brown, with a reddish  tone, that is great in the eye crease.  The pigmentation is rich and you’ll love the results!

#10 – Mugshot:  is a deep taupe with a shimmery metallic finish. 

#11 – Darkside:  is a gorgeous dark purple, deep taupe, with a muddy grey overtone. The pigmentation is rich, the finish is pearl and the texture is soft.

#12 – Blackheart:  is a very dark copper matte brown.

Over all impression:

The palette has a high-quality range of colours that blends very well. The pigmentation is great; however, I am more biased toward the last six colours in the palette.  I absolutely love Blackheart, it is my favourite because it blends well with most colours in the palette.  Dust is my least favourite, because of the fallout I experience while working.

I have been using the Naked Palettes for bridal makeup application, pageants and everyday makeup.  I love the clean, crisp, fresh, natural results the colours in the palette gives, and this is the true essence of what makeup is about. Well there you have it beautiful people! Have a great 2014 and beyond!

A Sunrise – Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas

It’s 6:45 am, I am on the secluded Taino Beach on the island of Grand Bahama. It is a breathtaking scene of calm ocean, white sand, seashells, driftwood and seagulls. I am here waiting on one thing…..the sunrise! Behold, a morning sunrise on Taino Beach, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas.

Epic sunrise captured on Taino Beach, Freeport, The Bahamas

Epic sunrise captured on Taino Beach, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas

Epic Sunrise Captured on Taino Beach, Freeport, The Bahamas

Epic sunrise captured on Taino Beach,Grand Bahama, The Bahamas.

Soft, tender, and natural makeup.

Perfect for everyday wear.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Face:

LOREAL Studio Secrets

Revlon Colour Stay Foundation:  410 Cappuccino  (I absolutely love this!)

Powder:  MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder :  NW43

Cheek:

MAC Blush:  Love Joy

Brow:

LANCOME liner: Black coffee

MAC Brow Set Gel

Eyes:

MAC Vibrancy Eye Primer

Urban Decay Naked Palette: hustle, half baked, sidecar

MAC Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel:  Blacktrack

Concealer:

MAC concealer:  NW 43 & NW43

Lashes:

Ardell Demi 102

MAC duo adhesive

Lips:

MAC  Prep+Prime

MAC lip liner:  Currant

MAC  “O” lipstick

2013 Fresh Summer Look

Fresh Breathe of Spring

Fresh Breath of Summer

FOUNDATION & POWDER
Foundation: Revlon Colorstay 410 Cappuccino
Powder: MAC Cosmetics: Select Sheer pressed powder (Color: NW43) Highlighter: Ben Nye – Banana Luxury Powder

EYES:
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Prep & Prime
Concealer: MAC Cosmetics NW45
Eye liner: MAC Cosmetics – Eye Khol (color: smolder) Eye lashes: MAC Cosmetics – 7 lash
Eye lash glue: MAC Cosmetics – duo adhesive Mascara: Revlon – grow luscious plumping

EYE SHADOW:
Urban Decay: NAKED palette – (colors: toasted & hustle) Urban Decay: NAKED palette 2 – (color: booty call)
MAC Cosmetics – (color: coppering)

LIPS:
Lip Primer: MAC Cosmetics – prep + prime lip
Lip liner: MAC Cosmetics – Pro Longwear Lip Pencil (color: morning coffee)
Lipstick: MAC Cosmetics – (color Jist)

CHEEKS:
Cheek Blush: MAC Cosmetics – (color: Love Joy)

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BROWS:
Eyebrows: Ben Nye – Eyebrow pencil (color: EP7) MAC Cosmetics – (color: embark)

MAC COSMETICS BRUSHES USED FOR THE MAKEUP APPLICATION Face:
187 Duo fiber face brush
150 Large powder brush entrepreneur

129 Powder/blush brush

Eyes:
217 Shader brush
242 Shader brush
224 Blending brush
275 Medium angle shading brush 228 Mini shader brush

Brow:
208 Angle brow brush Lips:
316 Lip brush