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Tutorial: Quick Purple Smoky Eye using MAC Push the Edge Pigment

Purple Smoky Eye shadow Tutorial


Purple is one of my favorite colors. I especially love to use makeup that are shades of purple. I wear a shade of purple on my lips at least three times a week. Since I love purple so much I created this really easy purple smoky eye using MAC Push the Edge Pigment and Silver Ring eyeshadow.

Tools needed to create a purple smoky eye

Real Techniques Shader Brush

MAC #231 Small Shader Brush

Sigma Blending Brush or MAC 224 Blending Brush

Crown Brush Blending Brush

Crown Brush Detail Liner


NYX Eyeshadow Base ‘White’

MAC  Pigment ‘Push the Edge’

MAC  Eyeshadow ‘Silver Ring’

MAC Fluidline ‘Blacktrack’

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ‘Black Bean’

tarte emphasEYES inner rim eyeliner ‘Black’

tarte Lights Camera Flashes mascara ‘Black’

LIT Cosmetics Glitter Base


- MAC Brow Pencil ‘Spiked’

- Model in a bottle Brow Sealer


Purple Smoky Eye Combo



- Stila Natural Finish Foundation Shade ‘i’

- LA Girl Pro Concealer ‘Toffee’

- Ben Nye Banana Powder

- Model in a Bottle Setting Spray

- Sleek Makeup Contour Kit


MAC Ombre Blush ‘Vintage Grape’


MAC Lip Pencil ‘Currant’

MAC Lipstick ‘Rebel’


What do you think of the Purple Smoky Eye I’ve created? Would you try?

Makeover Monday: Sparkling Slate for City Nights – OCC Glitter ‘Slate’

Everything looks better with a little sparkle and glitter, just as long as you don’t overdo it.  This makeover Monday post features a smoky eye with a hint of sparkling slate glitter with the help of the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Glitter Slate’.  Slate is described as a “True grey, not silver glitter.”  To me, it reminds me of New York City streets at night, hence the title of this post “Sparkling Slate for City Nights.”

This smoky eye is not your traditional smoky eye, thanks to the OCC Glitter ‘Slate’.  The glitter adds just enough sparkle to make the look fun, flirty and sexy.  The look is pulled together with a nude lip using the OCC Lip Tar ‘Sebatstian’ paired with MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil ‘Cork’.  I opted to go without lashes because we don’t want the look to go from glam to drag queen-ish.  Overall, I think the look came out perfectly, and the client loved it!




NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ‘Black’

MAC Pigment ‘Later’ (Alice & Olivia Collection)

MAC Eyeshadow ‘Saddle’ (Blend)

OCC  Glitter ‘Slate’

tarte lights camera flashes mascara

tarte emphasEYES Inner Rim Eyeliner

MAC Gel Eyeliner ‘Blacktrack’


LA Girl Pro Concealer – Chestnut + Fawn

Ben Nye Classic Translucent Powder ‘Topaz’ (T-zone, under eye)

Ben Nye Mojave Luxury Powder ‘Dark Cocoa’ (Contour)


NARS Blush ‘Sin’

Inglot Face & Body Illuminator #63 (highlight)


MAC Brow Pencil ‘Spiked’

MAC Brow Gel ‘Show Off’


MAC Lip Pencil ‘Cork’

OCC Makeup Lip Tar ‘Sebastian’


What do you think of this look using the OCC Glitter ‘Slate’?



Tutorial: Festive Golden Glitter New Years Eve Makeup Look

Festive Golden Glitter New Years Eve Makeup Look


Glitter and gold is in right now. The perfect way to ring in the New Year is with a little bit of bling because what screams glitz and glam better than gold and glitter than a combination of both? That said, I created an easy New Years Eve makeup look using the Lorac Pro Palette and LIT Cosmetics glitter. The combination of the two creates the most Festive Golden Glitter New Years Eve Makeup Look that will be sure to dazzle plenty while you’re out having fun.

This is what you’ll need to create this Festive Golden Glitter New Years Eve Look:


Face:  BeautyBlender; Becca The One Perfecting Brush (read review), Sigma SS224 Blending Brush

Eyes:  Angled liner brush, Crown Brush Blending Brush, Real Techniques Shader Brush, Sigma SS224 Blending Brush; I Make You Beautiful the Magic Touch;

Lips:  Lip brush (Sigma L05 Lip Brush)


Festive Golden Glitter New Years Eve Makeup Eye1

Products used



MAC Eye Pencil ‘Costa Riche’ (Cut Crease)

Lorac Pro Palette

-          Sable (blend Costa Riche Eye Pencil)

-          Espresso (Define Cut Crease)

-          Taupe (Blending)

-          Gold (lid)

LIT Cosmetics Glitter ‘Beach Babe’ (Lid over ‘Gold’ Lorac Pro eyeshadow)

Alcone Co Midnight Liquid Eye Liner

tarte Lights Camera Flashes Mascara

It Cosmetics Tight Line Mascara

Duo Adhesive

Ardell False Lashes #110


Festive Golden Glitter New Years Eve Makeup Eye 2


LA Girl Pro Concealer ‘Fawn’

MAC Brow Pencil ‘Spiked’

Model In A Bottle Brow Sealer


Stila Natural Finish Foundation in Shade ‘I’

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer in shade ‘Deep’

Sleek Makeup Contour Kit

OFRA Cosmetics Blush (Sorry there’s no name)


MAC Lip Pencil ‘Brick’

OCC Makeup Lip Tar ‘Role Play’

 What will be your New Years Eve Makeup Look?

Backstage Harlem’s Fashion Row SS ’14: ESPION Atelier, Kimberly Goldson, and Modahnik

Fashion Week Harlems Fashion Row


One of the items listed on my ’30 before 30’ bucket list was to work backstage during the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week.  Guess what? I did it! Under key makeup artist, Ke’Na Marcell for the Harlem’s Fashion Row show for SS’14 on Friday, September 6, 2013.   Harlem’s Fashion Row MB Fashion Week shows showcase talented emerging designers of color.  I had the opportunity to do models makeup for the following designers, who had some really nice pieces:  ESPION Atelier, Kimberly Goldson, and Modahnik.

Model I did for ESPION Atelier

Model I did for ESPION Atelier


The look for ESPION Atelier featured contoured cheeks, black lips, and on some models for the same designer, a black lip was paired with a strong, samurai brow with a light dusting of silver eye shadow.

Me & one of the models whose makeup I did

Me & one of the models whose makeup I did. Loved her! She was fun & funny as heck!

Kimberly Goldson’s models also had contoured cheeks and a black lip, except with a twist; she opted for green and gold metallic flakes on the center of the top and bottom lips of her models.


Metallic Green lip I did on one of Kimberly Goldson's mode's

Metallic Green lip I did on one of Kimberly Goldson’s mode’s


Modahnik’s models featured a neutral palette, smoky eyes with tree-like detailing around the eyes.


Fashion Week Harlem's Fashion Row Fashion Week Harlem's Fashion Row


This was truly a  great experience! I can’t wait for more opportunities like this.  Now, I need to get featured in Essence Magazine :)

Fashion Week Harlem's Fashion Row