A few weeks back, I had the amazing privilege of teaching women eager to learn some tips about makeup. The experience was life changing! What started out as a 2 hour lesson turned into a 6hour plus conversation that explored more than just product recommendations but also technique.

This beautiful and albeit reluctant subject below, B, was a typical "i don't wear any makeup" woman. And theres NOTHING wrong with that. Not everyone needs to be shellacked  and tweezed and prodded to look their absolute best. In the case of Mrs.B, she just needed a little glow and a slight "jugge".

Theres no foundation on this woman.. I will repeat.. NO FOUNDATION ON HER! (faints dramatically in chair....endddd scene!!) Thats just God's work, honey! I used Anastasia's Beverly Brow Gel in "Chocolate" to accentuate her eyebrows and add more structure. I then used the Urban Decay Naked Palette (the original) on her lids..A soft wash of golds and browns to accentuate her beautiful doe like eyes. Her highlight was achieved by applying Mac Cosmetics Lustre Drops with a stippling brush on the high points of her cheek bones and following up with their Mineralize Powder in Gold Deposit. and Voila!!!!

Far from a "5 min" look, these sisters from another mistah wanted the full diva face rolled out. 
Left, we have Leslie, a gorgeousssssss Latina with silky buttery skin who wanted to stand out. And that she did. We added a serious coutour on her using LaGirl Cosmetics ProConcealer in "Toast" and followed by a a brown toned blush. 
On her eyes, I used the ever-so-pigmented but oh-so-affordable Morphe Brushes Smokey Palette on her lid. I gave the eye some added UPMPH by topping it with a glitter gel from NYX Cosmetics. 

The silky ebony beauty to the right, Winnie, was no exception. Some of the darker complected women in the class thought it was impossible for them to look great with color on their faces using drug store brands ..and thats all i did with Winnie. Added serious color to show them the color payoff would be worth their while. I used Wet n Wild Cosmetics "Blue Had Me At Hello" eye palette on her. ($6 dollars at your local Duane Reade or CVS) On her face, Black Opal Stick Foundation in color "Suede Mocha" on her entire face ($9.00 at most drug stores) 

The picture below was taken hours after the makeup was applied and it still stayed put using great (and not costly) primers and sprays. Ill get into that on the next post. 
But in the meanwhile, 
Don't forget to put your fab face forward!!!

Mrs. Makeup

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