Teal Wedding Weekend Look

Thanks for all the love on my look this weekend as a I attended a friend’s wedding!

My makeup was focused on having a dramatic smokey eye with a soft lip. I don’t like wearing a lot of foundation so I just dapped a couple dots of my foundation. The rest of the magic happened with my MAC powder.

Face

Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Matte-Poreless Foundation in 355 Coconut

Concealer/Highlighter: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 25 Medium

Setting Powder (for concealer): Loreal True Match in W6 Sun Beige

Brows: Sephora Waterproof Brow Pencil in Soft Charcoal

Lashes: Ardell Double Wispies

Setting Powder: MAC Studio Fix Foundation Powder in NW43

Setting Spray: L.A. Girl Pro HD Matte Finish

Lips

Liner: MAC Whirl

Lipstick: MAC Faux

Hair

Kinky Straight/Coarse Yaki from Queen Weave Beauty on Aliexpress

Curls: Irresistible Me Sapphire 8 in 1 Curl Wand

Dress 

I got lucky on this dress from a prom store in my area. Prom season is about over so a lot of dresses or going on clearance now. I snatched this dress for $30! Right? Doesn’t it look like a traditional Naija attire? Lucky me!

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– Xo

Revlon Colorstay Foundation | Affordable Drug Store Makeup Look

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Here’s this affordable/drug store makeup look I did. There were a couple non-drugstore products, but I couldn’t help it! LOL

Products I used

ELF Primer
http://go.magik.ly/r/ifyyvonne/1307c/
LA Girl Pro Orange Corrector
http://go.magik.ly/r/ifyyvonne/f3df/
Revlon Color Stay Foundation
http://go.magik.ly/r/ifyyvonne/92c3/
Maybelline Conealer
http://go.magik.ly/r/ifyyvonne/60a0/
NYC Loose Powder
http://go.magik.ly/r/ifyyvonne/6ee6/
**Coastal Scents Custom Palette**
http://tinyurl.com/k8o3cbs
CoverGirl Mascara
http://go.magik.ly/r/ifyyvonne/84ea/
Maybelline Eyeliner
http://go.magik.ly/r/ifyyvonne/1307e/
Sephora Brow Pencil
http://go.magik.ly/r/ifyyvonne/12f42/
**MAC StudiFix Powder**
http://go.magik.ly/r/ifyyvonne/1307f/
**Madam Glam Blush**
http://go.magik.ly/r/ifyyvonne/13080/
**BlackUP Cosmetic Highlighter**
http://go.magik.ly/r/ifyyvonne/13087/
NYX Lip Liners (Soft Brown + Pale Pink)
http://go.magik.ly/r/ifyyvonne/4424/
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
http://go.magik.ly/r/ifyyvonne/bd9/

 

Janet Jackson Poetic Justice | Makeup + Hair

I was inspired to do a fun Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson if ya nasty!) Poetic Justice look. Miss Damita Jo is on a World Tour, Janet Jackson: Unbreakable, and I’m planning on getting tickets for a show! If you’re interested, here are the tour dates and locations!

Janet Jackson: Unbreakable World Tour

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Enjoy!

GLAMMONITOR.COM Interview | Colorism In The Makeup & Beauty Industry

Thank you Glammonitor.com for a great article on colorism in the makeup and beauty industry. I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Katie O’Brien from Glammonitor.com on the struggle of dark skin women and the everyday battle we have with makeup options for our skin tone; in respect to foundation. Check out the article and reflect on your personal experience with makeup option colors and tones and how it impacts your own self image. Colorism in the beauty industry is not only seen in the actual products available, but in the way these companies advertise to “women of color” and their choices for the models for these ads.

http://www.glammonitor.com/2015/02/22/black-women-lack-of-makeup-options/

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MUFE Mat Velvet Foundation Application + Review

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I’ve been enjoying the Make Up Forever Mat Velvet Foundation lately.I started using it at the end of the summer and it gives me that Beyonce status look for any event! It’s definitely a matifying foundation which is definitely what I look for when choosing foundations. I have used this foundation with and without setting powder and I love both results. In the Mat Velvet Foundation I wear a color #75.

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I have done a review on the Kat Von D Lock-it Tatoo foundation already, and these two foundations have their differences and similarities. The Kat Von D is a much thicker formula which makes the application a bit more easier to buff and blend for the MUFE Mat Velvet. The MUFE gives a full coverage application like the Kat Von D foundation. I reviewed the Lancome Teint Idole 24H foundation and the formula is comparable to the MUFE foundation, and both give great full coverage.

I love love love this foundation!

Watch my video on other details and thoughts I have on this MUFE foundation and my techniques I used to apply, blend. and set the foundation.