Girls! lets talk Makeup!

 So I received an email from a lovely reader asking about my make up! It's funny because I'm not the biggest make up fan, but what girl doesn't like make up? even though you cant apply it! I pretty much stick to what works for me! I used to be a big MAC fan until I discovered Makeup Forever! Now I can't do without it! The MAC foundation that I used made my face overly oily and I naturally have oily skin, so that didn't help at all, I was always breaking out! I am in no way a make up expert and the products that are pictured below are all products that I have tested and purchased because I liked them! I am a google and you tube addict so whenever I want to tryout a new look, I check out my girl EMAN (she has a you tube channel and she is the best at make up tutorials) I am slowly learning and my make up goal is to learn how to do a brown smokey eye, without looking like a raccoon! And I hardly ever leave home without my make up only because it completes me, I also have a few dark spots that I wish would just one day disappear, but for now my Makeup Forever works magic! Ok well without rambling on, I hope that I've been able to answer all your beauty questions or In fact Alexis's question! 
Alexis asked:

Hey….so I just want to say that I absolutely love your blog.  You give me so many ideas for outfits.  But, I have also noticed that your makeup is flawless, while very natural at the same time.  I know your blog is mainly about fashion.  But, haven’t you heard the saying, “My face feels naked without makeup” ? lol  I’d love to see a post about your makeup routine, brands, shades, etc.  Because, an outfit is definitely not complete without the fresh face/do to go with it.  Think about it. J lol

Alexis F, 

 So I first start by washing my face, using Aveeno Positively Radiant cleanser, followed by the Toner, and lastly the daily moisturizer. A pint size amount will do, putting on too much of this stuff will increase oily skin through out the day! (well for me at least) 

1. Then I apply my primer;
I use Smash box Photo Finish Oil free Primer (the best!) 

2. I apply my Foundation using this kind of brush its from QUO  
(sorry don't know what its called but you can purchase a brush like this from CVS)
 I use Make Up Forever Matt Velvet in 70

 3. I apply my Primer To upper lid and under eyes,using my ring finger I gently pat it down until blended evenly
I use Smash box Photo Finish Lid Primer 
 (It gives great results and keeps my make up on longer it is also waterproof)

4. I apply eyeshadow of my choice. 
 I love MAC colors and a basic make up palette which we received when I went to hair school! It was mandatory that we learnt the basics about makeup because it was part of my cosmetology class!

 Pictured above are a few of my MAC Pigmented favorites In; Off the radar, Blonde's Gold, Lark About, Dark Soul, Spiritualize, Sweet Sienna, Steel Blue

Above are hard pressed eyeshadow also from MAC In; Fab & flashy,  Climate Blue, Era, Naked Lunch,(is what I wear almost everyday) Expensive Pink

 Pictured Above are pot paints also by MAC In; Nice Vice and Cash Flow

Pictured Above my school Palette. It's very basic but I love the browns

 These two are my fave browns

5. I apply eye liner of my choice! I sometimes line my bottom lid and sometimes I don't just depends on my mood! All my liners are purchased from CVS  From L to R Bonne Bell in Indigo, Smash box in Dark, Annabelle In Fiesta, Rimmel In Pure White My black MAC is not pictured, but I wear it almost every day!

6. I apply Loose powder all over face
 I use Make Up Forever HD Powder

7. I apply My Blush 
It's from Lise Watier and it's; 74 MOKA

8.When I want more options, I use my blush palette from my school kit

9. I apply my lipstick using a lip brush
(This lipstick is discontinued)

Pictured below are A few of my fave lipsticks; From L to R Ruby Woo(MAC), Douala(Nacara), Princess, Rich Cashmere Lancome (My everyday lipstick) and Funny Face(NARS)

10.Lastly after a long process I finish up my look with mascara. I use any of the four, they all work the same and gets the job done!

11. This step is optional, but when I do put on lashes which is hardly ever, I do them last and I don't use fancy brands just QUO

 Yes it's a timely process and it takes me 30 minutes to do my make up every morning! For those of you giving me the *side eye* I totally deserve it I get it from the hubby every morning! LOL 

I thought I'd add my Hair must haves since we're on the beauty topic, If you don't know what a GHD flat iron is then you're missing out big time! It's the best out there and if you're a hair stylist like me you'd know! After using tons of styling tools this flat iron is the truth It brings shine and smoothness to the hair cuticles, it's ceramic plated and once you try it you wont be disappointed! 

Another one of my Hair Must Haves is the CHI heat protector. It protects the hair from heat damage and should always be used before flat ironing! And  CHI silk fusion which speaks for it self! It's silk packaged in a bottle! This does wonders to the hair and smells divine!

xoxo Ty


  1. I've tried MUFE foundation but it made me look ashy, i do swear by their microfinish powder though. Maybelline's stilleto is the truth 2!

  2. Great post. I'm a makeup fanatic!! I've been wanting to try MUFE Mat Velvet Foundation for quite some time now, but I kept hearing mixed reviews and didn't want to spend all that money on it. I may go to Sephora & get a sample to test it out. Love your makeup routine! I think I need that GHD flat iron in my life now!

  3. I am a total make-up girl!! and MUFE gives me life! I also use matte velvet with my MAC 187 brush and it looks like perfection on me. I just love playing in my make-up!

    Editor & Chic

  4. Great post! I have to get my hands on that flat iron, lol


  5. You always look flawless. Love your blog and your style. I love Ruby Woo by Mac..my absolute favorite. If you are intersted in a pink..Try Girl About Town.


  6. hi loev love your style.Could yuu please do a hair turorial. i am planning to cut my hair in the next couple off months for a new start after i have had my baby(i wk to go) and i am researching on how to maintain short hair cuts and keep the hair still healthy....thansk so much

  7. I use Makeup Forever HD powder and Mat Velvet foundation too! I swear by it. I've got my sister and close friends using it, as well. If you haven't tried the powder foundation...you will love it!

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