Archive for February, 2009

22
Feb
09

Makeup Class 101 on V DAY!!!

Hello Divas,

I am back after being quite for quite some times… Today, I am sharing with you a few pics that were taken during a makeup class that I organized on Valentine’s day at my house.

The goal of this makeup class was to teach some of my makeup techniques and give a few tips to women of color when it comes to makeup application. The session took place in the afternoon because I wanted to take full advantage of the beautiful sun of Dakar…

My first model below was my dear friend Shoon, she has medium to light complexion with a beautiful bone structure. I first did a very natural day look and then showed how this day look could be transformed in more sophisticated night look by adding just one or 2 colors.

 

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SHOON’s Day Look:

FACE

Powder: Lose Mineralize Powder in Deep Dark

Blush: Ablaze

EYES

Eyebrows: Spiked pencil (Shoon has already beautiful shaped eyebrows ; she threads them to get that shape, I just added spiked pencil to define them a lil bit more)

Base: Concealer select cover up

Eyelid: Bamboo with brush # 242

Crease: Folie with brush # 224

Highlighter: Arena with brush # 252

Eyeliner: Boot Black on top and graphblack in the inner eye rim

Mascara: LANCOME High Definicils

LIPS

Liner:  Cork

Lipglass: C-thru (very softly)

SHOON’s Night Look:

I just added the following products to her day look to create a night look:

FACE

ILLUMINATING POWDER: Mineralize powder Global glow on the T-zone

BRONZER: Bobbi Brown DEEP 4

EYES

Corner crease: Beauty Marked with brush # 217

LIPS

Liner: Nightmoth

Lipglass: Peroxide

SHOON’S DAY LOOK

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SHOON’S NIGHT LOOK

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10
Feb
09

***Bday Party Look***

Hello Divas,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was just soooo GREAT!!! It was my birthday on Friday and I had the best birthday party ever with all my friends!!! I hope I will be able to match that for the big 30…lol

So I was so excited the whole night that I didn’t even think about taking a close-up picture of my makeup…Here is the best picture I could find to describe what I was wearing…

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ALL MAC unless otherwise specified

FACE

Foundation: Select SPF 15 NW45

Powder: Mineralize Skin Finish Lose Powder Deep Dark

Blush:  Raizin

Shimmer Powder: Global Glow mineralize

EYES

Base: Concealer NW35

Eyelid: Electra

Crease: Dovefeather

Corner Crease: Carbon

Highlighter: Concealer NW 35 + Vanilla Pigment

Inner corner eye: Electra

Bottom contour: Carbon

Eyeliner: Blactrack fluidline

Eyeliner: Graphblack

Lashes: MAC # 33

LIPS

Liner: Chocolate by Bobbi Brown

Gloss: Fine China (limited edition)

XoXo

eVaDiVa

03
Feb
09

Did you say stretch marks???

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Here’s the thing: if you are a woman, you will get stretch marks sooner or later…whether you have kids or not. That’s my personal opinion because I haven’t met one woman without tiny lil stretch marks… I recently discovered that stretch marks are not caused by gaining weight; rather they are caused by HORMONES. The weight gain affects the hormones in your body, so weight gain is a factor insofar as its changing hormones, but it isn’t ‘stretching’ the skin. The hormonal changes that occur as a function of gaining weight are the cause. Check http://www.stretchmarks.org/if you wanna learn more about this “phenomenon”. So to make a long story short, I want to share with you a product that has been considerably helping me “get rid of” lessen my stretch marks. I have been using it daily for over 2 months now and already emptied 2 tubes after a friend recommended it…and MIRACLE: it is actually working! (It’s time for me to get money from all this publicity to all these luxury brands don’t you think??!!??) But hey, anyway…so the product is CLARINS STRETCH MARK CONTROL.

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Now I cannot tell you if it is better than the so famous Stri-Vectin since I haven’t tried that one…but at least it is way cheaper ($49 vs. $135). However, I still think that the price is a lil bit pricey given that the tube is small…but hey… A “MASTER CARD” commercial would say: “Price of a clarins tube $49, price of stri vectin $135 and … getting rid of your stretch marks: PRICELESS…” Is that corny?? Lol… Yes indeed that was…  I better go to bed now and avoid writing posts when I am that uninspired…I just really wanted to share this product with you divas as I just got the last drop of my tube…

XoXo eVaDiVa

01
Feb
09

1 Year ANNIVERSARY!!!

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Hello Divas,

I just realized that it has been exactly ONE YEAR today since I created eVaDiVa’s Makeup Bag! It has been an amazing journey thanks to all of you Divas and I hope that this will only be the first of many more anniversaries…This blog was created for everybody that loves MAKEUP and more importantly for you beautiful Women of Color…

I also would like to thank all of you for your continuous support and for always trusting me when it comes to beauty…

XoXo 

eVaDiVa




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