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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.


ALL MAC unless specified

SHOON’s Day Look:


Powder: Lose Mineralize Powder in Deep Dark

Blush: Ablaze


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


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:


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

BRONZER: Bobbi Brown DEEP 4


Corner crease: Beauty Marked with brush # 217


Liner: Nightmoth

Lipglass: Peroxide
















***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…


ALL MAC unless otherwise specified


Foundation: Select SPF 15 NW45

Powder: Mineralize Skin Finish Lose Powder Deep Dark

Blush:  Raizin

Shimmer Powder: Global Glow mineralize


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


Liner: Chocolate by Bobbi Brown

Gloss: Fine China (limited edition)




Brandy’s Natural Makeup—Full moon Video—

A while ago, I received a request from one of my favorite Divas Amina to describe Brandy’s look in the “full Moon” video. I totally forgot to do it and only remembered today as I heard the song on the radio.

Indeed, her makeup looks flawless! Brandy is not the cutest girl but she always looks on point (makeup wise at least). I also love this song in particular…

So here is how I will replicate her beautiful natural look:


Il y’a quelque  temps,  j’ai reçu une demande d’une de mes divas préférées Amina pour décrire le maquillage de Brandy dans la vidéo  « Full Moon ». J’ai complètement oublié de le faire et je me suis rappelée qu’aujourd’hui comme j’ai entendu  la chanson à la radio.


Effectivement, le maquillage est impeccable !  Brandy n’est pas la plus jolie mais elle est toujours présentable(en tout cas pour le maquillage). J’adore aussi cette chanson en particulier..



Donc voilà comment je vais recréer son beau maquillage naturel :


Donc voilà comment je vais recréer son beau maquillage naturel :






Foundation: Studio fix liquid NW 45 (or whatever shade you wear)

Powder: I would use very lightly BOBBI BROWN face shimmer brick in Bronze with a buffer brush (MAC# 182)

Blush: Blunt


Base: Bronze color creme

Eyelid: NEO-SCI FI Time &space (all the way up to the crease)

Eyecrease: Brandy eyes are asian shaped, so she is not wearingany color in her crease

Highlighter: Unecessary for this look. You can always use a concealer a shade lighter than your complexion

Eyeliner: Boot black liquid liner on top and Feline or Blacktrack bottom

Lashes: LANCOME definicils mascara in black


Liner: Costa Riche and mahagony inside the lips

Gloss: Revealing




My Tattooed eyebrows!!!

Divas. Divas.Divas!!!

Here are my 2 weeks old newly tattooed eyebrows!!! I am sooooo proud and happy that I did it. I do not regret it at all! I have to be honest with you and tell you that it hurt just a tinsy winsy bit but hey, beauty is priceless and painless!!! Note: I do.NOT.have any eyebrow pencil on! I only applied concealer under the line of the eyebrow. I went to PERMANENT MAKEUP CLINIC in Virginia (click on the name). Ask for Shirley, she is great!!! She used the hair stroke on me and that’s why they look so natural…

So, if you ask me again if you should get yours done, my answer is YEEEESSSS!!!!




Tamara Mowry sun-kissed Look

From Koshonna:

Hey Eva,

I’ve been looking all day and I can’t seem to find any celebrity pictures large enough with the green/brown look I wanted to create online. I’m really sorry. I did find a picture of Tamara Mowry and I wanted to know how to create her sun-kissed summer look. I have a MAC bronzer in Golden. At times I feel that it might be either too light or there is not enough sparkle because I don’t see much difference. I’ve thought about getting a melon blush and thought this might give me the look I was going for but I don’t know. I’m around the same color as Tamara and I wear NC45.




Many of you have asked me how they could get that sun-kissed look on their face for the summer. The first thing about having a glowy skin like this is making sure that your skin is very healthy and does not have any pimples as shimmer will only accentuate them. Once you have your summer skincare regiment (which I will detail for you in another post), here is how you can achieve Tamara’s look:



Foundation: Mix MAC Strobe Cream with MAC liquid mineralized satin finish in a small container and apply the mix as your foundation (be careful if you have oily skin as you may be shiny, this is best used at night)

Blush: Gingerly (on the apple of the cheeks)

Bronzer: If you have Tamara’s complexion, MAC Refined Deeper Bronze (under the apple of your cheeks as a countour). You can add a lil bit on your T-zone as well if you really want that bronzy look. Remember that your foundation is already shimmery…


Eyebrows: Fill them in very softly with Espresso eyeshadow or if you want a more precise line, use Spiked pencil

Eye base: Cream color base in Bronze

Eyelid: Patina

Eyecrease: Neo Sci-fi Bronzescape ***NEW***

Eyeliner: Fluidline in Black and blactrack pencil

Lashes: Mascara LANCOME Definicils

Highlighter: Shroom


Liner: Plum

Lipgloss: Neo Sci-Fi Pink Grapefruit ***NEW***




ALL M.A.C unless specified


Foundation : Studio Tech NW45

Concealer: Studio Finish NW45

Blush: Blunt

Powder: Mineralized Skinfinish Natural DEEP DARK


Eyebrows: Spiked (did I tell you I made the appointment next week to get them tatooed???)

Eyebase: Shell cream color base

Lid: Amber Lights

Crease: Galapagos from NARS

Upper crease: Bronze

Outer corner: Espresso

Highlighter: Concealer select spf 15 NW40

Eyeliner: Fluidline Blacktrack, graphbalck

Lashes: I have some permanent lashes on!!! will post a close up pic of them! I looove them and they feel very light…you do not see the glue packed like most people usually have them! I will provide the address and who did them for me in a separate post.


Liner: Current (lined very thickly)

Gloss: Desire (blend well with the liner)


Special Thanks to Miss Amina for pulling me out of my laziness to do this look for all of you divas…







Beauty of the week ***CHRISTINA MILIAN***

Christina Milian is one of the cutest Afro-Cuban R&B thriple threats. She sings, she writes and she acts! You might remember her from her song “Dip it Low” which was # 1 on the billboard for weeks. She made me consider getting a geisha Kimono…lol. Although her acting career has not been that successful, she is amazingly beautiful on the screen and has this irresistible charm that can make more than one envious…


Special thanks to my big sister “Ebene” for sending me this picture of her at the US young hot hollywood party at Beso.




Christina is wearing a very light smokey eye with a very glossy pink lip…


(All MAC unless specified)




Foundation: Mineralize skin finish Liquid

Powder: NEW Mineralize loose powder (Check my April 23rd Post)

Blush: Beauty Powder EverSun

Bronzer: Golden Bronze loose powder




Eyebrows: Spiked pencil 

Base: Shell Cream Color Base

Lid: Pandamonium

Crease: Scene (blended with Pandamonium)

Highlighter: Vanilla Pigment

Liner: Blacktrack Fluidline and Graphblack in the inner rim

Lashes: MAC # 21



Liner: Whirl or Spice (if you are darker than Crhistina)

Lipgloss: NEW Dazzleglass in Money Honey(my next post will be about these amazing new lipglosses!!!)




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