By eVaDiVa


This page is specifically made for you to leave comments and ask questions about anything that I have not covered on the daily posts and that you would like me to talk about. I will answer your questions by creating a new post on the main page of the blog.

Leave your questions as comments below…




259 Responses to “Ask me…”

  1. 1 Amina
    Monday, February 4, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Hello Eva,
    I have a quick question in regards to Bronzer. I just love them!
    Which one is your favorite?

  2. 2 Malicka
    Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 1:57 am

    Oooops! I think I asked you a question in the wrong section. But anyway, I was wondering how eyeshadows should be applied. Do you typically go lighter colors to darker? For a soft smokey look, what are your favorite eyeshadow colors if you don’t want a really dramatic look. Thanks for this great blog. I love it and have already made a list of everyday products I have to get,from your must-have section. Many thanks. Muuuahh!

  3. 3 eVaDiVa
    Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    From FAFA

    Coucou Eva!
    First things first…happy, happy b-day! Wishing you the best.

    Ok here are my questions-can you plz add that to your blog? I sent it twice and it’s giving me an error message:

    Do we really need to put a fixer(fix+) over our make-up? If so, why? I also heard that getting a bottle of Evian mineral water spray (brumisateur) wd do the trick. True or false?

  4. Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Ok … How do you post questions..but no answers my dear! Tu peux repondre a FAFA!
    And get back to work instead of blogging… It’s not lunchtime yet!

  5. 5 cynthus
    Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    hey Eva,

    I came accross a pic of Rihanna and just love the make-up she has on. I’ve sent u the pic so u can see what I am talking about and maybe tell me the colors that she has on, so I can somewhat reproduce the same look……Tx a bunch..

  6. 6 eVaDiVa
    Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Ok Miss Amayel!!! Toi meme what are u doing blogging and chatting??? Plus today is my bday!!! so i can do whatever I want! I will reply to Fafa, I am making a post for her!!! Wane Ndiaye!

  7. 7 Tiffany
    Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Hey Eva!!! And Happy Birthday 2 ya in my Stevie Wonder voice…;) Well I’ve worked with you before and know the beautiful work that you can do and you’ve inspired me to want to do makeup also and I would like to know how do I go about looking for training classes or someone to help me with the basics so I can start my journey in doing makeup?

  8. Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Hi eva!Happy birthday! I never use a concealer. How does it work?

  9. 9 eVaDiVa
    Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Tiff, I will write a post on how to get training in makeup this week.
    Linda, I had scheduled my next post to be on concealer, I’m still working on it…tks for checking the blog!

  10. 10 Roselynd
    Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 5:21 am


    I see that people usually match the color of their eye shadows with their outfit. What do you think about it? Also if there is no color to match it at all, what should you use? Any tips on colors to avoid on dark skin?
    Thanks for the tips on applying MASCARA I just found out now that I was doing it all wrong! You should see me applying it now, just like a pro 🙂

    Thanks sis

  11. 11 Roselynd
    Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 5:35 am

    bty I said i was a pro, however the more I read about your postings the more I think I am way far from mecoming a pro -:)

  12. 12 eVaDiVa
    Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 10:03 am

    I will send a post about ur question today…kiss

  13. 13 Amina
    Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Hello Eva,
    The two posts on foundation are so helpful.
    I have a quick question: how do we use the different powders that MAC sells?
    I know that the blot powder eliminates excessive shine but then what do we do with the loose powder, the mineralize skinfinish natural, mystery powder etc.
    thanks 🙂

  14. 14 Luce
    Friday, February 8, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Hi Eva,
    Question existentielle,
    J’ai entendu dire que quand tu as un teint très clair mais avec des cernes tu peux juste appliquer un anti-cernes et l’utiliser un peu pour camoufler toutes les imperfections de ton visage, ce qui t’exemptes de fond de teint et de poudre ce que j’ai essayé de faire mais j’ai l’impression que cela ne donne pas assez de finition et ce n’est en aucun cas uniforme. Comment faire alors pour trouver un moyen de camoufler toutes ces cernes qui assombrissent le visage sans effet masque, c’est à dire un maquillage soft idéal pour tous les jours par exemple…
    Merci d’avance pour ta réponse

  15. 15 Tiffany
    Friday, February 8, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Hi Eva, how are you?? I have a question I use NW45 fix from Mac and I want to try something different because it makes my skin have the dry look so what do you suggest?? And also what kind of bronzer do you suggest for my skin?

  16. 16 Fatima
    Friday, February 8, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Hi Eva,

    Great job! Do you participate in fashion shows?
    We have one coming up on March 29 and would love
    to have you there as the make-up artist.
    You have my email, please let me know.
    Many thanks!

  17. 17 eVaDiVa
    Friday, February 8, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Tiff,

    It’s true that the studio fix can make the skin look dry, espcially if you already have a combination/dry skin. I suggest you use the studio stick foundation. It is half way between a liquid and a powder and it is easy to use. Make sure you moisturizer your skin before using any type of powder/foundation. Read the post on foundation and powder also.

  18. 18 Jai
    Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 7:21 am

    Hi Eva,

    First off, I just want to tell you that I absolutely love your blog. I just found out about it a few days ago and I am truly impressed. I have always had a deep passion for make up myself and would really love to get into it. Not quite as a profession but if for nothing else, my own personal fulfillment. Could you kindly give me some information and advice on how to go about getting into it. I have recently started doing some research on make up schools but they seem to be quite pricey. Any advice?

    Please keep up the good work!!

  19. 19 Amina
    Monday, February 11, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Hello Eva,
    There is a new colorful collection at MAC : Fafi!
    The nearest MAC counter is an hour and a half away from where i live and with endless papers and readings, I cannot go to Indianapolis this weekend. Are they any color that you recommend and that you love? the hipness blush looks interesting, sassed up as well but it seems so shimmery….
    Merci pour tes lumieres 🙂

  20. 20 eVaDiVa
    Monday, February 11, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Hey Jai, thanks for the comments! I will write a post to answer your question as Tiffany has the same one.

    Amina, FAFI is coming out on Valentine’s day here; I had planned to go check the line on Friday (not on thursday coz you know it’s Valentine’s Day…;O) Will write a post on it!!! I’m sooo excited!!!

  21. 21 Maïmouna
    Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    salut ma puce

    magnifique ton blog c’est vraiment très intéressant pour les nuls comme moi qui ne savent point comment bien se maquiller
    je voulais te demander comment maquiller les paupières en allant de la couleur la plus foncée à la plus claire mais je me rends compte que tu as mis une vidéo sur ça
    dis moi cette vidéo va rester sur ton blog ou pas?
    si tu dois l’enlever très prochainement merci de me l’envoyer pour que je puisse l’intégrer dans ma petite tête et devenir une pro
    merci pour tes conseils super utiles mais pourrais tu expliquer quelques trucs en français
    encore bravo et gros bisous
    au fait as tu reçu mon mail pour ton anniv??????

    Love u


  22. 22 eVaDiVa
    Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Yes cherie! G eu ton mail mais j’allais te call et je me suis rendue compte que une fois de plus g perdu ton number. Email moi ca stp! La video restera sur le site.
    Luv u 2.

  23. 23 Maïmouna
    Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    je te l’envoie sur ton mail perso
    donne moi aussi le tien


  24. Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    HEY BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Girl you know I haven’t freelanced at MAC! Things are really changing. Tristan Left and everybody else is gone too! It’s a different place! What are you up too! We need to do lunch!………


    Lashonda Banks

  25. 25 Tiffany
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Hey Eva, thanks for the input on the foundation and did I miss your response on how I could get some make up training?

  26. 26 eVaDiVa
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Hey Miss Tiff, I didn’t forget about you! Work has been driving me crazy lately but I will make a post on how to get some makeup training…

  27. 27 Petrina
    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 2:17 am

    HI! I love your blog!! I was wondering what (MAC or NARS) colors can a NW50 use to get a nude lip?

  28. 28 Jai
    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 5:01 am

    Hey Eva, just wanted to know how you feel about the H.I.P collection from L’Oreal? Could you please do a post on it?? Thanks!

  29. Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 10:44 am

    U r a bad influence diva! I should be working! But anyways…I’ve always wanted to go for a pink make-up…like pink lips (gr8 post on that!)a nice pink blush (I have 3 shades of pink), etc.
    You know? The whole nine without looking like a fool…just fresh and clean….what should I use? is matching that way a no no? I asked your peeps at MAC last year…mmmh you should have seen what that guy put on ME. Anyways éclaire ma lanterne plz. Merci.

  30. 31 eVaDiVa
    Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Hi Miss F.,

    Blushes!!! I love blushes!!! Will write a post on that this weekend!!!

    But I will tell you straight up not to try too hard on them since you and I have about the same complexion. Do not try to match your blush to your lip color as not all colors will look good on your cheeks. If you want pinkish cheeks, try the blush Raizin or Loverush (just a lil bit for this one as it can come out too pink). Mocha will also look good on you but it will be more like an earth tone natural blush. Another blush that I like using almost with anything is FORMAT, it looks brown but when you apply it, it gives you a very soft and natural almost brown-pink look. Get this one for sure!

  31. Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Merci Eva! I ave both Raizin and Loverush and will def get Format. Dear, you better not stop blogging or else….

  32. 33 Amina
    Friday, February 22, 2008 at 2:13 am

    Hello Eva,
    This might seem like a stupid question but how can long can we keep eyeshadows and blushes. You know MAC loves playing with our emotions with the limited editions and i don’t want to toss some of my items because they were limited editions.. what is the recommended length?
    I’ll also look into Raizin and Format. I’ve been meaning to try them.
    Je voulais aussi ajouter que j’adore ton blog. J’y viens chaque jour durant ma pause et c’est toujours quelques minutes agreables a penser a autre que le boulot et les cours. Keep up the amazing job!

  33. 34 Tiffany
    Friday, February 22, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Thank you so much Eva that really hekped me out alot and yes I would like to know the names of some schools please in the DC and MD area and if any in the Alexandria area.

  34. 35 Haley
    Monday, February 25, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Hello Eva. I am looking for a good makeup school in the Ventura County area. I am considering Lu Ross Academy in Ventura, CA. What do you think?

  35. 36 eVaDiVa
    Monday, February 25, 2008 at 2:02 pm


    Von Lee is the best makeup school in the area, it’s in VA. I heard that Bennett academy in Dc is also pretty good (but Von Lee is better). I have a friend MUA who actually is an instructor at Bennett. I can give you his info if you have questions about the school.


    I heard about Lu Ross as it was listed among the best cosmetology schools in the US and also the best in southern CA. I like the fact that they focus on practical training on real clients (they have a spa) and you have the opportunity to actually have a portfolio upon graduation (they give free photoshoots).

  36. 37 Sabria M.
    Monday, February 25, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Eva, I had a question on the foundation you used on my face for my party this weekend. I know it was NW45 Tech Foundation. Was this the powder or is it liquid? I loved the way it looked and it lasts longer then what I currently use. I want to buy some but I likedon’t know what to ask for. Also, should I get the concealer (NW45 Select Cover-up) and use that too?


  37. 38 eVaDiVa
    Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Hi Sabria,

    The foundation was NW 45 Studio Tech. It’s more like a cream to powder foundation. I love it too!!! The only thing you need to do if you get it is to get a blot powder as well if you plan on using it during the day. The blot powder will keep your T zone from being too shiny…
    Yes, you should also get the concealer! Use a lil bit under your eyes and apply it with your fourth finger by dabbing it (I believe that using your finger instead of the brush is better for concealer).

  38. 39 Keiuana
    Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Hi Eva!

    I need a natural everyday look and I am having so much trouble finding the right colors for my complexion. I am mainly concerned with a natural eyeshadow.


  39. 40 Keiuana
    Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Eva I forgot to post that I am a NW50.


  40. 41 Sabria M.
    Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks Eva! I’m ordering these items off the MAC website once I’m done typing!!!

    Thanx Again

  41. 42 Tiffany
    Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Eva how have you been busy lady?? Yes ma’am I want your friends info at Bennedict

  42. 43 Luly
    Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Hi there! How are you? I´ve read the entire blog and I think it is phantastic! I love the pictures.
    I´ve a problem… I don´t know how to apply make up and so I tend to leave without it.
    I´m ghostly white… and recently had an acne problem… so I´ve got some red marks.
    What colours should I wear?
    I don´t know what to do… as for the lipgloss… if I use dark colors the “mustache area” sort of pops out… and I don´t have hair there.. it seems as if I had it whiter than the rest of the face
    The same happens with eyeshadows… darker colors make me look way too pale…
    If I use light brown colors I look like as if I had no make up at all!
    I think I´m doing something wrong.

    Worst of all: My bf wants to see me with some make up!!!

    I almost forget! I´ve got veeeery oily skin and big pores (what a combination!!)

    I hope you can help me!


  43. 44 eVaDiVa
    Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Hi Luly, Thank you for your nice comment.
    My first question is do u still have acne? If yes, what have been using to clear it up?
    Then, I would like to see a picture of you, so I will email you on the email you provided so you can send me a pic of you. I will then be able to tell you what color you should use etc.
    We will surprise your bf very soon… ;o)

  44. 45 Nicole
    Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Your site was very informative. Do you know any schools in San Antonio that I can attend? Let me know if you have a chance! Thanks so much!

  45. 46 eVaDiVa
    Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Nicole, I heard about Milan Institute of Cosmetology and Vogue College of Cosmetology. I am not sure how they programs are but I recommend that you visit both schools and ask a lot of questions. If you are more interested in makeup artistry than cosmetology, I will tend more twds Vogue as their curriculum seems to be more forcus on beauty, color artistry and their reviews are better…

  46. 47 eVaDiVa
    Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 12:21 pm


    Thanks for sending me your pic. I think your acne cleared up a lot as I do not see that much pimples on your face. You mostly have some rosacea-like redness on your cheeks. I recommend you use MURAD Redness Therapy at Sephora. It will clear up the redness and will get rid of the discoloration you have around your mouth. Make sure you use it daily as it is a treatment.

    As far as makeup, you can pretty much wear any color on your eyes because you have brown eyes/hair. Colors like bronze, earth tones will look good for everyday makeup (try MAC woodwinked, mulch mixed with Grain). Greens will also look very good (try sumptuous olive with shroom as the highlighter). If you go to a MAC counter, ask the makeup artist to try these colors on you. For your lips, any pink lipgloss will look great on you…try them and see which one you are more comfortable with. I like Viva Glam V lipgloss with Spice lipliner on girls with your complexion.

    For your powder, try to use MAC studio fix powder on your face to cover the redness whenever you go out. I think you are probably a NW20 but you should get matched at the counter as I cannot really tell from a picture.

    Last but not least, try to get your eyebrows waxed (just a little bit clean up). It will accentuate your beautiful eyes…

    Let me know if you have more questions.



  47. 48 Luce
    Monday, March 3, 2008 at 3:34 am

    Hi Eva,

    Question sur les sourcils..
    Est ce qu’il est possible de rattraper des sourcils mal épilés (forme peu équilibrée) avec un crayon à sourcils? Existe t-il des formes particulières à adopter pour l’épilation des sourcils selon la forme du visage? Quel crayon conseillerais tu?

    Merci d’avance pour tes réponses,


  48. 49 eVaDiVa
    Monday, March 3, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Salut Luce,

    Oui tu peux les rattraper avec un crayon a sourcil pas trop gras. Je conseille celui de MAC in spiked ou Bourjois (le marron). Tu peux aussi utiliser un fard a paupiere marron comme Espresso ou Cork. Essaie de suivre l’arche naturel de tes sourcils en leur donnant une forme un peu plus epaisse si ils sont trop fins. Ne mets pas trop de crayon au debut des sourcils (ne les rend pas rond au bout). Watch this tutorial on how to shape them:
    Je vais la poster sur le site egalement.



  49. 50 Fima
    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Hi Eva,

    I currently us MAC foundation and concealer. ive got discoloration on my face (chin darker than the rest of my face). i am very concious of it, what can i do to hide it, besides the concealer? my foundation disappears, how can i make it stay on?? if i touch my face i have the traces of foundation on my handa and it goes on my work papers and clothes.

    Please help


  50. 51 Tiffany
    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Hi Eva I love your website might I say darling I’m excited to come on here every day for make up news but my next question is what is the best way to use pigment eyeshadows cause I find them discouraging because they are so messy. And I am still waiting on the info for your friend at Bennedict.

  51. Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Coucou Eva,
    I hope all is well.I have the same question as Tiffany. I always make a mess when i wear piggies..any suggestions?
    i also love your look on your facebook pic(mon frere va me tuer, j’arrete pas de log in sous son nom). Qu’as tu utilise pour les levres? et les yeux? bisous

  52. 53 eVaDiVa
    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    @ Fima: I always recommend using the Spot & Pigment Lightening Gel from MURAD. It contains 2% Hydroquinone so do not over use it. You can get it from:
    For your foundation, use FIX+ from MAC to fix it. I do not use one but recomend it if you feel like your makeup does not stay on your face. And last but not least, avoid touching your face when you have makeup, coz there is no waterproof foundation…it will come off one way or the other.

    @ Amina and Tiff: I will write a post on pigments this week!

    @ Amina: I meant to post that pic on the blog and detail my makeup but just didn’t get a chance. I have schedule to post it on Thursday!

  53. 54 Fima
    Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 7:46 am

    Thank you Eva,
    At the moment i use MAC Full coverage NC45. i will start Fix once i have finished this one. I am scared of using lightening products, as i have heard some horror story about girls using bleach or other chemical to lighten them selfs. have you use the spot and pigment lightening gel?? what are the side affects?

    many thanks

  54. 55 eVaDiVa
    Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 10:01 am


    The FIX + is not a foundation but a spray that will fix your powder. So you can use it along with the full coverage.

    I have never used the ligthening gel on me as I do not have discoloration, but I have recommended it to some customers while working at Sephora and saw the result. It is true that Hydroquinone is a lightner and you need to be careful using it but this is really the only way to get rid of darker spots on the face. Also note that Hydroquinone is the only ingredient with FDA approval that can claim ‘skin lightening’. However, topical zinc, licorice extract, and mulberry extract also work well to even out uneven skin tone…check the link I sent you for more info.

  55. 56 Jamie
    Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Hi Eva! I think your website is great! I just purchased fluidline (colour: Blacktrack) by Mac and I am just having a really hard time to make my eyeliner look nice and thin especially when I am trying to wing it out. I know you recommended Brush 266 but I heard it feathers out easily and it’s quite hard since it is angled. Are there any stiff brushes out there (possibly by Mac 😛 ) that you recommened which would make my life easier????!!!

    Thank you so much for your help!!

  56. Friday, March 7, 2008 at 3:33 pm


    I live in the DC Metro area and have been doing free lance artistry for a while but I don’t have a license. Are there any schools in the area you can recommend for makeup more so than cosmetology? Thanks!

  57. 58 eVaDiVa
    Friday, March 7, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    @ Jamie: Getting the eyeliner brush that will best work for you can be hard. I think it’s all about personal preferences. I personally like the 266 but I can also recommend you get the one from Sephora as it is samller and can be easier to handle…

    @Mikki: Von Lee school has a program just for makeup artist. You do not need to take the whole cosmetology curriculum. Bennett cosmetology school is a good one too where you can get licensed.

    @Tiff: I cannot find the number of my friend who teaches at Bennett as I just changed my cell. I have to get it from one of my former co-worker at MAC pentatgon and will give it to you as soon as I have it.

  58. 59 Jai
    Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 8:46 am

    Hi Eva,

    Just wondering if you could pls do a post on your skin care routine…you have amazing skin! Thanks again for all your help!

  59. 60 timachou
    Monday, March 10, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Hey Eva,
    I was just wondering if you had any tips for me like I asked you on facebook. I live in Canada so don`t know if they have the same macs that you like but if you could please let me know whats hot for summer, what types of brushes to buy and actually all that a woman needs. I usually never put make up on except if I am going at a club and it is so basic lolll. Vrai de nullarde koi loll. And much much love pour ton site.

  60. 61 eVaDiVa
    Monday, March 10, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    @ Jai: Thanks for the compliment. Check under SKINCARE category on the right of the blog main page and you will find all about my skincare routine (check the normal combination…that’s my skin type)

    @Timachou: Yes they have everything in Canada. MAC actually originated from TORONTO and if you look on the label, most products are made in Toronto. So if you are anywhere in Canada and can find a MAC counter, you can find all the products I usually talk about. For the brushes, check under the category called “TOOLS/ACCESSORIES” on the right menu of the blog, you will find there a post I wrote about essential brushes. For tips and summer trend, make sure you log-in daily on the blog as I update these very often…

    Thank u girls!

  61. Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Hello Eva. I hope all is well. There are new Beauty Powder blushes available at MAC. What do you think of them? bisous 🙂

  62. Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Bon TimaChou, I expect your make up to be perfect alors next time I see you!

    I just have to say, I LOVE Rosebud Salve. I apply it anywhere and everywhere. it’s only about $5-7 and works wonders. I don’t carry much products around, but this one is always in the bag!

  63. 64 eVaDiVa
    Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Amayel, I actually decided to put it as product of the week after I saw you pulling it out of ur purse saturday to help these chapped lips of urs…lol!

  64. 65 Portia
    Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Hello Eva,

    I’m in need of help when it comes to layering my makeup. I have a ton of colors, but don’t know how to apply them. I apologize if this topic has already been covered. If this is the case, please point me in the right direction.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

  65. 66 msdanyc
    Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Hey Eva!! Love your site girl!! I just wanted to know if you could do a eyeshadow tutorial on a brwonskinned young lady who doesnt have a well defined eyelid crease. I am having trouble finding my crease because I have heavy/puffy lids, so my crease color gets applied in different areas all the time. I am a NW45-50 just for reference.


  66. 67 Joanna Griffin
    Friday, March 14, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    I really need help I’ve lost 40 pounds and want to come out of hiding, so I trully admire Sanna Lathan make up I love the very natural look, please help. Thanks.

  67. 68 eVaDiVa
    Friday, March 14, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    @Portia: the best way to teach how to layer makeup is either with a one on one consultation or video. I will look for a video that can really detail it. I may actually do one…

    @msdanyc: I am working on a tutorial for your request. Tks for being a reader!

    @Joanna: Congrats on your weight loss (I need some help too…) Sanna Lathan always looks so good! Make sure you check the blog on Monday because I will put her as my beauty of the week and detail her natural makeup look…

  68. Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 12:34 am

    Hello eva!
    I’ve been meaning to ask that question for a while now…
    At what age do you think it’s advised to use skin renewal stuff on the face? Clinique has lot of them…I have no skin problems, but since I’m trying to wear more makeup, maybe there are extra stuff to do…

  69. 70 Creshenda
    Monday, March 17, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Love love love your site! Eva, I have a question. I have a problem with eyebrow brow. I over plucked my so I am having to draw them on my self and they look but still not like the ones i see on your site. I have being using a stencil but it still doesnt look right. Can you please help !!

  70. 71 portia
    Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Hey Eva,

    If you do a tutorial video, I think a shot out during it’s taping would only be fair ;-). Or I would volunteer to be model (should be on the west coast for some particular reason).

    Have a beautiful day!

  71. 72 Lauren
    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 9:15 am

    What is the best email address to contact you at?

  72. 73 MsJamie
    Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Hi eVa!!

    thanks for your help last time with the eyeliner stuff 😛 i think I am getting the hang of it with the brush. Anyway, I was just wondering what is the best flat irons out there that you would recommend 😛 … which makes your hair soft, silky and smooth and doesn’t dry it out!

  73. 74 Landapanda
    Friday, March 21, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Hello eVa,

    I hope your feeling better!! First let me start by telling that I love and enjoy your blog.
    I have questions about applying shadows. When applying a base which base would you recommend a Cream base or Paint or does it depend on what color shadow or pigment you’re using. Also, which color Cream base or Paint would you recommend that can be used with any shadow or pigment kind of like a basic base? And here is a question that may sound weird but looking at your tutorials and you’re using more than one shadow in your crease for example Trax and Nocturnelle how exactly are they applied? Is it Trax just a little above Nocturnelle vice versa or are they both place directly in the crease and blended? I have one more question have you tried the new Minerlize powder and if so what do you think? Are the effects close to the Stylistic Mystery powder which I loved because it was lightweight, smooth and flawless but not the right tones for me? Thanks!

  74. 75 eVaDiVa
    Friday, March 21, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    @ Coo: Honestly I would not advise you use any skin aging product if you are in your 20’s and your skin is healthy. The only thing it will do is create needs that are unecessary. However, I strongly advise you use skincare (Clinique or Clarins) with SPF and skin protectants especially during summer time. Worry about these wrinkles in about 10 years from now…

    @ Creshenda: We need to do some damage control!!! Do not pluck these eyebrows anymore until you have a thick line. Then, try to get them trimmed with a professional. In the mean time, use MAC eyebrow pencil to draw them and with a 266 brush, take a little bit of brow set in Show-off and fill wherever you do not have enough hair.

    @ Portia: I am always looking for some volunteers!!! Will let you know for sure…u live in Dc right?

    @ MsJamie: I bought a flat Iron called BaByliss Ceramic Flat Iron and it works pretty well. My hairstylist Ayinde (btw, he is the best hairstylist in MD/DC/VA, make sure you contact him if you want a fresh hair cut @ Perez Salon Rockville ) uses one that is very good but I will need to ask him the brand. Also, the mini flat iron from Warren Tricomi does wonders too…

    @ Landapanda: I use both paint and cream color base as a base for my eyemakeup. Try Architecture or Untitled for the paint and Shell or Fawtastic for the cream color base. As far as the color application in the crease, you can apply Trax above Nocturnelle and gently blend the 2 together. As far as the mineralized powder, I love them and you will like them too as they are very light and will give you a soft glow on the face…

  75. 76 MsJamie
    Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks for your help eva!! Which model of the babybliss flat iron do you have? I actually hear a lot of people using the babybliss and loving it so yea this is great news!! Itwould be great if you get the name/model flat iron that your fav stylist uses too though!!

  76. 77 Creshenda
    Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Thanks Eva,
    I am going to MAC today!

  77. Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Eva,

    First of all I want to say how much I enjoy your blog. It’s awesome!

    Can’t remember how I came across your page but I’m glad I did. Actually I work for a company that makes hair removal products. I have friends that are in make up industry as well and they are just loving the Wax Strips for Eyebrows. It’s mess free, easy to use and saves you so much time compared to if you do tweezing. Another things is it’s all natural, there are no chemicals or preservatives in the product. Actually why don’t I send you a sample for you to try and let me know what you think of it.

    Hope to hear from you soon!


  78. 79 Lorianne
    Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    I have a suggestion concerning your little gap on your teeth.
    I actually had the same thing. I went to the dentist and have lumineers
    (porcelain veneers placed on my 2 front teeth) now i have a “Holywood smile”
    without ever having braces.
    Hope that helps

  79. 80 Coffee
    Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    LOVE your blog! So, Spring is here….yellow eyeshadow? Hot or not?! I’ve been seeing it lately and I have the URGE to try it! I’m NW43 is Studio Fix for reference. How would I apply it and the rest of my makeup….keep everything else neutral? I’m a SPRING baby! LOL

  80. 82 Landapanda
    Friday, March 28, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Hello Eva,

    I would like to know if I wear NW43 in Studio Fix fluid would it be the same in Select SPF NW43. Thanks!

  81. 83 Landapanda
    Friday, March 28, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    One more question if I wear NW43 in Studio Fix Fluid would I wear NW43 in Select Sheer Pressed powder or would I wear a different shade? I dont want my shade to shift by wearing a pressed powder but I would like my foundation to stay put. Thanks!

  82. 84 eVaDiVa
    Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    @Ms Jaimie: I will get that model for you…my hair is a hot mess haven’t been to the stylist for 2 weeks…

    @Lorianne: Tks for the suggestion. My dentist told me about it but it’s kinda expensive…will do it when I get my finances right I guess…

    @Coffee: Are you reading in my mind??? I have been thinking about making a yellow/orange look all week!!! Will do it and post it with all the details for you…make sure you check the blog next week!

    @Landapanda: Studio Fix Fluid is slightly lighter than the Select SPF. You can barely tell the difference but yes, you should use the same number for the Select. The select looks also better on pics than the fix fluid (my personal preference…). Also, you can wear the NW43 pressed powder on top of your fluid. I prefer using the lose powder on top of the studio fix fluid…and the pressed powder on top of the Select SPF. I think it looks better…But what will even be better than both is the mineralized powder in Deep dark (you may be Dark if you are a NW 43…get matched at the counter).



  83. 85 Coffee
    Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Great minds think alike! Trust me, I’ll be on the lookout; can’t wait!

  84. 86 Creshenda
    Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Took your advise regarding my eyebrow dilemma(Over plucked)went to MAC and purchased the eyebow pencil and brow set. Eyebrows look Fabulous. Thanks again. I have another question, I am a women in my mid 40’s and when I place shadows and liners on my lid,makeup goes on fine but after awhile the shadow/liner tends to crinkle and it doesnt look flawless anymore. Do you know of anything that I could place on top lid before other than primer? Should I be looking at an eyecream?

  85. 87 eVaDiVa
    Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Creshenda, I am happy that you liked the eyebrow pencil! For your makeup creasing on your eyelid, it happens to most of us and one of the reason is that your eyelid is just like any other part of your skin and needs to breath as well…the best way to keep your eyeshadow from creasing is to use a good primer. I like using MAC paint pot or paint tubes (you have to work very fast with them as they dry very quickly once on the lid0. As far as eye cream, I will strongly recommend you use one if you are in your mid-40’s. The eye area tends to wrinkle faster than any other part on your face. Try L’Oreal Dermo Expertise Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Eye Cream.

  86. 88 Fima
    Friday, April 4, 2008 at 6:42 am

    Hi Eva,

    I’m going to Egypt in May, and its really HOT out there. what can i do to make my make-up dry, fresh, with all the heat.


  87. Friday, April 4, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Dr Love EvaDiva! What’s the deal with mineral make-up?…it’s everywhere and I have no idea what it is. Would you please elaborate?

  88. Monday, April 7, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Hello eva!
    Just wanted to ask you about smthing…hummm…a little annoying. I sweat a lot, just on the face, that’s the main reason why I barely wear makeup…People say that when you use foundation, you don’t have that problem…But I don’t like foundation, I just use loose powder when I go out…Anyways, is wearing foundation the only way you can have your make up actually on all night?
    Thank uuuuu!!!

  89. 91 eVaDiVa
    Monday, April 7, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    @Fima: You going to Egypt??? Send me a ticket please! lol…
    Whenever I go to Senegal (West Africa…nice weather but mostly very warm with very sunny days), I use Evian mineral water spray call Le brumisateur on top of my makeup to keep it fresh (available at Sephora)…It really works and gives you that hydration that the sun takes away from you…don’t forget to use a moisturizer with an SPF…Enjoy your trip!

    @Fafa: Mineral Makeup!!! I meant to write a post about it long time ago but forgot…I will do it this week but what I can tell you now is that I personally think that there are good things and bad things about it (my opinion). The benefit is that it will give you a light and long lasting glow and it is made of all natural minerals from the earth; the bad thing about it is that I still have not found one line of mineral makeup that does not have powders that look ashy on dark (black) complexions…

    @Coo: Whoever told you that you will not sweat if you use foundation lied to you. If you have a skin that has a natural tendency to sweat, you will sweat unless you use a moisturizer and powder specifically made for that. I usually recommend a mattifying moisturizer or gel like CLINIQUE Pore Mimimizing T-zone shine control. Use it before applying your foundation and then use MAC blot powder on top of it (the blot powder is not a pressed powder as it only has 4% pigment). It’s the perfect solution to keep your face from being too shiny. Last but not least, while I believe that wearing foundation will help your overall makeup look, I do not think that it is “mandatory”…you can go without it but I would still recomend using a lose powder if you want some type of natural finish…

  90. 92 MsJamie
    Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Hey Eva!!

    So, I have been researching on baby bliss (the flat iron) you recommended and it seems to be a really good one…actually, my sister has it! who knew? lol I will just have to find a salon where I can buy it from, I am not allowed to have a credit card hehe.

    I need some suggestions from you! I use Mac Studio Fix fluid Nc45 (which is a little bit orangey dark on me but thats the best foundation colour-match I can find so far)… what concealer would you suggest since I have dark circles under my eyes and I have some acne scars on my cheeks and darkness around my mouth.

    Also, I was looking for a base that I could put under my eyeshadow to make the colours (especially colours like orange and chrome yellow) vibrant but a lot of the paint tube colours look really ashy or dark on me. I use paint tube (baselight) under everything but I don’t think it’s doing the job!! It just makes everything look super goldy.

    Lastly, What type of scrub would you recommend for normal to combination skin that I can easily buy from shoppers drug mart or a bay store?? I do use a lot of clinique and biotherm products and I would love to try something new!!

    Geez, I ask a lot of questions… I just think you are great 😉 thats all!! Thanks a million!

  91. 93 Luce
    Monday, April 14, 2008 at 3:00 am

    Hi Eva,

    Tu vas te dire elle est obsédée par ses sourcils celle là but seems like i’m not the only one!! lol but here is my question:
    Est ce que c’est possible de les épiler à la cire toute seule, I mean est ce qu’il existe de la cire spéciale pour les sourcils que tu peux utiliser easily at home ou alors il faut absolument aller chez une esthéticienne? (genre des patch que tu peux coller et décoller, ou de la cire que tu fais chauffer et appliquer ?)

    Deuxième question: Il a une marque qui vient de faire son entrée en France(Il y a quelques mois déjà chez Sephora) called “Bare Minerals” et les avis sont partagés là dessus, qu’en penses tu? La pub dit que ça donne un résultat comme si tu avais appliqué un fond de teint avec la texture d’une poudre mais du coup est ce que ça tient??

    Merci encore pour tes trucs et astuces and have a nice day,

  92. 94 Fima
    Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 6:38 am

    Hi Eva,

    Just wondering whether tanning lotions such as Dove, for black skin would make any difference??

    am currently using NW45 full coverage, and its nearly running out. i was thinking of changing to Foundation Fix Fluid, what do you think?? what would you say is the main difference is?


    p.s am loving your “beauty of the week”, i recently watched Beyonce live concert in LA, and she looked beautiful. Her whole body was glowing and stunning, what do you think she uses?

  93. 95 eVaDiVa
    Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    @Ms Jamie : I hope you were able to find the flat iron. Most beauty supply stores carry it.
    As far as your concealer, use MAC Studio finish concealer in NC45. Apply the Fast Response eye cream before using it under your eyes, it will reduce the dark circles. You can also use it anywhere else on your face to cover spots. Make sure you blend it with your foundation/powder.
    For the eye base, I like using the cream color base in colors like Shell or Luna (light colors), it will make any bright eye shadow pop.
    Last but not least, my favorite scrub for normal/combination skin is really the CLINIQUE exfoliating scrub. (click on the name to check the link to the page).However, I still have the APRICOT SCRUB from St Yves that I buy at my local pharmacy and it works great as well! Try it if you want something new and different… And feel free to ask as many questions as you want…I love it too…

    @Luce: a.k.a Mme Sourcils…lol…Pour repondre a ta question, je deconseille d’utiliser la cire a la maison pour tes sourcils si tu n’es pas une professionelle. Tu risques d’enlever bcp plus de poils que tu devrais et une fois que tu commets cette faute, c’est un desastre et il faudra attendre des semaines pour voir tes sourcils repousser…le plus simple c’est d’aller te faire epiler a la cire chez une professionelle et d’acheter une pince a epiler. Tu auras juste besoin d’enlever les qqque poils qui repoussent sous ta ligne avec la pince une fois pas semaine.
    Pour ta question sur BARE MINERALS, Fafa m’a pose la meme question plus haut sur les mineral makeup and I promised to write about it and will do it for sure this week. Bare Minerals est une marquee de maquillage minerale qui est tres populaire ici aux Etats Unis. Elle est bien parceque le maquillage est fait a base de mineraux qui sont tres bons pour la peau. Le seul desavantage c’est que tu n’auras pas autant de coverage que si tu utilisais un fond de teint normal et aussi, les couleurs pour les filles qui ont un teint plus fonce on tendance a ressortir un peu trop clair sur la peau (tu vois la difference apres avoir pris des photos…) mais ce probleme ne devrait pas s’appliquer pour toi vu que tu es claire…
    Bisous miss…

    @Fima : I will be honest with you and tell you that I have never used any tanning lotion (thanks to my already very beautiful natural dark skin 🙂 )but I know that one of the best line for tanning lotion is Clarins…I used to see customers at Nordstrom always going straight to the “CLARINS SUN” shelf every time summer was around the corner…I then learned more about their tanning line and realized that it had a quicker and more lasting effect than all the other ones…
    As far as your foundation, why are you using the full coverage? I rarely recommend using it as it is way to heavy on the skin…use it only if you have very bad skin or need to take pictures for a photo shoot…so yes, I will strongly recommend you switch to the studio fix fluid…it will give you a lighter coverage with a natural finish…



  94. 96 Landapanda
    Friday, April 18, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Hello Eva,

    I’m interested in trying airbrush foundation. I heard about Kett airbrush foundation it’s said to be used for TV but what about everyday use? Do you airbrush and if so what to you think about it?

  95. 97 linda
    Monday, April 21, 2008 at 5:38 am

    Salut miss! j’ espere que tu as pass’e un bon week end? une pte question : As tu deja entendu parl’e des eye shadow sticker ( color on ) si oui, qu’ est ce que tu en penses? Au fait j’ ai achete le baume pour les levres de sephora, c’ est vraiment bien! Good advice!
    Bye . Passe une bonne semaine!

  96. 98 MsJamie
    Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Hi Eva!! So I have been using the clinique – exfoliating scrub and I am absolutely in love with it… I haven’t tried the fast eye response by Mac yet… just gotta save up some money!

    Well today, I am in search of a sunscreen thats atleast has a spf 30, doesn’t leave a white cast on my skin and doesn’t give me crazy breakouts!! I have been using the prep + prime spf 50 by mac… I like it but it’s a little bit on the greasy side 😦

    Thanks for all your help!

  97. Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Coucou Eva 🙂 I hope you’re doing well.
    There is a new mineralize loose foundation by MAC. Have you tried it? It looks like it is perfect for the summer….what are your thoughts on it? Yay or Nay? Take care:)

  98. 100 eVaDiVa
    Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    @Landapanda: I still need to really get into airbrush makeup as it looks so good and is perfect for TV and print! I heard about Kett foundation through one of my fellow co-workers at MAC and she just loved it! The brand OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) has pretty good reviews as well…check out this link:

    @Linda: Je ne suis pas sur de quel eyeshadow sticker tu parles. C’est quelle marque? I know MAC en a mais je n’ai jamais ete a big fan of them…ca m’ennervait de les utiliser coz ils se cassaient trop vite…Happy you like that lip balm…I use it for everything and all the time!when are u comin back to DC? I miss u!!!

    @MsJamie: My first question to you is: How fast does your skin burn? Because you may not necessarly need an SPF 30 honey…but hey, if that’s what you are looking for, get PHILOSOPHY Shelter Sunscreen For Face and Body SPF 30 CLICK ON THE LINK
    I will write a post that details the meaning of SPF and how to determine which SPF you need…

    @Amina: Just wrote your post honey!!!

  99. 101 linda
    Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 3:10 am

    OHH, Eva c’ est gentil ! La marque de eye shadow s’ appelle ” color on” on en a parl’e au tyra banks show.
    PS: N’ oublie pas l’ annif de Morgane est le 28, lundi prochain.

  100. 102 MsJamie
    Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Hey eva!! Well my skin surprisingly burns up/tans pretty easy in the summer and I usually like to use a higher spf sunscreen so that my acne scars/discolouration doesn’t get darker. It’s weird, but lately I have been OBSESSED!! with my skin.. I am really not loving it at all.. I guess whats bothering the most is my skin discolouration around my mouth/cheeks and jawline… and the acne marks that are left on my cheeks from couple years ago. I heard hydroquinone is a good skin lightner but I am afraid to use since I heard funky things about it that darker skin tone’s hyperpigmentation can get worse and you get develop weird skin diseases. Can you suggest any products that I could buy from a bay/shoppers drug mart store (or sephora) that could make my skin even-toned, radiant and glowing? I just hate packing on foundation all the time to make my skin look “normal” 😦 You would honestly save my life and make me stop looking at the mirror 50 billion times lol

    P.S: The sunscreen you recommened.. would it be okay if I used a moisturizer underneath for day time or is that too much together?

    ~*Thank you so much*~

  101. 103 Fima
    Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Hi Eva,

    Quick question, when i smile the get lines.
    i have smile lines how do i get rid of that?


  102. 104 Fima
    Monday, April 28, 2008 at 5:50 am

    Hi Eva,

    me again lol what sunscreen can i use, keeping in mind i live in the UK!!

    I cant seem to find “Evian mineral water spray “, what else could i use to keep fresh and not sticky and sweaty…make up wise haha

    4 more day till egypt and am panicking lol


  103. 105 eVaDiVa
    Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 10:17 am

    @ MsJamie: Honestly if you have discoloration, nothing else will work but hydroquinone…it’s sad but that’s the way it is…I remember answering the same question for FIMA above and here is what I told her: “I always recommend using the Spot & Pigment Lightening Gel from MURAD. It contains 2% Hydroquinone so do not over use it. You can get it from: I have never used the ligthening gel on me as I do not have discoloration, but I have recommended it to some customers while working at Sephora and saw the result. It is true that Hydroquinone is a lightner and you need to be careful using it but this is really the only way to get rid of darker spots on the face. Also note that Hydroquinone is the only ingredient with FDA approval that can claim ‘skin lightening’. However, topical zinc, licorice extract, and mulberry extract also work well to even out uneven skin tone…check the link I sent you for more info.” As far as the sunscreen I recommended, you can use it alone or with a moisturizer, it does not really matter as they both are moisturizing for the skin.

    @ Fima: These little lines around the mouth can be so cute 🙂 They are actually called “dermo-creases” line and the best product on the market for that is Lancome Renergie cream . The result claims to leave your skin feeling “lifted”, firmer; smooth and supple.
    If you cannot find the EVIAN brumisateur, get MAC FIX + or charging water…it will be good too.

  104. 106 Nadine
    Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Hey Eva,

    Thanks for the blog first of all – you are my make up mecca!

    Secondly, please forgive me if you’ve already covered this at some point but could you do a piece on blue eye make up for black skin. Aquas, turquoise etc….which shades work well, what other shades should you blend it with etc?

    Thanks sweets
    (London, England!)

  105. 107 eVaDiVa
    Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Hi Nadine,

    You got me to think that it’s time for me to clean up and re-organize this blog to make it easier to find specific posts…I will update my category list next week. In the mean time, check this post I wrote about blue makeup: I have there all my makeup looks detailed.


  106. Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Hello Eva. I hope you’re having a good weekend. Are you a Stila girl as well?
    I am renewing my eyeshadow collection and I was wondering if there any shades that you like and recommend for women of color? I love to twig, barefoot contessa, go lightly and poise..thanks 🙂

  107. 109 eVaDiVa
    Monday, May 5, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Hi Amina,

    I love Stila lipglasses but as far as eyeshadow…I think their pigments are not as good as MAC or NARS…but it will be nice to try one or two colors to see how you like them…


  108. 110 future diva
    Friday, May 9, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Eva I just found your website this week and I am in love. The pictures that you post with the exact products used is wonerful. Here is my problem I don’t wear makeup the only time I have worn makeup is for my senior prom and for my wedding. I want help with creating a look that I can wear everyday I guess I need some good basics I get up early in the morning 430 am to get to work. I am of a darker complexion and any advice would be appreciated.

  109. Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Hi Eva ! I want to buy silver tone eye shadow, do U have any suggestion ? Thanks .

  110. 112 eVaDiVa
    Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 10:15 am

    @Future Diva: Thanks for your nice comment. Your question will be a good post to write about. I will do that this week and detail how to achieve a nice quick and clean every day look for dark complexion.

    @Linda: Where have you been girl? Where is my pumpkin?
    The best silver eyeshadows from MAC are: Silver Ring, Electra, Knight Divine and Scene. To achieve a smokey look using them, check the post I wrote a few months ago:



  111. Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Hello Eva. I hope you’re doing well. I am writing to ask you about NARS blushes.
    I was wondering if which shades do you recommend? I have Taj Mahal right now in my cart and the nearest Sephora is an hour and a half away. With gas prices increasing by the minute, i can’t drive 3 hours for blushes…
    I am looking forward to reading your recommendations :)bisous

  112. Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    i am sorry for the double post. i forgot to mention that i also have exhibit a

  113. 116 eVaDiVa
    Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Hi Amina,
    NARS has great colors when it comes to blush and eyeshadows. I have Taj Mahal and exhibit A and love them. I also have Lovejoy, Taos and Gilda. They look great on dark complexions! I was telling hijjapprentice earlier to try to go to Lord & Taylor to get NARS products (if Sephora is too far or if they are just out of what you are looking for).


  114. Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Thank you Eva:)
    I will order these items online!

  115. 118 Brittany
    Friday, May 30, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Hi, I’m actually new to you’re blogs but i think they’re great!
    I wear MAC foundation in NW45. I was wondering which shade i should use for their Mineralize SkinFinish Natural. Dark or Deep Dark?

  116. 119 eVaDiVa
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Salut Sansan,

    Merci d’etre une fidele lectrice de mon blog et merci d’avoir envoye ta photo! Tu vis dans quelle ville? Si il y a MAC la ou tu vis, essaie de demander a la vendeuse le fond de teint liquide SELECT TINIT SPF 15 couleur NC45. Si la couleur est trop claire, essaie le NC50. Si tu n’aimes pas les fonds de teints liquides, essaie juste une pressed powder. Ta couleur sera aussi NC 45 mais le NW43 aussi peut marcher pour la pressed powder. J’aime egalement bcp ce que MAC appele mineralized skin finish powder, essaie la couleur DARK.
    L’un de ces 3 produits devrait te donner ce que tu recherches…

  117. 120 eVaDiVa
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Hello Brittany,

    If you are a NW 45, you should get the mineralized skin finish in DEEP DARK! Get both the loose and pressed powder…you will love them!



  118. Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Hello Eva!
    I have a huuuuge problem that I can kinda resolve by looking at ur product of the week…
    Anyways, I’m currently using clinique spf 25 city block sheer. And today I saw pimples on my face (never happened to me before), my face skin is a lot darker, discolorated, bref, I look HORRIBLE!!! I used to use aveeno face moisturizer and I want to know if you used the sun block long enough so I can be sure I won’t have any problems…
    Thank uuuu!!!

  119. 122 eVaDiVa
    Friday, June 6, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Hello Coo,

    I love Aveeno products and started using them as sunscreen during summertime last year. The cream never gave me any allergic reaction and neither did Clinique block sheer when I used to use it. However, each person’s skin can react differently to products. So just because it worked for me does not guaranty it will work for you (especially if you broke out from another sunscreen). I would recommend you apply just a lil bit on your forearm for 3 days and see how your skin reacts…if you are still breaking out, you may just be allergic to one of the ingredients in sunscreen.

    Good luck


  120. 123 Rose
    Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 11:50 am


    Impressive work you are doing… Really inspiring for me as this is what i want to do.
    I live in Coventry, UK and would like to study fashion and photographic makeup… do you have any recommendations on how to go about it and any colleges or contacts…

    thank you…

  121. 124 Fima
    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 7:32 am

    Hi Eva,,

    Hope all is good with you.

    A quick question i use MAC studio fix NW45 but i use NW50 for concealer. is that right??,am still having problems on how to apply the concealer. i have watched the video, the problem is its looks cakey on the inside of my eye.


  122. 125 LaTosha aka MizCheetahDiva
    Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Hello Eva!

    I am transitioning from Mary Kay to a high end line and I want to try MAC the only problem is trying to match foundation color without actually going to the store. I am way too busy to spare time to do a “color-dab” session and need some advice. I am a light skinned woman of color. My complexion is about the same as Beyonce maybe a little lighter with a Golden Beige hue and according to MAC I have yellow undertones since my veins look green through the skin of the underside of my forearm. I currently use MK Medium coverage foundation in Bronze 500 and the Creme to Powder in Bronze .5. The Creme to Powder is my favorite because of the full coverage which is what I want in a foundation. If you can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. Thanks!

  123. 126 Maimouna
    Friday, June 13, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    salut ma puce

    ça fait un bail j’espère ke tu vas bien et ke je te verrais bientôt à dakar come me l’avait dit Rosy
    dis moi pourrais tu m’expliker comment maquiller les paupières en mettant deux couleurs et qu’au finish on voit bien kil y deux couleurs quel genre de pinceau je dois utiliser et surtout si tu as des astuces pour cela car moi chaque fois ke j’essaie de mettre les deux couleurs ça rate et finalement je m’énerve j’enlève tout et je me retrouve avec une seule couleur
    miss j’attends tes conseils et je te fais de gros bisous
    miss u so much love u


  124. 127 Koshonna
    Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 4:37 am

    Hello Eva,

    This is my first time visiting your blog and I have to say that I Luv it! I have a couple of questions. I am lighter shade of brown close to Rihanna and Halle Berry. I use NC45. I was wanted to create a couple of looks the first being a green/brown eye with the brown shadow having a bit of a shimmer and using the same brown with a blue shadow. I wanted a look that wasn’t too dramatic, maybe something I could wear out at night with a black dress. And the second look I wanted to create was a pink/rosy look that wouldn’t look too pink on my light shade. Do you have any suggestions?

  125. 128 eVaDiVa
    Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    @ Rose: Thank you for your nice comment. This is really a passion for me and I love every mn I spend doing it. I do not know anybody in the UK but I have so many friends in Europe and ex collegues that I am sure I can get that info for you.

    @ Fima: If you are a NW45, you should use the same color for your concealer. The best way to apply it is to use your fourth (4th) finger and dab it around your eye. I like using the select cover-up instead of the studio finish because it feels less cakey. Check this post I wrote:

    @ Mizcheetahdiva: You are probably a NC45 with MAC. The studio fix powder is a 2 in 1 powder and should give you the coverage you are looking for. You can also try the studio tech which is more like a creme. If the NC45 does not work for you, try the C7. You can also e-mail me a picture of you at so I can get a better idea of your complexion.

    @ Maimouna: I miss u soooo much darling! Je viens a dkr tres bientot so je te ferais une one-one consultation. En attendant, regarde les videos que j’ai poste sur la droite de la page. Tu auras besoin aussi d’avoir les bons accessoires comme les brushes etc.

    @ Koshonna: I will write a post where I will detail a green/brown look. What will be easier will be for you to send me a picture of someone (celebrity or not…) that has a makeup look that you like. E-mail me the pics at and I can put them as beauty of the week and detail their makeup. Halle Berry will be a good one…


  126. 129 Tiki
    Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Which shade of Black Opal foundation do you use?

  127. 130 MsJamie
    Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Hey eva!! I am back for some more help 😀 By the way, the new pic you posted of yourself looks awesome 😉 Your skin looks AMAZING!!!

    So, I recently purchased strobe cream by MAC and I am not totally sure if it looks good on me. Some mac make up artists in one MAC counter were saying it’s not right for darker skin tones because it gives a pinky purple hue on your skin (I use NC 44 Select SPF 15 foundation by the way) and my fav MAC artist in a different counter says it looks great on me. Now during the day (and sometimes nighttime too) I do use the strobe cream, then MAC prep + prime SPF 50 and then my foundation…I feel like it has the tendency to look a little white, sparkly and “plasticy” or maybe it is just me because the girl at MAC said I looked great… but I really don’t know. Also would you recommend to use the strobe cream both day and night? I definitely can’t invest in another moisturizer for night time just because I simply can’t afford it. So, please let me know if it is worth keeping or should I try something different… Thanks again for your help!! 😀 ❤

  128. 131 Nicolette
    Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 7:04 am

    First, I would like to say thank you for creating such an informative site for beautiful women of all shades. We really do appreciate the time you take to give your expert opinion :-). I will be going away to school in the fall and enjoyed the quick makeup tutorial in the morning. I wanted to know what would be two eyeshadows you would recommend for a dark complexion everyday look? Thanks aagain and have a pleasant day.

  129. 132 eVaDiVa
    Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    @ Tiki: I use HAZELNUT with Black Opal. I am a perfect NW45 with MAC

    @ Ms. Jamie: Good to read you again missy!!! I looove the strobe cream! I do not use it everyday but I do use it a lot. I am darker than you an dit looks great on me. The only thing is that I always use it with a powder on top or mix it before applying it with my liquid. My next post will be about Tamara Mowry and how you can get a sun-kissed look using the strobe cream. Make sure you check it when I post it next week!

    @ Nicolette: Can you tell me what color you wear with MAC? Or better yet, email me a pic of you and I will be more than happy to create a daily natural look for you. E-mail me @

  130. 133 Koshonna
    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Bey Eva. Thanks so much for the post. I had question about black eyeliner. I really want to line my eyes in black liner because it looks really nice when I see it on other people mainly celebrities. However, because of my light skin color I’ve noticed that when I line my eye (top and bottom) with black eyeliner my look instantly looks dark and smokey. Since then I’ve decided that maybe I should only outline my eye when I’m going for a smoky look. But I wanted to badly to re-create to Tamara look you posted. Is this a common problem?

  131. 134 MsJamie
    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 10:31 am

    I loved your post with the strobe cream!! Tamara Mowry’s skin looked amazing! How do you feel about the new neo-sci collection!! I absolutely love it, I did buy some stuff from the collection but definitely need to stay away from the Mac counter for a while.

    So, My only problem with the strobe cream is that, I don’t know if I should mix strobe cream with my foundation… Doesn’t that mean I need a total different moisturizer to put under my foundation or do you think strobe cream mixed in with the foundation will be enough for my normal to dry skin?? (apparently I am not combination anymore… strangely) Also, I have been putting on strobe cream at night when I go to bed (because I can’t afford two expensive moisturizers) and I was scared that I was going to break out like a crazy person but my skin actually doesn’t look too bad! I do want to find a night time *CHEAP* moisturizer that has the benefits of antioxidants + exfoliation. What would you recommend??

    P.S: I went to sephora the other day, they don’t have half the products that are listed on the website 😦 which is too bad. They really need to have a sephora in london, ontario, canada for makeup/skincare junkie like me!!

    P.P.S: How do you feel about NARS – Tajmahal blush on me. The sephora makeup girl said it looked “too clowny” on me, which was so disappointing because I thought it wasn’t too bad!! 😦

  132. Monday, July 7, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Hello Eva. I’ve been meaning to try Bobbi Brown products since a friend of mine Rama had beautiful eyeshadow palettes from them…Which products do you recommend from Bobbi Brown? The bronzer is in my wishlist as well as the shimmerbricks. Any recommendations will be appreciated. Thanks 🙂

  133. 136 Dami
    Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Hi Eva, i love ur page. Been very insightful. I have got a party coming up with a white theme(all white outfit) and i was planning on jazzing it up with red accessories, and as a black skin woman i was hoping u could suggest the best eyecolours that would go with this colour theme. Thanks

  134. 137 Tamara
    Friday, July 11, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Hi I see you have talent,I am a Jamaican and am interested in professional makeup artistry. I would like to do a course but am not familiar with the schools in the USA could you suggest any in florida. thanks

  135. 138 eVaDiVa
    Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 12:02 am

    @Koshonna: I love black eyeliner!!! It’s true that it can give you a heavy look when you line the top and bottom rim of your eye but it can still look good. Check my post on eyeliners:

    @Ms.Jaimie: You can mix your foundation with the strobe cream, that way it will give you a pretty glowy look. You can also keep using it at night of it works for you as it does contain green tea and vitamins. As far as your night moisturizer, try Neutrogena Light Night Cream. It shoul dnot be over $15 and is good if you have young skin that just needs to be pampered…Did you send me a pic of you using NARS blush?

    @Amina: I used to work for Bobbi Brown before starting with Mac and I love the bronzers for sure!!! I like how they are matte and natural. The lipglosses are just ok…the eyecolor pigments are not as good as MAC…you will need a good eye base to make any color stand out. The shimmer bricks are must have! I like their fluidline a lot (MAC copied them on that!!!)

    @Dami: White parties!!! Love them!!! You can do anything you want with an all white outfit, it’s just like wearing all black. Try a smokey eye with dark silver in the crease and very nude lips…check this look:

    @Tamara: I will look up that info for you and let you know. Where in Jamaica do u live? I have been to Negril and want to go back soooooo bad!!!

  136. Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Thank you for the recommendation and your honest opinion. I’ll get the bronzer and the shimmer brick. You had a picture up for a while, was it the shimmer brick in Bronze , beige or apricot?
    Their mauve fall palette look interesting…
    anyways, for now, i will go with the bronzer and the brick. Have a great weekend. 🙂

  137. 140 Chanel
    Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Hello Eva, how u been?? hope everything is alright. thanks for giving us this opportunity. I have a darker skin and i’ve been wondering what type of eyeshadow/ makeup to use coz i have a wedding coming up and i’m gonna be wearing a black dress with silver. can you plz help me. thanx

  138. 141 Nicolette
    Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Hello Ms. Eva. I hope all is well. I did get a chance to finally send you my picture to your email as you requested. Previously I was asking if you can help me find a daily natural look. Thank you again for all your help.
    Take care.

  139. 142 Emma
    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Hello Eva,

    You might not remember me. I think we were both in the same classroom (8eme rouge) at JA but you left soon after. Anyway, I am also from Ghana and I was pleased when u mentionned Van Vicker as on of yr favourite actors. Girl, he is every ghanaian girl’s fantasy but above all his performance in the acting field is outstanding.
    Well on a more seroius note, i wanted you to give me a piece of advice on the use of lip gloss. I have thick lips and I always refrain from using lip gloss or shine cos I feel it is gonna enhance my lips which I hate. To me, thick-lipped people should not use lipsticks and co. Please do let me know yr opinion ’bout this.
    Thank u very much and thumbs up for the great job u are doing, keep it up.

  140. 143 Elody
    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Hello Eva!i just have to say that i love your blog!here is my question.i tend to be alergic to SPF in high concentration.Therefore,i don’t really know what make-up i should use.I have been using maybelline Whipped mousse but i would like something different.
    Thanks for taking the time to read!

  141. Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Can you become a make-up artist when you are 11 years old? Im really good at it.

  142. 145 Ebony
    Friday, August 22, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Hey Miss Eva!! I just found your website thru google and I must say I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! I am a 22 yr old dark skinned female (straight hershie kisses chocolate, HOLLA! LOL)) and I am just now getting into the whole make-up thing because I transferred to Florida A&M University to finish up my degree and the women here are always looking so fierce!! So I decided I needed to up my game and youre website is a miracle worker!!! And on top of that, if I read correctly, youre an Aquarius too?? (my b day is Feb 4th!) Were good people! We always love to help! Keep up what youre doin girl! I LOVE IT!!!

  143. 146 eVaDiVa
    Friday, September 5, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    @ Amina: The shimmer brick color was Apricot

    @ Chanel: sorry for the late response…hopefully ur wedding went well. You can usually wear pretty much anything with black…it s actually the only color that goes with any eye color makeup…that s why the MAC people are always all in black…

    @ Nicolette: I will give you details on a natural look very soon…got ur pic…do u want me to post it on my blog when I give u ur natural look?

    @ Emma: Hello Emma. Of course I do remember you!!! Coz I remember that our names were almost similar when we were younger. About your thick lips, my sister has thick lips too and I convinced her that she can use lipgloss. The key is to use a lip liner and draw a tick line around ur lips and then use a color as natural as possible on ur lips by blending the 2. Try chestnut with lipglosses like spite, bare truth, chai (MAC)

    @ Elody: Most foundation/ powder have a suncreen, even when it’s not written on the box. I would suggest you try a mineral foundation like bare minerals. You should not have any problem with that.

    @ Itsana: You can become a makeup artist at any age. It s not about how old you are but about your skills! If you are pretty good you already ARE a makeup artist. However in order for you to work or have a license, you will need to wait until you are 16 at least…
    Good luck to u!

    @ Ebony: Yessss I am aquarius (Feb 6th) WE ARE THE BEST!!! LOL
    Thank you for your warm and nice message. It’s going straight to my heart…Keep reading the blog and feel free to ask questions…



  144. 147 LJ
    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    I live in Malden Mass.. I am looking for a good school for make-up artistry, as well as esthitics… DO you know of any in the area that you would recommend… Any help would be greatly appreciated… Desperate for the right schooling. Thank you

  145. 148 Kesh
    Monday, September 15, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Hey Eva,

    I recently discovered your blog and I love it!

    I have a question for you… I’m just getting into MAC and I want to purchase a Quad with very neutral, every day eyeshadow colors. Which eyeshadows do you think I should get for the quad? I think I should get some browns, but there are so many eyeshadows to choose from so I’m a bit confused. For your reference, I’m an NW45.

    Your help would be appreciated, thanks!

  146. 149 Nicolette
    Monday, September 15, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Ms. Eva,
    Thank you so much for all your efforts I really do appreciate it. Sure, you can post my natural look on your blog. I did finally go to MAC and the makeup artist matched me as a NC55 but it made my skin look so sallow as if I was dead 😦 so I took it back hmmmm so I am back using my Sue Divett Kimberly Plateau. Like most women of color, I get lighter in the winter thinking about looking at Make up Forever HD foundation. I am in school in Buffalo, NY thinking about crossing the border to Canada. I hear the MAC artists are awesome there. Take care and again thank you for sharing all your makeup expertise.

  147. 150 eVaDiVa
    Monday, September 15, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    @ LJ: Hi LJ, I am sorry but I am not familiar with that area. I would suggest you google schools located in that area, visit each of them, look at their curriculum and ask questions…Good luck!

    @ Kesh: If you want a natural brown look and you are a NW45, I would suggest you get these 4 colors:
    – soft brown or Bamboo (for the lid)
    – Mulch or Bronze (for the crease)
    – Espresso or Brun (for the outer corner crease, can also be used as an eyeliner or to fill eyebrows–> espresso only)
    – Arena (this is the best color to use as a highlighter if you are a NW45 or darker, you can use it under your eyebrows to highlight any color eyeshadow)

    Let me know how you like it…

    @ Nicolette: I am sorry you could not get matched correctly at MAC. NC 55 is a color that can look very dull as it contains too many yellow pigments and is not light enough…I am happy you could find another brand…try IMAN also…
    In what area of Canada will you be? I was in MTL and visited a few MAC counters and was not really impressed with the knowledge of the artist when it comes to WOC…I think it’s a lil bit better in Toronto…let me know how you like it…



  148. 151 Aida
    Monday, September 15, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Hi Eva,

    It’s been quite a while, hope u r doing fine. I was thinking about buying the Bobbi Brown foundation, but i am not so sure. So what do u recommend? MAC or BB. I will be in dakar soon and i need some good stuff for my face. Btw have u ever used or heard about VINCENT LONGO products, one of my cousin was saying that they have good products as far as powder, foundation etc…. but i wanted to check with u first… So plz help me update my make up bag coz i know i have all the wrong things in there.

    Thank you in advance my AQUARIUS BUDDY!!!


  149. Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Hi…i Love Your Make-up Site..its given me a great insight towards the selction of make-up i should choose…i like to wear a minimal amount of make-up in the day time so i would really like ” DEFINED EYEBROWS ” like yours to bring out my face..can you help me with this, i have an outing on friday so i would really like to learn how to do them by then…thanks a lot and keep up the great work…xx

  150. Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    hey! your makeup tips and skills are truly amazing! i was wondering if you can take pictures of different jewel designs for makeup on eyelids/face. i am trying to have my makeup rather dramatic and just “wow” people with it in a good way. thanks. cant wait to see updates on your page! xoxo

  151. 154 Marix
    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Salut Eva merci pour ton blog très instructif que je consulte régulièrement ;).
    J’aurais deux questions s’il te plait:
    1) Penses-tu que le touche éclat d’Yves Saint Laurent numéro 4 conviendrait à une peau noire comme moi cad NW45?
    2) A part MAC, connais-tu des bonnes références de fond de teint, j’ai acheté dernièrement studio tech de mac en nw45 et non seulement il est trop rouge/rose sur ma peau mais en plus la texture ne rend vraiment pas bien et ça me fait une peau plus moche que sans… De plus je pense que même en essayant un NC (qui serait sans doute au contraire trop jaune), le vrai problème du studio tech est la texture (en plus pas suffisant couvrante pour moi).
    Merci d’avance.

  152. 155 eVaDiVa
    Monday, September 29, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    @ Aida: Sorry for the delay…I like Bobbi Brown makeup but I am not a big fan of their foundation. The only one that I think works and is good is the stick foundation. It’s easy to blend on the face and gives you a buildable coverage. I prefer MAC foundation for WOC. Try Black Opal too. As far as Vincent Longo, it’s a good makeup brand but I don’t find them very versatile in the choice of color, especially for women of color. However, they do have great eye shadows palettes (come in trio or duo also).

    @ Ms.Kay: I know this is coming late but check my old post on eyebrows: HERE and the video on eyebrows tutorial. Try to get them waxed every 2 weeks with a professional.

    @ Joanna l: Thank u Joanna!!! When you say jewel designs what do you mean? Do you mean like these on my Portfolio Gallery: HERE?

    @Marix: Je ne suis pas sure si la touché éclat numéro 4 t’irait car il faudrait vraiment que je vois ta peau et que je puisse te dire (même si tu utilises NW45 et que ca te va). Il y a un peu de rouge dedans et donc si le NW45 de Mac te va ca devrait être plus ou moins correcte. Essaie de faire l’essai et regarde sous la lumière du jour ce que ca donne. A part MAC, je conseille aussi Black Opal et Black-Up. Les fonds de teints de IMAN sont bien aussi. Le studio tech est assez lourd pour une peau grasse…et c’est pour ca que ce n’est pas mon 1 er choix chez MAC. Essai le liquide Select SPF, le studio fix ou le mineralize powder. Envoi moi une photo sur mon e-mail pour que je puisse voir si tu es plus une NW (ROUGE) ou NC (Jaune).

  153. 156 Aida
    Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Thank u so very much!!! God Bless this Great Heart of yours…….

  154. 157 Aida
    Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Me again!!! If u look @ my pic on FB, would u think that im a NW or NC? coz i think the Nw50 that i have is not right for me or should i get a lighter color?

  155. 158 eVaDiVa
    Friday, October 3, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Aida please send me a message on facebook coz I can’t find you…

  156. 159 eVaDiVa
    Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Aida, you are definately a NW 45…Not NC. Your underskin tone is more red than yellow

  157. 160 Aida
    Monday, October 6, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Thank u , thank u again, i really appreciate it!!!

  158. 161 fave
    Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Hi Eva,I have problems with my makeup.I don’t really know which makeup really fits my skin complexion.Will you please help me?

  159. 162 latoya
    Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Hi i came across your site and i decided to ask this question since am new to makeup i went to a mac store and that was the first time i used makeup so i got my face did by the makeup artist for a everday look and i then bougth some of the products used i have no idea about what blush to buy expect for the one the makeup artist used on me and i am looking to get some more for my complexion and i was hoping you could help me out with that and also foundation.i want to start using liquid foundation but nothing too heavy for my face itmust feel very ligth which mac liquid foundation should i use and also if i use mac cream foundation in NC45 should i buy a liquid in that same number or not. and what concealer should i use since NC45 is my colour.

  160. 163 latoya
    Friday, October 10, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Hi if i have provide a pic of me to let you see please let me know and the NC45 was matched up for me by the mac makeup artist because i tolded them i didn’t know my colour and she worked until she find one that matched.Also sorry for so many question but which mac moisture is a good one to mix a founation with.

  161. 164 Marian Mahmoud
    Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Hi Eva,
    How are you doing? I was wondering what eye makeup remover you use or you recommend.

  162. 165 ina
    Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    salut eva,
    félicitations encore pour ton site je passe mon temps à en faire la pub autour de moi.
    aujourd’hui j’ai une questions à te poser concernant les peaux grasses
    je suis à abidjan en ce moment et j’ai pri du poids ce qui me donne des boutons sur le visage c assez désagréable et j’aimerais que tu me donne une solutions pour en venir à bout (stp je n’en peux plus !!!)
    en plus j’ai un pb de pilosité sur le visage (des poils au menton) et c plus k’enervant la pince à épiler m’aide mais je ne trouve pas ça suffisant.

    merci de m’aider à trouver des solutions

    bonne continuation

  163. 166 dalia
    Monday, October 13, 2008 at 3:34 am

    hello eva.
    i have a dark area arund my mouth and i dont know what to do ??!!

  164. 167 faive
    Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Hi Eva.I have problems with my make up,eyebrows and eyelashes.I don;t really know which makeup to apply.I have a dark skin complexion.I don’t also know how to shape my eyebrows and eyelashes and I also have dark circles.Will you please tell me which makeup to put on,how to shape my eyebrows,eyelashes and how to get rid of the dark circles under my eyes.I also have some scars in my face.Please help me.

  165. 168 Ada
    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 2:16 am

    Hi Eva, I am an NC50 in fix fluid and I am seeking the perfect rosey pink/baby pink lip gloss. Could u recommend one for me to try out. I am seeking a colour that looks understated, natural at the same time pretty. I tried lovechild and hated it.

  166. 169 KeKe
    Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Hey Eva,

    I seen this cute pic of Brandy and was wondering if you can help me recreate this fab simple smokey eye that she’s wearing.

    Here is the link to the picture:

    If you could let me know what eyeshadows from MAC that I could purchase to recreate this look that would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks and I love your site btw.. it’s very informative and helpful for us WOC.

  167. 170 eVaDiVa
    Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    @ Fave: Hi Fave, I will need to see at least a pic of you to be able to help you with that. Fell free to email me one

    @ Latoya: MAC makeup artists are great and they can usually recommend the right colors for you. Most of the time, if you are a NC45 in one type of powder or foundation, it will be the same number in the whole line. However, I strongly recomend you stop by a counter just to be sure. You can also try MAC select SPF 15 liquid as a liquid foundation. It’s not too heavy on the skin and gives a very natural finish.

    @ Marian: I like Lancome Bi-facil eye makeup remover. I hope we’ll get to see each other before you leave Dakar…I know my schedule is soo busy but hopefully we can do something…

    @ Ina: Abdijan c doux!!! Moi aussi j’ai pris enormement de poids quand j’y etais…le meilleur produit pour les boutons qui sortent de nul part c’est “boo boo zap” de Benefit. Je ne pense pas que tu pourras le trouver si tu es toujours a Abidjan. Ce que tu pourrais faire en attendant c un gommage hydratant et applique un peu de beurre de karite sur les boutons le soir au coucher. Pour les poils a ton menton, je pense que la meilleure solution c’est l’epilation a la cire ou a la pince comme tu le fais deja…

    @ Dalia: Try MURAD Age Spot & Pigment lightening gel. It has 2 % hydroquinone so you know…
    Available at Sephora for $58. It’s pricy but it works for dark spot on the face.

    @ Faive: The best thing if you really are new at makeup is to find some time to go behind a counter and have the makeup artist show you a few things. For your eyebrows, get them waxed by a professional and go for touch ups every 2 weeks. For your dark circles use MAC FAST RESPONSE eye cream. It has caffeine extracts and is great for dark cirlces.

    @ Ada: MAC has a very nice collection of pink lipglosses. I like the plushglass in AMPLE PINK. Read thes 2 posts:

    @ Keke: I will replicate that look for you as a beauty of the week

  168. 171 shade
    Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Hi im a nw 50 and i dont own any blush. any recommendations. i really don’t like that heavy head cheek like in the 80’s. i open to any suggestions and techniques. thanks

  169. 172 shade
    Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    i also think that my my foundation may be to dark some times. i really new to makeup as far as eyes and blush is concerned. im a little lost

  170. 173 Sabria M.
    Friday, November 14, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Hey Eva, long-time no hear. I’m glad to see that your still doing well, I wish I could get my hands on a copy of Unwind, that featured you! Best wishes to you and much sucess to you in all you do…your great at waht u do!


  171. 174 ina
    Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 4:24 am

    merci bcp …
    c vrai qu’Abidjan est doux !!
    dommage on ne s’est pas vu ce sera certainement partie remise !!

  172. Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Hey Eva,

    within seconds of looking at your blog I’ve become a really big fan..I’m 17 and I’ve become bored with my look (I tend to wear gold eyeshadow,eyeliner on top lid and mascara)I want to try new things but not look to over done, if I send you a picture would it be possible that you can offer suggestions??

  173. 176 Kym
    Friday, December 5, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Can u tell me what’s the best false eye lash for your bottom lash?
    Thanks in advance

  174. Monday, December 8, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    I bought MAC’s Studio Tech Cream Foundation (NC45) and MAC’s Select Sheer/Pressed Powder NC55. Mac sure is expensive, that much cost me 5o bucks, then the lady at the counter said I need a 32 dollar foundation brush. I was like NO way! Anyway, what I wanted to know is how long will this makeup last if I wear it everday?

  175. 178 Rosalyn
    Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Hi not sure how i came across your page but i’m very happy I did. I’m just starting out in school but want to hair & makeup when i’m done. the hair thing is good but I love makeup. So if you have any ideas of what a girl would need in her Big makeup bag to start? I have my own makeup but I am not sure how much I will need to do others. thanks for your help and I love the site

  176. Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I ABSOLUTELY love your work and the idea that you have taken time out to help us aspiring MUA. Your helpful tips are very informative. One QUICK QUESTION: I am beginning Von Lee international mid Feb. after completion, where do you suggest I look to intern and gain more experience to help build my resume?. Of course if you ever need an assistant or even just a face to beat…call me!…lol. Kiss, Kiss!

  177. 180 sherry
    Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Hi there. I was just reading your blog and it’s fabulous! i noticed in one of your posts, you mentioned having your eyebrows tattooed. i was wondering where you got yours done as i’m thinking of having mine done and have no idea where a woman of color can go to have them done properly. any info would be great!

  178. 181 Mayinga
    Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Hello miss!!

    Your blog is very interesting!!!Beautiful idea..

    I hope that your dream will come true and I wish you a good continuation..


  179. 182 Amayel
    Monday, January 19, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Hello Eva.
    Je suis tres agreablement surprise de voir tout ce que tu fais!!! Congrats!!!
    Je ne suis pas tres forte en maquillage…c beaucoup par paresse..prendre du temps pour la poudre, les yeux..(et pourtant j’adore les yeux bien maquillés!!!)..tu devrais donner des cours sous forme d’atelier (j’avais deja pris des cours de mauqillage yeux au Mac de Passy a paris, il ne m’en reste que quelques vagues souvenirs…)…en tous cas pense-y on pourra les faire en colllab avec Body Best, je suis sure que tu auras pbcp d’inscriptions…
    Alors j’ai tout de meme une question…on m’a venté les bienfaits de Bare Minerals que j’ai bien sur achete en courant avec le dvd d’explications siouplait!!! mais je trouve ca blanc sur moi, pourtant nioulouma torop…est ce moi qui l’utilise malou est une arnaque que ca s’adapte à toutes les teintes de peaux??
    N’oublie suis une watche bess du maquillage!
    Grosses bises


  180. 183 SUE
    Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 6:11 am




  181. 184 nanette
    Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    hello Eva merci d’avoir répondu à mon mail
    alors ma question est tte simple j’utilise souvent bobbby brown comme fond de teint
    et mac de temps en temps j’arive tjs pa à trancher parck chacun des 2 apporte son truc
    avec celui de b.Brown je suis super naturel sa se voi à peine par contre mac m’apporte un peu plus de luminosité sa m’éclairçi mé juste d’un doigt…
    je veux me fixer sur un des deux t’aurai une idée? un conseil?
    lequel me conseillerai tu de garder?
    Ps: par contre je me suis fixé coté poudre et c’est mac
    coté gloss t’aurai un advice?

    merci é bizuu

  182. 185 nanette
    Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    et blush too que conseillerai tu comme blush
    je t’ai envoyé des foto dans ta boite mail

  183. 186 Kadiatou
    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Hello eVaDiVa,
    This is a pretty impressive blog and i encourage to take your skills to a professional level in your homeland of Senegal.

    I just discovered your blog today and it was recommended to me by a friend and colleague, as you can see you are making a name for yourself. Congrats!.

    My question is the following: I am neither too dark nor too light but my famce has the tendency to be darker then the rest of my body. Do you have any recommendations for that? I don’t use specific products; I wash my face with “Mon Savon” and that’s it and use Topicreme as body and face lotion. I only put make up on for occasions. I want a nice and clear skin but not sure what to use for my face.

    My last question: I heard that make up everyday will get you old fast, is this a myth or reality? Because of this I don’t even dare wear free powder on my face.

    From reading your blog, you seem to favor Mac for black skin; is this correct or what make up brand do you most prefer for black skin? Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you.

  184. 187 Fatima
    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Eva, je voulai te feliciter and tell u how great your work is. Some people are just made for something and I think this was made for u. you do a great job, everything is just beautiful and u do such a great job at what u do…… anyway everything just looks flawless…

    Keep up the good work… this was made for u…. good luck….
    the make up looks very simple and beautiful… LOOOve it.. bisous…
    au fait c Fatoumata if u don’t remember…

  185. 188 Fima
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 10:43 am


    I use sponge to apply my foundation and my fingers to apply concealer. Should i be using brushes to get that flawless look?


  186. 189 adriana
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    hello,eva how are you??? im really happy to find your blog is amazing evrything is veru helfull in your blog have a very very bless day.

  187. 190 Luce
    Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Hello Eva,

    J’ai une question pour toi. Je me suis enfin décidée pour un maquillage permanent (tatouage) des sourcils cependant il y a des éléments pour lesquels j’avais pas tout compris dans le post que tu avais fait sur le sujet:
    – est ce qu’on t’enlève tous les sourcils pour dessiner à la place une nouvelle ligne ou alors est ce que c’est uniquement un remplissage des “trous”
    – au niveau de la douleur: est ce que tu es sous anesthésie locale? Au bout de combien de temps est ce que cette douleur disparait-elle? Et ces fameuses crôutes dont tout le monde parle: est ce que c’est le genre t’es défigurée pendant 4 jours au point de ne plus pouvoir sortir de chez toi?

    En tous cas merci d’avance pour tes réponses. J’ai trouvé une clinique sur internet qui m’a l’air pas mal donc j’aimerais bien avoir des éclaircissements avant d’aller faire un tour..

  188. 191 Candae
    Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 1:47 pm


    Love your site. I need a little ( well a lot ) help. It seems when I get my make up done I think none of the foundation works for me. I tend to look almost manly by the time they are finished. The last time I got my make up done I went to MAC and it looked horrible. To top it off I took pictures that day. I really need help picking out foundation, concealer etc. When I apply it, it looks cakey and my pores are visable. Can I send you a picture of myself so that you can suggest some ideas? I really want to project a professional look at work. Any advice you can give will be greatly appreciated.

    P.S Love the site.

  189. 192 candae
    Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 8:08 am


    I know i have asked a lot of question but can someone tell me how long you’re able to wear individual or full eyelashes. Is it only for one day?

    Thanks in advance

  190. 194 Ladii B
    Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Hey I was looking at your portfolio and you are very talented girl ! Im currently in cosmetology school and I love doing hair but Im very interested in the feild of make-up artistry. I live in massachusetts and Im not sure wether to go to Elizabeth Grady an esthetics school that also focuses on make-up artistry or to go to a school like Alicias Make up Academy wich only focuses on make-up because Im not sure if an esthetics school would focus on make-up enough. Well since your a make-up artist I would like to know your opinion. Thanks.

  191. 195 Uche
    Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 12:16 am

    I love the site!

    What liquid highlighter do you recommend for a NC45 gyal with oily skin?

  192. 196 gabrielle
    Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Salut Eva, j’ai une peau avec de l’acné de temps en temps (surtout quand je mange du choclat et consor. Sais tu quel genre de fond de teint je peux mettre en journée. Est ce qu’un fond de teint poudre est suffisant ou je dois utiliser le liquide? Pour le moment j’utilise le mac studio fix.
    Et aussi derniere question: en soirée, je trouve qu’il ne tient pas trop, surtout en boite, ou il fait trop chaud generalement.
    Quelques idées?

  193. 197 Liseret
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Coucou Eva,
    Contente de voir le chemin que t’a parcouru depuis toute petite…!
    Je voulais savoir où je pouvais voir tes produits à DKR ?
    Bisous encore petite soeur prometteuse ; je suis conquise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  194. 198 Dz
    Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 4:35 am

    hi….i really thank u for providing such a website…mainly for dark skin…i was realy in search of such a site…

    is it possible to give me your e-mail id??So then i can check with you personally as i would appreciate if you could help me with my problems..

  195. 199 Dz
    Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Please could you tel me the uses of lip balm and the best lip balm brands….???

  196. 200 pbutter
    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    hey… am currently using black opal-nutmeg as a foundation and toast as the concealer..i was wondering if u could help me figure out which mac and bobbi brown foundations and concealers i should get,coz i always get them wrong,also which blushes could work well with my tone..thank you for all your help

  197. 201 Cynthia Lumzy
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    first of all love your work i wanted to knowwhat colors did u use on your self under your “looks” page the 3rd&4th photos luve both looks also i use fashion fair stick in pure brown could u recommend a powder for me and a does the globel glow and warm look on darker skin tones how would i uses them and were should u apply bronzer what is a good concealer to use with my foundation for my dark spots can u please send me a blue print for a day look and a night look from begining to end please i cant get it right i loved how u explained everything on your models thanks cynthia—-

  198. 202 Latrece
    Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Hi Eva,

    I am trying to get up to speed with applying eye shadow and how to achieve the glam looks that are on your blog. I want to get the turquoise look that is your header photo. What colors did you use and what brand of eyeshadow is this? Some of the eyeshadows that are in my makeup bag are the following: MAC: Amber Lights Frost, Dark Brown, Hush frost, Mythology, IMAN White Gold. Thanks in advance for your reply.

  199. 203 Sophie
    Monday, March 30, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Hi Eva,
    Very nice blog,Congrats!I came across it through surfing and Iam glad I did. I will be visit often. My question is I am looking for cream or lotion,some kind of regime that will clear the spots from my face but won’t bleach my dark skin . I have so many spots that I got when I was pregnant and even before that due to acne. Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic acid seem to make it worse.Thanks in advance for your reply.

  200. 204 Landapanda
    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Hello Eva,

    I need your advice. I have been wearing Select SPF15 Foundation in NW43 and it has been the perfect match for me. After trying to find the perfect match for years I finally got it right and now Mac as taken it out of stock. Can you imagine how I felt when I was told this. I mean what if I was planning to get married. What? No foundation! My fiance would be mad at me because I would have to call the wedding off. LOL I have contacted the Gone but not forgotten program and they have yet to find this product. So I would like to ask you this, do you know of what other Mac product whether it’s the studio sculpt that would be even close to the color and wear of the Select SPF15 Foundation in NW43. Now just to let you know my skin type i am a mixture of yellow, neutral and warm undertones. This is mostly because i do suffer from acne and the after affects of acne scarring which then gives me the darker forehead and dark spots everywhere else. My neck is very yellow “NC”. I have tried the Studio Fix Fluid NW 43 and it’s ok it’s just a litte darker and heavier than I would like it to be. Most Mac reps would go straight for NC45 or NC50 after just looking at me but than once they apply the foundation they say no, I think your more NW something. I’m sure it’s not easy matching someone with out actually seeing them and applying foundations but I was hoping to get some direction as to which product do I start trying first that may be close to Select SPF15 Foundation. And I feel from visiting your blog you have extensive knowledge of MAC products. I appreciate any advice you can give me. Thanks!!!

  201. 205 nanna
    Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 7:04 am

    Greetings Eva,

    Do you have any suggestions for dark spots/blotchy skin? Im currently using Ambi Fade cream do you know of any other good product?

  202. 206 LaKisha
    Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Like Latrece I would like to know about the look in your heading, including the lips. It is beautiful.

  203. 207 Vanessa
    Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Can you tell me what’s a good everyday natural false lash i could buy? Thanks

  204. 208 LINDA
    Friday, April 17, 2009 at 5:15 am


    I love your blog , your makeup is very beautiful, I find it beautiful.
    I may go in a new york and I would like to buy MAC makeup, because in Paris it is expensive.
    Do you or I could buy it cheaper online or in NYC?

    I thank you for your help

    I await your mail with impatience,



  205. 209 Cynthia
    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Hi Eva,

    I stumbled across your website doing different searches on Google and I love your work. I am soooo interested in becoming a MUA but can’t afford to go to school for it. Were you trained or did you teach yourself?



  206. 210 Shelece
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I was wondering do you have a youtube page and if so what is it?

  207. 211 ebony
    Monday, May 25, 2009 at 1:40 am

    my question is have you ever heard of micabella cosmetics?its mineral cosmetics they sell in different vendor carts.i normally wear mac nw 50 which i love but it clogs my pores. but micabella gave me some kind of foundation called mf-10,i am not sure if its too light/dark for my face,others say they cant see what i am looking at.i see this black-up makeup on your site.i am trying to wear safe mineral foundations with no harmful chemicals,by any chance can you give me some alternative mineral foundations for my skin type that i may consider purchasing in the future?i am medium dark with golden undertones.thanks

  208. 212 Lola
    Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Hi Eva!
    I was wondering what you think about tinted moisturizers…People say they are a more natural and less heavy alternative to foundation…Have you tried any? Which ones suit black skin? I have normal/ sensitive skin. I don’t wear a lot of make up, and use MAC products for the most part.

  209. 213 Shanneeen
    Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 4:51 am


    sorry for the bother 😦
    her foundation is like sooo FREEEKKIINN AMAZING !
    I was wondering what highlighter from make I can use to get the same look !

    and which foundation from Mac/ or Makeup Forever would come closest to her look?

    Would the mac fix plus take a good role in this as well?

    • 214 Lindy
      Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 2:01 am

      Hi Eva,
      Just wanna say that I love your site and I will be telling all of my friends about it.

      My question is I’m always reading that I should wear two different shades of foundation. I understand why (because people are generally not all one colour and it makes for a more ‘realistic’ looking skin tone, I get that), but I have no idea how to apply two different shades and where I should be putting the darker shade/which parts of my face?

      I always apply foundation with my fingers and then blend using pads to get it into any little nooks I may have missed and to smooth it out, I wear Mac studio fix NW50.

      Thanks for any advice you can give me,
      Lindy in London, England

  210. 215 Nathalie
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Hello Eva,
    I would I admire your work and must say your blog has been a good reference. I would love to speak with you about some business opportunities. Since this is a blog I will not get into detail so if you do not mind please can you email me at so we can talk more. Thank You~

  211. 216 curious
    Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Hi! I happened upon your page while searching for licensed prof. that do perm eyebrows. You brows look GREAT! My question is that ALL hairstrokes or a combo of YOUR hair and the hair strokes? Thanks so much!

  212. 217 Tonya
    Friday, September 11, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Hello. Hope you are doing well. I happened onto your page searching for Tia Mowry pictures and just want to say you are gorgeous and very talented!
    My question is about the lipliner lipgloss trick which I’ve been trying to master for years and I see you have it down. The only one I do over and over though is the dark brown/chestnut with an taupe, light brown or goldish lipgloss. I want to venture into some other lipliner and lipgloss color as seen on your site any suggestions would be appreciated.
    P.S. I never thought about the blending (so I’ve always had that LINE you spoke of)!
    Thank you in advance for your repsonse. God bless you in all that you do.

  213. 218 Tonya
    Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Hi diva. I am just now trying to get into accessories and noticed your earrings are always lovely. Please let me know where you shop for earrings. I really appreciate your honesty and willingness to share info I visit a lot of forums and blogs and the people will show you how to do things but won’t share the colors/brands etc. You tell the whole thing brand, technique, tips the whole shabang

  214. 219 hannah
    Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 9:17 pm


    i have strech marks, and im thinking of buying that clarins cream, does it even the skin tone out as well as getting rid of the marks? thanks!! x

  215. 220 keisha Thomas
    Monday, October 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    WOW! I found this blog site just last week and I’ve been on it everyday since. I love it! I have so many questions but I will just start off with one.. Lol!
    I’m African American but I just love, love, love the way Mally Roncal does her makeup. Its so natural. I wear a NW 45 in MAC and I was wondering what products do you think I could use to copy her look.

    Thank you so much for your time!

  216. 221 Larissa
    Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 10:39 pm


    You mentioned to ask you about makeup schools in different regions. I’m in the Washington DC area. Also, I’m close enough to New York to go up there. Do you recommend any schools in these areas?

    Thank you!

  217. 222 Gwenevere Smith
    Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Hi Eva,

    I just love your website and love your makeup. My birthday is this Friday, October 30th, I would love to have you do my makeup, how can I get in contact with you?

  218. 223 Supernova
    Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 7:28 am

    what black up complexion enhancer do you use?

  219. 224 azrea
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 4:03 am

    hi sweet, i have a question. my indian friends are so fed up with MAC coz it leave them with greyish complexion after using NC55 & the darkest powder too. any other solution? hope to hear from u soon!

  220. 225 zena
    Friday, November 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm


    I googled black up equivalent of mac and found your blog! I was going to buy black up cream to powder foundation but could only find it online in the Uk, do you by any chance have an idea what colour a mac nc50 would wear in black up. Thanks.

  221. 226 Little Learner
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Hey Eva,

    I have tons of eyeshadow colors but i cant tell which ones would look good together when i mix them. What colors do you mix???

  222. 227 Little Learner
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Hey Eva,

    I was wondering, would you prefer powderd or liquid foundation? I have liquid but if powderd would work better i can get that. Whatever works better!! Luv ya!

  223. 228 Renee
    Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    What is a good primer for darker skin?

  224. 229 sarr
    Friday, January 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Slt Eva,
    C’est charles sarr un de tes contacts facebook. J’ai essaye de te contacter
    via ce reseau mais I cannot found U.
    Dans le cadre d’une mission d’affaire k j’effectue (canada) j’ai rencontre le president
    d’une entreprise comestique. Il y aurait peut etre qq chose qui pourrait t’interesse ou
    qui pourrai solliciter ton expertise sans le domaine des comestiques.
    send me un courriel pour k je te donne les details et avoir ton avis.
    Porte toi bien,

  225. 230 MS.KAY
    Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Hi i am so new to make-up i would like to have help iwht picking the right foundation color. i also would like to know how and what to have in a makeup kit that would be in my purse…help

  226. 231 Ronnie
    Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Hey, I love your make up. I am very dark skinned and I have trouble using eye shadows that complement my skin tone. Do you have any advice or suggestions on what I can use.thanks.

  227. 232 Maya
    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Hey eva I live in France I regrettably used the clearing up products and I have to stop more than a month But my skin is not any more trés beautiful ago can – u give me a name of creme for the black skin to have a good complexion and be able to unify my complexion? A friend has me say that in states there are many of creme for the blacks!!

  228. 233 Shaye
    Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Hi Eva,

    I have been shaving my head for a little over 2 years now and am loving it, but I have noticed that I have some blemishes and uneven patches on my scalp.
    What makeup can I use the will give me a flawless look, such as what Tyra Banks used on her Bald head in the picture, my complexion is the same color as hers.
    Thanks so much for your help….


  229. 234 Adeyemi
    Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    i just have a quick question… i usually use mac but i hv been reading reviews about the black opal cosmetics and how wonderful they are… i am a mac NW45/NW50… i was hoping you could help me convert them into black opal shades… becos there are no outlets in the uk to go check them out.
    thank you.

  230. 235 Michelle
    Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 12:01 am

    I am a medium complected African-American woman. My skin tone is Caramel. My outer tone is like a reddish brown and my undertones are very gold. NC 5O is darkens me. I took a photo with NC 50 and my face was the color of red clay, and my body was caramel. NC45 is better but it is ashy looking in the darker areas of my face. I decided to switch to Lancome foundation. I can wear Lancome and it matches my undertones and overtones. MAC has some awesome makeup, but their foundations are not ideal for women with medium tones. Also, the sales people at the MAC counter can be bit too opinionated, although you tell them what works for you.

  231. 236 Terrell
    Monday, October 18, 2010 at 2:21 am

    I’m a 25 year old male…not close to the richest… Not even close to best looking…I have Christ…if that matters well anyways saying all this… Because I saw your pic… Even read a few of your comments… U sound real down to earth…and gorgeous to boot could u ever b interested in dating one such as my self…just curious…God first African american male sec

  232. Monday, October 25, 2010 at 3:23 am

    a informative good post by you looking forward to visit more really soon.

  233. Friday, October 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    You you could edit the post subject title Ask me… eVaDiVa’s Make-up Bag to more specific for your content you create. I loved the blog post withal.

  234. Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 11:27 pm


    I love makeup artistry and am trying to become one currently. I’m finishing up my bachelors in psychology right now and look forward to switching to makeup, something I truly love, right after graduation. I’m working hard to save my money right now to afford some time of makeup program. I am in the Boston area and have considered David Nichols International and the Debra Macki workshops. If you have any advice for me regarding good programs, I’m already frequently expanding my makeup arsenal, watching so many tutorials, practicing on friends and such, am a regular at the MAC counter so much so that the girls there know me and let me hang out for as long as I want, etc. but I do need some professional instruction. I am trying to find a good makeup artist to sort of apprentice under, for free, I’ll even wash their brushes for them.

    I would love to work on movie sets and travel abroad with this skill, joining two of my passions. If you have any advice whatsoever it it more than welcome. I’m just trying to choose the best possible program that will prepare me.

    Thanks so much!

  235. 240 Dijah
    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Hey. i just stumbled upon your website and I love it!!!. great tips. I have a question about eyebrows. what do I do??? I have brows but I cannot get it to the shape I want something like your shape or megan Good’s. Am even thinking about getting it permanently done but am nervous. I have tried waxing. tweezing and threading but so far nothing to my satisfaction. I strongly believe that the perfect brows shapes your face and I want my brows to be on point. Help.

  236. 241 Shante
    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Why dont you do youtube videos?

  237. Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Hi I just stumbled on your site today and it so helpful. I use MAC Studio Fix NW45 however i have noted that i am having fequent break outs i am not so sure if its the new product of MAC am using cos previsouly i was using Mark Kay. I would like you to recommend the next MAC Product, I also have an oli face. Iwas also thinking of trying Fashion Fair what shade matched with MAC NW 45.

    Hey keep the good work on this site i just love it.

  238. 243 Nicole
    Monday, December 6, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I know you stated earlier but if you had to honestly pick between Von Lee and Bennett Make-Up artistry Program. Which program would you pick? I have been googling Von Lee and some fabulous people are doing big things. I just don’t know about Bennett but it is closer to me. This is not important though! Bennett is more expensive.

  239. 244 Claudia
    Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Not sure if this site is still being updated, but I thought I’d ask. I’m 22 and a beginner at makeup, but am falling for the art. I’d love to turn this into a profession but I’m not sure where to go to learn everything I need to know. I read your article about becoming a MUA and I’d like to know your opinion on beginners and going to beauty school. Do you have any suggestions for Chicago, IL?


  240. 245 Sarah
    Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I found your website by accident, but i truly love it!! Your work is flawless! And as a woman with a dark complexion, its wonderful to have a site that helps guide us along our makeup journey! Much success in all you do! And keep up the wonderful work!

  241. 246 Nouvella Cue
    Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Eva, i’m a nigerian girl with very oily skin. Recently i had this outbreak of pimples which kept re-occurring and left spots on my face.I use Mary Kay concealer(Bronze1), foundation(Bronze 507)and Black opal powder(color:02 light), yet using all this still doesn’t hide my spots. This has been causing a lot of concern to me a i don’t know what else to do having tried a lot of things to no avail. Please i’m in desperate need of help.
    NOTE: Remember this is Nigeria and we don’t have access to a lot of things i.e Make-UP you have over there.

  242. Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    hi eva i have been looking for a blog like yours for the longest and im delighted i stumbled upon it!
    im not new to makeup but i feel i could be way better.
    so im starting over by trying to learn what are the must haves for every chocolate girls makeup bag.
    Im revamping by throwing away all my makeup(its not that much lol)and starting all over so my question is will you give me a list or a few of all the things to make a beautiful face.
    is mineral powder better for dry skin or is liquid better?
    do i need both concelor and foundation?
    do i need a whole set of brushes
    whats the best product to use underneath the makeup……and so on
    im sorry if i was all overthe place but i really need hlp and hope you can read through to see what i was trying to say.

    thank you

  243. 248 rose
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    what books do you recommend.
    also is there andy dvd’s or class on line.

  244. Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Is there any way to follow your blog, how do I become a Follower? Most blogs have a Follower’s tab?

  245. 250 Aimee Nelson
    Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Hello Eva,

    I live in the Everett/Seattle Washington area and have been searching and searching for a good makeup school in my area, but have yet to find one. I have zero interest in hair or wigs, just all facets of the makeup industry…Actually, I’m considering moving to California to go to makeup artist school if I cannot find one in my area. I need to find one that is accredited and has finanacial aid and/or student loans. I’m willing to move, but prefer to stay in Washington if possible. I have heard there is school in Canada, but I plan to live in the states so not sure if that would work and if I had to choose between Canada and California, I’d have to go with the latter. 😉


  246. 251 P
    Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I have eyes much like Diana Ross. I have never been great with eyeshadows yet as I get older, I need more to make them pop. I wear mascara and liner but not much else regarding the eyes. My foundations are that of Studio Fix NW 45 or Rich Cocoa Estee Lauder. Also, the M.A.C. artist gave me a gold milneral finish which does nothing for my skin.

    My question is how do I even start with eyeshadow. What is the best brands other than M.A.C. and what is your daily skin regimine?

  247. 252 lala read
    Monday, August 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    hey girl, do u know what foundation color meagan good uses.

  248. 253 joce
    Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Hi im joce, so I love to wear makeup but i break out alot. what is a good skin care regimen for me to admit befor i start wearing makeup again. i miss my makeup

    • 254 eVaDiVa
      Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      Hello Joce,

      What is your skin type? There are a lot of good skincare brands out there that you can check. I don’t know how bad is your break out, but I would suggest proactiv if you have acne. I have seen it work on people.
      Other good skincare brands that I like are CLINIQUE, CLARINS and LA PRAIRIE (pretty expensive and it is more for mature skin and anti-aging). Check out she has good advice for clarins (if you speak french).


  249. 255 valentina
    Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 6:26 am

    wat kind of cream shld a dark gal rub dat will b suitable for her and also what to rub on ha face to preveny pimples

  250. 256 Nana
    Monday, September 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Hello Eva,
    I came across you blog today for the first time and I’m loving it. Great job! I love makeup and want to learn enough so I can be comfortable in applying makeup on others. I understand the need to practice a lot, but I want to learn from reading, watching others, then practice as much as possible. I’m specifically interested in sanitation, skin analysis, color analysis, makeup application, etc. I am seriously thinking about taking the 5 weeks Makeup Artistry course at Bennett Career Institute in DC. Someone suggested I take lessons from the Makeup Artists at the MAC store in Petagon City, VA instead. Do you have any comments about Bennett? What about lessons with the makeup Artists at the MAC store? Will it be worthwhile? Your recommendations are much appreciated. Sorry for the long message. Many thanks in advance for your time and reply.

  251. 257 Fatmata Kanu
    Monday, October 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Hello, I was curious about what face primer you use

  252. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Hi Eva,
    I use a blackup creme to powder foundation FC 12 but I’m thinking of switching to MAC. What foundation and concealer do u suggest I use ??


  253. 259 jessica
    Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    HI, I’m looking for make-up schools in NY, any recommendations?

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