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ZOOM on MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation


Just a quick post to share with you one of my favorite liquid foundation of the moment. MAC Studio Sculpt. I had a few prom girls makeover to do last week and used it on the girls. It looked flawless and the good thing about this foundation is that it gives a medium to full coverage with a satin finish. I found it to be especially good for bridal makeup! With all these weddings coming up this summer I will use it for sure on my brides and post pictures if I have the permission…

Note from the picture: This foundation comes in darker shades




f.o.t.d with Fashion Fair pressed powder

Hello Divas,

Here is a sunday FOTD! I have been looking for a neutral looking pressed powder for so long and I decided to try fashion fair today. The brand can sound somehow as an old brand but I found their pressed powder to be GREAT! One of the best I ever tried! I like it way better than MAC’s pressed powder as it gives more coverage without being to heavy on the skin. It can be comparable to the MAC mineralize powder, but I still prefer it over that one as it does not have any sparkles.

The FASHION FAIR pressed powder color I am wearing is PECAN.




Beauty of the week ***TIA MOWRY***

It seems like everybody has Tia Mowry on their mind…Ebene sent me a beautiful picture of her and Miss Cynthus from Kuruma featured her wedding on her blog…

Well, she sure deserves to be my beauty of the week just because she has that “je ne sais quoi” that makes her look so adorable and increasingly sophisticated. Might be love…or good genes…or a good facialist…who knows…I don’t know about you but I am glued to my TV every Sunday night to watch the Game… I love her style as Melanie Barnett…although I love her boyfriend/ex in the show Derwin wayyyy more… 😉


So here is how I would replicate her look: (All MAC unless specified)




Cream: Strobe Cream

Foundation: Hyper Real Liquid Foundation (just to give you that glow)

Powder: Mineralized Skinfinish Powder Natural

Blush: a mix of Gingerly and Sunbasque

Highligter: Mineralized Skinfinish WARMED on T-ZONE




Eyebrows: Espresso eyeshadow mixed with Spiked

Base: Fawntastic

Lid: Patina

Crease: Mulch mixed with Bronze

Highighter: Concealer Select moisture cover one shade lighter

Liner: white pencil liner Fascinating (inner rim)

Top liner: Maybelline waterproof liquid in Black

Mascara: Lancome Definicils (if you do not want to wear lashes)

Lashes: MAC #20 (corner lashes)




Liner: Lure

Lipstick: Viva Glam V

Lipgloss: Lipgelee Jellybabe or Saplicious (if you do not want it too pink)


Ok I had to share this picture with you Divas…here is Derwin (Pooch Hall) with his amaaazing 6 packs in a scene of THE GAME…


Another tag game…

Thank you Amina for the tag…very interesting indeed…

  • My Foundation: I have, and use, all the foundations that MAC carries. My favorite of all time is the LIQUID SELECT SPF 15 with the mineralize matte skinfinish powder on top!
  • My Mascara: Lancome FATALE
  • My Blush: MAC FORMAT or RAIZIN… (Format more than Raizin…)
  • My Eye Shadow: Are you kidding me??? How can I tell you which eyeshadow I like the most when I have 3000 and mix them all up all the time…lol (I also custom blend my eye shadows so don’t be afraid to “make” a color if you can’t find it anywhere and think you can custom-blend one from your existing stash…)
  • My Day Cream: Clinique Dramatically Different lotion
  • My Lipstick: I’m a makeup artist that does not wear lipstick…lol…lipgloss 4EVER!!! But I like MAC “O”…with a chestnut liner…
  • My Beauty Product Brand: I will let you guess that…lol…sooooo obvious…LOL
  • My Essential Beauty Product:Eyebrow pencil SPIKED
  • My Favorite Makeup Product: LIPGLOSS!!!
  • My Nails: Marshmallow nail lacquer by ESSIE with short squared shaped nails…
  • My Feet: on my toes MARSHMALLOW looks very nice and clean (it’s a pale white color), …summer is coming and I will switch to a very cute orange called APRICOTCHA CHEATING by O.P.I
  • My Hands: True Blu Spa “Look ma new hands” cream. Available at bath and body works. Looove it!
  • Three Products to bring on a deserted island: check my must have list…
  • Woman I admire for their beauty: Every woman that is confident about her own beauty!!! I still should say my girl Halle…
  • Woman with the Best Sense of Style: Rihanna!!!
  • My Ultimate Dream:own my makeup line and have my beauty/spa by the sea in Dakar…
  • How Do I Define Womanhood: Strength, inside beauty, confidence.
  • My Favorite Fashion Publication: Cosmopolitan, Essence, Vogue

I am tagging whoever wants to answer this…even you readers!!!




M-A-C SPF mineralize foundation loose

Hello cyber-familia! I have not forgotten about you. Life just got in the way of our regularly scheduled meetings…but I missed you all terribly! Let’s talk about beauty shall we?

MAC describes it mineralize SPF  foundation loose as: “A lightweight loose powder foundation that utilizes the power of minerals to provide the skin with a smooth, radiant, natural finish.” Brush it onto your skin for a sophisticated, medium-buildable coverage. “A special mineral complex helps keep skin healthy and nourished while the blend of moisturizers and conditioners in the formula help create a smooth, flawless application. It also provides essential everyday SPF 15 sun protection.”

I tried it 2 weeks ago and absolutely loooooooooooove it!!!!!!! I bought the Dark and the Deep Dark and love the way it feels very light on the skin. You can use it over your regular liquid foundation or just on bare skin (with some moisturizer of course). If you are looking for a light and natural looking foundation for the summer, this is the one AND it protects you from the sun! What more could you ask for, really?!!




Spring is almost here!!!

Spring time Divas!!!…at least almost…



Foundation: Select SPF 15 NW45

Powder: Mineralize Skin finish Dark

Concealer: Select Cover up NW 45

Blush: Format & Raizin


Eyebrows: Spiked and Show off brow set

Eyebase: Cream color base Improper Copper

Eyelid: Chrome Yellow and Electric Coral (pigment)

Crease: Orange and Bronze

Outer Corner: Embark

Highlighter: Arena

Eyeliner: Blacktrack and graphblack

Lashes: MAC #33


Liner: Mahagony

Lipglass: Sock Hope (Heatherette)





Purple eyes…using pigments

I got a new hair cut last week and felt like adorning my eyes done with bright colors…I used a pigment that I bought during my trip to NY last month…Some of you asked me how they could use pigments, so this is right on time!


Pigments are a loose form of high pigmented eyeshadows. They can be very messy if you do not know how to use them but here are a few hints:

  • Use a flat brush like MAC # 242
  • Appy a base first on the lid(otherwise it will not stay on). My favorite are the cream color base or the MAC eye paint.
  • Put a little bit of powder on the lid of the jar and work from there.
  • Apply the powder using your 242 brush by dabbing and gently putting pressure on your lid to make sure that the color pops out. Add more color if you feel like it is not bright enough. Remember that the eye color base you use can significantly enhance the final color, so the brighter the eye color base, the brighter the pigment color.

I am using on this picture:


Foundation: Mineralize Satin Finish liquid NW 45

Powder: Mineralize skinfinish natural Deep Dark

Blush: Slave to love and Raizin


Eyebrows: my usual spiked mixed with some show-off brow set

Eye base: Cream color base Full Fuchsia

Eyelid: Pigment Cool Pink

Crease: Trax and Nocturnelle

Crease outer corner: Beauty Marked

Highlighter: Concealer NW 35 and a touch of Vanilla Pigment eyeshadow

Eyeliner: Blacktrack and Smolder

Lashes: Mac # 7 (my lashes look dusty because I “smartly” decided to apply more of the pigment eyeshadow after putting them on…never do this as all the pigment will fall on your lashes…always use your mascara when you are sure that you are done with your eyeshadow)


Velvettela lipliner with Florabundance lipgloss (make sure you blend the liner with the lipgloss to avoid that horrible dark line around your lips…)

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