Friday, June 29, 2012

Smashbox BBCream (Review)

About a month or two ago I bought the BBCream by Smashbox.  Its te newest thing in makeup these days.  If you don't know or have not heard of BB cream.  Ill give you a little back ground. 

BBCream stand for Blemish Balm or Blemish Base.  It began mainly in East & Southeast Asia.  It was originally formulated in Gernmany by a dermatologist named Dr. Christine Schrammek in thge 1950's  It was initially used to protect skin after laser procedures and surgery while alos providing light coverage.

BBCreams come in a variety of different formulation and qulities maily perceived as being anti-inglammatory and haveing a soothing effect.  In my opinion this BBcream is gream for its multil tasking all in one properties such as -Moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock.  It retails for about $40 and I think its well worth it.  you ony need a little and it goes a long way. 
This is the only BB cream I have used because this is the only shade that comes in Dark that I know of.  I really recomend this product and would love for you to share your thoughts.  Hope you enjoyed this review.

F.O.T.D. Summer Orange/eyes and lips

Hi guys.  This look is inspired by one of my makeup sisters MsCreativeDiva.  I love her looks and she is very inspiering.  I listed all the products I used to acheive this look. I hope you enjoy. 

These are some of the products I got from the Makeup show.  Couldnt wait to try them out.  Magnolia is becoming my favorite product.  Im also loving the kissable couture glosses by AJ Crimson as well. 

Primer, Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP)
Base, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Fierce & Tangy
Mineral eyeshadow, in Chestnute matte (crease)
Mineral eyeshadow, in Orange Matte (lid)
Mineral eyeshadow, in 24k Frost (inner 3rd of eye)
Pigment shadow, in Camel (highlight/brow bone) and (bottom inner 3rd)
MILANI Liquif eye liner in Aqua (bottom lash line)

Ruby Kisses lip liner in Expresso
Kissable courure gloss in Honesty

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Makeup Show Chicago Haul and swatches

Hi guys.  So I couldn't wait to share my first experience ant the Makeup Show.  This is the 2nd here that its been here in Chicago.  I didn't get to go last year so I made sure I was ready this year.  I didn't care if I didn't buy anything at all.. I just wanted to be there. 

In a previous post I shared the goodie bag I received and now I'm going to show you swatched from that goodie bag.  Yesterday (Monday) was the last day and that was the day I chose to go.  (Sunday was Fathers Day so that was a family day) I was able to purchase a few things, so those are the swatches Ill be showing as well.

I went with Makeup artist, Esthetician, Beauty Blogger and good friend. Rachel Odem  She's like a mentor to me.  I learn so much from her.  She's the best.    Hope you guys enjoy this haul and swatched.  I'm so excited to start playing with them and see what looks I come up with. 


Left to right:
Ebony, Brunette, and Blone

From left to right: Vitivia pro vitamin C10
Vitivia pro vitamin A15

bdellium tools 957 precision kabuki

Bleeding Heart mineral eyes eye shimmer in "Gothic Gold"

Kevyn Aucoin single eyeshadow "BRONZE"

Makeupforever Aqua Shadow 8E

Youngblood Creme Blush in "Plum Satin"

OCC lip tar in "Radiate"

Smashbox photo finish light

Crown Brush C431 and a no name countoure face brush

Mehron intense pressed powder pigments in "inferno"

M.A.C. face and body foundation in "C7"

Mineralize skin finish in "Dark"

From the auralinebeauty private lable line

Orange Matte

24K Frost

Chestnut matte

Olive shimmer

Deep Purple matte

AJ Crimson Kissable couture




Magnolia pigments

Left to right: Kente, Puddin, Chanel, and Camel

NARS blushes in "Exhibit  A", "Luster" and "Taj Mahal"

That's all folks. Talk to you in the next post.  Watch out for looks from these products.  xoxoxxo