Dec 242014

BeautyByLeRenda MUFE Pro Artistry Class Fantasy Class

The third class I attended during this year’s Make Up For Ever Pro Artistry class  was a Fantasy class facilitated by Jessie Powers, Make Up For Ever Pro & Media Educator.  This was the 2nd class she taught.  To see my recap of the 1st class she taught on how to use the Flash Color Palette, click here.

She created an edgy almost drag or stage look for us. BeautyByLeRenda MUFE Pro Artistry Fantasy by Jessie

Jessie taught us that there are two common ways to make the eye appear larger.  Either raise the brow or drop the lower lash line.  To drop the lower lash line you can use a white liner or intense smokey bottom lash line. To raise the brow, you can block out the brow.  She used Spirit Gum to block out the brows. She warned us that it doesn’t usually look too good up close so try to do this when doing a photoshoot in which the pictures will be edited or for a performance on stage.

BeautyByLeRenda MUFE Pro Artistry Fantasy class by JessieOnce she blocked out the brows, she stated that it’ important to color correct the blocked out area.  She used the Flash Color Palette and mixed the peachy/coral coral color in layers, then added MUFE Full Cover #8 and set it with Super Matte Loose using a powder puff.  Jessie says powder puffs and sponges are essential when creating these fantasy looks.  BeautyByLeRenda MUFE Pro Artistry Class Jessie applying lip colorShe used a white base on the lids as well as under the eyes.  She started with light shadows (#35 and #41) .  Then used a warm brown bronze (#54) to add a fake brow highlight.  She used brush #214 (Jessie says it’s one of her essential brushes), a very small and precise brush.  She explained that when working below the eye for a look like this, make sure the eye is open (have client look up).  Next smudge the brown shadow below the lash line and later use a white kohl pencil to clean up the crease.

BeautyByLeRenda MUFE Pro Artistry Classs Jessie Creating a Fantasy Look She added glitter and instructed us to make sure to to apply it before any black is used.  She finished the eyes with the Cake Liner in Black using brushes #172 and #170.  Another tip Jessie gave was to go section by section when doing eye liner.  She does this for two reasons. 1.) to make sure the line is well placed. 2.) allows you to blend if needed.

She used the brown mixed with a little white for the crease color and to make a new brow.  She also used it to contour the nose.

BeautyByLeRenda MUFE Pro Artistry Fantasy Class by Jessie

Dec 092013

You ever put on  your makeup and think “Yeah, I did that” and pat yourself on the back? Ha ha! Well I want to share with you some of the times I felt like this throughout the year. I’m going to break it down into different parts and make it a series of My Favorite Looks from 2013 because it would be an extremely long post if I tried putting all of the looks and products used in one post.

I’m gonna start with my Purple Halloween look a couple months ago.Purple Halloween Look This Halloween I decided to go with a dark glam look. I’m not really into scary or gross stuff so I stuck with a beauty look,  just one that’s out of my norm.Purple Halloween Look 2

Purple Halloween Look Left eye openPurple Halloween Looking downPurple Halloween LipsPurple Halloween Look right angle Here’s what I used to create this look:


  1. Revlon Color Stay Liquid Foundation in Carmel
  2. Cover Girl Queen Collection Powder in Golden
  3. MAC Studio Stick in NC 50 for Contour
  4. Urban Decay Deslick Compact Powder all over
  5. Cover Girl Queen Collection Bronzer in Ebony Bronze for contour
  6. NARS Blush in Albatross as nose, forehead, & cheek highlight


  1. MAC Blackground Paint Pot from lid to crease
  2. Elf Brow Gel
  3. Temptu Concealer wheel 2nd to lightest color for brow highlight
  4. Coastal Scents 42 Matte Palette white eyeshadow for brow highlight
  5. Coastal Scents 42 Matte Palette dark brown in crease
  6. Coastal Scents 42 Matte Palette black on lid
  7. Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in Perversion upper/lower lash line
  8. Rimmel Mascara in Pink tube
  9. Beauty Supply Lashes #138
  10. Black Opal Foundation Stick in Khalari Sand for under eye concealer
  11. Ben Nye Banana Setting Powder under eyes


  1. MAC Extreme Dimension Mineralize Skin Finish in Glorify
  2. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Comfort


  1. Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in #15
  2. MAC Lip Pencil in Currant

Make sure to stay tuned for more of my favorite makeup looks from 2013!!! :-)

Sep 042013

CoastalScents Starry Nights QuadCoastalScents Starry Night Quad Name

I received this Coastal Scents eyeshadow quad in Starry Night as a free sample with a purchase I ordered earlier this year. I happened to be going through some things and found it so I decided to give it a try.

As you know, I’m a huge fan of Coastal Scents. I truly believe they have great products for such an inexpensive price. I especially love the fact that they have sales EVERY Fri. I wasn’t really concerned about the pigment or quality while trying out this quad. I was more interested in seeing how the colors blended.  Here’s the look I came up with below.

2013-08-30 00.29.17CoastalScents Starry Nights Quad angle view CoastalScents Starry Nights Quad cute pose

I accented the look with false lashes by Ardell (my favorite lash company) in #102 Demi.Ardell Lashes 102CoastalScents Starry Nights Quad One eye openArdell Lashes 102 looking up


I’m really impressed with these lashes. They remind me of a more natural version of my beloved MAC #7 lashes. I’ll definitely buy more of these.


***Oh and for my Texas beauty lovers, H.E.B. has these lashes on sale for $2.50. :-)***


Aug 202013

Weekend Full FOTD 2I usually don’t keep the same looks but it was something about my smokey green eyes and the bold pink lip with glowing bronzed cheeks that made me do an instant replay from Saturday to Sunday.

WEekend FOTD close with flashHa ha! This picture was taken with flash. I promise in real life my lips weren’t quite that bright. Whew! The flash made them look neon as if they’d glow in the dark . LOL! :-)

Weekend FOTD Full view no flashWeekend FOTD sideviewAbove are more  pictures without a flash to give you a better idea of how it looked.  After reviewing these pictures, I just realized I didn’t do any close ups of my eyes. My bad. The picture below was the only close up picture I took. Not sure how that happened.

Weekend FOTD close up

Here’s what I used below:


  1. Elf Clear Brow Gel


  1. Black Opal Foundation Stick in Kalahari Sand under brows to add shape
  2. MUFE Aqua Eye Cream in #23  blended from lid to crease
  3. Coastal Scents 42 Matte Palette (fave e/s palette ever!) : White as a brow highlight, dark blue in outer crease/lid, orange above crease, yellow in inner crease, light lime green on inner lid.
  4. Kryolan Liquid Eyeliner in black upper lash line
  5. Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in Mildew for lower lash line
  6. Beauty Supply False lashes (Blue & White plastic container for $1). Sorry don’t remember the #.
  7. Black Opal Foundation Stick in Kalahari Sand for under eye concealer.
  8. Ben Nye Banana Powder to set under eye concealer


  1. Nurturing Force as a primer (review coming soon). Learned about this product from the ladies of Magnolia Makeup.
  2. Black Opal Foundation Stick in Rich Caramel on certain spots/blemishes
  3. MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation in C7
  4. MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish in Glorify as a bronzer
  5. Cover Girl Queen Collection Bronzer in Ebony Bronzer as Check/Nose Contour
  6. NARS Albatross highlighter blush as cheek, nose, & forehead highlight
  7. Cargo Blush in Laguna on apples of cheeks for a pop of color
  8. MAC Prep and Prime loose Powder used all over before & after makeup to control oiliness and give a smooth matte finish.
  9. Urban Decay De Slick Spray Before and After makeup to control oiliness and to keep makeup on without having to touch up as much.


  1. MAC Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum
  2. Stila Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss in Giggle


Jun 182013


Have you ever done your makeup and thought “hmph that’s really cute”?  Well I was feeling myself a little bit this weekend, LOL, and decided take some pics and post what I used. ;-)

Here’s what I used to create this look.


MAC Prolongwear Foundation in NC 45

MAC Mineralize Powder foundation in Dark

MAC Blush in Blunt for Cheek Contour

MAC Blush in Peaches as blush

MAC Blush in Style and MAC Pigment in Vanilla as Cheek and Nose Highlight

MAC Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Powder


MAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Nicki lipglass


MAC Paint Pot in Moss Scape

MAC Naked Pigment and Gesso Eyeshadow as brow highlight

MAC Eyeshadow in Rule as crease color

MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon as outer lid color

MAC Eyeshadow in Greensmoke as middle lid color

MAC Pigment in Vanilla as inner lid color

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in Perversion in Waterline

Wet n Wild Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black on top lash line

MUFE Aqua Eyes Pencil in 20L

Ardell Lashes in #305


Work LOTDwork LOTD 2Work FOTD left side





Feb 282013

I tried something a little different this weekend for my makeup.  I’ve heard several makeup artists combining more than one lash to create dramatic effects but I’d never done it.  I figured I’d give it a try.

FOTD Double Lash Look full faceFOTD Double lashes looking down and rt

FOTD Left side with double lashesI used Ardell #120 Lashes, which are currently my favorite lashes.  If in Texas, you can get them from H.E.B. I’ve seen prices range from $2.35-2.60.  I also see them at Kroger’s grocery store for $2.67.

FOTD 2-23-13 left side viewHere’s what I used to create this look below:


  1. Maybeline BB Cream in Dark
  2. Loreal Magic Perfection Base
  3. MAC Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (Before and after makeup)
  4. Black Opal Foundation Stick in Rich Carmel (certain spots)
  5. Cover Girl Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder in Golden
  6. MAC Vanilla Pigment as cheek highlight
  7. NARS Exhibit A Blush on Cheek Bones
  8. Cover Girl Queen Collection Bronzer in Ebony Bronze as Cheek Contour
  9. Skindinavia No More Shine Finishing Spray


  1. Urban Decay Primer Potion
  2. Black Opal Foundation Stick in Kalahari Sand (used to carve out brow and under eye highlight)
  3. MAC Naked Pigment mixed with white from Coastal Scents 42 Matte Palette as brow highlight
  4. Orange shadow from Coastal Scents 42 Matte Palette in the crease
  5. MAC Grease Paint Stick in Purple on the lid as a base blended to crease
  6. Clinique eyeshadow in Royal Rush on inner lid
  7. Dark Purple shadow from Coastal Scents 42 Matte Palette on outer lid
  8. Elf Cream liner in Black as top liner
  9. Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes pencil 20L on lower lash line
  10. Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Perversion in Waterline.
  11. Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black
  12. Ardell #120 Lashes 2 pair on each eye


  • Make Up Forever Aqua lip pencil in #11C
  • Wet n Wild Matte Lipstick in Don’t Blink Pink in the center