Dec 092014
 

This is the 4th installment of my Dark Lip Series.  In this post, I’ll show you how to use the very popular MAC Smoked Purple Lipstick in combination with MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Lipglass.

Beauty By LeRenda MAC Smoked Purple Lipstick Label

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image Here’s what it looks like together.  I did an Ombre lip.  I applied Smoked Purple to the outer portions of my lips, then filled in the middle with the Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Lipglass.Beauty By LeRenda MAC Smoked Purple with Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Lipglass Ombre LipI’ll be wearing this combo quite a bit.  I really like how it turned out. :-)

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Face:

MAC Mineralize Creme Foundation in NC 45

MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NC 42 and NC 45 for under eye, nose, and forehead highlight

Cover Girl Queen Collection Lasting Matte Press Powder in Golden

MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation in NW 45 as a cheek, nose, jawline, and chin contour

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Warm Blend on cheeks

MAC Pigment in Vanilla as Cheek highlight

MAC Prep and Prime Transparent Loose Powder

Eyes:

Makeup Forever Brow Seal

MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NC 42 under brow

MAC Paint in Bamboom

MAC Eyeshadow in Embark in the crease

MAC Pigment in Lithe on the lid

MAC Eyeshadow in Rule above the crease

Lips:

MAC Smoked Purple Lipstick outer lip

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Lipglass inner lip

BeautyByLeRenda MAC Smoked Purple with Viva Glam Rihianna 2 Lipglass Left view

Dec 062014
 

With all of the options for makeup gifts this holiday season, it can be difficult sometimes to narrow down what to get.  To help customers really decide what to purchase, MAC has been having incredible events to promote this year’s Heirloom Mix Collection.

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I only worked two of these events due to me being booked with my freelance business (which is a blessing, not complaining :-)). Both events were fun and totally busy.  I didn’t get to take a lot of pictures, but here’s a glimpse.

 These pictures are from the Level A event

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These are from the Level AA Event.  This was my 1st time working a Level AA. I hope to do it again. It was so much fun. Didn’t feel like work at all. :-)

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imageThe models/dancers were phenomenal!! They put on a show about every 15-30min.  I got to take a pic with one of them.  He was absolutely FIERCE!

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Dec 032014
 

image In the previous post, I showed you how I used my my beloved Magnolia Makeup Primary Infinity Lip Palette to create a beautiful burgundy lip on model Keneice during our Photoshoot with Ambient Noir.  In this post, I’ll show you the red lip look I did on model Keneice using this same palette.

imageimageThis is my All-Time Favorite Red to use on clients. The name of this color is Patriotic, and it’s theeeeee perfect shade of red and works on everyone I use it on. image For this look, I didn’t even use a lip liner. The color is just that perfect!! :-)

image Here’s the full breakdown of this makeup look below.

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Face:

AJCrimson Creme Foundation

MUFE Mist n Fix Spray

Ben Nye Mojave Powder Palette

MAC Mineralized Blush in Warm Soul

MAC Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder

Eyes:

MAC Brow Pencil in Strut

AJ Crimson Creme Foundation 1 (under brow)

Coastal Scents 42 Matte Eyeshadow Palette Brown in the Crease

Magnolia Makeup Loose Pigment in Big Easy on the lid (a must have)

Elf Creme Eyeliner in Black on top lash line

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in Perversion on bottom lash line

Ardell Lashes in Wispies

Here’s one of the professional photos by Ambient Noir

IMG_1723.JPG Annnnnd here I am. A few Behind The Scenes Selfies at my work station. ;-)

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Dec 022014
 

I’m going to start right off by saying “Go Get This Lip Palette!!!” No…really…you should purchase this palette.

image(The top of my palette is stained from me spraying Beauty So Clean Sanitizing Spray over time.  It started off clear)  The Primary Infinity Palette is an absolute staple in my Professional Makeup Artist Kit. I can create all kinds of looks with this one palette.  These colors are very vibrant, not at all sheer, and easy to blend.  They are just the right creamy texture; not too thick.  They apply well to the skin without being too greasy.  Even though it’s a lip palette, the Primary Infinity Palette can effortlessly be blended into pretty cheek colors.

Below, I’ll show you how I created a gorgeous burgundy Fall lip on model Keneice for our photoshoot with talented Houston photographer Ambient Noir.

imageimageFirst I used my spatula to scoop out some red, purple, and black.  Then I mixed those colors together until I got the color burgundy that I wanted.image I later added MAC Cremestick Lip Liner in Velvetella.

Here’s what it looks like.imageimageimageModel Keneice did a fantastic job werkin the camera! It was such a pleasure doing her makeup. :-)

image Stay tuned for my next post where I’ll use the same Magnolia Makeup Primary Infinity Lip Palette to create a pretty red lip on Keneice.

Nov 292014
 

I just realized that I never got around to posting my love for the Viva Glam Rhianna 2 Lipglass.  It’s even pretty in the tube!!

imageIt has Rhianna’s autograph on it just like the original Viva Glam Rhianna.

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I’m wearing Viva Glam Rhianna 2 Lipglass alone in these pictures.  It can definitely be worn with a lip pencil and/or lipstick, but I think it’s absolutely gorgeous by itself.

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It’s like magic in a tube.  Viva Glam Rhianna 2 Lipglass is a beautiful iridescent sparkly clear gloss that reflects the light and appears to change colors depending on the angle that you look at it.

Nov 182014
 

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I received the Beauty Treats Green Tea Makeup Cleansing Tissues in a goodie bag that I won at The Makeup Show Dallas Pre Mixer hosted by Faith of OnlineWithFaith.com at The MUA Project in Houston.  She was allowed to pick some of her favorite products from this store and these wipes were part of her faves.

By now, you should know about my love for makeup remover wipes and how I’m always on the hunt for new ones…even though I ALWAYS return back to my beloved Ponds wipes. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical of these wipes because I’d never heard of them.  I also wasn’t sure about the Green Tea. I was worried the fragrance would be too strong.

image These Beauty Treats Green Tea wipes are actually good!!  They are a nice size, as seen in the above picture.  They do a good job of removing all of my makeup. On average I use 2 or 3 depending on how much makeup I had on that day.  The fragrance is just enough to notice, but not overwhelming.  I like the packaging.  The seal opens and closes without any problems.  I’ve had some wipes that have seals that don’t stick or lay down properly which causes the wipes to dry out.

Overall I like these wipes and may purchase another pack.  The only downside was that the first few wipes weren’t as moist as the middle and last ones. This is one of the major reasons I consistently use the Ponds wipes. They are wet from beginning to the end.