Fall Chocolate is Metallic | Makeup of the Day

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▫️Brows: BH cosmetics ultimate brow palette

▫️Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Heat palette

▫️Lashes: Sephora x  House of Lashes in Natalia

▫️Foundation: Urban Decay naked skin foundation (shade 11.0) mixed with Loreal True Match foundation (shade n8)

▫️Concealer: Nars soft matte (shade amande) set with Laura Mercier translucent powder

▫️Contour: Iman cosmetics stick foundation (shade earth 7) set with Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit (tan/deep)

▫️Lips: Beauty Bakerie x Gabby Douglas liquid lipstick in hazelnut swirl

▫️Highlight: Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerriero glow kit (shades day dream and glow getter)



Pumpkin Spice | Makeup of the Day

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Pumpkin spice 😋🎃


•Fenty beauty pro filter primer

•Fenty Beauty pro filer foundation (shade 420)

•Fenty Beauty match stix (for concealer – shade latte). I put a light layer of Too Facedborn this way concealer on top for more coverage (shade deep tan)

•Concealer set with Too Faced Born this Way translucent powder

•Foundation set with CoverFX deep translucent powder

•Fenty Beauty match stix (shade truffle) to contour


•Tarteist pro palette (whimsy and edgy in the crease)

•Stila mag metals (shade bronzed bell) on the lid.

•j.cat shimmer shadow (shade tangerine light) on the lid



•Fenty Beauty killawatt highlighter (shade trophy wife)

•NARS power Matte lip pigment (shade slow ride)

•Mario Badescu rose water to set it all 👏🏽


Modern Mod | My 1st Editorial Makeup Shoot

Hey everyone!

The past couple of weeks I have been putting more effort into my freelance makeup artist hustle. As much as I adore applying makeup to my own face, there is something exciting about overcoming the challenge of doing makeup on other people.

The photos featured below will be placed in my portfolio section of the blog. Inspired by the wardrobe stylist, Tiara Chameleon, and her 1984V vintage clothing collection, I wanted the look to be edgy but simple. Thank God for the iconic Twiggy with her deep dark crease, and stringy black lashes. While playing on that past, the full fro’s and landscape give the looks a modern twist.

Wardrobe Stylist: Tiara Chameleon

Photographer: Courtney Wright

Model: Katrice Henry

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Modern Mod x 1984V Collection | glamrika.com

Modern Mod x 1984V Collection | glamrika.com

Originally using a felt tip liquid liner, I found it easier to use a cream based product to outline the crease and create the false black bottom lashes.

Model: Erica Renee

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Erica’s mono lids posed a challenge at first, but I decided to play it safe, keep the eye shadow minimal and play up the eyes with bold, long, false lashes instead.

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Model: Ashley

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I gave Ashley a pop of red eye shadow in the outer v of her cut crease look.

Feedback on anything I post is always appreciated! I hope to present more editorial inspired makeup looks in the future.


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#MOTD | Playing With Color

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Happy Monday! Sometimes when I’m bored, I like to pop on a synthetic wig and play with my makeup. For this look I used the Morphe 35B Color Glam palette. As much as I like this look, I gotta be honest – I think Morphe palettes are just ok at best ( and I feel like I can say this because I own 2). Too much hype for eye shadows that can barely blend. The shadows were pigmented tho, I’ll give them that.

Anywhooo…take a peek at my photos and let me know what you think in the comment section.

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Makeup of The Day | Something Bold

The number one thing that all of my Instagram friends love about this look, is the lip. What is crazy to me is that a year or two ago, you would never catch me creating \ wearing something so bold. Developing your makeup skills and expanding on your craft goes beyond practicing blending techniques and winged liner strokes. The more involved you get, the easier it is to feel secure in yourself and secure in the looks that you want to explore.

I would see ladies in public going all out on their makeup and look STUNNING and I would just sit there in awe (and the slightest bit of envy). It was not so much about the look, as it was the confidence oozing out of their pores. Not only did I love that, but it was something that I wanted for myself but for whatever reason, could not obtain.

Since then, I’ve been able to bring my inner confidence out. By wearing my confidence on my sleeve, I feel like my makeup looks have improved drastically.

Makeup Details:

I used the Tartiest Pro Palette that I recently wrote about in my Sephora Haul blog post.

Lip is from Colourpop Cosmetics – “Dr. M”

On a scale of 1 – extra, how bold of a look is this for your personal style?


Rose Glow Makeup Look | It’s Ok To Be Extra

Hey ya’ll! I created a little something real quick. Originally I filmed this look and planned on posting it on my YouTube channel, but the lighting was pretty horrible and the perfectionist in me wouldn’t allow it.

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Since the start of my makeup journey, I’ve been obsessed with full glam looks. I think they are so artistic and require practice, patience and skill. It amazes me how creative some of these makeup artist are getting and in some ways, watching them create these looks has helped empower me.

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I’ve always been a bit afraid to create full glam looks of my own and honestly I have no idea why. What I do know is that its a new year and I can do whatever the hell I want.


I welcome the extra with open arms.

I’m ready for the next phase of my glow up and I hope you all are ready too.



Halloween “Glam Gangsta” Look


I never much cared for Halloween, until I came to college. Halloween is also my anniversary which means, every year I have an excuse to have a over the top couples costume! This year, the costume idea was to be a bank robber, but somehow it turned into a “Glam Gangsta” (and I am not mad about it). I was trying to be unique and instead of wearing all black, I wanted to rock all pink.


I picked up this synthetic wig at my local beauty supply. It was originally a blue/grey color with black roots. I sprayed it with a pink temporary hairspray to match my all pink theme.


For my eyeshadow look, I used the Morphe Color Glam Palette in 35B. The flash on my camera makes the eyeshadow look a bit washed out and not as bright, but trust me, the pink on my eyes was in full effect. On the lids, I used a bit of rose gold glitter that came with a Too Faced eye shadow palette I bought a while back.

I paired this eye shadow with a thin winged eyeliner and these stunning lashes from Sephora. I also drew in a tiny tear drop (to mimic the gangsta look) and placed a touch of the rose gold glitter at the center.


For the lips I wanted something bright pink and bold. I used the Melted Matte Lipstick from Too Faced in the shade 1998. I can honestly say that this product was the driest, cakiest and flakiest liquid lipstick I have ever used. I will be returning it promptly…


To finish off the costume, I rocked a large pink t-shirt from the H&M mens section with my pink adidas hat, and tall booties from Akira. Of course I needed a pink bandana to keep it gangsta (duh).


My boyfriend wore his costume in all black. We looked like a great pair! Peep how my eye makeup is BOOMIN? I am seriously obsessed.

This has been one of my favorite makeup looks thus far. I can’t wait until next year so I can really create something that is over the top. Let me know, in the comment section, what you were for Halloween this year.