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Monday, November 29, 2010

Janet Jackson "For Colored Girls" Hair-Makeup Look

Janet Jackson looks fierce on the set of Tyler Perry’s ‘For Colored Girls’ in Harlem.  The cast includes Tyler Perry veterans such as Janet Jackson and Kimberly Elise, along with Whoopi Goldberg, Loretta Devine, Phylicia Rashad, Thandie Newton, Dreamgirl Anika Noni Rose and Kerry Washington.  Janet looks good in any hair style! Even with this very short cut, the singer still looks amazing. Janet hair/makeup was very impressive that I created a glam video on her fabulous look.

Products Used:
Bronze Gold Mineral Eye Shadow
Chocolate Mineral Eye Shadow
Deep Red Lip Liner
Red Lipstick
Black Eye Liner
Brown Red Cheek Color

PROTIP: To contour cheek apply the contour color right under your cheek bones. One way to locate your cheek bones is to make a fish face. Wherever your cheeks are sucked in the most is where you should apply contour. Use a small circular motion to apply. This will make blending it easier. Start to apply it in front of your ears, then bring it towards the corners of your mouth and jaw line, as shown in the picture

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

How to Create Lorette Devine Short Hair Style "Waiting to Exhale"

Get Excited! Get Excited!!  Wigs can be a lot of fun. You can add instant length to your hair or change your hair color temporarily all by putting on a wig. Wigs come prestyled so it's often necessary to do a little restyling to get a look that suits your face. You may even need to trim your wig to get the right look. To do so check out how I restyled one of my short wigs to get Lorette Devine short hairstyle from the movie Waiting to Exhale .  Until next time…Feel free to subscribe and leave a comment.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

How to Create a Gorgeous Holiday Look

Great Day! The holidays are here again, made apparent by the sparkle of lights everywhere you look and the glimmer of tinsel decking the halls. With the glitter and holiday glow, there is no reason why you can't shine brightly among the festivities. A few simple tips can help you wear an extra touch with holiday makeup.

To set the foundation use a light weight powder, try using one with a little shimmer like
Flori Roberts bronzers. If not try a loose eye shadow powder in gold and highlight your cheekbones. The gold color adds to the holiday glow.

For the eyes make it simple, try a thin black liner and extend the line to a fine tip. To make sure the line doesn't run try layering it with black shadow to set it in. Or try a shimmer liner in chocolate brown or hunter green.
Another option for the eye is to try metallic tone cream shadow. Choose a shimmery white or champagne colored eye shadow for the base of your holiday makeup. Apply the shadow evenly from the lash line to the brow ridge, working the powder into the skin thoroughly. Choose a mid-toned brownish red or bronze color to add depth to your eyes, applying the shadow just to the eye crease and slightly above. Start with a light application, blending well and adding more if necessary.

Also, for the holidays use colors as gold, bronze, olive green, grey, deep plum, copper. Then layer your lashes with volumizing mascara. Wiggle the wand at the base of your lashes back and forth then lift. Separate the lashes to prevent clumping with a dry eyelash or eyebrow comb.

Keep with the soft glowing holiday makeup look by wearing a splash of gold on your lips. Apply a fine dusting of gold eye shadow just to the center of each lip and then cover with clear lip gloss.   Now you can show off your Holiday Glamour Look!

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Friday, November 5, 2010

How to Find the Best Lip Color

Great day! If You Love Makeup, Beauty  Fashion readers!  Ok, the ideal neutral lip color is like the perfect pair of jeans; it is a basic that you can dress up or down, and it will always look great on you.

Put it in neutral. The most versatile lipstick you can win is a shade that’s just a bit brighter than your natural lip color. It will even out and define your lips the way a subtle coat of mascara draws attention to your eyes. For some people, that color is a peachy brown or rosy pink; for African-American woman, it might be eggplant. Keep in mind that neutral lipstick shouldn’t be the color of concealer (a look that only works on the runway) and that a matte lipstick that is lighter than your natural lip color will wash out your face.

Try it right. Use the middle of your lower lip as a guide when looking for the right color, and try lipstick on in the daylight for the most accurate assessment. If you’ve tested more than three or four shades, take a break—your lips will be strained. You may also need to find a new color if you’ve been out in the sun a lot, since your lips might be darker.

Know yourself. As a makeup artist, I learned quickly that the color of your lips affects the way lipstick looks. If you see your friend wearing a great color, don’t assume it will be right for you. Her shade might look ashy or muddy on your lips.

Mix it up. Every season has its lipstick trend, and just because your perfect color is pinky, beige or neutral, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear deep burgundy. Apply one coat of wine, burgundy, or any other color you want to try on top. Even the craziest lipstick shade can be adjusted to suit your coloring.

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