Thursday, April 11, 2019

Cranberry Soufle



Wine and cranberry colors came in style three or four years ago as the new trend, but it has become a permanent color choice.  Just look at all the palettes that have been created around this color scheme. Warm tone hues with reddish-blue undertones honestly are very flattering on all skin tones. No matter if the look is a cut crease or a wash of a single color, perfectly blended, one cannot deny the seductive invitation of such a beautiful color across the eye.  Here is my version of a smokey cranberry eye with beautiful glowing skin and chocolate lip.  Don't forget to follow me on all my social media outlets! Enjoy!

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Why Makeup Classes are Important for Aspiring Makeup Artists

Learning and teaching yourself to become a makeup artist is absolutely acceptable.  As you evolve into a working makeup artist, you will discover techniques, artistry and business preferences from trial and error. Every makeup artist learns from self-discovery at one point or another - many points along the way to be honest. However, there is MUCH to be said about taking classes from experienced, working makeup artists whose careers are rooted in EVERYTHING involving makeup and beauty. From the biology of skin, face shapes,  to the chemistry of ingredients, mixology, color theory, styling, and application techniques for editorial, bridal, television and film.  Classes or tutelage under a master artist is quintessential to not only the art of makeup but the business of makeup artistry as well. Throughout my journey, I have learned 3 key tips on finding makeup classes suitable for any aspiring makeup artist, at any skill level.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Subtle Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

"AAAAACHI-IIIII, excuse me!"
"Bless you. Are you alright?"
As I chuckle to myself, "Yes, I'm fine. Why do you ask?"
"What kind of sneeze was that?"

Get it? Bad joke? Ok, ok, I thought it was corny-cute. Oh, I know, check out my last blog post here to read more about my ACHI Magazine Awards experience.

Let's get to why you are really here!

Here is the rundown of the products I used to achieve this look.  








Monday, December 17, 2018

A Reflection of Gratitude - The Importance Of Staying Focused and Centered


Photo courtesy from ACHI Facebook Page

I have definitely been through some humbling, yet rewarding experiences while on this makeup journey.  I would be remised not to share with my audience a moment of thanks and gratitude for the lessons, experiences, and relationships I have gained as a result. Thus far, nothing beats being recognized and nominated for donating your talents, time and services to greater causes.   To know that someone is watching you, praying for you and putting your name out there so others can get a glimpse of what it is you do, is beyond humbling.  It is a blessing.  STORY TIME! Let me tell you how this entire thing unfolded.  When I tell you, that the saying, "What God has for you is for you!" ain't nothing but the truth!

Friday, June 15, 2018

TMB Lifestyle - Your Value and Self-Worth Are Priceless!

The only person who can determine your value and worth is YOU! 


On two recent, separate accounts, I have been told that sometimes behaviors have to change in order to change beliefs and mindsets, which ultimately can change your values.  More often than not, we are conditioned to have an impact on someone's belief system first to effect a change in behavior.  I can't tell you which approach to use for different life circumstances - I don't have that kind of road map for you. But, when it comes to this thing called self-esteem, self-love, believing that you are both beautiful inside and out, may have to start with action.