Saturday, September 15, 2007

Good Saturday to You!

Today, I woke up early for prepare for a makeup trial for a photo shoot. Everything went well! My client (aka friend) was happy with the trial and we look forward to working together for her photo shoot. I hope to have pictures soon.

My goal has been to create the perfect canvas, recreating the the modern classic natural look of Essence mag models or even reproducing the look and style of CoverGirl Queen collection models. How fabulous do they look?
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After applying lashes on the client and seeing how fab she looked, I think I'm getting bored with the natural; makeup and lashes. I'm such a mascara fiend, but I'm coming to a point where I feel like my thin lashes with mascara are just not enough for my taste. I DO NOT want to be faux-lash dependent!!! I thought mastering the lash strip would be sufficient, but I think my choice of lashes would be the individual clusters- to add volume where I like.

The other day, I was overdue for a nail appointment. As much as I like acrylic to keep up my polish, I'm quickly getting tired of my overlay. I got rid of the hair, should I get rid of the nails too? Besides being on the fence about natural nails or overlay, I didn't have a fab polish to try and make me feel excited about getting them done. Usually when I feel this way, I head over to All Lacquered Up for some ideas. Lo and behold, never to disappoint, Michelle saves my day!

Feeling a wee bit inspired to try lashes, to do something not so natural (but still subtle) and wanting to show you all my L.A.M.B nails, here are a few pics!

(All MAC unless otherwise stated)

Covergirl Queen collection creme foundation as concealer around eyes
Black Radiance Radiance lotion all over
MSF Natural medium dark pressed powder on top

Select cover concealer used as shadow base and brow highlight, blended in with 217 brush
Jete e/s all over lid
Saddle e/s in crease and in 'v'
Stubborn Brown e/l to line top lid
Hot Topic glitter blue liner to line waterline
Violet Trance e/s (vibrant purple from Pandemonium/Balloonancy quad) to line bottom lid
Up at Dawn e/s (violet from same quad) to line bottom lid under Violet Trance e/s
NYC natural black lashes used with Duo adhesive glue
Cork e/s to fill eyebrows with 266 brush

Lightscapade MSF

Up the Amp l/s
Gel l/s to lighten

Nails... my favorite nail tech Mindy of Tip Nails, Suitland MD! Next time we'll use a glossy white polish =(


Anonymous said...

Love it! Have you seen the new lashes?!?! They are to die for!!!

applediva said...

I love the lashes!!! I am going to practice on using my ELF lashes!!

yummy411 said...

thank you! Ooh yes chile! try them out! i wanna see when you do! LOL

yummy411 said...

Thanks SB! I can't find the lashes that you are speaking of.. can you send me a link?? ;)

Spicy Salsa said...

You do a really good job! My sister is a makeup artist in Atlanta and she's in love with it!!! She's also tried the individual clusters to her lashes and they look really good.

yummy411 said...

thanks SS! ooh I could understand her love for makeup. does she have a website?

Make-up Junkie in Canada said...

girl I am lovin' those nails! and the lashes are hot! hey, are you doing makeup now?? that's awesome!!And I love the new layout of your site!

yummy411 said...

thanks joy! yeh, i might as well take this interest further and freelance =)

traci said...

i love those lashes. they look great. please post a how to apply them guide. girl, i haven't worn them since my last bad experience. I really would like to try the ones you are wearing.

yummy411 said...

thanks traci! I'll def do my best to get a tut up or find a video to assist you =)

CincyFan said...

OMG, those nails! I love it! They look so chic and clean. I have to try this myself. Do you know what white she used? I hate that so many of them look chalky or dull but that one looks fab. I might try it with a sparkly black tip. :D

yummy411 said...

Cincyfan: Thanks.. all to you! I'm sorry, but I don't know what white she used. It may look 'not so chalky' in the pictures, but in real life i think it's more chalkier than i'd like.

be sure to take pics if you do this mani. i'd love to see it!

karen, said...

YOUR NAILS!!!! So cute.

I love the Violet on the lower lash line. I will have to try that sometime! Your blog always inspires me to go outside my color comfort zone.

yummy411 said...

thanks karen! yes yes, i'm glad that you want to try color.. can't wait to see it!

ummsultan said...

your nails are to die for...LOVE IT

yummy411 said...

thanks ummsultan! i was so excited getting them. they lasted about a week (high maintenance!) my 'in- between-fill' color of choice is OPI's Honeymoon Suite. I love it! Thanks for stopping by!