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I credit having two older sisters with my falling in love with EVERYTHING BEAUTY. Watching two fashionistas while growing up turned out to be a seduction of my interests. I was quite the tomboy until 8th grade  then it began. As a teen, I began to devour every beauty editorial in all of the top fashion magazines: Vogue©, Elle©, Essence©, Cosmopolitan©, Harpers Bazaar© and Seventeen. I could not get enough. I was ever-willing to spend my last $10 on an eyebrow pencil and two fashion rags. I would spend hours at the nearest store to browse the make-up lines and become familiar with every tool there was. I learned to sew at a very young age (Mommy made sure), so this was the time I started designing and sewing my own outfits to wear to school. So of course I had to have nails and eye shadow to match. If my blouse had black and white stripes or a checkered pattern, then so did my nails and eyes. Eventually becoming a NAIL TECHNICIAN & MAKE-UP ARTIST was a natural progression.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

~ e.l.f. STUDIO LINE ~ with swatches & my reviews.


I ordered a small amount of STUDIO e.l.f. products by mail & wanted to share what I bought. These are new e.l.f. products for me as I had never ordered any of the STUDIO line. Order total including shipping was $39.85 US.

Order as they appear on *swatch*:

1) Mineral Infused Face Primer $6
2) Eye Brow Kit in Medium $3 *brow wax, brow powder*
3) Eyeliner & Shadow Stick in Black/Smoke $3 *Smoke E/S, Black eye liner*
4) Cream Eyeliner $3 *Black*
5) Creme Eyeliner $3 *Ivory*
6) Waterproof Eyeliner Pen $1 *Black* (not from STUDIO line)
7) 2 in 1 Conditioning Gloss *Supermodel*
8) Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths $3 (see photo)
9) Small Angle Brush (see photo)

Reviews & ratings: 0 = Skip it! 5=Take it or leave it! 10=GET IT NOW!

1) Nice dupe for Smashbox Photo Finish. Goes on smooth, performed well under my Studio Fix powder. Rating > 10
2) Very nice powder & wax set. Wax holds brows in place nicely. Powder is smooth & nicely pigmented. Rating > 10
3) Color pay-off on both is VERY nice. Black liner is really intense, but tends to smear. Shadow side goes on smooth, beautiful charcoal grey (like M A C Knight Divine) but tends to crease though well primed. Rating > 5
4) Now these I LOVE! The Black is very intense & glides on smoothly. After it set, it would not budge even when I rubbed firmly. Had a time removing it (see Remover cloths review) This liner is amazing! Rating > 10
5) Same as liner above. The Ivory is very creamy and goes on nicely. Nice pay-off and dried to a very long-lasting eyeliner. Rating > 10
6) I usually don't like the pen-type liners but this one is a winner, especially for the price. Very intense black with a nice consistency & dries to a long-lasting eyeliner. Love this thing! Rating > 10
7) Very impressed by this gloss. Nice shimmer, (not glittery) wet-look high gloss shine- yet not sticky. Feels very nice on the lips. I will get more colors of these. Rating > 10
8) The softest makeup remover cloth I have EVER used. Pleasant, mild scent, nice & moist. Removed face, cheek & lip products very well. Removes most eye products very well, except for the STUDIO e.l.f. Cream Liner! Also, did not irritate but left my contact lenses cloudy for a bit.
9) Well, based on this one I WILL BE ORDERING ALL OF THE STUDIO e.l.f. BRUSHES! It is very well made, feels nice & sturdy. Very precisely formed & cut Taklon fibers lends to a clean, crisp eye line. LOVE! Rating > 10

To conclude, I am extremely happy with Eyes, Lips, Face's products. This STUDIO Line seems to be a real winner!!!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010


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Betsey Johnson
Mynt 1792 by Kevin Christiana
Joe Faris for North Beach Leather
PS. by Peter Soronen
Made in Detroit by Kid Rock
Kevan Hall
Schott NYC
Dana Keaton
Femilia Couture
Marlaina Stone
b michael
Mark England
Barbara Bates
House of Cedi
Simply Greta
Franklin Rowe, NYC

_Television, Music & misc.

Saaphyri - Flavor of Love 3 VH1 Aug '07
Pink - I'm Not Dead (back-up singers) May '07
'Goldie' - I Love New York 2 VH1 Mar ’07
b michael, Spring 2004 Collection
Jackie Reid, Pantene Beauty Tour
Cicely Tyson, 'Rosa Parks Story' Premier
Angela Bofill, New Years Eve Show '04 GM HQ
Barbara Bates, Fall 2005 Collection
Jacci McGhee, Video - "Skeezer"
Amp Fiddler, Cover XLR8R Magazine
Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Video - "Rain"
Dammita Haddon, Videos - "Praise Up", "Rain"
Deitrick Haddon, Video - "Praise Up"
Voices of Unity, Videos - "Praise Up", "Rain"
Zeola Gaye, 'My Brother Marvin' Premier
Paul Randolph
Mrs. Rosa Parks
Governor, Jennifer Granholm
Keith Sweat
Ricky Bell
Johnny Gill
Ronnie DeVoe
Michael Bivens
Melissa Morgan


'Wandering Moon', BetMarka Productions - March 2009 | Key Make-Up Artist

'Anonymous Surrender', Studio Lumumba - Nov 2009 | Key Make-Up Artist/Hair Stylist/Wardrobe

'Love is a Thieves' Game’, Sam Logan K Production - Oct/Nov 2009 | Key Make-Up Artist
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