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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Little but Tallawah- Avon Lipgloss Review

For those who don't know that Jamaican saying it means being small but resilient, powerful despite your size or circumstance. NOW, earlier this year I purchased a makeup kit from Avon (don't knock it till you've tried it), that had a bunchhhhh of stuff in it.. I mean..... NUFF TINGS in it!
 (comment if you want to see a haul video ;))

 A lot of the items in it were sample size and I think the kit was part of a special offer at the time. One of the items I LOVE from the kit which I have integrated into my pro kit and daily makeup routine are these little lipglosses. They're Glow Baby Glow Luxe lip glosses, from the Mark makeup collection and trust me, you're gonna glow!. The full size bottles arent very big either because they are hookup glosses, which, for those who aren't familiar with Avon or Mark, hookup  products are small and have a screwable cap that connects to another product.

This is the full size :
This is the sample size:

For a bottle that small you get a fairly good amount of product out of it. The colour payoff is also great for such a small bottle. The Luxe collection glosses all have shimmer/glitter in them, Glow Baby Blow glosses don't. The shimmer isn't  chunky or heavy and the finish is very glossy. I was also pleasantly surprised that they weren't sticky on my lips. I've found that it also withstands food and drink fairly well and was still on for the most part after eating.

All in all, I love these little stunners and would definitely recommend them.


There you have it guys! Leave a question or comment below and dont forget to FOLLOW!! (please :D)

Thats all for now, until later..

:) Charissa Zoe

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

How To: Lace Mask

 [my sister the model lol]

Here's a look that I did on my first photoshoot this past weekend. Want to know how to recreate this look for a  masquerade ball, prom, or anywhere you want to be extra fierce? Scroll down!

You will need:

-sponges/makeup wedges
-black makeup or face paint
-hair clips/ pins

1. First off you want to prep the face as usual. Do your usual face cleansing routine and foundation routine. Make sure to moisturise.
2. Do the eye makeup  first before applying the mask. This look is a simple smokey eye (will do another tutorial) which only uses three colours: black, dark/medium brown, and any highlight colour of your choice. The colours go from dark to light, from the lid to the brow bone. Smudge the black eyeshadow into the  lower lashline and apply lots of liner on  the top lash line and bottom waterline (the inner rim of the eye)
3. The Mask: Get a strip or piece of lace wide enough to be placed over both eyes and long enough to go from ear to ear. Using hair pins or clips, secure the lace behind the ears. Wet the sponge or wedge and saturate with a black eyeshadow or face paint. Press the colour into the lace. Do not swipe. Simply press the colour into the lace, adding layers for more pigmented results.
4. Remove the lace carefully. Using a black liquid liner fill  in or trace any sparse areas following the pattern on the lace.
5. Set with translucent powder for long wear.
6. To remove mask, wipe off with baby oil and cotton balls or swabs.

- lash glue

Dip the toothpick into the  lash glue and pick up a small bead. The pick up a rhinestone and place on the mask at any desired spot. Press in and let dry. [Note: use a black or clear glue to apply the rhinestones so that when it dries it will blend in]

The rest of the face was kept neutral, with light contouring of the cheeks  (using a dark brown shadow). The lip was a lavender colour to help tie in with the colour of her dress which was lavender/purple/pink. False lashes could also be used to amp up the look if desired.

So there you have it. Its a pretty simple look to do. And its a fun look, perfect for a party or prom.

Thats all for now beautiful ppl!  Till later

:) Charissa Zoe

Update and photoshoot

Beautiful people! I've been very delinquent in updating my blog, yes I know, but thats because I've been very busy on the road for my new job. I've been going all around my beautiful country getting to know it more and finding out things I was surprised I didn't know. That said, my trips have given me lots of inspiration for makeup looks and tutorials, so get ready for upcoming videos and posts!! Woot! Also, this past weekend I did my very first photoshoot [insert streamers and confetti throwing here]. I hired my awesome photographer friend Keisha Miles and asked some of my gorgeous friends to be models. All in all the shoot was amazing and as soon as I get the pics you'll be sure to see them on my Facebook page. But until then I'll be putting up pics and tutorials/pictorials of how to achieve the looks from the photoshoot during this week.

That's all for now but stay tuned for more!

Charissa Zoe