summer makeup



I’m so excited to share a makeup look for all of you on this beautiful “Makeup Monday”.  Today is extra special because I have a Guest Writer here on Honeygirl’s World and this will be her first post that she shares with you.  Those of you that have been around the blog or my YouTube channel for a while may have seen my little sister Harmony stop in and share a smile.  Today she’ll be sharing a little information and her FOTD featuring BeYu Cosmetics.  Please join me in welcoming her to my site.

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On my face I am wearing BeYu Cosmetics.  I have on the Color Patch Eye Palette 348-4303 which has green tones with gold undertones and shimmer.  My eyes are lined with BeYu soft liner 667 for eyes which is a teal metallic, while on my lashes is BeYu Beauty Queen Volume Waterproof Mascara in black. The mascara itself is a very thin formula, so none of my lashes clumped together, making for effortless application. First coat already defined the lash length, and as I kept applying it was a very buildable and it was not a thick formula. Although the wand was bigger than my regular mascara, I had no problem applying the mascara at all and particularly loved the lightweight feeling after application.

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I have lined and filled in my lips with BeYu soft liner 5954 for lips, an almost burnt orange, without being so intense.  On top of that I am wearing BeYu catwalk volume gloss.  It is said to be an instant lip plumper and it does seem to have the effect of Plumping my lips.  It is a thick consistency but it’s not too uncomfortable on the lips.  It definitely is a gloss so of course, it will transfer should I eat or drink anything and I would need to reapply but it pairs perfectly with the soft lip liner, color matching perfectly with the lip liner.

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The eyeshadows are very soft it feels like I have nothing on and there was absolutely no fallout, yet the color pigments shine beautifully in the light, reflecting every speck of iridescence. The mascara caught every single Lash on my eyes and is not heavy or thick. The soft liner pencils for lip and for eyes glided on smoothly and their color payoff is quite excellent as well.

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Normally I prefer a matte eyeshadow as a base in any one of my pallets but for these quads, I think that every single shade available is gorgeous and easily wearable. Freely mix and match the shades to your individual preference, but quite honestly each quad has Shades that you could pair with anything and take with you on the go the only thing that I wish is that there were some form of mirror that came with the quads but I was able to use mirrors that I had already on hand.

Stay tuned for other looks using different quads and products from BeYu in the future, as well as a full review of some of the products you have seen displayed in this post.

Thank you Harmony for contributing to Honeygirl’s World.



Ah, yes… I bring to you another Colour Pop swatch fest.  There is absolutely no denying it – it has easily become one of my favorite brands that I find I will head over to Colour Pop to see what is new versus over to Sephora’s website like I would normally do.  Today I bring to you the Shaaanxo x ColourPop collection.  I have been a huge fan of Shaaanxo for a few years now and was really excited to get my hands on this new collection rolled out by Colour Pop last year (2014).  I have been sitting on these gorgeous shades for quite a few months and I’m finally finding the time to share them with you.  Since the collection is still available on Colour Pop’s site, I figured it would be a great time to stop by and check them out.  While these shades make great ones for Fall and Winter months, I love that they give off that almost beachy vibe and thought they would make great Summer hues to pop on those gorgeous peepers of yours.  So – let’s get started.

Say Hello To Summer Shades With Shaaanxo x ColourPop http://honeygirlsworld.com

The Shaaanxo X Colorpop collection consists of four shades that were selected by Shaaanxo on YouTube.  This bundle of colors were selected to allow you to create a multitude of looks using just four shades.  The eye shadows are packaged together like a little quad and retail for $20 on Colourpop’s website.

  • XO: A Light Champagne shade with a pearlized finish
  • Selfie: Mid-tone peachy brown shade with a matte finish
  • Rebel: Mid-tone khaki green with a matte finish
  • Deluxe: warm red bronze with a pearlized finish

Like with other products I have reviewed and talked about from Colourpop – these shadows have that same buttery, creamy texture – almost mousse like and are very pigmented, offering huge color pay off in just one swipe.  But, as I discussed in previous posts – using these with a brush can be a bit of a challenge.  It is best to apply with your fingers and then use a synthetic brush to blend the shadows appropriately.  You can also use a small detailed shadow brush to apply in the smaller areas.  However the best color pay off is received with applying with your fingers.

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At first glance, these gorgeous colors definitely lend for a Fall shade range and I totally agree they would make a great collection for your fall looks.  However, after playing around and trying new looks with these, I find that the colors are perfect for those Summer looks that give that effortless vibe.  XO is a great inner corner highlight shade and can be used on it’s own to attract light to your eyes while showcasing just your lashes or your lips.  But if you are looking to bump up the look even more, try using Rebel all over the lid or run it along your lower lash line for a soft pop of color that brings out your gorgeous peepers.  Deluxe and Selfie work well together and when used in the same eye look can create a gorgeous bronze smoky eye perfect for those summer nights when you want a little drama and each color works well all over the lid or even blended together to create the perfect summer look.  While these shades are not traditional summer shades – they definitely will be my choice for the summer months.

*Quick note… Rebel can stain if you are using without a primer beneath the shadow.  It won’t have a long staining power – but sometimes may need a little more elbow power to remove it.  It’s nothing drastic though.

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My love for ColourPop cosmetics started around this time last year and I have since built quite a collection of shades for year round but I find that if you love neutral tones but want something a little more, this collection from Shaaanxo would be a great buy.  Every color you need to create one look or a plethora of them is included in this little quad of goodies.  I especially love that Colourpop has been including matte shades and increasing their matte shades available which make creating looks easier than ever.  When I first purchased from the brand last year, they didn’t offer any matte shades and this way – creating a “one brand look” is now simpler than before.  I’m not sure how long the Shaaanxo X Colourpop collection will remain available for purchase, but I definitely think it is gorgeous and I urge anyone to pick it up.

If you haven’t tried anything from Colourpop before and are a little intimidated by the color choices available, I think you would absolutely love this set.  Don’t forget to check out my other posts regarding other shadows and lippies available from Colourpop as well – which include swatches and all (links below).

ColourPop In Bloom Collection

Fun Spring Shades That Won’t Break the Bank – Colour Pop Lippies & Blushes

Not A Box of Chocolates Shadows & Forget the Fruitcake Lippies

I Heart This, Amaze & Other Gorgeous Shadows from ColourPop

See Colour Pop in Action – Summer Love Makeup Tutorial

See Colour Pop in Action – Winterberry Makeup Tutorial

So – I’m sure you have heard of Colourpop before… but have you tried anything from the Brand?  If so, comment below and let me know what you tried and enjoyed, I may add it to my wishlist.  Hope you enjoyed this post.

Smooches! xo

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  The products mentioned were purchased by me with my own money.  All opinions, as always – are 100% honest and unbiased.  There may be affiliate links through out this post which I do make money from.



For some it may be that they are just entering into the Spring months, however here in Hawaii, Summer will be along shortly.  I’m already planning my summer escapes with my family and I’ve been on the hunt for a little while now for products I know will be soft and sweet with a little bronze pizzazz that I can take into the summer season with me.  Since I love golds on the eyes I love using eye shadows that not only feel good on the skin but don’t leave me feeling weighed down or hot and sticky.  Jane Iredale Golden Girl Pure Pressed Eye Shadow offers gorgeous color payoff that will have you ready for the white sandy beaches in no time.

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To create this very easy look, I simply applied the shadows from the Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow Palette in Golden Girl.  Sweeping the lightest shade all over the lid, the gold shade softly on the inner corner of my eyes and the bronze shade blended into the crease to create a soft and wearable every day eye look that is easy and effortless.  I then topped the eye look off with my favorite mascara (Benefit Roller Lash) and the look was done.

Jane Iredal Golden Girl Pure pressed shadow

Jane Iredale’s PurePressed Eye Shadow Trio in Golden Girl ($28.00) provides you with a day to night look everytime.  Each eye shadow in this trio is silky smooth and feels wonderful when applied.  They offer just the right amount of pigment to create a look that you can take from day to night.  Each mineral-based pressed shadow is designed to enhance the color of your eyes as well as the eye shape and is perfect for my sensitive eyes.  Use alone or over your favorite primer or base, this crease-resistant shadow is long lasting and can be used wet or dry to create your perfect look.

Jane Iredale

PurePressed Eye Shadow Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract. [+/- (May Contain) Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77489, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360)]

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My favorite lippy to pair with this Eye Shadow Trio is the Jane Iredale Lip Fixation in Craze ($30.00).  This gorgeous set includes two colors paired nicely for a soft peachy-pink pout.  Lip Fixations are a duo of complimentary shades that include a lip stain and lip gloss to create a great looking lip.  This dual-ended lippy provides hydration, color and shine without the use of Petroleum.  The color is gorgeous, rich and long lasting lip stain leaves great color on the lips without feathering.  I especially love this as a Spring or Summer shade since it is a perfect lippy for a soft look.

Ingredients Lip Stain: Isododecane, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract. [+/- (May Contain) Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77489, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850)(Aka 202), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850)(Aka 201)]

Ingredients Gloss:  Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cocoglycerides, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract. [+/- (May Contain) Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77489, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850)(Aka 202), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360)]

Jane Iredale Lip Fixation

Spring and Summer months are those that I rarely use makeup, so if I do decide to put some on, I’m always looking for makeup that feels great on the skin and is comfortable in the humid weather.  Jane Iredale products are certified cruelty-free and some of the products are also Vegan and Gluten free.  I was originally introduced to Jane Iredale products over 5 years ago and I have been a fan ever since.  Quality products that I can use on my sensitive skin are always a plus.  Check out these products and more at JaneIredale.com

So – what kind of looks are you rocking out this Spring and Summer months?  Do you have some favorite brands that are your go-to for easy looks that are also easy on the skin?

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  Some of the products featured in this post were sent to me for editorial consideration.  While I did receive free products and some purchased on my own, all thoughts are 100% honest and unbiased.  I was not paid to provide this post or compensated monetarily.  Affiliate links are included in this post.

I’ve had the Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette now for about a month or more and I have been really enjoying it.  But, I realized that I didn’t have a tutorial up using the product and I always like to do that before posting a review.  Since Hawaii has been dealing with Tropical Storms and hurricanes, it has left me with a bit of cabin fever so I figured the best way to combat the blues is to do a makeup and then head out for some grocery shopping.

Check out my video tutorial embedded before.  Well, actually it is a GRWM (Get Ready with Me) with a little chit chat.  I’ll show you the steps on how I achieved my look and hang out like girlfriends as we talk story a bit. lol  If you want, you can click here to watch directly on YouTube.


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GRWM feat. Amrezy Palette

If I were to decide to wear makeup every day – which everyone knows I normally use eye makeup maybe once a week… this would be what I would choose to do – a soft brown smoky eye.  It’s simple to create and since the area between my eye lid and brow is so large… I normally need a soft wash of color to pull a look together.  The Amrezy Palette offers some really nice shades to create just a look for a daytime wearable ensemble or something with a soft pop of color.

Products used (eyes):

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather Collection – Creamy Beige
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette:  Caramel, Morocco, Legend, Glisten, Topaz, Deep Plum
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Liner – Black Velvet
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara blended with Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Brows – Cailyn Gelux Brow in Cocoa

GRWM - Feat. Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette


I especially love these types of shades because it is perfect for my eye color.  Browns and bronze shades really make my eye color pop and bring out the natural sparkle.

Products used (face):

  • Milani Color Statement Lip liner in All Natural layered with NYX’s Extreme Shine Lip Cream in Nude Peach Fuzz
  • Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
  • Covergirl True Magic Sunkisser Bronzer
  • Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Shimmer Palette in Photo Bomb

GRWM Amrezy Palette

I hope you all enjoyed this soft bronze toned look.  It’s perfect for summer but a look that can we worn year round.  Don’t forget to check out my video if you haven’t already and subscribe too.  See you all in my next post. Smooches!

Signature Honey

Recently I was selected as an Ipsy and PopBeauty ipsyPOPstar.  I was one out of 20 selected from the many that applied and I’m very humbled by it.  I was sent over a few goodies from Ipsy and Pop Beauty to create a look of my choosing using the products and this is the look I came up with.  I had a lot of fun creating it and while I am not a fan of glitter, I really loved how it pulled the entire look together.  Here is my creation and makeup tutorial below.  These colors reminded me so much of the ocean I see daily so I thought the blues would be fitting for a summer makeup look.  I hope you guys like it as much as I enjoyed creating it.IpsyPOPstars Ocean Inspired Look

Check out my tutorial embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

To create this look I used the following products:

  • Eye Shadow Primer – Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo (eye shadow base) – Test My Teal
  • Pop Beauty Pure Pigment in Metallic Blue
  • Pop Beauty Brow Shade & Shape (used dark brown and light brown to shade and fill in my brows and light brown, dark brown and black to use as transition and to deepen the crease for my makeup look
  • Pop Beauty Shade Duette in Matte Ivory and Soft Creme to soften and create transition in the shades on my eyes as well as to highlight my browbone
  • Pop Beauty Triple Glitter to add glitter on inner corner and lower lash line
  • BA Star Shimmer Glue as adhesive for the glitter
  • Pop Beauty Kajal Pen in Craving Cocoa to line waterline/tightline
  • Pop Beauty Peak Performance Mascara for lashes and KISS 01 Lashes
  • New York Color Liquid liner to create winged liner
  • Pop Beauty BB Lip Balm in Rose Berry on the lips
  • Pop Beauty Bronze Beam in Rose Bronze to lightly contour, blush, highlight and also to help soften the eye makeup look

The photo below shows the products that was sent in my IpsyPOPStars bag.

Pop Beauty Cosmetics ipsypopstars


I hope you all enjoyed my makeup tutorial – I had a lot of fun with it and enjoyed creating it.  The heat from Summer is still in full swing here, but my kiddos go back to school at the end of the week, so I loved that this look reminded me of the ocean that we enjoyed so much this season.  Wishing you all a wonderful rest of your summer.



Most of those near and dear to me know that I might use makeup once a week and normally those days are the ones I find time to film a tutorial – lol.  Don’t get me wrong, I love makeup and I love how makeup can transform a person and really ignite the spirit within them, but let’s face it – I live in Hawaii and most of my summer days… you can catch me without makeup, hair pulled back or up in a high bun and wearing a bikini.  I will take the beach and ocean or the pool, over makeup any day of the week. lol  With that said, I do still love makeup, but can rock out similar looks during the summer months.  One of my favorites is a bronze and gold makeup look.  Come on now, Summer is all about the Bronzed Beauty so come and join me for a tutorial on my summer makeup look.  While this isn’t my go-to look (that one is coming up in the next week), this is one I’ll definitely be rocking the next month.Bronzed Beauty Summer Makeup


I wanted to create a look that would allow me to utilize some new goodies from Milani (that I am loving by the way) and also provide a makeup look and tutorial that consisted of affordable cosmetics.  With exception to my Too Faced Shadow Insurance (would have used Milani if I had it), everything else is drug store and majority of the products down to my bronzer and highlight are all Milani.  I hope you like this talk through tutorial – I wanted to talk story with all of you since I’ve been rushing through my makeup looks lately.  Besides, it’s my girlie time with my makeup lovahs… so I figured I would just have some fun.

Check out the makeup tutorial embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial… scroll down to see a list of products used. A review with swatches and my thoughts on the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Shadows will be coming soon.

Summer Makeup - Bronzed Beauty


No, I’m not part of a family of Quadruplets… I just can’t pick or choose one photo of me to use so I use them all. lol

Products used for my look:

Brows – Bella Caffe used to shade in my sparse areas and set with Milani’s Brow Gel

Eye Shadow Primer – Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Eye Shadows –

  • Crease Shadow – Bella Bronze
  • Lid Shadow Shade – Bella Gold
  • Transition Shadow Shade – Bella Mandarin
  • Outer V (contour) shadow shade – Bella Taupe
  • Brow Highlight Shadow Shade – Bella Ivory

Eye Liner – Jordana  12 Hour Made to last Gel eye liner pencil (tightline/waterline) and Jordana Fabuliner (upper lash line)

Lashes – KISS 01 False Lashes

Bronzer – Milani Matte Baked Bronzer in Sienna

Blush – Milani Rose Powder Blush in Warm Petals

Highlight – Milani Amber Nectar Face Illuminating Powder

To set my makeup – Mally Face Defender

Lips – Milani All Natural Color Statement Lip liner topped with Milani’s Color Statement lipstick in Nude Creme, layered with Milani’s Color Statement lipstick in Teddy Bare

Bronzed Beauty Summer Makeup


Wishing you all a wonderful and stellar summer… enjoy life and have some fun. xo

I’ll have a review coming for the Milani Bella Eyes soon… and those that have asked for a review on the Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last liners.. that’s coming too. xo

Signature Honey

My normal summer makeup routine is a bare face… maybe some mascara and lip balm, but for the most part – I rock out a no makeup look.  Why?  Well, because I live in Paradise and the ocean’s serenade is constantly calling me.  But, when I want to wear makeup and rock out a look, I try to go for a soft – lightly bronzed eye shadow look and a pop of color on the lips.  Four Fourth of July I posted a look similar on my Instagram, but decided I wanted this one to have a little summery bronze shades added to it. Today I bring to you a makeup tutorial that is super easy to create, utilizing Colour Pop eye shadows and my Lorac Pro palette.  I hope you like it.  Scroll down to see photos of the look and don’t forget to watch the tutorial.  Happy Summer!
Summer Love Makeup tutorial

Check out my makeup tutorial embedded below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

Products used:

Brows – Chella Dazzling Brown Eye Defining Pencil and NYX Control Freak Eye Brow Gel

Eyeshadow Base – Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Continuous Almond

Eyeshadows – Colour Pop shadow pots in: Cheeky (transition shade) Amaze (outer v and outer  3rd of my eyelid as well as lower lash line), I Heart This (inner corner highlight, inner lower lash line and inner 3rd of my eyelid).  Lorac Pro Palette: Sable (outer v and outer 3rd), Taupe (crease shade) and Cream (brow highlight)

Eyeliner – Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eye shadow Pencil in Tenacious Brown (lower lash line), Mally Evercolor Sparkle liner in Midnight (tightline) and NYC (New York Color) black liquid liner (winged liner)

Mascara – L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Blackest Black Mascara

Bronzer – NYX Matte Bronzer in Deep

Highlight – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette in Dim Light (all over face) and Radiant Light (highest part of cheekbones), NYX Sunkissed Radiant Finishing Powder to highlight highest parts of the face, cheekbones, forehead, etc.

Blush – Colour Pop’s Cheeky Shadow (smoothed onto the cheeks and blended for a beautiful peach glow)

Lips – Milani Color Statement Lipliner in Haute Pink topped with L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Baby Doll.

My Flower Crown is from Claires.

Summer Love Makeup tutorial

Well I think bold colorful looks are gorgeous, it is not something I would wear often… but that doesn’t stop me from rockin’ it out if I do.  This week for Tutorial Tuesday I wanted to do a Tropical Paradise Makeup Tutorial inspired by bright, bold, summery shades that look almost neon.  This makeup look is definitely easier to achieve than you would think and while it’s definitely not an every day look – it’s bright and cheerful for these warm summer days.  I hope you enjoy my Tropical Paradise Makeup Tutorial, rainbow eyeshadow featuring BA Star and BH Cosmetics.

Tropical Paradise Makeup Look


I don’t often plan my makeup looks – especially if I am going to do a tutorial on the look… so this particular makeup look was no exception.  I knew what makeup products I had intended to use for the eyes, so I decided when I created my first eye (before filming) that I would just throw the colors together and see how it turned out.  To be honest, I didn’t expect the colors to be as vibrant as they turned out – both from the BA Star Tropical Palette as well as the BH Eyes on the 60s Palette… because I haven’t really used more than a color or two from each palette.  To say I was impressed would be an understatement.

Check out my video tutorial on how I created this eye look by scrolling down and watching the embedded video below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

A full list of products is listed below.Tropical Paradise Makeup Look

Products used to create this look:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance – eye primer

BA Star Shimmer Body Primer – used as sticky base on top of eye primer

BA Star Tropical Eye shadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Eyes on the 60’s Palette – Matte Cream shade, Peach/pink shade and Orange shade (see video for details)

Jordana Aqua Last – 12 Hour Made to Last Eye Shadow Pencil – used as a base on lower lash line

Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Midnight – Tightline and waterline

NYC (New York Color) Black Liquid Liner – winged liner

Perfekt Beauty Lash Perfection Gel Mascara – lower and upper lashes

Milani Mediterranean Blue Lash Art Mascara – lower lashes

KISS 05 Lashes applied with KISS Black Eyelash Glue

Chella Dazzling Brown Brow Pencil topped with NYX Control Freak Clear Brow Gel

Milani Romantic Rose – Rose Powder Blush applied to cheeks

NYX Matte Bronzer in Deep – to contour and add warmth to the face

Revlon’s Nude Attitude Lipstick topped with Buxom’s White Russian Lip gloss

Tropical Paradise Makeup Look

I am very happy with how this look came out and it reminded me how much I miss creating colorful and bold looks.  While these palettes are affordable, they both pack a huge punch in color… and it goes to show – you can certainly create a look using something cheaper than high end brands.  I had a friend ask me about my thoughts on the Urban Decay Electric Palette, which I do not own.  While I would love to be able to swatch that palette up and create some looks, I think these palettes I used to create the looks I did – well, they certainly give those higher end brands a little competition.  I’ll have my review for the BA Star Tropical Palette up soon and maybe just maybe… I’ll do one on the BH Cosmetics Eyes on the 60s palette too.  I hope you all enjoyed my makeup look for this week.  I’m loving how bold it is and how it turned out.

Happy Summer!

Signature Honey

Aaliyah Rock the Boat Makeup

I am a huge fan of Aaliyah… I have been since she first came out back in the early 90s.  I rocked out my baggy pants, overalls and Timbalands as well as my dark burgundy lips (Revlon’s Black Cherry).  Back then I was a mere 125 lbs and could pull it off – now, well… let’s just say I won’t be exposing my tummy any time soon. lol  Since today is Friday and I have a love for older music, movies and more – I’m taking inspiration from some of my favorite Artists and Actresses and will be recreating some of their looks they have done in the past in a Series on my Blog and YouTube Channel I have named… “Flash Back Friday”.  While I won’t be doing this every Friday – I hope to have one look up at least once a month.  I hope you enjoy.  Check out my recreation and inspired look of the makeup from Aaliyah in Rock the Boat.

Aaliyah Rock the Boat

Aaliyah “baby girl” Haughton became an Angel in 2001 along with 8 others after a plane crash that no one expected.  I chose to recreate this look because not only is she one of my Favorite Artists, but it shows us that life is never guaranteed and tomorrow is never promised.  There are two looks that she sports in the Rock the Boat music video which was the last video she filmed prior to her untimely death and she was leaving the location while filming.  In the video she rocks out a gold look (the one on the beach) as well as a blue look.  I chose the gold.  Check out my tutorial below or watch it directly on YouTube and all the products used are listed below as well.  Thank you for watching!

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Aaliyah Rock the Boat

Products used:

Brows:  Chela Brow defining pencil in brown topped with Perfekt Beauty’s Brow Perfection Gel

Eye shadow base:  Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Eye shadows:  Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette – Naked (transition shade), MAC’s Gorgeous Gold (lid shade), Urban Decay’s Naked 1 Palette – Half Baked (crease shade), NYX Sunkissed Radiant Finishing Powder – Brown shade (highlight), MAC’s Tempting (to add more contrast to the outer v and applied to lower lash line)

Eyeliner:  Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Liner in Black Velvet (water line and tight line) and NYC HD Felt Tip liquid liner (wing and upper lash line)

Mascara/Lashes:  Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Waterproof Mascara and KISS Lashes in 03

Cheeks/Contour/Highlight:  Covergirl TruMagic Sunkisser Bronzer (applied as a contour base), Wet n Wild’s Goddess Bronzer (used to warm up and deepen contour), Milani’s Warm Petals Rose Blush (used as the base blush), MAC’s Sunbasque (used to apply directly on the applies of the cheeks to add warmth), Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette – Radiant Light (used to add highlight as well as an overall face powder)

Lips:  Milani Colorstatement Lip Liner in All Natural, topped with Revlon’s Super Lustrous Nude Attitude lipstick and finished with Laura Mercia Lip Glace in Bare Naked

Aaliyah Rock the Boat Makeup

This makeup look is easy to recreate and offers you many choices as to when to wear it.  Since Summer is just around the corner, this gold look will be gorgeous to use and rock out at those awesome beach parties or out and about.  It’s sexy and sultry but still looks wearable so you can use it day or night.  You can also smoke out the lower lash line a little more and add a deeper brown shade to the crease or outer v to create a night time look if you are going for something a little more dramatic.

Aaliyah Rock the Boat

I hope you guys enjoyed my first installment of Flash Back Friday.  I always take inspiration from my past and the music and movies from  my childhood and my youth and 20s.  Stay tuned for more coming your way soon.  Have a wonderful weekend!

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Spring/Summer Makeup Tutorial

While we have still been experiencing some pretty heavy rain the last week, I’m super happy that Spring is in full swing… (pardon me while I stop and do my Carlton Dance. lol)  I love Fall and Winter months because Hawaii is cooler versus the warm weather we have year round, but this past Fall/Winter it seems like the rain and cold was non-stop and my skin really didn’t enjoy being so dry. lol  Regardless, I am just happy that I can live and experience the great things life has to offer – so I’ll take whatever I can get.

Alright – enough with the rambling.  I was inspired to create this Pink/Purple and Orange look because the top I’m wearing is a Creamsicle shade with Fuchsia silk screening.  And, since the hair flower I chose for that day had purple in it – I figured that I found the look I wanted to rock out.  This look is super easy to create and the key to it really is all about the blending.  While the colors are bold, the look I created still had a softness to it that anyone can pull off.  I hope you all enjoy this Spring Summer Makeup tutorial that I have created.

Spring/Summer Makeup look - Orange and Pink

Check out my makeup tutorial below or watch it directly on YouTube.  All details and products used can also be found in this post.

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Spring/Summer Makeup Tutorial - Pink and OrangeProducts used for this look:

Eye shadow primer / base:  Too Faced Shadow Insurance and NYX eyeshadow primer in skintone

Eye shadows:  Smashbox Full Exposure Palette (transition), MAC Rule, Inglot MATTE 383, Inglot MATTE 362, MAC Expensive Pink, Inglot MATTE 377, MAC Shroom

Liners:  Tarte Smolder eyes in FIG (lower lash line), Mally Evercolor Starlight Pencil in Midnight (waterline/tightline), Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper (winged liner)

Mascara/Lashes:  Perfekt Beauty Lash Perfection Gel in Flash, KISS Lashes in 01

Brows:  Cailyn Gelux Brow in Cocoa and Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel to set

Lips:  Jordana Lip liner in Tawny, Revlon Lip butter in Tutti Fruitti and Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Tulip

Bronzer/Contour:  Starlooks Cream Blush in Emphasize and Marcelle Powder Blush/Bronzer in Blushing Bronze

Highlight:  Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder in Translucent

Blush:  Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Candy Coral topped with Milani’s Baked Blush in Luminoso

Spring/Summer Makeup Tutorial

I hope you enjoyed this Berry Orange Sherbet inspired makeup look.  I surely had so much fun creating it and I am looking forward to many more Spring and Summer inspired looks coming soon.  If you have any requests, please let me know so I can try to make it happen.  Sending lots of sunshine, rainbows and flowers your way this Spring and always!

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