Drag makeup is a science that I had been dying to learn for years. There’s a huge difference in a boy wearing makeup and drag makeup. When I found out Warren was going to be trying out for RuPaul’s Drag Race, I was elated. I had been begging him to do this for years! I got to help out and film a bunch of his scenes. During the process, he took the time out to tape himself as he turned into Naomi Michaels. Now let me just say, I LOVE this look. It’s one of those jaw droppers that you might not totally understand or can’t figure it out as it’s coming together, but afterward, you are astonished. He LOVES Ben Nye Banana Powder, as you’ll see when you watch. He also uses a few other shades. You can follow and connect with Naomi on Facebook, and Warren on Facebook.
I’ve had the organizing bug for the last few weeks now, and I have to admit, it’s getting pretty exciting buying little things for storage. Don’t get me wrong, I’m starting to feel silly purchasing items just to store my makeup. I’d rather be spending on the makeup itself.
In this video, I’m sharing my progress as of this morning. In the image above, you can see how some of my lip products were “organized” before. I went back to Ikea to purchase more organizers, and ended up with three of the Antonious baskets, which you’ll see in the video. I’ve transferred most of my lipsticks and glosses into the new Antonious baskets (but I’m not sure if I like it yet). I really, really like these baskets so far as a whole.
Now I just need to make sure I make better decisions with them, as far as the best products that fit. It’s all a giant puzzle, and I’m having a lot of fun figuring it out.
Here’s the photo tutorial for adjusting the Summera (where I store my MSFs, Fluidlines, Eye shadow quads, etc) to fit in the Alex 9 Drawer.
If you have any recommendations, I’d love to hear them!
Ben Nye makes uber sily, super sexy powders. Thanks to Kim Kardashian, Youtube, Instagram, Makeup Classes and things of the like, these have become a cult favorite for artists and makeup lovers alike.
It’s been three very long weeks since I’ve blogged, and I couldn’t wait to come back! It’s spring break–which means 8 more weeks until my last week of class. No more juggling 15 credits and a full time job. I can’t even begin to explain how badly I want to be done! Anyway, I had been planning a trip to Ikea for a few weeks, mainly to pick out some details to organize my Alex drawers. I don’t know what the Summera drawer liners are supposed to be for, but they were perfect for my makeup! I’d still like to buy some clear containers for my other drawers. Please note, I think this Summera drawer liner can work for any type of drawers you have, regardless of the brand or the size. You’ll just have to be open to making it work for whatever size drawer you have.
I’m not sure if you know this or not, but my favorite part of blogging is interviewing makeup artists. Even more than that, I love interviewing celebrity makeup artists. Why? Well, some tend to think that because these celebs make millions of dollars, they are wearing the creme de la creme of makeup at all times. But in actually, most of the time, they’re wearing the same products that we wear. For instance, here’s a shot of Janet Jackson at the AMFAR event a couple of weeks ago.
Aside from all of the new lipsticks and eye shadows that we’re constantly seeing, it’s great to find new staples that can be used no matter what the occasion. Nars is releasing a new concealer, Radiant Creamy Concealer, that’s sure sounds like a good bet. Nars tells us that it’s crease-proof and long wearing. Not only that, it boasts a medium to full coverage that will cover virtually anything. The concealer goes for $28, and will be available February 20th at Nars boutiques and Narscosmetics.com.
I’m not sure when it all started, but I’ve had a serious issue that I’ve been fighting. A week or so after I wash my hair, you can see very visible signs of flaking. Not dandruff. You can actually see it all around my hair line. I’d been really happy with the clarifying shampoos that I had been using. But one day, I stumbled across this blog post from Afrobella that talked about the same issue. It was crazy, I wasn’t the only one! Multiple people stated that it was seborrheic dermatitis. As I researched it, I realized that this had to be me.
Last week, I stumbled across Checaloc’s ACV rinse video. I figured it was a good one to try because she has tons more hair than I do, and if the measurements worked for her, they’d work for me. I had a hair appointment the next day, so I figured it was the perfect time to make this happen. She dunked her hair over and over, and when the water became dirty and murky, I knew this was the rinse for me!
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