Real Housewives of Atlanta and the Frosty Brow Highlight

Let me tell you the beauty trend among the Real Housewives of Atlanta.  Flawless makeup? No. Weave? Kind of, but no. It’s a frosty brow highlight. There is nothing wrong with it,this is simply an observation. Nene’s artist has perfected it. There is a significant amount under her brow, but it’s blended like no other.  It makes you want to actually wear a frosty highlight. At Kandi’s concert, Cynthia Bailey’s brow highlight was a slight wash of frost. Lovely. Kandi had an exaggerated (super frosty, super beige [ick]) highlight, but it was stage makeup, so she gets a pass.

I don’t even have the time to tell you what Phaedra’s makeup does to me.  Now I will say this.  If she paid for someone to do her makeup, she would do more good burning her money in her own car.  If she does it herself, she is going for the obvious RHOA style, and she’s on the right path.  If she wasn’t on tv, I would appluad her efforts.  But since she is on tv, I just want her to find someone to do her makeup. Or better yet, someone to show her how to do her own makeup. I don’t mean to stray from the highlight, but the lid colors are either too bright and not properly blended, or the crease is too much. And the white liner on the inner rim is just overkill.  Her makeup just looks too dusty for tv.
She looks so much better in this image! Come on Phaedra, keep up the good work!! Yes, makeup is my thing.  I’m not going to sit here and say that I could do that much more of an outstanding job doing my makeup. The difference between her and I as she has the funds (or she acts like she does) to pay to look amazing.   If she has all this money, fly Sam Fine or Tia Dantzler down for a day. As for a cheaper alternative, I know there is some out of this world artist in Atlanta that is on the verge of moving to NYC or LA to do celebs or something. Atlanta’s a big city, I know there is somebody. Or, take the Sheree route and stay classic all the time with foundation, lashes, liner and a good lip. Either way, she has options that she is not taking advantage of.
This isn’t a gossip blog, so I’m not going to bash her personality (although I really want to).

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Dreams DO Come True: Warren B. Paints Nene and Lisa Wu!

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta are in town this week for Bravo.  My best friend Warren B. was hired to do makeup for Nene Leakes and Lisa Wu Hartwell. I assisted him during his job yesterday in NYC. (Can you believe that just 7 months ago, I created a makeup tutorial based on Nene?!)  When we arrived, Nene already did her brows, which were chiseled to perfection!  She used a brow pencil (is it safe to assume it was MAC Spiked?).   I’m sure you all want to know the dish, and let me say this.  What you see on TV is real, Nene and Lisa are NO different than they are on camera.  They are as real as it gets!  Here are the looks that Warren did on the ladies. Click here for the looks!!! …

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Nene Leakes Makeup Tutorial

Real Housewives of Atlanta are totally taking over my life. Every Thursday, I make sure that I have set aside the time at 10pm to watch them on Bravo. A few weeks ago, I noticed for the 50th time that Nene wore pink and purple on the eyes. It set off that “OMG-I-need-to-do-a-tutorial-STAT!” feeling in my bones. By 2am, I had one eye completely finished, and by 4am the tutorial was up and running on Youtube. I made it a lot more vivid than Nene usually does, but you can definitely keep it toned down and wear it successfully. Gotta love how Nene isn’t afraid of color!

DSC02564 One of the keys to this look (and so many others) is the base. Painterly Paint Pot made a vast impact on this look. Many people shy away from this color because it doesn’t match their skin tone. I love Painterly because every color that you use with it comes out looking perfect! Think of it this way. If you have a purple marker and you write on a purple piece of paper, it won’t show up as well. But if you take the purple pencil and write on a white piece of paper, you’ll have a much more noticeable drawing. If you wanted a frosty, more metallic look, using a cream on top of the paint pot makes a huge difference. For this look, I used a pink cream colour base by MAC Pro. Since then, however, I’ve found Make Up For Ever Flash Color in white, which will be my base for frosty shadows for now on! Remember, use a very thin layer and use it on top of another base to prolong creasing. For step by step instructions on how to create the look, check out the video below or head on over to my Youtube page for even more videos!