7 steps to do a full face of glam makeup!

I polled my YouTube subscribers on what type of videos they would like to see more of and 25% said MORE easy beauty videos! Yes, I listen to my audience and I give the people what they want lol! Today, I’m sharing steps to do a full face of glam makeup! You’re welcome, sis!

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Step 1: Primer

Helps increase the longevity of your makeup and compact oiliness. It also makes your skin appear smoother for a flawless foundation application and appearance.

Step 2: Foundation

I like to apply my foundation with a beauty blender sponge. I usually spray a little water on the sponge prior to applying the foundation with it.

Step 3: Brows

I like to use an eyebrow pomade when I want to be BEAT FOR THE GAWDDDDDDDS but I also recommend ELF brow pen for super beginners.

Step 4: Eyes (eyeshadow, eyeliner & then mascara)

Eyeshadow first, then eyeliner and then mascara… in that order! If you want to apply eyelashes, apply after mascara.

Step 5: Concealer (Apply concealer and set the concealer with power)

I use a beauty blender to blend out my concealer. I like to apply my concealer in a triangle shape and then blend out. Then I take a little setting power and apply under my eye to help increase the longevity of my concealer. I allow that power to sit under eye no more then a minute before I wipe off. This is what we call “baking” in the makeup game.

Step 6: Contour

I personally like to contour my face as it makes my face look thinner and my cheakbones pop. Contouring is strategically adding darker colors your face to create a shadow. If you find your makeup looks flat, contouring can help.

Step 7: Blush

Blush is used to add a flush of color to the cheeks. I use to think blush was not made for women of color but I was going about it wrong! Women of color can use blush to add that sunkissed look to their face. If you’re darker, I recommend investing in blush colors such as burnt orange, dark red and shades of cranberry.

Step 8: Highlight

Opposite of contouring is highlighting where you apply light colors to your face to draw attention to it! I like to add a highlight to make my skin look like it’s glowing! I apply on top of my cheekbones.

Step 7: Lipstick

Lipstick, lipgloss, chapstick… whatever you decide but I like to apply my lippie last!

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In my next blog post, I’m sharing 9 tips to look put together and polished quickly

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Have you ever made plans to go somewhere and then don’t feel like it later? ? You can’t cancel because it’s too late andddddddd did you also can’t show up looking like a bum. What’s a girl to do?! Today, I’m sharing some of my quick tips to look put together and polished quickly… Yup, even when you don’t feel like it!

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How to look put together when you feel anything but…

1. Keep the hair simple with protective hairstyles & 15 minute do’s

I love protective hairstyles such as passion twist because it’s literally a getup and go hairstyle which is super convenient on those days I want to be cute without touching my hair.

I also have a video on my 2 simple 15 minute hairstyles! You can watch that video here:

I love protective hairstyles because they’re low maintenance and help aid in hair growth. I currently on a journey to grow my hair and have been using techniques to grow my hair such as herbs.

2. Keep the face and makeup easy

My simple makeup routine includes 4 things: Brow pomade for brows, Mascara for lashes, Concealer for dark circles and a lip product to add some color to my face.

If I’m going to be photographed a lot, I’ll go ahead and add lashes and liner. It doesn’t take me over 5 minutes to do these two (practice def makes perfect because, in college, it easily took me foreverrrrrr to apply a strip of lashes to ONE eye! lol)

3. Dresses and jumpsuits are a great go-to

Who needs a shirt, pants and possibly a belt when you can simply throw on a dress or jumpsuit and be done with it?!
Instant cuteness.

4. Add a jacket to make it chic or chic casual

I love adding a blazer to a dress to make it look professional and polished or a denim jacket to a romper to make it casual! You can literally wear a blazer with your dress for work and then switch it up to a denim jacket after hours to make it everyday wear!

5. Invest in pieces that go with everything

I believe you should have at least 3 pair of shoes that will ultimately match anything: Black, tan and red denim.
When it comes to earrings, pearls and diamond studs also match pretty much everything. Keep it simple, sista.

I also recommend investing in some comfy heels like block heels and a few pairs of flats.

Here are my tips for looking like a snack when you would much prefer to be at home with snacks instead!

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How To Make Whipped Shea Butter At Home

A few years ago I received a complimentary bottle of Shea oil and I’ve been hooked ever since! I started purchasing Shea butter in the raw to compliment the oil but it’s pretty tough and can be a pain to spread across your skin in its natural solid-state. I’ve been trying new methods to keep my skin in great condition.

This whipped Shea butter is amazing! My skin loves it and I instantly notice a difference once I apply it! I add coconut oil, jojoba oil, and almond oil to my whipped butter but you can honestly add whatever oil of your choice!

This is great for those who have dry skin and/or want more natural skincare products!

Products Used:

– 1 cup unrefined shea butter
– 1.5 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil
– 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
– 1.5 tablespoons of almond oil
essential oils (optional), I used 3 drops of peppermint, 5 drops of sweet orange and 3 drops of lavender
– Electric mixer
– Clean empty container (cleaned glass salsa jars and peanut butter jars work great!)

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Directions to make whipped Shea butter

1.Cut & Melt

Cut the Shea butter into pieces and Melt  (low setting) No higher than 175 F

 

2. Add other oils

Once the oil starts to cool, add other oils to the melt shea butter

3. Whip it together

Whip…. Whip it good lol. Whip the Shea butter with an electric mixer until it becomes a whipped soft texture.

4. Enjoy!

Store Whipped Shea butter inside a glass or plastic bottle

 

 

Notes:

– If your Shea butter is solid, melt on a very low setting (I use a double boiler). Shea butter has a very low melting point. Shea butter starts to lose its nutrients when melted above 175 F
– make sure the mixture is completely cool before blending. The Shea butter will not whip if it’s warm. You can sit the bowl on top of a plate of ice while mixing to quicken the process

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