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My Staple Makeup Products

My Staple Makeup Products


This is my first video just displaying my STAPLE PRODUCTS that I use day to day for my makeup. I get this question a lot, so I decided to share my answers with everyone.

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GLAMour Time:

Im recognizing a young lady that I have been following on twitter for about 3 years now. She is a Health & Beauty guru as myself.
Patricia Falona, otherwise known as the witty @MeanGirlTrishy on twitter has come out with her own collection of lipsticks called, ‘Mean Girl Collection.’

Her first lipstick released, being called ‘Patty Cake’ which is a dark brown color. Perfect for a winter and fall collection!

In total she has 4 lipsticks:
Patty Cake- Chocolate
Act your wage- Pink with a hint of purple shade
Humble Snob- Nude Pink
Naked Hustler- Nude

ImageHer lipsticks are described as, ‘…creme lipsticks, smooth and soft texture and rich and glowing color… makes lips appear fuller and the color has extreme staying power that will not fade or feather.’These lipsticks can be worn with or without lipgloss.
Her lipsticks can be purchased at:

Starting off your MUA Kit…?

20 Pointers to Get You Started

1. Hand Sanitizer! – nuff said!rby-woman-red-lips-make-up-tools-de
2. Skin Moisturizers– It is great to carry a moisturizer, applying makeup to dry or oily skin is not easy.
2a. Lip Balm– well conditioned lips make product application sooo much easier.
3. Brush Cleaner– Baby shampoo or clarifying shampoo works just as well. I also keep a small spray bottle of rubbing alcohol to keep it sanitary.
4. Disposables– Cotton swabs, wedges and rounds, spoolies (disposable mascara wands), colts foot applicators (they look like little lip gloss wands), and some people like disposable plastic spatulas.
5. Makeup Wipes (or baby wipes)
6. Foundation– I started with Graftobian HD Crème Foundation palettes.
7. Concealer– There are so many different kinds out there. My first were Ben Nye.
8. Finishing / Setting Powder– I’ve heard great things about MUFE transluscent setting powder. I currently have Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder.
9. Blush Palette– BH Cosmetics, Coastal Scents are all great for starting out.
10. Contouring Powder/Bronzer (2 shades darker than skintone)– You can pick these up anywhere! I use MAC’s Blunt Blush.
11. Highlighters– You can purchase highlighters or, in a pinch, you can totally use eyeshadows. I use concealers from time to time that are two shades lighter.
12. Eyeshadow Primer– This is very important, especially for oily lids. Primer keeps the colors from migrating and, in some cases, intensifies them.
13. Eyesahdow Base– Yes, this is a little different from primer. If you are a painter, this is more like Gesso. I think there is actually one named Gesso. You would use a white base before applying bright colors that can easily be lost against your skin tone.
14. Eyeyshadow palette– I’ve used BH Cosmetics and Shany, both of which I found to be great for the price.
15. Eye/Lip pencils!– Nyx comes highly recommended. Their jumbo eye pencil in Milk is almost always sold out!
16. Eye Liners black and brown– I carry both pencil and liquid. Recently I picked up Loreal HiP Gel Liner and I love it.
17. Mascara black/brown/clear– Black and Brown for sure but why clear? Clear mascara is great for setting eyebrows! In a pinch? Spray a bit of hairspray (not too much!) on your finger tip and dab your brows. 😉 I always have a bottle of Aqua Net near by, its the best setter!
18. Eyelash curler– Sometimes this is the perfect touch to really open up the eyes! If you are using falsies (strip lashes), curling the natural lashes with the falsies really brings them together for a unified, natural look.
19. Lipstick– These are available in palettes as well, didn’t you know? I waited for a sale and bought up a bunch of Revlon shades from the local drugstore to get started.
20. Lipgloss– A few cute shades are great to start but don’t forget clear gloss! Its super multi-purpose, add a gloss to the perfect lipstick or add eyeshadow and you’ve got a custom lip color.
(Don’t forget to always carry your business cards on you at all times)

Quick tips you should know about make-up!

draft_lens18109086module151223936photo_1309593353tippicBlend, blend, blend your makeup! Seamless gradations look clean and beautiful.

Contouring is an extremely powerful tool that will aid you in accentuating or down-playing parts of the face. This is extremely useful when it comes to making up different face types.

My third huge tiplearn the color wheel. You cannot live without it and becoming familiar with it will only make your life easier. My knowledge of the color wheel comes into play every time I mix foundations, pick eyeshadow colors, blushes, the list goes on. There are pocket color wheels available at most office supply and craft stores.

MUA Work.

My mother decided to let me do her make-up today so I wanted to share a little bit of my skills with you.
This photo just displays a before and after picture as well as a close up of her eye make-up.
I did a simple full-face day time look on her.

Products used:

Concealer:      MAC, NC42 Studio Finish
Foundation:  Maybeline, Dream Smooth Mousse
The Body Shop, 402 Natural Caramel Virgin Minerals
Eye Brows:      MAC, eyebrow pencil (spiked)
The Body Shop, 02 Brow & Liner Kit
Eye shadow:   BH Cosmetics, 88 palette
Eye Lashes:     Maybeline, The Falsies Flare
Eye Liner:        Two Faced, Perfect Black
Skin Finish:   MAC, Golden Lariat (Wonder Woman Edition)
Lips:                  Loreal, Cinnamon Toast

In a later post I will explain how I apply these products and what steps I take to achieve my different looks on my clients.