Beauty and Fashion Blog, Makeup Reviews, How to Makeup | Keshia Glam: May 2013

Day & Night Makeup Tutorial with Dana Tanksley!


+Dana Tanksley and I are both colorful, dramatic makeup (wearers?) so I knew these looks would be awesome. We decided to do makeup looks with a day & night scheme. I'm doing day, Dana is doing night and we both went with a light blue color scheme.

If you haven't noticed a trend in my tutorials by now, my specialty and fav is bright, over the top, night time looks. This is because I normally don't do full out makeup during the day and if I do, it's a simple one color or neutral smokey eye. With that being said, doing this daytime look was a lot of fun and challenging too because I didn't want to overdue it.
   
I plan on starting makeup artist school in the fall to perfect my makeup skills and attend many other classes. A year from now, I want to be a professional and I understand not every client is going to want extremely bold & outlandish makeup so creating this look was great practice.



1. I primed my eyes using an NYX Milk Pencil
2. Patted a light blue and light green onto my lid using a flat shader brush.
3. Using a Angled eyeshadow brush I added a sandy brown into my crease.
4. I used a blending brush to blend all colors.
5. Lastly I added a light brown/creme color to my browbone.

+Dana Tanksley's Night Look:

I had so much creating these looks with her. Ready to do another already! Follow her links beauties! My liquid liner is ready to be replaced. I think I've been using it for over a year! If you  know of any good liquid liners leave them in the comments below pleasee! Thank you beauties for reading my blog post! Check out my last tutorial for a colorful Spring makeup tutorial.


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Talkative Tuesday: Blog Revamping. Opinions needed!

Keshia Glam Warning:this post along with most talkative tuesday posts, includes alot of talking. To skip to the actual point of the post scroll down to the bold text and begin reading.

I often change my blog design and if you visit my blog atleast weekly, you know this. When I first got started I was using photoshop but then I ended up deleting the program for whatever reason. I started out with a hot pink header similar to my current one. Pink is my favorite color and I thought to myself who loves beauty but doesn't absolutely love pink? Nobody!...wait...ALOT of people aren't completely infatuated with pink like I am.

I used to have this huge header and literally everything was pink. Do you know what that is? Over-fucking-whelming! It wasn't overwhelming for me because I thought it matched my personality just well. I don't want to convey MY blog to be the personality of anyone else but at the same time I don't want to scare people off. My current layout/graphics were always meant to be temporary, seeing that I want to get a professional blog design made. 

However now, I don't want my page to be soo pink and so bold. I want it to be more subtle, still pink but a little less "legally blonde" because I want to appeal to everyone. I want people to be able to stop by, take a load off and read my posts comfortably without feeling like they need to be wearing shirley temple curls and pink nouveau lipstick! 

THE POINT: I need 100% honest feedback. Tell me things you don't like when you visit my blog. It can be from more photos in my posts, to less talking, my page layout, my hair color..any and everything! 

Take my poll and leave a comment below please with any feedback you may have!

What kind of posts would you like to see more of?
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Colors of the Rainbow TAG!

This tag was created by TalkBeckyTalk on YouTube, which missglamorazzi and allthatglitters21 also participated in. You basically tell about your favorite product in every color of the rainbow. You can pick any item, but I kept mine strictly beauty related.

Rainbow Colors Used: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Pink & Multicolored.


Red- MAC RiRi Woo lipstick. I just got this lipstick in the mail a week ago but I absolutely love it. Links: Review Purchase


Orange- MAC Sounds Like Noise lipstick. Jeez I love bright lipsticks and this one tops them all. It's so vibrant and gorgeous. Links: Review Purchase 



Yellow- Covergirl LashBlashLength. It's amazing for adding length to your lashes if you don't want crazy volume. Purchase here


Green- Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray. Perfect for me because I have curly hair and humidity really makes curly frizzy hairs pop up no matter the style so it's amazing for frizz control. Purchase here



Blue- Jordana Easy Liner for Eyes "Bliss". This turquoise liner is uhmazingg. It slides on and it's really vivid. I use it for my under-eye pop of color! Purchase


Indigo- CoverGirl LashBlastFusion Mascara. This mascara creates voluminous and long mascara with it's tiny bristles to prevent clumps. Purchase here


Pink- MAC Pink Poodle LipGlass. My first MAC product ever purchased! It's super bright and gorgeous! Purchase here


Multicolored- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color "Strobe Light". It pretty much screams night out. It has a light purple base with rainbow glitter. It's gorgeous without screaming "I'm a 9yr old". Purchase here



I tag my some of my Google Plus (Fellow Beauty/Fashion Bloggers) circle and all of you reading this! If I haven't already added you to my circle and you want to be in each others circle, add me or comment below!




If you do this tag please comment and let me know so I can read about your favorite products :) Have you entered my MAC Lipstick Giveaway yet?


MAC Lipstick Giveaway Reminder!

I've been wanting to do my first giveaway for awhile now. I wanted to start small just so I can get the hang of these giveaways. This one is pretty simple.

Rules:
Must be 18 or have permission to enter.
Open in the U.S. only. (sorry!)
I'll be checking every entry so no cheating.
Comment your email address and any usernames needed to verify your points if not entered in widget.

How It Works: Follow me on Twitter, Follow me on Instagram or tweet about my giveaway to earn extra points.You can earn multiple points everyday. Each action gives you a certain amount of points. Each point earns you one entry in the contest! At the end the contest, I'll randomly choose a winner from all the entries. Make sure you come back every day to earn more points and remember, each point you earn will increase your chance to win!

Prize:1 MAC LIPSTICK OF YOUR CHOICE.
All you have to do is follow my blog via GFC on the right(g-mail info).
Like my facebook page and comment below.
Unlock the rest of the options to earn bonus entries!

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MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches, Dupes.

RiRi Woo Lipstick
   MAC ClaimsRihanna loves M∙A∙C. The global superstar with style-blazing looks as diverse as her musical hits needs no introduction. Neither does RiRi Woo - our cult classic shade Ruby Woo remixed with a bit of RiRi edge.


      Some say it sold out within the first 3 hours but from my own personal conversations, it was already unobtainable after one hour of being released. I set my alarm to wake up 15 minutes before it was released and I was already in the online queue. The site was having major crash issues, thanks to us MAC girls/boys plus the die-hard Rihanna fans! I sat on the waiting page for about 20 minutes for MAC to take me to my cart. Finally 50 minutes after it was released, my lipstick was secured. RiRi Woo will be re-released on June 18th 2013 with the rest of the Summer Rihanna Hearts Mac Collection. The collection is supposed to be online only while the other two seasonal collections will be available online and in-store.



RiRi Woo Lipstick
 RiRi Woo is a matte cool red lipstick. The lipstick comes with RiRi Woo engraved in to the lipstick. I'm not a huge fan of Matte lipsticks but this one I actually like. It pulls on the lips but the finish is gorgeous. This one is a little more different because it's a Retro Matte but your lips don't feel super dry as they would with other matte lipsticks.


   If you've read any other review on MAC's RiRi Woo, I'm pretty sure you know that it's very similar to Ruby Woo and most would say there's no need to own both. Though, Rihanna said she purposely wanted her shade to be designed with her favorite shade, ruby woo, in mind.


Check out Sofhina's post on Ruby Woo vs RiRi Woo.

Price: $15, Online
Read other reviews on RiRi Woo: Temptalia Vibe Vixen
Dupes for RiRi Woo: 
NARS Mascate
E.L.F. Rich Red 
NYX Chic Red 
Rimmel #111 Kiss of Life
 RiRi Woo Lipstick
Bare face, Liquid Liner and RiRi Woo Lipstick


Don't forget to enter my MAC Lipstick Giveaway Here!


Other MAC Lipstick Reviews:

Would You Rather Tag (Beauty Edition)

Hey Beauties. I took this tag from Mrs Beauty Junkie! Check out her lovely blog. If you do this tag, comment below so I can read your answers! PS. Expect a bit of rambling.


1.) Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?
Oh dear, this is gonna be so freaking hard. Okay so I'd rather lose my eyeshadows because I'd figure out some kind of way to use my lip products for eyeshadow. It'd be impossible to turn to my shadows into mascara and lipglosses. Well for lipglosses I could use eyeshadow and vaseline but that's not the point!

2.) Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

I would cut all my hair because my hair grows so fast that within a few months I would have hair again.

3.) Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
Pink cheeks because I generally just love those so much more!

4.) If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
Makeup! I know I'm horrible...oh and if you haven't seen my $1000 makeup tag check it out here lol

5.) Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?
Eyeliner for lipstick! Lipstick just doesn't seem like it'd be a decent consistency for eyeliner.

6.) Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
AHH! What kind of horrible question is this? Okay umm let's go with Sephora. As much as I LOVE MY MAC, Sephora has way more brands and I'm sure I'd find MAC dupes.

7.) Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life? One lip color because I NEED my colorful eyeshadows and I remember in High School I only wore 2 shades similar shades of MAC lip colors(Pink Poodle & Flashmode) and I made it out fine hehe.

8.) Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter? Summer clothes in the winter. I can always layer my summer clothes, but I'd have a freaking heat stroke in winter clothes during the summer.

9.) Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?
I'm kind of indifferent about this one but dark nails because they can go with any color.

10.) Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product? Favorite eye product, there's always an exact dupe for eyeshadow somewhere :)

11.) Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun? Ponytail..there's so many different style you can do for a ponytail!


12.) Would your rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss? Never paint my nails again, my nails look horrible so I rarely paint them and I'm not able to get them done due to certain activities so it wouldn't phase me much.

13.) Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday? lol a sharpie huh? I'd rather sharpie them in..but then I'd just get bangs to hide them.

14.) Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?
Nail polish..refer to #12


Talkative Tuesday: Blog Post/Video Tips & Ideas!

Somewhere someone told us how important it is to keep your blog readers interested and keep them coming back. The key to this is, of course, writing diverse and unique posts. Unless your blog is only for reviews, it's not good to keep doing the same types of posts. I'm still learning how to do this and actually apply this to my life.

Sometimes it's hard for bloggers/vloggers to stay motivated and find inspiration for posts/videos. I always find it easier to maintain my blogs if I already have drafts. For a beauty/fashion channel/blog it's always best to switch it up between reviews, tutorials and hauls but what do you do when you're all out of inspiration?

Series prove to be my best method. Typically, I try to always have a fashion post on Friday for my Fashion Friday series. Seeing that my blog is both beauty/fashion I need to include more fashion posts. My original intentions were to do Outfit of the Day's but lack of a decent camera/tripod and someone to take my photos, the idea sort of drifted away. I've found a timer camera app so you can expect more fashion posts.

Ideas for blog posts(with multiple breakdowns)

1. Hauls

2. Montly Favorites

3. Guest Posts

4. Product Reviews

5. Outfit Collages

6. Tags

7. DIY's

8. Makeup Tutorials

9. Product of the Week

10.Top 5 Favorite Products
Mascara
BB Creams
Lipsticks
Lipglosses
Primers
Bronzers/Blush

11. ____of the Day
Outfit
Face
Lips
Jewelry
Eyeshadow

12. Whats in your ____
Purse
Backpack
Train case
Makeup bag
Closet.

13. Collection Series
Jewelry Collection Series
Bracelets
Necklaces
Earrings
Rings
Shoe Collection Series
Boots
Sneakers
Heels
Makeup Collection Series
Face
Bronzer/Blush
Foundations/powders
HighLighters
Lips
Lipglosses
Lipsticks
LipLiners
Eyes
Eyeshadows
Eye Liners
Primers

I figure with all of these ideas. We should be able to come up with a post everyday of the week. Pre-write posts and save them as drafts or schedule the post for those days when you don't have any inspiration. I typically like to post everyday Mon-Fri. On the weekends, I write my drafts for posts I can post later on. These ideas can be used for both videos and blog posts. I hope you found my ideas/tips helpful!


Do you have any tips or ideas I can add to my list?

Wet n Wild Color Icon Trio: I Dream of Greenie Photos, Review, Swatches

Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Trio

Wet n Wild says: Coordinating trio shades takes the guesswork out of creating the perfect eye look. The "how to" palettes are created to highlight, define, and accentuate specific eye colors to create unique looks.

I own 2 out of 12 trios from the color icon trio collection the other one being "Knock On Wood". Colorful drugstore eye shadows don't really interest me but once again I was in Walgreens and I snooped my way to the makeup just because I saw a lot of tags hanging down from products. With that being said my Walgreens is having a great sale on random products and this trio is one of them. I don't know if every location is doing this but a lot of items are marked down by several dollars. The trio's were a dollar off so I just decided to give this a shot.



Price: $3.00 Walgreens

Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Trio Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Trio

The trio contains a lid color, crease and brow bone color. The lid color is a gorgeous chartreuse, crease is more of a greenish teal and the brow color is pearl with a bit of green shimmer. I was satisfied with the colors except the brow bone shows no hint of green on skin so it appears white..which makes it pretty much useless in the trio.

The colors are more pigmentated then you'd expect. The crease color shows up the best. The shadows are pretty shimmery and there's a bit of fall out. To decrease fall out, use a primer and tap brush to remove excess shadow. A primer is completely necessary unless you want to literally dig into the shadows multiple times.

Would I repurchase? Yes, I'd like to own a few more of these trio's. They're fun, compact and really easy to use!


Dupes for: Eyelid color-MAC's Bitter. Crease color-MAC's One-Off!

Other Reviews for I Dream of Greenie : Temptalia  MakeupAlley 
Wet N Wild "I Dream of Greenie" Eyeshadow Trio
No Flash;No Primer
Wet N Wild "I Dream of Greenie" Eyeshadow Trio
Primer and Flash


Have you tried any of the trio's from this collection?
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Building My Makeup Collection

I can say I have more makeup than the average person. I don't have hoards but a few people would say that I have a lot of makeup. You know when someone comes over saying you have too much makeup or you spend too much on it? Meanwhile you're trying your damnedest to explain how much makeup you don't have or how much more makeup you need, until you finally give it a rest. I know I don't need to validate why I have so much makeup or why I need more but I still find myself trying to explain and account for all of my makeup.

My theory is that I generally need products in every color. I have a few large pre-made eye shadow palettes and tons of single/duo/quad palettes that I can mix & match colors so I generally don't need any more eye shadow colors. I just want to be able to create any look with any colors and already have the products here at home. I have more than enough mascaras, face products, and glosses.

I find that I build up my collection better, as a whole, if I do certain sections at a time. I still purchase other products, my focus is just on the specific type until I get somewhat pleased. If you regularly read my blog, you've noticed my focus lately has been lipsticks.

Before I started building I had only 5 lipsticks..Viva Glam Nicki 1, maybelline, milani, nyx, and black radiance. All are pink and one red. Last fall I started on the lipstick section of products. I purchased browns, dark reds, and nudes. So when spring time started coming, I started getting brighter colors. I believe I'm up to about 22 lipsticks. After my last order comes in (RiRi Woo), I'll stop focusing on lipsticks and focus on Lip/Eye liners..gels/pencils/liquid.

Do you have a special method for building your collection?
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Past Lipstick Reviews:

MAC Sounds Like Noise Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Sounds Like Noise Lipstick


MAC Claims: "Colour plus texture for the lips that made M·A·C famous. Limited-edition shade of Sounds Like Noise, a true bright orange inspired by Hayley Williams."

MAC Sounds Like noise is honestly a true orange. It doesn't have those red undertones that other MAC lipsticks have like Morange & Neon Orange. I love this lip color. It's totally bright and unlike my last purchase, Violetta, the tube color is the same color you'll get on your lips.


Fashion Friday: Summer Spruce

$1000 for Makeup TAG!?!? I would buy...

I saw this beauty tag somewhere, I don't remember where but I think the total was $100. I decided to remix it to $1000!! I was thinking $1000 is a lot of cash and a lot of makeup. This seems tricky but I'm sure I  can find something to buy with every cent of the money. I basically thought of all the things I'd like to have as staple items for my collection and makeup kit!

You'd expect some huge list, but in actuality this list really made me realize how costly us makeup girls can be when we want good quality products. There might be a few tweaks with this list because I hate having two or more of nearly the same product...IE. Yellow liquid liner by X brand and another almost identical yellow liquid liner by Y brand..to have both would be wasting space.

Can you imagine that I did zero product searching except for price & name check and the nyx lipliner names? All of these are literally items that I keep in my head as wants. I know..I'm insane. Plus you have to admit wishlists are awesome to keep just so you or someone else can refer back to them when shopping! **I've decided to use this as a guide for when I buy makeup, so I'll be crossing out items as I buy them**


Eyes
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Primers:
Mac Paint Pot: Painterly--$18.50
NYX Jumbo eye pencils:rainbow colors--$35
Liners:
Lime Crime Liquid(all)--$126.99
Mac Fluidline Black Track--$16
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner--$23
Shadows:
Mac ricepaper, nylon, brown script, electric eel--$48
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette--$27
Too Faced Honeypot/Cocoa Puff duo--$15
Brows:
Sigma Brow Highlighting Pencil--$12
Eyes Total:$323


Lips
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Lipstick:
YSL Vivid Fuschia--$34
Lime Crime- No She Didnt, New Yolk City, D'lilac--$48
Mac-RiRi Woo, Saint Germain, Snob, Myth, Cyber--$75
Liners:
NYX- Hot & Deep Red, Dolly & Hot Pink, Dungeon, Purple Rain, Hot Cocoa, Burgundy, Orange--$27
Lips Total:$184



Cheeks
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Blush:
Benefit Bella Bamba--$28
Nars Angelika, Orgasm--$59
Mac PeachyKeen, Pink Swoon--$36
Bronzer:
MAC Blunt Bronzer--$17
Kat Von D everlasting bronzer--$25
Cheeks Total:$165

Face
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Studio fix foundation--$27
Clarisonic--$120
Benefit porefessional--$30
Mac fix plus--$21
Ben Nye Banana Powder--$26
Studio Finish Concealer--$18
Too Faced- Primed Poreless--$30
Face Total:$152

Brushes
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MAC-224,163--$60
Sigma-e40, f50, e5--$42
beauty blender--$20
Brush Totals:$122

Grand Total: $946
I had $54 more dollars to spend so I headed over to KA'OIR and guess what?
Gloss: Juicy Fruit, Berry Blue, Sweet & Juicy, Sour Apple--$64
Lipstick: Jamaica--$16

Just that easily I went $26 over budget and I want lots more from KA'OIR. Just imagine how much makeup we'd have if we didn't have spending barriers. If you want to do this tag, Tag moi as the creator and tag a few friends!


What would you buy? Have you tried any products from my list?





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