Dude. I have been SO FREAKING BUSY the past couple months (hence, no bloggy blogs). I’ve worked on countless shoots, worked a million hours at my job, been a slave to Photoshop, and so much more. A large amount of my time as been spent building an Online Store for an up and coming #Vintage brand called “Lin&Lamar Curated Vintage”.
Lin and Lamar are a super dope couple who have collected a BRILLIANT wardrobe over their years traveling the world in the 1960′s, 70′s and 80′s. They’ve given me stylist rights to dig into their closets and help sift out the cutest, best, most sophisticated #Vintage pieces to sell online.
Lin Givelove and I have been working very closely to get their shop ready for the world, and we’re just a couple days away! Woohoo!
Keep up with The Giveloves, and ‘Like’ them on Facebook! We’ll be announcing the stores opening soon. Quantities will be limited, so get your mind and your pocketbooks ready!!
and, CallMekyLA will be back on track asap!! xoxo, miss you beauties!
One of my FAVORITE bloggers Marie Denee was featured in Regard Magazine this week! Marie is the lovely lady responsible for the widely known website “The Curvy Fashionista”, which is a shopping and lifestyle resource blog for plus sized women.
Now Marie is freaking GORGEOUS, and when I saw the article on her I thought “dude! She looks FLAWLESS! Outfits, Smoky eyes, the whole nine!”, so I thought Id do a breakdown of her eyeshadow look in the feature.
so check out the article here, and check out the chart below with color references using Urban Decay’s famed NAKED Palette.
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photo: Dimitry Loiseau, Hair/Make-up: Valerie Noble
I opened the new Vogue and there’s a blurb on BB Creams!
What’s a BB Cream, right?
I first heard about this product from Urban Decay’s Global Sales Director Eric Jimenez. He had just come from a trip to South East Asia and he was raving about this product called a “Blemish Balm”, and spoke of it as an all-in-one skin prep cream. I thought “holy smack!! That’s amazing!” So I did a little research and found out that the Asian beauty industry had developed a product that would treat, hydrate, prime and even out any blemishes on the skin. I thought this was awesome. After a little more reading I learned that they define a ‘blemish’ to be any imperfection, such as redness, discoloration, dryness, etc., not just a pimple as we Americans think.
Fast forward 6 months to the Spring 2012 launches for every makeup brand and lo and behold, BB Creams are EVERYWHERE! And of course I’ve been on a hunt for the best one ever since. Urban Decay has not launched one yet, though Im hoping they will. Until that happens, here are some of my favorites:
The Smashbox one is dope because it comes in a wide variety of skin colors!
So here’s what a BB Cream does:
It brightens skin in the same way a primer does, evens out complexion like a lightweight foundation, covers blemishes like a concealer, has the hydrating properties of a moisturiser, soothes skin like an anti-inflammatory, contains UV protection — so no need for sunblock — and has the sort of anti-ageing ingredients more commonly found in serums.
You’ve gotta try this product out!
Nude lipstick has been a staple in the beauty and fashion world for the past decade. Everyone from the Kardasians to Jessica Alba to Nia Long has sported nude lips, and even the goddess Kelis. Here are a few of CMK’s Favorite ways to go NUDE on the lip:
taken from The Fashion Bomb Blog:
Fair Skin: (think Nicole Kidman) BB Beige, MAC Lipstick in Creme D’ Nude
Medium Skin: (think Sarah Jessica Parker) BB Blush or Uber Beige, MAC Lipstick in Creme D’ Nude
Light Olive Skin: (think Kim Kardashian) BB Uber Beige, MAC Lipstick in Freckletone
Olive Skin: (think Padma Lakshmi) BB Brownie Pink or Brown, MAC Lipstick in Cherish, MAC Lipstick in Taupe
Tan/Golden Skin: (think Jennifer Lopez to Beyonce) BB Brownie or Beige, MAC Lipstick in Freckletone, MAC Lipstick in Fresh Brew, MAC Lisptick in Velvet Teddy, MAC Lipstick in Half N’ Half
Caramel Skin: (think Halle Berry to Queen Latifah) BB Golden Brown or Heather Mauve, MAC Lipstick in Fresh Brew, MAC Lipstick in Siss, MAC Lipstick in Stay in Touch, MAC Lipstick in Touch
Dark Skin: (think Nia Long to Gabrielle Union) BB Cocoa, MAC Lustreglass in Trance Plant, MAC Lipstick in Icon, MAC Lipstick in Shitaki, NARS Lipgloss in Hustler, MAC Lipstick in Coconutty
Deep Skin: (think Kelly Rowland to Alek Wek) BB Hot Cocoa or Chocolate, MAC Lipstick in Coconutty, MAC Lustreglass in Trance Plant
I think tomorrow I’ll wear my MAC Viva Glam LADY GAGA! such a gorgeous nude! xoxo