Purple Passion

I believe in the power of purple, as it is my one of my most favorite colors on planet earth! For me, purple means power, royalty, lushness, and Prince (Rest In Power). Purple is sexy, and purple, specifically Ultra-Violet, is Pantone’s color of the year. Today, I felt like playing around with some of my favorite shades of the royal color and used quite a few brands to achieve the looks listed below. I took the liberty of posting the brands as well as the colors used to take the guesswork out, just in case you want to duplicate the look!

Until next time


FacePrep: #embryolisse #rosebudperfumeco

Foundation: #maqprofard

Eyes: #magnoliamakeup#viseart01

#occmakeup #purepigment#maccosmetics #covergirllashblastvolume#mondastudio #43lashes#evepearlblackpearl

Brows: #ardellbrowbuildingfibergel #macspiked#macstrut

Cheeks/Contour: #mactracegold#occpurepigmentmagenta
Lips: #nyxliquidsuede #sway#urbandecayvice #monarchy

Brushes: #crownbrushes #c512 #c523 #bk14 #528#c400 #c422

Sponges: #alcone  


I’m Back!

After a long hiatus, I am back to blogging! I spent the past couple of months attending certification classes at Make Up First School of Makeup Artistry, here in Downtown Chicago and I enjoyed every single class.  An educated artist is one who continues to grow and thrive, and taking classes on things of which I did not know has already helped me to be a much better artist. I was self-taught, taking a workshop here and there, but I now see the value in being trained in an environment that focuses heavily on sanitation, professional behavior, integrity, color theory, clean makeup, and good techniques. I feel much more confident about the way I work now, because I have had some fantastic coaching and teaching.

Some of you follow me on social media and have seen some of the looks that I created while attending school.  I really embraced the challenges presented and learned more about myself and what type of artistry I want to focus on in the near future. I realized that there are more options for me that I’d previously thought, and so many different avenues for makeup artistry. There is a place for me.

Until next time,