Your Professional Makeup Artist
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Colorful Arabian Eyes

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Facebook Business Page

I just started this page yesterday to help get my name out there since everyone uses facebook and network so like my page Beautiful Faces By LaVida. On this blog you can click where it says My WebPage and it will take you directly to it.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I picked up two new products from the MAKE UP FOR EVER line and I am truly impressed and happy with these purchases. I picked up one of the aqua cream shades in #20, it is intense, bright blue color and the product is described as:An ultra-pigmented, long-lasting waterproof cream. It's long-lasting formulation will not crease or smudge under the most extreme conditions and its creamy and elastic texture allows for easy blending. When this company says waterproof, they are not playing. It took a few applications of makeup remover to get this off my eyes so if long lasting eyeshadow is what you are looking for this is great. Also it is very easy to blend the only thing I found is that after it has dried, it will cake up if you are still messing with it, there is no need to overdue the blending with this product. The other product I bought was the Lab shine lip gloss from there star collection in S8. It is a gorgeous juicy red lip gloss with a suttle sparkle to it but a lot of shine. It is described as: A lightly textured gloss that delivers spectacular shine with a gorgeous pop of color. Below are the swatches for the two products you can pick these up at sephora, aqua cream is $22 and lab shine is $18. You can also get these from

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Animal Print Inspired Makeup

Created this look using the coastal scents 88 color eyeshadow palette.
 I say it was a good trial run, next time I know to go more dramatic so it all shows in the photos. I swore I was dramatic enough but these pictures don't show as well as real life.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I love my new lashes

I dont even know what these are called I dont see a name on the package I just picked them up from mac yesterday. So dramatic I love them, If you really want a dramatic look wear two sets of these, your sure to be a show stopper.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

China Town Photoshoot:PinUp

Just got some of the pictures back from the photographer so I decided to go ahead and post them up. More to come.
Photography by :  Christopher Ward
Makeup by :   Me
Model:    Jacqueline

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sephora review

okay so I just bought this anti-shine primer from the sephora collection and I have to admit I'm thinking about returning it to get my money back. It is described as Sephora Brand "Tricks of the Trade" Anti-Shine Primer preps skin to expertly hold foundation and mattifies skin for up to eight hours, controlling and balancing sebum production. It guarantees that your makeup stays fresh and color-true.

For me it does not last more than an hour, which was really disappointing. The price is $18 and I would not buy this again.

What I am happy about is the new airbrush system that I bought from sephora. I decided to get the Temptu airbrush system because it is light weight,easy to carry around from job to job. And the best thing is when I am doing a wedding it is so much easier and more efficient for me to be able to switch out the color pods instead of clearing out all the liquid from a bigger airbrush system, wiping it out and putting in a new color liquid. It just makes the process faster. Also, I love the way it makes the skin glow. The price is $225. The only thing is that you can only use temptu pods which makes it just a little more expensive as there is no other competitor for this airbrush brand. However for my particular situation it was an overall better choice for me. It is `really easy to use and so far I am loving it.