September 5, 2012
New York fashion week begins tomorrow…ohh how I wish I could have made it this year.
In celebration of this year’s Fashion’s Night Out (which takes place on the first day of fashion week), Rapper, Azealia Banks collaborated with M∙A∙C on a limited edition lipstick called Yung Rapunxel. For those of us who are not in New York City, it is available online today, Sept 5th. Something about this deep blackened purple lipstick reminds me of Cyber lipstick (with a hint of Rebel lipstick, which I love)…so you know I had to place my order promptly. When the lipstick comes in, I will see if I was right about the comparison.
Check out her new music video, 1991, where she rocks the Yung Rapunxel lipstick:
September 4, 2012
August 27, 2012
When Latoya told me she wanted a smokey eye for her wedding, I immediately knew she would be a sophisticated bride. She is striking with or without makeup…so when I brought out a smokey eyeshadow palette and airbrushed her foundation, we just enhanced her already pretty face. She and her mother looked beautiful and were a pleasure to work with.
I would like to mention the Lavish Salon for doing an amazing job with the bride and mother of the bride’s hair. And last but not least, her attentive wedding planner, Amanda Scott of A Swanky Affair, did a great job planning the whole event. Below are two images from her blog. Please check out her blog HERE for more images of the classy wedding. All the pictures were taken at the couple’s uber cool wedding location, The Cotton Room.
Below are some pictures I took:
August 23, 2012
L.I.F.T = Look I’m Feeling Today!!
Serena Williams is one of my favorite athletes. Her intensity for her sport gives me life. Working hard is what she does, no excuses. As soon as I saw these images of her, as she headed to The Late Show With David Letterman, I knew I had to share them with you guys. She looked amazing in this red dress. Again, her stylists and makeup artist hit it out of the park!!!
Check out more images Here
August 23, 2012
I met Gbemisola, the owner of Hegai & Esther Makeup Tool Store, while I was in Lagos earlier this year at the Excellence in the Industry Seminar for Makeup Artists. During the seminar, I spoke about makeup hygiene and changes that needed to be made in the industry. Inspired by the seminar, she started a campaign for improved hygiene and sanitation practices among Makeup Artists in Nigeria. I couldn’t be happier about this because I think this is a very important and necessary topic.
Check out images from the Excellence in the Industry Seminar 2012, HERE. It was an amazing day and I am soo proud to have been part of this successful event with the super talented Lolade Ogunjimi of Dainty Affairs Beauty. For me, meeting the inspiring and successful speakers, as well as all the makeup artists that attended was the highlight of the seminar.
August 22, 2012
The video for Brandy’s new single “Put It Down” (featuring Chris Brown) is giving me life right now. Brandy’s dancing is…on point, her makeup is…on point, her braids are…on point. Am done!!! lol.
If you haven’t seen the video already, pls check it out below:
July 4, 2012
Happy 4th of July!!!
We are right in the peak of wedding season, a perfect time to share a few bridal makeovers. I haven’t been consistent about taking pictures but I am glad I have these to share
April 18, 2012
I wanted to share some images from a photoshoot I had the pleasure of being part of this past weekend. The photographer, Kimberly of Kimberly Joy Photography is talented at what she does. I love the images she captured and I am excited about us working together in the future.
Photography by Kimberly Joy Photography; Modeled by Jasmine; Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence
On beautiful Jasmine’s eyes, I used the new eyeshadow palette from the MAC Reel Sexy Collection called Dynamic Duo 4. I love the matte, yet highly pigmented texture of the eyeshadows in this particular palette. On her lips, I used Up The Amp lipstick by MAC.
What are your favorite eyeshadow and lip colors this spring?