Beauty for Haiti…

I will be offering Beauty makeover sessions for $20 on February 6th 2010. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Non-profit organization of your choice to help the people affected by the earthquake. The makeover sessions will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Please join me as we try to make a small difference. Haiti, has a long road to recovery. The future is uncertain and the people of Haiti need our help. Lets do what little we can to empower the people and help on the journey to rebuilding the country.

To RSVP: Please leave a comment or email me at pinkdiamondstl@gmail.com

While on the topic of Beauty makeovers, below is an image from a Beauty photoshoot I did last year:  

Photography by Ed Frazier

Thots,

Tiwa

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Another Makeover story…

Elle is a model I worked with at a photoshoot recently. Time flew by working with the whole team at the shoot…fab photographer, fab wardrobe stylist, and fab hair stylist…what more can one ask for. More about the shoot later.

To continue my story, Elle was a delight to work with and it didn’t hurt that I fell in love with her eyes. YESSS….I didddd! The shape of her eyes are a dream to work with.  So, when she contacted me to do the makeup for her and her girls…I was game. My makeup artist friend, Nnebuchi, came along to help beat some faces . We met up with them before they headed out to celebrate on New Years Eve. We had a blast!

I usually won’t say this out loud, but here goes: I really think more women should have their makeup done professionally, JUST BECAUSE! I am not saying this because I am a Makeup Artist…I promise. I just think having your makeup done professional from time to time (especially on special occasions) is a good investment. Just like manicures and pedicures, you can do it yourself, but it’s always nice to get it done professionally. One, it’s done a millions times better, plus it’s a nice way to relax and get pampered before a night out.

Below are some pictures of the looks I did on New Year Eve.

All pictures are courtesy of Elle Chanel. 

Elle's Close up...

 

Elle... My fabulous client.

 

50's Chic...

All done!!

For the this fabulous lady, I used the following products (minus primers):

Face:

Graftobian Foundation Palette ( For coverage and contour)

MAC Raizin Blush

NYX Cinnamon Blush

Eyes:

MAC Amber Lights (inner lids and tear duct area)

Urban Decay Last Call (middle of lids)

Ben Nye  Amethyst (Outer lids and into crease)

MAC Sketch (in crease)

Iman Bejeweled (for brow highlight)

L’oreal lineur intense carbon black

Red Cherry lashes #1 (I am feeling #1 right now… very natural)


If you have any questions about the looks I created, let me know. I am only one email away 🙂

Thot’s

Tiwa

New Years Day Makeover

I love this time of the year… so much to do. Today is our wedding anniversary…how time flies. I can’t believe it’s about to be 2010. Anyways…let me get on with today’s entry.

My sister left for Las Vegas yesterday.  Before she left, she wanted me to give her a new look to bring in the New Year. To achieve this…I put in her FIRST hair weave. It was quite an interesting experience, to say the least. The hair we used was Virgin Indian hair. The great thing about this type of hair is you can dye it just like you would your real hair. She wanted a two toned look to match her real hair color, so we left the back of the weave in the natural black color. I also gave her a quick makeover/ lesson to match the “Vegas Atmosphere”. During the makeover lesson, I showed her how  she could recreate the look on her own, using her new eyeshadow palette. This is how the makeover turned out.

Adeola

 

And another one...

I know she will have a blast with her new look. I am still debating my New Years day plans.

Thots,

Tiwa

Essence Photoshoot

I did a photoshoot with Essence Magazine yesterday. This is a big deal for me because being published in Essence has been one of my goals for as long as I can remember. How many times have I flipped through the pages of Essence and imagined my work displayed (a million times to be exact, lol). I am so thankful for the opportunity and I can’t wait until the February 2010 issue hits the shelf. I will definitely keep you all posted and I will tell you more when the issue is out 🙂  

Below are some pictures from my camera at the photo shoot. I will say the lady I worked with was inspirational and the photographer was great. I AM EXCITED, about seeing the finished work. Adeola, thanks for your help. You were a great assistant.   

 

At the Essence Photoshoot... why did I look so serious, lol

At the Essence Photoshoot... why did I look so serious, lol

At the Essence Photoshoot... Photographer (Charles) at work

Update: The photoshoot was featured in the March 2010 issue.

Celebrity Inspirations: Solange Knowles

And another one…

So, I was watching the 2009 Video Music Awards (VMA’s) last month (I know I am late, lol) and apart from all the drama which took place that night, a few people really caught my eye. Case in point: Solange Knowles, I had to take a second look at her. I totally loved her new look, it was refreshing. Her makeup was on point and it fit perfectly with her new hair cut. Below is a picture of Solange at the VMA’s:

Solange at the 2009 VMA's

Solange at the 2009 VMA's

Below is a picture of a similar look created on a model (Ayanna). Photography by Anthony Cole

RDU Workshop Ayanna

Face:

I used my Graftobian foundation Palette to find her perfect match.  Feel free to use whatever concealer, foundation and powder that works best on your skin type.

Eyebrows:

Smashbox Brow Tech- in Brunette

Eyes:

NYX White (inner lids)

NYX Deep Charcoal (middle of lids)

MAC in Carbon (outer lids)

White Pearl Pigment (to highlight the brow bone)

MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating (to line the waterline)

Urban Decay Liquid Liner- Perversion

Lashes:

Marykay Ultimate Mascara in Black

False Lashes – Flash in F15 Black

Lips:

Lancome Lip Colouring Stick in Fraichelle

NYX Lip Liner in Pinky

Light pink lipstick from my lip palette

Cheeks:

Ben Nye Blush in Desert Coral

Finish the look off with a bronzer of your choice. I used Max Factor Color Genius Bronzer in Sun Kissed

My next entry will be about Eyebrows and Glasses!!

Thots,

loveheartTiwa

Celebrity Inspirations: Katy Perry

I love Katy Perry’s style. The modern vintage pin-up look is really her thing. Her eye makeup really pops in this picture…which gave me  an idea, why not recreate some of my favorite celebrity looks but add my own twist to it.

Katy Perry

I recreated the look at a 50’s pin-up photoshoot recently…but I decided to go with red lips instead. The model, Morgan was a pleasure to work with. Photography by Ed Frazier.

For this look I used glitter (which can be very messy). Make sure you pack on the glitter with a disposable applicator, rather than using an eye shadow brush. Also, spray a liquid set on the applicator. MAC has one it is called Fix +.

Disclamier: Please be aware, not all glitter is safe for the eye area. The glitter particles can scratch the cornea. So please be careful when dealing with glitter around your eyes.

Face:

Use whatever concealer, foundation and powder that works best on your skin type. Make sure the products match your skin tone perfectly and blend, blend, blend.

Eyebrows:

Smashbox Brow Tech- in Brunette

Eyes:

NYX Eye Pencil in Silver (inner lids)

NYX Eye Pencil in Black Bean (outer lids)

MAC Reflects Pearl Glitter (inner lids)

MAC in Carbon (outer lids)

White Pearl Pigment (to highlight the brow bone)

MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating (to line the waterline)

Urban Decay Liquid Liner- Perversion

Lashes:

Cover Girl Lashblast mascara waterproof in very black (I curled her lashes before I applied the mascara)

False Lashes- Ardell Lashes #116

Lips:

Rimmel Lip liner in Ravish

MAC Red Lipstick

Cheeks:

MAC Intenso Mineralized Blush

I used Pro MUA Hightlighter (in Light) above her cheekbones

Enjoy!

Thots,

loveheartTiwa