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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Lets talk makeup

Yesterday's topic was lashes, dramatic, fanciful and exotic lashes that most of you will not use. The idea is to take tips and incorporate them into your Carnival planning, for instance though feathered lashes might be too extreme for some, you can do individual lashes to get that extra definition in the eyes. To me we spend so much time obsessing over choosing the right costume, getting matching footwear and hitting the gym to fit into the skimpy costumes that it is short changing yourself by stopping short on putting the finish touches by not paying attention to makeup.

You do not need a professional makeup artist to put your best face forward, just some simple tools to get the job done. The basics would be primer, coverage such as a tinted moisturizer or foundation or powder, eye shadow in at least two colours to match your costume, eye pencil, mascara lipstick/gloss, fix it spray and blotting sheets. Additional decoration such as face jewels are easy to apply; just make sure and get some spirit gum or eyelash glue, matching stones (which you can get at a craft store or Samaroos in Trinidad) and have an idea of the design. One tip is to apply the glue to your face exactly where you want the stones to be placed as opposed to putting the glue on the stone itself. Blotting sheets are to be used AFTER your makeup application to absorb any excess sheen, use throughout the day instead of reapplying powder which will just cake when mixed with oil and sweat.

These are some examples of faces seen on the road for Carnival 2007; some are simple yet effective while others are more flamboyant in the decoration but I think all the ladies pictured here look great:

The topic of makeup has been covered numerous times so I will re post the links to the articles in the archives, hopefully they will give as much help as they did this year:

Carnival Makeup
- Makeup looks from the launch of Carnival Nationz

The Cat's Meow - Beyonce's Animal Print eyes, puurfect for the Cheetah ladies.

Carnival Jewels - Tips on applying face jewels;don't forget the Spirit Gum which is an excellent adhesive.

On Line Makeup Lessons, Helps and Tips
- Useful links to makeup help on the WorldWideWeb

About Those Face Jewels
- More face jewels ideas

Camouflaging Imperfections
- Products for stretch marks and other skin blemishes.

Applying False Eyelashes
- Step by Step guide to putting on the falsies

Inspiring Makeup Art
- Lots of photos of creative makeup.

Lash Out - Feathered Lashes and how to make your own


sexy eyes said...

I would love to put on all that eye makeup,glitters, and eye-lashes, BUT I always scratching my eyes.... I have like a phobia of anything going into my eyes... Someone Help......I doh even wear eye liner!!

Nicky said...

sexy eyes dont wear eye makeup? lol das ok they already naturally sexy and needs no enhancing. ;) i don't either.

saucy i saw half of the pics u posted on ts and the 1st 1 that caught me was the chocolate lady in goddess. i was looking for makeup tips for the future. 8-) the 2nd pic wasnt all pizazz but it's lovely and simple and the 3rd 1, wassap with her??? i saw more pics and out of all i saw this woman from sacred sand and somehow she designed her eyebrows to resemble 1 of a clown! creepy, but creative. it started from the corner of her eye, then over her brow to the end. props to her.

*chloe* said...

Hey there, I would like to leave some websites you can add to your list of tutorials:

- I love this girl's videos on Youtube and she also has a personal website

she's mainly been doing hair stuff recently, but if you look at her earlier videos she has quite a few crazy eyeshadow looks, and she gives great pointers.


you have to register for this one, and it is mainly MAC sales associates and other MAC enthusiasts, so they have a lot of tutorials and colorful looks. I actually haven't been on for a looong time, but this post reminded me! lol

Also, not on the topic of makeup, but in my new Lucky mag they have a 25% code for


hope that helps someone! I know there are a lot of girls in the states

Tiffany Yelitza said...

love love loooooove this post! I had the jewels on this carnival as well, but the problem was with the heat and sweat, the popped off, I was sooo angry afterwards because I had spent so much time putting them on. I'm hoping to do a funky design in silver by my forehead or something this year. I have to try out some designs.

sexy eyes: If you don't like eyeliner, then you can always lightly brush some eyeshadow on your lower lids instead? Maybe also use some eyedrops before you apply your makeup. You don't need to have actual glitter or funky eyelashes to achieve a really dynamic makeup look for carnival.

saucydiva said...

Tiffany what did you use to hold the jewels in place?

saucydiva said...

thanks for the links chloe :)

Tania said...

I think they look fabulous! And do you have any celebrities makeup posts? I have one, but there are no makeup techniques. Do you have any?

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