Makeup Made Simple

Physical appearance is very important in my line of work.  Adding mama to the mix doesn’t make things easy.  I can’t begin to tell you how hard it is to apply makeup while managing a toddler.  But after years of practice, I’ve got it down to a science.  I’ve chatted about choosing the right wardrobe.  Now it’s time to address make up application, and how I was introduced to Black Opal Cosmetics

I get asked about the make up I use all the time, so I’m hoping that sharing my regimen will help you with yours.  I wouldn’t consider myself a make up artist, but I’ve been doing it for so long that I feel like a pro.  From my modeling and pageant days to my career in TV, I’ve picked up so many tips from professional make up artists.  For me, keeping things as simple as possible is key.

I love experimenting with different color pallets.  Most women of color I meet say they rather use neutrals, but I’m the complete opposite.  I’ll rock blue or green eye shadow and bright pink blush any day of the week, and make it look fierce.  But before copping those make up essentials, I make sure I have the right foundation (which could be challenging).  I can’t begin to tell you the horror stories of ending up with the wrong color base. 

There were times when I’d think it matched perfectly in the store, only to later realize it was a completely different shade by the time I got home.  Luckily my foundation problem days came to an end, when I was introduced to Black Opal Cosmetics.

A make up artist first introduced to me the cosmetic line at a photo shoot back in the day.  But, I didn’t stick with it at first.  I was later re-introduced to Black Opal when I auditioned for a traffic gig in New York City.  The make up artist took one look at my face and asked me what kind of foundation I used.  When I told her, she then replied, “It’s too heavy.  It’s not good for TV.”  She then whipped out the Black Opal compact, and that was the beginning of my Black Opal experience.

Over the years I’ve learned how to apply make up for everyday wear and TV.  The best part is that it’s affordable, easy to apply, and saves me tons of time.  Find out how in this video clip.  Hope you find it helpful!  Please hit me up and tell me all about your make your routine!

Makeup used in the video:
Mineral Mosaic Eyeshadow (Rain Forest) $8.95
Lash Defining Mascara (Black) $4.95
Automatic Eye Lining Pencil (Licorice) $5.00
Invisible Oil Blocking Mattifier $9.95
True Color Stick Foundation w/ SPF 8 (Beautiful Bronze) $9.50
Flawless Perfecting Concealer (Toast) $4.95
Deluxe Finishing Powder (Neutral Light) $8.95
Automatic Lip Liner Creme Pencil (Mahogany) $5.00
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I’m also giving away an invisible oil blocking powder and mascara.  Both are great for all skin types.  Leave a comment to be entered.  Those of you who join my blog for the first time will double your chances to win!  I’ll announce the winner November 18th on my Weather Anchor Mama facebook page.  Good luck!!!

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  1. Sherice says

    I live by my Black Radiance pressed powder. I wear it over my foundation or alone and it looks great plus it’s cheap! But I will look into Black Opal now. Keep the tips coming!

  2. says

    You got Mrs. Pancakes! You’re also in it Cookn’ Mom and Sherice! btw, I’ve also used Black Radiance. I haven’t tried the foundation, but I do have their mascara, lip gloss, and blush.

  3. Anonymous says

    Let me know if they have Talc powder in them bcuz that causes shiny skin.

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