Feeling a little dramatic!

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To recreate this dramatic and show stopping look:

 

Urban Decay eye shadow $18.00

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NARS eye shadow $29.00

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Lancome color design-pretty burgundy $22.50

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False lashes can be added for ultimate effect.

These products can be purchased at: 

http://www.lancome-usa.com

http://www.narscosmetics.com

http://www.urbandecay.com

Emmy Awards 2014!

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So who was up until past 11 last night watching the Emmy Awards. I was of course!!! Even though I was not feeling well, I would not miss it for the world :-)

And can you say a fashion feast for the eyes! I LOVE to watch all the different choices of dresses and how they have opted to do their hair and makeup to finish the look. Some are forever successful and some……ah not so much.

I have chosen a few of my top favorites.

GORGEOUS Lawren Parsekia with her Husband Aaron Paul. I loved everything about her look. From her stunning and classy gown to her fresh makeup and fun and flirty high ponytail. A winning look!

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Stunning Sofia Vergara is always a favorite of mine (absolutely adore her cute accent). And as usual she didn’t disappoint with her exquisite gown by Roberto Cavalli to set off those famous “killer” curves of hers. Sofia opted for her signature red lips and smokey eyes.

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The ever so cute Sarah Hyland showed us that it’s Ok to show a little midriff. Here shown in Christian Siriano. When you are gorgeous like her with not an ounce of fat on you, you can get away with anything :-). Coral is one of my favorite colors. And her makeup… all I can say….absolutely stunning!

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Pretty Woman Julia Roberts went against the grain and wore a short and fun dress by Elie Saab, showing off those beautiful long legs of hers. Loving it!!

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Alexandria Daddario brought some old Hollywood glamour to the red carpet in a stunner of a gown by Reem Acra. Her gorgeous makeup and simple yet elegant hairstyle finished off the look perfectly.

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And last but not least funky and cute Kelly Osbourne! While her dress might not exactly be my cup of tea, her makeup more than made up for, “little” Kelly Osbourne has come a long way in the world of fashion and is now a fashion icon in her own right. I can’t stop ooohing and ahhhhing about her absolutely drop dead, slap in the face gorgeous makeup and hair. I LOVE that she’s not afraid of color and it’s done to perfection.

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Who wore YOUR favorite look and why??

Photos via Getty Images.

RAISE your brow game!

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A lot of people find it hard to achieve “perfect” brows (I must confess that I’m a little obsessed with eyebrows myself) and they have been asking me for tips on how to NOT end up with two upside down Nike signs (I love the Nike sign , just not on my face) :-) So I decided to put together a little something for y’all, that I hope will be of some help to everyone that struggles with that particular issue :-)

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First, make sure that you start with a clean brow. Either waxing or tweezing will do the job. 

1. This picture of stunning Angelina Jolie with the 1, 2, 3 written on her gorgoues face will make it more understandable (I hope). First take a pencil or anything that is straight.  Then hold it in a 90 degree angle from the end of your nose to your eyebrow. This is where your eyebrow should begin.

2. Afterwards take your pencil, hold it so it goes straight across your Iris(Look at the picture for guidance), and this is where your highest point (Arch) should be.

3. Finally, from the end of your nose, hold the tool at a 45 degree angle. This will show you where your eyebrow should end.

Now you are good to go! 

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With a steady hand draw a line underneath your brow with your eyebrow pencil following the shape of your brow. You might choose to draw the line (no pun intended) underneath only and that’s ok also.

Next, fill-in the brows with either a powder eyebrow color or the eyebrow pencil itself. Personally I prefer to fill-in the brows with the eyebrow powder as it gives a softer look whereby the liner comes of a little harsh(again my  personal opinion).

You can choose to finish off with a concealer, 1-2 shade lighter to define a crisp outline underneath the brow. On top of the brow choose a concealer that matches your skin tone closely. Take a finely angled makeup brush and run it top and bottom along the brow lines and make sure you blend well untill it blends with your skin and no obvious lines. You can finish off with an eyebrow wax to control unruly hairs.

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I hope that I explained it so y’all could understand it. Remember practice makes perfect. So don’t expect to get it right the first time :-)

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Eyebrow pencil $19.00            SHISEIDO Eyebrow styling compact $30.00

Salute to my fellow makeup artists!

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One of my favorite things to do when I have a little down-time, is to surf the net and see what other makeup artists around the globe are up to. I love to get fresh new ideas and I’m in absolute awe of how amazing some of them are. There are some incredible talented makeup artists out there with some awesome work. I have showcased some of the images that I came across. Some appealed to me for their artistic excellence and others just because I thought the makeup was pretty or I liked the lighting :-) I hope you enjoy looking at these images as much as I did.

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If there is any makeup artists or aspiring makeup artist out there that has some awesome pictures of their work, whether it’s beauty, fantasy or special effects and would like to have them featured on my blog. Please email them to kim.elba@makeupyourmindinc.com for consideration. Would love to see everyones work :-)

For The Love Of Pink!

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Who doesn’t love pink! As little girls we are taught that pink is such a pretty and cute color. When I had my Daughter, it was pink EVERYTHING! Completely over kill :-) So much so, that when my Daughter was around 5 years old she refused to wear and be seen in pink :-D.

It’s only recently (she is now 12) that she has started to like the color and incorporate it into her wardrobe. I have always been a huge lover of pink, whether it’s a dark pink to a powder pink. I think all shades of pink are so gorgeous.

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Pink is a color that EVERYONE can pull off!

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STILA Costum blend blush $20.00

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URBAN DECAY  Heavy metal glitter liner $19.00

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BARE MINERALS bare minerals READY eyeshadow $30.00

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CIATE Lashlights “famous-pink” $17.00

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SEPHORA COLLECTION Travel essential brush set $20.00

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SMASHBOX Be legendary lipstick “Hot pink” $ 20.00

Pink everything…dont you just love it💗

Sephora it is…..again :-)

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On my last visit to Sephora I found  this little beauty, the Colorful 5 Eyeshadow palette from the Sephora Collection. 

Where the packaging might not be much to write home about the eye shadows more than make up for. Lovely stables such as purple, brown and blues. Easy to blend and high in pigment. I especially like the blue palette (shown in the picture). The dark blue shimmer color in this palette is to die for. Do not forget to add primer to your eyes first, to make the eye shadow stay on longer.

The palettes come in 10 different combinations that can be mixed and matched complete with an applicator and mirror.

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http://www.sephora.com $25.00