Nicki Minaj Fall 2014 Makeup Tutorial: Colorful Fall Makeup

Nicki Minaj Fall 2014 Makeup Tutorial with Bright Orange Pout!


Welcome back guys!  I just wanted to get a colorful fall makeup tutorial up because a lot of people had asked for more colorful looks! I love orange for fall, it is such a gorgeous color with enough shades to go around.  I could not be more please with the LA Girl lip paints, and so decided to use them in this video.  I went with LA Girl Lip Paint in Hot Mess for a pretty bright orange pout to go along with the bright terracotta orange shadows on the lid.  I have a swatch video coming up with all my lip paints so be sure to stay tuned for that!


Lancome Visionnaire 1 Minute Blur
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, Warm Almond
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer, “12”
Ben Nye Banana Powder
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Sunpower
Sephora Jumbo Liner 12Hour Wear Water Proof, Dark Brown Matte



L’Oreal Kohl Liner, Blackest Black
MAC Eyeshadow, Red Brick
Red Cherry Lashes, WSP
MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Script
L’Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara, Blackest Black
Maybelline Stiletto Liquid Liner, Black



LA Girl Lip Paint, Hot Mess


See the makeup tutorial here!


I hope you all enjoyed! Be sure to subscribe to my channel for more celebrity inspired looks.



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Makeup Tips: Mistakes, Do’s and Do Not’s

Makeup Tips based on mistakes we have all made!

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Hey guys! So I was inspired to do a makeup mistakes to avoid video after going through some of my earlier uploads and seeing how far I have come! I know that I still have a bunch to learn, but it always feels good to be able to look back and see that you have learned so much and come so far already :)

A lot of the tips I cover are perfectly suited for darker skinned women, but I have heard from viewers and subscribers that this video is helpful for women of all skin tones.  Like I say in the video, the point of this video is to point out common mistakes and present alternative approaches.  These makeup tips are based on my personal experience, but I know that some of my do’s will be your donts, and some of my donts will be do’s for some of you just because of differences in skin tone or facial features!  Take these makeup tips, experiment, and make your own rules!  The important thing to remember with makeup is that practice makes perfect! Always remember to stick to what works for you and have fun, that’s all that matters.

Without further ado, here’s the list of products I used in this video!


DO (Right Side of Face)


Covergirl 3-in-1 Foundation, Tawny
Kevin Aucoin, Sensual Skin Enhancer, 12
Sephora Jumbo Liner 12Hour Wear, Dark Brown Matte
Ben Nye, Banana Powder (applied correctly)
NYX Blush, Cinnamon (applied correctly)
MAC MSF Natural, Sunpower



MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Script
MAC Eyeshadow, Deep Damson
Koko Lashes, Koko
L’Oreal Eyeshadow, Deep Mocha (Eyebrows)
NYC Color Liquid Liner, Black (applied correctly)



MAC Lipstick, Double Shot


DON’T (Left Side of Face)


Tarte Amazonian Clay Tinted Moisturizer, Tan/Deep
L’Oreal True Match Concealer Crayon, Medium/Deep
Maybelline Eyeshadow, Nutmeg (Eyebrows)
Ben Nye, Banana Powder (applied incorrectly)
NYX Blush, Cinnamon (applied incorrectly)



MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Script
MAC Eyeshadow, Deep Damson
Koko Lashes, Soho
Wet’n’Wild Eye and Brow Pencil, Dark Brown
NYC Color Liquid Liner, Black (applied incorrectly)



MAC Lipstick, Blankety


Watch these Makeup Tips in action!


I hope this was helpful! As always, feel free to comment or message me with any questions.

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MAC Lipstick Swatches: Best MAC Lipstick for Dark Skin

MAC Lipstick Collection Part 1: Lipstick Swatches on Dark Skin!

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Hey guys! I just wanted to come on and do a blog post to go with my MAC Lipstick collection, since so many of you enjoyed it! MAC Lipsticks are some of the first high end products I bought a bunch of.  When I first started experimenting with lipsticks, I dabbled in Revlon and turned immediately to MAC for high end options.  I was a college senior at the time, and since there were no MAC stores in Hanover, New Hampshire I had to buy all my lippies on line.  It was tough, especially since there weren’t a lot of swatch videos with these colors for women with my skin tone.  That’s why I felt so strongly about doing this video, and so I hope you all enjoy!


The Nudes

nude mac lipsticks


MAC “Taupe”

Matte finish, terracotta shade.  Gorgeous peachy nude for darker skin, but doubles as a gorgeous warm terracotta brown for fairer skin.  All around gorgeous lippy.  If you are prone to dry lips, then try using a balm underneath!

mac taupe

Perfect for a dramatic cat eye, a daytime smokey eye, or any other sultry eye makeup look.  This lipstick screams sensuality.

Click here for this shade!

MAC “Blankety”

Creamy, amplified finish, beige nude.  Very pale, so most medium-dark complexions will need a liner with this.  When used with the right liner though, it is absolutely beautiful on almost every skin tone.  My favorite liners for this lippy are Sephora Chic Choco liner, Wet’n’Wild Plumberry Lip Liner, and NYX Earthtone and Chestnut lip liners.

mac blankety swatch

Perfect for more dramatic eye makeup looks, like a glittery lid, a colorful eyeshadow look, or a classic smokey eye.

Click here for this shade!


MAC “Double Shot”

Creamy, amplified finish.  Milk chocolate nude, with a pale rose undertone.  Perfect low maintenance nude for darker skin, and a gorgeous deep nude for lighter skin tones.  Simple and subtle, this nude lipstick is easily one of my all time favorites. It is almost like a my lip color, but way better shade and the subtle shine give a nice romantic touch.

mac double shot

This go to shade works for almost every look! For me, it is the perfect nude for a no-makeup makeup look, work makeup, or an everyday cat eye.  It also works beautifully for more dramatic looks, so the choice is yours!

Click here for this shade!


“The Nudes” Lipstick Swatches

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The Mauves

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MAC “Verve”

Mauve shade with brick red undertone, satin finish.  MAC describes it as a muted brownish plum, and it is the same shade as the Viva Glam III.  While the Viva Glam is a matte finish, Verve is a satin finish.  This is another my lip but better shade for medium-dark skin tones, but with some edge.

mac verve lipstick

Perfect for post work happy hours.  I also love this as an everyday vampy mauve for fall, or as a soft and romantic lip to go with a date night look.

Click here for this shade!


MAC “Amorous”

MAC has described this shade as a “lovestruck cranberry,” though I think that description is better suited to Verve.  I would describe Amorous as a true mauve shade, with a gorgeous plum undertone and a satin finish.  This is a gorgeous Kyle Jenner lip for darker skinned ladies, and the satin finish gives it a nice creamy wear.

mac amorous lipstick

This is one of my all time faves! It is a gorgeous effortless vampy shade for days out when you want a little edge.  Beautiful everyday lipstick for the fall and winter months.

Click here for this shade!


MAC “Twig”

MAC described this shade as a “soft muted brownish pink” with a satin finish, and I think this is pretty accurate.  That being said, these descriptions are often geared towards much fairer skin tones than my own.  On my complexion, it is more pink than brown but it is somewhat muted.  The effect is a mauvey-nude color that is perfect for everyday!

mac twig lipstick

This is one of my all time favorite mauve-nude lipsticks for darker skin tones.  Ultimate bridal lip, but also looks works beautifully for school or the office.

Click here for this shade!


 The Mauves Lipstick Swatches

mac lipstick swatches

If you all want to see what I think of all these shades, and live lip swatches then check out my video linked below!  Stay tuned for part two of this blog post, where I will cover the rest of my MAC lipstick collection.


MAC Lipstick Collection (WOC Friendly) + Live Lip Swatches



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