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BEAUTY And the BET Awards 2013

I myself am a sucker for a good awards show; hot entertainment, gorgeous gowns and even some fabulous falsies! The beauties were rocking the red carpet at last night’s BET Awards! Here are my top 5 favorite beauty looks from last night’s show. What were your favorite looks from last night? Did I miss anybody?! Leave your opinions in the comment section below!

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How 10 Products Turned Me from Blah to BOW! Five Minute Face Tips

before and after

Oh what a difference you can make in five minutes! As a consultant on capitol hill, I barely have any time in the morning, so in an effort to look bright and beautiful at work everyday – it’s only my God-given right! – I came up with this quick five minute face to transform a bare lack luster face into a fresh, natural one guaranteed to wow the office. The left is how I look without makeup, the right is how I look after I use the products listed below! Use the hashtag #5MinFace and post a picture of your Five Minute Face! Also, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @BBBeautyDC.

five face minute

To Get This Look I used the following products, apply them in this order for optimal results:

1. L’Oreal 16Hr Infallible Never Fail Liquid Foundation $15.00

2. Iman Cosmetics Perfect Response Oil Blotting Pressed Powder $16.00

3. NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil $3.99

4. Chantecaille Elephant Eyeshadow Palette $82.00

5. Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer $24.00

6. Sephora Translucent Powder $16.00

7. MAKE Bisque Finish Blush $22.50

8. Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate for Rimmel London Color 08 $5.00

9. Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Liner Color Tiramisu $3.00

10. Dolce and Gabanna Kohl Intense Black Eye Pencil $30.00

* Semi-Permanent Individual Lashes were applied earlier this week

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Not a lot of time? Do Makeup the ELF Way!

Not a lot of time? Do Makeup the ELF Way!

You don’t have to have a full face to look fabulous! Today I did my little sister’s eye makeup with the sephora shades just two colors, pink and brown. First I applied a little eye primer by NARS, to base of the eyelid. Then, I applied the pink to the lid with a basic shadow brush followed by a dark chocolate brown in the crease. (helpful hint: To get the perfect blended eye, apply the darker shade to the outer corner of the eye starting at the tip of the lash line), a little mascara and wall! I then applied a little cream blush and a neutral lip shade, that’s the Eyes, Lips, and Face, or as I’d like to call it, the ELF way!

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