Urban Decay Jean Michel Basquiat Tutorial

I was so excited to receive my amazing Urban Decay palette with the brand new Basquiat  “Tenat” eye shadow palette. I loved doing this makeup artistic tutortial and hope you enjoy it too.

  The artist Basquiat really inspired me  when I was attending THE ACARDEMY ART  UNIVERSITY in San Francisco. From the  New York grafitti he did as art, to promoting and working in galleries, and of course his relationship with Andy Warhol.

 

 

Jean Michel Basquiat first achieved  fans as part of “Samo,” which was a grafitti  duo who wrote enigmatic  workers of the lower east side of Manhattan. 

By the 1970’s  Basquiat was exhibited with his  neo/expressionist paintings in galleries and musuems.

 

 

He appropriated poetry, drawings, abstract painting and more into his work.

They made a film called, Basquiat in 1996 which includes Jeffrey Wright who played the main character, David Bowie as Andy Warhol, Gary Oldman, Benicio del Toro, and more popular characters, including a  Courtney Love cameo. It’s a fantastic film to see this artist’s journey and I definitely recommend it if you haven’t see it yet.

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Why I enjoy Youtube

You all know that I love posting my youtube videos on my channel, “CarlieMichelle” and on here. I posted a video to talk about my likes and some dislikes on Youtube. A lot more likes than dislikes.

 Here are some other reasons:

First of all it is really fun for me to shoot my product review and my new tutorials.

Also as I say in my video clip here is that sometime I can consider it almost a journal sometimes to have the freedom to rant  without hurting anyone. It’s just an outlet to get my opinions and thoughts out right away.

I know I mentioned this in my “Traveling in Style,” but sometime mixing videos can help create a visual image to help explain tips and ideas better than just the written word.

As far as things I don’t like about Youtube which I explain more in the video is basically any “trolls,” or random strangers making weird and annoying comments for no reason. It doesn’t happen a lot but whenever I’ve gotten them I just laugh and delete and block the stranger.

Hope you enjoy my video on the perks of Youtube. These are just my opinions  and personal experience with Youtube. Thank you for reading and watching.

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xoxo Carlie 

My Morning Skincare Routine

I get compliments on my skin all the time and one of my nicknames is Snow White cause of my fair skin, black hair, and red lips. I recently met a very sweet woman walking near me in the mall and we chatted about our tattoos, how pushy some skin care vendors are and more. This sweet lady complimented me on my skin and look so I decided to share my skin care routine, Here is how I do my skincare in the morning. I decided to do a video on my youtube channel besides writing and posting here because I switch up my morning routine. 

The products that I use are just suggestions to inspire you and what works can possibly work for you since these products and brands work for me. I hope this inspires you and enjoy. If you have any questions or concerns, leave a comment here below or on my youtube channel. And if you haven’t already, subscribe to my youtube channel and follow my blog here! 

HERE ARE THE PRODUCTS THAT I USE AND TALK ABOUT IN THIS MORNING ROUTINE VIDEO. STAY TUNED TO MY NIGHT TIME SKINCARE ROUTINE!

 
Boscia-detoxifying black cleanser

Origins- ginzing refreshing scrub cleanser

Fresh-Rose Floral toner spray

M.A.C-comfort cream

Origins-ginzing refreshing eye cream

JeffreeStarCosmetics- velour lip scrub in Strawberry Gum

Stila- one step correct, correcting and brightening serum.

BobbiBrown- vitamin enriched face base

Soap&Glory- one heck of a blot primer

Smashbox- photo finish foundation primer

Sheisedo- ibuki Smart filtering smoother

LUSH- cup o coffee, face and body mask

Fan by the brand Sourpuss

Happy Valentine’s Day

Wishing everyone a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Here’s my last Valentine Day Makeup Look! 

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MAKEUP USED:

EYE SHADOWS: Inner Corner and brow bone, “Bone” from Kat Von D’s Metal Matte Palette. Eye Lid, “Suede,” from Kat Von D’s Metal Matte Palette. Crease, “Venetian Red,” from Anastasia’s Modern Renaissance Palette.

EYE LINER- “Black Ebony,” Cake Liner from Laura Mercier

MASCARA- Lancome- Hypnôse DRAMA-“EXCESSIVE BLACK”

LIP LINER- Upper lip,- Urban Decay 24/7 glide on pencil in “WONDERLAND”. Lower lip- Urban Decay 24/7 glide on pencil-“Frenemy.”

LIPSTICK-  Too Faced Melted Matte liquid lipstick-“Lady Balls.”

My Vintage Pinup Makeup Look Part 2, “All about the Eyes.”

This video shows how to do a naturally beautiful vintage pinup eye makeup look from shadow, eye-liner, lashes, brows, and more.

Underneath my video is the products I talked about and used in this video demo!

Hope you enjoy!

Products Used:

  1. Eye Primer- Urban Decay Eye Primer in “Original.”
  2. Eye Shadows- Sugar Pill in “Tako,” and Revlon Colorstay, 16 Hour eye shadow in “Addictive (500)”
  3. Eye Curler- Shiseido
  4. Eye Liner(s)- Kat Von D tattoo liner in “Trooper,” and Makeup Forever Graphic Liner. NOTE: I like to sometimes layer my eyeliners to get more of a beautiful shiny black wing so I definitely combine them at times. If you do this, depending on what liner you use, make sure to have a steady hand and to not layer them all at once. Let atleast one of the liners dry before drawing on top of them. But you ALL KNOW THIS TIP, feel free to always experiment to see what you like and what looks good on you, but not when you’re in a rush.
  5. Mascara-L’oreal Voluminous Butterfly in “Black/Noir.”
  6. Eyebrow Makeup- Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in “Chocolate.”
  7. Eyebrow Gel- Anastasia Clear Brow Gel

 

 

That’s So Audrey

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On my coffee table, I have some beautiful coffee table art and style books including a book of David LaChapelle’s photography and my Dita Von Teese book. I recently added a book to my table called, “So Audrey,” which of course is a tiny book about the breathtaking actress, style icon, and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn. As far as old Hollywood starlets are concerned, Audrey Hepburn is my all time favorite actress and style icon. As you might know already from my previous blog posts, women like Bettie Page and Dita Von Teese are inspirational icons but Audrey is the very top of my list.

This new book on Audrey is simply lovely. Besides showing beautiful photos of my starlet, this book also gives fashion and life tips to put a little Audrey in your life. Not only are there little tips and anecdotes in this book from Ms. Hepburn, but there are also quotes from the actress and advice, such as her work with children and others with her humanitarian work which shows how kind and amazing Audrey was. Knowing all this about her is very inspirational to me and hopefully others. I’ve known a lot about Audrey Hepburn and her work since I was little but I always enjoy learning something new about her.

If you don’t know much about Audrey Hepburn, I recommend any book or biography about her but “So Audrey,” is unique and is a wonderful read.

Here are a few photos and excerpts from the book to show as a little preview.

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