#Glam: #tbt Spring Fling Makeup Look

Since 2013 I started this journey on getting to know the real me behind all the hair and makeup. The desire to find my true purpose in life beyond the glitz and the glam of my Hollywood lifestyle became my fuel for achieving excellence.  I began researching and watching tons of YouTube beauty tutorials on how to recreate some of favorite celebrity makeup look with luxury cosmetics brand dupes; also know as the drugstore brand. Well I guess that makes since, being that I’m a professional makeup artist in television and film, I would use professional grade or stage makeup on my clients. {No shade} But with that being said what about the everyday woman that wants to be beat to gads honey when they go to a friends weddings or meeting your in-laws for the first time. You only get one chance to make a first impression. Slay Them!IMAG0372_1_1

I began to explore a few of the drugstore beauty brands that I already use in my makeup kit. Even on my lazy days, I will not leave the house without a swipe of Wet n Wild Mega Volume Mascara or Maybelline Mascara. When it comes to the lips you really can’t go wrong because it’s really a matter of preference. Some women like a juicy lip; lip gloss that looks extremely wet and glossy. Other women prefer a matte or semi shine look. Personally, I pick up inexpensive lip glosses all the time just to satisfy my makeup addiction and artist curiosity. Surprisingly some lippies that I have purchased has had better quality than a few luxury brands. No shade but shade???


Wet ‘n Wild eyeshadow palette in Poster Child

Now the real challenge is the eye shadow. I love a wearable seductive smokey eye. Can a drugstore brand seduce me with intense color and staying power? Well I scoured the isle. As a drugstore brand beginner, I would have to say that my top 3 favorite brands for eye shadows are Maybelline, Black Radiance and Wet’nWild. I do not play any games when it comes to skin. You only get one skin so I moisturize to the death honey in essential oils. But every once in awhile you find yourself on a spare of the moment romantic getaway with Mr. Right Now and you need a little face refresher. Brands like Milani, Cover Girl and Black Opal have saved my life with good foundations and concealers. Click here for other makeup looks from the Wet’nWild #PosterChild Palette.

IMAG0367_1_1I may be flawed but my makeup is perfect. #KahluaParkerBeauty
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