Friday, December 7, 2012

I've got the BLUES

I'VE GOT THE BLUES...but in a good way!

This is how I did it 
*yes, after reading this over I realize I need to do videos or pic tutorials :-)*

Prime - Boots No. 7 Mattifying Makeup Base all over face 

Under eye - MallyBeauty Liquid Light Eye Brightner in Rich (seriously treats undereyes right and makes them super soft, you only need a little)

NYX Concealer Stick in Nutmeg (just a tiny bit, the brightner practically banishes the dark circles)

Foundation - BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation (Ok, so its new and inexpensive so I was skeptical but DANG this stuff is great! Won't irritate sensitive skin, a little goes a long way and it doesn't oxidize to a yucky rust color) 

Contour - BH Cosmetics Contour and Blush Palette deep brown (hollows of cheeks and hairline)

Set - MallyBeauty Poreless Perfection Skin Finisher (do not be afraid of the single color, its a micro fine milled powder and just a touch will set your foundation to perfection)

Blush - NYX Powder Blush in Cocoa (I literally have to force myself to use other blush colors because I love this one sooooooo FREAKIN much!!!! It's universally flattering so no matter your skin tone you can rock it.)

Line - NK Lip Liner in Deep Brown (cover entire lip with liner, it helps hold the lipstick on longer)

Lipstick - NYX Extra Creamy Lipstick in Heather
Gloss - NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in Miami Babe (not really needed by eh...why not!)

Prime - Too Faced Shadow Insurance
(See Pic)

Crease - #1 Blend in well fluffy blending brush

Lid- #2 angled shadow brush, go over #2 w/ #3 same brush

Crease - Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral palette #9 (dark brown), crease brush (build your definition here,                        give the eye depth and blend upwards)
              Jenni Rivera palette from BH Cosmetics shimmering Navy, crease brush (this is where you give your smokey effect, concentrate in outer corner for a bit, blend inwards and upwards)

Brow Bone - #4, small shadow brush (blend well and down)

Inner corner - #5 small shadow brush

Liner - MallyBeauty Starlight Eyeliner in Midnight (upper water line, inner corner from end of lashes to tear duct. This will complete the line your lashes make and eliminate the need for liner across the lid which can take away from lid space.)

Bottom Liner - MallyBeauty Starlight Eyeliner in Sailor

Lashes - Lancome Hypnose Star lash primer on lash tips ONLY
              Lancome Hypnose Star mascara (build volume at base first, go over primed tips to color, then entire lash)

Bottom Lashes - Same mascara very light application 

Final Step to give you that awesome AIRBRUSHED look.....

MallyBeauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender - it WILL keep your makeup in place, face matte and looking flawless for a good 10+ hours (well thats how long I have my makeup on minimum each day, after the 10 hours pass I could care less LOL)

Later Poptarts ~_^ 

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012




As all of us here in the Color My Face beauty community know, YouTube has taken the internet by storm with its open platform to allow beauty "gurus" to share their tips, tricks, advice and so forth with the rest of the world. One such expert is the AMAZING Farah Dhukai. This Toronto based cosmetologist has been nothing less than a success by making her mark in the YouTube universe with her quirky sense of humor, highly insightful tutorials and her desire to keep women looking and feeling their best. Farah's journey on YouTube started 2 1/2 years ago with one simple statement "LET'S BE FRIENDS"! I know I accepted the offer, and trust me after this interview you will to....let's see what the ever so wonderful Farah Dhukai has to say. 

CMF: Hi Farah, thank you for taking the time to do this blog interview with Color My Face. For the readers that are not familiar with your background in cosmetology or YouTube, can you please tell us how you began in the beauty industry and where it has led you to date?

FD: Hi darling! Its my pleasure! It made me so happy to know that people would be interested in getting to know more about me! I was interested in beauty from a young age. My sister is a few years older than I am so I would always go play in her make up when I was younger and wear her lipstick ALL wrong.. and by all wrong I mean Id have clown lips haha all throughout my childhood I was known for wearing my make up all wrong but hey.. I was learning and I thought I looked cute! As I was finishing high school I was in the dilemma of "what do I LOVE to do and what do I want to make a career out of" and the only thing that came to mind was make up. I live and breathe make up! So out of high school, I went to the School of Make Up Art in downtown Toronto and graduated with honours in Make up Artistry and then a year down the road, I moved to New York to go school at Aveda for Cosmetology. I found that freelancing just wasn't for me and at the end of the day, all I would do is teach people how I did a certain look.. so one day I was just browsing the internet and found some videos on YouTube and thought HEY I NEEEEED to do this!!! So I grabbed my camera and have been in LOVE with it since then and now here I am! 

Clearly you have covered a lot of ground with your work. What is the most rewarding part of being in the beauty industry? 

 Hands down.. all the positive comments I get from women around the world telling me how I've changed their lives for the better and how I've made them feel better about themselves! Words cannot express how warm my heart feels when I get emails from women saying I've helped boost their self esteem and how I've helped them feel confident in themselves! That has got to be the most rewarding part of it all! A lot of us tend to forget that were all beautiful in our own way!

As a fan, I've noticed you take a more natural approach to beauty treatments you recommend and often give tutorials of how we as viewers can achieve these treatments at home ourselves. What makes this approach more attractive to you as opposed to purchasing the new "it" product to use and/or review?

I have been a sucker to trying the new "it" product and I still am.. but at the end of the day I found all it did was empty my wallet and it did nothing for my hair or skin. After wasting my money on new products, I always found myself going back to the natural treatments that my mom and grandmother taught me and the best part about them is that they're much cheaper! I mean its great that using a natural alternative is much cheaper, but as I've been getting older, its been scaring me all the chemicals that we put in and on our bodies on a daily basis.. ya the product might work great but we don't know what its doing to our bodies in the long run.. so that's why I like a more natural approach to skin and hair care. 

 I'd like to delve into your personal routine for a moment. What do you do daily and/or weekly to your face to keep it fresh and glowing? And now that we're going through a change in seasons, will your face routine change as well?

 My personal routine changes all the time because I get so bored and excited with new things all the time. I get requests all the time for a skincare routine but because I'm constantly reading up on natural ways to treat a certain skin issue, I try a new thing out probably every week! I haven't found anything that I'm in love with as of yet, except for the turmeric mask that I showed in a video. That is my HOLY GRAIL when all else fails for me.. that's my mask right thereeeee!!! No matter what season, I always fall back on that mask!

 Sometimes with school or in general, we tend to neglect or bodies and the results are never pretty. Do you ever find yourself so busy that you have to stop and refocus? If so, what steps do you take to balance again?

 I do find that sometimes I get so caught up in life that I need to step back and take a look at what's missing and what harm its doing to me! I thank god for my supportive husband and sister who are always there to catch me when I'm slipping! My sister is always there to cheer me up and give me encouragement when I'm feeling worn out and I LOVE her for that! She's my best friend! And at the end of every night, my husband and I always talk before going to bed about our day and what we've been doing so that really helps me vent, clear my thoughts and get my focus back.

  Growing up, most little girls have an ideal image of what beautiful is. Whether through dolls, fairy-tales or movies we were often presented rigid views of what a beautiful woman should look like. Who (character wise) did you look to as beautiful growing up? 

This is so funny because growing up.. I wasn't your normal little girl! I always hung out with my brother and my dad so I was more of a tom boy and wasn't really into the whole dolls and fairy tale princesses.. but I could tell you the name of every exotic car I saw at the auto show! I can honestly say though, growing up the person I thought that was most beautiful was my grandmother and I always looked up to her and wished I can grow up to be just like her. 

Now, setting aside the notion of beauty only being on the outside, what do you truly feel makes a woman beautiful?

Setting the notion of beauty aside however, I think the one thing that can make a woman beautiful is her ability to love and show kindness and humility. I feel like as the days go by, the "world" forgets that at the end of the day, were all human beings, we all have one beating heart, and regardless of looks, race, age etc etc.. it beats the same. I find that its really easy for people to attack and judge each other (I see this all the time from being on YouTube) so when I see a woman show kindness and love and just paying it forward, I think that's the most beautiful thing. 

 Previously I asked about a character that you looked up to. But, in my experience I've realized the generations of women before me have shaped my appreciation of true beauty. Through your life who have you admired and give thanks to for being an inspiring force in your choice of career?

 Haha I didn't even know this question was coming but I answered it in my previous answer… I'll elaborate more on it! Throughout my life I've admired my grandmother (my moms mom). She's one person who has had "the short end of the stick" all throughout her life. I mean the struggles that she has been through, I can't even imagine myself getting past them… and she got through them with a smile and never lost faith or hope. She is the reason for me being me. Throughout my life she has always been there for me, teaching me about life and about love. She always taught me that life isn't about the material things, but about having faith in god and loving one another. Regardless of what I did, she always encouraged me to be myself and to not care about other people's opinions of me, because at the end of the day, life is just about being happy. I felt so lost when she passed away and not a single day goes by that I don't think about her.. I miss her like crazy! 

 The women in my life were always giving me advice on health and beauty. From practices to products, what has been some of the "old school" advice you've been given that you still practice today?

 I could honestly write a book on all the "old school" advice I've been given, and still get to this day! LOL its funny because one of the biggest pieces of advice that I've been given is to drink milk because it just makes everything better. Your skin your hair your body.. milk. Milk is the answer to all! 

  Now for fun lets talk makeup for a moment. Do you have a favorite approach to your "everyday" look or have you found you're one to push the envelope and always try something new and edgy? Also, what would you say would be your top 5 makeup products at the moment?

 I don't really have an everyday make up look.. I get really bored with looking the "same" all the time, so I'm always trying to new things (even if I look ridiculous and get criticized for it). Its funny because I can be such an introvert at times, but then I really like to stand out and look different from the crowd  at the same time! I'm really weird like that! Hmmm top 5 make up products.. Its hard to choose.. BUT.. Foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumiere, Highlight: Josie Maran Argan Illuminzer, Mascara: Loreal Voluminous, Lip Balm: Jack Black Lip Balm.. I cannot live with chapped/dry lips I need them to be moisturized 24/7 and last would be my MAC Iridescent Powder in Golden Bronze.. I need to be bronzed and glistening all year round!!! 

  The readers of Color My Face range from all natural beauties to fierce makeup divas, newbies just testing the waters to experts in the glamorous beauty world. What would your advice and parting words be to them as a whole?

 The best advice I can give someone is to never change who you are for anyone or anything! You were made unique so be confident in all that you've been blessed with and face the world with a smile. A smile is the best "beauty" essential!!! I LOVE YOU! Thank you so much for getting to know me a little more! 


Well there you have it beauties, isn't she a doll!!! I've included a few links to some of my personal favorite Farah videos throughout the interview--do check them out, you won't be sorry. 
I hope you all enjoyed this interview with Farah Dhukai, she really is one BEAUTIFUL woman, inside and out! 

Check out more of Farah:
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*All photos were provided solely for this interview and remain the property of Farah Dhukai

Monday, October 22, 2012

Makeup Mondays

Become An Illusionist 

 Having a the look of bigger eyes can make a face very appealing. A few small steps can take a simple look and amp it of knock-out! Once you've competed your shadow, follow these simple steps to boost your overall eye look [Don't wear shadow everyday? Try it anyway, still works wonders]: 

 1. Eyeliner can be a friend or foe. For an every day doe eyed look, skip lining the entire lid.  Use liner on the top from the outer corner to the middle (less is definitely more in this case, stop at the middle) of you upper lash line. Slim the line as you go, so your end result will be thicker on the outer corner and fade down. Follow by lining the bottom waterline from the outer corner into 1/4 to 1/2 of the lash line (use your discretion, it all depends on what you like so play with it). Once you've line the bottom waterline, squeeze your eye shut for a few seconds, this will transfer liner to the upper water line and give the base of your lashes a darker appearance.

 2. Follow with mascara. Start with the lower lashes, many of us look past this step but a little mascara on the bottom lash really helps when you want a full open eye. Move to the upper lashes, starting with curling the lashes (if needed) to open your eye even more. Begin applying mascara at the base and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle up. Remember to catch the inner lashes, and sweep the outer lashes outwards. This will fan out your lashes. Do a quick sweep over the top of the lashes as well, distributing color to the lash tips and covering and possible fall out from shadow. 

 3. Finally, use a highlighter, sparkle or just brighter shadow in the inner corner of you eye. Pull it across the bottom lash line slightly, I'd say about 1/4 towards the center. 

 4. Try to pull your gorgeous self away from the'll be hard, but you can do it ~_^ 

 Product Suggestions 
 *Clio Gelpresso Brown waterproof liner is dark but soft, try it you'll like it! 
 Best bet to find is in a Korean cosmetics store $25 

 *Rimmel Glam Eyes mascara for bottom lashes, the short bristled brush is perfect 
Drugstore $8.99 

 *Maybelline Mega Plush Volum' Express, the flexible and wispy and AWESOME!!! 
Drugstore $7 

 History Lesson 

 Rimmel & Maybelline are pioneers in the mascara business, introducing us the product we now know, love and may be slightly obsessed with!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

CMF Classes now on Classtivity

Exciting News

Check out Color My Face on Classtivity

We joined Classtivity because we believe finding a class shouldn't be harder than taking one. Classtivity connects users with thousands of fitness and recreational classes, all searchable by time and location. This means you'll be spending a lot less time looking--and a lot more time learning. 

**Details of classes will post closer to start date on the Classtivity site. All details and DISCOUNTS for the classes offered can be found in the Events section of Color My Face Facebook page.**

Here is a look at the upcoming classes

1. Introduction -
*review itinerary
*discussion on types of skin
*sanitation (skin, brushes & makeup)
* demonstration on washing face and brushes

2. Classic Neutral  Eye and Liner
*which Neutrals work best for your tone
*Day and night Neutral looks
*Liner options
*Practicing technique for both

3. Fall/Winter 2012 trends
* Green & Blue eyes
* Deep red Lips
*Weathered cheeks
*Geometric liner, color blocking shadow & matte lips

4. Deeper look at primer, concealer, foundation and contouring
*Which primer/concealer/foundation works best for your skin, your problem areas
*Which season to use certain products for different types of skin
*how to contour properly and where for your face

4. Eastern Bridal vs. Western Bridal
*the differences in makeup looks
*applying photo worthy makeup
*accomplishing both on your big day

 6. Boardroom to Dance floor
*Taking your office look and turning it into night on the town worthy
*Preparing your at work emergency makeup bag

7. Skin care for your specific type
*routines and why they are so important
*extras: masks, peels and facial treatment
*really knowing your skin and what its telling you

8. Having fun with color
*how to match you makeup and clothes without being too “matchy”
*embracing more colors and incorporating them into your routine
*going bold without going overboard

9. Final class
*contest & giveaway

*Itinerary of classes are subject to change in order not content*

Color My Face Makeup Artistry Class

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The FACE behind Color My Face

Thats ME ~_^
Hey there darlings! First I'd like to welcome all the new views to the Color My Face blog and page. I adore you all and appreciate your support from the bottom of my heart <3

As promised, I would do little blurbs here and there until the first Highlight Feature post but I thought it only right to properly introduce myself and give you all a clear picture of what Color My Face is and will be! 

For starters, my name is Rashida and I'm a freelance makeup artist from NY. I've worked professionally as a freelance artist for over four years now on clients from the small stage to Broadway, local productions to national TV. And I absolutely LOVE every minute of it! 

Summer 2012/Indian Heritage Festival Dancer
As an artist I try my best to expand my knowledge of the makeup industry always, so there's never a time that I won't be caught reading, trying or buying something beauty related. In my opinion, as a MUA you can never learn enough. 

Recently, I've taken on the role of teacher with the Color My Face Makeup Artistry classes. You can find that story on my first blog post Eeeep, I'm blogging too!!!!!, and now this blog. As a whole I have a vision of Color My Face being a collective beauty community. Not just your average read my blog, watch my video, I am the end all to be all. But rather an interactive entity where your questions can be answered and taken seriously. In my classes no question is ever too small or insignificant, and that's the direction I'd like to go with this blog. Your questions, comments and request inspire me and from there I can shape Color My Face into not only what I want but what YOU ask for!

Fall 2012/ Red - click here for link to full album transformation
I am also a fan of the uncommon. I like to introduce people to products they may have never considered using or never even heard of. So do expect to see some "not so norm" suggestions, but trust me a you'll love them just as much as I do! There will also be times where it won't be about just us ladies... that's right, I have a few things planned just for the GUYS!!!! For my younger audience, a teen panel is on its way as well ^_^

Well, now that you know a little more about me I do hope to learn more about you....let's be friends! Comment below, let me know what you would like to see, the more suggestions the better. The follow up to this will be a product review on Steam Cream, and my first video tutorial. Question is what do you want to see? Eyes, lips, full face? You choose and that's what I'll do! 

Random extra pic of myself....just cuz ;)

Hope to hear from you all. Once again thank you ALL for your continued support!

Later Poptarts ~_^

*Photo Credit: Top Picture -
                           Collage - Anusha Rao

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Color YOUR Face Contest

Color My Face has made it to 100 Likes on our Facebook page and as promised its 


This will easy peasy, just a few simple rules and you're in!

Color YOUR Face Contest Rules

1. You MUST have given the Color My Face and Optima Beauty Supply page a Like on Facebook
*non FB users MUST subscribe to this blog*

2. You can ONLY enter the contest a total of 3 times 
  (yes, multiple entries allowed but no more than 3)

3. All photos submitted for the contest MUST be posted to the Color My Face page on Facebook OR Color My Face by Rashida blog
Submissions are to be as follows:
Pictures of  makeup YOU have applied to yourself (Full face, eyes, lips, or cheeks)
Each look will be a single submission
Comment on your pic submission with products used (optional)
Each submission must be new and not previously used in another contest or on another page, if the participant does so they will be disqualified

*average editing allowed, don't go crazy *

4. You MUST play fair *IMPORTANT*: 
There will be all levels of entries from beginner up, so please remember you were once a beginner too. It takes hella guts for someone to enter a contest like this on a public forum so lets all give them the respect they are do. Besides, the Admins on the CMF page will be keeping a close eye on entries, the Likes they receive and the comments. Judging will not only be a matter of a pretty makeup (Personally I'm not worried because I know you are all darlings). Remember, beauty starts from within and Color My Face is our own little beauty community so lets help it grow in a healthy way :-)

There will be 3 winners under 3 categories receiving gifts of equal value


2/Creativity (artistic or application)

3/Active Participation 
(Likes, comments and input on submissions both FB & Blog)

*feel free to add products used and/or description of application*

IMPORTANT UPDATE! 5. The contest will run for a duration of 21 days from the day of announcement
** The Color YOUR Face contest will now be extended until October 31st. Halloween is coming and you'll have more opportunities to play with your looks**


So yeah... that's it!!! Simple right :-)


There will be 3 winners in the Color YOUR Face contest that will be announced on this blog and the CMF Facebook page.

Each prize will have a total value of approximately $100 in cosmetics and beauty accessories
Each prize will differ in content but will include products from the following:

(Sponsored by Optima Beauty Supply)
Sigma Beauty
BH Cosmetics
Sedona Lace
Steam Cream
Figs & Rouge
...and more

Don't forget to visit Optima Beauty Supply online @

Can't wait to see what you all come up with, I'm sure it will be GORGEOUS


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Clean My Face First (pt. deux)

Following the last post, I promised a list of products I used for my daily cleansing routine. 


First I start with a mild cleanser. I'm have oily yet very sensitive skin, and I'm allergic to..well the world! But the original Cetaphil does the job for me. 

On to toning. I've tried many different brands but I always seem to go back to what my Grandma reccomends, Witch Hazel. Sometimes...most times the generations before us know best. And I will admit, this is one of them. I'm partial to Dickinson's brand, my skin never feels dried out but always balanced after using it. 

To add a bit more moisture I follow up with either a mineral water mist preferably Avene Thermal Spring Water or in summer months when I need a little more help with oil control I opt for Naruko brand Magnolia Brightening and Firming Spray. It adds moisture and vitamin C while also helping balance my skin and provides a great base for my makeup. (FYI, both can be carried with you and used as a refreshing mist through out the day as well)

Like most people (well at least in my mind) I'm on a constant hunt for the perfect moisturizer. One that does its job at moisturizing my skin well, but doesn't leave it feeling greasy or under moisturized. One that will promote healthy looking skin and not lead me into a reaction state that will take me weeks to recover from. Lately I've been thrilled with the results from Aveeno Clear Complexion Moisturizer. It's oil free (+), contains Salicylic Acid which helps fight breakouts and will also keep future ones at bay (+). Not to mention its made with Aveeno's total soy complex which will moisturize, promote even skin tone, soften skin and even fight away unwanted hairs (+++++). What more could you ask for, this stuff is amazing! 


I follow the same routine at night with slight tweaking. 
Cleanse, Tone, Spray with mineral water only and Moisturize. If I feel I need a extra moisture I will replace the Aveeno for Simple Brand Rich Moisturizer. Its not heavy at all but will give you a deeper penetrating feel and its super gentle to skin. 

I follow with petroleum jelly under the eyes. Just a little will help prevent bags from showing up in the morning. I also use a tiny bit on my lashes for extra moisture and lids to help with sleepy time. It really does help, but make sure you have enough hours ahead to get a full nights sleep. The jelly will cause them to be slightly heavy and your snooze button my no longer like you if you have to press it too many times :-).  I've been in love with Vaseline brand Cocoa Butter Petroleum Jelly. It just gives a extra UMPH to the plain boring one we've all been used to for years...and it smells great!

Well there you have it my dears, a run down of my daily routine. I'd love to hear what you all do and why so comment below!

Next week I'll follow up with my weekly facial products combined with a review on STEAMCREAM the All-in-one moisturizer.  We'll see if it lives up to its hype!

Later poptarts ~_^

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Clean My Face First...

Hello beauties, as promised in the last post a product review would be on its way…well its here…sorta!
Let me explain…

Picture it…
Queens, NY….

A new blogger (aka me) in an attempt to give her viewers an honest reiview at a quick and easy face mask had a brilliant idea. Why not use the mask on someone who has never tried it so the viewers can see how amazing it really is. Well as circumstance had it, I just happened to have an available face.

Meet Hal, lovingly known as Poop

But before we get to the review lets talk daily/weekly face cleansing routines. In most cases people are very particular about the products they use on their face, I mean after all it like your own personal billboard. And truth be told we want it to look its best always. 

Keeping a routine is beneficial to healthy skin. Of course lets not forget it all starts within, a healthy diet and lots of water are of the utmost importance as well. But having a set daily routine can help you learn your skin, know its likes and dislikes, understand why it becomes temperamental and just won't seem to cooperate when you need it to. 

Cleansing morning and night is a must, and yes I know some of you may think "well, who doesn't do that"...pssshhh, you'd be surprised! Being constantly on the go with work, school, family or just plain 'ole life can leave us all desiring a few extra hours in the day. So after you get home from a long day in the office or a night of partying it up with friends, take a few minutes to wash that gorgeous face of yours. Believe me, your face will thank you. 

Now for post wash, do you tone or go straight to the moisturizer...or just go? If its one of the first two choices then good for you, and if you're one of those that does the latter - tsk, tsk, tsk shame!!!!

Toning, why do we do it really? Some feel its just an extra step or another way cosmetic/beauty companies can push one more product on us, but toning can actually be beneficial. Cleansing is a definite must, but toning will also remove any residual dirt left on your face. Another benefit is that it helps restore the natural pH balance to our face. 

On to the moisturizer, and this is wear a lot of us make our biggest mistake. You must...MUST moisturize. Normal, dry, oily or combination skin type it doesn't matter, be kind to you face and give it the moisture it craves. Remember washing will strip your skin of essential oils and moisture, so its your job to put them back!

In my humble opinion these are daily cannot do without. But now I'm going to throw a wrench into the routine. What about scrubs, peels, masks and the sort. All wonderful to add to your routine, for everyday though...meh...these facial treatments can be saved for every other day, every three days or even once a week. Once you learn what your skin can handle then you make the decision. Just don't forget, your face is delicate, using these treatments every day can be harsh. I know you may feel you get a deeper clean, but if you cleanse regularly you'll be just fine. 

Now what we've all been waiting for!!!!!!!
I mask 2-3 times a week and personally I prefer clay masks. I've been blessed with oily skin (yes, blessed...keeps wrinkles at bay a little longer) and the way it removes all the yucky impurities and blackheads just can't be beat. Especially for a quick and inexpensive at home treatment. 

My preference is the Mint Julep Mask by Queen Helene (can be found...everywhere). I first remove all makeup then apply the mask with a brush all over my face (avoiding the eyes). I let it sit for a good 15-20 min and gently re-moisten by patting a tiny bit of water on my face and remove with a wet cloth using circular motions. I then follow with my usual cleansing routine and OMG talk about smooth skin. Depending on the amount of impurities you may see a little inflammation but don't be alarmed it will fade, usually in about 30 minutes. 

My aim was to see what someone thought about the experience of a clay mask that has never tried it.
*In comes Poop*

She says that's her 'doe-eyed' look

We applied the mask and let it sit, by this time I was being called a picture nazi!!!

Soooo, I resorted to video!
*pardon the hysterical laughter, I couldn't help'll see why*

I'm a GARGOYLE from Color My Face on Vimeo.

And that ladies and gents is why this is a 'sorta' review! I will say the end result is was successful. She is very happy with her skin and I quote "It feels nice and a babies butt..I've never felt a babies butt..and that's my testimonial". I swear you just can't make this stuff up!!!

Thank you for your time again. I'll follow up with a list of products I prefer to use for my routine in a day.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Eeeep, I'm blogging too!!!!!

 HELLO DARLINGS  Welcome to the first blog posting of Color My Face.

For those of you familiar with me you are well aware that I am a makeup/beauty junkie. The addiction runs deep and I probably need a 12-step program but I digress…I just love makeup. Moreover, for the newbies, please reference the sentence before (I’m also a smarty-pants, do not hold it against me).

Anyhoo, here’s a little background on Color My Face. It all started earlier this year while doing makeup (6 straight hours of makeup) for a Bollywood Dance production in NYC. While glamming up some already beautiful women a few inquired about me teaching makeup classes. I thought to myself “ummm, they cannot be serious”, but once the fifth person approached me it sparked a little something in the back of my mind. After a few months of mulling over the idea, I ran it across a few friends and received surprisingly unanimous thumbs up.

Beautiful story right…guess what, there’s more!

 So, I gathered ideas of what I wanted to teach and decided to keep things very simple. Then it was pick a date and see who responds time, but first I needed to make this event special to me…make it my own if you will. It took a little while to really dig deep and figure out why I love makeup so much. And as most things in our lives it stems from my childhood. I loved color…I loved coloring….I loved finger-painting, and honestly anything artistic. Truth be told, if you give me a coloring book right now I’d be at it for hours. That’s when I had my ‘lightbulb’ moment and Color My Face was born. I sent out an invite and the classes were a success.

As a result of the classes a Facebook page ( was started and now this blog.  Like I said before I’m a makeup/beauty junkie and I adore finding & trying new products, suggesting what I think may be of quality and helpful to someone wanting to pump up their pretty, annndddd I’m pretty good at just rambling about anything I think is super awesome especially if the color is gorgeous…and orange…I LOVE orange!!!!

With this blog and your comments, suggestions and thoughts I hope to explore a plethora of ways we can keep ourselves looking and feeling beautiful always.

Thank you all for embarking on this journey with me…I think we’ll have fun together ~_^