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Buttercup Setting Powder VS. Banana Powder

Review time! Which will win this toss-up: The new Buttercup Setting Powder from Sacha Cosmetics or the Ben Nye Banana Powder? I am going to give my thoughts and opinions, but you be the judge!

Sacha Cosmetics Kamaflage Buttercup

For those that haven’t heard of buttercup yet, it is Sacha Cosmetics newest setting powder from their Kamaflage line. All of theit Kamaflage products tend to have medium-full coverage, and when I heard what people were saying about the Buttercup powder of course I had to try it.

All of the ladies who went to my meet and greet last month were gifted one of these from Sacha and I have yet to hear any of the ladies give any negative feedback about this powder.

Buttercup Setting Powder Vs. Ben Nye Banana Powder

Immediate thoughts when using:
This powder is SUPER soft and fine milled. It feels velvetty. Melts into the skin. The Ben Nye Banana Powder is a beautiful powder but is on the chalkier side. I think we also have to remind ourselves that Ben Nye is STAGE makeup. The Buttercup powder may be more suitable for the everyday makeup wearer, someone who may not be as skilled at blending as a professional.

The blendability of this product alone will make you want to replace your other setting powders in general, not just the Ben Nye.

In regards to the final product, they both look about the same. However, as I noted earlier because the banana powder is a bit on the chalkier it has the tendency to read ashier and cakey when not blended properly.

How do they compare price-wise? 3 ounces of the banana powder will run you about $20 depending on where you purchase (without a discount) and 2.3 ounces of the Buttercup is $15.00 (but if you use my coupon code MYBUTTERCUP save 10% off)

Overall I truly believe Buttercup is more user friendly and has a softer touch, and you won’t have to worry about throwing elbows to try to purchase this one at the makeup trade shows.

Buttercup Setting Powder

Can Buttercup just be our best kept secret? ­čśë Hahaha no I wish, but seriously guys this powder is phenomenal and is definitely a must-try!


Hope you all love it as much as I do! Don’t forget to use my coupon code MYBUTTERCUP to save 10% off your purchase on the Sacha website!


Have you seen the Buttercup review from my girl Ebony of Colouredbeautiful? Be sure to check that out to while you’re at it!


Have an amazing weekend ladies, until the next blog post!

beauty, Makeup

Aaliyah Try Again Inspired Makeup


Recreating a look from the beautiful baby girl again. This time from her Try Again music video. This was when we really began to see Aaliyah break out into edgier looks. You don’t get to see much detail of her makeup in this video so I did my best to work with the little bit of it I could see.


So dark, edgy, and daring. I love it.

and here’s the tutorial!


here’s what I used:

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Deep Dark
Sumaita Eyebrow Pencil
Sugarpill Bulletproof Eyeshadow
LA Splash Sealer
LA Splash Glitter in Rock Star
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
MAC Blunt Blush
MAC Coppertone Blush
MAC Chestnut Lip Pencil
MAC Freckletone Lipstick
Smashbox Illume Lipgloss


Until next time babies <3

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Aaliyah We Need a Resolution Inspired Makeup


Look number 3 from my series!

AND it’s been the most requested too! This is the dark eye/red lip look Aaliyah is rocking in the vid.

This is one of my favorite Aaliyah songs (Rock the Boat being number one) so I was pleased to do this look, and was pleased with how fab it turned out with the products I was working with.

How Stunning was Aaliyah in this video? We really began to see her aging gracefully from teenage star to young lady in this album. *tears*


Products Used

Makeup Forever HD Foundation
MAC Brow Crayon in Spiked
Coastal Scents Concealer Palette
Beauty Blender
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean
MAC Hepcat Eyeshadow
LA Splash Pigment in Passionate Plum
MAC Carbon Eyeshadow
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pigment in Oberon
MAC Typographic Eyeshadow
Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner
Ben Nye Banana Powder
MAC Fix +
Covergirl Queen Collection
NYX Dusty Rose Blush
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
MAC Cork Lipliner
MAC  Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Venetian Lipglass


I really really love how glamorous this look feels. I think her makeup artist was phenomenal. I didn’t know this but according to a viewer of mine her makeup artist also passed away in the plane crash that took Aaliyah’s life. ┬áToday we celebrate their life, recognize their talent and may they continue to inspire for generations to come.

I hope you guys enjoyed <3

beauty, Makeup

Aaliyah Rock The Boat Inspired Makeup



As announced on my YouTube channel this month I will be paying tribute to the late Aaliyah Dana Haughton by creating some of my favorite makeup looks of hers. I’m starting this series off with my absolute favorite Aaliyah song, Rock The Boat.

I chose to recreate her icy blue shadow in the scene where she’s dancing in front of a green screen with her dancers

YAY for celebrity inspired look and the NAKED Palette!

RIP Baby girl <3

Products Used

Makeup Forever HD Foundation
Urban Decay NAKED Palette
Sumita Brow Pencil in Dark Brown
Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo in Tenacious Teal
LA Splash Body/Face Glitter in Premium
Coastal Scents Camouflage Concealer Palette
Ben Nye Banana Powder
Beauty Blender
MAC Fix +
Ben Nye Translucent Face Powder in Chestnut
NYX Blush in Dusty Rose
Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer in Q120
Maybelline Lash Stiletto
Black Kohl Liner
ELF Liquid Liner
Sugarpill Lashes
Cork Lipliner
NYX Lipstick in Thalia and Hippie Chic
Lancome Juicy Tubes

beauty, Makeup

Galaxy Eyes Tutorial

Inspired by the beautiful neons, purples and blues up against the dark black sky, introducing galaxy glitter eyes ­čśÇ

*photo courtesy of

Products used

Shadow Shields
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
MAC Brow Crayon in Spiked
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean
LA Splash Sealer
Ben Nye Banana Powder
LA Splash Glitter in Redondo Beach
LA Splash Glitter in Midnight Flash
MAC Vex Eyeshadow (applied as both a brow bone highlight and cheekbone highlight color
MAC Counter Powder in Shadowy
MAC Mineralized SkinFinish Natural
MAC Black Tied Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Eyeshadow in 2AM
MAC Reflects Transparent Teal Glitter
MAC Lipliner in Cork
NYX  Blush in Dusty Rose
NYX Lipstick in Honey
E.L.F. Liquid Eyeliner
Red Cherry #30 Lashes
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
Smashbox Limitless eyeliner
Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume


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