Thursday, March 31, 2011

Beauty of the day: Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland MakeupI just love kelly and her new look, I say new but its something different about her and whatever it is I love it. Even though she not as popular here in the US I'm happy for her success in Europe.

Tip of the day

One of the most important tips I can give you is that when it comes to choosing makeup, always look for high quality.Don't assume that if it's expensive this is automatically true.There's lot of great makeup you can get for a reasonable price. The secret is to keep trying new makeup until you find things that work for you and that fit your budget.Never be afraid to ask for testers and samples. Try them, love them then bye them!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Beauty of the day: Sade'

I'm not going to put her business out there, but for an older woman she's killing women in their 20's. I want to look like her when I grow up.

Tip of the day

Keep a tiny tube of Supersmile Quikee ($16) in your purse and apply a pea-sized dab on your teeth for an immediate white smile. Extra bonus: It also removes surface stains and freshens breath.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Blossom Contest

Here is my entry for the Spring Blossom Makeup Contest. Tutorial coming later I hope you all like it.

Spring Blossom Contest

These are the photos of the Makeup contest I entered tried to post tutorial but it wouldn't load ill try later. Hope u like.

Beauty of the day: Meagan Good

She is very beautiful, and I also have a picture of her with no makeup on from the segment celebs with no makeup, but she didn't look any different. So I didn't post it. Any how she is gorgeous so this is more of a skin post rather than a makeup post.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Tip of the day

Brown Sugar-Olive Oil Scrub

For those of you who are like me and hate to lotion your body here is our remedy; make your own in shower lotion all natural with brown sugar and olive oil. It exfoliates away all the dry skin, moisturizes what's underneath, increases your skin's circulation and can improve the appearance of cellulite.

For gorgeously smooth skin, combine roughly three parts brown sugar with one part olive oil (11/2 cups to 1/2 cup; 3 cups to 1 cup, and so on). Before you shower, stand in your bathtub and apply the scrub with your hands to your body and rub. Be gentle, as this is quite abrasive, but you can be a bit rougher where your skin is thicker and drier (i.e. your feet). Rinse off in the shower, and you'll find there's no need to moisturize afterwards.

Makeup Contest!!

View photo.JPG in slide show So this weekend I decided to join a Makeup contest and here is the picture I submitted. This is the first one I did in a while so I have to get back into the groove of things and tap into my creative side.

Beauty of the day: Claudia Lynx

Believe it or not she is declared the most beautiful woman in the world,according to Micheal Jackson. She is indeed beautiful, but the most beautiful women in the world, I'll let you decide.

Friday, March 25, 2011

More of my work

Airbrushing Anyone ! Luminess Air vs Temptu

Temptu (top two)
What you see is what u get, It comes with a cd on how to use, a stand that holds the pen.
The disadvantage is no extras no makeup, no stencils, etc. But if you needed an airpod immediately you could always run to sephora.

Luminess Air (bottom four)
If you notice in the picture it comes with a carrying bag , 7 shades of blush, foundations, primers,etc. eyebrow stencils, Cds on how to put it together and how to clean and take it apart.
I love the fact that it comes with so many helpful things, also the makeup is great. But the disadvantage is you can only buy it online. So that means no rushing to the store to get last minute makeup for your machine.

Beauty of the day: Raven Symone

Can we say Young, Black, and Fabulous.

Tip of the day

Do you know adding a lighter concealer above and below the brow gives them a neater and more defined look.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Beauty of the day: (RIP Elizabeth Taylor)

I know that the picture is in black and white, but look at the contouring it is beautifully done along with the blending. Look at a picture in black and white and you can see how well your contouring, and blending really is.

Tip of the day

Choose the shade of your foundation carefully. When testing out shades, pick one that matches the tone of your jawline exactly. It helps to use a mirror outdoors to see how shades look in natural light.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

(Wow) The power of makeup!!!

Here are a few of our favorite celebs without makeup, Some still look hot while others look a hot mess. I'll let you decide.

Beauty of the day: MS. Patti Labelle

Don't call it a come back! But shes hot and on fire for 2011, Shes the only entertainer I know who catch a temper tantrum (screaming, and kicking) and look good doing it.Her makeup is always great.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tip of the day:

Feeling and looking tired, try two coats of mascara and long curled lashes, it brightens eyes and makes you look more awake.

*****: Bogus Beauty Products

*****: Bogus Beauty Products: "So I buy and use lots of makeup but, Im starting to notice lots of people selling fake/counterfeit MAC, Nars, Bobbi Brown. So today I am goi..."

Beauty of the Day: Fantasia Barrino

Here is one of my favorite artist of all times. If you know anything about black women we don't play with God and we look our best when are going through a tough time in our lives. (At least I do).

Fake! Fake! Fake!!

Bogus Beauty Products

So I buy and use lots of makeup but, Im starting to notice lots of people selling fake/counterfeit MAC, Nars, Bobbi Brown. So today I am going to tell you how to spot a fake.

1. MAC eye shadow doesn't come with applicators.
2. The case is all wrong, MAC quads have a clear top.
3. MAC pigments are known for being bright not their eyeshadows
4. All MAC products comes in boxes (all).
5. MAC doesn't have cream eyeshadow

1.Nars eyeshadows are placed in metal container but u cant see the rims of it.
2. Eye liners comes in clear glass bottles, their also known for the boxy containers
3.Nars doesn't print their logo on their eyeshadows.

Please be aware of all cosmetic brushes, just about all brushes purchased from someone other than the manufacturer is pretty much a fake. The largest Mac pane palette is 15 not 80/120.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tip of the day:

Do you now that a spoon is great for curling your lashes. Simply place spoon on your lashes cupped over your eye. and bend with thump and viola you have beautifully curled lashes.

Beauty look of the day. (Jennifer Hudson)

So I ran across this pic of Jennifer Hudson, Now let me say this I know that this blog is all about Makeup, and on both pics her makeup is flawless, But I am not a fan of her stick figure, ok maybe she could have lost a few pounds and toned up but to go to an size 4-6 Im not particularly happy with. Her hair seems not to be the right look for her either.(Fire her stylist.)

Meet Tyra

She is on of my fav clients, She is not afraid to let me express myself. I call her my canvas. Here are a few looks that I have done but there are a ton more. Her hair also done by me. I hope you like.

Happy Monday ( I guess)!!

Well hello everyone, How was your weekend ? As for mines Im still celebrating my B-day which was March 5. Anyway here is my look form Sat.
P.s might I add Im all about the all natural look. Also along with me is my aunt,They say we look exactly alike.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tip of the day:

Don't get discourage when your makeup doesn't seem to look like the celebrity. You must remember they professional photographers, and the proper lighting.

Friday, March 18, 2011

My daily facial cleaning regimen

So have you ever heard of Burts Bees products well if you haven't you must be living under rock and if you have then you know how great the products are. I going to post article about the products but you should check out the back story of the product I think you will find it very fascinating. :-)

How it Works

This natural lightweight lotion is clinically proven to help control oil and protect against blemishes without irritating skin. Salicylic acid, derived naturally from willow bark extract, penetrates pores to help reduce acne and prevent future breakouts, while lemongrass, witch hazel, goldenseal and hops help soothe and calm irritation, resulting in clear, smooth and healthy-looking skin, naturally. Dermatologist tested. Noncomedogenic.


How it Works

This soothing natural cleanser is clinically proven to help wash away acne causing bacteria, excess oil and impurities without over-drying or irritating skin. Salicylic acid, derived naturally from willow bark extract, penetrates pores to help reduce acne and prevent future breakouts. Evening primrose and beet root extracts also help soothe acne prone skin resulting in clear and healthy-looking skin, naturally. Dermatologist tested.

Look of the Day (Amber Riley)

Getting the most out of your lipgloss

Repairing Makeup

Repairing Makeup

So my two year old got into my makeup yesterday, so besides posting the look for today and how to achieve the look I'm going to post a video below on how to get the most out your lip gloss and how to repair your broken eyeshadow.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tip of the day:

Do you know that if you dampen your makeup brush that it brightens your makeup and goes on smoother.

My Work

So I have tons of pictures from Facebook and other websites, So since this is my very own website I am going to transfer all my photos to this blog, So if you are following me on Fb or anywhere else you will see some older photo as well as some newer photos and breakdowns of how I achieved those looks. And if you want to find me on facebook you can look me up under Starr Studded Makeup.

The look of the day

I did this a few weeks ago, but it looks like the image I posted earlier.
In this pic I used :

Macs Concealer in Nw45 all over including on the eyelids
Macs eyeshadow in Expresso for the crease
NYX eye shadow base as a highlight
Macs Natural Skin Finish in Deep Dark

Beauty look of the day. (Lola Monroe)

Good Morning Beauties,
Up bright and early and preparing the kiddies for school, so I decided let me pick our beauty look of the day and here it is. Later I will try to achieve this look as well as tell you what I used.
Have a beautiful day.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tip of the day:

Face cleanse using household products, Do you know vaseline and sea salt makes for a great exfoliation

Zone Out video shoot

This comment was left by one of my clients:

Shout out to my hair stylist Danielle Holmes ( and MakeUp Artist Starr Phillips!!! With out them I would show up at video and photoshoots in a hair wrap and face mask! Ladies hit 'em up...they can transform you for any occasion!!!

I achieved this look using my brand new tempt tu airbrushing machine. (in which I will do a review on).

Ahviannah Maria model, actress, song writer etc.,
For booking check her facebook, I wish her all the success in the world and I'm happy to have worked with her. I look forward to doing a lot more with you honey!