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MUA Spotlight On: Jehanna Silulu

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Hey, peeps! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Let me introduce you to this talented beauty, Jehanna ♥. Her whole name is Jehanna Aulelei Kaleo-O-Kalani Silulu, but everyone calls her Jee for short. She’s from Honolulu, Hawaii. She was born & raised there. She’s 21 years old and a Leo!!! She was a hula dancer & just did makeup for fun before she became a serious MUA. She started loving makeup ever since she was 14 years old. Of course, in my her household, she was too young to wear makeup so she’d sneak it & do it anyways LOL. She is currently a full-time makeup artist at M•A•C Cosmetics. She absolutely LOVES her job & her fellow artists! Working for M•A•C was her dream job & she’s so blessed to have it! However, her bigger goal here is to encourage & inspire all humans to never give up on their makeup dreams!

 

Q&A

What is your favorite high-end brand?

My favorite high-end brand would probably have to be the brand I work for, which is M•A•C Cosmetics. Our products are amazing!

What are 3 makeup items you couldn’t possibly live without?

Three makeup items I can’t possibly live without would be my Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish by M•A•C Cosmetics, Dipbrow Pomade by Anastasia Beverly Hills & Myth lipstick by M•A•C Cosmetics.

What’s your favorite drugstore brand?

I buy liquid lipsticks & highlighters the most. I’m obsessed with them!

What type of beauty product do you buy the most of (mascaras, concealers, lipsticks etc)?

My favorite drugstore brand would have to be N.Y.X. Their products are really affordable yet have great quality.

What is the most common makeup faux pas that you see?

I guess a faux pas that I see happen often is when I only see one type of contour & highlight happening for every face shape. In reality, everyone’s faces are different & sometimes that same contour/highlight technique doesn’t work for everyone.

Do you have a “beauty budget” or do you spend freely?

I tend to just spend freely. Of course, after my bills & important things are taken care of.

What’s your favorite lipstick?

My favorite lipstick is Myth lipstick by M•A•C Cosmetics. It’s a pretty peachy nude ♥.

Describe your everyday makeup look.

My everyday makeup look would be primer, foundation, two neutral colors on my eyes (normally its Saddle & Rule by M•A•C), Gingerly Blush, Soft & Gentle highlighter, Boldly Bare lip liner, Myth lipstick, Boot Black liner, & Zoom lash mascara.

What’s your favorite mascara?

Favorite mascara is Loreal’s Voluminous Lash.

Is there any celebrity that you get your makeup inspiration from & why that celebrity?

No, I just kind of do my own thing. Lol.

Do you have some favorite beauty gurus? If so, who?

I LOVE Shannxo. She’s amazing!!

If you could leave the house with only ONE makeup product, which would it be?

Dipbrow pomade!

Are there any brands that you try to avoid?

I’m picky when it comes to choosing to venture off to different makeup brands. I’m pretty open to a lot of things, but I just do tons research before hand.

Do you usually “haul” or buy items here & there?

I do a little bit of both actually 🙂

What’s your favorite skincare brand?

My favorite skincare brand ever will have to be M•A•C Cosmetics Lightful C skincare line.

What is one beauty tool/brush that you’d recommend to anyone?

I definitely recommend a fluffy blending brush. It’s a multi-use tool. ♥

What is one beauty product that you’d recommend to ANYONE & why?

I definitely recommend Lightful C Serum. It tones & brightens the skin!!

If you had to give up one makeup item for the rest of your life, which would it be?

I would give up black pencil liner. I never was a fan of black liner in my waterline.

Where do you see your makeup career in 5 years?

I see myself expanding my clientele & also moving up within my company ♥

Share a beauty tip/trick/hack.. whatever you’d like to call it. Lol

My advice to all those is to just keep going! Never give up because you think you’re not good enough for this industry! We all started someplace!

What’s the best way for future clients to reach you?

You can reach me on Instagram @jeeyonceslay & my email at jeesmua@gmail.com

 

 

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Top 7: Affordable Makeup Companies

Once again, it’s time to give a shoutout to all the frugalistas out there. This one is for you :). Makeup can become an addiction. All those amazing, beautiful colors and how they just make your face a masterpiece, it’s just plain goodness! In order to feed that addiction, you need to cough up the dough. However, some makeup companies have some insane prices. Unfortunately, some people think that for great quality you need to drop a bunch of money. Wrong! There are a good amount of places that are super affordable and still maintain good quality. I’m going to share with you my favorite places to shop when I’m on a budget because no one wants to end up like this….

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  1. NYX Cosmetics NYX was my first love when I got into makeup. It was within my broke a** college budget range and the quality was, and still is amazing! I have so many NYX products. Their lipsticks, eyebrow pencils, bronzers, illuminators, lip liners, etc are just perfect. The price range is $3-30. Most of the products fall below $15 unless you’re getting a kit or palette.
  2. elf Cosmetics I know some people have reservations about elf but they are pretty damn dope. The makeup tools are great and so are their makeup products. My all time faves are their eyeshadow palettes, blushes, and brushes. About 90% of their products are less than $20. The other 5% are on the pricier side because they’re mostly made up of makeup collections.
  3. BH Cosmetics Ever since the BH’s website crashed due to every one wanting to buy the Carli Bybel Palette, a lot of people have been bashing the company. So many people were telling Carli that she should’ve went with a higher end company. That’s just pure bullsh*t. It honestly pissed me off. Just because a company is having technical difficulties RIGHTFULLY SO doesn’t mean that the company is garbage. It’s technology. It’s life. I’ve been using BH Cosmetics for a while now. All my brushes basically come from there and a good amount of my palettes. The quality is great! I’ve never had any complaints. Also, Carli stated that it was one of the first makeup brands she purchased from when she started on YouTube. So, I just find it rude and ridiculous that people want to bash a company because of a day of technical difficulties. Get over it. Moving on from my rant (haha), this company has great brushes and palettes. You can also find a pretty good beauty blender dupe for $5! Almost everything is less than $20 except for a couple of brush sets and their makeup storage boxes.
  4. Colourpop When I discovered Colourpop, I was thrilled! The colors are gorgeous and super pigmented. Everything is less than $10, unless you’re buying a collection item which can range from $20-30. I definitely recommend their highlighters and lip products.
  5. L.A. Girl Once I bought their concealer, I was hooked. Everything is $10 or less. I highly recommend their concealers, lipsticks, lip liners, and face powder. The quality is superb and you can’t beat a price like that!
  6. City Color Cosmetics I recently found out about this company from a coworker and I can’t believe I didn’t know about it sooner. I’ve bought a few lipsticks, blushes, and lip liners from there. They all are pretty good quality and the lipsticks are super moisturizing. Most of the products are less than $15. A few slip into the $20-35 range.
  7. Coastal Scents I haven’t bought much makeup from here except 2 eyeshadow palettes. However, I really like their brushes. They haven’t shed or failed me yet. It kind of reminds me of BH cosmetics except they have more brush options. Everything is $20 or less and they are always having a sale.

These are the companies that I personally enjoy and recommend the most. Any other suggestions, feel free to let a girl know 😉

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Colourpop Highlighters: Review & Swatches

Hey all! Today I want to do things a bit different. Let’s talk about highlighters! I never talk about highlighters because I never really fell into the whole trend. I would very rarely apply highlighters during my makeup routine… until now. When I first dabbled into highlighters, I bought NYX’s liquid illuminator because I wasn’t about to splurge on something I didn’t know how I was gonna feel about. So Becca’s highlighters, Bobbi Brown’s shimmer bricks, etc were out of the question! I ended up enjoying it so I decided to dabble in the highlighter trend.

Colourpop came out with highlighters a few months back and they’re super affordable so I picked a few up. Here the shades…

Left to Right: Highly Waisted, Teasecake, Butterfly Beach, Wisp

Sorry if the swatches aren’t picking up very well but that’s the best I could do for now. So let’s discuss the shades from left to right.

Highly Waisted – soft golden peach with pink and gold duo chrome finishes.

Teasecake – pale pink with a gold and pink duo chrome finish

Butterfly Beach – soft peach with highlights of gold and silver

Wisp – golden champagne with highly reflective hues of gold duo chrome finishes

As far as quality goes, I AM IN LOVE! The texture is like butter. They’re so creamy and pigmented. My personal faves are Highly Waisted and Butterfly Beach. Highly Waisted is a gorgeous rose gold color on my skin. Butterfly Beach is comes off like a golden coral on my cheeks. Teasecake is pretty pink so I would probably use that the least since I don’t do many pink looks. Wisp gives me that bronzy J.Lo vibe so I know I’ll be using that one often.

The price point is $8 each! Yes, only $8. To me that’s incredibly reasonable compared to a lot of other highlighters on the market. So if you’re just trying highlighters for the first time or want to add some new affordable ones to your collection, I’d definitely check out Colourpop!

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