January 2, 2017
December 11, 2016
Today was a video collaboration with my very dear friend "Mature Brown Beauty" on YouTube. We decided to do a holiday makeup collaboration and use glitter. All the products used are listed below as well as in the video.
November 25, 2016
October 24, 2016
This is a look that I created for Instagram with the Urban Decay Electric Palette. The colors are actually very vibrant, I'm just learning how to use my new camera. I have the Sony a5000 and it's really like a DSLR where I have to adjust all the settings and learn how to use it without using the flash. Hopefully the photos will become more "true to color" as I go along and get better at it!
October 6, 2016
I was having serious dryness all over my body and even on my scalp after having total hair loss from chemotherapy which I am currently going through for ovarian cancer. I called my Dermatologist and she immediately told me to use organic Coconut Oil. I said what.... and she immediately told me this is what she recommends for all her patients that are going through chemo to use. So I headed to my local Coscto's to see if I could find some and you know I did... cause they have everything.
September 29, 2016
I had the pleasure of doing a YouTube makeup collaboration with the very beautiful Desiree, can you believe she's 59! We decided to collaborate on a Date Night + OOTN (outfit of the night) video so we each did our makeup and showed a video clip of our outfit at the end of our videos. The makeup that I used in my tutorial is listed below as well as the video... take a moment to watch, then click on her video link in the description bar and watch her's as well!
May 30, 2016
This look is from 2013 created with Mac Limited Edition Manish Arora Palette which came out in 2008. This palette is filled with some very vibrant colors that can be played up or down depending on the time of day or the look that you're trying to achieve.
April 20, 2016
It's been a very long time since I showed my natural hair in a blog post.... honestly I just never think about it and that's really the only reason. My life revolves around my wigmaking business WigWeaves LLC. I have a patent for the Lace Wig Strap which I sell worldwide through Amazon and my website http://lacewigstraps.com. I also maintain a second blog dedicated to Wigmaking at http://wigweaves.com. I'm very hand's on with my YouTube channel, I make lots of videos that involves wigmaking tutorials, demonstrating the straps or giving wigmaking tips. My channel is very popular because of wigmaking but I feel a little disappointed that it has never taken off for beauty because at 56yrs old, I feel that I have a lot of great beauty advice.
February 26, 2016
Right after I did this makeup look I hit the gym... and well the rest is history! I took the IG #gymselfie pic on the right just after I finished working out and as you can see I totally wiped off almost all of my makeup.... but I still wear it everyday to the gym except for foundation. I have been wearing this Tom Ford Savage Blush all week, it gives me just a wash of color on the cheeks for a little glow... and no highlighter is needed at all unless you want that extra glow.
January 12, 2016
This was my first time playing with the new Sephora Truly Outrageous Eyeshadow Palette which was as limited edition palette. I was truly amazed to find how pigmented these colors were. I didn't swatch this palette because it was limited edition but the colors are simple gorgeous. I think it is still on the Sephora website until they sell out so if you like these vibrant colors, then be sure and pick it up before they sell out.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 6:00 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #coverfx, #fashionfair, #maccosmetics, #mufe, #sephora, #smashbox, #tomfordbeauty, #urbandecay, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Face, Lookbook, Over 50
December 12, 2015
I have to say that I love collecting skin care samples and rarely do I purchase from websites that don't offer free samples. Samples is my way of trying out the product before I purchase the full size, which we all know can become quite expensive especially if the product doesn't work for us. I'm a bit of a stickler when it comes to organization and I like being able to find things when I need them. This is my way of organizing my samples, I use plastic ziploc bags and tape labels onto them by categories. I show this all to you in the video below and I also gave you a mini tour of my makeup and filming area as well.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:00 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #womenofcolor, Anti-Aging, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Eye Care, Eye Primers, Face, Hooded Eyelids, Over 50, Peels, Peptides, Primers, Serums, Skin Care
November 20, 2015
Buying products that you use regularly becomes a chore especially when you run out and can't get to the store right away, that's what happened to me when I ran out of my favorite makeup wipes... my Witch Hazel Cleansing Pads. I knew that I had a bottle of Witch Hazel in my bathroom and I knew that I also had some cleansing pads in one of my drawers. So I decided... why not make my own! I made a short video showing you exactly how I made them.
November 6, 2015
This is my first time using the Epicare hair removal tool. I'm used to having my facial hair around my mouth and chin waxed or threaded, both processes last for up to a month, probably because i'm over 50 and my hair doesn't grow back as fast as it used to. I initially had to wait a few weeks before trying this product because I didn't have enough facial hair.
November 1, 2015
I have been loyal to the Fashion Fair Cosmetics Brand for about 30yrs. They were the first cosmetics company for woman of color to hit the major department stores. There were a few others back then but they weren't nearly as hugh as Fashion Fair. I've seen this company dwindle down to the bare minimum over the years and has since totally lost their competitive edge with the major mainstream cosmetic companies. These are all of the Fashion Fair Foundations that I own and I use them lovingly.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 10:48 PM Labels: #brownskin, #fashionfair, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Face, Fashion Fair, Foundations, Lips, Lipstick, swatches, Videos
June 27, 2015
Today's Face: Mac NW43 Studio Fix Powder, Mac Sun Power MSF, Ben Nye Banana Powder
Cheeks: R&R Shameless Blush
Eyes: TooFaced Chocolate Palette, Mac Products: Illylic Paint Pot, Red Brick & Texture Eyeshadows and Let's Roll Dazzzleshadow, UD LSD 24/7 Eye Pencil
Lips: Mac Auburn & Spice Lip Pencils, Mac Lip Lacquer
Extras: bhCosmetics Foundation Primer, Mac Studio Sculpt Lash in Black, Kiss 02 Eyelashes
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 1:11 PM Labels: #beautyover50, #bennye, #bhcosmetics, #brownskin, #maccosmetics, #toofaced, #urbandecay, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Face, Lookbook, Over 50
April 6, 2015
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April 3, 2015
Cheeks: Estee Lauder Naughty Satin Blush, Mac Guilty Bronze Skinsheen Stick, Becca Blushed Copper Highlighter
Eyes: Sephora +Pantone Marsala Multi-Finish Eye Palette, Mac Layin Low Paintpot, Mac Delineate Fluidline, Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
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Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:00 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #becca, #brownskin, #dior, #esteelauder, #fashionfair, #maccosmetics, #sephora, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Face, Lookbook, Over 50, Videos
March 24, 2015
Today's Face: Chanel MatLumiere Soft Matt Foundation in Chestnut, Lorac Wet/Dry Powder in WD4, LAGirl Pro Concealer in Toffee, Mac NW40 Prolongwear Concealer
Cheeks: Sephora Orange Pop Blush, Becca Blushed Copper Highlighter
Eyes: Clarin's Garden Escape Palette, Mac Paintpots in Mosscape and Fresco Rose, Mac Exposed Eyeshadow, Mac Sweet Sage Fluidline, Lancome Mascara
March 17, 2015
Today's Face: Stila Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation, Dermablend Setting Powder, LA Girl HD Concealer in Toffee
Cheeks: Marc Jacobs #210 Shameless Blush, Mac Guilty Bronze Skinsheen Stick
Eyes: UD Vice 3 Palette, Mac Dark Diversion Fluidline, NYX Jumble Eye Pencil in Milk
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:00 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #burberry, #dermablend, #lagirl, #maccosmetics, #marcbeauty, #nyx, #stila, #urbandecay, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Face, Lookbook, Over 50
March 12, 2015
Today's Face: Fashion Fair Stick Foundation in Tender, Lancome Dual Finish Foundation in 420 Bisque (N), Mac NW40 Select Moisture Cover, Mac Matte Primer
Cheeks: Cargo Laguna Blush, Chanel Lucky Stripe Irridescent Powder
Lips: Chanel Coco Rouge Lipstick in Emilenne
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Links to product reviews provided for convenience!
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:00 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #cargo, #chanel, #fashionfair, #maccosmetics, #tarte, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Face, Lookbook, Over 50, Tarte