LeftEye MusicFest

On Saturday, September 28 I had the opportunity to work as a makeup artist at the LeftEye MusicFest.  This year’s event marked the 2nd annual benefit concert in honor of the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of the popular 90’s pop/r&b trio, TLC.  The concert aimed to raise money for the Lisa Lopes Foundation  and was a  “family oriented event that encourages upcoming female artists, positive community involvement and healthy lifestyles.”  For more information check out this link —> LeftEye MusicFest

So what did I think of the event?!  Well I definately thought it was a great opportunity for backstage experience at a music event!  We had a lot of performers to paint and at times, they did not leave us with a lot of time to get them all done!  The energy was face paced as the performers came in and out for makeup and touch ups.  Fortunately, there were a number of makeup artist there and we all worked cohesively to get each performer ready for her (or his!) performance.   I’m glad I remembered to always pack food and water because I, without a doubt, worked up an appetite!   Next time, I will make time to actually eat BEFORE I am scheduled to arrive at my next event…LOL.

What was the best part of being a part of this event??  To be honest, it was meeting and networking with other makeup artists!! I met some really cool people and look forward to working at other events with them in the near future 🙂

Check out my photos before you go and don’t forget to post a comment below!!!


Me hanging out at the music fest


Two of my fellow classmates from Makeup Academy! LOVE THEM!


Had the pleasure of meeting and working alongside these MUAs!



My Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes


Another dancer I did touchup makeup on


ove , Glam, & Makeup

S. Gisele


Happy Birthday to me!!

I celebrated my twenty-ninth birthday this past Friday, July 5! I cannot believe that I am in the last year of my twenties! Oh there is so much to do and so little time before I reach the Big 3-0!! This year I am feeling rather ambitious. Trying Getting my makeup artistry business up and running is the main focus during my 29th year of life. I am reserving 30 for leisure traveling, marriage (I’m speaking it into existence), and wardrobe repair (yes, my wardrobe needs a serious and complete OVERHAUL, lol!). This year, I am all about Business!

So, to start The Final Year of My Twenties off in the right direction I took birthday money from my parents and invested it right into my makeup kit. Followers, meet my brand new Urban Decay Naked Palette, Urban Decay (UD) twinkle back at my followers!


Although this isn’t a new eyeshadow palette by any means, it is one of those items that is a staple to just about every makeup artist, enthusiast, or beauty guru. Whether you are an amateur or professional at eyeshadow application you can achieve a variety of natural to intense looks using this palette alone. I would suggest that even if you are an occasional or light makeup user, to invest in this palette because it will allow you to explore many variations of natural looks. Seriously, unless you like color, these shades would be about all you need! Pair this up with a brown or black eyeliner and mascara and you will be glamorously enhanced in no time! This palette comes with a full sized UD eye shadow brush and primer potion. However, I would recommend investing in a few different types of eye shadow brushes if you would like to apply a combination of the colors that this palette offers. Remember to always prime your eyelids first because 1) it will assists with a smoother application and helps the shadows stay on your lids all day, 2) it will prevent the shadow from smudging into places you didn’t intend for it to go, and 3) it will prevent the eyeshadows from creasing especially if your skin tends to get oily during the day.

You can find Urban Decay’s Naked Palette at any Sephora, Ulta, or online at UrbanDecay.com. I’m warning you now…Don’t try to wait for any coupons or sales before you buy this palette because it will always retail for $50.00 no matter where or when you buy it. If it helps with the frugal side of your conscious, even the pro-artist discount is not applicable because its just that good and definitely just that popular.

By far, Urban Decay, is top-ranking in their eyeshadow quality and this is an investment I am so excited to have finally made!

Check out the color swatches:





Do you own any Urban Decay products?  Do you have the Naked palette?  COMMENT BELOW!


Love, Glam & Makeup

S. Gisele