Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette

revealed 3 palette

Hey guys! I recently had the opportunity to try the new Revealed 3 palette.  I know a bunch of you loved the looks I have created with the Revealed 2 palette, so I decided to go ahead and try this one for you all as well.  This palette has a really unique combination of shades, all with a plum tone so it will appeal to a lot of people. I personally prefer the Revealed 2 palette since it has a rose gold theme, and I also find that the shadows in that palette are all gorgeously pigmented.  I have a look with that palette HERE.

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Benefit Porefessional Primer, HERE
MUFE Mist and Fix, HERE
Ben Nye Banana Powder, HERE
MAC MSF Natural, Sunpower, HERE
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, Warm Almond, HERE
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, Cafe, HERE
MAC Prolongwear Concealer, NC45, HERE
Sephora Jumbo Liner 12Hour Wear Water Proof, Dark Brown Matte, HERE
Beauty Blender, HERE
Sleek Blush, Pink Sprint, HERE
Physicians Formula Shimmer Brick, Warm (as highlighter), HERE


MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Script, HERE
MAC ProLongwear Concealer, Skin Tone, HERE
Revealed 3 Palette, HERE
iT Cosmetics Liner Love (gel liner), Black, HERE
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade, Ebony, HERE
Koko Lashes, Koko, HERE


Maybelline Matte Lipstick, Touch of Spice, HERE
MAC Lipstick, Blankety, HERE
NYX Lip Liner, Never

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Makeup Tips: Mistakes, Do’s and Do Not’s

Makeup Tips based on mistakes we have all made!

makeup tips for dark skin


Hey guys! So I was inspired to do a makeup mistakes to avoid video after going through some of my earlier uploads and seeing how far I have come! I know that I still have a bunch to learn, but it always feels good to be able to look back and see that you have learned so much and come so far already 🙂

A lot of the tips I cover are perfectly suited for darker skinned women, but I have heard from viewers and subscribers that this video is helpful for women of all skin tones.  Like I say in the video, the point of this video is to point out common mistakes and present alternative approaches.  These makeup tips are based on my personal experience, but I know that some of my do’s will be your donts, and some of my donts will be do’s for some of you just because of differences in skin tone or facial features!  Take these makeup tips, experiment, and make your own rules!  The important thing to remember with makeup is that practice makes perfect! Always remember to stick to what works for you and have fun, that’s all that matters.

Without further ado, here’s the list of products I used in this video!


DO (Right Side of Face)


Covergirl 3-in-1 Foundation, Tawny, HERE
Kevin Aucoin, Sensual Skin Enhancer, 12, HERE
Sephora Jumbo Liner 12Hour Wear, Dark Brown Matte, HERE
Ben Nye, Banana Powder, HERE (applied correctly)
NYX Blush, Cinnamon, HERE (applied correctly)
MAC MSF Natural, Sunpower, HERE


MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Script, HERE
MAC Eyeshadow, Deep Damson, HERE
Koko Lashes, Koko, HERE
L’Oreal Eyeshadow, Deep Mocha, HERE (Eyebrows)
NYC Color Liquid Liner, Black (applied correctly)


MAC Lipstick, Double Shot, HERE

DON’T (Left Side of Face)


Tarte Amazonian Clay Tinted Moisturizer, Tan/Deep
L’Oreal True Match Concealer Crayon, Medium/Deep, HERE
Maybelline Eyeshadow, Nutmeg, HERE (Eyebrows)
Ben Nye, Banana Powder, HERE (applied incorrectly)
NYX Blush, Cinnamon (applied incorrectly)


MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Script, HERE
MAC Eyeshadow, Deep Damson, HERE
Koko Lashes, Soho, HERE
Wet’n’Wild Eye and Brow Pencil, Dark Brown, HERE
NYC Color Liquid Liner, Black (applied incorrectly)


MAC Lipstick, Blankety, HERE


Sigma, Precision Brush Set, HERE
Sigma, Essentials Kit, HERE
Sigma, Performance Eyes Kit, HERE
Sigma, E60, HERE
Sigma, F35, HERE

Tweezerman Brush iQ, Finishing Contour, HERE
Tweezerman Brush iQ, Blender, HERE

Bdellium Tools, Eye Kit, HERE


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COCOTIQUE GIVEAWAY: Give the Gift of Beauty

COCOTIQUE GIVEAWAY!! Over 600 Bloglovin’ subbies 🙂

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Beauty box subscriptions are now a sweeping trend, but never before have you seen one like this.  COCOTIQUE has managed to achieve excellence and difference in a much neglected realm of beauty by creating a beauty box particularly suited for women of color.  Since part of the my vision for this blog is to empower and educate different women about beauty and self improvement, I was both honored and ecstatic when they approached me to host this giveaway!



COCOTIQUE December Box


COCOTIQUE December Box

The December box is tantalizing and exciting to say the least! In addition to three surprise items, the four items listed above are sure to impress. Here is a run through!



Cover FS Full Size Eye Primer


$34 Value, yours for free!

This anti-aging, hydrating eye primer preps for eye makeup and concealer while leaving your skin feeling calm and refreshed.  It contains bark extract from the Persian silk tree to reduce signs of fatigue and the appearance of under eye circles.  Cucumber extract detoxifies, cools, and softens while the peptide contents firm skin and add radiance. It’s full size and all yours for free!



Phytospecific Moisturizing Styling Cream


Sample of one of Sephora’s top rated hair products!

This daily styling product deeply hydrates and protects hair, while increasing shine and manageability.  It contains Quinoa oil, and is formulated without: parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, and phthalates.



Black Opal Lipgloss


Black Opal Lipgloss a perfect dupe for Pantone’s Color of the Year!



In 2013 it was Emerald, now Pantone’s color of the year is Radiant Orchid! Get your full sized Black Opal lipstick in “Impassioned Pink” to be up to trend.  Makeup trendsetters everywhere turn to Pantone’s color of the year for inspiration, so don’t be behind.  Sephora has an entire collection centered on the trend, and you can be sure to find countless articles covering it around the web.

Single Ladies Season Two DVD

You get the whole second season of this juicy VH1 original on DVD!



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To be eligible you must subscribe to my YouTube Channel OR share one of my videos!  If you choose to subscribe, make sure I can see that you have done so.  Extra entries for those who also tweet about the giveaway!


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Cocotique March Box Review

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