Maybelline Queen

{November 29, 2012}   Beauty

I consider myself a makeup geek,fanatic…or more “politically correct” term would be Guru. As I’m browsing on twitter to find like minded people(follow me @maybellinequeen) I find everyone is a MUA(makeup artist)! Some even boldly point out that they are”self taught”. I have several issues with this. First is their noone who simply just likes makeup?! Two an artist is something you become over time. Its like a boy Be-coming a man. An Artist is something that separates U from everyone else. It’s about your style and technique! I’m reading but a lot of people are repetitive of each others. I consider myself as just someone who likes makeup. It shows and for That reason many consider me as an MUA. I have a motto that I always speak and live by”Beauty is U”!!! I think that’s who beauty is,its all of us! For me:faces are my canvas and color is my freedom! Creating MY definition of beauty”!…which is U!! I’m not saying I’m the best. I’m constantly learning and studying. What I am saying is what separates these”artists”? There’s a distinct difference in putting makeup on someone’s face and saying your an artist(the same goes for the music industry BUT that’s another blog for another time). When I ask this question of an “MUA” its as if they are stumped!!there’s No wrong answer but the problem is there’s NO answer.The true MUAs I’m sure you agree! I love everyone especially the Makeup geeks like me.We are all family,we share a common bond thats dear to my heart. Therefore don’t get offended by this blog.Im just saying don’t call yourself an artist when you have no distinction!
   (Still expressing thoughts on twitter). Here’s the real nitty gritty…what is the deal with everyone proclaiming to be self taught MUAs!!! HHHHHEEEELLLLLOOOO ANYONE WHOS A MAKEUP GEEK HAS ALREADY RESEARCHED AND FOUND THAT THEIR ARE LITTLE TO ANY SCHOOLS OUT THERE!!!! So why pronounce the “self taught” issue. Being self taught doesn’t make you an artist nor does it make you any good at what you are proclaiming to be/do.WE ALL WERE SELF TAUGHT AT SOME POINT(some of us are still self teaching)! My question is what’s the big deal about being self taught! Life has taught me THATS the best experience.
  I guess for some people that makes them feel special but for me…I’m just a girl inside that’s expressing myself on the outside. Back to the original question that I forgot to ask(and headline of this blog)…what is beauty to you?? Its one thing to believe what society says beauty is,but what is true beauty to you.honestly if women/girls started embracing this there wouldn’t be so many beauty products to choose from.We mistake beauty for flawless…NOT THE SAME!! noone is flawless(that’s what photo editing is 4)! Everyone reading this I truly challenge you to find YOUR beauty,it could be your hips,lips,toes…whatever it is please embrace it!!!
Ok darrr-lings I think I’ve said enough for today. Ill write again next week!if there’s any makeup you’d like to read my reviews or get tips about tweet me or email me at…until next week remember “Beauty is U!”


{November 20, 2012}   introduction

Hello World I’m known as “Maybelline Queen”.  Thank you for taking the time to read my blog! Let me start by giving you a little background of who I am. First i must say that i never ever grew up into makeup never knew much about it. Now that I think about it I was never considered to be a “girly-girl”. Growing up the most I wore was lip gloss. It all started in college, I decided to take a trip to the Mac counter to purchase makeup. I initially went to Mac because I had an event coming up and needed to look flawless. Now this was in 2002 at that time Mac didn’t charge for nearly as much as they do now for a makeover. As long as you bought at least 30 dollars in product they did your face for free(the entire face). You can say I was hooked from that point on(on makeup). Still not knowing anything about makeup I wore Mac for about 3 years until i was introduced to Mary Kay Cosmetics(yes i went to a Mary Kay party). I was so impressed with the foundation 507 it was(still is) my perfect match! Unlike Mac where my face was one color and neck was another. Eventually like most I became a MK Consultant,mostly to get the 50% off product instead of buying full price from a consultant lol! In the beginning I spent more money buying the product than actually selling anything! Sold MK for 5 years and did fairly well until i wanted to venture out and try different products. Between then and about 3 years ago I tried different cosmetics some good some not so good(ladies you know the story we all have some foundation we bought and still looking at wondering why did I buy that!)

Which brings me to Maybelline Queen. As a African American woman(I’m sure other women will agree)there wasn’t much out there for us(now theres 100s of options)! Until Maybelline FIT ME Foundation arrived I was a little lost. I never forget trying FIT ME and couldn’t believe it actually FIT ME! I know some of you are thinking”well why didn’t you stay with MK foundation” well because I felt I was outgrowing not just the cosmetic line but the business as well.  I have been hooked on Maybelline and every product they put on the market ever since! Have I tried other lines, sure have! But Maybelline seems to work for me! Out of the 128 products they offer Ive tried all of them excluding non water proof mascaras(I’m a sucker for waterproof anything) and consistently them all.

In this blog I’m not here to endorse any company!Just here to share my opinions,tips and secrets to providing a flawless look. Ive been a “makeup artist” for over 10 years. Have used many products(not just on me but others) and want to share my experiences and lessons with you.I’ll discuss mass markets products(maybelline,cover girl,revlon,and loreal) Although i use these products(on clients) i use Maybelline on Me(i.e. Maybelline Queen)!

In writing all this hopefully I was able to let you into my world a bit,if not continue reading and you will find yourself in the world of Maybelline Queen!

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