Fabulous Fridays | Bright Eyes & Dark Lips

My loves! I’ve missed you so! I can’t believe it’s been over a week since my last post. Ya’ll have no idea how that makes me feel. Disconnected that’s how and I hate it! Please excuse my absence. My boys started football last week and now I’m trying get my entire life together because NO ONE told me how hard it was going to be with 2 hour practices EVERY DAY for preseason. WHEW! THIS brown queen is beat! But that’s no excuse Queens so here I am! WITH a new blogging schedule that you will see next week so make sure you stop by!

So…How long has it been since I’ve done a Fabulous Friday post? TOO long obviously since I have to ask. Which quite honestly makes me sad because if it’s one thing I stress here is that, as the Queens we are, we MUST take time and focus on ourselves as well. It’s easy to get caught up in your career, your family, Life. There’s always that project that needs to be done, or that practice to attend. Trust me, I know. But as the age old saying goes…if the mama ain’t happy…well ya’ll know the rest. Regardless of what it is that makes you feel great make sure you carve out time to do that! And do it OFTEN! Now that I’m off my soapbox, I bring to you a fabulous face of the day featuring TWO new products that I absolutely love, Love, LOVE and I hope you will too! Enjoy Queens! It’s FRIDAY!


Products I used:

Face ~ Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation : Listen to me, when I tell you this…THIS foundation is EVERYTHING okay. Do you see that glow? It’s flawless. And so lightweight I feel like I’m wearing nothing at all! I can’t get enough of this foundation I really can not. By far my favorite foundation yet!

Concealer – Black Opal Concealer Stick & Covergirl Queen Collection Concealer

Blush – Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder

Eyeshadow – BH Cosmetics Party Girl palette, Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow palette, Elf Brightening Eye Color Quad

Liners, Primers, Mascara – Elf Eyeshadow Primer, Maybelline Define-A-Line Eyeliner, NYC Liquid Eyeliner, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Lips – Milani Colorstatement Lipstick in Black Cherry : my blogger friend Asia from foreverasiam put me on to this lipstick and I promise you it’s amazinggg. I feel so sophisticated wearing it! Thanks Asia girl!

Hope you like it Queens! Make sure you stop by next week for an all new blogging schedule and some new things going on here at This Brown Queen. ALSOOO make sure you visit mindofadiva.com to see my guest post on being a budget beauty…cuz ya’ll know that’s what I do!

Peace, Love, & Blessings


Tyshia Shante
Founder & Editor of This Brown Queen

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Beauty Junkie | Concealer Crazed

Every beauty queen can agree that there is always that one product that alludes us. No matter how much of it we have, we want more! Maybe because we’re just that obsessed. Like say, my slightly unhealthy obsession with brow pencils…I can’t seem to get enough. But sometimes, it’s because we just haven’t found what we’re looking for. For THIS brown queen it’s concealer. Concealer has been the most difficult product for me to find a LOVE. I have my favorite signature lipstick. I have my go to foundation. I have my staple blush. But concealer? It’s always a guess. Every time I do my make up, I use a different one…or a combination of ones. So I thought I’d help my fellow beauty queens and go through my make up collection to bring you this quick list and of tried and tested concealers of THIS brown queen. Hopefully I can help a beauty out there who is going through my same struggles ;).

Crazy 4 Concealer

1. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer ~ One of the first concealers I purchased. I use the Fit Me foundation so it only made sense to purchase the concealer to go along with. The applicator is the sponge tip stick which allows for easy and controlled application. The consistency is very smooth and easy to blend. I use this under my eyes when I’m doing a full face. The darkest shade is a bit too light for me personally so it’s definitely not good for my brows and I wouldn’t wear this one daily.

2. CoverGirl Queen Collection  Concealer ~ The consistency and application reminds me of the Maybelline concealer. I can’t say I notice a real difference. What’s great about this one though is the range of shades is much broader. They have deeper tones for us brown girls so you can find a shade that works for you. I tend to use this mostly to clean up my brows and to cover and dark spots on my face. Especially in the summer when I forgo the foundation, I’ll dab this concealer and blend. Perfect.

3. Black Opal Concealer Stick ~ Currently my favorite concealer. Picked this up on a whim at CVS and wasn’t really expecting to like it. I don’t really like stick concealers. The color is the PERFECT match to brighten up under my eyes for daily use. I’m not keen on the smell though…smells a little “makeup-ey” but works great.

4. Elf Concealer Palette in Dark ~ Meh. I don’t like the coverage, consistency or application of this product. It just is a miss for me. Was only $3 I believe so…yeah…

5. BH Cosmetics 10 Color Concealer Palette ~ I purchased this for a freelance gig I had a while back. It’s very thick and creamy…a bit difficult to blend but the range of shades is great. I could mix shades to get a perfect match which I love. I don’t use this on myself personally, but I have used it on a few people and it does the job.

So that’s about half of my concealer collection in a nutshell. It’s an ever growing collection I’m sure. What concealer do you use? Let me know your favorites so I can try them out!

Peace, Love, & Blessings


Tyshia Shante
Founder & Editor of This Brown Queen

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