Monday, August 30, 2010

'Old School' Beauty Tips

If you listen to Beauty Talk, our online radio show, then you will understand the tittle of this blog entry.  On the show last Thursday we had a panel discussion consisting of  Denise Tunnell, Janice Tunnell, Felicia Walker Benson, Frances Willaims, and Jennifer James.  We discussed a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  To hear the show, check out Beauty Talk on Blog Talk Radio.  From the show came the title that some of us proudly wear, 'Old School'.  This term referred to the techniques that we use to apply makeup.  Today, I wanted to share with you a few 'old school beauty tips'.  If you have some of your own, please share.

'Old School Beauty Tips':
1) Applying loose powder under the eyes to catch eye shadow fallout
2) Applying foundation first and then applying shadow to the eyes
3) Using only cream foundation for a flawless full coverage base
4) Setting foundation with loose powder and a powder puff (no brushes)
5) Highlighting and contouring with every look.
6) Highlighting using a bright yellow cream concealer
Someone please stop me because I can go on and on with this topic.  You don't want me to start in on the dark brown lip liner, so I will stop here.  If you have tips of your own, please leave in the comments.  We will read them in the Beauty Lounge of this weeks Beauty Talk.  Until next time, Be Beautiful & Blessed!!


Beauty Talk.... The Web Series Episode 1

Finally!!!  The first episode of  Beauty Talk ... The Web Series is up and available for you to watch.  In this episode, we interviewed Celebrity Hairstylist Larry Sims of Salon Sims.  So, sit back, relax, and enjoy! Thank You and we appreciate your support.

'Making Up' with Danessa Myricks

For those who know me, you know that I love a good book (especially Thrillers & Murder Mysteries).  I also love a good dvd  (movies, live performances, or instructional dvds).  Because of my love for good books and dvds, I now have book shelves filled with some of my favorites.  I've recently added all of Danessa Myricks' dvds to my collection.
Danessa has become 'the Master of Makeup education'.  She started her collection back in 2004 and now has a collection of 10 + dvds.  Her education materials are made for everyone on every level of makeup.
She breaks down her instructions so that they are simple and easy to follow.  What I like most about Danessa's makeup videos is that you only see Danessa's hands and a close up on the model's face.  When you think about it, that's all we really need to see.  Danessa keeps the focus off of her and her 'celebrity' (status ).  Its not about a celebrity makeup artist instructing you on how to do makeup.  Its one artist to the other.  An artist teaching other artists on all levels what she has learned.  And to top it all off, SHE DOESN'T HOLD BACK.  There are no secrets with Danessa.  She teaches you everything that she knows.  

All of Danessa's videos (especially the last 2) are based on some core concepts that we can use to do any makeup.  Those concepts are as follows:
1) Any area of the face that is shaded lighter than areas surrounding it, will appear larger and more pronounced.
2) Any area of the face that is shaded darker than the others will appear smaller, more recessed, and more camouflaged.
3) Any area of the face where reflective makeup textures are applied, will multiply in size and will become most prominent.
4) Makeup is all about contrast.  The more contrast you create, the more dramatic the outcome will be.

These concepts were used through out "Mastering the Art of Effective & Creative Contouring' and 'Fundamental Beauty'.  I loved these two dvds for the simple fact that they taught basic makeup looks that could be used in weddings, television, and editorial shoots.  Danessa explains that a big portion of a makeup artist's income would come from applying makeup for these basic looks.  I agree with that.  When was the last time you saw an Allure Magazine cover where the actress was wearing glitter on the eyes with feather eyelashes?  You haven't!!  Magazines aren't requiring that type of work.  At least, the popular fashion/beauty magazines aren't requiring those types of  looks. 
Danessa used the four core concepts to teach how to achieve the desired oval face shape by using contouring techniques.  The last two dvds are great for makeup artist, but if you are a 'newbie' or a non makeup artist, this is the best instruction that you will receive to explain contouring methods.  
Take a look at whats going on out in the makeup education world.  Everyone is teaching classes on 'Contouring'.  I'm not sure of their reasons for teaching this concept, but it is definitely needed.  Go to I Make You Beautiful and buy these wonderful dvds.  You will not regret it.  Danessa is a beautiful woman (on the inside and out) who only wants to share her knowledge.  She is truly a 'gem' in the Beauty industry.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Beauty Tip:

For a new take on Smokey Eyes this FALL, lighten up!  Use medium toned eye shadow colors for your smokey eye.  For some options of colors try Illusions Beauty.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Blackberry Meets Beauty Talk

For those of you who know me well, you know that I am a Blackberry Geek.  When I discovered back in April of this year that RIM (creaters of Blackberry) were coming out with a new touchscreen Blackberry with a qwerty keyboard, I was super excited.  I couldn't wait for it to come to AT & T.  It was rumored to make its appearance in June, but August 12th was the BIG day.  I can honestly tell you that it was worth the wait.  Here are a few specs on the fabulous smartphone:
* 5 mp camera
* Tehered modem
* Media player
* Social Feeds
* OS 6.0
* 3.2 HVGA + touchscreen (480x360)
* Full slider qwerty keyboard
For more details on the Torch, visit your local AT&T store or the website for the TORCH

Ok, so now you are wondering what the Blackberry Torch has to do with Beauty Talk, right?
Last week in all of my Torch excitement, per the request of existing Beauty Talk followers and new followers who were Blackberry owners, we started a Blackberry Messenger (Instant messaging) group for live chat during the show.  This group proved to be very successful oin its 1st  full week.  We have 17 members as of now.  The maximum number of members that the group can have is 30.  If interested in becoming a member of  The Beauty Talk Beauties BBM group, please email your pin # to

Monday, August 16, 2010

Beauty Talk


Beauty Talk has a new location.  If you are reading this blog post, then you know that this blog is located at  Our online radio show, Beauty Talk is now located at  Please join us each week for breauty tips, beauty advice and great conversation.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Celebrity MUA JK Hunter & Let's Make-Up

 JK Hunter,  Celebrity Makeup Artist and Master Instructor is professionally trained  with over 17 years as a Makeup & Airbrush Artist, Hair Stylist and Barber for Film, Award Shows, Theatre, TV, Photography, Bridal/Weddings, Special Events, CD Covers, Commercials, Music Videos, Editorials, Internet/Website Projects, Industrials, Print for Advertising, Billboards, Runway/Fashion Shows, Bridal/Weddings and Special Events....
MAKEUP 101 - `````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````an  is an extensive makeup class to teach professional quality make-up application to: individuals, business women, students, pageant contestants, models, actors and the like. In a few hours you will go from confused to confident, from blah to... FAB! From...How should I look? To… I LOOK GREAT! In this three hour detailed makeup technique class, we will discuss basic skin care, using the correct tools, the step by step process for a flawless face, then answer and discuss every question. You will leave understanding exactly how to accomplish the personal or business look you have always wanted.
Following the astounding SUCCESS of our first 3 sessions of, "Lets Make-Up 101", we are please to announce the Let's MakeUp Series featuring celebrity makeup artist and master instructor, JK Hunter.  Starting with Session 4: CONTOURING. This 3 hr session will specifically examine how to execute highlighting and shading techniques - when to use it and when it's not appropriate followed by an Q & A session. You will leave understanding exactly how to accomplish the personal or business look you have always wanted.
Venue: The Hotel Preston
(Create Conference Room)
733 Briley Parkway
Nashville, TN 37217

Date:  Saturday, August 28, 2010
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $75 registration fee to attend class- Space is limited. This class will fill quickly!
*Special Rate to Returning Class participants (Limited)
ALSO, NOW OFFERING a MASTER CLASS PACKAGE... which includes: Contouring (8/28), Eyes/Brows and Lashes (9/25) and The Look: Holiday 2K10 (12/4) all 3 Sessions for $200. (a total savings of $25)

*Prices subject to change
**Model(s) will be selected from first 10 PAID REGISTRANTS...:-)

*CASH ONLY* accepted at the door...This is rain or shine event. There will be NO refunds. VISA, MC, AMEX payments made at the door are subject to a surcharge.

Event Professionally Managed by: Mahogany Event Planning, 615-473-5024 and Urbane Imagery PR Consultancy
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Monday, August 09, 2010

Beauty Deal

Beauty Deal:
 Buy any 2 Lustre Lip glosses and get an 'Anne' (Breast Cancer Awareness product) lip gloss or lipstick (your choice) for FREE.

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Beauty Tip

After attending The 2010 Bronner Brothers Beauty (Hair) Show in Atlanta, GA this past weekend, I was inspired to GROW.  Inspiration is all around us.  We must take the first step.
I took the first step and attended Danessa Myricks' Contouring class.  Although I think that I know alot when it comes to makeup, I know that I don't know it all.  It's always inspiring when you learn from others.  Because of what I learned this past week end, I encourage you all to....

Try something new.  Don't get stuck in your normal routine.  If you are used to applying the same makeup look, buy some new products and change it up.
If you are looking for ways to change up your look, check out a few of Danessa's videos.  If they don't inspire you, I don't know what will.

Until next time,
Be Beautiful & Blessed!

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Beauty Talk Recap - Sara Seidman Vance - 8/6/10


Hello Beauties!!!  
Thank you to all of you who joined us for Beauty Talk on Thursday where our guest was Sara Seidman Vance.  Sara has been our guest for the past 2 weeks and we are happy to announce that we are not finished with her yet!! :-)  Sara will join us again next Thursday, August 12th.  Because of Sara's knowledge of the Beauty industry and Hi-Definition,and also because the listeners requested it, we asked Sara to come back for another show. 
Please join us on August 12th at 9pm EST for BEAUTY TALK where we promise to inspire, educate, and entertain you!  Before we go, we must fill you in on a CHALLENGE from Sara.  Sara challenges us all to do a complete makeup look using nothing but a foundation palette.  Yes, that's right, a foundation palette ONLY!! You can not use eyeshadow, blush, lipstick, lip liners, mascara, lashes, eyeliner or anything else besides a foundation palette.  If you think you are up for the challenge, then complete your look and email it to  

Until next time, Be Beautiful & Blessed!!

-Denise & Janice