Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tia In The "Spotlight"

One of many highlights this year was being featured on the pages of Essence Magazine's July issue for "Diva on a Dime". I shared the studio & feature with the lovely Iman who was so sweet and the talented Janelle Monae. I'm normally apart of the "glam squad" for such editorials so it took me a little while to get adjusted to being on the other side. I had a hairstylist, makeup artist, stylist and nail tech getting me ready for my time in the "spotlight". Once I warmed up to the camera, people crowding around watching and the fan blowing, I got a chance to enjoy myself and more importantly enjoy the moment. If you missed my feature, here it is:-)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

And The Winner of the Goody Bag Giveaway Is.....

Before I announce the winner of the “Goody Bag” giveaway, I’d like to thank all that entered! Without further delay, the winner of they Goody Bag giveaway is…….

Valerie C. (@dragonfly777)

Valerie, please send your mailing address to You have 48 hours to respond. If you do not respond another winner will be chosen. Thanks for entering everyone and stay tuned for more giveaways in the near future!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ask Tia Tuesday

Today’s Ask Tia Tuesday Question is from Iris. Iris asks:

Whenever I'm doing a makeover or makeup for my portfolio, I am always struggling to get that illuminating highlight using concealer in the under eye area. For instance, some celebrities that carry this look are, Beyonce and Lady Gaga in the Telephone video or Kim Kardashian.

Are their artists using two concealers? One natural and a dramatic lighter concealer on top?

Here's some advice on achieving the highlighted look under the eye area. I would first recommend using a eyecream or moisturizer to allow for a flawless and smooth application. Next, you can get the same results by using a concealer one to two shades lighter than your skin tone for the dramatic look. There's also products like MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream that you can mix with your concealer to give you a dewey look as well. To finish off this look lightly dust a setting powder under the eye area by using a soft, fluffy brush to help control the oil and keep your makeup fresh and long-lasting. Thanks for your question, Iris!

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