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I've been talking about doing a meet and greet for the longest time and its finally here! I've partnered up with Paint Nite for a fun evening with my followers at an amazing discount. They are also providing 4 FREE Tickets for me to give away for the meet up. Want to win a ticket? Keep reading...

If you are unfamiliar with Paint Nite, its a super fun step-by-step adult paint class. Its perfect for date night or in my case, a night out with the girls. Painting is always fun, and I imagine it being even better this time because cocktails will be involved. 


Photo: Paint Nite Facebook Page

Image: Paint Nite Facebook Page

Image: Paint Nite Instagram

To WIN a FREE TICKET:

* You MUST be available to attend on Sunday, August 9, 2015 @6:30pm
*You MUST comment below only if you are available, saying "Let's Paint!" and what ever else you may want to include.
*You must be ready to have a good time!

I will select 4 comments/ people at random to join me. Everyone else who would like to attend, Paint Nite is offering 35% off for my followers! Your ticket comes with all the supplies you need, just bring your beautiful self. I'm sorry my first meet up isn't free. Please know that I'm not receiving a dime out of this. I really just want to have fun and do something different as a meet up with my readers, followers of my work. If you don't win a ticket, no worries. 

DISCOUNT CODE:
Purchase your ticket here and use the code: INSTA to receive 35% off! Hope to see you there!

When & Where:

Sunday, August 9th, 2015
6:30pm (ARRIVE 10 minutes early so we can all sit together)

1318 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta GA 30068

Hope to see you there!

My Loves, how are you?!


Makeup by yours truly, Bee Wade. Photographer: Ahmad Barber Model: Sara Naomi 


First, I want to say thanks to everyone that reads my blog (even when I don't have new posts *insert sad face*). I wanted to come today and have a heart to heart about how I've been feeling lately. Completely lost...LOL

Twenty-seven weeks ago, I posted this to my Instagram:

As a makeup artist, my gigs mostly consist of weddings. Although it brings me much joy and really good money (not going to lie lol), lately it just hasn't been doing it for me. I find myself trying to get through day, and I have to stop myself from breezing through a party of 9. To be clear, I love doing makeup no matter the occasion. However, I would like to have more control over the way I express myself to the world with my art. During bridal consultations, the bride will tell me how she wants to look on her big day. I then turn her vision into a reality, in my own way of course, but the bride sets the mold. Every now and again someone comes along and says, "GO FOR IT! Do whatever you feel." Little do they know my mind is in the middle east and what I really feel like doing creatively would not go with the location/theme or culture of the wedding.

Atlanta based Photographer, Ahmad Barber is one of the few that inspired me to give more of myself to art. Despite the fact that I low key stalked him, emailed him, attended an event where his work was being featured, and continually like and express my love for his work on social media he gave little ole' me a chance to work with him. The featured imaged above is what we created. It's what I was talking about 27 weeks ago.  This...THAT is what I want to do.

I must admit. As someone who couldn't wait to be free artistically, I struggled during the shoot.  I had to un-fleek the brows and pretty much stop making everything so perfect (as I would normally do for a bride). I remember at one point I got so irritated with myself trying to go back into that box that I used a blond brow tint and brushed the models eyebrows in the opposite direction. Making them look textured, and clumpy. The complete opposite of 'on fleek' eyebrows. It was gorgeous! Check the photo below...



Items used:

Brows: MAC Brow pencil in strut and Brow Tint in Girl Boy
Face: Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NW45, Love Joy Blush (mac), the contour is embark eyeshadow (mac)
The GLOW is Soft and Gentle by mac as well.
Concealer: Pro Conceal by LA Girl in Fawn
Lips: Cork lipliner (mac) with Black Opals "Hint of Pink" matte lipstick.
Natural Lip Gloss by Nyx



The entire time, I was so unsure of myself. I would ask Ahmad what he thought of what I was doing, and his response was, "Go for it!' every time and it drove me nuts. I kept thinking, " Does he like it or not, I mean, come on man!" I was afraid that what I was doing didn't make any sense or that I didn't get close enough to the images in our story board. At the end of the day he enjoyed what I was did and gave me a tip for the next time we work together.....

"BE CONFIDENT!"

I just wanted to come and share with you what I'm up to and the direction I'd like to go in. I look forward to working with Ahmad again and growing into an amazing editorial, clean beauty makeup sorcerer.  

Speaking of clean beauty, here is the 2nd model from my shoot with Ahmad... 


Clean Beauty! Makeup: Bee Wade Photographer: Ahmad Barber Model: Alexandria Aurelia
I hope you like it, if not...oh well. "Keep in mind that I'm an artist, and I'm sensitive about my ish!"

Until next time,
Love you guys! You can definitely catch me in between posts on 

Hello Beauties!
Your girl is back, alive and revived!

We are midway through the summer you guys! I don't know about you or where you are, but my HEAVENS it is hot outside. I often think, "What's the point!" when it comes to makeup during this time of year. The sun is ruthless and does not care about how much your foundation costs, your new Royal Crown lashes you're dying to wear, or how much time it took you to beat your face to the Gods. Even if your makeup isn't melted off your face by the sun, I'll be the first makeup blogger to admit that wearing makeup in the summer time sucks and its uncomfortable. I can wipe the sweat of my brow without wiping off my actual brow itself!

"So why do you have a summer makeup routine?" you ask...
I refuse to let the heat keep me from getting cute(r) when I feel the need to or an occasion (like a wedding or event) arises. Though this routine uses very little product, and takes 5-10 minutes once you mastered it, you still come out looking just as gorgeous as the girl with a full 45 minute face. To be honest, I receive more compliments off this look than I every have when I'm in full glam.

Products used in the video include:
I love ABH Brow wiz because their pencils create the most natural brow. No matter how much you build the product, or press down on the brow for a harsher line...its still maintains a very natural finish.
Lancòme 24 Hour Wear Foundation  in shade 460 Suede:
This is my NEW Holy Grail foundation and totally had me kick my M.A.C Studio Fix to the curb. Now, don't get me wrong I still love my SF, but for now...in the summer I prefer the light, dewy, airbrush effect that the 24 hr wear has on my skin. If your looking for a new foundation...give this one a shot. 
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal in Cool Tan:
If you have yet to give this concealer a chance, I need you to get over yourself and do so. This product has to be one of the best out there. Not only in its price range, because it trumps some of my high end brands with ease. One drop goes a very long way, also, work quickly because it drys/sets very fast. When using this product, I've never had to touch up under my eyes...EVER!
If you are unfamiliar with Ben Nye's Banana Powder, you've been under a rock. If you are new to makeup, I get it. Trust me! Add this to your collection now.
This contour/highlighting duo is definitely a summer must have and KEY to achieving this glow I have. It's truly too gorgeous for words. 
As soon as I swatched Runway Hit in my video, Lip Stick Files: The MATTE Lip I knew it would be a new favorite. Not just during the summer, but forever! lol. It matches the natural hue of my lips perfectly.

Welp, enough of all that. Check out the tutorial below and let me know what you think in the comments (here on the blog or on YouTube).

WATCH NOW! LINK BELOW




                                    




Hello Beauties!



...aka Missy Lynn recently partnered with BH Cosmetics in the release of her very own palette. Lynn hand picked colors and formulated this palette herself, wanting to provide a palette that could alone create a wide range of looks. Here are a few more photos of the palette, then I will get into my review below:

This Palette is really pretty. Just look at those highlighters!

A few finger swatches of the eyeshadows.

All of the shadows swatched on the back of my hand in order of the palettes layout. No primer.
REVIEW:

The Missy Lynn Palette on BHCosmetics.com listed as $18.85 but is currently on sale for $8.95. I believe I purchased it for $11.95. Over all a great go-to everyday palette. The colors can take your look from day to night and its large compact mirror makes in perfect to carry in your purse. I have absolutely no con's regarding the highlighters. In the image below, I'm wearing a mixture of both. They come together beautifully, yet shine beautifully on their own.

As far as the eyeshadows, I highly suggest using a primer to intensify the colors. Also for product longevity and to prevent creasing. Overall well worth the $11.95 I paid for it. Go a head and it get now while its on sale. What a steal!

Here I am wearing a mixture of both highlighters as well as the orange color eyeshadow in the crease of my lid.


Do you have this palette? What do you think about it? If not, do you plan on getting it? See you in the comments :).

Until next time,
<3 Bee




Hello Beauties!

L to R: Peach Loo, Bare Nude, Plum Wine, Brown Sugar, Purple Affair, Baby Pink


I know what you're thinking, it has been a few weeks but I'm still here. Nicely settled in to my new apartment. Lately I've been focusing on the re-launch of my YouTube page.  Are you subscribed? Because I've uploaded 4 new videos over the past few weeks. Head over to my channel (AllThingsBee) and check them out. 

Let's move on to what you clicked the link to see, these gorgeous Ruby Kisses Matte Lipsticks. I have to say right off the bat that I like them much more than Milani's Moisture Matte Lipsticks that just released earlier this year. On top of that, they are cheaper at $2.99 while Milani's Matte lippies are $5.99. So there is that... Ruby Kisses 1, Milani 0.

Let's get into these swatches and review: 


My review:

Overall, I love these lipsticks. I love how they apply far better than Milani's Moisture Matte Lipsticks. As you can see, the color pay off is amazing and though they don't claim to be Moisture matte lippies I found them to be. Obviously some of these need a lip liner, especially baby pink (like whoa)! My favorites out of this bunch are Brown Sugar, Peach Loo and Bare Nude. They are all wonderful, but the one I could do without would be Baby Pink. I don't care to pair it with a lip liner or anything. I just don't care for the shade. If I want to wear something that bright, I'd probably pull my Saint Germaine by M.A.C first. Any who if you are trying to figure out between Ruby Kisses or Milani, go with Ruby Kisses for affordable Matte Lipsticks! :)

I wish I had more to say. This is probably my shortest review ever. I absolutely love them. Find them at your local beauty supply store for $2.99.

Do you own any of these lipsticks? If so, what's your opinion of them?

Until next time,
<3 Bee
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