July 2011
Laportia 2

 Laportia Sims Assistant Director of Admissions  Argosy University Nashville, TN On a daily basis, I apply make-up to enhance my facial features, not cover them up. Making up your face should be viewed as an additional outfit, a person should always dress it up and never leave it bare/naked. I enjoy wearing neutral colors that matches all outfits. Since my eyes are my most distinctive feature my primary focus goes towards my brows.  My top three make-up items used daily: MAC concealer MAC brown eyeliner pencil Sephora Smashbox Full Coverage Foundation


I would like to thank everybody for participating in my  All My Purple Life Give away. We have chosen a winner!! MICHELLE GLEN YOU ARE THE WINNER!!! You have 24hrs to to email me with your address and google friend connect name at cosmeticallychallenged@gmail.com to claim your prize. If you do not claim your prize within 24hrs the prize will be forfeited an another winner will be chosen. Thank you all for participating! Thank

We’ve swatched, attended, sampled, and tried all kinds of different products so that we could bring you the latest and greatest on what is out there in the beauty world. Check out what all my other Beauty Blogger Friends are blogging about! NYX creamy, dreamy Mega Shine lipglosses- Beauty Mamas   502-Bright Lights Big Color  LTHP shows Orly’s Happy go Lucky Collection  Le Metier De Beauty’s Rock ‘n Romance Anniversary Collection for Nordstroms- Midnight Manicure Channeling love for yellow in a fun, glowy, summery look- Beauty Thesis Purple Eye of the day with a nude lip (video tutorial included)- Purple Eye Diamond Why Maybelline Fit Me

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Cosmetically Challenged is committed to bringing you  the latest news on all things beauty to Everyday people like you. We can’t all be  modelsor have our makeup professionally  done on a daily basis, but there are many of you out there who would give a made up model a run for their money. Cosmetically Challenged presents a new feature on our blog called “EveryDay Woman, Every Day Fierce. A weekly article that will feature one woman per week and give them to chance to show off their smile, style, and personality. Would you like to be featured as the Everyday

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  Maybelline describes its Fit Me foundation as being “FLAWLESS LETS THE REAL YOU COME THROUGH BEYOND MATCHING: FRESH BREATHING NATURAL SKIN” Here we go with another cosmetic company shouting from the roof tops that they have a foundation line that will match your skin tone. Now we all know, and if you didn’t let me share this with you, no one  is strictly one complexion/shade all over their face, Women of color tend to be lighter in T zone and darker around the outer edges of their face. Honestly, I don’t like to knock products until I try them

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Mineral Makeup is everywhere and there is a thin line when it comes to separating the average everyday been there done that to the ones that really stand out, wow you, and command attention. Fusion of Color Cosmetics is one company who does just that. Created by Kathy Duncan of Illinois, Fusion of Color (FOC) Cosmetics is a company who’s product should not be overlooked. FOC, gives consumers a wide range of products to choose from with items in the categories of skin care, makeup and makeup brushes. Their products are made with the highest quality ingredients  with some products being

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You’ve read about Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars, you’ve seen them swatched on several sites, you’ve heard Queenofblending rave about how awesome they are and you’ve wanted them for yourself. At $13.00 a pop you may have felt like they were a bit to pricey. Well, budgenista here’s your chance to own 6 pre packaged lip tars for $50.00!! Doing the math this makes this $8.33 a piece. This pricing is cheaper then what they were offering at The Makeup Show this year!! If you’ve been wanting these do not miss out on this deal because I’m not sure how

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I change my nail color pretty often. With all the wonderful shades available I can’t help but want to try them all. The other day I had a colleague say to me “weren’t your nails green the yesterday”. I laughed and I appreciated the fact that he noticed. With China Glaze launching their new Metallic Crackle Polish collection I headed to Sally’s to grab a couple *Beauty Budgenista Tip* (FYI Sally’s is cheaper then Ulta, pay $5.00 for the Sally’s membership and save $1.00 off each of your nail polishes!). I also picked up a couple of other colors that

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It’s Monday and it’s the day we all dread getting up and going back to work, school etc. Today I was still exhausted from my long weekend of traveling around so I decided to opt for a more natural look to go with my “dreading monday” blues.


Last night I had the opportunity to attend a “Tweet Your Face Off” event hosted by Danielle aka StylenBeautyDoc and Nasilele Photography Studio in Brooklyn New York. This event was a chance for beauty enthusiast, novice to pro, who all network on twitter to come together and do with they do best, tweet their faces off!  The event featured an area where you could have your photo professionally taken, get your lips made up by Danielle- The Style and Beauty Doctor herself at the lip bar, along with the mingling, networking and enjoying of appetizers. The lip bar gave attendee’s to try out

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Cosmetically Challenged has gotten a face lift, we redesigned our site to bring you up-to-date news on beauty products everywhere as well as offer you a personal opinion  the actual products. No more just seeing swatches and reading about the colors, we hope to bring you an in depth look as to why you should or shouldn’t be the owner of the millions of beauty products available to you. For you budgenistas, we will be featuring beauty on a budget articles that will help you create that flawless look without breaking your bank! We will have interviews, give aways, guest

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Finding the right shade of lipstick can be hard, especially when you have a limited collection or tons to choose from. In order to find that perfect shade turn into a mixologist and shake, stir, blend your way to that perfect color!

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