Celebrity Dupe Attempt: Yaya da Costa

By | Saturday, January 15, 2011 14 comments
 This was my first time trying to copy a celeb's makeup and I have to say it was a lot of fun! Of course I look nothing like her, and I didn't get this makeup look completely right, but still I think this is something I may attempt to do on a regular basis.

I think trying to imitate something and get it just right will help improve my makeup skills and hopefully I'll learn some new techniques in the process!

Revlon Colorstay Foundation
Revlon Colorstay Concealer

Revlon Beyond Natural Concealer
Calvin Klein Concealer in Brown Sugar ( yes I used 3 diff concealers and my skin still looked wretched)
ELF Pressed Powder in Almond
Mac Prep and Prime finishing powder
YSL Faucils mascara
ELF Hollywood false lashes
*Hardest lashes I've ever used. The spine is thick and didn't want to bend to fit my eye shape, plus they feel very heavy on the lids. To get them to stay put, I wound up applying lash glue to my skin and then holding these suckers at both ends with some tweezers and my fingers until the glue dried. Won't be using these again anytime soon :(
Loreal HIP Cream Color Crayon ( the green one)
Lorac Money Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Graffiti Loose pigment
Black Radiance Gingersnap Bronzer (blended up to brow bone)

Sleek Storm Palette
ELF Brow kit in Dark (wax side)

Graffiti Cosmetics Blushon Spain

Revlon Superlustrous Lipgloss in Nude Lustre (75% off at CVS!)

What celebs would you guys suggest I try next?
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  1. Wow those lashes are to DIE for! Of course you're not gonna look just like her... but it really looks good! Great job!

  2. Oh & I'm sure you can pull off a Beyonce or Keri Hilson makeup look. :)

  3. Thanks so much ladies! I think Keri Hilson is going to be my next dupe victim, lol!

    @Tierra, welcome to my blog, nice to have you as a reader!

  4. u look absolutely beautiful as always hun,love the look u did a fantastic job!!!!!!!

  5. ur look actually looks better! urs is more polished, just lovely!

  6. Thanks Sher and Lady K! I'm blushing you guys are too nice!

  7. @BeautyNeverExpires, thanks so much and welcome to my blog!

  8. ooh that is beautiful! i love ur eyebrows too.

  9. that is beautiful Hun

  10. @Tinuke and Jasmine, Thanks so much, nice to have you ladies on my blog!

  11. I love the look. Green always looks so fresh. what I do need help with though is trying to get my pictures of my eye make up to come out as clear as yours. Help a sista out Reese!!!