Femme Fetch: CK ONE Skin Illuminator


My approach to makeup has always been about releasing the glow within or at least looking as much like J.lo as possible. In steps the CK One Skin Illuminator from Calvin Klein to give you that undeniable glow. I am loving the big push from fashion to cosmetics taking place with a lot of the big design houses, e.g. Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Calvin Klein,etc. The entire CK One line is pretty solid and with some minor tweaking in the next few years, I think it could be a solid all around beauty resource for us all. 


So let’s talk the CK One Skin Illuminator:

So Femme:

  • 3 universally flattering shades (VERY FEMME!!!!)
  • great on bare or made-up skin
  • iridescent pearlescence (no shimmer/glitter overload)
  • lightweight and long-wearing


  • the packaging ( loose top makes it horrible for travel and squeezing it out sometimes gives way to much product.)


Apply the Illuminator right along the highs of the cheekbone and blend lightly with fingers or sponge. It really works wonders. The positive about this set of illuminators is that they truly work for everyone, I mean EVERYONE. What is even more great is the entire line has a good base of makeup to select from for most people. Rome was not built in a day, so I look forward to the expansion of the line. 

Available at  all Ulta locations and online!!!! 


CK One Color Cosmetics Online

Femme Tip: Try the CK One Cream to Powder Bronzing or Blush Duo under the illuminator and get a super intense glow. Go from J.lo to Goddess Aphrodite on the beaches of Brazil!!! Trust Me.

Be Bold, Be Femme.

Femme Fetch: Ben Nye Banana Powder and Mojave Contour Wheel

Not sure why I haven’t tried the Ben Nye Banana Powder yet, but excited to finally see what all the fuss is about. I swatched a number of the luxury powders in different shades and the banana powder seemed to work best despite it’s distinct difference from my skintone. I find this powder to be awesome and oh so femme for setting your highlight. 

Ben Nye’s Mojave Contour Wheel was a great find for the price of $14 USD alone. Great shades for ethnic skin and I suggest everyone look into a contour wheel that corresponds with your skintone no matter what it is. The shades have great color pay off and blend well. 

Look for an updated foundation video with contouring and highlighting within the next week. Super excited, hope you are too. 

Be Bold, Be Femme!!!

Lipgloss as a Highlight

I love this tip that I recently discovered. Using lipgloss as a highlight under the brow and on the cheekbone is pretty amazing and something I would have never thought of. Try it Out!!!!


Loving this pic!!!! Notice the sexy highlight right in that inner corner of the eye and on the cheekbones. Shimmery, glowing highlight powder does wonders for every FEMME Diva!!!!MY suggestions include:

  • MAC Pure Pigment in Vanilla
  • NARS Copacabana Multiple
  • NARS Super Orgasm Multiple
  • NARS Highlighting Blush in Albatross
  • MAC In the Abstract Highlight Powder 


theinsidesofclouds-deactivated2 asked:

First off I wanna tell you that I absolutely LOVE your blog and all the beauty tips u blog about. It really gives me so many ideas because I always felt limited with make-up choices because of my darkskin but now I'm starting to embrace all my features. :) so i wanted to ask your advice on making my asiatic eyes pop? Also I wanted to know if u had any blush recommendations besides torrid (love it btw) Thanks in advance!


First off, thanks for the follow and the support, I really appreciate it!!!! I truly believe that dark skin is a gift because we can pull off some looks that so many others can’t. I do understand feeling limited, years ago when i first got into makeup I felt lost and it seemed like nobody could help me pull off all the hot looks I wanted.  Well I am happy to pass some knowledge to a sexy deep colored girl!!!!! 

I believe highlighting is one of the things that helps eyes pop the most. My eyes are a bit smaller then I would like so I understand. I use MAC Pure Pigment in Vanilla right in the inner corner of my eye by the nose, it will work wonders. Lining the top lid with a black eyeliner, but not the bottom and using an amazing mascara works also. MAC’s Haute and Naughty will give you dramatic Kim Kardashian Lashes or you could try some of Maybelline’s mascaras if you are hard up for cash. I also say keep eyebrows filled in and neat, this creates a good structure to the face. 

Blush recommendations:

  • Dolce Vita by NARS
  • Taj Mahal by NARS
  • Palm Beach Multiple by Nars(this stuff is great as a bronzer and highlighter) 
  • G Spot Multiple by NARS
  • Love Joy Mineralize Blush by MAC
  • Raisin Powder Blush by MAC
  • Exhibit A by NARS (very intense so apply lightly, but is so hot when done right)

I like to take a cream bronzer or deep bronze tone and place it on the cheek bones and then take powder blush and place it on top, don’t be too heavy handed though. Trust me, this will look so amazing!!!! 

Palm Beach is the best cream bronze shade, and you can almost place any color on top and it will warm the skin. Just remember that you want the skin to look warm, not rosy, because our cheeks don’t get rosy, it will look unnatural. 

So I hope I gave you some tips you can use. If you need anything else let me know. Feel free to comment on my post and let me know what you like and don’t like. Video tutorials will be coming soon, so stay tuned. Love ya!!!!