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MAKEUP Monday!!!

Here’s my product recommendation for today! URBAN DECAY- Starlight Eyeshadow in “Diamond Dog”. I used this last night on Kristin Cavallari for the AMA Rolling Stone Party. These shadows are super sheer but packed with SPARKLES!!! Love these layered on top of a creme shadow. 

How To get a GLOWY look....

MAKEUP BRUSHES I can’t live without…

If you are a makeup junky you know how important brushes are when it comes to achieving great makeup. Great Tools are key for every artist!!! You can get color to deposit much better with proper brushes. Here is a breakdown of the brushes I use for all my makeup applications!…

Foundation/ Creme Blush Brush- Smashbox

This brush distributes and blends cremes perfectly across the skin.

Spot Concealer Brush- Laura Mercier

This brush is great for covering up blemishes or dark circles.

Under Eye Powder- Urban Decay

This is a blending brush, but I use it to set translucent powder under and around the eyes, its perfect. It’s also great for applying base eye shadow and blending out shadows.

Powder Brush- Smashbox

This brush is so soft, and I love the shape it dispenses powder evenly into the creases of the face. Love!

Blush Brush- Japonesque

Maybe the softest brush Ive ever used, I also love the shape of this brush, use it flat for the apples of the cheeks, turn it sideways to contour the cheekbones.

Eye Brow Brush- Bobbi Brown and MAC

Bobbi brush is more firm so you can get a super defined brow, the color will go on heavier, the MAC brush is thinner which is great for fine brows and eye liner.

Eye Shadow Crease Brush- Philosophy

I use this brush on every eye makeup I do, it fits perfectly into the crease and gives a soft blended crease, a must have!

Defined Crease Brush-Laura Mercier

This gives you a super defined crease, I’ve used this brush since day 1 of my makeup career, literally cannot live without it. It also gives the perfect smokey eye, smudge any shadow under the eye into lash line.

Eye Shadow Brush- MAC #239

This has recently become a new fav! I use this to apply eye shadow all over the eye lid, as well as smudge shadow or eye liner around the eye. This brush is synthetic so it can be used wet as well, great to wet eyeshadows and apply to lid or under eye concealer as well.

Eye Liner Brush- MAC 209/ Urban Decay Wonder Brush

The 209 brush makes applying winged eyeliner effortless. The Wonder Brush is called that because it does everything! Smudgy eyeliner, eye shadow and again this brush is synthetic so it is a great lip brush! Urban Decay has all synthetic brushes- No Animal Hair!

Lip Brush- Japonesque Retractable Lip Brush/ Smashbox Lip

Im so super picky with lip brushes, a tapered end is a must, and i like them to be semi firm and not flimsy. These are 2 favs. Its alwasy great to have a retractable brush to keep in your makeup bag!

and last but not least…

Smashbox Face & Body Brush #19- I use this for Body Makeup…AKA Carlene K Shine Bronzer. This is awesome for applying body bronzer or shimmer. If you don’t want to get lotion all over your hands, it fits into the curves and creases of your body. It is super firm so it deposits a lot of product quickly! Love!

Happy Shopping…… XOXO

Carlene K 

In Love…

Urban Decay- 24/7 Creme Shadow Pencils

They go on so smooth, and stay on all night. Love Love Love!

Spring & Summer Glow Tutorial- Product List


Blend the bronzer all over the skin that is showing and match foundation to the body.

SMASHBOX Photo Finish Primer- Apply this to the face before the foundation, it creates a smooth palette for the makeup and keeps it on much longer.

URBAN DECAY Brow Box in Honey Pot

URBAN DECAY Primer Potion- Eden Blended under the brow and halfway down the eyelid, and Sin Blended all over the eye lid.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Creme #14 - Blend the creme across the lash line and into a V shape in the outer corners, blend inward, and smudge under the eye into a thin line or a smokey eye. This product is great, it really stays on!

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack-Blend a very thin line along the top lash line.

BENEFIT Talk to the Tan- I love this creme bronzer, it is great applied to the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin to give a warm sunkissed look.

CARLENE K Shine Bronzer- This is a body product, but it can be used on the face. It has a glow to it so I wouldn’t use it all over but it gives the most beautiful bronzy glow across the cheekbones.

MAC Freckeltone

Great neutral every day color.

To add a bit of drama we turned this into an evening look by adding a thick black fake eyelash on top, and a Bright poppy lip color in MAC Sashimi Mimi.



Xoxox Carlene K

Robin Antin- Oscar Party Look

Last night I glammed up Robin Antin before she hit a couple Oscar Parties. Still dying over her dress, the back of the dress was unbelievable! Here’s a pic of her and Kim Kardashian both looking stunning!

For robins look…

I used my current eyeshadow Obsession, I cannot get enough of this perfect shadow palette!

Christian Dior Amber Design Shadow Palette

I smudged Urban Decay- 24/7 Liner in Bourbon all the way around her eye

Lined her inner rims with Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx

I gave her a nice thick lash with my fav #15 lashes

I applied Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer to give her a warm sun kissed look

The classic NARS- Orgasm blush on the apples of her cheeks

her lips had a sexy peach pout, we used Edward Bess lipstick in Nude Lotus

and I topped off the look with Carlene K Shine Bronzer which Robin looves! :)

Serena Williams- Pre Grammy Party Makeup Breakdown

Serena looked stunning Saturday night in a pale green Fendi dress. I wanted her makeup to look fresh and glamorous!

To Even out her skin I started with Bobbi Brown-Stick Foundation, which is a MUST HAVE on darker skin tones because of the yellow base. It’s Amazing! I also used lighter and darker shades for highlighting and contouring. This product is also great as a concealer or eyeshadow base.

I set the foundation with RCMA-No Color Powder that works for all skin tones!!

I shaped her eyebrows with Smashbox-Brow Tech To Go in Brunette

I LOVE Serena’s eyes, so I wanted them to be the focal point of this look. I started by blending MAC-Saddle Eyeshadow into Her crease

I then used a color I love and don’t use often enough Urban Decay-URB Eyeshadow. This is a pale sparkly green, I applied it wet onto her eyelid and highlighted her inner corners. I applied it we to make the color more vibrant and also to help keep glitter from falling down onto the rest of the face. Great trick with glittery shadows.

I then smoked serena’s outter corners with NARS-Night Porter eyeshadow. On her eyelid I smoked her lash line and blended a V shape into her crease, on the bottom I smudged it halfway across, in order to keep the inner highlight.

I lined her top lash line and bottom inner rim with MAC-Fluidline in Blacktrack

I applied a full strip of Smoke and Mirrors-Nashville lashes to add drama to the eye.

For the apple of her cheeks I used NARS-Taos Blush 

Then dusted MAC-Golden Bronze on her cheekbones to make her skin Glow!I kept her lips pale to keep the focus on the eyes, I used Smashbox-Splendid lipstickand super nude Sephora Collection Lip Gloss in-In the BuffTo finish the whole look I applied Carlene K Shine Bronzer- in Cocoa Queen!This color is NOT Available yet, I am gearing up to launch Golden Goddess (Fair) and Cocoa Queen (Dark) closer to Summer. It is used not to make her darker but to make her skin have the most amazing Golden Bronze Glow.  For “Bronze Bombsell” which works on all skin tones visit my site
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Jojo’s Pre Grammy Party Makeup Breakdown!

I evened out Jojo’s skin tone with Make Up For Ever’s- Face and Body Foundation

Her eyebrows were filled in and perfected with Urban Decay Brow Box in Brown Sugar

We went with a gunmetal smokey look for her eyes. The colors I used were


I blended Malt softly into her crease and a bit up onto her brow bone.

To Smoke her eyes I used Smashbox- Obsidian Eyeshadow

I applied this with a firm crease brush and smoked it underneath here eyes, across her top lash line, blended the color into her crease and heavy into the outer corners of her eyes.

I then applied Urban Decay- YDK to her inner eye corner and onto her eyelid, I wet the brush to increase the pigment of the eyeshadow.

I then smudged Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero into her lash line, both top and bottom, and on her inner rims to really pop the eye and add the drama.

You can’t do a Sexy Smokey eye without amazing lashes. I applied #15 lashes with Duo Darktone glue

For the finishing touch on her eyes I dusted on a bit of sparkle under her eye brow with Urban Decay-Stardust Eyeshadow in Bobby Dazzle

I wanted Jojo’s skin to have a fresh summery glow so I used Urban Decay-Baked Bronzer to give her a bronzy glow, Smashbox-Baked Fusion Softlights Palette- Illusion on her cheekbones for highlight and Nars-Orgasm blush on the apples of her cheeks.

On her lips we used a gorgeous peach tone to compliment the rest of her look Nars-Super Orgasm Lip Gloss.

and to polish off her entire sexy look I applied Carlene K Shine Bronzer all over her body to create a golden glow from head to toe that lasted all night!! www.CarleneKCosmetics.comand here’s a lil pic of us at Tricky Stewart’s Red Zone Pre Grammy Party. The Night Was a success!!

xoxo, Carlene K

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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

Make Up For Ever- HD Foundation

Urban Decay- Brow Box in “Honey Pot”

Urban Decay- Eyeshadow in “Naked” (Crease Color)

Urban Decay- Eyeshadow in “YDK” (Eyelid color applied wet)

MAC- Fluidline Eyeliner in “Blacktrack”

Loreal- Voluminous Mascara in “Blackest Black”

DUO- Darktone Eyelash Glue

MAC- Glimmer Shimmer in “Etiquette”

Smashbox- Baked Fusion Soft Lights Palette in “Illusion”

Urban Decay- 24/7 Lipliner in “Wicked” (pink)

MAC- Lipstick- “Creme Cup”

Carlene K- Shine Bronzer in “Bombshell Bronze”

Hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial, this look is super easy!! 


Carlene K