Beauty Note - by Oubon with Oubon Makeup Artistry

Apr 17, 2010
Beauty Note - by Oubon with Oubon Makeup Artistry

As a makeup artist, I have been blessed to work with many beautiful faces and enjoy helping women with their questions about makeup in general.  I am proud to say I am self-taught, an artist, and love all things fashion and beauty wise. Some credits of mine include Full Figured Fashion Week and Baltimore’s Fashion Week. I was very happy when Loretta asked me to be apart of the Esther’s News website as a beauty contributor. I hope that the information I can provide will help you in any way. Also I’d love to answer any beauty questions you may encounter in the future as a part of this section. -Oubon

Please drop your questions to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and label them “Beauty Question”.

Some links to my portfolio:

Top Must Haves

So the most asked about question I get from women are What should I have in my kit? and What are the basics? Ok, I will run through a list of my “top must haves” and also a secondary list for “extras." The “Top Must Haves” are not an all inclusive list but provides the basic items you should invest in for your own personal makeup kit. The “extras” of course are not a necessity but just luxury items that you may want to think about. Some of the items are from drug stores and some from departments stores. There are options for every woman’s budget.



Price Range

Suggested Products


Conceals under eye circles, blemishes

$8.00 - $30.00

Select Moisture Cover by MAC, Eve Pearl’s Salmon concealer


Evens skin tone and provides SPF  coverage

$12.00 - $50.00

Studio Fix Fluid by MAC, HD Foundation by MAKEUPFOREVER, Foundation Palettes by  Graftobian


Seals foundation, great for touch-ups

$12.00 - $30.00

Set Powder by MAC or Loose Mineral Powder by Monave


High lights cheek bones

$8.00 - $18.00

Dream Matte Mouse by Maybelline, Powder Blush by MAC


Emphasizes the shape of the eyes

$8.00 - $25.00

Kohl Eyeliner by MAC, Lineur Intense by L'Oreal


Colors the eyelid and crease

$5.00 - $30.00

MAC, NYX cosmetics, L’Oreal, Revlon

Lip Gloss

Simple way to enhance lips

$5.00 - $15.00




  1. Makeup Case or Train
    Storage for makeup and an organization tool
    Price Ranges from $6.00 - $150.00 (depending upon how fancy)
    Where to buy: Wal-Mart, Target,,

  2. Bronzers
    This is great for the sun kissed look or just a glowing a glowing effect for all shades of women.
    Price Ranges from $12.00 - $30.00
    Brands I like: MAC mineralize collection, L’Oreal Mineral

  3. MAC Pigments
    I love, love, love…this product!  It can be used on the lips, eyes, and cheeks. It’s very long lasting and versatile.
    Price: $19.00
    Where to buy:


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