Top 5 Favorite MAC Lipsticks- Swatches!

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Well hello there beauties!

I must share my Top 5 favorite MAC lipsticks (well some of them at least). I will show you my first 5 for now! One thing I love about MAC lipsticks is that they’re very pigmented and very long lasting! The color quality is amazing! The 5 I am mentioning today looks great on EVERY skin tone. Here they are!

  1. All Fired Up (retro matte)- This beautiful color is described as a bright fuschia with a red undertone. I absolutely love it during the spring/summer months.
  2. Ruby Woo (retro matte)- Okay, everyone knows about the infamous Ruby Woo, but for those who does not, this is the perfect red!
  3. Heroine (matte)- OMGee…love it….I love it! Such a beautiful purple, I would wear this year-round!
  4. Flat Out Fabulous (retro matte)- This is an amazing color! I love the pink with purple undertone effect it gives.
  5. Rebel (satin)- This was my very first MAC lipstick and I still love it! It is a great fall lip color.

Want to shop for your favorite lipsticks? Visit here! MAC Lipsticks

What are your favorite MAC lipsticks?


Bold Blue Lip and a Pop of Silver

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Hello Beauties!

It’s hump day Wednesday! Today’s look features a silver-neutral eye with a BOLD blue lip! This is probably my favorite blue lippie which is the Colourpop ultra matte lipstick in ‘Jellies.’ Who said it was against the law to rock a blue lip?! You can definitely wear this any time of the year! Don’t be afraid of color ladies! (Don’t worry, that’s a clip on bull nose ring haha) one studded nose ring is enough for me!) Want details on this look then continue to scroll for details!

EYES: Brows- Anastasia Beverly Hill dip brow pomade in “Dark Brown”, Brow bone highlight- LA Girl Pro Concealer in “Toffee”, Brow Bone-LORAC Mega Pro 2 Palette-“Custard”

Eye primer- MAC Paint Pot in “Painterly” followed by NYX jumbo pencil in “Milk” on lid area

LORAC Mega Pro 2 Palette- Lid-“Prosecco”, Crease-“Tawny” and “Tangerine”, Tear Duct-“Seashell”,  Outer V- “Saddle” and “Black”

L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara; ELF cream gel eyeliner; Wet-n-Wild eyeliner in black for waterline, followed by “Saddle” on waterline

Ardell individual/short lashes in brown (only on outer lash area)

FACE: Primer- Givenchy Mister Matte Primer

Makeup Forever HD Foundation in 168

Highlight-NARS Creamy Concealer in “Caramel”, Ben Nye Banana Powder to set highlight; Covergirl Queen Bronzer in “Ebony Bronze” for contour

MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation in NW50- to blend and set entire face

MAC blush in “Pinch Me”

MAC Gold Deposit- for highlighting bridge of nose, cheek bones and cupid’s bow

Setting spray- ELF makeup mist and set spray

LIPS: Line lips with Wet-n-Wild lip liner in black (trust me you’ll love the results), followed by Colourpop liquid matte lipstick in “Jellies”

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Get your Colourpop lipsticks here! Colourpop Lipstick



Top 10 Under $10- Drugstore Edition

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Hey there Beauties! I hope you had a great week! Today’s blog will feature my top 10 beauty products under $10! Yes! TEN dollars. I love high-end products, but frugal shopping is definitely my holy grail. I have tried out these products and they are amazing! I will never recommend anything to you guys unless I try them out first! These items can be purchased at your local drugstore. I shop mostly at Rite Aid because it’s the closest to my house and they have great deals. CVS and Walgreen’s are great stores as well! I have recently started shopping online at This site is great because they are partnered with so they have a plethora of options! Let’s get into my top 10 under $10!

  1. Yes to Grapefruit Facial Scrub $7.99- Y’all, this stuff, YES! I have sensitive skin, so it’s not too harsh and smells amazing. It leaves the skin feeling very refreshed and did I mention the antioxidants and vitamin C?
  2. Simple Micellar Cleansing Water $6.99- This cleanser is full of micelles. It grabs oil and dirt from deep down into your pores! I love this stuff!
  3. Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Honeydew and Chamomile Sleeping Mask $3.99- Yes, you can wear it to bed! Once you wake up in the morning your skin will feel rejuvenated!
  4. Tresemme Thermal Heat Protecting Spray $3.99- Great product for protecting your hair from heat and only $4!
  5. Dove Winter Care (Limited Edition) Body Wash $5.97-This is my FAV body wash for the colder months. It’s very moisturizing and leaves your skin feeling soft!
  6. L’Oreal Paris Colour-Riche Collection in Freida’s Red $8.99- I love a beautiful red lip and this is the perfect lipstick!
  7. Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser $4.79- I absolutely love this primer! My makeup stays on all day!
  8. Revlon Photoready Eye Art Lid +Line+Lash in Topaz Twinkle $7.19- Talking about a 2-in-1, this is it! One side is a creamy eyeshadow and the other side is glitter! How cute is that?
  9. Ardell Wispie Lashes $3.49- I don’t wear false lashes a lot, but when I do I reach for the Ardell lashes! They are easy to apply and very natural-looking!
  10. Cantu Argan Oil Leave-in Conditioner $5.97- Seriously, have you tried this stuff? I use it almost everyday! It works as a moisturizer, conditioner and detangler all in one!

What are your favorite drugstore beauty products? Let me know in the comments section. Have a great weekend!

For more amazing drugstore products visit here! Drugstore Products


Get the Look! Featuring- Beautybydreamua


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Hello Beauties!

I am so excited to feature my first makeup artist on Beautifully Tanisha Marie. This young lady is T-A-L-E-N-T-E-D. Makeup game is on point you hear me! She is definitely one of my favorites and such an inspiration. Beautybydreamua is a Brooklyn, New York-based MUA and is willing to travel ladies! Today’s “Get the Look” features a vampy/night time look. Want to recreate this look then keep reading below for details!

Eyes: Brows- “Spiked” by MAC

Concealer- MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 in “NW40”

Brow Bone Highlight- Mineralized Skin Finish in “Medium Deep”

Eyeshadow Base- “Blacktrack”

Transition Color- MAC “Saddle” and “Brownscript”, ;Lid Color- MAC “Carbon”, ;Inner Tearduct Color- MAC “Vanilla”

Waterline- MAC “Smolder” set with “Carbon” and “Brun”

Eyelashes- Double Stacked

Face: MAC Studio Fix Foundation in “NC50”

Highlight (under eyes, chin, bridge of nose)- MAC Studio Finish Concealer SPF 35 in “NW40” mixed with LA Girl Pro Concealer in “Fawn”- set this with Ben Nye Powder in “Banana”, ;Contour- LA Girl Pro Concealer in “Espresso” and City Colors Contour Palette

Blush- “Sweet as Cocoa” and “Raizin” by MAC, ;extra highlight is  MAC “Gold Deposit”

Lips– Limecrime in “Black Velvet Velvetine”

Want more of Beautybydreamua? Please visit her on instagram @BEAUTYBYDREAMUA or for business inquiries or to book an appointment please e-mail at



Need an Energy Boost? Try this Energy-Boosting Smoothie!

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Hello guys!

TGIF!! I hope you all had a wonderful and productive week. I know you are feeling pretty tired….want some energy? Let’s make this yummy smoothie together!

Get in the kitchen and gather these ingredients… will need:

1 cup of mango (I used the frozen mango but you can definitely use fresh mango, just peel and chop it up!)

1 cup of pineapple

1 cup of raspberries

Leafy greens (I used romaine lettuce)

1 cup of vanilla almond milk

1 1/2 tbs honey

1 cup of crushed ice

{{Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until you reach desired consistency!}} You can use spinach, kale or your favorite leafy green. I used half of the stalk of lettuce (about size of the palm of your hand). If you are allergic to almonds you can always use soymilk, coconut milk or rice milk. Add more honey if you would like it to be sweeter!

Let’s talk about this delicious smoothie for a second. Raspberries are FULL of antioxidants and potassium. Mango has over 20 vitamins, improves digestion and benefits your skin and hair. Pineapples also improves digestion, reduces inflammation and decreases the risk of obesity. Almond milk has no cholesterol and has vitamins A, D and B12. Honey reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal issues. Green leafy vegetables are low in fat, high in fiber, rich in folic acid, vitamin C, iron, calcium and potassium. This is your SUPERFOOD and where most of your energy comes from!

I must say, since mornings are dreadful (for me), I definitely look for my energy-boosting smoothie. It’s also a great substitute if you do not eat breakfast. You should definitely have something in your system since breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Try it out and let me know if you feel a difference! Have a great weekend!

P.S: Don’t have crushed ice? Put some ice in a gallon zip lock bag, take a meat beater or hammer and crush it up. There you have it, instant crushed ice.


Get The Look!


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Hello Beauties and Happy Wednesday! Today’s blog will feature a berry look using all drugstore products. I want to show you that you can achieve an amazing look while saving tons of money!

Products used:

Eyes: Brows- Nyx eye and eyebrow pencil in dark brown, LA Girl Pro Concealer in “Toffee” for brow bone highlight

BH Cosmetics eye primer base (used under eye shadow to make sure it doesn’t crease)

BH Cosmetics 39 Color Special Occasion Palette- (I used the golden color on my lid and dark plum color on my outer V)

Makeup Geek eyeshadow in “Cocoa Bear” (I used this color in my crease as my transition color). Makeup Geek eyeshadow in “Creme Brulee” (I used this to set my brow bone highlight)

Covergirl Intensify Me eyeliner in “intense black” (used to achieve the winged eyeliner), ELF 3-in-1 mascara & Wet-n-Wild eyeliner in black

Face: ELF mineral infused face primer (helps to keep makeup in place!)

L’oreal Infallible Foundation in 112 Cocoa & L’oreal Infallible finishing powder in Cocoa (I used this to set my foundation)

LA Girl Pro Concealer in “Fawn” (used this to highlight under my eyes, bridge of my nose, cupid’s bow, chin and mid-forehead area) & LA Girl Pro Concealer in “Mahogany” (used this to contour)

Ruby Kisses Set-n-Forget Powder in “Banana” (used to set highlighted areas) & Covergirl Queen bronzer in “Bronze Glow” (to set my contour), Milani Baked blush in “Berry A’more” & Sleek contouring and blush palette (to highlight my cheek bones!), ELF makeup mist and setting spray (to set the entire look!)

Lips: NYX lipliner in “Cabaret” (to line my lips), followed by Colourpop matte lippie in “More Better”

What are your favorite drugstore products? If you would like to see a certain look let me know in the comments section!





MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Review/Swatch!


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Hello there beauties!

As you all know, Viva Glam Ariana Grande launched January 13th online. It will launch January 21st in a store near you. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this amazingly vampy lip color! It is described as a deep dark plum matte lippie. It’s not as matte as the other ‘matte’ lipsticks. Let’s not get confused with retro matte (those are wonderful, but absolutely drying!). It’s true to color and literally lasts ALL day! Viva Glam Ariana pairs well with the MAC lipliner in Nightmoth. They also have the lipglass available which is a shimmering pink color. I only purchased the lipstick, but that’s my preference! I would wear this as a fall or winter color! Maybe a date night look? Grunge look? Bad girl look? It would look great on you! Tell me what you think!

Get yours here! Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things!

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Hi there! Here are a few of my current favorites! I usually wear these on a daily basis or for my “everyday look.”

Lovestruck by Vera Wang

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in “Bronze Glow”

MAC lipstick in “Diva”

LA Girl Pro Concealer in “Fawn”

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

MAC Lipliner in “Nightmoth”

Dark Chocolate Mocha- Get the recipe here! Dark Chocolate Mocha

Hello Everyone!

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Hey y’all! I’m Tanisha– the creator of Beautifully Tanisha Marie. My blog will consist of beauty, health and lifestyle information. I am absolutely obsessed with makeup! I love from low-end to high-end products. I will update you guys on a weekly basis of what’s hot and what’s not, my favorite products, health and lifestyle information. I am open to discussion and suggestions about almost anything! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns! Thanks and can’t wait to connect with you!