All That Glitters

MAC Fix Fluid NC55

Milani Easy Brow in Dark Brown
Concealers MAC NC15 & LA Girl Chestnut

UD Original Primer Potion
MAC Painterly

Urban Decay Naked 2 Half Baked
MAC Saddle
MAC Expresso
Anastasia Caramel
MAC Glitter in Gold
MAC Brown Script
Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Vision

Glitter Adhesive
Urban Decay Glitter Glue

Kat Von D Trooper
Wet & Wild Baby’s Got Black

Maybelline Lash Stilletto

MAC Blush in Blunt

NARS Amande
MAC Prolong Wear NW40

Fashion Fair Bronze & MAC Film Noir

Maybelline Master Hi Lite Deep Bronze

Setting Powder
Laura Mercier
Maybelline Shine Free Medium

Finishing Spray
Rose Water

Stila Beso
Black Opal Dynamo





Eye Shadow Pallet For the LOW!

The Anself Warms & Nudes Eyeshadow Palette! Awesome pallet for achieving that gradient eye shadow effect. Perfect transitioning shades at a PHENOMENAL price. Purchase this pallet to “Get The Look” TODAY!

Anself Professional 15 Colors Women Cosmetic Makeup Neutral Nudes Warm Eyeshadow Palette


Chic 2-N-1 Natural Hair Updo

Hey y’all! So I felt like I haven’t brought you anything about hair in a while that’s why this weeks from the heart is all about hair! I wanted to bring you a 2-N-1 but this style is actually a million in one. Once the front portion is sectioned off it can be flat twisted, perm rodded, flat ironed, whatever! The possibilities are endless. It all depends on creativity levels and the look envisioned.

I don’t know about you all but I have to do my hair in sections. For the bottom portion I braided that upward then covered the end of the braid with the middle section of my hair using the roll and tuck method.

For style one I just pinned shaped and molded the top of the hair to my liking.


Style two I used the curl wand. The curl wand gets extremely hot so please don’t be like me, use the heat glove and protect yourself.


This I loved both styles and DEFINITELY will be rocking them again. I wanna hear your thoughts and if you try them tag me on Instagram so I can see!

-The Makeup Lady

Best Concealers EVER! 

The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is the ULTIMATE concealer and hands down the best! You have not used a concealer until you have tried this one. I can absolutely guarantee the makeup junkie in you will fall in love with the texture and consistency of this product. I have this concealer in two shades, Amande for my highlight and Cafe as my flesh tone.

This concealer really IS creamy! It melts into the skin like butter. The coverage is sheer but build-able. If you are a person who just likes to conceal and not wear foundation, you will love this! I personally don’t go into the full on glam daily. Sometimes I just dot concealer over a few blemishes, pop on a gloss and keep it moving. The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is blendable, sheer, and lightweight. Ideal qualities in a makeup for summertime. If you find your perfect shade in this line, girlfriend grab it! It’s definitely worth the investment.

Don’t forget to check me out on Facebook at KiKi Carr so you can see me in action using these products. Join me on SnapChat @OptimalBeauty to view my daily vlogs or tag me on Instagram if you try this makeup out! ❤

 -The Makeup Lady


Two words describe the Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder, MUST HAVE! I know this product is pricey but it is so worth it! This cashmere talc is extremely light weight and finely milled. It never looks flaky or powdery. This product is pigmented but goes on transparent. I use it to set my under eye makeup and take away excess shine throughout the day. It is so sheer it can actually be pressed into the makeup foregoing the need to bake.

I am so in love with the way this powder sets my under eye makeup. Thanks to the quality of it I never have to use much. I’m sure this product will last me for years to come. The Laura Mercier translucent setting powder definitely was not a disappointment. If you want to give it a try just click the link and it will be shipped right to your front door before you can say … bomb makeup. Check me out on Facebook Live @KiKi Carr to see how I use this fabulous product! ❤

Laura Mercier

-The Makeup Lady

Let’s Talk Pores

Hey loves! So today’s blog is all about pore minimizers. It’s important to master the technique of how to before investing in an expensive primer.

In my demonstration I used the Maybelline Instant Pore Eraser.  Rimmel Stay Matte is another inexpensive primer to practice with.

I personally have to use products like the Stay Matte which claim to be for oily skin and oil free. If you are a dry to normal skin type the Baby Pores may work for you.

Check out the video and let me know of an oily skin primer you personally recommend. ❤

-The Makeup Lady

Amazon Beauty

Hey loves! So today’s blog post is about being an Amazon beauty! That’s right I bet you never thought to go to Amazon.Com for all your beauty needs! Amazon has everything from Armani to Wet and Wild. If you like to customize your pallets then this blog post is definitely for you! Compared to compacts sold by MAC or Anastasia Beverly Hills this shadow well is a STEAL!

Leegoal 12 PCS Empty Eye Shadow Makeup Palette 


It’s magnetic, easily transports and stores eye shadow pro pallet refill pans. If you visit my Facebook profile, KiKi Carr, and click on videos you will see the actual product and hear advice on what products work best with the compact. The portion surrounding the aluminum pans is cushion not plastic. That is about the only difference between the Leegoal and the ones sold by prestigious companies.

This is a look I did with my customized Leegoal pallet. I filled my compact with shadows from MAC and Anastasia Beverly Hills. For more information on what was used during this look visit me on Facebook at KiKi Carr. ❤

Mothers Day 2K16

Hey everyone! I am extremely excited about Mothers Day and since its right around the corner now is the perfect time to bring you some of my favorite products as gift ideas! I absolutely LOVE The Body Shop body butters! My favorite fragrance is Satsuma! I burn it I wear it I bathe in it, everything!

The citrus smell is so lively and zesty! Now is a great time to try this product because The Body Shop has an awesome Mothers Day Sale. Right now if you buy 3 products you get 3 free! Phenomenal opportunity to be able to check out the entire Satsuma line. They even have gift ideas for under $25 so head over to The Body Shop and grab yourself or mom some awesome luxury body products!




OOTD : The Faux Suede Bootie

Hey everyone! Today’s Outfit of the Day video was a spring to summer transition outfit. Blazers are awesome style pieces and great transition pieces as well. They can be removed or added to any outfit and since it’s not quite warm enough for sleeveless I figured this was the ideal outfit to feature.

The only thing worth bragging about is the faux suede booties. I got them from a small business here in Chicago. The name on the inside of the bootie is “Forever”. So cute and comfy! I love heels I can wear all day.

The blazer I’ve had so long I can’t remember any details about it and I don’t recommend the online store I got the bodysuit from. The jeans will be featured in another post so stay tuned for that. If you decide to recreate this look tag me in your version on Instagram @OptimalBeauty ❤

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Omg everything!

The Kat Von D tattoo liquid liner in “Trooper”  is my go to eyeliner. I grab this thing like every single day ❤️ So easy to use and looks really nice. Kat Von D has made me fall in love once again with the felt tip liner! 😍

Click the link to find this beauty and follow me on Facebook at KiKi Carr to see how I used it this morning on Facebook Live!