Summer in Arabia: Colorful Eye Look feat. Sleek Snapshots Palette

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Hi lovelies,

Yesterday I sat in front of my vanity having something totally different in my mind but I stumbled upon the Sleek Makeup Snapshots palette and the colors totally blew my mind. I had to do something colorful, something vibrant, perfect for upcoming summer festivals, parties, and weddings in the Northern Hemisphere (You lucky people! It’s freezing cold here in Aussieland :S). I’m calling it ‘Summer in Arabia’ because it is somewhat Arabic inspired with the wing and the vibrant colors.

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EYES – SLEEK SNAPSHOTS PALETTE

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EYES – PICTORIAL

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1. After priming your lid – apply Washed Ashore on the upper crease area. Then layer on Magenta Madness with a fluffy brush on top of the previous color and go back and for on the inner and outer part of the upper crease in a windshield wiper motion to diffuse the color. Don’t pack on the color all together. Layer slowly, building up the intensity until you are happy with it.

2. Then add Purple Haze with a denser crease (MAC 217) on the outer crease bringing it inwards at the crease.

3. On a flat shader brush, take the color Green Iguana and spritz some fix plus (any facial mist) on it to give it more intensity. Add that color all over the lid stopping at the crease and leave some space at the inner corner.

4. Blend out the harsh edges between the crease and lid. Take some Purple Haze to deepen the crease. Don’t forget to take a little at a time and build up the intensity.

5. Take the color Humming Bird on a flat shader brush and spritz with fix plus. Add that color right at the middle of the lid. The golden sheen of the shadow will give the eye dimension.

6.  ~Apply the shade Martini on the brow bone. Mix Martini and Lotus Flower and apply at the inner corner.

~With a gel liner, line your upper lash line and make a wing. I chose to make the line quite thick. With the gel liner, define the        inner corners and create a triangular point and connect it with the lower water line.

~Use a navy blue eyeliner on the water line. I used Model’s Prefer eye pencil in Blue Lagoon.

~Smoke out the lash line with Purple Haze. Then diffuse that color with a combination of Magenta Madness and Washed             Ashore.

~Apply mascara on top and bottom lashes. Apply falsies. I used my favorite pair : House of Lashes Pixie Luxe.

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FACE

~EX 1 Foundation in F300 + Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation

~Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Neutral Medium

~Mac Prep and Prime Highlighter in Light Boost

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

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CHEEKS CONTOUR HIGHLIGHT

~Australis AC on Tour Contour Kit

~Mac Refined Golden Bronzer

~Makeup Geek Blush in Summer Fling topped with Makeup Geek Romance blush

~theBalm Mary Lou-minizer Highlighter

LIPS

~L’oreal Infallible liner in 713 Night and Day Coffee

~Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lolita

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Hope you liked this post lovelies as much as I loved creating it. Till next time! XO XO

Of Forests and Flowers: A Romantic Daytime Look

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I can a be a dreamer, a hopeless romantic at times and this may sound a bit too enthusiastic but I’m already thinking about Valentine’s Day. Getting into the season of romance, I wanted to create a delicate daytime look using soft corals and pinks. The completed look reminds me of forest fairies in spring and this will surely take that special someone’s breath away! 

This look was a product of a brainstorming session with my beloved bestie Adiba! I was feeling super uninspired lately and she hooked me up with some cool ideas! If you’re reading this: thanks bubs! Love you tons!

Without further ado, let’s jump right into the details!

 

 

 

EYES

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The eyes are super simple to do! I used the LimeCrime Venus palette for the whole look. I previously did a dark grungy look with the same palette here . Goes to show how versatile this palette is even with only 8 eyeshadows.

~After priming my lid, I started off with Rebirth on a fluffy brush and swept it all over my upper crease and crease, concentrating most of the product on the outer end.

~Then I packed Shell on the lid with a wet flat lid brush

~Then with the same fluffy brush I blended out any edges

~Then with a dense crease brush (MAC 217), I blended in Venus with a circular motion on both the outer and inner corner

~Make sure it is blended really well with the other shades

~You can go back and add more of the lid color or the upper crease color if you like

~After everything’s blended out nicely and you are happy with what you have, add Aura to the browbone and inner tear duct

~On the bottom lashline, drag Aura on the inner third from the tear duct

~Add Shell on the outer 2/3 of the lash line and then take Venus with a more precise brush and smudge it really close to the lashline (outer 2/3 aswell)

~Curl your lashes, apply mascara to top and bottom lashes, and pop on some multilayered wispy eyelashes. I chose House of Lashes Pixie Luxe, I think these lashes are perfect for this look and really makes this look!

~Lastly make a very thin line with a gel or liquid liner on the top lash line to conceal the lash band

Voila! The eyes done! Super simple but extremely pretty 🙂

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FACE

~Philosophy Hope in A Jar moisturizer

~Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

~Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in 55

+ L’oreal True Match Foundation in N6

+Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

~MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NW25

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

 

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CHEEKS

~MAC Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden

~Benefit Hoola Bronzer – contour

~Illamasqua Powder Blush in Lover

~Becca Mineral Blush in Flowerchild

~Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal

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LIPS

I have two different lip options – one’s more of a baby pink (cool toned) and the other is a coral (warm toned). I used the same lipliner and lip gloss for both.

Option 1

~Australis lipliner in Raisin

~MAC matte lipstick in Pink Plaid

~Nyx butter gloss in Maple Blondie

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Option 2

~Australis lipliner in Raisin

~MAC matte lipstick in Runway Hit (discontinued)

~Nyx butter gloss in Maple Blondie

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Among all the looks I’ve done for my blog, I think this has to be one of my favorites. I just love how this whole look came together and the best part is that it’s actually quite easy to do. Hope you bunnies love it as much as I do! XOXO

This reflection selfie has a heart in the middle ! ^_^

This reflection selfie has a heart in the middle ! ^_^

FOTD: Glowy Skin, Glossy Lips

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Hello my bunnies!

I posted this face of the day photo on my Instagram and Facebook and one of my lovely followers wanted me to post the details. I almost never post my day to day makeup photos on my blog but I think I’ll do it more often from now own.

I’ve got super dry skin so I love looking radiant and glowy all the time. With summer going on full blast in Oz Land, I love this bronzed glow look even more and I’ve found the perfect formula to achieve it!

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FACE

~Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre – moisturizer

~Benefit Porefesional Primer

~Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

~L’oreal True Match Foundation in N6 and Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in 55

~Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Concealer in 24

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

CHEEKS

~MAC Refined Golden Bronzer

~Sleek Contour Kit in Medium

~Tarte Pin Up Girl Blush Palette – Bashful

~Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed in Opal

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To achieve the glow in this look, I mixed the Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer with my foundation. You can apply the illuminizer on your face before applying the foundation but I prefer mixing them together. You can also pop it on your cheekbones before powdering your face. I used the L’oreal True Match for coverage and the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation for the dewyness. Other foundations I recommend for a luminous finish are: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation and L’oreal Lumi Magique foundation. IMG_3462

 

 

 

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light is my holy grail powder to achieve a ‘glow from within’ finish. It literally gives you a blurring effect and a subtle glow that is not overtly shiny therefore it’s ideal for all over the face use. 

My favorite powder highlighter at the moment is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed in Opal. It is soo finely milled. It looks beautiful on the cheek bones, bridge of the nose and on the cupid’s bow. I also think it goes fabulously with the Argan Illuminizer.

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LIPS

~Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in 1995 (Jaclyn Hill’s lipstick eeeeeeee :D)

~NYX buttergloss in Maple Blondie (NikkieTutorials recommended it and I had to go get it)

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Just quick deets on the EYES

~Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette – Caramel, Morocco, and Glisten

~Glisten on the lid, Caramel on the upper crease, and Morocco on the outer corner and crease

~L’oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim for the wing

~L.A. Girl Glide gel liner pencil in Very Black for waterline

~Maybelline Falsies Flared mascara for top lashes and Maybelline Rocket mascare for bottom lashes

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Love You Bunnies! XO XO