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

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Eid Look 2: Celebrate with Colors!

 

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This is the 2nd Eid Look that I came up with. I was confused between a colorful eye and a dark smokey eye but my friend Farah suggested color, so here we are! Eid is a very joyous occasion, therefore spread some love, happiness, and color to all your loved ones this Eid. I know Eid has already been celebrated in some parts of the world and I apologize for not being able to post this look earlier. However, Eid celebrations do not end in one day ! Eid Mubarak everyone.

The photo above do not do justice to the beautiful colors that I have used. Here’s a photo taken with flash:

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A breakdown of the eyeshadows I used:

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Step By Step:

– First use a primer: Nars Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base

– Then use a white base so the colors show up more vibrantly: Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk

– Then sweep Mac Sushi Flower or any coral or pink eyeshadow on the out crease creating a transition for the other eyeshadows

– Then wet an eye shader brush with Mac Fix + (or water or any other face mist) and dab Mac Stars N Rockets (duochrome purple and pink) on the lid. You can spray Fix+ after you have eyeshadow on the brush aswell.

– Then with a fluffy crease brush (Mac 217 / Sigma E25) diffuse Mac Hepcat (discontinued – you can try Mac Plum Dressing) on the outer corner up to the outer crease .

– Take a pencil brush and outline the crease with Mac Fig.1 (dark matte purple) and blend it out with a fluffy crease brush.

– Use Mac Beautiful Iris (lavender color) on the inner corner

– Use Urban Decay Virgin from the Naked Palette on the brow bone and tear duct.

– Line the eyes with a black gel or liquid liner. Make a elongated wing.

– On the bottom lash line, use Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tenacious Teal or Edgy Emerald as a base. Drag it underneath the black winged eyeliner.

– Go over the teal/emerald base with Mac Steamy or Shimermoss (shimmery blue green).

– Line the waterline with a black kohl liner.

– Coat both your upper and lower lashes with mascara and use falsies to make the look even more dramatic. I used Ardell 120 demi lashes even though I feel these weren’t best choice for this look.

Here’s a couple of full face shots:

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Hope you enjoyed this colorful Eid look. I will be making more in depth pictorials in the near future. Please bare with me till then.

Hope you all have or had an amazing Eid and Happy Friday! XO