Haifa Wehbe Inspired Arabic Makeup

Inspiration Photo:

I’ve been wanting to do a Haifa Wehbe Inspired look for ages now. So when I bought this new headpiece from Lovisa with a blue droplet couple days back, I immediately thought of this photo of Haifa. For those of you who don’t know, Haifa Wehbe is a Lebanese singer and actress. She’s a glamour icon in the Arab World. All of her looks are gorgeous, but this particular one is so unique and goes really well with the headpiece!

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The blue purple gradient is sooo beautiful! I added my own touch to it by changing the black eyeliner in the waterline to a royal blue one! I think the eyes pop even more with that and creates a beautiful gradient from blue to teal to purple!

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EYES

~After priming my lids, I applied a gold cream eyeshadow as a base on the lid (Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Apparence)

~On top of that cream eyeshadow, I applied Urban Decay Half Baked from the Naked palette on the lid up to the crease and also brought it all the way to my tear duct

~I blended out the edges with Urban Decay Buck (Naked Palette) with a fluffy crease brush and applied the color to the crease and outer crease, stopping just below the brow bone.

~I then applied Urban Decay Smog (Naked Palette) on the outer corner with a MAC 217 brush dragging it upwards towards the crease and dragging it outwards making a elongated v shape

~I applied MAC Ricepaper on the browbone as a highlight

~I lined my upper lashline with a gel liner and made a thick cat eye

~On the bottom lash line, I first applied Maybelline Color Tattoo in Painted Purple and on top of that I applied Iridescent Purple from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette

~I then took the Models Prefer Eyeliner in Teal Maybe and applied it just below the waterline, making sure that the teal does not completely hide the purple – the purple must peak through

~I applied Urban Decay Flipside to set the eyeliner and make the color more vibrant

~Then I lined the waterline with Model’s Prefer Eyeliner in Blue Lagoon. I have a mini review on these liner here

~Lastly I curled my lashes, put mascara on both top and bottom lashes and then added some falsies for more drama. I used the KOKO lashes in Ariel.

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FACE

CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation

MAC Prolongwear Concealer and Prep and Prime Highlighter in Light Boost

Ben Nye Banana Powder

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light

Rimmel London Bronzer in Sun Bronze

Benefit Hula for Contour

MakeupGeek blush in Infatuation

MAC Whisper of Guilt Mineralize Skin Finish (LE) as the highlight on the cheekbones. bridge of the nose, middle of the forehead, and chin

 

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I couldn’t help but change up the lips to a brighter color. The eyes look stunning paired with the bright pink lips! I even tried to add a beauty spot like Haifa but realized later it was on the wrong side LOL !

LIPS

Lip 1 : Australis Raisin Lipliner + MAC Honey Love lipstick + Nyx Tiramisu butter gloss

Lip 2: MAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick

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Spring/Summer Pastel Eyes

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Hey Hey My Bunnies!

So today’s post is all about fun pastel shades for the spring/summer season in Aussieland!  Wearing pastel shades on your eyes may seem quite absurd or scary to some of you but trust me you can do beautiful looks with these colors! In this look, I chose to use a pretty minty green, a pastel baby pink and a bright purple!

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~ I prepped my eyes with MAC Painterly paint pot

~ I applied Maybelline color tattoos in edgy emerald on the centre lid, inked in pink on the inner corner and painted purple on the bottom lashline. They will work as bases to brighten up the eyeshadows.

~ Then I applied MAC Steamy eyeshadow on the centre lid and Urban Decay (UD) Coax and X-Rated from the VICE 2 palette on the inner corner taking it downwards to the lower lashline

~ I blended the edges with a clean brush and then added Makeup Geek (MUG) Creme Brulee on the crease

~I applied Lorac Sable on the outer corner and upwards to the crease

~I darkened the outer corner with Lorac Espresso eyeshadow

~On the bottom lashline, I applied UD Betrayal from the VICE 2 palette

~ With a liquid liner, I lined the lashline and created a wing making sure the line isn’t too thick

~I lined the waterline with a black eye pencil

~Applied mascara on top and bottom lashes and applied falsies (Ardell 102 demi)

And VOILA! You’ve got a fun, flirty, colorful pastel eyelook for spring/summer!

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Since it’s a fun summer look, make sure you keep the skin dewy and glowing! I did not use a dewy foundation because I wasn’t sure what look I was planning to do so I added a liquid luminizer and topped it off with a powder highlighter! Ways to achieve a dewy look is to either use a dewy foundation (something’s that’s not matte), add a liquid luminizer with your foundation, or highlight your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, and/or chin, and centre of forehead with liquid/powder highlighter or both! You can always use a shimmery champagne/light gold eyeshadow if you don’t own a highlighter!

 

Foundation: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 foundation in 857

Concealer: Mac Prolongwear concealer in NW25 and Maybelline Age Rewind in Medium

Powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

Bronzer: Mac Refined Golden

Blush: MAC Modern Mandarin

Highlight: L’oreal Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Incandescent Light

Lipstick: Wet n Wild Dollhouse Pink!

Hope you enjoyed this post loves! Until next time XO XO !

 

 

Priceline Haul and Drugstore FOTD

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So if you’re living in Australia, you would know that Priceline is one our more well-known drugstores. They are always having awesome weekly/monthly sales. I’m a huge fan of the place, and if you sign up to their sister program, you gain points which you can eventually redeem. So that’s a bonus! Over the weekend, they had an amazing sale on some of the brands they carry and I just couldn’t help myself, ofcourse! They had half price on all maybelline products! Maybelline being one of my favorite drugstore brands, except for one, all of the things I got are from Maybelline!

So let’s start of with the non-Maybelline product. I purchased the Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this mascara. I liked their lash blast and lash blast fusion mascaras aswell, so I thought I should give it a try. Right now it’s just chilling with my stash of backup mascaras but I think I’ll try this one next.

So now on with the Maybelline stuff:

I just got a back up of my trusty ol’ eye studio gel liner. Makeup in general is so expensive in Australia. Some of the drugstore products are very similar to high end prices in the US so I never pass a chance to stock up when there’s a sale on.

I got the hyper glossy liquid liner. It was on sale for around 6 bucks so just wanted to try out. I’m on the fence about this product. I like the color payoff, I don’t mind the glossiness, I like the tip of the applicator (shown below), BUT its not smudge-proof or water-proof. It’s winter out here so its still okay or if you’re gonna be indoors most of the time. During hot weather it will just be disaster. It comes off so easily with any contact with liquid. Also I’ve noticed the way it dries, it has a tendency to peel off so you gotta be careful with that aswell.

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Next up is the Dream Pure BB cream for oily skin. This is the newer one. The other one is for all skin types. I do not have oily skin. I’m a normal to dry skin girl. I was debating between the two but I finally decided to get this one become of one thing: the 2 percent salicylic acid it contains. That’s a rare occurrence for a foundation/bb cream type product, let alone a drugstore one. I’m a mere mortal so I’m not immune to breakouts so I think its perfect for those days when my skin isn’t performing so well.

I also got the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch highlighting concealer. Take note of the fact that it says highlighting concealer. This does not have great coverage, but it’s meant to brighten up your under eyes, the bridge of your nose etc. I got the color in 03 sand, but I do wish I got a lighter color just because I like dramatically bright underyes.

Next I got the Super Stay 24 Hour Waterproof Powder. I got the shade 021 Nude, which was a mistake because it’s a bit too pink for me. I’m still trying to make this work. I really like the texture and coverage though.

Lastly I got the Color Whisper lipsticks. I got two shades: Pink Possibilities and Lust for Blush (shown below). The swatches aren’t coming completely accurate. I love Pink Possibilities since its like this neon coral pink. The photos aren’t doing any justice to the color. Lust for Blush is a nice pinky brown nude. A nice nude for my skin tone. They are more like a balmy texture. Kind of like the Revlon Lip Butters. They have a sheer coverage, but can be built up. They are very moisturising on the lips.

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I’ve used some of these products on my face today. Everything else on this face of the day is also from the drugstore:

I can hardly keep my face straight lol

I can hardly keep my face straight lol

Here’s a rundown of the products I used:

Face: Loreal Base Magique Primer, Maybelline Dream Pure BB cream in Medium, Dream Lumi Touch highlighting concealer in 003 Sand, Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Powder in 021 Nude, Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder in Transluscent (under eye)

EyeBrows: Elf EyeBrow Kit in Dark and Nyx Above Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Beige

Eyes: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded on the lid,
Maybelline Eye Studio quad in Copper Chic – Shimmery Nude on the lid and Copper shade the lower lash line,
BH Cosmetics 26 Eyeshadow and Cheek Palette (Soft Brown) on the crease,
Maybelline Hyper Glossy liquid liner, Maybelline Falsies Mascara, Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof liner in Nude

Cheeks: Rimmel London Blush in Spring Flower, Rimmel London Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze, Shimmery beinge shade from the Maybelline quad to highlight

Lips: Essence lipliner in cute pink, Maybelline Color Whisper in Pink Possibilities

Close up of eyes:

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I hope you enjoyed this post my lovelies! I think the Priceline sale may be still be on tomorrow, so if you are in Australia, you should go check it out! Till next time XO!