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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Dramatic Berry Gold Smokey Eye for a Desi Bridal Party

Heya My Lovelies!

Today’s post is all about a super dramatic smokey eye with berry tones and a beautiful duo chrome pigment from Inglot that shows up gold in one angle and a pink bronze at a different angle. My uber gorgeous model is my beautiful bestie who was kind enough to lend me her face for the day 😛 ! I’m super happy with how the look came out and this look is perfect for a ‘desi’ bridal party or even for the bride herself! I don’t have a pictorial or step by step for this post but I’ll list all the product details and a diagram of the eye.

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Aaah doesn’t she look stunning!! Total showstopper!!

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~Australis AC Me cream eyeshadow in Gold Gaga as a base on the lid

~Inglot AMC pigment in 82 on the lid on top of the cream eyeshadow

~MAC Sushi Flower on the outer crease

~Makeup Geek Bitten on the crease

~Makeup Geek Corrupt on the outer corner and crease

~MAC Ricepaper on the browbone

~Inglot Gel Liner

~Red Cherry False Lashes in 47

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FACE

~L’Oreal Base Magique Primer

~Makeup Forever HD Foundation

~MAC Prolongwear Concealer

~MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter

~Ben Nye Banana Powder

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

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CHEEKS and CONTOUR

~RCMA Palette for Cream Contour

~Australis AC on Tour Contour Kit

~Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Mat Powder in Amber Organza

~Nars Blush in Amour + Sleek blush in Sunrise

~Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Copper Diamond (LE)

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LIPS

~NYX Lip Liner in Deep Purple

~Stila Liquid Lipstick in Aria

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I hope you lovelies liked this look! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you do! And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook. Links are on the sidebar!! XOXO

Metallic Blue and Purple Smokey Eye

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Hey Hey My Bunnies!

Today I’m rocking this grungy smokey eye with this stunning metallic blue and purple duo-chrome eyeshadow on the lid….I’m head over heels for this eyeshadow…it’s from Colourpop Cosmetics and it’s called BAE! Totally appropriate considering how I feel about it! And can I just say, these eyeshadows are incredible, they are like a hybrid between a cream and powder eyeshadow and they almost feel wet to the touch. My bestie gave me a bunch of the eyeshadows as a birthday pressie and I can’t wait to get my hands on more! I’m also wearing one of their lippiestix on my lips today…keep reading to find out the name!

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EYES

~After priming, I started with MakeUpGeek (MUG) Creme Brule (soft brown matte) on my upper crease and crease as a transition shade

~Then I applied MAC Hepcat (pinky purple) with a slight denser crease brush all around my crease from outer edge to inner corner – Hepcat is a discontinued shade but any pinky purple shade will do

~Then I applied MUG Bitten (burgundy matte) on my outer corner and inner corner pushing it towards the crease leaving a blank space on the middle, I applied more to darken until I was happy with it

~Make sure to blend blend blend

~On the middle of the lid I first applied a teal colored cream shadow (Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tenacious Teal). I applied a teal in order for the blue glitters on our main eyeshadow to stand out

~Then on top I applied Colourpop BAE. I used a wet brush to intensify the color even more.

~Then to darken the outer corner a little bit for more definition, I applied MUG Corrupt and Mocha together in a pointy crease brush and blended it out with Bitten

~On the browbone and inner corner I applied MAC Ricepaper

~I applied a teal eyeliner on my waterline

~On the bottom lashline, I applied Hepcat and Bitten and darkened the outer corner with Corrupt

~Applied mascara on top and bottom lashes and then applied falsies – House of Lashes Iconic

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FACE

~L’Oreal True Match Foundation N6 + Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation 55 + Josie Maran Argan Illuminator

~MAC ProLongwear Concealer NW25 + MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter in Light Boost

~Australis Contour Kit to contour and highlight

~Givenchy Le Prism MAT Visage powder in 85 Amber Organza to bronze (my current favorite!)

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Dim Light

~Tarte Pin Up Girl Blush Palette -Whimsy (light pink)

~Makeup Revolution London Radiance Palette to highlight – middle shade

LIPS

Australis Lip Liner in Raisin

Colourpop Cosmetics lippie stix in Lumiere

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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 ! ^_^

Grungy Ox Blood Blown Out Smokey feat. Lime Crime Venus Palette

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YUSS I finally have the Lime Crime Venus: The Grunge Palette!!! This palette is the bomb! The colors are right up my alley – I’ve been totally into warm reddish browns, berry tones and oxblood tones and the three standout colors of this palette: Venus, Creation, and Muse fall under those categories. I’d be totally satisfied if this palette contained only these three shadows but ofcourse we’ve got the added bonus of 5 more incredibly beautiful shades.

I just played with the eyeshadows a bit and came up with this grungy blown out concoction. I really like how it turned out and the best part for me is the combo of the lips and the eyes! I used a new lipstick which is part of my Sydney Sephora Haul!! (Keep reading to find out the shade) I might do a separate post on what I got from the launch of Sephora in Sydney.


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I know I know my face is cleaved off but I solemnly swear it’s no photoshop gimmick, it’s my hair casting a weird shadow :/

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EYES

~After priming my lids, I put MakeupGeek Peach Smoothie all over my lid

~Then with a fluffly brush I applied MakeupGeek Creme Brule on my upper crease as a transition shade

~Then with the same fluffly brush I applied Lime Crime Creation on my crease blending it with the transition shade

~Then I applied Lime Crime Venus on my crease dragging it inwards

~Then with a creamy black pencil ( I used L.A. Girl Gel Liner Pencil in very black) I roughly lined my upper lash line

 

~Then with a pencil brush I started smudging that line

~I took some Lime Crime Icon and Muse on the same pencil brush and went over the smudge bit

~Then with a crease brush I started blending it upward

 

~As I blended it upward, I started adding a little bit of muse to saturate the color even more

~I blended any harsh edges towards the crease with Venus

~Then I took Icon and darkened the outer crease a little bit

~make sure you BLEND!

~I applied Aura to the browbone with a lighthand because IT IS shimmmmerrry!

~Then with a small detailer brush, I applied shell to my tear duct

~With a gel liner, I did a very thin line on my upper lash line to frame my lashes and a teeny weeny wing

~On the lower lash line, I applied the black pencil on my waterline and then I smudged it out with Muse and Icon

~With a fluffly crease brush and Creation, I blended the bottom bit even more

~I applied Mascara and then falsies : SocialEyes Glamourous

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FACE

~KAT VON D Lock It Tattoo Foundation in 34 medium (my neck was match to this shade so I’m guessing this shade is better suited for me during the winter when I’m not as tanned but still wanted to try it out)  mixed with Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer 

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

~Benefit Hoola Bronzer

~Tarte Pin Up Girl Blush Palette – Bashful

~Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer as a liquid highlight on cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow

~Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter pressed in Opal as a powder highligher


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LIPS

Australis lipliner in Raisin

KAT VON D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Cathedral (totally blown away with this shade) ! 

 

 

 

Hope you bunnies liked this look! Till Next Time Stay Beautiful inside and out! XO XO Mwaaah!

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Dark Bronze Smokey Eye with Bright Pink Lips

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Hellooo My Bunnies!

If you read my blog, you can probably tell that nothing is as sweet as a sultry smokey eye for me! So here I go again with another smokey eye look ! This time I used dark bronzes and browns and paired it with this sexy hot pink lip! VA VA VOOM! Summer nights just got hotter! So if you’re like me and just can’t resist making your eyes smokey for an evening out, then be sure to try this look!

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EYES

~After priming, I added Makeup Geek (MUG) Creme Brule (light matte brown) to my upper crease area with a fluffy brush

~Then I deepened the crease with MUG Cocoa Bear (warm reddish matte brown)

~Then I took Maybelline Improper Copper pigment and applied it all over the lid blending it with the crease color slightly

~Then  with a small precise brush I added Lorac Expresso (dark matte brown) on the outer corner and slighty on the inner corner and then with a crease brush I blended the color

~Then I used the Illamasqua Sealing Gel (you can just use a wet brush or MAC Fix +) and mixed it with NYX Roll on Shimmer in Chestnut and applied the pigment on the middle of the lid

~Blended any edges with the fluffy brush

~I lined my eyes with a gel liner but before it set, I took a angled brush and Lorac Espresso and smudged the eye liner

~If you need to reapply the Nyx pigment on the middle lid you can add this time

~Then I applied MAC Amberlights on the inner corner and Urban Decay Virgin on the brow bone

~I lined my waterline with a black pencil and applied the Nyx pigment on the bottom lash line and blended everything with MUG Cocoa Bear

~Applied Mascara and Falsies

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FACE

~L’Oreal True Match Foundation in N6

~MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NW25

~Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Illuminator shade for highlighting the under eyes

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

~Sleek Contour Kit in Medium for contour

~Essence blush in Heat Wave

~MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle for highlight

LIPS

Givenchy Le Rouge in 205 Fuchsia Irresistible – the star of the show!

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Till next time lovelies! Hopefully another upload coming up very very soon! Mwah!

 

Rizzy’ Bridal Makeup (South Asian/Desi)

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Hi Lovelies!

Wanted to share the details on today’s Bridal client. Rizzy looked absolutely stunning today. Really happy to have had the opportunity to do her bridal makeup! And thanks a lot to my bestie Adiba for being my uber awesome assistant and entertainer!! All the details are below:

EYES

~Anastasia Beverly Hills Morocco with a little bit of MakeupGeek Chickadee on the crease and outer crease

~Lorac Mulberry and BH Cosmetics Oxblood shade on the crease

~MAC Amberlights (on a wet brush) on the lid topped with NYX roll on shimmer in Almond

~outer corner deepened with Anastasia Beverly Hills Deep Plum

~MAC Ricepaper as brow bone highlight

~MAC BlackTrack fluidline for the wing

~Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

FACE

~Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

~Benefit Porefessional mainly around the nose

~Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Stromboli and L’oreal True Match Foundation in W3 Golden Beige

~MAC ProLongwear Concealer in NC30

~Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Medium 2 Ginger

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

BLUSH/CONTOUR/HIGHLIGHT

Cream foundation from RCMA VK 10 Palette 

Sleek Contour Kit in Medium

Becca Blush in Songbird

Becca Shimmer Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal

LIPS

MAC Vino lip pencil

MAC LE Brooke Shields lipstick in Gospel

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Here are some snapshots of me doing her makeup:

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~~I also did the makeup on the Groom’s Mother….here’s a snapshot of her makeup:

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Till next time everyone! XO XO

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