Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Colorful Tropical Fruits Makeup Look

Hi Everyone, so I've been busy these couple of days, but.. I didn't want to be too late on my next post. That's why I've decided to reduce the amount of blabbing in my future articles.
 This way, It becomes easier for me to post something new every other day. But if you ever like a look and would like to know how I'd done it then all you have to do is ask and I'll be more than happy to tell you. ^_^

So, without any further duo, here is today's look

Today I was going for a colorful sort of Arabic makeup look with very strong eyeliner and well blended eye shadow colors. When I was done it looked more like a tropical fruits platter.

Tip: The key to a clean pointed Gel eyeliner is actually Q-tips.
 I drew the top part of the liner starting with a thin line and building it up to the thickness of my liking, then made an angle at the inner corner and filled it in. Then I used a dry Q-tip and twirled it around itself while tracing the underline of the liner (I hope that made sense ^_^) to clean and sharpen the inner tip.

So as I said before, I'll keep the posts light by going straight away to used products. If you do or don't like this way then please let me know. Thanks in advance and see you real soon, xoxo

• Bourjois Ultra Black Volume Clubbing Mascara (ebay)
• MAC fluideline in *blacktrack* (MAC)
• MAC Eye Shadow in *Yogurt* (MAC)
• Inglot Eye Shadow in *AMC Shine 15* (INGLOT)
• Inglot Eye Shadow in *AMC Shine 35* (INGLOT)
• Inglot Eye Shadow in *D.S 494* (INGLOT)
• Inglot Eye Shadow in *AMC 65* (INGLOT)
• Inglot Eye Shadow in *AMC 58* (INGLOT)
• Inglot Eye Shadow in *AMC 50* (INGLOT)
• Inglot Eye Shadow in *AMC 51* (INGLOT)
• Inglot Eye Shadow in *AMC 60* (INGLOT) 

Friday, 26 August 2011

Katy Perry's Last Friday Inspired Makeup

I have a little confession to make..... I absolutely LOVE Nikkie, of NikkieTutorials on youtube. As I said before I'm a youtube Junkie ^_^ and Nikkie is a Huge source of inspiration for me.
I watched one of her videos today, and couldn't stop myself from grabbing my Shadows and Brushes and recreating the look she was doing. If you want to watch her video you can click here

This post will be based on that video but using different products. Here is my version of that look:

So if you Like it please keep reading

As usual, I primed my upper and lower eyelids to make to colors pop. I then applied a Light turquoise blue to my lids and blended it up a little, followed by a bright purple just at the crease area also blending it up a little over the crease.
 Next I used a bright pink to the area right above the crease and extended it upwards, and I added some darker purple to the crease just to intensify the color a bit. Using a Light gold eye shadow, I highlighted my brow bone blended it well with the pink underneath.

For the lower lids. I'll I did was mix a dark blue with a shimmery royal blue and sweep it all the way in to the inner corner, and also extend it as a wing at the outer corner. Finally I lined my waterline with a very light pink pencil and added a couple of coats of mascara and that was it.

I really wish you try it out, because its an easy and fun look and you can try to experiment with different combination of colors and see what colors suit you best. Until next time, Take care. xoxo

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion (Urban Decay)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Steamy* (MAC)
  • INGLOT Eye Shadow in *D.S 491* (INGLOT)
  • INGLOT Eye Shadow in *Matte 362* (INGLOT)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Prussian* (discontinued)
  • INGLOT Eye Shadow in *Pearl 426* (INGLOT)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Dazzlelight* (MAC)
  • Bourjois Ultra Black Volume Clubbing Mascara (ebay)

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Aqua Liners, A mini review and a look.

First things first, Sorry it has been such a long time since my last post, but I was extremely busy this past week so I apologize for that.
Today I'll be reviewing a product that was out awhile ago, but I didn't feel it was worth buying right away. You see: Its an eyeliner, Its not a miracle product or something that no other company had approached before. I really wasn't convinced that I should spend a lot of my budget on these eyeliners. But, I figured: Why be so stubborn try it out then see if I like it or not.

Here is my mini review of the Aqua Liner by Make Up For Ever

I bought one eyeliner, the No. 5 "Diamond Turquoise Blue". Not because I didn't Like the rest of the colors but because I did't need them at the time. And I'll absolutely go back for more.

The packaging was great, It had the top of the black lid colored in the shade of the product which makes it storage-friendly. The applicator is actually usable and can be very precise if needed.

One thing I wish was different is the number of matte finished eyeliners in the range. They did 7 diamond, 6 iridescent and only 2 matte finishes (brown and black) and I would've loved to have a matte red or purple eyeliner.

Overall view:

packaging:   5 out of 5
value for price:   4.5 out of 5
product:   5 out of 5

Here is the look that persuaded me to buy this particular color (Photo from

And this is my recreation of it....

The eye shadow is pretty simple, a shadow similar to your skin tone on the lid up to the crease. then a darker eye shadow at the crease and blended up a little. Finish the shadows with a light shimmery color on the brow bone.
Next, draw the shape and thickness and wing to your liking using the blue colored liner.Very finely underline the blue eyeliner using a black eyeliner.  Add mascara and line your waterline and you're done.

I'll be sure to post more regularly from now on, so keep in touch and I'll see you soon. xoxo

  • Urban Decay Naked palette.(Urban Decay)
  • MUFE Aqya Liner in *#5* (Sephora)
  • MAC Fluidline Gel Liner in *Blacktrack* (MAC)
  • MUFE Smoky Lash Mascara. (Amazon)

Saturday, 13 August 2011

A 24-Karat eye makeup

When I was little, I saw some girl one TV wearing glitter all over her eyelids. Back then, It looked to me as if she had diamonds on her eyes.
After I became a makeup artist, I discovered that it was so hard to make glitter -especially the chunky glitter- stay on the eyelids. And whenever I used it I made sure to use the very fine glitter to minimize fallout.

But not any more, Behold, there is a new product in town: Too Faced Glitter glue. Basically, what this is: is a primer that dries to become very tacky so you can literally stick the glitter on top of it. As you can see this is exactly what I did in this look and needless to say I LOVE this product.

So if you want to know how I did this look then keep reading...

First I primed my eyes from lashes to brows using the Too Faced Glitter Glue. Then with a flat brush I applied golden glitter to the entire primed area. To fill in the gaps I used a golden eye shadow close to the color of the glitter and spread it all over in a dabbing motion.

Next I Lined around my eyes creating a very dramatic cat eye and pulling the liner down in an angle at about two thirds of the lower lash line
Using a light pink pencil I lined the waterline where there is no outer liner and I also tried to fill in between the lashes in that area. With a shimmery nude pink eye shadow I went over the pink in the waterline and extended it down to line the rest of the lower lash line, and a little under the cat eye wing.

I also used a black liner at the waterline area that is lined from underneath with black.

And that's it. 
Thanks for joining me today, and I hope you found this interesting. See you again soon, xoxo

  • Too Faced Glitter Glue (Amazon)
  • The Body Shop Stardust Glitter in Gold (Limited edition)
  • Urban decay Naked palette Colors *Virgin* and *Half Baked* (Urban Decay)
  • Benefit High Brow pencil (Amazon)
  • MAC FluidLine Gel eyeliner in *Blacktrack* (MAC)
  • MUFE Smoky Lash mascara (Amazon)

Thursday, 11 August 2011

A teal "cat eye effect" smoky eye

Okay, So I promised you some tips to try to simplify the smoky eye. Today I'm living up to that promise and I've prepared a step by step tutorial of a Smoky eye that has a kinda cat-eye look.
 Well, enough blabbing and lets get started.
These are the things you'll need to achieve the look:

There are more items that I didn't include, mainly because I thought they were basics that I always use in every look and also because you don't need exactly the things I used. 

So in the picture above you can see:
  • NYX jumbo pencil in *black bean*
  • Two Flat eye shadow brushes like the MAC 242 and the MAC 239 (obviously you can use one and wipe it clean when alternating between colors)
  • A small eyeliner brush like the MUFE 0S
  • A small fluffy brush for blending like the MAC 213
  • A matte teal eye shadow
  • A frosty eye shadow that matches your skin tone
I'll also be using a primer, a black eye shadow, a black gel eyeliner and a black mascara.

I started off by priming my whole eyelid up to the brow and also under the lower lash line. Then using the jumbo pencil, I generously dotted the outer half of my eyelids NOT going over the crease. Using my fingers I blended and spread the dots in all directions until it looked something like this:

Make sure to extend the smudged black towards your temples, and the the intensity is at the outer corner and fades in all directions

Next, I applied the teal color using the flat side of the flat eye shadow brush, to the inner 2/3's of the eyelids and along the crease all around the black. Notice I left only the outer 1/3 of the eyelids without any eye shadow (you'll know why in a sec).

Then, with the other flat brush (also with the flat side), I placed the black in the outer corner, covering the area of the exposed black pencil and overlapping the surrounding teal in all directions

With the fluffy brush I placed the highlight under the brow bone, NOT touching the eye shadow beneath. I actually left some bare space for the next step.

OK, So we placed everything in their right place, whats left now is.... Blending. Using the fluffy brush I started to blend the colors (Highlight with the teal, Teal with black and finally black with the highlight). After that there weren't any harsh lines left.

Now lets move on to the Lower lash line, with the tip of the flat brush pick up some of the teal color and smudge it along the lower lid.

Then with the tip of the other brush pick up some of the black eye shadow and smudge it halfway over the teal.

After that all I did was line my upper lashes with a black gel liner and add two coats of mascara to the upper and lower lashes and voila............

I hope this was a helpful and fun look, and I really wish that its easy to recreate. Until next time, xoxo

  • Urban Decay primer potion (Urban Decay)
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil in *Black Bean* (Amazon)
  • INGLOT Eye Shadow in *MATTE 372* (INGLOT)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Ricepaper* (MAC)
  • Urban Decay Eye Shadow in *perversion* (Urban Decay)
  • Mac Fluidline Gel Liner in *Blacktrack* (MAC)
  • MUFE Smoky Lash Mascara (Amazon)

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Easy Green Smoky Eyes

So, who thinks that a smoky eye is easy to achieve ?? .......... Anyone ???? ..........

well, I haven't yet found a simple "way" to do a smoky make up but, I know that with the right tools and tips you can be more confident and creative. And really, that is the way to go with any make up look. So I'll talk more about that in my next post.

Yesterday, I watched a video for Make up geek on youtube (to watch click here). She did a beautiful purple smoky eye, but what really caught my attention was that she used a gel liner the same way we'd normally use a paint pot or a NYX jumbo pencil. I Liked the idea so much that I immediately brought my Ivy Shimmer gel liner from Bobbi Brown and tried it myself. It actually didn't work the same way simply because my gel liner doesn't have as much of green pigment as her's of purple pigment, but I continued any way and came up with this look:

To know how I did it please scroll down :)

First things first, I primed my eyes with my primer potion, then with a fluffy domed brush applied the Ivy Shimmer to the eyelids and extended it slightly above the crease while blending very well and fast, leaving the inner quarter or so of the eyelids bare.
Then applied a light shimmery green color to the inner part of the eyelids. After that, i used a shimmery dark green color on top of my gel liner base and also extended it to reach a tiny bit above the crease. Then, using a neutral color that is one or two shades darker than your skin tone, I softened the edges of the dark green and smoked it up and out.
With the same gel liner, I smudged a line on the lower lash Line leaving the inner part bare. Then applied the light shimmery green to the bare part and the dark shimmery green on top of the smudged liner. Finally, I lined my Waterline with a black pencil liner.
To finish off the eyes, I used thickening mascara on both my top and bottom lashes.

I really hope you come again for my next posts, and if you have any requests for future looks please don't hesitate to ask, xoxo

  • Urban decay primer potion (Urban Decay)
  • Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in *Ivy Shimmer* (Bobbi Brown)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Humid* (MAC)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Lucky Green* (MAC)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Cork* or *wedge* (MAC)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eyeliner in *perversion*
  • Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara (Amazon)

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Lady Gaga Viva Glam 2 inspired look

I think we'll all agree that Lady Gaga is a trend-starter. I'm not saying all the things she did were sane, but she has a unique style that sometimes is plain fabulous.

Photo curtsey of

 I liked that she participated in MAC's Viva Glam campaigns  and I absolutely Loved the makeup she wore on the ads. Of course, we have MAC to thank for that.

Today I decided to try my hand in recreating the look of the Viva Glam 2 ad, and this was the result:

So if you Like it please Keep reading ,,

I know that the original look was created with only MAC products but I don't have everything they used so I improvised,, ^_^

First I primed my eyes with Urban Decay's Primer Potion, then Applied the color *Sin* from the Urban Decay's NAKED palette on the whole eyelid.
To Lightly define the crease, I dusted some of the color *Texture* from MAC along the crease from the outer corner to the side of the nose bridge. Then using the color *Yogurt* from MAC I highlighted my brow bone.
For the lower lids I applied a generous amount of the color *Sketch* from MAC, I blended it well at the outer corners and when i got to tear ducts I applied the color in an angle and filled in the space with the color *Yogurt*
Then to intensify the color on the lower lids, I added some Black eye shadow along the entire lower lash line.
Finally I Lined my Upper lash line with a black eye liner and finished the look with two coats of mascara. 

Hopefully that was helpful and simple, until next time, take care. xoxo

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion (Urban Decay)
  • Urban Decay's NAKED palette the color *Sin* (Amazon)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Texture* (MAC)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Yogurt* (MAC)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Sketch* (MAC)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Carbon* (MAC)
  • MAC Fluidline Gel Liner in *Blacktrack* (MAC)
  • Bourjois Volume Clubbing Mascara in *Ultra Black* (ebay)

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Pakistani wedding makeup inspired look

Like most people these days, I'm a youtube junkie,, ha ha
I have countless subscriptions to makeup gurus, and today's look was inspired by MakeUpAdikt.
I'll post her video here so you can see what gave me the idea for this look.
Also, I'll be listing the products that I used to Achieve this result and I'll add links for where to buy everything.
So if you're interested, please, keep reading....

First, I Applied NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk on my Eye lids up to the brow and blended it well.
Next, I used shimmery white eye shadow to the inner third of the eyelid and blended it up to the crease.
I applied a bright red eye shadow to the middle third of the eyelid and blended it with the white and up to a little bit over the crease. 

Then, mixing the bright red with some matte black eye shadow, I applied it to the outer third of the eyelid extending it over the crease and out towards the temples and blending all lines for a soft look.
 This is optional, but I also added some black eye shadow to the outer V to add dimension to the eye, and highlighted the brow bone with a matte eye shadow that's the same color as my skin.

For the lower Lash line, I smudged a red coppery eye shadow then went back and added a black eye shadow Line closer to the lashes. For a cleaner look I added some of the shimmery white to the tear duct. Finally, I used a black gel liner to line the waterline and around the eye
and applied some black mascara to the upper and lower lashes, And .. Viola, the look was done.

Thanks in Advance for your feedback and comments, and I hope to see you in my next post, xoxo

  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in *milk* (Amazon)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Crystal Avalanche* (ebay), (MAC)
  • INGLOT freedom system eye shadow in *AMC 50* (INGLOT)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Carbon* (Amazon)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Coppering*(Amazon)
  • MAC Fluidline Gel Eye Liner in *Blacktrack* (MAC)
  • L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in *Carbon Black* (Amazon)