Blue eye makeup using Accessorize Bejewelled eyeshadow palette!

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Hello lovelies!

Hope you’re all having a fab day so far! 😊 ย I mostly used the Huda beauty Rose gold palette & the Accessorize Bejewelled palette to achieve this look. And for those who didn’t know, Accessorize have some amazingly pigmented eyeshadow palettes. I currently own 3 and they’ve never let me know. Hope you like this look! 💙

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This look wasn’t inspired by anything in particular but this blue taupey colour in the Accessorize palette was so unique that I couldn’t wait to try it out so I just sat down on my makeup chair and just started blending and I was really pleased with how it all came together in the end ๐Ÿ™‚

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FACE:

Foundation: Mix Makeup forever official HD foundation Y127 with Urban decay cosmetics All nighter foundation in 5.0. Cream contour: Smashbox cosmetics contour sticks. Setting powder: Soap and glory kickass powder. Powder contour : Nyx cosmetics contour palette. Blush: Benefit cosmetics Rockateur. Highlighter: @beccacosmetics Champagne pop.LIPS: Huda beauty Bombshell matte liquid lipstick.

LASHES:

Huda beauty Samantha

EYEBROWS:

Anastasia beverly hills Brow wiz medium brown.

EYES:

Apply ‘shy’ from the Huda beauty Rose gold palette in the crease, buff it out taking it slightly above the crease. Apply ‘sandlewood’ on the crease. Apply ‘Henna’ on the outer V mainly on the upper corner. Take the ‘light blue’ shade from the Accessorize Bejewelled palette (sorry there are no names for the shades in this palette) put it all over the lids. Apply the ‘dark blue’ shade over it. Buff the crease with a clean brush for a blended finish. Mix the ‘taupey blue’ shade with ‘dark blue’ and apply on the lower part of the lid till the lash line. Buff out any unblended edges.
Apply ‘henna’ on the lower lids and go over with ‘dark blue’. Blend. Apply any white highlighter on the tear ducts. Apply Urban decay cosmetics 24/7 glide on eye liner in Abyss on the waterline.

CONTACTS:

Olens Jenith natural gray

 

If you have suggestions or recommendations for future makeup looks please don’t hesitate to leave your comments! ๐Ÿ™‚

XxX

 

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Your worth is defined by no one except you!

Hello my lovelies! Happy Sunday! Sundays are fun days but also days of reflection. There will be a lot of people who will come into your life & make you feel things that you don’t really want to feel; especially those sad, ugly, lurky feelings. And I’m sure every single person has experienced hurt or pain due to someone or something. Although at the time the pain will feel excruciatingly real, remember that just because someone doesn’t reciprocate your feelings it does not mean that you are unlovable!

You are everything & more. One persons disapproval or lack of attention does not define your self worth. If someone fails to see the greatness in you it means they are projecting their own flaws or just don’t love themselves enough to see the love in anyone or anything else.

Always put yourself first & discard those silly self depreciating thoughts that come your way. At the end of the day ‘one man’s loss is another man’s gain’..quite literally! 😁

 

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My much needed ‘ME’ time…

Hello lovelies! 😃 Hope everyone is well. I went to into hibernation mode to reevaluate, recuperate & really just to reflect on this journey called life. (Which was much needed if I may add). Often these phases come when you encounter transitional periods.

This picture is so powerful. To me it implies that you cannot catch nor hold on to something that is meant to go. Even if deep in your heart you felt life was meant to remain the same, you’ve got to let that mindset go & set it free.

Often the most precious and beautiful things in life are not meant to be chained. You can truly feel the beauty of this co existence when you let life take its own course at its own pace. This applies to most things in life; love, friendships, views, perspectives..everything! 😊

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Smokey look using Zoeva’s Cocoa blend eyeshadow palette!

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Hello loves!

I achieved this makeup look using the Cocoablend palette by Zoeva. I was really looking forward to trying out this palette and I’m glad I finally got the chance.

This palette is very beautiful and the shades are so pigmented and velvety. blending was a dream with this palette so if you are planning to buy it then please go ahead, you will not be disappointed ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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FACE:

Foundation: Urban Decay cosmetics All nighters foundation 5.0. Setting powder: Soap and glory Kickass powder. Bake under the eyes, forehead & bridge of nose with Nars Crystal translucent powder. Powder contour: Hoola by Benefit cosmetics. Bronzed skin with Natural collection cosmetics in the shade Suntint bronzer. Blusher: Rockateur by Benefit cosmetics.

EYES:

Cocoa blend palette by Zoeva cosmetics. Above crease: shade ‘substitute for love’ mixed with ‘Bitter start’. Darken crease with ‘Freshly toasted’ mixed and ย ‘Substitute for love’. Darken lids with shade ‘Beans are white’. Blend crease and outer & inner corners with ‘Substitute for love’ to soften the darkness. Lighten brow bone with ‘Bitter start’.

LIPS:

Huda beauty lip contour & matte liquid lipstick in ‘Bombshell’.

LASHES:

‘Samantha’ by Huda beauty.

EYEBROWS:

Anastasia beverly hills Brow wiz dark brown.

CONTACTS:

Pure hazel by Bausch and Lomb.

 

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Hope you like it! Please let me know if you have any suggestions for future looks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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When you are no longer ‘allured’….

Hello lovelies! Happy Saturday!! 😃 This message is pretty self explanatory. We are often bogged down by feelings of guilt & shame for feeling things that we shouldn’t be or aren’t meant to because we fear it is against our morals or what is known as ‘right’ or ‘wrong’.

How can you no longer want to pursue something that you’ve worked so hard towards?..How can you not feel something towards what you spent so much time with/on? Again we are not meant to be feeling a particular way towards anything to begin with..And if we do there’s no guarantee we’ll feel the same ALL the time.

Like everything in life, feelings & dreams are transient too. What is not is our determination to keep working on something when that drive fades! Should you find yourself in that dilemma where you no longer feel that determination, it’s time to give yourself that reality check & accept the art of letting go. You are no longer feeling the same way because what you were pursuing is simply no longer serving you.

You may have a sudden breakthrough or a change of heart because you either don’t feel that connectedness or the ‘allure’ you once felt. In these moments accepting that it’s OKAY to let go is the best thing one can do! Because believe it or not, something better is in store for you waiting to catch your attention 😊 Just have faith in the divine & believe everything is happening as it should for your own betterment!

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Tips for aspiring MUA’s & makeup lovers!

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Hey lovelies! How are you all? As some of you may know that I’m an ‘aspiring’ MUA, I refrain from calling myself a pro because I feel we’re all constantly learning all the time and everyone is different and unique in their own way so there’s always a thing or two we can learn from each other ๐Ÿ™‚

I have complied a few tips that I hope will be useful for my fellow bloggers and MUA’s looking to improve their craft. Hope you all find it useful!

TIPS

1. Becoming a makeup artist can really take a toll on your pockets if you don’t already own a pro kit. Makeup is not cheap, especially professional makeup. But please do not stress about buying ALL the products recommended. There are ways around it. For example; brands like Graftobian, Cinema secrets and Kryolan have foundation palettes that cater to all skin tones! Invest in cream palettes than individual foundation bottles of different shades. It ends up being more cost effective and you learn how to colour match your clients too!

 

2. You don’t need ALL the eye and face brushes. I literally started out with 5 eye brushes and 5 face brushes. That’s it. Key is to gage on what you are comfortable with ย and what results you want while applying makeup. For example, I usually use the fluffy Mac 217 which is a popular eye shadow brush to apply eyeshadow on the lids which means I hardly reach out for my flat eye shadow brush unless I’m doing precision work. So observe which brushes you tend to reach out for most and what feels comfortable in your hand.

 

3. I cannot stress this one enough. Practice, practice, practice on colour correcting! The biggest challenge I faced when I started out was getting that even flawless finish. (Read concealing dark circles, hyper pigmentation, scars, etc) I truly struggled until I learnt the art of colour correcting. Once you nail this bit, you’re already half way to getting a flawless foundation base every single time! ๐Ÿ™‚ So take your time learning this part and invest in a cream based colour correcting palette that has the oranges, peaches and greens to get you started. NYX does a really good one!

 

4. Improvise on your style. Everyone has their own unique style and taste in makeup. However, being a makeup artist means you should be able to deliver the type of look that your client wants but steadily build your own name by creating a niche of your own in your area. For example, some brides want a very soft sheer look while some want a heavy bold cakey look. It’s all down to preference but if you do not enjoy applying cakey makeup then slowly advertise yourself as someone who is great at delivering a softer look. This comes with time and word of mouth but eventually be ready to say no to clients if ย what they are asking for is not your style. If you are not passionate or happy with what you’re delivering then that will start reflecting on your work. In the beginning while you are still finding your place, observe what type of looks you love creating and what makes you happy.

 

5. There’s a new palette or primer or that perfect concealer that is launched every month! It can get very daunting if you are starting out and are faced with a decision about some new item that has just been launched! Popular Youtubers and beauty gurus are sent new makeup to review and if you follow them, it can get very annoying when you are trying to save up but instead you are being swayed to buy new makeup that will ‘totally change your makeup game’. Being a makeup lover I know how hard it is to resist myself from buying newly launched items from brands that I love but honestly speaking, if you can then spare yourself that sort of temptation because makeup is all about the application technique. You can get the same high end look by using similar drug store products!

 

6. This is the most important tip. Please do not feel upset and undervalued if you feel that you are not getting the attention and clientele that you deserve. If you are feeling that it’s not happening for you, I ย promise you that it will. If makeup and beauty is your passion then do not give up on it. It is not easy making a name in the beauty or makeup industry and I speak from experience because I have struggled a lot myself. But slowly and surely I started to get noticed and people started asking me for my availability. I am not super popular or anything but I’m grateful for where I am. It didn’t come easy but eventually it did. That is only because I kept going and never gave up even on my lowest days…So I’ll say this once again; DON’T give up! Your time WILL come ๐Ÿ™‚

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