Sparkly green Arabic Glam

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I love when someone wants me to push boundaries, she allowed me to take free reign and barely looked in the mirror. I appreciated the trust fully. And she was very impressed with the results. For transformational before and afters please follow me on Snapchat: Melmakeup7

The details used for this particular look are as follows:

Primer: Nivea Post Shave Balm

Foundation: Mac Cosmetics N37

Concealer: Tarte Concealer medium sand

Blusher: Mac Cosmetics Desert Rose

Powder: Kat Von D Shade and Light contour palette

Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Vice Palette 4

Bronzer: Mac Cosmetics Golden Defined

Highlighter: Laura Mercier Eye shadow

Eyeliner: Inglot Blackest Black Gel Eyeliner and Mac Cosmetics Liquid liner

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Ebony

Mascara: Lorac Mascara

Setting Spray: Mac Cosmetics Fix + Spray

Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics Stone and Stripdown

Lip Liner: Kinda Sexy

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Smokey Lustre

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There is nothing more versatile than a warmish smokey look to really warm up a look which can be glammed up or toned down to your preference. For this look I went glam to the max. Using the Urban Decay vice palette 3, this palette is so great for everything, and everyday, I feel as though this palette is all I reach for at the moment. Also I have used some plum-mish colours on the Lorac palette 1 for this look also creating the perfect transitional blend for this plummy smokey look.

A new make up hack I used for this look and I am unbelievably impressed and will definitely be carrying in my freelance kit from now on because the skin looked absolutely flawless was using the Nivea Post Shave Balm as a primer. Having brought for an impressive £3.52 for a bottle of 100ml this will last me much longer than the primers I currently use, and made my skin look radiant and appearing blemish free. My skin type is combination (mostly dry however) and I do suffer from eczema, this product was very gentle on my skin. As I am very careful with what I put on my skin to not irritate it.

Can we have a moment of silence on the lashes though? How insane are they? I brought this from Illamasqua on a whim. I do not usually go this dramatic on lashes despite being a make up glam addict who’s make up drama has no bounds.
The lashes are called ‘Lush’ and really complimented this Arabic liner smokey eye look. They were wispie and dense, just how I like my lashes; they do not look any different than mink lashes which are really popular. They are synthetic too which is perfect.

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The details used for this particular look are as follows:

Primer: Nivea Post Shave Balm

Foundation: L’Oreal True match Foundation

Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Concealer in Nude

Blusher: Mac Cosmetics Plum Foolery

Powder: Laura Mercier Invisible Powder , and Banana from ABH Contour Palette on Under eye area

Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze LA girl Cosmetics Creamy Beige and Corrector LA girl corrector concealer in Orange

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Vice Palette 3 & Lorac Lustre

Bronzer: Anastasia Beverly Hills Havana

Highlighter: Mac Loose Powder in Golden (discontinued I believe) & Kiko Waterproof Eyeshadow in Gold

Eyeliner: Inglot Blackest Black Gel Eyeliner and Mac Liquid Liner

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate & Chocolate

Mascara: Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Setting Spray: Mac Cosmetics Fix + Spray

Lipstick: Limecrime Velvetine Liquid Lipstick in Riot

Lip Liner: Mac Cosmetic’s Stripdown

Lashes: Illamasqua lashes in Lush

Urban Decay Vice Palette 3

The details used for this particular look are as follows:

Powder: Laura Mercier Setting Powder and Banana by Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour kit

Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk 5.5

Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze and Mac Cosmetics Pro Conceal in NC20

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in Chocolate

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette – Bobby Dazzle, Alien, Alchemy, Bondage and Vanity

Bronzer: Nars Laguna Bronzer

Blusher: Mac Cosmetics Desert Rose

Highlighter: Becca in Rose gold

Eyeliner: Inglot Gel Eyeliner in 77 (blackest black) set with black eyeshadow from Mikyaji

Mascara: Rimmel Mascara Scandaleyes

Setting Spray: Mac’s Fix + spray to set

Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics Lovelorn

Lipliner: Nyx Cosmetics Hot Pink

Lashes: Samantha Lashes by Hudabeauty

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Gold and Brown Sultry Smoke

Firstly using an SLR camera is such a dream, it picks up everything though; still trying to master lighting. Obviously there is nothing more perect than natural light so please excuse the lack of light for now as I plan to have it rectified in the near future.

For Nora I used the and lorac pro palette and did an Arabian sultry smokey eye of a contrast of matte and shimmer and dark and light. Which is so complimentative to any eye shape. She already has the loveliest features and with contouring I really wanted to bring more warmth to her skin. The highlight of the cheeks matching the shimmer and highlight of her eyes it was a really eye an catching look. This make up can be worn with a nude or white eyeliner or a more dramatic liner at the bottom (because yes I am all about the drama). And seeing as I went slightly strong on the eyes I wanted to create balance in toning down her lush lips with a neutral nudey pink colour, and kept them matte also.

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The details used for this particular look are as follows: 

 

Concealer: Mac Pro Finish NC20

Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Palette in Banana

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade

Bronzer: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Havana

Blusher: Nars Orgasm Blush

Highlighter: Nars Highlight

Eyeshadow: Lorac Pro Palette in ‘Gold’, ‘Black’, Champagne ‘Taupe’, ‘Nude’ and ‘Sable’ and ‘Espresso’

Eyeliner: Inglot Gel Eyeliner in 77 (blackest black), and Smoulder

Mascara: Lorac Pro Mascara

Setting Spray: Mac’s Fix + spray to set

Lips: Mac Soar and Kinda Sexy

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Lorac Pro Palette

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Vice Palette 2

Any excuse for me to get experimental and I’m there. I am loving this look I did using the Urban Decay Vice Palette 2, seeing as I’m an Urban Decay addict I find all my post so far have been about these shadows – I will change the record; I promise. Along with the naked palettes this palette has been my ‘go to’ palette, as it has colours for most occasions with it’s reasonable mixture of velvety blends and matte shadows it’s perfect. Not very often would I wear pink especially on my eyes but it looks so pretty teamed up with your not so usual gold shadow ‘Blitz’ and Pink ‘Coax’ (who comes up with these names?). The new 2014 Vice Palette is already out and cannot wait to get my mitts on that too, and with them being limited edition I waste no time in buying them.

Vice Palette 2

Vice Palette 2

The details used for this particular look are as follows: 

Vice Palette 2 look

Foundation: Mac Studio Fix – NC20

Contour: Mac studio Finish and corrector  NC45

Concealer: Mac Studio Finish NC20

Powder: Ben Nye powder

Brows: Urban Decay Vice Palette ‘Rewind’

Bronzer: Mac’s Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Havana

Blusher: Nars ‘Orgasm Blush’

Highlighter: Mac’s ‘Belightful’

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Vice Palette 2 – Blitz, Coax, Voodoo,X-Rated and  Betreyal

Eyeliner: Lorac’s Eyeliner Pen ‘Draw the Line’

Mac’s Fascinating

Mascara: Lorac Pro Mascara

Lipstick: Mac’s Kinda Sexy

Setting Spray: Mac’s Fix + spray to set

Lashes: Ardell demi wispies

Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette

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Samer Khouzami Transformations

Being completely obsessed with Samer Khouzami’s work, in case you are not familiar with him he’s a make up artist to the Lebanese celebrities and a household name as far as social media is concerned for his epic transformations and his techniques on immaculate colour correction and manipulating light. Being a true fan of transformational make up and a strong Middle Eastern style. My client gave me a picture of his she was after for her event; and me being the glam addict any given opportunity for strong glam, Arabian and dramatic make up I am so there. Here’s the outcome.

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