Date night soft makeup

 

 

For days when you’re running short of time to get ready for an event, but still want to look amazing. This look is so easy to replicate and perfect for beginners. The makeup is easily achieved with any two eyeshadow colours of your choosing. There is a make up hack I’ve used on this look which may seem very strange if you are new to make up. The Nivea post shave balm used as a primer has been by far the best incidental discovery by Nikkie Tutorials. This has been the holy grail of ALL HACKS. I hope you enjoy the video, please take the time to like and subscribe.

Amelle xo

 

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Moroccan Bridal – Chedda Tetounia

As extravagant and rich in culture Moroccan weddings can be, looks do vary for Moroccan brides. This look known as Chedda/Shedda Tetouania in particular is customary to those who are from the Northern city of Tetouan. The intricate beads and delicate details of the embroidery on the dress (takshita, lebsa) complete this look. The make up is very modern inspired by an Arabic Gulf style makeup.

 

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The details used for this particular look are as follows:

Primer: Nivea Post Shave Balm

Foundation: Mac Cosmetics N25

Concealer: Mac Cosmetics Pro Concealer in NC20 and NW25

Blusher: Mac Cosmetics Plum Foolery

Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze LA girl Cosmetics Creamy Beige

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 & Vice Palettte 3, Nyx Cosmetics Glitter liner in Gold

Bronzer: Anastasia Beverly Hills in Havana

Highlighter: Mac Loose Powder in Golden (discontinued I believe) & Kiko Eyeshadow in 202

Eyeliner: Inglot Blackest Black Gel Eyeliner and Mac Liquid Liner eyeliner

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Chocolate

Mascara: Rimmel Mascara

Setting Spray: Mac Cosmetics Fix + Spray

Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics in Diva & Russian Red

Lip Liner: MAC Cosmetics Redd

Lashes: Ardell lashes in 114

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Plum and Pink Power

The details used for this particular look are as follows:

Primer: Nivea Post Shave Balm

Foundation: Mac Cosmetics N25

Concealer: Mac Cosmetics Pro Concealer in NC20 and NW25

Blusher: Mac Cosmetics Plum Foolery

Powder: Laura Mercier Invisible Powder & Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze LA girl Cosmetics Creamy Beige

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Vice Palette 3, MAC Cosmetics Pigment

Bronzer: Mac Cosmetics Refined Golden

Highlighter: Mac Loose Powder in Golden (discontinued I believe) & Laura Mercier Eye shadow in Gold.

Eyeliner: Inglot Blackest Black Gel Eyeliner and Mac Liquid Liner, and Rimmel Nude eyeliner

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Ebony

Mascara: Maybelline Mascara

Setting Spray: Mac Cosmetics Fix + Spray

Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics in Diva & Myth

Lip Liner: MAC Cosmetics Stripdown

Lashes: Girls with Attitude lashes

Arabic Gold

 

The details used for this particular look are as follows:

Primer: Nivea Post Shave Balm

Foundation: L’Oreal True match Foundation no4 Beige

Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Concealer in Nude

Blusher: Mac Cosmetics Plum Foolery

Powder: Laura Mercier Invisible Powder

Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze LA girl Cosmetics Creamy Beige

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Vice Palette,Nyx glitter in gold

Bronzer: Mac Cosmetics Refined Golden

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

Eyeliner: Inglot Blackest Black Gel Eyeliner and Mac Liquid Liner, and Mac Cosmetics Fascinating

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Palette

Mascara: Maybelline Mascara

Setting Spray: Mac Cosmetics Fix + Spray

Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics in Please me

Lip Liner: Lord and Berry lipliner

Lashes: Huda Beauty in Samantha

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

Vampy Glam

This is a bit of different look for me, but I really enjoyed doing this look (which I did share on my snapchat: Melmakeup7). I do love a dark lip especially in these cold months. I am a bit late on joining the liquid lipstick bandwagon that is going on at the moment, but I am so glad I did. It does take alot to impress me and I am VERY impressed with the Limecrime Velvetines Liquid Lipsticks. It was so pigmented and opaque and glided on so well. More importantly it just did not move the WHOLE night, despite scoffing my dinner and drinks for dinner. I am very impressed, and plan to buy some more (maybe all the colours – don’t tell my hubby). Retailing for about £14 per lippie I would say it definitely is worth the money as a little does go a long way.

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The details used for this particular look are as follows:

Primer: Mac Cosmetics Prep and Prime Primer

Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk in 6.5

Blusher: Nars Deep Throat Blush

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 Laura Mercier concealer and corrector (forgot the exact shade)

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Vice Palette 3

Bronzer: Anastasia Beverly Hills Havana

Highlighter: Mac Loose Powder in Golden (discontinued I believe) and Nars Illuminator

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: Urban Decay Stay All nighter Setting Spray

Lipstick: Limecrime Velvetine Liquid Lipstick in Wicked

Lip Liner: Mac Cosmetic’s Stone

Lashes: Ardell Lashes in 107

Golden Glam

I loved every second of glamming this beauty for her wedding day; she have several changes for her big day. Here is one of of her outfits the traditional Somali green Draa.

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The details used for this particular look are as follows:

Primer: Mac Cosmetics Prep and Prime Primer

Foundation: Mac Cosmetics Studio NC45

Powder: Mac Cosmetics Setting Powder in NC45, and Banana from ABH Contour Palette on Under eye area

Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze LA girl Cosmetics Pure Beige

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 & Lorac Palette 1

Bronzer: Anastasia Beverly Hills Havana

Highlighter: Kiko Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow in Colour 216 (yellow gold) and topped with a Gold Highlight Powder from Mac Cosmetics

Eyeliner: Inglot Blackest Black Gel Eyeliner and Mac Liquid Liner and Mikyajy Eyeliner (Black Collection – Saudi Arabian Product)

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate & Ebony

Mascara: Rimmel Mascara

Setting Spray: Mac’s Fix + spray to set

Lipstick: Illamasqua in Corrupt

Lip Liner: Mac Cosmetic’s Whirl

Lashes: Ardell Lashes in Wispies

Black Smoke

The details used for this particular look are as follows:

Foundation: Mac Cosmetics Studio NC25

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

Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze Mac concealer in NW20 and LA girl Creamy Beige

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Vice Palette 4 & Lorac 1 Palette

Bronzer: Anastasia Beverly Hills Havana

Highlighter: Sleek Highlight Palette

Eyeliner: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Chocolate

Mascara: Rimmel Mascara

Setting Spray: Mac’s Fix + spray to set

Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics Cherish

Lip Liner: Mac Cosmetic’s Stripdown

Lashes: Ardell Lashes in  115

Holiday Glam

The details used for this particular look are as follows: Powder: Banana by Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour kit & Laura Mercier Setting Powder Foundation: Nars Sheer Matte Foundation Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze Mac concealer in NW20 Eyeshadow: Urban Decay … Continue reading

Soft Cut Crease

 

 

This has to be one of the most versatile kind of smokey eyes. It can be dressed up or yet still look quite casual. It usually suits ALL eye shapes and it never fails. For this look I opted using the original Urban Decay Naked 1 palette as it suits all skin undertones and is a cult classic in the makeup world. So what better product to use on an everyday favourite but an everyday favourite palette perfect for any occasion?

The details used for this particular look are as follows:

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

Foundation: Mac Cosmetics Studio Fix NC25

Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze and Creamy Beige

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Palette 2

Bronzer: Mac Cosmetics Golden Defined

Blusher: Mac Cosmetics Desert Rose and Nars Orgasm

Highlighter: Becca Cosmetics Highlight in Tea Rose

Eyeliner: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Ebony

Mascara: Lorac Mascara

Setting Spray: Mac’s Fix + spray to set

Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics Velvet Teddy & Myth

Lip Liner: Soar

Lashes: Ardell Demi Wispies 113