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    NEW PRODUCTS I’M LOVING! Natasha Denona Palette + Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Stain + IT Cosmetics BYE BYE Under-eye

    New Products I'm loving photo!

    New Products I’m loving!

    As I was rummaging through my makeup bag the other day, I realized that it was missing something…I needed a bold red lipstick! To be honest, I specifically needed aka wanted, the Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint. I have been eyeing this baby for weeks now and I finally made my way to Sephora and gave them all my money!  This fiery red lip paint is a one shade fits all product and it’s amazing!

    Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint photo

    Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint

    At fist, I found it difficult to apply because the round ball applicator and I just didn’t jive!  I found myself over applying the lip paint outside my cupids bow, so I decided to ditch the applicator it came with and used my own Mac Lip brush. I dipped it into the lip paint and extracted the quantity of product I needed and applied it to my lips starting from the middle of the lip and working outwards. Applying the product to the middle of the lips first, guarantees the majority of the product will be applied there. I found using a brush and this technique work great for me. There is nothing wrong with the applicator it comes with but I feel I have better precision using a brush.

    The lip paint is a thick product and it applies matte and does not budge!! It was literally stuck to my lips for a good 8 hrs before I had to wash it off. I had to use 2 cotton pads with my Bioderma makeup remover to remove every bit of the stain from my lips.

    This is one of those products you either automatically like or don’t like how it looks on you. Fortunately for me, this shade of red looked great on me (at least I think so lol) and once I learned how to apply it properly I was even more in love with it. The 8 hour staying power of the Stunna is definitely a plus!

    Another good trick I have to applying it is to line your lips with a similar shade so you don’t overextend the lip stain to the outer part of your lip, like I did on my first attempt! I found the Make Up Forever Aqua Lip 8C is the perfect shade to compliment Stunna.

    This is the only Fenty product I’ve tried so far. Next on my list is the the Fenty Beauty Matte Foundation, whenever Sephora decides to stock my shade, 330!

    Another product I picked up, because my makeup bag so badly needed it * wink wink*,  was the Natasha Denona Holiday palette. I know I’m kind of late the party on this one but hey it’s never too late to show support to a great artist as she is one I definitely admire.

    Natasha Denona Holiday Palette photo

    Natasha Denona Holiday Palette

    This palette is just gorgeous and stays true to the Natasha Denona quality. I picked up this palette shade as opposed to Aeris 2 which is the other holiday palette. These shades are more wearable for  me and I just love love the burnt terracotta and ice blue!

    These are all metallic shades except for burnt terracotta which is matte. They are buildable and have little fallout. The only shade that gave me more fallout than I expected was Nude.

    This palette is definitely one that I know i’ll get a lot of use out of. I just can’t explain to you guys just how gorgeous ice blue is! Below is a look I created using burnt teracotta on the crease, nude in the inner corner, red bronze on the outer corner, ice blue on the lower lashes line and Stunna on the lips.

    To cover up my over caffeinated and sleep deprived dark circles, I used,for the first time, the IT cosmetics Bye Bye Under-eye concealer. This concealer is full coverage , waterproof, paraben and cruelty free. It dispenses very thick but once you warm it up between your fingers it will thin out. A little bit of this product goes a long way.  I’m using the shade medium tan but I could also wear medium.

    So far I really like this product because it’s long lasting as I wore it for around 8-9 hours and it didn’t separate through out the day.It comes in a variety of shades so as my skin gets darker during the summer I can still find a shade that suits me well! I made sure to apply powder over the concealer to set it. I usually wear a colour corrector under the concealer but for this look I forgot to apply it and to my surprise I didn’t need it. This is a good product to try out if you are looking for full coverage and a brightened under-eye!

     

     

    Natsha Denona Holiday Palette & Fenty Beauty Stunner Lip stain photo

    Natsha Denona Holiday Palette & Fenty Beauty Stunner Lip stain

    Have you tried any of these products? If so, which ones and what did you think of them?

    Natsha Denona Holiday Palette & Fenty Beauty Lipstick

     

    XO, MAHA 

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    3 Valentines Day Makeup looks YOU Can Rock!

    I love Valentines day ! It’s a beautiful celebration of love and friendship. It’s also a good excuse for a date night and the hubby and I take full advantage of it! What I love more than date night is actually getting ready to go out! I had a lot of  fun creating these 3 valentines day makeup looks that anyone can recreate and wear for any occasion! I hope you find inspiration in them!

    Makeup Look # 1 Natural

    Valentines Day Makeup Look Natural

    Valentines Day Makeup Look Natural

    This look is super easy and quick to create.   This is a perfect look for a v-day brunch date or a get together with your girlfriends to celebrate Love! I wanted glowing skin and romantic eyes so I reached for the Pixi By Petra Rosy Radiance palette.

    Products Used:

    Skin

    CHANEL CC Cream

    Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Cheek Blush

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Cheek All Over Glow

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Cheek Enhancing Contour

    Eyes

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Day Lid Shade and Eye Contour Shade ( one sweep of the shades on your lid is all you need)

    Lips

    MAC Hip’N Happy Lip Liner and Vaseline ( yep that’s all I used!)

    Brows

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Cheek Brow Hues in medium brown

     

    Valentines Day Natural Day makeup

    Valentines Day Natural Day makeup

     

     

    Makeup Look # 2 Romantic Glam

    This is my go-to date night romglam look ( romantic and glam lol) .  It’s for anyone who still wants a romantic look but needs to take it up a notch for a memorable occasion. This makeup look was super easy to create because I already had the natural makeup done so all I had to do was emphasize my eyes and lips to achieve this romglam look.

    Valentines Day glam look

    Valentines Day glam look

    I emphasized the eyes in this look with a winged out liner and I smoked out the eyeshadow a bit more. I still used the same shadows from the Pixi Rosy Radiance palette, I just used a bit more on the outer edges of the eyes. The shade I used is a plum/brown shade ( unfortunately the shades don’t have individual names on the palette).

     

    Valentines Day Glam Eye Look

    Valentines Day Glam Eye Look

     

    That glow tho!!! I didn’t add any additional Pixi all-over glow to the high point of my face, I didn’t need to as the all- over glow and enhancing contour stayed put the whole day!

     

     

    Valentines Day Glam Look

    Valentines Day Glam Look

     

    Valentines Day Glam Look

    Valentines Day Glam Look

    A close up of the winged out liner and lips. No look is complete without  a beautiful pout! This is the Charlotte Tilbury Hel’s Bells modern matte lipstick. It’s gorgeous and has become my go-to date night lippie!

    Products Used:

    Ski

    CHANEL CC Cream

    Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Cheek Blush

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Cheek All Over Glow

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Cheek Enhancing Contour

    Eyes

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Day Lid Shade and Eye Contour Shade (Smoke out the shades at the outer corner of the eye)

    Makeup Forever Ink Liner in Black

    MAC Feline Kohl Power Eye Liner

    Lips

    Charlotte Tilbury Hel’s Bells Modern Matte Lipstick

    Brows

    Pixi by Petra Rosy Radiance Palette Cheek Brow Hues in medium brown

    Makeup Look # 3 Cut Crease Glam

    This is a look that some may find a bit more challenging to recreate but can be done. I freehanded the cut crease but you can use scotch tape to outline the cut crease. I hope to have a full tutorial on how to achieve this look in an upcoming post but wanted to feature it in this  post because it’s such a glamorous and sexy look for evenings out.

    Valentines Day Cut Crease Makeup

    Valentines Day Cut Crease Makeup

    Valentines Day Cut Crease Makeup

    Valentines Day Cut Crease Makeup

    I love how the pop of gold pigments just make the eye pop! Since there was so much drama on the eyes, I decided to leave the lips neutral. To complete this look I would suggest wearing lashes but unfortunately I can’ t wear lashes as often as I used  too 🙁

     

    I neutral lip , for me, totally suits an exaggerated eye. I know some will disagree but that’s the amazing thing about makeup , you can choose and wear whatever colour you prefer. There isn’t a wrong or a right, at least to me there isn’t!

    Products Used

    Skin

    Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup in Ivory Beige

    Makeup Forever Ultra HD concealer in Y31

    Pixi by Petra Cheek Blush ( love love this blush)

    Makeup Forever Pro Light Fusion in shade 02

    Soleil Tan De CHANEL Bronzer

    Eyes

    MAC Some Silke transition shade

    MAC Saddle in the crease

    MAC Embark in the crease over Saddle

    Pixi by Petra loose Pigments in Gold on the lid

    essence Gel liner in black

    Lips

    Charlotte Tilbury Modern Matte in Kim K.W ( in love with this shade)

    Brows

    Anastasia DipBrow Pomade in Dark Brown

     

    I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and if you would like a step by step on how to achieve any of these looks, please leave me a comment below!!

    P.S ALL THE PHOTOS ARE NON EDITED AND DO NOT HAV ANY FILTERS ON THEM 🙂

     

    XO, MAHA 

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