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I put up a poll asking if you wanted to see me do a #makeuptutorial video. I’m still a novice at video making and editing, so bear with me and thanks so much for the encouragement!💕 This was me prepping for a brunch date with my girls last Saturday. I went for a bronzed-up yet casual look with a smokey bronze eye To prep and prime my skin, I used the @benefitmiddleeast ‘That Gal’ brightening primer from @sephoramiddleeast I then used my favorite #foundation the @tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation. It’s super smooth, provides full coverage and has a built-in SPF of 15. I wear the shade ‘Deep Tan Honey’. Recently bought my second tube @sephoramiddleeast I set the foundation with the @fentybeauty Pro Filt’r Setting Powder in ‘Banana’. This smooth powder ensures the base stays put all day, even in a Dubai summer. Also bought from #sephoramiddleeast I then used the #Fenty Pro Filt’r Concealer in the shade 380 for my under-eyes and as a light highlight. I like to use a liquid concealer over a set base as I find powdering down my eyebags makes them look dry and tired, and dare I say it… highlight the lines I then contoured and highlighted with the #FentyMatchStix I used the shades Truffle, Trippin and Chili Mango. I finished off with a few brushes of the #FentyBeauty Stalk’r Bronzer in the shade ‘Bajan Gyal’ to really accentuate the chisel For my eyeshadow, I used the @tarte Pro Remix Palette from #sephora . I was going for a really ‘galden galden’ look so I went all out with the golden shade ‘Spin’ and took it from my crease to the brow-line. I then used ‘Graffiti’, a sparkly deep pink on my lids I filled in my #brows with @chelseabeautique #browpowder in ‘Chestnut’ I did an #eyelinerflick with the @gosharabia Extreme Liquid Liner. Love this highly pigmented liner! The sleek brush makes the #wingedliner super easy to do💕 For #mascara I used the @hourglasscosmetics Caution Extreme Lash Mascara from #sephoramiddleeast This is a very thick, dramatic mascara, and I only needed one coat Finished off the look with my current fave #lipstick from @hudabeauty #PowerBulletLipstick in ‘Third Date’. It always seems to be sold out in my local #sephora 😭

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If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I’m a sucker for great highlighters. Of all the highlighters I’ve had the pleasure of trying, my unbiased favorite is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder in C-Pop. It’s a universally flattering shade, and no one seems to get the formulation as spot-on as Becca. Their pressed powder highlighters are so beautifully milled with just the right amount of believable sheen, and they never expose unsightly pores as many ‘sparklier’ counterparts tend to do.

Whilst the C-Pop has this gorgeous pale pink champagne hue that sits well for day to night, the Gold Pop shade is all out glamorous and perfect for that Summer Diva look.

Lucky me! I got sent the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Gold Pop, in all 3 formulations; liquid, cream and pressed powder. How do these formulations differ, and which one suits your beauty needs? Read on for more.

I got introduced to German makeup brand Zoeva at the Sephora Summer 2017 launch last year, after which the Zoeva Nude Spectrum Eye-Shadow Palette has become a ‘can’t live without’ staple in my makeup stash.

This summer, Sephora Middle East is launching the much-coveted Zoeva Opulence collection featuring an extravagant eye-shadow palette, a ritzy blush palette and a luxurious vegan brush set.

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I am now the proud owner of not one, but two Zoeva eye-shadow palettes! While the Nude Spectrum features earthy tones and a balanced mix of shimmery and matte, the brand new Zoeva Opulence Eye-Shadow Palette lives up to its name with a predominantly metallic range of shades that exude the finer things in life.

Many a makeup palette are created with inspirations of the season, but rarely have I come across ones that are inspired by an entire city.

NYX Cosmetics has come up with the Wanderlust Lip & Eye Collection that are dedicated to seven major cities around the globe.

There’s one for Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, London, Coopenhagen, Vancouver… and Dubai! 

When it comes to fashion, I’m anything but mainstream. I’ve always been drawn to the bizarre, the bohemian, and oftentimes the overly loud and colorful.

Earlier this month I was at Pull & Bear, and spotted this black sweat-shirt. Nothing bizarre in that you’d say… till you see the sleeves! The sleeves on this bad-boy are coated in faux fur and makes the wearer resemble an exotic bird of sorts. Ofcourse I had to have it!

Swedish makeup brand IsaDora is still relatively new in the UAE, although the brand was established way back in 1983. Reasonably priced, fragrance-free and clinically tested, IsaDora can be bought across a long list of retail outlets including Lifestyle.

I was recently sent this absolutely #Isadorable bag of IsaDora makeup, and got busy playing with my new stash. I even came up with a very doable, everyday makeup look and wanted to share this with you here…

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