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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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Indulge in the deep warmth of rich, aromatic chocolate without the calories… and actually end up looking more toned and chiseled! Sounds like a daydream, but this is exactly what this gorgeous little bronzer delivers.

too Faced Dark Chocolate Soleil bronzer review by The Tezzy Files Dubai Beauty Blogger UAE Sephora

Inspired by a Hawaiian chocolate facial that Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Jerrod Blandino indulged in years ago, the Too Faced makeup range has adopted the powerful anti-oxidant rich properties of cocoa in a number of their best-selling products. 

I recently got sent the Too Faced Dark Chocolate Soleil bronzer, and am absolutely obsessed with it. Here’s a simple bronzed-up look I created using this palette:

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A #NoFilterSelfie showcasing the look. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE filters, but as a #BeautyBlogger I believe its my responsibility to show you the colours for what they really are #BeautyRanting

‘My name is Tezzy, and I am a Too Faced addict.’ There, I’ve said it. Perhaps its the cute, kitsch packaging, or perhaps its the chocaholic in me that digs the beautifully subtle scent of cocoa across all the brand’s products, but I am truly, madly, deeply in love with the Too Faced bandwagon.

Talking of true love, the limited edition Too Faced Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer and I were therefore meant to be. Come on you cynics, the little heart-shaped compact is way too adorable to resist!

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With summer well and truly here, it’s time to reevaluate the makeup bag. The warmer months have always suited the minimalist look; think barely-there makeup to enhance the features and recreate a flawless, youthfully glowing complexion.

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Infographic courtesy farfetch.com

For a daytime look, pretty pastels are in and darker, deeper shades are best saved up for the cooler months. This look requires lightly done eyes, a barely-there lippy, but if there’s one thing you can play up on, its your blush: the perfect ‘flash of color’!