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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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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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I had the pleasure of being invited for a sneak peak of Sephora’s Winter 2016 lineup, and let me warn you to tighten those purse strings… the new season range, set to hit the stores from 1st December 2016, is sure to make you go broke! There were just so many things I have added to my Christmas wishlist… a brand new storage system for all my makeup stash being one!

However, space should not be an issue with Sephora’s very own Geometricolor Palette. With 80 eye-shadows, 32 lip glosses, 6 eye-liners, 4 brow powders, 4 blushes, 4 contouring powders and 1 generously sized mirror, you have an endless list of makeup possibilities with this beauty!

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Contouring and highlighting is here to stay. Struggling to achieve the perfect balance of chiseled and glowing? I have a secret to share with you… I am absolutely obsessed with the BECCA Lowlight Highlight Perfecting Palette. This powder palette features a ‘highlight’ and ‘lowlight’ for adding light and shadows to bring out the best in your features. Being powder-based, the colours can be worked up to go dramatic for a night out or subtle enough to use on  daily basis.

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The Velvet Touch Lipstick range by Gosh Cosmetics is pretty phenomenal. Love their 014 Matte Cranberry, and I recently got sent a limited edition jet-black lipstick from the same line. The perfect shade with Halloween coming up ofcourse!

However, I have been toying with the idea of incorporating black lipstick into my regular lippy stash for a while now. So how do you wear this vampy shade without looking like an absolute vampire? Read on for a few tips and tricks that will see you go black pouted far more often than you would have thought doable.

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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

Gosh Cosmetics is a makeup brand hailing from Denmark, and prides itself for its high-quality products that are in par with some of the biggest brands on the beauty shelves (yet cost a fraction of the price). Moreover, the brand is cruelty-free, their products contain no harmful parabans or synthetic additives, and apart from their lipsticks which contain beeswax, the Gosh range can also claim to be vegan-friendly! (For more on Gosh Cosmetics, read my earlier post by clicking here).

I just got back to good old sunny Dubai, and went ecstatic discovering a whole new bag of Gosh goodies in my mailbox! Ofcourse I had to play with them right away 🙂

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