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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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I think I’ve found the holy grail for mascaras. It comes in this eclectic hexagonal tube, so akin to everything super-stylish to come out from the ‘Marc Jacobs’ label.

It brings my barely-there lashes to life, like you can actually see them! Thick and luscious sans any annoying clumps with just a single sweep. A second coat gives me the ‘vavavoom’ look of false lashes. I’m talking about the epic Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara. 

What’s not to love about subscription boxes? They are the ‘from me, to me’ gift we all deserve… with an element of surprise thrown in.

Dubai beauty buffs are spoilt for choice with so many monthly subscription boxes in the market that are dedicated to makeup, skincare and general wellness. If you are looking for a makeup option, Doll Me Up is a great choice as this monthly box only caters to high-end luxury brands at very affordable rates.

Unboxing a Doll Me Up box is a treat in itself. Each box comes with 5 different products from different brands. Here’s a look at what I found in mine this month:

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.

Eid Mubarak my loves! Here’s wishing you a wonderful festive time with near and dear ones, truckloads of love and blessings and decadently aromatic feasts. What are your Eid Al Fitr plans?

Blessed to have a 4-day weekend! We are spending the first day with family, and the festivities are the perfect excuse to glam up and get all that ‘over the top’ bling out for some daylight from the dark crevices of my wardrobe.

My exotic outfit was shouting out for some bold, Indian-style makeup. I envision Indian makeup to be a combination of dewy, sparkly gold and red so I went for bright red lips using the Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored, and a shimmering gold eye look, complete with an eyeliner flick that would make Cleopatra proud.

All the makeup used for this look is from Sephora Middle East.

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.

Zoeva Opulence Eye Shadow Palette Review Sephora Middle East Dubai Beauty Makeup Blogger Blog The Tezzy Files Swatches (5)

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.

I am a huge fan of the contouring technique. Contouring was made for fat faces, and to disguise a love for chocolate. A very skilled job keeps that jawline defined, and those cheeks uplifted even when you forget to pucker up for that pic.

My love for contouring has my makeup drawers stuffed with contouring powders and palettes from many a coveted brand, and then I stumbled upon the art of draping…

Draping is contouring with a pop of color, and has actually been around since the Eighties pop culture phase. Think bright, happy cheeks all flushed a gorgeous pink. 

One of the highlights of the month of Feb was attending the Sephora Spring 2018 launch. This beauty mogul keeping outdoing themselves by sourcing the best in beauty from across the globe. This coming season is no different with many exciting new entrants, and a whole load of drool-worthy new additions from many of our favorite brands.

Here’s a rundown of some of the brand new Sephora Spring 2018 goodies I have my eyes on…