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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 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.