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Kitty Cat Halloween Make-up!

HISSSSSSSSSSSS! Meeeoooow!!

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BOO! Hope I didn’t scare ya ;-D

This look was SUPER popular, so I definitely had to create a blog post for it ūüėÄ Halloween is near and it has always been my favorite time of the year….¬†Although, I feel that I have become much more of a scaredy cat these days lol (no pun intended :D) But I do love Halloween because I get to play around with all kinds of different makeup looks! Here is my inspiration for this kitty cat makeup look:

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She’s a cutie right??!

Anyway…I went to fright night in Vancouver last night, which is filled with haunted houses, monsters, and crazies! Of course, I was chased as usual! Never fails! This year, I don’t plan on going out for Halloween night…back when I lived in LA, I used to go out every single year but I feel as though creating these makeup looks at home with a glass or two of wine is just as fun for me ūüôā

SO! I decided to go with a super blended black smokey eye for this look as it just seemed perfect. The liquid liner I placed on my bottom lash line definitely gives more of a dramatic cat eye effect. I also like to use this technique on any other makeup look to give it the eyes a bit more drama and an elongated effect.

Now before I go into my makeup details, I DO have to rave about The Kat Von D tattoo liner¬†in “Trooper” Honestly, this eyeliner is AMAZING! If you don’t have it, I suggest going out right now and buying it! You will NOT be disappointed. This liner is perfect for anyone from a beginner to a pro. The tip of the brush is phenomenal…it allows for such precision and essentially creates the perfect line or wing effortlessly. I used the liner for my eye details as well as for the whiskers and dots on my face. I am planning to get the liner in brown as well because it would be perfect for day time.

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Make-up Details!!!

  • Murad invisi-blur primer, anti-aging treatment and SPF serum..amazing stuff!!!¬†here
  • Dr Brandt Pore no more on T zone (You can do either this one or the Murad OR both, but if you want more bang for your buck go with Murad)¬†here
  • Loreal Visible Lift foundation‚Ķflawless gorgeous coverage, photographs beautifully…gives a dewy glow (not recommended for oily skin in warmer climates)…I mentioned it was discontinued but I found it on Amazon YAY!!!!!! here
  • Nars creamy concealer in ‚ÄúCustard‚Ä̬†here¬†and Mac Prep and prime highlighter¬†here¬†blended with damp beauty blender¬†(You can use either¬†but the Mac prep and prime gives more of a brightened, highlighted effect)
  • Laura Mercier Translucent setting powder¬†here
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light contour palette here
  • Kat Von D¬†Tattoo liner in Trooper for eyes/face/nose details…you can also use any black eyeliner pencil
  • MAC¬†lip liner in “Beet” for bottom lip color
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills¬†Tamanna Palette on the eyes…Used Noir, Bengal and Chocolate…you can get these as single shadows from her line…or use any similar colors.
  • Velour Lashes/Carli Bybel ‚ÄúCarlilash‚Ä̬†here
  • Lancome¬†Hypnose Drama mascara on top and a bottom lashes here
  • MAC¬†eyeshadow in “Espresso” to fill in my brows

I hope you enjoyed this look and have a wonderful Halloween!!!! Be safe and have fun!

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Xo, Sahar

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A Fall Perspective & Make-up look!

Happy October beautiful people!!!! 

I actually couldn’t be happier that it’s October ūüėÄ As I’m sure you all know by now, fall is my absolute faaaaaaaaavorite season! I never knew this until I moved to Vancouver. I remember visiting Vancity during the fall and being completely drawn to the trees, all the colors and leaves falling to the ground. I used to think hot, sunny, summer weather with no seasons was the best…but unfortunately you miss the beauty of seasons when you live in sunny Southern California! Fall quickly became a season I adored living in Vancouver and I look forward to it every year.

Each year, on a nice sunny fall day, I grab a Starbucks and take a long walk by myself. It’s a time where I can simply be present, take in the beauty of life, and of nature. It’s a time where I can be thankful that I am alive and well, while appreciating how far I have come and everything and everyone I have in my life. It’s so easy to forget all of this in the hustle and bustle of a busy life. I used to think that I was drawn to fall simply because of the colors and leaves but I found that there is a much deeper meaning behind my admiration for this special season.

Bear with me here as I give you my perspective ūüôā As I’m walking through the park, the leaves are falling over my head and while I am stepping on the many leaves that are on the ground… I can’t help but feel that this is a time of renewal and an end to the present year. I feel that each leaf that falls is a part of me that I’m leaving behind. We are constantly growing and changing each year and I feel that fall really symbolizes this. So whatever it may be that you’re leaving behind this year…negativity, old jobs, old friends, maybe things or ideas that haven’t worked out…whatever that has happened to change you as a person…simply picture¬†the leaves falling¬†and that you’re moving forward. A new year full of opportunity, happiness, experiences and excitement is headed our way friends!

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NOW! On to the make-up of course! If you’ve made it this far, you rock! lol Here is a look I created last weekend ūüôā¬†

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I mainly used browns and beige/golden shimmers for this look. Just want to let you guys know, if I mention a certain palette, it doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy it! If you have similar colors then you can use those! You can even use matte bronzers and shimmery highlighters as eyeshadows! Here’s a¬†Tip! Wet your brush before¬†dipping into any¬†eyeshadow or highlighter to give a more vibrant and pigmented¬†look!

Make-up details!

  • Ginzing eye cream and face moisturizer‚Ķ¬†here¬†and¬†here
  • Dr Brandt Pore no more primer‚Ķinstantly mattifies and shrinks pores¬†here
  • Loreal Visible Lift foundation‚Ķflawless gorgeous coverage, photographs beautifully¬†here¬†Unfortunately the one that I have has been discontinued (I stocked up on my last LA trip) but¬†here¬†is the alternative product they offer.
  • Nars creamy concealer in ‚ÄúCustard‚Ä̬†here¬†and Mac Prep and prime highlighter¬†here¬†blended with damp beauty blender¬†(You can use either¬†but the Mac prep and prime gives more of a brightened, highlighted effect)
  • Marcelle loose setting powder¬†to set everything, gives a gorgeous, flawless smooth look¬†here
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit¬†to contour hollow of cheek bones¬†here
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna palette...Nude (or any beige color)¬†all over from lid to brow bone, Bengal & Chocolate (any light and dark brown) in the crease¬†¬†here
  • BHCosmetics/Carli Bybel pallete…light shimmery colors mixed on lid and¬†golden highlighter on cheek bones, tip of nose, lips (will be back in stock soon!)¬†here¬†Some alternative highlighters I am obsessed with and that are just as beautiful are¬†here¬†and¬†here
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama¬†mascara (My¬†go to all time fave)¬†here
  • Velour Lashes/Carli Bybel ‚ÄúCarlilash‚Ä̬†here
  • Mac¬†lip liner in “Stripped” and Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lips in “Pure Hollywood” here
  • Brows filled in with Mac eyeshadow in “Espresso”

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I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you might look at fall in a different light (if you haven’t already ūüėČ Get out and ENJOY the beautiful day, be thankful for what you have and how far you have come. Be present…happiness¬†isn’t controlled by anyone or anything…it’s within yourself¬†‚̧

Xo, Sahar

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It’s fall <3

Helloooo my lovely beautiful people!!

Thank you for stopping by! It is officially fall in Vancouver and I couldn’t be happier! Growing up in LA, I never experienced seasons and only knew heat and sunshine all year round. Obviously that isn’t a bad thing…I grew up on the beach and loved every minute of it. I was a sun worshipper (PS don’t be one, I know first hand that there are consequences :() BUT The change from summer to fall still gets me every time!! It’s so strange when it gets cold and rainy all of a sudden…I’m like whatttt is going on?!?! haha ūüėÄ It did take me about 4 years to get used to the weather and to really learn to love the rain…but I am happy to say that I am officially a Vancouverite and absolutely love the rainy, gloomy weather:D

On that note, I’ve realized that moving to a new place really does test you and it changes you as a person…getting out of your comfort zone is important…it’s how we learn more about ourselves, who we are as people¬†and¬†all the things we are capable of doing, and being. It could be anything, such as learning a new language, taking the bus, going back to school, or picking up a new hobby. I highly recommend you lovelies get out of your comfort zone…even for a day. You’ll be shocked at what you find out about yourself;)

ANYWAY on to the MAKEUP! Here is the final look I created yesterday

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IMG_1913Make up Details are as followed! ūüôā¬†

  • Ginzing eye cream and face moisturizer…smells like oranges so yummy here¬†and here
  • Murad invisi-blur primer, anti-aging treatment and SPF serum..amazing stuff!!! here
  • Dr Brandt Pore no more…instantly mattifies and shrinks pore 100%! (You can do either this one or the Murad but if you want more bang for your buck go with Murad) here
  • CoverFX cream foundation to cover redness, etc..has anti aging benefits and SPF! here
  • Georgio Armani Luminous silk foundation mixed in as well here¬†
  • Nars creamy concealer in “Custard” absolute fave concealer, doesn’t crease! here
  • Marcelle loose setting powder to set everything, gives a gorgeous, flawless smooth look here
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit to contour the cheek bones here
  • Becca Opal highlighter on cheek bones, tip of nose, lips for the glow here

Eyes, brows, lips

  • Morphe Brushes 35B palette on the eyes, use any light brown, dark browns, and reddish cranberry color here
  • Wet your brush then apply Mac loose pigment in “Melon” on the lid, beautiful golden color here
  • Kat Von D liquid liner “Trooper” here
  • Velour Lashes/Carli Bybel “Carlilash” here
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills brow powder duo to fill in brows lightly here
  • Sephora cream lip stain in “Marvelous Mauve” here
  • Mac Lip liner in “Whirl” to cool down the color here

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Thanks so much for looking and hope you beauties have a lovely weekend!

Xo, Sahar