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Dark purple/black smokey eye and blending tips!

Hi loves! ūüėÄ

I’m back again with another post!! I am making sure to give you lovelies enough¬†makeup/beauty fun to last as I am going to be pretty busy for the next little while.

I was recently accepted into a Medical Aesthetics program to become certified to¬†provide non-invasive medical treatments for cosmetic purposes (You must be a doctor or nurse to apply). Such¬†treatments include Botox, chemical and facial peels, fillers and lasers etc. I am actually VERY excited to start, as this is combining my love for beauty and skin care with¬†my nursing career! ūüôā I want nothing more than to make people feel and look the best that they have ever felt! ūüėÄ

This is the dark purple/black smokey eye I created the other day:

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I’ve always loved the look of a super black smokey lid with a lighter color blended in the crease…especially purples and pinks! When I was younger, I used to just slap on a bunch of black eyeshadow all over my lids and call it a night LOL I never, ever¬†blended anything in and never used any transition colors. I’ve definitely learned that applying a few transition colors such as a lighter brown or nude helps make the black shadow flawless and easier to blend. You never want to apply a dark shadow on your lid without a base nude or lighter color underneath. So what I did for this look was…

  • First apply a wash of a nude/beige color (Fresh) from the lid to the brow bone with a fluffy brush.
  • Then I added a light brown color (Bengal) into the crease with the same brush…
  • Wet a small flat brush and pat in the black shadow (Noir) then pack it on the lid (a wet brush gives more vibrant color)
  • I then used the¬†fluffy brush to¬†blend, blend, blend¬†out the black harsh lines with the¬†purplish color (Sangria)

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I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna palette for this look. I really love Anastasia products…she does a wonderful job! These eyeshadows are SUPER pigmented and the black one (Noir) is no joke…it is literally the blackest most pigmented shadow I’ve ever used. You barely need to dip your brush in, it’s amazing. ***This palette is currently not available but ALL of the eyeshadows are being released as singles next month! I would HIGHLY suggest getting your paws on “Noir” as a single must-have black eyeshadow***

Makeup 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...Fresh on lid to brow bone, Bengal in the crease, Noir on the lid and Sangria to blend out the harsh black lines in crease. You can keep adding more Sangria or Bengal and blending to get the desired look/color.
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama¬†mascara (My¬†go to all time fave)¬†here
  • House Of Lashes “Iconic” lashes here
  • BHCosmetics/Carli Bybel pallete¬†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
  • Mac Cosmetics lipstick in “Honey love” and lip liner “Whirl”

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I start class tomorrow and will be so excited to fill you guys in¬†about all the cool things I learn¬†ūüėÄ I hope this post was helpful in some way and I will definitely try to be back soon! As always, thanks so much for stopping by and see you in the next post!

PS What makeup tips and tricks were you unaware of in your younger years?? Mine was definitely blending ūüėÄ

Xo, Sahar

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Strobing and Arabic eye cut crease!

Hi beauties!!

I have been on a roll this week with makeup looks…YAY! I am definitely trying to keep these looks coming for you all, but sometimes it’s hard to think of ideas. It’s been pretty rainy in Vancouver and yesterday’s look was definitely inspired by the weather!!

I’ve been asked a few times about what “Strobing” is and it is basically just highlighting without the contour. This is the thing to do for fall and winter when your summer tan is fading. It’s perfect if you’re pale and don’t want to look too bronzed up but still glowy. You can apply a little bronzer if you wish but strobing will give you a light natural contour on it’s own. I personally add a bit of contour on myself as the rest of my body is naturally a yellowish/golden color.

It’s been a while since I have filmed a video and have been thinking about filming one on baking/strobing…what do you guys think?? :O) ¬†Here is the look I created yesterday

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So basically, the super highlighter areas (cheek bones, bridge of nose, inner corner of eyes, under eyes, lips and chin) are what you would call “strobing” like a strobe ball lol

Make-up Details!

  • Ginzing eye cream and face moisturizer‚Ķsmells like oranges so yummy¬†here¬†and¬†here
  • Dr Brandt Pore no more primer‚Ķinstantly mattifies and shrinks pores¬†here
  • Loreal Visible Lift foundation…flawless 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‚ÄĚ 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
  • BHCosmetics/Carli Bybel pallete 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
  • Eyeshadows are also from the Carli Bybel palette
  • Cut Crease line made with Smashbox black gel liner but you can use any gel liner, black eyeliner or eyeshadow with an angled brush.
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara (My¬†go to all time fave) here
  • Velour Lashes/Carli Bybel ‚ÄúCarlilash‚Ä̬†here
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills lip gloss in “Undressed” over top highlighted lips here

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I used the bottom middle two colors to highlight my face and the top two on the left for my eyeshadow lid colors.

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Let me know if you have any questions, requests or anything at all and thanks for reading ūüôā hope you beauties have a lovely day!

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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  • 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