TGIF!!!!! I am so happy it’s almost the weekend and I have a little end of the week treat for you! If you follow me on snapchat (irenesarah) you know that I was shooting with Neutrogena last week. I was so excited to work with them and had such a wonderful time! They sent me home with a few goodies to create a summer bridal makeup tutorial with. Natural makeup for me is still heavy glam just not as dramatic with the eyes – so this is my take on a soft and glowy look perfect for a summer bride!
For those of you that were celebrating Ramadan & Eid – Eid Mubarak!!! I realize now that I need to pre-record/write all of my content before Ramadan haha! It was an amazing month but I’m not going to lie.. workwise, it was super unproductive. I spent Eid in Connecticut and New York, I made it back home last night, I’m feeling amazing after a long night’s rest, and I am ready to get back to work!! I filmed this tutorial hours before leaving for the East Coast last week and I was obsessed with the eyeshadow palette I used: Pür Minerals’ Soul Mattes. Its a neutral-ish palette, the colors are blush, plum, & brick toned – super earthy and feminine! The packaging is great and compact so I packed it with me for my trip and its the only eyeshadow palette I needed! Enjoy!
Hi guys!!! I put together a suuuuper easy tutorial today that I think would be perfect for Eid this week if you’re celebrating – it’s super simple, pretty quick, and looks like you put in a lot more time and effort than you really [secretly] did! Pops of color are a great way to fake it. Enjoy!
Happy Monday! I’ve been playing around with more color lately and have been trying to step a bit outside of my comfort zone. I picked up Stone from MACs new range of matte lipsticks and I am obsessed with the color!! I call it greige… grey-beige, get it? I think my tube might be a dud though and I may have to go back and exchange it.. it just doesn’t wear like a matte, more like a satin or lustre booo! I do love the color though so I created a look around my lipstick of choice and ended up with a very muted, cool toned look. I hope you guys love it!
I am SO proud of myself today lol!!! I always miss the train on amazing highlighters and you know I’m all about that glow life. I missed MAC’s Whisper of Gilt, I missed Estee Lauder’s Heat Wave, I’ve bought dupes, etc and just never found exactly what I was looking for. I have been meaning to buy Opal by Becca Cosmetics for what feels like forever now, but ironically enough I don’t shop for makeup that often and I just got lazy with picking it up. The makeup bug hit me yesterday and I set out to do some shopping. Becca teamed up with Jaclyn Hill on a new limited edition Shimmering Skin Perfector for Summer 2015 called Champagne Pop and I thought it was releasing yesterday so my mission was to pick up both Opal and Champagne Pop at the same time. I stalked every Sephora within a 30 minute radius from me and either they were a smaller store that doesn’t carry Becca or they said that they were putting Champagne Pop on the shelves the next day. I picked up Opal anyways (& a million other things.. oops) and la-la-laaahved it on my skin! It’s so soft, so creamy, and really gives that intense highlight I’m always looking for. My only complaint is that it’s pretty cool toned.. the next shade up I believe was Rose Gold and it was a little too dark for a highlight in my taste. I tried layering a gold on top of Opal to warm it up but it didn’t make much of a difference.. I still love it though and will not be returning it *hugs packaging*. Also I think the fact that it’s cool toned makes it a versatile product, wearable with many different looks. Anywho, I woke up early, got a notification from Sephora.com that Champagne Pop is now available so I started calling my local stores again to see if they’d hold one for me… no one has it!!!! So I ended up buying it online (along with some other things.. oops x2) and I can’t wait to get it in the mail! If the formula is like Opal I will be so so happy! Once my package arrives I’ll film a haul video of all the goodies I picked up yesterday and today :)