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Happy Wesnesday Glamistas!
So today I thought I’d talk about another obsession of mine (I have so many I could write a book!); Make-Up! I mean I really am obsessed… like I have tons of make up at home which I just love to play with! 2 of my favorite brands are Sephora and Bourjois which I use on a daily basis. Their products are seriously just as good and pigmented as luxury ones and just cost a fraction of price!
Now, during Ramadan, we will all be toning it all down a notch or 3 BUT , with some very simply tips and by using some amazing products you’ll still look good, glowy without looking ‘made-up’.
Here is my make-up routine broken down in 3 steps:
From lack of hydration & food, I can look fairly pale throughout the day and so on top of my usual moisturiser + SPF combo, I use the new Sephora Color Adapt Bronzer all over my face with a big brush, to warm my complexion up! This one is mat and doesn’t add any shimmery bits ( really don’t like these during the day!) and so gives you a very natural yet subtle glow.
If I have a bit more time in the morning, I would just apply my favourite foundation from my favourite drugstore make-up brand of all times!! The Healthy Mix Foundation by Bourjois.
With a light/medium coverage it just smoothes away all those little lines & imperfections leaving you with a dewy polished canvas! I SUPER like!
If you wanna add a little ‘touch of radiance to finish off your look, just a sweep some of the Bourjois Blush in ‘Rose D’Or’ over your cheek bones!
The keyword here is again, ‘subtle’! During the Holy Month, you don’t wanna sport any look that’s dramatic so forgo smokey eye, cat’s liner etc… keep it nice, simply & natural.
A simple brush stroke over the eyelid using a very fresh colour such as the new Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow which will last you a whole day, even in this heat!
My fave shades are Birthday Suit, My 2 Cents & RSVP (check out Benefit’s website for more details). These retail AED91 in Sephora. A little pricey BUT they’ll last you forever.
My favourite mascara at the moment is the L’Oreal Extra-Volume Collagen Waterproof. Now I’ve tried hundreds of mascaras, expensive ones, cheap ones and really this one has to be THE best I’ve ever tried! I wear the waterproof version to avoid any smudging during the hot Summer months.
I still use my Figs & Rouge Lip Balm which I talked about in my previous post but if I am going out for Iftar or Sohour I’ll add a pop of colours using the new Sephora Lip Stain Ink from their newest Bling Bling Collection. I have all 3 colours and really love them :)! I’ve done a full review of Sephora’s latest Summer make-up so be sure to check it here!
I also SUPER love the new Bourjois Colour Boost glossy sticks!
And if you’re going out in the evening, turn your daytime look into an evening one by just adding a little eyeliner and you’re good to go! (Read my review on the best one ever created here)!
Stay fabulous until my next Ramadan Beauty post!!