What’s in my clutch

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Bag: Prada, Cardholder: Chanel, Cosmetic case: Charlotte olympia, Rebel MAC lipstick,  Vendetta Chanel nailpolish, Chanel Correction Perfection Concealer, Valentina perfume.

What I wore: Beachy Nights

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add picturephoto 2 photo 2 photo 5 photo 3 photo 1 photo 5Dress: Roberto Cavalli, Shoes: Charlotte Olympia, earrings: Siman Tu, Lipstick: Saint Germain, eyeshadow: Moshi Moshi/Goody Goody Gum Drop

Make Up: Gold Baroque

photoBefore I start with my makeup, I have to fix some issues with my skin, if it’s one of those days where its unbelievably dehydrated, I would use Liz Earle moisturizer. The second thing I would do is apply Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye cream which is the perfect base for concealer. I have this issue where I feel that every time I apply concealer my under eye area gets darker and darker, and concealer is not something I’m willing to let go of, so I got this product for the purpose of using it as concealer base. However, there is an issue with this product if you start applying your concealer immediately after you applied it, your makeup is going to look greasy and flaky and all kind of things that you don’t want to see, you HAVE to wait at least 15 minutes before starting up with your makeup same goes with moisturizer.

phfoto 1Liz Earle moisturizer
Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye cream

fMoving on to the next step, I start by using MAC prep+prime to help increase the lifetime of my makeup. Now with all the fun not colorless stuff, first I would apply concealer on any blemishes or scars and also under my eyes, I recently purchased Chanel correction perfection concealer, I really like it however I still do believe nothing can top up my previous Cargo concealer that I’ve previously mentioned I’m really upset we no longer have it at Sephore, I don’t understand why every time I get hooked on something they shut it down, it seems that I jinx products *sorry producers* .. anyway I fell off subject there, for the perfect foundation I like to mix MAC studio Fix nc25 with Chanel Mat Lumiere 20 on my heart paw palette using MAC 190 brush . If you’re a mac user you would know that sometimes their foundation could get a bit to yellowyy and this is why I love mixing it with a lighter foundation to get the perfect coverage. After I’m done with the foundation I would blend some more using MAC 130SE brush. then to brighten up my eyes I apply a teeny bit of YSL radiant touch in the corner of my eyes. Because I used fake tan on my body my face need to be tanned as well, A spray of Soap & Glory Glow Getter

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Chanel Correction Perfection Concealer
MAC studio Fix nc25 Foundation
Chanel Mat Lumiere Foundation
MAC 190 brush
MAC 130SE brush
YSL radiant touch
Soap & Glory Glow Getter

photo 5Afterwards, I use collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer under the peek of my eyebrows. then fill my eyebrows with Bobbi brown eyeshadow in the color Rich brown 11 using Bobbi Brown eyebrow brush. For the eyes, I used urban decay eyeshadow primer potion. The Eye shadows I used were by MAC Nylon and Tempting applied each using Bobbi brown Eyeshadow brush then blended them using MAC 217 brush. Then used my ultimate favorite eyeliner Penultimate eyeliner in Rapidblack & finally applied my new favorite mascara Limited edition MAC Opulash Optimum Black mascara.

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer
Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow: Rich brown 11
Bobbi Brown Eyebrow Brush
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
MAC eyeshadow: Nylon, Tempting
MAC 217 brush
Penultimate Eyeliner in Rapidblack
MAC Opulash Optimum Black mascara

photo 4To contour I used Terracotta bronzing powder using Bobbi brown bronzer brush. For highlight and shimmer I used Bobbi brown Shimmer Brick using MAC 168 brush.

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Bobbi brown bronzer brush
Bobbi brown Shimmer Brick
MAC 168 Brush
YSL lipstick: 27

Things I regret buying: Makeup

Untitled-4In my last post I told you about skincare products that I didn’t like and today I’m gonna be telling you about the makeup products that I found horrible.

The first product that I REALLY hated is Tom ford illuminating powder. TERRIBLE. This product is my biggest regret it’s just useless it doesn’t do anything it says that it’s an illuminating powder but there’s nothing illuminating about it! It’s really the worst powder I’ve ever seen. no shimmer no shine no nothing especially that it’s a bit pricy so I expected a decent powder from TF but this is just terrible.

Untitled-5The second product I’m not really loving is the YSL bronzing powder I don’t hate it as much as tomford’s powder because at least it has shimmer and it’s not completely useless but I prefer my MAC and guerlain bronzing powders. I believe they give better results and finishing. So I don’t really use it as much..

Girls Night out

After spending the day with my dad, sister and brother at Greenwich I needed to see my girls, first we had a stop at Selfridges. And what’s a better meeting point than my favorite department store? did a little shopping & then headed for one of the best hot chocolates I’ve ever tasted at thistle hotel (Thanks to Sara & Jwaher who told me about it). Now to be honest with you it’s not the greatest place for a sit down but you can always pick up your to go cup.

The sun started fading as we continued our walk to the knightbridge, where we stopped for Arabic desserts & Coffee.

How I wore my make up:

So many people asked me about my daily makeup and outfits, so I decided to make a frequent blogpost about that. Before getting into makeup let’s talk about “The before”:

1- I start first by applying sunscreen “Remede”

2- Then apply “Beaute Initiale” by Chanel (I only apply this step when my face is dehydrated)

3- Wait a couple of minutes, then apply Tom Ford protective Primer

4- Last is Prep+Prime by MAC, helps your makeup stay longer

After protecting my skin I start applying my makeup.

1- First thing I apply is One Base concealer by “Cargo”

2- Then, Chanel “Mat Lumiere” foundation

3- fill my eye brows with “Rich brown 11” by Bobbi Brown

4- Start applying eyeshadow, this time I chose to use one of my favorite kits that I created by MAC it contains four colors “Kid” “Nylon” “Tempting” “Charcoal brown”

5- Apply eyeliner, I use “RapidBlack” penultimate eyeliner by MAC. Definitely the best eyeliner I’ve used, I’d never change it.

6- First I use eyelashes curler, then apply Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara.

7- Apply bronzing powder by MAC “Refined Golden”

8- And it ends with the application of lipstick, I used “Costa Chic” by MAC

What I wore:

Top: Massimo Dutti

Purse: Chanel ( I kinda stole my mom’s vintage Chanel) :p

Shoes: Valentino

Cat Eye Sunglasses: Dior

Necklace:  Bijoux Heart