Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall Casual Look

Fall Casual Look

Fall Casual Look by maryamperez a.k.a Muslimahluvsmakeup

As salaamu alaykum and hello my lovelies!! Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the Fall weather. As much as I love makeup, I also love fashion and is also a great way to express your individuality. I think its fun to see how everyone dresses and what's everyone's style. Even though I am a muslim woman,  I still love fashion and love to dress up. ;)

Today's post I am bringing you a Fall Casual Look that I would wear on a Fall day, if wanted to go out to eat lunch or stroll around in the mall . This outfit isn't too fancy.I am all about casual style because I feel they are so comfortable to wear.

Wallis pink striped shirt

It says pink sweater ,but I see beige.I could be color blind lol. This is a nice fitted sweater and is ideal for the cool days without feeling like you are wearing a rug.Those types of sweaters are for winter. :)

H M high collar jacket
$48 -

A nice and simple Fall jacket to wear on chilly days.I love the cream color and that fact that you can bring the collar up of if it get too chilly.

Miss Selfridge short jeans

Nice simple blue jeans go well with the cream color sweater.

John Lewis flat ankle booties
$72 -
I am all about Flats, especially flat boots. I love the buckles on the side of the boots.

Marc by Marc Jacobs shoulder strap bag
$415 -

Whoa I didn't realize the price of this purse lol. You can easily get a similar bag for a more affordable price. This is way outt of my budget loll but sure is pretty.

Charlotte Russe stretch cuff bracelet
I love the style of stacked arm candy. I love the different  shapes of each bracelet stacked together.

FOSSIL disc earrings
 Simple studded earrings are great to wear especially if you are wearing other accessories, so that you wouldn't look over accessorized. Less is more. 

Forever 21 scarve

I added a pink scarf to the look to add a pop of color. I didn't want everything to have the same color scheme.

MAC Cosmetics lip gloss makeup
One of the Fall Trends in lipsticks is  dark colored lips ranging from plum,berry and maroon colors.

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics sparkly eyeshadow

A Neutral eye goes great with any style of outfit.

                     Essie nail polish

To match the lips,I also wanted to add maroon colored nails.

There you have it, my Fall Casual Look. What would you wear as your fall casual look? Leave a comment below! 

               Thanks for stopping by and see you in my next blogpost :) ox


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette-Review, Photos and Swatches

As salaamu alaykum and hello lovelies. I am excited to be reviewing the Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette for guys today. I just love Urban Decay. They seem to never disappoint when it comes to the pigmentation of their eyeshadows. Let's dive right into the review.

Urban Decay 2 Palette is a limited edition eyeshadow palette and  retails for $59.00(0.03 oz each) and it comes with 20 eyeshadows. The eyeshadows comes in metallic,shimmer,glitter,matte and jewel toned finishes. The Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Anti Aging was a free gift that came with the order. 


Excellent Pigmentation.
Blends easily
Has a mirror 
Comes with a double ended brush.

Not enough matte shades


 I like the jeweled emblem. Very cute.

I love the mirror and how it actually stays up.

The color selections are beautiful!! :)


The pigmentation without a primer has excellent color payoff. I am very pleased. Urban Decay does not disappoint when it comes to the pigmentation of their eyeshadows.

These are eyeshadows tha tI applied over Urban Decay's Primer Potion. The pigmentation is insane. I looooove it!

Smokeout is a deep dirty brown with black undertones.

Lovesick is is black with silver flecks in it.

Shellshock is an aluminum silver color. I am not a big fan of silver eyeshadow, but the pigmentation is paint like. Love it!

Coax is a rosy pink color with gold glitter in it .

X-rated is a light pink color.

Rank is a deep blue with black undertones.

Madness is a ocean blue color.

Strike is a yellow gold color.

Stahs is a dark gold with brown undertones.

Poison is a deep black green color with tiny specks of glitter.

Radar is a bronze coppery color .

Damaged is a emerald green color.

VooDoo is a  mid tone purple color with pink flecks of glitter.

Betrayal is a bright periwinkle color.

Derailed is a taupey bronze color.

Dope is a  cream champagne color.

Toxic is a peachy champagne color.

Habit cream matte color.

Ambush is a brown rusty color.

Rewind is a brown taupey matte color.

Over all, I think the Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette is worth every penny even if its expensive. You get quality eyeshadows. The eyeshadows are buttery soft blend beautifully and the pigmentation is excellent. I am quite pleased with my purchase. This palette is a little on the dark side when it comes to the color selection, but it is still gorgeous. It has bright colors,browns and dark color which makes this palette versatile. However, I would love if Urban Decay put more matte shades into their palettes. I love the shimmery eyeshadows, but I think an eye look that is all shimmer is a bit much and doesn't show any contrast from one another. I like contrast :) If this Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette had more matte shades ,this would be a perfect palette. I am still in love with this palette nonetheless. I do not regret my purchase and I highly recommend everyone to grab this limited edition palette before it is sold out. 

Stay tuned for some makeup looks using this palette. :) 

You can find this palette at Sephora,Ulta,and the Urban decay website.If the palette becomes unavailable, you can be sure to find it at ebay.

Hope you enjoyed my review! Have a great everyone and see you in my next blog post. :) 

Maryam :) ox

*Product was purchased by me*

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Makeup Looks Using Sigma's Creme De Couture Eyeshadow Palette

As Salaamu alaykum and hello lovelies! How is everyone? Since I did a Review on the Sigma Creme De Couture Makeup Collection which you can check out Here, I thought I would do a few makeup looks using the palette. Hope you like it! 

"Sherbert Dreams"
This look is called Sherbert Dreams.When I saw the oranges,the pink and yellow I instantly thought of sherbert ice cream:) I decided to create a look based off of that yummy flavored ice cream (Now I want some) :)

"Pastel Fusion"
 "Pastel Fusion" -I love green and purple together. I thought the vibrant green and electric purple would look awesome together along with a soft salmon color eyeshadow.

"Blueberry Bliss"
"BlueBerry Bliss" (say that five times fast lol) -Purple is one of my favorite eyeshadow colors to wear on my lid. I just had to do a makeup look using these different shades of purple :) *Purple eyeshadow is great for brown eyes*

Fo the make up looks  I used a white base and a lot of it to help the color pop and appear less chalky.

     I might do another look using this palette. I realized I did all colorful looks and I would like to do a more toned down look using this palette. Stay tuned for that :)

     Hope you enjoyed these looks. Have a great day lovelies and see you in my next blog post! :) ox 

Which one was your favorite? Leave a comment below.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sigma Creme De Couture Collection(Macaron Inspired Eyeshadows and Blushes)-Review,Photos and Swatches

As salaamu alaykum and hello lovelies! Today, I am bringing you a review of Sigma's Creme De Couture Collection. I saw tweets and pictures of the collection and I knew that I had to get my hands on it. The pastel colors really tempted me to purchase this beautiful limited edition set. When I see a makeup that says limited edition whether it be a lipstick or eyeshadow, I  just have to have it. :)

Sigma's Creme De Couture Collection Retails at $55.00 ($68 value).This Collection comes with the The Creme De Couture Eyeshadow Palette which contains 16 matte eyeshadows(0.85 oz) and three Creme De Couture Blushes (0.12oz). The Creme De Couture Eyeshadow Palette alone retails at $32 and  The Creme De Couture Blushes individually retails at $12 each.

Beautiful color selection
Decent pigmentation with a base
The price of the collection
All matte palette
Blends nicely

Lacks pigmentation without a base
Contains no highlight color
Has no mirror
Very Chalky

The packaging is adorable.

Beautiful color selection, but two colors are very similar which are Blueberry Cream and Blue 
Chocolat. I also love the names of each eyeshadow.

When you purchase a box of macarons, it also comes with a card that describes each flavor of macaron. I love how sigma emulated that and incorporated that with in the collection keeping up with the theme. Very cute.

When I look at these little boxes they look like they have a yummy treat inside. Sigma did a great job with the packaging.

My least favorite color blush out of the three is Strawberry Ambrosia. I think it is too light for my skin tone. Cherry Apple is my favorite out of the three.

All of the blushes comes with a card as well describing the color.

Swatch time!

Sigma Creme De Couture Eyeshadow swatches:

Without Base
As you can see the colors appear to be very chalky with out a base.The lighter colors have the chalkiest appearance.

With Base

When the eyeshadows are applied over a base, they lose their chalky appearance and the pigmentation is improved.

Red Berry Rose is a hot pink color.

Apricot Flower is a peach color.

Passion Fruit is a salmon color.

Cherry Blossom is a very la baby pink color.

Meyer Lemon is a canary yellow.

Ginger Pumpkin is orangey sherbet color.

Cafe Au Lait- Chocolate brown

Blueberry Cream is a sky blue color.

Violet whip is more of a lilac color.

Lavender Honey is a periwinkle color with a pink undertone when you apply it.

Cassis is a true violet color.

Elderberry is a deep purple.

Blue Chocolate is a baby blue color.

Almond Pear is a mint color.

Creme De Menthe is a robin's egg color

Citron Pistachio is a lime green color.

Sigma Creme De Couture Blushes- Swatches

  Cherry Ambrosia- is a red toned blush.I  think it is a perfect color to wear on your cheeks for the Fall.

Black Berry Essence-Is a lavender color blush with a pink under tone. I think it's pretty color to wear for the spring.

 Strawberry Ambrosia -is a barbie pink colored blush.It is the chalkiest of them all and it is my least favorite blush, because it is too light for my skin tone. 


  Over all, I think the Sigma Creme De Couture Collection is ok. I was a bit disappointed. I had high expectations for this palette since I have seen pictures and  some you tubers use this palette to do makeup looks. The pigmentation is not great. It is decent when applied over a base and you have to pack on the color to get the true color in the palette. On the plus side the packaging is adorable,the colors blend nicely, they are all matte colors and has beautiful color selections.However,two of the colors are almost identical(BlueBerry Cream and Blue Chocolat).  It would have been nice if the palette came with a highlight color. Perhaps a cream or white color.They could have named one of those vanilla ;) Usually with matte eyeshadows you have the chalky appearance and with that comes lack of pigmentation. Unfortunately, with this palette that is the case. As for the Sigma Creme De Couture Blushes, two out of the three blushes I like. Strawberry Ambrosia is my least favorite out of the blushes because it is too light for my skin tone and is very chalky. I think the Bh Cosmetics eyeshadows and blush palettes have better color payoff.The collection is nice to have if you like adorable packaging and must have limited edition items like me :) Would I buy this again if Sigma decided to put it on a permanent line? No. If you do decide to buy the palette or collection, make sure you have an eyeshadow base handy to really bring out the beautiful colors that this palette has.

Hope you enjoyed my review on the Sigma Creme De Couture Collection. Would you buy this palette? What are your favorite eyeshadow colors in the palette? What are you favorite blush colors in the collection. Leave a comment below :)

 Have a great day and see you in my next blog post.

 Maryam ox

*All products were purchased by me*