Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring Bloom Makeup Tutorial

Hey guys hope you are all well! Yes! Spring is here and I couldn't be happier. In the makeup world the pastels, rosy pinks and lilacs make their comeback in lipsticks, lip glosses, blushes and eyeshadows. This look is inspired by the beautiful flowers that come to life during the Spring. I love pink flowers and decided to create a look inspired by them.  I added a pop of green to mimic the green leaves and stem of the flowers. Hope you enjoy this look! :)

*Prime the eyelids and lower lash line with eyeshadow base*

1.Apply the color Wisteria onto the lid.
2. Next, take the color Cupcake and add it to the crease. This will act as transition color. Make sure you blend.
3. Take the color Simply Marlena and apply it to the crease and blend.
4. On the inner crease take the color Razzleberry and apply it to the inner crease. Blend.
5.Use the color Vanilla Bean and apply it to the brow bone.
6. Apply bitten to the outter corner and blend it up to the crease midway.
During the process of applying the eyeshadows to your eye, make sure you take the color Wisteria and touch up the lid along the way.
7.Apply black masacra.
8.Use black eyeliner and apply it to the water line.
9.Use a green eyeliner and apply it to the lower lash line. This will act as a base to eyeshadow color you place on top.
10. Take the  color Sea mist and apply on your lower lash line on top of the green eyeliner.
11. Next use the color Shimma Shimma and apply it to the inner tear duct.
*Once I am done again I take the color Wisteria to touch up the lid.*

Spring Bloom Makeup

Products Used

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow singles as seen above.
Jordan Lipliner in Rock'n Rose
Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Naturally Chic
Naked Skin Foundation in 7.0
Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer in medium.
L'oreal Lash Out Butterfly Mascara
L'oreal Smoldering Eyeliner in Black.
Urban Decay Eyeliner in Flipside
Makeup Geek Blush in Rendezvous

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and get to try it out . Have a great day guys and see you in my next blog post.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Soft Green Smokey Eye Makeup Look

Hello guys! Hope everyone is doing well. If there is one eyeshadow color I haven't worn in awhile it's green. Green eyeshadow I think is the neglected color when it comes to eyeshadows and after rediscovering the color I realized how beautiful it is and how much it makes brown eyes pop. Scroll down for a pictorial and tutorial on how I achieved this soft green smokey eye.


Beauty tip:The key to each step before going into the next is blend blend blend so there wont be any harsh lines. You want each eyeshadow color to blend seemlessly into one another.


The eyeshadows that I used for the look are 4 eyeshadows from Makeup Geek in the colors: Vanilla Bean, Appletini, Envy and Dirty Martini.
The bright green eyeshadow from Urban Decay's Vice 3 Palette called Dragon.

Prime your eyes with an eyeshadow primer. If you are using a bright color and want the color to pop more, then prime the eye first then use a white base on top. This will make the color more vibrant.

1. Take the color Dragon and pat all over the lid.

2. Apply the 1st crease color called Dirty Martini all over the crease and blend. This army green color eyeshadow will act as a transition shade.
3. Take the 2nd crease color which is the darker green color called Envy and apply it from the outer corner up into the crease mid way. Blend.
4. Use a white or cream toned matte eyeshadow like the color Vanilla Bean and apply it onto the brow bone and blend.
 5. Apply favorite liquid liner and apply over your upper lash line.
6. Use a black mascara and apply it to your lashes.
7. Apply black eyeliner to your water line.
8. (Beauty tip: Before I apply any color to my lower lashline, I like to apply a base that is the same  color eyeshadow that I am going to use. If you don't have a same color base like an eyeliner or eyeshadow pencil then a regular eye primer will do. This will ensure that the color wont fade and keep it nice and vibrant.)Take the lighter green color called Appletini and apply it to the outer lower lash line mid way. Then apply the darker color called Envy on top.
9.Again take the lighter green color Appletini and apply it to the inner tear duct.

Finished Look!

Here is the finished look. I wanted to create a subtle green smokey eye that is wearable for daytime use if you want to venture into a little color. By using a cooler toned matte green,  it worked great as a transition color that helped the colors blend together. If you want to wear this look for night time, then just add more of a darker green eyeshadow to your outer corners and lower lash line and you are good to go. :)

Hope you enjoyed this pictorial/tutorial and see you guys in my next blog post!

Maryam ox

Monday, March 16, 2015

Kat Von D Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette Photos, Review, and Swatches

Hey guys! Hope everyone is doing well and getting ready for spring! I am so excited and done with all the snow. Anywho, today I am reviewing the Kat Von D Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette. This is a palette that I normally do not gravitate towards because the eyeshadows are cooler tone. For some reason when I saw this palette, I actually liked the colors, so I decided to purchase it. After doing a few looks I fell in love with the colors and the pigmentation of the eyeshadows. 

The Kat Von D Innerstellar Palette retails for $46.00 and contains 12 matte and shimmer eyeshadows.

The packaging is made out of cardboard and has a magnetic closure . I think the design is ok.

The eyeshadows are a nice range of colors. You have your purple, grey and neutral shades.  These are shadows I normally won't use, but once I tried out some looks I loved how the  colors looked and  performed together. Because of this palette, I will branch out and start using more cooler tone shadows. 

On the back of the packing you have the names of the eyeshadows. The names Kat Von D uses for her shadows are very unique.

Just look how pretty!  I love how she has  high lights and transition colors which makes this palette so easy to work with to create a complete look instead of going to another eyeshadow or palette just for a transition color. In this palette you have all the colors you need.

I love the first shade!

Starting from the top left:

Iycan:ale barbie pink shade.
Vast: light brown shade
Gravitron:Cream shade. Great for a highlighting the brow bone.
Killing Moon:taupey brown.
Moonshine:purple grey with pink shift.
3am: grape purple
Orion: Periwinkle purple. Such a beautiful color.
Dark star: midnight purple.
Astrological: light brown.
Lunacy: is a rose gold. Gorgeous color.
Dios: Silver.
Night crawler: Black

Standout colors: Moonshine, 3am, Lunacy, Orion

Pigmentation: Great pigmentation.
Longevity: Lasted for about 7 hours and still showed no sign of fading.
Blendability: Blends seamlessly into one another.
Fallout: None


Overall, I love the Kat Von D Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette. The colors in the palette I usually do not gravitate towards, but I wanted to try more cooler tones eyeshadows and these colors are beautiful. I did a few looks with the palette and the pigmentation is great. The eyeshadows blend seemlessly together and lasted for about 7 hrs without signs of fading or creasing. You have many transition colors to work with which makes this palette great for day or night time makeup looks. If you are looking for cooler toned eyeshadows then the Kat Von D Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette will be a nice addition to your makeup collection. This palette does not disappoint.

You can purchase the Kat Von D Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette at Sephora.

Hope you found this review helpful.

Do you own the KatVon D Innerstellar Palette? Leave a comment below.

See you in my next blog post ! :)

Maryam ox

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

My Little Pony: Rainbow Dash Inspired Makeup Ft. SugarPill + Coastal Scents

Hey guys! Hope everyone is well. I am really excited about this blog post because I haven't done a makeup look on my blog in a longtime. I had so much fun creating this look and I was inspired by one of my daughter's favorite cartoon called "My Little Pony". If you are a mom, have nieces or baby sisters, then you know how popular this cartoon is. I stumbled upon her my little pony coloring book  and thought this would be fun to create a makeup look from one of the my little pony characters. I asked her which one would you like me to do a makeup up look on and she chose rainbow dash. I was hoping she would choose that one. :) I used colors from rainbow dash's character and incorporated into this makeup look. It is fun and colorful sure to brighten up the long winter days. Hope you enjoy the tutorial/pictorial! 


I used the Sugar pill eyeshadow palettes and coastal scents 88 matte palette to create this look. You can use any eye shadow palettes or eyeshadows with the same colors to achieve this look. These are steps in pictures... Scroll down to the tutorial to get step by step instructions.. Enjoy!


*Apply eye primer all over the lid up to the brow bone. For colorful makeup looks I always add a white base to make the eyeshadows  appear more vibrate. *
1. Next I mixed the two light blue eyeshadows and applied it to the more than
first half of the lid. 
2. I took the darker purple shade(any purple color will do) and applied it the last half of the lid. Gently blend the two colors together so there won't be a harsh line.
3. Dip the brush in any vibrant yellow you have and apply it all over the crease up to where the brow bone begins. Blend!
4. Take an orange eyeshadow and apply in to the mid crease. Blend!
5. I then applied the red eyeshadow to the out corner and brought it up into the crease.Blend!
6. Apply a white eyeshadow to the brow bone. Blend!
7. Use your favorite black mascara or you can use a colorful one and apply it to your lashes. I alway apply a few coats. 
8. I used a Nyx light green jumbo pencil and applied it to my lower lash as a base.
9. Next take a light green eyeshadow and apply over the green base. To darken the green a little, I just took a darker green shade and applied it on top of the light green eyeshadow.
10. On my inner tear duct, I applied a white base and took a yellow eyeshadow and applied it on top to make it more vibrant.
11. Add black eyeliner to your water line and you are done!

 Finished Looks

I had so much fun creating this look and my daughter loved it! It feels so good to create makeup looks and tutorials for you guys again. I hope you enjoyed this look and see you in my next blog post!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maryam ox

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Makeup Forever Artist Eyeshadow Palette Photos, Swatches and Review

Hey guys! How is everyone? Hope all is well.  Is anyone else tired of winter? I sure am. Anywho, today I will be reviewing Makeup Up Forever's Artist Palette. When the Mufe singles shadows got a revamp of their formula, I have been wanting the shadows ever since. When I saw this palette at Sephora, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to try out some of their eyeshadows.  Scroll down for my thoughts, review and pretty photos.

The Makeup Forever Artist Eyeshadow Palette retails for $42.00(0.03oz). This palette contains 8 eyeshadows that have diamond, metallic, iridescent and matte finishes.


The front of the palette contains the shades of the shadows on the cover. I thought that was cute.

Back of the palette contains the numbers of the shadows. I like that they did this so if you  want any of the shadows in singles you will know what to look for by their numbers.

I love how the shadows look before I go swatch happy. :) 

From Neutral to colorful shades. This palette contains two mini brushes in the numbers 214p and 226p.

Pretty. The makeup forever artist palette is small and sleek. Great for travel.


M-536 Milk Tea (matte) Great Transition color.
I-524 Pinky Beige (iridescent) 
I-550 Olive Gray (iridescent)
 D-652 Celestial Earth (diamond) 
ME-728 Copper Red (metallic) This color is amazing!
 ME-230 Peacock Blue (metallic) 
D-926 Blueberry (diamond) The less pigmented out of the bunch.*beauty Tip* Apply a white base to enhance the eye shadows pigmentation.
ME-930 Black Purple (metallic) 

Pigmentation:  The eye shadows have good pigmentation.

Texture: For the most part the eye shadows have a smooth texture except for the lighter  purple shade. It was a bit dry and swatched patchy.
Longevity: I wore the eyeshadows for about 6-7 hours and they remained pigmented on the lids and did not crease.
Fall Out: I experienced no fall out.

Standout colors
Copper Red
Pinky Beige

I think the Makeup Forever Artist  Eyeshadow Palette have good pigmentation and perform well on the eye lids. My only complaint in the lighter purple shade in the palette. I feel you have to pack on the color to get the same opacity and color that is in the palette. My tip would be to apply this shadow over a white base to get the most out of the purple shade. As far as formula, I don't know if this is the same formula as the revamped eyeshadow singles so I can't compare the pigmentation with one another. The eyeshadows blended out nicely and I experienced no fall out. I wore the eyeshadows for about 6-7 hours and they did not fade or crease at all. The Makeup Forever Artist Eyeshadow Palette is versatile and you can create day and night time looks. In addition, this palette is small enough to take with you where ever you go. I do not regret buying the Makeup Forever Artist Palette I think this is nice to have in your collection just keep your eye primer handy and you will learn to love it like I did.

You can find the Makeup Forever Artist Eyeshadow Palette at Sephora.

Do you own this palette or the Mufe eyeshadow singles or both? Let me know how the pigmentation compare with one another.

Thank you guys for stopping by and see you in my next blog post!


*Product purchased by me*