Strobing is the new contouring?

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Is it though?

Isn’t strobing just a technique we all use when we’re lazy in the mornings?

If you have been on social media for the past 2 weeks, you’ll know that strobing is all the rage right now. Strobing (aka highlighting) focuses exclusively on just highlighter and illuminators as oppose to contouring that helps you define and structure your face using darker shades. Strobing focuses exactly on where the light would hit your face – in this case, it can be the highest points of your cheekbones, your nose, your temples, your cupid’s bow and even your collar bones. Although this look makes one look more angelic, radiating and glowy, I still do prefer contouring (even with the summer heat, when I have time of course).

Regardless, I had to make a video to show my subscribers what strobing is and how you can achieve it. Please see above for the video and below for a product list of what I have used.

Product List: 

– True Match Concealer and Illuminator
– Nars, Copacabana Illuminator
– NYX, Illuminator in Gleam
– Becca Highlighter in Opal
– Bobbi Brown, Illuminating Treatment Foundation
– Mac, Mineralize Skin Finish

xoxo

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How to: Contour, Highlight & Conceal | Kat Von D: Shade Light Palette

Hey hey heeyyy,

Since about last year, the hype of contouring has gone up a few million notches! Although the concept has been used for many years by professional makeup artists, many cosmetic brands have been making contour kits as apart of their branding technique. We started with Anastasia, then we had Makeup Forever (and many others in between) and now we have Kat Von D’s, Shade Light Palette.

Each contour kit has about 6 shades, some have 2-4. There are lighter shades to emphasis the highlighted areas and carve out your contour and there are darker shades to create the illusion of a slimmer face, cheekbones, and even creating abs or cleavage.

In today’s video, I’ve used the Shade Light Palette by Kat Von D to emphasize and carve out my features. For a list of the products, see below:

1. Bobbi Brown – Illuminating Treatment Foundation

2. Nars – Radiant Concealer in Vanilla

3. Kat Von D – The Shade Light Palette

4. Nars – Translucent Powder

5. Banana Powder

6. Nars – Albatross Highlighter

Remember to use a sponge or a beauty blender to blend everything together, if you do not have either, try a stippling brush and very lightly blend everything together in circular motions.

I hope this helped everyone who needs help with contouring!
Thanks for stopping by and please subscribe to my channel if you like what you see.

xoxo
Anisa

Purple Smokey Eye Tutorial

Hi dolls!
I hope everyone is doing well on this beautiful Wednesday! It seems that I am always writing blogs on Wednesdays… mid-way through the week – WHY NOT!?

This past weekend I uploaded a new look on my YouTube channel – a beautiful purple and black smokey eye. Now I know this look is extremely dramatic and most of you are going to say “that’s so much make up!” – well no one is asking you to wear it on a daily basis, LOL. I wore this look to a wedding, matched with a black lace sari. Wearing simple colors like black, beige and white will make a look like this pop! I also kept my hair very simple and just lightly curled.
Keep in mind that you can do this with any color you like – you don’t have to use the purple that I did – I just thought it was beautiful! I hope you guys try this look and let me know how it goes; I also hope that you enjoy the video! See below for the product list.

Previously done makeup:
Monistat Chafing Gel as my primer
Makeup Forever HD Foundation – 153
Nyx Eyebrow Pencil

Eyes:
NYX Concealer
Princess Jasmine Palette – Cosmic
Princess Jasmine Palette – Master
Duo H.I.P Eye shadow – Black
NYX Gel Eyeliner
Falsies
Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara – Very Black

Face:
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer – Medium
Nars Translucent Powder
Blunt – Mac
Too faced Bronzer – Chocolate Soleil Matte
Nars Copacabana Illuminator

Lips:
Yves Saint Laurent – Rouge Volupte – Nude Beige #001

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& there you guys have it! I truly hope you like this look and try it yourselves. Please feel free to send me suggestions on what you would like to see next!

xoxo

Anisa

Black Smokey Eye Tutorial

Hi dolls!

Hope everyone is doing well and ready for the weeeeeeekend!! So last week I had posted another tutorial on how to do a Black Smokey Eye look! It’s a fairly easy look and does not take too long once you start practicing. I had a little touch of brown in my look as well to soften up my eyes. For some reason my video is not loading on iphones and ipads so please feel free to watch it on your computers! See below for the list of products used 🙂

Face:

Monistat Chafing Gel as my primer
Make up Forever HD Foundation – 153
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer – Medium
Maybelline Foundation Stick – 355
Nars translucent powder
Kevyn Aucoin skin enhancer – sx04
Lorac Pro Palette – Bronzer
Nars – Albatross

Eyes:
Nyx Eyebrow Pencil
NYX Eyeshadow – Dancing with the tides
Lorac Pro Palette – Black
Lorac Pro Palette – Shell
NYX Gel Eyeliner – Black
Envy Me – Eyelashes
Covergirl Lash Blast
Loreal Kohl Eyeliner – Black

Lips:
EOS Lip Balm
Maybelline Lipstick – Blushing Beige 915

Thanks guys! I hope you enjoyed this look. Please feel free to comment down below and hit that subscribe button! 🙂

xoxo

Anisa

Glamorous Pink Lips!

Hi dolls!

Hope everyone is having a faaaabulous long weekend! So yesterday, my husband and I had 2 dawats to attend (family parties), we had one for lunch all the way in Hamilton and then one for dinner in Toronto, WHICH ONLY MEANT ONE THING! #makeuptime. I had to create a look that was going to last me all day long and still look fresh. What better way to do this then to add a nice vibrant bold lip? When working with a bright bold lip, I like to go lighter on the eyes (most days) and that’s why my eye make up is pretty neutral. The makeup lasted all day long (especially my lipstick), although I had some fall out from my covergirl lash blast mascara. Overall, I was really happy with the look and I hope you guys love it! See below for the list of products and check out the video on youtube of course!

xo

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List of Products: 
– Make Up Forever HD Foundation (153)
– Mac Prep and Prime
– Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer (sx04)
– Mac – Blunt
– Nars Translucent Powder 
– Ben Nye Banana Powder 
– Monistat Chafing Gel (Primer)
– Make Up Forever Blush (Neon Pink #75)
– Nars – Albatross
– NYX Eyebrow Pencil (EP04)
– Naked Palette – Naked Shadow
– Lorac Pro Palette – Chai and Shell 
– Maybelline Line Express Eyeliner – Dark Brown
– Makeup Forever Lipstick – Rouge Artist Intense 36

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YQAAOLVFUQ&feature=youtu.be