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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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

My Everyday Look

Hi dolls!

So it’s been quite some time since I have had time to blog but I’m happy to say I’m back… WITH MY FIRST YOUTUBE VIDEO! #bigdeal

I’ve been wanting to start making Youtube videos for quite some time but it’s not only challenging but can of course can also be controversial. Regardless, I put all negativity (that can come in the future) aside and said to myself, I’m gonna do it!

My first video is a tutorial for an easy everyday make up look! This is a look that I do on a daily basis (sometimes I cut the skin enhancer and Ben Nye out of my daily routine because it can get a little ‘cakey’). Other then that, it’s a quick simple and easy look that only takes about 10 minutes. A little bit about my skin: I have pretty bad eczema as well as roseacea which has left my skin to be dry and red most days! This look helps me cover that up completely with just a few steps.

Thanks so much for all of the great feedback and questions about my makeup! I wanted to share my product details with you guys, if there’s anything I left out, feel free to let me know below in the comments!

Face/Skin:

EOS Lip Balm
Monistat Chafing Gel (Primer)
Mac Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation (NC42)
Kevin Aucoin Skin Enhancer (04)
Mac Powder Blush (Blunt)
Ben Nye Banana Powder
Nars Translucent Crystal Powder
Mac Prep and Prime
Beauty Blender
Becca Highlighter (Opal)
NYX blush (Color number wiped out from the back)

Eyes:
Maybelline Liquid Eyeliner
Mac Zoom Lash
NYX Eyebrow Pencil (EP04)
Mac Powder Blush Blunt

Lips:
Mac Lipstick (Creemsheen Creme Cup)

& that’s it you guys! Thanks so much for all of the support. I am SUPER excited to keep making videos and tutorials. Let me know what you guys want to see!