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I love playing with eye colours when it comes to makeup as it really makes the eyes pop. This week’s look is a Pretty Purple Eye with Huda Beauty Mecury Retrograde palette. I really love it because you can create so many gorgeous looks. As always her pallettes have a beautiful mix of matte and  foil shades that have such a beautiful colour pay off.  All of the matte shades can be worn on or mixed in wth the foil shades.

For this look I applied the oh so pretty Lilac shade Libra and worked into the crease, inner corner of the eyes as well as the bottom lash line.

Its a shade that really compliments the blue in my dress and looks amazing on its own. You could just finish off mascara or apply a liquid liner if you wanted to amp it up.

For the pop on the eyes I used my fingers as the foil shades work better with the fingers. Here I applied Ultraviolet which actually looks purple in the palete but has a slight blue undertone.

I kept the look simple as that’s my style and I want to make it easy for my readers. Makeup doesn’t need to be complicated or stressful. Here I applied the RVB Lab False Lash Mascara it gives gorgeous looking lashes.

For the glow I used one of my favs the Nars Orgasm Liquid Highlighter its a rose gold illuminator once blended it makes the skin look AMAZING. It blends so beautifully and gives that really natural glow to the skin.

For the cheeks I used the Nars Orgasm Blush this is the limited edition palette but its their cult shade. The blush has a gold undertone so it really adds a beautiful glow and shimmer the skin.

For the lips I kept it nude using the Pat Magrath Labs Fetish 1 Lipstick I kept it nude so as not to take away from the pretty eyes. You can use any nude lipstick that matches your complexion.

I then applied the nude Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Liquid Lip Colour in Tulle just add a touch of shine over the matte lippie.

If you love the pretty purple eye and can’t get your hands on the Huda Beauty Mecury Retrograde Palette.  Try the Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Electric Violet Edition and you can create something similar.

Shahnaz x

 

For those of you who know and follow me I do love an eyeshadow palette. In the recent months I have really updated my stash to include two of the three Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions Palettes. I love that they are compact with a mix of matte and shimmer shades. You can go subtle or full on smoke and take it day to night.For the look I used the Light palette as I am obsessing over the pretty colours and it has a more summer feel. The look is super pretty and really easy to create at home. Makeup should be no fuss its really all about enhancing your features.

To create the definition in the crease I took the light matte shade and really defined my eyes. Then took the pretty rust shimmer shade and patted into my eye lid to create the pop.

For more intensity I applied the dark chocolate shade and went back into the outer and inner corners of my eyes. I used fellow makeup artist Tash Pops makeup brushes to create the eye look.

For the shimmer on my brow bone I used my fingers and applied the light pink shade to add that extra pop. Placing the shadow here really defines the brow bone.

I am loving my RVB LAB False Lash Mascara it really coats and adds volume to my very sad lashes. Rich in volumising ingredients, it makes the lashes thicker and more elastic, lengthening and increasing their volume. Enriched with Ceramide 2 to help strengthen lashes and prevent breakage. For a full lash effect apply 2-3 coats.

To complete the look I kept my face fresh and finished off with a nude lip using one of the Rimmel Nude shades.

If you are going for a pretty smokey eye you can keep lips nude or add an orange or red if you are feeling bold. All the Huda Beauty Nude Obsession palette’s are available in SA on Takealot. There is a palette for all skin tones and of course always amazing quality. Huda beauty really have the shimmer and foil shades down absolute perfection.

Shahnaz x

 

 

I have been wanting to chat about I bought this palette a month ago in Sephora because its gorgeous. So I decided to incorporate the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette and create a pretty easy makeup look. I love the matt and shimmer shades that are perfect for totally brightening up your complexion. Its great for lighter to medium skin tones taking your look from day to night.

So here is a step by step of what I used to create the look:

In my shoot yesterday for MRP Fashionn one of the looks was this gorgeous cat eye with a stained red/orange lip. My model Shannon had amazing skin so lucky for me it was pretty easy to get that gorgeous glow. While I was doing the look I thought it would be perfect to share with all of you this look as a gorgeous night out look.

Summer is upon us here in Cape Town and swimwear is definitely very important in your key staple summer kit. As well as your swim ear your makeup for summer is also key and there is nothing prettier than a bright lip, bronzed skin and bronzed eyes. For this Cosmo editorial the look was all about 70’s glam so bronzer was the order of the day plus Mac morange and ruby woo lipstick for the lips to give the makeup a pop.

I am always in a rush trying to get out in the week for a quick dinner with the hubbie or friends so I am always looking for easy ways to apply makeup and products that just work some magic. I love a smokey eye but unless its a Friday or Saturday night where I can take my time at my vanity table I need one product to create the smokey. If you haven’t gotten your hands on the Clarins Ombre matt cream to powder eyeshadow then this really is the business for a quick smokey eye.

I am definitely a lover of all things fashion and the great thing with my job is that I get to do hair and makeup and be surrounded by fashion all day long. I recently did the hair and makeup for Thalia Strates look book shoot and I fell in love with her hand made hand bags on the spot. Thalia has brought out her latest collection of super cool bags that you can order to how you want and mix and match.

Last night I went out on an impromptu date night with my husband because I am literally working all week with no weekend. I wanted a quick look before we went out as I was tired and didn’t have much time so I took my new little Bobbi Brown Instant Pretty eye and cheek palette that my hubbie bought on the BA flight to create this easy look.