Beauty, Makeup

My perfect nude lipgloss! | NYX strictly vinyl

Lipglosses are not really my favorite and I don’t wear them as often as matte lipsticks. However this changed when I was looking through the many shades of liquid lipsticks at NYX one day. I randomly came across the ‘Strictly Vinyl’ lipglosses and tried a tester of the shade “Sugar Mama” on my hand. I saw that it had lots of pigment which I wasn’t really expecting and the formula also felt really nice. Even though I wasn’t sure if I should buy it since I never like to buy lipglosses I decided to give this gloss a try. When I got home and tried it I was shocked how much I loved it! It was a lipgloss that had pigment like a liquid lipstick which made me happy and since it is a lipgloss it isn’t dry at all. Only thing I don’t like is that it does transfer but it doesn’t transfer around your lips or get messy when applying. Even though it has strong pigment it is still lightweight on the lips. Sometimes I forget I have lipgloss on until the wind blows and my hair starts sticking to my lips lol ( who else hates that about lipglosses). It also lasts and looks nice all day which surprised me! Overall I have been obsessed with this lipgloss and have been wearing it everyday! I feel like this gloss always brings my makeup look together! This is the only lipgloss I have worn in a while that I have actually LOVED! It makes me want to try other lipglosses!

Thanks for reading! If you have tried this lipgloss or any of the other shades let me know if you have liked it! I want to also try the other shades! -Xoxo Bahar

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Beauty, Makeup

My EASY everyday smokey eyeshadow!

Really happy that another semester is finished and I survived my finals! Running to lectures and studying for tests gave me no time to play around with eyeshadows. I haven’t even had time to really use a couple of my new palettes which I have been so excited about! Every morning I would give myself 10 minutes to do my makeup because of course I always choose sleep over having time to get ready. Even though I never gave myself time I always wanted to still do eyeshadow. One thing I have noticed is that for me light/bright eyeshadows don’t really look the best on me ( I do still like to wear it ) which is why I like to go for dark brown eyeshadows or dark purples most of the time. Smokey eye looks are my favorites but need time. For days I’m running late I like to do a super easy smokey eye look that is very quick to do using only two shades.

The first step I have recently started doing is using eyeshadow primer. I always noticed my eyeshadow disappearing and creasing after a while which never looked good. One day I tried an Urban decay eyeshadow primer sample from Sephora and it changed everything! So happy that I tried it because I actually have seen a difference. When I don’t use it my eyeshadow always creases but when I do use it my eyeshadow stays exactly the same as I put it on even after walking outside in humid rainy weather! I noticed that it also intensifies the pigment of the eyeshadow. With this product you only need to use a little bit to make your eyeshadow look and stay amazing all day! It is definitely worth getting a sample and trying it out!

After applying my primer I start by taking the color ‘Password’ with my real techniques brush. I start at the outer corner of my eye so that most of the pigment is focused on the outer corner. I take that shade all over my lid and blend it so that the color becomes a little lighter as it gets near the inner corner of my eye. You can add more and layer it for more of an intense color. Make sure that you are building up the color and not starting strong because then it will become harder to blend across the lid. Especially since this is a quick look building the color ensures that there isn’t any harsh areas that will take time to fix. Next I like to take a little of ‘Smolder’ and focus this shade only on my outer corner and then blend it. This will help intensify the Smokey eye. I like to use my fingers and blend the edges and smoke it out so that there isn’t any harsh lines or edges. I then take the same ‘Smolder’ shade and apply it on my lower lash line. Applying eyeshadow on the lower lash brings the entire look together especially in a Smokey eye look. For my lower lash line I like to also use the same real techniques brush but I pinch the top with my fingers so that it is easier to apply the shadow closer to my lash line. Blending one last time with a clean brush will make sure that your Smokey eye look is all blended nicely together! To finish it all off you can apply eyeliner and mascara. I normally only like to wear mascara! For my mascara I like to focus it on the outer part of my eye. Both the mascara and the dark shadow on the outer part of my eye gives my eyes an almond shape. All the colors in this eyeshadow palette blend really nicely making it super easy to do a quick Smokey eye with little time. I love doing this easy eyeshadow look that takes no time to do as my everyday on the go makeup look!

I like to pair this eyeshadow look with any nude lip! A few of my favorites at the moment are : Sazan Nude Bobbie brown, Nyx strictly vinyl in the shade sugar mama , or Nyx lingerie in the shade corset!

Thanks for reading❤️

-Xoxo Bahar

Beauty, Makeup

How my Makeup Lasts all Day

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I have days when I am out the entire day and I don’t have time to touch up my makeup. Whenever I wear makeup I notice it all disappearing in a short amount of time so I decided to try the NYX long lasting setting spray. I wasn’t sure if it would work but I decided to try it anyways. I sprayed it on my makeup before going to University at 9 am and by the afternoon around 5 pm when I got home my makeup was mostly all still on! When I didn’t use the spray I would have no makeup on my face by the time I got back home. I am so happy that this product worked for me! It really does help my makeup to stay put the entire day!  There is a dewy and matte spray. I decided to get the dewy spray because I like how it gives your face a little glow. I feel like the dewy spray doesn’t make my face look dry. If you’re looking for something that will help you keep your makeup on the entire day I suggest you try this product! Also it is only $8 so it’s worth giving it a try! This setting spray has changed my life haha! I love it! What tips do you guys have for having your makeup last all day?!

Thanks for reading!

P.S. I haven’t been blogging as much as usual just because I have been so busy with University but I am back and will be blogging more!

-xoxo Bahar

Beauty, Lipstick, Makeup

Touch of Spice Maybelline Lipstick

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One of my favorite brands that you can find at the drugstore is Maybelline. I just love the lipsticks from Maybelline! About a week ago I was looking through their lipsticks and I found this lipstick in the shade ‘Touch of Spice 660’. It looked very pretty so I decided to buy it (about $9 ) and give it a try. When I tried it I instantly fell in love with it! The color is a really nice brick color red which is so pretty! I feel like the shade isn’t too dark or too light. I also really love the texture because it is a nice creamy matte! In my opinion the Maybelline lipsticks also smell nice. I know I will be wearing this color all the time now! Thanks for reading! Also what lip colors have you been wearing all the time?!

-xoxo Bahar

Beauty, Makeup

My Simple Everyday Look

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I love wearing makeup everyday but wearing full makeup everyday is just time consuming and not the best for your skin. I thought I would share what I have been using at the moment for my simple everyday look!

The first thing that I do is moisturize my face. I like to use the Bienfait Multi-vital moisturizer from Lancôme. It really does moisturize my face and has sunscreen SPF 30 which is great! Since I’m not using foundation moisturizing will keep my face from looking dull. I also do really love how it smells. It is a bit pricey about $60 but I think it’s worth it.

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At the moment I like to use the NYX concealer. I haven’t been using this one for long enough to say that I love it but I do think it is very nice! I use the shade 04 Beige. It has good coverage but I found that it is a little dry. Since my skin gets quite dry during the winter I have to moisturize before applying it otherwise it will look very dry. I just apply it wherever I need to then blend with a damp beauty blender and then set it with some powder! Overall though I feel like it is a great concealer if your looking for one that isn’t expensive since it’s about $5.

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For bronzer I have been using the Natural Bronzer from Rimmel. I love the color and also love how it is matte! I like using the shade ‘021 Sun Light’. It is just a great natural bronzer and simple. If your looking for a bronzer that isn’t expensive at all then this one is the one for you because it is only $6!

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The blush that I am really loving right now is the NYX baked blush! The shade I love right now is ’11 Chiffon’. It is a very soft pink  (kind of like a dirty pink color) and it has a little bit of shimmer that is not glittery at all but just the right amount to give it a very nice glow. It is a very nice color at great price! This one was about $6.

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Now I have thick dark eyebrows but I still do like to fill them in a little around the edges. For me if I fill in even a little too much it will look very dark. I found this L’Oréal brow stylist kit which I think is perfect for just filling in a few tiny spots. I also love the brown color because it matches my black eyebrows yet it isn’t black to make them too dark. It’s small so it’s great to keep in your bag and it also comes with a very nice mirror which is definitely a plus. It also comes with a tiny brush and tweezer… so cute!

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For an everyday look I don’t always have time to do full eyeshadow so I just like to use this simple baked shadow which I found at H&M a while back. I really like this shade of brown for my eyes because I feel like this color matches my dark eyebrows and brown eyes. Also since I don’t really like to use eyeliner I think the brown helps to open up my eyes more. I like to put a little on my lower lash line as well.

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I like to wear mascara a lot more than eyeliner. I feel like mascara is more softer and natural. The mascara I have been using at the moment is Lancôme’s Hypnose Doll Lashes. Check out the link to my other post to see what I think about this great mascara!

The Mascara I’ve been Loving

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Even though this is a simple everyday look I still like to add just a tiny bit of glow. I like to use my highlighter which I got from Victoria’s Secret. I feel like it adds just a tiny bit of glow that is great for a simple makeup look! It has been a while since I have had this highlighter so ignore the crack haha.

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Last but not least for my lips I love a nude color for a simple look. One of my favorite lip combinations is the NYX lip liner in the shade ‘Natural’ and the NYX soft matte lip cream in the shade ‘London’. I love it because I think it is so simple but still looks so pretty. Even though the lip cream is matte it is light weight but I still like to wear some lip balm before wearing the lip cream so it doesn’t get too dry. Both the lip cream and the lip liner is a very light brownish soft nude color. I love this color so much! This is my second time buying this shade of lip cream and will definitely buy another lip liner in this shade once it finishes.

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Thank you for reading! I love playing around with makeup so I will have more makeup looks coming soon!

-xoxo Bahar

 

Beauty, Makeup, mascara

The Mascara I’ve been Loving

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After my eye began to get irritated I knew it was time to throw away most of my makeup. One of the things which I had to definitely throw away was my mascara. I spent a while thinking about which mascara to buy after because I knew I had to buy a good one this time. I remembered using a mascara from Lancôme which I used to think was very nice so I decided to give it another try. The one which I bought is called the ‘Hypnose Doll Lashes’ which was $27 from Lancôme. When I applied the mascara I saw that it gave my lashes a nice and natural look which I thought was great for my everyday makeup! It also curled my lashes very nicely and I didn’t even need to use an eyelash curler! However, I did notice that it can make my lashes slightly clumpy so I just make sure I don’t apply too much. Since the brush is big I saw that it gets every eyelash without having to apply many coats! Also when it was time to clean my mascara it easily and quickly came off with just soap and water. At the moment I am just really loving this mascara and how it gives me the perfect natural lashes! Let me know which mascara you are absolutely loving right now! I hope you liked this review or helped you if you were looking to test a different mascara!

Hope the new year is starting off well for everyone! Thanks for reading!

-xoxo Bahar

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Beauty, Lipstick, Makeup

Great Lipsticks for a Simple Look

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I love to keep my everyday look simple and natural. Even though it’s a simple look I still always have to put on a nice lipstick because I feel like my look is not complete without it. I am seriously obsessed with lipsticks! Just spending hours looking at all the lipsticks in the store without buying anything puts me in a good mood haha. I just love lipsticks! I have been looking for a nice nude lipstick that would be comfortable wearing the entire day without making my lips dry. I have found two lipsticks which I have been loving at the moment. I found both of them at the drugstore so the prices are affordable which makes them even better. The first one with the black tube is from L’Oréal. When I bought it I had to give it a few tries until I really began liking it. It is not matte which I don’t know if that’s my favorite because I do really love my matte lipsticks. What I do love about it is that it doesn’t make your lips dry. The lipstick is in the shade ‘610 Eva’s nude’ which is a really light brown color. I think it is a great soft color for an easy simple look. The other lipstick in the brown tube is from Maybelline. I have seriously been carrying this lipstick everywhere with me for the last week. This one is also not matte but more soft and creamy which is just perfect for an everyday look. This is in the shade ‘235 warm me up’ which is a soft light pink that I think is a great natural color for my lips. Also I love how it smells which is definitely a plus. This one I think is definitely my favorite from the two! I hope you enjoyed reading this review. Let me know which nude lipsticks are your favorite! I love trying lipsticks so I will for sure have different favorite lipsticks soon which I will definitely share! Thanks for reading!

-xoxo Bahar

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