REVIEW -Too Faced Le Grand Chateau |Holiday Collection

toofacedlegrandchateuiHoliday season and I am all up for holiday palettes! Every now and then I go to different beauty websites checking for the right holiday palette for moi. Most of the brands will be coming out with some amazing value holiday collections so you guys need to watch out for it. The first I got for myself is the Too Faced Le Grand Chateau.

Packaging:

Perfect!

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We get 3 different palettes with 6 eye shades and one blush in each. The palettes comes in a book like case which is very easy to handle. Inside is also everyone’s favorite the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.

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Too faced tried giving us all that we need in these palettes, from matte to satin, shimmery to glittery. Name it and you get it. The packaging is really cute and I love the idea of separate palettes as it makes it really easy to carry and so ideal if you want to gift it to someone. It has this note space at the back where you can write the name of the person you want to give it too.

toofacedmakeupreviewThe mascara , I haven’t tried as yet, but it has been raved about by the beauty queens of YouTube so I hope you shouldn’t find it hard searching for its review. However I will put up my review as soon as I’m ready for it.

What I do not like is the pigmentation is not as good as what Too Faced usually offers to their buyers. I was expecting a lot more. I won’t say it has a very poor color pay off because that is not the case it all. Pigmentation is good and colors are so beautiful with eye shadow base but not as good as I expected from the brand. Special mention to the duo chrome shades which are in these paletts. Yoohoo! I’ll be popping swatches of these on my Instagram , so be there with me ❤

I would like to mention the blush in these palettes, I wish they had some darker ones too as  dark-skinned girls as myself can’t use it as blush. Well I’m not really dark but wheatish and still I can’t seem to use these for my cheeks.

Price: AED210 From Facebook Seller. (U.A.E residents)

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Makeup Starter kit | Beginner’s Starter Kit

We women are so different from one another. While some would prefer vanilla latte(like me) , some would want to have black coffee. With makeup, it is totally the same formula. Some would want to have full makeup in their collection. would apply almost each and every item and go through the hassles of blending the colors of eyeshadows to getting the right amount of highlighter and bronzer while some would rather stay away from all of them and prefer having eyeliner , blush  and a lip gloss only.

Then there are those who knows that makeup runs in their blood and are sure that’s what they are going to live for LOL (exaggeration but I’m sure you know what I mean). But every girl has to go through the dilemma of deciding which beauty product should be in her makeup kit , as a beginner. With many friends and acquaintances seeking help on this topic , I decided to give my share of advice or suggestion.

My makeup beginner kit is very simple. I believe in keeping only what you need if you are just starting with makeup for the following reasons: (later on you can keep stuff that you even do not need :P)

  1. you might be on a budget
  2. you wouldn’t want to spend on something you never know how it would turn out to be.
  3. you might want something then realize that you don’t really need that after purchasing.
  4. the lesser products , the easier to learn and master your skills on them.

So we have all the good reasons to keep it very less.

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Here is what you need:

  1. makeup pouch/kit
  2. a lipstick or lip gloss- If you are wise ,get both the items for the price of one. Check out which dual lip gloss I am rocking at the moment, here .
  3. bb cream- applying foundation is a skill. I suggest getting yourself BB cream as it is easy to work with , no trick needed to apply that and not much of problem with shade. Once you are familiar applying this, go ahead and get your choice of foundation. You seriously do not need a face primer even as a pro, let alone beginner. (that’s another issue I’m going to touch later). Prep your skin before applying your makeup by applying moisturizer, it will work as primer and keep your makeup there all day long. Use your fingers to apply this and you are done.
  4. blush- Do no get carried away and buy a lot of colors. Choose a shade you think you’d like and good for everyday wear whether day or night.
  5. eyeshadow(Optional)- I labelled this as optional depending on what you really like. Some would want to just finish their makeup with eyeliner on, while some would want to get their hands on some eyeshadows. So choose a small palette with warm shades for a starter as they are easy to work with. No fear of looking so overwhelming.( what I have in the picture is NYX Love in Paris)
  6. eyeshadow brush- Get yourself one eyeshadow brush and one blending brush.
  7. mascara- Mascara is very important and shouldn’t be miss no matter what. Even if you are going for a makeup-free look, I suggest apply mascara in that case too. It helps eyes pop open and give it more wider/awakening look.
  8. eyeliner- No matter how we love gel liners as we see those perfect cat winged eyes, hold your excitement and get yourself pencil eyeliner for now. Anyway you wouldn’t be jumping on to creating that cat wing as a beginner, right? So make life easy and use pencil for now.
  9. concealer- A must have. you will need this to cover obvious imperfections as your BB cream might not do the job of covering everything.
  10. pressed powder- You need a powder to set your BB cream, for that choose one that suits your skin type.
  11. powder brush – to be used for blush and powder if you are using loose powder.
  12. angled brush- to give your eyebrows that perfect shape.
  13. spooly- my favorite brush to tame my brows before outlining them.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my beginner’s kit. What’s yours? Do you think I missed anything?

My Favorite Blending Brushes

A secret to perfect eye makeup look is a lot of blending. We do not want to show anyone as if a painter used our eyes as canvas. When doing my makeup, I always remember these golden words-

Yes, yes ,yes to blending and No to harsh lines”

I always say this, there are no rules when it comes to makeup. If I find a brush that works perfectly on the crease of my eyes, is soft, and fluffy, I will use it as blending brush. All depends on what look I am going for that day.

So here are my favorite brushes to blend my eyeshadows , whether matte or shimmery. I own way more than a normal girl should own(not proud) brushes but I picked my top most favorites.

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Me favorite blending brushes

So I have here :

2 Sigma Dual brush I got from my Eyeshadow palettes in Dare and Flare- The black bristles shed a bit otherwise it is just my ideal.

2 Real Techniques brushes- The very soft bristles makes blending of multiple eye shades on the crease.

1 dual eye brush from my Anastasia Beverly Hills World Traveler Palette. – This brush is my no.1 favorite because of the size. Perfect for cut crease looks.

1 from Bh cosmetics which I grab most of the time. This came in a set I bought not too long ago and it was such a bomb deal. Check here.

1 bought from a Facebook seller ,a dupe of BH Cosmetics Sculpt line and it is amazing.

What is your favorite blending brush?

Remember, our brushes need equal care and we should wash them regularly. Check out this post to see how I clean my makeup brushes.

Happy Makeup- ING ❤

Am I late?–Fall Favorites!!

Hello Beauties,

It’s all about Fall in the beauty and fashion world. I couldn’t resist but dig into my makeup stash fro some “fall-ish” products which I am going to share with you all. My bad, I cannot get all makeup brands in Dubai. Even the drugstore ones becomes high-end if bought from here. Thinking smile So I always opt for online stores/sellers that can get all my desired products from U.S for a lesser price than what the market offers. I wish I had a best friend in the U.S who would volunteer to ship to me and I can whole heartedly shop from the U.S websites. Angel Okay so me coming back to reality, I have ordered online couple of items which are ideal colors for FallRed heart

Continue reading “Am I late?–Fall Favorites!!”

Am I late?–Fall Favorites!!

Hello Beauties,

It’s all about Fall in the beauty and fashion world. I couldn’t resist but dig into my makeup stash fro some “fall-ish” products which I am going to share with you all. My bad, I cannot get all makeup brands in Dubai. Even the drugstore ones becomes high-end if bought from here. Thinking smile So I always opt for online stores/sellers that can get all my desired products from U.S for a lesser price than what the market offers. I wish I had a best friend in the U.S who would volunteer to ship to me and I can whole heartedly shop from the U.S websites. Angel Okay so me coming back to reality, I have ordered online couple of items which are ideal colors for FallRed heart

Continue reading “Am I late?–Fall Favorites!!”

Bloggers Award

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Hah!! Finally got to do awards related post after ages. Sorry guys for the delay. It might have taken 2 months for me to post but I did!! It’s always great to be nominated for different awards as I feel appreciated, noticed and this is a way to interact with fellow blogger and help each other.

So Lindsay nominated me for two awards and Mirror the love nominated me for one but I decided to merge both the awards as they are the same ad I feel so happy that through these awards, I discovered two more amazing blogs that I can go to during my coffee time. Interesting stuff to read and fabulous pictures. You guys should check them out. Go ,go go. 😀

Award #1 The Premio Dardos Award

The rules are:

  1. Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  2. Pass the award on to other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.

Award #2 The Beauty Blogger Award

Rules:
1) State the name of the blogger that nominated you.
2) Answer the questions you were given.
3) Nominate 10 people whose blog is about beauty or fashion.
4) Make 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
5) Let the bloggers know that you nominated them.

Lindsay’s Questions for me and my answers 😀

  1. How long does it take to do your makeup on a regular day?

15 to 20 minutes if simple eye makeup, no contouring and correcting.

2.Smokey eye or natural for a special event?

Smokey all the way…<3

3.What brand of makeup brushes do you prefer?

BH Cosmetics, Good quality at affordable price.

4. Do you ever go makeup free?

Yes, many times. In fact most of the time.

5. What is one makeup product you wish companies would improve and why (nail polish, lipstick, blush, etc.)?

Many to mention. Not really improve but stop bringing to the market like lip concealer, lip primer, eye primer, I feel they are not really necessary. Bronzer and powder contouring products should be the same and not separate, why make people spend unnecessary and on top of that makeup became confusing due to this.

6. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?

I was 25, eyeliner and lipstick only. I started wearing full makeup at the age of 28.

7. What’s your best tip for perfect eyeshadow blending?

Get the right blending brush, blend till your fingers hurt but not eyes. 😛

8.What brand of foundation is the best?

Many. But my favorite foundation has been my Karaja pore minimiser ,so for me it is the best. Otherwise Loreal and Maybelline has some really good foundation.

9. Who is your makeup idol?

I look up to Nikki tutorials on Youtube. I would want to be able to do makeup like she does.

10. What’s your favorite mascara brand?

Loreal, Burjouis and essence.

Mirror the Love’s Questions for me and my answers 😀

  1. Any blogging regrets?- None
  2. Biggest beauty trend regret?- Lip enhancers
  3. One product you think everyone should have?- Moisturiser
  4. If you were creating your own beauty line, what would you call it?- “Native”
  5. Have you ever had a beauty “disaster” while doing someone else’s make-up?- I still need more faces to be able to do some disaster. hahaha
  6. Bold eyes, bold lips or both?- I can go with both. Not following rules really, just depends on occasion.
  7. What has been your biggest life lesson so far? (taken from a question asked to me!)- Attend to yourself first before others, this way you are fit to attend to others then.
  8. Favourite music video make-up?- None :/
  9. What is your favourite make-up remover?- Bioderma
  10. What is one product you just can’t get the hang of? Or if that’s not applicable, that you cannot stand to use?- False Eyelashes. Somebody teach me the easiest way please!!! GRrrr

I nominate the following bloggers because they are amazing and would want to hear more of them. ❤

Aysha Sana

Rockette Queen

The single Life Unscripted

Living Life with Joy

Makeupateers

Happiness wherever you go

Nicole Elysia

Driftinglexi

Cookie and creams

Lainey Loves Life

Questions for you all:

  1. Best thing about blogging.
  2. why did you start blogging?
  3. You favorite post.
  4. Do you take photographs for your blog yourself? If not ,then who does that?
  5. How many social media platforms you have.
  6. How many times a week do you blog?
  7. Your favorite beauty product.
  8. Nude or bright lips?
  9. Best compliment you received ever since you started blogging.
  10. What is the biggest challenge you are facing in the world of blog?

Would love to hear all your answers , girls. For those who do not wish to do this, please ignore and if you are doing this award, do leave a link to your post on the comments section below.

Thanks again, Lindsay and Mirror the Love for the amazing questions.

Sister’s Makeup look #1

Seems like it’s been ages since I posted. I’m on holidays and the place where I am in has very unpredictable internet connection. So here is a quick post and that too from my cellphone .😅

Being on holidays with sisters is always fun. Lots of things to do and lots of makeup to play with. So I managed to make my sisters model for me. Here is makeup look#1

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I wanted to use my L.A Girl matte lipgloss in Black Currant and so I did a subtle eye makeup to go along with it.

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Products used:

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*Nivea moisturiser

*YSL foundation

*Eleanor beauty blush in peach

*Colour pop highlighter in Lunch Money

*Random brown Eyeshades as bronzer 😜(when you’re travelling, there are just some stuff you don’t carry along and end up needing them unexpectedly)Eyes:👀

*Different shades of brown from Morphebrushes eyeshadow palette.

*Full exposure mascara by Benefit

*Loreal gel eyeliner

LIPS:💄

*L.A GIRL MATTE LIP GLOSS IN BLACK CURRANT

Close up of her eyes
Close up of her eyes

Wgat do you think of this look ? 😊 Do you fancy the lip color?