Sunday Swatches: Foundation Files - Urban Decay All Nighter

Sunday, 23 October 2016

So this is the second post in my series of foundation posts and it is of the Urban Decay All Nighter foundation today, which is a full coverage foundation. I did briefly try out these foundations on my Snapchat (safiyahtasneem), with live swatches so if you're not following me there, I suggest you do for further mini reviews and swatches.
Before I start, I'm going to recap of the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation which I reviewed back in 2012 here. My thoughts are somewhat still the same on the Naked skin foundation but in all honesty I don't wear foundation on a daily basis as I don't feel like I need to but if I did, Naked Skin would probably be my choice more so than this All Nighter foundation or any other similar lightweight foundation.

I have however found since experimenting a bit more with different shades of UD Naked Skin, that the .0 shades aren't as yellow as I'd have liked them to be and shade 7.0 is slightly dark for me.
5.0 seems quite pink and 6.0 slightly yellower in Naked Skin and I found that in the sample of All Nighter, the 5.0 seemed pinker than the other two I was sent (4.0 and 6.0).
In this post I'll be showing the shades 4.0 (as it seemed the yellowest) and 6.0 for a possible colour match for warmer South Asian complexions.

Read on for more!

Midweek Makeovers: Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Collection Kendall Jenner Makeup Look

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Right my loves!

I recently got sent some of the beaut products from the Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham collaboration and went through the products on my Snapchat/Instagram Stories (it's faster and easier to do so over there than writing up most times, so make sure you follow me!).

I decided to try and recreate this look that was done on Kendall Jenner for this campaign and luckily I had a gorgeous Kardashian/Jenner looking model (Yasmin Badi) to do so with.. and film for my YouTube channel!

It isn't my usual "style" of makeup and more of an editorial type look that I decided to create as I felt I had enough of the products to try it with.

Read on for the full list of products and YouTube tutorial and let me know what you think below.

Sunday Swatches: Foundation Files - Too Faced Born This Way

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Hello my lovelies!

I've decided to do a series of foundation posts as foundation is one of the key products I always get asked about my opinion on as a makeup artist, particularly for warmer South Asian complexions.

I'm going to start off the series with a recap of the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation which I reviewed just over a year ago (here). My thoughts are still the same on the foundation (I still give it a 4.5 out of 5!) so the difference between this post and the last is just a bit more info about the shades I own and recommend for warmer skintones as well as updated swatches.. read on for more!

FF: Super Simple Soft Smokey Make Up Look + Tutorial

Friday, 7 October 2016

Couldn't help alliterating there!
Soooo, after my last eye make up tutorial, I'm back with another "simple" full face one this time and I'm hoping it is of some benefit to my lovely followers out there! 

I half contemplated not putting it up on YouTube to be honest, as I had to record on my Camcorder (which doesn't record in as great quality as my SLR) and I was out of shot a lot due to my mirror, but I salvaged what I could and hope you enjoy anyway!

Again, I'm using my Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette (review in this post). Read on to see all the products used!

Saturday Skincare: Toning Pads

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Following the last skincare post about Cleansers, it only makes sense that this post should be about Toners. This week's Saturday Skincare post is by yours truly and is about a fairly new type of product: toner pads.
Read on for a little intro to toners and what I've learned about them over the years!

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