LORAC PRO 2 WINTER SMOKEY EYE

lorac pro 2 palette

Hey! I wanted to come on and do another GRWM video because I think they can be so much fun and laid back.¬† Today, I used my LORAC PRO 2 Palette and I am loving it more each time I get to play with it ūüôā it has such rich and intense colors, and they are so gorgeous in combination with each other.¬† I think the Navy color is one of, if not my absolute favorite! So intense and deep, and that’s hard to do with matte shades.¬† I hope you will enjoy this winter eye and check out the video after the jump–

Face

enefit Porefessional Primer, HERE
MUFE Mist and Fix, HERE
Ben Nye Banana Powder, HERE
MAC MSF Natural, Sunpower, HERE
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, Warm Almond, HERE
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer, S12, HERE
MAC Prolongwear Concealer, NC45, HERE
Sephora Jumbo Liner 12Hour Wear Water Proof, Dark Brown Matte, HERE
Beauty Blender, HERE
Sleek Blush, Flame, HERE

Eyes

MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Script, HERE
NYX Eyeshadow Base, Skin Tone, HERE
LORAC Pro Palette 2, Navy, Silver, HERE
Maybelline Stiletto Liquid Liner, Black
Maybelline Stiletto Mascara, Black
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade, Chocolate, HERE
Ardell Lashes, 110, HERE

Lips

Sephora Lipliner, Chic Choco, HERE
Stila Liquid Lipstick, Dolce, HERE

Brushes

SIGMA
Sigma, Precision Brush Set, HERE
Sigma, Essentials Kit, HERE
Sigma, Performance Eyes Kit, HERE
Sigma, E60, HERE
Sigma, F35, HERE

TWEEZERMAN
Tweezerman Brush iQ, Finishing Contour, HERE
Tweezerman Brush iQ, Blender, HERE

BDELLIUM TOOLS
Bdellium Tools, Eye Kit, HERE

 

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Ultimate Spring Makeup Look‚ÄĒa Spring-y Pop of Color!

spring pop of color blog postHey guys!  I was recently approached by Preen.me to try the Lancome Visionnaire [1 Minute Blur] Skin Perfecter, and I decided to upload my ultimate beauty look for Spring to go along with it! This look features a defined crease, a neutral matte lid, a cat eye and a nude lip.  Pretty basic right? But my favorite part of this look are the accents: a bold, duo-chrome pop of color along the lower lash line and a bright gold highlight in the inner eye.   

I was more than blown away with how beautifully this base performed, especially with makeup applied on top.  If you want to know more about his product, check out my full review.  To see how I got this look, check out my tutorial below!

Ultimate Spring Makeup Look: Pop of Color

Face

Lancome Visionnaire 1 Minute Blur
Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation, “Cappuccino
Covergirl 3-in-1 Foundation, “Tawny
L’Oreal True Match Concealer Crayon, “Medium/Deep N6-7-8
Ben Nye Banana Powder
MAC Bronzer, “Sunpower”
LORAC Pro Palette, “Espresso

Eyes

LORAC Pro Palette, “Sable
L’Oreal Liquid Pencil Liner, “Black
MAC Eyeshadow, “Brown Script
Wet n Wild, “Comfort Zone Palette
LORAC Pro Palette, “Gold

Lips

Wet n Wild Lip Liner, “Brandywine
NYX Megashine Lip Gloss, “Natural

Brushes

Sigma Brushes

If you are interested in winning the Lancome Visionnaire product, then enter the giveaway on Preen.me here! ¬†It’s an amazing, but expensive, product so if you are interested this contest is for you!

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Dark Purple Lipstick Makeup tutorial perfect for a sultry winter look!

Dark Purple Lipstick

Deep Purple Lipstick paired with an Icy purple eye for a sultry winter look!

 

Hey guys! So it feels like it’s been forever since I uploaded a post! I know it’s only been like a week, but I seriously missed it and it is so good to be back. ¬† I am so excited to finally get this look up. ¬†I saw a lot of punk/goth makeup on the runways during NYFW, but I decided to put off playing with these colors until the winter. ¬†The winter is finally right around the corner! ¬†It took me a while to find a way to wear this look that was fun and pretty, but still featured a strong lip without being overpowering. ¬†I finally found a way! This look is inspired by Shaaanxo, one of my fave Youtubers, and when I saw it I knew I had to recreate it right away because of how pretty wearable the overall look is when these eyeshadows are paired with the lipstick.

I really loved playing with this look and I hope you will all try it out! ¬†Here’s a list of everything I used:

Face

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation, Cappuccino

L’Oreal True Match Concealer Crayon,¬†Medium/Deep N6-7-8 icon

Ben Nye Banana Powder

LORAC Pro Palette, Expresso

LORAC Unzipped Palette, Unbridled

Eyes

L’Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner, Charcoal icon

LORAC Pro Palette, Sable, Expresso, Pewter

Sleek “Bad Girl” Palette, Rebel¬†(#12)

BH Cosmetics Take Me to Brazil Palette

Lips

Wet’n’Wild Megalast Lipstick, Vamp It Up

Translucent Setting Powder

 

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Hooded Eye Makeup Tutorial just in time for the Holidays!


hooded eyelid makeup

This makeup tutorial hits pretty close to home for me guys! ¬†When I first started experimenting with makeup, I struggled with nailing some of the gorgeously complex eyeshadow looks I saw in pictures and on celebrities. ¬†It wasn’t until college when people started making fun of me for my “bedroom eyes” that the lightbulb went off for me…I have slightly hooded eyes! ¬†This realization was a major game changer for me. The more I learned about hooded eyes, the easier my makeup application became and the happier I was with my results!

The name of this blog¬†is¬†Maha Maven afterall, so it’s about time I start honing in on those peepers.

 

What is a hooded eye?

A hooded eye is defined by an eyelid that becomes “hooded” by the skin on the brow bone, leaving less visible eyelid space when looking straight ahead. ¬†Some people confuse a hooded eyelid with a monolid, but they really are not the same. ¬†A monolid is one in which the eyelid is completely hidden, while with most hooded eyes the lid remains at least partially visible.

 

How can I tell if I have a hooded eye?

When looking down, hooded eyes become very noticeable: the crease is less defined, if it is defined at all, and the space between your brow and you upper lash line is either flat or slightly convex.

 

My eyes are “hooded.” ¬†What now?

Consider yourself lucky! I know I do. ¬†Bedroom eyes are beautiful, sultry, and intense. ¬†It’s just all about learning how to tweak your makeup techniques to really play them up. ¬†Notable celebrities with hooded eyes are Blake Lively, Jennifer Lawrence, Nia Long, Taylor Swift and Camilla Belle. ¬†All gorgeous women!

PRO Tips

Start your eye makeup by laying down your crease and transition colors to define the area, and also give yourself a visual barrier for your eyeshadow.

I like to keep the darkest colors on the outer corner of you eye, and focus my brightest colors on my inner and center eyelid.  This enhances the sultriness of my eyes without making them look smaller, while enabling me to maximize lid space for intricate eyeshadow looks.

Without further ado, here’s the makeup!

Face

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation, Cappuccino

L’Oreal True Match Concealer Crayon,¬†Medium/Deep N6-7-8¬†icon

Ben Nye Banana Powder

LORAC Pro Palette, Expresso

LORAC Unzipped Palette, Unbridled

Eyes

Maybelline Gel Studio, Black icon

Urban Decay Book of Shadows, Hijack

Sleek “Bad Girl” Palette, Intoxicated (#7) and Blade¬†(#3)

Sleek “Storm” Palette,¬†#9

Lips

LORAC Lip Pencil, 04

NARS Lip Lacquer, Eros

 

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Nigerian Traditional Wedding Makeup Tutorial

Welcome to my international series! I love weddings and so I decided to do a series dedicated to various makeup looks from traditional weddings all over the world. ¬†I love going to events where I know I will be able to soak up a different culture, and eat amazing food. ¬†I also always look forward to seeing the bride’s makeup and attire.

 

nigerian traditional wedding

Maha’s Eyes: Nigerian Traditional Wedding Makeup

 

A Nigerian traditional wedding is usually a weekend long occasion consisting of the traditional wedding on the first day, and an English wedding on the next.  My favorite part of the wedding celebration has to be the traditional wedding! They are always so vibrant and exciting!

The traditional wedding is a cultural practice in which the bride is presented and picks her groom out of a crowd. ¬†She dances around the room while he “hides” and once she find him, she kneels before him and presents him with a cup of palm wine. ¬†He sips, then she sips, then he finishes the cup and puts some money inside of it for her people back home.

 

 

These weddings vary by tribe and region of origin, and it is always so exciting to watch.  I could go on and on about the intricacies of this ceremony, but I will save that for later posts! In the meantime, lets get to the tutorial.  I decided to use reds because as you will see from the photos of other Nigerian traditional wedding ceremonies, red is a really important color in these ceremonies.  The ceremonial beads are red, and even if brides opt to wear other colors they almost always use the red beads as accessories, as do the grooms and bridal party.

 

Face

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, Warm Almond
Maybelline Fit Me! Setting Powder, Cappuccino
L’Oreal True Match Concealer Crayon, Medium/Deep N6-7-8
Ben Nye Banana Powder
LORAC Unzipped Palette, Unbridled
LORAC Pro Palette, Espresso

Eyes

L’Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner,¬†Black icon
LORAC Pro Palette, Black
Sleek “Original” Palette,¬†#6, #11, #12
Toyoepin Lashes, Natural Cute
LORAC Pro Palette, Garnet
LORAC Unzipped Palette, Unattainable
MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Script

Lips

MAC Lipstick, Twig
NYX Lipliner, Chestnut

Maybelline FitMe Setting Powder, Cappuccino

 

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*MAC Brown Script is very similar to the color used.

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