You guys wanted a full face makeup look so I decided to upload this start to finish date night makeup tutorial, including a highlight and contour regimen! This soft glam romantic look is also great for any romantic event like rehearsal dinners, engagement photos, and even weddings! The matte shadows give a soft and flattering feel that is gorgeous in photographs. I used one of my all time favorite eyeshadow palette, the LORAC unzipped palette. This palette has so many smooth mattes and soft flattering shimmers, so it’s absolutely perfect for date night makeup and always gives an effortlessly soft glam. I hope you all enjoy 🙂
Lancome Visionnaire 1 Minute Blur, HERE
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, Almond, HERE
Garnier BB Cream, Deep, HERE
Ben Nye Banana Powder, HERE
MAC Bronzer, Sunpower, HERE
NYX Blush, Cinnamon, HERE
Sephora Jumbo Pencil, Dark Brown Matte, HERE
LORAC Unzipped Palette, “Unconditional,” “Unbridled,” and “Unreal,” HERE
NYC Liquid Liner, Black, HERE
L’Oreal Liquid Pencil Liner, Black, HERE
MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Script, HERE
Hey guys! I had to get this LORAC Unzipped tutorial up because wedding season is at hand and I know a lot of wedding attendees will be snapping photos of their own. Those of you who follow me already know LORAC is one of my favorite cosmetic lines. I really love the LORAC Unzipped palette for soft, romantic looks. It is similar to the Urban Decay palette, but better suited to my skin tone in my opinion. Whether you are breaking it down on the dance floor, or pouncing for the bouquet, this look is sure to impress! I wish you all a happy wedding season, and hope you have the most fun 🙂 to fab photos, and beautiful memories! I hope you enjoy this LORAC Unzipped tutorial and even give it a spin yourselves!
Benefit 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
Physicians Formula Shimmer Brick, Warm (as highlighter), HERE
Milani Baked Blush, Red Vino, HERE
Shay Mitchell Inspired Makeup
L’Oreal Gel Liner, Blackest Black, HERE
MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Script, HERE
Koko Lashes, Koko, HERE
LORAC Unzipped Palette, “Unbelievable,” “Unreal,” and “Untamed,” HERE
Hooded Eye Makeup Tutorial just in time for the Holidays!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Gladiator Tribute: Olivia Pope Inspired Makeup that’s perfect for fall!
Olivia Pope is fashion forward, stylish, and always on the mark. Even in the midst of a national crisis, she is put together—even if that means sending a White House aid to her apartment to retrieve fresh suits and blouses. She is arguably the most powerful woman in the free world, so it’s no wonder she has the leader of the free world in her back pocket. All these things, combined with the fact that #ScandalisBack, compelled me to do an Olivia Pope inspired look as part of my Fall Makeup series! The oranges, golds, and taupes I include help make this on trend. I hope you enjoy this makeup look as much as I enjoyed myself putting it together! Everything I used, as well as a link to the video is included in this post.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this makeup look and tutorial inspired by the ever fabulous Olivia Pope. Please feel free to comment with any questions, and don’t forget to like my video and SUBSCRIBE!