Tuesday, August 27, 2013

MAKEUP | OLIVE EYES & PINK NUDE LIPS







I recorded this a couple of days after Eid but I’ve not had time to sit and edit the video properly. Anywoo, I hope you all enjoy and find the tutorial useful. The lighting was a bit off but i’ll fix it before the next video. I’ve been thinking about closing the facebok page because I hardly ever use it and alot of my readers are now on instagram @halimabepo. Do you think I should just leave the page or close it?

FACE
No7 Beautifully matte face primer 
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Foundation | #13
Make Up For Ever | Full cover concealer #14
Make Up For Ever | Mat velvet + foundation #75 ( Used as highlight) 
Jurlique | Rose silk finishing powder 
MAC contour blush | Blunt 
Illamasqua blush | Sin 
Iman Cosmetics Sheer finish bronzer | Clay 

EYES
Inglot E/S | #433 (olive)
Make Up For Ever E/S | #47
Make Up For Ever E/S| #04
Stila Cosmetics E/S | Illamani 
Inglot liquid eyeliner | Black
Estee lauder Khol kajal eyeliner | Blackned black 
Dior show blackout mascara | black
Make Up For Ever |Brow corrector gel #3

LIPS
MAC lipliner | Chestnut
Wet & Wild lipstick | Rose bud
Victoria gloss | Slice of heaven 



Tuesday, August 13, 2013

CAREER GROWTH | CERTIFIED GW BROW TECHNICIAN

Guess who got a practitioners diploma in GW Beautiful Brows™ & eyes? I’ve wanted to do a proper Brow course for over a year but I could not find the perfect course that was recognised by a good professional body. I asked around but everyone was hoarding information from me ( I think they were scared of my greatness ;) ).

Long story short I found the perfect Brow course #happydance. As you all know I have a thing for brows and learning how to do they professionally was my 2013 aim. Apart from offering makeup services, I want to be able to offer my clients the latest beauty treatments on the market. The brows frame our face and if you don’t wear a full face of makeup, grooming your brows will make a huge difference. The GW Beautiful Brows™is a professional 8 step technique used to achieve perfectly groomed brows with a natural finish. The course also had a bonus Eyelash tint course which was super duper awesome because I acquired an extra skill.

The course is located off tottenham court road (West end) at a modern beauty studio. The tutor has had over 10 years experience and provided us with all the tools we used in class. Another bonus was that only two out of six people ( including myself) showed up for class. I was so happy the rest of the class did not show up because we got EXTRA attention from the tutor and she gave us SOOOOO much information it was unreal. I quickly got the hang of threading and waxing on the model which boosted my confidence.

You know the feeling you get when you've really wanted to do something for a VERY long time and you FINALLY do it. I feel like I’ve achieved something really BIG.

Ok I’m talking too much..........I’ll stop very soon :). Anyway, I just wanted to update you on things that have been happening in my world and skills i’ve added to my portfolio.

For professional bookings & enquires please visit my professional site | Halimabepo.com

Twitter | @halimabepo

Instagram | @halimabepo

Facebook | HalimaBepo.MUA


Have a great week 

XXX

REVIEW | INGLOT LIQUID EYELINER #25

Let’s just keep this short and simple......If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I love my black liquid liner. Liquid eyeliner has been a staple in my makeup bag since secondary school. I got into so much trouble for wearing liquid liner but the stubborn child in me refused to listen. The Inglot liquid eyeliner is definitely the best liquid eyeliner i’ve tried and repurchased.  You can find Inglot ONLINE or at Westfield Whitecity branch.
The applicator is a soft pointy felt-tip pen that applies the liquid liner extremely well. You can apply sharp thin and thick lines as close to the lash line as possible. The liquid is a matte jet black finish and glides on smooth without leaving gaps. The liquid eyeliner is not waterproof so don’t expect it to stay on when you cry or get soaked in the rain. The liquid eyeliner is going to be my go to liner for a very long time. I wish Inglot will  make a waterproof version or maybe I should suggest it to them.


DEAR INGLOT,

PLEASE MAKE A WATERPROOF LIQUID EYELINER.

THANK YOU 
XXX

Thursday, August 1, 2013

MAKEUP | RED BRICK EYES WITH DEEP RED LIPS (BONUS NEUTRAL LIPS)


 PHEW ! finally I recorded a makeup tutorial. I’ve really missed recording tutorials but I needed to enjoy the heat wave and concentrate on ramadan. I’ve been back from Nigeria for a while and I have to say I had a really good time. I visited Benue state and Port harcourt. Nigeria is such a beautiful place and I wish people would just explore it more.

I’ve gotten a really good tan this summer and clearly I’ve used colours  inspired by the heat. I decided to try two different lip colour options for this tutorial. Its interesting to see how a simple lip colour can transform a look. I enjoyed creating this because it can be worn at any time of the day depending the occasion.
Red lips Vs neutral lips 


FACE
Make Up For Ever | HD primer 
Lancôme | Teint Idole Ultra foundation #13 
Make Up for Forever | Full cover concealer #14 
MAC | Mineralise skinfinish Natural -Dark 
Make up For Ever | Brow corrector # (discontinued) 
MAC | Ambering Rose & Breezy blush
MAC | Blunt contour powder Mix with Iman cosmetics | Sheer finish bronzing powder


EYES
NARS | Pro prime eyeshadow primer 
Inglot | e/s Amc shine #25 (yellow gold) 
Inglot | e/s amc shine #10 (shimmer peach) 
MAC | e/s Red brick 
la Femme | Senna blush 
Make Up For Ever | e/s True brown #162
Inglot liquid liner | Black
Maybelline | Gel liner #Black 

LIPS
Option 1
MAC | Chestnut pencil lipliner 
MAC | Resolutely red lipstick 
MAC | Film Noir lipstick 

Option 2
Make Up For Ever | Lab shine gloss #S2

I personally prefer the neutral gloss but then again I’ve always loved my natural lip colour......which colour do you like ? 

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY | TURMERIC SCRUB AKA KURKUM

I seriously cannot believe its August....where did time go? I have so much on my plate this month its crazy. I hope you are all doing well? Its the last couple of days before we round up ramadan 2013 :) . 

Anywoo I posted this picture below on instagram talking about Dilke ( Traditional kanuri scrub adopted from the Sudanese and birthed in India originally). If you did not know my mum is half kanuri, half hausa so now you understand why i’m beauty obsessed ( To my non Nigerian readers, Maiduguri women are well known for their passion for anything beauty related ). I asked my followers on insta if they wanted to see my recipe ( well technically its my grandmothers recipe but HEY) and a few people were very interested :). 
Turmeric powder is popularly used for brides -to- be as it gives the brides skin a golden glow before her wedding. Turmeric scrub also known as Kurkum in Kanuri is used to scrub the bride 2-3 times a week before their wedding. Some brides start this beautification ritual weeks or months before their wedding. Its usually done by local beauticians or over excited aunts/grannies #rollseyes. 

The treatment helps to brighten their complexion, giving them a more even skin tone. The skin care benefits of turmeric includes the treatment of acne blemishes , removal of black heads (No joke it works with regular use), dark spots, hyper pigmentation. 

Even though I’m not a bride- to- be, I enjoy looking after my skin & hair. Also because of the natural yogurt,honey and lemon used for the scrub, your skin over time becomes really soft and luminous #winkwink at future brides. 

INGREDIENTS
1 cup - Natural yogurt or Milk
1/2 cup - Turmeric 
1/3 cup - Organic honey 
1/4 cup - Fresh lemon juice or lime juice 

*This measurement is enough for 2-3 uses and can be used on the face if its not sensitive. 

DIRECTIONS

* Its recommended to use the scrub after a shower. Don’t apply any body oils or lotions before hand.

*Mix all four ingredients into a bowl.  

*I did not need to add water as the measurements gave me the right consistency.

*I usually do this in the bath and avoid using white towls as turmeric leaves a yellow stain. 

*Rub and scrub the paste on all parts of the body in circular motions. If you’re going to use this on your face please avoid eye area. 

* Leave the paste to dry on the skin for 30 minutes. 

*Rinse with warm water and towel the body. 

*Follow with your favourite body oil. *I mix my body oil with traditional perfume known as humrah but you can use any body mist you own. 

*Make sure you use sunsreen if you have too leave the house. I usually do my scrubs at night because our skin naturally rejuvenates while we sleep. 



So thats it ladies, I hope this post comes in handy for all brides-to-be. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send me a message using the contact form on the top right corner. 


Love + Light 
Halima Bepo 
xxx

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