Monday, April 21, 2014

MAKEUP | THE MINIMALIST


Hey ladies , I hope you all had a good long weekend? I spent mine working with an amazing bride this weekend ; Follow me on instagram @halimabepo to see my work. This tutorial is for my “not so into makeup “ readers. As much as we all love to look made up / picture perfect ; some ladies just want to a fresh effortless look they can wear daily. 

I made this tutorial for my readers who just want to learn the basics without the fuss. I know not everyone will love this look because its not perfect but that’s the whole idea. I don’t want anyone to feel they have too apply a ton of makeup to look made up ( don’t forget i’m a makeup artist expressing herself ). 

Anyhoo! look forward to hearing from you soon xxx

          “ Beautiful minds inspire others” Unknown 


SKINCARE
 Forever living | Alpha E factor 
Korres | Pomegranate balancing cream-gel moisturiser 
ProZone gel |  Micro - Derm SPF 100

FACE
Philips Milk of magnesium 
Lacôme | Teint Idole Ultra foundation 
Make Up For Ever | Aqua brow gel #30
Iman cosmetics | Clay sheer finish bronzer 
Mac | Mineralize skinfinish natural #Dark
Nars | Liberte blush


EYES
Nars | Smudge proof pro prime (Eyeshadow primer) 
Nars | Galapagos eyeshadow 
Nars | China blue eyeshadow 
Inglot liquid gel liner 
Estee lauder | Kohl Kajal in Blackned black 
Dior show blackout mascara 

LIPS
Davis burgundy lip pencil
Mac | dazzleglass #internationalist  





Friday, April 11, 2014

MAKEUP | CRANBERRY JOY





Words cannot describe the joy in my heart right now ; I successfully uploaded a video since i’ve been in Nigeria  (It took 6 hours but I was patient). 

Hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! beauty world. I hope everyone is doing great ? 

I recorded this tutorial in January hence the “ Happy new year “ greeting in April :) . I discovered a reasonable internet provider in Abuja and to be honest its the best i’ve come across. I pray this will be the beginning of my consistent beauty blogger life in Abuja *somebody say AMEN. 

I don’t have much to say today ( believe it or not ) ; but I hope my tutorial brings JOY to your hearts. 




FACE
No 7 beautifully matte makeup primer 
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra foundation | 13 & 12 
Cinema Secrets Ultimate foundation | Used a concealer 202-6
Make Up For Ever | Aqua brow gel #3
Iman sheer finish bronzer | Clay 
Mac contour blush | Blunt 
Nars blush | Liberte & Taj Mahal 


EYES
Nars pro prime eye primer 
Mac E/S | Cranberry 
Mac E/S | Embark 
Mac pigment | Burnt Burgundy  
Nars E/S | Persia 
Estee lauder kohl kajal | Blackened black 
Inglot Liquid liner | Black 
Mac E/S | Shadowy lady -Used on bottom lash line 
Lancôme Hypnose star  mascara 
Dior show blackout mascara 


LIPS
Illamasqua lipstick | Shard 
Face Atelier lipglaze | Peace




*Now singing Happy by Pharell Williams out loud.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

REVIEW | KOREN ZANDER MANGO PRO BRUSH SOAP

OMG!!!!!!!!! I cannot believe i’m blogging again. I really really missed my space on the www but I needed to live life away from the internet.

Anywayyyyyyyyyy i’ve been up to a lot and as time goes on I will tell you all about my experiences so far in Nigeria. You all know i’m a product junky but being in Nigeria, its harder to quench the junky thirst .............Ok enough about me FOR NOW :).

I’m obsessed with making sure my makeup brushes are VERY clean and soft. I usually use Dr bronner’s  peppermint Castile soap AKA Magic soap ( If you’ve never tried their soap you should definitely get on it especially the peppermint & citrus ) . I was looking for a reason to pop into the most AMAZING makeup store in Nigeria called GIFTY’S DAUGHTER BEAUTY .

Its important to always wash your brushes atleast once every fortnight depending on how much you use them. Plus you don’t want bacteria from the dirty brushes to break you out. The soap softens and conditions my brushes which will help them last longer. The soap cleans my white bristle brushes so well and works perfectly with natural & synthetic bristles. Pro brush soap comes in 14 scents, I got the mango scent which I LOVE.

The soap is packed with alot of moisturising oils like coconut oil, Argan oil, Avocado oil , Jojoba oil etc. I simply dampen the brush , rub it on the soap side then rub over the loofah side to help remove stubborn makeup.

The soap costs N1,500 at Gifty’s Daughter beauty.

Abuja store | Suite 301 bloomsbury plaza, 1245 Adetokunbo Ademola crescent wuse 2


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