Friday, 7 February 2020

Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial ft Huda Beauty Nude Palette

Here's a a makeup look for valentine's day that I created using Huda Beauty Nude Palette. The makeup tutorial is in urdu but I listed all the products in the video. I'm featured 2 nude lip options. Which lip option do you prefer?

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Friday, 24 January 2020

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation retails for $64 CAD ($49 USD) and it's claimed to be a buildable, full-coverage foundation with up to 16 hours of lightweight, natural, fade-resistant wear. It's available in 34 shades and I got the shade Barcelona.

Here's my review of the foundation. I did a demo, 8-hour wear test and comparison with NARS Sheer Glow Foundation.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation comes in a glass bottle and contains 1 oz (30 mL) of product. I'm glad it comes with a pump unlike NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
Coverage: Full
Finish: Natural
Shades: Available in 34 Shades
Application: NARS recommends to apply on clean, moisturized skin without primer. I would recommend using less product because if you use a lot, it can easily end up looking cakey.
I did a 8-hour wear test and I love how the foundation held up during the day. I have combination skin and I get oily on T-zone area and I love the fact that my skin barely looked oily by the end of the day. I definitely think this is a longwearing foundation!  
Overall, I do think it's a good foundation! I like the fact that it's longwearing and provides a full coverage without using too much product. I would recommend using less product as you can because otherwise, it can easily end up looking cakey and the shade might look a little off. 
Left: Photo taken after one hour of application
Right: Photo taken after 8 hours of application
Photos taken with flash
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation retails for $63 CAD ($47 USD), which is slightly less than NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation for the same amount of product but you get a pump with this new foundation.
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation (Left)NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (right)

I have the shade Barcelona in both and I haven't really noticed a difference in the shades. The only thing is NARS Natural Radiant Foundation isn't as natural looking as NARS Sheer Glow Foundation and I noticed that if you do end up using a lot of product, the shade of the new foundation might end up looking a little off. 
While NARS Natural Radiant Foundation does provide a better coverage and is more longwearing, I still prefer NARS Natural Radiant Foundation because it's more natural looking, lightweight and photographs better in my opinion. 

For shade reference, I'm in NC40 in MAC.

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Birthday/Black Friday Haul 2019

Here are few highlights and gifts from my birthday and I also did a quick black Friday haul. I also did a quick unboxing of the Saint Laurent Velvet Lou Camera Bag. I also have a tutorial on this makeup look coming up next week.
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Click here for my blog post of Saint Laurent Lou Velvet MatelassĂ© Camera Bag.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Sephora Holiday Hooray 2019

Beauty insiders can get $15, $20 or $25 off their purchases at Sephora (in stores and online) that they can redeem only once using code 2019HOORAY. Minimum purchases of $75 is required to redeem this offer.
  • VIB Rouge: $25 off in store and online from December 4th to December 17th
  • VIB: $20 off in store and online from December 4th to December 17th
  • Beauty Insiders: $15 off in store and online from December 4th to December 17th

Friday, 29 November 2019

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Beauty Deals 2019

Here are the beauty Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. Click here for clothing, accessories and shoes deals.
  • Dominique Cosmetics November 27th to December 2nd
    • 30% off sitewide
    • 50% off Prisma Glow Palette 
    • 25% off any collection or palette 
  • Farsali 25% off sitewide and up to 40% off select items + Free Shipping to US & UK
  • House of Lashes 30% off sitewide + Free US shipping on US orders (Minimum $50 on international orders) using code THANKFUL
  • Huda Beauty Up to 60% off select products (no code required)
  • Kiehl's 
    • $10 off $50 (20%)  -  $20 off $80 (25%)  - $35 off $115+ (30%) code JINGLE 
  • KKW Beauty 30% off sitewide - November 29th to December 2nd 11:59PM EST
  • Kylie Cosmetics November 28th to November 30th at 11:59PM PST
    • 40% lips
    • 30% face and palettes
  • Macy's (in-stores & online) Various Beauty deals (check their website)
  • NARS - 20% off sitewide or 30% on orders $150+ November 29th to December 3rd
  • Paula's Choice 20% off sitewide, 25% best sellers and 40% off exclusive Black Friday kits + Free Shipping (U.S. & Canada)
  • Sephora - Deals starting under $15 ($25 CAD) (check the website)
  • Sigma Beauty 35% off + Free worldwide shipping (no minimum required)  using code BLACKFRIDAY35 
  • Tarte Cosmetics (ships to US & Canada) 30% off using code FRIDAY30 & Free Shipping on $25 US Orders & $40 CAD orders 
  • Too Faced 30% off sitewide using code PINK30
  • Urban Decay 25% off purchases (some exclusions) using code FRIDAY from November 27th to December 2nd
Click here for Black Friday Fashion Deals