5 Favorites Makeup Products

I have always had a love for makeup, whether it was, Makeup has always been there for me as not only a way to cover but also as an art form. So today, I am going to list my 5 favorite makeup products.

Huda Beauty Highlighter Palette (Pink Sands)

Each highlighter palette comes with 4 shades. This is how it rolls;

– the first shade is to prep,

– the second one is to set,

– then comes the third step: sculpt

– ….and lastly flush- for that perfect finish.

The Pink Sands is for fair to medium skin tones.

Price: $57.00 USD

Urban decay NAKED2 Eyeshadow Palette

The palette: A dozen neutral eyeshadows with matte and shimmer finishes, plus a double-sided brush and sampler of four shadow primers.

Price: $54.00 USD

MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation 120ml

A comfortable, lightweight fluid foundation with a unique blend of emollients that delivers sheer buildable coverage and a satin finish. The moisturizing, long-wearing formula glides onto the face and body providing stay-true colour.

Price: $38.00 USD

MAC Studio Finish Concealer SPF35

A lightweight, creamy, discreetly opaque concealer. Provides a smooth, long-wearing invisible coverage for all skin blemishes. Water-resistant, fragrance-free and non-acnegenic.

Price: $21.00 USD

Maybelline Volum’ Express® The Colossal® WASHABLE MASCARA

Colossal lashes in just one go! The volume-plumping formula contains collagen and the Mega Brush instantly achieves 9X the volume, all without any clumps

Price: $7.77 USD

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9 holy grail beauty products from Makeup Artist, Hrush Achemyan

1- PETER THOMAS ROTH 24K GOLD HYDRA-GEL EYE PATCHES, £56.48

Beauty is all in the prep work, “I always start out a client’s makeup by applying the Peter Thomas Roth gold under eye patches” says Hrush. “They really help to freshen up the skin under the eyes, and that way you don’t need as much concealer.”

2- PNURSE JAMIE UPLIFT FACIAL MASSAGING BEAUTY ROLLER, £55.00

No, it’s not a sex toy. This somewhat scary-looking device is a actually a beauty tool covered in tourmaline stones. When rolled along the skin the stones stimulate blood flow and energise sluggish cells, no wonder Khloé Kardashian calls it her ‘magic wand of beauty’.Hrush explains “I like to use the Nurse Jamie skin roller before applying makeup. Everyone always thinks they need so much coverage but they don’t, if you freshen up the skin with the roller it’ll get the blood flowing to the surface, this revitalises the complexion and you won’t as much coverage.”

3- LA MER THE SOFT FLUID LONG WEAR FOUNDATION, £85.00

“I’m obsessed with La Mer’s foundation” says Hrush. “It has a sheer-to-matte finish that’s incredibly buildable, plus the coverage is insane. You can tailor the finish depending on how you apply it, a brush will give a dewier look, whilst a beauty blender will give a matte finish.

4- MAYBELLINE NEW YORK INSTANT ANTI-AGE THE ERASER EYE, £8.99

Finding an awesome concealer doesn’t have to be an expensive task…”Maybelline’s The Eraser Eye concealer, has such a cool applicator, it makes applying it just so easy. Plus the coverage is really good.”

5- TOM FORD SHADE & ILLUMINATE, £58.00

“Contour and highlight is the makeup step that makes the biggest difference, it’s the key to structuring your face” says Hrush. “I use the Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate palette as it’s easy to blend and applies flawlessly.” says Hrush.

6- KKW BEAUTY POWDER CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT KIT IN MEDIUM, $52.00

“After I’ve contoured with Tom Ford’s Shade & Illuminate, I’ll set everything in place with the KKW Beauty Contour Kit in Medium. I’ll also use it to add bronze and highlight” explains Hrush.

7- MAYBELLINE NEW YORK VIVID MATTE LIQUID IN NUDE FLUSH, £7.99

“I think a light mauve is the most universally flattering lip colour. I actually really love the Maybelline Matte Liquid Lipstick, I feel like on my skin tone it looks mauvey, on a more tanned skin tone it looks like a deep nude, and then on a darker skin tone it looks like a true nude.” Says Hrush.

8- BOBBI BROWN LONG-WEAR GEL EYELINER, £19.00

Sick of your eyeliner sliding off? “Bobbi Brown’s gel eyeliner is my holy grail, it just glides on so easily and stays in place. I love it.” Says Hrush

9- MAYBELLINE NEW YORK GREAT LASH MASCARA, £4.99

“Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara is incredible. When i’m putting on false lashes I always use it because it separates and defines. It almost has a gel-like effect so when I put the lashes on it really hold on to them, without looking dry of flaking.” Explains Hrush.

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6 Beauty Tips from Kardashian’s Makeup Artist Hrush Achemyan

“When I started out as a makeup artist I think that I was very closed off to sharing and engaging, because I wanted to ‘keep my secrets’. But now I feel like I evolve every single month, my products change, my preferences change – although I do have some staple pieces that are my holy grail beauty items.

I find that sharing and educating others about how to make themselves beautiful is something that has completely changed for me, now I enjoy sharing the products and techniques that I’m using. I love sharing beauty knowledge and helping to educate people.”

My advice to others…

“If you’re a new makeup artist or you’re just starting out in the beauty industry I would say to you, never stop and never take no for an answer. I know that it sounds cliché, but if I had really listened to everyone in the beginning (I’ve been doing makeup for 12 years now) I would have stopped a long time ago. To be honest, I probably would have cried myself to sleep at night!

So I would say just ignore negativity. Obviously it’s important to listen and learn from constructive criticism, don’t just presume you’re the best at what you do, because there is always more to learn, but also, never give up.”

Hrush Achemyan interview – cosmopolitan

1. Brows come first

When your brows look good it doesn’t matter what else you have on your face. But if they’re off, they can be distracting. Even if I have no other makeup on my face, my brows will be done. I like to draw in the brows even before applying moisturizer because when eyebrows are damp, they don’t pick up the color as softly. I like to go for the wispy natural effect. I hate when people overdraw their brows. They can be big but they don’t have to be boomerangs on your face

2. Cocktail your sun protection

Definitely tone down the SPF in your moisturizer and foundation. When you’re under bright lights, you really don’t want too much SPF on your face because you get flashback and it makes you look white. You could end up looking like a ghost.

3. Layer highlighter under foundation

I like a light contour for the red carpet, but I love strobing because it really makes it look like your foundation is just skin. Strobing has been around forever, but I think it’s very pretty to have underneath foundation because it creates, like, an optical illusion. It shines through your foundation so you’re just glowing, and it can be convincing that you don’t even have foundation on.

4. Prep with milk of magnesia

The lights can literally melt your makeup off. You could go in one way and come out another. If you use milk of magnesia before applying anything to your face, it creates something like a plastic layer so the foundation never sinks into the skin. It basically coats the face. It makes sure your foundation stays on no matter what lighting you’re under.

5. Bronze is the new black (for eyes) 

I feel like bronzes are the best way to go because silvers can look too gloomy and too much black can make you look like a raccoon. You can turn out unpredictable in pictures. Bronzes and browns are your best insurance that you’ll look good in any light.

6. Invest in lip primer

Just like our face needs primer, I like to use a lip primer too. When our lips are primed, everything stays on way longer. So the lip is smooth I always do a lip scrub first, then ChapStick to make sure it’s moisturized. To finish I always go around the lip with a light translucent powder to stop the lipstick from getting leaky. And this is so important: I  always say drink out of a straw.

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PRODUCTS THAT I USE FOR MY HAIR

Life is more beautiful when you meet the right hairdresser.

” A GOOD HAIR DAY “

Hey 🙂 for those who don’t know i have highlights. My hairdresser recommended that i use this Brand, and i love it.  i never changed it  because it works wonders for my hair. I hope you find it as useful as I did.This line of kérastase is recommended for those who like colouring and/or highlight the hair . The tincture or discoloration attack the hair, leaving it dull and lifeless . These products revitalize and moisturize deeply. Is your hair is lifeless and dull , it is worth investing in these products!

Kit Kérastase Reflection Chroma Riche


Kérastase Reflection Bain Chroma Riche 250ml: cleanse highlight and sensitized hair whilst specifically protecting and adding brightness to color.

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Treatment Mask Kérastase Reflection Chroma Riche 200ml: is a deep hydration that is the fiber , eliminating the dry aspect and leaving the wires with a touch hydrated.

Fluid Kérastase Reflection Chroma Riche  125ml: emollient fluid Luminescent suitable for sensitized hair with wicks . Reconstructs colored hair fiber, revealing a mirror-like shine , leaving the bright, voluptuous , radiant and shiny hair.

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Types of Hair:  colored

Results Hair: soft , hydrated and gorgeous glow.

How to apply

1 WASHING BAIN CHROMA Richie

• Apply to wet hair,

• Massage,

• Rinse thoroughly.

TREAT

2- Apply MASQUE CHROMA Richie

  •  1 or 2 nuts along the wires and ends,
  •  Leave to act for 5 to 10 minutes.

3- Rinse Fluid Chroma Richie

  • After washing the hair with shampoo Kérastase Reflection Bain Chroma Riche and deal with Mask Kérastase Reflection Chroma Riche ,
  • apply 1-2 pressures Fluid Kérastase Reflection Chroma Riche and stylize as desired.

OTHERS

CHROMA CRISTAL

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With the combined power of an oil and aqueous base, hair is left shiny and lightweight, colour vibrancy is restored and hair is protected from environmental aggressors.

Apply – Spray 2-4 pumps on damp hair before blow-drying to facilitate styling. Or apply 2 pumps universally as a finishing touch on dry or damp hair. Leave in.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Complex Radiating and Beautifying Scented Oil


A replenishing & beautifying scented oil for color treated hair Enriched with Oleo Complexe & Imperial Tea extract to intensify the true depth of color Effectively replenishes, conditions & shields hair fiber Infused with a soft, floral fruity fragrance Hair appears suppler, more lustrous & healthier looking with brilliant color.

Apply

To dry or wet hair as a pre-cleanse for intensive conditioning, or as a pre-blowdry to create a sleek finish, to re-touch your chosen hairstyle.

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5 favourite beauty products – The Body Shop

Hey dolls today I’m going to talk about my favourite products from the Body Shop.I love this brand because everything is natural, they have amazing morals and ethics,their products are amazing. It’s you don’t often see multi-taking brands who make good make up, skincare, body care and hair care products but The Body Shop manage to do that, so today I’m going to show you my currently favourites products.

FUJI GREEN TEA™ BODY SCRUB – Price R190.00. Perfect for cleansing and exfoliating, the crisp and refreshing,helps to lift away dead skin cells and prepare skin for moisture.
  •  Lifts away dead skin cells
  •  Infused with replenishing green tea from Japan
  • For healthy looking skin
CAMOMILE SILKY CLEANSING OIL – PriceR175.0. This silky-soft cleanser will effortlessly remove make-up from the whole face quickly and effectively, leaving skin feeling clean, refreshed and clear of impurities. It’s the ultimate time-saver.
  • Removes make-up
  • Suitable for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers
  • Removes waterproof make-up
  • Leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed
ALL-IN-ONE BB CREAM – Price R240.00. transforms from a white cream to suit your skin tone. Pigment-filled capsules burst when applied to the skin, releasing the colour inside. Just blend for a perfect match and an even, undetectable finish. It’s make-up and skincare in one.
  • Adapts to your skin tone
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Even finish
  • 24-hour hydration
PEPPERMINT SMOOTHING PUMICE FOOT SCRUB – Price R110.00. The best foot scrub I have found so far. Texture could be a little less watery, but when you get used to it it is not difficult to use without wasting the product.
COCONUT BODY BUTTER – Price R170.00. This rich and creamy Body Butter is a feast for the skin. It melts straight in to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. It contains Community Fair Trade virgin organic coconut oil and has a totally tropical coconut scent.


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African Beauty – Differents types of braids – Top 8

Hey dolls today I’m going to talk about my favorite 8 types of braids.
I love braids , it’s glamorous and beautiful. Braiding takes times and it often hurts, but the end result is worth it. African braiding styles are very unique and creative. They can be styled in varies ways, you can experiment with different colours.
1-Single braids


2- cornrows


3-Cornrows


4-French braid


5-Faux Locs/Silk Locs

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6-Senegalese Twist


7-Conrow Ponytail


8-Twists


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Neelam Yacob xX