Ik ben gek op wimpers hoe meer hoe beter! Voor mijn werk ben ik altijd op zoek naar nieuwe brands en trends.
Via andere make up artist’s kwam ik in aanraking met het mooie merk Lash Queen. Alleen de naam al trok mijn aandacht.
Lash Queen produceert 3D Faux Mink lashes ja je leest het goed faux mink dus CRUELTY FREE. De wimpers zien er prachtig uit. Lekker dramatisch en over the top! Just the way I like it ☺
De kwaliteit is net zo goed als bij Mink Lashes en ze zien er niet plastic of syntetisch uit.
Het assortiment bestaat uit 9 verschillende soorten lashes voor de prijs van € 19,99.
Ik heb gekozen voor de ‘Diva’ lashes vanwege de lengte en dikte van de mooie haartjes. De wimpers kunnen door de kwaliteit wel tot zo’n 25 keer worden gedragen. Tevens is er ook een transparante Lash Queen wimperlijm voor € 6,99.
I took a trip to Barcelona last weekend and offcourse I had to pay a visit to my dearest SEPHORA.
Everytime I’am there I feel like a kid in a candystore! I transform into a make up monster and purchase everything I like.
For the Holiday season it’s even better to be there because a lot of brands have special Limited Edition Gift Sets.
One of my goodies is from Too Faced Cosmetics. Too Faced The Chocolate Shop is one of several gift sets and eyeshadow palettes that are part of the Too Faced Christmas in New York Holiday 2016 Collection.
Inside the package you will find mini sizes of my alltime favorite Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara, Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer, and a Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chocolate Milkshake.
The set comes with a total of 21 eyeshadow shades. There’s also a highlighter a Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, and a Blush which.
From NARS I purchased some very nice matte lip shades. The application of a lipstick combined with the convenience of a pencil in a jumbo crayon design is just everything!!!
The colors are rich pigments and create a velvety matte finish. Use for lining, all-over lip color, or pairing with another lip product.
With all my Xmass goodies I’am all set and done for the Holidays!
Fashion trends are a big form of influance to the shape of the eyebrows. Currently BOLDBROWS (fully trimmed eyebrows) are a big hype in the magazines and social media.
Beautiful eyebrows automatically create a beautiful face expression. That’s why it’s very important to take good notice and care of the following steps when shaping your eyebrows;
-the shape of your face (round, oval, angular, long ..)
-the shape of your eyes
-the color and texture of your eyebrow makeup
By plucking you remove excess hair that grows just outside your desired shape. You can also trim your eyebrows to get a more forward form. But which product is suitable to create a nice and even colored AND natural looking eyebrow ..?
A brow powder?
As an makeup artist I am constantly testing various makeup products.
I’m a fan of a dark brown eyebrow pencil when it comes to coloring and browshaping. Until one of my clients offered me a sample of the Brow Extender from Divaderme Cosmetics.
Divaderme Brow Extender is composed of fibers made from natural ingredients and minerals. The fibers are semi permanent and waterproof. These fibers give your eyebrows the effects of more hair and volume. Besides the fact that the Brow Extender makes your eyebrows nice uniform color throughout and it is once again caring for the natural moisturizers that are incorporated into the fibers. What else do you want!
The Brow Extender applies on very easily. After you have fixed your eyebrows into shape, place the fibers gradually between your hairs.
I think it’s nice to finish with an eyebrow gel so my eyebrow shape is fly and fierce all day long.
This amazing product is hypoallergenic, it contains no parabens or gluten and it is not tested on animals.
The Brow Extender is available in the colors Espresso Brown Ash Blonde and Cappuccino Brown.
I’am so obsessed with my new Morphe 35N Matte Palette and I have been super excited to blog about it!
I have heard so many good things from other make up artists about these shadows that it was a must for me to purchase it for my professional make up kit.
In the fall and winter time, I’m really a big fan of matte eyeshadow and matte makeup looks. That was the main reason for me to seek for a palette with a range of color choice and variety of shades.
The brand Morphe Brushes has several eyeshadow palettes in theire range including a matte palette; Morphe Matte 35N.
The pallette consists of 35 colors ranging from nude earth tones to warm tones such as dark plums, red, and browns.
The shades are suitable for your everyday look or for a deep smokey eye. These shadows are so pigmented and easy to blend. I honestly did not expect such amazing pigmentation for this pricerange. For those that like a more intenser pigmented look I recommend to spray some fixation spray on your brush and blend it with your shade.
This palette is definitely a fall/winter make up MUST HAVE of the moment.
Through my work as a sales consultant and makeup artist , I am closely involved in the developments of the beauty industry.
However , I came to the conclusion that as a woman from an ethnic minority I do not always recognize myself in the market segmentation of various brands. Every women wants to look good and take good care of herself.
A nice appearance creates empowerment and enhances your identity.
The ads and campaigns mainly show a typical stereotype kind of women. In relation to todays multicultural society this makes no sense.
The use of these stereotypes may therefore unconsciously create an undesirable influence on the effect of the advertisement and the image of the brand.
After thoroughly studying and analyzing various cosmetics magazines , social media campaigns, and different brands it came clear something was missing; The visible presence of more color and diversity.
A few brands are already using ethnic minorities in their advertisements.
Unfortunately not all brands al integrated when it comes to the demographics of our modern multicultural society.
The society we live in has a large diversity of populations that are a very interesting target audience for the cosmetics industry.
Do I want to assist Youtube Beauty Blogger and Make Up Artist Linda Stephanie during a Eyebrow & Eyeliner Masterclass ..?! Uhm Yes Please! 😃
Linda Stephanie is known for her youtube tutorials and wonderful artistic eye makeup looks.
That’s why I was really looking forward to be able to assist Linda during one of her Masterclasses in Rotterdam.
The group consisted of enthusiastic make up artists who wanted to expand their creativity.
The lesson began with a detailed explanation of the drawing and shaping of the perfect eyebrow, and what aspects you should focus on in a face. Products that can be used are a pencil, powder or dipbrow.
After the explanation it was time for the students to practice. It was my job to make sure that all the questions were answered and any tips where given when needed.
Linda is a true expert when it comes to the perfect eyeliner wing if i do say so myself 🙂
It was explained that it can be drawn in various ways, and which products are the most suitable for this purpose; Gel, liquid liner etc ..
Also, Linda taught us that it was best to start of with a pencil, and to create an imaginary line to upgrade your flawless wing.
I’ve been given the unique opportunity to work with a super talented and amazing makeup artist! Unfortunately, three hours had passed too quickly. It was a fun and educational experience. Thanks to Linda, I’ve improved my knowledge and skills.
Good skin care is essential for a beautiful healthy skin and also the most important step in your beauty ritual. For my work, it is therefore very important to stay ahead of all new developments and products in the skincare industry.
I came in contact with the skin care products of Aïcha Pure Beauty at Rotterdam Fashion Week. The beautiful packaging and interesting products immediately caught my attention. The productline is suitable for all skin types and hypoallergenic and fragrance free.
CEO and Founder of Aïcha Pure Beauty Cheryl Tevreden indicates that she has always been interested in the cosmetics industry and therefore the choice was made to launch a hair and skincare line. Cheryl is an energetic and inspiring entrepeneur who talks with passion and joy about her work and unique brand. Her beautiful glowing and flawless skin made me more curious to use the products!
The main ingredient of Aïcha Pure Beauty is Argan oil.
In Morocco Argan Oil is refered to as “liquid gold”,and this is also reflected in the style of the brand and the packaging of the products.
Argan Skin Therapy Rollerball
The rollerball contains antioxidants and it hydrates the fine lines under your eyes. Because of the ball you automatically massage your skin around your eyes for a soft and smooth feeling. The product also helps to prevent dark circles and puffy bags under your eyes. Your eyelashes will be delighted with the rollerball because it serves as a eyelash growth serum!
Argan Anti-Ageing Cream
Delicious full cream with flower and plant extracts that provide a wonderful scent. The formula is made to prevent your skin from the signs of skin ageing. The rich texture of the cream gives your skin extreme hydration. Wonderful to use because it works on healing blemishes, narrowing your pores and mattifying the skin. That’s why it’s perfect as a makeup primer!
My makeup stays flawless al day long and even my t-zone is less oily than before.
Argan Skin Therapy
The miraculous oil makes your skin super soft and provides a nice glow for a dewy effect. You immediately notice that your skin absorbs the nourishing oil. The combination of argan oil and vitamin B results in reducing fine lines and wrinkles on your face. By using this oil you immediately increase the hydration and nourishment level, which is very important to maintain a healty and smooth skin.
The reason why you have to start using these products: Because it’s pure!
Aïcha Pure Beauty skincare is a solid and essential element in my beauty routine.