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To all my followers πŸ’•
Hope this day brings tons of love, happiness and gifts, and I hope you get to spend it with the people you love. ❀️ 

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Cut crease with a touch of glitter βœ¨βœ¨

Hello lovely people ☺️ 

So it’s that time of the year again where I’ve gotta juggle between assignments, exams as well as practicing my makeup skills.  πŸ’…πŸ»

But in the midst of it all… I’m happiest when I’m doing some makeup.  πŸ˜‹

I do it because it takes my mind off the usual routine of life. It’s a hobby and passion which I thoroughly enjoy!

Here’s some eye makeup that I did a few days ago:

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Products used-

β€’ NYX love in Paris eyeshadow palette for the black part of it. 

β€’ Essence ‘bronze’ eyeshadow mini palette for the inner corner. 

β€’ I mixed two colours to get the middle part from a palette I bought overseas ❀️

β€’ I used the MAC black liner to finish off the look as well as the NYX silver glitter liner which I’m loving.  πŸ˜ 

So what do you fabulous people think?? 

Would you ever try this look? 
Love ❀️

Salmaa 

Xox

Glitter Gold Eye β˜ΊοΈ

Hi all! 😘
Sooo… I’ve been playing around with makeup looks often and I came across something very different. It was a light cut crease with a full on gold glitter! 

I used the Revlon Photoready Eye art in the color Topaz Twinkle. 

I also used the brown eyeshadow which I found in my NYX love in Paris eyeshadow palette for the cut crease. 
This is a very simple yet elegant look, which can definitely be done for any night out or function. 
Simply end off the look with a red lip! 

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Subtle Bridal Makeup Look. πŸ‘°πŸ»

 

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Hi Beauties.  πŸ‘ΈπŸΌ

Hope you all are enjoying the final stretch of 2015. It’s been pretty hot over here in South Africa, with temperatures reaching up to 39 degrees Celsius. β˜€οΈ
Today I’ve done a look that can be easily done on brides, it’s more of a natural look, with a touch of smoke to the ends of the eyes. This look will go as a dramatic bridal look, and once the ends are abit lightened, it goes perfectly for a natural bridal look. 
What I Used- 
For the face- MAC studio fix liquid foundation. 
Eyes- Prepped the eye with the NYX eye primer, then I used the Diamond Glow by Maybelline in number 6. I used a waterproof based eyeliner to complete the look, and the MUD mascara for the lashes. 
Please note- in most of my images, I do not use fake lashes, it’s the actual lashes of the person once I’ve used mascara. 
For the rest of the face, (which is cropped out) I used the MAC mineralize blush in the colour ‘Cheeky Bronze’ and I completed it with adding the STILA all day liquid lipstick in Beso. (both examples of these can be found in my previous blogposts) 

When I have the permission to add full pictures up of a person, I will definitely do so. 
What are your comments on this look? Would this be something you would go for on your wedding day? 

Do any of you think I should start an Instagram account for shadesofbeauty? 
Leave a comment below 😘 Or alternatively subscribe to my blog. 
Lots of Love, 

Salmaa ❀️

Every Eye Has A Silver Lining πŸ’‹

Hello lovely people. πŸ˜€
Not sure about other countries, but here in South Africa we are now at the hardest part of the year, exams and studying which lasts all day and for those who can manage, it lasts practically the whole night too. πŸ“šπŸ˜

Today I’m going to do a review on the makeup I did a weekend ago. Very simple yet elegant! πŸ‘ΈπŸΌ

Since it was a night function and the dress was kind of silver, I opted for a subtle black and silver smokey eye and then included a bold red lip to finish off…

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Products I used- 
β€’MAC studio fix in NC35
β€’LA Girl beauty brick blush in the Glow palette 
β€’Stila all day liquid lipstick 
β€’Flormar rotating mascara
β€’Flormar liquid liner pen. 
β€’Eyeshadows- I mixed some of my MAC as well as another eyeshadow palette I got from dubai. 
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This beauty didn’t need anything extra, not even lashes. She’s a natural, the makeup just enhanced her stunning features. 😘 

It’s always a pleasure to work with sweet clients who put their full trust into your hands. ❀️
πŸ’₯ What do you all think? πŸ’₯
πŸ’œπŸ’™ Feel free to subscribe to my blog as well as commenting below with any questions you may have. πŸ’œπŸ’™
For bookings- (Pretoria, South Africa) please contact me on salmaa07@hotmail.com. πŸ‘ΈπŸΌ

Tons of love, 

Salmaa ❀️

Wedding Makeup πŸ’™

Hi All! 😁 
So it’s been a hectic week, I’ve been celebrating Eid, and went to a small town where I didn’t have any wifi to post or to check posts. So that explains why I’ve been so MIA. 
I then came back and had to attend a function the next day. So I took my time and did my makeup and dressed for the occasion. 

South Africa is really beautiful around this time, it’s pretty hot and sometimes if we’re lucky, it rains so we can cool off! 
Moving along to my makeup. I did a blue and gold smokey eye which matched my clothing. I don’t usually go dark on my eyes because my eyes are really small. 
  

For the above look, I used-

  • MAC studio sculpt foundation in NC42
  • For the blue eyeshadow I used the creative glamour shimmer palette. 
  • For the gold I used the graftobian mini luster shimmer pot. 
  • I then used the Flormar black liner to finish off my look. 
  • I used the Flormar rotating mascara. 
  • I also used the LA girl blush bricks as a blusher which you won’t be able to see in the above picture. 

All these products are available online, however if you would like to know where else they are available,  Drop a comment below and I will be sure to give you all the details. 
In order to achieve the very angled cat eye look, you can use tape, that’s how I do it or you could invest in some shadow shields, I can’t really comment on the shadow shields as I haven’t tried it out yet, but I can confirm that using tape is a much cheaper alternative which works wonders. 
What do you think of this look? 
Let me know if you have any questions or queries. 
Love, 

Salmaa πŸ’‹

The Body Shops Honey Bronze Highlighting Dome πŸ

Hello everyone 😁 
  

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Today I’m gonna do a review on the honey bronze domes that I purchased from The Body Shop. It comes in 3 highlighting shades, Golden, Pink and Bronze. 

If you do not enjoy creamy blushes, this product is not for you. It’s not as easy as just dipping your brush in and applying it to the face. With these, you have to take it and apply directly to the face and the best part is that they are so rich in colour! 

They are tiny little domes, which helps with having a firmer grip when applying it. 
I find this product to be extremely pigmented. The golden highlighter is stunning, but the pink highlighter is a win for me! It has a golden-pink tone to it and is extremely beautiful 😍 one can only fully appreciate it when it’s on the skin. 

I didn’t buy the bronze colour because I don’t use much bronzer on myself but for those of you who like bronzers, this is your go to product! It would be perfect for contouring as you can apply it in a straight line to the face. 

I applied the golden colour over a blush I had on, it blended it quite well, although I had to mix it in a bit with my finger. 

I would recommend this product if you enjoy using creamy blushes, highlighters or bronzers. 

The colours are beautiful, the product is extremely pigmented and the shine it gives is amazing. I find that the pink colour can definitely be used as a blush, because of the pinkish tone, although the gold shines at night which is a bonus for us all.

This product is also very tiny and versatile and can easily fit into your handbag or makeup kit. 

It stays on all day when applied in the morning without having to set it, and it seriously doesn’t lose its colour! It’s great for a party at night, or busy days at the office. 

It goes for R150 at The Body Shop, and it will last you ages as you don’t need to apply an excess. 

Below I’ve taken pictures with the flash, and without in order to see the difference. 

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Wishing a fabulous weekend to everyone of you πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒ

Love, 
Salmaa πŸ’‹