Skeleton Makeup Look

Aloha pals!

I hope y’all are fantastic and indulging in the joys of this season as much as I am. As Halloween time is here, I thought it would be fun to make the best out of this opportunity. If you know me, I take great delight in creating new looks so this is merely my take on a Halloween skeleton inspired look. It’s relatively easy and affordable but obviously, you can personalise it however you like. Enjoy!

Eyes

  • Conceal and correct. (It’s alright even if you don’t, we’re creating a skeleton face after all)
  • Sweep a white powder or eye shadow across your eye from lash to brow.
  • Blend a brown eye shadow just above the socket.
  • Apply a sharp black eye shadow in the crease, simultaneously blending it with the brown eye shadow.
  • Keep on blending to achieve smokey eyes.
  • Use eyeliner to line the upper lids and extend it to the end of the black eye smokey shadow to give it a winged eye effect (shown in the images).
  • Darken it with a liquid eyeliner if you wish.
  • Take the black pencil eye liner (or liquid) and draw an extended black line at the inner corners of your eyes.
  • Fill in your eyebrows and give them a sharp edge.
  • Then use a glittery white/silver eye shadow/highlighter and sweep it at the upper inner corners of your eyes (above the black line). Define the lash line with the same eye shadow.

Nose

  • Then just draw a skeleton-like nose and fill it in. If you wish, you could extend the black line over your eyebrows as well. Slightly blend it out.

Face

  • Contour with a brown shade at the hollows of your cheeks, temples (all the usual places).
  • To give it a more skeleton-like effect, take a black eye shadow and use the same contour brush to blend it with the brown contour. This will give your cheekbones more depth.
  • Sweep some highlighter over the top of your cheeks.
  • Draw vertical lines (as teeth) about half an inch apart on your lips with a black pencil lip liner/ liquid liner.
  • Lastly, use a highlighter to brighten your lips between the vertical lines. Voila! You’ve been transformed into a skeleton!

Who says you can’t smile when you transform your face into a skeleton-like face!?

Keep smiling! Happy Halloween!🎃

😊

See ya💗

~Alifia

Love your skin

Hey pals,

I hope all of you are fine!

People often wonder as to how I possess a clear skin and if I’ve ever had any acne. The answer is yes. I have. However, I do try to maintain my skin when I can. I am not a skin expert but I understand that everyone’s skin type is not the same. I’ve jotted some ways of loving my skin in simple ways. Some of you probably know these already. Happy reading!

  • Keeping hydrated and healthy.

I often tend not to drink as much water as possible but my skin is a good indicator of pointing out that I need to drink enough water. Sometimes, it turns scaly and dry. Drinking water and eating fruits plays a significant role in maintaining your skin.

  • Enough sleep.

You may know that sleep has excellent benefits and one of them is the ability of the skin to renew itself. Sleeping at least for 8 hours is essential. In addition, use a soft pillowcase as this will be more comfortable to your skin. You may also choose to use baby powder or other scented talcum powders and sprinkle it on your pillowcase. It really is kinder to your skin.

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  • Exfoliate once a week.

When I say, exfoliate once a week, I am not always loyal to this step. Although, I enjoy creating my own DIY exfoliators especially during the holidays. So, get creative! (But make sure that the ingredients are safe!)

Exfoliation 1: FOR DRY SKIN

-Take two tablespoons of sugar and mix it with one tablespoon of Honey. (You can also substitute Olive oil for Honey)

-Give it a good mix and massage the scrub all over your face for 2-3 minutes. Rinse.

This scrub softens your skin and rids you of any dead skin cells.

Exfoliation 2 : FOR OILY SKIN

-Take one tablespoon of lemon juice and mix it with two tablespoons of sugar and a few drops of Honey or Olive Oil (or any preferred oil).

-Massage for 2-3 minutes. Rinse.

This scrub reduces excess oil production and makes your skin less oily.

  • Moisturising everyday. 

Moisturising your skin proves extremely effective. You can also use a moisturiser, preferably one containing SPF to protect your skin. I use the Simple Moisturiser which is one of the most affordable drugstore moisturisers available. I am also a huge BB cream lover!

Love your skin and it will love you back!

~Alifia xx

Leopard Inspired Eye

Hey pals!

Here we go again! I have a Leopard eye look inspired by the fur of my coat (faux fur). The Leopard fur fostered the eye look I am about to showcase. This eye look can be worn for occasions such as Halloween, depending upon your costume choice (I know Halloween is so far away) or festivals (one of my bestfriend said she would wear it).

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So, let’s go!

– Prime your Eyes and put a powder all over your eyelids.

–  Then, take a brown eyeshadow and blend just above the socket. You can use a bronzer instead of the brown eyeshadow if you want a clearer finish.

– To intensify the eyeshadow above the socket, you can use a black pencil eyeliner to draw a line and then blend it.

– Next, I used Tanya Burr’s Hollywood eye Palette and filled my eyelids with nude delight eyeshadow.

– By using a sharp pointed eyeliner pencil, I drew black Leopard spots randomly and then filled them with gold coin eye shadow from the same palette (it’s not visible in the photos though).

– Then, I used a liquid eyeliner to darken the black outline of the spots I initially drew, and to make them stand out even more.

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– I drew a thin wing afterwards but this is completely optional.

– Highlight your waterline, inner eye corners and under brow area using a white eyeshadow. I used the snowflake eye shadow from Tanya Burr’s galaxy eye palette.

– Hurry! Your intricate eye look is complete!

Honestly, this was my first attempt, and it took approximately 5 -10 minutes. So, you can certainly master this eye look yourself!

I understand that it’s not perfect as I am not a makeup expert; just someone who loves to create😊.

May you enjoy May! 😉

~Alifia

Spring Inspired Butterfly Eye

Hey, Pals!

Yes, longgggg time, no see… I hope all of you’ll are great and enjoying the season of Spring. I know, I am. The vibrant petals of spring blossoms falling like confetti upon the earth are easy to lift anyone’s mood. When I think of Spring, flamboyant colours such as Pink, White, Turquoise spark my mind. So, today, I have a Spring inspired eyeshadow look that can be worn in a slightly quirky fashion.

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Accentuate your eyes using the steps below. I had a vivid image in mind which I intended to create and I tried to experiment. I am not a makeup expert.

  • Prime your eyes and put a foundation powder (or any powder) over your eyelids.
  • Draw the outline of a butterfly using a pencil eyeliner at the outer corner of one of your eye.

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  • Darken it with a black liquid eyeliner. I used the Maybelline Line refine eyeliner. (Don’t worry about any roughness at this point, you can always clean it at the end)
  • Sweep a white eyeshadow (Nude delight from Tanya Burr’s Hollywood eye palette) inside the outline of the Butterfly and then carry on building different shades of pink. I used the pink shades Cherub and Posy from the MUA spring Break Palette.
  • Try transitioning the pink eyeshadow with a lighter shade at the top and a darker shade at the bottom of the feather.
  • You can leave the spaces blank where you want to fill it in with the black liquid eyeliner.

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  • For instance, I used a Pink cream blusher to intensify the colour inside the butterfly and then packed on glittery pink eyeshadow on the top.
  • Then highlight the inner corners of the eyes with white eyeshadow and sweep this colour all over your eyelids. The colour I used was Snowflake from Tanya Burr’s Galaxy eye Palette.

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  • Pick brown and purple eyeshadow and blend them just above the socket.
  • Use a darker shade of pink towards the outer corners of your eyes and lighter in between to give it an appealing transition.
  • Returning back to the butterfly, now draw the remaining patterns inside the butterfly and fill it in with the black liquid eyeliner in the required parts.

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  • Define your lash line using a pink eye shadow. You may choose to just keep it this way without the Antennae or draw it. Personal preference.
  • Voila! Your funky eye look is complete. You can do the butterfly on only one eye and do the normal pink eye shadow on the other as it could add more aesthetics.

I loved playing with the pink eyeshadows and please don’t forget to leave any suggestions of any eye looks you wish to see next! Is anyone getting Barbie Mariposa déjà vu? You’re welcome.

Apologies for not being consistent and I will try my best to blog frequently. I was bombarded with an abundance of A level English essays, Chemistry tests and so on. Anyone in the same shoe?

Thanks for sticking this long looking at the creepy close-up views of my eye. I salute you!

Happy Springing! P.s. Happy belated Easter!

~Alifia