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29.12.11

Makeup & Hair Of The Day - Arabic Inspired

Ribbon - off a random giftbox, top - Lazy Oaf.
Today I woke up with the perfect New Years resolution for me, one that I will try my best to stick to; to experiment with my makeup, hair and fashion more. Hair has never been my strong point, and I always find myself not bothered to ever curl it or style it properly - I am determined to make more of an effort next year! With makeup, I'll still wear my pinup looks as usual, but less often. I want to experiment with different looks, and most importantly; experiment with using colour! When it comes to my fashion, it already is quite "out there", but I want to push myself even further.
I thought I may as well get started early with this resolution, and today I opted for a purple Arabic-inspired makeup look, and a ribboned plait hairstyle.
I adore Arabic makeup, and I always thought it'd suit me because of my eye shape. I have big eyes, quite rounded ones, so I can luckily wear a ton of eyeliner without my eyes closing in on me and looking small. I used my new Inglot palette that I received at the meetup a few weeks ago, and I have to say Inglot shadows are brilliant! They're creamy and extremely easy to blend, also the colour payoff is fantastic - I'm very impressed!
I'm wearing my Revlon ColorStay foundation in '110 Ivory', Collection 2000's Lasting Perfection concealer in '1 Fair', Cover Girl loose powder, a bright-pink blush and M.A.C's 'Angel' lipstick on my lips. I applied Benefit's 'High Beam' all over the tops of my cheekbones, and on my cupid's bow - I'll be posting a review of it next week!
I've chosen to go with a lighter brow today. I only used my M.A.C 'Brun' eyeshadow and ELF Eyebrow gel, instead of using them with an eyebrow pencil too. I used Essence liquid liner on my upper lashes, and Essence waterproof gel liner on my waterline and for the point at my inner tear-duct area. I applied a frosty white shadow on my brow bone, and dabbed some Benefit 'High Beam' on top of it, and on my tear-duct areas. I used Urban Decay's 'Super Curling' mascara, on both my top and bottom lashes.

This hairstyle was quite easy to do, and I think it'd be a fun video tutorial for me to do. What do you guys think? Comment below if you want to see a tutorial on the hairstyle!

Apologies if the photos look quite 'rough', I usually soften them to make my skin look a tad bit better. Picnik wouldn't work for me today though, so sorry if it all looks a bit messy. I'm also growing out my eyebrows to be thicker and fuller, so excuse the stray hairs!