Its been far too long since I blogged, blame it on NYSC, relocation & shenanigans…I’m sorry, I’ve missed blogging & I am back!
For my foreign readers: I’m Nigerian; so I reckon some of y’all will be kinda lost as per the meaning of this Article’s headline: “Transformation Monday: From Ekaette to Madamé Alakija”, let me explain.
Ekaette = House help (cleaner,maid), poor
Mdé Alakija = Oil Tycoon, The Richest Black Woman in the World (sorry Oprah W.) (Google if you have to)
Now that’s out of the way, you and I know that makeup can be used to make you feel/look better than you actually are (or your Bank Account balance truly is ???); aka MAKEUP IS THERAPEUTIC! (agree or agree ?)
Think not? Let me show you.
Start with a clean face
(Didn’t get much sleep ??)
Suffering from eye bags & under-eye dark circles like I am? Don’t fret.
NB: to eliminate eye-bags, rest properly; when you wake up, rub ice-cubes over them (trust me, it helps); For the Dark circles use a Color Correcting Concealer Pallet. Red-hued (concealer) works like magic.
Here, I’m using Nyx Angel Veil on my face & Pump-It-Up lipgloss to moisturize ze lips.
Fill in brows.
BH Cosmetics Brow Defining Kit (Dark), Nyx Brow Mascara (Espresso), Nyx Conceal, Correct Pallet (to clean out).
Apply foundation. Starting from the centre of your face, work your way outward. Use a buffing/stippling brush preferably (it helps the foundation sit properly).
Contour & Highlight.
Nyx Conceal, Correct, Contour Pallet (Deep).
Mixed the 1st & 3rd Quad to highlight and 5th Quad to contour.
BLEND, BLEND, BLEND!!!!
PS: not everyone should Contour & Highlight exactly like I do. I’ll explain how-to for different faces & nose shapes soon…in a video (YouTube, here we come).
Set & Bake
Ben Nye Luxury Powder (Banana), apply with a cosmetic wedge or Beauty Blender
Apply a Highlighter (Luminizing Bronzer): above the cheekbone, down the bridge of the nose, Cupid’s Bow, dust on the Forehead (skip if you have a big forehead), & Brow bone.
PS: be careful in applying all the shiny sturvs
Finish up Eye & Lip makeup
I opted for a natural look.
Milani Eye tech Extreme Liner
Waterline: Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Maybelline Colossal Mascara
Tearduct: Sephora IT Spectrum Pallete in Luminous Nude
ELF lipstick in Prime Plum
Zaron Powder in ZZ30
This is basically how to pull off looking like a million dollars!
Got these products from TheDFstore