Today i decided to recreate the dewy summertime look I had in my video for the Nivea Aftershave balm review video on youtube. Let me start by saying that this makeup look had to be remade #byforce since a lot of you are in my inbox demanding it. I just want to add that If i had to redo the entire look i would go for a dewy primer like the ingot Mocha primer to achieve the same effect without having to use the nivea aftershave balm.
In fact if you are reading this looking to create the look for yourself try using a different primer 😉
Hope you enjoy the video and the products used were:
Nivea After shave balm
Inglot HD Foundation
Mac painterly eye primer
Body Shop Down to earth palette
Mac pro longwear concealer
Sacha kamaflage powder
Mac cherry lip liner
Sleek contour kit
Mac oh darling highlighter
Black opal Carob
Black girls can rock any look they want so enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to my youtube channel and leave me a comment under the video.
Hi ladies as summer is approaching and the sun is shining the weather is sweet like fine wine I just thought I would bring you a glitter look. I have been really enjoying this glitter looks and it’s very simple and I would like y’all to also shine bright like a diamond with your glitter looks.
First things first base your lid with a primer or eye shadow base and the get some tape or shadow shields so that the person of the shadow is sharp. Go on with a deep purple for the smokey effect and then blend out but make sure you only go half way across and half way up. Make sure of this ladies please!!!! The. Once you have done the try and blend out with a shadow or powder that’s matches your skin tone so there are no harsh lines. Then you want to go In with your lid colour I used a copper pinky colour from Make Up Reveloution Flawless palette and get that all over your eye lids and blend out again so it blends into the purple
Once you have done this and your satisfied with the blend then apply your glitter on your kids with either normal white eyelash glue or glitter adhesive which ever your prefer. Pack that glitter on your eyelids only. Once you have enough using a pencil brush got in to last third of your eye and place some black eyeshadow and blend up this will enhance your smokey eye and give you a beautiful blowout look. Once this is complete get your liner and wing out and put on your lash.
I hope you enjoyed this ladies and question add me on snap chat: HouseBrownin or on Instagram @HouseBrownin and I will answer all ???
This week i tried out the infamous Nivea after shave balm which has been hailed by Nikki Tutorials and other beauty lovers like Kylie jenner as a cheap option for primers. It has even been recommended as a moisturiser for those with oily skin.
Now i have extremely dry skin with a oily t zone so i thought this primer would be the ultimate holy grail to keep my makeup in place and looking fresh.
In the video below i prime my skin with the aftershave and applied my makeup as usual with no changes to my routine. The makeup was applied at 8am and i show you the final results at 6pm.
Now this is not my first trial with this product…i used t in gothenburg during my BlackVogue makeup and hair classes and ended up looking very sweaty in the face within two hours of application. I believed that it was due to my running around and stress but i got the exact same results this time around as well leading me to believe that this product is very unsuitable for my particular skin type…unless the glazed donut look is making its way back into fashion.
Anyway have a look at the video below and let me know your thoughts on this matter….am i rocking the dewy look well or was it a massive fail?
A velvety smooth Soft Matte Lip Cream delivers a burst of creamy color and sets to a stunning matte finish. Surprisingly durable, lightweight and delightfully creamy,
Here are the Nyx soft cream matte lipsticks on medium and dark skin tones. From left to right you can see how Copenhagen, Transylvania, Paris, Havanna, Seoul and Rome look.
I personally love Copenhagen and Transylvania, but had some difficulty with Paris and Seoul which did not apply evenly despite several coats. Antoinette had the same problem. These two colours are better suited to lighter skin tones or for a very patient person who doesn’t mind applying the product in six layers to get it right. The rest swatches in this image applied beautifully and had a thick consistency that lasted for 6 hours until re application was needed.
Nyx Full Matte Throttle Lipsticks
According to Nyx it’s the color addict’s ultimate fix and a makeup artist’s dream: Our new waterproof Full Throttle Lipstick covers your lips with super-saturated matte color and features a unique bullet with a beveled edge for lining, filling and perfecting your pout to your heart’s desire. We tested 7 shades on medium and dark skin tones and you can see the results below.
Antoinette and I swatched them on before swatching the Cream matte lipsticks….BOG MISTAKE because we had so much trouble washing these off. It took a waterproof remover, coconut oil and black soap before it washed off our hands. Which means it is exactly as advertised “WATERPROOF”. Whilst we loved 6 of the shades we had issues with two of the colours 03 och 07 which were very hard to apply evenly on pigmented skin and lips. It takes several layers before it actually looks good. The rest looked great on our skin tones and stayed on like glue.
When it comes to price range i think Nyx is affordable for most budgets and is great for anyone looking to extend their makeup collection with some fun diverse colours. Since I am a Nyx addict i will be posting a lot more swatches and reviews on their products in the coming weeks as we as a full review with images.
Nyx is now purchased by Loreal and will be available in Åhlens and Kicks for those that can’t wait to get their hands on the products. You can also order online at:
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I list below my four favourite looks and explain the thought process behind them.
This look as inspired by party lovers, especially weddings from the Western apart of Africa. I am from Nigeria and most people there love parties. The red and good combination is great too.
another cut crease lol, this time I was inspired by the Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘that glow’ glow kit yeah, I used it as an eyeshadow too and it glides on smoothly lol
I love cut crease eyemakeup, it gives me room to play with different colours both on my crease and on my lids. Was inspired by the colour white, I just wanted a clean, crisp look
You can tell I love colours, when I think of the colour yellow what comes to my mind is sunshine, I had wanted to do a yellow eyeshadow makeup for a long time and I waited for the right season. Yellow is fun, it’s beautiful so yes sunshine inspired me for this beautiful look.
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