I believe in individuality, that we are all created uniquely beautiful. I also believe that makeup is a great invention to enhance our beauty.
In today's age of countless blogs & youtube videos, becoming an expert at applying your own makeup has become much easier! I think that every girl knows her skin, preferences & features best. So read up & learn all there is to it & practice your makeup skills till you get it right. Do plenty of research before you invest in products, in order to avoid wasting money on impulse buys that won't suit you. I find it useful to test the products and colors before purchase.
I started practicing my makeup skills when I turned 19 with drugstore brands like maybelline. Then I came across NYX Cosmetics ! The brand is now owned by Lo'real but it was founded by Toni Ko whose aim was to create great quality products (comparable to high end brands) but easily available to everyone at a reasonable price.
My first NYX purchases were their Black Label lipstick in Heiress (now discontinued, unfortunately. It was the perfect pink for me) & their Stay Matte But Not Flat foundation. I have been hooked on this brand since!
When I started giving eyeshadows a try, I was always drawn to soft browns & beiges, & with the current return of all things 90s, the perfect finishing touch for this look were nudish- brown lips ( which I never liked before, accidentally ordered a dark brown pencil, decided to make it work & fell in love with the color! )
NYX HD Studio foundation in Soft Beige (it provides full coverage but feels light on the skin, & makes your skin look great for photos)
MAYBELLINE Fit Me concealer #25 (so good i'd use it for a fresh face even without foundation. It does a decent job of covering blemishes & dark circles.)
LANCOME bronzer (gives you the perfect bronze glow!)
RIMMEL eyebrows pencil in Dark Brown (comes with an eyebrow brush attached to the cap. I love packaging that offers multiply uses).
H&M Smokey Nudes (brown) palette (surprisingly beautiful colors that go on well. The pigment suits me for subtle daily eye makeup)
HAIA Lashes # E11 (best lashes for a beginner to practice with! And you can wear them up to five times! Available at local souks)
NYX lip pencil in Rose Brown
NYX retractable lip pencil in Nude
NYX soft matte lip cream in Zurich
( I mixed the colors for my perfect shade of rosy brown)
Check out more products at www.nyxcosmetics.com
You can also find these products at Center Point in KSA.