Happy Tuesday Everybody! Hope you are all having a great day so far…. I know things have been super quiet over here on the blog front, and I do apologise if you popped in and there was nothing new to feast your eyes on. I have been going through a bit of a personal emotional battle over here in Bahrain since moving here and just have not been up to writing anything. But that is another story/post for another time completely….
A little while ago the lovely Nikki from Beauty Spot contacted me and asked if I would like to be Glammed Up by the gorgeous Jennifer, and I immediately said YES! I was so excited I could hardly contain myself… Jennifer whom I have met before through a mutual friend is just the most LOVELY person you will ever meet and she is crazy talented with a makeup brush let me tell you… Plus she can sing too! That’s right, Jennifer is also a professionally trained singer with the voice of an angel! Just Google Jennifer Crestol and you will see what I mean. Anywaaaayyyy, back to the makeover… hiehiehie
I arrived at the salon bright eyed and bushy tailed early on the Monday morning and was greeted with the warmest, yummiest cup of coffee while I waited for Jennifer to set up. Once she was ready I climbed into her swiveling chair ready for whatever her artistic creativity wanted to let loose on my face that day *giggles* I was so excited. After talking for a couple of minutes we decided on a Soft Purple Smokey Eye in celebration of Springtime. She started by cleansing my face using Bioderma Sensibio H2O and then moved on to moisturizing with Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate as my skin had a few dry patches. Due to the excitement factor I did not sleep very well the pervious night, so I had some *bags* under my eyes which she lovingly doctored with the NEW Kahina Eye Serum from The Jamila which you can purchase from their website here…. (this really is lovely stuff and it is Organic as well).
After that she used KETT Creme Fixx foundation explaining that it is a wax-based, waterproof cream formula which will not feel or look heavy AKA “cakey”, which in my book ticks all the boxes when it comes to MY perfect foundation. Then she finished up concealing my under eye circles with the KETT corrector and some concealer and prepping my eyes with MAC Paint Pot in Painterly before starting with the eye shadow. As she went along chatting whilst applying my eye makeup I learned that for my eye shape it is good to first create a shadow with a mid-tone shade like MAC’s Wedge to bring my eyes forward, if that makes any sense…. She then created the most gorgeous purple smokey eye with an array of MAC and Shu Uemura eye shadows and finished off the look with a pair of Ardell falsies and some eyeliner. Everything was starting to come together, except with my new lighter hair my darker micro-pigmented eyebrows were looking a bit “harsh” to say the least. But never fear when Jennifer’s near! She quickly pulled out her magic wand called Makeup Forever Brow Gel Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector and “poof”! In seconds I had the most beautiful, lighter, soft looking eyebrows EVER. I was so impressed with this product that I went to Sephora a couple days later to pick up my very own tube, which has quickly become one of my Holy Grail eyebrow products.
Finally I was done… No wait, something is missing…. Ah yes, the cheeks and lips! Jennifer wanted to keep the focus on the smokey eyes as this was a daytime look, so she flushed up my cheeks with some Benefit Rockateur Blush then she added some “shine” to my complexion with the gorgeous Kevyn Aucoin highlighter in Candlelight *swoon* Sooooo pretty! We then decided on a soft lip using Kevyn Aucoin Minimal Lip Liner, Marc Jacobs Lipstick in Under Study topped off with Armani Lip Gloss in #17.
The end result was so gorgeous that Nikki offered to do an impromptu photo shoot at the little coffee shop down the road which was the perfect ending to a lovely morning!
Thank you so much Jennifer for making me Beautiful! xxx
Have a big date? Important function to attend? Then contact Beauty Spot on +973 1761 1888 to book your Makeup Session with Jennifer. You can also book a Personal Shopping Spree where Jennifer goes shopping with you to choose the right makeup and shades that will compliment your skin. How awesome is that?
*My makeover was courtesy of Jennifer Perrin and Beauty Spot Salon & Day Spa
*PS – I am in the process of going a bit more BLONDE with the help of the lovely Natalie, also from Beauty Spot
Till next time…