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Creative Makeup: Dot Dot Inspired By Japanese Wasarasa

Hey guys! Back to you with a new colorful makeup look and I hope you like it 😉

The inspiration behind this look comes from Wasarasa, the Japanese Textile dying technique.
I was introduced to Wasarasa last Sunday when I attended Singaplural with hubby. Singaplural to those who dont know it is a design festival that takes place every year in Singapore.

In Wasarasa they dip a stencil into the pigment then meticulously press it on the textile to dye a kimono or an obi. I was so impressed by the accuracy and delicacy of this handmade technique and wanted to mimic somehow the idea in Makeup application. First thing came to my mind was using different Q-tips to layer multiple colored and sized dots randomly over one another. I also add smaller dots by fine eyeliner brushes.

All products I used in this look are from NYX Cosmetics:

eyeshadow base rabab kelani

liquid suede cream lipstick nyx

vivid brights liner makeup

I kept my skin and complexions very simple to keep the focus on my Wasarasa makeup creation 😉 Hope you like it and till next makeup creation!

Love Xx

Rabab Kelani is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist commonly known as Brow Artist. Dr. Rabab is a specialist in micropigmentation and semipermanent techniques, and her art is widely known in Germany, Singapore, and Egypt.

Categories: Makeup Artist Singapore

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Makeup Look: I Wear Stars on Smokey Eyes

“Why I keep buying things that I don’t really need?” said to myself while trying to arrange my makeup storage.
Here is another collection of star-shaped glitters I got from Daiso and have not opened it yet. Why not to use them in some makeup creation!

The stars come in 6 different colors and thought that the gold ones would look nice on a dark olive green eyeshadow. Looked around and found the amazing MAC cosmetics Spellbinder eyeshadow in Cosmic Clash . Spellbinder eyeshadows were limited edition last holiday season and I really wish they add them to their permanent collection because of their unique pigmentation and texture. They are magnetized loose pigments and with one sweep of the eyeshadow, I did this intense smokey eye look without any base or primer underneath!

To give a gradient smokey look I buffed the edges with a clean fluffy brush. For the more 3D glamorous look I added to the center of the eyelids some bronze shimmers by Makeup forever- Diamond Powder.

To apply the stars I used my finger tip to press them gently one by one over my lids. I loved to add also some gold circular-shape glitters got them from Daiso too. Completed the look with several coats of mascara and a pair of wispy eyelashes 😉
Not to forget that this makeup look is inspired by my all time favorite makeup artist Linda Hallberg .. Would you wear this makeup look in real life?

Hope you like it!
Love Xx

Rabab Kelani is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist commonly known as Brow Artist. Dr. Rabab is a specialist in micropigmentation and semipermanent techniques, and her art is widely known in Germany, Singapore, and Egypt.

Categories: Eyeshadows, Makeup Artist Singapore

kiko cream eyeshadow

Product Review: Kiko Cream Crush Lasting Color Eyeshadow

Do you love Kiko’s products? I am a big fan! Today let’s review Kiko Milano Cream Crush Lasting Color Eyeshadow! Even thought they were released back in 2015 but I finally decided to try it.

During my trip to Germany last month, I dropped by Kiko store and had the chance to swatch them. I was skeptical about them at first because I had never heard any beauty blogger mentioned them. But since I am not really of the ones follow the hype when it comes to products without thoroughly researching the product by myself. I snagged myself a good deal by getting two shades, each at 4€ since Kiko was having after Christmas sales. I picked shade 06 Pearly Chocolate and 08 pearly dark brown.

Kiko, significant yet affordable

Each Cream Crush Lasting Color Eyeshadow comes in a transparent glass jar which makes it easy to see the color through. The jar has a plastic black lid with Kiko logo on it. The crush eyeshadows have creamy bouncy texture feels like a whipped mousse. They are perfectly bendable and so pigmented. they tend to dry out fast though, so better to blend them immediately after applying on the lid. Kiko claims to be long lasting and the answer to that is yes and no. They are super long lasting only if you prime the eyelids otherwise, they tend to crease and will start to fade in a couple of hours.

They come in wide range of 16 shades most have pearly glittery finishes while 4 of them comes matte. They can be used as color base for the powdery eyeshadow or on its own.

Kiko eyeshadow colors
What I like the most is that I can create a smokey gradient eye look with only one color by blending the edges to fade into nothing and pack more of the shadow on the lid. It took me exactly 5 minutes to create this look with two coats of my favorite mascara I am all ready to go.

kiko eyeshadow review

One of their significant strengths is that they extremely affordable. they could be a great dupe for MAC pain point eyeshadows.

I just have to admit that I am a loyal Buyer to this brand. I dread to think how much i have spent on their products over the past years. Have you tried anything from Kiko Cosmetics?

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Rabab Kelani is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist commonly known as Brow Artist. Dr. Rabab is a specialist in micropigmentation and semipermanent techniques, and her art is widely known in Germany, Singapore, and Egypt.

Categories: Makeup Product Review

Skin Care Tips for Winter Holidays

Top Skin Care Tips for Winter Holidays

Holidays are around the corners and many are going to spend it in cold destinations. And let’s face it- Winter weather is not good for skin especially when it is exposed to sudden climate change like moving from hot weather to cold. It is very harsh to the skin. Cold temperature and dry air tend to dry skin out of its natural oils, leaving it dry and tired.

Sadly, not only the sudden climate change that has a harsh effect on our skin, the stress around the holidays, long flights, changes in sleep and dietary routines also. All these factors can cause a breakout, dullness and, dehydration.

You can assist your skin by adding extra precautions to your daily skincare routine. Try these Skin Care Tips for Winter Holidays:

1. Skincare starts on board

Especially for long flight travelers, never wear any makeup on an airplane and make sure to keep your skin clean and moisturized once wheels are up. Pack a travel-size skincare kit in your cabin bag that contains Thermal Water spray, moisturizer, eye cream and lip balm. And try to make use of these moisturizing and soothing products as much as you can during your journey.

2. Exfoliate

It is very important to Exfoliate your skin within the first 24 hours of your arrival. Exfoliation brings back the healthy glow that is often lost during long flights.

3. A Nourishing Cleanser is the key

Cleanser can dry your skin out and strip its natural oils. I usually opt for a milk nourishing cleanser during cold weather that preserves skin’s natural moisture barrier.

4. Moisturize frequently

A normal moisturizer works well in normal to hot weather. But in cold climate, I like to apply an “Oinment” type of moisturizer that’s oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion.

5. Scrub and moisturize your lips

Chapped lips are one of skin problems in cold days. I like to scrub my lips with some sugar and coconut oil to get rid of that flaky dry skin, then follow up by applying a nourishing lip balm.

6. Don’t Forget your Sunscreen.

Although Winter weather appears to be less sunny. But remember those harmful UV rays are still out there. Take your sunscreen and try to use it during your day while you are trekking or sightseeing.

7. Drink Water

Keep yourself hydrated by drinking at least 2 liters of water daily. And minimize drinking caffeine drinks as it tends to dry skin out.

8. Protect your hands

Our hands suffer the most in cold weather. I always make sure to carry a moisturizer with me and apply regularly. I wear also gloves to protect my hands from the harsh cold weather.

I hope that you find these simple tips as the best holiday gift for your skin. Enjoy your holiday and have a merry Christmas and happy new year Xx

Rabab Kelani is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist commonly known as Brow Artist. Dr. Rabab is a specialist in micropigmentation and semipermanent techniques, and her art is widely known in Germany, Singapore, and Egypt.

Categories: Skincare Treatment

singaporean makeup

How to Put on Makeup Like Singaporean Girls

Since the first day I moved to Singapore, I could not help myself not to fall in love with Singaporean ladies style. I admired their cute dolly-look with soft dewy skin, long wispy lashes and rosy lips. I kept wondering, how do they manage to look so beautiful and feminine?! How long does it take them to put on their makeup?! What product and tools they use?!

Searching for answers to all these questions popping into my big head, I succeeded to reveal some of the Asian ladies makeup secrets! Here is my first round of discoveries 🙂

Glowing Healthy skin

Having clear and flawless skin is the first rule to achieve the Singaporean makeup look. No wonder now to see all these long queues at skincare counters wherever you go in Singapore shopping malls. ladies here are obsessed over sheet masks, serums, eye creams and every single product that promises to conceal their skin impurities.

Light Foundation To Brighten Up Your Face!

Whenever I step into any makeup outlet looking for a new foundation, the first tip I got there is to go for one or two shades lighter than my skin. And why is that?! The answer comes .. It brightens your face ma’am! 

singapore makeup foundation

Dewy Skin

And who doesn’t love the strobing look? It is my absolute favorite trend .. I rather think this is a common thing among all women around the world. but with a tiny little difference in Singapore, ladies here like to swipe their highlighter merely over the bridge of the nose and from the inner corner of the eye along the lower lash-line.

Cute Doll Eyes

Eyes are an important feature when it comes to Singapore makeup trends. For a dramatic look; Singapore makeup focuses on winged eyeliner with a pop of shimmery peachy-pink eyeshadow at the inner eye corner.

singapore doll eyes lenses

Falsies are a MUST!

Whether getting permanent eyelash extensions for those who can afford it, or applying a pair of artificial falsies! Their makeup looks won’t be complete without lashes!

Eyebrows that are full and arch-less

Singaporean women don’t leave the house without defining their brows—always thick, straight-across lines completely lacking arches. Eyebrow embroidery and semi-permanent makeup enhancement are very common in Singapore for both genders!

eyebrow singapore

Contact Lenses that change everything!

Yeah .. The enlarging circle contact lenses are made to give eyes a big dolly effect. These lenses are larger in diameter than normal lenses, with a thick outer rim to emphasize the size of the eyes. Eccentric colors like super pinky green or crystal grey are so trendy in Singapore, yet some still go for light brown or blue.

eyes makeup singapore

Flushed cheeks

Singaporean makeup emphasizes on cheeks which seem to flush naturally. Creating a natural-looking “flush” is no more a trick. Simply use a rosy blusher and dab it on cheeks sparingly to add color and contour your face at the same time.

Sucked on strawberry lollypop lips

Perfectly lined lips or matt nude shades are not that trendy on this island. Looking natural and innocent is the trick here. Singaporean women simply apply rosy lip tint on the inner part of their lips for more natural appearance.’

singapore lips makeup

Later on, I will write more about the Singaporean Eyebrow trends. If you have any comments or feedback, you can always drop me a line. Cheers!

Rabab Kelani is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist commonly known as Brow Artist. Dr. Rabab is a specialist in micropigmentation and semipermanent techniques, and her art is widely known in Germany, Singapore, and Egypt.

Categories: Makeup in Singapore

NYX Makeup Haul

My Latest NYX Makeup Haul

Hello beauties! The much waited NYX makeup haul is finally here 😉 Although I was not that lucky finding what I was looking for from NYX, because most of the products specially the matte lipsticks were out of stock, but I am still happy and excited about what I got.

NYX cosmetics was founded in 1999 in Los Angles and soon NYX became the fastest growing cosmetics company in the States, because of their good quality at attractive prices. Yes, that’s right, you can splurge without guilt!

This cosmetics line is filled with dupes for higher priced products as well as some great problem solvers, all at a great price point! This brand is known for their powder blushes, matte lipsticks, butter glosses, pigmented eyeshadows and eyeshadow base.

My NYX Makeup Haul

  • Powder blushes: Truly amazing in their quality. They are matte well pigmented blushes. Luckily had the chance to get my hands on Five of them (Peach, Silky Rose, Mocha, Pinched & Natural).NYX Powder Blush Rabab Kelani
  • Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk: I use it as a base under my powder eyeshadows which will make them look great and last all day. As well as It adds a pop of color to eye makeup.
  • Single Eyeshadow in Rust: A very pigmented red wine color with shimmer, considered as Mac Cranberry dupe. I love Rust!! NYX eyeshadows are very pigmented and last all day, even on oily eyelids.
  • Wonder Pencil: Skinny like an eyeliner, this is still a pretty creamy and super pigmented concealer stick. I use it mostly to line my water line and to conceal any pesky spot. Sometimes I use it as a concealer around my eyebrow or lips.
  • Retractable Lip Liner in Nude: Creamy nude lipliner that glides on the lips smoothly and does not dry them.
  • Matte Lipsticks in Nude and Shocking Pink: These are very decent, opaquely pigmented matte lipsticks that can be a bit drying, so I exfoliate and balm up first and I’ll be good to go. I got these in the shade Nude, and I love it. It’s a perfect pale peach, not nude at all. The Shocking Pink shade is super bright and almost a neon-like!NYX Matt Lipstick Rabab Kelani Blog
  • Retractable Eye Liner in White: I used it mainly to line my waterline and this is so far the most stay able eye liner for me. NYX Retractable Eyeliner is very good, it goes on pretty easily,the color shows well,and it stays on from the morning until I take it off with make up remover.
  • Glam Liner Aqua Luxe in Lagoon: It is a shimmery teal green! Its formula is a bit thin and watery but still hold a decent pigmentation on the first pass. However, the first pass applies a bit unevenly so you would need a second pass to even it out.
  • Butter Gloss in Créme Brulee and Cherry Pie: Their pigmentation is very impressive and they also smell SO GOOD, just like a sweet sugar cookie!! It is quite moisturizing, but it doesn’t dry out my lips. The only problem or con i have about this product, is that it isn’t that long wearing, it only lasts about 30 mins – 1 hour. The Créme Brulee shade is A perfect everyday nude.This is the one I know I’ll ran out of soon. It’s a cult favorite for a reason! The Cherry Pie is the the ideal glossy red to wear all year around.
  • Felt Tip Liner in Extreme Black: A mistake was made by purchasing this. On the first use it came out like a watered down mess. Since it was so watery, it went all over the place. I felt like I had zero control with this. Dried out before I could even clean up the mess it left. I love NYX but this was just bad. I wish I had invested in something higher end.

And there you have it!
My NYX Cosmetics Haul & Review.

For reference all swatches were made on my NC20 skin tone.
My favorite products were no doubt the powder blushes, jumbo pencil and butter glosses come in second.

Rabab Kelani is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist commonly known as Brow Artist. Dr. Rabab is a specialist in micropigmentation and semipermanent techniques, and her art is widely known in Germany, Singapore, and Egypt.

Categories: Makeup Haul