Matte Series PT. 2: Classic dark brown!

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For part two of the matte series, I recreated for the classic dark brown matte look. This look is absolutely one of my fav looks to do, because it’s super easy and versatile! Daytime, nighttime, winter or summer, for this look it doesn’t matter. For the lips I opted for a orangey/brownish matte lipstick that completely finishes the look! But because this look is so versatile, you can also finish it off with a dark brown or nude lip (glossy or matte).

For my face make-up I’ve used a new application technique and so far I’m loving the results! I’m going to perfect it and let you all know. Stay tuned.

If you have any questions about application of products or anything else, please let me know and I will respond as soos as possible!

Besos, Sarai Isabel.


Product breakdown

Face

Primer: Laura Mercier foundation pimer.

Foundation: Huda Beauty #FauxFilter foundation in brown sugar 410g mixed with Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in syracuse.

Concealer: Too Faced born this way multi-use sculptin concealer in golden beige (highlight).

Setting powder: Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder to bake under the eyes.

Face powder: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Setting Powder in honey.

Bronzer: Fenty Beauty instant warmth bronzer in caramel cutie.

Highlighter: Fenty Beauty killawatt freestyle highlighter duo in afternoon snack and mo’ hunny.

Blush: NYX high definition blush in bronzed.

Setting spray: Urban Decay all nighter make up setting spray.

Eyes

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wiz in ebony, NYX natural tinted brow mascara in espresso & MAC Cosmetics studio finish concealer in nc42 to clean up the brows.

Eye shadow primer: MAC Cosmetics pro longwear concealer in nc25. Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder to lightly set the concealer.

Eyeshadow: MAC Cosmetics Art Library: Flame-Boyant. In the crease: dada issues, rule and dali wood. On the lid: everyone’s darling and embark. Lower lash line: dada issues, rule and dali wood.

Mascara: Catrice glam & doll mascara in blackest.

Lashes: AliBaba lashes (can’t find the sellers link).

Lips

Primer: MAC Cosmetics Prep+Prime lip.

Lip Liner: NYX suede matte lipliner in cold brew.

Lipstick: soft matte lipcream in Berlin.

Beauty inspo of June ’20!

¡Hola Guapas y Guapos!

Here are my favourite make-up looks I found on IG last month. I’ve noticed that lately I’ve been more in to a semi/soft matte face make-up. Safe to say that I’m kind of over the glowy look haha. And now that we’re in summer, with all the heat and humidity, it’s even more important to stay matte. We don’t want our make-up to sweat off our faces or to transfer. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Besos, Sarai Isabel.

P.S. I didn’t do a fashion/beauty inspo of May, because I didn’t want to disrespect all of the Black Lives Matter protest that I wholeheartedly support.

Fashion inspo of June ’20!

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Here are my favourite outfits I’ve seen on the Gram last month. Summer is finally here! And that means lots of colour and cute skirts and dresses. Of course I had to throw a nude outfit in there too. I can’t help it, ya girl loves her some nude colours 🤷🏾‍♀️. I just love the summer vibes and the elegance of all the outfits. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Besos, Sarai Isabel.

P.S. I didn’t do a fashion/beauty inspo of May, because I didn’t want to disrespect all of the Black Lives Matter protest that I wholeheartedly support.

Beauty inspo of April ’20!

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Here are my favourite make-up leeeewks I found on the Gram last month. It’s super great to see that you all are still doing your stunning make-up while we’re still on lockdown! Bored in the house, but also glamorous in the house. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Besos, Sarai Isabel

Fashion inspo of April ’20!

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Here are my favourite outfits I’ve seen on the Gram last month. It was a little bit more difficult than usual to find some killer leeeeeewks, because of the quarantine and most of us are at home in sweats. I love that all the outfits are quite simplistic and super stylish at the same time. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Besos, Sarai Isabel

6 Tips to fight acne!

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For quite some years now I have dealt with acne, to be precise since I was about 12. Luckily my skin is all cleared up now! These are my tips to help you in the fight against acne:

  1. Visit a dermatologist. This is the absolute key in fighting acne. The dermatologist can tell you what of acne you have and prescribe a recipe for medicine that works best with your type of acne.
  2. Consistency. Acne will not go away if you treat it once every couple of days. You need to be very consistent and probably treat it twice a day.
  3. Drink plenty  of water. This helps you purify your skin from within.
  4. Nutrition. Some foods and drinks actually cause/trigger acne, such as pork, dairy and sugar. Other foods like cucumber, nuts and fatty fish can help against acne. (This can differ from person to person)
  5. Hygiene. Do not and I repeat do not go to sleep with make up, this will only clog your pores. Use clean towels and change your bed sheets at least once a week, so that you can prevent bacteria getting on your skin. If you don’t have proper hygiene, your acne will come right back even if you treat it with medicine from the dermatologist.
  6. Regular facials. During a facial your skin will be, among other things, deep cleaned, whiteheads and blackheads will be removed and the blood circulation will be improved.
  7. Skincare. Find a good skin care routine that works for YOUR skin. What works for your friends skin doesn’t have to work for your skin. (The medicine that the dermatologist prescribes you should be a part of this).

If you have any questions about fighting acne feel free to ask!

Besos, Sarai Isabel.

Matte Series Pt. 1: Yellow, Orange & Purple!

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Lateley I’ve been super in to matte eyeshadow, so I started a matte series! For part one I used yellow, bright orange and purple. I saw this beautiful look on @sydneylilian and I had to recreate it! It’s an easy look to do, as long as you blend, blend and blend. Don’t be afraid to take the purple a little up in the crease.

If you have any questions about application of products or anything else, please let me know and I will respond as soos as possible!

Besos, Sarai Isabel


Product breakdown

Face

Primer: Laura Mercier foundation pimer.

Foundation: Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation in syracuse mixed with Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in syracuse.

Concealer: Too Faced born this way multi-use sculptin concealer in golden beige (highlight).

Setting powder: Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder to bake under the eyes.

Face powder: Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder & MAC Cosmetics Select Sheer in nc45 (as a ‘buffing powder after I applied the bronzer, highlight & blush).

Bronzer: Fenty Beauty instant warmth bronzer in caramel cutie.

Highlighter: Fenty Beauty killawatt freestyle highlighter duo in afternoon snack and mo’ hunny.

Blush: Mac Cosmetics powder blush in raizin.

Setting spray: Urban Decay chill make up setting spray.

Eyes

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wiz in ebony, NYX natural tinted brow mascara in espresso & MAC Cosmetics studio finish concealer in nc42 to clean up the brows.

Eye shadow primer: MAC Cosmetics pro longwear concealer in nc25. Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder to lightly set the concealer.

Eyeshadow: In the crease: NYX butterscotch caramel& Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette the colour blazing. On the lid Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette the colour amethyst.

Mascara: Catrice glam & doll mascara in blackest.

Lashes: AliBaba lashes (can’t find the sellers link).

Lips

Primer: MAC Cosmetics Prep+Prime lip.

Lip Liner: MAC Cosmetics lipliner in whirl.

Lipstick: NYX soft matte lipcream in Rome and MAC Cosmetics creme in your coffee.

Brown/Taupe Look!

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Sooooo I was doubting whether I should post this look or not, because my camera had been acting up lately. The pictures turned out even more orange than with the Barbie Pink Look, so I had to edit them. In real life the eye make-up looks waaaay more taupe. I’m so sorry you guys can’t see it. I was actually really proud, because I (again) stepped out of my comfort zone and used cool toned colors.

But life is not perfect and neither am I, that’s why I still wanted you guys to see this look. Often there is a picture portrayed on Instagram and (beauty)blogs that everything is super glamorous and everything always turns out perfect. But, that’s not true. At all.

No worries though, I am taking a photography course to fix this on going problem with my camera, so that I can learn everything about all the technicalities and improve my work.

If you have any questions about application of products or anything else, please let me know and I will respond as soos as possible!

Besos, Sarai Isabel.


Product breakdown

Face

Primer: Laura Mercierfoundation pimer.

Foundation: Huda Beauty #FauxFilter foundation in brown sugar 410g mixed with Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in syracuse.

Concealer: Too Faced born this way multi-use sculptin concealer in golden beige (highlight) and Maybelline fit me concealer in cafe 30 (contour).

Setting powder: Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder to bake under the eyes.

Face powder: MAC Cosmetics blot powder (pressed) in dark.

Contour: Fenty Beauty instant warmth bronzer in caramel cutie.

Highlighter: Fenty Beauty killawatt freestyle highlighter duo in afternoon snack and mo’ hunny.

Blush: Mac Cosmetics powder blush in raizin.

Setting spray: Urban Decay chill make up setting spray.

Eyes

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wiz in ebony, NYX natural tinted brow mascara in espresso & MAC Cosmetics studio finish concealer in nc42 to clean up the brows.

Eye shadow primer: MAC Cosmetics pro longwear concealer in nc25. Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder to lightly set the concealer.

Eyeshadow: MAC Cosmetics Art Library: Flame-Boyant. In the crease: dada issues(as the transition colour), dali wood and everyone’s darling. On the lid: la vida mocha. Upper lash line: embark and the lower lash line: dada issues, everyone’s darling and embark.

Mascara: Catrice glam & doll mascara in blackest.

Lashes: AliBaba lashes (can’t find the sellers link).

Lips

Primer: MAC Cosmetics Prep+Prime lip.

Lip Liner: NYX suede matte lipliner in cold brew

Lipstick: L’Oréal Paris lip paint matte in 209 nude on fleek and MAC Cosmetics Jubilee.

Fashion inspo of March ’20!

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Here are my favourite outfits I’ve seen on the Gram last month. I loooooove the oversized white blazer look. It’s a must have staple piece for this summer, because it’s an item that will look good with almost anything. You can style the blazer with jeans, cycling shorts, sneakers, slipper, heels and about everything else you want to style it with. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Besos, Sarai Isabel.