Beauty inspo of March ’20!

¡Hola Guapas y Guapos!

These are my favourite make-up looks I saw on IG last month. I am absolutely obsessed with the look of @vanessa_gyimah! The green combined with the red is so stunning, without giving a Christmas vib . I hope you love it as much as I do!

Besos, Sarai Isabel.

9 Steps To An Easy At Home Facial!

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We’re probably stuck at home for awhile due to the Corona virus. This means a lot of free time at home and unfortunately no hair, nails or facial appointments. I’ve been seeing some funny memes going around about how we would look after the lockdown is over. To avoid looking like a total Gremlin when the lockdown is over here is my guide to an easy at home facial, that you can do up to two times a week.

  1. Double cleans your skin. (Firstly I cleans my skin using a konjac sponge with my oil-mix containing tea tree oil, baobab oil and jojoba oil. As a second cleanser I use the Kiehl’s Centella Sensitive Facial Cleanser)
  2. Steam your face for about 10-15 minutes. Boil water and put it in a bowl or pan. Don’t put it in a plastic bowl, you don’t want the plastic molecules steaming your face. You can add your favourite oil to the steaming water if you want to (I like to add tea tree oil). Drape a towel over your head, so it ‘falls’ down on the sides of your head and the bowl with steaming water, ‘trapping the steam’. Place your face close enough to the steaming water, but not too close, otherwise you might burn yourself.
  3. Extract white heads and black heads using a paper tissue. Be very gently with this, because you don’t want to damage your skin. And never, never, never ever do this with your nails or bare finger tops.
  4. Apply a face mask that is suitable for your skin type. (I usally use the double glow peel mask and the quenching mineral mask from Vichy)
  5. Use a toner to seal off the pores. If toner is too harsh for your skin you can skip this step or use micellair water.
  6. Apply a serum to deliver a strong shot of ingredients directly into your skin. (I use the Thermal Rehydrating Serum from Vichy)
  7. Apply your eye cream. The skin around your eyes is very thin and needs lots of moisture too! (I use the Aquaporin Active Revitalising Eye Care from Eucerin)
  8. Moisturize your face, because we all know by now moisturize is key. Even if you have oily skin it is still very important to moisturize your face (of course with a moisturizer for oily skin), because this can actually help extreme oiliness. (I use the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm)
  9. And last but not least apply a lip balm to your lips. (I use the Intensive Lip Balm from Eucerin)

If you use an overnight face mask, you can apply the face mask before or after you’ve applied the serum. If you have any more questions or just want to share your at home facial experience please let me know!

Besos, Sarai Isabel.

P.S. I want to point out that I am fully aware that not being able to get a facial or your nails done is a luxury problem.

Images: We Heart It

Beauty inspo of January ’20!

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After 237 days, we’ve finally come to the last day of January! My inspo of the month series are back in 2020. Lately I’ve been seeing the ‘soft glam’ trend on the Gram, which I absolutely love! But, I still love a good pop of colour here and there. So, here are my favourite make up looks I’ve come across on IG in the last month. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Besos, Sarai Isabel.

Barbie Pink!

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In my last post I talked about stepping out of my comfort zone. And because life starts when the comfort zone ends, I kept pushing myself out of my comfort zone and used PURPLE. Yep, that’s right purple (keep in mind I never use purple and don’t even have any purple clothes). But I must say, I’m quite happy with the outcome. I don’t like a heavy eyelook with a bold lip colour, so I opted for a nude pinky lip to complete the look.

About the application: start with a soft pink or peachy shade as the transition colour. Use lights blending motions to apply all the crease colours, so that you can gently ‘build up’ the colours, instead of heaving too much pink on your crease at once.

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 toffee 420g.

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: Bobbi Brown sheer finish loose powder in soft honey 8.

Contour: Fenty instant warmth bronzer in caramel cutie.

Highlighter: Fenty 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: Huda Beauty the desert dusk palette ‘eden’ (as the transition colour), Kiko high pigment wet and dry eyeshadow in 52 and Huda Beauty the desert dusk palette ‘amethyst’. On the lid from the desert dusk palette: ‘amethyst’ topped off with ‘twilight’.

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 lip pencil in whirl.

Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics matte lipstick care to share?

Lipgloss: Mac Cosmetics lipgloss shhhh!

Bold Red Lip!

¡Hola Guapas y Guapos!

It’s been a long time time, I shouldn’t have left you. Without a dope look to step to. But I’m finally baaaaaack! You know I loovvveeee a nude lip, but I stepped out of my comfort zone and switched things up with this bold red lip. With any bold lip colour I prefer to keep my eye make up simple, otherwise the look becomes too much.

About the application: scrub your lips to prevent any dry pachtes or flakes, you don’t want to look like a hot mess. After that put a lip primer or a light lip balm on your lips to prep them. This will ensure that your lips stay moisturized throughout the day. The key is to then draw out your lips with a lipliner. If you mess up the lipliner, don’t worry, clean it up with a concealer that has the same shade as your skin tone. Then add a thin layer of a liquid lipstick to your lips and let it dry. Try not to move your lips too much whilst drying, so the liquid lipstick won’t and can dry properly.

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 toffee 420g.

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: Fenty pro filt’r instant retouch setting powder in honey.

Contour: Fenty instant warmth bronzer in caramel cutie.

Highlighter: Fenty 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 eye shadow in up at down as a transition colour and in the crease.

Eyeliner: Eyeliner: L’oréal Paris color rich le kôhl in 101 midnight black in the upper and lower water line.

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: Kiko creamy colour lip liner in 305.

Liquid Lipstick: ColourPop in more better 6G02.

Chique Emerald Green!

¡Hola Guapas y Guapos!

It was time to switch my make up game up and leave the warm orange/red colours behind! I’ve had this look in my mind for a while and couldn’t wait do finally do it. This look is perfect for the evening. But if you wanna be a Fancy Nancy and wear it during the day, that is absolutely fine too. Let me know what you think of this look and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

About the application: with this look it’s very important that you choose the right eyeshadow colours for in the crease. Personally I wouldn’t go for green in the crease, because that will be just too much green! I prefer going for a transition colour that is close to your skin tone. After the transition colour apply some (cold) browns in the crease and dark grey and/or black in the outer corner of the eye. And remember always start with the lightest colour and end with the darkest. Apply the lid colour with a wet brush to make the eyeshadow really pop.

Besos, Sarai Isabel.


Poduct Breakdown:

Face

Primer: Too Faced hangover  replenishing face primer

Foundation: Nars all day luminous weightless foundation in Syracuse.

Concealer: Maybelline Instanst Anti-Age Eraser in nude, LA girl HD pro conceal in creamy beige.

Setting Powder: I first applied Mac Cosmetics select sheer in nc45 under the eyes with the Real Techniques setting brush and then applied the Ben Nye luxury powder in banana with a damp beauty blender.

Face Powder: Mac Cosmetics Blot Powder in Dark.

Contour: NYX matte bronzer in deep tan.

Highlighter: NYX born to glow liquid illuminator in sun goddess and MAC Cosmetics in global glow.

Blush: NYX high definition blush in bronzed.

Setting spray: Urban Decay all nighter long lasting 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.

Eyeshadow: crease: Too Faced peanut butter as a transition colour, Morphe 35k in the crease (top row first colour on the right, third row third one on the right), Urban Decay black out in the outer crease. Lid: Kiko long lasting wet & dry eyeshadow in 213.

Eyeliner: L’oréal Paris color rich le kôhl in 101 midnight black.

Mascara: Catrice glam & doll mascara in blackest.

Lashes: Bonneke Lashes in Boanna.

Lips

Primer: Mac Cosmetics Prep+Prime lip.

Lip Liner: Mac Cosmetics lip pencil in nice ‘n’ spicy. Lipsitck: L’Oréal Paris lip paint matte in nude on fleek, topped of with Mac Cosmetics jubilee.

Sparkling Red!

¡Hola Guapas y Guapos!

Your girl is back! When

when I began to do my make up, I had a completly different look in mind. But I let my creative juices flow and voila this look was created. Lately I’ve been loving warm red/orange and brown colours, which are perfect for fall. I tried something new and used glitters. Normally I am not a big fan of glitters, because they get everywhere! But I always try to push myself out of my comfortzone, so that I can learn and create new looks.  I aslo played around with the lighting to create differente kinds of pictures! Let me know what you think of this look and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Application tip: when you use glitters on the lid, make sure you put a shimmery eyeshadow in the same colour under it, so the glitter colour will really pop.

Besos, Sarai Isabel.


Poduct Breakdown:

Face

Primer: Too Faced hangover  replenishing face primer

Foundation: Nars all day luminous weightless foundation in Syracuse.

Concealer: Nars radiant creamy concealer in ginger, Mac Cosmetics prep+prime highlighter in bright forecast & LA girl HD pro conceal in orange corrector.

Setting Powder: I first applied Mac Cosmetics select sheer in nc45 under the eyes with the Real Techniques setting brush and then applied the Ben Nye luxury powder in banana with a beauty blender.

Face Powder: Bobbi Brown sheer finish loose powder in soft honey 8.

Contour: NYX matte bronzer in deep tan.

Highlighter: NYX born to glow liquid illuminator in gleam and MAC Cosmetics in perfect topping.

Blush: NYX high definition blush in bronzed.

Setting spray: Urban Decay all nighter long lasting 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.

Eyeshadow: Huda Beauty desert dusk palette. Crease: amber as a transition colour, blazing in the lower crease and saffron & oud in the outer corner and Turkish delight & cosmo on the lids.

Eyeliner: Nyx eye and eyebrow pencil in dark brown.

Mascara: Catrice glam & doll mascara in blackest.

Lashes: Bonneke Lashes in Boanna.

Lips

Primer: Mac Cosmetics Prep+Prime lip.

Lip Liner: Mac Cosmetics lip pencil in nice ‘n’ spicy. Lipsitck: L’Oréal Paris lip paint matte in nude on fleek, topped of with Mac Cosmetics jubilee. Lipgloss: Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb.

Pretty in Pink!

¡Hola Guapas y Guapos!

Summer is almost here! Do you know what that means? Nice weather, summer clothes tanned skin and a LOT of make up with colour. Yes, I couldn’t be more happy! To kick it off I started with this pink look. Usually pink looks are very soft and romantic, done with ‘soft’ pink tones, but not this look. No, this gyal wanted something spicy, so I chose a more vibrant pink for my eye make up.

About the application:

I started with the eyes and then did my face (as always). I prefer doing the eyes first, so I can easily clean up the fallout under my eyes. For my eye make up I always start with the crease. I apply the lightest shade first and go darker as I go on. After that I carved out my lid with concealer and applied the shadow with a wet brush. For my face I always start with foundation, then apply 1 or 2 concealers. I then set my concealer with a setting loose setting powder and set my face with a face powder. After that I powder contour, highlight and apply blush. Lastly I do my lips and apply my lashes and tadaaa! A fully beat face.

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.


Poduct Breakdown:

Face

Primer: Guerlain Radiance concentrate with pure gold & Smashbox photofinish primer water.

Foundation: Nars all day luminous weightless foundation in Syracuse.

Concealer: Maybelline Instanst Anti-Age Eraser in nude, LA girl HD pro conceal in creamy beige  & LA girl HD pro conceal in orange corrector.

Setting Powder: I first applied Mac Cosmetics select sheer in nc45 under the eyes with the Real Techniques setting brush and then applied the Ben Nye luxury powder in banana with a beauty blender.

Face Powder: MAC Cosmetics sheer pressed powder in nc45.

Contour: LA girl HD pro conceal in beautiful bronze and NYX matte bronzer in deep tan.

Highlighter: NYX born to glow liquid illuminator in gleam and MAC Cosmetics in perfect topping.

Blush: NYX high definition blush in bronzed.

Setting spray: Urban Decay all nighter long lasting setting spray.

Eyes

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wiz in ebony, Kiko eyebrow designer gel mascara & MAC Cosmetics studio finish concealer in nc42 to clean up the brows.

Eye shadow primer: MAC Cosmetics pro longwear concealer in nc25.

Eyeshadow: Huda Beauty desert dusk palette. Crease: Eden as a transition colour, amber in the lower crease and saffron in the outer corner. Angelic on the lids.

Eyeliner: L’oréal Paris color rich le kôhl in 101 midnight black.

Mascara: Catrice glam & doll mascara in blackest.

Lashes: Bonneke Lashes in Boanna.

Lips

Primer: Mac Cosmetics Prep+Prime lip.

Lip Liner: Mac Cosmetics lip pencil in Whirl. Lipsitck: Kiko Temptress in 01. Lipgloss: Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb.

A pop of turquoise!

¡Hola Guapas y Guapos!

I recreated this look that the legend Mario Dedivanovic (@makeupbymario) did on Kim Kardashian. I love this look, because it is a really simple look to do, but yet it’s a different look. I don’t see a look like this that often, but I love a pop of colour especially during the spring or summer time. No worries if you don’t like turquoise, you can do this look with any colour of eyeliner you like! Let me know what you think of this look and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Besos, Sarai Isabel.


Poduct Breakdown:

Face

Primer: Guerlain Radiance concentrate with pure gold & Smashbox photofinish primer water.

Foundation: Nars all day luminous weightless foundation in Syracuse.

Concealer: Maybelline Instanst Anti-Age Eraser in nude, LA girl HD pro conceal in creamy beige  & LA girl HD pro conceal in orange corrector.

Setting Powder: I first applied Mac Cosmetics select sheer in nc45 under the eyes with the Real Techniques setting brush and then applied the Ben Nye luxury powder in banana with a beauty blender.

Face Powder: MAC Cosmetics sheer pressed powder in nc45.

Contour: LA girl HD pro conceal in beautiful bronze and Bobbi Brown sheer finish pressed powder in golden brown 9.

Highlighter: NYX born to glow liquid illuminator in gleam and MAC Cosmetics in global glow.

Blush: NYX high definition blush in bronzed.

Setting spray: Urban Decay all nighter long lasting setting spray.

Eyes

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wiz in ebony, Kiko eyebrow designer gel mascara & MAC Cosmetics studio finish concealer in nc42 to clean up the brows.

Eye shadow primer: MAC Cosmetics pro longwear concealer in nc25.

Eyeshadow: crease Too Faced peanut butter. Lid: Urban Decay baked cowboy.

Eyeliner in the waterline: Kiko Milano colour kajal khôl pencil in 07.

Mascara: Kiko unforgettable.

Lashes: Bonneke Lashes in Damn Daniel.

Lips

Primer: Mac Cosmetics Prep+Prime lip.

Lip Liner: Mac Cosmetics lip pencil in Whirl. Lipsitck: Urban Decay in carnal. Lipgloss: Kiko Milano 3D instant volume plumping and refreshing lipgloss in 206.