How to : Birthday makeup

Great Birthday Make Up

Apologies for the delay in posting my birthday makeup post.  As promised here’s how to achieve the look & products I’ve used. Being an year older doesn’t mean you cannot look as glamorous you were when 18? So on this year I went for a simpler look – smoky eyes & nude lips.  



  • Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum &  Mac Strobe cream– The good mix of two is the first to go on my skin. Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum is super light  & preps the skin beautifully for the makeup.  Worth investing I would say.. & the smell is out of this world 🙂 On the other hand, Mac Strobe cream is AMAZING. It is such a easy peasy to create the dewy look with it. The product can be used alone as a highlighter (on the bone structure).  It’s lovely to mix in with your foundation, to lighten the consistency and to add a healthy sheen to the face. This illuminating moisturising booster instantly brighten ups the face & sets in quickly.
  •  No  7Beautifully Matte Makeup Base – I only use this on my oily-t zone to cut out all the oiliness before the powder / foundation.
  • Benefit Pore Professional  – Dabbed a little to cover my pores
  • To prep the eye lids I always use Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion. This is by far the best. The crease free color lasts up to 24 hours.

Face:  I didn’t use foundation because it was a really HOT (40 degrees+) evening in Dubai. 



  • Went for dark purple (healthy mix of 3 different shades) smokey eyes & blended a little with Revlon black grow luscious eyeliner on the top lash line.
  • I wanted to keep my eyelashes looking fairly dramatic so went ahead with my trusties – Chanel De Volume Mascara & Guerlain Maxi Lash
  • For brows, I lightly pencilled with the Lancome brow pencil. I can’t stop going on about, and brushed them through – just to let them know who’s boss.


  • For lips I lined them with Mac Boldly bare lip liner and dabbed No7 High Shine Whisper lip gloss to create that soft natural nude lips.

P:S the selfie picture isn’t that great. Taken from iPhone.  Nevertheless hope you like the look 🙂