Category: Favorite Things

Favorite Things 2012: Lashing Out

I came across some of the coolest formulas and little ‘additions’ for making your lashes utterly fabulous this year. Here’s what topped my list: Mascara: Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Did Chanel REALLY surpass Armani in terms of a quality mascara? My answer is yes. The Volume de Chanel Mascara

Favorite Things 2012: Blush

This was a hard category to nail down, so I thought that I’d separate the blushes by finish to really narrow the focus on what I think stands head and shoulders above the rest. POWDER MATTE: For an amazing matte finish blush, you really can’t beat MAC. For years, MAC

Favorite Things 2012: Contour & Highlight

This is a very short list. Two items made the top of my list for contour and highlight. I think you guys already know… Chanel Sculpting Veil in Notorious simply defies everything we know about contour. It works on just about every skin tone under the sun, and doesn’t add

Favorite Things 2012: Flawless Beginnings

I’m a firm believer in a flawless base. I feel like no matter how skilled you are with apply eye colors, blending and drawing the most fabulous lip line on Earth… if I can ‘see’ discrepancies in your base application… the entire effect is lost. I spend a lot of

Favorite Things 2012: Shahada’s Little Helpers

I thought I’d start the ‘Favorite Things’ series with some of the things that I truly feel have helped this temperamental skin of mine. Through detoxing and messing around with this face for no freakin’ reason… several things have come to my rescue. The EVE LOM Rescue Mask is amazing. 

Illamasqua Skin Base: Why it didn’t make my list of Favorites

Okay, I’ve gotten some emails.After losing my mind over Illamasqua Skin Base… at the end of the year, it did not make my top list of favorite foundations. You can find the original review here: http://shahadakarim.blogspot.com/2011/07/covet-worthy-illamasqua-skin-base.html There’s only one reason the foundation didn’t make the list: accessibility. It’s nearly impossible

Favorite Things 2011: Lips

Here are my favorite Lip Products for 2011: Pencil: Chanel Precision Lip Definer (Nude) I use this pencil so much… it’s extremely versatile. This pencil is perfect for deepening any given lip color (especially the cool tones that have the potential to go ashy on my warm skin tone), or

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