Get ready with @mahnoor.hussain

  • 26 Oct - 01 Nov, 2019
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

About Mahnoor

A storyteller by profession and passion, Mahnoor has spent her life reading stories and writing poems. From lawyer to PR Guru, her work has taken her across the globe, spanning from Pakistan, Dubai and London. Mahnoor shares her ever increasing knowledge of makeup, skincare and all things self-love through her Instagram (@mahnoor.hussain) and YouTube channel, where she shares one-minute makeup videos and lengthy makeup reviews.

Setting the base

For this look I wanted to keep the base light and dewy so I opted for my favourite Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, which is perfect for anyone with dry skin. Ladies with oily skin can achieve the same look with a more Matte foundation like Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Foundation. To ensure your skin looks healthy and plump, apply your moisturiser 30 minutes before you start doing your makeup and never skip the primer!

Contour, blush – seal it in

To avoid looking muddy and grey, avoid the contour powders and take a small pointed face brush to accentuate your bone structure; lightly sweeping the product in a ‘3’ shape from you hairline down to the temple, along the cheekbone and then under the jaw. Warm coral blushes are the perfect fit for Asian undertones, and Doce Vita by NARS is a personal favourite for a radiant looking complexion.

Remember, setting powder and setting spray are a must to make sure your makeup stays locked in place!

All ‘eyes’ on my eye makeup

I always pat down concealer on my lids to prime my eyes to stop the eyeshadow from fading. I used ‘Incense’ from the Norvina palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills as a transition shade and then added ‘Volatile’ to the outer crease, using windshield wiper motions to create a carefully blended shadow. Using a finger, I patted on ‘Dazzling’ into the middle of my lip and then blended that our with ‘Dreamer’ which I pulled into my inner crease. If you want to play it safe you can just add black liner and mascara to this look, it’s the perfect ‘Princess Jasmine’ wide eyed look!

I wanted to make it look a little edgy so I took the Huda Beauty Matte & Metal Melted Shadow in ‘Minted & Dinero’; starting with taking the bright, turquoise metallic (‘Dinero’) into my inner corner and then pulling it along the inner third of the lower lash line. Then I took ‘Minted’ and layered that into the middle on the lower lash and blended it out with a blue eye pencil.

I topped the lids with a deep navy liner and finished with my favourite Too Faced mascara. Top tip: If you want to wear false lashes, skip the eyeliner as you don’t want the colours to make your eyes look small in anyway. – Editorial Desk