Giveaway: Purple Reign (CLOSED)

I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway with a lovely range of purples!
So here’s what I came up with:
1-NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Club Mix
1-Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow Palette (that I made):
MUFE Eyeshadow in #116 (top left)
MUFE  Eyeshadow in #9 (top right)
MUFE Eyeshadow in #92 (bottom left)
MUFE Eyeshadow in #160
1-OPI for Sephora Nail Polish in ‘Miss Can’t Be Wrong’
You guys know the drill… you have to be a public follower/subscriber to qualify. Amp  your chances to win by ‘liking’ Adventures in Makeup on Facebook, following me on twitter @shahadakarim, linking the giveaway to your blog, and actually blogging about the giveaway. This contest is open internationally. 
A WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN ON MAY 15TH

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Smooches!

The photographer from my last photo shoot sent me this pic of the model smooching the camera…

Model: Deena Kacie Bayles
Photographer: Ariel Ciudando
Make Up Artist: Shahada Karim

I love it! It’s not much of a ‘makeup’ photo, unless you count the lips (NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Club Mix), but I’m still using it. It’ll go on my website (which is still being built).

I like this photo because it brings back the ‘fun’ in being an MUA. Sometimes, we just have to lighten up! It’s just makeup … if you don’t like it, wash it off and start again!

Covet Worthy: NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

I have never seen anything like this. Wait… that’s not true. Many moons ago, some company did a ‘latex’ lip pencil… but I don’t remember much more than that.

Anyway, NARS had already done a fabulous job with the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil… now he’s decided to go all glossy:

This little sucker is AWESOME. It feels like a balm going on… but it’s pigmented like a shiny lipstick. I have noticed that the pencil tip can break if you press too hard or go too fast, but I’ve been very careful. I love this pencil!

This product comes in about 6 colors. But I only fell in love with one: CLUB MIX. It’s a purply rose color, with high shine. And you can blend it down to a sheer gloss. It’s really lovely.

See how rich and pigmented that looks? It’s even prettier in practical application:

This one is a keeper. It’s also worth a giveaway. Soooo…. I’ll include this lovely gloss pencil in a giveaway (or two) over the next few weeks or so. Stay tuned!