Hi lovelies,

You might have noticed that I have been wearing some darker lipstick shades this year – and I love them.


Growing up, it was only ever my mum and ladies her age that would wear the beautiful deeper lip shades, whereas my cousins, sisters and I would all stick to the lighter shades of pinks and peaches. It might be a cultural trend – my mother took some time getting used to seeing me in darker shades, but this year I have gone all out with my favourite lip colours.

Reconnecting with black and darker shades it is a lovely change for me. I love colour and have, through the years, experimented with different colours of the rainbow, be it in my hair colour in pre-headscarf-days or with my clothing. Nowadays, I love the simplicity and sleekness of darker colours, paired with different makeup and fashion styles.

These are some of the looks you have loved, so I wanted to give you the details to recreate your own versions:

Which one is your favourite?

1) Car-selfie


Hoojab: Weightless Cocoa from Pearl-Daisy
Lips: Mixed a few colours including ‘Mulberry’ lipstick by @sleekmakeup http://fave.co/1kEVki7
And a sneak peak at my upcoming Lashionery lashes in “Winged” – very excited to be launching these soon!


2) All ready to head out to see fireworks with my family dark2

Hoojab: Chiffon Dark Chocolate, Pearl Daisy
Lashes: Lasionery ‘Doe-Eyed’
Brows: Dark Brow Fibre,@arderecosmetics
Lips: ‘Anita’ Lip Tar, @occmakeup OCC Lip tar http://occmakeup.com/products/lip-tar-rtw
Highlighter: Bar of Gold, @ctilburymakeup


3) My Urdu makeup tutorial selfie


Hoojab: http://bit.ly/ChocoGoldStudHoojab
Makeup used:
Inglot Eyeshadow 335
theBalm Eyeshadow Palette ‘Meet Matte Nude’  http://bit.ly/TheBalmMeetMatte
Inglot Eyeshadow
Kiko Gel Eyeliner
Lashionery Falsies in ‘Airy Fairy’
Ardere Cosmetics Brow Fibre in ‘Dark’


4) Cosy in my Star wars gown

I’m wearing my ‘Biscotti’ Hoojab:http://bit.ly/BiscottiTextured

Sculpt Stick I used: http://bit.ly/ArdereSculptStick
My falsies are the ‘Doe-Eyed’ Lashes by Lashionery

My ring: http://bit.ly/BlackRoseChainRing
My lip colour is an old one borrowed from my mum :op for a similar shade pick the NARS cosmetic lipstick – Afgan Red http://fave.co/1S4JesS


5) ‘Getting ready for Autumn’ selfie

Pearl Daisy Matte Hoojab in Green – perfect colour for this season
Lashionery lashes in ‘Feline’ – my faves to bring subtle definition to the eyes without blocking out the eyeshadows
@thebalmeu highlighter in Mary Lou-Manizer for a warm glow
@nyxukcosmetics lip pencil in 805 ‘Cappuccino’ with some plain lip balm over the top


6) Out for some Turkish cuisine!


Hoojab: Maple Syrup Hoojab from Pearl-Daisy
Lashionery Lashes: Fanned out
Hand chain: Pearl-Daisy

Lip colour: Sleek – ‘Mulberry’ http://fave.co/1kEVki7


See you tomorrow. XO