Late last year, I was asked to do Make up & Hijab styling for Hijab Jewel's Spring/Summer Collection. I, of course was delighted to be involved & had such a great time working with the lovely ladies behind the Hijab Jewels scenes as well as with the talented Halima (from WWAGS) who was the photographer behind the images you see now!
The model, Inna, who I had the privilege of working on is such a natural beauty & had never worn a hijab before! Does she not look so beautiful wearing the different hijabs?
Before the shoot, Hijab Jewels & me had already discussed the kind of makeup they wanted as well as the hijab styles that would be best suited, which typically depends on the face shape & materials I am given to work with. Since Inna is naturally beautiful, I didn't want anything to heavy or mask like & so I went subtle, soft & fresh for the first beauty look - this look is universally flattering on absolutely everyone.
I started off by prepping her skin with Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentrate since Inna suffers from dry skin. Whilst the rich moisturiser was sinking into her skin, I quickly brushed through her hair & put it into a ponytail before adding a extra large hair donut in & pinning her hair up.
I applied thin layers of Make Up For Ever HD Foundation to Inna's skin & then concealed any blemishes, problem areas & dark circles with Hard Candy Glamouflage Heavy Duty Concealer. Now even though Inna had very good skin, & really didn't need full coverage concealing, I used it because of how compatible it is with the Make Up For Ever HD Foundation without disrupting the foundation underneath or caking up & settling into fine lines. I simply sheered it out by mixing it in with a bit of the foundation.
I set it with the CHANEL Poudre Universelle Libre in the shade Translucent. It gives a lovely finish without sitting on the skin & causing any dry patches or cakeyness. The powder is really light & finely milled. It looks perfect on the skin without creating any flashback or white areas like certain other powders can do.
With the base done, I moved onto the eyes & primed the lids with Illamasqua's Vintage Metallix in Courtier. It gives an gorgeous all over the eye glow & keeps any liner/shadow from budging. I then applied a mix of the Taupe-y brown shades from the Urban Decay Basic Matte Palette through her crease & along the bottom lash line before blending out to softly give dimension to Inna's eyes. To highlight the inner eye, brow bone & lid, I used a soft shimmery gold pigment (MAC Vanilla). I softly brushed some Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder through the eyebrows & then used a spoolie to shape them up. I finished off the eyes with Eyelure Lashes in Volume 100 blending them in with Inna's own lashes using some Bourjois Volume Clubbing Mascara, & hid the lash band with INGLOT Gel Liner.
I wanted to use something soft & natural for the lips that gave a natural rosy, almost flushed look so I applied a Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Roomiest Rose & thought that the blush in my Urban Decay Flushed Palette would compliment the lip colour perfectly. I only applied this to the apples of Innas cheeks, before softly blending back towards her hairline. In between outfit changes, I dabbed some INGLOT Lip Paint in 65 on top of the Chubby Stick to change up the lip colour a little bit.
I always apply highlighter last as I feel that sometimes it can be too much, in this case though, it gave a nice finishing touch. The highlighter I used for the first look was MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle. It goes perfectly with Inna's complexion & gave a beautiful natural glow!
I decided to change up the look when the model was styled in the darker Abaya & Hijab colours as I felt it would compliment the deeper colours soo much more instead of leaving the model looking washed out.
On the lips I used two Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic Liptars in Vintage & Anita before applying a clear gloss on top.
I then darkened the eyes by applying a black shadow to the crease using some Carbon eyeshadow from MAC. I also popped on a more champagne gold shadow on the centre of the lid from KIKO Cosmetics in the colour 216 Yellow.
Lastly I added some Kiss Trio Cluster Lashes on top of the strip lashes from earlier, starting from the centre out to give just a little volume & drama overall to balance out the lips.
So that is pretty much it, it's really not too much product. In between outfit changes & styling, I re-applied lip, blush & highlight products when necessary, due to products wiping off of the hijabs or changes in lighting or because the skin started peeking through after a few hours. I'm not a fan of heavily plastering too many products at once; I much prefer building on looks gradually where needed.
Let me know if you have anymore questions or have any other requests...
Hi Lovelies, I'm Fox...
And I'm a 26 Year old Human Biologist with over 6 years experience in the Beauty Industry.
Olive Skin with a Yellow undertone. Skin Type - Oily to Oily/Dehydrated.
My Foundation Shades in the following brands -
Star - 031
Forever - Sand 031
Velvet - 30 Beige
Matte - 30 Beige
Le Teint Ultra Tenue - 40 Beige
Total Control Drop Foundation - 08
Sheer Matte - Punjab/Stromboli
Sheer Glow - Punjab/Stromboli
All Day Luminous - Punjab
Velvet Matte Skin Tint - St Moritz
Sensual Skin Enhancer - SX06
Skin Base - SB8/9
Tinted Oil Free Moisturiser - Bisque
Big Easy Complexion Perfector - Beige
Teint Idole Ultra Wear - 049
MUFE HD - 127
MUFE ULTRA HD -
MUFE ULTRA HD Invisible Cover Stick -
Double Wear SIP - Rattan/Tawny
Double Wear Light - 3.0
Double Wear Maximum Cover - Rattan/Tawny
DayWear BB - Light Medium
Studio Fix Fluid - NC30
Studio Skin - 2.3
Traceless Perfecting - Bare Beige/Bisque 04
Traceless Stick - Bisque
Perfect Matte Touch - AMBER
Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick - BUFF
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