Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Product Review - L'Oreal Lash Serum & Shiseido Facial Cotton Pads

L'Oreal Lash Boosting Serum $17 CAD
This is a Lash boosting Serum containing Centella Asiatica Extract and Arginine to reinforce, condition and protect your lashes.
I've been using this Lash Serum for just over a month and I've already noticed a difference in the strength of my lashes. The major thing I noticed is that usually when I remove my makeup, I lose a lot of lashes but since I started using the serum I barely lose any lashes at all. My lashes look fuller and feel stronger overall. I use the serum twice a day - once in the morning under my mascara and then again at night before I go to bed. Its very easy to apply. This is a great affordable product that helps improve and protect your lashes.



Shiseido Facial Cotton Pads $8 CAD
Made from 100% natural cotton, these facial cotton pads are great for removing your makeup or applying toners or creams on your face. These are the softest pads I've ever used, way softer than your typical drug store brand. They have a very smooth texture and they're super gentle on your skin especially for the area around your eyes. This is a quality product. It holds well together and doesn't shred or fall apart. It doesn't leave any cotton your face. You can use both sides of the pad and they don't soak up product. They come in a pack of 60 which will last you for a long time. They are a little bit pricey but totally worth it. Once you try them, you'll never go back to dry scratchy cotton pads again!!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Beyonce Telephone

The new Lady Gaga and Beyonce video for the song Telephone is Fabulous! I love everything about it, the song, the fashion and especially the makeup.
There are so many cool looks in this video that you can recreate in your own way. Check out the music video below and my version of Beyonce's makeup while she's in the diner in the yellow dress.

Products used:

Nars Laguna Bronzer
Ben Nye Taupe eyebrow pencil
Mac Swiss Choclate e/s
Make Up For Ever Yellow flash color #13
Mac Chrome Yellow e/s
Make Up For Ever Aquablack cream liner
Mac Vanilla e/s
Make Up For Ever White Khol liner
Mac Gingerly Blush
Mac Subculture Lip pencil
Mac Love Nectar Gloss



Saturday, March 20, 2010

My shoot with Vancouver Fashion Ezine

Check out some pics below from a fashion shoot I did recently. Photographer Renat http://www.renat.ca/ model Amy from agency Lizbell, Stylist Deanna from agency Lizbell and Makeup and hair by Me.



Thursday, March 18, 2010

Just Another Girl.....

If you guys are in the Vancouver area, check out this blog I found called Just Another Girl Living in the Commodified http://justanothergirllivinginthecommodified.blogspot.com/

Just Another Girl talks about everything from fashion to food. She visits lots of local areas around town and gives us a peek inside. Right now she is doing a contest to give away 2 $25 gift certificates to local hair/nail salon Muse. All you have to do to enter is become a follower and tell her what you think makes a great nail/hair salon. Check it out and Good luck!

Xo Eman Aziz

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cameron Diaz Oscar Look

Cameron Diaz's look at the Oscars was all about natural dewy skin, rimming the eyes to make them stand out and a bright red/orangey lip. This look worked great for Cameron because at made all her features pop.

Check out my version of this look.

Products I used:
Face
Make Up For Ever HD Primer #0
Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation #20
Make Up For Ever Lift concealer #3
Benefit High Beam high lighter
Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Pressed Powder #203
Mac Blush in Pink Swoon

Eyes
Make Up For Ever Pearly Waterproof Pencil #13P
Mac Cork e/s
Mac Woodwinked e/s
Mac Retrospeck e/s
Mac Brun e/s
Make Up For Ever Aquacream liner #2 (brown)
L'Oreal Lash Serum
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara
Ardell false lashes #301

Lips
Make Up For Ever #406 lipstick (orange)
Make Up For Ever #8 Aqualip liner
Make Up For Ever #2 Glossy Full


Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Makeup Trends

Check out my feature as a guest beauty editor on the blog www.TheStyleSpy.com http://www.thestylespy.com/index.php?cat=3

In the feature I talk about all the upcoming Spring Trends and some of my top picks.

TheStyleSpy.com is a great site for all things fashion, beauty, trends and gossip. Check out my article and check out the rest of the site. I'm sure you'll make it one of your daily reads.

xo Eman Aziz

Sunday, March 7, 2010

And the Ocscar goes to.....

The Oscars are always a very glamorous event and last night's show was no exception. My only gripe is that there wasn't anyone that looked outrageous, good or bad. It was all just pretty safe. Safe is OK but this is the Oscars....this is the time to shine.

Here's my play by play recap:
The designer of the night was definitely Marchesa. The designer's dresses were worn by several of the top leading ladies. Makeup was for the most part kept very clean and natural. And hair was all about the messy up do.

Kate Winslet is a classic beauty. She was exquisite in her YSL strapless dress. I loved the retro vibe of her hair and she kept her makeup simple but elegant.
Amanda Seyfried looked gorgeous in her Armani Prive dress. Jlo also wore a dress by the designer from the same collection but I liked Amanda's way more. She wore a slight bronzy smoky eye and kept her hair simple and sleek. She's so pretty!
I loved Carey Mulligan's short pixie cut. She wore a black Prada dress that was edgy but still pretty. Her makeup was simple with a cat eye and pink lips. Her look was so effortless, you can tell she has natural style.
Love her or hate her, Miley Cyrus has been doing everything right lately when it comes to her awards show looks. She was one of my favorites at the Grammys and she looked lovely at the Oscars in her champagne colored gown. She was one of the few who did the 'messy up do' right. And her makeup was fun and youthful with a baby pink lip and dark smoky eye.Meryl Streep is true elegance and style. Her white draped gown was perfect for her. I don't know how she does it but she looks Amazing for her age. This is how you age gracefully (Meg Ryan, Nicole Kidman....take note).Anna Hendrick, the supporting actress from Up in the Air wore an Elie Saab Couture dress. The dress was beautiful but I didn't love the color on her. It was too pale for her skin tone. Her hair was very pretty, slightly pinned up with a few loose curls. Her makeup look was all about the lashes. She looks like she's wearing 2 pairs to get the extra oompf.Penelope Cruz looked classy as she always does in her Donna Karan gown. She rarely gets it wrong.
Gabourey Sidibe and Monique both looked ravishing in blue.

Demi Moore looked fabulous but where was Ashton?Queen Latifah's smoky eye was one of my favorite makeup looks of the night.But my overall favorite look of the night was Sandra Bullock. Her modern version of retro Hollywood glamour looked dazzling. She wore a silver Marchesa beaded gown, sleek hair, and a bright pinky red lip. I did not think she would win for best actress but I'm glad she did. The cutaway shots to her husband Jesse James were a total tear jerker.
There weren't any major disasters but a few looks were questionable.
Zoe Saldana's purple pom pom dress did Not work for me.
I'm a fan of Nicole Richie but I wasn't too sure about her makeup. What do you guys think?Sarah Jessica Parker....what in the world was going on with the hair??? Uuumm perhaps some hair gel or hairspray would've helped. The dress was very SJP but the neckline was off center so it didn't look totally right.
Cameron Diaz looked good but a close up on her face showed she looked a little.....withered.
JLO....again with the messy up do gone wrong! Why was this the hairdo choice of the night by so many people? It doesn't work! I felt her dress was too overpowering but I did like her makeup.A shout out to the boys who were looking super fly in their tuxes - Ryan Renolds, Gerard Butler, Bradley Cooper and of course Taylor Lautner....swoon.

Another reason it was a very special night....the first woman EVER won the Oscar for best Director! Congrats to all the super inspiring ladies out there.

xo Eman

Friday, March 5, 2010

The 5 Minute Face

So you're rushing out of the house, barely have enough time to get yourself together but you have just enough time (5 minutes to be exact) to get a fresh face before you walk out the door.

This is my version of a 5 minute face. Its quick, easy and it looks great. No brushes required and you only need a few key products. Try it out and before you know it you"ll be able to do it in less than 5 minutes. Now there's no excuse for you not to look great every day!

Products used:

Face
Make Up For Ever HD Primer #0
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation #120
Laure Mercier Secret Camoflauge concealer #3
Mac blush Blossiming
Make Up For Ever Duo Mat pressed powder #203

Eyes
Mac eyeliner Teddy
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash mascara

Lips
Make Up For Ever Glossy Full #3

Vancouver's Next Top Gay Model

Check out this behind the scenes videos of me on set for a photo shoot for local Magazine VRag. The photo shoot was for Vancouver's Top Gay Model competition. It was a blast being around cute boys all day!

The magazine is out on news stands now. Stay tuned for the photos from the shoot.

xo Eman Aziz

Monday, March 1, 2010

Vancouver Fashion eZine

Check out my latest feature in local magazine Vancouver Fashion Ezine
The makeup and hair were done by me. The article is about a great local designer, John Fluevog http://www.fluevog.com/ They design great shoes and accessories. Check out the link below to see the pictures from the shoot.

http://vancouverfashionezine.com/magazineissue28/fashionaccessories.html


xo Eman Aziz