Hello Hello to all my readers. Welcome to another fireeee post.
This time it doesn't feature me, but features my beautiful mother. In all my time of blogging, she has not made an appearance until today.
I decided last week Mummy Okusaga's face had to be featured on here, if any of you know my mother personally, you will know how stunning she is.
For this post, I wanted to test my make-up skills and attempt a bold make-up look. Both me and my mum were a bit skeptical about this, because 1) I am not a professional make-up artist and 2) I was scared it wouldn't turn out perfect. However, I realised it isn't about perfection, it is simply about having fun.
Here we go, let me reveal the beauty that is my mother. Hope you all enjoy!
Working with glitter was very scary because it could either go right or wrong. I was a bit lucky because I knew how to clean it up, if something did go wrong, which it almost did. Honestly, I don't know if I will work again with glitter in the future, it was STRESSFUL.
Yes, I still call you mummy even at the age of 20.
My darling mummy.
I just want to say thank you.
Thank you for putting the clothes on my back.
Thank you for holding me up right, both physically and spiritually.
Thank you for dealing with my constant rambling and loudness.
You are truly a gift from God.
Mummy you have given me a voice.
Always told me to follow my dreams, no matter how difficult they may seem.
Giving up, quitting is not in your vocabulary.
You are the same woman who completed her degree at the age of 50.
Honestly. Inspiring. Speechless.
You led me closer to God, because of that my life has never been the same.
I thank God for your life.
Without you I wouldn’t be the woman I am today.
You are the definition of QUEEN.
A Queen with royalty in her soul.
A Queen waiting to take her throne.
I pray that throne will be yours.
I love you always and forever.
1. PREP THE SKIN:
Prepping the skin is highly important for any look you want to do. In the case of my mum, her skin is very well looked after and doesn't require much prepping. All I had to do was wipe her skin with some wipes, moisturise it and hydrate it.
2. THE BROWS
The brows define EVERYTHING. They have to be on point, this is probably why the professional make-up artists spend forever getting them right and fleeky
Again, my mum's brows are the perfect shape (so annoying) and so easy to draw out, she barely needs concealer for them but I put some anyways for good measure.
LINE THE BROWS OUT.
USE A PENCIL OR BROW POWDER.
HIGHLIGHT AND CONCEAL THEM WITH CONCEALER.
MAKE SURE THE SHAPE OF BOTH OF THE BROWS MATCH. USE CONCEALER TO CORRECT IT, IF IT DOESN'T.
PLEASE PLEASE USE AN ANGLED BRUSH.
3. FOUNDATION, HIGHLIGHT AND POWDER
Some of you may choose to do this step first and that is fine. I just prefer doing the brows first and then moving onto the foundation.
A massive tip I will give you guys is to PLEASE invest in a beauty blender, the way it smooths out and blends the foundation is amazing. Even if you buy a foundation that is not that expensive (mine is £9), the beauty blender will make all the difference. I still use a foundation brush afterwards just to complete the blending and make the foundation look perfect.
IF YOU HAVE OILY SKIN, USE A MATTE PRIMER.
IF YOU HAVE DRY SKIN USE A HYDRATING, DEWY PRIMER.
BLEND BLEND BLEND.
HIGHLIGHT WITH CONCEALER. HIGHLIGHT UNDER YOUR EYES, NOSE, CHIN AND FOREHEAD.
SET WITH SETTING POWDER AND REGULAR FACE POWDER.
SET ENTIRE FACE WITH POWDER.
SORRY DON'T BELIEVE IN CONTOUR...
4. THE EYESHADOW AND EVERYTHING ELSE
So, for this look I attempted a cut crease with glitter. Oh was it stressful! Overall I was happy with the results because I knew my mum looked beautiful either way. She looked stunning at the end of it all and I couldn't help but say: 'Wow I am actually good at make-up!'
PRIME THE EYELIDS FIRST OF ALL. I USED CONCEALER, THIS REALLY HELPS BRING OUT THE SHADOWS.
APPLY YOUR FIRST SHADE TO THE CREASE USING A BLENDING BRUSH.
USE CONCEALER TO DEFINE THE CUT CREASE.
APPLY A TRANSITION SHADE, I APPLY A DARKER SHADE THAN THE FIRST ONE, USING A FINER BLENDER BRUSH.
USING A THIN, POINTY BRUSH APPLY THE COLOUR BLACK TO THE OUTER CORNER OF THE EYE TO CREATE A SMOKY EFFECT.
NOW COMES THE GLITTER PART.
USE A PRIMER FIRST SO THAT THE GLITTER CAN STICK.
THEN APPLY THE GLITTER TO THE LID USING A SMALL FLAT BRUSH.
TO CLEAN UP ANY DISASTERS ALONG THE CREASH, GO BACK IN WITH THE FIRST COLOUR USING THE BLENDING BRUSH.
TO MAKE THE CUT CREASE LOOK SHARP ON THE SIDE OF THE EYES, USE CONCEALER AND BLEND IT OUT.
8. Unknown Bronzer from Covergirl in America, New York. You can use any good bronzer/highlighter to highlight the cheeks.
THE FINISHED LOOK!!!!
MY MOTHER THE QUEEN.
My mum wanted me to apologise for the state of the top, apparently it looks a little dirty in the photos (even though this is make-up post and not a fashion post). So, please forgive us for the slightly dirty top, it was my fault since I didn't give her the chance to change. Apologies everyone!
I hope you all have enjoyed reading this blog-post, I certainly enjoyed working with my mother.
Stay tuned for more exciting blog posts coming up in the next couple of weeks.
PLEASE don't forget to share with all your family and friends, even your enemies...