FAQ, Hair, Makeup, Skin Care

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is your full name? 
My full name is Zenia Mariam Khan. 

2. What inspired you to start blogging?

I don’t know honestly. I just wanted to write. I wanted to write about anything. Then I started liking makeup. And then I started loving it. And I started doing a lot of DIYs for my skin which made me want to share everything I do online.

3. How old are you?

I’m 17, turning 18 in January 2017 hehe.

4. Have you always been this obsessed with makeup?

Nope. Actually I was one of the girls in my friends circle who never wore even a dot of makeup till grade 9 started. This obsession started when my aunt handed down her old makeup to me. Later, I bought myself a Maybelline lipstick, mascara and eyeliner which was my first makeup purchase with my eidi 2 or 3 years ago. After that I spent all my money on it. Every single penny I get is spent on makeup. Dedication YAS.

5. Where do you buy your makeup?

I buy most of my makeup online (Click here to see trusted pages and websites) or from stores like Scentsation DMC and Inglot. The rest is makeup my family brings me from abroad.

6. Why do you snapchat so much?

Because I want to. I love talking to the camera and I love it when girls send me pictures of their makeup asking for my opinion.

7. What do you use to take pictures/ record videos?

I use my iPhone 5 for all my photos and videos because I don’t own a personal DSLR.

8. What is your skintype?

My skin is combination, oily on the sides of the nose and going towards my cheeks. I also have a slightly oily chin in the summers. My whole face gets very dry in winter time. It is acne prone but I have never had a severe breakout Alhamdulillah.

9. When did you start blogging?

June 2015

10. What is your foundation shade?

I do not own a mac foundation. I like to use 130 for Maybelline Fit me Foundation, Nude Beige for Loreal True Match Lumi, 150 for Maybelline IAR Eraser Treatment Makeup and beige in the Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse.

11. What shampoo and conditioner do you use?
I use the Herbal Essences Blowout Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner. Smells like heaven.

12. Where do you get your hair done?

Maahnoor Mizka from Mizka’s Studio is my hair magician. Enough said. 

13. Favourite Lipstick?

Definitely MAC Flat Out Fabulous!

14. What do you do when you’re bored?
I watch YouTube videos. Nikkietutorials, Jaclyn Hill, Carli Bybel, Kaushal, Gina Shkeda, Lushaflor, Nicol Concilio and Nicolr Gurreiro are my faves!

15. Did you go to school for makeup? 

Not yet, but I plan to this month. I’m self taught otherwise.

16. Do you want to pursue makeup artistry as a career in the future?

Yup! But first I’d like to get fully educated. Then we’ll see.

17. Where can I see your work?

You can see my work on my Instagram and stay updated on Facebook as well.

Leave your questions below so I can answer each one of you!

Much love, Zenia xx

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Makeup, Summer of 16

Lipsticks | Summer of 16

I am a really lazy person. I need to start being more productive and update my blog more frequently. Praying that a lightening bolt full of energy and ideas hits me so I can get to work again!

Summer of 16 is a series I’ve started inspired by the bright spring colors and sunny mornings we get to see this season.

Today we’re talking LIPSTICK. Woot woot. I LOVE LIPSTICK. Lipstick instantly gives my dull face life and makes me feel better about myself. I personally love bright colors and would wear a chilly hot red lip with bare eyes anytime, anyday, anywhere. Yup.

Below are lipsticks that I chose to wear this hot, humid and not so pleasant summer! Before we begin, here’s a picture of my natural lipcolor as different lipsticks show up differently on different skintones and lip pigments. 

 

  1. MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick- Ruby Woo   
  2. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick- Lolita 2  
  3. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick- Vivid Rose  
  4. MUA Cosmetics Matte Lipstick- Fawn Fancy  
  5. NYX Cosmetics SMLC- Antwerp  
  6. MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick- All Fired Up  
  7. MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick- Flat Out Fabulous   
  8. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick- Red Revolution   
  9. NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede- Pink Lust  
  10. MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear lip Color- Jazz-Y-Razz  
  11. Jordana Matte Lipstick- Rose Lust 
  12. Color Studio professional Lipstick- Eternal love  
  13. Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick- Smokin Hot Pink  
  14. H&M Liptint- Raspberry Red  
  15. Rimmel Color Rush Balm (sorry dont know the name 😦 )  

I hope you guys enjoyed looking at my not so perfect lip swatches! Well at least now you know what my favourite lipsticks are to wear this summer!

Love,

Zenia

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      Beauty, Makeup, Reviews

      Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer- The pink eyeliner?

      *This post has been in my drafts for 361 days. Thank God Im finally posting.

      Hola! I got so many comments and messages as compliments and people asking me where I got my ‘pink eyeliner’ from, the one I was wearing in my instagram picture.  

       
      Well if you saw that you probably also saw the video i posted applying the salvation velvet lip lacquer on my lips. And you probably also saw my older post which said I was disappointed with this lip Lacquer. And well, I was. So I used it as eyeliner, yup.

      I bought this in the shade ‘You took my love’, a beautiful bright pink shade that I was super duper excited about since I’ve been liquid lipstick hunting nowadays. Its the new thing. The NYX soft matte lip cream had an absolutely different texture and everything. This is sticky when drying and may come off one of your lips while its in sticky mode. Once it dries, gets super flaky and starts coming off like little dry skin pieces. 

      I’m honestly confused. People have so many nice things to say about these. Maybe I got a bad piece?😔 

      I am not trying to defame MUR. I am a huge fan of their products and was expecting so much from this liquid lippy. Oh well. 

      I needed to look for an alternative use for this. And a little googling brought to my knowledge that liquid lipstick CAN be used as eyeliner, as long as it doesn’t contain harmful chemicals and you don’t get it in your eye. I was super careful with this and my skin isn’t exactly sensitive, so I don’t recommend this to someone who’s eyes/skin get irritated by any makeup. I used an angled brush to create pink wings and today I’m doing the same thing again. Trying to. 

      Please don’t use this on your waterline!

      Hope you found the answers to your questions. 

      Much love, Zenia.