Great Make-up: Yasmeen Ghauri

I have always loved Yasmeen Ghauri (always). I was so happy to come across a breakdown of her make-up. It's such a vampy look but still understated.

The products mentioned aren't available anymore, but I have a couple of suggestions:

  • Instead of Estee Lauder's Rose Tutu blush, Milani Mango Tango dusted on very lightly. I know this is discontinued but you might still be able to find it. Another suggestion is Nars Turkish Red.
  • Instead of Estee Lauder's Silent Red lipstick, Bobbi Brown Chocolate Cherry rouge pot.
  • Instead of Estee Lauder's Gala eyeshadow duo, try Nars Blondie or Bali for a medium, matte taupe. As a highlighter colour you could try any creamy beige.
Prep skin with the moisturizer and eye cream of your choice. Let it sink if for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Apply a medium, satin finish foundation. Don't forgot to blend into the neck. Apply concealor where needed, making sure to blend the concealor into the foundation. Apply translucent powder to set the base.

As always, I recommend using a base to make the eyeshadow last longer and be more true to the pan colour.

The shadows for this look are understated and require the eyes to be framed very well. Tweeze away any stray hairs and comb your eyebrows with a spoolie brush. Fill in your eyebrows where they are sparse. You can then set your eyebrows with some brow gel.

Apply a neutral taupe eyeshadow from lash line to crease.

Apply the highlight from brow bone to crease. Blend the two shadows together at the crease.

Curl your lashes and apply a lengthening mascara. Yasmeen's lashes are very defined and to me she seems to have some extra clumps of false lashes, but I find that Revlon's Luxurious Lengths mascara gives me a similar effect. Be sure to use a lash come to get rid of clumps.

Dust a coral blush with red undertones very sheerly from the apple of the cheek to the temple.

Apply a creamy deep cherry red lipstick with brown undertones. Make sure that the texture of the lipstick is creamy and adds some shine. You could use a lip liner in a similar colour to deepen it.

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Black cat said...

Lovely, thank you. Actually I may have another recommendation for a taupish eyeshadow (!) - MAC Bamboon paint.

What do you mean by translucent powder? I'm curious as all "translucent" powders look whitish on my face - even the famous Jurlique silk dust.

5:29 AM
Anu said...

Thanks for the rec :), i didn't realize the estee lauder products were discontinued when i decided to do this breakdown but with you ladies helping me out it' much easier :).

I love shiseidos translucent powder. Honestly it's, my favourite translucent powder and it does an amazing job of mattifying my skin. what is your skin tone? maybe the undertones of the powders are too pink or yellow maybe? i know for me i can't even touch pink based powders and foundations. i look greyish/sick/anemic/caught the bubonic plague etc.

11:47 AM

Black cat said...

Hmmm..Skintone is tricky. I think there's both yellow and red in it, hence the never-ending foundation matching at Alima. I used to wear MAC NC40/42 but it's on the yewllow-side for me and MACs NWs are too pink. Simialrly BB #5 (honey) is too yellow. I have also been asked if I had jaundice...

12:20 PM
Anu said...

lol, you too (jaundice comment) it follows me everywhere. have you tried mac ambering rose? it's almost exactly like the title. it's a rosey blush with amber infused in it and has great amber shimmer. i think i'll post a pic of me wearing it if that help :)!

12:42 PM

Black cat said...

OOOh, that would be great.
Just popped into the shops to try MAC Club today. I like it a lot! You're so right about it being complex!

4:02 PM
Anu said...

It's a very pretty shade. glad you like it. even it it's too much for you an you don't know what to do with it, it makes a GREAT liner.

11:21 PM

Black cat said...

I have MAC humid, which I use as a liner. also, went overboard and bought Milani Storm. What a pretty color. However, can I plase go on record that they come in the most god-awfu, user unfriendly-containers. I almost maimed myself trying to pry it open!!

5:08 PM
ranjani said...

i Blackcat,
I totally agree with you about the milani eyeshadows having terrible containers, i yanked mine open so hard, that my eyeshadow crumbled:( sob sob:(
My newest love is this eye and cheek putty from Vasanti called enchanted kingdom, its really light and kind of bronze rust...very pretty color for the lids, and you can highlight your cheek bones with it too. I use it during the day as my everyday shadow, and you can also layer it with deep shimmery browns for night.
Awesome color for us brown girls!

5:38 PM
Black cat said...

Rajani, sounds brillant. I;d never heard of Vasanti before and just looked it up. Sadly (or perhaps it's a blessing) that there are no ULTAs in my state. phew, I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds Milani containers horrible.

6:16 AM
Black cat said...

Anu, when you say shiseidos translucent powder, do you mean the brick with 3 pressed colors that you mix and apply?

7:01 AM

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