Editorial makeup has been inspiring me a lot lately and so i created this bold red eyes and highlighted, nude lip look.
Maybe it’s due to our current deep saturation in all the high-fashion sentiments from Fashion Week; New York and now London, but I’ve fallen in love again with boldness in style and beauty.

Also, I just newly discovered a makeup artist/photographer via Instagram whose work I really like @danessa_myricks and she recently posted a look similar to this.
I gushed over it on my page (please follow me! @skynotfancy) .

Add this to the frenzy over the launch of my babe Rihanna’s new beauty line Fenty Beauty, specifically that show-stopping Trophy Wife highlighter, I couldn’t save myself from going all-out with this look.
These days, it’s not odd to see me with some bold shadow, no eye-liner (gasp!) and that is a big deal for me because i don't live without my eyeliner. I did define my eyes with some mascara and went sans lashes so that the bold red lid color can stand out more.
I intensified my high-wattage lip gloss with some highlighter from my cupid's bow down the center of my lips and deepened my contour.
It’s a total vibe now guys. At least for the moment.
Eyes: Black Opal matte brown shadow in crease || red blush on lids.
Lips: Milani nude gloss || Makeup Revolution contour & highlight palette. 
I really loved this look. Seeing my eyes without liner was strange but very editorial and edgy, which i like, so i'm doing more of it in the future.

Are y'all following all the Fashion Week festivities? I can't wait for the day when i afford to attend NYFW. I already know which shows i'll attend..

Peace & happiness to you!


Makeup: Editorial | Bold Red Eyes + Nude Highlighted Lips.

The ever rotating doors of fashion and style opens up and takes us back to whatever era or trend it likes and even the holy-grail of clothing; Denim is not exempted. We’re wearing Mom Jeans now for milk’s sakes!
We think our parents are not really cool but here we are wearing their style in all its high-waisted and bold nuances. Imagine. Are high platform shoes coming back (again) soon? Will we be doing black brows again? (I hope not). The continuous evolution and what it could potentially bring is such a fun part of our sartorial lives, isn’t it?
Now I think I’ve settled into my likes as far as style goes and my preferred cut with jeans is the slightly-loose skinny (aside from these boyfriend jeans). Then the mom jeans came back.
I like it. I wait, watch, contemplate, conceptualize and style it in my mind.
I think it’ll look good on me and I need such a piece in my closet, because not every time skinny jeans.
I purchased it. I wore it. I’m right, I love it!
Here it is -
With Mom jeans, they are best left to make a style statement, I believe.
So think of simple tops, fitted close around the torso to accentuate the mid region and give you a shape.
It’s a loose cut from the hips down so the wrong top or blouse will add bulk to the body frame. Unless you want to look like an uncool mom, it’s best to style it with some light, close-fitted top that will allow the jeans to be a focal point of your outfit.

Another point to note is the length. The most popular length for the mom jeans is the ankle-crop.
For this reason, the styling is even more important. Your midriff is a key area to hold in as this create an ‘allowance’ for the length to be cropped without making you look straight and stumpy.

The cropped length can work with some neutral footwear like a pair of sneakers as I did here or with some heels. Nothing too delicate in my opinion but wear what works for your body frame and legs.

By the way, these might look a lot like the boyfriend jeans and I’ve heard it being mistaken for the mom jeans but they’re quite very different.
The boyfriend jeans is very relaxed and slouchy from top to bottom while the mom jeans are higher waisted and fits much tighter around the waist and hips. I wore the boyfriend jeans some posts back, see it here. You see the difference in fit? Yeah.

Also, with the mom jeans, the back pockets are a little larger and longer, making your derriere look that way; longer and somewhat bigger.

I had to take mine in at the waist as I almost always do with most of my pants but it’s really my new fave jeans guys. I love it so much I even got it in another lighter wash.

What do you think? Are you liking the mom jeans or nah?

Peace & Happiness to you!


Style: Mom Jeans | How to Style It & A Casual Take.

So I changed foundations from the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation that I had reviewed and said to be good, to this Maybelline Super Stay 24h foundation, for no reason in particular other than plain boredom.

In fact, I usually get bored of foundations by the time I’m half way through the bottle.
Plus, as a half-decent beauty blogger, I truly believe that I should be open minded in trying out new products and brands, in order to gain first-hand experience about said products and of course, share my little recommendations and reviews, hoping that it can be of help to someone who is considering getting the product but needs some sort of testimonial.
Also, I really enjoy doing this and since I don’t receive any of these products for free (yet) and I am buying them with my money, why not spread out and explore new stuff every time I go shopping? Right?
Anyhoo, about this Maybelline Super Stay 24h flawless wear foundation, I got it from the Maybelline stand at the Ikeja City Mall in Alausa, Ikeja. They have a pop-up stand there where they showcase and sell a wide range of products from their brand.
You should check them out if you find yourself in that area.
I was torn between the Dream Mousse and this one but as i have used the Dream Mousse before and not this one, i decided to give it a shot.
They are in the same price range of N4,000 to N5,000 anyway so i was ok with my choice.
Bare face (sorry if my mug scares you...)
With foundation
I got it in the shade 64/Chestnut and as you can see it's a true match for my complexion as well as undertone.
I must say that the Maybelline people know their onions as far as foundations and powders for the wide spectrum of skin tones and skin types go. They practically have something for almost everyone. It's impressive.
This particular foundation is supposed to go on flawless, last for 24 hours, be breathable, non-transferring, have SPF 19 which is great and with a matte finish, so i judged it based on these criteria.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, we have another winner on our hands. My face here has just the foundation without any setting powder so it indeed has a matte finish, even though it is a little runny straight from the bottle, but it makes sense if you consider that the formula needs to light enough to pass through the pump easily.. so it's okay.
The pump is one huge advantage that this Super Stay 24h has over the Fit Me. The product is better protected from the elements, so there's a reduced risk of contamination and oxidation, unlike with the Fit Me that is open. Dispensing the product is very easy with the pump. Just a little press and the foundation comes out in small amounts. No excess stress for your fingers, no excess product coming out per pump.

Flawless: 8/10 (It goes on great and smooth. I'm just biased and comparing it to the Fit Me which has a little more 'flawlessness' for me).
Long lasting: 8/10 (it lasts through my work day but looks worn at the end. I don't wear it beyond eleven hours anyway, so i wouldn't know if it lasts for the claimed 24 hours).
Breathable: 10/10 (no caking here).
Non transferring: 3/10 (it stains my tissue paper and handkie when i blot during the day..).
Matte finish: 8/10 (it's very decently matte without any dryness or flaking but it's no match for the Dream Mousse, which is understandable, as they are different product made with different formulations).
Overall experience: 7/10.

Have you used this foundtion before? what was your experience with it? 
If there are any cool products that you recommend or suggest that i try and review, list them below in the comments please. x.

Peace & Happiness to you.


Review: Maybelline Super Stay 24h Foundation.

Hey guys!
I’m back with another product review and this time it’s this red beauty from the Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color range.
In my last lip color review (the LA Colors matte liquid lip color here) and on my Instagram (@skynotfancy), I mentioned my continuous search for a good red lippy. Now my dream product would be the MAC Ruby Woo or Coloured Raine’s Cherry blossom, but since I’m still not yet rich, a cheaper alternative will have to do for now.
Enter the Jordana Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color in Cherry Cobbler.
I got it from one of my joints in Balogun market, Lagos Island. I actually went to get a Milani one but I met this Jordana version, swatched it in the store and was ok with the quality and shade. 
It’s a true red without any undertones but it works fine for my skin tone, plus, it was cheaper than Milani, so yeah.
As you can see, the product comes in a small perspex bottle with a doe-foot applicator. 
The formulation is a creamy liquid so it’s not too runny and not to thick either. On application to the lips, it’s light, soft and dries fast so you can’t dilly-dally. 
One key thing to note is that a single swipe gives only a medium coating so that’s good for when you want a light stain and bad if you want full thick coating with one swipe. This is easily fixed by topping one or two more coats and you have your full coverage.
The good news is that this product dries very smooth, light and flat whether you apply one coat or three coats. No bumpiness or flaking.
I applied two coatings for the coverage in this post, just to give you an idea.
One other thing to mention is the color payoff. This product is as true-to-shade as you can get. With a lot of matte liquid lip colors, you can get a darker shade on your lips as it dries but not this guy.

A con here is that when i eat heavily, the inner-lips wear off so i have to reapply some product to that area. Other that this, and for the price point, this product is marked good 👍.
Color pay-off: 10/10
Application: 8/10
Durability: 7/10
Over all experience: 7/10

Have you tried this product? What was your experience with it?
Also, i'm open to trying out good affordable products that are available here in Nigeria so if you have any recommendations, please share them in the comments.

Peace & Happiness to you!


Review: Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color.

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