“Eta a Fleur de Peau”- Givenchy’s Summer 2012 Collection

  Wow- this mini collection is all about super soft subtle simple colors! More towards pink & beige !  It will be available in June 2012 (USA)     Let’s see what this… Continue reading


EYES… EYES… and ONLY EYES!! So as you all know- I’m currently teaching makeup classes! I currently teach the BASIC class.. and any girl who enters the basics class is eligible to enter… Continue reading

The Green Primer … Why use it and How? Illustration with Make Up4ever HD primer

I’m sure you have seen the green primer in lots of places… All bottled up & stacked on makeup counters… YET … You have NO idea why it is green or what to… Continue reading

Summertime De Chanel – Chanel’s Summer2012 Collection

With this collection, Chanel focuses on the tones of bronze, gold & copper. With the lips it ranges from pastels to corals. The Collection consists of: Luminous Bronzing Powder Every bronzer has 7… Continue reading

Miami Collection- Bobbi Brown for Summer 2012

Another soft & simple collection launched for Bobbi Brown!     It is beach inspired- hence – Miami!     The Collection Includes: Shimmer Cheek Glow This illuminating powder+gel will give a beautiful… Continue reading

“BETH DITTO”- MAC Collection for Summer2012

This is a limited edition collaboration with Beth Ditto- (Mary Beth Patterson)- the famous american songwriter and for her unique (crazy/funky) makeup! The collection is said to be launched in JUNE 2012 (USA). Some… Continue reading

Aqua Eyeshadow Pencils from Make Up For Ever.. A new addition to the Aqua Family

I personally love Makeup4ever’s aqua cream eyeshadows… And they have just made it easier!!       They have added CUTE CRAYON LIKE Pencils to the Aqua family. The colors are smudge-proof and… Continue reading

Hello Flawless! Benefit’s new liquid foundation- My review

Well, Hello Flawless!! You are finally here!! When I saw it in sephora I quickly took my shades and hurried home to try them! Now this is the moment where you have all… Continue reading

Bobbi Brown- “Long-Wear” Collection for Spring 2012

This collection targets the busy woman…With those long-wear products- she will look beautiful all day long! I’m loving this look already! So simple!! The collection includes: Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara & Long-Wear Eye Pencils Black Mascara… Continue reading

MAC SUMMER 2012 Collection “Hey, Sailor!”

Another Collection from MAC… well it is with a theme ofcorse- a SAILOR theme- with all the stripes!     Ok- i have seen the pix… and to be honest- I’m not impressed… Continue reading

Emilio Pucci for Guerlain- The Terra Azzurra Collection Summer2012

  This collection is pretty much focused on the famour Terracotta powder (Guerlain) – which is known to be one of the best selling bronzing powders in the world.     For this… Continue reading


So I have recently landed the COVER in SABAYA MAGAZINE!!!!!! I was super thrilled to see it!!!! Not just the cover, but the top story for MAY 2012 issue!!!! With a 2 page… Continue reading

HYDRAMAX+ … The perfect tinted moisturizer for tanned skin!

Summer is hereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Summmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmer is here!!! WOHOOOOOOO Well.. 1 more month till i leave … for COSTA DEL SOL! Summer has a lot to do with the product I’m about to tell you… Continue reading

MAC – ‘In Extra Dimension’ Skinfinish – MORE THAN SUPERB!

Thanks to one of my followers (more like a sister) who got this product for me from the UK! Well, this collection didn’t arrive in Bahrain yet and it will arrive on doomsday… Continue reading

Sunny Pink- The Terracotta Blush from Guerlain

Summer is here! Well almost.. .. I’m already tanned and found the perfect blush which goes well with a tanned look! I have tried CREAMY blushes (in pans) but they tend to be… Continue reading


This gorgeous product from MAC recently launched in Bahrain- 2 days ago… well it has been launched ages ago in other countries 😦 …   MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in the shade “RedHead” is… Continue reading

They’re Real !!! BENEFIT’s mascara review

I have always always always favorited L’Oreal mascaras.. and I still do.. and the mascara I’m about to review is competing with L’Oreal.. in terms of volume.. intesnsity & length! “They’re Real” mascara… Continue reading

Unrequited… a must have blush from Illamasqua

I had this blush for a while now… but i wanted to test it out a couple of times before writing my opinion! I have this blush from Illamasqua … (love this brand… Continue reading

SIGMA BEAUTY’s New Free gift!

AS YOU ALL KNOW- I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE LOVE LOVE ABSOLUTELY LOVE SIGMA’s BRUSHES!!!! They are to die for! well- everytime you order over $30, you will recieve a free gift! I have always received… Continue reading

The M.A.C brush cleanser – WHY use it and HOW?!

BRUSHES are more important than products- I always say that! However, keeping your brushes clean is a MUST– although it’s a hassle & time consuming. Well… WHY DO YOU HAVE TO CLEAN YOUR… Continue reading

Mai The Makeup Addict – Thank you Butterfly Chick for your post

This post is a thank you. It’s a great big thank you for this amazing girl (student) i had taught the makeup class basics- & she wrote an amazing post about my class.… Continue reading

MAC- ‘Reel Sexy’ Collection- Summer 2012

Another Summer collection…. REEL SEXY.. however the model in the picture doesn’t look sexy to me- looks freaky… This collection is about bold colors- intense & bright reds with coral tones. Bringing back… Continue reading

MAC ‘Tres Cheek’ Collection- Summer 2012

Summer collections are already on their way to launch! Well, this collection is all about BLUSH and ONLY BLUSH! Whether you want to stay subtle or bright- 6 amazing shades await you! Keep… Continue reading

TheMakeupManual in Mayadeen Magazine’s 1st issue!

So i’m in another Magazine! Soooo Excited This time it’s for Mayadeen Magazine’s First issue It’s a magzine formed by the office of Shk. Nasser Al Khalifa- with a pure focus on Bahrain’s… Continue reading

How to get that eye look?! Defined outer V

So I decided to teach you the steps of this quick eye look I did yesterday- instead of just posting a pic on twitter     It’s not that hard- needs a bit… Continue reading

The Ali Sharaf Photography Program

To all you people out there ( in the FASHION & BEAUTY industry)- I have some news for you!   You can earn the chance to be more popular & more professional in… Continue reading

The ‘august.’ Photoshoot

So as you all know I was in a photoshoot a week ago! It was sooo much fun! I didn’t want that day to end! It was exciting for me as I was… Continue reading

The perfect shade of PEACH – a great blusher from Kryolan

Kryolan – the GERMAN makeup brand- might be known to have heavy cover foundations- but they have other products that are awesome! They have a huge range of blushes And they come in… Continue reading

MAC- “In Extra Dimension” Collection

Will be availabile: April 2012 (North America) & May 2012 (International) I’m in love with the colors in this collection! THE AMAZING SHIMMERY METALLICS HERE ARE TO DIE FOR! THEY ARE ALL LIMITED… Continue reading

‘Brightening Nudes’ Collection by Bobbi Brown- Spring 2012

If you love glowing skin & bright eyes- this is the collection to get! The collection includes:   Sparkle Eye Shadow It brightens the eyes instantly- with shimmery pearls! Sheer beautiful colors with… Continue reading

Blush Horizon- Chanel’s limited edition blush

While I was in Dubai, I got this just launched Blush from Chanel!! I have been waiting for it-since the product picture release! It’s called “BLUSH HORIZON DE CHANEL” from the Harmonie de… Continue reading

Kiehl’s moisturizer- the FACIAL MOISTURIZER!

I constantly talk about Kiehl’s products- I love them!!!! Especially the midnight recovery concentrate! Well- I am in love with this moisturizer from Kiehls- I’m telling you- LIKE NO OTHER MOISTURIZER! I love… Continue reading

MAC- ‘TOO SUPREME’ Collection for Spring 2012

SPLASH OF COLORS FOR THIS COLLECTION!! March 1st(USA) & end of MARCH (internationally) Focusing on lipglasses & Lipsticks, this is what the collection includes!   Sheen Supreme Lipglass Jasmine Honey , Fuji ,… Continue reading

MAC – MARCEL WANDERS 2 Collection- for Spring 2012

MAC collaborates with Marcel Wanders for this collection! Who is he?  He is a famous Dutch designer, more considered as the ‘lady gaga’ of the design world! He designs architectural, interior & industrial… Continue reading

MAC – Chen Man ‘Love & Water’ Collection for Spring 2012

So MAC is inspired by Chen Man for this collection- an amazing famous Chinese photographer, for her well known photographs all across fashion magazines! The collection will launch MARCH 1st (USA) and end… Continue reading

Makeup 101 class – FULL DETAILS

My makeup classes are not like any other class- i have a special way of explaining things- in great detail- TO MAKE YOU UNDERSTAND the reasons behind the use of products! It is… Continue reading


I luuuuvvvv this product from the bottom of my heart! Smashbox- by far- have the most amazing award winning primers!   It’s called “PHOTO FINISH LIGHT- FOUNDATION PRIMER” It is the perfect primer… Continue reading

The Perfect Pink Lip Shades for VALENTINE’S DAY !

Valentine’s day is coming up! Celebrate your day preferably with a minimal eye look- but grab attention with your bold colorful lips! For Valentine ’s Day, you can stick to reds or pink… Continue reading

The Perfect Red Lip Shades for VALENTINE’S DAY !

Valentine’s day is coming up! Celebrate your day preferably with a minimal eye look- but grab attention with your bold colorful lips! For Valentine ’s Day, you can stick to reds or pink… Continue reading

THE SOCIAL MEDIA AWARDS … Thrilled to be chosen!

Got awarded last night. Still super excited. A big smile- even when I slept last night. I was thrilled to get awarded for my hard work of this blog & being an active… Continue reading

‘La Bohème’ – Make Up For Ever’s Spring 2012 Mini collection

        Make Up For ever was inspired by florars, gypsies, embroidery & patchwork for this collection. ‘La Bohème’ reminds me of gypsies… It’s a chic collection… very Bohemian. (Al though… Continue reading

Meet Clinique’s Powder- My 2nd Favorite Loose powder!

So as you all know, my favorite loose powder is from Chanel- Poudre Universal Libre ! Chanel’s powder is simply amazing, yet sooooo Natural! I have been experimenting with a few loose powders-… Continue reading

Soft . Sweet . Smooth -Bubble gum lips

Finally ! I GOT THIS LIPSCRUB THAT I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! I didn’t want to get it online – as I wanted to test it in-store before purchasing! This lip scrub from… Continue reading

Love at first sight: illamasqua’s new skin base foundation – REVIEW

So as u all know i was in Dubai a few days ago- just a quick getaway.. And also to re-stock on some of my makeup products! I have been dying to try… Continue reading

The Z-Palette : Customizable Magnetic Empty Makeup Palette

I’ve had this palette for a while and I keep on forgetting to write about it!! It’s soooooooo useful!! I LOVE IT! It’s from a brand called ‘Z- Palette’ : used for professionals… Continue reading

Giorgio Armani collection for Spring 2012- ‘Luce d’Oro’

Having Megan fox as the face of armani- this collection focuses on beautiful soft pastels mixed with some shimmer.. and shades of gold (Or0 in Italian)…   Armani is known to love light-… Continue reading

Lancome Collection for spring 2012 – ‘Roseraie des Delices’

This collection is very very similar to Dior’s recent collection “Dior garden party” 2012 collection! It’s somewhat always the floral garden collections in spring. . . nothing ironic about that! The Lancome collection… Continue reading

MAC SPRING 2012 – ‘SHOP MAC, COOK MAC’ collection

Different than any previous collection- this is out of the blue! For Spring- the motto is- “SHOP TIL YOU DROP!” .. So MAC wants you to shop shop shop & shop…..  It’s a… Continue reading

MAC Collection Spring 2012- ‘Vera’

As usual, MAC always collaborates with artists/photographers/icons/models etc to form a line related to the person they are collaborating with. For this spring 2012 colleciton- it is with the famous artist ‘VERA’.  She… Continue reading

MAC- Spring Collection 2012- ‘Lightfully’

The ‘Lightfully’ collection- made from a unique formula made out of different types of seaweeds. It’s for better radiance & hydration… They come in a really cool packaging.. In love with the glowing… Continue reading