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Hello lovelies!

My name is Karima and I’m a makeup and skincare junkie. My blog is a diary of my beauty endeavours!

If you have a question, leave it as a comment under any post (doesn’t have to be relevant!). I do my best to answer every single comment 🙂

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  1. I love your blog Karima! I also think you are incredibly beautiful, and you have such stunning accent. I love that you use higher end makeup most of the time. Please post more tutorials on youtube, I am obsessed with the two you have on your channel! You are immensely talented! Red eyeshadow is very difficult to pull off! xo

    1. Thank you, Kaisyah!
      You’re too kind ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m working these days but there is another YouTube video in the making! Check back in a few days ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Just found your youtube channel! Your tutorials are beautiful, I hope you continue to make them. I love your style of makeup, never heavy and always natural even when you do a dramatic look, which I think is hard to achieve. Just wanted to say hello from Canada!

  3. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get
    several emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove
    people from that service? Cheers!

  4. Hi, I too only recently found your blog (trawling for reviews of BRB’s foundations and Giorgio Armani’s foundations) and I have to say it’s my new favourite!
    Love the layout, the writing style, the great photos and that you’re based in Australia (me too!!) which is fantastic when you recommend sites for products because I know they’ll have international shipping and I’ll be able to purchase from them, plus you’re also a brunette/brown eyes like me which really helps with utilizing your FOTD’s and colour co-ordinations as inspiration for looks!
    Love it all! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hey there!
      I’m so glad you’re enjoying the posts ๐Ÿ™‚ And I know what you mean, I find Australian blogs to be handy, too. Not many places ship to Aus, unfortunately ๐Ÿ™ xxkarima

  5. I recently found your blog and absolutely love it! I currently live in the Netherlands but studied and lived in Sydney for a while. I am planning to move back this year as my boyfriend lives there.

    1. Thanks for you comment, Sarah! I’ve been to the Netherlands, actually- I really enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚ Sydney is a great place, too <3

  6. I have discovered u thanks to makeupzone here in Spain (Maria Catala), she is my idol and she has recommended u in her twitter and facebook, and really she is as good making up as recommending people! I have spent all my afternoon watching u and.. here u have a fan!! Go on like doing art, u r wonderful! kisses

  7. I love this makeup blog/website that you have and I always look forward to your reviews (I’ve read your Hakuhodo reviews a lot before I purchased my own set of brushes) and the only video I have seen of yours was of the giveaway and while I was watching I was thinking “wow, she’s actually funny and natural” and yeah, I find it very alluring and fun to watch and after doing so it did give me an insight and understanding how you review your products (with a lot of fun, methinks!)

    you should do a lot of video reviews I am sure I am not alone who enjoys watching your natural reactions regarding the products (very much unlike a lot of makeup tutorial/reviews by other MU enthusiasts).

    Thanks again for your work on this website and hope we all read more from you.

  8. Hi there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re
    working with? I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m having a hard time choosing between
    BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.

    The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different
    then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.
    P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  9. Greetings from the US! Your YouTube channel was recommended by Vivianna and I’m so glad! I love your clean and minimal style, just lovely. Such a refreshing change from so many make-up videos! And I dig your sense of humor! Keep up the great work!

  10. Hi Karima!

    I am one of your BIGGEST fans, I can’t tell you how many times I check youtube to see if you posted a new video. I think your choice of cosmetics and attention to detail is stunning. I follow so many beauty gurus on youtube (because I’m a big time make-up junkie) but you are my absolute favorite guru to watch. A lot of the cosmetics that you use I now check out all the time in my local bloomingdales/sephora/maceys/online. Thanks so much for introducing me to Rouge Bunny Rouge and Geisha Ink I love their products, also I’m on my way to buying my Guerlain Mรฉtรฉorites Powder and I’m super stoked to use it. I can’t wait to see your next video, you’re the best!

    1. Hey Emily! So incredibly humbled ๐Ÿ™‚ From one makeup junkie to another: I’m glad you enjoy my picks! We must have similar taste in makeup ๐Ÿ™‚ Rouge Bunny Rouge and Geisha Ink are not talked about enough, pure quality. Let me know how you like the Guerlain Meteorites (be sure to inspect it in sunlight to see the subtle gorgeousness). Much love, Karima.

  11. Just want to say I only recently discovered your blog/Youtube channel and you’re amazing. So refreshing to see someone with such an objective review of products as well as refreshing and insightful makeup tutorials and an Australian with a sense of wit to boot! I was subscribed as soon as I saw your second video.

    You use quite a few Asian brands like Suqqu (Lisa Eldridge’s devotion to these brushes as well as describing one as feeling like kitten paws on the face has made me swoon and want to know more), DHC, Fancl, Geisha Ink (that mascara!!) etc. some of which are known and others unknown to me but equally things I’d love to try out. Any tips on the best and most reliable places these brands that ship to Australia?


    1. Hey Laura, sorry about the late response. is a good place to buy asian makeup. is another good option. Geisha Ink I purchase from their website and FANCL I actually purchase from a Japanese Cosmetics store in Sydney so I’m not sure where you can get it online.


  12. I’ve been just “dipping in” to your blog recently and am glad to see that you do videos as I find that when they are done well (as yours certainly are), they are preferred to reading and still pics for the most part. (Spoiled for choice from the Lisa Eldridge videos I suppose)! I must say I agree with you absolutely on the Clinique airbrush concealer – very drying to the point of actually a bit flaky on my skin.

    Two products you MUST MUST tryโ€ฆ..hmmm, make that three.

    1. VEIL COSMETICS complexion fix concealer/highlighter – It’s all they do and it’s a Holy Grail product I’d be shocked if you didn’t love (as we share a love of many things such as Suqqu brow pen, brushes, Chikuhodo etc)

    2. CODE VLM Mascara – It’s not available in the US so I have mine shipped from the UK (feel or – I was dubious but OMG. You will rave as you do about Suqqu brow and instead of 15 plus in rotationโ€ฆ.I swear you’ll have one. Or perhaps two with addition of some waterproof when needed. It’s got something like 86% of women who try it keep using it AND recommend it to others. (Frankly I’m surprised it’s not higher). No clumping, no flaking, no smudgingโ€ฆ.has the strange little fibers you can see on the wand and whatever they do, it’s magic. (I swear, I’m not one to raveโ€ฆ.it takes a LOT to make me sound this insanely over-the-top about a product)


    3. 3 Custom Color (in the US with worldwide shipping) duo called Bright Eyed and Bushy tailed which consists of the most amazing unnamed eyeshadow shade in a perfect little throw in your bag container that works for many skin tones as the perfect base shade or just an “Im in a hurry, no time for “shadow” but want to look even and AWAKE!” this duo also comes with their clarifying pencil which is again, the ideal almost universal shade for the lower lash line to give that “bright eyed and bushy tailed” look and is one of the only products I’ve ever found that will stay put on my inner lash line. (I don’t know if I do it wrong or have really watery eyes or what, but I see people in videos just whip these great shades on their inner lash line and for me, those same pencils don’t show a thingโ€ฆ.help??? Is it me? Can some people not wear products on the inner lash line due to body chemistry or some strange thing? I also can never get shimmer products to stay on the tear ductโ€ฆ.pencil, powder, pigmentโ€ฆnothing! Suggestions?)

    OK, so that’s my very long “nice to meet you”! I’ll assume your in Australia from your accent, and yes, I know it’s a huge country having spent six weeks touring about on my own a few years agoโ€ฆ.but I’ll be back in October to give another seminar (on dog behaviorโ€ฆ.what I do) in Sydney and Canberra so if I end up near where you are, would love to go on a little shopping expedition if you’re up for it.

    I’m at ( though very tan in those pics having just returned from working with dolphins in HI for three months doing my grad studies). Also on FB, personal and public figure page.

    OHโ€ฆ..I wanted to watch your Q&A video to learn more about you, but it said the video was private?? Do I need a magic password? ๐Ÿ™‚


    Sarah Kalnajs
    Madison, Wisconsin USA

  13. I love your blog! I’m wondering what Camera you use for your pictures and videos, is it one or two? I’m in the market for new cameras and I’ve always loved how your pictures look.

    1. Hey Juan!
      As of quite recently, I film my videos with a Canon 70D with a 50mm USM lens. For photography, I use a Canon 650D with a Tamrom 24-70 lens. I came to this setup via trial and error but if you can tell me more about what you kind of photos you plan to take, I might be able to offer a suggestion. xx

  14. Dear Karima,

    Your blog and youtube channel are lovely and really helpful. I appreciate both your serious/professional videos and your more personal happy bubbly ones, it’s really nice to see you can do them both so well:)

    I’ve recently discovered your blog, that is last week. So maybe I am asking something you already addressed: do you work as a pro make up artist? I see you use 90% professional high end products. I admit I am curious because I’ve just started building my make up case, I dream of making a living out of being a pro make up artist and quit my boring job. Make up is an investment at first, so buying the right products and not weep over the money spent on them ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge, best of luck!

    Irina M

    1. Hey Irina ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m thrilled that you’re enjoying the blog/youtube!
      I am not a freelancing makeup artist, I currently study! You’ll find that a lot of makeup artists don’t exclusively use high end brands like YSL/Dior/Chanel, and tend to prefer pro makeup brands (many brands available at because they’re designed to perform.
      Good luck with your makeup dreams! Strongly recommend working in the industry first (even if it’s at a makeup counter) before you dive in head first.

  15. Thanks for answering!

    I too admire Lisa Eldridge, Charlotte Tillbury or Mary Greenwell, and they don’t necessarily use pro, they are more into the editorial I think and prefer high end.

    Anyway, as for working in the industry, I think it’s a bit late, I’m 27 and I feel I realised a bit late I want make up to be my path. Feel like I have to catch up really fast.

    Do you have any other suggestions besides make up counter? I would appreciate, if you have more experience or ideas regarding this. I thought about working in a beauty salon, but usually the beautician does the make up too (and I’m not into being a beautician) or assistant to a make up artist, but here in Romania, haven’t heard of many jobs like that.

    Thanks anyway for your information, great job with everything you do make up-wise!

    1. Hi there, if you want to be a makeup artist, I’d start with playing with makeup on yourself, and anyone that will let you put your makeup on them. Makeup is an ART to a pro, and there is no right and wrong when it comes to being an artist. Once that’s set in motion, you will start crossing path with people, info, events that will help you go from there. I picked up a makeup brush when I was 27, shortly after, I realized I wanted to be a makeup artist. It’s never too late to realize anything, the key is what you are going to do about it. Good luck to your journey.

  16. What is your ethnicity if you don’t mind me asking. It’s just that you remind me of a girl I went to school with named Kahina who was algerian.
    Love your Youtube channel by the way ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Interesting! I also thought she had North African origins. Even the name Karima is very common in Algeria.
      Great site and great advice, Karima. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. ๐Ÿ™
    I’ve been returning here every few days to see if you’ve responded to my post to you about being a new subscriber and the three products I love that was wondering if you had tried….seems you’ve responded to everyone else’s posts but mine. Did I say something wrong?

    Sad Sarah in Madison, WI

    1. Hey Sarah!
      Sorry about that, life is getting the better of me and sometimes comments slip through the cracks but I’m always searching for unanswered comments! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m so pleased you like the blog and the youtube! Comments like these keep me going ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I’ve done a bit of research on the products you recommended (I actually haven’t tried any and I love trying new brands!). I’m trying to curb my spending (who am I kidding?!) but the Veil Cosmetics complexion fix concealer and highlighter is something I want to look into (maybe from blog sale proceeds?)

      Yes, I’m Australian! I might be travelling in October but let me know when you’re around, I’m always up for shopping ๐Ÿ˜€

      I had a lot of technical issues with the Q&A video and being the perfectionist that I am, I made it private for the meantime but I’ll try to fix the issue.

      Thanks for your awesome comment ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  18. Thank you for sharing so many gorgeous vids and how-tos! I am very pale and it’s tough to find pretty makeup looks that work for me (without looking too harsh)!

    Regarding products, I was wondering if you knew of a good talc-free alternative to Rouge Bunny Rouge’s Impalpable Finishing Powder Diaphanous? ( I really dislike powders in general, but bc my skin is very oily, my makeup likes to smear or disappear by the end of the day.)

    (My skin is very pale, sensitive, very oily and acne-prone, but I do not like to use products containing talc or parabens.)

  19. Hi Karima!

    I’ve been a fan of your youtube channel for a while now (stumbled upon it somehow) and your videos are always a pleasure to watch. Clear, concise instructions and/or reviews and a very professional, yet down-to-earth way of filming keeps me coming back for more! And your blog is beautiful as well – it’s one of the few blogs I make a point to read.

    I’m finally biting the bullet and investing in some proper brushes from Japan, and I’m actually planning to head down there in a month or so. Not just to get brushes, that’d be a bit… much… Or would it? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Anyway I was wondering what else you’d recommend checking out whilst I’m there? Any thoughts on the brand Koh Gen Do?

    Love everything you do, thanks so much for taking the time to blog/post videos!


    1. Hey Maddy ๐Ÿ™‚

      So pleased that you like the blog, really encouraging words – thank you <3

      Hey, my trip to Japan was spurred mostly by shopping possibilities. NO SHAME! If you're buying brushes, go here: ( in Ginza.

      Other brands you should check out: SUQQU, ADDICTION, THREE and the interesting drugstore brands (not cheap but fun). Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation is awesome but if I remember correctly, I didn’t see a lot of Koh Gen Do in Japan? Maybe my memory fails me.


  20. Hi Karima,
    I am Carol I really love your videos,simple beautiful and very fun to watch.
    I love everything beauty and make up and wear it daily.I would like to purchase some make up brushes and a make up bag for travel which ones you recommend? I have already make up brushes bits and pieces from different brands as Wayne goss eve pearl etc but I would like a full professional set and a make up bag to travel as I have heaps of make up and every time I travel I have to get three or four different bags-annoying lol!! I would also really like to see a video about best highlighters blushes and bronzers – loved your contour video- u are amazing keep the great videos coming Thank you Carol from. Brisbane

    1. Hey Carol,

      Makeup bags are hard to recommend because I’m don’t know your needs but in terms of carrying brushes, I’d say definitely buy a brush roll (you can get them at pro makeup stores or even

      SO many brushes on the market but here are some of the brands I love: Wayne Goss, Hakuhodo, Chikuhodo, SUQQU, Rae Morris. Check out my youtube channel, I’ve done some videos on my top brushes ๐Ÿ˜‰


  21. Hey Karima,

    i just wanted to tell you that I love both, your channel and your blog!
    May I ask where you were born? I love your accent and was wondering, if it’s pure australian ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Oh – and one last thing: You are 23?! Holy smoke! I am 25 and other girls always seem to be so much more grown up and sophisticated than me. what the heck ๐Ÿ˜‰

    XO’s from germany!

    1. Hey Claudia ๐Ÿ™‚

      I am Sydney born but like many Australians, from a family of migrants ๐Ÿ™‚ I think my accent is pretty typical of Sydney, though!

      I am 23 (going on 70…) and frequently people assume that I’m older, funny that!


  22. Hi, Karima!
    Just wanted to congratulate you on your blog and videos. I am an old lady (38 probably very old) and make-up addict. I discovered your blog while in hospital, recovering from a terribly stressed business life. You kept me great company (thank you sooo much) but for the sake of all things done well, congrats you do an excellent job!!! Please continue being so thorough, your foundation reviews are the most helpful I have seen (and yes, I too adore Armani Silks, both of them)
    Keep going, girl!
    Greetings from Germany

  23. like, OMG karima i love ur blog. Best around iswearToDoge they are the best. Just look at this satisfied viewer “Wow! So talented. Make up AND circus skills!!!”

  24. I was wondering if you had the Tom Ford Burnished Amber quad for sale? Or if you had one (unused) that you would be willing to sell? I have been looking but unable to find it anywhere. THanks.

  25. Hi Karima!
    I absolutely admire your work you are extremely talented and your videos are so professional and clear! I hope one day I can do makeup like you!

    With your contouring makeup tutorial video, what was the brush that you used on your nose? I cannot seem to find it mentioned in the video. Also, I found this video to be the best contouring tutorial on youtube, I have trouble with contouring but your instructions were so clear and precise, it really helped a lot! When I try to contour, i just look like I’ve rubbed dirt on my face!

    Kind Regards

  26. Hi Karima! Love your videos and the unique looks your create.
    I’ve recently picked up the MAC longwear shadow in the shade uninterrupted. I noticed you mentioned in a video you had picked it up as well! I’d love to see you use that shade in a tutorial. I’m trying to figure out how to wear it best.

    All the best ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  27. Hi Karima!

    I’m so glad I found you! Your videos are among my favorites on YouTube. You’re not only a hugely talented make up artist but you bring on such a cheerful personality. I always feel welcome, watching your videos, like we are old friends ;). Also, because you’re not easily satisfied with beauty products, I have high regards for you opinion. Keep on with the good work. Cheers!

  28. Hi Karima. I’m a huge fan of yours from the Philippines. I love your make-up reviews and I have watched every single video that you have posted in youtube. Like you, I am a make-up junkie too! I do hope to see more videos from you soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. you look pretty even without your make-up on ๐Ÿ™‚


  29. Hi Karima! I have been on a marathon of your videos all day long and I think I am in love ๐Ÿ™‚ You seem so genuine and sweet. I love how your tutorials are so informing and I feel like I actually learn something from them. I would love to see a video about selecting the right foundation shade for one’s skin tone! All of the nw, nc, warm, cool, olive, yellow, pink… it’s all so confusing! Thanks for taking the time to read this, if you do:)

  30. I’ve watched all your makeup tutorials and absolutely loved your videos!! Also you have perfect skin!! Anyway back to my point, I’m at my final year of university in Sydney and my girlfriends and I are thinking to so something exciting to celebrate our final years (start up a youtube beauty channel). Do you have any tips that you can share with me for starting up a youtube channel? ๐Ÿ˜‰ xoxo

  31. Hi Karima!

    Ive been watching you for awhile now since a friend mentioned you before (Props to her cause I love you). I’m an aspiring makeup artist and I was wondering where you went to school or if you took any classes to learn makeup. I’ve been finding it hard to find a great and credible school that can give me a good grounding for whatever genre of artistry I would like to go in.

    Love from the UK!


  32. I found you by accident. My mother’s name is Karima. An rare name. You are engaging and beautiful. Enjoy your commentaries

  33. Hello Karima, I hope you will answer to my question: I just started to make-up my face (I’m 18 years-old), but I really don’t know which kind of brushes I need to use for the eyes. Example: to make a very simple and quick smokey eyes which brushes I need to buy? Help me, I’m so confused ๐Ÿ™ I have also 40% sale at MAC store. What would you advice me to buy here? Thanks a lot and good luck for your channel!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Xoxo Giulia

  34. Hey Karima!

    I’m going to be visiting Australia very soon and I was wondering if you have any Australian makeup brands you would recommend? It doesn’t matter if they’re drugstore or high-end, I’m just searching for products that are Australian!!

    By the way, love your youtube channel! You’re the best!


    1. Hey Ming,
      I suggest you go to Priceline and play around with the testers, Australia has a few drugstore brands that have winning products. Although, for the most part, brands available here are also available in the rest of the world.

  35. Hey Karima,
    I am 16 and I was wondering what type of primer I should be using. I have normal skin but my nose and forehead gets oily. I am also pretty lucky to have no pimples as well.
    Thanks (:

  36. Hi Karima, could you please suggest some effective products for minimising huge pores? They’re on my cheeks and forehead ๐Ÿ™ Very noticeable and large.

    1. Hey Jacinta,

      Are you using any chemical exfoliants at this time? They will help to decongest the skin and make pores appear smaller. I like the First Aid Beauty Exfoliating Pads or the Sunday Riley Good Genes.

      Cosmetically, you can minimise the appearance of pores with a silicone heavy primer. Two that come to mind: Benefit Porefessional and Hourglass Veil Primer.

      Hope that helps!

  37. Hey Karima! Congrats on your youtube channel, you’re so talented and beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ do you have a favorite mascara at the time? (Waterproof) you could recommend , hugs from Mรฉxico!!!

  38. Hi! I just wanted to say how happy I’m about coming across you on YouTube. ๐Ÿ™‚ I really like your style which I would describe as subtle and elegant, but even when it’s not that subtle it remains elegant and classy, which is so hard to find among beauty bloggers. You remind me very much of Lisa Eldridge, style wise. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I especially enjoy your foundation reviews because they are very thorough and comprehensive and especially helpful to me because my own undertone is very similar to yours (I’m a bit paler, though) and I’m also perfectionist when it comes to foundation, I cannot stand foundation clinging to dry patches and looking powdery. I like nothing more than foundation that you can’t tell apart from skin, which seem to be lacking, even in the high end portion of market. I also LOVE huge high resolution photos of you wearing certain foundation, they are SOO helpful. So many times foundations will look great from a distance, but horrendous up close.

    I hope you will consider reviewing Le Teint de Touche Eclat, YSL foundation Touche Eclat that is. While it’s by no means new on the market, I think lot of people would appreciate it, not to mention me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been considering trying it for some time, but the problem is that places that sell it in my country have a non-existent return policy, and it’s not a cheap foundation. I would be very interested to see your take on in, especially concerning finish and shades. Hopefully you will at least consider it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Can’t wait for your next foundation review! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Congrats from Barcelona, Spain. Here another Hugh fan of your lovely and useful blog.

    First of all sorry for my English, I promise will do my best.

    I have a question, indeed will thank you a lot your help. The point is that I cannot find a foundation for summer. Our climate is hot but not so much, otherwise humidity is really high. My skin is normal to oily but specific oil free foundations, tinted moisturizers, bb-cc creams enfatize a lot my invisible wrinkles. Unfortunately I’m already 47.

    What I am looking for is something for daily use, going to work and attend my agenda without melting in two hours, and shine like a star XD. Something light, natural, easy to wear, light to medium coverage is what I am looking for. SPF not required, I always wear underneath.

    My winter shade is the same than yours. In summer time may be one shade darker.

    Thank you very much.

  40. Hi Karima,

    Great work with your tutorials. I find them super easy to follow.

    I’m currently wearing Chanel matt lumiere foundation with en blanc de chanel as a base. I’m finding that my makeup fades away over the course of the day, particarly around the nose and chin where I have the the most redness and need more coverage.

    Can you recommend an alternative primer which works well under Chanel foundations?

    Senay from Melbourne

    1. Hey Senay,
      The Le Blanc de Chanel doesn’t really offer enhanced longevity, in my experience. You might want to try a primer like the Hourglass Veil Primer or perhaps a setting spray (Urban Decay All Nighter is a favourite).

  41. Karima!

    Came across your vlog, am now one of your latest subscribers (woo woo!), and definitely a kindred spirit!
    Let’s be friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Now. On a serious note (sort of)… Which came first for you? The blog or the vlog?


  42. Hello Karima! Hope you can do a post on what Australian brands to pick up for anyone who’d like to shop for skincare & makeup in Australia ?

  43. Hello!
    I really love your blog, and I’ve been thinking of starting my own for a while now. I was wondering, if you could tell me, which site you used to create and/or host your blog? WordPress, blogger…? Is your blog self-hosted, and if so, how?
    I’m sorry if I’m being ignorant, I’m new to the concept of blogging.

    Thank you x

    1. Hey Didi,

      I’m on the WordPress platform, although my boyfriend is a designer/developer so he created my site from scratch. The blog is self hosted. I’m not an expert in this but there are many resources online, try googling it ๐Ÿ™‚


  44. Hi! I just came across your YouTube channel! I’m a Scorpio too and I was determined to find the perfect red lipstick. Your channel helped with that a lot!!!! Thank you!

  45. Hi Karima! i love your blog, i was searching for a red lips tutorial and i found yours and you know what i love it (of curse i subscribed) i’m from Guatemala, i love make up but i don’t have too much experience using it , i have problems to choose what kind of colours will suit me (eyeshadow) i’ll be very glad if you could help me with this… please!!! i really want to try to make a smokey eye but i don’t feel so confident (crying)
    love from Guatemala!!!<3<3

  46. Hey Karima!
    What drugstore foundation would you recommend for normal-oily skin? I also have quite noticeable pores on my nose, around it and a little on the cheek area. Are there any remedies or affordable products that I can use for that? And one last thing, I have a lot of small pimples on my forehead, a lot don’t even have color but they are just bumps… So, what might you recommend to help treat those??

    1. You might want to try the Maybelline Matte & Powerless foundation. The bumps on your forehead could be Milia or regular congestion. If they’re congestion, a chemical exfoliant (like the Stridex Extra Strength Pads) could be helpful.

  47. I love your videos and makeup ideas. Your videos are fast moving and easy to watch. You don’t spend a lot of time talking and get right to the point.

  48. I have only just discovered you! Where have I been???
    I’ve managed to catch up on every single video while I’ve been down with the flu.
    I love that finally I have found someone with the same skin type as me… All your recommendations have been perfect!

  49. Hi Karima!

    I love your videos and how knowledgable you are on makeup and skin! You always look so beautiful and put together. I recently watched your your updates skin care video (though it was from a year ago) and I am very interested in purchasing La Roche-Posay Lipikar Syndet. I live in the US and La Roche-Posay does not carry that specific cleanser here. I can find it online, but the companies cannot ship to the US. Can you make a recommendation on a comparable cleanser from the same company or even another? I did contact La Roche-Posay but they could not reccomend a similar product because they do not have access to their overseas products? ๐Ÿ™ I would love your opinion and expertise if you have the time. Your opinion is much appreciated.

  50. Hi Karima Long time internet stalker, Fan I mean fan, here.

    I was wondering if you could recommend a good makeup school in Sydney. I am taking some time off before I go back to uni next year and want to learn some technical skills for my own self enjoyment. Every time i do a google its like looking for a needle in a haystack. Courses vary so differently. Any tips in the right direction would be appreciated.

    Kindest regards

  51. Hi Karima,

    I first found your blog when I was looking for makeup brushes and now it’s been about a year since I’ve been following you on YT. I really enjoy your videos; they’re great quality and informative. I also have dry skin and don’t like the look of foundation; you’ve helped me out in that department. Now, I’m reaching out to ask what sunscreen(s) is/are your favorite(s) for under makeup? I prefer physical sunscreens over chemical one but I’m open to suggestions. Much love all the way from Massachusetts, USA!

  52. You are the only beauty blogger out there, I can relate to. You have the exact same skin type/coloring as I do. It’s so refreshing to watch your videos and know, if there’s a product I’m interested in, I don’t have to be afraid to try it because as I said, I have the exact same coloring/pigment as you. Thank you so much for your videos! I found the perfect foundation and bronzer from you that I incorporate in my daily makeup routine.

    1. Oh, I don’t know how my message got sent, but at the end I had asked what your thoughts were of the Cle De Peau foundations/concealer. If you could do a review on these, I would greatly appreciate it!

  53. Can you do a video of a JCrew type of makeup look? They seem to be known for a fresh-faced, glowy, dewy look with a pop of color on the lips. I just bought the RMS Living Luminizer that I’ve read they use and I have ordered some Troi Olliviere lipstick (which apparently is also used). Thanks in advance if you get a chance to do this :).

  54. I am a beauty blogger associated with Omved Natural Brand. While I was searching for beauty blogs I came across you blog and found it very interesting. Information given are so helpful. Need to appreciate your work. Great Job done Karima. Keep up the good work!!!!

  55. Hi Karima,

    Been loving all your vids. I am so happy to find a youtuber who has the same skintone (NC25) and preference in makeup looks. So I’ve been so obsessed with your tutorials. And as it is so easy to follow and make it my own, been so happy to try each and every look you have in your tutorials. (I may have sound like a die hard fan there but totally honest ?)

    I was wondering if you can give me some ideas on contour products you use. I like the precise and ashy tones you do and not really a fan of bronzing, just because I live in Singapore and for me, bronzers are just another layer that melts off from my face due to humidity.

    Thanks in advance and keep it up! ?

  56. Hi Karima!!
    I love all you videos! I have been wanting so bad to recreate your looks, but doubt if I could. All the products you use and love interests me best. I can’t wait to have the opportunity to try them.
    Thank you for always making my day just by watching you with you bubbly personality and beautiful looks.
    More power and keep doing what you do. <3

    P.S I adore your videos where you wear red lipstick and "get unready with me" ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Hi Karima,

    I just started watching your videos and I really love your makeup looks and videos’ style. Your personality is so much fun and I am Muslim American, so I really enjoy playing with my look to be more convincing to people. I was wondering how you got to where you are as a blogger, as I am really interested in doing the same. I would love to know your story…

    Diana Alqud

  58. Hi Karima. I have two questions for you. One question is that when I try to tight line my upper lash line, the eyeliner almost immediately ends up transferring to my lower lash area when I blink (and not in an attractive way…I look like a raccoon!). Any thoughts on preventing this? Someone at Sephora suggested I might try a Marc Jacobs waterproof liner (which I haven’t bought yet). My other question is that I have never worn false eyelashes but would love to try some. What do you think are some good ones for starters (some that look more natural, for example)? Are they tricky to apply? Thanks! I really enjoy your channel.

  59. Hi Karima–I had a couple of questions that I wanted to send your way. One question is that when I tight-line my upper lash line, it almost immediately transfers below my lower lashes when I blink leaving me looking like a raccoon. Any thoughts on preventing this? My second question is on false eyelashes. I have never worn any but would love to try. Can you recommend some natural looking ones that are good for starters? Are they tricky to apply? Thanks! I really enjoy your channel.

  60. Hiya Karima,

    I’ve been doing some digging online to try and solve my foundation struggle – I’m pale but hella OLIVE. It’s a hard life. Anyways I came across MUFE Chromatic mix in either water or oil based; it comes in a variety of colours including blue to add to yellow based foundations. You know where I’m going with this

    Have you ever tried anything like this? I would love love love to see a video/post on your thoughts if so

    Love the YouTube channel ??

  61. Looking for a longwearing foundation that looks like skin and I want my skin to look flawless and I have dry sensitive skin with some flaws thankyou

  62. I love everything you do on you tube. I enjoy watching you and Sharon. I have one question for you. I’ve tried all sorts of things. I have a problem with my foundation sticking to my nose. I have exfoliated well, primer or no primer. It doesn’t matter the foundation. I have tried many. A ton. Anything I’m leaving out or missing. I’m 51 so I have mature skin.
    Thanks Kim USA

  63. Hi Karima!! I just started in the world of blogging and take video and pic of my makeup love but I use my iphone 6s so I was wondering if you must to buy a camera or just with good lightning you can improve the quality of your work… im not good financial at the moment but i want to have an audience and bring some quality stuff as welll

  64. hello Karima! my name is Erica, I love your blog, I’m really new in the world of makeup and I’m really loving the contouring, I have a question, I am quite pale and cool tone , someone recommended the benefit hoola lite for contouring, I have also heard that the nyx taupe blush is pretty good as well, what do you recommend? should I splurge on the Kevin Aucoin sculpting powder or do think the nyx or benefit hoola lite will do just fine?

  65. Do a review on estee lauder double wear foundation plzzz. And I m from Pakistan realy like you videos. I realy like that natural kind of makeup.. More than makeup I like your nature and cute innocent speaking style…stay blessesd..