Haven’t done this in a while because for a couple of weeks I was sorta mad at myself over these random bumps on forehead etc and I wanted to try things out first before I’d talk about them.
The unwanted tenants of my face have partially moved out but I think now: why should I be mad at myself or be ashamed? It’s OK! It’s part of nature anyway.
A random girl recommended me rice milk soap and I’m quite wary of its full ingredients (because I don’t know what they are) but I have been using them and my bumps are disappearing. Could they be chemicals?
Moving on to my other thoughts: I think it’s really unIslamic for “hijabi” girls to 1) post pictures of them in body-hugging clothes, showing their slim figure 2) wear tights, especially skin-coloured ones 3) apply unnaturally red lipstick and then pout for the camera.
Please, it rots the pure image of hijabs and hijabis. I think fashion-sense is a must, make-up is a great enhancer and MODESTY is first.
I really don’t want younger girls to feel attracted or inspired by the living dolls. (yknow, dolls are perfect and they are that way for display)
Muslim Hijabis: You represent Islam which promotes modesty.
Fashion is okay when it represents Islam. When it’s not too tight. When it covers all your aurah. It’s okay. Fashion shows our mood, individuality and creativity. I am okay with that. ONLY when it meets the requirements of Islam.
Makeup is for enhancer. Not to change what you originally look like, not to hide your flaws. If you have flaws and want to hide them, go to the root of the problem which is most possibly skincare solutions. For makeup, you’re born with that face. I understand we all look like ghosts without makeup but we don’t need all that so much nonsense (foundation, powder, lip liner, mascara, bla bla bla) to hide the essence of who we really are?! If thick makeup is allowed to hide our real face, why is niqab frowned upon?
So with that I’m showing you my 100% real face and what I would like to call my Minimalist Muslimah Makeup.
When people call me “pretty” I disagree because it really is just makeup. I am really ugly in real life, and I AM OKAY with that! lol. But my mom would tell me to put on some eyeliner or smth – sure, as an enhancer, okay mom.
Being ugly-faced is nothing to be ashamed of to ~hide~ or ~conceal~. Being ugly in character……..that is something we should hide AND conceal (they mean the same thing lol).
We all look weird as heck without makeup, dear ignorant boys please know that makeup does wonders.
Yes before I forget let’s show my version of Minimalist Muslimah Makeup which enhances (so we don’t look like ghosts!) at the same time not too va va voom diva-ish….pretty subtle and plain in my opinion? Best is that it’s wudhu friendly. They’re not waterproof.
So I start by applying this Moisture White Shiso Whitening Serum from The Body Shop. It acts as a base for me, because I kinda like the bit of shininess/slightly dewy effect. Not matte, not too wet-look either.
And skipping all the foundation etc etc, I apply my Moisture White Shiso BB Cream. Click here to my blogpost on how I think it is (it’s great).
For my eyes, in the day, I don’t use anything (except for eyeliner, but no talking about that because I suck at applying eyeliner). At night I use this Moisture White Shiso 2 in 1 Brightening Eye Cream.
I’d recommend you not to use it in the day either, because when I did I felt that it actually defined my tear troughs. Otherwise, with nightly usage I see a slight improvement on my undereyes. Like I said, if I have a problem, go to the root to solve it, right? (ie skincare and not concealer)
At the end of the whole painting my face session I’ll still end up funny-looking anyway:
Aha, I have a long scar too on my face.
I didn’t smile much in these pictures because they came out looking like an insincere smile, which I do not enjoy showcasing. I like good smiles.
Oh I either go with a brown-shade lipstick or a red-shade lipstick, but not too much. I was wearing a red one in the upper pictures, the browner one in the lower pictures.
Here are what I’d call insincere smiles set:
So that’s about it, my Minimalist Muslimah Makeup! Everything I used is CRUELTY-FREE which means no animals were harmed in the production of the products.
Keyword is MODERATION and MODESTY. Nope it’s not okay to overly pout your perfect lips while representing Islam in a hijabi blog or something. Just my opinion…
Anyway it’s Friday! I was thinking that Fridays are not a good day to talk about makeup because it’s a holy day in Islam, but then again my makeup posts are usually linked back to Islam (like this one is, Minimalist Muslimah Makeup lol) so I think I am okay with that
Aaaaaaand smiling selfies are usually fake smiles so don’t do it. Have a good weekend