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Hrush Achemyan of @styledbyhrush Talks Brows and How to Slay

You might recognize her on IG as @styledbyhrush, a regular at red carpet events, or maybe even Kim Kardashian West’s glam guru/jet skiing buddy. Whichever way you may have come across her, one thing we can all agree on is Hrush Achemyan gives good brow. Which is why we’re not at all surprised when Make Up For Ever chose to collaborate with the makeup artist for their latest brow collection. While in Dubai to celebrate the launch, we caught up with Hrush about some of her makeup tips and the surprising things you might find in her purse. Read on!

Why was it so important for you to collaborate with a brand like Make Up For Ever?

It’s exciting! I was extremely honored that a brand which, when I started off as a makeup artist would have died to have the whole collection, actually asked me to collaborate with them on something I’m obsessed with. I have such bushy brows myself and I used to be made fun of for them for so long, and now it’s the it-trend. It’s like, look at me now! I’m just so obsessed with eyebrows. It was really a no-brainer for me to get on board.

What are your tips for making brows look fuller?

A new product that Make Up For Ever launched is the Brow Liquid Liner. You can fake extra hair if you use it properly. It adds the look of texture. The Aqua Brow for me though is what really attracted me to brand in the first place. I like to use it to lighten my eyebrows because they’re so aggressive looking. It’s actually what got me on to first using brow products.

Who in your opinion has the nicest brows right now?
Cara Delevingne!

If we look in your purse right now, what are three things we’d find?

You’re going to find a mini Sriracha bottle on a keychain…I’m not joking! You’ll probably find Chapstick, and I always carry a brush for my brows because if someone touches or rubs my face, one eyebrow goes down, so I have to brush it up again.

Being based in LA and visiting the Middle East, what do you think is the biggest difference between beauty in both places?

The Middle East loves black and I love that a woman feels so confident with her face. Girls in the U.S. like to glam, don’t get me wrong, even if they’re a little more low-key about it. I just believe wherever you are in the world whether from the U.S. or Middle East, with anything you wear if you wear it with confidence, you’re going to slay.

in GRWM

Get Ready with Me and Nour!

Hey my loves! You might have seen from some of my snaps that my daughter, Nour, is already a little infatuated by makeup (the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!). She joined me for a little fun GRWM! While I was putting on my own makeup, she was playing with some herself and, I have to say, she picked up some really interesting colors! I thought it was so funny that she was talking to herself the wholeeee time as if she was doing her own tutorial…clearly she’s been watching me film wayyyy too much! Don’t worry, we washed it off quickly and it was just of fun. I hope you guys enjoy! Leave me a comment if you want more GRWM videos like this!

Nose contouring
in beauty, Tutorial

My Nose Contouring Tutorial! (in Arabic)

Hey my loves!!! I’ve noticed a lot of requests for a nose contouring makeup tutorial so I decided to show you guys just how I do it! This video shows you my shading techniques to help make your nose appear slimmer and smaller. I did this video in Arabic for my amazing Arabic speaking followers, and included English subtitles just in case for my non-Arabic speakers :). I hope you guys find this video helpful!! Thank you so much for watching!

Products used in this video:
Zoeva Cosmetics Concealer Spectrum Palette
Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette
Zoeva Cosmetics Contour Spectrum Powder Palette
Sleek MakeUp Solstice Highlighting Palette

in Beauty Glossary

Beauty Glossary: Bae-trayal

Bae-trayal /bay·tray·al/

When a friend, sibling, or loved-one snaps you without the use of a filter or at a bad angle; a violation of trust. A major offense especially when not wearing any makeup.

Note: Proper Snapchat etiquette would specifically require the use of one of the pretty lenses (anything with flowers, stars, or a brightening, otherworldly glow are safe bets).

in hair, Tutorial

How to Make Your Hair Appear Fuller and Help it Grow!

Hi everyone! I have a double-whammy trick to help my hair fall stop and make it look thicker: I use a mix of Kérastase Densifique Minoxidil solution (which helps to add density to hair) and a dark eyeshadow shade (here I used Too Faced’s Natural Matte Palette) to cover up any exposed scalp areas. You can see a difference in just minutes with this beauty hack! See it below:

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Let me know if you try it and what you think!

soft curls
in hair, Tutorial

How I Get Soft Curls Without a Hair Dryer

huda soft curls

Hey guys! I wanted to show you how I get soft curls WITHOUT using a blow dryer. The trick is using a combo of a flat iron and large barrel curling wand. I’m obsessed with this one from Leyla Milani, called the Triple Threat because it comes with three interchangeable ceramic rods. I used the biggest one for this look! I love it because it gives my hair major body and pretty, bouncy curls. Let me know what you think!

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in Perfume, product review

All About the Global Launch of the New Christian Louboutin Fragrances!

Today marks the launch of Christian Louboutin’s very first foray into perfumes—three to be exact–and we were lucky enough to get them in our office to try them first! Spoiler: They’re incredible.
christian louboutin perfumes

Time and money were no object to Louboutin, who had these scents brewing for three years until now. He went to four best perfume houses in the world and what they came up with is seriously incredible! It was so hard to pick favorites!

The first one, Bikini Questa Sera (“Bikini Tonight” in Italian) is supposed to evoke an intimate, beachy feeling. The notes of jasmine, tuberose, and sandalwood. The second, Tornade Blonde aka “Blonde Tornado” is about a women who leaves a trail of golden light behind her. Picture you’re at a bar and see a gorgeous women who disappears in moments, leaving you wondering, “who was she?” (as the Louboutin team explained). It has a mix of violet, roses, and cassis. Finally, Trouble in Heaven is about a woman who is at ease with being sexy – provokes and doesn’t mind being provocative. The scent is the strongest of the three, with notes of bergamot, amber, patchouli, and iris.

The bottle itself is a work of art – the clam shell is supposed to emulate a Caesar or Oscar award (and honestly, we want to display it on our shelves like one!). Louboutin actually enlisted an architect, Thomas Heatherwick (who also recently designed the new London double decker buses) to come up with a classic, strong design that really gives these scents a commanding identity. There’s a mix of complexity and simplicity in the design that we’d only expect from Louboutin.

Christian Louboutin Fragrance
The perfumes are decadent, sexy, and quite honestly, to die for. They are all launched today at 1320 dhs in the UAE and $275 each in the US. Which perfume describes you? Anyone out to buy one for themselves? Like all Louboutin beauty products, we think this is something you’ll use AND collect to display like works of art. The scents are so distinct, they’re perfect for layering as well. We’re seriously obsessed! Check them out at Louboutin stores, on Louboutin’s site, or online retailers like selfridges.com!

To see a sneak peek of the perfumes as well as the newest Louboutin matte lipstick, follow realhudabeauty on Snapchat!!!

in Makeup, Tutorial

My Secret for Perfectly Symmetrical Brows!

Hey my lovesss! So I know this sounds crazy, but I’ve been using a caliper for years to do my eyebrows to make sure they’re perfectly symmetrical! Calipers, if you don’t know, is a tool usually used by engineers or doctors to be exact when they measure distance – usually something engineers and doctors will use but, hey makeup is a science too, right? :). It definitely works though if you’re a stickler for details…check out my quick tutorial on it below! You can see more of my quick beauty hacks on IG @hudabeauty.

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