Eid Shopping Guide

I decided I’d do something a little different on the blog.

With Eid coming up, everyone has probably started shopping around for something to wear, different ways to drape the hijab and accessories. 

So I thought I’d compile a post to give some of you some direction. 

I’ve found some awesome online stores that ship all over South Africa and have thee most gorgeous accessories that will take even the simplest of outfits to super glam!

I will also add in some hijab tutorial pictures just for some inspiration. 

These are all on Instagram, so be sure to give us a follow @makeupastorm
This post will be up on our account so it will be easier for you just to click on the usernames and open their profiles, you can browse through their pics and if you see anything you like, then go ahead and contact them directly to order 😀



Accessories, Bags and Shoes

@skh_sa (arabic tatoos)



Now for some hijaab styling tips

Check out the following people on YouTube

Hijabs by Hanan
Dino Tokio
Muslim Queens
Ruba Zai
Saman Munir

Or just search for hijab tutorials and see what catches your eye!

Here are some pics for inspiration








Look at how a simple piece of jewellery can make such a huge difference.
I think it looks absolutely stunning!
You can even use a necklace that you already have or find a head piece from one of the above mentioned stores.

Happy Shopping! ♡♡♡

We’d love to see you guys eid looks and makeup looks. Tag us if you do decide to upload pics 😄

XOXO Makeup a Storm


Kabuki Makeup Brushes

Hey guys

Just a reminder that we are selling the famous kabuki makeup brushes. They are dupes for the Sigma Sigmax Kabuki collection and excellent quality.

Very affordable and absolutely worth it

Kabuki Makeup Brushes in 8pc, 4pc and 3pc

Stock is limited and running out fast so hurry and send us you order asap.
We can keep it aside for you until next week if you like.

Prices are as follows and include postage in SA

3pc contour set – R180
4pc set – R200
8pc set – R350

Very few sets left

Fatima & Mariam ♡

For all you Beauty Junkies

Happy Thursday!

With not only the weekend, but PAYDAY as well in sight, we just had to share this with all of our lovely readers!

With Dis-Chem and their Spring Fair and Clicks and their Beauty Fair, you’d be silly to let this pass you.
We will definitely be taking advantage of these amazing specials.

Here are a few glimpes of all the awesome-ness happening in store.






To view the full brochure for Clicks, click here






And for Dis-Chem click here

Hmmm…. I sense a haul coming up! 😀

The prices are crazy! And their are amazing free gifts with purchases.
The Dis-Chem sale ends 7 September
And Clicks ends 20 September,  so even though ypu do have some time left, I’d suggest getting there ASAP before everything is sold out!

Happy Shopping!

Fatima ♡

Eastern Wear Elegance

Hey guys

So I’ve been meaning to do this post for a very long time but I just never got down to it
It is not sponsored but just thought I’d share my lovely shopping experience I had with a lovely lady.

She sells designer eastern wear at thee most affordable prices!
I’ve never seen anyone that has it cheaper, and that’s because she does it to help people, not for the money 🙂 How thoughtful and so sweet of her!
And it’s none other than Bibi from Bibiz Boutique

So anyway, remember the wedding I attended back in June? I got my lovely outfit from her.
Now the wedding was literally a last minute thing, we had 3 weeks to plan.
And while browsing her page well over a month before that, I fell in love with this piece


I know! It’s gorgeous!

When I contacted her she said she will get back to me with a price and details.
she actually bargained with her supplier.so she could give it to me at the best price possible!

Another thing, I ordered this 2 weeks before the wedding, I needed it here in time for me to make alterations.
Bibi did her magic and I got it at the speed of lightening (considering it came all the way from India!)

The best part of it all, was that it looked exactly as it does in the picture. I know how frustrating it is when buying clothing online and when you get it, it looks completely different!
But I promise you guys, it looked exactly the same! And it came with a lovely hijaab that matched perfectly.

I was so so pleased with the shopping experience overall.
The customer service, the product and the price!

Please do check out her page here, she has thee most gorgeous outfits and at the best prices you will find.
They are top quality and you won’t be disappointed!
I literally just drool over all her new collections.

Or you could contact her via email on bibi.bytes@gmail.com

Essence haul: with mini reviews (Part 2)


Hi dolls…so in Part 1 of my essense haul I did mini reviews on all the mascaras and eyeliners I purchased…now im gona do a mini review on all the other products I picked up during my essence spreeeeee. Enjoy 😀

Essence 3D eyeshadow in Irresistable vanilla latte. Retails for R53.95

Im in love with this eyeshadow the colors are just sooo gorgeous, its quite pigmented and shimmery.  I use this eyeshadow as a highlighter as well and it works so well. I definately will be trying other shades  in these.

Me and my ice cream eyeshadow in Icylicious. Retails for R39.95

This is a baked eyeshadow with swirls of peach and gold and abit of pink. Its such a pretty shade. When applied it looks like a neautral peach shimmery shade. Really brightens up my eyes. I dust it on my cheeks over my blush as well when im gettin ready for a night out. It looks stunning. They didnt have any other shades instock otherwise Im sure I would have bought the other 2 shades as well lol. I love baked eyeshadows and blushes. 

Essence eyebrow stylist set in Natural brunette style Retails for R47.95

I dont really know why I bought this..I personally dont ever do my eyebrows. But i added it to my kit  and used it on a few clients, its pretty GROOL (great+cool) yup im a #meangirls fan lol. It comes wit 3 different eyebrow stencils so its so easy to create perfect, neat groomed brows aaand it has 2 shades so you can customise your color.

Essence lipstick R38.95 and Essence Long last lipstick R44.50

The 3 lipsticks on the left are the normal lipsticks in shades: All about cupcake, Cuti mac cutie & Sparkling romance.
They glide on so easily and make my lips feel so smooth and moisturized. The color is quite sheer so great for daytime wear. It doesn’t last very long but i would def. purchase other shades. Its sort of like a gloss and lipstick in 1. All about cupcake is my fave shade atm. The packaging is cute, color coded in the same color as the lipstick so it makes it easy to pick out and find ur fave shade.

Long last lipstick: Black tubes on the right in shades: Natural beauty and Cotton candy
These are more pigmented lipsticks and do last wayyy longer. I love the color payoff its not tooo dramatic and not too subtle either. Natural beauty is the exact same color as my lips so I practically wear it all the tym and just use shimmery lipgloss over it, it looks super pretty. Cotton candy is a lovely pink, I think it would suit most skin tones as well. A Nice shade for Spring/Summer.

Sun club oil control paper. Retails for R38.95 (50 blotting papers)

It comes in a cute little box that slides open. Perfect to carry in your handbag.  It works excellent. It absorbs all the oil and shine but doesnt leave your makeup looking dry or patchy.

Essence Sun club shimmer bronzing powder in Brunette. Retails for R57.95

Errr I kinda bought this by mistake. I supposed to take the matte bronzer and ended up taking a shimmer one lol I was on too much of a high I guess lol.
But ive used it quite abit and its actualy not too bad although I wdnt buy a shimmer bronzer again. The texture and quality of the powder are great though. So again…absolutely worth the price.

I  basically love the whole Essence cosmetics range.. (No im not being paid to say that) lol. They’re cute, great quality and doesnt break the bank/wallet. Have you tried any of their products? Whats your take? Or would you rather spend more on high end cosmetics?

Im pretty sure theres going to be yet another Essence haul soon 😉

Love & lipgloss
Xoxo M