Well now’s your probability. Should you ever end up unwillingly confronted with a make-up droop, be it some type of cat eye purgatory or an countless array of nude lips that you simply simply can’t shake, right here’s simply the particular person to shuttle you to a state of make-up hyper-creativity. Salwa Rahman, aka @urgalsal_, is the UK blogger creating screenshot-able eye seems to be left and proper, that includes all shades of ROY G BIV. She entered our lives by means of make-up artist Katie Jane Hughes final fall, and now she’s right here to enter yours because of Tom, who hopped on a airplane to England to get some pictures only for you.
Salwa’s not a make-up artist, however a latest college graduate who simply likes some good quaint make-up enjoyable. Her instruments? Watercolor paint brushes, like the type you’d purchase in an arts and crafts retailer (they draw extra exactly, she says), and her go-to tip is that a liquid lipstick does the job of any eyeliner, after which some (simply dip your paint brush in a tube to search out out). But sufficient speaking, now. Let Salwa take it away.
“When I used to be a child, I prevented something ‘girly.’ Never actually favored make-up, by no means actually acquired it, after which… I began secondary faculty. I used to be 12, 13, and at that age you have acquired associates who begin to attempt make-up. I believed possibly I ought to attempt it, too. It was very fundamental stuff, like mascara, and we used to like kohl eyeliner. We used to pile on that shit like no tomorrow, however simply on the underside [of the eye]. And then my sister acquired Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil. That was the turning level, the place I used to be like ‘Oh, that is one thing I can get into.’ It was like a extremely depraved teal, turquoise, brilliant colour. I picked it up and smushed it onto my eye and I felt actually cool. I used to be like, ‘Yeah, this is it. I’m vibing with this.’
Then I moved onto lipstick, and I had a giant part the place I used to be into brilliant coloured lipstick. I keep in mind saying to myself once I was 15 that I used to be by no means going to put on basis, by no means going to want that shit. I used to like carrying actually deep, aubergine purples, as a result of I believed it was completely different and that not many individuals would rock a deep lip. It was very way more the colour facet than it was the ‘perfecting’ facet that was interesting to me. It was extra like ‘Oh, this product is good. Let me choose it up and smash it on my face.’
There was time frame once I did ‘normal’ make-up. Then I type of stopped giving a shit. Genuinely, I simply stopped caring. There’d be occasions the place I would be doing my eyeliner, and you recognize there’s that complete factor the place it’s a must to have an ideal flick? And rub your eye till it is pink and it bleeds, however the line is sharp? I truly used to spend numerous time doing that, and I wasted a lot vitality. One day I used to be doing my make-up and I used to be like, you recognize what? This is simply tremendous. Not caring a lot about perfection, you understand how restrictive it may be. It type of grew from there. I believed if I need to actually scribble on my face, fairly actually seize an eyeliner and simply ch ch ch [pretends to draw] and depart the home, I can do this. I’ve the autonomy and the company to do this. It’s not your face, it is my face. So the experimentation with that grew, and I began to mess around with colours, shapes. My present look could be very a lot based on the truth that I actually do not care what anybody else is doing.”
—as informed to ITG
Salwa Rahman, carrying Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner, and Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. Photographed by Tom Newton in London on November 9, 2018.