No matter how mean your cut crease may be, when Naomi teaches you how to put on your makeup, you listen. I have to admit that I don't know much about doing makeup, I'm still trying to get contouring down, but Naomi Campbell just dropped a quick makeup tutorial that will have you looking like a supermodel in no time. Using an array of NARS products, the 49-year-old showed us how she gets her face all the way together for a natural, every day look that anybody could pull off.
These are the 7 products Naomi Campbell uses for an on-the-go glow:
NARS Soft Matte Concealer Amande
She starts by applying NARS Soft Matte Concealer in Amande to her T-zone, upper lip, and cheekbones using a wedge-shaped sponge while leaving the outer areas untouched. Naomi suggested only applying concealer to specified parts of the face to create a more natural look.
"You always have to get a good balance and make sure it's even right under the nose, above the mouth."
NARS Soft Velvet Pressed Powder - Mountain
She uses a medium-sized brush to apply NARS Mountain Pressed Powder to the oiliest parts of her face to remove shine, again, leaving her forehead untouched and focusing on her T-zone and cheekbones.
"I don't want my base to ever look like a mask. I want to just look like I don't have anything on."
NARS Contour Blush in Gienah
Using another brush, Naomi used this Contour Blush palette to define on her cheeks, under her neck, and above her eyelids.
NARS Blush in Gaeity
For the next step, the supermodel applied a bright-colored blush to her upper cheekbones. Naomi said that while on vacation, she'll apply a little more blush on top of the eyes. She never applies it to her lower cheekbones because it takes away from her bone structure.
NARS The Veil Cheek Palette
Naomi shared that she prefers powder highlighters and that her favorite of them all comes from a NARS Cheek Pallete. She mixes a neutral gold and a rose gold from this palette to give her just the right glow.
"This one's one of my favorites: I like powder highlighters. I think they're easier. It's also nice to just put a little highlighter down the nose."
NARS Lip Gloss in "Outrage" + "Sexual Content"
After retaching for her coveted contour palette to finish shading her nose and neck, Naomi uses a large spooley to groom her brows and gets her lip gloss poppin'. It pretty much seems like Naomi created pink lip color with this vibrant mix of Outrage and Sexual Content.
NARS Quad-Eyeshadow in Tropical Express
According to Naomi, your day can never be too casual to rock a vibrant, purple eyeshadow. Naomi pulled her amazing 10-minute look together by applying a bold amount of purple eyeshadow and a gold highlighter from the NARS Tropical express palette to her eyelids and lower brow.
There you have it folks! If you're dying to know the 10-minute routine that will help you serve supermodel face all damn day, check out Naomi's full tutorial below!
My On-The-Go Beauty Routineyoutu.be
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From Monogamy To Polyamory: 'I'm In An Asexual Poly Marriage With My Husband Of 7 Years'
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be asexual and in an open marriage? Relationship Coach Mikki Bey shared her first-hand experience with us as well as answered some of our burning questions.
Like a lot of people, Mikki met her now husband, Raheem Ali, online. As soon as they met, they instantly fell in love and got engaged on their first date. Just 90 days after they met, the couple tied the knot and have now been married for seven years. Raheem and Mikki aren’t your typical married couple, and despite being married for almost a decade, their marriage is anything but traditional. Mikki and Raheem have what she calls an "asexual polyamorous marriage."
Defining Her Sexuality
It wasn't until last summer that Mikki found the language to define her sexuality. "I didn't have the language for it until last summer," she explained to xoNecole. "Looking back, I just thought sex wasn't my thing. It was never enjoyable for me, and I'd go years without even noticing.”
Mikki always thought she was broken because she had no interest in sex. Mikki noticed after her friends came to visit and started discussing their sexual fantasies that she realized something was different about her. “At that point, I knew something was definitely different about me since I do not have sexual fantasies at all. It was truly news to me that people are at work thinking about sex! That was not my experience.” This led to Mikki researching asexuality, which she soon realized fit her to a T. “It felt like breathing new air when I was able to call it by name," said Mikki.
"Looking back, I just thought sex wasn't my thing. It was never enjoyable for me, and I'd go years without even noticing it."
Asexuality refers to people who experience little or no sexual attraction, experience attraction without acting on it sexually, or experience sexual attraction differently based on other factors. Like most things, asexuality falls on a spectrum and encompasses many other identities. It's important to remember, however, that attraction and action are not always synonymous: some asexuals may reject the idea of sexual contact, but others may be sex-neutral and engage in sexual activity.
It's possible that some asexuals will have sex with someone else despite not having a libido or masturbating, but others will have sex with a partner because it brings a sense of connection.
From a Traditional Marriage to Kitchen Table Polyamory
Although Mikki never really had a high sex drive, it wasn’t until after the birth of her son, that she noticed her sex drive took a real nosedive. “I never had a high sex drive, but about a year after my son was born, I realized I had zero desire. My husband has a high sex drive, and I knew that it would not be sustainable to not have sex in our marriage at that time.”
She was determined to find an alternative to divorce and stumbled upon a polyamory conversation on Clubhouse. Upon doing her own research, she brought up the idea to their husband, who was receptive. “It’s so interesting to me that people weigh sex so heavily in relationships when even if you are having a ton of sex, it’s still a very small percentage of the relationship activity," Mikki shared.
They chose polyamory because Mikki still wanted to be married, but she also wanted to make sure that Raheem was getting his individual needs and desires met, even if that meant meeting them with someone else. “I think that we have been programmed to think that our spouses need to be our 'everything.' We do not operate like that. There is no one way that fits all when it comes to relationships, despite what society may try to tell you. Their path to doing this thing called life together may be different from yours, but they found what works for them. We have chosen to design a marriage that works for us,” Mikki explained.
"We have chosen to design a marriage that works for us. We both consent to each of us having everything from casual sex partners to lifetime partners if it should go there. We believe love is abundant and do not limit ourselves or each other on how we express it."
She continued, “We both consent to each of us having everything from casual sexual partners to lifetime partners if it should get there. We believe love is abundant and do not limit ourselves or each other on how we express it. Our dynamic is parallel with kitchen table poly aspirations.”
Kitchen table polyamory (KTP) is a polyamorous relationship in which all participants are on friendly terms enough to share a meal at the kitchen table. Basically, it means you have some form of relationship with your partner’s other partner, whether as a group or individually. A lot of times, KTP relationships are highly personal and rooted in mutual respect, communication, and friendship.
Intimacy in an Asexual Polyamorous Marriage
Mikki says she and her husband, Raheem, still share intimate moments despite being in a polyamorous marriage. “Our intimacy is emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and physical, although non-sexual. We are intentional about date nights weekly, surprising and delighting each other daily, and most of all, we communicate our needs regularly. In my opinion, our intimacy is top-tier! I give my husband full-body massages, mani-pedis and make sure I am giving him small physical touches/kisses throughout the day. He is also very intentional about showing me his love and affection.”
Raheem and Mikki now use their lives as examples for others. On their website, thepolycouplenextdoor.com, they coach people interested in learning how to be consensually non-monogamous. “We are both relationship coaches. I specialized in emotional regulation, and Raheem specializes in communication and conflict resolution. The same tools we use in our marriage help our clients succeed in polyamory."
Mikki advises people who may be asexual or seeking non-monogamy to communicate their needs openly and to consider seeking sex therapy or intimacy coaching. Building a strong relationship with a non-sexual partner requires both empathy and compassion.
For more of Mikki, follow her on Instagram @getmikkibey. Follow the couple's platform on Instagram @thepolycouplenextdoor.
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