FOTN- Atomic Red Hair!

Yesterday was my gorgeous friend Aimee's birthday so we all popped down to Karma Kafe at Souq al Bahar. I haven't had a chance to really 'dress up' my new hair, so I took this as an opportunity to wear some bright lips!

I wore my new Illamasqua lipstick from in Atomic. It's a gorgeous matte fuschia, but it almost has a metallic sheen to it. It's just gorgeous. 

TakenWith Flash

No Flash (you can see my roots growing in quite a bit, thank you Biotin!! haha)

My hair has faded considerably since I dyed it about two weeks ago. Red hair is notorious for being just sooo high maintenance. I'm probably going to try and refresh the color tonight. It's going a little more brown-y red and I think I'd like more of a true red/blue red. I was telling my friends that the bright red hair kinda makes me feel like a superhero! hahaha

Face:
Sephora Face Primer
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Foundation, NC 42  + oil free moisturizer
Bobbi Brown Corrector, Dark Bisque
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit, Honey
MAC Blush, Dolly Mix
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish, Pink Power

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Victoria's Secret Sultry Neutrals Palette
Sabaya Liquid Eye Liner
Sephora Matte Brown shadow (brows)
17 Wild Curls Mascara

Lips:
Mac Whirl Lip Liner
Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick

Atomic is actually pretty easy to wear. I layered it on top of my MAC Whirl lipliner, which is a rosey-nude shade so that probably toned it down a little. It lasted all night through out food and drinks. I reapplied it once in the middle of dinner and that was probably unnecessary anyway. I've never worn a matte lipstick before and I am now quite fond of it!

Also, please excuse my eyebrows and skin. I had a facial last week and it's brought up some blemishes that were hiding! And I'm trying to grow out my brows so they're a bit of a mess right now! haha :)

Karma Kafe was kind of a let down. The actual waiters were lovely, but the manager...not so much. It took ages for our food to get to us, and it didn't even arrive all at the same time. The food was good though!

My Yummy Sushi!!

They had a DJ (as do all "fancy" chill out Asian inspired restaurants) and the music was, how should I put this...CRAP. You don't have to lounge-out every song in the world. At one point, there was a Nouvelle Vague type of cover of The Ramones' The KKK Took My Baby Away!! So unnecessary. It just sounded so horrible. I think I must have said 'OMG this music is sooo bad' about eight times.


55 comments

  1. you're hair colour really suits you! :) XX

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  2. Your hair looks awesome, the red really suits you :) Pretty FOTN, I'm loving the bright lips xx

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  3. Thank you Joy! It took me a while to get used to the red, but I really like it now :)

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  4. The red looks so good on you! The lipstick is very pretty too!

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  5. oh i looove your hair.. you're really rockin that look girl!

    And ahhh Illamasqua never fails! Such a gorgeous lipstick!

    Happy Birthday to your friend =)

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  6. Your hair looks amazing on you! Love it :)

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  7. you look incredible, the red hair compliments your skintone sooo much! love the lipstick to glam it up :)

    Vonnie
    http://www.socialitedreams.com/

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  8. Wow, you look hot! I love this look, it's very funky but pretty at the same time. Also the new hair colour really suits you. If only red wasn't so annoying to maintain and keep vibrant!

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  9. I looovvveee your hair!!! It's so pretty! From one (fake) redhead to another, good choice in color!

    Also, the atomic lipstick looks very pretty.

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  10. Thank you Tierra!

    Aww thanks Delyteful Speaks! She had a great birthday :)

    Thanks Dollymix Diaries! :)

    Aww thanks Angelica, that's so sweet of you to say! :)

    Thank you Vonnie! I feel like the red hair's taken me back to my punk rock roots, so it was nice to glam it up a bit hehe :)

    Aww thanks Bug!! :D I know, it's so frustrating, esp because our water is so hard and the sun is so strong here. But I will fight it as much as I can hehe

    Aww Matryoskhadoll, thanks :) I'm really loving being a redhead! :)

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  11. Awww your red hair suits your skintone so well, I'm jealous! Miss my red hair!

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  12. Thanks Gaby!! I'm pretty sure that blonde and brunette shades will be so boring to me after the red! :(

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  13. loveeee the hair it really suits you :) i know what you mean about the lipstick swatches on me it looks almost peachy where as on you it looks sorta watermelon-y (new word haha). Its hard finding someone with similar skintones to compare swatches in the uk most gals are mega fair skintones :( x

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  14. You look absolutely gorgeous and I am in love with your hair color!

    xo

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  15. Thanks Adrienne! Yeah, it's hard to find swatches on people that are similar to my skintone. And then even if I do, they still don't look as good on me!

    Thanks Christina!! :)

    Hahahaha thanks Simone!! :)

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  16. I think you should keep this hair color for as long as you can stick to it! I like changing my hair color every so often so I assume everyone else does that too hehe.

    TOTALLY rocking it, love the makeup too!

    xxo

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  17. Thanks Nora! Yeah, I do actually change my hair a lot! I'm hoping to keep this at least till the end of summer, mainly because it will be so hard to get out! :(

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  18. Red hair is soo difficult mine fades super quickly too but it's worth it when it looks as good as yours! You style it beautifully too! Love it :)

    GladI found this blog - following now :) look forward to seeing more from you :)

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com
    xx

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  19. Aww! Thanks so much Sara! :) I'm glad you like the blog! :)

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  20. The sushi looks delicious!! And I love your red hair!

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  21. Thanks Cherry! That sushi was delicious!!

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  22. Hi Aseya! These photos are GORGEOUS! You're so pretty!

    Kisses, Melanie

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  23. Thanks Pam! And where have you been hiding??:)

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  24. The hair colour is just gorgeous, really suit you lady! xo

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  25. You look really glowing and pretty! :)

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  26. Love your make up - you look gorgeous! :-)

    And your hair.. I want reddish hair like yours! *obsessed* :P

    xo

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  27. I love your peacock necklace , so pretty . you look nice .

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  28. Thanks! :) The necklace is actually a super cheap one from Forever 21, but I get so many compliments on it! :)

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  29. Awww your red hair suits your skintone so well, I'm jealous! Miss my red hair!

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  30. I looovvveee your hair!!! It's so pretty! From one (fake) redhead to another, good choice in color!

    Also, the atomic lipstick looks very pretty.

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  31. Your hair looks amazing on you! Love it :)

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  32. Shameera@MyFrostedWorldMay 5, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Your hair looks amazing, really suits you!! Your skin looks really glowy as well :) xxx

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  33. prettyinthedesertMay 6, 2011 at 11:35 PM

    aww thanks! That glow is courtesy of MAC's Mineralize Skin Finish Foundation :) I love that stuff!

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  34. I love it! You have almost achieved a similar red to this:
    http://www.mynewhair.info/red/red-hair-for-2011/attachment/red-hair-colorfor-2011/
    which is what I m a going for, so I am ging to try what you used!

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  35. prettyinthedesertMay 9, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Ah! That's so pretty!! You should try out the Schwarzkopf palette colors. They are very cheap and have a good selection of intense reds :)

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  36. Hey there, I follow your blog already, but I stumbled on this photo while searching for red hair + fuschia lips combination pictures, so that I can convince my gorgeous Greek-Ugandan friend that the combo looks AMAZING, with proof! :) Mission accomplished ;)

    I also have this one, Atomic is fantastic and I should start showing it my love more often than I do. I am also contemplating Mac's Rebel, hmm. Mac goes -25% off approximately every month in Greece, so I think I might just take the jump next time ;)

    x

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  37. aww!! OMG That totally made my day :) I'm glad you guys liked the combo! I was worried about it clashing at first, but it worked surprisingly well!

    And I'm so jealous that you guys have MAC sales! We don't ever get sales on their makeup over here :(

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  38. Wa7yatek inno Mac aghla 3anna. An eyeshadow costs 17.50 euro, which is a good $24! With the occassional sale we manage to take it down a notch and go near the true price :/

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  39. Actually, I think our prices might be the same? For some reason the exact prices totally escape me, but I think we get shadows for 90 dirhams, which is about $24 as well. 3an jad 7arameeaen! (hahah sorry I couldn't figure out how to spell that.

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  40. While it's $15 in the US.. Oh well. I guess you gotta rampage the Duty Free shops for Mac when flying then :) Really glad I made your day :) x

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  41. OMG! I love your hair color...did you get it done at salon or home? What's the color shade and brand? I so want to try it.

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  42. Thanks! I did it myself, but I had blonde hair underneath so it made the color really bright. Although I found the coverage of my roots to be pretty good too! I used Schwarzkopff Palette #6-888 :)

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