Yep, you read that right. New York make-up artist and beauty blogger Alaha Majid managed to do what many of us fail to get done on a good day, all while she was giving birth to her newborn. There was a smoky eye, full lipstick and even fake lashes.
She shared her story with her 74,000 Instagram followers, explaining how she carefully managed her make-up in between contractions (as you do). On one post she described her very polished birth, writing: 'I was pausing during contractions and picking up where I left off once the contractions passed.'
It would seem that the swathes of make-up that look like they'd rival our lifetime supply were actually only a select few, compared to her regular routine, as she went on to say: 'I only packed some of my favorite products in my hospital bag'.
Three weeks ago at this time I was finishing up my makeup and getting ready for my princess to make her appearance. Yes, I was doing my makeup while I was in labor! ððð I was pausing during contractions and picking up where I left off once the contractions passed. I only packed some of my favorite products in my hospital bag... @morphebrushes 35O eyeshadow palette @marcbeauty remarcable foundation @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty lashes in "sophia" @anastasiabeverlyhills contour kit @mikasabeauty brushes and holder @royallangnickel MODA brushes @benefitcosmetics stay don't stray eyeshadow palette @gerardcosmetics brow bar to go @anastasiabeverlyhills dipbrow pomade @brian_champagne hydraplex @doseofcolors liquid lipsticks @jeffreestar @jeffreestarcosmetics velour liquid lipsticks And a few other products. I can't believe how fast time flies! It's already been three weeks! ððð
These few key items can be seen splayed out in front of her on a hospital bed table and include a palette of 35 eye shadows, fake lashes, contouring kits, liquid lipsticks and brushes a-plenty.
The application of make-up did have a slight sentimental edge to it. Alaha explains she chose mink eyelashes called Sophia as that was what they planned to call their newborn daughter.
And if you're worried that Alaha would be missing prime make-up applying time while she went through contractions, don't be. Her loyal husband was on hand to finish off her contouring for her. Now that's what you call love!
When the contractions got too strong, hubby was there to save the day!ðððð #anastasiabeverlyhills #vegas_nay #hudabeauty #cakefaceconfession #mayamiamakeup #wakeupandmakeup #maquiagemx #lillyghalichi #liveglam #ghalichiglam #slave2beauty #makeupfanatic1 #videofashions #laurag_143 #dollhousedubai #universodamaquiagem_oficial #liveglam #makeupslaves #inssta_makeup #benefitcosmetics #melformakeup #morpheme #nyxcosmetics #yesnyx #elciecosmetics #toofaced #tarteist #tartecosmetics
Just like any new mother Alaha couldn't help but gush about the love she felt for her baby. Following little Sophia's birth she wrote, 'She has only been a part of our lives for two days and I can't even remember what life was like before her.
'Both hubby and I are so in love with her that we stare at her for hours as our hearts fill with joy, and our eyes fill with tears trying to understand how we became so lucky to be chosen as her parents.'
We would like to take a second to welcome our precious angel, Sofia Alaya Karimi, into the world. Baby Sofia was born two nights ago, on February 15, 2016 at 6:19pm weighing 8lbs 13oz and a height of 21.5 inches. Mash'allah! Both of us are doing well Alhamdullilah. She has only been a part of our lives for two days and I can't even remember what life was like before her. She has changed our lives in ways we never thought were possible and has given us the most beautiful outlook on life. How could a little human who we have only known for 48 hours, have so much impact on our lives? Both hubby and I are so in love with her that we stare at her for hours as our hearts fill with joy, and our eyes fill with tears trying to understand how we became so lucky to be chosen as her parents. Subhanallah, Mash'allah, Alhamdullilah, times a million for everything God has blessed us with! I know many people are asking for pics, and I'm sorry but her father and I have decided to keep her beautiful face private for some time to keep her all to ourselves a little while longer and keep her away from evil eyes or Nazar (it's a cultural/religious thing and I hope you all understand). Family and friends are more than welcome to reach out and come visit once we are settled in and well-adjusted. Thank you to all those who sent flowers, texts, emails, calls, etc. I haven't been able to get back to everyone individually but I will as soon as I can. Now many of you are probably wondering about this picture, LOL! It was taken the minute she was first handed to me after I delivered her, look at her little head in my palm. Yes, I went full glam lol and I'll post more pics later of me doing my makeup DURING Labor and pausing for the severe contractions lol. And yes, I wore my @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty mink lashes in "SOPHIA" since it was appropriate lol. I had a natural birth alhamdullilah so it was tough, but I'm lucky enough to have been able to experience it firsthand and am so grateful. I prayed for all of the women who are trying to conceive to get to experience this beautiful feeling as well inshallah! Again, thank you all for the sweet messages, wishes, and love! God bless!
Well, we can't quite remember a labour so glamorous but we do know all mums feel the same way about their little ones. Congratulations to Alaha and her family!