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#FeatureFriday: A Peek Inside Hawita Love’s Makeup Bag

For my second instalment of #FeatureFriday, I’ll be shining the spotlight on Hawa. A Guinean-born, Ottawa-based lifestyle blogger, Hawa is known for A) her stunning beauty, B) killer sense of style and C) friendly, sweet personality. A real triple threat!

I have been dying to meet Hawa in person for a long time now, especially after stalking her killer Instagram, but our busy lifestyles keep getting in the way. A student very focused on her studies, Hawa manages to let her chic, sexy and classic style shine through on her blog, Hawita Love.

Hawa’s top five beauty picks:

Sephora Teint Infusion Foundation

A friend showed it to me over the holidays and I have been wearing it ever since. It is so lightweight and lets your skin shine through (a thing I look for in daily foundations), but also by using more of product, you can build up the coverage.

Dose of Colors Matte Lipstick

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The best matte lipstick formula I have come across! They last all day and have a high colour payoff. Great for when you will be out all day and don’t have time to reapply your makeup.

Ardell Accent Lashes

I love wearing fake eyelashes because it helps to accentuate the eyes. Some fake lashes can be a little too dramatic for day wear, but not these. They are small and are meant to accentuate the outer corner of your eyes to give you perfect, big, bright eyes.


I love my lips to be baby smooth all day everyday especially when wearing matte lipstick. Dry chapped lips is a big no no!

Oh…and a little extra use for your Vaseline? After highlighting your eyebrows with concealer, you can apply some Vaseline (to the outline) then remove it with a tissue. The Vaseline will remove the excess concealer and you will be left with natural yet perfect eyebrows.

MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow  in Embark (with e.l.f. Cosmetics small angled brush)

If you have dark brown eyebrows, this is the perfect combo for a naturally filled look.

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

Set your concealer, your entire face or for mid-day touch-ups. You choose and it will deliver.


A huge thank you to Hawa for opening her makeup bag for us!

Hawa and I want to know what your beauty must-haves are. Let us know in the comments!


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Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. January 22, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Such a fun feature. Hawa is gorgeous! I’m a big fan of the Ardell lashes too. I just started wearing them. I also love Estee Lauder’s Double Wear foundation and press powder. My favorite mascara is Too Faced Better Than Sex.

    • January 24, 2016 / 12:40 pm

      Awesome! Everyone raves about this Too Faced mascara. I need to try it out! yes – Hawa is fabulous along with kind, intelligent and driven. Happy to know her! xoxoxo

  2. January 22, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Oh my god! She’s gorgeous AND stylish! 😀

  3. January 22, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    Thank you Dom for allowing me to be part of this collab. I am so happy that your readers enjoy it. I can’t thank you enough. And please we really need to make that brunch happen *soon dear*!!!

    • January 24, 2016 / 12:33 pm

      You’re welcome, Hawa! It was an honour to have you agree to do it! Stay stylish, my love and yes – let’s get together soon. Text me to let me know when you are free. xoxoxoxox

  4. January 23, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    A brow product; I’m not picky, it can be a pencil or of a gel formula. I refuse to be caught with my eyebrows undone :s

    • January 24, 2016 / 12:31 pm

      Haha! Since I’m missing half of my right eyebrow, I refuse to be caught dead without them ffilled in too! xoxoxo

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