8 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Kim Kardashian

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8 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Kim Kardashian
BOND

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Blood of belonging,
Belonging to same start,
Balancing all in difference.

Gallops of life,
Grooving in it all,
Graciously waiting,
God of glory crown our efforts.

Never losing hope,
Now looking ahead.

God of glory be gracious to us,
Grooming us for His purpose,
Grim be far from us,
Rejoicing together as we advance.


Dedicated to my siblings:
Irantiola Oluwafolakemi, Olufunmilayo Muyiwa-Aluko nee Irantiol and Irantiola Guze Olugbenga
(c)Olutayo IRAN-TIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
8 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Kim Kardashian
LAST NIGHT

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Photo Credit: Guze Art World 08062382540

I promised my father
A night would come
That would be my last night
Under his roof

Yes, I will belong to another man
The man I can call mine
You were my man since birth,
The end has come to your leadership
For the man of my dream

From this time tomorrow
I will no more be called by your name
I will live as another being
Sure, it’s a world of love

Your love appreciated
Your kindness noticed
Your patience loved
Your greatness esteemed
Father, O father
What you have labored to care for
Is now going to be tended by another
I part with tears of your kindness
In all
This is the last night
(c)Olutayo IRAN-TIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
8 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Kim Kardashian
ORO IFE BI ADANWO NI

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Oro ife bi adanwo ni,
Ife lakoja ofin o laye o,
Ololufe mi je ka lofe,
Mo ri sisi kan o dara bi egbin,
A mo lese bi Ogburo,
Sisi oun dara olewa,
Omoge to gbafe,
Emi o mo an ti mo le gbegba,
Afi ki n fi saye,
Anowa(Pls substitute with desired name) baby ko wale

E wo eye bi ike,
Eleyinju ege,
Ibadi re tun n pese,
To ba sese,
O ba je ka se joje,
Ibadi re lon damilorun mo tenu mo,
Anowa (pls substitute with the desired name) baby ko wale.

Good memoreis from the Theatre workshop, 2002. Eng 107.
One of the songs used to make a subtle tragedy out of Amata Ido's ANOWA
(c)Olutayo IRAN-TIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
8 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Kim Kardashian
THE EGG BEARS IT

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The egg bears it, 
Preparatory to lunch, 
they egg we want, 
bathing to go for daily bread, 
returning to have talkie-talkie missing. 

3 talkie-talkie with four chips, 
Disappering in ajiffy, 
perfect job, no trace,
Spoke with folks earlier,
not reachable is the next slang,
Thank God they were creditless,
and the wisdom of address book,
talkie-talkie missing.



Endless search for the missing talkie-talkie,
We tried to serach for it,
A single call and it was picked,
Switched on and off,
the eyes got cleared,
off to the kitchen,
hunger in the belly,
We had more eggs,
The egg bears it!
(c)Olutayo IRAN-TIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria

Kim Kardashian has transformed herself from a closet organizer and stylist to a multimillion-dollar brand. If Google’s most recent list of the most searched people is any indication, she’s one of the most famous people in the world.

Wear it dry, and you’ve got your standard dusting of color—classic and predictable (in a good way). But wet! Wearing it wet opens a whole new world of opportunity. “What you’re doing is bringing out the pigmented nature of the shadow,” makeup artist Vincent Oquendo says. “Whenever I wet an eye shadow, it’s when I really want it to pop—but it really has to be a special kind of product to be able to blend after it sets. Because a lot of the times when it sets, you get streaking.” Nobody wants that. In order to avoid any wet shadow mishaps, follow these guidelines:

Product

Kardashian sister hasn't left much to the imagination.
Kardashian sister hasn’t left much to the imagination.

First, go with the obvious: any eye shadow labeled wet-to-dry. The Nars Dual-Intensity line is the standout—the singles come in 12 different shimmery shades, and there’s a corresponding brush (then there’s the newly released Dual Intensity Blush line, which was all over Fashion Week—but that’s a product for another post). Burberry also makes a few very versatile shades specifically for this in their Wet & Dry Silk Shadows. And the technique-specific eye shadow category isn’t just a ploy to get you to buy more product. “You can’t just use any eye shadow for this,” Vincent says. “Certain ones will harden up on top and become unusable because they’re not made for this.”

Baked shadows are also fair game—we’re fans of Laura Mercier’s Baked Eye Colour Wet/Dry and Lorac’s Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in particular.

For more advanced players, Vincent suggests moving on to straight pigment (MAC or even OCC’s Pure Cosmetic Pigments). With the added moisture, they’ll become easier to layer with other products. For a look with more depth, try using a cream shadow as a based before swiping with a wet powder shadow. “It’s like insurance,” Vincent says. “You’re doubling your wearability.

Brush

This all depends on exactly what you want to do. “Mind the resistance,” Vincent says, particularly if you’re looking for uniform color across the lid. “I tend to recommend a blender brush, which is the brush that looks like a feather duster. If you do it with a stiff brush, you’re defeating yourself before you even start. The joy of a wet-to-dry is you have to get it right amount of product loaded up, and then it blends itself. If the brush is too stiff, it will leave the shadow streaky and then much harder to control.”

However, if tightlining or waterlining is in the cards, a much thinner brush is required accordingly.

Liquid
Do not, repeat, do not put eye drops, water, or any other sort of liquid directly on your eye shadow. This’ll screw up your product for later use. “Lately, I’ve been wetting the brush with the Glossier Soothing Face Mist, but Evian Mineral Water Spray is good for sensitive eyes,” Vincent says. If the top of your powder does get a little hardened by wet application, there’s a trick to remove it: Get a clean mascara spoolie and “exfoliate” your compact, Vincent recommends. This won’t crack the compact and will make it ready to go once more.

Photographed by Tom Newton.

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