Beauty of the week ***WARIS DIRIE***



I was sitting in my living room watching a documentary on female genital mutilation in Africa  and thought about all the women that went through that sad and barbaric experience. Among them is Waris Dirie, a Somalian model who gained international fame as a model posing in Chanel ads and acting in the 1987 James Bond movie “The Living Daylights” before launching her campaign against female genital mutilation in 1996. She shocked the world with a best-selling book “Desert Flower” that described how her genitals were sliced off with a dirty razor blade without anesthesia, and then stitched together. (Source)

She recently made headlines when she vanished for 3 days in Brussels, Belgium. She was found alive on Friday, March 7, 2008 by a plainclothes Brussels policeman, in the presence of a local window cleaner. He told press, that the couple met in a pub and were planning to spend dinner together. Dirie could not give an explanation over what happened, and only said that she was lost, and couldn’t find her way back to her hotel. Since she had no money on her, she had been sleeping in hotel lobbies. Afterwards, she declared that she was kidnapped for two days by a taxi driver and the story of having been lost was to keep the press from asking her too many questions. (source)

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I am not a big fan of her eye makeup on this picture but really like how her skin is flawless.

To replicate her look, I would slightly change the way her eye makeup was done using a combination of grey smokey eye shadows.


Foundation: Select SPF 15

Concealer: Select cover up

Blush: Mineralize blush Love Joy


Eyebrows: fill with espresso eyeshadow

Eyebase: Paint in architecture

Lid: Print

Crease: Silver Ring

Highlight: Vanilla pigment


Liner: Nightmoth

Lipstick: Desire


3 Responses to “Beauty of the week ***WARIS DIRIE***”

  1. Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    I read her book and was devastated!! Same thing with Mariama Barry’s La petite peulhe
    Waris Dirie is a beautiful person inside and out…

  2. 2 eVaDiVa
    Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 7:45 am

    I haven’t read Mariama Barry’s book but heard about it…this is very sad…

  3. 3 dereje alemu
    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 6:35 am

    I just know about her and I am happy

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