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Glam AF Mom Does Her Makeup While In Labor, Looks Flawless While Pushing A Tiny Human Out Of Her Body

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Having a baby is supposed to be beautiful. You created life in your belly and now you’re bringing it into the world. A tiny human being is coming into existance, all because of you. Having a baby is a miracle. It’s the most important day of your life.

But it’s far from beautiful.

You’ve seen videos, you’ve heard the screams, you’ve seen the look of pain, suffering, agony on the faces of women in labor. It’s not pretty. There’s a lot of sweat and gritted teeth and general discomfort. After all is said and done, the new mother looks like she just ran a marathon.

And then there’s 27-year-old Alaha Majid, a makeup artist and luxury business consultant living in New York. She recently gave birth to a baby girl, Sofia, but she wasn’t going to give birth to her princess looking like a peasant. Alaha put on a full face of makeup in the hospital, because what else are you going to do? Labor can last hours, or even days. Instead of grunting away her contractions, she glammed. She glammed hard.


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! 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!

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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! 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! /a>

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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!

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HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A FACE SO FLAWLESS MINUTES AFTER GIVING BIRTH? Not even a single drop of sweat! Alaha was suffering through what some women call the worst pain of their lives, and she still managed to slay that winged liner. Mad props.

What I love the most is tha Alaha didn’t even try and beat around the bush and go for a “natural” look. She went FULL. ON. GLAM. Face beat to the Gods. Contour. Fake lashes. Wing. Matte lip, obviously.

Alaha glammed up in between contractions, as one does. When a really big one hit, her husband stepped in to blend her contour. What a gentleman. She told Buzzfeed that she did her makeup as a way to keep her mind off the contractions.

“I also love to read and during the first few hours that is exactly what I did. However, reading for a few hours started to give me a headache so I figured I’d pull out my makeup bag and get to ‘baking’,” she explained.

As a fellow makeup junkie (I could spot that Morphe 35O palette a mile away), Alaha definitely inspired me to glam the fuck up on the day I have a baby. I mean, you’ll have these pictures for the rest of your life, why not look your best in them?

Oh, and the setting spray she used? Urban Decay All-Nighter. A pre-delivery glam must-have.

[via Buzzfeed]

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Cristina Montemayor

Cristina is a Grandex Writer and Content Manager. She was an intern for over two years before she graduated a semester early to write about college full time, which makes absolutely no sense. She regretfully considers herself a Carrie, but is first and foremost a Rory. She tends to draw strong reactions from people. They are occasionally positive. You can find her in a bar as you're bending down to tie your shoes, drinking Dos XX and drunk crying to Elton John. Email her: cristina@grandex.co (not .com).

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