22/03/2016 10:52 CET | Actualizado 22/03/2016 10:52 CET

Por qué esta mujer decidió maquillarse en la sala de partos

Alaha Karimi fue madre el pasado mes de febrero y, como todas las madres, tuvo que pasar un largo rato en el paritorio. Quien dice largo rato dice largas horas.

Para hacer más llevadero el momento de las contracciones, Karimi —maquilladora profesional afincada en Nueva York— no recurrió al móvil, ni a la lectura, ni a la televisión. Karimi prefirió coger su estuche profesional y hacer lo que mejor sabe hacer: maquillarse. La artista, conocida en Instagram como @makeupbyalaha, fue aplicándose maquillaje, sombras, rímel... mientras su hermana inmortalizaba cada momento. La primera foto con su hija Sofia Alaya Karimi, que publicó días después del nacimiento y en la que aparece perfectamente arreglada, consiguió casi 8.000 Me gusta en esta red y más de 1.500 comentarios.

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!

Una foto publicada por @makeupbyalaha el

En el largo texto que acompaña la imagen, Karimi habla de su hija y adelanta que se hizo más fotos de la sesión de maquillaje preparto. "Maquillarme me ayudaba a no pensar en las contracciones", explica en otra imagen publicada a continuación. "Pestañas postizas en honor a mi princesa Sofía que llegaría al mundo unas horas después", añade en la misma foto.

Las fotos publicadas por Karimi durante los días posteriores al nacimiento han recibido múltiples comentarios positivos, pero también algunos negativos de gente que no entiende por qué invirtió las horas previas al parto en esto. "Me llamaron idiota", explicó a


La artista ha preferido ignorar estos comentarios y mandar un mensaje positivo (con explicación incluida) para animar a otras mujeres a hacer lo mismo: "¡No te sientas mal mientras das a luz, haz algo que te gusta! Échate base de maquillaje y disfruta del día".

Hello beautiful people, first off, thank you for the love on my latest instagram posts that featured me doing my makeup during labor. As promised, below is a FULL list of makeup details! I have received THOUSANDS of comments and messages as to what primer and setting spray I used and you will find all that down below. Love you guys and thank you for your endless support! 😘❤️ I now some were laughing because I said I only took "some of my favorite products" and as you can clearly see from the pics and the details below... It's a ton of makeup! Lol however, this statement was based solely on the fact that I had SO much makeup to choose from and I narrowed it down to only my favorite things that I knew would hold up through all the tears and emotions! Product breakdown: @brian_champagne hydraplex serum to prep my face for a smooth finish @benefitcosmetics "porefessional" face primer and "stay don't stray" eyeshadow primer @marcbeauty re(Marc)able foundation @lauramercier translucent setting powder to bake @lagirlcosmetics beautiful bronze and creamy beige proconceal to highlight and contour @anastasiabeverlyhills contour kit to set @motivescosmetics blush from the blush/bronzing duo @thebalm_cosmetics "Mary loumanizer" highlighter paired with @gerardcosmetics "star powder" highlighter in "Audrey" @toofaced "better than sex" WATERPROOF mascara (stayed intact through all the tears!) Huda beauty mink lashes in "Sophia" Morphebrushes 35O eyeshadow palette @sigmabeauty brilliant/spellbinding eyeshadow palette @eyekandycosmetics glitter in "candy coin" dabbed lightly on the lid using their "liquid sugar" @tartecosmetics "waterproof clay pot liner" (also stayed perfectly intact) for the wing as well as the waterline. @anastasiabeverlyhills dipbrow pomade in soft brown (completely smudge proof and water proof) @jeffreestarcosmetics liquid velour lipsticks in "celebrity skin" paired with @doseofcolors liquid lipstick in "sand" Tools are posted in the comments section: beauty blender, royallangnickel, luxie beauty, and Mikasa brushes

Una foto publicada por @makeupbyalaha el

La maquilladora probó antes con la lectura pero, según explicó en BuzzFeed, le produjo dolor de cabeza. Por eso pasó al maquillaje aunque antes habló con su médico. "Me aseguré de que todo estaba bien. Lo que estaba haciendo no era perjudicial para mi bebé", explicó.

Karimi no estuvo maquillándose durante todo el tiempo que pasó en la sala de partos. "Hacía pausas durante las contracciones y lo retomaba una vez que se pasaban", contó a sus seguidores en Instagram.

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