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SMOKED OUT PURPLE

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I love and adore wearing neutral shades – but sometimes, like in life, its good to break routine and try something new. In my case I chose to use colour for a different take on a smokey eye. So, if you’d like to see how I created this look then read on ūüėČ

~STEP 1~

You should always prime your eyes, as I’ll be creating a bold look the last thing i want is to have any creasing with my shadows. As always I turn to my trusty combo of¬†Shadow Insurance by Too Faced Cosmetics, with a thin layer of Soft Ochre Paint Pot by MAC Cosmetics. I then set it with Blanc Type shadow also by MAC Cosmetics. Taking my E35 Tapered Blending Brush by Sigma and the shade Soft Brown by MAC Cosmetics and blend that into and above my crease – this will be my transition colour.


~STEP 2~

Darkening up my crease by adding Texture from MAC Cosmetics using my E35 Blending Brush by Sigma and blending it until the Soft Brown and Texture blend seamlessly. You can repeat this as many times as you like depending on how dark you want it to be.

~STEP 3~

Here is where the fun begins… Taking the shadow Fig. 1 by MAC Cosmetics on my 217 Blending Brush again, by MAC Cosmetics I apply it in my outer V and into my crease and the inner corner of my eye creating what is known as the “halo effect”. So depending on how intense you want this colour to appear keep adding more of this shade and blending out till all the colours transition nicely.

~STEP 4~

As I want this to be a really dramatic look I take the colour Sketch by MAC Cosmetics and place it in the same place as where Fig. 1 is. however just a below it as I want to keep both colours. I use my E45 Tapered Blending Brush by Sigma for a more precise application.


~STEP 5~

For the star of this look I take my new, favourite pressed shadow by Colourpop РI Heart This and place it in the middle of my lid with my finger, blending it into inner and outer edges. As I want this to be an intense look I repeat this until Im happy with it.

~STEP 6~

Traditionally when I do a smokey eye i don’t usually do a winged liner, however i still like to line my lashes. Here I take Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Eye Pencil in Jet and line my lash line then taking my E06 Winged Liner Brush by Sigma and smudge out the liner.

~STEP 7~

Now you can either apply a couple coats of mascara and call it a day, or you can go a step further. As I want this to be a more intense look, I chose to apply some bold lashes so I went with “Ashley” by Flutter Lashes.


 

~FINISH~

To finish off this look I apply my foundation – if you want to see how I do that click here. Then taking a combination of Fig. 1¬†and Sketch on my MAC Cosmetics 215 Medium Shader Brush and line my lower lash line – finishing it off with a couple of coats of mascara and… TA DAAAAAAAA!!!! You’re done!


Well I hope you liked this different take on a smokey eye. If you decide to try it let me know!

Till next time XOXO

Bronzed Glow like J Lo

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HEYA!

So I don’t¬†know about you but I have¬†major girl crush on J Lo (still love calling her that) – how could I not – her style, figure, personality and her flawless face. So if you want to see how I did this – read on…

… E¬† Y¬† E¬† S …

~ STEP 1 ~

First I start off by priming my eyes as always with my Shadow Insurance by Too Faced and then with MAC’s Paint Pot in Soft Ochre. Setting this with a mixture of Beaches and Cream and Peach Smoothie both by Makeup Geek all over my lid and up to my brow bone.¬†Then, taking Soft Brown by MAC on my Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush I¬†blend this into my crease and just above as this will be my transition colour.

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~ STEP 2 ~

To darken up my crease further, I take Texture by MAC on an Sigma E25 Blending Brush and blend that into my crease. Repeating until it is as dark as I want it to be.

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~ STEP 3 ~

Taking Cocoa Bear by Makeup Geek I apply it to my outer V and blend into my crease with my Sigma E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush and again repeating until it is as dark as I want.

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~STEP 4~

Taking Tan Pigment by MAC and apply on my lids using my MAC 242 Shader Brush to blend it out till it becomes a nice glow.

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~STEP 5~

Now you could stop here but I wanted to make it a touch darker. So, taking Embark by MAC I apply that to the outer V with my Sigma E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush and blend it directly to my outer V keeping extending it out to help enlarge the eye.

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~ STEP 6 ~

Here I curl my lashes using my MAC Full Lash Curler and then coat my lashes with a combination of In Extreme Dimension Lash¬†by MAC and Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara. Let that dry for a few minutes. Again, you could also stop here or you could apply some false lashes. I chose to go ahead and apply No. 43 lashes¬†by MAC wtih DUO Adheasive. While that is drying I¬†apply a light coat of¬†Cocoa Bear¬†by Makeup Geek under my lower lashe line and heavily coat my lower lashes with Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara¬†and TADAAAA! My eyes are done! Now onto the base…/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/69d/45502932/files/2015/01/img_8100.jpg

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…¬†F¬† A¬† C¬† E¬†¬†…

For me this is the REAL feature of this look. I really wanted to emulate J Lo’s bronzed glowing skin. So here is what I did and used to achieve that.

~ STEP 1 ~

As my skin is on the dry side I¬†start by priming my face with Embryolisse 24 Hour Miracle Cream, and Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Face Cream. I Let that sink in for about 5 minutes¬†and then finish priming my face by applying Hourglass’s¬†Veil Mineral¬†Primer¬†and then apply my favourite illuminizer, MAC’s Strobe Cream.

~ STEP 2 ~

Taking my new favourite¬†liquid¬†foundation by Make Up Store¬†in the colour Honey and mixing in their TO DIE FOR Illuminizer. It doesn’t¬†say what the shade is but as you can see from the pic below it is a bronzed¬†shade¬†and I’m¬†fairly certain its the only one they have. It also doesn’t¬†appear to be on their site however they said that if¬†you contact the store directly then they can make arrangements to ship to you. Click here¬†for the store closes to you. So, taking about 2 pumps of the foundation and a small pump of the illuminizer and mix it together and apply all over my face with my trusty Beauty Blender.

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~ STEP 3 ~

Taking my holy grail concealer – Radiant Creamy Concealer¬†by NARS¬†in the shade Honey and place this directly under my eyes. Taking the same concealer¬†in the colour¬†Ginger I place this just under my eyes and then taking the same concealer but in the shade Ginger I apply that in an upside down¬†triangle shape under my eyes, down the bridge of my nose and up to my forehead and a little on my chin. Taking my Beauty Blender¬†I blend all that out. To set this I use Chanel’s Le Blanc Fresh Glow Loose Brightening Powder.

~ STEP 4 ~

Taking another Make Up Store product, their Micronized¬†Compact Powder in Latte and set my foundation. I don’t¬†like to use a lot of powder as I am naturally dry and I want this to be a particularly dewy look. So I usually prefer to apply this with¬†a big fluffy face brush and pat that over where it’s needed. To¬†contour my face I use¬†Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer with my MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush¬†– I like this bronzer¬†for this look as it helps add a further¬†glow and bronzed look to the skin.

~ STEP 5  ~

For my blush I use MAC Mineralize Blush the shade Love Joy¬†as¬†it’s a¬†warm mid tone brown shade with gold pearl in it. I tried to find this on the Australian MAC website but for some reason it’s not¬†there anymore yet I know for a fact that you can buy in in store. Taking my Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in the shade Luminous Light¬†and my Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush¬†and place that where I highlighted earlier with my concealer. Finishing off by setting my face using Make Up Store’s Face Mist Spray which can actually double up as a prepping agent for your skin or to set your makeup. Like I mentioned earlier this doesn’t appear on their site but if you check the store locator for the closest one to you they will ship to you.

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And I’m done!

So, that is my take on J Lo’s bronzed summer glow. What do you think? Let me know, I would love to hear from you…

Till next time xoxo

 

 

I LOVE GLITTER

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HELLO MY LOVELIES!

I don’t¬†know about you but this beautiful warm weather we are having has me all excited to create new spring summer looks with¬†soft dewy skin. I love¬†at this time of year to create looks that have¬†minimal effort but¬†maximum¬†impact. Personally¬†I like to embrace the warmer colours and keep it as natural as possible. One thing I do love to add is glitter/shimmer/pigments to my eyes to add for an easy way to jazz up a simple¬†spring time to summer look. So read on for how¬†I go about adding¬†glitter¬†to my eyes…

~ STEP 1 ~

Priming the eye is essential to help the eyeshadow colour you use to have something to hold onto. Here I chose to go with one of my two holy grail MAC primers – M.A.C’s Paint Pot in the colour Painterly¬†and placed that all over my lid and up to my brow bone using my Sigma P80 brush.

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~ STEP 2 ~

Applying¬†M.A.C’s eyeshadow in colour Jest all over my lid and Blanc Type underneath my brow with my Sigma E55 brush. Blending both out till they are seamless and blended without any harsh lines.

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 ~ STEP 3 ~

The taking my E45 brush by Sigma I blended M.A.C’s Cork and Haux into my crease and blended well and repeated until it was a dark as I wanted.

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~ STEP 4 ~

Here is where it can get a little fiddly… We want to apply the glitter and to ensure it stay on and doesn’t fall out as the day/night progresses, I then¬†apply a small amount of¬†lash glue¬†over the top of my lid with my finger. Then,¬†taking my M.A.C 242 brush¬†I take some of the glitter (I used Glitter – White (Green Undertone¬†by Bitch Slap Cosmetics) and pat it quickly across where I put the lash glue.

My advice is to tap out a little of the glitter you want to use on a tissue so you can dab it easily and reduces the mess made by accidental spilling of glitter containers or getting any glue into your container. Do one eye at a time and keep your eye closed until the glue and glitter are set. Then repeat on the other eye.

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~ STEP 5 ~

Finish the look off by adding liner to the top lid if you want,¬†it’s a¬†personal preference¬†really but¬†personally I like¬†it with liquid liner as I feel it finishes the eye off nicely and makes it look a little more dramatic gives it a sharper edge. Then coat the lashes with some mascara¬†– as little or as much as you like –¬†and if you want to add further flair you can apply a pair of false lashes.¬†For my finished look I went with both – I used Rimmel’s Glam Eyes Professional Liquid Liner¬†in black and topped it off with a coat of mascara and Lashes in a Box style no. 2

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Thank you for reading and I would love to hear from you so if you have any comments, tips, advice, questions or anything please leave me a comment below – I would love to hear from you :)

Till next time xox

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