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Office Bombshell…


I created this look to demonstrate how you can wear something which you will be able to take from day to night, from the office¬†to the bar and so on… ūüėČ

So if you’d like to see how I did this read on ladies, or gents ūüėČ

~STEP 1~

You know what they say… Not to prime is a crime, and for those like me, with deep-set hooded eyes, you betcha its a crime. If I don’t –¬†not only do I end up with a crease line, but the shadow smudges and I end up looking like I’ve been rubbing my eyes all day. So, taking my trusty Shadow Insurance by Too Faced Cosmetics, I apply that all over my lid and up to my brown bone blending it in. Then, applying in the same motion and area with a thin layer of Soft Ochre Paint Pot by MAC Cosmetics. Setting it with Blanc Type¬†shadow also by MAC Cosmetics. Taking my E35 Tapered Blending Brush by Sigma and the a light brown shade (No. 6 see blelow)¬†from my Morphe Brushes 35W Palette shade and blend that into and above my crease ‚Äď this will be my transition colour.

~STEP 2~

Taking a slightly darker shade of brown (No. 10) from the same Morphe Brushes 35W Palette, and my MAC Cosmetics 217 Blending Brush, I blend it directly into my crease and into my transition shade. I apply more and take it into my inner corner and extend it out into my outer V. This is called the Halo effect.

~STEP 3~

For a little something different and I add a bit of sparkle in the middle I add Urban Decay’s Moondust Eyeshadow in the shade Space Cowboy (excuse my french but I effing adore this shadow). This is actually best applied with your finger. So taking my ring finger I generously apply this to the center of my lid.

~STEP 4~

Now you could leave it here and go straight to Step 5… But I always like to make things a little more dramatic. So I take a darker, warmer shade of brown (No. 13) from the same Morphe Brushes 35W Palette. I apply this using my E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush by Sigma over where I placed the No. 10 shadow. Repeat this step till you get it as dark as you feel comfortable with.


~STEP 5~

Again depending on your preference you could simply apply some mascara and go on with your foundation. However I like to apply some liquid liner into a cat eye flick. Then apply just a simple coat of mascara because I am going to add some false lashes.

~STEP 6~

After applying some false lashes Рyou can use whatever ones you like Рthe ones I am wearing are by Eldora in the style B123 however these are no longer in stock, again, ever :( alternatively you could try the H107. So, once these bad boys are glued into place I go ahead and clear up any fall out from underneath my eyes and apply my foundation Рif you want to see my foundation routine Рclick here.


Again this is optional – I add a mixture of the two purple shades from the same¬†Morphe Brushes 35W Palette¬†(No.’s 27 & 28) with my E21 Small Smudge Brush by Sigma and apply that under my eye and blend it out till its nice and smokey. Finish it off with a couple of coats of mascara.

Now, in my opinion, I think this is the perfect look to take you from day to night… But then that’s just me – let me know what you think of if you try this tag me on Instagram¬†– would love to see what you come up with :)

Till next time xoxo

Smoked Out Plum

Hey my loves!

Here is the tutorial from a look I posted on my instagram about a week ago (sorry its a bit late).¬†Summer is on its way for us in Australia and while¬†this might seem like more of a fall¬†type look I believe you can wear it in summer and/or winter.¬†I don’t know about you by for me personally I dont really like to let the season¬†determine what makeup I wear or don’t wear.

So I hope you like this, and read¬†on for more¬†details…

~ STEP 1 ~

As always, I start off by priming my eyes with my trusty Shadow Insurance by Too Faced. Taking MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Painterly I apply that on my lid and blending up to my brown bone. Then taking Salted Caramel from the Chocolate Bar Palette by Too Faced and mixing it with a touch of Red Brick by MAC Cosmetics I blend that into and just above my crease Рthis will be my transition shade and really help to blend and smoke out the darker colour.


~ STEP 2 ~

Taking Sketch by MAC Cosmetics I use a small flat shader brush to really pack that colour onto my lid and up into my crease. I go over this a few times to really intensify the colour.


~ STEP 3 ~

Taking a small tapered blending brush I take my transition shade combination and place that directly into the crease to help smoke out my crease line and making it seamless. I then go back in with Sketch and make the lid more intense.

image~ STEP 4 ~

Going over my crease and transition shades with a big fluffy brush I make sure that all lines are blended out smoothly.


~ STEP 5 ~

Taking a small concealer brush I take the pigment Utopia by Makeup Geek and apply it wet (I used MAC Cosmetics Fix Plus Spray) and carefully place it directly into the centre of my lid. I softly blend out the edges into the shadow. This gives the lid a glowing effect.


~ STEP 6 ~

As this is a slightly smokey look I don’t want to apply any liner – I will however, be applying some false lashes.¬†For¬†this look I’ve shown you two options:

  1. Flutter Lashes in Chantelle (one of my all time favourite styles)
  2. Ardell Lashes in no. 120 Demi Wispies (love how these flair out at the ends)

Ardell 120 Wispies

Once they are on and the glue is dried… I then apply my foundation, powder, contour etc.

To finish off the look I line my lower lash line with Salted Caramel from the Chocolate Bar Palette by Too Faced and mixing it with a touch of Red Brick by MAC Cosmetics. Taking a small detail brush I apply a touch of sketch really close to my lashline to help make this a really smokey look… And there you have it! ALL DONE!


Flutter Lashes – Chantelle


Flutter Lashes – Chantelle

So what do you think? Would you like to see more looks like this?¬† I hope you’ll stay tuned for some HALLOWEEN LOOKS!

Thanks for stopping by and if you create this look – be sure to load it on instagram and¬†use the hashtag –¬†#makeupbykrystleg

Till next time loves xoxo


close up glitter eye


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.


~ 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.


 ~ 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.



~ 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.



~ 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

close up glitter eye

close up glitter eye 2


close up glitter eye 3.1


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

on a bad day


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