Follow the fun on my Instagram!

I’m setting myself a makeup challenge to do 100 looks which are all different and inspired by different things. They won’t be every day, but I’m going to try and be as active as possible! So far I’m on day 3, and I’m getting inspired by colours. I’ve done a dramatic, basic and cut crease look so far. I’m going to look at my favourite artists, inspiration from my room and life, other people and try and get back into some special effects stuff too. Why not join in with the fun and follow my Instagram to see regular looks!

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Here are the 3 I have done so far over the past few days.

red eyeshadow instagram challenge

Day 1 was inspired by red, all contouring and brows were done with shades of red also.

instagram makeup challenge yellow eyeshadow

Day 2 was yellow, so I thought I’d do a wearable yellow look as I had places to go and things to do.

green eyeshadow make up challenge

Day 3 was Green, so I decided to do a harsh cut crease with black liner, and green highlight on my cheek.

So far I’m finding it really fun to do and it has helped me improve. I have already speeded up my brow routine and base from these three days of doing it! Wonder what is in store next!

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How to: Eyeliner

A question I get asked very often is how do I apply eye liner. The easiest answer I can give anyone is practice a lot. Get a cheap eye liner and practice by applying then removing. Repeat until you get the hang of it.

When I started trying out eye liners, I bought a Collection (2000) eye liner and sat down for a good 2 hours just applying different thicknesses and ways. Along my make up journey I have found, for myself, that applying eye liner with my eye open and looking down slightly in a mirror is the most effective method. Below are mini tutorials for two of the quickest ways I have found to do eye liner. One using freehand, and one using tape and finishing off with concealer.

For this tutorial I’ll be using a gel liner and a nail art brush, as they’re thin and can pick up product smoothly. For me, gel is smooth, easy to remove, usually water proof and if you want to blend out to create a smoky look or drag the eye liner across the eye it’s easiest with this type of liner. It’s very versatile for your unique looks and also can be used in the waterline and to tightline.

Eye liner done with tape and gel liner.
Eye liner done with tape and gel liner.

Give them both a go and let me know how you get on!

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Worst Products I have bought – Part 1

As I’m moving house in a couple of weeks I’m starting to de-clutter my life starting with my biggest collection, my makeup drawers and bags. So I thought while I’m throwing things out I’d document the products I’ve barely touched and why I’ve never used them before giving them the chop.

These opinions and views are my own, and based on how they work on my own skin. My opinions in this blog post do not reflect other products in the lines of these companies, and were purchased with my own money.

 

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Look Of The Day #4

Later on tonight I’ll be attending the Lush Summer Blogger event in Cardiff so I thought I’d share my look with you all!

I’ve done a purple cut crease with strong brow, lip balm and orange blush.

Hair, Lightly curled with Tresemme Freeze Hold Spray.

Heres a run down of all products;

Primer; Smashbox Photo Finish Adjust

Foundation; Rimmel Clean Finish Foundation

Powder; Stila Angel Light Shade E

Brows; Guerlain Météorites Blossom Écrin Sourcils Eyebrow Kit

Eyeshadow Primer; Pixi Beauty

Eyeshadows; Sleek Showstopper Pallet

Mascara; Too Faced Lash Injection

Eyeliner (Outside); Makeup Revolution

Lips: Collection Mardi Gras Lip Balm 2

Eyeliner (Inside); Pixi Beauty

Blusher; Nars Taj Mahal

Outfit

Dress; New Look, Current Season, £14.99

Kimono; Urban Outfitters, Current Season, Sale, £24.99

Tights; Primark, £3.

 

Look of the day #3

Here’s a look I did last week for a date with the boyfriend to bowling and a meal.

Quite natural but I decided to use Adore Delano (But toned down a little!) as inspiration to do a light cut crease with a bold liner with a bright pink lip.

I decided to use my new W7 In The Buff pallet and their Honey Queen Blush / Bronzer. Reviews for those coming up in the next few weeks!

 

 

I could have taken the crease much darker in depth but I decided not to as it wasn’t a night time look I was aiming for!

Products used:

Primer: Smashbox original PhotoFinish.

Foundation: Smashbox Studio Skin in 1.2

Blusher: W7 Honey Queen, NARS Gina

Eyes: W7 In The Buff pallet, Pixi Gel Liner Onyx, Pixi Large Lash Mascara Black NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Via Vaneto

Eyebrows: Guerlain Ecrin Scourcils Eyebrow Kit

Lips: Benefit Lollitint with Smashbox Lipgloss Melondrama

 

Look of the day #2

Thought I would share my make up for today. I went for a meal with my boyfriend so it was nothing too special, but I am in love with this lipstick colour! It’s Grenadine by Smashbox. I do believe its a discontinued colour but you may still be able to get it at your local counter which is where I bought mine.

 

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Primer: Smashbox original PhotoFinish.

Foundation: Smashbox Studio Fix in 1.2 and Benefit Hello Flawless Honey under the eyes.

Powder: Benefit cosmetics Hello Flawless powder Honey.

Blush: Benefit cosmetics Hervana

Eyeliner: Rimmel London Spark It Up 600 Black Gold Eyeshadow:

Primer Pixi By Petra, Pop Beauty Vanity Violet in the crease and Smashbox Quick Take trio using only the colour Ambient all on the lid.

Mascara: Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill

Eyebrows: Illamasqua brow cake Gaze Lips: Smashbox Grenadine

Let me know what some of your favourite lipsticks are!

Look of the day – Rihanna

I’ve been listening to a lot of rihannas older music recently so I decided to do my own wearable interpretation of her look from Who’s That Chick.

To see what I used and for close ups click the jump link!