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!
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.
Give them both a go and let me know how you get on!
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.
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.
Primer: Smashbox original PhotoFinish.
Foundation: Smashbox Studio Fix in 1.2 and Benefit Hello Flawless Honey under the eyes.