Wednesday, 29 May 2013

EOTD #16 Peppermint choc eyes

For the last week and a half I have been stuck at home in bed sick with tonsillitis. So I haven't really felt like going out or putting any makeup on. 
However this week I am feeling better and I'm back at work so I started getting into putting on makeup again. 

This week I did something slightly different to my usual neutral everyday look. I did a Peppermint green and brown EOTD. 

Here is the look. (note: I'm sorry the photo quality isn't great as I took it with my phone and forgot to take more photos with my normal camera)

How I created this look:

1. I applied Maybelline Color Tattoo in Too Cool all over the lid as a base. I also applied this in the inner corner of my eyes. 
2. Then I applied Essence eyeshadow in no. 66 Peppermint Ice Cream all over the lid. 
3. I applied Buck from the UD Naked Palette and blend it on the crease. 
4. To define the eyes a bit more I applied Darkhorse from the UD Naked Palette on then outer v of the eyes and blended it up to the crease.
5. I tight-lined my eyes using Eye of Horus black eyeliner and I lined the upper lash line by pushing a black eyeshadow (Creep from UD naked palette) along my lash line. I didn't want to do any thick eyeliner since I wanted the focus on the eyeshadow and since I have hooded eyes any thick line will just reduce my lid space.
6. I applied Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Mildew (moss green colour) on my lower lash line. 
7. I finished off the look by applying Almay Get Up and Grow mascara on the upper and lower lashes. 

For my face I used:

- Chamos Acaci Magic Perfect BB cream  SPF 45
- MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in medium plus
- MAC Pure Sculpture Pro Sculpting cream
- MAC Lilycent Cream Blush
- MAC Cream Colour Base in Hush 

And for my lips I used Dior Addict lipstick no. 554. 

Saturday, 18 May 2013

EOTD #15 Peach and berry cut crease & New Haircut!

So I have been a bit unwell, hence why I haven't posted in over a week. Anyway this was an EOTD from over a week ago. Also.... I just got a brand new haircut then! At first I thought it was too short but now I am getting used to it and really liking it. I also find it much easier to style.

These are the steps on how I created this look:

  1. Apply primer all over the eyelid up to the brow bone.  I used Mirenesse Sexy Secret Eye Primer. This helps out even out the lids and make the eyeshadow last longer.
  2. Apply the peach eyeshadow from MAC Reel Sexy Dynamic Duo 1 all over the lid. Since I have hooded eyes, I also applied it and blended it up above the crease.
  3. Apply the berry purple eyeshadow from the MAC Reel Sexy Dynamic Duo 1 with a pencil brush by drawing a line on the crease. Apply more heavily on the outer part of the crease. 
  4. Apply more of the berry purple eyeshadow using a fluffy brush (like MAC 217 brush) and blend out that line you drew on step 3. This will blend out the cut crease so it does not look too harsh. Keep blending until you get the desired effect.
  5. I applied MAC fluidline in Blacktrack along the upper lash line. And on the lower lash line I applied Sephora Flashy Waterproof Purple eyeliner.
  6. I finished off by applying Almay Get up and grow mascara on my lashes.
Hope you like this look!

Friday, 10 May 2013

EOTD #14 Neutral eyes with a hint of green

This is an EOTD from a week ago that I haven't had the chance to upload and post.

It's a neutral EOTD with a hint of green. I thought it was nice to add a bit of colour that day since I was wearing all black.

To create this look I used:

  • L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Hourglass Beige all over the lid
  • GOSH Cosmetics in Dark Green on the crease mixed with Darkhorse from Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • I tightlined the upper lash line using the Eye of Horus pencil eyeliner and also very thinly lined the upper lash line
  • Camouflage Colours Skin crayon eyeliner in green on the lower lash line
  • Almay Get up and grow mascara

Friday, 3 May 2013

EOTD #13 Blue sky eye-makeup look

Today's EOTD was inspired by a friend on a beauty forum who always post beautiful colourful EOTDs. I usually don't do a lot of colourful EOTDs and when I do it's mostly a colour that's not too bright or I only use a pop of colour.

However since I was inspired I decided to do a blue eye makeup look. I don't tend to use blue a lot so this is definitely different to my usual makeup look.

As you can see it is quite bright and out there but since I have heavily hooded eyes when my eyes are open it actually looks less out there.

Anyway if you would like to recreate this look you can follow these steps:

  1. Apply eye primer all over eyelid up to the brow bone and also under the eyes. This helps the eyeshadow to stick and last longer.
  2. The main eyeshadow I used for this look was MAC Heavenly Creatures Mineralized eyeshadow in the colour Sky as pictured below. I did not blend the colours from this eyeshadow but applied the 2 blues separately.
  3. MAC Heavenly Creatures Mineralized eyeshadow - Sky
  4. Apply the bright sky blue from the Sky mineralized eyeshadow all over the lid. Since I have hooded eyes, I blended this slightly higher so it is visible when my eyes are open. 
  5. Apply the darker blue colour from the same eyeshadow all over the crease and blend. 
  6. I applied MAC Shimmermoss eyeshadow in the inner third and inner corner of the eyes.
  7. Under the lower lash line apply the dark blue colour on the outer two thirds and apply MAC Shimmermoss on the inner thirds.
  8. To highlight the brow bone, I applied Urban Decay Sin eyeshadow from the Naked Palette.
  9. Make sure that you blend the colours quite well so that it transitions beautifully.
  10. I applied a thin line of black eyeliner on the upper lash line very closely to the lash. I used Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner.
  11. Because it's such a colourful dramatic look I decided to use false lashes to enhance my lashes. The lash that I used was Red Cherry lashes #110.
And that's it. For the face I used Lancome Teint Visionnaire Foundation and I used MUA Bronzed perfection bronzer to contour the face. I didn't want to do too much on the face since the eyeshadow is quite dramatic. I also left my lips bare or you could apply a nude lipstick so that the eye is the main attraction.

Hope you like this look :)