31 May 2013

Tutorial: Blue Smoke

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I posted a video a while ago called Makeup Nightmares, where I showed everything you could possibly and definitely do wrong when applying makeup. If you missed that video, you can check it out here (link). Let me just briefly refresh your memory...

Ugh, yeaaaahhhhh um no. That look is simply not attractive on anyone. I decided to give this "look" - if you can call it that - another go, using a lot of the same products if possible, and apply the makeup in a way that is much more flattering and attractive.

Watch my tutorial with lots of tips on how to improve your application technique in general, and how to recreate this look on yourself! You can click here, or watch on Youtube:

Here's the lowdown of everything I showed in the video.

Manhattan Eyemazing Eyeshadow Pen in black, L'Oreal Color Riche New Essentials quad in 208 Skinny Jeans, Ben Nye Toast, MAC Soft Brown, MAC Vellum, Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx, Collection 2000 Glam Crystals gel eyeliner, MAC Reflects Transparent Teal pigment, MAC Blacktrack Fluidline, Maybelline white kajal pencil eyeliner, Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara, Sleek MakeUp Lashes in 234 Savannah

Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow pencil in Stawburn, Kryolan eyebrow powder in Medium, Kryolan clear eyebrow gel

Manhattan Trio Effect blush in Pink Cupcake

Inglot lipliner in 859, MAC Myth lipstick, Catrice Brilliant Lip Gloss in My Home is my Sandcastle (LE)

L'Oreal 108 New Money

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27 May 2013

Tutorial: Hot Pink Lips!!

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Unsure of how to wear super bright and bold colors on your lips this summer? There have been so many makeup collections released lately that feature intense colored lipstick, perfectly in trend for this spring and summer. The warmer season is the perfect time to try out a new look - but sometimes it can be tricky to figure out how to combine it with the rest of your makeup.

My tip: Let your lips take center stage, and pull the rest back. Your eyes can still be emphasised but use eyeliner and nude colored eye shadows to achieve the look, instead of bright colors. Warm up your cheeks with a complimenting blush, but try not to choose the exact same color family, unless you like the matchy-matchy look. For example if you go for hot pink lips, opt for a peach color on your cheek. If you choose an orangey lipstick, go for pink on your cheeks. Or you could choose a very neutral blush tone all together.

Watch my step by step tutorial to see how I pulled off this look!

Smashbox 15 Hour Wear foundation, Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush in Peachy Dream

Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow in Topaz, Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette in Smokebox, Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette in Softbox II, Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx, Maybelline eye Kajal in White, Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara, false lashes (don't remember which box they were from sorry!)

Smashbox Megatint Long Wear Lip Color in Punch

KIKO 288

14 May 2013

Tutorial: Tone in Tone Makeup

Hello everyone! I've been majorly MIA from this blog, I apologize. I have, however, been really busy with moving house, which I vlogged about here, and I've also been posting a lot on my Vlog channel TheThirdShift, so you may want to check that out here if you're not up to date.

But anyway, on to today's makeup tutorial. I've been loving this understated, tone-in-tone look, which I've been wearing a variation of for years. Sometimes I'll combine the eyes with a bold lip, for example a really bright color, but today I opted for a neutral caramel tone on the lips.

Watch my tutorial below to see how I did this look!

L'Oreal Magic Lumi foundation, Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder, Illamasqua Hollow Cream Pigment, Illamasqua Bronzer in Writhe, Kryolan concealer, Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand in Gold, Lancome Teint Miracle brightening concealer

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe, Manhattan eyeshadows in 96Q Choc Choc Kiss and 69S Velvet Vision, Ben Nye Toast eyeshadow, L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Brown, L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara in Black, Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil

L'Oreal Colour Caresse Shine Stain in Eternally Nude, Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector Nr. 06

China Glaze Grape Pop