Make Up Through My Eyes - ShowMe MakeUp

Jul 28

I adore these loose pigments from alexapersicocosmetics. 
They are super sparkly & highly pigmented. I received 8 of the 13 shades available, and I love every single one of them. 

I swatched these pigments straight from the pots using my finger, but they can also be used wet to gain a more intense colour pay-off. 
If you apply them to your skin using a dampened brush, they will become more like a metallic eyeshadow.  
Loose pigment is often pressed over an eyeshadow base, but as you can see these pigments are relatively intense when applied straight from the pot onto bare skin. So provided you’ve primed your eyelid, you could wear these alone wet or dry. 
Alternatively, use the generic method and apply over an eyeshadow to create more depth. 

These loose pigments retail at $18.00 each. 
Alexa Persico Cosmetics ship within the US, and internationally to Canada & the UK. 

www.alexapersicocosmetics.com

I adore these loose pigments from alexapersicocosmetics.
They are super sparkly & highly pigmented. I received 8 of the 13 shades available, and I love every single one of them.

I swatched these pigments straight from the pots using my finger, but they can also be used wet to gain a more intense colour pay-off.
If you apply them to your skin using a dampened brush, they will become more like a metallic eyeshadow.

Loose pigment is often pressed over an eyeshadow base, but as you can see these pigments are relatively intense when applied straight from the pot onto bare skin. So provided you’ve primed your eyelid, you could wear these alone wet or dry. Alternatively, use the generic method and apply over an eyeshadow to create more depth.

These loose pigments retail at $18.00 each.
Alexa Persico Cosmetics ship within the US, and internationally to Canada & the UK. www.alexapersicocosmetics.com

Jul 24

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Jul 23

After looking on YouTube, I noticed the lack of tutorials on how to cover hyperpigmentation. So, I decided to film one.
My Aunt has suffered with it really bad since she fell pregnant, and struggles to cover it up with high-street makeup products. 
Granted camouflage makeup isn’t as cheap as drugstore concealers, but it’s well worth the purchase if you do suffer with pigmentation, especially on the face. 
Using camouflage makeup will give you the confidence to go out in public without the fear of people staring at you. 

This is a ‘before & after’ of my Aunt after filming the tutorial. It’ll be live on my channel next week - www.youtube.com/smiles2310

The key product I used here was Dermacolour foundation (used in the same way as a concealer) 
This product will cover everything from pigmentation to tattoos. 
It needn’t be heavy as you can also purchase Derma Fluid which sheers the product down - meaning it won’t compromise the pigment of the makeup but instead it’ll become thinner, feeling less heavy when applied on the skin.
Used alone, it does need a little warming up first; I do this by applying it to the back of my hand & then on the skin pigmentation.

After looking on YouTube, I noticed the lack of tutorials on how to cover hyperpigmentation. So, I decided to film one.
My Aunt has suffered with it really bad since she fell pregnant, and struggles to cover it up with high-street makeup products.
Granted camouflage makeup isn’t as cheap as drugstore concealers, but it’s well worth the purchase if you do suffer with pigmentation, especially on the face.
Using camouflage makeup will give you the confidence to go out in public without the fear of people staring at you.

This is a ‘before & after’ of my Aunt after filming the tutorial. It’ll be live on my channel next week - www.youtube.com/smiles2310

The key product I used here was Dermacolour foundation (used in the same way as a concealer)
This product will cover everything from pigmentation to tattoos.
It needn’t be heavy as you can also purchase Derma Fluid which sheers the product down - meaning it won’t compromise the pigment of the makeup but instead it’ll become thinner, feeling less heavy when applied on the skin.
Used alone, it does need a little warming up first; I do this by applying it to the back of my hand & then on the skin pigmentation.

Jul 20

Getting messy, playing with texture & colour today!  I love oil paintings, and they are the inspiration for this creative mess.
This mobile shot is a small scale practice for something I’ve got in mind to shoot soon!
Check out this quirky contact lens I popped in to go with this makeup look - It’s called ‘Starburst’ and the pair are from CamoEyes.comPlease go check them out for affordable & fun lenses; CamoEyes Colored Contacts

Getting messy, playing with texture & colour today!
I love oil paintings, and they are the inspiration for this creative mess.

This mobile shot is a small scale practice for something I’ve got in mind to shoot soon!

Check out this quirky contact lens I popped in to go with this makeup look - It’s called ‘Starburst’ and the pair are from CamoEyes.com
Please go check them out for affordable & fun lenses; CamoEyes Colored Contacts

Jul 16

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​I depotted all of my favourite lipsticks today. 
I had two of these palettes already made-up from a while back, but I bought two new empty palettes yesterday. 

I’ve collected so many great lipsticks over the past year that I simply can’t carry them all around in my kit, so it’s ideal for me to crush them into these palettes as a space saver. 

Today I created a bright palette & one that contains deeper shades. 
If you’re starting out with new palettes & a ton of difference lipsticks, I would advise putting all them in a colour order as best as possible. 
I have so many shades of Red, and ideally I would of liked to of put them in one palette in a range of dark to light shades, but I created my palettes at different times so I wasn’t able to do this. 
But you would find it beneficial in picking out the shade you want if they are all together in a colour order. 
You can get these palettes from a variety of makeup brands. And also rather cheaply on eBay for an unbranded version from China! 

Enjoy depotting your Lippy ladies! 💄💋

​I depotted all of my favourite lipsticks today.
I had two of these palettes already made-up from a while back, but I bought two new empty palettes yesterday.

I’ve collected so many great lipsticks over the past year that I simply can’t carry them all around in my kit, so it’s ideal for me to crush them into these palettes as a space saver.

Today I created a bright palette & one that contains deeper shades.
If you’re starting out with new palettes & a ton of difference lipsticks, I would advise putting all them in a colour order as best as possible.
I have so many shades of Red, and ideally I would of liked to of put them in one palette in a range of dark to light shades, but I created my palettes at different times so I wasn’t able to do this.
But you would find it beneficial in picking out the shade you want if they are all together in a colour order.

You can get these palettes from a variety of makeup brands. And also rather cheaply on eBay for an unbranded version from China!

Enjoy depotting your Lippy ladies! 💄💋

Jul 15

Woke up to these beauties this morning!! alexapersicocosmetics sent me a package full of goodies to try out, and the first thing I wanted to swatch was these beautiful lipsticks. 
The colours are amazing - very girly and they feel so silky. 
The lipsticks take a couple of swipes to gain a nice opacity, but then we all swipe ‘left to right’ then back to the left again when applying lippy, so these are great if you only want a wash of colour on your lips or if you wish to build up intense colour. 
There are 11 shades in total on Alexa’s website, covering a nice range of colours. 
From having only swatched these lipsticks, the staying power was ridiculous! I couldn’t budge them off my arm, I had to use Abschminke by Kryolan. It’s an emollient that is great at removing stubborn makeup products. 
So if the swatching is anything to go by, these lipsticks will definitely stay in place! 

Alexa Persico lipsticks retail at $12.99 each. 
Take a look at the other items for sale on their website: www.alexapersicocosmetics.com

Woke up to these beauties this morning!!
alexapersicocosmetics sent me a package full of goodies to try out, and the first thing I wanted to swatch was these beautiful lipsticks.
The colours are amazing - very girly and they feel so silky.
The lipsticks take a couple of swipes to gain a nice opacity, but then we all swipe ‘left to right’ then back to the left again when applying lippy, so these are great if you only want a wash of colour on your lips or if you wish to build up intense colour.
There are 11 shades in total on Alexa’s website, covering a nice range of colours.
From having only swatched these lipsticks, the staying power was ridiculous! I couldn’t budge them off my arm, I had to use Abschminke by Kryolan. It’s an emollient that is great at removing stubborn makeup products.
So if the swatching is anything to go by, these lipsticks will definitely stay in place!

Alexa Persico lipsticks retail at $12.99 each.
Take a look at the other items for sale on their website: www.alexapersicocosmetics.com

Jul 10

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Jul 09

I do love it when the postman brings goodies!!! 
Here are my new MAC pro concealer palettes in Light & Medium. They look really Pinky in this photo, a bit deceiving as they aren’t. 
New welcomed additions to my kit!

I do love it when the postman brings goodies!!!
Here are my new MAC pro concealer palettes in Light & Medium. They look really Pinky in this photo, a bit deceiving as they aren’t. New welcomed additions to my kit!

Jul 06

I filmed this makeup tutorial today for my makeup channel on YouTube - Vivid Blues for Brown eyes! 
It will be up this week. If you’ve not done so already, please do subscribe to see more creative makeup looks! www.youtube.com/smiles2310

I filmed this makeup tutorial today for my makeup channel on YouTube - Vivid Blues for Brown eyes!
It will be up this week. If you’ve not done so already, please do subscribe to see more creative makeup looks!
www.youtube.com/smiles2310