I LOVE these Mink eyelashes that ESQIDO sent me today!
They have a handful of beautiful handcrafted mink eyelashes within their range.
The sets I have been sent are;
I will be using these within some upcoming tutorials!
You can see more of their gorgeous lashes here: www.esqido.com
I created this Cranberry coloured eye look today and I paired it with an Aubergine dark lip.
To get the look;
I used ‘Soft Ochre’ paint pot, by MAC, over the eyelid. This neutralises the lid & also prevents the shadow from shifting.
To give a smooth and tack-free surface to apply the coloured eyeshadow to, I swept Vanilla eyeshadow from MAC over the entire lid up to the brow bone.
Though the socket line I added a light transition colour; I mixed a matte Red eyeshadow with a matte Camel coloured eyeshadow, and on a blending brush I softly shaded through the crease of the eye. The purpose of this was so that I could place a darker colour through the socket line afterwards and it would make light work of the blending.
On the very centre of the mobile eyelid I patted on a soft satin finish eyeshadow from Anastasia Beverly Hills. This colour is the lightest shade from an eyeshadow duo they created back in 2012. This duo was called ‘My Bedford’
Next, I placed Cranberry eyeshadow from MAC, on the inner & outer 3rd of the eyelid. So, this emphasised the lightest shade I placed on the centre of the lid, making it appear larger just in the centre.
On the outer ‘V’ of the eye I placed the darker eyeshadow from the ‘My Bedford’ duo palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills, which is a deep purple colour. This deepened the outer edge of the crease, and created more dimension. I used a fluffy blending brush to soften the placement of the purple eyeshadow, so the colours blended seamlessly.
Underneath the lower lashes I mimicked the top lid, using the same colours but in a smaller amount so it just smoked the lower lash-line.
After the eyeshadow was complete, I used a cream liner by Kryolan in the colour Aubergine. I painted this across the waterline & I also tightlined the eyelid. This means to paint underneath the top lashes, to rid any pink fleshy tones, which makes the eye look even more smokey.
And lastly, I applied a top set of eyelashes; M102 by Eldora Eyelashes And a bottom set; ‘Precious’ by House Of Lashes
Further to my last post regarding my ‘lived in’ eyelashes; here is a before and after photo so you can see the difference and what to expect once they’ve been soaked and dried.
I’ve left the glue on them from yesterday so I could stick them back into the casing, then I remove it when I next wear them.
As you can see, they become a little wispy & almost scruffy compared to the pair at the top, which are crisp.
BUT they will most certainly look SO much more natural & real once they are on your eyes. These are the pair I was wearing in the photo previous to this post.
Some of you asked on here and on my Instagram, what product I soak my falsies in; I use hot tap water (not boiling) and Johnson’s Baby shampoo in a small pot.
It’s a great way to remove old glue that’s attached to the lashes.
The glue goes white when it’s been soaked, and peels away so easily.
I’m quite liking these new false eyelashes I got from Primark, of all places.
I love lashes to appear lived in, I can’t stand them fresh of the packet.
So, I soak them in hot water with Johnson’s baby shampoo when I first get them.
This just softens the lash hairs & takes away the rigidness.
You’re probably thinking that this process would ruin the lashes, but I’ve always found they stay intact with no issues - both synthetic and real hair.
I usually wear my lashes for about a year or so - yes that’s correct… Over a years use out of them.
I look after them by soaking off the glue (in the same way - hot water & baby shampoo), cleaning them, and reshaping the lashes while they dry.
I always get asked if my lashes are my own, and this is because they look soft and fluffy - lived in.
Everyone has their own preference when it comes to falsies; some people love the crisp look of a new set. Whereas other people, like myself, prefer the softer appearance.
If the lashes I’ve purchased are on a thick band and are doubled-up then I don’t soak them, I leave them as they come.
I only do this with lashes that are on a fine band.
Usually eyelashes made from real hair turn out much nicer than the pair I’m sporting in this image, but these are a cheap pair so they are little more wispy looking that I usually like.
All things considered - I’m pretty impressed with the result.
My messy work setup after today’s bridal makeup trial.
Some key products I rely on when doing bridal looks are;
Bioderma Sensitive - to cleanse the skin.
Illamasqua Hydra & Matte Veils - to add moisture & mattify the skin.
Benefit Porefessional - to smooth out the skins surface.
Kryolan eye primer - to prevent the eyeshadow from moving.
Soft Ochre & Painterly Paint Pots by MAC - to neutralise the eyelid in prep for the eyeshadow.
Matte & Satin finish eyeshadows - I’m not a fan of frosted shadows for bridal.
Dinair Airbrush Foundation - I love this because it is touch proof & water resistant. Perfect for a bride!
Soleil Tan De Chanel - gives a beautiful hint of colour to the skin.
Skindinavia Setting Spray - keeps all the makeup fixed in place once you’ve finished application.
Those are a some of my MUST HAVE products for bridal makeup!
I created some texture for this up-close eye shot using Creams, Glitter & Jewels.
Around the eye and on the inner half of the eyelid I used Illamasquas’ Liquid Metal in the colour ‘Solstice’ which is a ‘Metallic Gold’
I patted that on using a flat synthetic brush. Using a patting motion allowed me to build up some texture with the product.
I used a spooly brush dipped in ‘Enrapture’ Liquid Metal also by Illasmasqua, which is a bronzed colour cream, and I ran through the brow hairs. This left a small amount of reflective pigment visible along the brow.
Using a small brush I dipped it into the same colour, and painted the ends of the eyelashes to match the brow.
Then I patted on some dark Purple & Pink glitter on the outer half of the eyelid. This is cosmetic glitter from Kryolan.
And lastly, using some duo eyelash glue, I applied some sequins and jewels to the outer edge of the eyelid and surrounding area.
Makeup - Me (Shonagh Scott - ShowMe MakeUp)
Photography - Martin Higgs
Retoucher - Stefka Pavlova
Model - Marta Razza