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
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.
Makeup Hacks / Tips & Tricks For MakeUp Application!
Here are my 12 favourite hacks when when it comes to makeup. Some of them are super easy for those of you who don’t know much about makeup. And then some of them are more indepth and hopefully you may not of heard of them.
I loved the eye-makeup on Rihanna in the recent spread in W-Magazine.
She looks absolutely flawless and super sultry!
Although Rihanna naturally has flawless skin from the-off, it’s obvious the photos have been heavily edited as Naomi Campbell & Iman also look flawless, and as if they haven’t aged since their 20’s.
I wanted to take inspiration from the eye makeup that Rihanna is sporting in this particular shot, and create something similar for my next tutorial - and this is the result.
(Please note that this look is not intended to look like Rihanna, it’s simply inspired by)
The tutorial will go live next week, and you will be able to find it by subscribing to my YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/smiles2310
All products used will be listed in the description bar.
Here is my tutorial on ‘How to cover-up hyperpigmentation’
If you suffer with dark skin pigmentation on your face or body then here is a quick tutorial showing you the best product to use to cover this up - giving you the confidence to go out without the thought of being judged.
For those of you who like to wear light makeup for summer, then this tutorial might of interest to you!
I show you that you can highlight and contour with the sheerest of products and still look uber natural.
Subscribe to my channel for a wide range of tutorials; www.youtube.com/smiles2310
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! 💄💋