Back with a wearable makeup look tutorial for an easy brown smoky eye with a pop of colour using some products that were sent to me from Fashion Addict and some others I already had. Before I post the video I thought I’d list what I used. As usual you don’t need to have all of these products to create the look but its good to be able to compare shades. The look is fairly budget friendly too which is always a bonus in my opinion!(more…)
As the title suggest this is the makeup I wore on Christmas day. I got ready far too early but I had a full day of cooking so these morning shots will have to do! Yes my hair is different, yet again, I can’t seem to help myself with dyes lying around.
Recently BYS had a pretty awesome competition on their Facebook page and the first 50 to reply got a $50 gift pack, (see I told you it was awesome!). I was one of those lucky people that won and the eye palette I used was one of the items from my pack! The colours are decently pigmented and there was a little fallout so patting them onto your lids over a base works best ( but I’ll do a review so you can see) (more…)
I’m not gonna lie, I failed! But only by 1 product so its not that bad I ‘spose. I was tagged by Hip&Haute , you really should check out her blog!
So what did I pick, (thanks for asking!)
First things first I had to pick a foundation, my skin was looking rather patchy so that just had to be fixed, I used Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation. I’m not entirely sure why I chose it as its one of my “oh my skin looks really good today, I only need a little foundation, foundations” and the fact that I had red patches and two spots meant I had to layer it a bit.
Next problem was my under eye circles, that just seem to get darker and darker these days.For this I used Illamasqua’s Emerge Cream Pigment, which works a treat! I also used it as a base over my lids, as a super light blush (just to ‘brighten’ my complexion a little). I had originally hoped to use it for my lips as well but it really would have looked odd with a nearly bare face. In hindsight (what a wonderful thing) I wish I picked Sob cream Blusher from Illamasqua instead but I already have a pink and brown tutorial and I felt it would have looked a bit too similar.
To fill in my brows, line and shade my eyes I use Nude by Nature Waterproof eye pencil in brown. I then used Illamasqua’s Halcyon Illuminator on my cheekbones, cupids bow, inner v and brow bone highlight area.
The photo’s were taken after I cheated and added the Illamasqua Gloss in Rouse, the look really needed it if I were to leave the house. Not that I was as soon as I finished filming I washed my face did a quick mask and watched old episodes of Desperate Housewives. Yes my life really is that exciting!
Oh and on a side note, if any of you lovely readers took part in the #bbloggersoz chat last Sunday you would have not only learnt some in-valuable photography tips (like I did) but you may have noticed that I mentioned I usually have to adjust the lighting and colours in IrfranView (Photoshop is far too advance for me at the moment sorry to say) then crop before it starts to resemble what I looked like in real life. But I took my usual million (ok I exaggerate a tad) shots, played around with my camera settings and voila, the shots came out perfect (colour wise, I need to work on my posing ha!) all I had to do was crop! Ok this may not be as exciting news to you as it is to me I just thought I’d mention it anyway cause I can. Oh and the second photo is stretched because Live Writer just likes to mess with me sometimes.
Make sure you tune into Sunday’s Twitter chat, they’ve all been awesome so far!
Of course if your wondering how I applied each of the products watch the video below….
As this is a tag I probably should pass this on. But its been going around for a while now and its likely most people have done it or aren’t interested, however if you haven’t and are make sure you try it and tell me! (Its harder than I thought to only pick 5 products, I mean I knew I would have some trouble picking but not that much, and I cheated, its kind of embarrassing how much of an indecisive hoarder I am…..)
Madame B Fatale
All products purchased by me except the Illamasqua gloss, but that will be reviewed at a later date.
Today’s ‘bare faced’ FOTD, well as ‘bare faced’ as I get!
I started off by applying Nivea Rich Daily SPF Moisturiser (trailing it for BeautyHeaven so you’ll get a review in a few weeks) Followed with Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation. On the cheeks I used Illamasqua’s cream blush in Sob and Halcyon Illuminator. Brows were groomed with Benefits Brow Wax. Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara and Exhibit White Eyeliner on the eye’s. Then finished off the look with Illamasqua’s Obey Lipstick with Natio Mineral Lip Butter in Loving.
My ‘relaxed waves’ were achieved with the Babyliss Conical Wand ( tutorial coming soon!). I used One ‘n Only Ceramic Silk Thermal Protection and finished with Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Hairspray and Inecto Pure Coconut Oil Glossing Spray.
(remember you can use any shadows you have in similar colours and you’ll get the same effect!)
Too Faced Shadow Insurance (before filming)
Cheap retractable brown eye liner
NYX Pearl Loose Shadow in Nude
Natio Trio in Smokey Eye’s (All colours used)
Mehron Palette Natural Wheat
Mehron Basic Palette, Black used with Ben Bye Liquid Set to make liner
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Duo Glue used with eBay lower Lashes and ES brand Top Lashes
Sally Hansen Baby Pink Lipstick with a cheap shimmery gloss over the top
BYS Baked Blush Peachy