Thursday, 28 November 2013

My Week In Pictures

Hey Everyone! Sorry haven't got around to tutorials (again) for a while, but it's not for a lack of trying I keep starting ones and either don't like them or realise I've done them before..! Suppose you could say I'm a bit uninspired at the minute, but I figured Id do a little post anyway for ya, so here's some of the things I got up to this week... 

So my friend Sinead asked me to help her with her level 3 hairdressing showcase, for which she had to do a 1920s inspired look, cut & colour and an avant garde thing. She won 2nd place for her Colour & Cut (2nd pic down) so yay! 

Here's a tutorial I started but didn't finish, I hated it so much but ended up getting this one ok picture so I suppose I'll share that so the effort isn't completely wasted :) 
I don't even know what I was trying to do there to be honest... Finally started decorating the flat for Christmas last night, battling with lights and whatnot... So guys if yous have any suggestions or looks you wana know how to do please let me know, also follow me on Instagram sarakalima.
Much Love x

Friday, 8 November 2013

Smoked Out Eye Tutorial

Hi Everyone! A nice, simple and easy tutorial today! Its pretty much your classic smokey eye, but its good to go back to basics sometimes :) I hope you like it!
I primed my lid using Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden, to even out the skintone on my lids.
My main colour I chose (you can absolutely use any colour you like, just follow the technique) was Hustle by Urban Decay, its a lovely iridescent dark brown shot through with a plummy tones. I packed this on all over the moving lid, right up to where the skin creases or maybe just above it.
To buff out the harsh line at the crease I used a medium blending brush and Quarry eyeshadow by Mac, only using the tiniest bit of product and making sure not to take the colour too high, I wanted to keep all the colour on the moving lid.
To even out the browbone I used Brule eyeshadow by Mac which is pretty close to my skin colour. I took it right down to meet with Quarry and went back in with the blending brush to make sure the transition is seamless.
On a stubby shader brush I ran Rockstar eyeshadow by UD (in real life the rockstar shows up a bit brighter, my camera didnt really pick it up unfortunately) along the lower lashes, meeting up with Hustle in the outer corner.
I ran Avon SuperShock Eyeliner in Black on the upper and lower waterline. Use any liner you like for lining along the top lashline, liquid, gel, pencil, doesnt matter, I used an angled brush and Blackout eyeshadow by UD.
Clinique High Impact Mascara
I used cheap lashes from Penney's/Primark, they are the Kiss i-Envy Diva 02 lashes. I also got a really cute rhinestone wheel there the last day, so I thought it would be fun to try a few of them out, cant decide if they just look tacky though haha. To stick rhinestones on, all I do is use something like the end of a thin makeup brush, dip it in DUO glue, dot the glue where you want the gem to go, pick up the gem using a damp cotton bud and stick it on. The glue is undetectable of the skin once it dries.
Other products used; Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, Mac StudioFinish Concealer, Mac MSF Natural in Light and Medium, Mac Blush in Well Dressed, Mac Lipstick in Snob.
Much Love xx

Monday, 4 November 2013

Subtle Everyday Make-Up for Round Eyes

Hi Everyone! So I was asked to do a work-friendly eye look for round eyes, something to help elongate the shape. I've mainly used the Urban Decay Naked Palette for this, as I'm sure many of you have it so it'll be easy to try yourself :) I dont have particularly round eyes, so you can still wear this look if you dont either, hope you like it!
I began by priming my lid with Urban Decay Primer Potion.
I did a light wash of Brule by Mac all over the lid, if you dont have this, even your face powder would do.
Taking a pointy smudgy brush (professional lingo yea?) and Toasted from the Naked palette, I swept this along the top lashline, almost as though creating a thich liner, and flicked it out softly in the outer corner. This is a beautiful colour, something similar would be Sable by Mac.
On a medium sized blending brush I took a bit of Buck, and softly blended into the outer crease.
Next, to create some depth I lined the upper lashline with Hustle, following the same shape we made with Toasted but make sure the Toasted colour still peeps up from under Hustle. You can use a darker colour if you want more definition, but I wanted to keep this look quite subtle. I also took the hustle under the lower lashes on the outer corner.
For a bright eyed look, I popped a bit of Virgin just in the tearduct and whatever was left on the brush just under the brow. I also ran a little white eyeliner (Gosh) along the waterline, this is totally optional.
Clinique High Impact Mascara.
Other products used; -Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation #51 -Mac Studiofinish Concealer NW20 -Mac MSF Natural in Light -Nars Laguna Bronzer -Mac Well Dressed Blush -Virgin from Naked palette as highlight.