Saturday, 22 November 2014

Not Just Another Cat Eye

Hey Everyone! I'm sorry I've been a bad blogger this month, I've had a lot going on and the days here in Finland are getting shorter and darker, so getting any sort of photos done is a real struggle. I seriously need a studio! You can see how blurry even these photos are, and it I find it quite discouraging and so have not been blogging as much lately. 

Here I wanted to try a different winged-liner technique, as I'm finding it harder and harder to achieve a regular one, I think my eyes are starting to sag or something! The nice thing about doing it this way, is that it covers up that whole outer corner area, so it's perfect if you have uneven, hooded or mono-lids, as you still get that cat-eye effect, without relying on your natural eye shape. I love the way the outer edge of this is really sharp and edgy, but then it fades into a soft blend. 
I used M.A.C. Quarry eyeshadow all over the lid and the crease, before making my wing with Anastasia Beverly Hills Jet Cream Liner and buffing it out with Royal eyeshadow by Smashbox

On my brows I'm wearing my go-to combo of ABH Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde and Brow Powder Duo in Medium Brown topped off with a slick of her Clear Brow Gel. The lashes are Ardell 113's

My blush is Dame and my lips are Angel, both by M.A.C.

Also, I just wanted to share some great news with you guys. So I have just got a new job as M.A.C.'s Retail Make-Up Artist here in Finland. Our training starts soon, so forgive me if I'm a bit quiet on here for the next while, I'll be a very busy bee! :) Hope everyone's having a great weekend! 

Much Love xxx

Monday, 3 November 2014

Glitter Tears

Hey Everyone! I came up with this look as I was having a little play about the last day. I've been admiring @alyssamarieartistry 's fabulous work on her Instagram, and been particularly intrigued by this upside down triangle sandwiched smoky lower lashline (there's probably easier ways of describing that hahah ) that she does a lot, mainly because I know it doesn't really work on me what with my wrinkly puffy eye bags. However, I do like to push my own boundaries when it comes to my own makeup, and go for colours and techniques that I don't particularly like (on myself) and through this process usually end up loving them. 
Here I used mainly M.A.C shadows; Quarry as my upper crease and lower lashline (eye bag) transition shade, Sketch as the main lid colour, Shroom under the brow and Blanc Type in the inner corner. To deepen up Sketch right in the outer-V I used Royal by Smashbox and the colour in the middle of my upper and lower lid is YDK by Urban Decay

I popped a bit of Grimas glitter in the shade 075 on top of YDK on the lower and upper lid in that upside-down triangle shape, kind of like a tear. The lashes are by Eylure.

On my brows I went for my absolute favourite combo of Brow Wiz, Brow Powder Duo and Clear Brow Gel all by Anastasia Beverly Hills. 

Hope you like it! 

Much Love xxx