Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Smoky Winged Eye Look

Hi Everyone! A bit of a smokier look for you today, I'm obsessed with this sort of eyeshadow shape where the winged liner sort of graduates into a smokey look on the lid. I used a lot of neutral plummy tones for this look, but you could recreate this style of smokey eye with literally any colour combination. I didn't do a pictorial for this look, but below you'll find step-by-step instructions on how I achieved it.

I primed my eye with M.A.C Prolongwear Paintpot Soft Ochre that I applied with a Real Techniques Deluxe Crease brush. I set the primer with a matte shade that matches my skin all over to help make blending easier later on. Using Malt and Haux, both by M.A.C, on a 217 blending brush, I worked both shades into the crease and on the moving lid, leaving the inner third of the lid free of colour.

Using an angled brush, I started mapping out my winged liner, smudging it in between building it up with my M.A.C 219 pencil brush. Once I was happy with the shape and blending, I packed Sketch by M.A.C right over top of the entire liner and blended in with Haux. I took the two shades under the lower lashes also.

I applied Vanilla Pigment into the inner corner and Pick Me Up eyeshadow under the browbone. I coated my lashes with Extended Play Gigablack Lash mascara before applying 48 lashes.

For the bright spring lips, I lined and filled them in entirely with Edge To Edge Lip Pencil and went over top with Style Surge Mineralize Lipstick, both by M.A.C.

On my brows I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in the shade Taupe.

Hope you guys like the look! 
Much Love xxx

Friday, 1 May 2015

Neutral Glam Eyes

Hey everyone! Another neutral classy eye look for you today. We were going out for drinks to celebrate May Day (huge thing here in Finland) and I had a rare moment of actually capturing the look I did. Excuse my weird, puffy, double-creased eyelids people. Anyone else get that from eating too much salty food? 

Products Used

Mac Brule
Mac Blanc Type
Mac Kid
Mac Courdoroy
Urban Decay Faint
Makeup Geek Homecoming
Mac Dazzlelight
Mac Chromagraphic Pencil NC15/NW20
Mac Extended Play Gigablack Lash
Mac 36 Lash
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Taupe
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

I cut my 36 lashes into 4 "bunches", to make them more comfortable and last longer. Lately I've found that strip lashes tend to detach from the middle of my lid throughout the day, rather than lifting from the corners. Applying them in individual tufts definitely helps combat this and I find they look a teeny tiny bit more natural, no?

Hope everyone's having a fantastic weekend <3

Much Love xxx