I always get really good feedback whenever I post a make up blog so I thought I would do another today and this one is a bit different to what I normally go with. Usually I go with nudes or silvers for my eyes where as in this look I use a subtle pink and I love it!
Firstly I use the Urban decay primer as the base for my make up. I then use both of my usual foundations, the Mac stupid fluid in NW20 and the Estee Lauder double ware in shade 02. I have done this because as the weather is changing my skin is really giving me some trouble, having dry patches, oily patches and plenty of blemishes. I find that both of these foundations have different things they bring to the table to mixing them together gives a really great finish for my skin. I then use the Mac powder lightly brushed over my whole face.
I then apply my concealer to under my eyes and up onto the top of my cheek bones in a triangle shape. I then use the beauty blender to blend this in to cover my bags. Once this is blended I use the Mac bronzer and apply this to the same places I would apply a contour. I also apply this to my neck to make my face blend in as I do not want my face and neck to look a different colour.
I then use the Benefit ‘High beam’ highlighter by applying small dots in a row under my eye on my cheek bone, on my eyebrow bone under the brow, on top of the eyebrow in the centre of the head and in the middle of my upper lip. This is added to these places as this is where I would want the light to hit my face leaving it looking dewy and light. This method of highlighting can be called strobing which is used by numerous celebrities such as Gigi Hadid and the Kardashians.
I then apply my eyebrows using the Elizabeth Arden powder brow kit in brunette. This palette is my favourite eyebrow palette and it has lasted me about 3 years now and it always leave my eyebrows with a perfect finish.
I then use the Urban decay naked palette 2 for the eyeshadow. I use the shade ‘Bootycall’ all over my eyelid and up to my eyebrow. I love this shade as a base colour and it blends so easily with all other colours. I then use the colour ‘Verve’ in the centre of my eyelid. This is a really great silver colour which I love and would really go well for the look I am aiming for. I then use the number 17 eyeshadow in ‘Rose Quartez’ for the outer corner of my eyelid and along the bottom of the brow bone in the crease of the eye. This is a really pretty pink colour it adds a little bit extra to the eye.
I then use the Rimmel liquid eyeliner in black and draw a large flick. To do this I draw a line that is in line with the end of my eyebrow into the corner of my eye. From the end of the line I then draw a second line at an angle towards the centre of the eye and then continue this to the inner eye. I then colour the centre of the flick in. I repeat this on both eyes, I then use a Khol liner in black and draw this on the upper water line to make the top eyelid appear darker.
I then use the ‘Bad Gal lashes’ by Benefit mascara on my top eyelashes. For this look I do not apply anything to the bottom eyelashes as I want to make the top of the eye look as dark and striking as possible. I then use a Khol liner in white in the bottom corner going towards the centre to make the eyes look bigger. I find this a really good trick to make the eyes look bright and shiny.
I then move on to the lips. I think lips are a massive part of every look they can either make the look more natural or they can add a splash of colour to the face. I have lined my lips with the Rimmel exaggerate liner in the colour ‘Tiramisu’. I do sometimes over line my lips to make them look bigger but I feel that this is important that it is only done with the correct colours. I don’t think that lips should be over lined unless you are applying a matte colour as a colour with a shimmer will make the light reflect of your actual lip and then it will just look like you have applied really bad lipstick and that is not a good look.
I then apply the colour ‘Shy Girl’ my Mac to the lips and that is my look complete. This colour is a brown colour with a subtle shimmer to it and it is great for all occasions.