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TUTORIAL: ROMANTIC & SEDUCTIVE MAKEUP LOOK

TUTORIAL: ROMANTIC & SEDUCTIVE MAKEUP LOOK

Ugh… I don’t know why my brows look so washed out… Anyways.. All I had in mind when doing this look was that I wanted to try the only ColourPop eyeshadow I own and I ended up with this look which I think is very romantic and seductive! My boyfriend thought it looked kind of vampire-like, but I guess they are a bit seductive? I dunno hahahah. Keep reading to find out how I created this look!

I started out by priming my lids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used a translucent powder to set it. I used the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Eyeshadow Palette (read my review HERE) for most parts in this look. I applied the shadow Safe Word in my crease with the Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. Next, I layed down the shade Dominatrix with the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents and blended it out with the Crease Blender Brush and a bit of Safe Word.

I then dived into the ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in the shade Muse which is a stunning rosy metallic shadow! I used a sponge tip applicator to apply the creme shadow as I didn’t think a brush did it justice and a sponge tip applicator works just as good as a finger but is much more precise! Next, I used the NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner to apply a winged liner (see my tutorial on a winged eyeliner HERE). I then used the Real Techniques Accent Brush to apply some of the Fetish shadow from the Androgyny Palette and used the Pointed Blender Brush dipped into a bit of Charm to blend it out.

Next, I finished up the makeup look by applying some of the Lancôme Le Crayon Khol Eye Liner (*) on my upper and lower waterline. I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*), used the MAC Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara (read my review of the mascara HERE) and applied some of the Eylure Individual Lashes (*). For highlight, I used the shades Amber Gold and Snow from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit (*).

I hope you enjoyed this makeup look as I had so much fun creating it for you! I hope you all have a great weekend so far! xx

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HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT PRIMER FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT PRIMER FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

When you are on the hunt for the perfect primer for your skin type, the most important thing is to know what skin type you have. You might already know it, but if you are in doubt, I would recommend you to read THIS post first where I explain to you how to find your skin type. In this post, I will explain to you what kind of primers you should be going for depending on your skin type and also give you some recommendations on primers as well.

Let’s start off this talk about primers for oily skin. When you have oily skin, your skin produces an excess amount of oil and your skin will look shiny and become shinier through the day. You might also have enlarged pores. To keep the oils at bay and make sure that your complexion doesn’t become shiny, a matte and oil-free primer is the way to go for you. If you struggle with enlarged pores as well, then a pore filling primer would be your best choice. My two recommendations for primers for oily skin is #1 The POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics (£26, *) and #2 Shine Killer from NYX Cosmetics (£11, *). Both of these primers are silicone based which means that they will smooth out pores and fine lines while they mattify your complexion. If you have oily skin, then leave your favourite primer in the comments to help out other people with oily skin to find their perfect primer match!

Let’s jump straight into primers for dry skin! When you have dry skin, your skin might feel tight and look flaky and have dried out patches. You might already have guessed it, but your perfect primer needs to hydrate your skin. My two recommendations for dry skin is #3 Hangover Primer from Too Faced (£27, *) and #4 Hydrating Face Primer from Elf Cosmetics (£7.50). The Hangover Primer is a water-based primer while the Hydrating Primer from Elf is a silicone-based primer. The thing to bear in mind when choosing between a water-based and silicone-based primer is that it needs to go with the rest of your face products, this includes moisturizer and foundation. If you go with a water-based primer then the other products have to be water-based as well and vice versa. Otherwise, your base is likely to start separating. If you have dry skin, then leave your favourite primer in the comments to help out other people with dry skin to find their perfect primer match!

The next skin type in my book is combination skin, so let’s talk about primers for you. When you have combination skin, you have a combo of oily and dry skin with oily skin in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and dry skin on the cheeks. My biggest recommendation for you would be to multi-prime. Now you might ask, “what is multi-priming?”. Well, that is actually the same as multi-masking where you use different masks on your face depending on the issue. Multi-priming is just using different primers depending on the issue. So you will need a mattifying primer for the T-zone and a hydrating primer for your cheeks. A good mattifying primer for the T-zone could be the #5 Spackle Treatment Even Tone Makeup Primer from Laura Geller (£25, *) while the #6 Beauty Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer from Marc Jacobs (£32) would be great for the cheeks. You can also seek inspiration at some of the recommendations for both oily and dry skin. If you have combination skin, then leave your favourite primer in the comments to help
out other people with combination skin to
find their perfect primer match!

Let’s finish these recommendations with some for normal skin. I have normal skin myself, so when I have to choose a primer for the day, the only one I listen to is my skin. If my skin feels dehydrated I will prime with a hydrating primer (like the ones I recommended for dry skin) and if I know I need my skin to stay matte I will prime with a mattifying primer like the #8 High-Spreadability Fluid Primer from The Ordinary (£5.50, *). I also like to prime with a shimmery primer like this #7 Shimmering Skin Perfector from Becca (£34, *) which is available in a lot of shades (this one is in the shade Moonstone). You can also choose to prime with a mattifying primer and then go over it with a liquid highlighter. I also like to multi-prime as I always go in with a pore filling primer on my nose and then always use another primer on the rest of my face. If you have normal skin, then leave your favourite primer in the comments to help out other people with normal skin to find their perfect primer match!

I hope this post gave you both information and inspiration on what type of primers you should go for with your specific skin type. I really enjoyed making this for you as it is a bit different than the other makeup posts I normally do. Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon xx

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TUTORIAL: BOLD & ANGULAR BROWS

TUTORIAL: BOLD & ANGULAR BROWS

For long I have wanted to do some tutorials on both full glam brows and more natural brows. Benefit Cosmetics is right now hosting a competition called “Brow Search” where you have to recreate at least two of their five brow styles; Bold & Angular, Feathered, Crisp & Wisp, Natural, and Straight. Everyone can join this competition! Recreate two (or more) of their brow styles and share a picture of them on Instagram where you tag @benefitcosmetics, #benefitbrows and #benefitbrowsearch. The competition is ending April 30. This tutorial is for the Bold & Angular brow style which is my personal favourite!

To create bold and angular brows, I use brow pomade as it gives a nice edge to the brows. I used the NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade (*) in two different shades; Brunette and Blonde. The reason I use two different shades is that one of them is too light and the other one is too dark. When I only use Brunette, I think my brows get a bit too dark. When I only use Blonde, you can clearly see that I have used a brow pomade because my hairs are darker than the pomade. To make the brow pomades creamy, I use the Inglot Duraline as I don’t think the pomades are creamy enough by itself. For brush, I use the Small Angled Liner Brush from Coastal Scents.

I started off by brushing through my brows with a clean spoolie. I had already dropped one drop of Duraline into both pomades so they would be nice and creamy when I should use them. I always use the lightest brow pomade, Blonde, at the… ehh… body of my brow? I don’t know what it is called, but you know, the thickest part of my brow. I always use the darkest brow pomade, Brunette, at the tail of my brow (the slimmest part of my brow). I started with the shade Blonde and worked my way from the top part of the brow to the bottom part and I applied it all the way out to the arch (where the brow bends) of the brow.

I then went in with Brunette on the tail. Here I always start with a straight line down the middle of the tail which will serve as a guideline. I then fill in the tail around the “guideline” and all the way up to the arch where I will blend the two shades together. I then clean up with concealer around my brows, mostly around the tail as that is where I need the most cleaning up to do. To complete the brows, I use the NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel to keep my brows in place!

I hope you enjoyed this brow tutorial and I would love to see a lot of you enter the competition as well! I hope you are having a great week so far! xx

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HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: RON WEASLEY INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: RON WEASLEY INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

This is my third makeup look in my Harry Potter Inspired Makeup Series. I think these looks are so fun to create as the colours that inspire me often is something I don’t normally would go to. Like in this look where I chose to let Ron Weasley inspire me. Ron became best friends with Harry Potter in their first year at Hogwarts. Ron’s entire family is known for their red hair which inspired me to use the orange shade. Ron also has blue eyes, hence the blue shades in my makeup look.

Before I started playing with any eyeshadow, I primed my lids with my trusty MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used a translucent powder to set it. For this makeup look, I wanted to make a blue crease and use an orange shadow all over the lid. For some extra drama, I wanted to apply a blue, winged eyeliner as well. I started off this look by applying some of the blue shadow Electric Blue from Coastal Scents (which I can’t find on their website.. I don’t know if they have had a clear out as this is not the first shade I can’t find). I used the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents to apply the shadow. I knew I wanted to do a cut crease, so I layed down the blue shadow in somewhat the shape I wanted. I then blended out the Electric Blue shadow using the same brush but dipped it into the light blue Cornflower Blue from Coastal Scents (which I again can’t find…) and used small, circular motions.

The next step was to cut the crease! I here used the Dermacol Foundation (I bought mine off eBay) and the Small Foundation Concealer Brush from Coastal Scents. When I had cut the crease, I made sure to set the foundation I had used with powder so it would not transfer anywhere. I then applied the orange shade Orange Crush from Coastal Scents (couldn’t be found either…) on my lid using the Accent Brush from Real Techniques. I used this small brush for precision. Next, I used the NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Eyeliner (*) in the shade Sapphire for my winged eyeliner. I have only used this liner for small details on my winged liner before and have not used it for an entire wing until now. If you don’t have a blue eyeliner, then I wouldn’t recommend this one as it is very flaky! I had the same issue with their white eyeliner. You can make it work though. After I made the wing I used some of my Dermacol Foundation (which I use as concealer) to clean up under the wing.

With the Accent Brush from Real Techniques, I layed down some of the shade Electric Blue under my eyes and used the Pointed Blender Brush dipped into Cornflower Blue to blend it out. Then, I finished up my makeup! I used the Tony Moly Easy Touch Auto Eye Brow in the shade Brown for my brows and used the NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel to keep them in place. I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*) and applied some of the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (*) to my lashes and added a couple of the Eylure Individual Lashes (*) to the outer part of my lashes. I highlighted my inner corner with the shade Golden Dawn from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit (*) and I used the shade White Sand from the same kit to highlight my brow bones and my cheekbones.

I hope you enjoyed this makeup look as I really enjoyed creating it! I think these colours really pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me experiment a bit more. I hope to see you back soon! xxx

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MY ENTRY TO THE NYX NORDIC FACE AWARDS

MY ENTRY TO THE NYX NORDIC FACE AWARDS

THIS IS MY ENTRY TO THE NYX NORDIC FACE AWARDS 2018! I have created a pink forest fairy and I am so proud of the finished look! A big challenge for me was that one of the requirements in this competitions was that I had to make a video on how I created this look and upload it to Instagram (click THIS LINK to see my video!). It might sound easy, but as one who has never filmed anything before, it was a bit of a challenge! It later turned out that it wasn’t the recording part that was going to be my issue as I found a way to make it work. I edited my clips together using the app iMovie for MacBook and I think it turned out great and I was surprised how easy the program was to use! Until I had to save the 60-second video I just created… I tried to save it for four days!!!! I won’t even go into why and what I have tried! If I am being totally honest with you… Then I have to admit that I literally had a breakdown where I just stood there crying with my boyfriend trying to comfort me and cheer me up. I had used to much time and energy on this makeup look and this video. I was totally heartbroken that I could not get this programme to save the video to my desktop.

I ended up making a screen video of my own video (which is what the first part of my Instagram video is and why it is so bad quality). For whatever reason, it didn’t record the last part of my video and just skipped ahead to the ending so I had to try to save the last part of my video which surprisingly succeeded! That is the reason for the varying quality in my video hahahah. But I am finally here, on the finish line! I have uploaded my video to Instagram and I am now ready to see who they pick as the lucky 30 contestants! Honestly, I would be so proud to just reach top 30 as there are sooooo many talented boys and girls who have joined the competition! I am glad that I am not one of the judges who have to take such a hard decision!

But what is my inspiration for this look? Why did I choose to create a pink forest fairy? I normally create wearable looks, but as I was looking through some of the other contestants and some of the looks from the last couple of years, I realised that I had to come up with something different and throw myself out of my comfort zone! If you read my blog, then you might have seen my Harry Potter Inspired Makeup Series and thereby might have concluded that I love Harry Potter and the entire universe! I love fantasy and I have always been very creative with drawing my own fantasy animals and writing fantasy stories when I was younger, so I knew I wanted to create something in this genre.

Products used (in order):
The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer (*), NYX Cosmetics Pore Filler (*), Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter in Starlight (*), The Ordinary Coverage Foundation (*), LA Girl Pro Conceal, MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in All About Pink (*), NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Brow Pomade in Blonde and Brunette (*), NYX Cosmetics White Liquid Liner (*), NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Liner in Fire and Halo, Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara, Eylure Individual Lashes (*), Makeup Revolution Highlighter Palette (*), Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Birthday Suit (limited edition), Essence Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss in Indie Romance.

I really enjoyed creating this look so I hope you enjoyed it as well and I hope I inspired you to try something different and throw yourself out of your comfort zone! I hope to see you back soon!

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HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: GRYFFINDOR INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: GRYFFINDOR INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

This is the second makeup look in my Harry Potter Makeup Series and I cannot tell you enough how much I have been looking forward to creating the next look in the series! This time I chose to create a Gryffindor inspired makeup look as the last look was a Harry Potter inspired one. Gryffindor is one of the four houses at Hogwarts which students like Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, and Hermione Granger was sorted to. The houses are named after the ones who founded Hogwarts; Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw, Helga Hufflepuff, and Salazar Slytherin. I chose to be inspired by the colours that represent the Gryffindor house which is red and gold. If you want to see how I used these shades, then keep on reading!

I started off by priming my eyelids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used translucent setting powder to set it. The first shade I used for this look was a warm yellow shadow called Cantaloupe Slice from Coastal Scents (which I for some reason can’t find on their website so I can’t link it). I placed the shadow in the crease using the Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. Next, I layed down the shadow Red Ochre from the Modern Renaissance Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills (*) all over my lid using the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. To blend out the edges of Red Ochre, I used the same brush but made sure it was clean before I used it again. I like to wet a cotton pad with micellar water and swirl my brush around on it to get the excess shadow of my brush when I need to use it again. When the brush is clean, I just swirl it on the back of my hand to dry it. With the clean Pointed Blender Brush, I dipped into the shade Charm from the Androgyny Palette from Jeffree Star Cosmetics and blended out Red Ochre with small motions. Every time before I dipped into Charm again, I made sure that the brush hadn’t picked up any red shadow from the lid. If it had, then I would clean it again to make sure I would not have red shadow all over the crease.

I wanted to make a halo eye, so I now applied my concealer (I like the Dermacol Foundation as my concealer) on the lid where I wanted the halo to be (I, unfortunately, forgot to take a picture of this part, but it is literally where you want the gold shadow to be). After I had applied the concealer I used a translucent powder to set it to make sure it didn’t transfer anywhere. For my halo, I used the shadow 18 Karat Gold from Coastal Scents with the Pointed Detail Brush from Coastal Scents. To make the gold shadow pop, I wetted my brush with some setting spray. When you have applied your gold shadow you have to make sure that the edges of it are blended. To do this I used the Accent Brush from Real Techniques and some of the Red Ochre shadow. I dipped the tip of the brush into the shadow and then blended out the gold. I then kept going back and forth until I was satisfied with the result.

With the same Accent Brush, I applied a bit of the Red Ochre under my eyes and used the Pointed Blender Brush dipped into Charm to blend it out. Then I finished my makeup! I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*) and applied some of the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara. When my mascara had dried, I applied some of the Eylure Individual Lashes (*). For my brows, I used the NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomades (*) in the shades Blonde and Brunette. For my highlight, I used the Jeffree Star Cosmetics x MannyMUA Skin Frost in the shade Eclipse.

I hope you enjoyed this makeup look as much as I loved creating it! Let me know if you have something from the Harry Potter universe you think I should get my inspiration from! I hope you all have a wonderful week so far! Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon! xxx

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TUTORIAL: MIXING METALS GOLD & SILVER EYESHADOW LOOK

TUTORIAL: MIXING METALS GOLD & SILVER EYESHADOW LOOK

If I am honest with you, I actually hate mixing metals, especially with jewellery! I don’t know why but I always have! I used the shades Vermeer and Primavera from the Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills (*) as the silver and gold shades in this look. Vermeer is not straight up silver but it is a very icy shade with a pink undertone while Primavera is a very subtle gold. I came up with this “mixing metals” idea as I often see people using different shades of shimmery shadows on their lid, but it is often different shades of the same colour. If you want to know how I created this look, then keep on reading!

To start of this eyeshadow look, I primed my eyelids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used a translucent powder to set it. Next, I dipped straight into the Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette (*) from Anastasia Beverly Hills! The first shade I used was Golden Ochre in my crease with a Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. Next, I dipped the same brush into the shade Raw Sienna from the same palette and placed it a bit lower in my crease. I wanted to make the eyeshadow more warm-toned, so I dipped into the shade Burnt Orange with the Classic Blender Brush from Coastal Scents and lightly swept it over my entire crease. Then I applied some of the shade Raw Sienna to the outer corner of my lid using the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents to lay down the shadow but used the Crease Blender Brush to blend it out.

Before I started on the shimmery shadows, I layed down some of the shade Raw Sienna under my eyes with the same Pointed Blender Brush and again I used the Crease Blender Brush to blend it out but this time I had dipped the brush into the shade Burnt Orange. To make the shimmery shadows more metallic, I dipped my brush (Pointed Detail Brush from Coastal Scents) into some NYX Cosmetics Dewy Setting Spray (*) which I had sprayed into the cap it comes with. I started by applying the shade Vermeer to about half of my lid, then I used the same brush and applied the shade Primavera to the middle of my eyelid, so I applied it a bit over the Vermeer shadow and into the shade Raw Sienna I had placed on the outer part of my lid. I used the shade Raw Sienna to blend out the edge of Primavera and then I just kept going back and forth until I was happy with the result! To do this I used the Pointed Blender Brush for Raw Sienna and the Pointed Detail Brush for Primavera.

Then I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*) and applied the Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara from Essence to my lashes. For my brows, I used the NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade (*) in the shades Blonde and Brunette. And believe it or not, but I actually forgot to put on highlighter!

I hope you enjoyed this makeup tutorial! Let me know in the comments if you are mixing metals or not! I hope to see you back soon! xx

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HOW TO FIGURE OUT YOUR SKIN TYPE

HOW TO FIGURE OUT YOUR SKIN TYPE

To find out what skin type you have can be really helpful when you are looking for skin products like cleansers, toners, moisturizers and even makeup products like primers and foundations. I personally have normal sensitive skin but it can go dry depending on the weather which is why I use a mild cleanser and a good moisturizer and I wouldn’t mind a face oil.

But how do you figure out your skin type? You don’t need to go to a professional to get to know what kind of skin type you have. You are fully capable of finding out on your own. The best way to determine your skin type is to look and feel. I would recommend that you wash your face with a mild cleanser and dry your skin with a towel with gentle motions. The next step would be to leave your skin bare and wait about an hour and then go take a look at your skin in the mirror.

When talking about skin types, the major types are normal, dry, oily, and combination skin. If you find your skin to look shiny and it has an all-over slick feeling to it when looking in the mirror the hour after you have washed it, then you have oily skin. If you find your skin to feel very dry and even rough with dried out patches, then you have dry skin. If you notice that your skin might look shiny in the T zone but dry at other areas, then you have combination skin. If you find your skin to feel smooth without dry patches our oily areas, then you have normal skin. Some people might say that sensitive skin is a skin type for itself, but I won’t categorize it as a skin type. I think it is something you have with your skin type as I think you can have oily sensitive skin as well as dry sensitive skin.

What is sensitive skin? When you have sensitive skin, your skin might react differently to some products. Your skin might react with redness, itchiness, burning, or dry out because of a product. As I told you earlier, I have sensitive skin myself and I know what a struggle it is.

I hope you found this post helpful! If you already know what skin type you have and think that this post was a bit of a dud, then don’t worry! This will be my first post about skin types as I am planning on creating a lot more content about skin types and what products would work the best for yours! So keep an eye open 😉 I hope to see you back soon!

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HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: HARRY POTTER INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: HARRY POTTER INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

I came up with an idea of making a series of Harry Potter inspired makeup looks. I have never seen this done before and I am so excited to get started! I want to be inspired by both characters, animals, the houses and maybe even events? The universe of Harry Potter has always meant a great deal to me which is why I think this should be the first series I do on my blog – I have a lot of other makeup series in mind 😉 So why not start this series off with a makeup look inspired by the man himself? Keep on reading if you want to see how Harry Potter inspired me to create this makeup look.

As you can see on the finished look above, I used black, green, and red. If you know Harry Potter then I am sure you know why I chose these colours, but I would like to explain it as well for the readers that haven’t watched or read Harry Potter yet 😉 The reason I chose black is because he has black hair, I chose green because of his green eyes, and at last I choose red because of his scar. The black eyeshadow looked way darker in real life, and for some reason, it looks kind of blue? I don’t know why but my camera translates my shadows really strange…

I started off by priming my eyelids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used some translucent setting powder to set it. I started out with the black shadow. I used the shade Incognito from Coastal Scents and layed it down where I wanted it with the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. To blend out the edges of Incognito, I used the Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents and dipped it into the shade Ash Grey from Coastal Scents to help the black shadow blend.

I wanted to create a spotlight cut crease which I used the Small Foundation Concealer Brush from Coastal Scents for with some Dermacol Foundation (I buy mine off eBay, but any full coverage concealer will do). After I have cut the crease I used some translucent powder to set the concealer/foundation to make sure it didn’t transfer. I then went to do the undereye shadow where I layed down some of the shade Incognito with the Accent Brush from Real Techniques for precision and then blended it out with a clean Pointed Blender Brush dipped into Ash Grey.

I wanted the spotlight cut crease to be green to resemble his eyes looking out through his hair. But before I applied the green shadow, I wanted to complete the eyeliner. I wanted to create some kind of a winged eyeliner with a lightening at the end instead of the wing. I used the Jeffree Star Cosmetics x MannyMUA Velour Liquid Lipstick in the shade I’m Shook as my liner as it had the perfect colour! I cleaned a wand from an NYX Cosmetics Eyeliner as I needed a thin brush to do the work. Just take your time when doing the lightning and try to imagine it in your head before doing it and draw it in the air. Then I applied some of the shadow Balsam from Coastal Scents with the Pointed Detail Brush from Coastal Scents which I wetted with some setting spray. I blended out the edges of Balsam with the Pointed Blender Brush dipped into Ash Gray. If you got some of the Balsam shadow onto your red liner, then just paint it over.

Then I finished up my makeup! I applied some of the Lancôme Le Crayon Khol Eye Liner (*) in black on my upper and lower waterline. Then I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*) and applied some of the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara to my lashes. For my brows, I used the NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Brow Pomade in the shades Brunette and Blonde and used the NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel to keep them in place. For my highlight, I used the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in the shade Golden Lights (*).

When doing a “heavy” eyeshadow look like this one, I think it is important to weight out the rest of your face as well which is why I always contour and bronze my face when doing this kind of look. If you are new to makeup and are looking for a great contour kit, then I would recommend you take a look at THIS BLOG POST by Elle who blogs at labeaute.org where she gives you 5 great examples of contour kits. Be sure to check her out as she has some top quality content on her blog!

I hope you enjoyed this makeup looked and are just as excited about this new series as I am! If you have any questions, then don’t be afraid to ask them in the comments! Let me know who your favourite character from Harry Potter is, I have two; Dumbledore and Snape! I hope to see you back soon xx

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30 SHADES OF PINK

30 SHADES OF PINK

//1 Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal Perfume (*) – //2 Bejewelled Heels (*) – //3 Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost in Princess Cut – //4 Croc Belt – //5 Suede Leather Jacket (*) – 6// Pink and Gold Bag – //7 Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss in Peony – //8 Ankle Strap Heels – //9 Watch – //10 Silk Shirt – //11 Gucci Bag – //12 Cable Knit Sweater – //13 Hoop Earrings – //14 Velvet Brooch Heels (*) – //15 Silk Wrap Dress (*) – //16 Suede Ankle Boots (*) – //17 Milani Brush in Bella Roses – //18 Midi Dress – //19 Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Rose Matter – //20 Plunge Cross Bralet (*) – //21 Holika Holika Pure Essence Sheet Mask Strawberry – //22 Pointed Heels with Pearls (*) – //23 High Waist Mini Skirt (*) – //24 Coastal Scents Shadow Pots in Hot Tamale, Light Pink, and Fireside – //25 Circle Clutch (*) – //26 Suede Pumps – //27 Beautyblender – //28 Ring Stack (*) – //29 Dolce & Gabbana Keyring – //30 Sequin Dress (*)

Light pink, hot pink, deep pink, pastel pink, baby pink… The list goes on! I know it is no longer Valentines Day, but pink has always been one of my favourite colours so why not show you why with this “30 Shades of Pink” collage. I also think this is a nice way to wrap up Valentines Day as it is all about pink and red shades! If you like this kind of posts, then why not check out the other “30 Shades of” posts I have done?

Pink is such a feminine colour and I guess that is why I always have loved it. Because there are so many different shades of pink, you will be able to find something that will look absolutely stunning on your skin tone! I don’t say you can’t wear whatever shade of pink you want because you can! But I know that maybe the lightest shades of pink won’t be too flattering on my skin tone, but if I find something I am crazy in love with then I will wear it no matter what!

I think pink dresses, like the ones I have shown you above (#15, #18, #30(*)), are absolutely stunning. When I said before that lighter shades of pink won’t match my skin tone, this is what I had in mind. I don’t think I would wear this shade of pink in dresses or skirts for that matter, as you will be able to see my extremely pale legs next to the extremely pale fabric. I think I would be able to make exceptions for dresses like #15 as I think it is absolutely adorable!

I love when I see others put together outfits consisting of different shades of one colour. Especially pink! Imagine #20 (*) with a matching shade of cigarette trousers and some hot pink heels like #8 or something like #26! Another all pink outfit idea could be the skirt at #23 (*) paired with the cool leather jacket at #5 (*) with matching hot pink heels and a pink bandeau top which would match the leather skirt! Or the satin shirt at #10 paired with a darker shade of pink jeans and the ankle boots at #16(*)! If you ever end up wearing an all pink outfit, then don’t forget to share it with me!

If you are not ready for the all pink outfit yet, then why not start out with some pink accessories? My favourite accessories from the collage above have to be the croc belt at #4, and guess what? It is only £14 and available in 9 other shades as well! I think I need every one of them! I think belts are such a good way to accessorize and they can really tie an outfit together!

Pink makeup might sound a bit terrifying. Pink blush might not as that is one of the most common shades of blushes. But pink eyeshadow, pink lipstick, pink eyeliner, pink lip gloss, and pink highlighter do really sound a bit scary. I think a pink highlighter is the least scary of the ones mentioned, I actually like how a frosty pink highlight looks on me, so why not try it out yourself? A great example of a pink, icy highlighter is #3 from the collage above! If you think the whole part of “pink eyeshadow” sounds interesting, then I would recommend taking a look at THIS LOOK I made for Valentines Day where I used some of the shadows from #24.

I hope you enjoyed this 30 Shades of Pink because I really enjoyed creating it for you! I would love to know what your favourite colour is, so let me know in the comments! I hope you have had a great week so far and I hope to see you back soon! xx

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