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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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TUTORIAL: ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY MAKEUP LOOK

TUTORIAL: ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY MAKEUP LOOK

I am so sorry that I didn’t blog during last week but I was so stressed due to school which is why I only made two Valentine’s look instead of three as I said I would in my last post. I am sorry this look gets online so late, but I ensure you, it is pretty easy. I wanted this look to be a bit more “natural” and more everyday like if you don’t want something wild like my previous look with a dangling heart. If you want to learn how I got this look, then keep on reading.

I started 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. The first shadow I used was a Coastal Scents Shadow Pot in the shade Redwood which I layed down in the desired shape with the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. I blended out the edges of Redwood with the Natural Blender Brush from Coastal Scents which did not have any product on it.

With the same Pointed Blender Brush, I dipped into the shade Maroon Berry from Coastal Scents and applied it to the outer V of the eye and blended it out with a Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents without any product on the brush. I now dipped into the shade Vermeer from the Modern Renaissance Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills (*) with a sponge tip applicator and applied it to 3/4 of my lid. I blended out the edge of Vermeer (closest to the outer V) with the Pointed Blender Brush and a tiny dip of Redwood. I then applied some of the Redwood shadow under my eyes with the Pointed Blender Brush and blended it out with the Natural Blender Brush.

I then curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler and applied my favourite mascara, the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara. For my brows, I used the NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Brow Pomades (*) in the shades Blonde and Brunette and used the NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel to keep them in place. For my highlight, I used the pink shade from the Makeup Revolution Highlighter Palette (*).

I hope you enjoyed this makeup look and I wish you all a lovely Valentine’s Day! If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask! I hope to see you around soon! xxx

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8 VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS FOR HER

8 VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS FOR HER

//1 Wrap Dress (*) – //2 Dragon’s Blood Discovery Set (*) – //3 Eyeshadow Palette (*)
//4 Heart Heels (*) – //5 Blush Palette (*) – //6 Lipstick Gift Set (*)
//7 Heart Clutch Bag – //8 Grapefruit Body Butter

Only two weeks until Valentine’s Day! If you haven’t found the perfect gift for your girlfriend yet, then don’t worry! I am here to help you out! Above I have created a collage of gifts I personally would love to receive. The items in the collage can also be used as inspiration as it doesn’t need to be exactly that bag your or that shade in lipsticks if you know your girlfriend hates pink toned lipsticks. Always keep in mind that us girls are different, so what I like might not be what every other girl in the world likes. And I also wanted the theme of the collage to be Valentine-ish, hence the pink shades hahahaha!

//1 Wrap Dress (*). This dress is from prettylittlething.com (*) and is available in 13 shades (!!!) and retails for £22. If you know your girlfriend would love a dress like this one (and you would love to see her in one) but know the pink shade might not be her favourite colour, then this dress is available in 12 other shades as well! I love soft presents, especially if someone has chosen the item carefully and with love. If you know you are going out on a date with your girlfriend, then why not choose what she should wear?

//2 Dragon’s Blood Discovery Set (*). This skincare set is from rodial.co.uk (*) which is a discovery set meaning you will get all of the products in a travel size which is always nice when trying out new products. The set includes a cleansing water, a hyaluronic tonic, a sculpting gel, and a hyaluronic moisturiser all from the dragon’s blood range which is great for people who want to treat loss of elasticity in the skin, suffer from dry or sensitive skin and wish to firm and plump sagging facial contours. The set retails for £24.50 but is worth £62.60! I personally love skincare and I think everyone should take care of their skin, no matter gender or age! When buying skin care, it is very important to be aware of the skin type of the person who it is meant for. You can always read about the recommendations in the product descriptions – which I highly recommend.

//3 Eyeshadow Palette (*). This eyeshadow palette is from tambeauty.com (*) which sell a lot of affordable makeup! This eyeshadow retails for £10 and actually looks like a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (*) which retails for £43! Again, this is all about your girlfriend’s personal style. I personally love the shades in this palette, but you can choose a totally different colour scheme or different price range depending on your budget.

//4 Heart Heels (*). These heels are from publicdesire.com (*) and are available in 3 shades and they retail for £30. I think these heels are super cute with the heart details, but they would properly not be something I would wear every day because of that. If your girl has it all, then she might love these as they are very different. If she doesn’t have the biggest shoe collection, then you might want to find something more versatile she could wear on an everyday basis like a good pair of nude court heels.

//5 Blush Palette (*). This blush palette is from Anastasia Beverly Hills and can be bought of cultbeauty.com (*) for £31 and are available in other shades as well. Again, I personally love blushes but I think this is a bit hit or miss as blush is something you don’t need in your makeup look and you can look stunning without it or when using a bronzer as a blush instead. If you know your girlfriend loves a good blush, then yes, this is the right gift for her! Right now cultbeauty.com (*) offers free shipping on all of their Anastasia Beverly Hills products!

//6 Lipstick Gift Set (*). This gift set is by the brand MAC Cosmetics and can be bought from the lookfantastic.com (*) website for £26 which is a killer deal for four MAC products! I think they come in travel sizes as they are called “Little MAC”, and I still think it is a good deal! A gift set like this is great if your girlfriend loves makeup or is new to makeup! They offer other gift sets as well if you know pink isn’t your girlfriends favourite colour.

//7 Heart Clutch Bag (*). This bag is by the brand Michael Kors and can be bought at houseoffraser.co.uk (*) for £175 and is available in black as well. This bag is a designer bag, hence the price, so if this is not your budget, then you will be able to find loads of other bags at affordable prices as well! I think this bag is so cute with the heart details, but just like the heels with the hearts, this is not something I would use every day but maybe more than the heels. Again it all depends on your girlfriend and her taste in fashion.

//8 Grapefruit Body Butter (*). This body butter is from The Body Shop (*) and retails for £15. The Body Shop offers a lot of different body butters, so if you see your girlfriends favourite fragrance in there, then I definitely would suggest going for that one instead! I love the body butters from The Body Shop so much! They smell wonderful and leave the skin so nice! Right now, The Body Shop website (*) offer £10 off when you buy for £30 with the code 19805 and free delivery on orders over £20!

That was my 8 gift ideas for Valentine’s Day for her! I hope I inspired you so you now know exactly what you are going to spoil your lucky girlfriend with! If you want, you are welcome to leave your own ideas in the comments to inspire others as well! I hope to see you back soon and thank you for reading!

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TUTORIAL: VALENTINE’S DAY DANGLING HEART EYELINER

TUTORIAL: VALENTINE’S DAY DANGLING HEART EYELINER

Valentine’s Day is near us so I wanted to create some makeup looks to inspire you for your own makeup look for Valentine’s Day! This will be the first look out of three. I have here created a red/pink crease, applied a winged eyeliner and added a dangling heart to the wing. This look might take practice, especially if you have shaky hands like me. But as long as you have patience when doing this kind of look, then I am sure you will be able to pull it off! If you are interested in learning how I created this look, then keep on reading!

I started this look off by priming my eyelids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and setting it with translucent powder. For eyeshadow, I used the Modern Renaissance Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills (*). I layed down the shadow Red Ochre from the palette in my crease with the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents and blended out the edges of it with the Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents by dipping it into the shadow Buon Fresco and using circular motions along the edges of the Red Ochre shadow. I did not want to create a cut crease as I wanted the focus to be on the dangling heart, so all I did afterwards was to apply the shadow Tempera all over my lid with the Luxie 209 Large Shader Brush.

Then, I drew my winged eyeliner with the NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner (*) and made sure it was long so there would be space enough for the heart. If you are seeking a tutorial on how to master the winged eyeliner, then I have one for you right HERE! The next step is the heart which I used the NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Eyeliner (*) in Fire for. The eyeliner did crack a bit, so if you have another red/pink liquid eyeliner or are interested in buying one, then I don’t think I would suggest this one if you want it to be flawless. You could not see the cracks of it from far away, but up close you can. When drawing the heart, start by imaging how you want it to look and try to draw it in the air so you can get a hang of it. When you feel you are ready, then just jump into it! And as I mentioned before, I would suggest to try it once or twice before the real deal. Especially if you have shaky hands 😉

Now, finish up your makeup! For my brows, I used the NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade (*) in Blonde and used the NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel to keep them in place. For my lashes, I started by curling them with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler and then I applied the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara and applied some Eylure Pro-Lash Individual Lashes. For highlight, I used the pink shade from the Makeup Revolution Highlighter Palette and for gloss, I used the Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in Diorama.

I hope this makeup look was inspirational! I can’t wait to share the other ones with you! Let me know what you are planning to do on Valentine’s Day! Here in Denmark Valentine’s Day is not something big, but my boyfriend and I are going out for brunch.

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TUTORIAL: DARK HALO EYESHADOW LOOK

TUTORIAL: DARK HALO EYESHADOW LOOK

I think a halo eyeshadow look is some of the most beautiful you can create! I don’t know why but there is just something about it! You can use shimmer shades for your halo eyeshadow look – like I did here – or only use matte shadows! I really wanted to use the BH Cosmetics x Shaaanxo Eyeshadow Palette (I used the old one) and thought the shades were perfect for a halo eye! If you want to know how I created this look, then keep on reading!

I started with priming my eyelids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and setting it with translucent powder. Then I layed down some of the shadow Silhouette (if you have the old palette like me, then you can find the shade names on her new The Remix palette) using the  Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. To blend out the edges of Silhouette, I lightly dipped the Natural Blender Brush from Coastal Scents into the shade Terracotta and used small circular motions. Take your time on this step.

With the Pointed Blender Brush again, I applied some of the Silhouette shade under my eyes and used the Natural Blender Brush dipped into Terracotta to blend it out. So I actually just mimicked what I just had done on my lid. With a sponge tip applicator, I apply the shade Avocado on my lid. I start out wide closest to my lashes and then I go smaller the closer I get to my crease. Since Avocado didn’t give me enough, I applied some of the shade Holy Grail on the very centre of Avocado using a sponge tip applicator again.

Now finish up your makeup! For my brows, I used the Tony Moly Easy Touch Auto Eye Brow in the shade Brown. I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*) and used the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara. For highlight, I used the Jeffree Star Skin Frost in the shade Crystal Ball.

I hope you enjoyed this makeup look! If you have any questions, then don’t be afraid to ask!

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Tutorial: Natural Everyday Eyeshadow Look

Tutorial: Natural Everyday Eyeshadow Look

Even though colourful and wild eyeshadows look are fun and beautiful, it might not be what we want to wear every day and we might not have the time to be as creative as we want if we are going to school or to work. Here, I want to show you an easy and natural everyday look which didn’t take long to create! If you want to learn how to create this look, then keep on reading!

Before I applied any eyeshadow, I primed my eyelids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot and used a translucent powder to set it. Next, I applied the shadow Kokomo Cafe from Coastal Scents into my crease using the Natural Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. To deepen up the crease, I applied some of the shadow Barista, again from Coastal Scents, with the same brush.

Now, I will apply some white shadow (I used the shade Snow Bunny from Coastal Scents) to 3/4 of the lid starting from the inner corner of the eye using the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. To deepen up the outer part of the eye, I used some of the Barista shade again with the same Pointed Blender Brush as I used with the white shadow. Make sure the brown and white shade are blended nicely together where they meet on the lid. With the same Pointed Blender Brush, I applied some Barista lightly under my eye as well.

Now, finish up your makeup! For brows, I used the Tony Moly Easy Touch Auto Eye Brow in the shade Brown. I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*) and used the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara which is my current obsession! At last, I used the Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Crystal Ball as my highlight.

I hope you enjoyed this natural makeup look! If you have any questions, then don’t be afraid to ask! I hope you all had a wonderful start to the new year!

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