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


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Pigment Play

Hey everyone! Sorry it's been quiet on the posting front here again, I've been super sick this past while. On the mend now, I was itching to beat this face after going over a week sans make-up. I wanted to play around with some loose pigments and do a dramatic colourful look, and this is the result! 



Eyes

-Mac Blanc Type
-Mac Malt
-Mac Grape Pigment
-Mac Neo-Orange Pigment
-Mac Rose Pigment 
-Grimas Polyglitter 06
-Loreal Gel Liner
-Mac Mineralize Multi Effect Lash Mascara
-Mac 48 lashes
-Mac Phone Number Eye Pencil
-Mac Heroine Lip Pencil
-Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade
-Anastasia Clear Brow Gel



Skin

-Nars Sheerglow Foundation
-Mac Pro Longwear Concealer
-Mac Studio Fix Powder
-Anastasia Countour Kit
-Mac MSF Give Me Sun
-Mac Fleur Power Blush
-theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer




Lips

-Mac Edge To Edge Lip Pencil
-Mac Japenese Maple Lipstick
-Mac Ready Or Not Prolongwear Lipglass



I curled my hair a different way to usual, I really love the way it turned out all fluffy. I basically followed Desi Perkins' tutorial but left out all the backcombing. 

Much Love xxx


Thursday, 9 April 2015

Copper & Plum Dramatic Eye Make-Up Pictorial

Hey everyone! I had a few of you requesting more full on step-by-step pictorials, so this ones for you. There's a number of reasons I stopped doing these, the main ones being the amount of time and effort it takes to make them and also I felt that they made the layout of the blog a little messy. I also tend to be happier with my makeup looks when they're not pre-planned, but for this, I tried to take the approach of not knowing where the look was going but making it seem structured at the same time, and I'm quite happy with how it turned out. Since you guys seem to enjoy them, I definitely will include more of this type of post on this blog, but I can't promise pictorials for every look. 

Also apologies for the bad quality in the first few shots, it's been a while ;)


I applied Urban Decay Primer Potion (so disappointed they're bringing the wand applicator back) in the shade Eden with my ring finger, all the way from lashline to browbone. 

Taking a nude matte shade (this is Brule and Blanc Type from Mac pressed together) on a Mac 275 brush, I patted this all over above the crease. This will take away the tackiness of the primer, making it easier to blend out our crease later on. I leave the moving lid tacky because I want the colour that will be going there to be super intense.

To give the eye some dimension and to act as our first transition shade, I swept Malt into the upper crease using a Mac 224.

To further define the crease, I started building up Haux on a 217 brush, going back and blending with the 224, and building the colour little by little until I was happy with it. I stabbed it with my nail when I was depotting it :(

To deepen up the crease again, I took Sketch on a clean 217 and repeated the process.

The star of the show, Coppering, was packed all over the moving lid with a Mac 239. I love the combination of the muted matte plums with this bright metallic copper. Swoon.

I wanted a super shimmery inner corner, and to achieve that, I used the Natural Vigor Mineralize Eyeshadow from the Lightness of Being Collection by Mac wet with Fix+ on a 228 brush. The picture below doesn't do justice to how pretty it was. 

Basic winged liner using Loreal Gel Liner and Mac 210 brush.

Mac In Extra Dimension Lash Mascara.

I did deepen up the crease further once I had liner and mascara on, but the pictures for that turned out atrocious, so sorry about that. I used a tiny bit of Blackberry on a 219 pencil brush and also took the crease colours below the lower lash line. I also popped Chromagraphic Eye Pencil NC15/NW20 on the waterline to make it nice and bright.

#36 lashes, et voila!









Hope you enjoyed! 

Much Love xxx

Friday, 20 March 2015

This and that

Hey everyone! Quiet week on the makeup front here, my skins been as bad as ever so really have tried to avoid makeup as much as possible. The look below is as exciting as it got, although I must say a simple nude eye has been kind of nice to do for a change, it's saved me about an hour each morning not blending a million eyeshadows together. I believe here I'm wearing Indianwood Pro Longwear Paintpot and Malt eyeshadow, both by M.A.C. 



Obsessed with the number 4 lashes as well, very natural, but still a little sumthin' sumthin'. 






I did order some new Z Palettes from makeupgeek.com a few weeks ago, which I'm delighted with. I had my old one for about 5 years and believe me when I say, it was rank. I was going to take a picture of it to show you, but had to chuck it in the bin as soon as I was done transferring my shadows over. 



I love Z Palettes, they're the handiest things ever. There's something incredibly therapeutic about depotting eyeshadows as well. Can't wait to fill up my second one up. I would have loved the lavender ones but they were out of stock, although these white covers have a nice clean cut feel to them. 


How do you store your eyeshadows?


Much Love xxx

Saturday, 14 March 2015

New Treats

Hi Everyone! A small haul sort of post for you today, my skin has got so awfully dry that there's no way I'd subject you to look at pictures of it, nevermind bringing myself to photograph it hahah. Gonna have a bath in Bepanthen tonight I think. Just wanted to show you a few things I've picked up recently, mainly to ask if any of you have tried these, as they're all new to me. 
 


So I picked up my first Philosophy products this week, total impulse buys mind you, since they're very hard to find here in Finland. I love me a coconut scented shower gel and Philosophy's ones are a cult classic, so that was a no brainer. I fell in love with the Hands of Hope hand cream after the tester didn't sting my poor dermatitis ridden claws. The L'Occitane Repairing Shampoo came home with me after watching easyneon's hair care routine on YouTube although I don't actually think it's the same one she mentioned. I thought I was getting a sulphate free shampoo, but I picked up the silicone free one instead, but I guess it's alright? Haven't tried this yet, any thoughts on it? 




I picked up some new lip pencils from M.A.C as its one part of my makeup collection that's a bit lacking in variety. I finally got my hands on the ultimate over lining shade, Stone, as well as two of the new colours, Edge to Edge (desinged to match Snob lipstick) and Heroine both of which I'm sure you'll be seeing plenty of on here in the coming months.


Chloe's new See By Chloe Si Belle EDP was most certainly a payday impulse treat as well, I hadn't even heard of such a scent before yesterday. It's one of those hate it or love it scents I think, kind of reminds me of Roberto Cavalli's aqua one, like if that and the original See By Chloe had a love child. Notes include neroli, birch leaf, gardenia, orange blossom and white musk if those mean anything to you haha. 


I saved the best for last I think, how gorgeous is this Ripe Peach ombre blush from the M.A.C x Toledo collection? So divine, I can't bring myself to use it just yet hahah. 


Have you tried any of these products? Feel free to share your thoughts here :) 

Much Love xxx