Friday, 18 September 2015

Autumn Inspired Makeup

Hey everyone! So I thought, at least here in the UK, it is finally Autumn time, leaves are turning, it's getting colder and I love it! In the blogger and youtube world, every September thousands of autumnal makeup looks will appears and they are very similar, usually the gold eyes and berry lips, or taupe-y colours. I thought, why don't I do an actually autumn inspired makeup, using oranges and browns like the leaves. So here we have a super wearable, office appropriate autumnal look.

Just kidding! The real look I did for this isn't office appropriate, and some might not find it wearable but yah know, it's makeup, do what you want. Paint a leaf on your face or wear an orange halo eye. Anyway here is the actual Autumn Inspired Makeup.

Face and Brows:
L'oreal True Match in N1
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent
Collection Bronze Glow Matte Powder in Terracotta
Makeup Revolution Vivid Highlighter in Golden Lights
Sleek Au Naturel Palette - Shades Cappuccino and Bark 

Collection Matte Bronzer in Terracotta - in the crease and as a transitional shade
Sleek Ultra Matte V2 Palette - Shade Strike on the center of the lid
Sleek Garden of Eden Palette  - Shade Flora on inner and outer corner and slightly in the crease
Makeup Revolution Vivid Highlighter in Golden Lights - dabbed onto orange center with finger
Sleek Au Naturel Palette  - Noir on upper and lower lashline
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Black Kohl Pencil
Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara

Kiko Frosted Look Lipstick in 02 Brisk Mauve

Autumn also means Halloween so let me if there is anything you really want to see me do for Halloween! Hopefully I can come up with loads of different and interesting looks for you guys to enjoy. 

Friday, 11 September 2015

Dots: The Newest Trend

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to talk about something I have seen becoming increasingly popular in the makeup community, and that is dots. If you follow fashion show makeup and editorial makeup looks you will know that dots have been used by many different artists for years. A more recent example is Pat McGrath (an inspired makeup look here) at the Louis Vuitton Cruise Show, where the models were freshed faced and accompanied by dots either above or below their bushy brows. Filter that down into real life terms, the more daring makeup wearers have taken this trend on but translating it into an undereye dot. Let me show you what I am talking about.

This is actually very good for making your eyes appear optically larger, think halo eye but geometric. As it is placed under the pupil it will optical increase the size of the eye, which is why I think it works so well with 1940's looks where black liner is key. Actually this isn't technically a new thing, it reminds me of the 60's and Twiggy's almost dotty drawn on lower lashes. Although that being said, it does look nice as a statement when you keep the top lid nude. And they don't just have to be black, go crazy with your colour choice. The easiest way to achieve this is to use a cotton bud, or even the end of your eyeliner brush. The eye is not a flat surface, so trying to draw a dot, especially on the temperamental area of the lower lash line is almost impossible. You could even use a gem and a bit of eyelash glue if you wanted to bling it up. Of course this isn't the only way to incorporate dots into your eye makeup. Although the undereye dot may be the most popular right now, dots can be introduced into your look in many different ways, without looking like I am doing a pop art makeup look.

A dot or a gem in the highlight colour by the tear duct opens up the eye, and is a refreshing change from the usually highlight placement on the inner corner.

Dots following alongside your cat eye flick is fun, and great to make a small statement. Make even more of a bang by using a different or bright colour, or again use gems (Benefits brow bling anyone?)

Take a leaf out of Pat McGraths book and go out and get dotty on your brows. For the more adventurous of us, maybe if you are going to a concert or festival or anything along those line where it is acceptable to go ham on your makeup.

So there you have it. Some different ways to jazz up your makeup with the hottest new trend, dots. Unexpectedly wearable (maybe not the brows), when done right dot's can bring something new and edgy to your makeup.


Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Summer Party Makeup

Hello everyone! I mentioned awhile back that I would do a look using the Maybelline Colour Drama Lip Pencil in Fab Orange, and here it is. This has been one of my go to summer party look this year, it's really glamorous but modern because of the orange lip. And although it's not really summer in the UK anymore, I am still clinging to the last rays of sun. I think that this look is so summery because of its warm colours, the eyes are pale golds and warm browns, and then the orange lips!

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
L'Oreal True Match Foundation in N1
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent
Collection Bronze Glow Matte Powder in Terracotta
Body Shop Eyeshadow in Chocolate Linger as Contour
Bourjois Blush in 95 Rose De Jaspe
Makeup Revolution Radiant Light Powder in Exhale

Eyes and Brows
Rimmel Exaggerate Eyeshadow Primer
W7 In The Buff Palette Shades Earth (on lid), Chocolate (in crease), Thunder (in outer V)
Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner in 100% Black
Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara
Sleek Au Naturel Palette, Cappuccino and Bark for Brows

Maybelline Colour Drama Lip Pencil in Fab Orange

I love this summer look, I just think it is a twist on glamorous 1940's makeup and it really works with my face. Although I love summer, I am really excited for Autumn, and I will be doing a few posts on Autumn Trends and then a few looks (look out for a berry lip)! Hope you enjoyed as per usual.