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Blogmas: Day twenty-one | Christmas Makeup Tutorial

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Hellooo everyone! Party season has arrived and I thought that I would post up a quick and easy makeup tutorial for you to follow.

Step 1 and 2

Start with a completely clean fresh face. I used Clinique’s rinse off foaming cleanser mousse which completely strips your face of all oils, dirt and makeup. It is amazing, I wouldn’t know what to do without it! Then apply moisturiser if you have dry skin. I didn’t do this as I mousturise at night and then my foundation is quite oily and so in the mornings it is my moisturiser substitute.

Once you have prepped your face, apply your foundation and concealer. I have no idea which way round these are supposed to go, so if you know the proper way of doing this please let me know! However, I tend to put on my foundation first and then concealer on top. Here I used Clinique’s even better makeup SPF 15 evens and corrects foundation in the colour 04 Cream Chamois, and Clinique’s airbrush concealer in the shade 04 Natural Fair.

Step 3 and 4

I don’t contour that much but I do apply a little bit of bronzer where the sun would naturally shine on my face. I brush it onto my cheekbones, my jaw line and the side of my nose – if you don’t have a fringe you can put it on the sides of your forehead just below your hair line. This just adds a little bit of dimension to your face and gives it a natural glow. I use No7’s Perfectly Bronzed Dual Bronzer. As it is dual, there is a highlighter in the pack too which I use down the center of my nose (and my T zone… it also sets my foundation quite well too), my cheeks and my chin. I then apply Natural Collection’s Rosey Glow blushed cheeks blusher. This is my skin done! Now onto the eyes…

I think for a Christmas look, the eyes need to be quite natural with the eyeshadow, but a lot of emphasis with the eyeliner. Here I used a light brown on my lid and then a darker brown in the crease, just like contouring this is to give my eye some more dimension. Underneath my eye I applied a thin line of light blue eyeshadow. The camera doesn’t pick it up too well but I think it really goes well with brown shades and really brings out my eyes.

Step 5 and 6

I quickly coloured in my eyebrows with Gosh’s long lasting eyebrow pen in the colour 001 Dark Brown and then went onto applying eyeliner to my eyes. On the top lid, I went for a thin line in the corner of my eye and then made it go wider the further it went out. I drew on my wings quite small for a softer look, however if you want more of an intense eye the make your wing flick out bigger. The eyeliner I used was Seventeen’s Lacquer Liner wet look finish in black. I then used Natural Collection’s pencil Eye Lines black eyeliner for my waterline. I went right into the corner of my eyes in order to really frame them. After this I used my Soap and Glory thick and fast mascara in black.

Then I finished with what I think is the piece of resistance of the look. Bright red lips. I used Maybelline’s Pleasure me Red lip liner and filled in the rest of my lips with their Pleasure me Red (547) lipstick.

I really like this look, especially around Christmas. I think the red lipstick makes it warm and gives it a festive feel.

Please let me know what you think of this turorial and if you’d like to see other posts like this on my blog! If you recreate the look please let me know in the comments below. x

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Taylor Momsen Makeup | Tutorial

Since watching Gossip Girl I have become a big fan of Taylor Momsen. It was when her character Jenny Humphrey got a new look, began wearing leather and heavy eye makeup that really began to grab my attention.

Girl rockers are hard to come across in today’s industry so I think it’s really cool that she is naturally wearing this look and has become a star for being herself.

Her punk / rock band, The Pretty Reckless, are also ace too. I’ve only just started listening to them as it was just recently I found out she is a musician. But I am slowly falling in love with them.

She’s a very empowering female, which is something I love about her, and comes across as strong and independent which is great to see, especially being a girl in today’s music industry.

It was only today that I found out she played Cindy Lou in the Grinch, it’s a bit weird that such an innocent child has turned into this rock chick, but at the same time, I think it’s pretty awesome.

So to show my appreciation to her, I decided to do a Taylor Momson make-up tutorial. I hope you like it.

For her eyes, she tends to just do a black or grey smokey eye, which I managed to achieve with the black and grey shades in my Gold Palette from Next. I started off with a dark brown eye shadow outlining where I wanted the black to go and then went over this with the black shadow.

She smudges her eyeliner underneath her lower lid and blends this through to the corner of her eye. Then I applied a lot of mascara to my eyelashes.

I feel as though she doesn’t put much foundation on and is lucky enough to have pretty clear skin. But to emphasis those cheekbones, I used some bronzer which just gives the look some depth.

Then for the lips, I kept it pretty natural with some browny red lipstick as she seems to wear a lot of darker colours on her lips.

Like Taylor Momsen,  I too have a beauty spot just above my lip, so for this look I just emphasised it by colouring over the top of it with some brown eyeliner. However you could just draw one on.

To complete the look I added a choker, ruffled up my hair and pulled a sleeve off my shoulder to give a rock chick vibe.

Now all I need is my leather jacket and I’ll be on my way!



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Daenerys Targaryen GOT inspired look | 10 Step Tutorial

Daenerys Targaryen is one of my favourite characters in Game of Thrones which is why I was inspired to try out her make up and create this tutorial. The look portrays the character really well. It is harsh and quite heavy showing her strong powerful female role, but at the same time, the colours used are soft and warm which shows the other loving side to Daenerys. I think the finished look is so pretty, I hope you’re inspired to try out this look too!

Start by priming your face, I used my Matte Mousse and some moisturiser in order to create a flawless, pimple free look. It’s hard not to notice how perfect Daenerys skin looks in all of her shots. Next I took my black Studio London eye pencil and coloured in my waterlines and highlighted my top lash line in order to give a severe and statement feel. I have enhance Daenerys’ make up  a little, just to give it a more stand out overall look.

Within Game of Thrones very matt and rustic colours are used which made me pick a dark brown eyeshadow. Here I shaded in the whole of my top lid, making sure I went underneath my eye a little too to highlight my lower lash line. This look is all about blending and so I took a lighter brown and dabbed this in the inner corner of my eye, blending outwards with a Chilli Pepper blending brush. This creates a smokey eye and with there being layers, adds dimension.

Daenerys has quite a round face but in some shots her cheekbones are highlighted. To do this I just took a matt bronzer and went along my cheekbone line. With the same colour I took a smaller brush and put this in the crease of my top eye lid again adding to the looks dimension. With the same chilli pepper brush I used earlier, I blended all three eye shadows together. Then taking some cream eye shadow, I dabbed this right under my eyebrows just to add a a bit of highlights to my eyes.

With all of this eye shadow on, my eyeliner was beginning to fade, so to make my eyes pop even more, I went over the liner with some black gel liner which I think, creates the look. Then to add the final touch to the eyes, I put on some black mascara. Daenerys makeup is quite natural so I decided to go against false eyelashes.

To me Daenerys’ eyebrows are one of the main features of her look. With her hair being so pale and her eyebrows being dark they frame her face and tend to really stand out. I took some brown gel eyeliner to create the eyebrow look and just followed my natural line, bringing them down my face a little bit more than they usually would and squaring them off.

I then put on some dark brown lipstick and went over this with lipgloss just to enhance the look.

And there we have it, The Mother of Dragons in ten steps (Just still searching for my Khal Drogo!). It’s quite an easy look to pull off as the eye shadows and bronzer is subtle. I absolutely love this look and think that even though it is Daenerys, it can still be worn for going out, or even day to day use if toned down a little.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Let me know what you make of it and if you’d like to see more! x

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Halloween Make-up Tutorial | Dead Belle (Beauty and the Beast)

What you need:
Eyeshadow – dark grey, light grey, white,
Black lipstick,
Fake Eyelashes,
First things first, begin by washing your face. Make sure it is totally make-up free and ready to go, then once clean, apply moisturiser. This will create a base coat for your make up and therefore will hopefully prevent your skin getting dry.
Once you have primed your face, take some foundation, I’m using Maybelline dream matt mousse, and put some under your eyes, on your eyelid, and anywhere else on your face that might be a little bit blotchy. Doing this will help the makeup stick and stay on for the majority of the night.
 Then take some white eye shadow and cover your whole face. I applied this with a brush as I found it gave a smoother effect. I used eye shadow instead of face paint as it gave a more translucent look, giving a greater ‘dead’ effect. It isn’t as heavy as face paint either and so I knew once removing I wouldn’t have damaged my skin.
The next step is the fun part. It’s all about the contours! Take grey eye shadow (I’m using a palette from Next) and with a brush add some darkened circles to your forehead, nose and chin, then follow the line of your check bones and in a circular motion shade in a triangular section under the check bone line that you have just created. This will give you a gaunt look, highlighting your facial features.
 Then take a darker shade of grey and go over where you’ve just been. This will create a harsher feel to your make up and will give your face more depth and shadowing. Make sure you go heavy on the top lid of your eyes with the darker grey!
To create a bruised effect, it’s best to take some purple eye shadow and put this under your eyes and up to your eyebrow. It’s all about blending it in with the dark grey. Imagine you’re going for a smokey eye effect and keep on blending until you’re happy with the look.
 Then apply some black eyeliner to your water and lower lash line. Also not forgetting to smudge some onto your upper lash line. Don’t worry if this doesn’t look perfect, it’s not supposed to be a polished look.
Normally I would just it on black lipstick and keep topping it up throughout the night, but Halloween is a special occasion and therefore, I decided to colour in my lips with black pencil eyeliner. I then went over the top with some chapstick which seemed to seal in the liner. I then covered this with black lip stick and to top it off, and give a matt feel to the look, I applied some black eye shadow on the top, I find that this helps keep it on throughout the night and gives your lips a fuller feel.

Finally to finish the look, apply some mascara to your upper and lower lashes, curl them, then place on some false eyelashes. I always find that false eyleshes tend to stick on more if you put on the glue, and wait around thirty seconds before sticking them on. This widens your eyes and makes the look a lot more girly and flattering… It adds that bit of life to the look.

After all of this, you now look dead beautiful. Throw on your outfit and then enter the night.


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