Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Ventriloquist Dummy

There's only 3 days to go until Halloween, and yesterday I did my own take on one of my favourite makeup looks that can be seen a lot around this time of year within the makeup community - the creepy ventriloquist's dummy... And perfect timing for the new Annabelle movie!


The makeup is actually pretty straightforward and didn't take me much time at all, which is great for anybody that needs a last-minute costume idea. No SFX needed and only uses basic products that pretty much any makeup lover will have lying around. Throw on a cute dress and pigtails or bunches and there you have it - one quick yet effective creepily cute dummy costume. 

Below I will do a breakdown of each section of the face to try and make it simpler, even though products will be repeated. If there's any other questions you'd like to know about this look or the products I used then feel free to drop a comment below!





FACE:
  • Revlon Colourstay Liquid Foundation (for Normal/Dry skin) in '150 Buff' 
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in 'Light'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Copper Brown' Contour Kit powder to contour cheeks and nose
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Carob' Contour Kit powder to further contour cheeks
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Banana' Contour Kit powder on the apple of the cheeks and centre of nose
  • Urban Decay 'Blackout' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked 2' palette) to define cheeks 

EYES:
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Angel' Khol Eye Pencil to all over lid and around lower waterline/lashline as a base
  • Urban Decay 'Yeyo' matte white eyeshadow all over lid and lower lashline on top of  'Angel' pencil 
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Copper Brown' Contour Kit Powder blended into crease, around and beneath eyes to create a 'hollowed out' rounded effect
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Carob' Contour Kit Powder to define the crease 
  • Urban Decay 'Blackout' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked 2' palette) to deepen crease, to create a 'new' lower lash line below the eye and to create a soft eyelash effect 
  • Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner in 'Ebony' to line eyes 
  • Eyeko Black Magic Mascara on top lashes only 
  • Lila'lli #11-23 false lashes
LIPS/MOUTH:
  • Urban Decay 'Blackout' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked 2' palette) to create a dummy mouth shape
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Copper Brown' Contour Kit powder to shade inside edges of dummy mouth
  • Lime Crime 'Red Velvet' Velvetine on lips 

BROWS:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in 'Auburn'


Thursday, 9 October 2014

Blood Thirsty

Threw together something a little bit creepier and vampiric this aftertoon since Halloween is right around the corner, yay! Had a lot of fun with this even though it would of looked so much cooler with fake blood but I was unprepared, boooooo. Also realized when I was editing this that I wish I had blacked out my eyebrows too to make it way more gothic but I was still happy with how it turned out nonetheless. 

Wouldn't really recommend wearing a liquid lipstick along your lower lashline for any amount of time though, but it seemed to do the trick!





EYES:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in 'Jet' all over lid as a base
  • Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Eyeshadow in 'Jet' all over lid and blended lightly along lower lash line
  • Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Eyeshadow in 'Risque' blended up from the crease and lower lash line
  • Lime Crime 'Red Velvet' Velvetine along lower waterline and base of lower lashes 
  • Eyeko Eye Do Mascara 
  • Girls With Attitude 'Diva' false lashes (from the 'Dramatic' collection)
  • EyeCandys GEO Magic Black contact lenses


BROWS:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in 'Auburn'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in 'Caramel'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Caramel'



Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Dress Your Face

My first look at the brand new Tamanna palette - an exciting collaboration between Anastasia Beverly Hills and stunning MUA artist +DressYourFace!

It's finally officially Autumn (even though here in England we're clinging onto the last bit of Summer for as long as we can) and this palette has some perfect shades that drop right into the current popular Fall trends and I couldn't resist putting a few of them to good use today.




EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in 'Eden'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Bengal' eyeshadow (from the 'Tamanna: Dress Your Face' palette) blended into crease
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Chocolate' eyeshadow (from the 'Tamanna: Dress Your Face' palette) to deepen crease
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Sangria' eyeshadow (from the 'Tamanna: Dress Your Face' palette) all over lid and lower lash line
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'China Rose' eyeshadow (from the 'Tamanna: Dress Your Face' palette) around tear duct
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Fresh' eyeshadow (from the 'Tamanna: Dress Your Face' palette) to slightly highlight brow bone
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in 'Azure' along lower waterline
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Venezia' eyeshadow (from the 'Tamanna: Dress Your Face' palette) to set waterline 
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in 'Jet' to line eyes and upper waterline
  • Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara
  • Girls With Attitude 'Mysterious' false lashes (from the 'Shorties' collection)

BROWS:
  • Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in 'Auburn'
  • Eyeko Brow Gel 




Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Neon Orange

Simple neon orange look using the amazing 'Saffron' loose pigment by ColourChase Cosmetics. I applied the pigment wet on top of a primer to achieve maximum colour payoff and slightly blended out any harsh lines. Easy peasy! 

Applied a graphic-style liner to give the look a little bit of something else as it was so straight-forward with very few products needing to used. Also strayed away from false lashes this time just to make sure the liner was fully visible. Sometimes less is more!




EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
  • ColourChase Cosmetics Ultra Rich Pigment in 'Saffron' all over lid
  • Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner in 'Ebony' to plot out eyeliner
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in 'Jet' placed over liquid liner to create matte effect and to line upper waterline
  • Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara 

BROWS:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in 'Auburn'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in 'Auburn'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Auburn'



Monday, 8 September 2014

Smokey Peach And Vivid Blues

Weeeee, I'm excited to finally back blogging again after taking a stupidly long unexpected hiatus and I have some great new things to post about!

First off is a brand that was new and unheard of to me until I was contacted by them a few weeks ago. Lila'lli is a cosmetic brand based right here in the UK who specialise in creating high-quality products that are both multi-functional and multi-tasking. Featured below is an example of their Line.Define.Fill. product - a new generation of pencil that is available in a range of shades and colours that can be used either on the eyes, lips and brows. 

Lila'lli also provide Lip Collision; a handy lipstick/lipgloss combination, Pigment Infusion; a pressed powder to be used to highlight, contour and colour various areas of the face such as eyes, lips and cheeks and also a selection of false lashes. Well worth checking out if you're on a tight budget and need products that can be used for just about anything.

Secondly, I'm really excited to play around with the gorgeous Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Maya Mia' palette and their brand new Waterproof Creme Color - both used in the look below - which is a smudge and crease proof cream product that can be used as an intense eyeshadow base or alone as an eyeliner as I did here.

What do you think? Do you like the look of these new products? I'm very impressed with them so far!




EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in 'Eden'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Warm Taupe' eyeshadow (from the 'Maya Mia' palette) blended up into crease
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Caramel' eyeshadow (from the 'Maya Mia' palette) to deepen crease
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Deep Brown' eyeshadow (from the 'Maya Mia' palette) to further deepen crease
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Nude' eyeshadow (from the 'Maya Mia' palette) to highlight brow bone
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Fresh Peach' eyeshadow (from the 'Maya Mia' palette) all over lid 
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in 'Jet' to line eyes and upper waterline
  • Lila'lli Line.Define.Fill. pencil in 'Detour' smudged along lower lash line
  • Lila'lli Line.Define.Fill. pencil in 'City Lights' to deepen lower lash line and along lower waterline
  • Eyeko Sport waterproof mascara
  • Lila'lli #11-23 false lashes

EYEBROWS:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in 'Auburn'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in 'Caramel'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Brunette'





Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Rainbows

She comes in colors everywhere.. She's like a rainbow!!!

Using all eyeshadows from my favourite budget 120 palette by BH Cosmetics for this cute and fun rainbow look this afternoon.




EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in 'Eden'
  • Matte bright yellow eyeshadow from the BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) on inner corner 
  • Matte lime green eyeshadow from the BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) on inner half of lid and lower lash line
  • Matte light blue eyeshadow from the BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) on outer half of lid and lower lash line
  • Matte hot pink eyeshadow from the BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) as a crease transition shade
  • Matte medium purple eyeshadow from the BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) to deepen crease and outer lower lash line
  • Matte white eyeshadow from the BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) to lightly highlight brow bone
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in 'Black' to line eyes
  • Eyeko Making Eyes Automatic Gel Eyeliner in 'Blue Teal' along lower waterline 
  • Eyeko Eye Do Mascara 
  • Eldora #H125 false lashes 

BROWS:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in 'Blonde'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in 'Auburn'