Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Tantalizingly Tropical

Hi lovelies!

One of my favourite things to experiment with when it comes to doing my makeup is to recreate some of the looks that I've done far in the past. 

This way, I can easily see how my skills are improving compared to how they were when I originally created some of the looks I re-do.

This particular look I did way over a year ago which was originally inspired by Chrisspy and is probably one of my favourites when it comes to all of the brighter, more colorful looks I've done over the months. I love how bright and vivid it is, and the contrasting clash of all of the different shades. It reminds me of all things tropical!

Please, please, please excuse my spidery bottom lashes. I'd already had mascara on for a good portion of my day and some of it had flaked off a little, so when I went to reapply it the inevitable happened and they went all clumpy. Typical me cutting corners instead of just removing it altogether, lol!

Below is the original look that I recreated today. You can see how much my skills have improved here! Especially when it comes to applying my eyebrow makeup... *cringe* My blending is now much better, my eyeliner application has definitely improved and I also like to think my photography skills are somewhat a little better now! 

I mostly used the exact same palette that I used the first time around.

  • Motives by Loren Ridinger Eye Base
  • Shimmery yellow eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) around tear duct
  • Matte orange eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) on centre of lid
  • Matte hot pink eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) on outer portion of lid and lightly blended along lower lashline
  • Shimmery orange eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) on lower lashline
  • Matte light blue eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) blended into crease
  • Matte medium purple eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) to define outer crease
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Blizzard' eyeshadow to highlight brow bone 
  • Inglot AMC Gel eyeliner in #77 to line eyes and upper waterline
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Covet Waterproof eyeliner in 'Noir' to line lower waterline
  • Eyeko Skinny Brush mascara
  • Eyemimo #NTR38 false lashes

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in 'Caramel
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Caramel'


  1. beautiful combination of colors ♥

    1. Thank you Justyna - It's one of my favourite combinations!

  2. OMG. I'm so glad I just saw this now because for the past few weeks I've been eyeing the BH 120 (2nd Edition) palette online, because I go to uni overseas and I want a palette with many colors instead of taking several palettes with me from home.
    Thank you reaffirming THAT I NEED THIS PALETTE hahaha! :) Love seeing your looks!


    1. I would absolutely recommend any of the BH Cosmetics palettes. They are EXCELLENT quality for the price. I'd love to see what you come up with when you buy the palette!

  3. I just love how you did the gradient in your eyes. Beautiful! You are a real artist

  4. Die Farben sehen unglaublich schön bei dir aus, das gefällt mir echt gut.

    1. Thank you, Marina. I'm glad you like the colours!