Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Glorious Gunmetal Featuring Flutter False Lashes

In reference to my previous post about Flutter False Lashes's mink falsies, here are a couple of photos showcasing how these wonderful, lavish lashes look when worn. 



This particular eyeshadow look was heavily inspired by the wonderful YouTuber Emma Pickles, although I made a few minor changes to this look such as softening the edges for an ultra smooth appearance, whereas her version was much more defined and had a sharper shape to it. I also opted for a white pencil along the lower waterline instead of a blue, for the simple fact that I usually like my eyes to appear larger than really are as I don't have huge eyes to begin with. The majority of shadows used in this look are from the Urban Decay Naked Palette.






EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Urban Decay 'Buck' eyeshadow blended into crease with a fluffy brush
  • Urban Decay 'Gunmetal' eyeshadow all over lid 
  • Urban Decay 'Creep' eyeshadow to softly blend 'Gunmetal' and 'Buck' together 
  • Urban Decay 'Virgin' eyeshadow around tear duct 
  • H&M 'Glitter Turquoise' eyeshadow on lower lash line 
  • Inglot AMC Gel liner in #77 to line eyes and upper waterline 
  • Natural Collection from Boots white eye pencil along lower waterline
  • Rimmel Extra Wow Lash mascara
  • Flutter False Lashes 'Posh' mink false lashes

BROWS:
  • Urban Decay Brow Box in 'Ginger Snap' 
  • MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in 'NC20'




Flutter False Lashes: Product Info and Review

This week, the lovely Hayley over at Flutter False Lashes was kind enough to send me out a sample of their gorgeous eyelashes.

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This luxury false eyelash brand specialise in 100% cruelty-free mink lashes. But why Mink?
Mink lashes are well known for having a more natural appearance and softer texture compared to more commercial brands of eyelashes. Most brands that stock mink lashes - including Flutter False Lashes - claim that these eyelashes can be worn up to 25 times! That's a pretty astonishing lash life considering that even when proper care is taken in preserving more commercial false lashes, they still often become extremely tatty looking within the first few wears. However, to get the most out of your mink lashes I would avoid applying any mascara to them to try and keep them as preserved as possible. Also, as these are 100% natural fur, these lashes can also be curled with an eyelash curler without cause any damage.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Striking Sunset

I'd be lying if I said I didn't love this colour combination that we're all too familiar with in the online makeup community.

Inspired by the colours of a summers sunset, this look incorporates both warm and cool shades to create a striking, yet playful colour combination.






EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Front Cover Cosmetics 'Buttercup' eyeshadow on inner third of lid and lower lash line
  • Medium red eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) on rest of lid area and lower lash line (This shadow photographed as more of a neon pink colour due to harsh sunlight levels)
  • Deep blue toned purple eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) blended into crease
  • Hot pink eyeshadow from (BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) applied to outer corner and outer lower lash line
  • Urban Decay 'Yeyo' eyeshadow blended onto browbone to highlight
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid eyeliner in 'Black' to line eyes
  • Inglot AMC Gel eyeliner in #77 to line upper and lower waterlines
  • Eyeko Curvy Brush Mascara
  • Eylure Naturalites #083 false lashes 

BROWS:
  • Urban Decay Brow Box in 'Ginger Snap' 
  • MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in 'NC20'



Monday, 22 July 2013

Emerald Amethyst

Another recreation of a look I did at the very beginning of the year. 

I love recreating looks that I have done in the past, as I'm constantly learning new things every day and discovering products that I've never used before, so I really enjoy the challenge of bettering myself and trying to improve the things that I wasn't happy with the first time around.

I used mostly my 2nd Edition BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette for the main shadow colours in this particular look (my holy grail of all palettes), but there are various alternatives of this palette (I believe a lot of the 120 palettes you see around on the internet are made by the same manufacturer but just have a different name printed on the front of the palette packaging) available on eBay and Amazon.





EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Hot pink eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) blended into crease
  • Deep purple eyeshadow BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) to deepen crease and along outer and centre lower lashline 
  • Dark, medium and lime green eyeshadows from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) on outer corner, centre, and inner corner of lid
  • Urban Decay 'Verve' eyeshadow on inner lower lash line
  • Inglot Freedom System eyeshadow in #350 blended onto browbone to highlight slightly and ensure crease colours are properly blended
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in 'Black' to line eyes
  • Inglot AMC Gel eyeliner in #77 to line upper and lower waterlines 
  • Eyeko Curvy Brush mascara

BROWS:
  • Urban Decay Brow Box in 'Ginger Snap' 
  • MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in 'NC20'



Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Purple Liner Featuring Eyeko

I was so eager to get playing around with my new Eyeko eyeliners, that I jumped at the chance this afternoon when I had a few hours to spare.

If you keep up with my blog and follow me on Instagram you will probably notice that I'm a big fan of purple shades, so naturally, out of the 5 coloured eyeliners I swatched in my previous post yesterday, the first one I reached for was Eyeko's purple liner.

It's a very gorgeous, deep purple. It's not so bright that more concious people like myself would be hesitant to wear it out during the daytime, but at the same time it's not too dark that you can't actually tell it's a purple, instead of more generic eyeliner colours like black or brown. 

I am so impressed with how easy these eyeliners are to apply. The pointed tip makes it simple to get your eyeliner nice and neat and the colour pay off is good too - there's no need to press down hard to get a lot of colour out of the pen and I can't wait to wear this particular eyeliner out and try out the rest of the colours that Eyeko provide.





EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC 'Brule' eyeshadow all over the lid
  • MAC Marilyn Monroe 'Preferred Blonde' eyeshadow around tear duct to highlight
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in 'Purple' to line eyes
  • Urban Decay 'Tease' and Busted' eyeshadows mixed together along lower lash line
  • Urban Decay 'Ecstasy' eyeshadow placed on top of 'Tease' and 'Busted' along lower lash line
  • Natural Collection from Boots white eye pencil along lower waterline
  • Eyeko Fat Brush mascara

BROWS:
  • Urban Decay Brow Box in 'Ginger Snap' 
  • MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in 'NC20' 




Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Eyeko Products: First Impressions, Swatches and Product Info

I received my Eyeko package in the post last week so I thought I'd put together a blog post on my first impressions of their products, along with a few swatches. Please take note that this post will be image heavy.

What I received in my package were: All 5 of their skinny liquid eyeliners in all of their colours, all 4 of their different mascaras, and finally, their brow gel. 

Of course - with any kind of product you buy - your very first impression is based on how the product is actually presented in it's appearance and packaging. After all, it IS the first thing you see.

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Please be aware that this post is image heavy.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Ultramarine

When thinking of summer I usually think of the beach and the ocean along with the other bright colours that often make an appearance during the spring and summer seasons.

With that in mind, I used marine blue and ultra violet combined together with a touch of sparkle to create this beautifully vivid, exciting and eye-catching look.

I decided to add my usual winged liner to this look, but chose to keep it much thinner at the centre and inner corner of the eye to avoid detracting any attention from these gorgeous colours whilst using a white liner along the lower lash line to make sure that the eye is left looking awake and fresh.





EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Front Cover Cosmetics 'Super Pink' eyeshadow blended into crease
  • Deep matte purple eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) to deepen crease
  • Medium shimmery blue eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) all over lid and lower lash line
  • Front Cover Cosmetics 'Blanc de Blanc' eyeshadow around tear duct to highlight
  • Inglot Freedom System eyeshadow in #350 blended onto browbone to highlight slightly and ensure crease colours are properly blended
  • Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in 'Spandex' along lower lash line
  • Inglot AMC Gel liner in #77 to line eyes and upper waterline
  • Natural Collection from Boots white eye pencil along bottom waterline mixed with a small amount of the blue eyeshadow that was used on the lid
  • MAC False Lashes mascara

BROWS:
  • Urban Decay Brow Box in 'Ginger Snap' 
  • MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in 'NC20'