Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Eyeliner In 4 Easy Steps: Featuring Eyeko Visual Eyes

When I rave about a new product, I rave about it for a reason. So now you can see for yourself exactly why I am in absolute adoration with the new Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Liners that I've posted about the past couple of days. 

I've always liked to spend a LOT of time trying to perfect my winged liner, and please believe me when I say I have never found applying eyeliner so easy as I do when I use these liquid eyeliners. I already have quite a popular eyeliner pictorial, but I've decided to simplify it even further by demonstrating how you can achieve the perfect cat eye in just 4 easy steps. 

For this pictorial I used the Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner in 'Ebony'.


Image courtesy of Eyeko.com


  1. Starting from the inner corner of the eye, create a thin line all the way across the upper lash line, gradually building up thickness to your own preference. 
  2. Create a thin line as an extension from your lower waterline, heading up toward the tail of your eyebrow.
  3. Placing your pen or brush at the tip of the line you just extended out, bring the liner back on itself and join it up to the line you created along the lash line.
  4. Fill in the gap that is left, go back and neaten things up if need, apply mascara and you're all done! 



Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Marvelous Marine: Featuring Eyeko Visual Eyes & Making Eyes

The second look I put together for the Eyeko Visual Eyes Instagram Takeover that I hosted at the weekend, demonstrating their Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner in 'Marine', perfectly paired with the brand new Making Eyes Automatic Gel Eyeliner in 'Blue Teal' to create a little twist on the ever-popular feline cat eye. 

I spoke a little bit more about both of these new products in my previous blog post. The Visual Eyes Eyeliner's can be picked up from Eyeko.com for £15 each, but as far as I'm aware the Making Eye twist-up eyeliner pencils are still currently unavailable, so keep your eye out for those in the near future!

No false lashes for this look as I really wanted to show off the gorgeous colour of the liner without anything to get in the way of showing it off!




EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in 'Eden'
  • Inglot #350 Freedom System eyeshadow all over lid
  • Matte turquiouse eyeshadow from the Crown Brush 'Smoke It Out' 36 Color Smokey Eye Shadow Palette blended up into inner corner
  • Matte medium blue eyeshadow from the Crown Brush 'Smoke It Out' 36 Color Smokey Eye Shadow Palette to lightly define the turquoise shade 
  • Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner in 'Marine' to line eyes
  • Eyeko Making Eyes Automatic Gel Eyeliner in 'Blue Teal' along lower waterline and smudged along lower lash line 
  • Eyeko Black Magic Mascara 

BROWS:
  • Urban Decay Brow Box in 'Gingersnap'
  • Eyeko Brow Gel


Monday, 28 April 2014

Perfect Prom: Featuring Eyeko Visual Eyes & Making Eyes

I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the brand new Eyeko products last week, and to demonstrate them I hosted a 2-day takeover over on their Instagram account - and now I can show the images here, too!

This look demos their Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner in 'Mocha', which is a rich brown shade. I'm really liking this colour as it still gives the definition that I love when it comes to my winged liner but is slightly less harsh than a black, which makes a nice change for me. I also find that browns are really flattering on blue eyes. Unlike Eyeko's previous eyeliner, the Visual Eyes liners come with a SUPER precise, tapered brush tip rather than their usual felt-tip style applicator. The small size of the brush tip enables very thin lines to be created but building up thickness with it has still never been so easy. 

I also made good use of their new Making Eyes Automatic Gel Eyeliner in 'Plum', which I placed along the lower waterline and lower lashline. The Making Eyes liners are a twist-up pencil eyeliner that set into place and I was really excited to see Eyeko branching out and adding more kinds of products to their range, as Eyeko are best known for their mascaras and liquid eyeliners and I can't wait to see what other products they'll muster up in the future!

I thought this look would be perfectly timed for the current prom season, and the upcoming UK prom season, depending on how thick and winged out you like your eyeliner! 




EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Urban Decay 'Naked' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked' palette) blended into crease
  • Urban Decay 'Sidecar' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked' palette) all over lid
  • Urban Decay 'Virgin' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked' palette) on inner cornner 
  • Mixture of Beauty Bakerie iBatter Tarts in 'Pinkberry' and 'Cocoa Eclair' blended into crease
  • Beauty Bakerie iBatter Tart in 'Blackberry Puff' to slightly deepen out crease
  • Eyeko Making Eyes Automatic Gel Eyeliner in 'Plum' along lower waterline and smudged along lower lash line 
  • Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner in 'Mocha' to line eyes
  • Eyeko Fat Brush Mascara
  • Girls With Attitude 'Feather Flutter' false lashes (from the 'Natural' collection)

BROWS:
  • Urban Decay Brow Box in 'Gingersnap'
  • Eyeko Brow Gel 


Monday, 14 April 2014

Spring Brights

 Just a quick update today demonstrating a few more of the new Ultra Rich Pigments from ColourChase Cosmetics showing off some of the more fun and brighter colours that they have to offer on their website, and also featuring another pair of the OPV Human Hair False Lashes, both of which are new brands to me that I've been really enjoying using lately.

I love discovering brands that I'm unfamiliar with, and when I end up loving something I tend to go a bit crazy and use them religiously for a while which I think is what is happening here with these pigments... But can you blame me? Look at how gorgeous they are!



EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion 
  • ColourChase Cosmetics Ultra Rich Pigment in 'Flame' blended into crease and along lower lash line 
  • ColourChase Cosmetics Ultra Rich Pigment in 'Cobalt Blue' to deepen crease, along lower lash line and inner corner
  • ColourChase Cosmetics Ultra Rich Pigment in 'Precious' on center of lid 
  • Urban Decay 'Yeyo' matte eyeshadow to lightly highlight brow bone
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner in #77 to line eyes and upper waterline
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger Khol Eyeliner pencil in 'Electric Blue' along lower waterline 
  • Eyeko Eye Do Mascara
  • OPV Lashes 'OPV-H-003' 100% Human Hair false lashes 

BROWS:
  • Urban Decay Brow Box in 'Gingersnap'
  • Eyeko Brow Gel


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Soft Springtime Pinks

Today's look was made up of soft and feminine pink-tones, something that I think works perfectly for typical daytime wear during the springtime. I wanted to keep everything light but keep it a bit flirty, but this could easily be toned down even more if you didn't feel like including false lashes. Thinner eyeliner or none at all if you wanted to keep it really fresh also works amazingly well with this. 

Although I still think it's worth mentioning that rose-toned eyeshadow shades don't always work well on everybody and can sometimes give the appearance of looking ill or sickly if not careful, but thankfully I happen to like how they look on me and I'm a big fan of them - yay! - especially a couple of the new pink ColourChase Cosmetics pigments and the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette which I combined to complete the look below. 

I was also super excited to try out the new Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner from Eyeko for the first time today, something that I can't wait to tell you more about later in the month when I'll be working alongside Eyeko in an Instagram takeover (which I'm so stoked about!) so check back for future posts in which I'll be talking more about them and how I feel about them. Today was also my first time using some of 100% human hair falsies from OPV Lashes as I thought the natural style of this particular pair would work great with this look and I was really happy with the finished result and how light and comfortable they felt throughout the afternoon.

I hope you like it as much as I do and I hope everyone's been having a great week so far!



EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in 'Sin' 
  • Urban Decay 'Limit' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked 3' palette) blended into crease
  • Urban Decay 'Nooner' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked 3' palette) to slightly deepen crease and along lower lash line
  • Urban Decay 'Strange' eyeshadow to highlight brow bone
  • ColourChase Cosmetics Ultra Rich Pigment in 'Bliss' all over lid and around tear duct
  • ColourChase Cosmetics Ultra Rich Pigment in 'Vivacious' on outer half of lid
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner in #77 to line upper waterline
  • Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner in 'Ebony' to line eyes 
  • Eyeko Black Magic Mascara 
  • OPV Lashes 'OPV-H-019' 100% Human Hair false lashes 

BROWS:
  • Urban Decay Brow Box in 'Gingersnap'
  • Eyeko Brow Gel



Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Smoked-Out Wing

Have you ever played around with makeup early in the morning only to remove it again to reapply your makeup for the day? That's becoming a regular thing for me... What a waste of makeup, hah. Yesterday morning I threw together this semi-dramatic look just for fun before removing right after photographing it to apply my typical, boring every day makeup before starting my day. Great logic! 

For something that's a little more dramatic, this smoked-out wing with a pop of colour doesn't take much time or require many products (even less if you don't feel like including any colour) but is still bold enough to make a statement. I've always considered makeup looks that require minimal products some of my favourites  to check out and create, because not everybody has a tonne of products to work with and I like seeing people show that you can do a lot more than you think with just a few different items.

Yesterday was also the first time I decided to wear these lovely black contact lenses from EyeCandys.com and I love love love the extra depth they add to my otherwise normally light blue eyes!




EYES:
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger Eye Base
  • Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Loose Eyeshadow in 'Jet' all over lid and extended into a wing
  • Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Loose Eyeshadow in 'Queen' along lower lash line closest to lashes
  • Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Loose Eyeshadow in 'Risque' blended underneath 'Queen' along lower lash line
  • MAC 'Blacktrack' Fluidline to line upper and lower waterlines
  • Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara
  • Eldora #H149 False Lashes
  • EyeCandys GEO 'Magic Black' contact lenses

BROWS:

    • Elf Cool Bronzer (lightest brown shade)
    • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Caramel'


    Thursday, 3 April 2014

    Grungey Gold

    A bit of a mish-mash of different brands used to put together today's look but I really wanted to show off one of my favourite pigments from the ColourChase Cosmetics range, which I spoke about in my last update (Don't forget that these pigments are available to purchase online from TOMORROW! [Friday 4th] Yipeeee!) Since my previous look was super bright and dramatic, I wanted to show how versatile this collection of pigments is by doing something more toned down today. 

    Obviously being a sucker for neutrals and admittedly not very brave when it actually comes to wearing colour on my eyes when going on) the rightfully named 'Gorgeous' pigment instantly stole my heart. I've always favoured gold and bronze tones over any other neutral shade as they work wonders for making my blue eyes pop.

    I always find this type of look works better when you pay less attention to being precise for a more grungey effortless result. Really quick and easy, but still nice enough to feel made up.




    EYES:
    • Motives by Loren Ridinger Eye Base
    • Bodyography Expressions Powder in 'Truffle' blended into crease and lower lash line
    • ColourChase Cosmetics Ultra Rich Pigment in 'Gorgeous' all over lid and lower lash line
    • Urban Decay 'Foxy' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked 2' palette) to highlight brow bone
    • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in 'Bourbon' along lower water line
    • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in 'Brown' to line eyes 
    • Eyeko Curvy Brush Mascara
    • Eyemimo #NTR48 False Lashes 

    BROWS:
    • Elf Cool Bronzer (lightest brown shade)
    • Eyeko Brow Gel