Monday, 31 May 2010

The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side :)

I thought while I have the time I'd make another post for all of you lovely lovely people :D

Whilst listening to City and Colour and eating my wheatabix I decided to do a green eyeshadow look, inspired by the beautiful walk around Bolton Abbey i went on with the folks early today, so without further or do, here it is :)

I started off by using MAC prep + prime eye in 'light' as a base, then over the top added the lightest shade of my No7 eyeshadow trio in 'Eden' right up to the brow with a No7 eyeshadow brush.
Then up to the crease I added the pale green from the same trio with a MAC 239 patting it on to build up colour, I then added a little of this to the lower lash line. and inner corner to brighten my eyes.
In the crease i then added the darkest shade of the trio all the way across and a little MAC eyeshadow in 'Sumptious Olive' in the outer crease and underneath the lash line about halfway from the outer corner.
I finished the eyeshadow off with a dab off MAC 'Tilt' In the outer corners and blended inwards.

For eyeliner i used Rimmel Kohl Pencil in Jet Black along the the water line, curled my lashes then added two coats of  Loreal Teloscopic Mascara in Black.

Also i uses a little bit of Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel on my brows to add definition.

Blush: MAC Well Dressed :)

Thanks for Reading

Sunday, 30 May 2010

My Foundation Routine :) ( Queue sans make-up picture :S)

Sooo I thought I'd do a 'My Foundation Routine' Post and get the whole, picture of myself without make-up fiasco out of the way.
Now luckily for me, my skin is pretty clear at the moment but I still have rather a lot of blemishes. Camera flash is actually rather forgiving :)
Anyway Ive been doing this foundation routine for quite a while now and its working just fine and dandy :)
Ill go through step my step what i do (although it isn't a lot) and I've also inserted a picture of the products used. Enjoy. :)
(Insert scary picture here)
Yup, no makeup and very surprised expression!!!
Ok so...
Step 1 - Prime with GOSH cosmetics Velvet Touch Foundation Primer in 'Apricot' (Forgot to take a picture :(.) I use my fingers for this as it means only a small amount is needed and I'm talking half a pea size, then I blend it out from my nose to my cheeks and add the remainder to my chin. It helps to fill in large pores and even out skin tone. The apricot colour also gives a soft glow which was sadly lost with the flash however it still leaves the skin nice and dewy.

Step 2 - Foundation, I am currently using Loreal True Match in 'Ivory' (Of Course) as it has a very light texture for Summer and blends well. I may have to go up a couple of shades after my hols however, for now, Ivory suits me fine :). I apply small dots to my nose, cheeks. chin and forehead, then blend out using a Ruby and Millie Foundation Brush.

Step 3 - Concealer, My favourite concealer of the moment is MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC15 it is thick enough to cover blemishes and under eye circles (when used sparingly) without creasing. I apply using a MAC 195 concealer brush and blend. Note: when concealing under eyes, dont go below the dark area or you will lighten the 'good' skin underneath meaning the dark circles (although concealed) still look darker in comparison. Make any sense? :D 

Step 4 - Finally I use a dab of MACs Prep +Prime Eye in 'Light' over my eyelids to conceal any redness. (If your eyes are red, you will look tired, End Of. :P) I then make sure there is no foundation left on my lips and add a coat of Softlips lip balm in French Vanilla.

Step 5 - Eat Breakfast :D

Lovely Jubbly all ready for Blush and Eye Make-up :D
Apologies for the bashful looks!!

Im Back :D

So I know i've been totally AWOL recently and that is of course due to my AS level exams (yikes :/)
I just haven't had the time to write over the last few weeks so my sincere apologies!!
Anyhoowww, It is currently the half term hols and with only 3 exams left, I deserve a break :P. Still revising though obviously ;)

So this is a post to say I'm back.
The next one coming up in an hour or so will be about something fashion/beauty related which i have not yet decided.(Y)

Its sooooo nice to be able to read all your blogs again and see what youve been up too also!!!
Thanks for being patient.

Lou xxxx