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Monday, January 24, 2011

Healers Touch

Just a simple little look for this week - for all those of you who like something wearable :) I'm off to a short trip to Barcelona and Sevilla tomorrow, so my time is a little short and we'll move on straight to the pics:





Lashes courtesy of www.kkcenterhk.com

Product List
MAC Bare Canvas, Fyrinnae Healers Touch, Fyrinnae First Prize, Pure Luxe Seashore, u.m.a. gel eyeliner, ES lashes, CG Lash Blast, Maybelline Expression kohl in white

And a little sneak peek of what I got in the mail last weekend :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Gold Leaf

I've been wanting to recreate this look for some months, but had some difficulties in procuring the necessary gold leaf. Via Facebook I got some advice to use gold foil for nail art, and this is what I did! The lashes are again courtesy of http://kkcenterhk.com/ , they are by ES and come in packs of 10 pairs each. They are actually meant to be worn on the upper lid, but I cut them into shape and used them as lower lashes:




Original look:


How to achieve it:
1. Prep your lids with Bare Canvas
2. Apply nude eyeshadow all over the lid.
3. Line upper lids with a thick, winged-out line using gel eyeliner and an angled brush. Then emphasize lower inner corners and line lower lid with a thinner line.
4. Apply matte red eyeshadow along lower lid and blend downwards with MAC #217.
5. Tear gold foil into little shreds and apply to the brows with a pair of tweezers,using lash glue or glitter adhesive to make it stick.
6. Line lower waterline with white kohl.
7. Glue false lashes to the outer part of the lower lid.
8. Carefully apply mascara to your upper lashes (you only want to tint them in order to keep the straight line!)
9. Highlight cheekbones with MAC Lightscapade Skinfinish (as there is no blush used in this look, this is important for some subtle contouring).
10. Apply NYX Margarita lipstick, then stick on some more shreds of gold foil.

Product List
Face: MAC Prep+Prime Face Protect, MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC15, MAC Studio Finish NC15, MAC Lightscapade
Eyes: MAC Bare Canvas, Zoeva 88 Mattes palette, u.m.a. gel eyeliner, Maybelline Expression kohl, ES false lashes, CG Lash Blast
Lips: NYX Margarita l/s, gold foil

Monday, January 10, 2011

Velvet Blue

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by http://kkcenterhk.com/ and asked if I wanted to test some of their false lashes. They have a huge selection (and I mean HUGE!) of all types of lashes, from subtle to outrageous, and I was thrilled to be able to pick some of them! I will definitely order again from them, as falsies are some of my favourite things to play with :)! The first lashes I tried are these - overall, I liked them quite a lot, the only downside is that a. the glitter weighs them down a lot and b. you cannot really cut them to adjust them to your eye shape without cutting off one of the long spiky lashes. They are available without the glitter as well, so I'd recommend those if you want a somewhat less flashy version :)






How to achieve it:
1. Prep your lids with Bare Canvas
2. Apply matte black eyeshadow all over the lid.
3. Apply matte dark blue eyeshadow in the crease and blend well with MAC #217
4. Glue white rhinestones of different sizes to the outer half of the lid, using lash glue and a pair of tweezers.
5. Line upper lid with black gel eyeliner and lower lid with black eyeshadow, blending downwards.

6. Line lower waterline with white kohl.
7. Glue false lashes to the upper lid, apply mascara on upper and lower lashes

Product List
Face: MAC Prep+Prime Face Protect, MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC15, MAC Studio Finish NC15, MAC Dollymix
Eyes: MAC Bare Canvas, Zoeva 88 Mattes palette, jolifin rhinestones, u.m.a. gel eyeliner, Maybelline Expression kohl, false lashes, CG Lash Blast
Lips: L'Oréal Rose Gold lipgloss

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Mint Bubbles

Happy new year everyone!!

I've been sick for the whole of last week and only today I felt adequate again to getting my brushes out. This time I tried to copy a digital look I came across a few weeks ago. This is the original (source: renderosity.org):


My version:






Unfortunately my mint colour is less intense, but I didn't bring anything brighter coloured with me :(

How to achieve it:
1. Prep your lids with Bare Canvas
2. Apply Your Ladyship pigment on the browbone.
3. Apply MAC Crimsonette all over the lid.
4. Apply matte mint shadow on the outer two thirds of the lid.
5. Use a very small, pointy brush to draw small circles and half-circles all over the minty shadow.
6. Use NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk to fill in the circles, then define some parts of the circles with a deeper black (I used black gel liner for this).
7. Liner lower lid with black eyeshadow and blend downwards.
8. Line upper lid with black gel eyeliner and wing it out.
9. Apply NYX natural lashes #115 on the upper lid, then use CG Lash Blast on the lower lashes.

Product List
MAC Bare Canvas, Zoeva 88 mattes palette, MAC Crimsonette, MAC Your Ladyship, NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk, u.m.a. gel eyeliner in black, Maybelline Expression kohl in white, NYX lashes #115, CG Lash Blast