Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Simple Steps For A Festive Make-up Look

Because you can never be too festive...

Add glitter:
Such a simple step can be so hard to accomplish. Many brands do glitters either as loose pigments (such as MAC or Barry M), or as pressed eyeshadow (which Urban Decay are so famous for), they also come in cream and eyeliner form, but I find creams hard to add to a look without messing up the rest of your make-up, but eyeliners can add a hint of glitz to a look.

Whether it is pressed or loose form I find it best to take a dense brush and pack it on my lids, I always hold a bit of paper or tissue underneath my eyes to catch any fallout but if some does fall down (and it always does) take any form of duo-fibre brush and wipe it away as it is the only type of brush that won't buff it into your skin. If you still have some a bit of tape can help take is off.

A sticky base can often help make it stick to the lids or if you have a setting spray spritzing some onto a brush and dabbing it onto the lids prior to applying the glitter can also help.

Metallics:
While shimmer is great all year long there is just something really christmassy about going all out with a foiled look. With a three basics shimmers you can have a great metallic look in whatever colour you wish.

You will need: a mid-tone shade, a colour 2-3 shades lighter and one 2-3 shades darker. You don't want anything starkly different as it won't look foiled. The overall colour palette colour be darker or lighter it's up to you.

First apply the mid-tone shade in the inner third and out third of your lid, keeping the centre clear. Next take the lighter shade, place that over the centre making sure to blend so there are no harsh lines. Lastly put a little bit of the darker colour in outer corner and inner corner. If you find you have smaller lids you can skip the bit in the inner corner or just use a very small brush. Just add finishing touches of a matte highlighter and maybe a matt crease colour. For the inner corner either skip or apply a colour that isn't too frosted or light or it could take attention away from the centre of the lid.

Colour Scheme:
Just picking your colours right can add the festive spirit. A gold on the lids and a red lip can go along way, if you want more colour a pop of green either under the eyes or as liner can help add a bit of festive cheer to your face.

-Ava

Monday, 9 December 2013

How To Fake False Lashes


Okay, chances are you're not going to trick anyone into thinking you're wearing falsies but it will give a dramatic look and add will add some glamour.



First you need to pick out your mascara, you want three layers, the first layer you want something that doesn't clump, this is only criteria. It will help build a great base but won't make everything clump up. Next is a dramatic mascara I like ones that are wet and clumpy as they often brush out to look amazing. Last is a waterproof/resistant mascara to seal everything in and add some extra length and volume. You don't need three different mascaras just two as long as the second mascara is different the first layer and the last layer can be different. Okay confusing part over.

This step is optional but applying a black eyeliner in your tightline thickens up your lashes.

First apply the clumpless mascara as usual, I'm using Max Factor's Clump Defy Mascara, if you live in a country where they sell Covergirl it's the same as their Clump Crusher.

Next I apply a little bit of LE VOLUME DE CHANEL Mascara then I brush it out with a lash brush but you could use a clean mascara wand. 

Lastly I use the waterproof mascara and if I think it looks to clumpy I brush it out again.


-Ava

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Lush Christmas 2013 Part 2

I've tried out a few more Lush Products from their Christmas range and here are my opinions.

Bath Ballistics 

Luxury Lush Pud- It has a strong scent of lavender and as far as I can tell no other scent. It is meant to smell like the Twilight bath bomb but it has too much glitter so I never buy it so this is good for me. It turns the bath a great dark purple colour.

Snowman- This has a nice mild-vanillary scent and has cocoa butter in it which makes the bath soothing and mourising. I have read some reviews saying they didn't like the oily film it gave but I love it has I have quite dry skin. It also makes the bath a very light red colour which I doubt will stain so it's a plus.

Lip Scrub 

Popcorn- It has a sweet/salty flavour and works as a great lip scrub but at the end of the day it is probably really over priced and you could easily make your own but saying that I do really like it.

-Ava

Monday, 2 December 2013

Bronze Glitter FOTD

I think for the month of December I will forgo What I'm Wearing posts as I get too christmas happy and try and recreate every christmas look I can find and then create my own. But I should be putting up quite a few FOTD instead.

Eyes:
Nars Pro Primer
Revlon Torch- Bronze Side
Vice 2 Palette- Rewind (crease), Ambush (lids), Radar (outer third), Smokeout (lash line), Dope (inner corner),  Damaged (inner third of lower lash line).
Bobbi Brown- Bone
Mac- Blackened Red Reflects
Bobbi Brown- Smokey Eyes Mascara

Cheeks:
Estee Lauder- Witty Peach

Lips:
Revlon- Red Velvet Lip Butter
Revlon- Embellished Lip Gloss

-Ava