FFF: Green Motives party makeup look

Friday 27 September 2013

Hey my lovelies!

This weekend I'm off on holiday to Istanbul so I won't be able to post very frequently, but I thought I'd leave with a pretty green makeup look that could be worn to a wedding/party.
Everything except the eyeliner is by Motives cosmetics which are all listed below.

Products used:
> Eye Base

> Pressed eyeshadows in: Onyx, Green Apple, Forbidden, Whipped Cream, Cinnamon Spice, Cappuccino.

> Luminous Pressed Powder in Light/Medium
> Inglot AMC Gel Liner - 77
> Khol eyeliner in Black

> Lustrafy Waterproof mascara (black)  
> Creme Concealer - Amber
> False Eye Lashes - 110
> Perfecting Face Primer
> Color Perfection Quad for Lala - Medium
> Photo Finish Powder - Neutral Medium
> Pressed Blush - Lust
> Shape & Sculpt Duo
> Lip Crayon in Naked
> Rich Formula lipstick - Natural & Red Coral
> Motives for La La Mineral Lipstick in Times Square & Naughty

I started by applying the Eye Base all over the eyes, then highlighted the brow bone with Whipped Cream shadow. I then patted on Green Apple on the inner eye and Forbidden further along the lid, finishing with Onyx and Cappuccino at the outer V/corner of the eye. I blended a bit of Cinnamon Spice upwards from the crease, followed by a bit more Onyx in the crease/outer corner. I used the Luminous Pressed powder in Light/Medium above the highlight and to blend in between Cinnamon Spice and Whipped Cream on the browbone.
I lined the top lid with Inglot AMC gel liner in 77 and Onyx Khol eye pencil for the waterline. Using a wet detailer brush, I added Forbidden eyeshadow to the lower lashline too.
I then filled in the brows with what remained on the brush from the AMC gel liner and shaded slightly with Cappuccino. I finished off the eyes by concealing under the eyes and coating the lashes with the Lustrafy Waterproof mascara. I then applied Motives false eyelashes in 110:
For the rest of the face I used the Cream Foundation Color Perfection Quad by Lala in Medium all over the face and set it with the Photo Finish Powder in Neutral Medium. I contoured the cheeks with the Shape & Sculpt Duo (still love and use everyday!) as it highlighted and contoured my skin beautifully. I then added a bit of Lust blush to the apples of the cheeks.

The lips were first filled in with Lip Crayon in Naked, then the Rich Formula lipstick in Natural Lipstick was added on top:
I then used a series of different lip colours to give an idea of what would suit best for an outfit and tried a few variations, starting with Rich Formula lipstick in Red Coral (bright coral red):
Then I tried the Motives for Lala Mineral lipstick in Times Square (bright pink):
And finally a more deeper berry red, Motives for Lala Mineral lipstick in Naughty:
I thought the nude look complimented the darker green eyes best, particularly if you wanted focus to be on the eyes, but also quite liked the deep berry colour (Naughty) for a more Autumnal/Winter look. I do pair green eyeshadow looks with coral or pink lips sometimes but I think this time around I liked the nude and berry lips for a change!
Here's the colours side by side(ish), to get a better idea:
Which lip colour did you prefer with the green eyeshadow look?


FFF: Smokey Black & Pink look

Friday 13 September 2013

A few weeks back I experimented with a makeup look using the Urban Decay Smoked palette and Sleek Acid palette to create a smokey matte black and pink look with a hint of acid green in the inner corner.. this is how it turned out so I hope you like!

Products used:

> UD Smoked Palette - Blackout, Kinky, Freestyle
> Sleek Acid palette - Neon Pink, Purple, Neon Green, Orange, White and Silver-Grey

> UD Perversion 24/7 eye pencil
> Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl liner - Nude 
> ELF cream eyeliner in Brown
> Maybelline Falsies Black Drama mascara
> Khuraira ACC in Light   
> UD 24/7 concealer in ATF
> NYC Black Liquid liner
> Ardell 120 Demi lashes
> Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid foundation 3WN1
> Sleek Face Form in Medium (matte brown shade only)
> UD Naked Flushed Palette
> Ben Nye Banana Powder
> UD SSLC in Lovechild

I started by applying a thin layer of UDPP and patted on Blackout eyeshadow to the eyelid. I then applied the Purple (Acid palette) to the crease and the Neon Pink above this, followed by a little of the Orange above this too. Freestyle was used above the Orange and blended upwards. Kinky and a bit of the White was patted on the browbone and blended lightly.
I then patted the Neon Green on the inner corner of the eye with a little bit of the White and Silver-Grey.
NYC liquid eyeliner was used for the top liner and creating a flick at the outer corner of the eye, whilst UD Perversion was used to liner the upper inner eye. Rimmel ScandalEyes Nude Khol eyeliner was used to line the inner corner of the bottom lashline.
I then filled in the brows with ELF cream liner in Brown and an angled brush and then finished off the eyes with Maybelline Falsies mascara and Ardell 120 eyelashes.
The under eyes were concealed with Khuraira ACC and set with Ben Nye Banana Powder.
For the rest of the face I used Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid foundation in 3WN1 and contoured with Sleek Face Form in Medium, then highlighted the cheeks and used the bronzer of the Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette. I set the foundation around the T-zone with Ben Nye Banana Powder.
The lips were filled in with UD SSLC in Lovechild:
 Fuller face picture:
Voila! Hope you enjoyed this look, do let me know if you have any requests!

Would you wear this fairly dramatic smokey makeup look?


Midweek Makeovers

Thursday 12 September 2013

Hi my lovelies! I've been busy the last couple weeks with makeup bookings and weddings so I haven't been able to blog too often but following my last post of Midweek Makeovers, I thought I'd post an Arabian/Arabic style makeover I did for my sister in law who volunteered to model for me one day.. she also let me record the tutorial which is below so I hope you enjoy!

It's a lot more easier recording makeup being done on someone else so when I get time I may make it a regular feature on her as she's a good sport too and has great features and skin (mA).

I mainly used the following products:
Urban Decay Naked palette - Virgin and Naked
Urban Decay Fun Palette (2012) - Deep End & Freakshow
Bitchslap cosmetics 42 pc double stacker - Purples and Fuschias
Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in Flipside
Rimmel Scandaleyes Khol Kajal Waterproof eyeliner 
NYC Waterproof eye pencil - Smokey Plum
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner - Flipside
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter in Covet
Inglot AMC gel liner in 77
Elf cream liner in Brown (brows)
Khuraira Age Control Concealer in Light
Makeup Store Correction concealers
Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation in 2.0
Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Baked
Illamasqua blush in Hussy
NYX lip liner in Sand Pink
MAC lipstick in Pink Plaid

natural light/no flash
I uploaded the makeup tutorial as I applied it which you can view below:

Hope you enjoyed the video and makeup look, I'll be sure to post reviews and more makeovers in the next few blog posts!

What do you think of this makeup look? Would you wear it?

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