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The Look: Autumn Glam

So I had some fun with makeup the other day and got my lovely friend to help me do a mini shoot.

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If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter you’ll know I’m a big fan of the cut crease, glitter lid look. I first attempted this with an Urban Decay glitter liner as you can apply it straight from the tube and was surprise and how well it turned out first time. I purchased a few LIT glitters at IMATS back in the Summer but was a bit nervous to try them as they are loose glitter with the adhesive applied separately but it turns out they are just as easy to use. I used the Lit glitter in Rhinestone Cowboy #2 for this look. I’d alway suggest wearing a shimmery shadow of a similar shade underneath to make the glitter really pop and so you can’t see your lid underneath (although thats a look all of its own!) I used Pewter from the Lorac Pro Palette and then just some warm browns in the crease.

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I then took the look “from day to night” with Too Faced Melted Matte liquid lipstick in Evil Twin which I LOVE so much! I actually thought it was dark brown at first but turns out it’s a super dark, deep plum colour with a brown undertone. Come to mama!
Even though it’s quite a full on look I think it’s quite wearable (particularly pre- lipstick).

This is such a great way to do a bit more of a “glam” look, I’ve had so many compliments on the various versions I’ve tried so far. You’ll definitely see me rocking this look more often and I’ll prob be dropping a bomb on more Lit glitters in the near future.

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Vampy af.

Photographer: Jess Masterton- Smith

Grungey Smokey Eye Fail!

So back in August I spent ages filming this look and I got very sweaty and kept having to make space in the memory card and it took ages and then I kind of forgot all about it.

Having since been to California and brought back loads of swag I wanted go film a US beauty haul but thought I’d better get the smokey eye up first since I’d filmed it so long ago and it was such a ball ache. Well today I finally start to get round to it and half the bloody footage wont upload to my laptop!! Anyway after much Googling and messing around it looks like its not meant to be so I thought rather than waste the look (which I think turned out pretty good) I’d post the pictures at least.

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The basic method is to use a black gel liner or pencil to cover the mobile lid and smudge out the edges. Then go over it with a back or dark grey eyeshadow and then use a slightly lighter shade of grey in the crease and to blend out all the edges. Then just run the darker shadow onto the lower lash line and add eyeliner and mascara. To finish off add a pale/ bone coloured shadow to the brow bone to highlight, I kept it matte but you could use a shimmery shade to make it slightly more glam. Quick, easy and effective and as it’s a grungey look it really doesn’t need to look perfect, the slight messiness adds to it.