Makeup, Makeup 101

How To Create Beautiful Eyeshadow Designs With JUST Two Colours!

This is the second part of a 4 part eye design post, if you are new to makeup and don’t really know where to start you can view part 1 first if you like. The 2 colour eye design is the most popular eyeshadow design for non makeup industry people to use as it’s simple and easy to use yet it gives a big impact.

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If you would like to see how to master the 2 colour eyeshadow look then just keep reading below to view my step by step guide to making it work for you.

Two Colour Eye Design

Firstly when using this eye design you will need a neutral skin tone colour and a deep shade to add dimension, if you are not too concerned with a natural look then you can use which ever colour you like. This look will work best if you have a round eyeshadow brush to work with.

  • Taking the lighter shade on an eyeshadow brush, you can dust this from the lash line up to the brow bone. Ensuring that no patches of skin can be seen peeking through the eyeshadow.
  • Next taking the deeper shade create a < or C shape to the outer corner off the within the crease line. A < will create a sharper more glamorous look, where as the C shape will create a softer more natural look.
  • Once you have created this shape remember to blend until any harsh lines have disappeared.
  • Remember to use a little shadow at a time when creating depth so that you don’t accidentally apply to much and having to start over.
  • If you are finding that the eye shadow is difficult to blend, you can add some of the lighter shades to the edges and continue to blend.
  • You can use the lighter shade as an inner eye highlight as well.
  • Use a small amount of the dark shade to blend underneath the lower lash line.

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Makeup, Makeup 101

How To Make One Shade Eyeshadow Looks Work For You!

There are many options to choose from and experiment with when building an eye design i.e applying eyeshadow. The basic concept is to accentuate the eye shape or to change it, this is usually doe by progression from light to dark shadows. Blending is the kay to beautiful, seamless makeup; today I will start by providing a step by step tutorial of how to create a simple basic eye design with just one shade, over time I will build up to 4 colours which is what I tend to use as an experienced artist.

One Colour Eyeshadow

This design works so well because it is effortless and put together, by using one subtle/soft colour over the eye area it brightens up the eye. There are 2 ways to wear this design, 1 is to apply all over the lid from lash line to brow bone or just on the lower lid itself.

Application

  • Start by placing the shade close to the lash line on the outer edge of the eye (closest to the temple), using a round eyeshadow brush.
  • Blend the colour from the lash line up into the crease line to add depth and shape.
  • Then brush a light wash of the same shadow over the lower eye lid to blend.
  • Ensure that there are no patches of skin peeking through the shadow.
  • Apply a small amount of shadow to the outer corner of the lower lash line.
  • This application looks great with a pop of colour (read on to expand the eyeshadow look).

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Dramatic

If you would like to create a more dramatic look then keep reading on for a step by step process:

  • Leading on from the previous eye design, continue blending from the crease line up to the brow bone.
  • Blend to avoid leaving any harsh lines towards the outer v of the eye.
  • This design work best with neutral colours unless going for a funk high fashion design.
  • The best colours for this look would be a light tan, taupe, beige, mauve, grey or auburn.
  • Ensure the deepest shadow is within the crease line or upper lash line.

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High Fashion

  • When working with powder, take your shade on big fluffy brush ad bled upwards from the outer v onto the temple.
  • Blend at the edges to ensure a soft and feathery look.
  • You can also blend from the inner eye into the contours of the nose.

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  • When using jewel tones or different textures such as cream products you can use a flat eyeshadow brush to swim the colour across the lids to create a dramatic effect.

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Makeup

Best Blusher Tips!

Blusher is an underestimated product of everyones makeup kit, it doesn’t get enough credit despite the fact that the majority of women use it; even fit’s just for a special occasion. Listen below are my top tips for applying blusher:

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  • For just cheek colour with no contour, apply directly on to the cheekbones. Then bend upwards and out.
  • Never apply blush close to the nose. For the ‘ideal’ shape draw an imaginary line from the base of the nose to the outer portion of the iris. Try not to cross this line.
  • Soften bright blusher with loose powder over top.
  • For a natural look match your blusher to your lipstick.
  • If you have a round face and want it to appear more oval, apply blush diagonally along the cheekbone. Blend towards the temples to slim the face.
  • If you have a long face and would like it to appear round, apply blush straight across the cheekbone. Avoid placing blush on the temples.
  • If you would like to soften the cheekbones apply a suitable shade for your skin tone along the harsh line of the cheekbone. Then using a larger brush blend all outer edges trying not to take it below the cheekbone.
  • Blend all blush out with a blush close to the skin tone after shading colours have been applied to set the blush.
  • For a natural look do not use blush over 6 shades darker than the natural skin tone.
Makeup

February Favourites!

 

It’s that time of the month again! I love sharing my favourite products with you, which products I love is a question I get asked a lot & my blog gives me the perfect platform to tell you all what has worked for me. I hope you discover something new here today…

 

Makeup

Front Cover Eyeliner 

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I purchased one of the Front Cover sets at Boots around Christmas and I haven’t had the chance to use it properly until recently. Let me tell you the Kajal & Kohl liners are to die for! They are creamy, smooth and highly pigmented with staying power; what more can you ask for from an eyeliner? I didnt experience any creasing or transference throughout the day either which is always a bonus.

 

Freedom Eyebrow Pomade

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I’ve been looking for a dip brow alternative for quite a while now and I’m so happy that I have finally found it. The brow pomade from Freedom is highly pigmented so you don’t need to use a lot and the texture is relatively waxy which is great for holding the brow hair’s in place. It’s a steal at just ¬£5.00, the pomade comes in 10 different shades so there’s bound to be a shade that suits you.

 

Skin Care

Elizabeth Arden Day and Night Cream

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I can not begin to tell you how much I love this skin care set from Elizabeth Arden, it’s an¬†award winning¬†skin care product. It aids relief from dry/chapped skin and lips, great for rough skin such as that found on the knees/elbows/heals and it provides constant protection for at least 8 hours.

The products are dermatologist, clinically and allergy tested for your safety and reassurance that the product you are buying actually works. The night formula also has a slight essence of Lavender which is prefect for bedtime! Retails for around £40.00 dependant on your geographical location and store.

 

Miscellaneous

Planet Spa Sleep Pillow Mist

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If you have trouble sleeping then you NEED to purchase this spray. I was skeptical to try it at first because nothing can send me on my way to sleep when insomnia sets in, or so I thought. This spray is a wonderful mis of Lavender and Chamomile but yet it is far from over powering. I spritz this on my pillows when I’m struggling to catch some z’s and within twenty minutes I am fast asleep. I would recommend this product highly and for ¬£4.00 from Avon you won’t feel to hard done by if it doesn’t work for you.