Silver Beauty

Ok… So I got a specific request asking me to explain how to do the silver glitter eyeshadow photo I posted earlier on my Facebook LIKE page … so here you go!

So you’d need to get hold of the following bits and bobs –

(1) glitter – Barry M is great for a highstreet option or get your hands on some MAC pigments. They come in pots, photo attached

(2) you’ll need a makeup primer for your eye lids to make sure the glitter stays put

(3) liquid eyeliner / gel eyeliner

(4) false lashes for the underneath
(5) false lashes for the top lashes

(6) morticians wax to cover your brows

Here’s how to do it!

(1) firstly you’ll need to “hide” your brows and you can do this quite simply with some morticians wax. Brush your brows through so the hair is flat and apply the wax in the direction of hair growth. If you want some more detail on how to do that, let me know, otherwise ill get on with the rest of it …

(2) apply the eyelid primer with a medium sized eyeshadow brush, covering your eyelids evenly. Apply the primer in the shape that you want the glitter to be… so make sure you apply it above the line of your brow and extend it outside the natural edge of your eye lid. Use the photo as your guide.

(3) decant some of your chosen glitter (so you don’t keep dipping your used brush in the pot) and load up your brush with the glitter. Working from your top lash line upwards, apply the glitter to your lids by “pushing” it into your skin. Create the shape indicated in the photo and be sure to cover the wax completely

Repeat this step as much as necessary to build the depth of colour. You can mix different glitters together if you want, don’t forget!

(4) using any eyeliner brush you are comfortable with, load up your brush with your chosen eyeliner and starting on the top lash line, create a sexy liner shape, complementing the shape of your eye, not forgetting the flick at the edge! Use the photo as your guide again

(5) repeat this on the underneath. Make sure you leave a gap between your bottom lash line and your eyeliner line … Use the photo as your guide. Keep looking at it to remind yourself!

(6) apply lash glue to your set of top lashes and allow it to go slightly tacky. Apply the lashes to your top lids using tweezers of necessary. Do one eye at a time !

tip! You might need to curl your natural lashes before you stick on the false lashes

Apply mascara over the top if necessary / if desired after the lashes are glued

(7) for the underneath lashes – cut one pair of lashes into 4 parts (i.e. cut the right hand lash into 2 pieces and then cut the left hand lash into 2 pieces). Allocate 2 pieces of cut lash to each eye. Turn the lashes down so they are bending into the face (instead of away from the face like the top lashes would sit) and glue them to the underneath of your eye. Glue 2 pieces of lash to the underneath of each eye. Make sure you line the bottom lashes up with the eyeliner shape you have created along your bottom lash line, rather than your natural lash line! That space between your bottom eyelid and the eyeliner line is crucial for this look. Repeat on the other eye!

VOILLA! Eye makeup complete!

Tip !! for the rest of your makeup … You’ll need to have a flawless finish for your face so make sure your foundation or concealer is heavy enough to even out your skin tone completely Use a very natural lip colour and a small amount of natural soft pink blusher

Xxx

Nail PAINT-RIOTIC

Nail PAINT-RIOTIC … Celebrate with our friends across the pond with this design

How to do it:

(1) Paint your nails white – Use 2 or more layers for depth of colour

(2) Make sure the white coats are totally dry before you paint red stripes down your nails

(3) Let the red varnish dry then paint the corner areas blue

(4) Let the blue varnish dry then paint the white stars! Use a tooth pick or small paint brush to get the dots nice and small :) or BLING your nails with nail studs or gems for the stars instead of white polish

VOILLA! X

LAYER UP your eyes for a Winter Wonder

LAYER UP your Eyes for a Winter Wonder Style

Ok, so I’ve got a tip here which you can either use to get your speed and confidence up, or you can add your artistic flair and get creative with it!

How many times have you longed for the “perfect” liquid eye-line … but you can never quite get them to match? You perfect one eye, try to recreate it on the other, and it somehow, always, changes!? Liquid eyeliner too, is slightly more difficult to budge when it dries

So what are you left with?
A wonky eye line? Desperation?!? Sure, you could blend the HELL out of it and smudge it with eye shadow (that’s a good trick if you are going for a smoky eye) but what if you want a sexy sophisticated single liquid eye line?Here’s the answer… get your old trusted pencil liner, draw on the shape you desire, on both eyes, then go over it with you liquid eye liner… VOILLA! If your pencil line creeps above your liquid line, grab a Q tip and gently blend away the edge, revealing your sleek and perfect liquid line.You now have not one but TWO perfect liquid eye lines! It might be an extra step but it’s guaranteed to save you time in the long run.If you want to get a bit creative then why not try using two different colour eye liners? So instead of using the pencil line only as your guide, why not use it as a base colour for your liquid line and have a two-tone eye-line!

Have fun and share your comments!
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Kick down that fence …Border nails!

Hi everyone
Hope you’re all having a lovely week and feeling GREAT about yourselves this week

This is a post containing something new for you to try this weekend. Whatever the season, this

great nail trend idea can be rocked… and the best thing about it is that you can do it with a HUGEEE variety of colour combinations! It’s SO simple it’s just ridiculous!

What you will need:
(1) 2 compatible nail colours
(2) a thin paint brush

This is how I did it:
I painted an all over colour with the white varnish on each nail and let it dry completely. I then painted another coat for depth of colour. Using my thin paint brush, I carefully loaded it up with the black varnish (be careful not to let it gloop) and painted a thin line around the edge of my nail. Dont worry about getting it on your skin as you can easily remove it with some nail varnish remover and a Q tip!

VOILLA! 10 perfectly beautified nails which I think look pretty damn slik

Give it a go and post your photos!
x

Bobbi Brown knows Brows

‘A well-defined brow instantly adds polish and strength to a woman’s face. When shaping brows for the first time I recommend consulting a professional – they will create the best shape for your face.
If you decide you can go it alone, take it easy, start with a great pair of tweezers, I like Rubis’ (ELLE also recommends Tweezerman) ‘and take each hair at a time. Use your brow’s natural line as a guide. Brow hairs do not always grow back so be careful and stay well away from severe plucking! Always pluck in the best daylight and try doing this after a shower, pores are open and it will be less painful.’

Bobbi Brown
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Make Up On the Move?!

Because I am on the move so much with work, so I got thinking about doing my makeup on the move and how I have, after a lot of practice, nailed it!  I can pretty much do it standing on my head now, as long as I follow a few strict guidelines!

Ive watched women attempt to do theirs …some pull it off…some are not so lucky!

Did you know about these 8 sneaky Tips and Tricks?
(1) pick cream or powder foundation in a compact it’s less messy and easier to app

ly on the move
(2) use pen concealers for easy touch ups. Pick ones with eye brighting formulas with light reflective particles to hide dark circles. Use thin layers that need it … Inner corner of your eye & nose edges
(3) use a cream blush on your apples or just below for added contouring. Maybe try a bit on your top lids(stop at the crease)
(4) skip eyeliner …too risky! Hold your mascara wand horizontally to the base of your top lashes and blink into it! Use any excess on your brows to groom them
(5) stick to sheer colour stains or lipsticks … Gloss and bright colours get messy & show mistakes
(6) get a mirror with suction pads&stick to train/bus window!
(7) tuck your elbows in for more control and to steady your hands
(8) cotton buds&makeup sponges “erase” mistakes, blend foundation edges& replace some brushes! Keep a couple in your makeup bag

How do you do yours when you’re on the tube, train or bus?

Did you know about these 8 sneaky Tips&tricks?
Tell me what you think … and share your funny stories!