My Latest Makeup Adventures

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IMG_20140909_121703Well, it was a week of total make-up abandon…

Here are some new products that really did change my world.

Ilamasqua Cream Pigment in Emerge

Glams, you may have cottoned onto the fact that I love a little cream product that you can just plonk on with your fingers. So, clearly this little apricot coloured square of dense pigmented cream got my attention right from the word go. But how to use said creamy apricot square of goodness?20140906_145144

Well, I decided to place it as a non-shimmery highlighter on the top of Belinda Russell’s cheek-bed before she did the 5pm news on Saturday, and it worked a treat. This gave her cheek, which was already tainted with Bobbi Brown Fresh Melon Pot Rouge (still loving this blush) more dimension and a highlight in a natural way. I found it also colour corrects – so if like me you also have a smidge of pigmentation on the cheeks, it will soften the appearance with its apricot coloured matte ways. You can also use it as a base on the eyes as it does hold eye-shadow. What can’t this little wonder product do?20140906_145047

The Makeup Studio Eye-Shadow duo in Ruby Red & Pearl Plum

I love the colour burgundy. It’s return from the 90s as an en trend colour of recent years, really did make me feel…at home. And it is certainly a stunning feature colour around the peepholes. (Especially divine on green eyes – the purple undertones of burgundy really bring out green to full brilliance). So, having being introduced to The Make-up Studio, I thought I would get a couple of burgundies under the belt and chose these delicious colours in a duo. I applied these highly pigmented shimmer powder eye-shadows with a synthetic brush pressed around the eye-hole. And with a little M.A.C Sketch eyeshadow (a matte, deeper shade of wine) around the lash-line for extra definition.  Voila, Natalia Cooper LOVED her burgundy smokey eye. And really, who wouldn’t?IMG_0511

Make-Up Store Metallic Eyeliner in Deep Blue Sea

Well, this was quite the staple last week. It seemed everyone wanted a piece of the #navyblueeyeliner sensation. Some, even coordinating their outfit accordingly (Georgie Gardner I’m talking to you). IMG_20140906_205703What I am loving about this particular eyeliner, is its perfect metallic blue qualities. Metallic eyeliner (except if it’s white) is ALWAYS flattering around the peepholes. That glint of shine just makes eyes appear more alluring-like. And in the perfect shade of could one resist? Tip: Always contour eyes in matte warm browns or taupes even when going blue. This will ensure that the blue eyeliner will always be the hero product it so rightly deserves.

Glams, any questions about these products or make-up looks – drop me a line in comments.



3 thoughts on “My Latest Makeup Adventures

  1. Hi – love this article and you have inspired a blue eyeliner obsession. Can I ask do you use the blue eyeliner just on the lower lashes, and if so in the waterline or lash line?

    And could I ask what specific burgundy eyeshadow shades (and gorgeous lip products) used on Natalia Cooper in the pic? I am going to shopping at The Make-up Studio very soon!

    • Hi Nicole! Yes, blue eyeliner can be very addictive. In both the make-ups pictures, I have used the blue liner on the lower lash-line as well. You can definitely apply on water-line if suits. It’s important to always keep a clean smudge brush on hand when it comes to eyeliner -especially on the lower lash-line – so you can soften the appearance of a harsh line. A little shimmer of a lighter colour on inner corners is also flattering.
      Re: Burgundy look – I blended MakeUp Studio Colours Pearly Plum & Ruby Red eyeshadows on the lid. I always start my look with gel eye-liner like Melli Cosmetics Teddy and MAC RichGround Fluidline on lower lash line to define the eye. Eyeshadow will then be stronger layered over this. And I did add a little MAC Sketch eyeshadow for a stronger burgundy colour around outer corners of lash-line. And with all my makeups: I contour eyes in socket line with matte taupe or warm brown eye-shadow.
      I hope this helps!

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