Brown n Shimmer

Yet  another simple, on the go, night time, eye-makeup look!

This look consists of 2 shades of brown and a brown shimmer. Once again, this look is quick (despite the amount of blending) and doesn’t require that much product.

This look is great for a subtle but formal night time occasion. If you not the type to go allllll out but still want that glam look, then this is for you.

Tutorial

1. Blend a light brown shade into your crease. This is your transitioning shade. I went slightly above my crease, blending thoroughly.

2. Taking a darker brown, you want to focus this on the inner corner and outer corner of your eyelids. Blending that towards each other through the crease. I kept building on product to gradually  get a smokey effect. With this same shade, blend that along your waterline.

I tried to achieve a smokey effect.

3. With concealer or foundation create a cut crease. This look was my attempt at a cut crease but I failed 🙊. So if you don’t want that cut crease look, skip this step.

4. On the inner-corner of your eyelid moving towards the centre, you want to place your shimmer shade in this region.

5. With the brush you used for your browns, blend from your outer corner towards where the shimmer meets to eliminate any harsh lines if necessary.

6. Don’t forget to highlight your brow bone and tear ducts 😄.

I will be posting ‘often’ since it is holiday..YAAAY. I needed this break! Thanks for reading btw ❀.

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My go to makeup look

Here is a ‘quick’ and easy makeup look that I’m sure anyone can achieve.

Tutorial

1. Before I apply my foundation, I colour correct. I use a brush to apply my foundation and blend further with a damp beauty blender.

2. After foundation, I apply concealer to my under-eyes and blend with my finger. I then bake my under-eyes with setting powder, as well as my chin and the small of my forehead.

3. Before dusting away the powder, I put on mascara on my lower and upper eyelashes. Instead of filling in my brows, I brushed it out with mascara. Using a eyebrow brush, I combed out my lashes and eyebrows to remove any excess product. Don’t forget eyeliner!

4. After removing the setting powder, I lightly powder contoured and with my glow stick, I highlighted my brow bone, tip and bridge of my nose as well as my cheek bones.

5. I then applied blush. When I apply my blush, I lightly move it towards the sides of my nose so that I have that full blushing rosey cheeks effect.

6. A nude lip or light pink is always cute, especially for an on the go natural type of look. I’m wearing Kylie Cosmetics lip kit in the colour Exposed.

7. To end off, I spray rose water all over my face as a setting spray. 

This look is really easy and if you in a rush I suggest using minimal products, especially if you going for a natural look. 

Brows!

If you seen my makeup tutorials, you would notice that my eyebrows are always looking busted 😂. I’ve been trying to grow my eyebrows to get it thicker, then shape it. 

I abstained from plucking and as part of my night time routine, I’d put vaseline on my brows and brush it out. I do the same with my eyelashes. You need to be consistent with this routine to see a difference. I try to do this as often as I can and after a while I actually noticed a difference.

My eyelashes were longer and my eyebrows definitely appeared thicker.

It’s all about the SHAPE! Whether it’s tweezing, threading or waxing, you need to have a shape in order to start somewhere.

 The eyebrow pencil I use is Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil in the colour dark brow.


Tutorial

1. Draw a clean line just underneath your eyebrow, with your brow pencil or gel.

2. Repeat on top of your brow, connecting the 2 lines at the tail end.

3. Then lightly fill in your eyebrow and brush through it to get rid of excess product.

4. For that extra sharpness, clean up around your brow with concealer and blend it out.

TIP: if you don’t have brow gel, simply use mascara. It basically does the same thing and makes your eyebrows look thicker/darker.





Burgundy?

Hey Beauties…I don’t know what to call this look. It’s a blend of burgundy I guess 😂👌.

Mind the eyebrows 😶😧.

This post will be short n sweet 👄.

Tutorial:

1. Apply concealer to your eyelids and set it with translucent powder.

2. In your crease, thoroughly blend out brown eyeshadow. Apply this shade strictly to your crease.

3. Take maroon eyeshadow and apply this to your eyelids. Blend it out on your eyelid as well as to your crease. 

4. I then took a sort of pink shimmer highlight shade and placed it on the centre of my eyelid. I used this same colour to highlight my inner-corner and brow-bone. It isn’t quite visible, but in person you can see it 😌.

6. Use that same maroon shade and blend it underneath your eye. End the look off with a sharp wingliner and voula 🔥.




I know I don’t post a lot, I basically abandoned my blog but I do plan on making a return 😓. 

Pink Glow!

Ladies and Gents, I present to you a fabulous pink-nudish look 😌.

I’m back with another makeup look; using my Essence Nudes palette, HD palette and this bright-coloured shimmers palette that has no name 💪.

The HD palette are all shimmers except for the black shade, which is a matte. It is a great palette for highlighting.

Let’s get straight into it:



1. I first primed my eyes with concealer and set it with a white powder.

2. From the Essence Nudes palette, I took the two brown matte shades (top row, the 3rd & 4th shade). Tapping the excess powder off my brush, I blended the two thoroughly in my crease.

TIP: The lightest brown of the two, can act as your transitioning shade.

I did not do my eyebrows nor have I put on mascara or eyeliner, simply because I was lazy 😐.

3. I then took a hot pink shade with slight shimmer and packed that on my lid, not going anywhere near my crease. I blended that out. With the brush I used for my crease, I blended the browns with the pink so that no harsh lines were apparent between the two shades.

The browns appear more lighter in real life. I showed which colours I used by labeling the shades with pink blocks.

4. Using my HD palette, I took the first shade (white highlight) and put that on my brow bone as well as the inner corners of my eyes.


5. Mixing the browns from my Essence palette with the pink shade, I blended the two on my lower lash line.


TIP: Wet your brush when applying your highlighter, it makes it more prominant and gives that blinding effect.

I’m wearing ‘Exposed’ from Kylie’s Lip Kit.

Sorry I haven’t been posting a lot. I’m in my final year of highschool and my life has been hella busy lately. Holidays are coming up soon, so I hope to be posting a lot more.

Eyes Lookin’ Snatched

Here is a fabulous eye makeup look that anyone can pull off. It is beautiful and can add that extra bit of oomfff to your look. I did not fleek out my eyebrows for this look, I hope to do a separate tutorial on that. If you on a budget this makeup look is for you as the products are affordable. 

What I used: I used the Essence Nudes eyeshadow palette and Ralo Cosmetics Blusher in the colour Amber.

If you can not find these products in stores then simply purchase colours that are similiar if you want to achieve this exact look. Ralo Cosmetics only retails in South Africa, but there are other brands that do sell this blush in a similiar colour.

To get a sharp eye look, simply place cellotape from the outer corner of your eye, up to the end of your brow.

The order in which I used the colours: 3rd colour from the top (left to right), last shade of the top row, 1st colour from the bottom, blusher in the colour Amber and 2cnd colour from the bottom row.

How I got this look: Firstly I set my cellotape in place. Using  my blending brush, I took a bit of the medium-dark brown colour (dab off the excess) and blended that only into my crease. It’s the third shade from top row.

With the dark brown colour, I blended that on the outer corner and inner corner of my eyes, bringing a little of that into my crease as well. I blended it thoroughly, keeping the centre of my eyelid blank in the process. 

Using the blusher, I took that to my crease as well and blended. I blended all 3 of the colours together so that there aren’t any harsh lines. At this point you won’t really see the brown that was applied first, but it will give an undertone.

The centre of my eyelid that was left open, I filled it with a smokey brown colour and kept it only in that one spot. I dusted it off so that it doesn’t come off as chalky, leaving it faintly on my eyelid.

With the highlight shade, I took quite a bit and only put that on my eyebrow bone. I blended that so it didn’t give a harsh look. I added this to my tear ducts as well, only a little. Topping the look off with a flirty cat eye will add sexiness to the look. 

Note: Prime, prime, prime ! Before I done this look, I used foundation as a primer (it was 1 shade lighter than my skin), then I took the 1st colour (top row)  and put that all over my eyelids lightly. If you medium to dark skinned black eyeliner in your water line will pull the look together👌. If you lighter skinned, I suggest a brown eyeliner. Black eyeliner is fine, but apply lightly.

P.S I will do a tutorial on how I do my cat eye. There will be more make-up tutorials so stay tuned 😌☝.

Makeup Basics

This is a beginners guide to makeup and what you should typically have when starting off on your makeup and beauty journey…

Foundation- ofcourse foundation is the first thing you need to buy. It is the starting point for any makeup look.

Mascara- mascara will be your best friend, it gives your eyelashes great volume and boldness but that’s only if you buy from a good brand ☝.

Eyeliner- if you don’t want to look dead just a bit of eyeliner will wake you up and make your eyes pop. Any cheap eyeliner will do the trick.

Lipgloss/Lipbalm/Lipstick- every girl should have a staple lipstick that gives your lips great colour and moisture, because nobody likes crusty lips. 

Eyebrow Pencil- know your brow shape firstly and then fill it in, brush it to your desire then you are on your way with brows that are on fleeek.

Eye Palette and Brush- just like your go to lipstick, you should always have your go to eye palette. Buy a palette with a range of colours so you can experiment and find your favourite eye look that suits you. A great blending brush will help bring your look together smoothly.

This was just my take on the makeup basics and what you should have starting off. Thanks for reading ❀.