Friday, December 30, 2011

Yellow, Pink, & Purple Eyeliner

Today I knew what I wanted to wear, but it took me a little longer to decide on my eye makeup. I knew I didn't want something dark or something with neutral colours either & I wanted to use a new eyeshadow palette that had a few pink & purple eyeshadows. Soon I remembered a rainbow eyeliner picture by Ronnie from Bows & Curtseys that I saw on Pinterest & thought I'd do an inspired look using the colours of my outfit instead.

I wish I saw her video or went back & looked at the picture before doing my makeup though because I would have done these things differently:
  • Applied my eyeliner in a thin line after applying the eyeshadows. I usually tend to apply my eyeliner thick because it suits me better so I applied my eyeliner like I usually do & then did the coloured eyeshadow liner after that.
  • Used the eyeshadows wet because using a white base was not enough to make the colours pop the way I wanted them to.
  • Made sure that the eyeshadow line was sharp on top since my eyeshadow liner looks like it's blended a bit with the lid colour.

No big deal though... this just means that I'll have to try this method again!
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Friday, December 23, 2011

Rhinestone Nail Art

I rarely do my nails, but I was excited to try out these nail art rhinestones. I didn't know what designs to try, so here's what I came up with.

My favourite design is the mint green  nail polish with 2 strips of the purple rhinestones down the center. I chose to do this on my ring finger & I love how the purple stood out on the mint.
The red rhinestones all over one of my nails is an idea that I pictured would look better just on one an accent nail with the rest of my nails painted red, but I definitely didn't like it.
The other design that I wasn't a big fan of was the huge snowflake that I jazzed up with rhinestones.
The last design I tried was inspired by a string of colourful holiday lights.

I was given the opportunity to try these 12 colours 2mm rhinestones ($3.88) out from I've used them for makeup looks before as well. The one makeup look that I've posted on this blog is the Spunky Bright Magenta Look & I used the hot pink rhinestone in the inner corner for it. I really like the size of these rhinestones because they are great if you have short nails & for the inner corner/tear duct area of the eye as well. The colours are great too, but I wish they had dark green rhinestones instead of the pale green ones (besides the dark blue). 

I'm most likely going to use these for makeup more than I will for nails. You could also use them to decorate all sorts of things or for scrapbooking. I think I'm going to try that soon. For now I'm loving using these rhinestones.
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Friday, December 16, 2011

Mums Anniversary Makeup

I did mums makeup for my parents' 24th anniversary & I thought I'd add a pic of her eye makeup. She tends to like more neutral looks, but I thought the blue suited her really well.

The shimmery blue eyeshadow is by BH Cosmetics.
The 3 other eyeshadows that I used are from the Urban Decay Naked palette: Sin, on the inner two-thirds of the lid; Buck, on the browbone; and Virgin, as a highlight under the brow & in the inner corner/tear duct area. Buck & Virgin showed up better in the smaller pic.
The lashes are e.l.f's dramatic lashes.

I can't wait to use that blue myself. It is such a gorgeous colour!
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Spunky Bright Magenta Look

Recently I got 2 brushes & an eyeshadow from Furless, which is an Australian cosmetics company that carries 100% vegan & Halal friendly products. I think this is the first time I've heard a non Middle Eastern cosmetics company use the word Halal, so bravo, Furless!

The 2 brushes that I tried are the Pencil/Crease brush & the Precision Bent Eyeliner brush from their Bamboo Eco makeup brushes line.

10.95 AUD
  • Very dense & tapered.
  • Picks up a lot of product so it's good if you're trying to pack on the colour.
  • Doesn't shed.
  • A little big to use on your lower lash line (I've included a comparison picture of it besides a MAC 219 pencil brush for those who are familiar with the MAC brush).
  • Might be a little big for your crease depending on the look you're going for. I like to use it a little above the crease.
  • The brush handle doesn't have the company's name or what kind of brush it is written on it. A few months or a few years down the road if a person wants to repurchase the brush, they might not remember the company or line (Bamboo Eco) & they might not even remember what the brush is called, which can be frustrating.

Precision Bent Eyeliner
7.95 AUD
  • Bent eyeliner brushes make it very easy to apply & wing your eyeliner.
  • Doesn't shed.
  • The bristles are a little flexible, but not too flexible, so you still have good control.
  • I end up picking up a lot more product with this brush than I do with an angled eyeliner brush.
  • The bristles are all different lengths & they don't taper into a nice tip.
  • Like the other brush, the handle doesn't have the company's name or what kind of brush it is written on it.

  • The sifter top controls the amount of eyeshadow that comes out. This is good because I know that the eyeshadow won't spill all over when I try opening it.
  • Blends well.
  • The site uses the words 'Bright Magenta' to describe the eyeshadow, which I think is a far better description of the colour than the picture shown. The colour shown on the site is completely different than the actual product, which is a hassle when ordering things online.

Here I've swatched Spunky a few times. Roll your mouse over the picture for more details.

Lastly, the fun stuff: Putting the products to use!
I used Spunky on the lid & on the brow bone to help blend out the black (MAC eyeshadow in Carbon). I used the pencil/crease brush to apply a random shimmery off-white colour under my brow & in the inner corner as a highlight. On my lower lashline, I used the pencil/crease brush to pick up & apply the 2 darkest purples from the 120 eyeshadow palette (1st edition). For the eyeliner, I wanted a thin line just to cover up the band of the lashes since the look already had a lot going on, so I used the precision bent eyeliner brush for that.

& to finish the look off I added the pink rhinestone, which makes the look a bit more glam! I love how the look turned out with this addition. It's all about the details!

If you want to more information on Furless & its products, visit:
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