Friday, 23 January 2015

Friday Favourites: EYES

Hello Bloggers!

Sorry this post is a little later than usual today, however this idea popped into my head half an hour ago so I thought I'd share it with you. 

My eyes are probably one of the features I focus most on when it comes to make up. I'll be honest and say that I wouldn't know where to begin when putting foundation on my face. I think the most I use is a bit of concealer and powder to cover blemishes and spots. I guess I embrace my paleness and I am somewhat blessed with good skin (touch wood) that I feel I don't want to mess around with my skin too much adding foundation on as well.

Recently I invested in a Naked 3 Palette and I have to say it was money well spent! I honestly can't fault this palette and I have been using it almost everyday. What I like about it is that I can create a lot of different looks using it, so it feels like I've invested in lots of new make up instead of just a teeny palette. 

I'm quite comfortable to play around with eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and create a new look without setting out an idea of how it will look at the end. I find that I can surprise myself and it makes the messing around worthwhile.

This was today's look. I honestly felt I put in a lot of effort just for one lecture at University!

Products: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Light Chantilly, Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in the shade Perversion, Maybelline Color Tattoo in the shade Metallic Pomegranate, Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara, Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in the shade Rose Ivory (not in picture) and No7 Moisture Drench in the shade Rosy Ribbon. 

To create this look I first used my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer all over my lid to prep my eyes. Then I used the Maybelline Color Tattoo and applied it all over my lid. The colour is really bold and dark. As my skin is quite pale I quite like having a dark, bold eyeshadow but I wanted to smoke the eye up and tone down the colour. To do this I used my Naked 3 Palette and used the shade 'Nooner' over the top of the Maybelline Color Tattoo. This helped to tone down the colour. The creaminess of the Color Tattoo allows my eyeshadow to stay on longer without creasing which means I don't have to invest in expensive primers. Over the top of 'Nooner' I applied 'Dust' to make my lid lighter and shimmery. This gave my eye a matte look, however when it was in the light it was shimmery. I really liked this effect and felt that it toned down what was already there before as I wanted a day look. Then in the crease of my lid I used 'Blackheart' and blended until it created the smokey eye. I don't think this looked too extreme I did blend this into my lid colour and felt that it evened out the look without it just looking like a block of colour. I feel it makes my eyes look bigger by doing this also making my eye colour 'pop' which on a dull day is really hard to do. Now sometimes I'll just plump for my Rimmel eyeliner to save on time, however as I decided to use my Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner and line the top of my lid near the lash line as thin as possible. As I did this I flicked at the edge of my eye as I am still loving this look and I feel it compliments my eye really well. To finish off my eye I used my Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara which I cannot rave about enough. I can't see me going back to cheaper brands now that I am happy with this. I have found a knack to ensure my eyelashes curl and look longer without having to use my eyelash curlers. I coat my lashes and roll the brush up the lashes whilst closing my eye. I hold it at the end of the lashes before letting go. I'll continue to do this until I'm happy. Today I opted for a bright lip and I've been loving No7's Moisture Drench range so far. I used 'Rosy Ribbon' which I bought just before Christmas and I am still in love with it. I'll admit I wouldn't have picked that out myself, however after a quick makeover from the ladies at No7 I instantly fell in love. It compliments my eyes and really works with my pale skin. 

I hope you like this look as much as I do! Let me know if you try it or if you like it in the comments below. I also post other eye looks over on my instagram and twitter so feel free to follow me there. 

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  1. Great look. I love that lip colour :) have you tried the W7 dupes of the naked palettes? Very good shadows :)

    Bex x

    1. Thank you! I've heard good things about them but I haven't managed to try them myself! Might have to buy a palette now.

      Megan x

    2. I defo recommend them plus I've seen them in asda for £5 so it's not breaking the bank :) have a look around on eBay as well.
      I do like the UD palettes, it'd be great to include more matte shades though x