Monday, 31 December 2012

Sunday, 30 December 2012

New Years Eve Party Eyes in 5 steps

I recently read a lovely concise post on Bobbi Browns Blog . It showed a very simple technique on acheiving long lasting eye makeup.

I thought i'd "Indianise" it a little with available and cost effective products.

So here goes.

Step 1. Apply a eyeshadow primer like NYX eyeshadow primer. Or apply your foundation and smoothen in and immediately powder the lids so they do not crease.

Step 2. Using your fingers or a brush apply a cream eyeshadow from your Lash Line to your Brow Bone. Especially for New Years then add a metallic color like;

MAC Metal X Cream Eyeshadow - Palladium (This looks best on lighter skin tones.)

Maybelline 24 Hours Color Tattoo - Bold Gold (This looks amazing on Tan to Duskier Skin tones.)

Step 3. Add a Cranberry Colour or Brown Colour to Contour your eyes at the crease line to add more depth.

Step 4. Layer the Cream Shadow till you get the intensity you desire.

Step 5. Apply a thin eyeliner on the upper lash line slightly winging it and ALOT of Mascara in your upper and lower eye lashes.

Viola Perfect and Long Lasting New Years Eve Party Eyes

Friday, 28 December 2012

Let there be LIGHT!

Recently a lot of lovely women have been asking me about the secret to the "Natural" glow that Makeup Artists manage to acheive for their Brides?

That gave me the idea for this post.

One technique that helps you acheive a beautiful glow is to know how to strategically highlight the high points in your face.

To understand that, it's vital for you to understand what are the high points in your face?

They are generally the areas the sunlight would touch you first. Highlighting these areas makes you look like we have a natural glow and helps you highlight your best features.

The areas you want to highlight are;
  • The Middle of your forehead
  • Your cheekbone. That would be close to your undereye area. 
  • Below your eyebrow arch.
  • The bridge of your Nose
  • Your Cupids Bow (The "M" Shape in your upper lip)
  • Your Chin
  • And your Jawline
When you don't want to hightlight?

heavily blemished areas - it will just make them more obvious - shiny pimples.
areas that have lines and wrinkles
under your eyes or around puffy, tired eyes
on already oily areas
Beautifully Highlighted Faces

3 types of highlighters
  1. liquid
  2. powder
  3. cream (which can be any concealer that is a shade lighter than your foundation)
My favorite highlighters
NYX Cream Cheese

Benefit Sun Beam Highlighter