Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The Hangover Face

Whether it be a viscous hangover, man flu, or a Monday morning in work, This is the makeup I always go for. It gives a glow to the skin and makes you look done up with very minimal effort.

Source-  http://www.narscosmetics.eu/ 

Source -  http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/ 
Source-  http://www.narscosmetics.eu/ 


MAC 187 Stippling Brush
MAC Strobe Cream
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
NARS Blush in Deep Throat
MAC Eyeshadow in Patina 

I mix the sheer glow and the strobe cream to create a softer, lighter coverage, but it still remains luminous. The 187 offers a lighter coverage too, but it blurs imperfections. I chose to wear this blush as its a rosey colour, with teeny tiny flecks of glitter. It gives a lovely "flushed" look to the face. I whack patina on with either a 217 or a 227 just to give a lovely wash of colour to the eyes. I then pop a good few coats of my favourite mascara.

On days where I look like I've pink eye(!) I pop some cream or peachy coloured eyeliner on my waterline to counteract the redness. My favourite is Illamasqua medium pencil in Vow. 


Monday, 30 July 2012

How To: Perfect Brows

Brows are the key to completing any look. Below is how I do mine. PLEASE for the love of god do not go overboard with the shape!!

I know, they're measly!! 

Fill in the "body of the brow, do not go straight to the front with a heavy hand. Fill in the front part with upward feathery motions

Fill in the underside and tail of the brow, to get a defined shape.

Brows should begin here

Arch at the outside of your pupil.

Tail should end at this point.

I know this is very concise, but there isn't much more to do it! You can't dramatically change the shape of your brow without blocking it out. Go with what you have! :)

MAC 263
MAC Omega Eyeshadow

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

My Favourite Blush .. at the min!! :)

This baby is called Solar Ray from the MAC Heavenly Creatures collection. It's a beautiful peachy colour. MAC describe it as "peach and gold melange." Swatched, its not as pigmented as in the pan, but it gives a gorgeous peachy/golden sheen. Not dissimilar to NARS Orgasm.

As you can see on the swatch, its quite sheer, but it does give a lovely glow, perfect for a quick wake me up face!

This is €23 and is limited edition. 

Anyone else pick up anything from the collection?


Monday, 16 July 2012

Right lads,

Don't know how to get a link to this in the side bar ( I will figure it out!!) so,


Please like my facebook page.!! I will be watching!! :)


How To: Flicked Liner

Riiight, so liquid/gel liner. Tis a toughy. It takes patience (a lot) and practice :)
The liner I'm using today is Rimmel Glam Eyes. I really like it, but you kind of have to master gel first to then move onto liquid as gel has less slip than liquid. (My favourite gel liner is Inglot no. 77!) 

The best way to do liner is by looking down into a mirror! 
To start liner, take your brush, make sure all the bristles are in the correct place, you can do this by rolling the brush on your hand in the product. 

Place your brush flat in the middle of your top lashes. We do this just in case there's a huge blob of product, it wont end up on your inner corner! With short small stroke begin to edge towards your tear duct. Rest your baby finger on your face for support. If you need to, place your arm down on a table for stability.

When we get to our tear duct, aim the brush for almost the upper water line (where we would tight line) This will help to keep the liner thin. Again- do this in short strokes. 

When we have got the liner in the tear duct, go and do the other eye. Only do 2/3 of the liner.  This will keep the lines symmetrical. When we have the lines the same,  head towards the flick.  Your flick should go between where the top and bottom lashes meet, follow the line on your bottom lash line upwards, this is where the liner should go. Your liner shouldn't hit your socket bone, if it does, its too long. 
If you struggle with this part, map it out with some white kohl pencil, this will rub out easily when you have the line prefected! 

To actually create the flick, draw a line back in on itself towards the lash line. Leave around 1mm of space at the top for a sleek looking flick. Fill this gap in. and connect the joining line. There shouldn't be too much space left to fill as the top line would have filled some of the gap.

Et viola! Flicked liner! 

Hope  someone found this helpful. Let me know if you have any tips for liner? 


P.S - sorry for the shitty pictures, this was A LOT harder to capture than you'd think!! 

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Pictures from my most recent portfolio shoot!


Trend; Natural Glowy Summery makeup

Hi Guys,

Just showing you the pictures from my most recent shoot. Delighted how they turned out! :)

Thanks to my gorgeous friends Emma & Liana for modelling! :)


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Hair Saviors!

Blame me? Nah, I'm going to blame my hairdresser for this catastrophe. For those who don't know, I've bright bright blonde hair. Been getting it highlighted for 5 years now, and recently started to get a blonde tint in it. So the lead up to my sisters wedding, I needed to get it dyed, so I did, but the hairdresser should have stopped bleaching it and used a high lift ( so my other hairdresser friend says)

So, all that bleaching has lead to me looking like this : 
(facial expression included)
So yeah, my hair has broken around 1 inch from my root. It's shocking, and quite upsetting. It's basically all the hair around my crown. To top this off, when I wash my hair, & brush it afterwards, it would fall out  in clumps, again, very upsetting. 
So, I asked my friend what should I do. She gave my a list of SAVIORS. 

Don't know how much, robbed on my niece! :) 





So we have: 

A wide toothed comb: this has saved my hair so much, it doesn't drag at the hair, which stops loads falling out

Kerastase Bain De Force: This shampoo is the business. You don't need too much, but it makes the hair super soft. Lather's very well. €19

Kerastase Masque Force:  I don't know where I'd be without this treatment. (Probably bald) I use this as a conditioner, but you can leave it in the hair as a treatment for hours. This is pricey, but it's done such an amazing job at revitalising my hair, I don't know what I'd do without it! €35

Redken Anti Snap:   This is another leave it treatment that you put on damp hair. You need to blow dry this into the hair to activate it. When I don't use this my hair isn't nearly as nice as it should be! Well worth the investment. Have it 2 months and haven't used half of it!! :) €28

Johnsons Baby No More Tangles: If I had to pick one thing out of everything above to use forever, it would be this. The spray in conditioner detangles the driest of hairs ( I've used it on my niece with wild curly hair!) It's deadly!!

I'm going to go back to the hairdresser when I pluck up the courage :( These have definitely helped with the state of my hair. Hope this helps anyone with shitty hairdressing/botch job :)