Benefit: Peek-a-Bright Eyes Daytime Tutorial <3

Today’s look my loves is using Benefits’ Peek-a-Bright Eyes palette! I am in love with this small palette because you can use it for daytime looks as well as night looks depending on how much product you use ❤ It will look great on everybody especially Green eyes! I will be doing a daytime look today but keep a look out for a night out look coming up 😉

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*The darkest colour has a purple undertone to it although it looks brown! 🙂

  • Using a flat brush apply the matte cream colour all over the lid and up to the browbone. This will help with the pigmentation of the other shadows as well as the blending!!

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  • With the same flat brush and the pink hightlight colour apply this all over the lid!

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  • Now with a blending brush and a small amount of the darkest colour, apply this to the outer ‘V’ of your eye as well as your crease and blend back a forth in circular motions until you get that airbrushed look! You can keep going back in with more of this colour depending on how dramatic/subtle you want this look to be ❤

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  • Go back in with the highlight colour and appply it to the browbone and inner tearduct! Line the waterline and along the bottom lashline then apply your mascara 🙂

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This look is so simple and quick because you only need the one palette! I love this look and have been wearing it a lot recently! Stayed posted for a nightime look using this palette soon 😉

143, XO

Other Products Used:

  • L’oreal Eau de Teint Foundation- Warm Ivory
  • Crownbrush 10 Concealer Palette
  • Benefit Browzings- Light
  • MAC Melba
  • MAC Soft&Gentle
  • MAC Transparent Setting Powder
  • Essence Eye Pencil- Black Fever
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara
  • Vaseline Lip Balm

 

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Summer Tutorial <3

Hey my loves, today’s look is going to be a summer inspired look using the Naked3 Palette. It is very girly yet soft and perfect for summer! If you have green eyes like me this is going to look AMAZING on you!! 😀 But it will also look gorgeous on everybody ❤

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The Ultimate Smokey Eye <3

Hello my loves!

Before we jump into this I want to say a massive congrats to the Munster team on beating Toulouse in yesterday Heineken Cup Quarter Final. I’m from Munster so I am a massive fan of the team!

Right onto the important stuff 😉 Like myself, a lot of people love a big dramatic eye when they are going out on the town or to a special event. I especially love the black smokey eye because it really helps to intensify my eye colour, green. So I decided to do this full step by step picture tutorial. I have also included how I contour and highlight my face using the CrownBrush UK palette. I hope you enjoy this look and tweet me pics if you try this out 🙂

  • First off we must prime our face with any face primer, I use Porefessional by Benefit.
  • Apply a thin layer of foundation to the face because we are using cream concealers, this way it doesn’t look cakey on our faces.
  • Next, taking any foundation brush and using the a colour two shades lighter then your foundation apply this to your forehead (in a fan), under your eyes(in a triangle), down the bridge of your nose and on your chin. IMG_3374IMG_3363
  • Using a small, foundation brush (I use the real techniques one) take a colour two-three shades darker then your skin and apply this on either side of your forehead, temples, cheekbones, outside of your nose bridge and under your jawline.
  •  Blend all  this out and together for an airbrushed appearance. If you want to deepen the cheekbones more use some bronzer 😉
  • Apply your blush, highlighter (I used Naked Flushed) and fill in your eyebrows!
  • Prime your eye with eyeshadow primer or concealer. This will help your eyeshadow from creasing and becoming shaggy looking throughout the day and night!
  • Using a blending brush, apply a soft brown colour into your crease just as a transition.
  • Using a dark grey colour apply this all the way from the outer ‘V’ of your eyelid all the way to the inner corner and BLEND upwards.
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THE KEY TO ANY SMOKEY EYE IS TO BUILD UP THE COLOUR!

  • Go over this once more with that same dark grey colour and then go in with a matte black shadow. Repeat the previous step by also building up this colour.
  • Using a Silver shadow apply this with a flat brush all over the lid. Again, build this up to the intensity that you like.
  • Blend once more the Black above the eyelid and down into the outer ‘V’ of the eye.  IMG_3386IMG_3385

Keep building up the colours and Blending until you get your desired look!

  • Apply some thick black winged liner. (Skip this step to make it less dramatic)
  • For under lower lashline, blend some black shadow into the outer half and from the tear-duck bring some of that silver shadow down and blend it into the black!  Line your lower lashline with some black liner also 🙂 IMG_3390IMG_3391
  • Apply some mascara to your lashes and then add some falsies. I used Eye Candy 008. IMG_3393IMG_3410
  • Using a nude lipstick and gloss, complete your look and have an amazing overall look!IMG_3400IMG_3409

This look is perfect for everybody, it really compliments all eye-colours and skintone. I love this look and try to wear as often as possible on a night out or occasion. But always remember to BLEND your eyeshadows, this avoids unnecessary lines and makes the eye look flawless and airbrushed.

As always with dark shadows and smokey eyes, practice does make perfect so don’t give up ❤

Until next time, XO

OTHER PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hello Flawless Foundation in Ivory, Benefit
  • Sugabomb blush, Benefit
  • Naked Flushed Hightlight, Urban Decay
  • Browzings, Benefit
  • Darkside, Urban Decay
  • Soft Washed, MAC
  • Carbon, MAC
  • Be Natural, Catrice
  • Like a Nude Life, Catrice
  • Hello Flawless Powder in Ivory, Benefit.

Naked3 Makeup Look: Soft and Romantic <3

This is a look I created for a friend yesterday, it is using only the Naked3 and Naked Basics pallettes and some lashes for that something extra. It is very easy to recreate and looks gorgeous on everybody. To create this look yourself just keep reading..

Eye-Primer: Eden- Urban Decay

Lid: Walk of Shame (all over)

Crease: Naked2(BLEND, BLEND, BLEND)

Naked3 Colours:

Mix both Nooner and Liar on the same brush and BLEND this all the way from inner corner to outer corner of your crease. (Keep blending until you are happy with the result.) Also, blend these colours into your bottom eyelid to open them up and complete the look.

If you want jazz it up and add a bit more depth to the eye take a little bit of Factory and blend this down the outer corner of the eye and up into the crease again.

Take a flat synthetic brush and then dust Jazz and Burnout onto the rest of the lid. (Do as much as you are comfortable with)

Hightlight: Use Venus on both the inner tearduct and eyebrow bone.

Other products used:

Hello Flawless Foundation (Ivory)- Benefit Cosmetics

Bo-ing concealer (Fair) (under eye)-Benefit Cosmetics

Natural Collection Liquid Concealer (Fair) (forehead, nose, chin and cheekbones)

Hoola Bronzer for Contour- Benefit Cosmetics

Rockateur Blush- Benefit Cosmetics

Soft and Gentle Skin Finish- M.A.C

Brow-zings- Benefit Cosmetics

CK Black Gel Eyeliner- Calvin Klein

Primark Lashes in Natural- Penneys

The Nuder the Better Lipstick- Catrice Cosmetics

Hello Flawless Setting Compact Powder- Benefit Cosmetics

Happy Makeovers, xoxo

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