Summer in Arabia: Colorful Eye Look feat. Sleek Snapshots Palette

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Hi lovelies,

Yesterday I sat in front of my vanity having something totally different in my mind but I stumbled upon the Sleek Makeup Snapshots palette and the colors totally blew my mind. I had to do something colorful, something vibrant, perfect for upcoming summer festivals, parties, and weddings in the Northern Hemisphere (You lucky people! It’s freezing cold here in Aussieland :S). I’m calling it ‘Summer in Arabia’ because it is somewhat Arabic inspired with the wing and the vibrant colors.

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EYES – SLEEK SNAPSHOTS PALETTE

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EYES – PICTORIAL

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1. After priming your lid – apply Washed Ashore on the upper crease area. Then layer on Magenta Madness with a fluffy brush on top of the previous color and go back and for on the inner and outer part of the upper crease in a windshield wiper motion to diffuse the color. Don’t pack on the color all together. Layer slowly, building up the intensity until you are happy with it.

2. Then add Purple Haze with a denser crease (MAC 217) on the outer crease bringing it inwards at the crease.

3. On a flat shader brush, take the color Green Iguana and spritz some fix plus (any facial mist) on it to give it more intensity. Add that color all over the lid stopping at the crease and leave some space at the inner corner.

4. Blend out the harsh edges between the crease and lid. Take some Purple Haze to deepen the crease. Don’t forget to take a little at a time and build up the intensity.

5. Take the color Humming Bird on a flat shader brush and spritz with fix plus. Add that color right at the middle of the lid. The golden sheen of the shadow will give the eye dimension.

6.  ~Apply the shade Martini on the brow bone. Mix Martini and Lotus Flower and apply at the inner corner.

~With a gel liner, line your upper lash line and make a wing. I chose to make the line quite thick. With the gel liner, define the        inner corners and create a triangular point and connect it with the lower water line.

~Use a navy blue eyeliner on the water line. I used Model’s Prefer eye pencil in Blue Lagoon.

~Smoke out the lash line with Purple Haze. Then diffuse that color with a combination of Magenta Madness and Washed             Ashore.

~Apply mascara on top and bottom lashes. Apply falsies. I used my favorite pair : House of Lashes Pixie Luxe.

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FACE

~EX 1 Foundation in F300 + Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation

~Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Neutral Medium

~Mac Prep and Prime Highlighter in Light Boost

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

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CHEEKS CONTOUR HIGHLIGHT

~Australis AC on Tour Contour Kit

~Mac Refined Golden Bronzer

~Makeup Geek Blush in Summer Fling topped with Makeup Geek Romance blush

~theBalm Mary Lou-minizer Highlighter

LIPS

~L’oreal Infallible liner in 713 Night and Day Coffee

~Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lolita

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Hope you liked this post lovelies as much as I loved creating it. Till next time! XO XO

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Spring/Summer Pastel Eyes

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Hey Hey My Bunnies!

So today’s post is all about fun pastel shades for the spring/summer season in Aussieland!  Wearing pastel shades on your eyes may seem quite absurd or scary to some of you but trust me you can do beautiful looks with these colors! In this look, I chose to use a pretty minty green, a pastel baby pink and a bright purple!

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~ I prepped my eyes with MAC Painterly paint pot

~ I applied Maybelline color tattoos in edgy emerald on the centre lid, inked in pink on the inner corner and painted purple on the bottom lashline. They will work as bases to brighten up the eyeshadows.

~ Then I applied MAC Steamy eyeshadow on the centre lid and Urban Decay (UD) Coax and X-Rated from the VICE 2 palette on the inner corner taking it downwards to the lower lashline

~ I blended the edges with a clean brush and then added Makeup Geek (MUG) Creme Brulee on the crease

~I applied Lorac Sable on the outer corner and upwards to the crease

~I darkened the outer corner with Lorac Espresso eyeshadow

~On the bottom lashline, I applied UD Betrayal from the VICE 2 palette

~ With a liquid liner, I lined the lashline and created a wing making sure the line isn’t too thick

~I lined the waterline with a black eye pencil

~Applied mascara on top and bottom lashes and applied falsies (Ardell 102 demi)

And VOILA! You’ve got a fun, flirty, colorful pastel eyelook for spring/summer!

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Since it’s a fun summer look, make sure you keep the skin dewy and glowing! I did not use a dewy foundation because I wasn’t sure what look I was planning to do so I added a liquid luminizer and topped it off with a powder highlighter! Ways to achieve a dewy look is to either use a dewy foundation (something’s that’s not matte), add a liquid luminizer with your foundation, or highlight your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, and/or chin, and centre of forehead with liquid/powder highlighter or both! You can always use a shimmery champagne/light gold eyeshadow if you don’t own a highlighter!

 

Foundation: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 foundation in 857

Concealer: Mac Prolongwear concealer in NW25 and Maybelline Age Rewind in Medium

Powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

Bronzer: Mac Refined Golden

Blush: MAC Modern Mandarin

Highlight: L’oreal Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Incandescent Light

Lipstick: Wet n Wild Dollhouse Pink!

Hope you enjoyed this post loves! Until next time XO XO !