Metallic Blue and Purple Smokey Eye

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Hey Hey My Bunnies!

Today I’m rocking this grungy smokey eye with this stunning metallic blue and purple duo-chrome eyeshadow on the lid….I’m head over heels for this eyeshadow…it’s from Colourpop Cosmetics and it’s called BAE! Totally appropriate considering how I feel about it! And can I just say, these eyeshadows are incredible, they are like a hybrid between a cream and powder eyeshadow and they almost feel wet to the touch. My bestie gave me a bunch of the eyeshadows as a birthday pressie and I can’t wait to get my hands on more! I’m also wearing one of their lippiestix on my lips today…keep reading to find out the name!

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EYES

~After priming, I started with MakeUpGeek (MUG) Creme Brule (soft brown matte) on my upper crease and crease as a transition shade

~Then I applied MAC Hepcat (pinky purple) with a slight denser crease brush all around my crease from outer edge to inner corner – Hepcat is a discontinued shade but any pinky purple shade will do

~Then I applied MUG Bitten (burgundy matte) on my outer corner and inner corner pushing it towards the crease leaving a blank space on the middle, I applied more to darken until I was happy with it

~Make sure to blend blend blend

~On the middle of the lid I first applied a teal colored cream shadow (Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tenacious Teal). I applied a teal in order for the blue glitters on our main eyeshadow to stand out

~Then on top I applied Colourpop BAE. I used a wet brush to intensify the color even more.

~Then to darken the outer corner a little bit for more definition, I applied MUG Corrupt and Mocha together in a pointy crease brush and blended it out with Bitten

~On the browbone and inner corner I applied MAC Ricepaper

~I applied a teal eyeliner on my waterline

~On the bottom lashline, I applied Hepcat and Bitten and darkened the outer corner with Corrupt

~Applied mascara on top and bottom lashes and then applied falsies – House of Lashes Iconic

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FACE

~L’Oreal True Match Foundation N6 + Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation 55 + Josie Maran Argan Illuminator

~MAC ProLongwear Concealer NW25 + MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter in Light Boost

~Australis Contour Kit to contour and highlight

~Givenchy Le Prism MAT Visage powder in 85 Amber Organza to bronze (my current favorite!)

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Dim Light

~Tarte Pin Up Girl Blush Palette -Whimsy (light pink)

~Makeup Revolution London Radiance Palette to highlight – middle shade

LIPS

Australis Lip Liner in Raisin

Colourpop Cosmetics lippie stix in Lumiere

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Of Forests and Flowers: A Romantic Daytime Look

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I can a be a dreamer, a hopeless romantic at times and this may sound a bit too enthusiastic but I’m already thinking about Valentine’s Day. Getting into the season of romance, I wanted to create a delicate daytime look using soft corals and pinks. The completed look reminds me of forest fairies in spring and this will surely take that special someone’s breath away! 

This look was a product of a brainstorming session with my beloved bestie Adiba! I was feeling super uninspired lately and she hooked me up with some cool ideas! If you’re reading this: thanks bubs! Love you tons!

Without further ado, let’s jump right into the details!

 

 

 

EYES

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The eyes are super simple to do! I used the LimeCrime Venus palette for the whole look. I previously did a dark grungy look with the same palette here . Goes to show how versatile this palette is even with only 8 eyeshadows.

~After priming my lid, I started off with Rebirth on a fluffy brush and swept it all over my upper crease and crease, concentrating most of the product on the outer end.

~Then I packed Shell on the lid with a wet flat lid brush

~Then with the same fluffy brush I blended out any edges

~Then with a dense crease brush (MAC 217), I blended in Venus with a circular motion on both the outer and inner corner

~Make sure it is blended really well with the other shades

~You can go back and add more of the lid color or the upper crease color if you like

~After everything’s blended out nicely and you are happy with what you have, add Aura to the browbone and inner tear duct

~On the bottom lashline, drag Aura on the inner third from the tear duct

~Add Shell on the outer 2/3 of the lash line and then take Venus with a more precise brush and smudge it really close to the lashline (outer 2/3 aswell)

~Curl your lashes, apply mascara to top and bottom lashes, and pop on some multilayered wispy eyelashes. I chose House of Lashes Pixie Luxe, I think these lashes are perfect for this look and really makes this look!

~Lastly make a very thin line with a gel or liquid liner on the top lash line to conceal the lash band

Voila! The eyes done! Super simple but extremely pretty 🙂

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FACE

~Philosophy Hope in A Jar moisturizer

~Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

~Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in 55

+ L’oreal True Match Foundation in N6

+Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

~MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NW25

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

 

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CHEEKS

~MAC Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden

~Benefit Hoola Bronzer – contour

~Illamasqua Powder Blush in Lover

~Becca Mineral Blush in Flowerchild

~Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal

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LIPS

I have two different lip options – one’s more of a baby pink (cool toned) and the other is a coral (warm toned). I used the same lipliner and lip gloss for both.

Option 1

~Australis lipliner in Raisin

~MAC matte lipstick in Pink Plaid

~Nyx butter gloss in Maple Blondie

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Option 2

~Australis lipliner in Raisin

~MAC matte lipstick in Runway Hit (discontinued)

~Nyx butter gloss in Maple Blondie

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Among all the looks I’ve done for my blog, I think this has to be one of my favorites. I just love how this whole look came together and the best part is that it’s actually quite easy to do. Hope you bunnies love it as much as I do! XOXO

This reflection selfie has a heart in the middle ! ^_^

This reflection selfie has a heart in the middle ! ^_^

FOTD: Glowy Skin, Glossy Lips

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Hello my bunnies!

I posted this face of the day photo on my Instagram and Facebook and one of my lovely followers wanted me to post the details. I almost never post my day to day makeup photos on my blog but I think I’ll do it more often from now own.

I’ve got super dry skin so I love looking radiant and glowy all the time. With summer going on full blast in Oz Land, I love this bronzed glow look even more and I’ve found the perfect formula to achieve it!

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FACE

~Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre – moisturizer

~Benefit Porefesional Primer

~Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

~L’oreal True Match Foundation in N6 and Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in 55

~Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Concealer in 24

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

CHEEKS

~MAC Refined Golden Bronzer

~Sleek Contour Kit in Medium

~Tarte Pin Up Girl Blush Palette – Bashful

~Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed in Opal

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To achieve the glow in this look, I mixed the Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer with my foundation. You can apply the illuminizer on your face before applying the foundation but I prefer mixing them together. You can also pop it on your cheekbones before powdering your face. I used the L’oreal True Match for coverage and the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation for the dewyness. Other foundations I recommend for a luminous finish are: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation and L’oreal Lumi Magique foundation. IMG_3462

 

 

 

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light is my holy grail powder to achieve a ‘glow from within’ finish. It literally gives you a blurring effect and a subtle glow that is not overtly shiny therefore it’s ideal for all over the face use. 

My favorite powder highlighter at the moment is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed in Opal. It is soo finely milled. It looks beautiful on the cheek bones, bridge of the nose and on the cupid’s bow. I also think it goes fabulously with the Argan Illuminizer.

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LIPS

~Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in 1995 (Jaclyn Hill’s lipstick eeeeeeee :D)

~NYX buttergloss in Maple Blondie (NikkieTutorials recommended it and I had to go get it)

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Just quick deets on the EYES

~Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette – Caramel, Morocco, and Glisten

~Glisten on the lid, Caramel on the upper crease, and Morocco on the outer corner and crease

~L’oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim for the wing

~L.A. Girl Glide gel liner pencil in Very Black for waterline

~Maybelline Falsies Flared mascara for top lashes and Maybelline Rocket mascare for bottom lashes

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Love You Bunnies! XO XO