Sunday, 9 January 2011

Christmas Star Make-up tutorial

Hi everyone,

I know I know its a bit late for a christmas tutorial but hey i'll put it up anyway because its pretty!

This a super cute and sparkly look


I primed my face with Avon Smooth Minerals liquid foundation in 'Ivory' and lined my eyes with Avon Glimmersticks Eyeliner in 'Blackest Black'. I then applied a silver but glittery eyeshadow powder (again you can use what brand you fancy) but i used Barry M Dazzle Dust eyeshadow in '4'. I dabbed on a generous amount as its more glittery than pigmented.


I took my pencil eyeliner and drew (from half way on the bottom of my lid) a left diagonal line to about half way up my lid and drew another diagonal line to the right and curved it round the top of my eye (making sure i followed the natural curve of the eye)then i went back the way i came and made a large flick. (If my instructions aren't as clear then use the picture to help you!) i then filled the outline in as seen in the pic.
The eyeshadow should kind of look leaf like.


When you fill in your outline you may think that its not crisp enough so do what i did, i took an eyeshadow brush and dabbed a bit of black eyeshadow over the top of the eyeliner and because the eyeliner is a bit moist it holds the shadow in place.


I then made my eyebrows nice and big. I used Avon Glimmersticks Eyebrow Definer in 'Dark Brown'. I applied a light amount of blusher in downward strokes and for my lips i rubbed a bit of irridescent eyeshadow from Miss Sporty which i don't know the name of, yet!!


thanks for looking! ^__^

Tropical Cocktail


Here is a super short tutorial for some fruity party eyes :)


I started off with priming my face with a light layer of Avons new liquid foundation (see at the end) 'Smooth Minerals' in Ivory. I applied a thick layer of Avon 'Glimmersticks Eyeliner' in Blackest Black. Apply your first green colour to the inner corner of your eyes, I used MAC 'Bitter' and i packed quite a bit on.


I added a thick swoosh of Barry M 'Dazzle Dust' eyeshadow in No 82, which is a shimmery aqua colour, (I made my flicks quite large)blend the two colours together in the middle. I have also applied some more eyeliner.


I'm not too sure if you can see this well but i have added dash of yellow to the inner corner of my eye (so it slightly goes onto the side of my nose)and also on the top of the curved part of the swoosh. You can use any bright yellow, Collection 2000 have a bright colourful palette which has a nice yellow but i used a MAC eyeshadow which i think was in "Primary Yellow".
I finished off with a few applications of Avon SuperShock mascara in Black (shown below) and some more eyeliner! As you can never have enough eyeliner!!!


Smooth Minerals foundation


Limited Edition Supershock Mascara

Thanks for taking a look!!

Monday, 13 December 2010

LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub (NOM)

I just thought i'd share with you all the amazing lip scrub that Lush brought out (I think it was quite a while ago but i've just started using it!)

This little pot lasts for ages, I've used it loads and there is barely a dint. What's in it you say!? Well it's just flavoured sugar, it comes in two other flavours (I think chocolate and vanilla) but I picked bubblegum and it is soo tasty, just gently rub a small amount on your lips and then lick! nomnom.

Seriously I could eat it out the pot....


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Avon- Lace Hues Mini tut

Hi all!

I have tried out the new limited edition range from Avon, this range two new eyeshadow quads and eyeliners as well as old favourites repackeaged in a gorgeous pink lace theme.

Today I tried out 'Lace Hues' ( on the left)....


(Unfortunately I deleted off the starter pic so i have to use an older one!)
I started off with Avon's Magix Face Perfector, which is a colourless formula that smooths and illuminates the face, its a great base. I then used Avon's Ideal Foundation in 'Ivory'. I add some Avon Glimmersticks Eyeliner in 'Blackest Black'.

I added the the golden shimmery eyeshadow (top left of palette) to the inner corner of my eyes and slightly went over onto top part of my eye. Then packed on the peach coloured eyeshadow from the end of the golden shimmery shadow to middle of my eye lid.


Next I applied the dark khaki/olive eyeshadow from the peach to the end of my lids, I blend the green to the peach colour. You can add more golden and peach to your lids if you feel the colour isn't strong enough.
I then applied the midnight blue eyeshadow and brush outwards to a point (stop at the end of your eyebrow) and blend in with the green. I added more green and blended in with the blue.

I put 2 light coats of Avon's Supershock Mascara in 'Black'

I applied a light amount of blusher (Avon's 'Russet') to my cheeks, in downward sweeping motion towards my nose from my hairline. I applied a coat of Avon Colour Lipstick in 'Luxorious Blush'.

Thanks for looking, if you need any help let me know!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Smell (this is England)- Make-up Tut

Hi everyone!

I know this is a bit late since the series has now finished but I thought i'd pop this on anyway. I'm hoping i'm not the only one who is slightly in love with Smell.

Here is my first step by step tutorial.

Here I am with just the bare amount of make-up on (eek!), I have used MAC Prep & Prime - Skin Base Visage as a base and Avon's Ideal Foundation in 'Ivory'. I have covered all my face including eyelids.


Next I have added a layer of black eyeliner on the inside of the bottom of my lid and a little under the lashline. I used Avon Glimmersticks Eyeliner in 'Blackest Black.'


Next I put a small amount of Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion on each of my lids as this stuff really makes your eyeshadow stay put and and makes weaker colours more vibrant.
I take my MAC brush (252SF) and pack on my first colour (which is from the MAC Hello Kitty range, Pallette in 'Too Dolly') which is Yoghurt. I apply to the inner corner of my eye until about half way across my lid.


I then fill the rest of my lid with 'Romping' and blend in with the first eyeshadow, you can add more of the lighter colour if you feel you need to (I did)I have re-applied a few more layers of eyeliner.


Next I add 'Stately Black' to the top of the outer corner of my eye and blend in to the pink colour. I added a bit more pink then black to get a stronger colour. I slightly push the corners out so that the eyeshadow is has a soft point look.


Next I draw a thin to thick flick from the inner corner of my outwards, using MAC Fluidline in 'Macroviolet' using the brush it came with. I then repeat this on the bottom of my eyeliner underneath the lash line, don't worry about going over your previous eyeliner.


I then start on my eyebrows. I take my Avon Glimmersticks Brow Definer in 'Dark Brown' and lightly brush in a shape; i've gone for a thick boxy brow and then fill in with the brow pencil. I follow the shape of my eyebrow but make a higher arch and then bring it back down. Next using a different MAC brush (275SE) I apply a light amount of irredescent eyeshadow, I used Miss Sporty '109 Star' and then I add a thick coat Avon Super Extend Mascara in 'Black'.


Finally I used an angeled blusher brush (for me it was the Avon one)and a dark blusher, Avon's True Colour Blush in 'Russet', and swept in a downward motion down my cheek towards my nose. I did this for both sides.
I then applied a coat of MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in 'Dark Side'

My hair was backcombed lightly-medium and sprayed into place with Tresemme 'Firm Hold'.

Don't worry if you don't own MAC, you can use any eyeshadow brand in those colours. :)

Now i'm off to stomp around!

Hope you all liked it, Let me know if you need any help!