Everyone has a certain set of colours they feel the best in and the most themselves in. I’ve always been a neutrals girl – bronzes, browns, and champagne colours are my preferred cup of tea. That being said, there are so many flavours of tea out there, and life would be boring if we only over drank the same type every single day. I’ll stop with the tea analogies now. In the world of eyeshadows, I consider neutrals to be the Earl Grey and English Breakfast of the eyeshadow world. Gorgeous, classic, and wonderful, but you shouldn’t necessarily limit yourself to them. There are so many other colours out there – like blue eyeshadow!
I never really loved how I looked in colourful eyeshadow until recently. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved playing with colour – but I felt a lack of inspiration for a while. I decided recently that I needed to get back into what made me fall in love with makeup, and that’s experimenting; just sitting down, playing with products, and seeing what comes out of it! I’ll be sharing more makeup looks like this blue eyeshadow halo eye regularly here on my blog, and on my Instagram!
Affordable Palettes To Create Colorful Looks:
I’ve been playing with 2 palettes from BH Cosmetics for a couple of weeks now, and I’m so obsessed with them! I love how this blue eyeshadow/halo eye turned out! I’m planning to do a full review of the palettes soon, so stay tuned for that! They are such great palettes for anyone wanting to add some fun and colour to their collection – and they’re extremely affordable!
These are the colours I used to create this look:
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Happy Pride month, everyone! I wanted to share the Pride makeup look that I created to celebrate this year. I had so much fun creating this, and seeing everyone else’s incredible Pride makeup looks.
June is a very important month, and a time that I truly believe represents positive change and progress for our society. Our world has a long way to go in terms of equality, acceptance, and inclusivity, but Pride is important to celebrate the progress we’ve made towards being a more peaceful and accepting society.
Sadly I wasn’t able to attend my city’s Pride Parade this year. I did, however, get to go to a special Pride Month showing of Call Me By Your Name with one of my best friends. One of my favourite parts of Pride Month is seeing people express their creativity with Pride colours. Most of this includes colourful Pride makeup (which I don’t do nearly enough of) and colourful outfits – which I sadly don’t have much of in my wardrobe, as my style tends to consist of enough black to attend a funeral in a different outfit every day for months.
Instead, I thought I would play up my makeup to celebrate! I recently purchased the Huda Beauty Obsessions palette in “Electric” – and instantly knew I needed to use it to create a colourful Pride makeup look.
On The Eyes:
On The Face:
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For the 5th day of Blogmas, I thought I would include a makeup look that I created recently using some of the ColourPop shadows I got in my recent haul! You can see all the products I got, and my reviews of them here!
Red and orange tones are very in this season, as seen in many new palettes such as the Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette.
Tones like this can seem a little intimidating, but when used sparingly they add a really gorgeous warm pop to the eyes! If you have hazel eyes like I do, they will also make your eyes appear more green! If you’re wanting to branch into using more red, oranges, and pinks, I think the key is to use them in moderation. A more neutral shimmery shade on the lid, mixed with the reddish tones in the outer corner or in the crease can be a nice middle-ground!
On the eyes:
- Lise Watier CC Eyeshadow Primer
- ColourPop “Weenie” (inner part of lid), “Muse” (middle of lid, blended into outer corner), “Paradox” (in outer corner and a little bit in the crease), “Shop” and “Tang” (blended into the crease)
- Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Eyeliner in black
- Kiss #11 False Lashes
- Lise Watier Velours eyeliner in “Brun Velours”
- NYX Micro Brow Pencil “Dark Brown”
- Anastasia Beverly Hills clear brow gel
On the face:
- Cover FX Anti-Aging Primer
- Urban Decay All Nighter foundation mixed with IT Cosmetics CC + foundation (gives me full coverage and all day wear, while being more hydrating and comfortable!)
- Kat Von D Lock It Concealer
- Pür 4 in 1 Pressed Mineral Powder
- Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
- Lise Watier Arabesque Illuminating trio highlighter
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Palette (Holiday 2016) “Icon” mixed with “Concept”
On the lips:
- Kylie Cosmetics “Candy K” lip liner
- ColourPop “Alyssa” Ultra Satin Lip, with “Bestie” Ultra Glossy lip over top
Previous Blogmas Posts:
Huda Beauty Palette Review (Blogmas 2016 Day 4)
Holiday Beauty Wishlist (Blogmas 2016 Day 3)
ColourPop Holiday Haul – Blogmas 2016 Day 2
Welcome To Blogmas! (2016)
For a Valentines Day look, I wanted to do something a little different than the typical shimmery, pink-toned trend. While I do love pink-toned makeup looks, I was just in the mood for something a little different – and I admit, I was itching to create a look with the Morphe 35O palette (which you can read a full review of here! ) as well as the new Morphe single shadows I got recently.
I went for a warmer, gold shimmery look and paired it with a soft pinky-nude lip! Some may think that gold is a holiday look – I however think anytime is a good time for gold (I’m kind of like Smaug from the Hobbit in that regard.)
For the eyes, the shadows used were all from Morphe.
- Mac “Soft Ochre” Paint Pot to prime
- Morphe 35O Palette:
I hope everyone has a great Valentines Day! And if you’re single like I am, don’t worry! Use the money you could spend on a significant other, and treat yourself to some makeup goodies!
Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday/Christmas, and a fantastic new years. I do have some 2015 favourites posts and a video coming soon, as well as more exciting giveaways!
To kick of the new year, I thought I would share some exciting new launches in the drugstore. Working in cosmetics, I feel as though I’ve developed a particularly strong radar for any new products. These are some that have caught my eye and that I’m eager to try!
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