Thursday, 28 August 2014

Concealing Dark Circles

Dark under-eye circles: They're the bane of every girls existence. I've tried everything under the sun in attempt to combat mine, but they linger on in there and make me look half zombie (at the best of times). Couple this with pale skin, and I'm practically living proof that the next zombie apocalypse is emerging - I  just want to look awake, not awakening the dead!

If you were born with hideous hereditary dark circles like me, or simply don't get enough winks every night to call it beauty sleep (who does really nowadays), you'll be looking as fresh as a daisy in no time with my easy steps to dark eye destruction...

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

One Pan Wonder

I'm probably going to get people reading this thinking it's a recipe for some miraculously easy one pan dish... sorry to disappoint. For fear of giving you all food poisoning, instead, i'll tell you about the dark-horse eyeshadow that has changed my face for the better.

On first appearances, MAC Omega seems like bit of a boring light brown shade that you could find pretty much anywhere... yet I've made a considerable dent in mine over the past few years because it's simply so darn well loved. The thing is, it's one of those 'everything' products as the cool matte tone makes this little pan so versatile for many things... .

Monday, 18 August 2014

Victorial: 3D Ombre Red Lips

The ombre trend has spread like wildfire onto our tips, and now even lips as everyone strives to achieve the perfect 'pillow pout'. Mainly popularized by model Rosie Huntington-Whitely... and the entirety of the Victoria's Secret clan as a matter of fact, full, luscious lips ooze sex appeal and femininity. (Is it in the job requirements that they all must give us serious lip and figure envy?!) Think of ombre as shading and highlighting for the mouth: artists for years have been using dark and light colours to create a dimensional appearance, why shouldn't this principle be applied to real life using different shades of lipstick and gloss?

For this tutorial, I've added a twist to the usual nude lip ombre by pulling out a trusty red (you know me and my reds). So, if killer crimson is your thing or you are looking to plump your pucker, i'll help deliver a slice of the runway for you to wear on your lips, with my 3D ombre red. Are you red-y?