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Eyeshadow for Brown, Hazel, Blue, Green and Grey Eyes

Brown eyes? Blue eyes? Green eyes? Hazel eyes? Grey eyes? Either way I’m a believer in the theory of: Love something? Wear it! There are no rules when it comes to makeup. However if you’re wanting to really enhance a certain feature certain colours and techniques can help. Generally the most flattering shades for your eye colour are ones on the opposite side of the colour spectrum.

Eyeshadow for Brown Eyes, Hazel Eyes, Blue Eyes, Green Eyes and Grey Eyes

It’s important to note that these shades don’t just have to be worn as eyeshadow! Experiment by wearing them as eyeliner or mascara. If you’re scared of bold shades try using them in sheer formulas like creams or liquids and blend them in with your fingertips. 

If you still struggle with finding your perfect eyeshadow shade to compliment your eyes try a kit specifically designed to your eye colour and examine the shades in them, otherwise purchase one! Many drugstore brands do them and the quality is often quite good.

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1920s Gatsby Flapper Girl Makeup Tutorial

The 1920s are one of my favourite era’s, simply for the fashion , hair and makeup.

The makeup was so elegant and anything but natural looking. The face was matte, the eyes were smoky and the lips were deep red. The hair was short, finger waves were the norm and hairbands were an absolute must. 

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Makeup essentials for when you’re time short.

BB Cream

A BB Cream (or tinted moisturiser) is perfect if you’re in a hurry because they give skin moisture and a healthy glow, as the coverage is usually sheer they can be applied and blended quickly. Opt for one with a high SPF so it can double up as your sunscreen too!

Try: Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream with SPF 30

Pink Lipstick

A creamy, pink lipstick is perfect for brightening up a sallow complexion. Apply it directly from the tube onto your lips for the best colour pay-off . To really enhance your skin, apply some as a blush onto your cheeks using your fingertips.  

Try: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Kissable Pink

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Can you make your own gel eye liner?

Many beauty DIY tips circulate the web, from pimple cures to lip plumpers and now gel eyeliner.

Gel eyeliner is one of my favourite products and for good reason, it is smooth, creamy and can double up as not only an eyeliner, but an eyeshadow base too. However it’s best to give the the DIY option a miss.

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Does concealer work as an eye primer?

Using concealer as an eyelid primer seems relatively harmless, it really won’t cause you any harm, but will it actually work?

Concealers are great at covering dark circles, blemishes, acne, scars, broken capillaries and redness, heck they even do a fabulous job at covering visible veins and discolouration on the eyelids, but that doesn’t mean they make great eye primers … Concealers (especially those designed for under the eyes) often contain oils to help them blend over the skin easily and look natural so if you want your eye makeup to last they won’t help oily eyelids the slightest. Eye primers are designed to mattify the eyelids and “zap” any oils so that eye makeup doesn’t crease, smudge, run or fade and make colours appear brighter. Using a product that is creamy and oil based to prep the eyelids simply won’t work; and using a concealer as an eye primer can actually cause your eyeshadow to crease, not stay put.

Those who don’t have super oily eyelids and use a dry concealer may find this works but If you want your eye makeup to last and your eye shadow to appear more pigmented there are plenty of great budget friendly options, none of which include concealer. Try: ELF Essential Eyelid Primer.

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How to Waterline your Eyes

Waterlining is the technique of applying eyeliner to the waterline (or inner rim) of the eyes, this is the area of the eye that is lightly wet and right near the lashes.

"How do I make eyeliner last on my waterline?" is one of the most frequent questions I get asked. The cold hard truth is: no eyeliner will last for hours on end when it comes to the waterline because the area is constantly filled with moisture.

For the waterline I recommend pencil eyeliners (although some people prefer to use gel) kohl pencil eyeliners are much softer on the eyes and grip best, but some waterproof pencils are great as well. Eyeliners I recommend for waterlining are: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Pencil, Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil and Too Faced Perfect Eyes Eyeliner.

I recommend using brown, grey or a dark navy blue instead of jet black which can often look harsh (although I did for the purpose of this tutorial) Bright, bold coloured eyeliners are great for adding a burst of colour to your eye makeup look whilst nude/white shades are great for making the eyes appear larger.

NOTE: I would not recommend this technique for a day to day basis and would not recommend it for anyone with very sensitive eyes or contact lens wearers. To prevent eye infection I would recommend sharpening the pencil after each use and replacing it every year.

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How to line your lower waterline

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10 different uses for shadow
1. Highlight: 
A light shimmery shade of shadow can be used to bring light to your best features. In other words, highlight them. This isn’t just for your brow bone, inner corner, outer corner and center of your lid. A light shimmery shade of shadow can also be used on your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, center of your forehead, on your Cupid’s bow and even down the center of your legs to make them look longer!
2. Contour: 
A matte brown shade of shadow that’s a few shades darker than your skin tone can be used as a contour powder and this isn’t just for defining the crease of your eyelid. Use it to add more dimension to your face under your cheekbones, around your temples and down the sides of your nose.
3. Brow enhancer:
A matte shade of shadow that matches your brow colour and used with an angled brow brush can be used to define your brows. Generally if you have dark hair you should opt for a shade that is one shade lighter than your hair colour and for light hair the opposite is true, meaning you should opt for a shade one shade darker than your hair colour.
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10 different uses for shadow

1. Highlight: 

A light shimmery shade of shadow can be used to bring light to your best features. In other words, highlight them. This isn’t just for your brow bone, inner corner, outer corner and center of your lid. A light shimmery shade of shadow can also be used on your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, center of your forehead, on your Cupid’s bow and even down the center of your legs to make them look longer!

2. Contour: 

A matte brown shade of shadow that’s a few shades darker than your skin tone can be used as a contour powder and this isn’t just for defining the crease of your eyelid. Use it to add more dimension to your face under your cheekbones, around your temples and down the sides of your nose.

3. Brow enhancer:

A matte shade of shadow that matches your brow colour and used with an angled brow brush can be used to define your brows. Generally if you have dark hair you should opt for a shade that is one shade lighter than your hair colour and for light hair the opposite is true, meaning you should opt for a shade one shade darker than your hair colour.

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Tightlining tutorial, how to make your lashes appear thicker with eyeliner.

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Evening Eye Makeup Tutorial for Hooded Eyes

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