Half Glitter Cut Crease

I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube makeup tutorials lately and one of my new favourite Beauty Guru’s I have come across is Tina Halada. She recently posted a ‘Prom Makeup Tutorial’ and although I’m way past going to prom, the look was stunning and can easily be worn on a night out. So I decided to give it a go and was pretty happy with the turnout!

Here is her video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROu3mJUVpko

Why not give it a go?

Love, Chloe.

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Step 1: Using any concealer or eye shadow primer, prime the base of your eyelids.

Step 2: Using a light-medium brown (I used warm tones for this look), start working the eye shadow into the crease using windshield wiper and circular motions.

Step 3: Using a slightly darker brown, go over the crease in the same place as you placed the first colour.

Step 4: This is the final eye shadow colour you’ll need for this look. Taking a deep brown, darker than the previous colour, place the shadow into the lower part of the crease. Don’t blend this shadow as high as you blended the first two as the look will start to get messy. The dark colour makes the cut-crease more noticeable and will deepen up the look.

Step 5: Time to cut the crease. Using a concealer and any flat brush or brush of your choice, start to carve out where your crease is, to about half way across your lid. If you have hooded eyes, I recommend drawing above the crease, so that it’s noticeable when you open your eyes. This took some getting used to for me and I still never get them even, but the result is still great.

Step 6: One you’ve carved out your crease, set the concealer with any translucent or white powder/eye shadow.

Step 7: Using any glitter product of your choice apply glitter to the area you carved out with concealer. I used glitter glue and then any gold glitter I could find.

Step 8: using the darker browns from earlier, try to blend out the outer corner of the eye into the glitter, but make sure not to go too far in. Having glitter on the lid means you won’t get a perfect blend from inner to outer corner, but that’s the purpose of the look.

Step 9: Apply false lashes (if you want to), add black eyeliner to the water line and take the browns on the lower lash line.

Step 10: Because I didn’t apply false lashes, I took some liquid eyeliner and tight lined the top of my lid slightly.

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Liquid Eyeliner Routine

For ages, I was terrified to do winged liners, purely because I knew I would mess up and ruin my entire eye look. So, I avoided them for a long period of time but eventually, I started to try and trust me when I say they were awful to begin with, and took a lot of practice to get it right. I know I’m making it out to sound like a massive deal when it’s just makeup but there really is a great feeling of satisfaction when you complete a perfect wing.

So, here is my step by step on how I achieve my winged eyeliner.

Note to self – I almost never perfect my eyeliner every time I apply it. My wings are very unpredictable. Sometimes they’ll come out more curved, sometimes more straight and others it completely messes up. But that’s the beauty of makeup, you can just take it off if it goes wrong.

Love, Chloe

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Step 1: I work my way from the outside of the wing first. Using a very small liner brush, I draw a line from the outer corner of my eye to the angle and length that I want my wing to be. There’s no real guarantee of getting the wings identical unless you use tape or other forms of guidelines, but I find it much easier to free hand.

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Step 2: This bit took some getting used to, simply because the movement felt wrong and my hand struggled to start with. I begin to draw a line from the outer corner of my eye to the center, forming the shape of the wing.Step 2

Step 3: I then draw a line from the inner corner of the eye to the center of the eye. This often won’t line up perfectly with the rest of the wing but can be easily fixed later. You can draw your lines as thin or thick as you want. I tend to draw mine as thin as possible because I have hooded eyes.Step 3

Step 4: Following the outer line, I reconnect it to the inner line (if necessary), to make sure that the line is straight. I then fill in the wing and perfect any little areas that need it. If any lines are not straight or how you want them to be, you can always go in with concealer on a small brush to clean it up. Step 4Step 4.2

Eyeliner used: NYC Liquid Liner.

A Day at The Zoo

We got free passes to Twycross Zoo for our photography module, so today we headed out. We spent 6 long and cold hours here so I thought it may be worth sharing some of the hundreds (not an exaggeration) of photos I took.

p.s. It’s extremely difficult to take pictures of animals when they’re inside glass enclosures.

Have a good weekend!

Love, Chloe

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