Orange Halo Eye

Now that I am finally free from exams and have completed second year of University, I can take the time to sit down and blog without feeling guilty! I’ve been looking to expand my looks, but at the moment I really only have one trusty palette (student life means I can’t buy all the make-up I’m dying to get). Buuuuut, I will hopefully be purchasing some more colourful palettes soon so I can try out fun looks for summer! For now, I’m sticking to my Morphe 35O and staple Make-Up geek shadows (I know, I use the same shadows in basically every look, I’m getting bored too).

I also decided to try and get back to step-by-step tutorials so it’s easier to follow!! Still getting to grips with angles and still not the best at make-up but practice is key!

Hope you enjoy!

Love, Chloe.

Morphe Palette

 

Step 1: I highly recommend doing your eye-makeup first when using the Morphe 35O palette or any palette that has fall out. Throughout the look you will see a lot of the eyeshadows had some fallout which I then cleaned up later. I did my brows as I usually would and carve them out like normal. Tutorial on how I do my brows is here: https://prettyfacesandmanyplaces.wordpress.com/2017/01/28/simple-brow-routine/

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Step 2: I took the yellow-orange shade from the palette (shown as 1 in the image) and buffed this into my crease from outer to inner corner using the Morphe E23 brush. I’m using this as my initial transition shade which will allow better blending of the other shadows.

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Step 3: Taking the pale orange shade (shown as 2 in the image) I used a Morphe M441 to again buff this shadow into the crease from outer to inner corner, only slightly lower than the initial transition.

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Step 4: Using a Morphe M506 brush, I took a mixture of the orange/red shades (shown as 3 and 4 in the image) and packed these onto the lid, concentrating the shadow on the outer and inner part of the lid, leaving the centre slightly blank. I then took the M441 brush and blended them to make sure there were no harsh lines.

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Step 5: I took a small amount of Make-up Geek ‘Cocoa Bear’ shadow on the outer and inner lid using the same brushes in step 4. I didn’t want to add too many deep colours as I wanted the make-up to be very bright and summery. From then, I took Mac Nylon shadow in the centre and blended out the edges with whatever shadow was left on the M441 brush. I continued to add colour and blend until I got my desired look. The centre lid colour wasn’t as bright as I had hoped but I still liked the outcome.

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Step 6: I took my NYC liquid liner and did a wing. I then cleaned the fall-out with a make-up wipe before using concealer to sharpen the edge of the wing as well as creating a blank canvas for my lower lash line shadows.

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Step 7: Finally, I added mascara (you can also add false lashes if you wish) and used the same eyeshadows as before on the lower lash line!

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Unintended Cut Crease

Amidst all the revision I should be doing for my upcoming exams, I decided to put in a little make-up practice as a stress reliever. I knew I wanted to practice a cut crease because I’m nowhere near an expert on them, but I didn’t quite realise I’d end up with the following look. Of course, glitter was involved and of course, I spent an hour trying to remove each spec from my face (some people never learn, and I am one of them).

This is definitely an over the top make-up look rather than an everyday one, but I took some pictures so I thought I may as well share!

Love, Chloe.

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Step 1: Firstly, after concealing my lids and setting them in place, I took a tiny amount of brow pomade on my eyebrow brush and began to sketch out where I wanted my cut crease. I usually start by adding all my shadows then carving the crease out with concealer but I found this method was so much easier.

Step 2: Once I had my very light line, I started going in with the shadows. Firstly, I took Make-up Geek’s ‘Cocoa Bear’ shadow on the same eyebrow brush and went along the line I drew, buffing the product up into the crease to try and diffuse the shadow. Then I went in with Morphe shadow ‘Spice’ and put this all over the crease as a transition and to further blend out the other shadow. I kept alternating between shadows building up the amount of product until I was happy. To deepen the cut crease further I took a deep brown/black colour and applied it lightly to the crease line making sure to blend with a small pencil brush as I went along.

Step 3: I took my Maybelline fit me concealer on a small flat brush and carved out the crease, directly under the line. This step was easier than usual as the line already acted as the cut crease, I just needed to clean up the shadows that fell underneath. I then set the concealer when it was in place.

Step 4: I went in with liquid liner and created a wing as I usually would. At this point, you can stop, put on some mascara and lashes and go about your day. Of course, I had to be extra. So, I piled on some too faced glitter glue and added a copper glitter to the entire lid. I can’t tell if I liked it or not but it was definitely different! If I was to go back and do the look again I would probably skip out the glitter.

Step 5: I added mascara to my lashes and applied all the shadows that I used on my top lid, to my lower lash line. I placed some highlighter on my inner corners and brow bones to complete the look.

Bombshell Smokey Eye

I’ve always been too scared to use black eyeshadows when doing my make-up just in case I mess it up and end up looking like a panda. Butttt.. with a bit of practice I’ve managed to do a look that I am happy with and decided to share (because this rarely happens)!

Love,

Chloe.

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Step 1: Firstly, I used the Maybelline fit me concealer in shade 35 to prime my eyes and carve out my eyebrows. I then blended it in with a beauty blender and set my lids with the Rimmel stay matte translucent powder.

Step 2: Using ‘Spice’ single eyeshadow by Morphe on a Morphe E23 brush, I buffed it into the crease as the first transition shade. To deepen this, I went in with Make-Up Geek ‘Cocoa Bear’ on top using a Morphe M441 brush.

Step 3: Taking a black gel liner, I began placing it all over the lid, avoiding the crease area. As I got closer to the crease area, I made sure to place it bit by bit and buffed it in the crease as I went along using a very small buffing brush to make sure there were no harsh lines as well as preventing the black from going too high onto the lid (otherwise you’ll look like you’ve been punched). Before doing this, I put the liner onto the back of my hand to see how quickly it dried, so I knew how much time I had to blend it out before it settled into the crease. Once the lid was to my liking, I set the liner with a black eyeshadow.

Step 4: I curled my lashes and then added mascara. I then went in with any pair of false lashes I could find (I’m an amateur at these and I’m still very much in practice of getting them on perfectly).

Step 5: To make sure everything was blended nicely, I took a small amount of ‘Punk’ eyeshadow by Urban Decay, a deep purple/brown on a small Morphe M506 brush and blended it between the black and the transition shades.

Step 6: Using any black pencil liner I placed it in the waterline and set it with black eyeshadow. I then buffed some of the black shadow and punk into the lower lash line to smoke it out. To finish the eye look I placed some highlighter on the inner corner and the brow bone.

Brown Glitter Eye Look

I’ve been seeing a lot of prom tutorials circling the YouTube market lately and it inspired me to bring my glitter back out and this was the outcome!

Love, Chloe.

 

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Step 1: Eyebrows – I did my eyebrows as usual (there’s a step by step already on my page) and carved them out using the Maybelline fit me concealer, placing it all over my lid as well to prime my eyes. I then set the concealer with the Rimmel stay matte powder.

Step 2: Transition Shades – First, I took my Morphe single eyeshadow in Spice and buffed it into the crease using my Morphe E23 brush. Then, using the same brush I took a light brown shade in the Morphe 35O palette and did the same thing, making sure to blend out the colours until there’s no harsh lines.

Step 3: Deepening the Crease – To deepen the crease, I went in with my Make-Up Geek single eyeshadow in Cocoa Bear on a Morphe M441 brush and buffed this slightly lower down than the previous transition shades. I then went in with a darker brown from the Morphe 35O palette on the same brush, and continued to deepen the crease, making sure that each shadow is blended out before moving onto the next.

Step 4: Lid Base and Glitter – As a base for the glitter, I went in with my Urban Decay shadow in Punk on a flat brush and placed this all over the lid, making sure to buff out the edges as I go. For the glitter, I used my FM London pressed Glitter in Rainbow Coffee. As it is a pressed glitter, it does not require any glitter glue to be placed down beforehand. Using my finger to make sure I got the most pigment, I patted the pressed glitter all over the lid.

Step 5: Blending – To make sure that the glitter is fully blended in with the crease shades, I took a bit more of punk and the dark shadows on a small Morphe M506 brush and blended the crease out a bit more.

Step 6: Lower Lash Line – I placed some black pencil liner in my water line and buffed it out using the Morphe M431 brush. I then took some black shadow and set the liner. Taking a bit of punk and some of the crease shadows on the same brush, I smoked out the lower lash line.

Step 7: Finishing Touches – To finish off the eye look I took some liquid liner and drew a single line across the lid in order to help the band of my eyelashes blend in. I then coated my top and bottom lashes with mascara and put any pair of lashes I could find, on. Lastly, I highlighted the brow bone and inner corner with the Sleek Solstice highlighting palette.

Quick and Simple Make-Up Look

When I don’t have the time to do a full face of make-up, but I need some on so people don’t ask if I’m alright or tell me that I look ill (been there), I go for a very simple, no foundation, no eye shadow, pop it all on and out the door kind of look. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not as simple as putting on some mascara and I’m good to go… mainly because I need to cover my morning under eye bags, but you catch the drift. So here’s my quick and easy make-up tutorial.

Love, Chloe.

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Step 1: I always start by using the Body Shop tea tree pore minimiser all over my face. This doesn’t really work as a primer but it really helps to keep spots at bay and the tea tree oil makes your skin feel fresh.

Step 2: You can use any primer you want at this stage, but I tend to leave it out unless I need the make-up to last just that little bit longer. Instead, I go in with concealer under my eyes, blend it and set it with translucent powder. This makes my bags look less noticeable while brightening up the under eyes as well.

Step 3: At this point I just set the rest of my face with translucent powder, even though I didn’t use foundation. This is because I don’t want to apply powder bronzers/contour shades etc. onto my bare skin or the primer base, simply because it won’t blend well.

Step 4: Next, I go in with bronzer, a little bit to add more depth to the face but not too much to make me look muddy.

Step 5: I go in with my highlighter before my blush. This way, when I apply blush it’ll help blend the highlight that little bit more so it doesn’t look too harsh (if there is such a thing). I apply highlighter to the top of my cheek bones, bridge and tip of my nose, a little under the brow bone and on the inner corners of my eyes. This just helps bring some light to the face and open the eyes up a bit more. Then I apply blush to the apples of my cheeks.

Step 5: My eyebrows are pretty thick so I don’t really need to do anything to them before I go out. So I just apply some clear brow gel and leave them be.

Step 6: I then apply mascara, a lipstick of my choice and set my face with setting spray.

Products Used:

  • Body Shop tea tree pore minimiser
  • Maybelline Fit Me concealer in shade 35
  • Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light contour palette
  • Sleek Face form contouring and blush palette in Medium (only use the blush in this)
  • Sleek Solstice highlighting palette
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills clear brow gel
  • Body Shop super volume mascara
  • Maybelline Colorsensational matte lipstick in 988, Brown Sugar.
  • NYX Matte Finish setting spray

Easy Olive Smokey Eye

 

The moment I stray from my coppers and cranberries is the moment my comfort zone ends. I rarely lean towards cool tones or even neutrals, however, from watching a bunch of YouTube videos on favourite single eyeshadows, I began to make a list of different shades I wanted in my collection. One of my favourites was an Olive/Gold/Silver shadow (it’s hard to explain, but it’s definitely not one simple tone). Once I had the eyeshadow in my collection I did a look with it that I loved and paired it with a blue/purple metallic lip. I recently remade this look and simplified it to 5 shadows (that doesn’t seem very simple I know, but some of the steps I took you can skip out).

So here is what I did to achieve this easy Olive Smokey eye.

Love, Chloe.

Original look:

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Remake:

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Step 1: I started with Morphe Brushes single eyeshadow in ‘Spice’ which I used as my transition shade. It’s a very subtle orange that’s a perfect base to help blend other colours together. Buff this colour into the crease using circular and back-forth motions.

Step 2: To begin to deepen the crease, I took Make-Up Geek’s single eyeshadow in ‘Cocoa Bear’. This is a beautiful brown that I highly recommend for anyone to have in their collection. Buff this colour into the crease again, focusing it slightly lower down than Spice.

Step 3: For the pop of olive, I took Anastasia Beverly Hill’s single eyeshadow in ‘Truffle Glitter’.  I placed this all over the lid using my finger (to get the most pigment) or you can use a flat brush and spray it with some fix plus to make it stand out more.

Step 4: To deepen the outer corner of the eye, I used two Urban Decay shadows from the Gwen Stefani palette. The first shade I took is ‘Punk’, this is a mix of a brown and a deep purple. I took this on a small packer brush and started to pack it onto the outer corner of the eye making sure to blend as I go. I did the same with the shade ‘Blackout’, a true black shade, however, I kept this further on the outer corner. You can skip out this step if you don’t want the look to be as Smokey.

Step 5 (Also Optional): I took a black liquid liner and drew a wing to complete my look.

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.

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.

5 High-End Products Worth Buying

I put together my 5 high-end products that I think are worth the money. These products work amazingly for me, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll work for everyone else, so keep that in mind!

Happy Spending,

Love, Chloe

  1. Kat Von D ‘Shade and Light Contour Palette’. £37 at Debenhams.
  • I was in desperate need of a new contour palette and luckily enough my sister was heading to America. She brought me back this palette and I use it every day without fail. There are 3 lighter shades for highlighting the areas where you would put concealer, and 3 darker shades for contouring. It’s a good palette to have in your collection if you are a make-up artist as you would put good use to all of the colours, but if you’re only using it on yourself then you may see it as a bit of a waste if you’re not going to use the colours. They do have the individual colour refills available but as far as I am aware these are only available in America. The pigmentation is strong and the colours are very blendable. They have a range of cool and warm tones which works great to complement your skin tone. contour
  1. Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed – Champagne Pop. £32 at SpaceNK.com
  • I’ve been watching Jaclyn Hill’s videos since before I can remember, so when I heard she came out with a highlighter I had my money ready to purchase. Of course, it didn’t become available to UK sites for ages after release and by which point it was constantly sold out. I eventually got my hands on it and it quickly became a staple in my make-up collection. The pigmentation is amazing and you can wear it with any look. I would 100% recommend this highlighter.champagne-pop
  1. Benefit Porefessional Primer. £26 at Boots.
  • I have the mini size of the porefessional primer and I’m already on the hunt for a new one. It fills in all your pores and makes foundation application so much smoother. It feels great to apply and is weightless on the skin. If you’re looking for a good primer and aren’t worried about the cost, I highly recommend this one.porefessional
  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Heathers. £20 at Anastasiabeverlyhills.co.uk
  • I’m not a big lipstick person. I don’t know why but 99% of the time you’ll see me in red lipstick and in particular, Heathers. It’s applied easily and lasts all night. And by all night I mean alllll night. It takes a lot to get it off but a bit of baby oil and some cotton pads and you’re good to go. ABH has a huge range of colours to suit all skin tones. Another red I love is the Jeffree star Designer Blood liquid lipstick. heathers
  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. £41 at Cult Beauty.
  • Although I don’t personally own this palette myself, I have used my friends. It was one of my favourite makeup looks that I’ve done (shown in the featured picture). It’s full of beautiful pinks and oranges and browns. It has great pigmentation and the shadows are easily blendable. It’s definitely a warm tone palette (which I love) but there are a number of different shades that you can use for any make-up look. I highly recommend this palette and I will be purchasing it myself soon enough.mr

What are your high-end products worth buying?