Spring Appreciation

The past few weeks have been the beginning of spring (well the occasional day of sunshine), which means flowers are blossoming and lambs are being born. I am a big lover of flowers, not so much the consumer side of things but more the appreciation of the wild variety of different types and colours. I am also a sucker for a good picture of flowers, and they’ve been taking up a fair amount of my Instagram feed recently. So, I took my camera out for a few days of snapping the beginning of the spring season and decided to share my outcome.

Happy Easter Weekend!

Love, Chloe.

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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.