Tag: blue eye liner

Makeup Looks That Aren’t As Difficult As You Think

This feature is a collaboration with Lucy Parks. Lucy has been working in the fashion industry for six years. A dedicated follower of all things fashion and beauty, she is passionate about new industry developments. Lucy is now a full time freelance fashion writer.

If you’ve ever heard someone reminiscing about their ‘one attempt’ to do flicked eyeliner,
then you’ll be aware that some techniques are seemingly an insurmountable feat for some
people. For some, the idea of doing a halo eye, a bold lip or a retro eyelid might just seem
like a distant fantasy. However, most of the people wearing these looks aren’t makeup artists, and just like you, they began with a wobbly hand and a steady pinky finger in front of the mirror in their bedroom. While some looks have a perceived difficult technical skill, some are deemed too bold to wear, or far too scary to wear in public.

Flicked eyeliner

This is a makeup look you’ll most frequently hear people say they can’t seem to manage.
Some feel their eyes are too small, too hooded, too open, too big to do this look. The only
thing these people have in common is inexperience. They are under the illusion that their
personal features are holding them back from trying the infamous pin-up eye.
To get the look, first of all, find a true black  (or a colour of your choice) eyeliner with a brush tip – there are ones which are like pens, but this doesn’t exactly make life easier. Beginning with the outer edge of the flick, run the line from the outer corner of your eye and aim for the far edge of your eyebrow. This gives the flick a nice shape, and after a bit of practice, you can start experimenting with drawing the line out or changing the overall size of the look. If you do make any mistakes, a cotton swab  with a bit of cleanser will tidy up any smudges or wobbly lines.

A bold lip

The ‘difficulty’ to pull this look off comes from the idea that it’s hard to pull off. What colours people find difficult often come down to personal preference, with some fearing fiery reds, neons, or dark plums. The only

Hourglass Makeup Collection for Autumn 2016 and Holiday Palette

I have already posted a preview of the HOURGLASS Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, and here are new products that are coming from the brand for AW16/17.

First of all, there is a new palette Ambient Lighting Powder – Surreal Light ($80) which will be a LE for Holiday (out if you are Sephora’s VIB).

Hourglass Ambient The Edit Surreal Light Makeup Palette for Holiday 2016

The shades are:

  • Ambient Lighting Powder – Surreal Light
  • Ambient Lighting Bronzer – Surreal Bronze Light
  •  Ambient Lighting Blush – Surreal Glow
  •  Ambient Lighting Blush – Surreal Effect
  • Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder – Surreal Strobe Light

And all of them are new and exclusive to this palette.

There are also two new products for the eyes which are already available, unlike the palette. And they are:

Sparkling Eye Liners I Am Loving

My favourite beauty product over the holidays was definitely Illamasqua’s Ore pigment, a glittery bronze which is so-so gorgeous, I highly recommend. But, besides the shimmering eye shadow, I’ve re-discovered some of my festive-appropriate eye liners. And my top two were:

Sparkling Eye Liners I Am Loving Illamasqua and Rouge Bunny Rouge

Rouge Bunny Rouge Quartz Eyeliner Devotion Ink in Tanzanite Essence (review and swatches)

Illamasqua Precision Ink in Wisdom (review and swatches)

They are just  extremely beautiful. Both are easy to control, have a gorgeous sparkling effect and nice pigmentation.  Wisdom is described as

Aqua Blue and Turquoise Eye Pencils for Summer

Spring/Summer is the perfect time to experiment with makeup,  the prefect time to add a pop of colour to your look! And what better shade to try then aqua blue or turquoise, the shade that represents the sky and water?

You can wear aqua as you would wear a regular black or brown eye liner, or inside the lower waterline for an interesting accent.

Aqua Blue and Turquoise Eye Pencils for Summer max factor daniel sandler urban decay korresHere are some options that you may like:

Max Factor Excess Intensity Longwear Eyeliner in Excessive Aqua (review and swatches)

Long-lasting shimmering turquoise. You can get a precise line with this pencil or make it as thick, as you wish.

Daniel Sandler Long Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner in Aqua Velvet (review and swatches)

This is

Daniel Sandler Long Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner in Aqua Velvet Review and Swatches

I already reviewed Daniel Sandler’s Long Lasting Waterproof Eyeliners. I have five shades out of six: Black Velvet, Brown Velvet, Purple Velvet,  Grey Velvet and Green Velvet (Blue Velvet is the one missing).

But recently those liners got a lill’ makeover; now, instead of black packaging, you get a matching colourful one, which I personally like a lot. Plus Daniel added a new shade – Aqua Velvet, which he kindly sent for me to try.

Daniel Sandler Long Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner in Aqua Velvet Review Swatches and makeupAnd… it is my favourite one! After the brown one. But you know me and the brown eye pencils, I can’t live without those.

But back to the Aqua shade. If I had to write a feature about my top 5 Daniel Sandler Cosmetics today, this would be in it, for sure.  Yes, I like it