you know those days when you don’t want to go out bare-faced, but you don’t want to fiddle with makeup too much? this is one of those (many for me) days.
so here’s a bit of a glimpse into my not-that-glamorous daily makeup that I use when I’m just going out for a bit, do some errands or I just have a couple of hours of work outside the house.
my imperfections still show through, but I’m fine with it :)
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how often do you skip on doing a more elaborate makeup look because you only have 10 minutes to get out of the house?
I did my makeup and skincare in 11 minutes this morning, so I had to show you these quick and easy steps. fresh skin, mostly finger painting, a swipe of glitter and multi-tasking products. Bob’s your uncle!
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on the second instalment of the Ultra-Violet series, I bring you a very simple and easy eye tutorial with a soft shimmering lilac being the focal point of the look, no blusher, and a cool-toned nude lip.
I hope you enjoy this one.
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another tutorial for you, this time venturing into the green eyeshadow, which is something I do not tend to wear.
I got a lot of inspiration from Max Manaphany’s makeup (RuPaul season 7), although I wanted to make it a bit more every-day friendly.
For more edgy-editorial purposes I paired it with a very cool toned lip option, and then a more peachy simples lipstick.
For this eye look, you’ll need a couple of your neutrals (best if on the cooler toned side), a strong metallic green and a deep deep dark brown, black eye pencil and mascara.
Continue reading “a green day — autumn looks”
a simple — some may call it basic, I call it classy — tutorial for wearing a vampy colour on your lips in a way that I find absolutely daytime appropriate, but also really sophisticated to wear on a night out.
I hope you enjoy this one!
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today I come to you with 4 variations on red, all with no faff, not frills, no complicated techniques. all you’ll need is your fingers and maybe a couple of brushes, at most.
I think red is a colour that suits all skin tones, it’s quite edgy and out of the box, but can be worn in a very sleek, chic, and grungy way. going from very bold, to more subtle, to glittery, I hope I have combined enough ideas for you to overcome any fear of red eyeshadow and it making your eyes look weird or swollen.
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keep those requests coming! this tutorial is for the look I was wearing on last week’s video, and it features the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (wow, old news, here).
Continue reading “gold and berry eyes tutorial”
I couldn’t let this opportunity pass. I’m a sucker for cinema, and ever since I was a little girl I found myself crying when watching the Oscars acceptance speeches. Lame, I know. I also know it’s all publicity and money and hypocrisy, but what to do, eh? I’m an actress!
being an actual actress in the real world, I’m broke. so here is my low-budget twist on some red carpet old Hollywood glam makeup. I hope you enjoy!
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I decided to try all of the trends and techniques from the major beauty gurus that I could think of. now I have to go and sand my face off.
happy holidays, peeps!
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a busy Saturday, this one was, with my doing a bride’s makeup (a nutter, for sure, trusting ME to do her makeup on the most photographed day of her life…), and then my best friend’s wedding…
I had to get ready quite early before the wedding I was attending, so this is what I got into.
Featuring a special contemporary routine by my camera’s auto-focus…
Continue reading “GRWM . September Wedding”