Tuesday, 3 September 2013

How-to: bronzed eye make up for tanned skin

Hello sweetpeas! So this is going to be my first how-to piece ever, which I am very excited about and hope to be bringing you more in the future :) I was inspired to do a how-to for a number of reasons: Firstly, I got the PHENOMENAL Naked 1 set by Urban Decay for my birthday in August, and I have been playing around with the shades.

 Secondly, I went to my cousins 21st at the weekend and my auntie, who also has the eyeshadow set said she struggled to find ways of using the colours together, so I thought I would lend a helping hand out to those of you who need a little inspiration :) Lastly, I have just got back from Dorset & Cornwall, and luckily for me I am quite tanned! This is great for my complexion, but I have always struggled to adapt my eyeshadow to my bronzed skin. But through experimenting with the brilliant Naked 1 tones I have developed a smokey, golden-brown look that I think looks great on tanned skin. So here goes, and I apologise in advance for the unflattering pictures of myself!

To start with you will need a set of golden-brown eye shadows; they do not have to be Urban Decay, although I would highly recommend that you invest in the set! You will also need eye make up primer, mascara and a set of eye brushes (Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman are a must have).

So first you should apply the eye make up primer all over your eyelids and rub in, as I am doing in the picture above. If you do not have any primer you could substitute it with a eye cream as that will help the eye shadow to 'stick'.

Wet a liner brush and apply a shimmery, dark-brown shade to the brush.

Take this colour and apply it like eye liner just above your lash line, like so.

Using a flat eyeshadow brush, apply a golden shade.

Cover your eyelids in this colour, blending it in with the brown line you have already applied.

And also add this shade just below your lower lash line.

Apply a dark beige shadow to an eyeshadow blending brush.

Blend this shade into the crease of your eye lid (it helps to keep your eyes open so you can get a defined line).

Take a contouring eye shadow brush and apply to it a frosty pink colour.

Smooth this along your brow-bone to act as a highlight. 

Also blend this colour onto the ball of your eye and underneath your eye to give yourself a fresh, dewy look. 

Then apply mascara to your top and lower lashes. I like to use Loreal Double Extension as it comes with a conditioning serum that really helps to lengthen my lashes!

And here is the end result :) I hope you enjoyed my how-to and found it useful! If anybody tries this look please send me pictures on twitter as I'd love to share them on my next blog. My username is Faire_Soleil

Love Katie xxxx

Monday, 2 September 2013

Bright white beaches & fudge ice cream

Hello beauties! Sorry that I have not uploaded onto this blog for quite a while, but I have been concentrating on other things of late. However, I am wanting to find more time to revamp this blog and bring you all some more outfit ideas :)

It has been a unbelievable summer for me; I have had so much fun and spent time with some AMAZING people! I am sad that it is almost over but I'm looking forward to going back to uni and spending time with my faves. Luckily I am about to end the summer on a high as next week I am going to Mallorca with my best friend which is going to be fab. Speaking of holidays, I have just go back from two weeks enjoying the tranquil scenery of the Dorset and Cornish coast. This got me thinking about holiday outfits. When I go on holiday I like to choose clothes that I can maximize upon the most. This means wearing pieces that will go well with a variety of items and can transfer from day to night. Check out some of my ideas (which also include two orange dresses that were featured on my other blog).

So if any of you have a last minute holiday planned, using outfits such as these that can take through the day and night are perfect. If anybody would like to know where any of the items are from please leave your questions in the comments bar :)

Love Katie xxxx