Face of the Day: Green Apples

 

Pic 1aPic 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pic 3Pic 4

Pic 5

 

 

 

 

 

This look shows that red lips can be paired effectively with coloured eyeshadows on the eyes (not just neutrals) if they are kept very soft.  I used a crease/blender brush (MAC 217) to softly smudge olive green and forest green eyeshadows onto the lid.

I completed the look using a rose-gold blusher and, of course, the hot orange-red lipcolour (Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencil in 410 Fab Orange) shown in the photos.

Looking for more tips, techniques and look ideas for when wearing red lipstick? If so, you might like other articles and products featured as part of the ‘All About Red Lips’ series.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

Continue reading

Face of the Day: Green Lady

 

Pic 1

Pic 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pic 3

Pic 4

Pic 5

 

 

 

 

 

Green is one of my favourite colours and so I wanted to create a look based around this shade.  I combined together the NYX Slide-on Eye Pencil in Tropical Green with gold and lime green eyeshadows.  I completed the look with golden peach blusher on the cheeks and a satiny peachy-coral on the lips.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

Continue reading

Face of the Day: Golden Aztec

 

Pic 1Pic 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pic 3Pic 5

Pic 4

 

 

 

 

 

MAC Melon pigment is a very versatile shade, as it can be paired with other neutrals or used alongside brighter colours.  I used a teal eyeliner along the upper and lower lashlines to give a pop of colour to this neutral, golden-peach look.

Tip: You can easily change up this look by using a different colour of eyeliner.  Purple, blue and green would all work well and give a different twist to the look.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

Continue reading

Face of the Day: Golden Martini

 

Pic 1 Pic 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this look, I used The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer – a powder face highlighter – on the eyes as an eyeshadow.  I combined the champagne-gold with greens to create a warmeffect on the eyes.

Tip: Face powder highlighters like The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer can be extremely versatile (click on the links to read more about this product).  Try using these products on the face, cheeks and eyes to add extra radiance to your features.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

Continue reading

Face of the Day: Classic Glam

 

Pic 1

Pic 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this look, I created a neutral, yet defined effect on the eyes to really make the red lips stand out.  Using neutral brown tones on the eyes means that you can easily wear any shade of red on the lips that you fancy.

Tip: Hot pinks, bright corals and deep aubergines would all work if you want to wear a bold shade on the lips.  Alternatively, nudes and rose-pinks would work just as well if you want to keep the overall look very natural.

Looking for more tips, techniques and look ideas for when wearing red lipstick? If so, you might like other articles and products featured as part of the ‘All About Red Lips’ series.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

Continue reading

Face of the Day: Cranberries and Champage (Using Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette)

 

Pic 4

Pic 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pic 3Pic 2

Pic 1

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day is coming up next week and so I thought this would be the perfect time to create a Valentine-inspired look.  For this look, I used cranberry, aubergine and champagne shades on the eyes.  I completed the look using a peachy-pink blusher on the cheeks and a rose-pink lipstick on the lips.

Tip: You can add extra definition to the eyes by adding a thin line of aubergine or black liner along the upper lashline.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

Continue reading

Face of the Day: Subtle Silver Smoke (Using Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette)

 

Pic 1

Pic 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For today’s look, I used silver, grey and taupe shades to create a soft and smokey effect on the eyes.  I used the Urban Decay Smoky palette and the brush which comes with it to create the whole eye look.

Hot Product: The Urban Decay Smoky palette contains beautiful beige, gold, brown, grey and black eyeshadows which can be combined to create both smokey or more natural eye looks.  The double-ended brush is also fantastic, making it easy to create beautiful eye looks without having to use lots of different brushes.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

Continue reading

Face of the Day: Pink Ballerina (Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette)

 

Pic 1

Pic 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this look, I used neutral shades of pink eyeshadow to create a fresh and polished effect on the eyes.  Using pale shimmery pinks on the eyes is a good way to introduce a little colour to your routine without deviating too much from a neutral spectrum.  Pale pinks can also be very brightening on the eyes – perfect for days when you might be feeling a little tired.

Tip: This look is neutral enough that you can pair it with other lip colours.  Plums, burgundies and brighter pinks would add an extra surge of colour to this look and take it from day-time to night-time chic.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

Continue reading

Face of the Day: Mint Cobalt Punch

 

 

Pic 1

Pic 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For today’s look, I took inspiration from a bright, beautiful cobalt blue bag (see below) and an aqua coloured dress I was wearing (see full face photos at the end of the post after the ‘Read More’ link).  I combined aqua, cobalt blue and a ‘pop’ of magenta plum to create a punchy, colourful effect on the eyes.

Pic 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s how to re-create this look:

Continue reading