Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Winged Eyeliner - MAC's fluid line

Personally I think winged eyeliner is one of the most difficult things to apply when doing make up, let alone on other people. 

I have tried so so many different eyeliners from pencils to felt tips, liquid liners to gels. And for a while I believed the easiest eye liner to apply on myself and others was the Dior Art Pen. It's a thin tipped felt tip pen liner that applies beautifully. 

However recently trying MAC's fluid gel liner I have completely been converted!! But with this I truly believe part of it is having the right tools! I could only apply this with ease using the MAC 210 brush. 

The gel is so soft that it applies beautifully  and is so pigmented. I like to apply it starting from the inner corner, applying the liner closely to my lash line following it round to the end of my eyelashes. 

After doing this I apply the wing by drawing from the top down and joining the two lines together. Then fill in to create a more fuller look. 

It really is starting to become my favourite    make up look to ware :) have you tried the fluid line?? What's your favourite eyeliner?? xxx

Friday, 10 January 2014

The Brows

Hello you lovely lot! :) 

Today I'm coming at you with a different kind of post to what I normally do. I never  talk about work or my experiences within the beauty world. But I've wanted to share my thoughts on the eyebrow for a while so I'll jump right in. 

Whilst working for Benefit the brows become such a large focus that it literally makes you look at every persons, whether they be perfect, caterpillars or the tiniest pencil lines. 

I wanted to share with you all my eyebrow history (haha doesn't it sound funny!) whilst at university many moons ago now, I decided to get my eyebrows threaded for the first time. Prier to this I'd only ever tweezed them myself. My initial reaction was I liked the shape but oh my god it was so painful. I continued this very painful beauty regime for near enough twelve months. Then one evening I stumbled across the Benefit brow bar and that is literally where everything changed. Not only did it open up a whole career path for me but it changed my whole opinion about threading, my eyebrows and how paying a trained consultant made such a dramatic difference. 

I had a wax and tint and was amazed my brows looked so much fuller. At Benefit they measure 3 point A,B and C start arch and end. This is exactly how to judge where to apply your brow product. Benefit have established this to be the most universally flattering shape for females.  

Over time my brows have improved with leaps and bounds, but having hair removed over and over has caused some  parts not to grow back. So I thought I'd talk with you about how I apply my brow product considering I have quite a difficult brow shape. As not only do I have sparse areas I have dimples at the highest point of my arch making them naturally pointy. 

My natural brows. 

The brow products I use are a MAC 266 angled brush. Benefit Browzings in the shade Dark. A brow comb and setting gel. I have tried many hard angled brushes and the MAC 266 I have found to be the very best! 

Firstly i start by brushing the brow hairs down, then starting from the underneath I draw a strait line from a to b. As my length is way off I then continue b to c and extend the line to where it naturally should end. You can work this out by taking a strait line from the edge of your nose up through your lashes. I then start to lightly fill in the front of my brow making it look as natural as possible, continuing through the thickest part of my brow. Then I join b to c making sure to keep it as strait as possible. 

Moving on to my left brow (the better brow) I repeat the same look but don't have to use as much product as this brow is a lot fuller. 

And that's pretty much the finished look of the brow!! What brow products do you love to use?? xoxo 

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

MAC Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit/Smoky Eye

Hello you wonderful lot :) 

I'm squeezing in a very special post today as it actually my 23rd birthday!! 

I love birthdays as they always make you realise how lucky you are and how many amazing people you have around you :) 

One of the beautiful pressies I've received today is this MAC Stroke of Midnight brush set and I just had to share it with you. There are five brushes in the collection a 219se 211se 214se 266se and a 227se. All used to create a fantastic smoky eye look! I haven't tried and tested them all as of yet but I love Mac brushes and know they won't disappoint! :) 

The main reason I wanted to share the kit with you (apart from it being so pretty) Is the price the collection is £42 for five brushes which is a fab saving compared to if you purchase the brushes separately. I believe it was part of their Christmas collection but if you can still find some online or in store I'd highly recommend grabbing one :)