Friday, October 22, 2010

Everyday makeup look

'Tis Friday and the long weekend is here woo hoo!  I was playing around with makeup last night and decided to do my go to everyday makeup look.  It's quick and easy and fixable if you end up going out after work.

Starting off with bare eyes (holy moly I look tired!):

I applied Stila's eyeshadow in Kitten all over the lid.  It is a gorgeous shimmery champagne colour and *the* only eyeshadow I have ever hit pan on, ever.  This could be due to the fact that I own a lot of shadows, but I like to think it's because it is my perfect wash of colour eyeshadow that I come back to time and again.  It's natural and you won't look like a disco ball, I heart it.

Stila Kitten all over lid
Next I applied my second favourite eyeshadow, Urban Decay in Smog, to the outer corner of my lid and up into the crease.  Smog is a gorgeous browny/bronzey shimmery eyeshadow that applies and blends like a dream.  I pair these two shadows together a lot since they compliment each other so well.

Stila Kitten on lid, Urban Decay Smog in outer corner

Stila Kitten on lid, Urban Decay Smog in outer corner

I then decided that this wasn't enough makeup, as I usually tend to do, so more was needed :)  Under my eyes, I applied Kitten to the inner half and Smog to the outer half, and Smog to the upper lash line to define the eyes.

Stila Kitten on lid & inner under eye, Urban Decay Smog in outer corner & outer under eye
The next step was to apply mascara.  I grabbed the nearest one to hand, Collection 2000's Big Fake Falsh Lash Effect.  I took a photo with mascara on one eye, to show what this stuff does.  Highly recommended for a cheap and cheerful mascara.  This is with just one coat which is enough for me for work.  After work, it's a different story :)

Collection 2000 Big Fake False Lash Effect Mascara on the left
Both eyes with one coat of mascara:

Both eyes with mascara
 And that's where it ends for a work daytime look.  A quick and easy way to touch up the makeup if you're going out after work is with the help of trusty eyeliner.  I first tried some brown liner on the waterline, but it ended up looking kind of red on my eye, let me show you:

Brown liner on waterline
Not a huge difference huh?  I like my liner to be a bit more dramatic when going out at night.  So I applied some black liner over the brown and was much happier with the result.

Black liner on waterline
I think it adds a nice intensity without having big raccoon eyes!  Anyone can pull off this look, all you need is 2 eyeshadows; a champagne one and a bronzey one, black liner and mascara. That's all folks.  If you wanted to use an eyelid primer to make your eyeshadows last all day, then go ahead, you're the boss :)

Have a lovely weekend everyone :o)


  1. Hello!
    This is a really beautiful look!
    Have I said before that I love the picture on your banner? Pretty!

  2. Hiya! Thankyou this was really helpful, just tried it myself and I love it! :)

  3. I loved this post. Love how you can see the development... great pics!


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