Friday, 28 March 2014

Spring time smoky eye

I heart you smoky eye

Smoky eye and myself have had a very committed relationship. I never stray from it and especially with having a short hair style I have grown to lean on it for support, perhaps to confirm I'm still a girl... It is hard to decide what I am first thing in the morning I'm not going to lie to you!

However, as the days get warmer and stay light for longer it seems a bit much to have a dramatic, very dark smoky eye. So with that in mind I came up with a Spring time smoky eye look using my Naked 3 palette. The pinks and rose gold undertones to this palette are so beautiful and my favourite bit of a naked palette, whether its 1, 2 or 3, is that they are fool proof. It doesn't matter which colours you work with you always come up with some stunning looks! 

Here is the finished look, enjoy cake lovers xo 

Apologises for the fur ball photobombing! 

Now for the technical stuff: 

1.To get this look I used a MAC 217 blending brush, sweeping the colour Nooner from the Naked 3 palette all over the lid up to the crease. 

2.Then the colour Factory on a Real Techniques shading brush into the crease and outer corner to give the eye depth. 

3. Spraying a small blending brush with MAC's Fix+ I took the colour Trick across my under eye. I used the Fix+ to really make the pigment of the colour pop, a cheaper alternative to this is eyedrops, they work just as good! Don't be afraid to take the colour low on the under eye, you'll be surprised with the results. Be careful not to get carried away as you'll start to look like Halloween has come early!

4. Onto the tear duct I used the colour Dust and brushed up to meet my crease.

5. Finishing off the look I used a brown kohl on my lower and upper water line, then a small cat flick in brown liquid liner. Using brown is a great way to add a little drama that isn't as strong as a black liner/kohl. 

There you have it, sorry the quality of the pictures aren't the best in the world, but hopefully my description has helped. Of course it's not written in stone that you must use the Naked 3 palette either, I just wanted to use it as I hadn't cracked it out yet! This look can be made totally yours with any colours you desire! 

Let me know if any of you have given this look a go! 

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Monday, 24 March 2014

Pucker Up!

Pucker Up with a Sleek Make Up Matte Me!

Now over the years I've always sort of ignored my lips to be honest, just some lip balm and I was good to go. The years have carried on and my opinion has changed, now I can't get enough of lip products! It is amazing how lips can change an entire look! 

I've noticed the new SS14 trend is orange lips and I am ready to give that a go, however, it was whilst I was on the hunt for a good orange lipstick I found this lip product from Sleek makeup, matte me, you can't really be called a gloss as that is not what it is! The application of it is very smooth and easy but a few seconds later you have a perfect matte finish. It's this sort of wizardry I love!

The colour I decided on was a nude with a rose pink undertone, perfect for day and night so can very easily become a makeup bag staple. The colour is a very close match to my natural lip colour so once the product was applied it gave me a fuller looking pair of smackers without drying them out, I am well and truly hooked! Have you guys tried it yet? Let me know what you think! 
Enjoy cake lovers xo  

Monday, 17 March 2014

Desert Island Products

'If you were on a desert island, what product couldn't you live without?' Now I enjoyed playing this game, almost as much as 'What would you do if you won the lottery?' 

I found myself getting really involved in thinking about this, as if tomorrow I'll end up Tom Hanks-esque with nothing but a battered beauty blender as company on some little island. 

(wouldn't mind it being the one in the picture above though!) 

I have to admit to you all, I don't think I could handle having just one product either.. back in the day I could have survived with some lip balm, but my make-up addiction has grown to a serious state, not meaning I wear tons of the stuff, but like collecting it all and trying out all the products I've not yet used. With this addiction, I've found myself to be a bit jaded in thinking about what I couldn't actually live without, after all its all there, neatly tucked away in my storage ready to grab. So, with that I sat down and thought about what I couldn't survive without. 

I've come up with five products that if forced to use day in day out I'd be happy with what I'd look like! Yes I know its five products, but can you really expect someone with such an addiction to go completely cold turkey? Do you not remember Train Spotting? God knows what I'd have crawling across the ceiling towards me... 

Here they are, Enjoy cake lovers xo 

What would your desert island products be? 

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Friday, 14 March 2014

The Tilbury Touch

The other day I spotted the March edition of Allure Magazine with Victoria Beckham on the cover, and my god, Victoria looks stunning! 

It was whilst I was looking at the cover trying to figure out how that amazing smoky, yet wet looking eye make-up was done that I thought to myself.. 

'This looks like it's a Charlotte Tilbury!'

Just like the super fan I am of Charlotte's work I could see it a mile off! I've grabbed a couple images from the shoot to show you all just how beautiful Charlotte's work, and of course Victoria look. Enjoy!

Have a look at her youtube channel for some great tips and inspiration for your make-up and also visit her website for her products! Hope you enjoyed the post today everyone, sorry it was brief but I had to finish before I begun screaming and collapsing to the floor in a similar style as a Trey Songz fan! Happy friday cake lovers xo

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Monday, 10 March 2014

The eyes have it

When I'm doing a job I always look forward to working on the eyes! The possibilities are endless with what you can do with them and I just love it! 

This is a totally different story when it comes to my own set of peepers. I stick to what I know will make me look a lot more put together then I actually am. It was whilst  I was having a look at what the trends were during all the different Fashion Weeks that I fancied mixing it up a bit and stepping out of my comfort zone.

I thought the pop of blue in the Anna Sui and Christian Dior shows were so pretty and it was after I read an article in Look Magazine that I wanted to give blue shadows a go! Here's what I came up with, Enjoy cake lovers! 

Anna Sui                                                                                    Dior 

What I used 
Smashbox Primer 
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation 
Maybelline Fit Me Powder 
Sleek Contour Kit
Mac Blush in Peaches 
Mac Concealer 
Rimmel Wake Me Up! concealer 
MUA shadows
BHcosmetic palette 
Rimmel mascara 

Final Result 

I actually quite like the look I ended up with. I decided not to run before I could walk though and used blue only in the inner corners of my eyes. I started with the colour called Earth in the BHcosmetics palette then the darker blue called Neptune right on the tear duct to give the eyes a little something extra. For the rest of the lid I used two colours from the little MUA palette, using the darker brown in the crease to give my eyes more depth. 

I gave all my brushes a spray with my Mac Fix+ to really bring out the pigment in the shadows. If you don't have Fix+ then eye drops work well too. 

There you have it! Hope you liked today's post everyone! xo

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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Fresh faced ready for Spring

Time to get fresh faced for Spring

Can you believe it? I'm scared to even breath it, but can it be that this dreadful rain and miserable weather has blown past and left us somewhat stunned, blinking up to the sunshine in awe... It has been a long time since he showed his face. Seeing as the sun is shining and I keep catching smells in the air that tell me spring is on its way, I figured why not show you how I change my makeup around for this time of year. 

Winter is a bully to my skin and I usually stick to a matte finish and a darker blush, but I think you can get away with that look as natural light is usually muted by dark and overcast days. However, once that sunshine breaks through the clouds, albeit lovely, it's very unforgiving! For me, matte foundations, a dark blush and contouring makes me look so old and miserable in this light. Time for a Spring Clean I reckon!

I tend to use lighter products in the spring, I even don't mind my blemishes not being as well covered as usual. Looking young, cheerful and fresh faced is the aim! Here are my go to spring time products I use to get a fresh look. 

Even my flowers are about to bloom!

Rimmel Match Perfection gives my skin a dewy finish all because of the light reflecting radiance this foundation gives you. Helps you look a little more awake too! Another good Rimmel foundation for fresh faced looks is Wake Me Up!

Always give your finished look a light spray, not only does it keep your makeup in place but gives a fresh finish to the skin.

Sleek contouring is amazing! I searched for this for months and months and it was worth it! This contour and highlight are a better team than Batman and Robin!

I like to highlight under my eyes with the Rimmel Wake Me Up! concealer to make me look more awake. Same reason I use Rimmel kohl pencil in this nude colour on my water line. I usually like to wear a cat eye flick but find black a little too dark for a sunny day so use this Collection liquid liner in chocolate brown instead. The brown makes you look more fawn like and young. 

Don't get me wrong, as soon as that sun goes down I'm all about a sexy jet black cat flick! 

To finish the look off I usually use the Urban Decay Naked pallete for its warm browns (especially Buck) and lightly colour wash around my eyes. Then in the tear duct I'll use the Sleek highlighter to really open my eyes. Not forgetting curling my lashes and loads of coats of mascara! There you have it! My Spring fresh faced look! Hope you enjoyed this cake lovers xo 

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Monday, 3 March 2014

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