Sunday, 19 December 2010

2 Winter Make-up Looks...

These two daytime make-up looks should keep you set all winter. It's all about embracing your natural beauty whilst keeping with the winter theme...

1. Icy, Fresh-Faced Glow - This is a very innocent and natural look with subtle emphasis to the cheeks and a bit of shimmer on the eyes to reflect all this frosty weather!
You will need:
  • Concealer
  • Pressed powder
  • Peach-toned blusher
  • Highlighter/ cream shimmery eye shadow
  • Black Mascara
  • Black eye-liner pencil (optional)
  • Silver/ Light blue glitter eye shadow
  • Clear/ Tinted lipgloss
1. Carefully cover up any blemishes or dark circles you may have with concealer. Make sure this isn't too dark!! This will emphasise blemishes and give you a blotchy complexion. If anything, slightly too pale is better. Even if you are lucky enough to not have any blemishes, smooth a bit over your nose as it can actually make it look smaller by being so flawless and smooth. Also dab a little around the lip-line and smooth with fingers as this makes your lips stand out more afterwards.
2. Brush the powder over the entire face to give a flawless, matt complexion.
3. Using a smaller brush or your index finger, smooth the highlighter in a diagonal line over your cheekbones and then blend. Also apply some to the inner corners of your eyes and the brow bone. If desired brush a little over the entire eyelid and down the front of the nose.
4. With a small brush, cotton bud or index finger, smooth the glitter eye shadow just above the upper lash line and just below the lower lash line and blend out. Apply the mascara. If desired, use some black eye-liner too but this is not necessary as the mascara will give the eyes enough definition. If you do use eye liner, don't over do it with just thin lines in the outer corners, blended inwards.
5. Apply a small amount of peach blusher to the apples of the cheeks
6. Apply the lip gloss

2. Smokey, Seductive Neutrals - This is a more dramatic look with emphasis on both the eyes and the lips. It is a warm, very flattering look with connotations of the smoky fireside.

You Will Need:

  • Concealer
  • Pressed Powder
  • Peach-toned blusher
  • Black Mascara
  • Brown eye-liner pencil
  • 2 shades of brown eye shadow
  • Warm-toned lipstick (choose shade according to skin tone)

1. (See steps one and two above)
2. Smooth your lighter brown eye shadow over your eyelid tracing the eye socket so that it is roughly in a semi-circle shape. Blend so there are no harsh lines.
3. Apply a little of the darker shade from the outward corner blending inwards, making sure you don't lend any past halfway down the lash line.
4. Blend this darker outer corner outwards and upwards slightly so that it flicks out just past the eye socket line for added emphasis.
5. Trace the outer corner of both the upper and lower lash line and blend inwards.
6. Apply the mascara.
7. Apply the peach-toned blusher with a medium-sized brush just under the apples of the cheeks brushed upwards in a diagonal line tracing the contour of the cheekbone and blend well.
8. Use a lip pencil first if desired tracing your exact lip line. Apply lipstick by dabbing rather than swiping, to give a more natural, "lived-in" texture, either with a finger tip, a brush or cotton bud, or lightly with the lipstick itself.

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