Draw attention to your eyes

If you’re looking for a way to draw the attention to your eyes, you can try using a coloured mascara. First, you apply a layer of black mascara and then cover the ends of your lashes with the colour of your choice.

For example : I have green eyes, so I tend to use a green mascara. If your eyelashes stick together, like mine sometimes do, just take an eyebrow brush and use the comb to lightly comb trough them. You’ll immediatly see the difference a little colour can make.

Brown eyes look great with earth colours, like green or brown.

Green ones look fantastic with plum or violet.

For blue eyes, you can try yellow or a darker/lighter blue than your eye colour.

People with grey eyes can work with almost any colour and focus on the undertones. ( for example : if you’ve got green undertones, you can use a green mascara.)

Finally, we have amber eyes, which look good with a light blue colour.

If you’re still not sure which colour to use, you can take a look right here

 

 

Simple face painting

Monday, we could choose what we wanted to do in our make-up class and we decided to get creative. I kept it simple, but I’m quite pleased with the result. I’ll give you a description of how I created this look, so you can try it too if you want.

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What you’ll need : I used orange, black and white supracolor make-up from Kryolan, a make-up sponge, a thin brush and a little bit of white glitter. Of course, which colours you use is up to you. I used these colours because they looked good on the model.

 

First, you take a little bit of the orange colour with a sponge and you apply a little on the eyelid, above the eyebrow and under the eye.

Then, you can either use an eyeliner pencil to draw the shapes you want ( this is easier to remove, in case you want to change something ) or you can skip this step and use the thin make-up brush and black colour to create the shapes.

Next, you take a different brush ( preferably a little thinner than the one you just used ) and you draw the little white dots. I made mine quite big, so there was an obvious contrast between the black and the white, but the size and where you decide to draw them is entirely up to you.

I don’t know if you can see it in the picture, but I also used white glitter on the white dots. You can use the same brush as before and dip it in water. After you’ve done this, you dip it in the glitter and fill up the dots. The water will make the glitter stick better, so you don’t have to worry about that.

I used a little eyeshadow on both eyes, starting with a dark orange colour on the outside, a golden orange in the middle and white in the corners. I used an eyeliner pencil to draw a thin line under the eye, but I didn’t use it on the eyelid, because I thought it might have been a little too much.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Even though we don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here, I’ve decided to colour my blog green today. If you’re looking for nail art, accessories or make-up which will make you fit in perfectly today, you’ve come to the right place. Check out a few ideas, I’ve kept it quite subtle, but you can always take it a little further and go for a bright green hat or pants.

   

     

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The quiet place

If you ever need to relax for a moment, or when you’re looking for a little bit of peace and quiet, you should visit this site. It helps you calm down when you’re stressed and forget your problems for a moment.

Statement sunglasses

Although the sun hasn’t showed itself much yet, the big statement sunglasses are definitely making a comeback . While the brightly coloured ones are my favourite, I also love the softer pastels. It doesn’t end there though, crazy designs, prints, everything you can think of. I already have two pairs of sunglasses, but I’m considering getting myself a pair with cute little flowers, like the one below.

   

Dry skin and foundation

When you’ve got dry skin like me, applying foundation can cause your skin to get quite flaky. It can create smudges and even though you try to remove the flakes of dry skin, you will just create more. An easy trick is to take a little moisturizer and mix it with your foundation. Don’t take too much, about 1/4 of moisturizer in comparison to the foundation will do. Now, you should be able to apply your make-up without worrying and it will also look more natural, as the colour won’t be as dark anymore.

    

Applying your foundation with a mask brush will help to prevent smudges and apply it evenly. When you apply your make-up with a sponge, the sponge will also absorb a lot of the foundation, which the brush won’t. That’s why some professionals prefer to use a mask brush, to which I couldn’t agree more.

Shopping in Brussels

Me and my friends went to Brussels today and after running to catch the right train and a brief moment when we might have been a bit lost, we arrived at the MAC store. The people who worked there were very friendly, talked to us about the MAC products and even gave us a demo. Their brushes and make-up are great for professionals in the make-up business. Everyone can go shopping they have really good cosmetic products and will help you if you don’t know what kind of make-up is best for your skin type.

After that, we want to the Make Up For Ever shop to look at their products. They have a wide range of cosmetics, from bodypaint to contacts and normal make-up. There’s also an academy, where people from all over the world, who want to be a professional make-up artist, come to learn. You should definitely visit them if you’re ever in Brussels.

    

We also went shopping, which was a little confusing at first, because a lot of the shop assistants spoke French (I understand it, but don’t really speak it fluently) but eventually, we figured it out. I bought a light blue Shamballa bracelet, which is a Tibetan bracelet that should bring luck to whoever’s wearing it -let’s hope it works- and lots of sweets from Sucx. I have a big sweeth tooth and I felt like I was in heaven! If I ever go to Brussels again, there’s no doubt I’m going back to that shop.

    

There is not much I can add to this, I think the photo speaks for itself. Don’t let anybody ever tell you you don’t have the right look or weight. Our imperfections make us who we are, in a world where everybody wants to be someone else.

-Photo is not mine