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Blogmas: Festive Eyes.

19 December 2013
I tried to create this post last week but rude people got in the way, I went about my day with gold eye shadow, false lashes and all the other trimmings while lifting heavy objects and getting rained on. I was so pissed and I learnt that if you're going to do a post like this you better be prepared to tell people to get the hell away from you until you are done taking a million photos and making sure everything is perfect.


When I attempted this post for the second time everything went ok until I put the SD card in to my computer and it said that the disc needed to be formatted. I screamed, actually screamed and then swore for a while. Mum came running to see what was wrong and I cried a bit. Then I spent 45 minutes downloading every freeware data recovery program I could find while adding more colourful words to my already plentiful dirty vocabulary until finally I got results and the pictures were recovered.

This post fought very hard not to come to life but here it is. Finally.

This is a really super duper easy and wearable look for the holidays, no courage is needed to pull this off, I chose colours that are subtle and didn't try to incorporate a whole palette in to the space of a tiny little eye area.

Tools



Makeup:
  • Naked 1 Palette
  • Benefit They're Real Mascara
  • Givency Phenomeneyes Mascara
  • Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in 1 Black Ink
  • MAC Longwear Pro Concealer 
  • Daiso Demi Lashes
  • Duo Lash Glue
  • Lime Lilly Eye Liner in Jet

Colours used are Half Baked, Toasted and Sin in that order. If you don't own the Naked 1 Palette (you should buy it), you'll need a metalic gold, a shimmery mid-brown with a pinkish undertone and a shimmery cool highlight, mine also had a slight pink undertone.


Brushes:
  • Real Techniques Buffing Brush
  • Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush
  • MAC 224
  • Manicare Applicator Powder Brush
  • Manicare Angled Brush
  • Picture Perfect Round Contour Crease Brush
  • Estee Lauder Blending Shadow Brush
  • Lash and Brow Comb
  • Tweezers
Use the brushes you like, you're going to know what's in your collection that produces the best results for you, these are just my preferred brushes for the techniques I used. 

Technique



  1. Prime your eye - Primer, cream shadows or concealer will do the job here, they are all suitable and what you use will depend on what you own. Primer is good for those with an even skin tone, concealer is great of you have discolouration or darkness on your lid and cream shadows are perfect if your eye shadow doesn't have a large amount of pigment.
  2. Add your mobile lid colour - I used the Manicare Applicator Powder Brush and Half Baked. A flat and ever so slightly fluffy brush will help to deposit generous colour, patting the shadow over your eye lid rather than sweeping it over will prevent fall out.
  3. Define your socket - (sorry for the blurry photo) Take toasted on a crease brush and gently work it through your socket, down onto the outer third of your upper lash line and under your lower lash line. After depositing product on to your brush, dab the brush on the back of your hand, this will remove excess shadow and prevent a huge initial deposit of colour, you won't have to blend as much and you won't risk having patchy areas on your eyes. Take a clean crease brush, small blending brush or use brush spot cleanser on the brush you just used to clean off excess product (allowing it to dry completely!) and blend your crease.
  4. Add finishing touches - Using Sin and your tiny little blending brush (if you used it before make sure to spot clean it and let it dry completely), highlight your brow bone and, if you want, your inner corner. Tightline and line your water line with a black eye pencil. Add your sexy winged eyeliner, I like to use a gel liner and angled brush but if you prefer to use a liquid or pencil go ahead with what you're confident with. Add lashings of mascara, I use two because I'm excessive but it's totally unnecessary.


Using your concealer, tidy up any mess. I apply with the RT foundation brush and then buff it in using the RT buffing brush.
Apply your lashes, I opted for a demi lash (half or 1/3 lash) and used Duo Clear and a pair of tweezers but apply them with the technique you are comfortable with. Once they are applied and completely dry go over the band with your black liner if you have any areas that are conspicuous.
Finally use your lash and brow comb to fix your brows, I did mine before I started and clearly messed them up during the process of taking these photos. Don't forget to fill them in and set them if necessary.


Enjoy your subtle Christmas look and don't let your brows look like mine. They say you should never let anyone with bad brows tell you shit about life so don't be like me.

All Products were purchased by myself and I'm in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying.

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