Lorde Royals Eye Makeup

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I have been obsessed with Royals by Lorde since I first heard it come on the radio and late one night my boyfriend was flipping through the channels on the tv and the video for the song was on. I hadn’t seen the video before and I was immediately drawn to her eye makeup so I decided to do my own rendition I hope you find this helpful if you are looking for a similar look ๐Ÿ™‚

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First I recommend doing all of your face makeup afterwards because it will be difficult to clean up the darker eyeshadow shades. All I’ve done here is primed my eyes with my mac paint pot in painterly and used walk of shame from my naked basics palette all over my lid.

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On top of that I put Loreal infallible in iced latte.

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In the outer corner going in about a third of the way using a stiff brush i patted maybelline color tattoo in pomegranate punk.

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Then using maybelline line stiletto liquid liner make the line as thin as you can extending just slightly past your tear duct (it elongates your eyes).

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Now Ive switched to maybelline gel liner using a thin brush make a flick upward as though you were going to make an extreme cat eye stopping about where the peak of crease is. Then drag the line to the center across.

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Here I’ve just taken a pencil brush and sprayed it with mac fix plus and smudged the gel liner.

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There areย  several steps here. On top of pomegranate punk I took South from my urban decay Glinda palette and just patted it on top any taupe shade will do. Then I took Crave from my naked basics palette and went back over where the gel liner was smudged while defining the point while I did this. I also sprayed my brush with the fix plus while using Crave. Then I put it under my lower lash line.

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You can cut your crease a bit more if you like as I’ve done or you can leave it in the center. I just put a bit more of iced latte in the center of my lid and put Venus from the naked basics palette on my inner corner and I put Foxy from the same palette on my brow bone. Then just add your favorite mascara I’m using a combination of benefit bad gal lash and maybelline big eyes.

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And you’re done ๐Ÿ™‚

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For my lips I used a combination of revlon nude attitude and mac saint germaine with a little bit of gloss. My blush is laura geller in pink buttercream and my highlight is benefit high beam. If anything is confusing don’t hesitate to ask questions. Thank you for reading and if you try out this look I would love to see it or let me know how it worked for you ๐Ÿ™‚ -Kelly

 

 

Flower Garden Eyes (Make-Up Tutorial)

Today is Make-Up Monday! ๐Ÿ™‚ I decided that I wanted to do a flower/garden type look with rose colors and greens. I sort of experimented the whole way through so forgive me if some steps include a little more.

Step 1

I put on foundation, powder, and blush before.

First step is applying an eye shadow base. I use Urban Decay‘s.

Step 2

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Apply a light lavender or pink to the inside corners of your eyes and beneath your brows.

Step 3

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Apply light green to your eyelid.

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Blend a light golden brown and dark golden brown above the green.

Step 5

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At the outside corner of your eye on your eyelid, I blended in a dark green. Right above that I blended in a dark purple.

Step 6

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Apply orange in between the dark purple and the lavender for a pop of color.

Step 7

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Take a fine tipped brush and apply your eye shadow base to your bottom lid. Clean the brush. Take that brush and apply dark purple from your tear duct to just past the circle of your eye. From there, apply dark green to the outer corner. I chose to go further to create a green wing of shadow.

Step 8

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I wanted more color so I applied a medium purple in between the orange and the dark purple to blend it better and show more purple. I also drew a thin line of dark brown liquid liner across the top eyelid and arched it at the end for a small wing.

Step 9

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Add Mascara!

I hope you like it!

I decided to play it up some more by curling my hair in tight coils, adding lipstick, and a very cute rosy pink dress I bought at Ross.

The gallery below has the pictures that I took after!

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Bang Twist Tutorial

Another favorite thing of mine is the bang twist! I often have bangs, whether blunt or side-sweep so they do get aggravating at times. This crazy simple twist gets them out of your face and in such a cute way. Not to mention, it’s an easy alternative for those who haven’t figured out how to braid their own hair.

*Ahem* Me.

So here are a few pictures of my bangs twisted, and then I’m going to post the video of the tutorial where I got the idea from. She shows you quite clearly how it’s done, and all the credit goes to BabesinHairland @ Youtube!

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And here is the video! Enjoy!

– Britney

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Bottom Eye Winged Liner (Tutorial)

So I do this weird thing where I only use eye-liner on the bottom of my eye.

Why?

I noticed early on that I have heavy eyelids, which essentially means that when my eyes are open, you can’t see my eyeshadow or eyeliner as well as you can on others. That’s reason #1.

Reason #2: I work in a casual-professional environment that can also be considered more conservative than most. A bank. This means that I don’t want to be overly dramatic with my make-up which can happen when you line the top and bottom of your eyes. Especially if you have lighter colored eyes like I do.

On rare occasions, I’ll do this, but for the most part I stick to the bottom lining.

These are the tools of the trade.

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I recently picked up Rocket Volume by Maybelline from Walmart and I’ve been relatively pleased with it. The only complain is that it doesn’t say waterproof, but it takes a little more work to get it off. The other is my all time favorite eyeliner: Double-Wear Liquid from Estee Lauder. This stuff is amazing. It’s goes on easy, dries fast, and stays put. It’s pretty perfect. I’ve even had it stay on overnight.

Step 1

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Use the tip of your eyeliner and very lightly line the bottom of your eye. The easiest way to do this without messing up too often is to do small lines one at a time until you have a full line. Dragging the liner straight across often doesn’t work out too well.

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Follow the natural curve of your eye around until you pass the edge of it. As you reach the end, lift the tip so that it make a fine point instead of a blunt end. You can go farther than what I’ve done or you can stop short of it. This all depends on how dramatic you really want to be.

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Draw a line from the edge of your eye toward the point that you’ve created. This is part one and filling out the wing.

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Lightly use the tip to draw a curving line a couple centimeters on top the top of your eyeย  toward the point of the wing. This will give the illusion of connecting to the top liner without the top liner actually being there.

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Apply mascara!

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This is how it will look in the end.

I find that it gives my eyes enough emphasis without going overboard. And it’s a lot quicker to do it and go instead of doing your whole eye. Or maybe I’m just lazy? Haha, either way, I love it!

– Britney

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