Monday, 25 October 2010

Lashes and Liner for Birthday Fun


I went to Bristol at the weekend for my best friend's birthday and decided to don some falsies for the occasion! All previous solo attempts at applying fake eyelashes have failed spectacularly but having bought Duo Eyelash Adhesive when I dressed up as Mini Mouse I figured I'd have another go. Turns out Duo really is the answer. I picked up some £1.99 lashes by Perfect Girl from Savers in 'natural flirt'. How very apt.

For my favourite winged liner look I applied Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner in jet black. What an awesome felt tip liner! Super easy to use and gives a long-lasting inky black line. My new fave.

To give some definition to my blondie brows I used Prestige BrowPerfection in light/medium. I bought this marbelised brow pencil in the US but it will be available in UK Boots stores from spring 2011. It's the perfect ash blonde colour; hard enough not to apply too heavily but easily buildable. It also has a handy mascara-style brush on the end for combing through brows. $5.99 versus however much for the Laura Mercier version I almost picked up in Sephora. Cue smug face.

I used my new Sleek Blush in rose gold on my cheeks, which gave a pretty peachy glow. I'm impressed with the fine texture of the powder and how subtle the shimmer is.

Lots of other makeup besides, including Chanticaille Brilliant Gloss in sweet on lips (I later added some MAC lipstick in Vegas Volt – a gift  in case you were thinking I'd broken my boycott), Shu Uemura Cover Crayon on my waterline, Chanel Bronze Universal as a cheek contour, backcombed hair, and earrings from Forever 21 in New York.

What do you reckon then guys? It's frustrating how much photos bleach out my makeup because I'm so pale but hopefully you get the gist.

15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I really need to master falsies.

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  2. Thanks dolls! Roz get some Duo - you can't go wrong with it. I never had any luck with the crap stuff that comes with falsies. xx

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  3. I love this look on you... very polished! And well done on the false eyelashes - you've applied them perfectly!

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  4. Fabulous. It looks as if a pro did this for you. Where did you get Duo Eyelash Adhesive. I've had problems trying to stick eyelashes this summer with the glue supplied. Made a right old mess!

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  5. Thank you ladies. @Fierce I got it from Beauty Bay as I was also getting some Zen Tan but I expect you can get it cheaper than the £7.95 I paid (plus postage).

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  6. Lashes look good - i gave up. Never got them to stick and had visions of a bridget jones moment of them falling into my plate. Your skin looks glowing though - how did you do that?

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  7. @Sophie My eyelashes didn't move all night with that glue! I used Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation on the central panel of my face and Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser on the outer portion where you want light to hit - cheekbones etc. The Sleek rose gold blusher also has shimmer in it so that makes your cheeks look glowy. I put the Shu Uemura skin-coloured pencil under my eyebrows for a highlight as well. It's basically different layers built up gradually - I actually had a lot of makeup on to look this fresh faced! xx

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  8. Ah I see, well the result is beautiful. Love the peachy colours too - very warm and fresh.

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  9. most gorgeous I've ever seen you :D very chic and polished, like you can conquer the woooorld. I know someone BAD who would have wiggled his eyebrows in appreciation at that look ;)

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  10. I love this look on you. You are very skilled with that liner, no matter how hard I try I always go wonky on one eye. The blusher looks gorgeous too, I picked this up at the weekend for someone and I'm so pleased to hear you rate it. Very nice, I hope you had a good time?
    Jane x

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  11. @Jane Thank you. I do wear liquid liner a lot so am fairly used to it but I just keep making the line thicker until it's straight! I had a great time and an even greater hangover. xx

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  12. These beautiful pics of perfectly applied eyeliner just make me want to go into a corner and weep in frustration - I have neither the dexterity or the tautness of lid to enable such clear and concise application. It all looks very lovely - but I am consumed with envy. Jan

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  13. Looooove this look! I'm going to have to give you my grafitti liner. I love it but it doesn't love me back. My eyelids are too old and wrinly for it now. You know how red lipstick bleeds into the creases of people that have wrinkly lips? That's what grafitti liner does on me now that I'm hurtling towards being a proper oldie. x

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