Monday, 21 April 2014

Makeup for colourful hair | Pretty Glittery :)

Hello friends!

So this week, I decided to make over two people instead of myself, one of the reasons I decided to blog in the first place, is because I wanted a way to document my progress, and for me, the area I'd like to get better at, is applying makeup on other people, so this week I made over my best friend Hawa and one of my sisters, Rachel.

Sunshine on a rainy day :)
Hawa has Purple and Blue hair, so I wanted to do something that would compliment her hair, but also look quite natural and fairly subtle (hence the nude lips) I gave her a Coral/Orange and Purple smokey eye, with a bit of Gold on the inner crease, I also lined the bottom of her eye with a White eyeliner and then went over it with a Turquoise eyeshadow, just to add a little colour and also make her tiny eyes look a bit bigger, because, lighter colours make things look bigger/bolder. Hawa isn't really makeup wearer, so I was really excited to make her over! doesn't she look lovely :)

With Hawa, I didn't find the application of the eyeshadow as challenging as I thought I would, obviously, I'm mostly used to putting eyeshadow on my own eyes and i'm not used to adapting my skills to different eye shapes and sizes, so I thought I'd struggle to get a good smokey effect, because her eyes are quite small and so I was worried that the eyshadow might overpower her eyes , but I'm very pleased with it and so is she.
It was raining heavily when we did this, so we decided to call this look 'Sunshine on a rainy day!' :)

And  here's a little transformation video for you to enjoy :)

Pretty Glittery :)
And for look number 2, we have Rachel :)

Again, Rachel isn't a makeup wearer, so I wanted to do something, pretty, but subtle, to give her an idea of something she could do if she was going out for a special occasion. I gave her a glittery Gold eye, using Barry M Glitter Dust, underneath that, I used a yellow eyeshadow as a base. To be honest, the glitter did not come out as glittery as I hoped, I used vaseline as an adhesive, but I think I actually need a glitter adhesive,
I wanted the glitter to REALLY stand out, but I still think it looked nice, and so did she :)
I used a natural brown (Swiss Chocolate by MAC) in the upper crease of her eye and I finished with a nude (pink/natural)  lip :)

All colours were taken from my 120 eyeshadow palette (I mentioned this in my previous post) and for both looks, I contoured and highlighted as usual, you can see my previous post on 'how to contour and highlight'.

I hope you enjoy, and if you're looking for makeup for coloured hair, or for a pretty glittery look, I hope this gives you some kind of inspiration.

Thank you for reading
Have a good day
Love, you
Jennifer xx

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Bright Eyes | Summer Make-up :)

Hello again friends,

So this week, I tried some bright eyes with nude lips, again, this look was inspired by one of the Youtubers I follow 'Pretty1234me'. this look was actually on her Instagram (kkamara) AGES ago.

This look was actually quite easy, firstly, I covered my whole lid in dark blue, then I added a bright pink/fuchsia in the upper crease, I then went over that with a dark purple and made it more intense on the outer corners; in the inner corners (tear ducts) of my eyelid I added a shimmery cream/white colour; on my bottom lash line I used a black liner and I added a light green half way and then the blue that I used on the lid for the other half. I finished the eyes of with some falsies  :)

I contoured and highlighted as usual and finished with pink lips, as per my previous post, Lipstick is called Liqueur 775 by Sleek Make up with high sheen lip gloss in Plum Blush by No. 7 on top.All of the eyeshadows I used are from the 120 eyeshadow palette that I referred to in last week's post :)

I think this is a lovely Summery/Spring look and could easily be worn during the day with a lovely little summer outfit. I hope you like it and that it gives you some inspiration for summer make-up.

Thank you for reading
Have a lovely day :)
Love, You
(Instagram: @loveyoubyj)

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Brown/Red eyes with Red and Pink lips and a Flower Crown :)

Friends, I'm back!!!

Apologies for the inconsistency! I had a few issues with my laptop, and then
about 6 weeks ago Blogger decided that it wasn't going to let me upload any pictures, I was trying and trying for weeks.

Anyhoo, I have a look of the day for you! This was inspired by one of my fave make up artists who I follow on YouTube & Instagram, she's called Isoken Asamato, her YouTube alias is Enibaby4 and her Instagram is @verygoodbadgurl. This was inspired by her 'A Nigerian Glow' look.

I've done a smokey brown/red/orange eye with a Red lip and then with a
pink lip. I added a flower crown, just to be a little extra! :) Although, in the picture, my eyelids look quite brown, I did use red and orange in the crease and then a bronze/brown on the lid. For the Red, I actually used a blusher, Raizin by MAC, I've had it for AGES and never really use it! I also used a bright Orange and Red from my new 120 eye palette (a palette of 120 eyeshadows - it costs about £6.99 from Amazon. Just type '120 palette') neither colour came out very strong a. because my brushes were quite damp - I'd just cleaned them, and b. because I blended a lot of brown on top. As you can see, I also added a highlight in the inner crease of my eye, which I think makes all the difference; as with the brown colour, the inner crease colour is from my Au Naturelle eye shadow palette by Sleek Makeup.

I contoured and highlighted as usual, I used a Format blush by MAC which is basically a bronzer, I wanted to keep it simple. I hope you like it!! and you get some kind of inspiration from this, I'm definitely going to try and be more consistent and I'm going to keep on practising new looks with more colours, and of course I'll take pics and let you know what I've used. All products listed below.

In the crease - dark brown, then Format in the outer corner, a little Red and Orange from 120 palette
Inner crease - White/cream shimmery colour from the Au Naturelle palette
Liquid eyeliner by Sleek Make up
False Eyelashes from Eyelure
Brown eye liner pencil to fill in my eyebrows
Black Kohl eyeliner from MAC for lower lash line

Sleek Contour Kit in Medium,Ii used the brown and the highlight colour
Blush: Format by MAC
Sleek Makeup concealer under the eyes, i then set this with Matte Maker Mattyfying Power in 30 Natural Beige by Maybelline

Lip liner - Cherry by MAC
Lipstick - Ruby Woo

Lip Liner - Eau la la by sleek in Red Sky night - it's actually a pastel pink
Lipstick - Liqueur 775 by sleek Make up
No. 7 high sheen lip gloss in Plum blush

Thanks for reading!
Feel free to ask any questions/tips and I'll try to help :)
Love, you
Instagram: loveyoubyj