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1. To Start I applied Urban Decay Primer Potion from lid to brow to help prolong the wear of my eye look as well as help intensify the colour.
I then used Bobbi Brown's matte eyeshadow in 'Bone' just under the brows to act as a highlight.
In the crease I applied a very small amount of MAC eyeshadow in 'Red Brick' which is also matte. This will help blend all the shades together creating more of a sultry look.
2. To help brighten up the eye I applied Sigma Eyeshadow in 'Command', which is a frosted cream, to the inner lid area and tearduct. This also helps to open up the eye regardless of all the other dark colours.
3. Along the outer lid area, and into the crease, I used MAC eyeshadow in 'Contrast'. I then blended this well into the surrounding colours.
4. To add even more depth I used Sigma's matte black eyeshadow in 'Control' to the very outer edge of the lid and smudged this into 'Contrast'.
MAC eyeshadow in 'Gesso' white was then used tightly underneath the browbone on top of 'Bone'.
5. Along the waterline, and to complete the overall smokey look, I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eyeliner in 'Perversion'. This was then blended out well and set using MAC eyeshadow in 'Contrast'.
6. I applied Bobbi Brown's 'Black Ink' Gel liner along the upper lash line. This will help to create a more polished look and add fullness to the lashes.
A small amount of MAC eyeshadow in 'Red Brick' was also used along the lower lash line to help tie in with the rest of the look.
To finished I used one coat of Maybelline's Great Lash mascara in black to both my upper and lower lashes.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and this type of look can accompany many different types of dresses due to the neutral subtle shades.
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HD Brows are renowned within the beauty industry and No.1 in the UK brow treatment market.
Their palettes, which I have reviewed before, are fantastic and the quality is amazing. So when I received brushes as part of their latest venture I was expecting the same reaction and I'm happy to report I wasn't disappointed. Their brush collection covers areas for both the face and eyes. Here for review I have two eye brushes. My first impressions? They are of great quality, the bristles feel so soft as well as study and I love how tapered these are making them great for precise application.
EYE SHADING BRUSH
Firstly I have the Eye Shading brush which has to be one of my favourite types of tools. The hairs on this brush are both nicely dense and packed in well. The bristle feel soft which is a must around the delicate eye area. This tool generously applies eyeshadow onto either the crease area, along the upper and lower lashes, outer lid area or for general blending riding of any harsh lines.
I really like how the hairs aren't too long which could potentially effect the sturdiness of the bristles. Instead these hairs are just the rights size making the brush multifunctional. The handle is also great to work with and for such an average size, has a very lightweight feel.
I have actually received feedback from clients telling me how nice this brush feels against the eye area which is always a plus.
Next I have the HD Brows Eyeshadow brush. The hairs on this are equally soft and sturdy. The shape is also nicely tapered making it ideal for use on smaller areas around the eye. The bristles are dense which is great for packing on colour to either the upper lid area or lower lash line. I also find this brush is great for applying a highlight just along the brow bone delivering the right amount of pressure needed to make the most out of your makeup.
The handle also feels quite sturdy and is of a good length to work with.
Overall I have found both of these brushes to be fantastic to work with and I am delighted to add them as a staple addition to my kit. Each brush can be purchased individually or as part of three collections which include a full thirteen piece set and a face and eyes set. For more information see www.nouveaubeautygroup.com
Here is my latest contribution in U magazine with advice on Debs Makeup! If you're looking to get a makeup application for your big night then check out www.pinkbeautyemporium.ie for more details.
This week I was more than happy to announce the news that I will be working with Pink Beauty Emporium based in Dundrum Town Centre. They already provide some amazing treatments and I am delighted to be added to their long list of professionals.
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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years its no news that the Kardashian's makeup look as become some what iconic over the past while. Recreating that sculptured makeup look along with their signature smokey eyes has been very popular all over the likes of youtube and as part of many beauty articles by both makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts.
So when all three sisters released their own cosmetic line I was very much intrigued. Thankfully Cloud10 Beauty, one of my go to websites for everything makeup, supplies this collection to our Irish market.
This brand was formally known as Khorma beauty and is now known as Kardashian beauty.
The visuals for this cosmetic line are absolutely stunning and I finally got my hands on some of their products after hearing countless rave reviews.
I know everyone will initially have their doubts in thinking that this couldn't compare to other well known brands on the market but I always like to give makeup products a chance to impress.
INTIMATE SPOTLIGHT - HIGHLIGHTER
This product has a soft creamy texture which dries to a powdery finish and feels very light weight when applied. As you can see in the swatch above this does have quite a high shine without looking too over powering and only a small amount is needed for good results. I like to use this as a step in contouring, which is a must for a Kardashian look, and find it applies great on all skin types.
With the use of either finger tips or a synthetic makeup brush, pat on at the tops of the cheek bones to create a glowing effect. I also found this highlighter to be multipurpose as I have used it quite subtly on the brow bone area.
This product is available in three gorgeous shades, all of which are neutral and very flattery. 'Champagne Light' is a light gold, 'Serene Light' is a cool pink, and 'Illuminate' is a coppery gold. I also like how compact this highlighter is so it can be used on the go.
FILM NOIR GEL EYELINER
These eyeliners come in a total of two practical shades of brown, called 'Starry Brunette', and black, called 'Raven Jet'. I found this product to be very highly pigmented and it glides nicely onto the delicate eye area with its soft creamy texture. It has both a long lasting formula while still being easy enough to blend for that signature smokey eye. I like that these eyeliners can be twisted up so there isn't any need for sharpening. As these colours dry they become smudge proof which is ideal for a night out on the town or a long day at work.
DOUBLE UP EYESHADOW
These eyeshadow sticks are creamy in texture with a slight sheen and are available in four sets. Just a light amount of pressure was needed to get a rich amount of colour and I found the staying power of this product to be amazing. F.Y.I I needed to use a small amount of eye makeup remover to really get it off.
The packaging itself is ideal for using on the go and I love that there are two colours per set rather than one so it's a bit more bang for the buck. Both of these coordinating shades can be worn solo or together to compliment each other. This product dries in quick time to a powdery finish.
Overall I was really happy with the quality and high pigmentation of these products.
I can see this line continuously expanding with more success so keep you're eyes peeled on Cloud10 Beauty and don't forget to check out all their other popular high quality beauty brands.
For more details see www.cloud10beauty.com.
Delivery available for Ireland and the UK as well as international shipping.
Lara graduated with a diploma in Makeup Artistry in 2004. Since then she has gone on to work in Film, Television, Commercial and Editorial makeup.