LotD: Think Pink

Hello Lovelies, just a quick look of the day post. The sun was shining and I was feeling super happy, pink seemed to be the colour that was calling to me.

I have a bouffant left over from having a mini beehive in my hair the last couple of days. I swooped a bit of my hair at the front aside to make a faux fringe. Wearing some hair accessories I made myself, orchids, my favourite flower.

I used a light creamy foundation just where I needed a bit of coverage (Maybelline’s Dream Creamy in 04 Light Porcelain), with a touch of light powder to set.  I buffed a bit of hot pink blush into my cheeks, NARS blush in Desire.

Most of my eyeshadow brushes need a wash so I applied my shadow with my fingertips. I used 17’s Solo Eyeshadow in Funfair on the lid upto the crease. I then added 17’s Solo Eyeshadow in Shocking pink to the outer crease. I blended the whole thing out at the brow bone with Clinique’s Solo Shadow in Vanilla. I finished the eyes off with winged eyeliner (MAC’s Fluidline in Blacktrack), black mascara and half strip lashes on the ends of my upper lash line for a bit of extra flutter.

Lips were painted a hot ink in 2True’s Colour Drench col. 1. It gives nice coverage and is quite glossy looking but it smells horrible!

I’m really looking forward to trying out some more colourful looks now the sunshine is here. It just makes me want to play! That’s all for now lovelies. Thank you kindly for reading. x

Look of the Day: Modern Retro (The Secretary)

Hello Lovelies. Today I thought I would share with you a hair and make-up look I wore out last night. I’m calling it ‘The Secretary’ as I went for a flick of liner and a beehive but with a modern twist.

I used a matte white eye shadow over my entire lid, right up to the brown bone. I then used a matte red eyeshadow with a mixing medium to make a red liquid liner to create a 60s style flick. I exaggerated it and brought it almost as far as the end of my eyebrows. I drew in a black beauty mark on my left cheek with liner set with black eye shadow.

Here’s a close up of the eye make-up. I kept my eyebrows fairly light and a lot straighter than I usually wear them. I curled my lashes and added black mascara. I finished my eyes off with false lashes on the outer corners.

I used a red lip liner to line my lips, I then coloured them in and topped off with a glittery red lip gloss so the look wasn’t too matte.

I beehived my hair using three sections. One at the front to create a swooped fringe. The crown section to create the bouffant (I used a doughnut sponge on the crown which you can unfortunetly see peeping through slightly, I would do more back combing to avoid this usually but I needed to keep my hair fuzz free for today). Finally, the back of the hair which is twisted up into a French pleat. I accessorised using some of the flowers I make for clients to buy.

Here’s the swooped fringe. You can also really see the height of the beehive here. I haven’t got any decent pictures of the back to show you (it’s rather awkward taking photos of the back of your head on your own I have discovered. The next time I do this look I will use tongs to curl the ends of the fringe section to help curl it up nicely on the side of the head. I would also swoop it further over my forehead.