Look of the Day: Flaming Eyes

Hello Lovelies. Today I thought I would share with you a hair and make-up look I wore to Raven Six’s burlesque graduate show with The Cheek of It Burlesque school. Check out her performance here, she’s another one to watch! I’m calling this look ‘Flaming Eyes’ because, well, the eyes looks kinda flamey!

Awh, I look kind of sad in this photo, lol. Anyway, this look was all about the eyes and is deceptively easy to do, trust me! I started off with a little Too Face Shadow Insurance eye primer to ensure my shadow stayed put all night. I then used my Mac Fluidline Gel liner in ‘Blacktrack’ and a flat brush with a pointed end to paint on my winged cat eye shape.

I then used a matte red shadow (mine was from the one from the Curacao Sleek palette) and blended it up from the crease line upwards to fade it out. Make sure that you do not go over the black, it’s meant to be a crisp line.

Next, I used a matte nude shadow to blend downwards from under the brows and into the red to diffuse it slightly. White eye pencil was used to line the lower waterline. I added the outer edges of some false lashes I had left over and lashings of jet black mascara. I finished off the look with a light coverage foundation, a wash of soft pink blusher and a pink lipgloss. Eyebrows were darkened slightly with Rimmel’s brow pencil in ‘Taupe’ and a slick of Barry M’s clear brow gel/mascara. I kept everything else light as I wanted the eyes to be the focus. Of course, if you fancy a bold lip, go for it!

I kept my hair simple, sweeping it up into a chignon and attaching a poinsetta hair flower I made (forgot to get a photo of that, sorry!). I rolled the front of my hair backwards into a swirly pomp to prevent my hair looking too severe. I sprayed a ton of Tresemme’s Freeze Hold hairspray onto it to make sure it stayed in place. That stuff is seriously strong! So there you have it, flaming eyes. Let me know if you give it a go, I’d love to see photos. You could even try it with different colours. I also like to do this look with slime green instead of red.

Look of the Day: Misty Swamp

Hello there! Well, it’s been quite some time since I posted saying I’ll be blogging on this site. I have been paying a lot of attention to Heyday Honey, Sticky Honey’s vintage sister site. But here I am with Sticky Honey’s first real blog post and it’s a look of the day. I’m calling this eyeshadow look ‘Misty Swamp’, I was inspired by all the foggy, frosty mornings we have been having in London lately. It puts me in mind of 1950s B-Movies, where some vile monster emerges from a misty swamp to bring terror to the inhabitants of some small, back-water town!

I used a matte vanilla shadow over my entire lid as a base. I then blended in a slightly shimmery aqua green into the socket line, right up to the inner eye.

Tip: If you have close-set eyes, you may want to keep the green shadow to the outer socket line to give the illusion that they are slightly further apart.

I then brought it out and into a sideways ‘V’ shape on the outer corner of the eye. I lined my entire eye with a dark green kohl pencil and smudged it out a little to soften the look. I added a dusting of white glitter shadow over the centre of the top lid and finished my eyes off with some black mascara to ‘ground’ the look.

Tip: Adding shimmer to the centre of the lids of deep-set eye is great as it helps bring them forward.

I lightly defined my brows with a taupe brow pencil and set with brow gel. On my cheeks I applied a pinky cream blush and a pink tinted lip stain on my mouth so that the emphasis was on my eyes.

My look was finished off with a pomp and a ponytail and I was all set to meet my friend for a tasty minty hot chocolate. Yummy!