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

LotD: Turquoise Double Winged Eyeliner

Hello Lovelies, this is just a very quick look of the day post for a look I wore last weekend. I like to double line my top eyelids a lot. It adds a modern twist to a retro look. It’s not dissimilar to The Secretary look I posted a couple of months ago.

I used a little eyeshadow primer over my entire upper eyelids and applied a matte nude shade all over. Next I drew in a winged flick fairly thickly on my upper lash line.

Next, I used a black gel eyeliner to draw a second winged liner really close to my upper lash line to create a double lined eye. I also lined my upper and lower waterline.

I used a little black eyeshadow under the outer lower lash line and blended this into a turquoise eyeshadow at the inner corner of the eye.

I finished off with black mascara. I then applied my foundation, a sweep of pink blush and a bright pinky-red semi-matte lipstick. I’m going totry this look with an acid colour liner next I think.

That’s all for today, thank you kindly for reading!

Tutorial: How to create perfect winged eyeliner

Hello Lovelies and welcome to my first ever tutotial on Heyday Honey! Today’s post is all about getting the perfect winged eyeliner. I get asked this almost more than any other question, so I’m going to show you a quick and easy method of getting it just right (with a little patience and practice on your part).

Which type of eyeliner and appilcator you use doesn’t really matter. It’s all down to personal preferance. I suggest trying a few different products to find what works best for you. My favourite is Mac’s fluidline gel eyeliner and a Screenface lip brush! I like the brush because it is small, stiff and tapers to a point. This means I can get a very fine point on the outer edge of the flick but I can also turn it and use the thicker side for filling in and shaping the liner. I also like to break the process down into stages and work a little on each eye at a time to make it easier to achive an even look. Doing one whole eye and trying to recreate what you just did on the other side is more tricky.

Step 1: Line the upper lash line. Start from the centre and move outwards to ensure any excess product is used up first. Then draw from the inner eye to the centre to connect the line.

Step 2: Now you need to work out where to draw in the template line for your flick. Use a thin makeup brush handle or pencil and place it from the outer edge of the nostril, in line with the outer corner of the eye and towards your brow (your brow should also end at the end of this line according to modern beauty standards). Sketch in the template in line with your lower eye line….

…Like so. If your eyes are very hooded or deep set you may want to bring the line out a liitle more horizontally, otherwise your eyelid will distort the shape of the flick when you open your eyes.

Step 3: Now draw in a line from the outer corner to the tip of the flick. You will be left with an empty triangular shape.

Step 4: Fill in the triagle and voila! You are done! Now, you can leave it there or you can now work on the shape a little more, making the liner thicker or winging it out further etc. Have fun with it! There are other ways to do cat eye liner but this is just an easy method to teach and for people to practice until they get more confident with it.

Let me know how you get on if you give this method a go. I would love to see picture. In the meantime, thank you kindly for reading. x

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.