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Makeup Mayhem

I really like using different variations of the same makeup. Especially with my eyeliner – it’s so versatile and you can change something casual into an evening look in no time at all. Here are some of the looks I’ve tried out lately. 

1. The Wing

 

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This was for a dinner out with a friend in Brighton. I used a really heavy top layer of eyeliner and then a much thinner bottom layer, with light brown eyeshadows and Estée Lauder red lipstick. Wavy hair, and black clothing (of course).  I normally take photos of my makeup mid evening, hence the less than perfect quality of these photos ha!

 

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2. The Creation of Cheekbones

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I have quite high cheekbones (when my face isn’t being a puffy monster) so I like to accentuate these. For this look I used a mixture of two toned blusher, gel eyeliner and Estée Lauder foundation to hide any bad skin issues. Because I was working on my cheeks I toned down the eyeliner.

3. BIG EYES – SMIZE

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Very thick eyeliner and darker gold/brown eyeshadow to make dem’ eyes pop. Brown pencil eyeliner and no7 Shadow Eyeliner too. My eyes are blue so I use brown to prevent the liquid eyeliner from overpowering my face and softening the look.

You can’t tell from the photo but pale pink lipstick too – I think if you’re doing something big and dramatic, it’s best to stick to one feature.

4. “What’s black, white and red all over…?”

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I was wearing white and wanted to make sure it didn’t drain me even more than my dissertation – so I wore bright red lipstick, pencilled brows and simple liquid winged eyeliner. I pinned my hair back to accentuate the lipstick even further. White and red go so well together!

5. Corals

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Lastly, this is my take on a different toned red lipstick. I normally go for dark reds, but this is a much lighter Loreal coral red shade. I paired it with dusty pink blusher and block eyeliner.

There you have it! Five variations of a very similar look. I think makeup should be a little like a good wardrobe – everything consistent, versatile and coordinating. You can re-alter these to create new styles, without spending a fortune and having a box filled with products you hardly ever use.

Voilaaaa.

 

 

 

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