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Requested Tutorial: The Wedding Guest ‘Fun and Flirty’ look

This tutorial was requested by Prettyinthedesert and it’s for the Fun and Flirty look from my series of posts titled ‘The Wedding Guest’. I posted swatches of the colours I used so you can see what they looked like and use similar products if you don’t have the exact shades. In my original look I applied false lashes but I skipped it in this tutorial so definitely add some if you feel like it.

The colours I used are from L to R: Glamazon eye shadow by Too Faced, MAC Tan Pigment, Sugarpill Poison Plum, the purple ‘exclusive’ shade from the Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland palette and the last swatch is the liner I used which is Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on eye pencil in Rockstar.

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Start by prepping your eye how ever you like. I usually apply a light layer of eye cream because my lids get really dry. I also used to apply Urban Decay Primer Potion but I’ve started getting a reaction to it so I’ve had to stop using it.

Most peoples lids tend to be discoloured and uneven and mine are no exception so I usually always start off by evening out the colour on my lid with a concealer or a paint pot that is matt and close to my skin colour. Today I used Dermablend Cover Creme in Warm Beige.

I then applied NYX Jumbo eye pencil in French Fries to my lid. I would have used a purple base if I had one but since I didn’t I went with a neutral colour close to my skin colour. If you want your purples to pop then add a purple base to the outer half of the lid where the purple shadows will be or you can even use a white base.

I then applied MAC Tan pigment to the first half of the lid by packing the colour on using a patting motion.

Next I applied the blue toned purple shade from the Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland palette to the outer half of my lid. I used a patting motion to apply it because I wanted to pack the colour on first, the blending will come later.

I then patted on Sugarpill Poison Plum eye shadow to the middle of the lid to act as a transition colour between the tan pigment and the blue toned purple.

Now it’s time to blend! Blend until the harsh line around the crease disappears. You’ll also have to blend the colours on the lid slightly so they transition into each other. I did this by pulling the Tan pigment on to the edge of Poison Plum and then by pulling the edge of poison plum on to the blue toned purple shade.

When you’re happy with how the colours look you can apply your highlight colour around the tear duct. I used Glamazon eye shadow by Too faced and blended in to the Tan pigment.

I then applied the Rockstart liner by Urban Decay to my bottom lash line and water line. I also used it to lightly line my top lash line.

Next I curled my lashes using the Shu Uemura eyelash curler and coated my top and bottom lashes with Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara.

You can leave the look like this if you want or do what I did in the next picture.

I like a bit more definition to my eyes so I added some black liquid liner by Rimmel to the top lashline.

That’s the end! Hopefully it’s close enough to the original look for it to be helpful. I love requests and answering any questions so feel free to comment below 🙂

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The Wedding Guest: Fun and Flirty

This next look is a fun purple and pink look. I would wear something this colourful if what I was wearing wasn’t too bright. I would probably stay away from this look if I was wearing a purple outfit because I don’t like matching my makeup to my clothes in such an obvious way.

I wasn’t going to post this last picture because the lash band of my false lashes wasn’t glued on properly and look really stupid but here it is any way:

The lashes I used were the Shu Uemura Focal lashes which I adore but I struggle to put on properly because the lash band is so thick and doesn’t have much give to it. I guess that’s what makes these lashes last longer but it’s definitely annoying! The only benefit of such a thick, black lashband is that you can skip the liner on the top lashline because it makes your eye look like it’s already been lined.

Anyway, here’s what I used:
Dermablend Cover Creme in Warm Beige all over the eye from lid to brow bone
NYX French Fries Jumbo eye pencil all over the lid
MAC Tan pigment used on the first half of the lid
The ‘exclusive’ purple shade from the Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland palette used on the outer half on the lid
Sugarpill Poison Plum eye shadow used on the middle of the lid
Too Faced Glamazon eye shadow used as an inner corner highlight
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on eye pencil in Rockstar used on the waterline and lower lash line
Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara used on top and bottom lashes
Shu Uemura black focal lashes

The Wedding Guest: Gold and Glittery

I love gold so of course I had to do at least one wedding guest makeup look that involved gold eye shadows! I also used some of my MAC 3D gold glitter on the lid but I think the MAC Reflects Gold would look alot nicer. I just didn’t have any on hand so I went with what I had because I just wanted something that would reflect light at the centre of the lid.

What I used:
MAC Studio Finish Concealer all over the eye from lid to brow bone
MAC Indianwood Paint Pot on the lid
MAC Patina eye shadow all over the lid just up to the crease
MAC Woodwinked eye shadow on outer third of lid and in the crease
MAC Definitive Sculpt Powder used to darken the crease
For the inner corner highlight I used a pressed pigment that I made which contains a mixture of various gold shadows so just substitute with any light gold eye shadow
Bobbi Brown Sunset Gold eye shadow applied to the centre of the lid
MAC 3D Gold glitter applied to the centre of the lid, patted on top of some Shu Uemura eye lash glue
Savvy by DB dark brown liquid liner applied to top lashline
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on eye pencil in El Dorado applied to the water line and worked in to the bottom lash line
YSL Singulier Mascara applied to top and bottom lashes

The Wedding Guest: Smokey and Sultry

The next look for my wedding guest makeup posts is a smokey eye that isn’t too dark. I don’t like my smokey eye’s to be too heavy and dark so I always go for an option like this where the start of the lid is relatively light. The colour on the outer third of the lid and in the crease is actually a dark blue but it tends to take on the colour of whatever it’s used with so here it’s become quite grey.

What I used:

MAC Studio Finish Concealer all over the eye from lid to brow bone
NYX Iced Coffee Jumbo eye pencil all over the lid just up to the crease
MAC Smoke and Diamonds eye shadow all over the lid just up to the crease
MAC Prussian eye shadow on outer third of the lid and into the crease and on the bottom lashline
MAC Print eye shadow to darken the outer v
MAC Electra eye shadow as an inner corner highlight
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on eye pencil in Oil Slick on the water line and bottom lashline as a base for the Prussian eyeshadow
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline to line top lash line
Covergirl Lashblast Fusion mascara on top and bottom lashes
Ardell Wispies false lashes cut in half and applied only to the outer half of the lid.

I usually use a full set of false lashes when going for a smokey eye but I feel like the Ardell Wispies are a little too dramatic for my taste as a full strip so I cut them in half. I apply one of the half lashes to each of my lids just on the outer part of the lid so it elongates my eye.

The Wedding Guest: Sweet and Pretty

I was searching for inspiration for makeup to wear to the wedding I have this weekend when I realised that there must be lots of people who have this same problem. That’s why I decided to start a series of posts titled ‘The Wedding Guest’ which are just some ideas I’ve had about what makeup to wear to a wedding when you’re a guest and not actually part of the bridal party. Obviously these looks can be used for any event and hopefully they give you some inspiration.

This first look is just a simple, pretty look which doesn’t use a lot of dark eye shadows or any liner except for a white liner on the water line. The emphasis is on keeping the eye bright and open.

What I used:
MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot all over the eye from lid to brow bone
NYX Yoghurt Jumbo eye pencil on the lid just up to the crease
Bobbi Brown Broned Pink eye shadow all over the lid just up to the crease
MAC Tempting eye shadow on outer third of lid
MAC Mulch eye shadow on the crease and outer v
MAC Soft Brown eye shadow to blend out the crease
MAC Brule eye shadow as an inner corner highlight
MAC Fascinating eye kohl pencil on the water line
Benefit Bad Gal Mascara on top lashes
Ardell Duralash Naturals lashes (Knot Free) in short and long applied all the whole top lashline