#100DaysOfMakeup : Day Ten!

Yesterday was Unicorns and today I’ve turned to Mermaids! I went on holiday earlier in the year and the girls who I went with and I decided to decorate our bum bags with gems, pearls and whatever else we desired. So I had all of these pearls left over and I’ve been waiting to do a look with them, so this will probably be the first of many.

The products I used were :

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To create this look, I first did a simple gradient look from yellow in the inner corner to blue in the outer corner, but not blending too high above the crease. I then matched this on the lower lash line. Then, I took my white liquid liner and first started with a normal wing. Next, from the tip of the wing to just past the centre of the eye, I drew a thin line, following the edge of the eyeshadow. From where the blue started, I then drew a small curve and filled it in to connect the two wings together.

For some little added details, I drew three dots in a triangle with the white liquid liner in my inner corner and then I stuck on a white pearl with eyelash glue just beneath the beginning of my eyebrow before adding a dot each side of it. Mascara and lashes and done!

So how do you mermaid lovers feel about this look? Let me know!

Sparkle On! – Ellie .xx

Try It Out Tuesday : Gigi Mermaid Eyes!

This week I’ve gone for a tutorial that really caught my eye. It’s a tutorial by Lou Teasdale for THE BOOK CHANNEL on YouTube (which you can subscribe to here) for a look worn by Gigi Hadid. I love that it’s been called Mermaid Eyes, it speaks to me on a deeper, inner level.

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I had to get a little creative for this tutorial since I didn’t have a lot of the products, but despite that, I think I’ve managed to recreate the look really well. I didn’t have the blue cream products, however I did have a white shimmery cream product and lots of different blue eyeshadows so it was a case of mixing them together on the back of my hand until I got a colour I could substitute. I could have done with a darker purple for the outer corners of my eyes, but I did the best I could with the eyeshadows I had.

All in all, I really kind of love this look. I would even actually consider wearing this on a night out. I think its fun and funky, unique, but not too over the top. You can tone it down by using less product, or you can go full glam like Gigi’s original look.

Since there’s no fancy eyeliner work and no false lashes to apply (though you totally could), this is a really simple look for beginners as long as you have decent blending skills! I’d love to experiment with other colours for this look, maybe some darker, grungier colours, or even bright citrus colours. The possibilities are endless!

If you give it a go and love it too, let me know. The original tutorial is down below.

Sparkle On! – Ellie .xx