#100DaysOfMakeup : Day Eleven!

Today I decided to try my hand at creating a face chart from one of my favourite accounts on instagram @milk1422! It certainly wasn’t easy and I definitely know what I need to practice a little more, but that’s what this 100 Days challenge is all about. Hopefully I’ve done the design some justice.

The products I used were:

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I’ll leave a link to the instagram where I found this face chart below. Take a look at all the others and some of the amazing artists who have recreated them.

Sparkle On! – Ellie .xx

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#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

#100DaysOfMakeup : Day Nine!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, or if you know me personally, you’ll know I have an obsession with unicorns, so much so that I actually have a unicorn tattooed on my arm. So, when I saw the latest eyeliner trend started by @glowawaymeg on instagram, I just had to give it a go, but by putting my own magical twist on it.

I have to admit, this was not as easy as I originally thought or planned, I had to redo the unicorn horn so many times, but alas, I finally perfected it and I’m so happy with how it turned out. I’ll do my best to explain how I did it, but I apologise in advance if it sounds confusing.

The list of products I used are as follows:

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So in order to create this, (after I’d done my brows) I took a small angled brush and marked out where I wanted my cut crease to be with each colour of the rainbow. Then, I took a small packing brush and went along with each colour to add a bit more and blend it out to how I desired. I cleaned up the crease with concealer and then edged the cut crease in gold liquid liner.

Next, I drew the white wing. Then I took my gold liquid liner and used that to fill in the rest of where my eyeliner would usually be before pressing gold glitter into it before it dried. In order to make the wing look like a horn, I took a dotting tool and dipped it in the white liner and I added dots each side of the white to round it out, gradually bringing the dots closer to the centre as I reached the tip so that it would sort of taper. I then took some grey eyeshadow and created the ridges of the horn so that it look like a spiral.

For the helix part, I took my gold liner and created S shapes so that it looked like the gold glitter was wrapping around the horn.

On my lower lash line I copied the rainbow from the cut crease, and then in my inner corner I made a star out of white liquid liner. After some mascara and lashes, I was finally done.

Hopefully you can sort of make sense of this and I hope you like this as much as I do.

Sparkle On! – Ellie .xx

#100DaysOfMakeup : Day 8!

A nice, quick and easy one for you today. You just need three things as well as a steady hand!

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So first I applied my lipstick as a base. In this case it was pink, but you can choose any colour that you like. I then took a matching pigment and a packing brush and dabbed that all over the lipstick to give it a shimmer. To finish, I went around the whole thing with white liquid liner. Make sure you take care to make it as even as you can but you can always clean up any mistakes with concealer if you need to!

Opinions? Any lip art looks you’d like to see me do?

Sparkle On! – Ellie .xx

#100DaysOfMakeup : Day Seven!

So I’ve made it a week in! I can’t believe it. I didn’t think I’d be able to think of different looks for every day so I’d imagined that I’d have already given up at this point but if anything, I find myself feeling more and more creative and ambitious.

Today is something slightly Rock Chick-ish if you will. It’s darker than I would usually go for, but change is good for the soul as they say.

The products I used are as below:

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So firstly I went ahead and did my brows. Then with a small fluffy brush, I dusted a light brown shadow over my lid just to give it some warmth. Then I took my eyeliner and drew a wing, keeping it thin and long. With a tiny packing brush, I smudged electric blue eyeshadow underneath my lower lash line as well as extending it up underneath the winged liner. Finally, again with the eyeliner, I added a small wing in the inner corner, then with the same blue brush, I smudged in the edge of the liner to blend with the blue. Mascara, eyelashes and done!

It’s a simple look that again, is totally interchangeable and completely wearable on an everyday basis. It’s a great way to add a pop of colour to any outfit.

Here’s to another 93 days!

Sparkle On! – Ellie .xx

#100DaysOfMakeup : Day 6!

For today’s look I’ve dipped into something seasonal. Right now it’s the time for warm browns, rusts and gold. It’s coming into autumn! But of course I couldn’t resist adding a bit of glitter and sparkle. I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t!

It’s a long list of products today, but here you go :

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Yesterday I gave you the run down on how I do my base, so I’m going to jump right into my eye makeup. Today I went for another cut crease, so with a light brown colour (shade 6), I shaped out the crease with an angled brush. Then I took a fluffy brush and blended it out a little. Then I took a bronze colour (shade 12) and blended upwards towards my brow from the inner corner of the crease to the centre of the crease with a small fluffy brush. With the same brush I dipped into a darker brown that still had some shimmer to it (shade 27) and blended from the centre of the crease to the outer corner. To define the cut a little more, I took a tiny packing brush and dipped into some black (shade 26). I blended that out with the fluffy brush that still had the dark brown shade on it.

I then took some concealer and carved out and cleaned up the cut crease. With the first brown shade I used, I laid down a base on the lid, leaving a few millimetres gap between the cut and the shadow on the lid. I then covered this with some glitter primer and patted on some brown glitter from the inner corner to the centre, and from the centre outwards I patted on gold glitter.

Next I took my felt tip eyeliner and drew on a small wing, also adding a tiny one in the inner corner of my eye. With a white eyeshadow (shade 1) I added an inner corner highlight. With the tiny packing brush that had the black on, I ran that underneath my lower lash line, before taking the fluffy brush that had the brown on to blend and smoke it out a bit. Some mascara and false lashes and I was done!

For the lips I first lined my lips with a dark brown liquid lipstick. I also over-line my lips because I have a small top lip so I like to try and make it look fuller. Then I filled in the middle of my lips with gold lipstick, smacked my lips together for a good blend and the look was complete.

What do you think? What are you thinking for your fall looks?

Sparkle On! – Ellie .xx

#100DaysOfMakeup : Day 5!

Today sees the first full look that I’ve done. In the post this morning I received a lovely package that contained my first ever liquid lipstick from Jeffree Star Cosmetics and I was so excited to try it that a whole look had to come from it for my 100 days challenge.

Here’s everything I used:

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Firstly, I apply a pea-sized amount of primer all over my face and then I go in with my foundation and use a large oval brush to apply it. I then take a small, angled brush and carve and fill in my brows before going in with my concealer to clean up the edges. Then with my concealer, I paint triangles beneath my eyes, a stripe down the centre of my nose and a v on my chin, before blending all of that out with a damp beauty blender. For contouring, I first get my base with a cream contour, drawing a tiny stripe beneath cheekbones and then blending it out with a beauty blender. I then draw three small lines around my forehead and blend those out too. With a flat bronzer brush, I take a powder contour and set the cream and add extra definition. With a small oval brush, I use the same powder and contour my nose. I then use a powder brush and add blush to the apples of my cheeks, and then a fan brush to apply highlighter to my cheekbones, tip and bridge of my nose and my brow bones. Base : done.

For my eyes, I drew a simple wing with my Vivid Brights liner and added three dots with a small dotting tool of white liner underneath the wing. Add some mascara and I’m done!

For the lips, I just applied a generous coat of the Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick. I love this shade and I love the fact that it actually smells light watermelon even more. To finish I applied some highlighter to my cupids bow.

So there we go. I hope you love it. What shade of Jeffree’s Liquid Lipstick should I invest in next?

Sparkle On! -Ellie .xx

#100DaysOfMakeup : Day Three!

Today was a bit of an experiment for me. On instagram I’ve seen some people using liquid lipsticks as eyeliners, as well as the full face using only liquid lipsticks challenge on YouTube, so I decided I wanted to give it a go myself because I have some pretty bright colours that would look super cute as eyeliner!

Here’s what I used to create this look:

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So to start with, I took an eyeliner brush (Real Techniques do one that’s perfect for this!) and dipped that into a splodge of liquid lipstick on the back of my hand to draw on my normal winged eyeliner. I added in an extra triangle in my inner corner to create a sort of graphic look and to make the eye look bigger. Then it was as simple as going around the whole thing in my gold glitter liner and finishing the look of with a coat of mascara. I didn’t feel like the look needed lashes, but of course you can totally add them if you want to.

For the lips, I used the same liquid lipstick as normal before taking a fluffy brush and dipping it in gold glitter. I brushed this across my cupids bow and the very outer edge of my bottom lip.

Voila! Done!

What do you think? What other colours would you pair together?

Sparkle On! – Ellie .xx

#100DaysOfMakeup : Day Two!

Today I’ve decided to stick with the current trend and go for metallics. I’ve created a rose gold cut crease defined in gold glitter liner which is really simple but will go well with the upcoming autumn wardrobe!

The products I used are as follows:

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Firstly, I drew out my cut crease with a really light colour just so I could get the over all shape to follow, and then with a small packing brush, I went in with a bronze colour to define the crease. I then took that same brush with the rose gold colour and blended over a bigger area towards the brow before going in with a fluffy brush to get the blend I wanted.

I then got my concealer and a concealer brush and carved out the crease to make it really defined and clean. To set it, I then went back in with the bronze colour and put it all over my lid.

To add some sparkle, I took a gold glitter liner and followed the shape of the cut crease as well as drawing on some winged liner. I went over a good few times so that it was maximum sparkle, but of course that’s all personal preference.

Then all that was left was to add mascara and lashes and I was done!

The good thing about looks like this is that they’re completely versatile and interchangeable. You can pick whatever combination you like. I think a blue and silver version of this would look really cool.

Is anyone else undertaking this challenge? Let me know in the comments so I can check yours out too!

Sparkle On! – Ellie .xx

#100DaysOfMakeup : Day One!

Well hello there! It’s the first of September and so I have decided that from now until the 9th December I shall be taking on the #100DaysOfMakeup challenge over on my instagram!

For those of you who don’t follow my instagram (though you totally can here), I’ll be posting the looks here with a mini step by step and the list of products I used so you can re-create them if you wish.

So today I’m kicking it off with a look I’ve named Rocky Road because the colour scheme reminded me of the sweet treat. My product list is as follows:

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So for the eyes, I firstly drew my wing in black liner. My top tip would be to draw the height of your wing first i.e from the outer corner of your eye up towards your eyebrow, and then, with a sponge so you don’t get grubby fingers on your makeup if you’re the kind who does foundation first, gently pull the skin taut. Then draw a line from the most hooded part of your eye until it meets the line you’ve previously drawn. You should then get the perfect flick and its just a case of joining it to your lash line.

I then took a pink liquid liner and lined the top edge of the wing. With a white liquid liner, I placed a splodge on my hand and dipped a small dotting tool into it to create the dots in my inner corner and underneath the wing.

For the lips, I first outlined the lips in a brown liquid lipstick. I then took a light pink lipstick and a small lip brush and painted in the middle. To add more colour and shimmer, I stippled on some pink pigment and it was as simple as that!

I hope you’re going to join me on this journey and are looking forward to it as much as I am. There’ll be a category on here so you can find all my looks easily.

Sparkle On! -Ellie .xx