Style: Pinterest make up part 2

Alone in the house with no plans to get out of my dressing gown can only mean one thing, it’s time to get on Pinterest and try out some crazy makeup.

The most experimental I ever get with eyeliner is attempting a slight flick. It never ends up even. Sometimes ends up meeting my eyebrow. Quite often gets wiped off before I leave the house. This obviously means I need the practice.

Look 1

Lower lash bold line? So. My line accuracy could definitely do with some more practice, but in my defence I was working with the chunkiest eye crayon possibly in existence. This started to stress me out a little bit until cotton buds came to the rescue to try and neaten things up a little bit. Not sure I’d ever wear this exact look out, but maybe a toned down version could work?

Look 2

Crazy cat eye? It is so ridiculously hard to get eye makeup symmetrical and take a decent front on photo. I think I may have found a pretty good way to help myself with eyeliner in the future though. Who knew a half dried up felt tip liner could actually be of some use? It makes a great light line that can very easily be covered or wiped away. Great little tip for the night.

Look 3

Outlined brows? This was a perfect example of how a black cat eye very quickly goes too far. I also don’t think I quite have the perfectly precise brow necessary for this look. Really can’t see this working in the real world. Unless glitter? I was really impressed with this new Rimmel ultimate eyeliner, it goes on so nicely and may be my new favourite thing.

I’m not too sure how to sum all this up. I might be as far away from being a beauty guru as humanly possible, but where’s the fun in everything being perfect? I think I do need to invest in some brighter colours and skinnier pencils (never thought I’d be saying that) it’s really not so easy to experiment when all your pallets are nudes.

Stay tuned!

Much love!




Style: playing with makeup

What is a girl to to on a Friday night when she has work on a Saturday morning? Drink wine and play with the random makeup you’ve had sat around for ages? Why not.

My best friend Pinterest is full of makeup ideas, some very Instagram, some pretty normal and then some that look pretty cool but I have no idea where you would actually wear them. They’re clearly the ones I wanted to try. It really doesn’t need to be pointed out but I am in no way any kind of makeup professional. I did however spend the night feeling like a kid who got into her mums cosmetics and that is a pretty good feeling.

The first look was inspired by this pin…

Very funky. Looks like it should be pretty simple. This is why I’m not a professional. So for a start off, I don’t have any makeup in this colour. I do however have a blush lip crayon that is close enough.

I was really surprised at how much I don’t hate this. My eyebrows aren’t in as good a shape as the models and the fade doesn’t pick up as well as in real life but for my first time colouring in my brows I think it’s gone pretty well.

Second inspiration…

Definitely got over confident with this look. How hard is it to draw a few lines? Very.

Many cotton buds later and I think I kind of saved the lines, but not really. I also tried doing the fluffy brow thing but mine are convinced they don’t want to do anything than sit and look barely passable. I do like the whole double pointy thing though and maybe with a bit more practice I might be able to take it out into the real world.

Third inspiration…

I really love this look, pretty badass warrior woman. I’d like to rock that. This one definitely needs a proper makeup artist so it doesn’t look like fancy dress.

So my eyebrows definitely looked more metallic in real life which I did kind of like. I’d be very tempted to try that in real life. This was my best attempt at a serious face, I think my serious face always tends to look a bit more scared than anything else.

Final inspiration (for tonight)…

I knew going in I didn’t have any baby blue eyeshadow but did get a pastel pink eyeliner in a Birch Box a few months ago. Turns out that wasn’t bright enough to show up but it made a pretty good base for an old urban decay colour that I have never touched before.

The complete opposite of anything I would normally wear but also a pretty good way to hide under eye bags. Really couldn’t decide what to do with my lips at this point so thought I’d whack a bit of metallic eyeshadow over whatever else I’d already tried on my lips and this is the result. Don’t hate it. Wouldn’t wear it in the real world.

I wasn’t expecting anything wearable at all from tonight but it has made me want to experiment more with my usual makeup routine and try to hone my skills quite a bit more. Surely practice makes all eyeliner so much more even? Any tips for proper application or any ideas for other out there styles to try, please leave a comment!

Stay tuned!

Much love!