Looks: Back To School

back to school look

I rarely wore makeup in high school. It just wasn’t the done thing in Senigallia. But on some days, the urge to wear makeup was too great, and then I’d do a simple look that made me look polished and didn’t take too much time. No students wants to wake up an hour earlier just to do her makeup!

As a lot of you have started school again, I thought I’d show you an example of a typical look I would have worn back then. I know some of you will object to me using high-end products a lot of students can’t afford, but to me, the point of looks and tutorials posts is to give you ideas you can adapt to your colouring, needs, and budgets. You don’t necessarily have to use everything I used. Similar colours would work well too.

Products used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Senna Eye Color in Coppertina
Senna Sketch A Brow Pencil
Dior Diorskin Nude Foundation
Pupa Vamp! Mascara in Chocolate Brown
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
Milani Minerals Blush in Luminous
Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Super Natural

EYES
1. Start by applying a primer on the lid. You don’t want your eyeshadow to start creasing during math class.
2. On the lid, crease, and lower lashline, apply a subtle neutral shade that accentuates your eyes and you feel comfortable in. I used Senna Eye Color in Coppertina, a light and warm copper shade infused with gold shimmers.
3. Fill in your eyebrows with a pencil that matches their colour. I used Senna Sketch A Brow Pencil.
4. Brown mascara looks softer and more natural than black, so, imo, it’s a better option for school. I used Pupa Vamp! Mascara in Chocolate Brown.

FACE & LIPS
1. Apply foundation and concealer as needed.
2. You don’t want to take too long to do your makeup in the morning before leaving for school, so use a blush that also doubles up as highlighter. Avoid very shimmery blushes though. Looking like a disco ball is not a good look, especially in the classroom! I used Milani Blush in Luminous, a peachy pink blush with gold shimmers.
3. On the lips, use a subtle pink sheer gloss like Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Super Natural.

What do you think of this look? What do/did you wear at school?

Looks: Pink Punch

pink punch

Today’s look is very simple. So simple that it requires zero eyeshadow blending. Just sweep a bright eyeshadow shade on the lower lashline, apply mascara, and you’re good to go. If fuchsia is too bright for you, you can use any other shade you prefer. I think it’s a fun and wearable way to pull off some of the boldest shades in your stash, don’t you agree?

Here’s how you can recreate this look:

Products used:
Sleek Makeup Good Girl Eyeshadow Palette
Pupa Vamp! Mascara in Chocolate Brown
Dior Diorskin Nude Foundation
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
Sleek Makeup Blush in Suede
Milani Minerals Blush
Miss Pupa Lipstick In Divine Raspberry

EYES
1. Apply a bright cherry fuschsia shade (I used Pink Punch in the Sleek Makeup Eyeshadow Palette) on your lower lashline.
2. Apply brown mascara.

FACE & LIPS
1. Apply foundation and concealer as needed.
2. Contour your cheekbones with a matte bronzer that’s slightly darker than your skintone (I used Sleek Makeup Blush in Suede).
3. Apply a peachy pink blush shade with gold shimmers (I used Milani Minerals Blush in Luminous) on your cheeks.
4. Apply a bright and shiny raspberry lipstick shade (I used Miss Pupa In Divine Raspberry) on your lips.

Summertime Bad Girl

summertime bad girl

Sorry for the lack of looks lately, ladies. I’ve been so lazy! But I’m trying to fix that, so, finally, here’s another colourful but wearable look you can wear during the day to transition from summer to fall. I hope you’ll like it.

Products used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Sleek Makeup I-Divine Original Eyeshadow Palette
Sleek Makeup Arabian Nights Smoke & Shadows I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette
Sleek Makeup I-Divine Showstoppers Eyeshadow Palette
Neve Cosmetics Pastello in Liquirizia
Senna Voluptulash Mascara
Dior Diorskin Nude Foundation
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
Neve Cosmetics Blush In Summertime
Senna Lip Lacquer in Blush Wine

EYES
1. Prep your eyelids with an eyeshadow primer. My favourite is Too Faced Shadow Insurance
2. Sweep a medium purple shade (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Original Eyeshadow Palette) on the crease.
3. Darken the outer corner with a dark matte purple (I used Stallion in the Sleek Makeup Arabian Nights Smoke & Shadows Eyeshadow Palette). Apply the same shade gently along the outer part of the upper lashline too and smudge it. Finally, apply it on the lower lashline too.
4. Pat a light matte coral shade (I used Oh So Special in the Sleek Makeup Showstoppers Eyeshadow Palette) on the lid.
5. Highlight the browbone with a shimmering off-white shade (I used Bad Girl in the Sleek Makeup Showstoppers Eyeshadow Palette).
6. Apply a shimmering nude cream shade (I used Storm in the Sleek Makeup Showstoppers Eyeshadow Palette) on the inner corners of the eyes.
7. Line your upper lashline with a black pencil eyeliner (I used Neve Cosmetics Pastello in Liquirizia) and apply mascara.

FACE & LIPS
1. Apply foundation all over your face and concealer where needed.
2. Apply a bronzy pink blush with a gold iridescence (I used Neve Cosmetis Blush in Summertime) on the apples of your cheeks.
3. Apply a shimmering rosy lipgloss shade with peachy undertones (I used Senna Lip Lacquer in Blush Wine) on your lips.

What look are you wearing today?

Looks: A Cool Breeze

a cool breeze

The title is totally wishful thinking. It is so hot today that I’m craving even the lightest cool breeze. I just hope my makeup wouldn’t melt off my face cos I quite like this look. It’s simple but bright and summery. Here’s how you can recreate it too:

Products used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio In I Dream Of Greenie
Sleek Makeup I-Divine Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette
Essence Kajal Pencil in Cool Breeze
Pupa Vamp! Mascara in Chocolate Brown
Dior Diorskin Nude Foundation
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
– Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Magic
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pop

EYES:
1. Prime your eyes with an eyeshadow base. This will make your eyeshadow stay put for hours, even in the hot summer weather.
2. Pat a sheer minty green shade (I used the browbone one in the Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio In I Dream Of Greenie) on the lid.
3. Sweep a soft and shimmery bronzy brown (I used Gift Basket in the Sleek Makeup Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette) on the crease and outer part of the lid.
4. Apply a matte cream shade (I used Bow in the Sleek Makeup Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette) on the browbone.
5. Line your upper and lower lashlines, as well as your waterline, with a bright aqua kajal pencil (I used Essence Kajal Pencil in Cool Breeze).
6. Apply brown mascara on your lashes.

FACE & LIPS
1. Apply foundation and concealer where needed.
2. Sweep a pink coral blush (I used Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Magic) on your cheeks.
3. Apply a cool bright fuchsia lipgloss (I used Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pop) on your lips.

What do you think of this look? Do you like it or would you have done something different?

Get The Look: A Box Of Greenies

a box of greenies

It’s been ages since I last posted a makeup look. Sorry about that! I’ve been very lazy lately and been wearing mostly simple and boring neutral looks with a pop of colour that are easy to do and are suitable for any occasion. Today’s look like that too. I used the subtlest hint of mint green on the eyes (it’s so sheer that it almost looks white in photos!) and paired it with brown shades.

Here’s how you can recreate it:

Products used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Sleek Makeup Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette
Sleek I-Divine Original Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio In I Dream Of Greenie
Pupa Vamp! Mascara in Chocolate Brown
– Dior Diorskin Nude Foundation
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
Benefit Coralista Blush
Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Rose Petal

EYES
1. Apply an eyeshadow primer all over the lid. My favourite is Too Faced Shadow Insurance. It improves the colour payoff of eyeshadows and makes them last for ages without creasing and fading.
2. Sweep a shimmery bronzy brown shade (I used Gift Basket in the Sleek Makeup Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette) on the crease. With a pencil brush, apply the same shade on the lower lashline too.
3. Apply a copper shade (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Original Eyeshadow Palette) on the outer part of the lid.
4. Apply a sheer mint green shade (I used the browbone shade in the Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio In I Dream Of Greenie) on the inner part of the lid. Blend where it meets with the copper.
5. Sweep a matte creme shade (I used Bow in the Sleek Makeup Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette) on the browbone.
6. Apply a brown mascara (I used Pupa Vamp! Mascara in Chocolate Brown).

FACE & LIPS
1. Apply foundation all over the face and concealer where needed.
2. Sweep a coral pink blush (I used Benefit Coralista) on the apples of your cheeks.
3. Apply an antique pink lipstick (I used Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Rose Petal) on the lips.

What do you think of this look?

Get The Look: Bohemian Girl

bohemian girl

Hello everyone,

here’s a bright, but wearable, hot pink look. I hope you like it. Here’s how you can recreate it:

Products used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
– Sleek Makeup Curious Eyeshadow Palette
Sleek Makeup Good Girl i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette
Sleek Makeup I-Divine Bohemian Eyeshadow Palette
Mememe Eye Line Eye Pencil In Coal
Senna Voluptulash Mascara
Senna Lasting Illusion Satin Matte Foundation
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
Milani Minerals Blush
– Hourglass Prodigy Lipgloss in Heroine

EYES
1. Apply an eyeshadow primer, which prevents colours from fading and creasing, all over the lids.
2. Apply a dark purplish brown (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Curious Eyeshadow Palette) on the crease and outer V. With a pencil brush, apply the same shade on the outer part of the lower lashline.
3. Pat a bright hot pink shade (I used Cupcake in the Sleek Makeup Good Girl Eyeshadow Palette) on the outer part of the lid. Blend.
4. Sweep a shimmering taupe shade (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Curious Eyeshadow Palette) on the crease on top of the purple. Blend. Apply it on the inner part of the lower lashline too. Blend again.
5. Sweep a matte nude shade that’s similar to the colour of your skintone (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Bohemian Eyeshadow Palette) on the browbone.
6. Pat a pearly shite shade (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Curious Eyeshadow Palette) on the inner part of the lid. Blend.
7. Line your upper lashline with a black pencil eyeliner (I used Mememe Eye Line Eye Pencil in Coal).
8. Apply mascara.

FACE & LIPS
1. Apply foundation and concealer as needed.
2. Sweep a peachy pink blush with gold shimmers (I used Milani Minerals Blush in Luminous) on the apples of your cheeks.
3. Apply a soft and sheer pink lipgloss shade (I used Hourglass Prodigy Lipgloss in Heroine) on the lips.