Looks: The Curious Comfort Zone

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A simple and glowing look for spring. Let me know what you think of it in the comments. :)

Products used:
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Sleek Makeup Curious Eyeshadow Palette
- Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Comfort Zone
- Pupa Vamp! Mascara in Chocolate Brown
- Senna Lasting Illusion Satin Matte Foundation
- Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
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Sleek Makeup Blush in Suede
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Sleek Blush in Rose Gold
- Sleek Makeup Face Form in Light
- Barry M Lip Paint in #53 Coral

EYES
1. Apply a primer on your lids. This will prevent creasing and fading.
2. Sweep a pearly white shade (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Curious Eyeshadow Palette) on the browbone.
3. Mix a rosy copper and a taupe shades (I used those in the Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Comfort Zone) and applied them on my crease. Blend.
4. Pat a shimmering pale yellow shade (I used the one in the Wet N Wild Colour Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Comfort Zone) on the lid.
5. With a pencil brush, apply a warm medium golden brown shade (I used the one in the Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Comfort Zone) on the lower lashline.
6. Apply brown mascara.

FACE & LIPS
1. Apply foundation and concealer as needed.
2. Contour your cheekbones with a matte brown shade that’s one or two shades darker than your skintone. I used Sleek Makeup Blush in Suede.
3. Apply a peachy pink blush with gold shimmers (I used Sleek Makeup Blush in Rose Gold) on the apples of your cheeks.
4. Apply a satiny, glowy cream shade (I used the one in Sleek Makeup Face Form) on top of your cheekbones and on the tip of your nose.
5. Apply a coral lipstick (I used Barry M Lip Paint in #53 Coral) on your lips.

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Looks: Chocolate Binge

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I’m on a winged eyeliner kick lately. Only this time, I’ve abandoned black, and opted for a more colourful, but still intense, navy shade. Because I wanted that to be the focus of this look, I kept the rest of the face natural. I hope you’ll like it.

Products used:
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Senna Haute Nudes Palette in Sultry
- Sleek Makeup I-Divine Sparkle 2 Eyeshadow Palette
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in Binge and Whiskey
- Pupa Vamp! Mascara in Chocolate Brown
- YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation
- Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
- Illamasqua Powder Blush in Naked Rose
- Sleek Makeup Face Form in Light
- Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick In Naturally Nude

EYES
1. Prime your lids with a good eyeshadow base, which will make your eyeshadows last longer. My favourite is Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
2. Sweep a medium matte reddish brown on the crease (I used Tiger Lily in the Senna Haute Nudes Palette in Sultry).
3. Apply a medium, matte, warm brown shade with red undertones (I used Palomino in the Senna Haute Nudes Palette in Sultry) on the outer V and lower lashline.
4. Apply a matte ivory shade (I used New Moon in the Senna Haute Nudes Palette in Sultry) on the browbone.
5. Pat a metallic golden copper shade (I used Chocolate Penny in the Sleek Makeup Sparkle 2 Eyeshadow Palette) on the lid. With a pencil brush, apply a touch of it in the very inner part of the lower lashline. Blend where it meets with the brown.
6. Line your upper lashline with a navy blue eyeliner. I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Binge, but if you have a navy liquid eyeliner in your stash, use that one. It will make the blue pop even more. Once you’ve drawn the line, wing it out.
7. Line your waterline with a dark and warm brown eyeliner pencil (I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Whiskey).
8. Apply mascara. I used a dark brown one, but you can use a black shade, if you prefer.

FACE & LIPS
1. Apply foundation and concealer. Set with powder, if needed.
2. Apply a medium rosy pink blush shade with slightly blue undertones and an almost matte finish (I used Illamasqua Powder Blush in Naked Rose) on the apples of your cheeks.
3. Sweep a sheer cream highlighting shade (I used the one in Sleek Face Form in Light) on top of your cheekbones, and the bridge of your nose.
4. Apply a creamy pale beige nude shade (I used Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick In Naturally Nude) on your lipstick.

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Looks: Pretty Luminous

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Sorry for my lack of looks lately. I have been so busy that I didn’t have the time to photograph my makeup. Yesterday, though, I had a few minutes to spare so I could take a few shots (although unfortunately not step-by-step ones) of this luminous and fresh pastel look. I hope you’ll like it!

Products used:
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Sleek Makeup Curious Eyeshadow Palette
- Flormar Pretty Compact Quartet Eyeshadow in P043
- Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Chubby Eye Stick in Lilacquer
- Senna Voluptulash Mascara
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation
- Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
- Milani Minerals Blush
- Hourglass Prodigy Lipgloss in Heroine

EYES
1. Apply an eyeshadow base all over the lid. It will improve the colour payoff of your eyeshadows, and make them last longer too.
2. Pat a soft aqua green shade (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Curious Eyeshadow Palette) on the inner parts of the lid and the lower lashline.
3. Pat a pastel lilac shade (I used the one in the Flormar Pretty Compact Quartet Eyeshadow in P043) on the outer parts of the lid and lower lashline.
4. Pat a Barbie pink shade (I used the one in the Flormar Pretty Compact Quartet Eyeshadow in P043) on the middle parts of the lid and lower lashline. Softly, blend out the edges.
5. Sweep a matte white shade (I used the one in the Flormar Pretty Compact Quartet Eyeshadow in P043) on the browbone.
6. Line your upper lashline (only the outer 2/3 of it) with a pastel lilac eyeliner (I used Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Chubby Eye Stick in Lilacquer).
7. Apply mascara

FACE & LIPS
1. Apply foundation and concealer. Set with powder.
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 sheer pink lipgloss (I used Hourglass Prodigy Lipgloss in Heroine) on your lips.

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Looks: Electric Suede

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A simple look with a bright and matte pop of colour on the eyes, paired with coral lips. It’s a fun, not over-the-top, way to wear brights easily during the day. Of course, if you don’t like blue, you could use any other matte shade you prefer. Here’s how to achieve this look, and don’t forget to let me know what you think of it in the comments.

Products used:
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Urban Decay Matte Eyeshadow in Electric
- Senna Eye Color in Coppertina
- Sephora Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in Aspen Summit
- N.6 Liner Intense in n.1
- Senna Voluptulash Mascara
- YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation
- Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
- Sleek Makeup Blush in Suede
- Barry M Lip Paint in #53 Coral

EYES
1. To make your eyeshadows last all day without creasing, as well as to improve their colour payoff, apply a primer all over the lids.
2. Patte a matte sky blue eyeshadow (I used Urban Decay Matte Eyeshadow in Electric) on the lid.
3. Sweep a warm and soft copper shade infused with gold shimmers (I used Senna Eye Color in Coppertina) on the crease.
4. Highlight your browbone with a subtly shimmered off-white shade (I used Sephora Colourful Mono Eyeshadow in Aspen Summit).
5. Line your upper lashline with a pencil eyeliner (I used N.6 Intense Liner in n.1). Draw a thin line at the inner corner of the eye, and thicken it as you reach the outer corner.
6. Apply mascara.

FACE & LIPS
1. Apply foundation and concealer as needed.
2. Apply, with a light hand, a matte peachy brown blush shade (I used Sleek Makeup Blush in Suede) on your cheekbones.
3. Apply a pinkish coral lipstick shade with strong orange undertones (I used Barry M Lip Paint in #53 Coral) on your lips.

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Looks: Ballet In New York

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I’ve fallen in love with the winged eyeliner look lately. Applying eyeliner has never been my forte, and I was usually content when I managed to draw a straight line without making a mess, but I’ve been practising a lot recently, especially with liquid eyeliners. Here’s the result, what do you think?

Products used:
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- N.6 Couture Eyeshadow Duo in New York
- NYC Metro Quartet Eyeshadow Palette in Union Square
- Senna Pinpoint Micro Top Liquid Eyeliner
- Senna Voluptulash Mascara
- YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation
- Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
- Sleek Makeup Face Form in Light
- Sleek Makeup Lip4 in Ballet

EYES
1. Apply an eyeshadow primer all over the lid to make your eyeshadow stay put throughout the day (or night).
2. Pat a warm and soft pearly brown shade (I used the one in N.6 Couture Eyeshadow Duo in New York) on the lid.
3. Sweep a dark brown shade with a satin finish (I used the one in the N.6 Couture Eyeshadow Duo in New York) on the crease.
4. Apply a sheer golden shade (I used the one in the NYC Metro Quartet Eyeshadow Palette in Union Square) on the browbone to highlight.
5. Line your upper lashline with an intense and glossy black liquid eyeliner (I used Senna Pinpoint Micro Tip Liquid Eyeliner). Wing it out.
6. Apply mascara.

FACE & LIPS
1. Apply foundation and concealer as usual.
2. Contour your face by “drawing” a 3-shape alongside your face: on your temples, the hollows of your cheeks and the jawline. Use a matte powder that’s one or two shades darker than your skintone. I used the one in the one in the Sleek Makeup Face Form in Light.
3. Add a pop of colour to your cheeks with a peachy pink blush with gold shimmers (I used Sleek Makeup Rose Gold Blush, which is available both on its own and in the Sleek Makeup Face Form in Light).
4. On your lips, apply a glossy peachy brown shade (I used Tutu in the Sleek Makeup Lip4 in Ballet).

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Looks: Mermaids’ Underworld

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Today, I want to show you a wearable bright look inspired by mermaids and their underworld. I used blue and aqua shades (although the latter look more blue than green in this photos too, damn camera!), and finished off the look with a gold eyeliner. What do you think of it?

Products used:
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Sleek Makeup I-Divine Lagoon Eyeshadow Palette
- Sleek Makeup Curious Eyeshadow Palette
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Eldorado
Senna Voluptulash Mascara
- YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation
- Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
- Milani Minerals Blush in Luminous
- Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Rose Petal

mermaids underworld tutorial

EYES
1. Apply an eyeshadow primer all over the lid. This will improve the colour payoff of your eyeshadows and will ensure they will stay put without creasing for hours. Then, pat an aqua green/blue shade with gold iridescence (I used Sassea in the Sleek Makeup Lagoon Eyeshadow Palette) on the inner half of the lid.
2. Pat a medium aqua blue shade with gold shimmers (I used Underworld in the Sleek Makeup Eyeshadow Palette) on the outer half of the lid. Blend.
3. Sweep a soft greenish aqua shade (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Curious Eyeshadow Palette) on the crease.
4. Intensify the outer V area with a bright dark blue shade (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Curious Eyeshadow Palette).
5. Highlight the browbone with a pearly off-white shade (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Curious Eyeshadow Palette).
6. With a pencil brush, apply the same bright dark blue shade you previously used on the outer V on the lower lashline as well.
7. Line your upper lashline with a gold pencil eyeliner (I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Eldorado).
8. Apply mascara.

FACE & LIPS
1. Apply foundation and concealer where needed.
2. Sweep a peachy pink blush with gold shimmers (I used Milani Minerals Blush in Luminous) on the cheeks.
3. Apply an antique pink lipstick shade (I used Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Rose Petal) on your lips.

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Looks: A Special Night Out In Paris

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Today’s look is totally out of my comfort zone. I’m very comfortable wearing bright, colourful and shimmering looks most people find weird and even unflattering, but cat eyes with red lips? That’s not usually my thing.

But this year I decided to experiment more with new techniques, not just unusual colour combos, so I took out a black liquid eyeliner and a bright red lippie and set to work. I’m quite pleased with the result. For a first effort, it’s not that bad, even if I say so myself.

The black eyeliner all around my eyes does make them look smaller, but it also gives them a mysterious vibe that I quite dig. Although next time I may use a pair of false lashes to give more drama to the eyes and maybe a different red shade for the lips. What do you think?

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Here’s how you can achieve this look:

Products used:
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Sleek Makeup I-Divine Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette
- Senna Pinpoint Micro Top Liquid Eyeliner
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero
- Sleek Makeup Brow Kit in Light
- YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation
- Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
- Sleek Makeup Blush in Suede
- Sleek Makeup Face Form in Light
- Sleek Makeup Lip4 in Tease

EYES
1. Prime your lids with an eyeshadow primer. I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
2. Pat a champagne shade with pink undertones (I used Organza in the Sleek Makeup Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette) on the lid.
3. Sweep a soft and shimmering bronzy brown shade (I used Gift Basket in the Sleek Makeup Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette) on the crease.
4. Pat a matte cream shade (I used Bow in the Sleek Makeup Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette) on the browbone to highlight.
5. With a bold and intense black liquid eyeliner (I used Senna Pinpoint Micro Top Liquid Eyeliner), line your upper lashline. Apply a thin line in the inner part of the lashline, and increase its thickness as you reach its end. Then, wing it out.
6. Line your waterline with a black pencil eyeliner (I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero). Apply it on the outer part of the lower lashline. That will fill in any gaps between the black winged eyeliner and the black on the waterline. You can smudge it too if you like that effect.
7. Apply mascara.
8. Groom and shape your eyebrow as needed (I used both the Sleek Makeup Brow Kit in Light).

FACE & LIPS
1. Apply foundation all over your face and concealer where needed.
2. Contour your cheekbones, your jaw line and your temples with a matte contouring powder that’s slightly darker than your skintone (I used Sleek Matte Blush in Suede).
3. Apply a creamy highlighting shade with a satin finish (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Face Form Palette in Light) on top of your cheekbones.
4. With a pencil brush, apply a glossy and bright true red shade (I used Paris in the Sleek Makeup Lip4 in Tease) on the lips.

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Looks: Suede Cordovan

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Today’s look is simple and earthy. Enjoy!

Products used:
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Senna Eye Color in Cordovan
- Senna Voluptulash Mascara
- YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation
- Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
- Sleek Makeup Blush in Suede
- Senna Cream Lipstick in Ruby

EYES
1. Prime your lids with a good eyeshadow base. My favourite is Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
2. Pat a reddish brown shade with golden shimmers (I used Senna Eye Color in Cordovan) on the lid. Then, sweep what’s left on the brush on the crease and blend. Finally, with a pencil brush, apply the same shade on the lower lashline as well.
3. Apply mascara.

FACE & LIPS
1. Apply foundation and concealer where needed.
2. Sweep a peachy brown blush with a matte finish (I used Senna Blush in Suede) on the apples of your cheeks.
3. With a lip brush, apply a reddish wine lipstick shade (I used Senna Cream Lipstick in Ruby) on your lips.

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