Day 2 – Eyes
As I didn’t actually manage to blog about day 2’s challenge yesterday (let’s just say there was a red velvet baking incident) I have decided to combine it with today’s post.
Yesterday’s photo challenge was ‘Eyes’ so I thought I would show my every day eye look. I’m not really one for using colour on my eyes because I have really heavy, bad a** dark circles. Instead I prefer doing nude looks as I think they help brighten my eyes and make them pop better.
I absolutely love love love Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette for creating nude eye looks. The colours are really pigmented and I find that the shadow can last all day, which of course is really good!
I always start by using the colour Strange as a base by sweeping it all over my lid and up to my brow bone. By doing this, it helps other colours to show better when applied on top. I then use Burnout over my lid and really blending in it, the colour is a pale slightly shimmery pink which I think helps compliment my skin tone. I then blend the colour Trick on the outer corner of my lid to give it a bit of extra oomph! To finish, I use my Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner (such a mouthful!) and I like to create a thick line with a flick. I top it off my applying two coats of my new favourite mascara from Maybelline – The Falsies on my lashes. If you don’t already know, makeup guru Tanya Burr always raves about this mascara in her tutorials and I have to say, since I bought it I haven’t looked back! I have quite naturally long lashes anyway and this really enhances then a step further.
Day 3 – Orange
As you have already read (and seen) I am not one to wear much colour and this includes clothes as well as eye makeup. I don’t know why but I am always drawn to black, blue, greys and nudes in my wardrobe. I did however remember that I had a wicked orange jumper bought for me as a gift from Gap. It’s actually a really nice jumper and can be worn with lots of things.
For the photo challenge for today, I decided to team this with my denim skirt from Pull & Bear as I thought they looked quite cute together. I did notice from the Super Gorgeous Matly hashtag on Instagram that a lot of people were simply focusing on makeup for the photo challenges, so I wanted to incorporate fashion in there as well.
Of course, I did my face as well! This time I used my Naked 2 palette starting with the colour Foxy all over my lid and up to my brow bone to create a base. Then I swept Chooper over my lid because it has a slight golden/metallic orangey colour to it. I then blended a. It of Snakebite to to my outer corners to give it some depth. As usual I finished it off with my trust Maybelline gel liner and The Falsies mascara. In aid of the ornate theme for the day, I also used a bit of Benefit’s Cha-Cha Tint on my cheeks and lips to complete the look.
So far, I am quite enjoying Super Gorgeous May and it’s lovely to see all the different interpretations of the challenges every day and it’s given me some good ideas that I would like to try 🙂