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Classic Black Winged Liner & Red Lip Look

I recently went to a wedding and decided to do a kind of Hollywood glamour look with winged liner teamed with my favourite red lippy at the moment which is  No7’s “Love Red”,  but more on that later 🙂

Winged Liner Red Lip

For the eyeshadow, I went for a shimmery beige on the lid with a contour of mid to dark brown on my socket line and then a classic black winged gel liner topped with my favourite Ardell Demi Wispie lashes.

Perfect Winged Liner in 6 easy steps:

Winged liner can be a tricky one but here are a few tips to master it:

Step by step winged liner

  1. Use a smooth gel liner such as Maybelline black gel liner and a good liner brush or angle brush.  The Inglot liner brush is my favourite.
  2. Trace the line on three quarters of your lashline, don’t worry if it’s not even, you can tidy it up later.
  3. With your eyes open, draw your line on the inner part of the eye.
  4. Outline your flick at the end, extending up from your lower lashline and pointing towards the end of your eyebrow. Open your eyes to see where you placed the flick on one side then looking straight into a mirror follow on the other side.  If you make a mistake, use a pointed cotton bud dipped in non-oily eye makeup remover to clean up the lines on each side.
  5. Bring the line from the edge of the flick back in to meet the thickest part of your liner and smooth out the line with black eyeshadow on an angle brush if you want it looking nice and even.
  6. Apply Mascara and false lashes to really elongate the eyes and add the “cat eye” effect.

Top Tip:  If you find it really hard to get the placement of the liner matching on each side, use a flesh coloured eye pencil (Rimmel now do a great one) to trace the lines until you’re confident that they’re lined up perfectly on each side then trace over with black liner for even flicks on both sides!

No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in “Love Red”

No7-Stay-Perfect-Lipstick-Love-Red-434x434This is the colour I am wearing above. It’s a gorgeous true red colour that looks really well on either pale or darker complexions.  It’s also a blue based red so it really makes your teeth look whiter too!  I found this extremely long lasting as well, I only had to top up a couple of times during the night despite eating, drinking and chatting 🙂  It is definitely one of my favourites at the moment.  The cost is €12 and it’s available from all Boots stores.

Do you like this look?  Let me know in the comments below 🙂  Also let me know if there is any particular makeup you would like to perfect and I’ll do a post on it to help you out!

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Makeup Tips for Teenagers & Perfect Makeup for Debs/Prom

When it comes to wearing makeup when you’re a teenager, you have you pick of looks to choose from since your skin is young and you can get away with wearing little makeup or going all out for a really glam look.  I’ve put together a few examples of looks I’ve done on my teen clients which would be great for either everyday wear or for a Debs/Prom as well as some general tips for wearing makeup.

Foundation Tips for Problem Skin

If you suffer with Acne, you don’t have to cake your face in thick liquid or cream foundation to cover it.  The key to a flawless natural look is to wear a light foundation or BB cream and get a good concealer to go over any red areas or spots.  Even if you suffer from Acne you can cover your spots without trowelling on the slap.

I did this look for Claire to show her how to cover her skin in a natural way.  She is a beautiful girl but wanted to feel a bit more confident with her skin so I covered her skin with MAC’s Face and Body which is a really light foundation and then spot concealed with my concealer kit from Makeup forever (Catrice do a cheaper version of this also) and you just use a pointed concealer brush to go lightly over each spot then powder over lightly to set.  I kept the rest of her makeup really natural with just a light wash of shadow and some liner, mascara and a smudge of lipgloss.

Natural Look on Claire
Natural Look on Claire

Then for a night out for her graduation we did a gorgeous Cranberry/Purple look which made her beautiful Green eyes pop! Claires eyebrows are the perfect shape so I just brushed through with a brown powder shadow which looks much more natural than those drawn on black eyebrows I’ve seen lots of girls wearing!

A defined eyebrow looks fab and really frames your face but these drawn on “check marks” on your face are far from a good look!  If you’re not sure what to do with your brows there are plenty of tutorials for filling in eyebrows on Youtube so check them out and get yourself a good angle brush and brow palette.  I love the one from GOSH cosmetics.

Dramatic look
Dramatic look

 

For Laura I also did a natural look which I used a bronzy brown liner to compliment the light colour of her eyes and she looked really stunning.  This would be perfect for wearing at the weekend or even on a night out.

 

Natural Makeup on Laura
Natural Makeup on Laura

Then for a more glam look, we went for a more dramatic but pretty glitter eye which would be perfect for a Debs and was quick and easy to do!  We went for a nude lip which is always best if you’ve got loads going on with the eyes.

Laura Dramatic Look
Laura Dramatic Look

Of course if you want to go all out and try something really different that looks great too.  For Kristina I did this really dramatic Metallic Winged Eyeshadow look using Black and gold eyeshadows from the Urban Decay Naked Palette as well as some Silver eyeshadow on her inner corner, I just intensified them by applying with a wet brush.

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Also for a Debs/Prom you can’t go wrong with a classic “Red Carpet” look of light eyeshadow with winged liner and a Red lip.  That looks really fab for a night out also.

Here are some of my fave celeb Red Carpet looks which would be perfect for a Debs/Prom.

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If you’re still struggling with doing this yourself, give me a shout on my Facebook page.  I am taking bookings for the 2013 Debs season but places are filling up quickly!  🙂

Which look do you like best??