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Playing with colours!

Published November 29, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

Hiya all,

To some of you, you already know I have been away for quite some time due to maternity leave so to speak. I have been recovering from birth whilst also managing a newborn. Although I love my little bundle of joy there is one thing for sure I don’t miss and that is the sleep deprivation, the endless washing up and the new found scent of baby puke! But I ask myself would I change this? The answer is hell no! I secretly adore the late night feeds, the endless washing up and smelling of baby puke? Hmm Maybe not so much that side of things.

Another point I have to make is these days looking glamourous and makeup perfected to look like a supermodel are long gone, ok slight exaggeration there, as there will come a time when I can get back to spending hours in the bathroom.  So when and where I can I try my best to look my best.

Which brings me onto my makeup for the day.


I decided to add some colours, my mood in the morning was actually rather a good one. When I am in a good mood I love to add colours (A recent thing for me, as I was never the daring type and stuck to neutrals, but since i found experimenting with different styles rather enjoyable I stepped well out of my comfort zone, that’s what life is all about right? Stepping out of that zone) So here is what I did:

I first applied my foundation, starting off with a primer, then mixing together my favorite foundation and then my lightening serum. Once applied and blended well I then started with the eyes!

Step 1:

Applying the eye primer, so the shadow sits nicely on top and appears more bolder and vibrant I took a copper shade and applied it on the lids, blending out a little.


Step 2:

Taking a purple shade I then applied this on the crease of the lid and blending it upwards to about half way.

Step 3:

Taking a green eyeshadow, (or eye pencil) I then applied the shadow along the lower lashline. (I did dampen the brush so the colour applied more bolder.

Step 4:

Taking an eye pencil I then applied lined the upper lash line with a bold line adding a flick. Finally finishing off with some barry m dazzle dust no.27 to create a shimmer just below the brow bone, finally taking a white pencil I drew I line on the water line.

To complete whole face I applied my favorite mascara and blush before applying pink lip liner and lipstick!





Step 4 – Colour those fabulous eyes!!

Published August 28, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

step 4

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The big question is…. How to chose the right eye shadow pigment to really highlight those eyes? 

When choosing the right colour to apply, you need to put in mind 

  • Hair colour 
  • Skin complexion 
  • Skin tone 
  • Eye colour 

Eye Shadow for different eye colour: 


brown eyes

  • Purple shades 
  • Neutral 
  • bronze, grey and beige for perfect smokey eyes
  • copper
  • greens
  • aqua
  • silver
  • gold
  • Coral
  • Blunt orange 

blue eyes


  • Orange
  • Dark brown 
  • Cool colours, such as pale pinks, violet, purple, pale medium blue,
  • midnight or deep blue
  • Turquoise 
  • Netural shades


green eyes

  • Beige 
  • Peach 
  • Tan 
  • Gold 
  • Plum
  • Green 
  • Coral 
  • Cream 
  • Violet 
  • Caramel 
  • khaki 
  • Mocha 

Eye shadow for different skin tones: 

Fair skin: 

Stay away from dark grey colours and aim for soft greens, cool pinks, purples, golds, medium grey, light brown and pale greens. These coulours help to compliment your skin tone and you’re eyes without standing out to much. The whole focus should not be on you’re eyes. As this can ruin the over all look you are trying to achieve. To contour choose eye shadow colours a few shades darker then your skin so it does not overwhelm the eyes. Using a grey or brown eye liner will go together perfectly, black can be used but making sure the colour is not to bold. 

Dark skin: 

Dark skin tones can use shades such as coral, soft greens, light browns, pink, taupe, ivory, bronze. These colours will provide a subtle natural look and really compliment the skin tone. 

Cool Skin tone: 

With a cool skin tone use silvers, dark greens, lilac, teal, turquoise. 

Different hair colours: 


dark brown hair

use blacks, browns, purple, yellow, green, golds and neutrals


blonde hair

Use greys, pinks, blacks, blues, green and golds


red hair colour

black, pink, gold and olives. These colours will go together nicely as red hair is quite a dramatic colour. Therefore will really highlight your hair as well as your eyes. 

Handy tips: 

  • Chose a set of eye shadows that will compliment each other well 
  • Wear according to time and event. Night outs aim for shimmery, or glittery eye shadows and for casual office/work aim for matte eye shadows. 
  • The brightest/lightest eye shadows can be used for the entire eyelid and hint of colours are blended on various areas of the eye
  • Experiment with different colours and combinations 
  • Begin with small amounts and increase gradually for desired look, better to have to little then to much. 
  • Always buy the best high quality eye shadows, cheaper brands tend not to apply nicely. Or colours apeear different on application.