All posts tagged lashes

Miley Cyrus Inspired Make-up?

Published November 1, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

I have not updated my blog for quite some time now, mainly due to the sweet little cherub I am carrying making things slightly harder and uncomfortable for me! This little bundle also has a habit of sapping all my energy from the moment I open my eyes in the morning! I have been trying to finding the energy for experimenting with some more make up! and I must say I am missing those evenings browsing the internet for ideas and gathering up collections and must have makeup buys to place on pinterest!! 

However, last night I managed to pick up my phone and browse through some examples of makeup up from celebrity inspired. I didn’t intend to look for looks based on celebrities I just came across an article for a makeup tutorial based ona celebrity and thought I would search “Celebrity inspired makeup tutorials” 

I now have a few to work with in the up coming future, but the one I particularly tried this morning was “Miley Cyrus” inspired. 

Competed look

Why did I choose Miley? 

Well, if you type in google “Miley Cyrus Makeup” and image search you will see that her makeup is very more on the natural side and is rather minimal, which is ideal for an every day to day look. As they say less is more! She uses a range of bronze’s and neutral colours. Her eyelashes, however are often bold and strong. But I must admit I love bold and exaggerated lashes, the more enhanced the better. For her lips, she does tend to wear bold red which looks amazing against her pale skin tone and in my opinion has a wonderful lip shape! Whatever her lip shade she does rock it!  

I began with moisturizing my face and applying a face primer before mixing together a light foundation and b sweet popping candy highlighting serum. Mixed together with the foundation creates a lovely glow with a slight shimmer to the face, in my opinion it gives the face a different kind of youthful glow. I then used a slightly lighter colour of concealer under my eyes, on my nose, forehead and above the lip and blended well. I then took some translucent setting powder. This MUA setting powder and although it is a good product I would avoid it. It is highly messy and the product escapes from the pot round the edges. 


before and after foundation

Secondly I filled in my eyebrows with a light brown eye pencil, then going over the eyebrow with a eyebrow plumper gel. Once my eyebrows were filled I then applied eyeshadow primer onto my lids and blended. Selecting a shimmer colour that is close to my skin tone I applied all over my lids, but not above! Peachy colours, or champagne colours work well for light skin tones and gold bronze work well with dark skin tones. 



Taking a black eye liner I applied it on the water line of my eye then taking a dark eyeshadow (I used black) and a eyeshadow brush I applied the eyeshadow as close to the lower lash line as possible. I did not wet the brush as I often do as I didn’t want a strong bold liner. I then took a liquid eyeliner in black and applied as close to the upper lash line. 

To finish off the eye I used moodstruck fiber lash 3D mascara to create exaggerated lashes, I did take tweezers to my bottom lashes and gently twist them together to clump them a little to make them more bolder. Ideally I would use lash inserts to create a more dramatic effect. 


For the lips I used a nude lip liner and applied stargazer lipstick in a pale pink shade and to complete the look I used a pale peachy/pink shade of blusher and applied to the apples of my cheek! 

What is your favorite celebrity inspired makeup? and why? I would love to hear! 


Metallic Eye shadow.. A new found love?

Published September 23, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

From a young age I have always loved make up, I would wear wild colours of brightly colours that completely clashed with each other, and looking back on photographs I cringe at the site of me! But at the age of eleven, who can blame me? I am sure there are a lot more out there that did the exact same thing with their friends and thought they knew all about make up and colours and what goes with what. As I grew older I learnt which colours did go together and wore more neutral tones. But that was as far as my limits stretched. I didn’t experiment with metallic’s, or glitter or even colours! I stuck to the norm, till recently when I started to run my own cosmetic business. I decided to experiment and research trends to really expand my knowledge. Hand on heart I don’t really have a clue so I am learning from the bottom in order to help along side my business. ATT_1443040201557_IMAG0559

So, back to the subject. Metallic eyes, these seem to be popping up in every article for fall/winter 2015 from soft shimmers to major full on smokey eye with high impact glitter! 

For a soft metallic approach, if your not as daring for the full on look, is creamy bronze shadow’s and can even be created by just using one product. Softer bronze looks are easier to wear day and night 

For shimmer lovers who want to embrace their wild party self try applying a shadow that has a pearlescent sheen all over the eye lids and in the inner corner, blending downwards just under the eye. This really makes the eyes shine and sparkle! Making this ideal for a night out! 

I decided to experiment with metallic’s adding shimmer and dark colours. Dark colours are out of my comfort zone as I am not as daring as I’d like to be with drawing attention to my eyes. But since I am on an experimenting daze. I am making a few exceptions. 

Tonight I used: 

  • Barry M dazzle Dust No 27
  • B sweet Popping Candy highlighting serum 
  • B creative Art Addition Vol 2 – Eye essential night 
  • Moodstruck addiction Palette 3 – cheeky
  • Mineral Touch Pressed powder – Scarlet 
  • Minerals concealer – Fabulous 
  • Divine Daily Moisturizer 
  • 3D fiber Plus Mascara 

First of all I applied the divine daily moisturizer, this works amazing as a base for easy blending of the mineral concealer and powder foundation. I used upwards strokes from neck, working my way upwards. I then applied the B sweet popping candy highlighting serum. This was a spontaneous purchase whilst looking at eye shadow palettes but I must say it is very strange. It is a clear gel like formula with little peach pearl beads in. I bought the product more to the fact it looked strange and sounded great. The description says “bursting pearls of illuminating pigment encased in a light weight hydrating serum. Instantly brightens and improves your complexion for a beautifully dewy, youthful finish”

B Sweet Popping Candy Highlighting Serum

B Sweet Popping Candy Highlighting Serum

I must say this product really works. I applied it after the divine daily moisturizer then added a small amount of popping candy serum onto the palm of my hand and blended the product into the skin, topping off with my normal concealer and powdered foundation. My face instantly appeared lighter, even with a slight hint of shimmer. 

I then started off with the eye shadow. I used Barry M dazzle dust as a base, I have just fell in love with applying shadows and pigments wet as I find they apply easy and look more vibrant. However this dazzle dust does not apply well wet, so avoid trying to use wet. But does however apply amazing dry. I used the tip of my finger and dabbed a small amount all over my eye lids and into the inner corners of my eyes. 

Barry M Dazzle Dust No 27

Barry M Dazzle Dust No 27

I then dabbed my brush into some water and patted dry so the brush was slightly damp. Dabbing the brush into the eye essential palette “Chelsea” I went on to apply over the eye and towards the brow bone, blending the colour in to get an even finish. For the centre of my eye lid I applied “Kensington” (From the same palette) dabbing the shadow outwards. for the outer corners

B creative Art Addition Vol.2 Eye Essentials - night

B creative Art Addition Vol.2 Eye Essentials – night

I then added “cheeky” from the moodtruck addiction palette 3 on the outer corners of my eye lid’s. 

To finish the eye I added moodstruck precision eye pencil “Perfect” and applied the B Longer Mascara (Included in the art addition set) However I did coat one eye with my favorite mascara 3D fiber lashes mascara just so you can see the definition of the mascara.

B Longer Mascara

B Longer Mascara


All Eyes On YOU!…..

Published August 25, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

I am going to highlight the best features and qualities of younique’s collections this week, the benefits and use of each product included and throw in a few handy tips to apply to get the best out of the products. 

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Today’s collection is All Eyes On You: All eyes on you collection

❤ Splurge Cream Eyeshadow 

❤ 2 Moodstruck mineral Pigment Powder 

❤ 3D Fiber Lash Mascara 

❤ Liner/shader brush

❤ Shine Eye Make Up Remover Clothes 

❤ Uplift Eye Serum 

❤ Cream Shadow Brush 

❤ 2 Moodstruck Precision Eye Pencil Liners 

❤ Younique Make Up Bag 

These products are carefully selected and put together to really make your eyes stand out from the crowd and look truly amazing in every way and every angle. 

What I love about Splurge Cream Eye Shadow: Splurge minerals

  • Only a small amount is needed, which makes the product last a long time. 
  • The eye shadow glides smoothly across the eyes for very easy application 
  • You can add more layers or different colours to get the desired look you want to achieve easily. 
  • It lasts 12hrs plus! 
  • No creasing or cracking throughout the day so you get the perfect look all day long without re applying! 

What I love about moodstruck mineral powders:Eye pigment packaging

  • They are 100% natural 
  • Comes with a sifter, so the product remains neat and clean
  • Rich in colour 
  • little goes a long way
  • Blends smoothly with other products such as lotions, mascara, water. 
  • Can create own make up shades, tinted moisturizers, temp hair streaks, tinted nail polish, tinted lipgloss, eyeliner etc.. (I will create an article about creating own ideas with moodstruck mineral pigments in the future)

What I love about 3D fiber lash mascara:All eyes on you collection mascara

  • Easy to use
  • Deep rich colour 
  • Conical shaped applicator 
  • Narrow tip to reach the lashes in the corner of eyes
  • Ideal foundation 
  • Coats easily 
  • Separates lashes, so fibers coat more easily 
  • Need fewer coats
  • 400% more volume then standard mascara with one coat
  • Ophthalmologic tested and approved 

What I love about the liner/shader brush: duel tipped brush

  • Blends soft areas for a diffused and blended finish 
  • Ideal for below the brow and inner eye for blending colours 
  • Liner creates smooth even lines
  • can use the liner side wet with mineral powders to create a creamy vibrant eyeliner paste that will define the eyes. 
  • inner high quality copper ferrule so the brush will not rust. 

What I love about shine eye make up remover clothes: all eyes on you collection make up remover clothes

  • Leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized 
  • Removes make up easily 
  • No irritation to the skin 
  • caontains sunflower, olive, jojaba oils, vitamin E and rosemary 

What I love about uplift eye serum: all eyes on you collection eye serum

  • Rich in Vitamins 
  • Replenishes, moisturizers and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles  
  • 1/2 drops needed only 
  • gets to work within 2/4 weeks 

What I love about cream shadow brush: cream eyeshadow brush

  • soft 
  • Has tightly packed bristles 
  • Applies creaseless application 
  • Smooth blending 

What I love about precision pencil eye liners:all eyes on you collection lip

  • Bright colour range 
  • Creamy texture 
  • Stays put all day long can use a number of strokes to provide the desired density of colour