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Two tone eye shadow? What are your thought’s?

Published October 2, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

I have never really been the one for two tone eye shadow’s. I saw one tutorial many moons ago with a pink and purple. it did look alright, but never really experimented with different colour’s. I recently came across a post that created a two tone eye shadow, so the thought of giving it another go spring into mind. 

I think with two tone eye shadow it is important to choose colour’s that match your out fit well and occasion. Also drawing attention to the shadow its self. You ideally want colours that go well together and blend well. Depending on the look you are aiming to achieve subtle colours are also recommended. 

I tried with pink and purples. I am currently in a pink, purple mood recently so seem to be experimenting with these two colour’s in different ways. 

What I used: IMAG0617

  • stargazer “plush purple”
  • stargazer “funky fuchsia” 
  • barry M dazzle dust No15 
  • moodstruck precision pencil eye liner 
  • 3D fiber lash mascara 

The two tone shadow effect is one of the easy tutorials to follow, making it an ideal party look, using vibrant colours or even a subtle look using neutral shades such as browns or bronzes. I used dazzle dust to finish off for under the lower lash line and dabbed a small amount in the crease of the eye lid to create a nice shimmer effect. I also thought of adding glitter cream shadow along the lash line for a liner to create a party look. 

Step 1: 

I first applied “funky fuchsia” from the inner corner of my eye up to the middle of the eye lid 

Step 2: 

I then applied the next colour “Plush Purple” along the other half of the eye lid. Taking a shader brush I then blended the colours together in the middle slightly. 

IMAG0618Step 3: 

Finishing off the look I applied the eye liner “precision eye liner in perfect” to create a small flick, using a blending brush ever so slightly with small sweeps upward from the eye liner to tone down the definition a bit of the black. Depending on look you want to achieve you can go straight across the lash line, with a added flick or just a straight line. Try experimenting with different colours, shimmers or glitters. 

I then applied mascara as normal 


Bold colours and strong liners

Published September 27, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

Tonight I had a go at applying strong colours such as navy blues and thick eye liners. This is out of my comfort zone as I prefer to stick to subtle colours or neutral colours which are pretty safe for any occasion. But tonight I wanted to see what dark colours looked like. 

What I used: 

Products I used

Products I used

  • B sweet popping highlighting serum 
  • Moodtruck minerals concealer 
  • Mineral touch pressed powder foundation 
  • Barry M dazzle dust No 27 
  • Seventeen eye eye “Regal” 
  • Moodstruck mineral pigment “Heavenly” 
  • 3D fiber lash plus mascara 

Step 1: 

I first applied the B sweet popping highlighting serum, for those of who have not tried this I highly recommend this product. I bought this from Superdrug at reasonable £7.49 (this is currently at offer price originally £14.99) So quite a bargin! It is a gel like formula with little beads of shimmer. The product applies smoothly onto your skin and gives a youthful glow. 

Step 2: 

I then grabbed my moodstruck minerals concealer and mineral touch pressed powder. I wet the concealer brush and dab it slightly on a dry cotton pad so the brush is damp rather then wet. Dabbing the brush into the mineral concealer then in a circle motion gently apply to the skin till an even coverage is achieved. The mineral concealer can clump a little in places but with a little pressure and keeping the circle motions it helps achieve the even coverage. Then take the pressed powder foundation and dabbing the sponge applicator into water so it is slightly damp apply the foundation. Both products work beautifully together giving an all even complexion and redness is reduced. 

Step 3: IMAG0586

I then applied a layer of dazzle dust (Applied dry) over my eye lids up to the brow bone to create a nice shimmer effect. Then taking the seventeen eye eye shadow I applied wet with a sponge applicator just on the top of the eye lid, then taking a shader brush I blended the product upwards to create a smokey eye effect. 

Step 4: 

For the lower lash line I took a liner brush slightly dampened the brush to apply the same eye shadow along the lower lash line. Only a thin line is needed. I then cleaned the liner brush and used mineral pigment “Heavenly” and applied the product just underneath the line I created and blended ever so slightly. Finishing off with mascara (3D fiber lash mascara plus) 


How to achieve plum smokey eyes!!

Published September 21, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

Today I have been browsing different colours and techniques to make life simple by ditching the complicated makeup routines and swapping them for easy simple steps, but still providing you with the ultimate killer look! In my digging I found a few articles based on smokey eyes, but with using purples. It was hard to choose from which shades of purple to use and what style. So I kind of combined a few together to create my own. It is far better to be creative and use your own ideas as well!

1. Coat your lids with a purple cream shadow. Using your clean fingertip, press a violet-colored cream eyeshadow onto your eyelid from your lash line to the crease, Wait a few seconds and then layer the cream shadow to achieve your desired intensity.

Mineral Pigment Eyeshadow "Flirty"

Mineral Pigment Eyeshadow “Flirty”

2. Add dimension to your eye. Apply a deeply shaded shadow into the crease of your eye and up toward your browbone. This instantly adds dimension and depth to your look.

3. Line your eyes with shadow. Press a powder eyeshadow in a shimmery reddish-purple hue along the lash line, and use a smudger brush to apply it along your lower lash line.


Addiction Palette 3

4. Brush on a little shimmery shadow for sparkle. Pat a coppery, purple-pink shade eyeshadow over the center of eyelids to make your eyes pop

5. Line your eyes for definition. Run an eggplant-colored eye pencil along your upper lash line to define your eyes and make them stand out that much more.

"Perfect" precision eye liner

“Perfect” precision eye liner

6. Layer mascara onto your lashes. You can use your favorite mascara here, but here I used 3D fiber lash mascara for the ultimate definition.

7. Complement your eyes with a coordinating lip color.


The remainder photographs are examples of what one coat can do the lashes to make a difference!

IMAG05113D Fiber Lash Macara

When you say you can’t do this…

Published September 19, 2015 by sarahsmith1988 more info about a perfect opportunity that suits you! 

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my top 6 Picks from Younique…

Published September 16, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

my mission to to spread the news about younique products. I absolutely adore younique products, which lead me to join younique and share with others just how amazing these cosmetics are! So the question I get asked often is “Why did you join younique?” Well I am 27 years old, married and have 2 children aged 4 and 2, and expecting my third child in October, with only 5 weeks left I am a little more then excited to meet another addition to my family. I purchased younique products and feel in love with them instantly. I never really had the interest to join as a representative as I was never really that busy. I didnt have a family to provide for, I attended college and did a few jobs here and there. It wasn’t till recently I found myself tied up in the children, the pregnancy and IMAG0329running a busy household, but I didn’t like the idea of not making an income. I pondered about for a few weeks to try devise a plan that would be suitable around my lifestyle and children. I just happened to come across a social media post looking for reps, so I jumped at the opportunity and got myself signed up. I now sell the products to friends/family and across the globe!! With fantastic commission and rewards I can say it was the best decision I ever made. I work around my childrens school/play group times and if I feel like a day off I take it. So I can take the girls out, or take them out for treats all paid into a separate account (Separate account and bank card is provided so I can get paid within 3 hours of a sale) I also have booked a holiday just by working my business. This opportunity has really turned my life around! I have a team of strong minded individuals, and I would love to tell you more about the business and how you can get involved so you can to share your love for makeup whilst making a earning, even across the globe!! To find out more you can visit FB_IMG_1442153287011

So here is my 6 top picks form Younique: 

  • Addiction Palette 3 
  • Divine daily moisturizer 
  • Stiff upper lip, lip stain – Sultry 
  • Touch mineral foundation – Scarlet 
  • Touch mineral concealer – Fabulous 
  • 3D fiber lashes mascara 


First thing is first is the divine daily moisturizer! This is my must have skin care product for the morning, I also provide attention to the under eyes, so when I apply my concealer it covers dark circles better. The moisturizer sets to work fairly quick. Within a few days I noticed an improvement in my skins appearance. 

Then apply the concealer, I use a soft bristle brush and dab the brush horizontally into the product and gently tap, I only use a small amount to start off with and if needed I will add a little more coverage. The product applies really nicely and smoothly, so there is often no need for a lot of coverage. Touch mineral concealer is great for covering uneven skin tone and patches of redness. wakeupmakeup

Touch mineral foundation applies well on top of the mineral concealer it makes a huge difference to the face, adding the extra benefit of making the face appear air brushed. Mineral foundation is perfect for acne skin, covers up well making them appear less visible. 

The addiction palette is by far my favorite product! I love how colour rich the eye shadow is, it has a silky soft feel and applies nicely without any creasing. I noticed this products lasts all day without any budging and I have a just applied look all day long! The palette has a mixture of shimmer shadows, and matte colours. I love the fact that these colours are easily blendable and buildable. So you can have the look dramatic or subtle depending on occasion. 

Stiff upper lip is a product I can not spread the love for enough! One coat is all it takes to get a bold strong colour that turns from a liquid to a perfect matte finish within seconds, the colour does stay on for a long time and can also be buildable. So you can heighten the colour intensity even more! There is a great range of colours in the lipstain collection. 

Stiff Upper Lip

3D fiber lashes are fantastic, for a quick application to add intensity to the lashes they are also really easy to remove and hassle free. I love this product due to its simplicity, and it actually lives up to its name and promises. 

Find you’re match and rock it!!

Published September 14, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

We all love a flawless face, and the technology of foundations and concealer made it possible to cover imperfections, uneven skin tone and dark circles to really enhance the face and make us glow! Some foundations and concealers can do our skin more damage then good. The product may give us flawless skin, underneath the product is harming our skin.FB_IMG_1442154708893

We need to be careful when selecting certain products, to make sure they dont contain harsh chemicals and create future skin problems. We also want a product to be light weight and long lasting, a product that combines flawless, light weight coverage and is friendly to our skin all together! 

The first step is finding a concealer.Touch mineral skin perfecting concealer provides a perfect light weight base, using only a very small amount to cover the whole face, so the product lasts a long time whilst giving you so many benefits. Skin perfecting concealer provides all day long protection to every day weather and can stand heat, so no more melting! 

touch mineral skin perfect concealer

The BB Flawless complexion enhancer enhances and softens the skin reducing redness dramatically. Skin perfecting concealer is very light weight almost bare, so you dont get that caked on feel. This products sets a perfect base, reducing time it takes to apply your makeup! 

Touch mineral liquid foundation is the perfect product to finish off the flawless look. You can also use the touch mineral cream foundation, depending on your personal preference. The benefits of a cream foundation is that it provides a medium coverage whilst leaving a non oily finish. It is also breathable, long lasting and no caked on feel. The product also comes in a handy compact lockable box with a plastic separator that separates the product from the mirror and the sponge. The mineral liquid foundation has the added benefit of “Juvenessence” which is a unique and powerful marine based algae extract that helps the skin look younger, firmer and radiant. The enhanced liquid to powder foundation allows for a smooth, even application and blends well, completely bluring the appearance of skin imperfections. 

For a list of ingredients of any of the products they can be found on 

Mineral cream foundation

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Published September 14, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

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All you have to do is set a party and doing this is completely 100% FREE (you will receive my email address once the form is filled, takes about 3 minutes top. With that email you can get in touch with me) I can also guide you what to put in your party event to help boost your sales and get your rewards. 


You then set up an event on facebook, and invite all your friends and family to the party. Or if they are not on facebook they can still purchase items through the website. With every purchase made you EARN CASH to spend on make up of your choice. Also more party points equals half price items for yourself! Saving you £££s 


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