Month: July 2017

Go-To Eye Look: Summery Shimmer

Lately, I’ve been simplifying my makeup looks when It comes to eyeshadow. I’ve only been using two main products to form one of my favourite beachy looks which is a nice blend of gold lids! Not much of a true gold but more copper-bronzed and suited to my skin tone.

These two products are all I use. I have extremely oily eye lids and ever since last winter I’ve been using a thin layer of NYX’s Waterproof Eyebrow Gel to prime them and never looked back. A little product goes a long way and out of all primers I’ve used to keep my eyeshadow in place, this has worked like a charm!

I used one eyeshadow, “Tiger’s Eye” from Too Faced’s Cat Eyes Palette all over the lids. I started off by buffing this colour on with a flat-shader brush to get a good shape, I then patted a little more product towards the centre of my lids to add dimension.

Finished the look with a good coat of mascara to really let that bronze hue shine through and added the same eyeshadow underneath the crease of my eyes (slightly) to balance things out.

This look complements all eye colours and every skin tone, it just depends on which shade of gold suits you best.

I was really inspired by Serena Van Der Woodson’s (from Gossip Girl ^-^)  bronzey lids that she used to always rock during her summer days! These eyes can go with just about any lip colour/outfit, effortless yet enhancing.

Let me know in the comments what you think.

I’m interested to know if you also have a quick summer makeup/skin routine and what that might conclude. Do you prefer on just enhancing a facial feature, focusing on the eyes, going lightweight on the skin or even creating a more flawless finish to your look? I’d love to know!

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SATURDAY’S LOOK: CASUAL DAY OUT

Happy Weekend!

The Look: I wanted to keep things simple but elevated with a touch of glam by accessorising here and there.


DENIM DRESS: Thrifted

BODYSUIT (worn underneath): ZARA

BOX BAG: ZARA

SNEAKERS: ZARA (On Sale)

NECKLACE: RIVER ISLAND

STUD EARRINGS: ZARA

SUNGLASSES: NEW LOOK

MAKEUP LOOK: Since my outfit was more cool toned, I balanced things out with warm, sun-kissed looking skin. I concealed my smaller blemishes to really give a flawless finish and kept things neutral by applying highlighter before my face powder- I’ve found by doing so, my face gets that ‘glow from within’ look as my makeup wears throughout the day.

Maintaining the warm theme on the lids, I blended a rust-toned colour to add depth (a bronzer works well for this). I then used a dark black/brown eyeshadow as eyeliner to soften and elongate my eyes and topped off with mascara.

Lips: Lastly, I applied a tinted, traditional lipstick (as a base) lined my lips with a brown pencil (to define) and dabbed my concealer on the centre for a beige-nude shade.

Hope this Look Of The Day gives you a little inspo!
Let me know in the comments, what you think of this look.

Lots of love,
Stacy xx

MAKEUP LOOK: Thick, Winged Eyeliner

Perfecting a wing can often be intimidating, considering each eye can potentionaly end up looking entirely different to the one you’ve just spent a good 10 minutes on. I occasionally still have those days however, I have noticed that when I’m in a 10 minute-makeup rush I find myself doing either a faint or thick line of eyeliner.

It’s a simple yet quick way to give shape to the eyes without having to add eyeshadows to bring definition. 

This is how I do my go-to wing!

The sun was literally shining on me when we took these photos, please excuse the shadows on my makeup that day.


I had just ran out of my NYX Matte Liquid Eyeliner, so I instead went for a Black cream Eyeshadow. Gel eyeliners are optional, but I just went with what I had in my makeup bag. I then took a flat angled synthetic brush and made a line on my lids, literally following the extension of my eye. 

  • It’s often likely that using a black cream eyeshadow will not give you an opaque finish, this means that if you mess it up you can quickly remove your mistake with ease without getting it messy. 

Once I had the shape I wanted (I made my liner quite thick) I then took a wipe and cleaned off excess product from the same angled brush and dipped it into a black eyeshadow.

  •  Now following the same direction as if you’re lining your eyes again, you set the cream with the black shadow.

This may sound a little tricky but I swear this method has made my liner process a lot easier. Using eyeshadow to define eyeliner helps it blend into the style of your makeup nicely. The intensity of black eyeshadow automatically makes an impact whilst looking effortless.


I finished off with a generous coat of mascara and made my liner stand out by powdering right underneath the liner with a pale shadow. 

  • SKIN: Without being too heavy, I complimented the eyes by simply bringing back dimension to the face and covering where needed.

For a full blog post on my natural skin makeup routine, you can click here.  

  • LIPS: Since the eyes were already quite bold, I opted for a neutral looking beige tone. I like to use a traditional lipstick and blend it in to form a stain, I then go in with a bit of concealer on my ring finger and dab the product on top of my lips to give me the perfect nude shade. 

  •  What’s the best method you’ve found to do your eyeliner/eyeshadow? 
  • Have you tried this technique before and/or if not, will you be giving this a go? 

Let me know what you think in the comments! 
I hope this look adds a little inspo to your looks this summer, the thick liner look is one of my top favourites to re-create when I feel like mimicking a feline shape to my eyes. 
Many thanks for taking the time to read this post n_n

Lots of love,

Stacy xx