Month: December 2017

DRAMATIC NYE MAKEUP LOOK

I chose to do this makeup look simply because I’m a lover of 60s eye looks. However, this one carries elements of futurist vibes to it. Only fitting I dedicate this look to NYE as I’d only ever wear such a daring makeup for this occasion lol.

This sharp, bold, dramatic eye look is perfect for NYE! The main focus is all on the eyes, so I’ve put together a step by step guide on how you can achieve this intense look with any eyeshadow colour of your choice.

EYE LOOK: STEP BY STEP GUIDE

  1. Since this look is dramatic and defined, I would recommend starting with the eyes first, then base later to prevent fall down. In that case, start on the brows with a light hand, you can always darken them if needed when the eyes are complete. Cover the lids with a thin layer of concealer or foundation to blank out the canvas of your eyes.
  2. Next, take a creamy black kohl Pencil and map out a line as if you’re outlining a thick cat eye, creating a > shape on the outer corner of your eye slightly above the crease of your lids. This doesn’t have to be perfect btw.
  3. Once that’s applied, grab the darkest shade of your main eyeshadow (in my case, a dark turquoise/green) and pat it right on top of the liner you applied and blend slightly downwards onto your eyelids.
  4. Next, take your favourite black liquid eyeliner and with a sturdy hand, create the same > shape on the outer corners of your eyes and follow through right above the crease. (Use the previous lines you made with the pencil as a stencil to get that sharp look.
  5. Once that’s dried, apply a lighter colour of your main eyeshadow (in my case, a light green shade) right onto the eyelids but stopping midway – only focusing on the inner corners of the eyes.
  6. You can intensify the look by applying black eyeshadow, underneath where you placed the liner, but this step is optional.
  7. Lastly, pick up a flat synthetic brush with some concealer and slowly clean up the edges of the liner to really get that sharp finish.
  8. Apply your blackest mascara or falsies, whichever works for you and you’re done!

SKIN:

I went for a more flawless look but with a natural approach. This is simply achieved by buffing in your favourite foundation, gently spot concealing with a pot concealer, highlighting and contouring with cream products and setting the face with a good face powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

EYES –

SKIN –

LIPS –

Tinted Lip balm and a dab of a warmly toned concealer!

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I hope you all have a wonderful and safe NYE on Sunday! I wish you all greatness as we walk into 2018 filled with happiness and gratitude!

Thank you all so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

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Look of the Day: Matte Skin and Glossy Lips

This look is yet another simple makeup look with an all-black outfit (or in this case vintage coat 🙈) but with a twist. Dark. Intense. Glossy. Lips. I’ve been a huge fan of matte skin with deep burgundy contrasted lips lately, so I thought why not show how I would style this simple yet bold look!

For all the products I’ve used, I’ve provided links below on where to shop them 🙂

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PRODUCTS USED:

FOUNDATION:* L’Oreal True Match Foundation in 8N Cappucino 

CONCEALER: *M.A.C. Select Cover Up Concealer in NW45💖

BRONZER/CONTOUR:* Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in Chestnut

FACE POWDER: RCMA No Color Powder

UNDER-EYE POWDER: *Loreal True Match Powder

LIPS: *Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lipgloss in Merlot 

lookfantastic.com: Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lipgloss in Merlot 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

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Christmas Day Makeup: Red Ombré Lips

Here is a simple Christmas makeup look featuring how to achieve an easy red ombré lip!

This look is all about the skin and the lips. Perfecting the skin by buffing in a nice, thin layer of your foundation of choice and going over the areas that need a little more help with a pot concealer for more coverage. Brighten underneath the eyes with a concealer about 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone, or if however, you’d like a more natural approach I’d suggest using a foundation 2-3 shades lighter instead of a concealer. This’ll ensure you a nice blend of product on the skin without a heavy or cakey finish. B.B. Creams also work well for this step.

Finish with a good dusting of powder and bronzer to modernise the makeup look, perhaps not as much as me but just enough to complete the look of the base.

For the eyes, I didn’t apply any shadow on the eyelids, only concealer to even out my eyes and face powder to set the concealer. The main focus was the touch of red eyeliner that was achieved with a black liquid liner applied and shaped to my liking (also doubles as a barrier), then going over it with my red liquid lip paint (the same shade I used for my lips) with a synthetic angled brow/liner brush.

Whilst that dried down I patted in some cream highlighters on the tops of my cheekbones to compliment the lipstick I was about to apply.

LIPS:

Using Coloured Raine’s Liquid Lip Paint in “Cherry Blossom” (MATTE)

I first outlined my lips bare with a bit of foundation first to shape my lips. When it comes to red lipstick, I like to stay true to my lip line and kind of square my lips off by underlining a little. I love the look of sharp red lips, just another great way to pull of a bold lip by having a structure to it.

I then apply and follow the line of my lips with a deep, plum lipstick and follow with the red liquid lip colour (starting at the top, right underneath the plum lipstick that’s already applied) and blend with fingers using patting motions until semi-dry.

I wouldn’t recommend rubbing the lips together as that could make the lips look patchy, but with this particular lipstick, it’s rare for that to happen anyways.

Finally, I clean the edges of the lips with a flat eyeshadow brush and some concealer.

PRODUCTS USED:

L’Oréal True Match Foundation

Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick

MAC Select Cover Up Concealer

RCMA No Color Powder

L’Oréal True Match Compact Powder

NYX High Voltage Lipstick in “Feline”

Coloured Raine Liquid Lip Paint in “Cherry Blossom” (MATTE)

E.L.F. Lengthening Mascara

Hope this look gives you a little inspo for this Christmas! And feel free to leave a comment on what you think ^-^

Thank you so much for stopping by The Belper!

lots of love,

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Look Of The Day (BLOGMAS: Day 13)

Morning walks, enjoying the fresh winter breeze is something I know I should do more often. I love when the weather is just in between cold and bearable… It’s quite nice to take time to be in the moment and take in the fresh air.

CROPPED SWEATER: ZARA

SKIRT: ZARA

TIGHTS: PRIMARK

COAT: (VINTAGE) DEBENHAMS

SCARF: VINTAGE

BOOTS: ZARA

MINI BAG: THRIFTED

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Lots of love,

MAKEUP OF THE DAY (BLOGMAS: Day 11)

This makeup is a little more dramatic on the eyes. I started with a shimmery dark brown shade on the eyelids and blended it in with dark matte shades. I added a bit of warmth by blending in red shadows on top and finished with a black liquid liner for a doll like effect. I also applied some bottom lash mascara to complement the eyeshadow look for a change – Completed with sculpted skin and nude lips.

Products Used:

EYES:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Makeup Forever Dark Brown Eyeshadow

Mascara – ELF Lengthening Mascara

SKIN:

Foundation – L’Oreal True Match Foundation

Bronzer/Contour – Sleek Bronze Block in Dark

Concealer – L’Oreal Foundation + Medium BB Creme (to brighten)

Face Powder – RCMA No Color Powder + L’Oreal True Match Powder

LIPS:

Any Pink/Nude lipstick as a base topped of with a touch of concealer and lip liner to blend it in.

Thanks for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

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Christmas Scones Recipe! (BLOGMAS: Day 10)

I made Christmas scones! Pretty much the only Christmassy thing about these scones is that I used a star shaped cutter instead of a round one… However I do feel that with this simple recipe comes the opportunity to personalise, share and enjoy what you’ve created!

Here’s my method on how I made Christmas scones 😊

Ingredients/What you’ll need:

  • 225g/8oz self raising flour
  • 55g/2oz butter
  • 25g/1oz demerara sugar
  • 150ml/5fl oz milk
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Preheat the oven to about 200 degrees.
  2. Mix the flour and salt together then rub in the butter.
  3. Stir in the sugar and then the milk to get a soft dough.
  4. Pat out to a round 2cm/¾in thickness.
  5. Use a 5cm/2min your cutter of choice, (in this case I used one shaped in a star) to stamp out all your dough and place on a baking sheet.
  6. Brush the tops of the scones with a bit of milk for a gloss finish.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until well risen and golden.<<<<
    on a wire rack and serve with butter, some jam and maybe some clotted cream – personalise it and make it your own! 🙂

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Lots of love,

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THE CHRISTMAS TAG (BLOGMAS: Day 9)

So today I thought it would be fun to do the Christmas tag but with a little twist.. I’m currently visiting family and my 11(and a half, lol) year old cousin, Bethany was also happy to answer these questions, so I thought why not include her answers in this post too! Here is our Christmas Tag!

1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?

Beth: ELF

Stacy: Miracle on 34th Street

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

Beth/Stacy: Christmas Morning

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?

Beth, Stacy: Opening Christmas crackers and laughing at the bad jokes.

4. Favourite festive food?

Stacy: Mince Pies 🤗

Beth: Marshmallows and chocolate

5. Favourite Christmas gift? Stacy: My coffee table books + the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (from last year).

Beth: My phone

6. Favourite Christmas scent?Beth/Stacy: Cinnamon

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions? Stacy: I go to bed early ^-^< b> Beth: I used to put out a glass of milk and cookies for Santa ^-^

8. What tops your tree?Beth/Stacy: A star!

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?Beth/Stacy: A unicorn ✨

10. What’s the best part about Christmas for you? Stacy: Seeing everyone happy!< b>Beth: Christmas dinner, opening crackers and of course giving.

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Makeup Of The Day (BLOGMAS: Day 8)

Happy Friday!

Brown smokey eye, simple skin and a pink stain.

EYES:

  • Makeup Forever Single Eyeshadow in “ME-828”
  • (To blend around the edges) Sleek Bronze Block in “Dark”

Mascara: E.L.F Lengthening mascara

Brows: Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette

BASE:

Foundation: Loreal True Match

Concealer: M.A.C. Select Cover Up

Bronzer: Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick + Sleek Bronze Block

Powder: RCMA No Color Powder

LIPS:

Bourjois Paris Lip Velvet in 07

That’s my mini post for today lol

Thanks for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,