Month: February 2018

MY (UPDATED) QUICK & EASY, GO-TO MAKEUP LOOK!

Hello Everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying your Friday morning, afternoon or evening, when and wherever you’re reading this article.

Today’s post is on yet another, new Go-to Makeup Look. Now, even though I finally uploaded my Signature Makeup Look on YouTube last month, it was up until a few days ago when I stumbled upon a not-so-new style of contouring around eyes that would dare I say change the way I do my daily makeup.

I came across a makeup look on the singer, Kehlani on Instagram and all I could think about was how her eyes looked so huge with mainly just eyeshadow (I know, I know, but that’s just how my mind functions lol ^-^).

Makeup Look Explained:

The way I always saw eyeliner: By applying a thick/thin line on your lash line, you can completely lift and change the shape of your eyes within seconds – like a cat eye. I want to not only enhance my natural features here and there but to also lift my eyes as much as possible… To look alive. So eyeliner has always been my best friend!

However, this look is quite different because I’m not necessarily lifting the shape of my eyes through eyeliner. I’m lifting my eyes by contouring around my eyes. You’d think that because you’re shading around the eyes, you’d add more shadows but in this case, you’re playing with light and shadow you create an illusion of captivating eyes, no matter what eye-colour you have!

Okay, I can already picture the eye-rolls of **welcome to Makeup** over the screen but seriously, this look without a doubt makes my eyes look realistically 3x bigger than they actually are (perfect for glasses wearers). All done without a huge winged out liner, cut-crease and falsies.

All you need are some warm-toned shadows (natural/neutral colours – basically a palette), a few (2-3) eyeshadow brushes and 5 minutes.

This look is also inspired by Charlotte Tilbury’s Sophisticate Look.

Step 1: Blank out the lids with a thin layer of concealer and set them with a brightening powder (foundation powder + cream shaded eyeshadow) all over the lids. This will not only prime your eyes but will also act as a lid colour.

Step 2: grab your darkest brown shade and form a > shape on the outer corners of your eyes. Almost as if you’re applying eyeliner except you’re doing this with a small shader brush or even an angled brush to be precise. The goal is to place this dark brown a little higher than you normally would, this will act as an eye lifting eyeshadow – and as you blend it out, move the shadow slightly inwards to create a new crease on the eye without thinking too much.

Step 3: once you have your shape suited to your eyes, pick up a new blending brush and dip it into a red shade + the dark brown prior and blend the edges ever so gently to keep the intensity of the brown. Go ahead and also drag the red shade underneath the lash line as well to define the eyes for a soft touch.

Step 4: go back with the original lid colour you started with and apply it right on the centre to the inner corner of your lids to make your eyes appear larger.

Step 5: line the eyes with eyeliner, without winging it out and top it off with mascara. (Optional – you can also apply a white eyeliner to really draw attention to the eyes).

Step 6 (Optional): apply your favourite gold eyeshadow/highlighter and dust the product right on the inner corners of the eyes + slightly onto the bridge of the nose to make the look appear youthful.

Products Used:

Foundation – Fenty Beauty in 440

Concealer – Elizabeth Arden Foundation mixed with Fenty Beauty Foundation for a natural finish

Powder – MAC MSF in Dark + L’Oréal True Match Powder Compact

Bronzer – Sleek Bronze Block in Dark

Lips – Discontinued Clear Lipgloss w/ a Peachy Undertone

Eyes:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Brows – Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette eyeshadow in Panther

Eyeliner – Poundland (and I highly recommend it ^-^)

Mascara – Poundland (purple packaging)

Okay so this may look and seem like a lot of work but trust me, for someone who’s once spent 2 hours doing my makeup before, I can tell you that this entire look only takes me 30 minutes to complete – including the skin and brows. Of course, you can modify this look in a way that suits you so that all applies but in my eyes, this look is perfect for when I know I need a makeup look to depend on for going out, running errands etc. Plus the no winged liner is quite refreshing for me atm, and I’m enjoying it.

Hope this Go-to, Neutral Makeup Look gives you a little inspo for your daily/occasional makeup looks ahead!

Comment below what you think on this look and also if a makeup tutorial on this look would be something you’d be interested in watching?

Thank you so much for stopping by The Belper!

Have a lovely Weekend!

Lots of love,

FRESH FACED, PEACHY MAKEUP LOOK

All throughout January, I’ve been loving this fresh-faced, peachy look! It’s so easy to recreate and requires only one blush/shadow to achieve it. I will say that the look is quite inspired by k-Beauty. This look definitely enhances a more youthful side which I love. Simple and easy yet makes all the difference for those days you feel like creating a breath of fresh air look! Not to mention this look is also perfect for Valentine’s Day 💕

Products Used

Foundation: L’Oréal True Match Foundation in N8 Cappuccino

Concealer: MAC Select Cover Up Concealer in “NW45”

Powder: RCMA No Color Powder + L’Oréal True Match Compact Powder

Bronzer/Blusher: Sleek Bronze Block in “Dark”

Cream Blush: L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in “Orange”

Eyeshadows/Blush: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette / Sleek Blush Palette

Mascara: ELF Lengthening Mascara

Hope this makeup look gives you some lightweight, youthful inspo this coming Spring!

Lots of love,