MAKEUP LOOKS (Portfolio)

MAKEUP LOOK: CLEAN GLAM

Hello, Everyone! I hope you’re all well and enjoying your morning, day or evening wherever you are reading this today!

This post is yet again, another makeup edit, but more glam for the Autumn/Winter season that is upon us. With so many incredible interpretations of glam makeup available for inspo, it can sometimes get a little overwhelming when the occasion actually rises to wear a suitable glam look for an event. I simply called this makeup Clean Glam because, to me, it strikes the right balance between glamour and simplicity, updated yet timeless and flawless whilst also flattering.

So whether you’re going to a party, dinner event or even for no occasion at all and just want to look glam without looking too much out of your natural self. This is the perfect all around, special occasion makeup that can be easily adapted and adjusted to your own personal taste.

As you can see, the main focus is on the eyes. It may look plain, but in pictures, this can certainly elevate your entire makeup look based on the placement of the shimmer on the lids (centre to inner corner), I also applied an off-white eyeliner in the rim of my eyes to brighten the look.

The skin is neutral and glowy while the lips tie the makeup together with a nude lipstick and gloss on top.

PRODUCT DETAILS:

FOUNDATION – FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r Foundation in ‘440’

CONCEALER – Makeup Revolution Concealer in ’13’

POWDER – KIKO GreenMe Bronzing Loose Powder in ‘Raw Sienna’

CONCEALER POWDER – SLEEK Concealer Trio Palette in ‘Medium’

BLUSHER – SLEEK Bronze Block in ‘Dark’

BRONZER – NIP&FAB Contour Palette in ‘DARK’

EYESHADOW (DARK DEFINITION) – Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette in ‘PANTHER’ & ‘LEOPARD’

EYESHADOW (BLENDING SHADE) – Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Refill in ‘L’ORANGE’

EYESHADOW (SHIMMER) – Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette in ‘ICED’ & Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette  ‘KITTY GLITTER’, ‘TIGERS EYE’.

EYELINER – PoundWorld

MASCARA – TECHNIC ‘Lengthening’

EYEBROWS – Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Refill in ‘CAROB’

LIPSTICK – Makeup Revolution in ‘TRIUMPH’

LIPGLOSS – NYC Nude/Shimmery Lipgloss (Discontinued)

Hope this simple makeup look/concept gives you some simple inspo for any occasions in the coming Autumn/Winter months.

Would any of you be interested in seeing an in-depth tutorial on this look? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

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MAKEUP LOOK: “Pretty in Pink”

Happy September to you all! For some reason, I’ve fallen back in love with pink hues lately. Growing up, I rarely liked to admit that my favourite colour (at the time) was pink, however, the majority of my detailed decorations all over my bedroom, throughout my scrapbooks, perfumes and handbags all happened to be pink *pretends to be shocked*. But on a more serious note, I’ve always considered pink to be an instant mood changer for me. Whether I’d notice the colour or not, pink had consistently been my go-to mood-brightener throughout my early teens. From my paintings to colourings, magazine cut-outs for colour-moods and now – makeup.

So even though, here in England, were experiencing yet again the infamous mood swings of September weather; too cold in the morning, too hot in the afternoon. I thought why not play with some of my favourite mood-brightening pink eyeshadows and remind myself to watch Pretty in Pink again.

The main concept of this look is very simple and easy, just soft and low effort. I purposefully wanted this to be quick to do, with a fresh and awake look in mind yet using high saturated pinks in contrast. Low effort, high impact.

On the eyes, you’ll notice that the pink eyeshadow carries some dimension and weight without looking heavy. The centre points along with the inner corners of my eyes are highlighted with the brightest version of the same eyeshadow, using light, glittery shimmers mixed in with the original shade I used all over the lids. This is known as a halo eye.

I’m not sure if you can tell, but I actually applied orange eyeshadows/pigments as a blusher. I also blended this into the socket line of my eyes to give the pink eyeshadow a place to look more seamless. These two shades work wonderfully together and makes the overall look seem more put together and finished as opposed to just using a pink without any complimentary shade to go with it (even though that in itself is a look).

Skin is fresh and clean looking using minimal foundation and heavy blending as I wanted a flawless face but with only my eyes and lips on show. My best tip for trying out bright colours on eyes and lips would be to try lighter brows as it’ll allow you face more of a clean canvas to work on.

PRODUCTS USED:

SKIN:

FOUNDATION – Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r in 440

CONCEALER – Makeup Revolution Full Cover 13

POWDR – RCMA no Color Powder “Translucent”

BRONZER/BLUSH – Orange Blush from NIP+FAB Contour Palette in “DARK” + A.B.H. Contour Refill in “L’Orange”

EYES:

BROWS – Light Brown Brow Gel

EYESHADOW [BASE] – A thin layer of Irum Cosmetics’ ‘Splash of Beauty’ Liquid Lipstick in “LUSH”

EYESHADOW – Mary Kay Blusher in “CHERRY BLOSSOM”, U.D. Full Spectrum Palette “GOSSIP”, A.B.H. Modern Renaissance Palette “LOVE LETTER”

I used a mixture of shadows from the pinks in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette to the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette as my all over lid shade (in light layers).

EYESHADOW [HALO EFFECT] – U.D. Full Spectrum Palette “PARANOIA” + Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette “Kitty Glitter”

MASCARA – Technic

EYELINER – PoundWorld

I only used mascara and liner on the outer part of my eyes and lash line. I even went as far as to adding a skin tone eyeliner to tight line the top inner third of my lash line to act as if nothing was really there.

LIPS:

Irum Cosmetics ‘Splash Of Beauty’ Liquid Lipstick in “LUSH”

Fin

Whether you’re an undercover lover of pink or not, I hope this post gives you a little inspo for this September 🙂

Do you have a certain colour you consider your mood-brightener? Comment below as I’d love to know ^-^ lol.

Thank you so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

MAKEUP LOOK: TURQUOISE BLISS

PRODUCT DETAILS:

BASE: L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation “Cappucino” (I prefer to mix this foundation in with a liquid illuminator to sheer the coverage down just a bit.)

CONCEALER: The same foundation mixed in with a lighter one from Elizabeth Arden, lightly applied to the centre points of the face including right underneath my eyes.

POWDER: RCMA No Color Powder “Translucent”

BLUSH: NIP&FAB Contour Palette “DARK” – Orange Shade

BRONZER: NIP&FAB Contour Palette “DARK” (to add contrast)

EYESHADOW: by Cargo Cosmetics – Unfortunately, this eyeshadow came from their California Throwback collection which is now discontinued. This type of turquoise (green with blue reflects) colour is a very universal and versatile shade, I feel. You can find this in a lot of other palettes (and singles) that are currently available on most online beauty department stores or at your local drugstore. It may also be worth checking your makeup archives for an eyeshadow like this.

MASCARA: PoundWorld – So I wanted to add just a touch of Cher vibes to this look. You can certainly go crazy with this step as I think it would work with this eyeshadow very well and really make the eyes pop (as if they don’t already) – but I was just scared 🤓

LINER: PoundWorld (Only to fill in the gaps on my lashline. I wanted my lashes to appear thicker and fuller yet clean whilst making sure that there was no eyeliner in sight.)

LIPS: If you’ve read any other of my makeup posts, you’d know that my go-to nude lip combo would be a brown lip liner, pink/nude lipstick with a touch of concealer dabbed on the centre of my lips. However, I wanted something slightly different and more exotic so I replaced my normal concealer with an orange corrector/concealer to use as my lip pigment, topped off with a lipgloss and that became the look!

Brown Lipliner: MUA Brown Brow Pencil “DARK”

Nude/Pink Lipstick: Primark

Orange Corrector/Concealer: L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer

I know this look is pretty, um, colourful but I’ve recently been obsessing over this turquoise shimmery hue as a focal point in a makeup look with a summery influence in mind. And I’m loving it!

I would love to read your thoughts on this look in the comments below and/or maybe share a colour that you’ve recently been loving as your eyeshadows this summer!

Hope this brightening makeup look gives you a little inspo towards the late summer ^-^

Thank you all so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

MY SUMMER RED LIP ROUTINE

I don’t really wear red lipsticks often (just based on personal preference). But whenever I do, it always becomes a rather strategic process for me. I made a post some time ago about my red lip routine, mentioning the time it took for me to become more comfortable and confident enough to wear red lips out when I felt like it. Now I know exactly which products to reach for and can easily figure out how to achieve the right gradient and finish more suited towards my lips, resulting into rocking a red lip without hesitation.

In this post, i’ll be introducing a not-so-new but new-to-my-blog technique on how I wear a red lip in the summer-time. From which foundation I use on that day to the application process I always have in mind when I want to achieve that near-perfect pout. This is my current Red Lip Routine (in the summer).

When I think of summery red lipsticks, I often think of a defined, saturated red colour with an orange undertone or base/hue. I use to actually stay away from orange-toned reds, however, I’ve now finally found a way to have the best of both worlds without looking out of place.

First of all, the lipstick itself is very important to get right (I’ve already done an article about this on my Top 5 Reds You Need to Try Out This Summer). Once you have that sorted out, you want to pick out either an orange colour corrector, orange cream blush, orange lip-tint or even, better yet, an orange based lip liner or lipstick. So a red lipstick and an orange based lip pigment of your choice will be the two main products you’ll be working with.

The two products that I’ve chosen:

Red Lipstick: Coloured Raine Liquid Lipstick in Cherry Blossom

Orange Based Lip pigment: Kiko Lipliner in “514” Poppy Red

Okay so, not much has changed with my red lip choice, *shrugs* but what can I say? When you know your lipstick, you know your lipstick ^-^.

This liquid lip paint, in particular, has a full coverage, which I like but I find it more suitable to wear alone during the winter seasons as opposed to in the summer (even though it can be worn alone, all year round) – which is why I enjoy this combo because the Kiko lip liner is the complete opposite in undertone, it’s very orange-based and brightening – perfect for the summer.

So now I’ve explained the tools needed, here’s my best explanation of how I use them together:

Using a very light hand, I first, faintly line the perimeter of my lips with a black eye/lip pencil – yes – a black eye/lip pencil on my prepped and primed lips. This isn’t to overline my lips, however, It’s just so I can follow a sharp line to create a more defined look. If applied correctly, ideally, you shouldn’t even see the black guideline so clearly. This is just to outline the shape of your lips if they’re not as defined. (You can obviously replace the black with a red toned lipliner for this step, completely optional and up to you.)

Next, onto the lipstick. I basically fill in the cool-toned, pink-based red liquid lip paint onto my lips right on top of the faint line that I had made prior. I then work my way nearer to the centre of my lips without covering the middle section of my top and bottom lip, so there’s quite a significant gap happening.

Here comes the pencil! Kiko’s 514, a warm-toned, orange-based red. This lip pencil camouflages seamlessly and blends in quite well, which is what you’d want when merging this method with any other red lipstick.

So this time, I start at the centre of my lips and pretty much fill in the gaps I missed out on purpose. Once the centre of my lips has now been filled in, I then faintly go over the rest of my lips to properly blend out the two lippies together.

If you’re using a liquid-to-dry lipstick (like me), I’d advise you to always have a mini vaseline tin on hand. This can be applied and blotted which will allow your lips to be more soft, supple and hydrated.

A few check-ups with a clean, flat eyeshadow brush and a skin-toned concealer to really achieve that crisp finish (more details about this on my How to Pull Off Any Lip Colour article) And we’re done!

PRODUCTS USED:

FOUNDATION – Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r in “440”

I’d suggest using a light-weight foundation that offers a buildable coverage. You want the skin to look clean and even rather than too artificial looking. The best foundations I’d recommend for this finish would be L’Oréal‘s True Match Foundation and/or the one I used in this edit from Fenty Beauty.

CONCEALER – Fenty Beauty Match Stix in “Caramel”

POWDER – RCMA No Color Powder in Translucent (has no flashback!)

BRONZER – Sleek Bronze Block  in “Dark”

EYESHADOW – Any silver-toned shimmery/metallic eyeshadow, I used one from the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette

EYELINER – PoundWorld (none-irritating in black)

MASCARA – PoundWorld

BLUSHER – The orange shade from the NIP&FAB Contour Palette in “DARK” (for my recent review of this palette, click here)

LIPLINER(S) – Black Eyeliner & Kiko Lipliner in “514” Poppy Red or Kiko’s Lip Liner in 513 (more orange)

LIPSTICK – Coloured Raine Liquid Lip Paint in “Cherry Blossom”

I hope this edit gives you a little more insight into how I like to perfect and adapt my red lipsticks to the summer season. As someone who’s once never thought of wearing red lipsticks, ever, I hope this gives anyone else who may have felt the same way a little inspo to play with reds from time-to-time.

Thank you all so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

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MAKEUP LOOK: Bold Eyeshadow Inspired by the ’60s

I’ve recently been noticing this new re-birth of 60’s style makeup. Although it had already made its influence through many other modernised renditions of the 60’s look over the decades, this year has really become an interesting time for different makeup artists and non-makeup artists to experiment with the simplicity of single, bold eyeshadows. Paired with, of course, graphic liner.

For this look, I not only took some inspiration from the 60’s but added in a little bit of 50’s with the eyeliner. I used just one eyeshadow from my all-time favourite colour palette, Urban Decay Full Spectrum using their shade, “Bump” a matte white shadow. I did have to re-apply this to build intensity, though it wasn’t an issue.

Products used-

Foundation: Loreal Paris TrueMatch in 8N “Cappucino”

Concealer: Select Cover Up Concealer by MAC

Bronze/Contour: Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in “Chestnut” / “Esspreso”

Powder: RCMA No Color Powder & Loreal Paris Compact Powder

Lips: any nude lipstick w/ a dark liner & a dab of concealed (I used one from LA Girl) does the job!

Eyeliner: Poundworld [still my fave]

Mascara: ELF Lengthening

HOW TO APPLY [White Eyeshadow]:

I primed my eyelids with a concealer first. I wanted to make sure that I had an even base on my lids so I also set them with a light dusting of powder that had coverage. Next, came the fun part! Using a soft, flat eyeshadow brush – I pat-and-wiggled the pigment onto the middle of my eyelids (avoiding the outer section), evenly distributing the shadow down to the inner corners of my eyes. I then finished my shape by blending the shadow underneath the inner tear duct area of my eyes for a lifted effect.

I went over this a couple more times using the same technique with a fluffier brush to buff out the edges and after liner, I was done.

One thing I loved about this process was that it was very quick to do. Took me about 3-5 minutes to complete the shadow and move straight to eyeliner. If only all of my looks took this long… *sigh*

I significantly left the outer lids buffed out and bare to act as a natural crease shade without using eyeshadow. I feel like using a transition shade with too much of an orange undertone in it can weaken the look. The goal is for the eyeshadow to be as bold as possible in this case.

If you’re interested in experimenting with white eyeshadows, here, I’ve accumulated and linked five different alternatives that you could consider. Please note that some of these pigments have a pearly finish as opposed to matte due to lack of availability with this particular shade but nonetheless, these are my top five recommendations.

Maybelline Eyestudio 24 Hour Color Tattoo Gel-Cream Eyeshadow, 45 Infinite White (Gel Formula)

Price £7.06

I’d recommend using a product like this as a base first and then applying your eyeshadow on top for a more opaque finish.


Bourjois Little Round Pot Eyeshadow No.90 Blanc Diaphane (satin finish)

Price (on sale): £4.99


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Ice Queen 1.8g Eyeshadow Pan by Makeup Geek

Price: £4.95


Pearl/White Ivory Eyeshadow in Oyster by MUA Cosmetics (pearl/satin finish)

Price: £3.45


Matte, Long Lasting Colourful Eyeshadow Eye Shadow in (#1) by LHWY (matte finish)

Price: £1.88

I really wish more makeup brands would expand with more colourful and pigmented mattes, kind of like SugarPill’s singles which do also come in palettes, I believe. For me, wearing white eyeshadow alone never came to mind until I actually saw it in this palette. Personally, I love this look! And I would actually wear this look again.

Please do let me know in the comments what you think and if wearing just one bold shadow would be a look you’d wear, as I’d love to know!

For the product details of this makeup look, make sure to head over to my Instagram!

Thank you all so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

MAKEUP LOOK: TWO-TONE EYESHADOW

Greetings, everyone! I hope you’re all well today. **Sighs, followed by face palm** I know I have not been the most consistent with content since before my birthday back in May (btw makeup deets on the yellow look I wore will be uploaded soon). But this time, I promise I’m back on track and here to stay.

Okay – so for this edit, I really wanted to showcase a makeup look that I’ve never really done on my blog before (that’s the goal, Stacy ^-^), which is a two-tone eyeshadow look! Basically two different coloured eyeshadows on each eye. The inspiration drew from a makeup tutorial I watched about a year ago on the amazing makeup artist, JKissa (on YouTube). So this is my rendition of a two-toned eye-look!

I knew I wanted something diffused, with a pale touch of the same colour on the lids, tied together with a graphic wing in the exact same colour (sort of). As for my colour choices, I wasn’t actually sure about which duos to choose from. So I then ended up going for blue and green eyeshadows, complimented with lighter brows, bronzed up skin and glossy lips. Creating this was quite the experiment, but definitely worth the attempt.

I think one of the trickiest parts of creating this look was when I was mapping out the same shapes using different coloured eyeshadows on each eye. Although it took me quite a bit of time, the process was still so much fun and new to me!

I remember whilst I was curating the shadows I wanted for this look, I felt somewhat of a nostalgic wave come over me from the times I’d spend as a child. Searching and testing out different watercolour paints for hours on end – oh the joy. Not much has changed since then. I now have a variety of 30 different powdery swatches on both of my arms in the same colour family, hunting for as many green and blue eyeshadow combos that I can find in my collection.

But this step was actually crucial, only because you want to work with textures that won’t give you a hard time blending, just so you know which shadows work best for you.

PRODUCTS USED:

EYESHADOWS-

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette

A couple of no-named, [discontinued] single shadows that I barely used, but were still useful.

FOUNDATION- Fenty Beauty Pro Filtr’ in 440

CONCEALER- Fenty Beauty Match Stick in Caramel (under the eyes)

POWDER/BRONZER/BLUSH- Nip & Fab Contour Kit in Dark (such a favourite!)

HIGHLIGHT- Nip & Fab Highlighter in Deep

EYELINER- From Poundland

MASCARA- Primark

LIP GLOSS- any nude/transparent gloss! Primark has great ones, the one I used is by NYC in Pink Sand, however, its unfortunately discontinued.

BROWS: Light brown brow gel by TECHNIC

What I will say is that the two-tone eyeshadow method definitely opened up my eyes to get creative and put together not only different moods with more colour but even different textures, telling the same story on the eyes.

I may be getting ahead of myself, lol, but I’d love to see more renditions of this in the near future! I can totally see this being done in more makeup edits, magazine editorials and in pretty much in general. Just something different…

I’d love to know what you all think of the ‘two-toned’ eye-look in the comments below! Would you try out this look? Have you already done this look? I’m curious, lol.

IGTV: For those of you who are on Instagram, I’ve started uploading full-length makeup tutorials on IGTV (if you click on my Instagram profile, you’ll find my video in the top left corner). You can also follow me and let me know what you think of these, or even suggest any other ideas on what looks you think I could film for you. My Instagram is stacyjang_

Thank you all so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

MAKEUP LOOK: Bronzy, Rosy Mood.

I essentially wanted to go for a bronzy look with matte brown hues, however, I ended up with a much rosier result merging with red and copper tones. I found that this look was so easy to create, only taking me up to 30 minutes to finish (not bad ^-^), it certainly gives me some nostalgic vibes of the late 90’s to the early 2000’s – just a little modernised by adding thicker brows and liner to enhance the eyes pretty much. I think this look is perfect for summer!

What do you think?

Products used:

Foundation- Fenty Beauty Foundation in 440

Concealer- Match Stick in Caramel

Powder/contour/blush- Nip+Fab Contour Palette in DARK

Eyes- Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette (copper shade) + Sunset from Nip+Fab Contour Palette in DARK

Mascara- Primark

Liner- Poundland Beauty (the only one I’ve found that doesn’t irritate my eyes lol)

Glow- Fenty Beauty Match Stick in Rum + TooFaced Cat Eyes Palette eyeshadow in Tiger’s Eye

Lips- KlaraCosmetics in 14 (as a liner) + Match Stick in Rum, any shimmery glossy lip will do (mine is discontinued).

Thank you all so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

MAKEUP LOOK: GREEN GLAM!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all doing well!

Today’s blog post is a makeup look which I must say, is a little experimental ^-^. For some reason, I’ve become obsessed with the colour green lately. Not a particular shade of green, anything green really (lol). It’s a colour I’ve been incorporating in makeup looks, my lifestyle and just deco overall – only subtly.

I felt like just adding small touches of green palettes here and there could not only make outfits, makeup looks and deco pop but also add some sort of refreshing texture for this spring. I’m here for working with bright colours/tones, and for this look, I’m going all out with green!

Oh! I almost forgot to mention that for the past few weeks I’ve also been trying out bleached brows… Not actually bleached brows, but lighter brows filled in with light brown eyeshadows – combed out with a thin layer of my foundation or light brow gels. A lot of steps, yes, but I kind of like them – especially for dramatic looks!

PRODUCTS USED

SKIN:

A thin layer of foundation – Fenty Beauty Foundation in 440

Concealer – Fashion Fair (Full Coverage Soufflé Foundation) in Pure Brown

To brighten/clean up – Elizabeth Arden Foundation in Ivory 01 (with a very light hand)

Contour/bronze – Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in Chestnut (hence I look quite bronzed lol)

Highlighter – Any Cream Highlighter perfectly does the job, mine is unfortunately discontinued. I like to apply mine with a fluffy blush brush for a diffused look.

Powder – Nip + Fab Contour Palette

The best powder for setting brightened areas! – L’Oréal True Match Powder

EYES:

1. Any dark brown eyeshadow well blended into the socket line of the eye and up into the crease – I used Too Faced’s “Panther” eyeshadow from their Cat Eyes Edition Palette.

2. I actually used tape to align the sharpness of the eyeshadow + liner duo look. If you do consider this step, (which is not required) I’d advise only to put a small piece of tape on the back of your hand – gently remove it and repeat it twice again before using it as an eyeliner guide.

(Using tape enables you to achieve a sharp finish with your liner or eyeshadow. I only like to use this method for dramatic looks only.)

Green Eyeshadow

Palette – Urban Decay’s Full Spectrum Palette

3. I buffed in Hatter all over the lids to lay the main base colour down.

4. I then blended in Hundred + a dark brown eyeshadow on the outer corners of my eyes to also act as a base for the liner I was about to apply.

5. Next, came in Mean (a gorgeous shade 😩) applied with a pencil brush on the inner third of my eyes and bottom lash line. This step really brought out the contrast in my eyes!

6. The Liner (from Poundland) was focused on the outer corners of my eyes rather than covering up all the eyeshadow on the lids.

7. Mascara – Poundland

LIPS:

Since the eyes are bold, I really wanted to pale out the lips whilst still, keep them slightly defined.

Lipstick – Primark (not sure of which name, but it’s a pale/peachy pink – more on the nude side though.

+ lip balm for a slight sheen

Any eye colour will go beautifully well with these particular green eyeshadows. Bright, pigmented green eyeshadows also work incredibly well against dark brown eyes.

Thank you all so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

Brown Tones ‘90s Supermodel Inspired Makeup Look

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you’re all doing well!

For this blog post, I wanted to focus on a particular makeup theme that still inspires my makeup looks to this day. The ’90s Supermodel Look, brought to you by ‘The Trinity’ of supermodels Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington respectively. The ’90s supermodel era embodied the sculpted, magnificence and sultriness in Makeup. All matte, all defined and all bronzed – brown tones were all the rage when it came to really enhancing your inner cat-eyed bombshell, a timeless look that soon paved the way for a lot of the shapes/styles we see in makeup today, (besides drag in the ’90s of course ♥️).

In my rendition of the classic style, I focused on the contour of the skin and the eyes (as blended in as I could get it), the liner and the sort of, one tone look to the skin without looking too flat in the face with my foundation. I also combed through my brows with a lighter brown shade to lighten them a little for a more dated effect (optional) but I liked how it turned out. This method can really change the way your entire face looks (be warned, lol) but it was so much fun! ^-^

PRODUCTS USED:

EYES

Brows-

A black pencil (used to lightly feather in my brows)

TooFaced Eyeshadow In Panther to fill in more sparse areas

L’Oréal True Match Foundation to lighten them

Used the Nip+Fab Contour Palette in Dark as eyeshadows to enhance, define and contour the eyes. Shaded in a little higher than my natural crease definition.

I then went in with “Tempera” from the Modern Renaissance Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette to lift the shadow on the middle of the lids to the inner corners of the eyes.

Liner-

This part was pretty straightforward considering I did most of the work using different tones of brown eyeshadow. This step definitely defined the eyes since it was the only black that I used on the eyes (+mascara).

Poundland

Mascara-

My current fave: Poundland (purple packaging)

SKIN

Nip+Fab Illuminator in “Dark Golden”

Foundation- Fenty Beauty Foundation in 440

Concealer/Highlight- Fenty Beauty Foundation in 440 mixed in with Elizabeth Arden Creme Foundation in Ivory 01 (a tiny bit)

Powders-

RCMA No Colour Powder (Still a fave and I absolutely love the blurring effect this gives, however, if you’re looking for a powder that will keep you matte all day… this isn’t the one ^-^)

Nip+Fab Contour Palette “Dark” (I legit used all the 6 shades including this bright orange as a blush!)

Added blusher-

Sleek Blush Palette in “Sugar”

LIPS

You all may have seen me talk about this method here and there, but I actually used a brown pencil from Elizabeth Arden, applied a nude lipstick from Primark and topped it off with my concealer of choice to really achieve that pouty, skin-toned nude result.

I hope this post gives you a little inspo for your looks this Spring-Summer, I’m currently loving this creative expansion that nostalgic images are bringing in a lot of our modern looks!

Is this a look that you’d wear, will wear or have already have worn? Let me know in the comments as I’d love to know!

Thank you all so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

How To Pull Off Any Bold Lip This Spring!

Happy weekend everyone!

Spring is finally here, (well, kinda lol) and this season is all about experimenting with the new, unusual and fresh colours in lipsticks, eyeshadows and even blushes!

I decided to dedicate this post to a question I’d been receiving a lot lately: How do you pull off a bold lip?

Simple right? well, although it may seem as easy as it sounds, a lot of the times I’d have people telling me they don’t wear bold lips, not because they don’t like them, but they feel as though they call pull it off. For a very long time, I felt like I couldn’t wear a bold lip – and believe me, it took some time for me to fully embrace wearing a bold colour whilst still feeling like myself.

Here are a few tips that I found over-time, helped me gain the confidence to pull off any lip colour without hesitation!

  • Prep the Lips

Its always best to have a fresh, clean canvas by gently exfoliating the skin before any makeup/lip application. This will ensure that whatever lip colour you wear, your lips are well prepped prior to lipstick!

  •  Start With Traditional Lipsticks!

I know, I know, its so old school nowadays but trust me when I say that you can never go wrong with a traditional tube of lipstick especially when trying out a new bold colour. With tube lipsticks, you actually have more control over not only how you want to apply it but how much of the product you’d like to start off with first – the simpler, the better and with tube lipsticks, you can go all out in experimenting and collect until you find that classic bold lip colour that you love.

  • Finesse the Lip Application

There are a number of different ways to applying lipstick, but whilst we’re on the topic of traditional lipsticks (and because I did use a lipstick in this editorial) I’d say that the best way to apply a lipstick is… from the tube ^-^ yup, no need for four different shades of lipliners, no overlining (unless that’s like, your thing then you go girl, that’s completely fine!), no complications – just you, your lipstick and your concentration is all you need with this technique!

Using the sharp end of your lipstick as a liner first, apply it around the perimeter of the mouth as if you’re using a lip pencil. The reason why this method is almost better than applying a darker lip-pencil first is that by applying the lipstick, this way keeps the application neat and true-to-colour! Apply another line layer right on top of the natural shape of your lips – once that shape is made, slowly fill them in and voilá! It could also help if you invest in a good quality lipstick for the sake of pigment and comfortability – there are loads to choose from but I personally like Makeup Forever’s lipsticks and Tanya Burr’s Lipstick range (gorgeous packaging too!)

  • The Clean Cut Finish 

Now, in no way is this even a lipstick secret although I do sometimes feel like this step is overlooked, and that is to use the smallest flat, synthetic eyeshadow brush you own with a tiny bit of your foundation and use the duo to clean up the sides/edges of your lips as a reverse lip liner. I’m not over exaggerating when I say that this changed my life once I figured out how to use this technique for my lips. This is what creates that nice, clean, sophisticated and sharp finish to all of my lip colours including natural/nude lipsticks!

  • Own IT

I know that I sometimes find myself over-analyzing and spending too much time trying to perfect my lipstick of which there isn’t anything wrong with checking, but all in all its about how YOU approach your look before anyone else. Please do not let anyone make you feel like you can’t wear any lip shade, as I am here to tell you that you can pull off ANY lip colour/makeup look for that matter! Makeup is art, its fun! And if you’re enjoying your bubblegum pink lip moment, you’ve just gracefully pulled off a lip colour some would never dare to wear! And that’s the secret 😉

PRODUCTS USED:

FOUNDATION – Loreal True Match Super Blendable in 8N Cappucino

CONCEALER – MAC Select Cover-Up concealer

POWDER – Loreal True Match Super Blendable Powder (underneath the eyes, to brighten)

BRONZER/BLUSH – Sleek Bronze Block in Dark

HIGHLIGHT – Any cream highlighter will do, mine is, unfortunately, unbranded but I like to use a fluffy blush brush to apply the product to the tops of my cheekbones – this method does not move my foundation or concealer!

LINER – Poundland (surprisingly good! lasts ages and I’m on my second purchase)

MASCARA – Poundland (I’m not joking when I say that this product actually lengthens my lashes!)

LIP – Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense in 36 (no lip liner used! ^-^)

Hope this post gives you some tips/inspo on rocking a bold lip this spring! I’d love to know your comments/thoughts on this look!

This makeup look is actually inspired by CHANEL’s Spring-Summer 2018 Pré-Collection promo shoot featuring Camille Hurel 

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Lots of love,