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MAKEUP EDIT: GLITZ GLAM, BELLA HADID INSPIRED LOOK

Happy December 1st, everyone! Party season is here and so I thought why not start of the festive looks with one that I have been obsessing over recently. A glitz glam smokey eye inspired by model, Bella Hadid created by makeup artist, Hung Vanngo.  


This look is quite dramatic although, something I liked about the eyes in particular was that it focuses on the depth and contrast of the outer edge – as opposed to a full, closed-off black smokey eye. It really gives you the opportunity to brighten up your eyes and create that jewel tone brightness effect with the sharp placements of shimmery silver eyeshadow.   

So, for anyone who’s not into black smokey eyes but would like to start incorporating more black eyeshadows into slightly dramatic looks, this is a great option to try out! All you’re doing is spending time on building and defining your eyes with black eyeshadow right onto the crease of your eyes, as if you’re expanding the width of eyeliner. This will make your eyes stand out and appear more feline. 


Since the shape of the eye look is very distinct and defined, I opted for a more flawless base and made sure to create a golden glow that complemented the cool-toned eyes with my skin tone. I used my trusty lip balm trick mixed in with a little bit of a coppery/golden highlighter from Sleek’s contour palette in Medium to achieve this result.  

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Hope this look gives you some festive makeup inspo! Be sure to let me know in the comment section below what you think. Is this something you’d rock for an event like New Year’s Eve? Or would you rather prefer something like a classic smokey eye? I’m just curious 🙂

Random thought: I really can’t believe how close we are to the new year it’s just… lol but anyways.

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,

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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Thank you all so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,