Saturday, 6 March 2010

School Look

This is my au-naturel(ish) look that I use for school. I really like Bobbi Brown, so I usually use her make-up for foundation, powder, concealer, blush, etc...(basically everything for the skin). Her products look really natural and beautiful and they make you glow before applying any type of eye/mouth make-up. For all my looks, I start by applying concealer under my eyes(I use an eyeshadow, its the Bobbi Brown 'Shell, 17' I use it for everything: blush, concealer and eye shadow). I then apply the Bobbi Brown 'Extra Light Tint' tinted moisturizer, everywhere except where I applied the concealer. Then the powder(I use my mother's which is a bit too orange for me, its Bobbi Brown Powder 'Sunny Beige, 2'), blush(the one I used as concealer, and a pinker shade on top; 'Nectar, 11'), eyeshadow(n° 7 from Boots), eyeliner(a nice turquoise one, or black one, usually liquid) then mascara. 

That looks like a lot, but turns out it doesn't take that long - usually it only takes me 5/10 minutes. I sometimes use a lip colour(Barely Plum Lucious,05 also from Boots) but only when I have time because I put on make-up before breakfast, so I need time to eat and  brush my teeth before applying lip colour.

Here is what it usually looks like:

Strawberry Eyes

Ok, so after looking around the internet for more ideas(I have a very limited imagination when it comes to make-up), I came across this, which looked really good and didn't look too difficult. However, I thought that it would be hard to do on yourself so I did it on my usual guinea pig, my sister.

This is what the idea looked like originally:

I attempted it, and ended very pleased with the results actually! But she is a very impatient guinea pig and decided that she couldn't be bothered to sit for another half hour while I was trying to recreate the make-up from the photo, so we ended up only doing the make-up under the eyebrow.
Here are the results:

I did the dots with liquid eyeliner, which in retrospect isn't the best idea. I realised a bit late that this make-up needed some planning; I did the pink eyeshadow first, only to realise that the dots should really be filled with white. I also didn't realise that its VERY hard to take off eyeshadow in a very small area, especially since that area is contoured with liquid eyeliner, which smudges with water.... I'm so smart. Anyway, it didn't end up too  badly, but I really want to do it again. My sister has a very green eye, so maybe next time I'll try it on that eye rather than on the brown one.