Purple Glitter Smokey Eye

MAC came out with a new formulation of eye shadows called Dazzleshadows last year. Most of them sold out within minutes but I managed to get Cant Stop Don’t Stop which is  gorgeous cranberry/purple colour.  When I first used these eyeshadows I wasn’t that impressed I was expecting some serious colour and glitter. The best way I have found to apply them is with a damp brush and then press them into the lid.

To create this eye look I used

Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette shade Peanut Butter (my ride or die shade for all looks)

MAC Swiss Chocolate to deepen.

MAC DAZZLE SHADOW in Cant Stop Don’t Stop on the lid.

I used the Maybelline Gel liner to hide my lash band. Lashes were Ardell Demi Whispies!

What do you think of this look? Its a little different from my usual warm toned smokey eyes.

Catrice Absolute Rose Eyeshadow Tutorial


Here is a look I created using the very affordable Catrice Absolute Rose Eye shdaow Palette.This is a very soft, subtle rose toned smokey eye.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my youtube channel to see more make up tutorials

Products Mentioned in the video:

Base:

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

MAC Blot Powder in Medium

Blank Canvas Contour Palette

MAC Soft and Gentle highlighter

Eyes:

MAC Soft Orche Paint Pot

Catrice Absolute Rose eyeshadow Palette

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

MAC Teddy Eye kohl

Lips:

MAX Factor Lipgloss

Cranberry Smokey Eye

IMG_4005 IMG_4006

Im a huge fan of a smokey eye but a cranberry smokey eye is probably my most worn and most loved smokey eye. Unusual I know, but i just love the pop of colour and its something unusual.

So for this post Im saying embrace colour and let’s get our smoke on!

To crete this eye look, I used all MAC cosmetics eyeshadows. The shades I used to create this look were Cranberry, Sketch (deep purple) and Wedge (soft brown).

1. Apply a primer to your lids, I used MAC Soft Orche surprise surprise!

2. Apply wedge into the crease with a fluffy brush this is going to be our transition colour.

3. With a flat shader brush apply cranberry (isn’t it beautiful) all over the lids. I like to pat it on to get an intense colour.

3. Blend Blend Blend with the brush you used to apply Wedge (fluffy brush)

4. Apply sketch to the outer third of your eye with the other side of your flat brush, you could use a clean one but Im too lazy!

5. Blend Blend Blend the outer corner with the same fluffy brush.

6. Apply wedge to the lower lash line with a pencil brush

7. Apply cranberry to the outer half of the lower lash line with a pencil brush.

8. Voila ladies you’re done!

 

You can add liner if you wish I didn’t in this picture but sometimes I do. Its up to you!

Tell me what you think of this look and if your recreate it tag me in it or #laurenaalice so I can find it!

 

The Newest Additions to my MAC Palette |Blanc Type, Nylon and Sketch

DSC00091

Many of you may know that I purchased a 15 pan eyeshadow palette from MAC so here are three eyeshadows I picked up on my latest trip! I only have four spaces left in my palette! Any recommendations would be hugely appreciated.

Shades:

Blanc Type (matte white)

Nylon (Shimmery cream)

Sketch (deep purple)

Where I use them?

I use Blanc Type as a highlight on my brow bone as I prefer a matte highlight there.

Nylon is the perfect inner corner highlight!

Sketch is the perfect colour to deepen a smoky eye, to give  some more definition in the crease.

Mani Mondays #6 Save the Nail

20131103-183721.jpg

20131103-183727.jpg

I have been waiting to post this weeks mani monday since friday. I am loving this colour by Barry M. It is called 341 Cappuccino. It is gorgeous grey purple kinda of like a warm taupe. I just can’t top staring at my nails.

Also into todays post I am showing you what I use in my manicure routine but I am going to keep that until next monday. So you can follow me on or on twitter where I tweet about my new post all the time.

Whats on your nails this week? Tweet me a picture of yours nails.