The Sixties are back on the runways with a modern twist, so this month I am going to show you a fresh and bright look, which can be worn during the day and into the evening with a nod t o the ‘60s!
I always start by moisturising my skin. We’ve had some really cold weather recently so I am using a Nivea for dry skin. I usually only use this in the winter as it is very oily. I leave it on for about 20 minutes before applying my primer. Today I am going to use Prep and Prime from Mac as I’m heading out with the girls for afternoon tea and want my make-up to last all day!
I am going to prime my eyelids with Mac Painterly. As always I use a good amount to cover all of the lid right up to my brow line. My eyeshadow will now sit on top of this instead of soaking into my skin
in a few hours.
I have been dying to try out the new budget make-up brand Makeup Revolution! The range, which has just launched at Superdrug, consists of shadow palettes, lip glosses, nail varnishes and eye foils, and claims to contain formulas, ingredients and durability equal to the prestige brands… so here goes!
I have chosen the Redemption palette – essential day to night. I apply the bronze shadow all over my eyelids and up into the crease. I then work some aqua blue colour over this from the outer sides inwards. I want to be able to see the gold in the crease of my lids and also on the inner sides, to create a warm glow.
I’m not a huge fan of the brushes that come with most eye shadow pallets, so I always use my own.
As I am not going on a big night out, I am going to use my daytime foundation, which is Rimmel lasting finish. It lasts all day and is moisturising. Using a foundation brush I blend this into my skin. For contouring I am using Revlon colour-stay in Ivory. I add a little to the areas I want to highlight and then blend into my skin with a buffer brush. The T-zone is the best place to highlight and under the eyes to hide any dark circles.
I am applying a small amount of bronzer to the top of my forehead and just under my cheeks. This will give you a warm winter glow. Just remember not to go wild with the bronzer… unless you’ve just returned from a sunny holiday, in which case, go for it! For my cheeks I am using Mac Fleur Power – a pink peachy colour perfect for the ‘60s era!
Now that I have my foundation on I am going to apply a line of eyeshadow under my eye on the lash line. I am going to use the same aqua blue I’ve used on top. You can smudge this in with a blending eye
Eyeliner was huge in the ‘60s! With eyeliner, (liquid or gel if you have a steady hand, pencil if you haven’t) apply slowly, with small movements, brush along your lash line. Stop when you get the outer edge. You can now go back over your eyeliner and make the line thicker as you get to the outer edge and then add liner wings. Bring the wing up towards the end of your eyebrow line about half a centimeter. I am also adding a thick line under my bottom lashes with a small liner wing – a nod to Twiggy’s famous ‘60s image.
I am using a Rimmel eyebrow pencil which has become my new favorite. Make sure your pencils are always sharp so you can create clean lines. Creating the shape I want I gently fill in the gaps lightly to create a natural eyebrow look. I have found Rimmel’s new Scandal’Eyes Waterproof Kohl Liner for this, which I am now addicted to. It cleans up any raw edges on your eyebrows and I also use it on the bottom lash line to open up my eyes. It is definitely my best purchase this month!
The ‘60s were all about colour so I think its only right I finish this look off with a poppy red! Red really compliments the aqua blue in my eyes. I am using YSL Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre. This is a really
pretty daytime red with a little bit of shimmer for a fresh glow.
So there you have it! I’m off out to forget the January blues and have a fun girly day!
Hope you enjoy trying this month’s look!
Washing your brushes is so important; really you should do this every
few days. However sometimes it is hard to find the time to do this
especially when you need your brushes to be dry quickly for the next
use. To save time I dip my brushes into a small amount of surgical
spirit, this disinfects and cleans them really quickly. When you dip
them in, dry them with some tissue and you can use them again straight
away. It’s great for quickly cleaning an eye shadow brush especially
if you have used a dark colour.
I am really happy with how long the eye shadow lasted, I will
definitely be using these pallets again, and at only £4 each it is a
complete bargain! If you’re not near a Superdrug store you can
purchase online here www.makeuprevolutionstore.com
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