Monday, 18 February 2013

It's all about the eyes!

Hello everyone!

Hope you're all okay! As I sit here in my onesie whilst scoffing my face with a box of chocolates, watching the box set of Made in Chelsea with the beautiful  scent of my Yankee candle lingering around my room (I sound like such a loner, I know), I thought I would write to all of you lovely people. Today's post is going to be about a party eye look that I have created using my urban decay naked palette. The one thing that I love about going to parties is the time spent beforehand getting ready. I love doing my make-up, hair and choosing what outfit to wear and even though it's only for a few hours, it's so worth it! 
Coincidentally, I was supposed to be at a sixth form party tonight but I can't go because lately I've been so busy that I haven't had any time spent at home with the family so I've decided to stay in and spend my night with the mother.

I have created a shimmery smokey eye using 3 colours from my urban decay naked palette: half baked, smog and creep.

First, I start by using 'half baked' on the base of my eyelid, which is a shimmery golden colour, by using the Real Techniques base shadow brush. I love Real Techniques brushes because they apply make up so smoothly and make it simple to apply. After I've put my base shadow on, by using the Real Techniques deluxe crease brush, I apply 'smog' into the crease of my eye. 'Smog' is a dark brown eye shadow with a slight shimmer to it which helps define the eye when applied to the crease. The darker crease shadow is great paired with the golden base colour.
After I apply the eye shadows, I use a dark black colour called 'creep' as eyeliner. Rather than using a liquid eyeliner, this eye shadow helps soften the eye and blend in. To apply this, I use the Real Techniques pixel-point eyeliner brush which is a small thin brush to neatly line the eye. After this is applied, i blend the eyeliner in slightly with the eye shadow to create a smokey eye effect.

Following this I apply my usual mascara and the look is complete! I've started wearing this look to most parties now as it goes with most outfits and the shimmer is perfect for parties!

So there you have it, my party look! Hope you all have a lovely week and I'll speak to you soon!

Charlotte xxx

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