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Perplexing plum – Spring makeup tutorial

Published April 18, 2015 by majormakeupmadness

Hey guys,

So today im going to do a plum, smokey daytime look, inspired by this elf baked eyeshadow i found in my eyeshadow drawer the other day. Its a really rich plum colour, however it always seems to blend into the most gorgeous smokey eye.

ps. Since last time i bleached streaks of my hair and put a pink dye in them (though it went red).

So lets get started!

1) Apply your base makeup (foundation, concealer, powder -> all that jazz) and define and fill in your eyebrows. I’ve recently been using 2 different colour eyebrow pencils to create more angular brows. SAM_7946

2) As the UK is actually getting hot weather (what is this sorcery?), I always make sure i double prime my eyes. By this I mean, using an eyeshadow primer, and then using a cream base on top so my eyeshadows really stick to my eyes and dont crease.


3) Next I apply a light champagne colour to the inner half of my top and bottom lashline. SAM_7950

4) Next I use a shimmery plum on the outer half of my lid and then I also apply it in the crease. SAM_7951

5) Then I apply a matte cream eyeshadow under my brows as a highlight. SAM_7955

6) Next i smudge a soft black shadow across my lashline. Ive been doing this alot recently, even though im going to apply eyeshadow, it makes the look more smokey and blended.SAM_7956

7) I apply black liquid liner across my top lashline, then a black gel eyeliner in my waterline.SAM_7961

8) Next I curl my lashes and apply mascara. SAM_7962

9) Next I apply some whorelicious false lashes. A couple of years ago I wouldn’t have even considered wearing the size lashes that I do now. #thuglife SAM_7963

10) Next I contour with a matte bronzer and shimmery highlighter. I apply the darker powder across my forehead, at my temples, under my cheekbones, down the sides of me nose and heavily under my chin (we gotta hide those triple chins).

I next apply a light pink blush to the apples of my cheek and blend it backwards. I do this so the cotour and blush blend together.


11) Then I applied a dark pink lipliner just outside of my natural lip line. I then fill the rest of lip in with a light pink lipstick. Using my finger i blend these together so it looks more like a gradient.

Thanks the finished look! SAM_7973SAM_7976SAM_7972

Products used:

.Estee Lauder double wear foundation- Bone

.MUA corrector- peach

.Collection lasting perfection concealer- cool medium

.Rimmel stay matte pressed powder- warm beige

.Collection pressed powder- fair

.Sleek contour kit- light

.Mac powder blush- well dressed

.Rimmel eyebrow pencil- Hazel

.Rimmel eyebrow pencil- Dark Brown

.Too faced shadow insurance- candlelight

.Mac pro longwear paintpot- painterly

.Too faced naural eye palette

.Elf baked shadow- Burnt plum

.Mac eyeshadow- Beauty marked

.Loreal superliner-black

.Avon supershock gel eyeliner- black

.Loreal telescopic mascara- black

.Revlon clear eyelash glue

.Red cherry eyelashes- 47

.Mac lipliner- soar

.Mac lipstick- cremecup

Thanks for reading, I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!



Gothic Greens…

Published September 14, 2014 by majormakeupmadness

Hey guys,

So I get really excited over Halloween, I love the decorations, costumes, pumpkin carving and especially the baking. However when it comes to dressing up I find it much more interesting to be something not scary, because then you can have much more fun with it. I’m still deciding what to be this year, I’m thinking about being lady gaga, or a snail (A bit of a difference I know!). If you have any suggestions, Id love to hear them!

So as I prefer to be something un-scary for Halloween I find myself getting my fix of ‘goth makeup’ before Halloween, like im going to show you today.

I know this is unrelated but today I bought tickets to see Paul Hollywood on his tour today and I cant wait! So im in a particularly good mood. To further this good mood im wearing my cookie monster t-shirt, £5 at Primark!

So lets start the tutorial:

1) Start of fresh faced and apply moisturizer. SAM_7323

2) Next I apply my foundation, concealer (mainly to my under eyes) and setting powder.  SAM_7329

3) Next I fill in my eyebrows with powder. (The boring parts over soon I promise!).SAM_7331

4) Prime your eyes with eye primer then a light cream base. You could use white or if you have darker skin a light/medium beige will do the trick.SAM_7333

5) Next apply a turquoise shadow all over your lid and lower lashline. I’m using more of a green turquoise.  (holy hell look at the end of my eyebrow here :O).


6) Next I apply a shimmery dark brown to my crease and blend. Then using the same colour apply to the outer third of my eyelid to create an outer ‘V’ shape. SAM_7341

7) Next I apply a little bit of matte black eyeshadow to the outer third of my lower lashline for a smokey look. (what a mouthful…).


8) Next I apply a matte cream eyeshadow under my brow bone as a highlight. I also apply a shimmery white to my inner corner to brighten my eyes up. SAM_7344

8) Next using a black gel liner (because that’s different of me…) and draw a medium thickness line across my lashline. he then line my waterline with a pencil gel liner. I tend to always use gel because its more long-wearing and smudge proof than pencil or liquid liners. SAM_7347

9) Next I curl my lashes and apply LOTS of mascara.

SHOCKER ALERT, a tutorial where im not using falsies, who would have thought, eh?


10) Next I apply black lipstick. this is take 2 because the first time I got over-confident and thought I could overdraw my lips. SAM_7352

11) Next I apply bronzer all over my face (because my foundation was too light for me), I apply more under my cheekbones.

I skipped blush because I think dark makeup almost looks better when you have no colour in your cheeks; the point isn’t to look natural and glowy when you’re wearing black lipstick anyway!

I hope you enjoy the finished look! SAM_7364SAM_7362

Products used:

Clinique even better foundation- 01 Albaster

Collection lasting perfection concealer- cool medium

Rimmel stay matte powder- peach glow

Avon glow bronser- medium rivieria

Nyx eyebrow cake powder- taupe/ash

Too faced shadow insurance- candlelight

MAC pro longerwaer paintpot- painterly

Mac eyeshadow- shimmermoss

Urban Decay Naked 2 palette (foxy, booty call, snake bite, blackout)

Maybelline gel liner- black

Avon supershock gel eyeliner pencil- black

Maybelline mega plush volume mascara-black

Barry M lip paint- 37

Thank you for reading, have a fabulous week!


Easy summer makeup!

Published August 5, 2014 by majormakeupmadness

Hey guys,

Long time no see, how have you all been?

Last time I mentioned anxiety getting me down and it is actually getting better, ive been prescribed some tablets which help me sleep so that’s good. Ive also been watching the TV show ‘The 100’ since I last posted. In the UK they’ve only showed up to episode 4 or 5, but im not gonna lie…I watched all 13 epsiode online in a weekend. I actually like it, Im not a big TV person (other than a good bit of Jeremy Kyle ❤ ). My favourite character is Lincoln, me and my friends have this joke that I am the grounder pounder to Lincoln (the pounder grounder). It comes from the episode where Murphy calls Bellami’s sister a grounder pounder and that BY FAR is my favourite line.

So yeah, thats enough chit chat for now….

Today I was going out with a friend shopping and then making cheesecake (oreo cheesecake, you jelly?) so I thought id show me doing ‘quick makeup’, which is rare because im more of an ‘all or nothing’ girl, i’ll either go super-stripper with my makeup or wear none at all.

So here it is:SAM_7279

It may seem like a lot of products but I did my makeup today in about 20 minutes? For me this is good.

1) FRESH FACED TIME. Start with a freshly cleansed face. Im using a bar face wash from Clinique at the moment. SAM_72552) Next I apply a tinted moisturizer all over my face and neck. I’m using one from benefit which has spf15 in, if your base product doesn’t have spf, us a facial suncreen before. SAM_72583) Next I apply liquid concealer under my eyes,on my nose, on the apple of my cheeks and on my chin. This is where I completely ruin the whole ‘au naturale’ look because I like to have NO DARK CIRCLES. Its the price I have to pay I guess. SAM_72604) Next I apply a translucent powder all over my face and neck. I tend to apply lots more powder than I need because I know that within an hour of wearing my makeup it will be nicely matte and not over powdery. SAM_72625) Next I apply bronzer to my temples, under my chin, around my nose and primarily under my cheeks. I usually use bronzer then a darker contour powder for my cheeks, but im keeping it quick and easy today. SAM_72636) Next I use a medium brown eyeshadow to fill in my brows. I have a love-hate relationship with my brows and this is definately a day im not liking them, so please excuse them! SAM_72647) Next I curl my lashes and apply 2 coats of black mascara to my top and bottom lashes. BRIGHTEN UP THEM PEEPERS.SAM_72718) Next I apply false lashes with black eyelash glue. The black lash glue looks a bit like eyeliner once the lashes are on, this saves time and means you need no eyeliner! SAM_72749) All thats left is applying a red lipstick! Personally I don’t think I can pull off bright red lipstick the way some people can, so I opted for a more subtle raisiny red. WALLAH, THE FINISHED LOOK.SAM_7281SAM_7303

Products used:

Benefit you rebel lite tinted moisturiser

Collection lasting perfection concealer- cool medium

Essence all about matt translucent powder

NYC bronzing powder- sunny

Natural collection eyeshadow- crushed walnut

Maybelline colossal cat eyes mascara- black

T mart false lashes

Revlon eyelash glue- black

Elf mineral lipstick- Royal Red

Thank you for reading, I hope you all have a fabulous week!


Prom get ready with me 26/06/14

Published June 27, 2014 by majormakeupmadness

Hey guys,

I appologize for not posting in forever, long story short I had lots of exams and have really bad anxiety, so I had about a month of no sleep. But the exams are over now and im gradually dealing with anxiety.

Now for the exciting stuff, yesterday I had my prom. And whilst prom is often built up to be more than it is, I enjoyed getting ready and 4 hours with new and old friends at prom.

As always, I’ll post the finished makeup look first. SAM_7149

Now to start with no makeup!


Foundation (believe it or not I tried not to over-do it with foundation).



Concealer, under my eyes and a bit on my cheeks so ‘blank out’ my skin colour so I could add in colour later with bronzer and blush.




Translucent Powder



Eyebrow wax,powder and setting gel.  This is a monumental moment because I actually like how my eyebrows look here.Image

Eye primer



All that glitters eyeshadow all over the lid and on my lower lashline.Image

Woodwinked in the crease.



Satin taupe in the outer crease and lid. I also put it on the outer half of my lower lashline.Image


Browbone highlight with Brule.   *unexpected lighting change*Image


Now for an inner corner highlight!Image

Now for liquid liner on my top lashline and black gel liner on my waterline (Because yano apparantly I cant do anything different with eyeliner).



Next for my favourite part, Mascara and eyelashes. I can even tell you how much I love Ardell demi wispie lashes.


Bronzer time.


Neext I apllied a darker contour colour and placed it under my cheekbones and under my chin (because I dont recommended double chins for prom).


Now for a bit of matte coral blush on the apples of my cheeks. I blend it back into the contour so it all blends into eachother.


All thats left is lipstick. Im not the biggest fan of lipgloss so I skipped on that. Image

For my hair, I curled it in sections and back-combed the hair surrounding my face. I then used a ton of hairspray, potentially enough to create another ozone layer.



I promised to show what I was wearing in an earlier blog posted when I briefly talked about prom. I had a bit of an adventure finding dresses. The one im wearing was actually my third prom dress. The first I saw in person but they didnt have my size so I ordered it online (it was by Jane Norman by the way). The next I got from Victorias dress, £25 shipping (I almost died when I saw that) and £70 for a custom made dress which was completely different from the picture and made me look like an obese fairy it was this one > http://www.victoriasdress.co.uk/a-line-high-neck-sleeveless-tulle-party-dresses-with-ruffles-fj921.html

In a third attempt for a prom dress, I went shopping in person and despite it not being very prom-like I bought a flamingo dress by the brand Henry Holland.

So here are some pictures I took before I went to prom:


SAM_71591Dress- Henry Holland   £45   (Size 18 if anyone was wondering…)

Shoes- New Look   £12.99

Clutch- Accessorize   £22

Necklace- Elements  £8.99



Maybelline baby skin primer

Revlon colorstay foundation- Buff

Collection lasting perfection concealer- cool medium

Paris Berlin concealer palette

Rimmel stay matte powder- Translucent

NYC bronzer- sunny

Sleek contour kit- medium

Sleek blush- coral

Smashbox brow tech- taupe/soft brown

Too faced shadow insurance- candlelight

Mac paintpot- Bare study

Mac powder eyeshadows- Brule, All that glitters, woodwinked, satin taupe

Eyeko skinny liquid liner- black

Avon supershock gel eyeliner pencil- black

Maybelline colossal cat eyes mascara- black

Ardell demi wispie eyelashes

Maybelline lipstick- Tantalizing Taupe


So a very long post from me today.

If you have any ideas/requests for future posts, please comment below.

Thank you for reading. Have a nice weekend guys!



Awakening Easter makeup tutorial!

Published April 19, 2014 by majormakeupmadness

Hey guys,

Sorry for not posting for 2 weeks, but exams are coming up EWWW. But regardless, I have an easter tutorial for you guys today. The only sad thing is that I only went out to the corner shop for about 10 minutes, so I did all this makeup for just a cashier and a few cars passing by to see…great….

Ok, so I feel like ive been stuck just using neutral colours recently so I wanted to use some brighter colours as easter is all about the rebirth of living things and its like the rebirth of me using colourful eyeshadows again. I didn’t plan out this tutorial, It just came about by the lilac eyeshadow im using in the look. Its funny how little things inspire you.

As always, here’s the finished look:SAM_6975

So lets get started:

1) Apply a good eyeprimer to your lids.Image

2) Apply a wash of a pearly ivory colour from your lashline to your brow (feel free to use a slightly darker colour like a beige if you have darker skin).


3) Using a damp, flat eyeshadow brush, apply a metallic champagne colour across your eyelid.Image

4) Apply a pearly lilac to your bottom lashline. The champagne and lilac should meet at the corner of your eye.Image

5) Next using a turquoise gel eyeliner, I line my top lash line from my inner corner to the outer edge of my eye. Image

6) Next im NOT going to use black eyeliner on my waterline (SHOCKER), Im actually going to use a nude colour as it gives your eyes that ‘awake’ look.



7) Next curl your lashes and apply mascara to your upper and lower lashes.Image

8) Now for my favourite bit… LASHES! Id recommend using a clear eyelash glue as we’re not using black eyeliner. However I only have black glue so I just had to use a hella lot of precision.Image

9) Next I contour my: cheeks, chin, forehead and nose with a dark matte bronzer. I then apply a little bit of light pink blush to the apple of my cheeks.



10) Now for the lips. You can do any lip with this look really, I couldn’t decide between lilac or berry. But I was feeling the purple vibe so viola…


And that’s the finished look!

Products used:

.Maybelline baby skin primer

.Clinique even better foundation- albaster

.Paris Berlin concealer palette

.Collection lasting perfection concealer- cool medium

.Maybelline the matte maker power- ivory

.Avon glow bronzer- medium riveria

.Mac powder blush- well dressed

.Nyx eyebrow cake powder- taupe/ash

.Too Faced shadow insurance- candlelight

.Stila eyeshadow- kitten

.Accessorize colour icon eyeshadow- iris

.Urban decay eyeshadow- virgin

.Avon supershock gel eyeliner pencil- aqua pop

.Rimmel scandaleyes eyeliner pencil- nude

.Maybelline volum express mascara- black

.Tmart lashes

.MUA matte lipstick- wild berry

.Barry M lip paint- 129


I hope you all have a FABULOUS Easter, and thanks for reading!




Prom makeup tutorial! – 2 lip options.

Published March 8, 2014 by majormakeupmadness

Hey guys, So I couldn’t decide whether to do a colourful spring tutorial, or a prom tutorial. But as me and my friends have been scouting around for dresses recently I thought this was more relevant. Despite my prom not being til late june, I know some peoples are as early as april, so I thought it would be a good time to do one.

For this tutorial ive included 2 options, the eyes aren’t colourful so I though youcould get away with red lips or a soft pink. Id personally go for the pink, but each to their own. Here’s the 2 looks:

Look 1

Look 1

Look 2

Look 2

Both looks are exactly the same apart from the lips, so lets get started!

1) After doing your base and eyebrows, prime your eyelids. Make sure you use a long-lasting primer. SAM_6570 2) Next apply a pearl-finish ivory colour across your entire eyelid. SAM_6578 3) Next apply a warm matte brown in your crease and blend. SAM_65864) Next apply a bright gold underneath your lashline. I applied quite a lot but go with the amount you’re comfortable with.SAM_6594 5) Next apply a shimmery white eyeliner in your inner corner. This really brightens up your eye, and if you dont do this step usually- you should! I think it’s universally flattering. SAM_6596 6) For my top lashline I draw a medium-thickness line across my line and get thinner towards my inner corner. If you want to wing the liner out, go ahead. But winged liner isn’t flattering on me personally. For the waterline, use a gold eyeliner. I didn’t have a gold liner so I used white then put the same gold eyeshadow that we just used, and patted that on  top carefully. SAM_66007) Next curl your lashes and apply 2 coats of black mascara to your top and bottom lashes. Afterall, A girls gotta have her mascara! SAM_66048) Next  apply long fake eyelashes to my top eyelashes. I use black eyelash glue, however its quite fiddly so if you’re new to false eyelashes I suggest you use a clear glue so you can tell if you got it everywhere! SAM_66079) Next contour your face with a matte bronzer. Please, please, PLEASE do not use an orange-toned bronzer. It will make a classy look appear tacky and unflattering. SAM_660910) Next apply a blush which looks natural with your skin tone, for me its a light peach. Here’s what id recommend:

.Fair skin- matte earthy brown

.Light skin- matte peach

.Medium skin- matte coral or bronze

.Dark skin- matte muted plum SAM_6611 11) If going for look 1, line your lips with a nude lipliner (and slightly exaggerate your lips if needed) and then apply a lipgloss slightly lighter than your natural lip colour.SAM_6623SAM_6627 12) For look 2, use a matte red lipstick/lip crayon and apply to your lips.SAM_6617SAM_6613   Those are the finished looks! I hope i’ve helped you out if you’e looking for a prom look. Oh course, this isn’t restricted to prom, it could be a going out look or Im just wearing it normally today!

Products Used:

.Benefit porefessional primer

.L’oreal Infallible 24hr foundation- 120 Vanilla

.Collection lasting perfection concealer- Cool Medium

.Elf complexion perfection powder-cool

.Avon glow matte bronzer- medium riviera

.Nyx powder blush- Angel .Nyx eyebrow cake powder- Taupe/ash

.Too Faced shadow insurance- candlelight

.Naked 1 palette (virgin,buck,half-baked)

.Elf studio cream eyeliner- black

.MUA colour intense eyeliner-snow white

.Maybelline one by one mascara

.T-mart lashes   http://www.tmart.com/10-Pairs-Same-False-Eyelashes-P9_p187107.html

.Model co nude illusion lip liner

.Elf hypershine lipgloss-joy

.Revlon colorburst matte balm- Striking

Thanks for reading and your continued support. xxx

Sweet and stylish, Doll makeup tutorial!

Published January 25, 2014 by majormakeupmadness

Hey guys,

So today I couldn’t decide whether to do a valentines day tutorial or another tutorial. However, I decided it was slightly too early for a valentines day look quite yet, so I thought of something else – a sweet, doll-inspired look.

Dolls are usually know for their big eyes, porcelain skin and pink lips. So I combined all them factors and added my own touch on it and came up with this:


Its quite a simple tutorial, but at thee same time it’s something I wouldn’t usually wear. So If I did a tutorial on it, you could decide whether it floats your goat or not.

So lets get started!

1) First prime your eyes with an eyeprimer. Make sure its either translucent or matches your skintone. We dont want cooured primers as it may not make the finished result look as ‘pure’,Image

2) Next I apply a pearly white shadow to my lid, lower lashline and underneath my brow. Make sure your white shadow isnt glittery, it will make it look too frosty.


3) Thats it for eyeshadow, so now onto eyeliner. Apply a VERY thin line of black liquid liner to your top lashline. This is for definition and to the lashes will blend in with the liner. Also apply a white pencil liner to your waterline. This will give you that awake, wide-eyed effect, because no doll is ever tired…


4) Next take a black pencil liner and liner your lower lashline. I never usually do this.But its kind of like extending your eye. Image




7) No contouring for this look, as much as I love it. I just apply a bright pink blush to the apples of my cheeks.Image

8) Next I apply a bright lipstick to finish the look. ImageImageImage

Thats the finished look! I hope you enjoyed. For the hair I straightened it, then curled it with straighteners near the ends.

Products used:

Makeup forever mat velvet+ foundation- 20

Collection lasting perfection concealer-light

Elf complexion perfection powder-cool

MUA powder blush- marshmallow

natural collection eyeshadow- crush walnut (used for eyebrows)

Too faced shadow insurance

Urban decay eyeshadow- virgin

Collection 24 hour liquid eyeliner- black

MUA intense eyeliner- snow white

Mac eye kohl- smoulder

Maybelline the rocket mascara- black

Tmart eyelashes

MUA lipstick- shade 3

Hope you enjoyed! Have a great weekend.