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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.

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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.

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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!

XOXO

Easy, One shadow Smokey Eye!

Published January 31, 2015 by majormakeupmadness

Hey guys,

I feel like every time I start a post I murmur about infrequent posting. But yeah, life happens, yano.

Anyways, today I was super pumped because I was going to a vintage warehouse, where they have loads of vintage clothes and furniture and oh… it was so great. I got some sequin pumps FOR £3 Holla holla .

If you have anywhere like that near you, GO AND BECOME ENLIGHTENED. Im actually going to a vintage fair next weekend with my friend klara. What is it about ‘vintage’ things that have gotten me so excited at the moment?

Ok so now for the tutorial:

1) As always, start off fresh faced. Brace yourselves.SAM_7752

2) Next I do my whole face routine (foundation, concealer, powder) and my eyebrows. I didn’t show this because it doesn’t really change.  BTW do you like my mario necklace?SAM_7758

3) Next I apply an eyeprimer to my eyes as a base for my eyeshadow. I then apply a thin layer of translucent powder on top on my eyelids.  I don’t usually do this, but as I’m only using one eyeshadow, I want to be able to really blend it out to make it smokey. The translucent powder just helps the colour blend much more smoothly. SAM_7762

4) Next I apply the copper shade on my eyelid and under my lashline. Then BLEND to your hearts extend. I ran a fluffy crease brush across my eyelid and up above my crease.

You’d be amazed the effect you get with just one colour.SAM_7766

5) Next I apply a shiny pearl eyeliner in my inner corner to brighten up my eyes. SAM_7770

6) Next I apply a brown eyeliner pencil to my top lashline and in my waterline. You could smudge the eyeliner to make it look more smokey.However, If you’re incredibly lazy like me, a leaving it does the trick. SAM_7772

7) Next curl your lashes and mascara them babies up! SAM_7780

8) And by sticking to tradition, I apply some fake lashes and once they’re on, I secure them in place with another coat of mascara. Be proud, these lashes are very unwhorelike for me. SAM_7785

9) Next I contour my face with a matte bronzer to add some dimension to my face.SAM_7789

10) Next I apply blush to the apples of my cheeks and blend backwards.SAM_7793

11) To finish the look I slightly overdraw my lips with brown lipliner, then apply a nude lipstick on top. Ta da!SAM_7804SAM_7812SAM_7806

Thank you for reading!

Products used:

.Revlon colorstay foundation- 120 Buff

.Paris Berlin concealer palette

.Mac pro longwear concealer- nc20

.Rimmel stay matte powder- 001 translucent

.Avon glow bronzer- medium riveria

.Mac powder blush- peachtwist

.Rimmel eyebrow pencil- Hazel

.Nyx eyebrow cake powder- taupe/soft brown

.Too face shadow insurance- candlelight

.Mac pro longwear paintpot- painterly

.MUA eyeshadow- copper

.collection work the colour eyeshadow pencil- vanilla sky

.Mac eye kohl- teddy

.Maybelline the falsies mascara- black

.Tmart lashes & revlon eyelash glue

.Mac lipliner- stripdown

.Mac lipstick- Jubilee

I hope you have a fabulous weekend, take care!

XOXO

-Hazel

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).

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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…).

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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?

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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!

XOXO

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).

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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!

XOXO

 

 

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:

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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.

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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…

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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

5) MASCARA TIME!

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6) Next I apply lashes. TOTALLY NOT PREDICTABLE FROM ME AT ALL.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.

XOXO

Get Ready with me – New years eve!

Published December 31, 2013 by majormakeupmadness

Hey guys,

I hope you all had wonderful Christmases! And if you happen to read this before we’re in 2014, then have a jolly good start to the new year!

Its the time to make new years resolutions, that hopefull, last more than 5 days in 2014! My resolutions include:

. To have a healthier lifestyle (and lose lots of poundage whilst im at it!)

. To get my hair in much healthier condition.

. To better myself by learning new skills and learning more and more. It may not seem like it but im a massive geek. Especially with      science. Love the stuff.

. To be a nicer person, and do nice things for people, even strangers.

. Learn how to handle my anxiety better.

 

What are some of your resolutions? Or are you one of those people who think they’re pointless?

So anyway, lets start this get ready with me with a ‘final result’ photo:Image

Now from the beginning!

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I then wore a a short black skirt, burgandy top and a leather jacket. I actually did this about 1pm today and went to watch Frozen with some friends, then to Pizza hut, because Pizza hut is the land of GLORIOUS pizza. And my hair was curled today. I said i wouldnt die it to help it get better, but i put some pink through the ends of my hair, but it just looks slightly red.

Products used:

. revlon colorstay foundation combination/oily- 120 Buff

. Mac pro longwear concealer- Nw20

. Rimmel stay matte powder- Peach glow

. Sleek contour kit- medium

. Mac powder blush- Well dressed

. Natural collection eyeshadow- Crushed Walnut

. Too faced shadow insurance- candlelight

. Benefit creaseless cream eyeshadow- rsvp

. Naked 3 palette (strange,nooner,darkside)

. Mac eyeshadow- freshwater

. MUA pearl eyeshadow- shade 10

. Collection 24 hour liquid eyeliner- black

. Mac eye kohl- smoulder

. Too faced glitter (I couldn’t find it on the website!)

Avon supershock mascara- black

Tmart lashes- http://www.tmart.com/10-Pairs-Pro-Makeup-Natural-Long-False-Fake-Eyelashes-Black-P32_p143450.html

Loreal colour riche lipstick- Cheryl’s nude

 

Thanks for reading! Have a fabulous new year. Its 11pm as im writing this, so not long now!

XOXO