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Monday, 27 June 2016

Product List; Purple and Silver Cut Crease

I just got home from Marrakech early this morning and I had an amazing time. As much as I love makeup free days I just cannot describe how much I missed playing with bright colours and glitter. I unpacked my suitcase this morning and my next port of call was taking out my makeup brushes and kit!

I created this purple cut crease with silver glitter and I'm delighted with how it turned out. It's been well recieved by you guys on my facebook and my instagram, so I decided to write an in-depth blog post telling you how I created this look and what products I used!

For anyone asking about what camera I use for makeup eye shots it is always my Nikon S9900 which I got in currys on sale for about €250! I will write a full review soon, but I adore this camera and it was worth every penny. It has some amazing features and really captures the detail of my makeup work.

I always start off my makeup by applying my brows. I think this helps to give structure to the face and you can also gage how much space you have to work with when applying eyeshadow. For heavy looks I always outline the shape first using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in 'Soft Brown' and then I apply the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in 'Medium Brown' in light strokes to give the appearance of brow hairs. The brow wiz is fantastic for quick and easy makeup applications!

Without fail every single day I get a watery eye and the only thing that has kept my eye makeup in place is an eyeshadow base. I have two favourites (a) MAC paintpot in Painterly/ Soft Ochre and (b) Urban Decay Primer Potion (Get the travel sized here (€11) or large sized here (€21))

To set the paintpot I used a white eyeshadow from Makeup Geek called 'White Lies'. This is super pigmented and holds the paint pot in place. It also helps to cover dark pigmentation and veins, and gives a great base and canvas to work on.

I then applied Makeup Geek 'Carnival' as a transition colour. I lightly dusted this at the top of the crease. As this is a light pink/purple colour it would help me blend out the darker shadows I planned on using.

I then used all purple matte shadows from the Morphe Brushes 35p palette. This is such an amazing palette and I was so impressed with the quality when it is at such a low price point. It has a beautiful mix of matte and shimmer shades, warm and cool. You can see it here.  I then used Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow 'In The Spotlight' all over the lid.

I used Inglot Gel Liner in #76 which is a white liner in the crease of the eye and in the waterline. This helped me to apply the glitter and for it to stay in place. It is strongly pigmented, easy to apply and best of all it is waterproof. You can get it here for €15. 

The glitter I used was from Mr. Price Ireland and you won't believe me but it only cost €1.50!!

*Disclaimer; This glitter is a craft glitter and not intended to be used on the eyes. I have had no problem with using this glitter and it has not irritated my eyes, but please be very careful using this product as it may cause a reaction.

I was lucky enough to be send these AMAZING lashes from Huda Beauty! These lashes are made from synthetic fibres and are 100% cruelty free. They can be used up to 12 times (I think mine have been worn 8 times at this stage and they still look brand new!). These lashes are gorgeously long and voluminous and are the perfect match for any dramatic eye makeup. You can get them here.

I applied a coat of Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara to blend my natural and fake lashes.

My absolute favourite brushes are Nima Brush, they are much loved and much used. I wanted to only use this brand of brushes to create this look. I used the Danielle Brush to apply my brows and liner. I used the Ali brush to apply a primer to my eyes and to apply highlight to the inner corner of my eye. I then used the Fuzz to buff the white shadow all over the lid. I used the Donna to apply my transition colour and another light purple shade. I then took my Jennie brush to apply a darker purple shade into the crease. Debs is a crease blender and this gave my shadows the perfect fade. The Yvonne is a finer liner brush which I used to apply the white gel under the crease and to apply the glitter. You can read my full NIMA brush review here and you can use 'ALLY15' at the checkout to save money!

I hope you enjoyed this blog and product list! I'm planning on doing a lot more of these in the future.
Lots of love,


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