Daytime Glam Makeup Tutorial

There are many occasions where us girls (and guys), are required to get dressed up to the nines, but it’s daylight outside… Which leaves many of us thinking ‘what makeup do I go for?’

For instance, a Wedding! You’re a guest and you want to look your best, but you don’t feel comfortable slapping on your regular evening-makeup. You know you are going to be photographed so you need something glam just not OTT - but what?

OR, you are off out on a lunch date, where your face needs to look flawless, like it did in the dim lighting of the club where you first met your hot date last week, but only this time you can’t get away with the heavy contour & black smokey eyes!! Argh!!! 

Fear not… I have you covered!
Whether you have hooded eyes, mono-lids, almond shaped eyes or even round eyes, you can all sport style of eye makeup. You may just need to tweak the shades to suit your skin tone. 

A soft smokey eye with glamorous lashes will give your face exactly what it needs to feel and look beautiful.
Lashes for daytime might seem daunting at first, but I promise you they will look super! It’s all about the lashes!!!
The key to making this look soft is to use lighter shades to create the smokey eye, drop the usual dark liquid eyeliner and opt to darken just the roots of your lashes with a dark Brown / Black powder or Kohl.
Also, substitute the Black along the waterline for a Cream or White eyeliner - not only is this more flattering for daytime, it will also make your eyes appear bigger! 

This WILL transform your regular evening eye-makeup into stunning daytime glam! Then, in the evening you can easily amp-it-up by simply darkening your waterline and adding a little liquid liner across your top lid! 

I have added in links below to all the products used in this tutorial. I always try to grab a UK link as they often ship to the EU also. And then a worldwide link, usually US based, but most ship worldwide. 

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

F17 Camouflage Concealer Brush - Blank Canvas Cosmetics USE DISCOUNT CODE ‘SHONAGH’ FOR 10% OFF

MAC Shaping Powder - Emphasize

Zoeva 134 Pro Fusion Brush - Available online as of January 11th 2016

MAC Vanilla Eyeshadow

E24 Flat Shader Brush - Blank Canvas Cosmetics USE DISCOUNT CODE: SHONAGH for 10% OFF

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette - Strange, Nooner, Darkside

MAC Wedge Eyeshadow

E26 Blending Brush - Blank Canvas Cosmetics

E23 Pencil Brush - Blank Canvas Cosmetics USE DISCOUNT CODE: SHONAGH for 10% OFF

Tarte Cosmetics Inner Rim Brightener Pencil

Urban Decay Ink For Eyes (24/7) - Perversion  

Zoeva 240 Luxe Petit Pencil Brush - Available online as of January 11th 2016

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

MAC 35 Lashes

Peaches & Cream Singular Lash Inserts:

MAC Nylon Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

Soap & Glory Kiss Ass Concealer

Zoeva Pro 134 Fusion Brush

MAC Pro Sculpt Defining Powder

Zoeva 130 Luxe Contour Definer

Benefit Hoola

Milani Blush - Luminoso

F15 Blank Canvas Contour / Highlight Brush Cosmetics - ‘SHONAGH’ for 10% OFF

MAC Patisserie (Matte)

MAC Patenpolish Lip Pencil Innocent

MaskCara Beauty 

Last week I received this alluring bundle from MaskCara Beauty.
If you watch my tutorials, you’ll be sort of familiar with the brand having watched me create looks using their IIID Foundation palettes.

Cara Brooks, a beautifully talented woman, is the creator of Maskcara Beauty - aptly named, Mask‘Cara’.
She is a lover of all things beauty and has a very successful blog, which you can find here - 
Cara’s blog contains a whole host of helpful posts! Whether you want to learn how to HAC (aka highlight & contour), tackle your tresses, or apply self-tan for that perfect golden sun-kissed glow, she has you covered! 

Cara loves to help women embrace their beauty! As if giving you tips and tutorials on how to get the perfect flawless foundation base wasn’t enough, she went one further and has provided you with the tools and products to do so!  

IIID Foundation Palette $45.00

Please excuse the swipe marks in this palette, I have used it a few times. 
This is the pre-built ‘Medium’ palette which contains an illuminator, blush, highlight and contour shade. I’ve had this particular palette for a while now, and the shades in the pre-built palettes online have recently had a move about to accommodate more skin tones. So the list of shades in this palette may not match the order of the ones online. 

* Pearl - Illuminator 
* Sunlit - Highlighter
* Pink Grapefruit - Blush
* Walnut - Contour

The highlight and contour shades are cream foundations, so you would go straight in with these onto your face, there is no need to apply a liquid foundation first.
You probably read the word ‘highlight’ and assume that it’s not suitable for the entire face. It’s a foundation shade that is formulated to brighten your face, not add an extreme tippex white triangle under your eyes. 

I have a custom built palette next that contains shades suited to a darker skin tone: 

* Ruby - Blush 
* Shadow - Contour 
* Stone - Contour Creme 
* Wheat - Highlight

Just recently, Maskcara Beauty brought out individual pan refills that come with picturesque tin lids, that slide on and off. They can used to replace an empty pan in your Maskcara palette, or you keep them as individuals which makes them easy to transport in your purse! 

IIID Foundation Pan Refills - $10.50 each

I was fortunate enough to receive an array of the new pan refills, as well as their new brushes, and another of my favourite latex-free sponges!! 
Here are the pans: 

I just adore these, and I think they are super convenient! Whether you’re a pro who wants to carry around a minimalistic kit, or if you’re simply a lover of makeup, these tins are the ideal size! 

The last colour I have to show you is a favourite of mine, and it’s not for those who like to shy away from blush - that’s for sure!
This blush is called, Dahlia. 

The Completed Look! 

Here is my ‘before & after’ using the Maskcara Beauty IIID Foundation pans, including blush & illuminator:

For full details on this natural but flawless looking highlight & contour foundation base, click here to watch my tutorial! 

crookedantenae-deactivated20120  asked:

Hi I'm looking for a natural look make up tutorial and you seem to be REALLY amazing at makeup do you think you could make a tutorial on that? Or if you already have could you send me a link to that? thanks : )

Hi crookedantenae,

There are many ways to do a “natural look”, and for me it means clean-looking skin, and subtle lids and lips. The overall effect makes you look fresh and healthy, and people should focus on your glow rather than your makeup.

The look I did above did not come with step by step instructions, but you can follow the “Low Maintenance Date Look” tutorial, and just replace Step 6 with soft beige-bronze shadow!

Optional: Soft contouring at the outer halves of the eye socket (the hollow curve just above your eyeball) with a slightly deeper brown or plum than the color on your lids. 



Here is the tutorial and product list to the makeup look I posted yesterday! 

* Nars Luminous Weightless Foundation
* Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit
* MAC Paint Pot - Soft Ochre
* E24 Flat Shader Brush - Blank Canvas Cosmetics USE DISCOUNT CODE: SHONAGH for 10% OFF
* MakeUp Geek Cosmetics - Peach Smoothie, Cocoa Bear, In The Spotlight, Shimma-Shimma, Bliss Blusher
* Crown Brush Syntho Blending Fluff
* F10 Small Socket Blender - Blank Canvas Cosmetics
* Crown Brush Angle Liner C160-1/4”
* Rich Brown Eye Pencil - MUD
* Bobbi Brown Gel Liner - Sepia
* E39 Blank Canvas Cosmetics Liner Brush
* Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz - Medium Ash
* Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
* Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers
* Jay Manuel The Everything Mascara
* Velour Silk Lashes ‘If You’re A Bird, I’m A Bird’
* MAC Sweet As Cocoa Blush
* Benefit Hoola
* Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector  
* MAC Subculture Lip Pencil
* Kryolan Lip 'N’ Cheek - Amaryliss


Hello Lovelies! This isn’t just for Valenties day! I think it’s a lovely alternative to a classic brown smokey eye, it’s a little warmer and more girly - hope you like it!

Simple First Date Look.

External image

Flo writes…

We've received lots of questions about what makeup to wear on a first date so I thought I would make a tutorial…

Skin: Dewy and Fresh

  • Use a tinted moisturiser for glowy natural looking skin.
  • Cover up under-eye shadows with a light reflective concealer. Recently I’ve been loving Maybelline’s Dream Lumitouch highlighting concealer. 
  • Use your normal cover up for any blemishes. 
  • Use highlighter on your cheekbones (If you don’t know how to use highlighter check out this post:
  • Use a cream blusher or lipstick on your cheeks for a fresh glow. You want to look like your blushing
  • Tip: Men hate caked on foundation so whatever you do make sure that the overall look is less than you would normally wear. You don’t want to look like you’re wearing a mask! Try a water spray if you’ve already overdone it. 

Eyes: Nice and Natural

  • Prime your eyelids and then do a natural smokey eye. I recommend using a matte brown in a similar shade to your natural eyelid as a base and then blending on some shimmery gold or lilac colour (you can pick another colour just make sure it looks soft). I recommend Inglot eyeshadows in Pearl or Amc Shine. 
  • Next take a eye pencil in a brown shade and apply on your top lash line and blend it out with a q-tip. 
  • Tip: put a little of the eye liner on the q-tip before you blend to make sure that you don’t wipe the product away!
  • Curl your lashes and apply mascara. If you want you can apply some individual fake lashes for a fuller flutter. They look super natural so you can get away with it! 

Lips: Creamy and soft

  • Apply balm to get your lips super hydrated and smooth
  • I recommend that you go for something with a little shine and hydration but stay away from gloppy glosses and strongly coloured lipsticks! (You can guess why!). 
  • Instead try something like 17’s mirror shine lipstick in Beehive or Lipstick Queen in 12 minutes. Both have a natural finish which makes your lips look full and kissable. 

Hope that helped and good luck on your first date! 


anonymous asked:

What are some good casual date makeup looks?

Great question :)

I would go as natural as possible. You want to highlight your best features. You want the guy to like you for you, not by looking like a birthday cake ^___^

For me personally, the eyes are everything. Make sure they open and alluring. You can do this by curling your lashes—this will make the eyes seem open. Using colors that go with your eye color will also make them pop! :D

and also: a key tip is to blend the eyeshadows! Start with the base color: Garnet all over the lid. Blend mauve and garnet into the crease. Add Cream as a highlight and Slate to the outer V of your eye if you want the extra WOW :)

I put this look together and I used the following:
Naked Foundation in 2.0
Rimmel Stay matte powder
Elf blush in Candid Coral
Hoola bronzer
Revlon lipstick in Wink for Pink
Tarte eyeliner in black
Lorac eyeshadow in garnet, slate, cream and mauve.

I hope this helped and don’t hesitate to ask any other questions!

Remember, stay Beautiful <3