Whilst I'm not ready to embrace the hot drinks and dark evenings that come with Autumn, the makeup is definitely something I can get on board with. Berries and burgundies are my absolute favourite shades to use for makeup so Autumn is easily my favourite season for makeup. It's been a while since I've done a beauty post on here so I figured it's about time that I share. Perfect for the weekend, here's a striking eye makeup tutorial looks impressive but is actual really easy to do. Step-by-step photo guide after the jump!
First thing's, first. The key to getting a vibrant, deep, eye shadow colour is to use a white base, especially if you have dark skin. It helps the colours to pop and look more vibrant (quick tip: the same goes for bright nail polishes, especially inexpensive ones which tend to be a bit thin. Use a white colour as the first layer and for an extra pop!). A creamy, white eyeshadow pencil will also help eye shadow to stick to your lids more to prevent fallout (when eye shadow dust falls off your eyelids onto your cheeks - so annoying!).
To apply the white base, first dab the pencil onto your ring finger and then use that finger to
lightly dab colour in the centre of your eyelid. Then using the same finger, gently blend the colour back and fourth until it evenly coats the entire lid. Always use your ring finger when working around your eyes as it is weaker than your index finger and you'll be less likely to pull the skin which can cause wrinkles - ("boo!"). To avoid the unsightly crease line associated with cream eye shadows, simply avoid taking the white colour onto the crease of your eyelid. Instead, stop just short of the crease as we're going do put a darker powder there anyway.
Finally, finish the look with your favourite mascara. My is Maybelline Define-A-Lash which has sadly been discontinued in the UK buutttt... after reading my favourite blogger Kenza's makeup post this week, I was reminded that you can buy them on eBay which is exactly what I intend to do. I can't wait to get my hands on some! I'm gonna get some for my mum too to go towards her Christmas package. She'll be over the moon, she loves it more that I do. Hope she doesn't read this post... If she does - oops, sorry mum!