Eyeliner Hacks

Eyeliner Hacks

Getting that thin, smooth and perfect line on your eye seems like such a daunting task to accomplish. You’ll be standing if front of the mirror for forever, trying again and again, when you finally get so frustrated you give up.

But don’t fret, because there are many tricks out there to perfect that eyeliner, no matter how horrible you may think you are at it. So never let your winged eyeliner make you later ever again.

First of all, pick the type of eyeliner you’ll be using.

There are three main types out there~ liquid, pencil and gel eyeliner.

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Then choose your colour.

Eyeliner comes in many shades, from black to glitter, so try choosing a colour that contrasts well with your eyes. For example, if you have blue eyes, stay away from blue eyeliner, try choosing a black or a brown instead to make your eyes pop.

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Always use an eyeliner technique for your eye shape. 

Figure out the shape of your eyes and see what style would give you the best look possible. Use the photo below to figure this out yourself.

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Use high-end makeup, not drug store brands.

The brand of makeup you use has a big effect on how well that eyeliner works, and how long it lasts. A liquid eyeliner at Sephora will last the whole day, maybe even the night as well, but an eyeliner from Cover girl might not be so lucky. So ladies make sure you use the best possible brands out there to get that perfect look.

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Use the edge on a credit card (or basically any card) to get that perfect flick.

If you want that winged look, but the shaky hand struggle if real, then use the end of a credit card to get that perfect line.

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Or use scotch tap if you’re really worried about messing up.

Just use a bit on the end of your eye and outline it with the eyeliner, when you’ve accomplished that perfect flick then carefully take the tap off.

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Or go free-handed. 

If you feel adventurous and up to the challenge, use your free hand, create an outline, the fill it in.

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Use dots. 

If you’re just starting out with liquid eyeliner, begin with dots. Then slowly connect them.

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Use a pencil eyeliner, and just fill in the edge of your eyes. 

If you want a natural look, but also want to make your eyes pop, then use a pencil eyeliner and trace the edge of your eye.

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If you make a mistake, use concealer or put a bit of makeup remover on a cue-tip. 

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And Remember~ don’t freak out if you make a mistake!

Try a second or even a third time. Practice makes perfect after all.

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Have fun trying out these little tips. You will succeed eventually in the eyeliner department, I promise, just be a bit patient until then. 🙂

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How to Get that Perfect Night Look

How to Get that Perfect Night Look

Finding the right look in terms of makeup, hair, clothes, shoes and accessories can be a difficult and daunting experience to endure. You probably spend most of the time standing in front of your closet trying on endless amounts of outfits, but everything you try on gets thrown in the no pile… well, am I right? I’ve definitely done this too many times to count. Lets not even get started matching it with the shoes and accessories.

Yes trying to find that outstandingly perfect look for yourself can be difficult, so in order to help you achieve that goal I’m going to tell you guys the steps I take to get ready. Also what my perfect night-out look is. 

Makeup

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Before I do anything I always like to get my makeup done and out the way. I prefer to go for a more natural look. A brown smokey colour for my eye shadow, maybe add-on some black liquid eye-liner, mascara of course. And for my lips a nude lipstick. To know the exact products I use check out my other post – Ultimate Makeup Guide here.

Hair

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I usually like to do something simple and pretty to my hair, either curling, straightening, or waving it. Sometimes I might add a braid in my bangs, a headband, or I might change the parting, but usually less is more.

Clothes

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Depending on where I go out my outfit is going to change according to the environment. If it’s a bar or a house party I would usually put on a nice pair of high-waisted jeans and a pretty top, one of my favourite casual dresses, or a little skirt and a crop top. If a club is the choice of the night a little tight dress, or a high-waisted skirt with a crop top is the go to outfit.

Accessories

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I’m in love with jewellery so I always have some form of bling on at all times. Big earrings, long necklaces, and a bunch of bracelets are my fav. I don’t usually wear rings but they’re also insanely fashionable. Basically any boho jewellery is my top pick for a night out.  (BTW owl earrings are my absolute fav).

Shoes

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If it’s a casual night a pair of my boots works perfectly, or a pair of flats. Or if the night calls for a more fancy look then a pair of pumps or my booty heels.

Coat

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Depending on the weather a coat is optional. For the fall I’d wear either my leather jacket or just a long sweater. For the winter my Aritzia Babaton Pearce Wool Coat is definitely the pick.

Bag

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My two options for a purse is either my leather back-pack, or one of my little leather bags that goes over my shoulder.

I hope this will help you guys plan that perfect look for the up-coming weekend. 🙂

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Ultimate Makeup Guide

Ultimate Makeup Guide

Hey beauties. 

I know trying to find that right foundation or the perfect eye shadow to fit your personal needs can be very strenuous and frustrating, so I thought i’d share what I use on a daily basis to give you guys some tips on what to purchase.

My makeup routine consists of completing my face, eyebrows, eyes, and lastly my lips. This whole procedure takes about 20 minutes, so it won’t take up much of your time. All of this makeup is high-end, so you can definitely hope for the ultimately best finishing product.

Smashbox High Definition Liquid Concealer

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I usually put my concealer under the dark circles under my eyes, and some imperfections on the face. So after all the flaws on your face will be invisible. 

Clinique Acne Solutions/ Mac Pro Longwear Foundation

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Both of these foundations are top-rated. The Clinique Acne Solutions is great if you’re looking for a lighter coverage, but if you need something heavier Mac Pro Longwear Foundation is the best option. 

 Clinique Blended Face Powder

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I love this powder because it’s very light, and will blend into your face perfectly giving you the best natural look; which everyone is striving for.

Mac Bronzing Powder

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Contouring a bit of the bronzer with an angled brush or even a powder brush will give you a great look that is perfect for everyday.

Anastasia DIPBROW Pomade

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I have most definitely fallen in love with this wax, just add a bit to an eyebrow brush and apply it to your brows.

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

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Basically any eyeshadow palette would work; like Naked for instance. But blending the more natural colours of this palette onto my lid and crease gives me such a natural and pretty look. I can now say that this palette will always be apart of my makeup routine.

Estee Lauder Automatic Eye Pencil Duo

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I have this eye pencil in walnut brown, just add a bit to the end of the upper lid for a natural look.

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

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Any top-end mascara would give a beautiful look, but I love how this one makes my eye lashes look so long and adds so much volume.

EOS Lip Balm

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Add a bit of lip balm at the end to add to the look, I don’t like a lot of makeup on my lips so EOS’s are perfect for me. I have so many of them that I might even have an addiction.

I hope you guys have fun giving this routine a try, I promise you will achieve the best results possible.

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