11 January 2014

FOTD #7: In-depth Description & Tips

Today's post is a tutorial on the make up I wore. I wish I could say I was going somewhere special but unfortunately, after finishing my exams it's back to work for me! Anyways, here's a detailed post of how to create this look with a few interesting (I hope) tips along the way. It's pretty long but I really wanted  to include everything.

Within this post there are a few mentions of previous posts and reviews. If you would like to read these first click herehere and here






Skin Prep:
I begin by moisturising with Simple's Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser. I apply 2-3 layers on the drier areas of my skin.

 ♡ While I'm waiting for this to dry, I neaten my brows by plucking any stray hairs using my Benefit tweezers (highly recommend it!)


When the moisturiser dries I apply some of Benefit's POREfessional (review here)


I let this settle for 5 minutes and apply Rose&Almond Oil Vaseline to my lips in the meantime. This is to prevent foundation getting on to my lips and to keep them hydrated before applying any lipstick.




Face Makeup:
I squirt Mac Pro Longwear (NC15) onto the back of my hand to heat up the product. Using the stipling foundation brush from my Inglot set (post here), I buff the product into my skin. I begin with a thin layer, adding more after the concealer only if necessary.


I breathe on my ring finger and swirl it around my Catrice Camouflage Cream pot (010 Ivory). This heats up the product so that it will adhere perfectly to the skin on my face, blending beautifully. I pat it on any red areas.

I apply an Une Beauty undereye concealer to any purple hues on the inner part of my undereye area. This product is made from 99.2% natural ingredients! I swipe a bit on my hand to warm it, and using an Inglot concealer brush (post here) I apply it in a quick,patting movement, barely lifting the brush from my skin.
Using an FCUK kabuki brush, I buff Collection Pressed Powder (18 Ivory) to my T-zone and anywhere where there is concealer. You can use a small blending/fan brush to lightly apply it on your undereye concealer if you wish.

Using Benefit's Benetint (review here), I paint a stripe onto my cheek and quickly pat and blend it using my middle finger, a process which I repeat on my other cheek. I love the natural glow that comes from this product but unfortunately if you have any spots/red patches on your cheeks I feel it settles on these areas and highlights them.

After these steps, I look something like this:





Eyes:



I apply "Half Baked" in the crease of my eyes, blending it into the inner corners of my eyes.
I pat "Verve" all over my eyelid (love this shade!)
"Chopper" is patted into the inner 2/3rds of my crease.
Using the same brush, I pat "Suspect" into the outer 2/3rds of my crease and eyelid. I use the blending end of the Urban Decay brush to blend "Suspect" outwardly.
Using a more detailed brush, I draw a winged cut-crease line in "Snakebite" in my outer crease.


I blend this using "Suspect". I then reapply "Chopper" to the inner crease and pat "Verve" on the eyelids close to the lashline.


With an angled brush from my Inglot set, I apply blackout  to my lashline. I also create wings with connect to the edge of my eyeshadow.
I brush a healthy dose of Benefit's They're Real (review here) mascara to my lasheroos, pushing the brush as close to my lashline as poss! If you want to apply mascara to your lower lashline, wait for the top application to dry first. This prevents smudging.



The highlighter I use is a shimmery pink from Benefit's Smokin' Eyes set.


Copying a technique Marilyn Monroe's makeup artist, Whitey, used, I draw an outward line on the outer corner of my lower lashline (like an upside down eyeliner wing). I draw this in brown using an Essence brow pencil (02 Brown- post here). This creates the illusion of a shadow, like your eyes are being weighed down by your lashes. You can apply white shadow between both your wings to enhance this effect.

I fill in and brush my brows using Maybelline's brow pencil in Taupe



Lips:
I line my lips with an Essence lipliner (07 Cute Pink).


With an Inglot lip brush (post here), I apply a berry shade of lip creme from a lip palette of theirs. Unfortunately it has no name but you can see from the pic below!




And there it is, a detailed Face of the Day with a few tips along the way! Hope you enjoyed reading, sorry it's so long!




If you enjoyed feel free to follow using the social media buttons to your right!
As always, all comments are read and replied to :)


* Although there is a lot of Benefit products in this post I would like to state I do not work for or have anything to do with the company. Just a fan of their products like a lot of other people :)




146 comments:

  1. Amazing look :)

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  2. Nice make up!
    Would you like to follow each other with GFC?
    Please let me know on our blog so we can follow back!Thank you:)

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    1. Thank youu! I left a comment on your blog girls ;) x

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  3. You did amazing with the makeup you look stunning.
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  4. your make up is so precise! love your step to step tutorial! xo

    im a new follower ^^

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    1. I'm glad you liked it, I'm your new follower ;) x

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  5. Great colors! You look amazing!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  6. This post is awesome!! I've recently started writing my new blog as I would love to get into journalism!!
    Please take a look!!
    Much love
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    Fiona xx

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    1. Thank you! Ill have a look now :) x

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  7. Hello, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and saying hello!
    Of course we can follow each other, I’m following you now on GFC (number 79) so now it’s your turn to follow back!
    Thanks for this tutorial, your make up looks perfect!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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    1. Thanks for your comment, I am following you back doll :)
      Thank youuu, I'm glad you like it! X

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    1. Awwh thank you doll, appreciate it! x

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  9. Amazing make up, it looks perfect on you!

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like it! x

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  10. You're so beautiful! Your makeup came out flawless and so pretty :)

    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I really like yours! I'm now following you on GFC and Bloglovin.

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! Anytime, I am following you too :) x

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  11. great post dear,love the makeup.Makes you look so beautiful
    followed via gfc
    kisses & keep intouch

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    1. Awh that's so nice to hear, thank you! I am following you back girls :) x

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  12. Your skin is soo flawless and your make up is fab! Love your necklace, such a nice touch. And yes I would like to follow you :)

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    1. Awhh thank you that's so lovely to hear!! For just €4 I had to have it!! Following you too :) x

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  13. Hey! Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog they were so sweet and really made me smile! I would love to follow each other! Your blog is so cute and you are so pretty! Would you like to follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin? I would also love it if you could like my Facebook page! It would really mean the world to me! :) Tell me when youre following and I will be sure to follow back!

    Lots of love!

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    1. I'm glad you liked my comment, aim to please! I am following you on all of the above so please return the favour :) x

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  14. I am so in love with this look! I would love to follow each other!

    x Angela
    www.bouncingbrunette.wordpress.com

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  15. That's a gorgeous make up look! Sure I'd love to follow each other! I followed you on Bloglovin, FB and Google+. My links:

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/bellapummarolablog
    Bloglovin: https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/9824875/bella-pummarola
    http://bellapummarola.blogspot.com/

    Thanks and have a lovely day :)
    Anett

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    1. Thank youuu, following you back :) x

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  16. Pretty!!!!! Thanks for your visit... yes!! I follow (google + and blog) follow me?.;)

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  17. Wow loved your Eye and Lip makeup dear :)
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  18. That eyeshadow is so beautiful! I really want the naked 2 palette!! I'm now following you because I really like your blog:)
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  19. really good make up and love the necklace!

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  20. nice post:)

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  21. Amazing make up ;o
    Of course we can follow each other. Im following you :)
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    1. Thanks! I'm following you back :) x

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  22. Hi! Thanks for your comment on my blog! I think you're a good make up artist! I love the eye shadows you've choosen, and the red lipstick is so cool too! It's like a rebel but not that much look! :)
    So, I wanna see more posts like that, I'm following you!x

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    1. Awhh thank you that's so lovely to hear! I'm so glad you like :D I am following you too Mery :) x

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  23. Great make-up! looks super pretty on you! xoxo

    Check out my blog! Fantik

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  24. You look like a china doll, spotless!

    I've just followed you,
    I would be happy to see you in my list as well!

    xoxo,
    Froso
    Style Nirvana

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    1. Thank you Froso! I am following you back and left a comment on your blog :) x

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  25. Beautiful make-up !

    Kisses:-*

    Magda

    http://misskitin.blogspot.com/

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  26. Beautiful make up!)Cool!Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know in my blog. xoxo
    http://www.elationofcreation.com/

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    1. Thanks Alena! I'm following you on GFC, your turn :) x

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  27. Incredible style and blog! :)

    I would like to invite you to my blog! I would be so happy if we support each other!
    I will follow right back and I will like your page on Facebook from my personal account when you do so, just let me know!

    My Blog: http://renetakanevska.blogspot.co.uk
    Bloglovin: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/7081543/?claim=jfjwc4zvgyu
    My Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/rkanevska

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  28. amazing makeup <3 and your necklace is so shiny, love it! I follow you via GFC, hope that you'll follow me back :)

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    1. Awh thank you, that's so nice to hear! X

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  29. Just followed you on GFC and Bloglovin! I wish you a lot of success! xx
    I am waiting for your like on FB and Bloglovin, dear! :P

    My Blog: http://renetakanevska.blogspot.co.uk
    My Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/rkanevska
    Bloglovin: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/7081543/?claim=jfjwc4zvgyu

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    1. Thank you Reneta I am following back on all three mediums. I look forward to seeing your posts! X

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  30. OK I just want to marry you you are sooo beautiful omg *.*
    It's a great idea to follow each other, please let me know if you follow me and I follow you right back :)

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    1. Haha that's so funny, thank you! I am following you now :) x

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  31. Great blog!! :)
    Feel free to follow:
    http://www.katesfashiondiary.blogspot.de/

    Kate ♥

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  32. You look lovely!!
    Will try this on a night out.

    {Teffy's Perks} X

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    1. Awh thank you! Link me to a picture if you do! X

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  33. Nice look! Great detailed post!

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  34. Wow, you are one absolutely GORGEOUS girl !!! I love your look-- you look like you belong in Vogue.. your skin looks like porcelein lol So jelly ;)

    i just got the urban decay naked eye pallette and am STOKED to try it out already. I have been wanting it for the absolute longest, but never could really afford it and i have so many other BH Cosmetics eye pallettes-- so this pallette wasn't really at the forefront of my list. Now that i have it, i am wondering why i never made an effort to get it sooner because i can create so many looks that match SO many different outfits of mine!

    Thanks for sharing pretty lady :)

    Rica x0x
    www.LaBellaVitax0x.blogspot.com

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    1. Awh you are too kind! It's not like that without makeup trust me haha. I was the same! I recently found agood dupe for Naked 2, post coming soon ;) I'd love to see any looks you've ceeated using the palette, please leave links if you do!
      Anytime girl, thank you for your lovely words! X

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  35. what a gorgeous look!! Who doesn't like getting a little made up, even if it is just for work? We absolutely love the way you did your eyes, and we'll definitely have to get our hands on that mascara because your lashes look AMAZING!!

    www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Story of my life haha! Yes it has fab results, I always get compliments when I wear it! Thanks for your comment :) x

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  36. Amazing Look ,love the Eye Make up :) ,you look wonderful!
    follow new ,mind follow back? :)

    kisses

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! I'm following you back :) x

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  37. so pretty!!!

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  38. So stunning! I love your look!!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  39. you look so pretyy, love your eye makeup :D


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  40. hi !
    really great make !

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  41. Nice post!! great great look, love the makeup!!!

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  42. Thanks for your visit :)

    I follow you back !

    Kisses.

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  43. Nice post, lovely make-up

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  44. Have a good blog and do a great job.
    If you want we could follow, please let me know on my blog.
    Thank you very much, greetings,
    http://prettytendency.blogspot.com.es

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  45. I like your necklace and make up
    Of course we can follow each other. Follow me, let me know and I'll follow you back
    =)
    new post: http://tupersonalshopperviajero.blogspot.com.es/2014/01/pink-and-burgundy.html

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    1. ... although now I see... we are already following each other =)

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    2. Hahah what a coincidence! Thanks for your comment! x

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  46. Brilliant blog, great posts and beautiful proprietress! What to want more ...
    I'd love to follow you (bloglovin + GFC) and welcome to visit my
    blog about fashion - KatherineUnique.blogspot.com.



    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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    1. Thank you for your comment Katherine! I am following you back on GFC :) x

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    1. Thank you Ju Lu! I have entered your giveaway and I am following you :) x

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  49. sure follow my blog n i will follow back

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  50. Amazing make up, thank you so much ! :)

    Of course I would like to follow each other, just follow me and let me know, I follow you right back :) <3

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    1. Thanks Sofia, following you now :) x

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  51. I like you make-up :) You look amazing ;)
    Anyway, would you be interested to follow each other?? Do let me know [:
    http://sisterrforever.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Iris I followed back :) x

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  53. Awesome, you're very talented :))
    I'm your new follower now :D
    Cheers,

    nunkhalida.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad you like it! I'm following back :) x

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  54. Your makeup is so pretty!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    <3

    http://thehauterebel.blogspot.com

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  55. Great post! The lipstick is gorgeous colour. Love your blog...followed! I have also nominated you for the sunshine and versatile awards on my blog, the post will be up very soon so please check it out and follow!xxx

    http://kissmesunday.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much Plearn! I have followed back and commented on your blog :) x

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  56. lovely post! thanks for your comment. sure i'd love to follow each other.
    following you now on gfc, would be great if you follow me too :)

    http://kinssy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Gladyssia, I am following you too :) x

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  57. Perfect make-up!
    Would you like follow each other on GFC?

    http://smileewithus.blogspot.com/

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  58. Lovely tutorial Hannah!

    Do you want to follow each other on GFC and bloglovin?
    www.Styledrug.co.uk

    Nicola
    X

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  59. Amazing makeup!

    Federica
    http://www.thecutielicious.com/

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  60. lovely makeup!:) the color of the lipstick is just gorgeous!♥ oh and I didn't know you had also google+! I follow you;)

    www.Lorietta.cz

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    1. Thank you! You can find it in Inglot's Freedom range in one of their lip palette's! I do indeed, thanks for following doll I'm following back! :) x

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  61. Lovely makeup, i followed you via GFC, i hope you can follow back.

    sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, thank you sarah I'm following you back! x

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  62. wow, your make up is amazing! now following, your blog is great, love the design xxx

    Florals & Corals

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    1. Awh thank you so much Lucy! I'm so glad you like it! x

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  63. Great post, helped to prepare for evening out in a short time! Thx ^^

    www.anjage.blogspot.com

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    1. Awh that's so great to hear I'd love to see pics if you have any :) x

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  64. Love your neckless
    soo gorgeous

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  65. Such a glam make up!

    Following from GF :)

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

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    1. Thank you! I'm following back :) x

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  66. This makeup look is so so gorgeous, oh my goodness!!

    <3 emma
    emma-loren.blogspot.com

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