FESTIVAL MAKEUP IDEAS (Part One)

Let’s get one thing straight, festival season is quickly approaching and I cannot be any happier (not even exaggerating). It’s like celebrating my birthday 3 more times a year. I’ll be obvious and say that festivals can ruin either your white shoes (like it did mine, RIP) or white clothing because of all the dirty dust from the certain field or land that you’re on. Moving on, this is the first makeup look that I came up with in terms of festival makeup, which means that a definite part two is shortly on its way;

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I sat down last week and literally said to myself: “today you’re gonna practice re creating makeup looks for festival season” and very luckily, I came up with this glowy cool-toned alien looking makeup. I can actually say that one of my favourite parts of this look is the dots over each of my eyebrows, it’s such a unique touch. So anyways, when I sat down I didn’t have a clue what I was going to do so I decided to at least start by putting a cool- tone brown in my crease, and it just flowed easily from there. Then came the glitter, which is an older collection from Mac, and the most beautiful loose glitter I’ve ever seen in my life. It actually doesn’t apply like a loose glitter (which is super messy) but instead applies like a pressed glitter and goes on the lid like butter (gross comparison but y’all get my point). I then continued by doing a subtle wing with a coloured gel formula eyeliner from Smashbox, just to give my eyes a bit more dimension. Following that, I applied my favourite false lashes from Quo, and they’re my most-used lashes because of how beautiful and natural-looking they are.

Then comes the fun part…for the little alien dots above my eyebrows, I started with a jumbo eye pencil from NYX in Milk I believe, but seeing as it’s a jumbo pencil the dots were coming up way to big. So I switched it for a regular white Annabelle eyeliner, and was able to create much smaller dots. I wanted to add a fake lip ring so bad using the same eyeliner so I did, but had quite the struggle doing so. Seeing as I applied my lipstick first (obviously) it kept transferring on the WHITE pencil so every time I made one swipe of eyeliner in the desired area, I would wipe the transferred lipstick off, re apply, repeat. But none the less it worked so the 10 minute struggle was worth it.

To finish the entire look off I added a subtle highlight that I ended up layering over and over just to make it a little more opaque, and a dewy fix spray from Nyx to intensify the glow even more.

Just to give you guys an idea of how I decided to proceed with this makeup look once I knew I wanted to do something different…this is the look that I essentially was following by the end, mainly for the dot placements and fake lip ring:

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Source: Jamie Genevieve on Instagram

Who else is excited for festival season?!

Thank you guys so much for reading and until next time xxx

Caro

Simple Everyday Makeup Look

Bonjour!

For this article I wanted to incorporate the makeup look that I do pretty much everyday; whether it be for school or work. I find this super easy to do for days that I’m running late or days that I just want to be comfortable and easy breezy. The only time I’ll force myself and glam it up is if I’m going out for drinks or dinner, pretty much for occasions, but I will make sure to show you guys how I do my makeup for nights out. My essentials for any simple makeup is a few coats of mascara and a medium-full coverage concealer, because that’s like the foundation to any look (for me personally).

Here are the steps that I always take in order to achieve my everyday makeup look:

Step One:

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Firstly, I start by moisturizing my face with this Clinique lotion that I could literally not live without; it works great for my dry skin and doesn’t leave my face feeling tacky once I apply it. Right after I apply the lotion over my entire face, I continue with an under eye cream from Jouviance. Although I don’t have dark circles, I still find my under eyes a bit dull and flat (especially after an all nighter of studying), so that’s why I went with a cream that was a 3 in 1. When I apply this light cream, my under eyes suddenly become vibrant and alive. Plus, it helps my concealer blend a lot better with a creamy base.

I go on to complete step one by doing my brows (the most important part). I start by brushing my eyebrow hairs as per normal, making sure to have a “clean” surface to work on. I then outline where I want my eyebrows to start and finish with a liquid eyebrow pencil in the colour Light, by Stila. I can’t even remember the last time I didn’t use this for my brows and don’t want to, considering my life dependency on it (dramatic but true). To fill the outlined area of my brows, I then use the Benefit Brow Duo in Light as well, which I’ve also been re-purchasing for the longest time.

Step Two:

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This step is crucial for me, seeing as concealer is like my foundation and I usually cannot leave the house without it. I use the Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous in the shade Fair, with my newest black beauty blender, which I definitely see myself re-purchasing very soon. I apply concealer under my eyes in little triangular shapes and gently apply the excess on my cupid’s bow, lower forehead, and chin. To set my entire face I take Rimmel’s Stay Matte powder in translucent, which is amazing for a drugstore powder.

Step Three:

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For my third step, I do my contour, blush, and highlight which is personally my favourite step because you could do the most minimal contour and highlight, or you could do them super dramatically, all with the same products and brushes. For my contour I use the L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Contour in Light, and I apply this with my contour brush from Real Techniques. Unfortunately the contour powder, of this duo, can be used up very quickly so I am currently looking for a single contour powder that would replace this one. I then apply light blush to my cheeks with this Personelle muted pink, almost a light brown shade that is very pigmented and really smooth. To finish off this step, I apply highlight to the highest points of my face, meaning my cupid’s bow, the tops of my cheek bones,  down the bridge of my nose and right under my brows, with the highlight shade in the same contour palette from L’Oréal.

Step Four:

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Last but not least, I will curl my lashes with this ancient eyelash curler from Revlon and apply one generous coat of mascara, with the L’Oréal Telescopic mascara in carbon black. I wait a good 5 minutes for that coat of mascara to dry, until I go back in and curl my lashes again to get them as long as possible. Then I usually take the Lash Sensational mascara from Maybelline and go in with another generous coat of mascara, and VOILA.

This is the finished look…

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What’s your go-to product that you can’t go a day without? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time xxx

Caro

INTRO TO THE BLOGGER WORLD

Expressing myself has always been an issue for me ever since I was young; either I cared about what people would say about me or I just followed others in order not to get judged. That’s not what I’m about anymore. I’m about expressing what I want and when I want (respectfully of course) all while inspiring others to do so to break the stigma of discrimination and disrespect. Unfortunately, judgement will always be around to remind us that some people will never want to see happiness in themselves or others, but I’ll try my damn hardest to ignore it.

Although this blog is mainly going to consist of fashion and beauty related subjects, you’ll also see content that revolves around food, fitness, books, and other lifestyle related things. I was going to continue the blog that I had already started about 2 years back but, it doesn’t really match my personality anymore or the person that I am today, which is why I’m turning over a new leaf and starting fresh.

Until next time xxx

Caro