30 Day Makeup Challenge – Week 2 –

So I made it through the first week and I have to say it has been quite fun. So in week two it got a little more interesting with trying to figure out how I would make some of these wearble in the office…

Day 8. Turn Back time – The 1960s changed the face of fashion. Vidal Sassoon made the bob a popular hairstyle for women, the bikini became the popular choice of swimwear, sideburns were a thing for men and Twiggy brought modelling to a different level. It’s truly safe to say that the 1960s was a decade of change that continues to inspire people today. Having always been a major fan of this era (as well as the 50’s) this inspired me to create the look below:

turn back time

1. Primed my eye with MACs paint pot in Soft Ochre

2. Packed on Silver by MAC all over the lid and into the crease then patted Blanc Type again by MAC over the top

3. Just above my crease I created a new one by marking it in with a soft Khol black eyeliner pencil and smoked it out

4. Made the crease stronger by setting it with Carbon by MAC and blending it out

5. Lined my upper lash line with Rimmel’s Glam Eyes liquid liner in black and flicked it out to create a cat eye effect

6. Took the same soft Khol eyeliner and lined my lower lash line and blended that out then lined my water line

7. Finished off my eyes by coating my lashes heavily with Chanel’s Inimitable mascara

8. Final touch being St Germain by MAC on my lips

Day 9. Femme Fatale – by definition a Femme Fatale is a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. The femme fatale today is still often described as having a power akin to an enchantress, seductress, having some power over men. To me, when I wear a my favourite red lipstick I can feel myself channeling the above…

femme fatale

1. Primed my lips using my favourite lip scrub by Sara Happ

2. Applied a generous amount of Lucas Paw Paw Ointment so as to nicely moisturise my lips

3. Finished off by applying a red lipstick in colour Garnet by Gorgeous Cosmetics

Day 10. I’m a Barbie Girl – What little girl didn’t play barbies, dress her up, brush her hair and admire her… I know I did – back in the day. So for today she was my inspiration:

barbie inspiration im a barbie girl

1. Primed my eye with MAC’s paint pot in Painterly

2. Put MAC’s Cork and Quarry into my crease

3. Took a bright pink and fuchsia colour from Coastal Scents 252 Ultimate palette and blended that just above my crease

4. Using the same Coastal Scents palette I took a pale white shimmery colour and placed that all over my lid

5. Lined my lashes using Rimmel’s Glam Eyes liquid liner in black

6. Coated my lashes with Chanel Inimitable Mascara in black

7. Placed a pair of Ardell lashes in 120 Demi black

8. Finishing off the look by placing a mixture of Mac’s Candy Yum Yum and St Germaine.

Day 11. Favour Me – While this look is a mixture of all my favourite products, its mainly a focus on the base that I do most days. So here goes:

favour me

1. Start off my ensuring my foundation has a decent starting point by priming my skin with Embryolisse 24Hr Miracle Cream

2. Then taking MAC’s Studio Sculpt Foundation (my colour is NW 25) and mixing in a little bit of MAC’s Strobe Cream – I apply that with my Beauty Blender all over my face and blend into my neck

3. I then prime my eyes using MACs paint pot in Soft Ochre

4. Taking MAC’s Blanc Type I apply that all over my lid and up to my brow bone – cutting my crease with a mixture of Cork, Quarry and Smut

5. Then lining my lid using Rimmel’s Glam Eyes liquid liner in black and finishing off my eyes – coating them with Chanel’s Inimitable Mascara in black

6. Taking my Bobbi Brown Corrector I conceal my dark under eye circles finishing it with MAC’s Prolongwear concealer and setting it with Ben Nye’s banana powder

7. I contour my cheeks using a cream foundation by MAQ Pro from the 6 colour Fard Creme Foundation palette

8. Using MAC’s mac Mineralize blush in Warm Soul I apply it to the apples of my cheeks and sweep up towards my ear then highlighting my cheekbones with Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle

9. Finishing it all off by setting my makeup with a light dusting of MAC’s Sheer/Loose powder and a spritz or two of MAC’s Fix Plus spray

Day 12 & 13 – Smokey Jo and Bronze Goddess – Due to having some extensive dental work done on my teeth 😦 I had to merge day 12 into Day 13… there is nothing that says sexy to me like a good come hither – smokey eye. Its so simple yet so effective – if done correctly. I think one of the biggest mistakes women do is to put black eyeshadow on their entire lid and bottom and think they have a smokey eye. Sorry, this just doesn’t work. You HAVE to blend!! Also, don’t pile on layers and layers of black eyeshadow. You have to slowly build the color and blend in between. As for my bronze goddess look I wanted to get the effect of nicely sun kissed skin NOT looking like I had spent a year in a tanning bed or rubbing a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos on my face! So, to comeplete these two looks I did the following:

Smokey joe and bronze goddess

SMOKEY EYE

1. Primed my eye with Bobbi Browns Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Starry Night 5

2. Then I packed on a pretty shimmery silver black colour from my Coastal Scents 252 Ultimate palette across my lid (though photos don’t do the shimmer justice)

3. Lightly blended that colour up into my crease

4. Taking MAC’s Cork I blended that over the black into my crease to soften it out

5. I then tightlined my upper lashline and lined my lower waterline with Rimmels Scandaleyes waterproof kohl liner in black

6. Finished off my lashes with Chanel Inimitable mascara in black.

BRONZE GODDESS

1. Taking my Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel bronzing makeup base (a MUST HAVE for summer) under my foundation to give it that sun kissed colour without having to go with a darker foundation

2. Personally I don’t like using bronzers as a blush, so to get a more bronzed cheek but still keeping a slightly flushed look I went with MAC’s Mineralize blush in Warm Soul (such a gorgeous colour and suits most skin tones)

3. Finishing off by highlighting my cheek bones with MAC’s Soft and Gentle to help emulate a lovely glow to the skin.

Day 14. Green eyed Monster – Green was on the agenda today so rather than go for a green shadow on my lid I went for something a little different…

green eyed monster

1. Started off as usual by priming my eye with my faithful MAC paint pot in Soft Ochre and applied that all over my lid and up to my brow bone

2. Applied Blanc Type all over my lid and up to my brow bone

3. Taking MAC’s Rice Paper across my lid and over the top of that I put MAC’s All that Glitters

4. Cut my crease with a mixture of MAC’s Cork and Quarry

5. Lined my lid using Rimmel’s Glam Eyes liquid liner in black and flicking it out at the corners for a cat eye effect

6. On bottom last line I used NYX’s Jumbo Eye Pencil in Peacock following the same flick as my black liner

7. Then taking a bright grass green shadow from my Coastal Scents 252 Ultimate Palette I pressed it over the top of the NYX liner to create a bright green liner underneath my eye

8. Tightlined my eye with Rimmel Scandal’Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in black – also lining my lower waterline

9. To finish it all off I coated my top and bottom lashes with Chanel Inimitable Mascara in black.

So there you have it folks – week 2 completed! I hope you enjoy as much as I have enjoyed getting creative each day. I would love to hear any thoughts or advice or anything really 🙂 Thanks again and tune in next week for Week 3!

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7 thoughts on “30 Day Makeup Challenge – Week 2 –

    • Hi hun, firstly thank you 🙂 when I first started trying I was TERRIBLE… But I decided it was something I wanted/had to master so I practiced, practiced, practiced. I guess my tips would be:
      1. Working out what product best works for you (easiest to use) – gel, liquid, pencil etc.
      2. Close your eye, and trace a finger along your upper lid’s crease, moving outward. When it meets the bony part of your eye, mark the spot with a dot. 3. Place the tip of the liquid-liner pen or whatever medium you’re using on the dot, and drag it to the outer corner of your eye, thickening the line as you go.
      4. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE

  1. So happy that you’re blogging your makeup tutorials now – I have literally screencapped some of your instagram tutorials, so now I can just look here instead!

    PS day 8 is my all-time favourite look and I’m always trying to master it, so especially glad it’s here.

    • Awww thanks hunny! That means so much 😉 Oh really? Yeah day 8 was fun to do actually. I hope you like this weeks intallment… and the many other posts to come 🙂 thanks again for following xxx

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