Harley Quinn’s Date Night Look

 

We all have that superhero or villain that we all adore. For me, it’s Harley Quinn a.k.a the Joker’s Girlfriend.

This look was inspired by the retro or 1970’s Harley Quinn.

For this look, I used the Urban Decay Vice XX Reloaded palette. You can use the Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette as an alternative.

Steps are as follow…

  1. With a fluffy blending brush dust the lid and brow bone entirely with the shade Anonymous.
  2. Take the shade Laced with an angled blending brush and blend from inner corner to outer corner going to just below the brow bone.
  3. Using a small blending brush, working in the shade Suspend in the crease. Use a clean blending brush to seamlessly blend into Laced. With a small detailer brush, work Suspend into the waterline.
  4. With a small crease, brush light blend Oil Slick into the crease area and waterline.
  5. Take concealer and fill in the first half of the eye. With a stiff flat top brush lightly pat on the shade Gash. With a small detailer brush lightly pat onto the water line.
  6. Blend Oil Slick into Gash on the eyelid until you have a seamless transition.
  7. Take the shade Shallow with a concealer brush and highlight the inner corner of the eye and brow bone area.

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Deep Blue Sea Eye Look

 

This was a rainy day look I did with the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette and the Urban Decay Vice XX Reloaded palette.

Because I was using cool tones as the main focus of this look I wanted to contrast it with a warm brown shade in the crease.

This look is great for green and brown eyed individuals.

Steps are as follow….

  1. With a fluffy blending brush, use the shade Peaches N Cream (Sweet Peach) and dust the lid entirely to the brow bone.
  2. Using an angled blending brush, take the shade Summer Yum (Sweet Peach) and buff into the crease going towards the inner eye.
  3. With a stiff small blending brush, place Talk Derby to Me  (Sweet Peach) in the crease and waterline. Use the “C” shape method on the upper lid.
  4. Using a flat top blending brush, pack on the shade 501(Vice XX Reloaded) on the centre lid into the inner eye. With a small detailer brush drag into the waterline.
  5. With a stiff concealer brush, line the brows and highlight with White Peach (Sweet Peach). With the same shade pat into the inner corner of the eye.
  6. Take a fluffy blending brush and highlight on top of White Peach (Sweet Peach) in the brow bone with Nectar (Sweet Peach).

I love this look because you get the highlighter on highlighter action to make the blues pop even more.

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Cliff in a Forest Look

I was really inspired by earth tone looks. My inspiration came from a red rocky cliff surrounded by forests.

I used the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette. You can use the Natasha Denona eyeshadow palette #28 as a great alternative. Unfortunately, there isn’t too much in regards to the selection of full brown-green palettes.

This look is most flattering on green and blue eyed individuals with fair to medium skin tones.

Steps are as follows….

  1. Using a fluffy blending brush, take the shade Peaches N Cream and dust the lid entirely to brow bone.
  2. With an angled blending brush, fill in the crease to the inner corner with the shade Summer Yum.
  3. Use a small stiff blending brush, buff in Tempting to the outer corner of the crease. Drag into the water line. Using a fluffy tapered blending brush,  blend Tempting into Summer Yum until you have a flawless ombre effect.
  4. Lightly place concealer onto the first half of the eyelid. Pat on Bless Her Heart with a flat top blending brush.
  5. Blend Tempting into Bless Her Heart with a Small blending brush until seamless.
  6. With a concealer brush, tidy up the brow bone and highlight with White Peach. Pat White Peach on the inner corner of the eye and drag into waterline.
  7. Using a small definer brush, pat Bless Her Heart onto the waterline and blend into Tempting.

There you go you have an earth-toned smoky eye.

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Product Review: Cinidy Makeup Brush Set

Every now and then, my boyfriend likes to take a gamble and see if I like his Amazon purchases. This time it was the Cinidy 20 Piece Makeup Brush Set.

I must start off by saying that, I own many brushes of many different qualities: from Lancome to Real Techniques. That being said, I had low expectations for the performance and quality of any of these brushes purchased from Amazon.

My expectations were exceeded…

The Brushes

For those of you who have been with my for awhile, you may have noticed that my eye looks posts have gone up in quality lately. That was because of this brush set.

Since this was a surprise from my boyfriend, I’m not entirely sure how long the shipping took or the correct cost of the item (I can only give an estimate). When receiving this item it was wrapped in a sealed plastic bag and every brush was individually wrapped.

The brushes are light and made from plastic and synthetic or goat hair depending on what you order (mine are made from goat).

Application

When it comes to performance these exceeded my expectations. I used different eyeshadows and the powder stuck everytime to the hairs. The brushes blended out just fine under a smoky eye or halo test.

The definer brushes are my favourite and the great thing is there are many in this collection, so there is no limit to your creativity (fewer brushes tend to limit what you can achieve in a look).

The few tiny flaws I had were, there was one brush that had a hot glue bead on the metal part and another brush that had a few loose hairs. However, these flaws did not affect how the brush performed and even made them unique.

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Overall

The Cinidy 20 Piece Makeup Brush Set is great. I have seen worst performing brushes from luxury brands that your spend $40 on a single brush for. This whole set will cost you $5. So they are pretty affordable.

This is a great set for those who want to do more intricate eye looks do to the number of brushes you receive.

As well this set would be phenomenal for those who are looking for their first set without breaking the bank or addicts who want new brushes without splurging.

Lesson learned you can not judge a book by its cover and I need to be more open to products and brands that I’m not familiar with!

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Meteor Shower Look

It’s been ages since I had the opportunity to play around with my Urban Decay Vice XX Reloaded palette. I was really drawn to the blue shades and came up with this Meteor Shower inspired eye look.

If you don’t have this palette you can use the Kat Von D La Vida Loca palette or the Natasha Denona in eyeshadow palette #28.

This look is great for all eye colours.

Steps are as follows….

  1. With a fluffy blending brush, take the shade Anonymous and dust the lid entirely to the brow bone.
  2. Using an angled blending brush, take the shade Suspend and fill in the crease, going upwards.
  3. With a small stiff blending brush, buff in the shade 501 into the last third of the lid. Drag into the waterline.
  4. Using a flat top blending brush, take UV-B and fill in the centre lid to the water line.
  5. With an angled liner brush and setting spray, wet the brush and dip into Midnight Cowboy. Fill in the lid as doing regular eyeliner. Towards the end of the eyelid drag towards to end of your eyebrow.
  6.  With a concealer brush, use Midnight Cowboy in on the brow bone. Feel free to clean up the brows.
  7. With a small definer brush take Midnight Cowboy and highlight the inner eye going into the water line.

There you have this cosmic meteor show eye look. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below and be afraid to give this post a like.

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Modern Goth Look

I feel like I have A LOT of black shades and never get to use them. Today I channelled my inner goth and brought you this modern take on a 90’s eye look.

I used the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette and the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette but you can use the Urban Decay Smoky palette or the Tarte Tartelette in Bloom palette as a great alternative.

Due to the intensity of this look, it is suitable for all skin tones and eye colours.

Steps are as follows…

  1. With a fluffy blending brush, take the shade Georgia (Sweet Peach) and dust the lid entirely to the brow bone. Dust a little bit under into the waterline.
  2. Use an angled blending brush and dust Almond Truffle (Chocolate Bon Bons) into the crease to just below the brow bone. Drag into the waterline and blend down.
  3. With that same brush, blend Charmed I’m Sure (Sweet Peach) into the crease. Be sure to stay in the crease area only going from the inner corner to the waterline.
  4. Using a fluffy tapered blending brush, carefully blend the crease area up to the brow bone until you have an ombre effect.
  5. With a stiff flat top brush take Tempted (Sweet Peach) and lightly pat on the lid area to the inner corner. Switch to a small detailer brush or small definer brush and shade in the water liner. Be careful to only fill in the lower lashes and watch for fall out.
  6. If there isn’t a seamless blend from step 5 go back with the fluffy tapered blending brush and buff into the crease area.
  7. Take the White Peach (Sweet Peach) and line the brow and brow bone area with a concealer brush to add depth and clean up the brows.

Just like that, you have a modern take on a 90’s look. If you enjoyed this look then go ahead and give it a like.

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Take Me To The Dive Bar Look

This is a quick look that I threw on the other night when my Boyfriend’s Friends wanted to go out. It took approximately  30 minutes from moisturiser to setting spray, 10 of those minutes were spent on eyes.

Because of the natural lighting in my home, this eye look photographed. appears lighter than in real life.

I used the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette but you can use the Urban Decay Naked palette as a close alternative.

This look is ideal for fair to medium skin tones with green, blue, or hazel eyes.

Steps are as follow…

  1. Take the shade Georgia and dust the lid and brow bone area entirely. This is best achieved with a fluffy blending brush.
  2. With an angled blending brush, take the shade Charmed I’m Sure and blend back and forth on the crease line from the inner corner to the water line.
  3. With a small stiff blending brush, take Charmed I’m Sure and blend the last third of the eyelid towards the water line. (Think of this as doing 1/3 of your eyeliner, but really you’re creating depth for the shimmer shade).
  4. With a fluffy tapered blending brush, buff out the crease up an upward motion.
  5. With a stiff rounded flat top brush, take Luscious and pat onto eyelid from inner corner to outer corner.
  6. With a flat concealer brush, take the shade White peach and line the brow bone going downwards. You can also clean up the brows with this step.  Here we are highlighting as well as creating depth.
  7. Take Nectar and line the inner corner of the eye.
  8. With a flat definer brush, take Charmed I’m Sure and line the bottom lid. This will create a larger eye. Be sure to blend with Step 7.

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