Friday, 8 April 2016

Big Eyes & Glossy Lip Look

Due to being so busy recently, both with work and university, I am currently on my lunch break writing this post with photos I took very late last night. I'm really trying to stick to posting once a week, so here we are. Today I have a look which involves big eyes and a glossy lip. 

Recently I'm loving making my small eyes look a lot bigger but firstly I'll start on the base. For this look I was actually trying a few new products that I bought on a recent trip to Boots. Firstly, I of course prepped with Nivea Men's Sensitive Post Shave Balm, which I have had to repurchase. I had also picked up new foundations to start building my makeup kit up so I can do more freelance and I wanted to try it out on myself so I used Revlon Colorstay for combination/oily skin in #150. I really loved the finish of it but I haven't worn it long enough yet to see what I really think so I'll get back to you on that. For concealer I used my trusty Collection Lasting Perfection concealer and to set it I used NYX's HD Finishing Powder which was another new purchase and I'm really loving it so far! I used the 'baking' method and found that it worked just as well as a loose powder. On the cheeks I used Benefit's Hoola bronzer to contour, which I am totally in love with all over again, and The Balm's Mary Loumanizer to add a bit of glow to the cheekbones. I purchased some new Morphe brushes and used quite a few for this look and fell in love with them.. especially the ones I used for my cheeks, so I am going to do an in-depth review on them very soon. 

For my eyes I wanted them to look very big and smokey so I began with priming my eyes with Benefit's Air Patrol and then got stuck in with the eyeshadows. I used all Makeup Geek eyeshadows starting with Sorbet all over as a base, White Lies on the lid, Mocha and Cocoa Bear in the crease and under my eye, Crème Brulee to smoke it all out and a little pop of Mai Tai on the inner corner for sparkle. For this look I kept the lid very bare and concentrated most of the colour on the crease for a subtle cut crease look which I find really opens up the eyes. I then went in with High Brow from Benefit on the waterline which, if you read my last post, you will know I do this to really brighten and open up the eyes. I then used Makeup Gallery's Pro liquid eyeliner on the lid and went in pretty heavy to once again give the appearance of bigger eyes. If you have a really small lid space then this might not work for you. I used Rimmel's Scandal'Eyes waterproof 1pencil liner on the tightline which gives the appearance of a thicker lash band, especially when paired with liner on the lid. I finished off with Roller Lash by Benefit, obviously. 

For brows I used a tiny bit of Benefit's Browzings in light and some of NYX's Control Freak clear brow gel to hold them in place, another new purchase that I am loving. 

Lastly, on my lips I used NYX's retractable lip liner in Nude to line and slightly overdraw some uneven parts on my lips. I then smothered my lips in NYX's Intense Butter Gloss in Tres Leches to make my lips look big and super glossy. 

And that's that for this look. I know it's a lot but I like to get in all the details. I was thinking of reviewing my hand-picked Makeup Geek eyeshadow palette if you would be interested? Let me know below in the comments. 

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With love, 


  1. Gorgeous look! I'm a BIG fan of thick, winged eyeliner :)
    Sarah xx