Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Glam Hair and Makeup - Highlighter as Eye Shadow?

I love trying out new makeup, I think it is so amazing when you can create something totally different each and everyday. Saying that, I have came to the conclusion that a lot of my makeup looks are the same but you know what? I like it so I am still going to share my makeup looks with you. I do want to start creating more fun makeup look so maybe let me know what you would want to see, whether it is a colour theme, or a certain product you want me to include. Anyways, I really loved the way this look turned out and I also really loved the way I did my hair so I thought that I would just share what I did to achieve this. I used some different products so I hope that switches it up for you a little bit.
Actually this was my hair in the evening but throughout the start of the day they were in two dutch braids so after taking the braid out they already had a bit of a curl. Saying that, I wanted a more of a curl instead of a wave so I took my Babylis Curling Wand and just started to curl random pieces of hair in different directions just to add more texture. I did lots of random pieces of hair, but I did make sure that there was plenty of curl on my side fringe, thing, just so it framed my face. The curls were super random and messy but I found that it just gave me plenty of texture but to hold it, I used the SHOW hairspray just throughout my whole hair. I then added about half a pump of the Wella Oil Reflections Hail Oil and just ran that through my fringe and ends of my hair to just add a little shine and gloss to my hair. As you can see that is all I did, I just let it loose but styled it a little.

I am going to try and not ramble as much as I usually do when I type up a makeup look but we will see how this goes.
I always prime before anything so I am just spraying the Primark Primer Water and letting that sink in before doing my brows and eyes.
For brows, since the eyes are going to be quite bold, I want super strong and bold brows so my favourite for the effect is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Taupe as you might be able to guess. I just use this with an angled brow brush and just run it through my brows filling in any sparse areas. Since I am quite messy with the application of the pomade, I am just going to clean up with some concealer, my favourite at the moment being the Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer. I apply this with a flat eye shadow brush and blend it out with a little beauty sponge.
Priming the eyes now, I am using the Mac Painterly Paint Pot and then setting it with the RCMA No Colour Powder. This just preps my eyes and gives me a clean canvas ready for eye shadow. Starting with eye shadow, I am just going to take Colourpop Pressed Shadow in Issues and apply that in my crease just to start building up some colour. Going in with a slightly darker colour, Makeup Geek Single Shadows in Creme Brulee, just in the crease again but focusing it more on the lower portion and outer crease. I am also just going to put a little bit of this shade on the lower lash line too but smoking it out a little just so that it is a little more dramatic. Going in with a more warm orange colour, Makeup Geek Single Shadows in Early Bird, I am just going to pack that on the outer corner and then blend that a little through my crease too. Also bare in mind that every time I add a new shade, I always go back in with that initial colour just to help further blend everything and make it look super seamless. I am just going back and forth between those three shades until I am happy with the opacity of each colour but still making sure that it has all blended. My final colour before the lid shade is Makeup Geek Single Shadows in Cocoa Bear, and I am focusing this on the very outer corner but building it up slowly as I keep blending it with the other shades. Finally for the eye shadow, the subject of this look, the Ofra X Nikkie Tutorial Everglow Highlighter but I am taking the darkest shade which is an almost copper colour and just packing that all over the inner 3/4 of the lid with a dense shadow brush for maximum pigment. Just to make everything blend, I am taking that darkest matte shade and just putting that where the shimmery shade meets the outer corner and just make the two blend a little together. For liner, I am using the Soft Smudge Kohl Liner from Seventeen and just putting that on my upper lash liner and water line but keeping it on the outer portion just so it doesn't close my eyes up. Finishing off the eyes with some mascara, I am using that Collection Volumax Waterproof Mascara and just putting that on my top and bottom lashes, after curling them of course.
Just before I start the face, I will just take any makeup wipe and just clean up and rough edges I may have made with the eye shadow just so I can have a crisp line when applying my foundation and concealer. Since I do get quite oily throughout the day, I am going to take the Freedom Pro Matify Primer, and just put a little bit of this on my nose, chin and middle of my forehead just to smooth the pores and prevent oil seeping through. For foundation, I am using the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation and just using about two pumps of this on my whole face and blending it in with a beauty sponge for a super weightless but still even finish. Under the eyes and just to highlight, I am using the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in the lightest shade, again blending it out with a beauty sponge, but I am setting the areas of my face straight away with the RCMA No Colour Powder and just packing that on with a small, dense face brush. For some cream bronzing, I am using that LA Girl Pro Conceal Concealer in Toast with very light hand and just blending it out until it looks super natural and like skin. Again going in with that under eye powder just to set the whole face but I am not packing this on, I am just using a little bit to just set and slightly mattify the whole face ready for face powder products. For bronzer, I am just using the shade out of the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in Native and just applying that where I put that cream bronzer before to just intensify it a little. For blush, I am using the two middle shades out of the Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Blush Goddess on an angled face brush and just blending that across that apples of my cheeks. Finally for some glow, I am using that Ofra X Nikkie Tutorial Everglow Highlighter again but actually for its purpose. I am applying this quite generously on the cheekbones, brow bone, above the brow, inner corner, tip of the nose and a little on the cupid's bow.
To finish, I am lining my lips with Mac Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Oh Honey! and then filling it in with the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Likely. Once that has set to its satin finish, I am going to top it off with the NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee for a super glossy finish.

Would you wear highlighter as eye shadow?
Grace xx


  1. Using a highlighter as an eyeshadow is such a cute little trick! I love products that have multiple uses, and when the light hits your eyelids just right, it looks amazing! You look gorgeous here Grace x

  2. Highlighter for eyeshadow is such a good idea! I’d never even thought of that before! This is such a lovely look! X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

  3. You look stunning! I love using highlighter in my inner corner to really brighten up the eyes xx Nikita

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  4. omg I absolutely love this post, make sure you do more of these!! u look gorg x