14 January, 2014

Ombre Eyes: Brighten Up Your Winter Mornings!

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Time marches on never ending. I was looking at my diary this morning and realised it's been over a week since I last blogged. What's all that about?

Well I just cannot begin to tell you how crazy it's been at Fashionicide Towers recently, especially as my fashion and jewellery line are finally beginning to take shape. I'm hoping it'll be out in the summer, and while I may be excited, the very thought of it exhausts me *buries head in pillow*

No matter how crazy it's been, I've kept thinking to myself: 'I'll make time to blog tonight', but alas there are just 24 hours in a day and I'm the kinda girl that needs at least 8 of them for sleep (as well as 8 for work, grr!). But tonight I've found some time!

Tonight's post is about injecting a bit of colour into your daily life, and this is something of particular concern to the ladies who don't have a great deal of time in the mornings. Because when you're in a rush every morning it's very easy to fall in to that trap of doing the same routine over and over. Why? Colour takes time, right? WRONG!

I've been sporting ombre eyeshadow of late, partly because it looks gorgeous and partly due to how fracking easy it is! You know how much effort that goes in to blending the darker colour in the crease? None of that here.

Of course, I used my 2013 Product of the Year: Sleek's Ultra Matter Brights Palette V1, but I added in a little bit of a twist by digging out my Sleek Ultra Matte Dark Palette. I know, I know, there's not that much of a difference between the two, but I assure there's enough of a difference to make the look work!

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There's a lovely gradient effect going on here, I applied the shade 'Pout' to the inner corner, 'Bolt' on the outer corner and 'Highness' from the Dark Palette in the middle. As the colours are all related, they're already familiar with each other so minimal blending is required! Certainly nothing the MAC 219 brush can't handle. Once all the colours have been applied, it's as easy as swiping the brush across the bits where the colours meet, et voila!

And if you really fancy taking it to the next level, you can take it down to the lower lash line, simply rinse and repeat. Easy!

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**THE REST**

*EYES*

Illamasqua Precision Gel Eyeliner in Infinity
Stargazer Eye Pencil in 20 Baby Blue (waterline)
*Eye of Horus Natural Mascara

*FACE*

NARS Tinted Moisturiser in St Moriz 
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus

*CHEEKS*

Maxfactor Miracle Touch Creamy Blusher in Soft Candy

*LIPS*

Illamasqua Growl Lipstick

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I have to admit, after a couple of days I did ask myself whether I'm at risk of falling in to the age-old trap of overdoing a fantastic look. It's so easy, I just wanted to do it every day! But the beauty about this look is, once you've got the basics right, it's so easy to just play around with the colours. And if you have one of those 100+ palettes knocking about (try looking under your bed, they're always there) the possibilities are endless!

In other news, I've been throughly enjoying the #lifeofamuslimfeminist hashtag that has been trending over the past couple of days on Twitter. It's been insightful and quite comforting for me to realise that I'm truly not alone in this patriarchical society. In fact, it's given me an idea ;) 

*PR Sample*

 Halima

12 comments:

  1. That looks so stunning. What is that saying? The eyes are the window to the soul...yours look wonderful, I wish I was young enough to pull of that look

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  2. I can't even remember the last time I sat and just played with make-up. I'm starting to just settle more into my red lips (our matching red lips lol) + mascara - big brows too! This is mesmerizing though and the eyes *pop* xo

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  3. Wow, this looks amazing!! I am useless at eye make up, I wish I could do something like this!

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  4. Wow!!! You look absolutely gorgeous! I super love your makeup for you have blend great colors. I wish I have that talent too.

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  5. oh wow that is such a bold look! it looks awesome :D

    yukluistyle

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  6. This looks so good, might have to try it out but dont think I will be able to pull it off! Think I will also need lots of practise to make it look as good as yours :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  7. Beautiful, as always! I wish I had your skills.

    Tara x

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  8. How do you pull this off time and time again?! I'd just look like a tranny (and not in the good way :( )

    Katie <3

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  9. ooo sexy mermaid mama love it! Your eyes look really amazing and I am in love with the first photo so slim and sexy I need the gym ;( xxx

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