Saturday, 13 December 2014

Festive Makeup for Hooded Eyes

It can be hard for us hooded eyed girls to pull off the whole dramatic eye thang, so bold lips are the best! For this look I used Rimmel Kate no.7 and contoured the eyes for added definition.

I start off with doing my base. I dotted some of the Collection Lasting Perfection under my eyes and over any pesky spots and then blend it out with a damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. 

Then I apply  a pump or two of l'Oreal True Match all over, again with the sponge.

I use the Sleek Contour Palette to contour. I bring the contour shade up from under my cheekbones up onto my cheeks. I use the shimmery shade from this palette to  highlight the high points on my face (tops of the cheekbones, cupid's bow, over the eyebrows).

I finish the face with a dusting of Rimmel's Stay Matte powder.

Then I fill in my eyebrows with Essence Eyebrow Kit. I was going for a strong brow so I mixed the two colours together and used a Real Techniques brush to fill them in.

For the eyes, I used the Sleek Au Naturel palette. I mixed the matte mid-tone colour and the matte brown colour and popped it into my socket using a Real Techniques brush. The socket can be hard to find if you have hooded eyes, so I apply it just under the brow bone. I keep layering it up until I have got the intensity I want. I also use the contour colour I used on my face to add more depth.

From the Sleek eyeshadow palette, I use the gold shimmer colour across my lids.
Instead of using eyeliner (which looks amaze when my eyes are semi-closed, but a hot mess when they are open. The struggle is real), I used a matte black shadow and lined my waterline and winged it out.

For the lashes I curled them using KIKO eyelash curler and followed it up with Benefit They're Real. I tried false eyelashes, but nope, it was naat working today! The ones in the picture were from Penneys.

Lastly, I used the aforementioned lipstick to top the look off!

Hope you enjoyed!

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