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Friday, January 24, 2014

Australia Day Makeup Tutorial Part 2


So here's Part 2 to my Australia Day makeup tutorial. If you haven't seen Part 1, please go check it out because this is a continuation of it. I'm showing you how I take a day look to a night one. Let's begin!




Step 1. Touch up your foundation/concealer/powder if needed. Fill in any areas that have been rubbed off, for example, by a piece of tasty barbeque chicken drumstick.




Step 2. Contour your cheeks, sides of your forehead and jaw. I used TheBalm's Bahama Mama Bronzer.




Step 3. Top up on blush. Instead of adding more cream blush, go over with some powder blush. It'll make the colour stay longer. I used MAC Blush in Dame.




Step 4. Apply false lashes. I used Ibiza from the hedkandi range by Eylure.




Step 5. Apply lipstick. A lovely pinky nude would go well with the whole look. The lip colour in this photo is Naked from Urban Decay.




Alternatively, you can go for a red lip like a did. I wanted to go all out. After all, it's for Australia Day. You could even draw white stars on your cheekbones. I didn't do that because I'm terrible at drawing the stars from our flag and I didn't want to risk insulting anyone.

I don't know if you can notice it but the false lash on my right eye does not look as nice. That's because as I was trying to apply glue onto the lash strip, I accidentally squirted a giant blob all over it. So the lashes all clumped together. So now I'm trying to wipe the glue off with some makeup remover and restore it back to its original condition.

Have you started planning what makeup/outfit you're going to wear for Australia Day? Do share! 

12 comments:

  1. Love those lashes! and that nude lip colour is gorgeous!

    Little tip for the excess glue on the lashes, if they are synthetic you can let it dry and gently peel it off where it's clumped, it shouldn't pull any of the individual lash strands off, if they are real hair then softening with the makeup remover is a good idea or even baby oil, which will help to break down the glue, you can then dip them in some soapy water, rinse, reshape and set them on a cloth to dry. I so love the look falsies give but sometimes the mishaps with them can be a pain in the back side!

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    1. Thanks so much for the tip Hailey! :)

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  2. Those are some amazing lashes! And entirely appropriate.
    Mmm chicken. ;)
    - Mary

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  3. I love that red lipstick! The lashes are such a cute, yet relevant addition :)

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    1. Thank you! The lashes are cute, aren't they? :)

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  4. Awesome post! What a great idea! Those lashes are beautiful!! And that is a lovely shade of lippie.

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    1. Thank you Sarah! You're always such a great supporter. <3

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  5. i love the eyelashes so bold of you!! your skin is super flawless here ty! x

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa! You're a wonderful supporter. <3

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  6. Ty! Your skin looks absolutely flawlesssss!!! :) You look great with this kind of makeup on - well havent seen you not look good in any makeup! :*

    PS - i have the hardest time putting on fake lashes! Ack.

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  7. Your skin looks amazing! Absolutely flawless.

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