Pretty Punk

I like to gather inspiration for my blog from other bloggers, Pinterest and magazines. I saw this simple but edgy makeup look in Glamour magazine and just had to try it out! So here is how I did it:

For a base I used my trusty L’Oreal True Match Foundation in 1c (Ivory Rose), blended with my miracle complexion sponge. I added a spot of colour to my cheeks using the Peach Melba shade of the Natural Collection blushes. I used the Sleek Solstice highlighter palette in Hemisphere, a lilacy shade, on my cheekbones, nose and cupids bow.

I wanted my brows to look natural and messy to go with the punky theme, however my eyebrows are naturally whiter than snow, so I brushed through them with the Maybelline Brow Drama mascara in Dark Brown to give them some colour and structure.

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For my eyes, I first used the Sleek blush palette that I mentioned being garish in my last vlog. The middle shade had multi-tonal pink shades in it, so I used one of my Real Techniques brushes to apply it to the front of my eyebrow and on my brow bone to create something of a corner with my brow and nose.

I added a pale base colour to the rest of the lid before adding double-sided sticky tape under my lower lash line so that I could create a sharp line. I used my Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette in Venetian Red along the side of the tape to create a sharp line, then blended it upwards and inwards to create a triangular-like shape. I added a touch of Love Letter closer to the middle and back at the front of my brow to add a little more depth.

To give the proper punky liner look, I used the Sleek Twist Up eye pencil, which has a gel like consistency, so can be easily smudged. I used it to line both the top and bottom lash lines and added a wing to put a more modern twist on the look. I also smudged the lover lash line a little by adding a touch of the Sleek blush under my eyes too. The look was completed with Sleek mascara.

I feel like this is a real ‘cat-walk-ready’ makeup look, or could even look quite cool for a gig too, if you’re bold enough!

I did have quite a lot of fun creating this look, and think backcombed hair and messy plaits would look great teamed up with it.

Beff xx

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