Liner “on fleek?”

20150702_145643What does one do on a beautiful, sunny day in Melbourne?  Put a fuck-ton of makeup on thy face(yes this isn’t a typo, I speak Shakespearian on a daily basis) whilst refusing to leave the house…

Base

Natio bb cream

Maybelline instant age rewind concealer

Cheeks

Essence babydoll blush

Benefit watts up highlighter

Brows

Maybelline brow gel sculpter

Eyes

Mac painterly paint pot

20150702_145558Maybelline master precise liner

Benefit hoola bronzer in the crease

Lips

1435813101941Hurraw coconut vegan lip balm

Family Photo Shoot

Okay, so my mum got a voucher from her Gym to participate in a high end photo shoot with the fam.20150706_145956

We were all incredibly hesitant at first, since we didn’t want to become “that family…”

You know the Anglo-Saxon kind with the  perfectly colour co-ordinated family photo’s framed, all located only an inch and a half a apart, each raised two inches more than the next until they’re beautifully symmetrical and diagonal.

Damn.

Anyway, I’ve always been very hesitant when it comes letting others do my makeup… I don’t know whether many other people have this problem, but it may have something to do with the time my friend poked me in the eye with an eyeliner pen, making my eye red and black for like 5 hours… or maybe not, who knows.

Anyway, a gorgeous makeup artist did a fabulous job on my face, she told me that she used to work at Mac and got her training from several different companies.  I’ll be honest, she was a little more heavy handed on the cheeks and shimmer.  However, it was really interesting to see what a professional would make out of my face.  She used some shimmery shadows above the crease, which is something that I tend to avoid, as well as using heavy shimmery all over my cheekbones rather than the just the tops of my cheekbones.  Even though it was something that I would never think to do, it actually looked really pretty, although I do prefer a less “made up” look.

I’m not 100% sure of everything she used, but this is everything I remember.

Face:

Mac face and body foundation

Mac pro-long wear

Mac whisper of guilt highlighter

Brows:

Medium brow duo

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Eyes

Mac painterly paint pot

Mac cork

Mac sketch

Mac retro speck

Mac antiqued

Australis gel liner

Maybelline great lash

My new job

I recently started working at Dangerfield and it’s amazing (for all of my international friends, Dangerfield is an Australian high-end fashion label). 1435188132241

I don’t have much time to get ready in the morning because the only bus that gets me to work on time comes super early(at least for me), due to this, I often result to an incredibly minimal makeup.

This usually consists of the products that I know will make me the least oily, since I often don’t get a break or a chance to touch up.

Face:

Bare Minerals Prime Time

Revlon Colourstay Whipped foundation

Cheeks:

Benefit Hoola bronzer

Nyx cream blush in Boho Chic

Benefit high beam

Brows:

Maybelline Drama Sculpting gel

Eyes:

Essence mascara lash mania reloaded

Lips:

Rimmel Vintage Pink

Everyday makeup

I don’t really like wearing enjoy wearing a lot of makeup during the day, especially when i’m just going to uni or just running errands.  So what I’ve been doing lately, is mixing my foundation(Revlon colourstay whipped) with my moisturiser(Dermalogica c1431830383938lear start oil free), creating a much sheerer formula.  I’ll use a little concealer underneath my eyes(Maybelline Fit me) to hide some discolouration. I’ll then put on a little bit of cream blush (usually Boho Chic by NYX) and a cream highlighter(Benefit High Beam) on my cheekbones, cupids bow and the bridge of my nose.  Lastly, I comb through my brows with my Ardell clear brow gel and put on a little mascara(L’oreal telescopic waterproof).

Even though you can still see my imperfections through my makeup, I still feel confident and put together, which I think is the main thing.  Always do whatever makes you feel the most confident, whether it’s wearing a heavy smokey eye and thick foundation during the day or no makeup at all.

Intense red smokey eye with no liner

Fun fact: I did my entire face makeup before my eye makeup (big oops), so when I’d almost 1431694361986finished my makeup, I accidentally drew a black line right down the centre of my cheek :/

(btw, my shirt’s from Kookai)

Note to self: … don’t do that

Base:

Hourglass mineral veil primer

Revlon Colourstay whipped foundation in Medium Beige

Maybelline Fit me concealer in fair

Concealer set with Rimmel stay matte

Face set with Australis fresh and flawless

Face:

A tiny bit of the Australis contour kit (grey toned brown)

Blended out with Nars Laguna

20150515_221612_3Mac mineralised skin finish in Give Me Sun

Mac warm soul blush

The Balm Mary Lou Manizer for “that glow”

Brows:

Anastasia Brow promade in chocolate(of course)

Ardell clear brow gel

Eyes:

Mac Painterly paintpot

set with rimmel stay matte powder

MUG peach smoothy blown out all over the crease and lid

MUG creme brulle in the crease

MUG barcelona beach

MUG cocoa bear in the crease, slowly building it up

MUG Bi20150515_171416tten on the lid, blended out with more creme brulee and cocoa bear

Mac cranberry patted over the lid for a little bit of shimmer

Urban Decay blackout in the crease and outer corners as well as the top and bottom lashlines

MUG shimma shimma in the inner corners

Everything defused out with Urban Decay’s foxy

Urban Decay 24 hr liner

L’oreal telescopic mascara in carbon black

Lips:

Jordana tawny

Nyx pure nude

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Concealer 101

Okay, I’m going to say it.  Using a concealer 5 shades lighter than your skin tone isn’t going to make you look like Kim K!

Aside from that, concealer is a vital part of many people’s makeup routines, so let me share some of my biggest do’s and don’ts, as well as some of my favourite products 🙂

DON’T

1. Buff it in with a brush: doing this will make the product cling to dry patches as well as not maintaining much coverage.

2. Use concealer more than 2 shades lighter than your skin tone on your blemishes or even under your eyes, it will just look far too light as well as highlighting imperfections.

3. Use more than necessary: always start with a thin layer, and just add more more where necessary.  Concealer is very high coverage, meaning that it is prone to caking up as well as creasing.

4. Use a concealer with the wrong undertone, such as a pink undertone when your skin is more yellowish.

DO

1. Press your concealer in with your fingers, a beauty blender or a brush, the pressing motion will maintain the coverage as well as blending it out.

2. Colour correct, there’s no point caking  concealer onto dark circles and hoping for the best, it is best to correct the dark, purple undertones with a peachy toned corrector before putting concealer on over the top.

3. Set when necessary (if you’re going out clubbing or you’re staying out all day) with either a translucent powder or brightening powder).

4. Highlight with a shade a couple of shades lighter than your skin under your eyes, tops of the cheekbones, the chin, cupids bow, the bridge of the nose, and even underneath your cheek contour. Make sure to use a concealer that isn’t too full coverage, ensuring that it doesn’t look cakey or fake.

My favourite concealers(in no particular order)

Rimmel Wake Me Up: it has light reflecting particles, which truly makes you look brighter and more awake. It’s also not too full coverage, which makes it perfect for everyday wear.

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– Maybelline Fit Me: This is an awesome dupe for the Nars Creamy concealer, its quite full coverage but still great for everyday wear.  It really covers under eye circles so this is my go to concealer.

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– L.A Girl pro: this is quite a full coverage concealer, very similar to the Mac pro longwear, I like this for hiding dark circles before I highlight, because it has a slightly pinky undertone.

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Mothers Day Makeup Look

Brows:20150510_135051

Anastasia brow promade in chocolate

Ardell clear brow gel

Base:

Laura Mericier oil free primer

Makeup Forever HD foundation

Maybelline Fit me concealer in fair

LA Girl concealer in classic ivory

Face:

Nars Laguna bronzer

Nars Orgasm blush

Mary Lou Manizer to highlight

Eyes:

Mac Painterly paintpot

Translucent powder to set primer

MUG peach smoothy as a transition shade

MUG Creme Brulee in the crease

MUG Bitten on the outer part of the crease and lower lashline

MUG Cupcake above the crease

MUG Unexpected to deepen the crease

Mac Naked Lunch on the lid

MUG Shimma Shimma in the inner corner

Mac Orb to highlight browbone

Face of Australia liquid liner

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NYX wonder pencil in waterline

Benefit They’re Real mascara

Lips:

NYX nude pink lipliner

Mac Angel lipstick

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#GetToKnowMe Tag :)

1. Do you have a middle name?
My middle name is Mia!
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2. What was your favorite subject in school?

My favourite would probably have been Studio Art but my best subject was definitely English hehe

 3. What’s your favourite drink?

Nothing like a good soy Latte haha

4. What’s your favorite song at the moment?
I’m not sure if this counts but I’m IN LOVE with James Bay’s rendition of Four Five Seconds by Rihanna, Kanye and Paul McCartney

5. What would you name your children?

I really love the name Willow for a girl and Finn for a boy 

6. Do you participate in any sports?

I currently don’t do any sport, due to injury, but I’ve been a competitive Gymnast for about 12 years hahaha

7. What’s your favourite book? 

Hmmmm that’s a tough one, I read a lot of books. But a book that I could just read again and again and love it more every time would have to be Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

8. What’s your favourite colour?

Green is my fave

9. What’s your favourite animal?

I am emotionally attached to every single dog I meet (I just love them so much), so it would definitely have to be dogs.

10. What’s your favourite perfume?

I really love Calvin Klein Euphoria.

11. What’s your favorite holiday?

Christmas yo

12. Have you graduated from High School?
Yep I graduated just last year.
13. Have you been out of the country?
Yep I’ve been to Greece, Italy and Hawaii 🙂

14. Do you speak any other languages?
I speak a little French and Greek, but I can understand quite a bit of Italian.

 

15. Do you have any siblings?
Yep I have a pubescent younger brother ahaha

16. What’s your favourite store?
Probably Dangerfield and Unif.
17. What’s your favourite restaurant?

Either Huxtaburger or Tokyo Tina.
18. Do you like school? 
I wasn’t the biggest fan of High School, the structured days just drove me nuts, but University is good, I just hate the 3-hour lectures! ahaha
19. Who are some of your favourite YouTubers?
Definitely Samantha from Batalash beauty is my ultimate favourite! But I also really love Shani Grimmond (she’s so cute), Krissy Grotez and the Pixiwoo sisters 🙂

20. What’s your favourite movie? 
I’ve been working on my top 10 for quite a few years but I still don’t have a clear number one! But if I had to choose it would probably be either Inglorious Basterds or A Series of Unfortunate Events.
21. What are some of your favourite TV shows?
Jeez, where do I start. Game of Thrones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Breaking Bad, Adventure Time, The Simpsons.
22. PC or Mac?

Hahhahahahhahahahahah Mac.

23. What phone do you have?
I have a Samsung Galaxy S4.

24. How tall are you?
5’2 :/

25. Any pets?

Yes I have a 14 month old Border Collie called Jesse, and she’s that most wonderful thing that’s every happened to me 🙂

Autumn inspired smokey eye

It’s been so cold in Melbourne recently, so I really wanted my eye makeup to reflect our beautiful autumn weather. I created a burgundy smokey eye, smoked out with warm toned browns (all Makeup Geek shadows), paired with some shimmer on the lid.

Brows:20150509_133321 Anastasia Dip Brow in Chocolate

Benefit Brow Zing in Medium

Ardell clear gel

Eyes: MAC painterly paint pot Rimmel translucent powder to set

Crease: Peach smoothie(MUG) as a transition shade, Creme Brûlée(MUG) in the crease, Buck(Urban Decay Naked Palette) in the crease, Bitten(MUG), in the crease, outer corners, lower lashline, Regal(Sleek Au Natural palette) to deepen the crease and lower lashline, Cocoa Bear(MUG) in the crease and lower lashline,

Lid: Call me(Chi Chi Baked shadow) on the lid, Shimma Shimma(MUG) inner corner.

Base: Too faced poreless primer

Makeup Forever HD Foundation

Maybelline Fit Me concealer(to highlight under my eyes, nose, cupids bow, chin and forehead).

Australis Fresh and Flawless in Darkest Brown

Australis banana shade from contour kit

Cheeks: Nars Laguna bronzer

MAC warm soul blush

The Balm Mary-lou Manizer to highlight

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Lips: Jordana Lipliner in Tawny

MAC lipstick in peach blossom

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I may have over-indulged…

One thing you may  not know about me, is that I love food… like a lot.  I will spend hours researching burgers, fried chicken and udon, for no particular reason( I know, I’m super weird).  As m1430359310968uch as I love trying new places, there is truly nothing worse for me than being disappointed, fortunately, I didn’t have to add Top Paddock onto my list of disappointments.

Me and my high school friend recently took the trip out to Richmond to try Top Paddock, curious to see if it would live up to the hype.  We both ordered the blueberry hotcakes (with a side of bacon, I couldn’t not… get bacon… duh?), as well as a couple of soy latte’s.

They were bloody amazing, like wow, I feel like my whole life has been a lie because I haven’t been eating these everyday of my life(sorry, I’ll calm down).