Back to Basics: Make-up for Glasses Wearers

Hi everyone, Happy New Year!

We have a new video up on our channel, something a bit different this time. The lovely Danielle from the fashion and beauty blog, Fashionista Barbie agreed to come and do a video with us and we decided to do a make-up look for glasses wearers.

I loved the colours I used on Danielle as they complimented her skin tone nicely, you’ll find a full product list below the video. I’ll be doing more make-up looks for glasses wearers so watch this space.

If you’re a glasses wearer, do you struggle with eye make-up? Or are there any tips and tricks you’d like to share with us?

Gorgeous Golden Eyes – Product List

Here’s the list of products Fran used on Jess in our latest video.

Mandy Gold makeup palette from PAM – this is great to have in your make-up kit especially if you work on set as it’s so quick and easy to work with.

Concealer/Lip/Cheek Palette from PAM – another great item to have in your kit as it’s a multi-purpose product.

MAC Signed Sealed eyeshadow – discontinued (sorry!) but Shadowy Lady is similar but not as dark. When you’re working on darker skin tones, you can use darker eyeshadow colours for a natural look.

MAC Tempting eyeshadow. Fran chose this pretty golden toned eyeshadow to add a bit of glamour to Jess’ makeup look. I love this shadow so much as it’s really flattering on any eye colour!

NARS Corcovado Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – Fran used this as a highlighter in the inner corner of her eyes. With darker skin tones you can use more golden shades to highlight rather than silver shades.

Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner – we absolutely love these pencils as they’re so easy to blend and have great pigment to them. This is ‘Khaki’ a shade that suits pretty much all skin tones and eye colours.

Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric 01 – we have never come across a blusher like this! The texture is unique, it feels really silky when you apply on the skin and blends very well. We recommend this to anyone who doesn’t like powder blusher and can’t get on with cream blushers.

Sleek Pumpkin Blusher Palette – Sleek make great products for darker skin tones and the prices are reasonable too! Fran used a little powder blusher over the top of the Armani one just to give a bit more oomf.

Guerlain Shine Automatique 263 – these lipsticks by Guerlain are really moisturising and give a nice amount of colour to the lips. I actually have some of these in my own makeup bag and they don’t dry my lips out like MAC lipsticks do.

So there you have it, I hope you found this useful and as always, if you have any beauty related questions, you can always tweet, facebook or instagram us! L x

Tomato Crayon

This is RMK’s Spring Matte Lip Crayon in Orange 05, which is a beautiful
tomato shade!

Pros? Easy to apply with its rounded nib, with a nice creamy finish. Not as drying as other matte lipsticks.

Cons? Less vibrant than I had personally hoped for and it didn’t last very long on the lip without fading.

Verdict? Still extremely pricey at £18 – but a great shade and worth having in your bag. Lets hope they bring the price down! As long as you don’t mind topping up and prefer a more subtle shade then this is for you.

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The Roller Revolution

I am quite frankly deeply in love with these rollers. This could be because I love a new hair product (especially ones that deliver) or maybe it’s because they are so easy to use. I can’t actually believe us girls have been going this long without these little beauties.

I took small sections of hair around my crown where I wanted some volume, hair sprayed and rolled. I didn’t even need to secure with a pin due to their handy Velcro exterior – they stayed in all on their own which is surprising as I have very thick and heavy hair.

I must admit I haven’t actually slept in them yet – I merely wore them for a few hours before I went out to give my crown some root lift. I would definitely recommend popping them in all over after you have blow-dried your hair, making sure the hair at the root is completely dry. Using a diffuser on the end of a hairdryer, warm up the rollers all over your head, hairspray and leave to cool. Once the rollers are cold, unroll and brush through gently for soft curl, body and lift. You can always tease (backcomb) the root of any of the parts where you want more lift. *Just remember you need a soft brush to easily brush out back combed hair. Alternatively, do exactly what it says on the tin and wear them in bed as well!

The price? I bought a pack of ten rollers for £9 which I feel is a reasonable price for something I wanted to try out. The pack of 20 rollers with a drawstring bag retail at £17.95. I would say they fall on the more expensive side but having tried them I do think they are a product worth having. If anything is going to make your hair look better in the morning, these are it. I would recommend these to people with fine hair as some body and movement always makes hair appear thicker and more healthy. These are also great for beginners as they make rollering your hair fuss free. Give them a go.

http://www.sleepinrollers.com/

F xx

* Backcombing doesn’t damage your hair – heat and neglect is to blame. So with that in mind always remember to brush out your backcomb with a soft bristle brush for tangle free tresses as dragging the wrong brush through knotted hair will cause you lots of problems!

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Goldeneye

So I picked up this little beauty while I have been away in Spain. This is Kiko’s Vibrant kohl waterproof pencil in Golden Beige. The creamy consistency is very much like Avon’s Supershock eyeliner and its great for blending and applying around your eyes as its so soft. Retailing in the UK at £5.20, its a reasonable price for a top notch product. It’s definitely worth checking out the whole range of eyeliners as they are high in pigment and have a low price tag which is all good in our book. Use alone or as part of a more dramatic look!

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Natural Look for Black Skin

We have a tutorial coming up starring my beautiful friend Jess, which has given me some great practice on applying and mixing foundation on black skin. My new palette purchase from PAM (by Mandy Gold) has allowed me to play with different colours to even out the skin tones and create warmth in darker areas.

We decided to go for a subtle evening look using golds and guilded greens, which I’m sure you will agree really suits her. It’s more of an understated, natural feel. Just a touch of glamour without her having to feel like she was caked in makeup or having to use really bright pigments.

Stay tuned for our video…

F✌

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