Oh it’s that time again when my lovely friend Monica shares her makeup tips and beauty knowledge on the blog. Believe it or not I also find these posts really interesting as I’m pretty rubbish at applying makeup, especially eye liner. I’m not sure what I’d do without cotton buds. I know some of these images are not ‘professional’ but lets be frank… unless you’re Kim Kardashian you’re not going to have a professional makeup artist, or photographer to capture that perfect pose on camera. What Monica is creating is ‘real’ looks, that you and I can create at home. Do you know what I mean jelly bean? I think you do.
So over to Monica…
Hope you all had an amazing summer. I am now back with our 4th and final look from my series “creating a look”, you can check this blog here. http://www.mylovelywedding.com/creating-a-look-makeup-tips-by-monica/
Today’s look is called Rocker Chic. We all wanna rock up our look every now and then. Even if it is just for that special 80’s band concert you are going to attend.
This look is focused on the eyes. Whenever I create a look using dark eyeshadow or eyeliner, I always begin by doing the eye makeup first and then applying foundation and finishing the skin, just as we did on our classic look (http://www.mylovelywedding.com/the-classic-girl-look-makeup-tips-by-monica/). I suggest doing this because if there is any fall down from your eyeshadow you can just wipe it off. If you do skin first, applying foundation, concealer, etc and then eyeshadow falls, after you clean the area, you will need to apply everything all over again. So it’s a matter of saving time and saving products!
The easiest way to darken the eyes is by using a kohl pencil, don’t be scared. The messier, the better. I used a black liner but you can pick literally any color.
The eyeliner should look smudged, kind of like you wore it last night and you forgot to remove it. You can smudge it with a brush, just make sure not to go so far that you lighten the shade too much.
I’ll give you an important product related tip: Make sure when you sharpen your eyeliners, you use a sharpener that was made for makeup purposes. If you ask a 5 year old for their school pencil sharpener, you will have to head on to your favorite makeup store to get a new eye pencil.
If you are getting married and love a smoky-eye but still want to keep it classic, you can totally do that. This is a look I created for my Val Garland School of makeup NARS project and it was all done with a brown NARS eyepaint (gel liner).
Model: Louisa Gambin
Photographed by: Bernie and Bindi
Skin based on classic girl look
Eyebrows based on Boho Beauty look
Make up For Ever Aqua Eyes eyeliner in matte black
Urban Decay Cowgirl eyeshadow
MAC cosmetics lip liner in Soar
MAC cosmetics Dazzleglass lipgloss in Moth to flame
MAC cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in Gold deposit as highlighter if you have fair skin use it in the shade Soft and Gentle.
I myself did a smoky eye for my wedding as well, so don’t be afraid. If this is who you are and this is the kind of makeup you regularly use when you go out, why do something different on your wedding day? Stick to your personality so that you feel comfortable and love how you look on your wedding pictures. It’s all about being you.
Me on my wedding day…
Photographed by Wynn hotel photographers in Las Vegas.
Now I leave you to my home-made video made with lots of love just for you. I want to thank both my amazing friends Monick Lopez, for helping me film the videos and Ana Aguilar for being my model.
Try one or all of our looks and take a selfie! Post on instagram tag both @mylovelywedding and @blushbeautyinc and get a chance to win a free makeup by me.
Stay tuned for my next beauty blog on the latest wedding makeup and hair trends.
FREE MAKEUP!!! Man, my vendors are so awesome! Thanks to Monica for sharing the beauty love. If you haven’t have a look at her FB page then click on over to https://www.facebook.com/monicamakeupdubai?fref=ts
Have a wonderful Wednesday.