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Mermaid Eyes Tutorial

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Hi everyone!

I posted this look on instagram the other day, and it’s probably one of my favourite ones from 2017 so far. There was quite a healthy mix of both drugstore and high end items used, so I thought that it might make a decent Spring makeup tutorial. Hopefully the nice weather will be here soon!

Please let me know any ideas for future tutorials in the comments.

 

Face

Since my skin has been feeling a bit dehydrated at the moment, I applied my Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue with a blending brush then set this with a bit of the Hydrating Minerals Veil mixed with the Original Foundation. This combination has been working really well lately.

Under my eyes, I applied a small amount of the Bare Minerals Stroke of Light Concealer, blending it out with a damp sponge. I set this into place using the Bare Minerals SPF 20 Concealer. Don’t worry, this isn’t a Bare Minerals only tutorial; these are just the base products that I’ve enjoyed using lately.

To define my face a bit I blended out a small amount of the Models Own Sculpt and Glow Contour Powder in Deep Tan under my cheek bones and up my temples. For blush, I was a bit brave and used a tiny amount of Urban Decay’s Afterglow Blush in Bang, which if you have seen this in the pan is a very bright orange shade. I love it, but it’s one of those that you need to apply sparingly. And to highlight, I used Model’s Own Sculpt and Glow Highlighting Powder in Golden Sand.

 

Eyes

Before starting the eyeshadow, I defined my brows using the Benefit Brow range; Brow Zings and Gimme Brow. I have loved these together since they give really natural yet fuller looking brow hairs.

I first primed my eyelids using The Body Shop’s Instablur Eye Primer, setting it with a matte bone eyeshadow. Then for the eyeshadow itself I reached for the I ♥ Makeup Makeup Geek Palette. This palette is so cool and has so many amazing shades in it; it could pass as a dupe for the Urban Decay Full Spectrum, but it has nudes in it. I first took the matte browns and ran these through my crease, concentrating the darkest shade on the outer part of my eye. I then took the two lilac shades and mixed them to produce a really pretty duo-chrome purple shade. I applied this on a fluffy shadow brush straight to my lid. Using a pencil brush, I applied the light turquoise shade to my lower lash line. In the inner corner, I applied a satin white shade to highlight it slightly.

To finish off the eyes I applied a lot of Lancome’s Hypnose Drama Mascara to both the upper and lower lashes.

 

Lips

To finish off the look, I wanted to keep the lips quite natural. I first outlined my lips using Makeup Revolution’s Luxe Liner in Reign. This was in one of the lip kits. I actually got rid of the liquid lipstick, but I love the liners. Over this I then used Bobbi Brown’s Lip Colour in Tulle. To give a glossy top coat, I then took a light layer of Bare Mineral’s Buttercream Lipgloss in Must Have. These three actually worked really well together.

 

And that is the finished look. What do you think?

Please leave any ideas for future tutorials in the comments; I’d love to hear your ideas.

Have a lovely day guys.

Bye for now!

xxx

 

 

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