Naked 2

Hello to everyone and happy Easter to whoever is celebrating it!

I am writing to all of you from very cold but sunny Stockholm! A lovely city that is definitely worth visiting but you should try it in the summer time! The weather is so cold!!

Here is what I got today in my inflight shopping. Urban Decay – Naked 2, with a pocket lipstick as a gift. With this product you can never go wrong.

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{ Urban Decay – Naked 2}
This is the new palette from Urban Decay. It features 12 different shades of pastel browns subtle beige and a pitch black eyeshadow perfect to be used as a eyeliner.

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This is a nice palette for any complexion but I have to say that it looks great used with a smokey eye technique for the fairer ladies, blonds and reds, sometimes harsh black can be a bit too much for their look, if not done properly.

In my next few posts I am planning to prepare sessions for all of you do you can all master the so famous “smokey” eye!

Enjoy the weekend!

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Dark eyebrows and light hair

Eyebrows, one of the most important feature of our face. If you imagine that your face is a painting then your eyebrows would be the frame, and as it applies you would have to find the suitable frame for each painting to enhance it. You would probably never combine a renaissance painting with a harsh silver or black modern style frame. The same would apply for your eyebrows.

As I have mentioned a while ago here, my move to Ireland has definitely inspired and influenced my make up and style. One of these influence was that I started draw/paint my eyebrows more often than before.

But the question that we need to answer here is, what does one girl do when her hair is dyed in a lighter or darker shade than her eyebrows. Do you bleach? Do you tint? Or do you fake it? I personally would never tint or bleach my eyebrows I am the kind of person that would stick to their natural colour and wear with pride that great contrast that the two would have (hair and eyebrows), but if I would have to come to a decision then I would definitely fake it.

A few months ago my hair was red and since my eyebrows are not that thick and dark I played around with the colour and here is how I did it without being too obvious or intense with my result.

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{Here is me before}

To enhance my eyebrows I used eye-shadow.  Make sure that the eye shadow is matte. This is very important as you don’t want your eyebrows to shine!

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You will also need an angled brush to apply it for better results.

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Apply it by following the natural arch of your eyebrows enhancing the outer part so you can make your eyes look slightly bigger and smoother. You don’t need to add much product just enough to create the illusion of the lighter shade. Adding too much will not give the desire result.

photo1The result.

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The result is very subtle and my features are a lot more enhanced completing the whole look. As this is a morning make up I wouldn’t make my eyebrows any stronger for that reason and for the fact that I am using a lighter shade.

For a party look go stronger and you could use an eyebrow pencil that would give a more intense look.

Enjoy!

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