Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Another Face #1

Hey everyone!
Today I got back from Galway, I went up there for my sister Laura's university graduation ceremony. She received a BA in Arts from NUIG :) I am very proud of her and her giant brain!
She wore a beautiful dress with a purple, green and teal butterflies and flowers on it. Here's a nice picture of her with our mother and step-father.
Paul, Laura, Mam

Here's a closeup of her heels, they are sooo cute!

They're by Ruby Shoo. The prettiness almost justifies the pain!
I only did her eye makeup for her, she'd already done her foundation that morning. She wanted her makeup to involve colour that goes with her dress, but not so much that she would look silly. Nobody trusts me with makeup, they always ask me not to make them look like a clown. I would never! I get a bit adventurous on my own face, but there's a time and a place. Here's her finished face:
So pretty!
I had creative control in this situation, but I only actually applied the eyeshadow and defined the eyebrows. This was a daytime ceremony so I wanted to keep the eye makeup relatively natural, with just a touch of colour as she requested it to coordinate with the dress. I wanted it to be soft and pretty. Here's a closeup of her eye makeup:

I didn't line the top lid because she normally doesn't. Since she doesn't normally wear much eye makeup she might have thought it a bit much. I filled in her eyebrows a little with the paler shadow in the Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set. She doesn't normally fill in her brows and I didn't want to scare her, so I just lightly filled them to add more definition to her eye area. What makeup looks 'normal' to me would be quite dramatic for her, so I tried to keep that in mind! I was very proud of my work on Laura. I think the makeup really added to her outfit and enhanced her natural prettiness so much. She said that she liked the look and had at least one compliment that I know about :)

Products used:


Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation - Porcelain
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder - Rose Nude
No7 Natural Blush Cheek Colour - Cool Pink


Sleek - Nougat, Cappuccino (Au Naturel palette)
Soap & Glory - Dandy Plum, Wild Blue (Off the Wallflower quad)
Soap & Glory - The Daily Double - Velvet Pink/Brownie
Essence mascara - I Love Extreme Volume
Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set


Revlon Lip Butter - Peach Parfait

In other news; I broke my nail polish ban while I was in Galway and it's all Nikki Lou's fault for her review of the Models Own Winter Wonderland collection here: http://nikkiloub.blogspot.ie/2012/10/models-own-wonderland-collection.html
I really needed Jack Frost. I didn't like the rest enough to buy them, but I had to get Jack Frost so I can layer it over black like that, it looks fantastic. Expect it in a nails of the week post soon! I also bought three other polishes..
Also, my wonderful husband Jim returned home last night from Arizona where he was visiting family, and he brought me gifts! I'll feature them in tomorrow's post :D
See you soon!


  1. I LOVE the neutral look with the pop of color! I'm going to have to try the inner corner with some color, I actually never thought of it and have only done a color pop on my lower lash line. and Your sisters shoes are so freaking cute! Thank you for putting what brand they are so I can google them lol

    1. Thank you! Make sure to post pics when you try it, I'd love to see! Those shoes are adorable, makes me sad I can't do heels haha :D