Sunday, February 24, 2013

Another Face #5 - Niamh


I did more practice makeup last night, this time on my friend Niamh :) I did a full face of makeup again with contouring. She wanted something sort of natural which is just as well because I think I'm done with my colourful phase for now! I'd never worked on Niamh before, but she was lovely to work on. She has evenly spaced eyes that are a little on the small side, small/standard eyes. I wanted to try a couple of eye enlarging techniques I saw recently. Curling the lashes and smudging kohl liner on the upper lash line to define and extend the eye, as well as placing more mascara on the outer lashes to open the eyes up more. I didn't use nude liner though, I didn't want it to seem too much like a daytime look.

This was sort of a test run for makeup I'm doing for Jordan today. She's going to a fancy ball and is looking for a nude look. Super sophisticated! I did up a nude cut crease already and I'll show her this one too. I want to use taupe shadow on Jordan to make her blue eyes stand out, so I tried this on Niamh too.

I didn't take before shots again because I forgot. Here are the after shots.

Amazing lower lashes!! :O

I'll be working on Niamh more in the future, hopefully often enough! Here's a product list, I'm off to do more makeup. Busy busy!  See you soon >_^

Products used:


Revlon Photoready Primer

Stargazer White Foundation (Highlight)
L'Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation - Golden Amber (Contour)
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation - Ivory
Soap & Glory Kick-Ass Concealer - Light
Natural Collection Loose Powder - Neutral Translucent
NYX Blush - Silky Rose


Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Urban Decay - Buck, Foxy
NYX - Taupe Pearl, Deep Bronze
The Body Needs - Iced Copper

Urban Decay Glide-On Pencil - Zero
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Essence Eyebrow Designer - Light Brown


Rimmel Apocalips - Nova


  1. I love this look, Ciara! I've always been afraid of black liner on my upper lash line because I have smaller, hooded eyes. But I might try smudging it out, like you did here =)

  2. Can you tell me what brushes you use? I have a hard time finding brushes to use on my eyes...

    1. Hey Kit! I recently got the Sigma Performance Eye Kit, it's very good but this look can be done with a regular eyeshadow brush, crease brush, blending brush and a small smudge brush for the liner :)
      Before I got these I just used drugstore brushes and they were fine!

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