My 30 (or more!) days challenges

Day 26 – Inspired by Tutorial

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First of all, I have to admit missing a day. But I had good reasons for that, so I am not too ashamed of myself.

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As for today’s challenge, my first thought was to find a video tutorial and follow the steps mentioned there. But as I searched for one I came across this picture here, and thought that it was exactly what I needed!

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I do my face makeup as usual. It’s a great one and I don’t see the point of deviating from it unless I absolutely need to.

Then I can move to the eyes. The first and probably the most tricky bit are the eyebrows. I use some brown eyeliner from the Dior palette to draw a similar shape as in the tutorial, only with much less success. The lines don’t look near as nice and even (I guess, this is due to my virtually nonexistent drawing skills in general) and also my actual eyebrows are so dark and dense that they show through. I don’t think it would be noticeable in the final picture, but still I wish I could do better!

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Next I cover the mobile lid and most of the area above it with this light-brown eyeshadow, which is serving as a base colour.

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I apply some shimmering white eyeshadow right under the brow arch and also above the inner half of the eyebrow.

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Now it’s time to contour the upper eyelid with black eyeliner. Mine draws thicker lines than the one in the tutorial, and there’s pretty much nothing I can do about it.

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Then I take an eyepencil and go around the same contour. The pencil line is then smudged and blended very thoroughly.

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I add some very dark purple eyeshadow around the black area. The colour turns out a bit too intense, compared to the tutorial.

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And then some pink colour for the outer part of the black area. I blend all the colours very well, so that the their border lines are not really visible.

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The upper eyelid is then covered with this shimmering light-blue colour.

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It’s time to refresh the existing contours and add new ones. I use the black eyeliner over the eyelashes and over the eyeliner contour drawn at one of the previous steps. Then I use the eyepencil for the waterline.

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Finally I apply the light-blue eyeshadow on the lower eyelid and finish the eye makeup with some mascara on the upper and lower lashes.

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For the lips I only use MaxFactor’s Silk Gloss, as I don’t want them to be bright at all.

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And done! This turns out to be a really interesting one, primarily due to the eyebrows. It’s fascinating how the shape of those can change the whole face – I can hardly recognise myself! Coming to the makeup itself, I am still not really good at sharp even lines, mine end up being somewhat sloppy. Need to practice more!

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