Thursday, August 25, 2011

A small step for beauties, One giant leap for Hannah-kind

MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW35 / MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW30 / MAC MSF Medium Dark / UD Naked Palette: Virgin, Buck, Toasted / Maybelline Liner Define / Maybelline 'One by One' mascara/ No7 Lash Adapt mascara / Benefit Bad Gal eyeliner / NARS Mata Hari Blush / NARS Laguna bronzer / MAC 'Improvise' highlight / MAC 'Please Me' lipstick / Barry M 'Toffee' gloss -- Earrings c/o Little Mouse Ears
Anything look different? Anything at all... no? Let's look a little closer..
You may be thinking "seriously, what's new?" but you will see that I have finally mastered(-ish) the liquid eyeliner thing!
I know all of you beauty bloggers will have been doing this since you were in nappies, but it has taken me, (middle name- Clumsy) years to get this right. Many a time I have attempted it, messed up and had to remove all of my eye makeup and start again. Over the past couple years I have tried many methods of application, gel, brush, cream and eventually the winner- PEN! 
This Maybelline one is the best out of the couple I have tried, I just think the nib of the pen is thin enough to be almost foolproof, and the constant flow of product doesn't mean I am stopping and starting to reload my brush. Eventually I hope to buy a brush so I can put all of my fluidlines to good use, but until then I am really happy with this product! It's nice and black too, with the added bonus of minimal smudging. You may have noticed that I haven't mastered he 'flick', that is a work in progress!

The second new thing you may have noticed are my brows! 
See I was brought up in the family of Blonde Hair + Dark Eyebrows = NO NO. However when I was at Julies make-up course, the girl filled in my brows slightly and I really liked the way it made them look. I found this brow brush that I bought ages ago, and after a sweep of my eyeshadows I settled on Busk from the UD Naked Palette to fill them in, just a little. I love it!
What make up trend did you find hard to grasp?

xxxx

18 comments:

  1. Looking gorgeous as always! :)

    I struggle with the whole eyeliner thing, I have good days and bad days - I find using an angled brush (I use one from the body shop atm) with gel liner works best for me. Although I'm pretty clumsy and still have days where I end up taking off my make-up and starting all over again!

    xx

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  2. I too find applying eyeliner a mission and I am much older thank you x... My favourite method is drumroll ... Pen too. Easy peasy x

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  3. I love the Maybelline Line Define Liquid Eyeliner. My holy grail liquid eyeliner. The top picture of you is so beautiful as well <3 xx

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  4. You look so beautiful :)
    I actually prefer to use a black shadow as my eyeliner, I think it looks much softer on my eyes :)

    Love Christine ♥

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  5. haha @ one giant leap for Hannah kind! I was the same with liquid liner its a biiiatch! I prefer applying gel liner on an angled brush. You look so puuurdy hun :) xx

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  6. OMG. The earrings look so good on you. I'm so glad.

    I think I'm gonna do that style in more colours too, defo since they look so well.

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  7. You are to pretty hannah! I'm the opposite my eyebrows are naturally blonde and my hair is naturally dark hmmm how did that work haha! xxx

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  8. @Sarah ooh thanks for the reccomendation, I must look out for an angled brush :) x

    @Bettina I am glad someone else uses the pen method! It is foolproof and I love it x

    @Emma oh good I am glad you like it too :) it really is the best I have tried :o) x

    @Christine What a great idea!! I am sure the shadow will be easier to use also, I must try it out x

    @Natalie oh really? Yes I like gel too, I just think its all about the brushes now, for me to take that next step :) x

    @The opi junkie oh yay I thought I would wear them today, they go so nicely with the pink in my top! :) I will be doing a full feature on them very soon xx

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  9. @adrienne how crazy! Haha it must be good that you can switch from blonde to brown hair without worrying about your brows :o) xx

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  10. Liquid Liner is still the bane of my life. It was the area I struggled most with and even now I always make sure I spend the most time on it. x

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  11. i never see that maybelline pen here in my country
    we have different version and i don't like it..
    hopefully that pen will be available here soon

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  12. the funny thing is thats how i learned to use liquid liner! once you get the hand of the pen, you slowly move to a stiff liquid liner brush like the one from elf and bam you are a wizz at eyeliner!

    hehe u look pretty and im proud of your accomplishment :) (it reminds me of my own)
    Breezeybee Blog

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  13. This is so funny as I struggle with exactly the same thing, yet I know I look better when my brows are coloured - they definitely frame my face. I used the exact same Buck shade to colour my brows today actually! This week Kenneth Soh rec'd 2 brow products for me that might suit you too: either @shuuemurauk hard formula in seal brown or Anastasia Brow Wiz in ash blonde from sephora US.

    Nic x

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  14. Hello,

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    Lu.

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  15. Don't you look gorgeous, I could never do the eyeliner thing before I got the Sigma 209, just seems to fit :) The flick however...depends on the day of the week, sigh! x

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