I have decided that now is the perfect time to introduce you to my new monthly series called Inspired. Basically, I see something, I like it, I do it. Pretty simple to follow, yeah?
Well anyway to start us off with I thought I would ease my way into this series with a simple eye makeup tutorial I saw on Shaaanxo’s Youtube Channel recently. You may have seen the video tutorial for this look so I have done this photo tutorial on my experience of trying to follow along! If you don’t know Shannon (a.k.a Shaaanxo) is New Zealand’s most famous YouTube Beauty Guru and she recently did a one brand look only using Sleek MakeUP. I absolutely loved the look and though I would try it out with the Sleek MakeUP Palettes I recently bought. Below you can find my “how I did it” tutorial with all the products I used to try and recreate her look. 🙂
Note: As I am doing a bit of a project pan you will probably see me use the same products in a few tutorials in the future.
STEP ONE: Face Basics
I started off by applying a dollop of Olay Day Moisturiser to my face and neck. After that had sunk in I went on to apply a small 10 cent piece size of Aloe Vera creme to act as a sort of primer (as I still don’t own one) The Aloe Vera smooths out your skin by helping to smooth over any pores and lines. Next on to foundation!
Using a slightly damp beauty sponge apply a pea sized blob of foundation to the back of your hand and then apply all over the face. I like to use the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, pictured, with the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation. You could also used a foundation or stippling brush but I prefer to use my blender as it gives me a smoother finish.
(This next step isn’t necessary unless you feel like you need to and I actually chose not to today.) Apply a concealer under your eyes and cover any blemishes on your face. I used my Thin Lizzy Concealer in Minx with the detailer brush from Real Techniques.
Lastly for my face base, I used a bronzing powder lightly all over with a Kabuki or bronzer brush. (Sorry I picked up the wrong brush when taking this photo.)