Sunday, November 18, 2012

Makeup Tips for Glasses Wearers

I've been wearing my glasses a lot lately for one reason or another and thought that many people would really benefit from a fun post dedicated strictly to us visually impared!

Determining what style of eyeshadow you should wear really depends on your type of glasses.

If you are farsighted and your glasses tend to magnify your eyes, opt for darker, smokier looks which will make your eyes appear smaller. Experiment with matte shadows in deeper tones that will define your eyes and not amplify them. Feel free to play with colour in jewel tones like emeralds, navy's, and plums, and keep the colour close to the lash line. Tight line inside the eyes with dark kohl pencils. 

If you are nearsighted and your glasses tend to hide your eyes and make them look smaller, choose light, bright shadows that will make your eyes appear larger. Experiment with eyeliner to define the eyes so that they don't get lost behind your lenses, and a light shimmery shadow on the inner corners of the eyes to open them up. Enjoy light iridescent colours like lavender, bone, and pale blues and greens. Use flesh toned pencils on the inside of the eye for a wide eyed effect.

No matter what your style of glasses, always remember to use a brightening concealer under the eyes in case of any shadows your frames may cast on the face. Always add definition to your lashes, and always have well groomed, well defined brows! Your eye brows frame your frames and are really important for glasses wearers.

Know that these are just guidelines, and that people that wear glasses can wear any eyeshadow look they want! Always have fun with your makeup and your glasses and play up those beautiful eyes!

xo candice

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cute Doll Halloween Makeup

Say hello to another Halloween look inspired by a cute dolly!

1 Start by applying foundation all over, concealer in areas of concern, and setting with a translucent powder.
2 Apply a light blue shadow all over the lid and into the crease. Make sure to bring the colour up high enough to be seen when the eye is open. Bring this blue shadow tight against the outer corners of the lower lash lines.
3 Densely press a blue glitter all over the lid from the lash line to the crease. Soften the edge by blending through the crease with whatever blue shadow is left on our brush.
4 Apply a white eyeliner to the inner corners of the eye and press an iridescent duo chrome white/blue shadow on top.
5 Line the top lash line with a black liquid liner and apply a light coat of mascara.
6 Rim the inside of the eye with a light, flesh toned pencil for a wide eyed appearance.
7 Apply long wispy lashes to the upper lash line and shorter wispy half lashes to the outer corners of the lower lash line.
8 Create a 3D blush effect by applying a hot pink shadow in a round shape to the apples of the cheek and then a light frosty pink shadow around the edges. This will give a natural and soft gradation.
9 Use a brown eyeliner pencil to dot freckles of varying sizes onto the cheeks.
10 Finish with a bubble gum pink lip colour!

Products Used:
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
Stila Perfecting Concealer
Tarte Amazonian Clay Translucent Powder
BH Cosmetics 120 Palette (for the cheeks)
Korres Kohl Pencil "Brown"
Urban Decay Eyeshadow "Kiddie Pool"
Michaels glitter (Blue)
Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base
Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liquid Liner (Ultra Black)
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil "Milk"
Naked Cosmetics Pigment Stack "Ivory" (Blue)
Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara
Ardelle Lashes
Revlon Lip Butter "Cupcake"

xo candice

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Monster Face Paint

Here's a Halloween face paint I did on myself last week! It's inspired by monsters and dinosaurs!

1 Using a white eyeliner plot your basic shape.
2 Sponge a yellow face paint onto the high points of the face (forehead, nose, and cheekbones) and a green face paint around the edges, sides of the nose, and around the eyes. Use a white face paint to fill in the talons/horns.
3 To even out the colour and add shading and depth, go over the face paint with matte eyeshadows in complimentary shades of green and yellow. I used a black shadow and a blending brush to further define around the horns, contours, and eye area, including bags under the eyes.
4 Use a black face paint to loosely outline the design. Use quick and fluid brush strokes to achieve clean lines. Define the brow bone, line the eyes, add gnarly nostrils, and add detail and interest with lines and dots.
5 Highlight and add further detail with a white paint.
6 If you choose to, you may now add a light foundation to the exposed skin.
7 Press an irridescent glitter on the tops of the cheekbones and on all of the horns. Be strategic with your glitter placement to compliment the makeup, not overwhelm it!
8 I finished with a yummy smelling lip balm to keep my lips looking hydrated and fresh!

Products Used:
Nars White Kohl Pencil
Kryolan Aquacolor Paint
BH Cosmetics 120 Palette
Wolfe Face Paint "White"
Wolfe Face Paint "Black"
Make Up For Ever Glitter #03
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation
Clean Start Smart Mouth Lip Shine

xo candice

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Get Artsy Competition

Last month I entered a Make Up For Ever face chart contest and ended up in the top 10 with my look featured on the Make Up For Ever Canada Facebook page! (Which you can see here).

It was a fun look to create and I had the pleasure of recreating it on my beautiful friend Chicara. Hope you guys like it!

xo candice

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Zombie Skull Mask

Here's a quick look at a zombie inspired Halloween mask I wore last week! Hope you guys like it!

1 Apply foundation all over and set with powder. Having a clean and flawless base really aids this makeup so that it doesn't end up looking muddy.
Start by using a white eyeliner to plot out your shape.
Lightly block out the brows using a glue stick or prosaid and brush a concealer over the top.
4 Using a filbert style brush and a grey eye shadow, place your brush down on the skin to create a rounded shape, and flick away to create a natural fade. Do this all the way around the edges in varying sizes and spacings creating a deconstructed scalloped edge.
Use the same grey shadow to shade around the eye area. Coming up high on the outer most corner of the brow, and low under the eye to create a hollowed look.
Use a black face paint to draw small flicks through the scallop shapes around the edges of the mask. Define the top of the eye shape you've created to exaggerate an angry brow, and roughly line the top of the eyes with a small flick.
7 Further define the round shapes of your mask by using a black shadow in the same way... placing the colour down and flicking outward. By using the black shadow after the face paint, it softens the lines but allows them to still peak through for added definition and detail. Use the black shadow to shade the eyelid as well.
8 Line the upper and lower waterlines with a black kohl pencil and hap-hazzardly coat the upper and lower lashes with mascara.
9 For a finishing touch, add some dark/dried blood under the eyes and on the bridge of the nose. Don't be excessive with blood as it is only meant to aid the makeup, not overwhelm it!
10 When I wore this out I added a vampy red lip for lots of sex appeal!

Products Used:
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
BH Cosmetics 120 Palette
Benefit BadGal Liner "Black"
Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara
Wolfe Face Paint "Black"
Fleet Street Blood FX
Kat Von D Lipstick "Rosary" (not pictured)

xo candice