Monday, 24 September 2012

bright brows

The past few years have seen me from being eyeliner obsessed to being all about the brows. I actually rarely wear eyeliner in the day now but my brows are an integral part of my daily makeup routine.

I've had this photo saved in my inspiration folder for a while and I love how bold she's gone with her brows. Perhaps not totally realistic for everyday wear but it could work as a quirky alternative to a smokey eye on a night out, no? And though this matches her hair, I think a clashing brow/hair combo would be amazing!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

[not so] bare essentials

A couple of weekends ago, I had a nightmare of a situation. Those of you who follow me on Twitter probably already know this, but on a trip back home to see my parents, I forgot my makeup bag.

Let me put this out there: I was honestly appauled at myself. I've never thought of myself as someone that would feel horrific at the thought of not having makeup, but honestly when I realised what I'd done on the train, I felt almost lost! I quickly started making a list of the bare minimum amount of makeup I would need to survive the weekend, and so here are the four makeup items I can't live without (but I wish I could):