Charlene Flanagan Makeup
Before I learned all things Makeup, Too many times I played a losing battle trying to take pictures with my smartphone or camera to end up with the dreaded “MoonFace”. By Moonface I mean that obvious difference in the colour of your face to your neck from the Flash of the Camera or resembling Voldemort from Harry Potter with a missing nose!!
I got these beauties in the post last week & couldn't wait to try them out and tell you all about them!
Brown eyes are an eye colour that nearly every colour suits from the lightest Golds to the Darkest Smokey colours
1.Metallic and shimmery textures help illuminate brown eyes.
2.Wear colours opposite to brown on the color wheel such as blues, teals, greens, and purples
3.For a natural look use eye makeup in complimentary warm tones, like chocolate browns, gold, honey and caramel. They help enhance the warmth of brown eyes.
4.Apply warm shades of blusher to the apples of the cheek to reflect and enhance your eyes.
5.Opt for a pop of colour on the lip and keep eyes neutral.
6.Cool tones like blue really compliment a brown eye! To add a bit of colour use a blue mascara or liner instead of black.
Contouring is a really important part of your make up routine not only does it enhance your features it also adds dimension to the face.
Here are my main tips but I have attached a photograph with the different face shapes that give a few extra pointers. (Please excuse the really bad colouring in, please dont copy this on your face hehe)
First step to contouring is bronzer!!!
I use MAC Harmony, or the Contour Palette from Sleek & Blank Canvas.
Apply your Contouring Powder
1.Under the apple of your cheek bone diagonally or parallel to your jaw line to make your cheekbones pop.
2.On the sides of your nose from the bridge coming straight down. This will make it look longer and thinner. Make sure to blend
3.On your jaw line and under your chin will make a round face look more elongated and thinner.
The main thing with bronzer is blend blend blend and use sparingly.
The second step is highlighter!!
When the highlighter catches the light, your face appears subtly chiselled and more defined and can give a lovely glow to your skin.
I use an Urban Decay eyeshadow for this ‘sin or bootycall” Mac Strobe Cream (before foundation) or Mac Soft and Gentle .
1.Add a touch of highlighter to cheek bones, your chin and the temples
2.Dab a small amount on the cupids bow.
3.Lightly dust down the bridge of your nose with a fantail brush
4.Use under the eyebrow and to bright eyes dab a small amount in the corner of the eyes.
Top Tips For Green Eyes
For those of you who have green eyes like me we can really change the shade of our eye colour depending on our make up.
1.When going for colour on green eyes, choose colours such purples, lilacs, tans, & browns. Think neuatral, earthy colours.
2. When going metallic avoid silver instead opt for Gold and copper or bronze.
3.Avoid colours like white,silvers,blues or light pinks.
4. Try a layer of plum mascara over your black mascara or use a plum liner.
5.Green eyes are often associated with the feline look! Apply liquid liner and go for a flirty flick in the outer corner.
6.A contrasting blusher like a warm peach will highlight green eyes.
Top Tips For Blue Eyes
1.Use contrasting colour tones to make your eyes pop! Such as brown,bronze, gold, rose, tan, purples, lilacs,silver and dark navy blue.
2.For a natural look choose brown mascara and liner, this will draw attention to your eyes and is a soft everyday option.
3.To brighten up the eye use a gold shadow in the inner Corner of the eye.
4.If you like to line the waterline with white liner try to opt for a nude liner instead as it is a lot softer.
5.Groomed eyebrows will frame the eye and draw attention to the eye area.