Friday, 30 January 2015

Weekly Obsessions: Kylie Jenner

I don't know if it's surgery, lip injections, makeup, or puberty... but I want it?!
Ms Jenner, younger sibling of the Kardashians and supermodel Kendall Jenner, has really come into the limelight recently hasn't she? We've seen her on the television since she was just 10 years old, and last year, her Instagram selfies raised a few eyebrows. Was it surgery? At 16? She insists not, claiming in a recent interview with Cosmopolitan that her new look is down to learning how to do her makeup properly and puberty.
I personally think if you look reeeeally closely you can see her natural lips in the photo above. They're slightly darker and you can see this more easily on her top lip. But her recent 'no makeup' selfie (see below) published half way through writing this post has left me even more confused than ever! 

It's also great she's so body confident, as she's definitely either been blessed with a great body, or been working out and eating well to tone up and be permanently bikini ready. 

“These plastic surgery rumours hurt my feelings to be honest and are kinda insulting.” Kylie defends her lips and stated in a recent interview, "Big lips are awesome".
When looking at the photo above, my boyfriend James said: "I never thought I would ever find someone with blue hair that attractive."  Brilliant.

She also never takes a selfie without a set of false lashes, however she probably gets regular eyelash extensions. Well groomed and arched brows also shape her face and contouring her cheekbones slims her face and softens her jaw-line.I'm also such a massive fan of her style. It's a little extreme for me personally and it is expensive (obviously). It's based around a grungy/edgy look with designer thigh high boots or caged heels paired with a designer bag. However, what I love is that she isn't afraid of being a bit different and is very confident with it.
 "I like to mix edgy and boho. Nicole Richie has great fashion sense."
 "Puberty is a beautiful thing".
Whatever people think of her look, I love it. It is a great example of expertly applied makeup and what it can do for girls, and their self esteem. She is not perfect; and she has lived her life in the limelight since she was a small child. She's had to follow 5 beautiful older sisters (her closest an international supermodel), and she has found her own individual identity, setting herself apart using makeup and her own sense of style. She has a mature head on her shoulders, and I for one will be trying out this makeup look! But I'll pass on the blue hair, for now.
Love ya Ky.

"Being yourself is the best way to have someone fall in love with you."
“Try getting to know someone before making assumptions”
"Don't rely on other people to make you happy."
To achieve Kylie's look:
- Medium coverage yellow based foundation, e.g Nars Sheer Glow or L'oreal True Match
- Heavy coverage highlighting concealer, e.g Nars Creamy Concealer or Rimmel Match Perfection.
- Bronzer to contour, (any matt bronzer will do, e.g Benefit Hoola)
- False lashes, e.g Ardell's Demi Wispies.
- Volumising and lengthening mascara- I love Benefit's They're Real or Urban Decay Perversion.
- Good brow pencil/brow set.
- Browny-pink Lipliner, e.g MAC Whirl or Rimmel/L'Oreal do good ones.
- Matte browny/nude lipstick e.g Velvet Teddy by MAC or a cheaper dupe.
- Liquid eyeliner or gel liner to create the 'winged' effect.
- Golden/bronzey eyeshadow colours, I recommend Urban Decay's Naked Palette 1 or 2.

Thanks for reading! Do you like Kylies look? 
Do you think it's expertly applied makeup, or is it surgery?

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Weekly Obsessions: Kylie Jenner

Friday, 30 January 2015

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

How to look like Kim Kardashian

Okay, okay. So whether or not you like or don't like them, I think the Kardashian's are beautiful. They have taken over the social media world, one sister at a time. I think their makeup is amazing and although they are naturally gorgeous, their makeup artist has to have played a massive part in their success story.

Kim has already revealed the 'secret' behind her look is contouring (see previous blog post on contouring). In the above photo, look at the highlighted concealer under each eye, applied in a triangular shape, and then the bronzer swept across her cheekbones and down the sides of her nose. That is contouring perfection my friends.

^ This is what she used to look like...good makeup and contouring can do wonders hey?!

Kim Kardashian completely owns the smokey-eye meets nude-lips look, it's actually hard to find a picture of her looking so good without this makeup combo! She famously uses the lipstick Angel by MAC (definitely on my wishlist) with probably a nude lipgloss over the top. Lipliner is also used to softly define and create the effect of a fuller lip.
The Kardashian/Jenner sisters also heavily emphasise eyes using a pair of fake lashes/eyelash extensions. They make eyes look so much bigger and open them up, even if they can be seen as a bit OTT for a daytime look. Ms Kardashian isn't afraid of a bold smokey eye and a well pigmented black eyeshadow (such as Creep), a nice set of eyeshadow brushes, and a lot of blending probably does the trick.  

She literally always looks so flawless and radiant, her foundation must be slightly luminous such as Nars Sheer Glow, but it does look like she uses a slightly heavier coverage for a more glamourous look. Interestingly, she also looks to apply her blush not on the apples of her cheeks, but in a very similar place to her bronzer where she's contoured her cheekbones, which i'm totally going to try first thing in the morning.
Finally, her eyebrows are full and well shaped and groomed, inspiring me to have mine professionally done!

 Products (and wishlist!) to recreate Kim's look:

- Set of false lashes such as Eyelure 143's or my all time favourites, Ardell Demi Wispies.
- Medium-heavy cover foundation, e.g. Estee Lauder's Double Wear, or Nars Sheer Glow for a radiant finish.
- A radiant highlighting concealer e.g touche eclat, or a cheaper dupe. I love Rimmel's Match Perfection concealer in the lightest shade; Ivory.

- Radiant enhancing primer, I have one from NARS but Smashbox ones are apparently amazing!

- A contour palette (love my set from Anastasia Beverley Hills)
- Warm toned bronzer, such as Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess.
- MAC Angel Lipstick, or similar dupe.
- A nude lipliner, Rimmel are inexpensive yet good quality ones.
- A good set of face and eye brushes (Sigma, Zoeva, Real Techniques...)
- Eyebrow wax and powder such as Benefit's Browzings or Anastasia Beverley Hills Dipbrow Prominade in the shade 'Dark Brown'
- A translucent/slightly yellow-tinted finishing powder such as Ben Nye's Banana Powder or Laura Mercier Translucent Powder.
- (Optional, but for the above look) a nude/white eyeliner.

I WILL look like Kimmy K one day! Haha.
Thanks for reading :)

How to look like Kim Kardashian

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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