Oh so Pretty

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As always, we’ve continued to have our eye on gems ever since the Annabelle-inspired beauty tutorial a few months back. Since March’s birthstone is the beautiful blue/green aquamarine (one of my personal favourite stones) we decided it made sense to try channeling it into a beauty look as well.

Bold colours can be hard to translate into the world of beauty without accidentally giving yourself a blue “bruised” eye look (don’t even get me started on the pink eye challenge), so we kept things simple with a few key products and a lot of blending. You can find the step by step below!

Scroll down for the full tutorial

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What we used from Annabelle //

Blue Hue Trio eyeshadow palette
Pearl Twist-up eyeshadow crayon
Self-Sharpening eye pencil in Ocean & Midnight
Big Show Waterproof mascara
Lipsies Diamond Lip Balm in Marshmallow

How we did it //

Start with a fresh clean palette, we recommend a thin layer of primer, covering the eye lids as well, we used Laura Mercier’s Foundation Primer. Use a light pressed powder like Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Finish to even out complexion and get rid of shine as needed.

Our go-to eye illuminator is Charlotte Tilbury’s Miracle Eye Wand.

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Using Annabelle’s trio eye shadow palette, Sweep the lightest shade across the whole lid and up toward the brow bone.

Follow up with the medium shade in the crease of the lid making sure to blend, use the darkest shade in the very outer corners of the eye.

Use the Pearl eyeshadow crayon to highlight the inner corners of the eyes as well as the bottom outer corner. You can also apply it to the brow bone and cheeks as an illuminator.

With the self-sharpening eye liner draw a cat eye along the lash line and underneath the eye, we used a combination of Ocean and Midnight. Add some extra glittery-touches with Urban decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter liner in Distortion.

Apply a light dusting of an iridescent loose glitter powder, we used Limited Edition Shu Uemura’s Shupette Glitter Collection but try out Make up forever’s in Diamond

We recommend finishing the look off with some Big Show Mascara and Lipsies Lip Balm in Marshmallow.

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Oh so Pretty

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Whoever said “Never ask a girl with winged eyeliner why she’s late” really hit the nail on the head. I love playing around with my beauty look, especially around the holidays, but I never quite mastered the art of the cat eye until my recent discovery of felt-tip liner pens. Though I still wouldn’t venture to call myself a pro by any means, the addition of liquid liner pens to my makeup bag has definitely taken my eye makeup from kitten to cat.

I put together this metallic look using a handful of products from the Birchbox shop, including my favourite black liner pen by Cynthia Rowley and the new LOC shadow pens (which are amazing by the way!) As long as you have a steady (ish) hand, you’ll be ready to sparkle at every holiday party from now to New Year’s Eve!

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Supplies //

Vasanti Primer
Cynthia Rowley Black Liquid Liner
Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner
LOC One and Done Shadow Sticks in “Day Trip”, “On Point”, and “Smoke Screen”
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
Cargo Blush in “Bali”
LAQA & co. Cheeky Lip pen in “Humble Brag”

Instructions //

1 // Prime your eyelids with Vasanti’s All Star Primer to create an even base.

2 // Start by painting your upper lid with “On Point”, then add “Smoke Screen” to the outer corner of your lower lids, and
“Day Trip” to the inner corners.

3 // Using your trusty Cynthia Rowley liquid liner pen, carefully draw on the cat eye as close to your lash line as possible. Don’t be afraid to go back and fill in any patchy spots!

4 // Draw a line of silver as close to your bottom lash line as possible using the Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner, and follow under the same line with the black liquid liner to create a double cat eye effect. Finish the eyes off with a healthy dose of mascara on both the top and bottom lashes (I’m obsessed with Eyeko’s Black Magic formula)

5 // Add a touch of pink to the look with a warm pink blush and a berry pink lip- just in case you land a kiss or two under the mistletoe!

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