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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Tutorial: Sunny Daze

Hi di hi campers!

Hope you're all doing well :)

I haven't done one a tutorial post in a long time so I thought I'd pull out one of the good ol' Sleek palettes and get to doodling! The only I've used is the Curious palette, which was LE but you can probably get hold of on eBay... Just don't pay too much for it!

Anyway, this is going to be a very photo heavy post so I'm not going to waffle and just get cracking!
This is the finished look.....

It reminds me of sitting at the beach on holiday and might be a bit extreme for sunny days here in the UK but a little bit of colour never hurt anyone ;-)

These are the colours that I used and the order I used them in.

Using a primer, I used my depotted Urban Decay Primer Potion...

Prep your lids taking the primer all the way up to the brow bone.

Using the bright yellow shade...

Pat it on all over your lids but only going to up the crease, not any further. It doesn't matter if it's a mess because it's all going to be blended out anyway. You want it to be vibrant so pat it on, don't brush it on.

Using a MAC 219 brush, or something similar, take the 2nd shade...

Create a cat-eye shape in the outer corner. I started on my lash line, took it up and then into the crease. It looks weird but again, it's going to be blended out!

Take a fluffy blending brush, I was using my Inglot brush which is a dupe for the MAC 224, blend the colours together in your crease using a windshield wiper motion. Don't pull the turquoise shade to far up though.

It should look something like this. You can always add more yellow afterwards to the middle of your lids. Be careful of the fallout when using Sleek shadows... They're very pigmented but you can get some crazy fallout!

Taking the 3rd shade with a fluffy blending brush...

Add it to your outer corner and crease going directly on top of the turquoise shade. This is just to add a bit of dimension to the look.

Using the same fluffy brush (I tried to use the same brushes throughout to keep it simple), take the matte black shade in the palette and add it to your outer V.

*I forgot to take a photo of this step but you'll see what I mean in the next one*

Using the same brush you used for the 1st yellow shade, pick up some of the white eyeshadow. This will be your highlight colour.

*I forgot to brush off the excess yellow which is why my brow bone highlight has a yellow tinge. You can do the same or just be clever and clean the brush of all the yellow first. Lol.*

This is what it should look like. The black in the outer V makes the eyeshadows come together and creates a very slight smokey effect without taking the attention off the brighter shades used.

I'm loving this Bare Escentuals 'Buxom' Lash at the moment! Give you lashes a good coating. I didn't want to use a liquid liner to line my top lid because I felt it wouldn't really go with the colours I was using so I just gave my lases a whole lot of loving.

See, the mascara is really light so the lashes don't clump but you can layer the product on to create fuller looking lashes. I love it!

Then, take a turquoise or blue pencil liner... I used this Barry M Kohl Pencil and line your lower water line. It just adds a touch more colour and there's no worry that it'll smudge or anything!


It's as easy as A B C!
If you can't get hold of the Curious palette it's not a big deal. There are plenty of dupes of the colours I used out there so have fun experimenting!
Take care and remember to
Walk tall with a swivel in your hips whenever you're wearing your

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3 stiletto lovers had something to say::

  1. WOW!Thats gorgeous!I love the colours!
    You should do more tutorials!

  2. Thank you! I'm thinking about doing more... Any requests? :) xxx

  3. Even better than on the twitpic. This is going on my eyes: lovely and summery: I love how you used so many colours but it's still so wearable and soft. I'd be attempting this and it would be really drag. What a lovely start to a series. Hope to see plenty more of tutorials: this is very inspiring. love to see the stuff unblended and then taking shape: super useful.
    the sleek people have got to see this!


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