Showing posts with label FOTD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FOTD. Show all posts

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Beauty | Everyday Makeup Routine [Video]



I'm back again over on YouTube sharing my everyday makeup routine as it's been a while

The Video


Christine Stewart x

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Everyday Glow Makeup [Video]


It’s been a while since I've made an everyday makeup tutorial and as the weather is warmer now I thought I'd combine an updated routine with a few things I've been using to give my skin a summer glow.


The Video:

What's your everyday makeup routine?

Christine Stewart x

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Friday, 12 February 2016

FOTD | Valentine's Beauty


When it comes to Valentine's Day beauty my makeup is pretty straightforward. A bright lip feels most natural and I usually dress up my eyes with a little winged liner. Here I've added a swipe of shadow too. Granted this is far more 'overdone' for what will probably be an evening in with the other half and a takeaway, V-Day does fall on a Sunday this year after all. I couldn't not do a classic V-Day makeup look though so here's what I would wear. 


This lipstick from the L'Oreal Color Riche range is a new addition to my makeup collection. The colour straddles red and pink and it's a welcome change from the plethora of pillar box red lipsticks I have already. It's gorgeously pigmented and whilst it is supposed to be matte it has a slight sheen to it and I don't find it drying. 

I'm still a complete novice when it comes to applying eyeshadow no matter how many YouTube tutorials I watch, so I kept my eyes pretty simple. I used a mix of Iman Luxury Eye Shadow in Tiger Eye* (from  and Ted Baker Eyeshadow from their  set. As it's Winter I have to rely on usual indoor lighting and as I was standing right underneath my ceiling light the tones of the eyeshadows don't 'pop' as much in the photos as they do in real life. I really love these eyeshadows though and they complement each other perfectly.

I've been missing my long hair a lot lately so will occasionally live vicariously through extensions. Here I'm wearing  bundles I bought from  months ago. I just wrapped the tracks around the base of my ponytail and secured with a few bobby pins. I initially planned to make these bundles into clip-in extensions but the individual tracks are pretty thin so I've now made a u-part wig out of the hair. The curls are gorgeous, though looser than my hair texture, and blending them together is almost seamless. You can expect a few more snaps of me wearing this hair soon. 


Face
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (NC42)
MAC Studio Fix Powder (C40)

Eyes 
Ted Baker Manchester Eye Shadow Trio (Brilliance of Beauty Set)
Iman Luxury Eye Shadow (Tiger Eye)
KIKO Ultimate Pen Long Wear Eyeliner (Black)
L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Extra Black)

Brows
Eylure Brow Kit (Dark Brown)
KIKO Brow Mascara (Black)

Cheeks 
Maybelline New York Dream Sun Triple Bronzing Powder (Blonde)

Lips
L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Lipstick (430 Mon Jules)



*received in April's Glowwbox. You can read my disclaimer

Do you have a typical Valentine's makeup look?
Christine Stewart x

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Monday, 28 September 2015

Beauty | Updated Everyday Makeup Routine [Video]


I've made a few tweaks to my everyday makeup routine so I've uploaded an updated version for my YouTube channel. The look is pretty similar to my last uploaded in January but it's a tad more simplified with a few different products.

I only ever really ramp up my makeup for evening looks or if I'm going somewhere special at the weekend and it's then that I might play with a little 'strobing', eyeshadow and liner. I rarely use concealer daily too or colour correct on my scars. I tend to do any extra steps when I'm having a bad skin day so I felt like this video was more accurate in showing what I actually do on an average day.


Though it's obvious I'm wearing makeup I tend to go for a more 'fresh faced' approach even with a full face applied. If you'd like to see an evening look, contouring routine or similar, let me know.

The Video:

What's your everyday makeup like?

Christine Stewart x

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Saturday, 11 July 2015

FOTD | Black Opal Makeup Look


This post is kind of an extension from my June Glowwbox post as a couple of you wanted to see swatches of the Black Opal goodies that were included.


I'm wearing the Black Opal Colour Splurge Patent Lips in Orange Blaze (£8.95)* and the Black Opal Colour Splurge Eye Colour in Dusky Glow (£6.95)*. Both work well together to create a beautiful bronzed summery look. The lip colour is not something I would have initially picked for myself but it's not as bright and much more flattering on the skintone than it looks in the packaging. It's very pigmented, delivering a beautiful colour result with a few swipes and there's gold flecks in the formula for a pretty shimmer. I used both shades of the Eye Colour duo, sweeping the peach-y gold tone from the inner corner of my eyes to the centre. I then used the darker bronzed shade for the outer corners to tie the eye makeup together. For the rest of my face I stuck to my usual makeup routine, with a little bronzer.



Face
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (NC42)
MAC Studio Fix Powder (C40)

Eyes 
Black Opal Colour Splurge Eye Colour (Dusky Glow)
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (Black)

Brows
Eylure Brow Palette (Dark Brown)
Rimmel Manchester Brow This Way (Dark Brown)

Cheeks 
Rimmel Manchester Sunshimmer Bronzing Powder (Medium)

Lips
Black Opal Colour Splurge Patent Lips (Orange Blaze)


This is a bit of a side note, but in case you're wondering, I'm wearing a wig in these snaps. I was sent this unit by Divaswigs and it's been my project for the last few weeks as I mistakenly chose it in a honey brown colour which completely didn't work with my skintone. I haven't worn it properly yet but I'm planning to protective style my hair in wigs again soon.

*sample - the Opal products were provided courtesy of Glowwbox. See my disclaimer here.

Have you tried any new makeup looks?


Christine Stewart x

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

FOTD | Pink Spring Makeup Look


Simple makeup looks are my go-to currently. My skin has been really dry for no apparent reason so the less makeup on my face the better. Luckily having a fringe (bangs) means I can cheat and only have to put makeup on a small area of my face!


I love the matte lip look which can be achieved from just relying on a lip pencil for my lip colour and that's what I'm wearing here. I had a really gorgeous nude lip pencil from KIKO which I can't find anywhere so I picked up this Sleek Makeup Lip Pencil in Bare Essential as a replacement. I wasn't expecting much as it was only £1.99 but it's the perfect nude and is really similar to my natural lip colour. The pigmentation is minimal and the formula is a little dry (as it's a lip liner), but it's nothing a few coats and a bit of lip balm can't fix.

For the rest of my makeup I stuck to pink blush which I rarely wear and a dusky brown for my lids. I've definitely been swept up with the excitement of Spring which has led to me wearing a few more bright colours than usual.


Face
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (NC42)
MAC Studio Fix Powder (C40)

Eyes 
L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Extra Black)
GOSH Forever Eyeshadow (Silver Rose)
ELF Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick (D34)

Brows
Rimmel Manchester Brow This Way (Dark Brown)

Cheeks 
ELF 50pc Makeup Artist Palette Blush (Light Pink)

Lips
Sleek Makeup Lip Pencil (Bare Essential)


Have you tried any new makeup looks?

Christine Stewart x

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

FOTN | Red Lips & Winged Liner


I've been wearing the same red lip and black eye liner combo for years. This is always my go-to look when going out and it may not be very adventurous, but it suits such a range of occasions I rarely stray from it.


I tend to prefer darker red lipsticks over orange-y or pink-red tones and this shade is from the L'Oreal Paris Color Riche collection. I don't own a lot of L'Oreal Paris makeup, but I've increasingly picked up more and more Color Riche shades as there's a great range of colours to suit different skintones.

I usually prefer bronzed cheeks with red lips but I was kind of in auto-pilot mode when doing my makeup and applied this everyday coral GOSH blush from my bronzing pie without thinking. This blush is super pigmented so I just went with it but I don't mind the result.


Face
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (NC42)
MAC Studio Fix Powder (C40)
Ben Nye Luxury Powder (Banana)

Eyes 
L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Extra Black)
Rimmel Manchester Glam' Eyes Liquid Eye Liner (001 Black Glamour)

Brows
Eylure Brow Palette (Dark Brown)
Rimmel Manchester Brow This Way (Dark Brown)

Cheeks 
GOSH Multi Colour Blush Bronzing Pie (Bronze)

Contour
Sleek Makeup Face Form (373 Light)

Lips
L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick (Scarlett Creme)


How do you like to wear your makeup for a night out?

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 15 March 2015

FOTD | Contoured Lips



I've seen more and more makeup looks across the web recently extend the concept of contouring to lips in order to make them appear fuller. It's nothing new but we've probably got celebs like Kylie Jenner to blame for many of us lusting after a bigger pout recently. My lips are pretty full naturally but I love that subtle contouring can define my lips and add an extra dimension to a relatively simple makeup look. To create this look followed my usual everyday makeup routine (video ) but contoured my face a little to tie in with the effect on my lips.

I used ELF Long Wear Lip Liner in Bark for the edges of my lips. I followed my natural lip line, but if you want to make yours appear much bigger draw curved angles slightly above your natural lip line. I then blended this line inwards to make it softer and more natural and then filled in the rest of my lips with KIKO Pencil Lipgloss in shade 11 which is slightly lighter in colour. I then finished my lips with a little Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Beige Trench in the center.


Face
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (NC42)
MAC Studio Fix Powder (C40)
Ben Nye Luxury Powder (Banana)

Eyes 
L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Extra Black)

Brows
Eylure Brow Palette (Dark Brown)
Rimmel Manchester Brow This Way (Dark Brown)

Cheeks 
GOSH Multi Colour Blush Bronzing Pie (Bronze)

Contour
Sleek Makeup Face Form (373 Light)

Lips
ELF Long Wear Lip Liner (Bark)
KIKO Pencil Lipgloss (11) 
Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick (Beige Trench)


A quick sidenote is I'm wearing my wig in these shots which I mentioned in my last FOTD (). I got my real hair braided up during the week which has kept it flat enough to get this wig to fit over nicely. I aim to continue wearing my wig for another couple of weeks but I must admit I am missing my own hair already. It's been really strange wearing my wig in public and a lot of friends and colleagues thought I'd actually cut my own hair. I had some pretty interesting reactions when I told people it was a wig! I'll do a full post on the wig details soon.

What makeup looks have you tried lately?

Christine Stewart x

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Thursday, 12 February 2015

FOTD | Valentines Soft Pink Makeup


Valentine's Day for me isn't usually a huge affair. Most times it's low-key, whether it's a night out with the girls or a quiet dinner out with the boyfriend. That said, in general I tend to switch up my makeup. In my eagerness for Spring to start I've been reaching for all things pink recently and as a result I've decided not to opt for a classic red lip this Valentines in favour of a rosy hue.

I don't know what it is about pink lipsticks but my makeup collection is littered with them. It is without doubt my favourite shade to wear but weirdly my lip colour in this makeup look was achieved from mixing two non-pink tones together - a nude and a glossy red. The resulting soft creamy pink colour was discovered by accident. I previously tried to make my nude Sleek Makeup lipstick look well, less nude, so in a hurry swiped one of my KIKO Glossy Stylos straight over the top. I love the result and now it's one of my favourite combos to wear on my lips.


I thought V-Day would also be another excuse to reach for my which has been a little neglected of late. Generally if I wear eyeshadow it's usually neutral or natural colours but I love the soft feminine looks you can get with only a little pink added to the lids. For my eyes I used the matte dusky pinks in the palette as a base - Limit and Nooner - then swiped a little of Liar to add a little shimmer at the inner corners of my eyes. I finished with winged out liner for a cat eye effect and lashings of mascara.


Face
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation (NC42)
MAC Studio Fix Powder (C40)
Ben Nye Luxury Powder (Banana)

Eyes 
Rimmel Manchester Glam' Eyes Liquid Eye Liner (001 Black Glamour)
L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Extra Black)
Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette (Nooner, Limit & Liar)

Brows
Eylure Brow Palette (Dark Brown)
Rimmel Manchester Brow This Way (Dark Brown)

Cheeks 
GOSH Multi Colour Blush Bronzing Pie (Bronze)

Contour
Sleek Makeup Face Form (373 Light)

Lips
Sleek MakeUp True Colour Lipstick (Naked)
KIKO Ultra Glossy Stylo (812)


A tiny sidenote but just incase you're wondering about my hair in these shots, though I've been itching to cut my hair short for the past year I'm wearing a wig here. I bought it to give my hair a break and to stop myself drastically cutting my hair. I was planning to wear this wig on Valentine's Day but I haven't worn it out of the house yet. I haven't really changed my hair in a long time so I think I've been worried too much about what friends, family and colleagues will think about me suddenly rocking a wig. I'm also so clueless on how to style my mass of hair underneath (which won't lye flat), how to get a natural looking part and all that jazz. I'm hoping YouTube will help me figure it all out eventually. 

How do you like to wear your makeup on Valentine's Day?

Christine Stewart x

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Monday, 29 December 2014

FOTN | New Years Eve Makeup Look



New Year's Eve is almost here and, scarily, 2015 is just around the corner. My New Year's Eve is going to be pretty low-key but I plan to add a little glamour with my makeup. I got the Smashbox On The Rocks Palette (£29) for Christmas - it's a limited edition palette with 12 of their Photo Op Eye Shadows. 

I've loved wearing a lot of green hues this season so naturally I was drawn towards the 'Midnight Emerald' shade from this palette and it's the main feature of this look. Green can seem like a scary shade to wear but I think it can suit such a wide variety of skintones and it works so beautifully with brown eyes. Applying eyeshadow is not my forte so I stuck to keeping it simple so this look is easy to duplicate. I kept the rest of my makeup muted, opting for a nude (ish) brown lipstick which only softly veils my natural lip colour. I then dabbed some brown shimmery gloss over the top to add a little more glitter. 



Face
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation (NC42)
MAC Studio Fix Powder (C40)
Ben Nye Luxury Powder (Banana)
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Stick (55)

Eyes 
Rimmel Manchester Glam' Eyes Liquid Eye Liner (001 Black Glamour)
L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Extra Black)
Smashbox On the Rocks Eye Shadow Palette (Vanilla, Midnight Emerald & Bourbon)

Brows
Sleek Makeup Brow Kit (Extra Dark)
Rimmel Manchester Brow This Way (Dark Brown)

Cheeks 
Sleek Makeup Blush (934 Sahara)

Contour
Sleek Makeup Face Form (373 Light)

Lips
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipstick (231 Sepia)
Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss (Jewel)


What makeup look will you be rocking this NYE?

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 6 July 2014

FOTD | The Bright Lip


I haven't done a makeup look in a long time and that's because I rarely change my makeup routine. I usually apply a different lipstick and that's about it. Most of the lipsticks I own are pretty safe tones ranging from pink to brown but I do have a few which push me out of my comfort zone, like the lipstick I'm wearing here. I bought this Barry M Lip Paint (151) quite some time ago but I've barely worn it probably as I've never felt like I could pull this look off.


That said, this lipstick is the perfect stand-out lip for summer but as it is so bright I kept the rest of my makeup very simple here. I applied a small amount of foundation to my skin and used a little NC42 concealer from MAC Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in Medium Deep for dark spots on my face. I then used the burnt coral shade from the MAC palette on the apples of my cheeks. I followed my usual routine for my brows and set them in place with a little Gimme Brow. I kept makeup on my eyes minimal, opting for just a little Thick & Fast mascara. I wanted a slight glow so highlighted my face with the brightest shade from Sleek Makeup Glo. I finished off by dusting some Ben Nye Banana Powder on my T-zone. 


1 Sleek Makeup Glo in Bronze Baby | 2 Ben Nye Banana Powder | 3 Sleek Makeup Brow Kit in Dark | 4 MAC Pro Conceal Palette in Medium Deep | 5 MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NC42 | 6 Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium Deep | 7 Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara | 8 Barry M Lip Paint in 151


What makeup looks have you done recently? 

Christine Stewart x

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