A while back, I bought a great make up book, Rae Morris’ Makeup: The ultimate guide, which is packed with make up technique explainers and great tips in general. Although the whole book is fabulous, the highlight for me is the eye make-up looks it teaches you to re-create, step by step.
I am a big fan of make-up in general, but crazy about eye make-up and all my life, I favoured big (really, really reeeeally big and heavy) eyes and just lipgloss. Having fallen in love with red lipstick didn’t quite go with my love of over the top, colourful eye make up, so lately I’ve been sticking to eyeliner with flick, discreet neutrals and to go out, black smokey, sometimes with some variations using a small splash of colour to blend.
This book has, in away, inspired me to try some different looks for a few reasons: a need to fuel my passion for outrageous eye make up looks; the eagerness to learn new techniques and ultimately, put the explanation to the test and find out how easy (or not) it is to achieve the look on each step by step “tutorial”.
I will be trying some of the looks on the book, but also any I spot somewhere else or create myself. The first look will be coming very soon, so stay tuned.
To rate my tentatives, you will find one of this icons on each post:
Easy – pretty straight forward and not too time consuming to achieve look similar to instructions.
Medium – a bit of technique or trial+failure until I achieved look similar to instructions.