Smokey Narrow Crease Cut Makeup Tutorial

The Crease Cut

There are a couple of handfuls of ways to do makeup!!  There are many eyeshadow shapes, blending methods, and colour schemes…  Everyone of course has their own favourite method, shape, and look- and one that I am quite fond of is the crease cut.

Although this look seems to be a bit more dramatic and/or formal, it can be toned down to wear during the daytime.  The way to do that is to NARROW the crease!!  So, this look is a daytime look, perfect for school or a lunch date with your mom :]. Now, the crease cut look is when you BOLDLY create a line of colour that separates the soft colour on your lid from the harsh contrasting colour that you’ve popped into your crease [where your eyelid folds when you look straight].  Crease cutting is a way to make your eyes seem longer and tilted.

Smokey Narrow Cut Crease Tutorial

My tools :]

Start off by padding on your NYX Eyeshadow Base all over you eyelid.

Pick out a shadow that is your skin tone colour [the colour above is what I used from BH Cosmetics 3rd Edition palette] and pad it in across your eyelid, but do not go above your crease!

The next colour you are going to use is one that is a medium brown colour.  You want it to be darker than the skin tone colour, but not the darkest brown…  You want the 2 browns to be able to blend nicely.  You can just use your finger for this- you are going to pad it into the outer v of your eye [the outer corner].

NEXT, take a small pencil brush [very small tip that makes intricate work easier] and a black eyeshadow [I used an unknown palette that has a nice matte black…]. You are going to create a wing shape that jets out from the corner of your eye, come down a bit, and then follows your crease in ALMOST to the inner v.

Now take the deepest brown you have [I used “EMBARK” from MAC] and a fluffy dome brush [or a tapering blending brush, that works too] and work that colour into the black and on top of it.  You want it to blend realllllly well so harsh lines disappear .  In fact, looking at my zoomed in pictures I could have done some more blending on the inner v area… But c’est la vie.

Once the deep brown is blended in, take a light brown colour [that is darker than the skin tone eyeshadow you used first], and pop it ABOVE.  This will help create a nice gradual flow of colour.


Take a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil and draw a dot below your eyebrow bone and on the outside of your tear duct.  Then, smooth it out and blend it in.  Once that is done, use a nice cream-matte colour and fill in all the areas.  [See picture to really understand where the locations are- but it is right bellow the outer most part of your eyebrow & downward.  Just right outside your tear duct]

Now put on your eyeliner.  Make sure to wing it out on top [and follow the line already created], and pop some into your waterline on the top and bottom, if you can.  I know some people can only get their bottom waterline because otherwise they tear up… So just do what you can :]




Now use that small pencil brush again and pop all the colours you used UNDER your waterline.  Start at the outer v and go in this order: black, deep brow, light brown, cream colour.

Pop on your marcara or falsies!

And fill in your brows if you haven’t yet!!

For the rest of the face- I did contouring work because I wanted my bone structure to really POP!!  Now I don’t have phenomenal bone structure to begin with [thanks a lot genetics…] so I create it with BH Cosmetics contouring palette.  In the picture above I put on the darker brown colour and didn’t blend it in so you can see where I put it for this look.

You can put the darker brown right below the apples of your cheeks.  So when you make the “fish face”, instead of putting the colour above where you cheeks indent, you actually want to put the contouring brown IN the indent!!  You also want to put it below your chin, but where your chin and neck meet [so kind of a place naturally hidden because it faces downward].  And then lastly, put the darker brown colour along your hair line on your forehead.

NOW, you’ll use the lighter highlighter colour from the palette and put it in the center of your forehead, the apples of your cheeks, your chin, and the sides of your nose.

NOW BLEND!!

Lastly, for my lips I used NYX Lipliner “CORAL” and NYX Lipstick “PUMPKIN PIE”

The Look

Et c’est fin!!

Products Used By London:

-BH Cosmetics 3rd Edition Palette

-BH Cosmetics 6 Color Contouring Palette

-MAC Eyeshadow “EMBARK”

-MAC Studio Fix C4

-NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “MILK”

-NYX Lipliner “CORAL”

-NYX Lipstick “PUMPKIN PIE”

-NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder “BLONDE”

-MAYBELLINE Liquid Liner

-MAYBELLINE Falsies Volume Express Mascara

New Years Eve LONDON STYLE: A Big Ben Fireworks Inspired Makeup Tutorial

New Years Eve LONDON STYLE: A Big Ben Fireworks Inspired Makeup Tutorial

The Inspiration:

I lived in England during Fall and the beginning of Winter- I completely missed out on the New Year and seeing all the AMAZING fireworks at Westminster!!  So this New Year I am completely missing England and Big Ben :] so I decided to recreate the nights colours…

New Years Eve Makeup Tutorial:

As always folks… we’re using NYX Eyeshadow Base BUUUUT this time, as you can see, I’m not using a brush and that is because we’re concentrating the base on the lower half of the lid [all the way till your crease & then just blend it in…]

Using a loose glitter [with a purple/bluish tint- I used a loose glitter from Temptressgently press it to the NYX base; make sure it’s all over the bottom half of the lid. To help prevent the glitter from falling UNDER your eyes onto your cheeks just hold a piece of tissue on your cheek directly under your eye.

Now using any sort of creme-based eyeliner or eyeshadow that is black [I’m using the NYX Jumbo Pencil “BLACK BEAN”] as well as a thin eyeliner brush- and you are going to create a line from the outer corner of your eye ALMOST all the way over, but stop right before you start to curve downward.  From there, place a piece of tape like shown above & begin to blend out the black creme.  Make sure to only blend out the top of the line & keep the bottom a straight and perfect line.

From there take a black eyeshadow [mine is from JESSE’S GIRL 9 Pan Palette “BEHIND BLUE EYES“] and pop it right on top of the black line you’ve blended.  Then take a medium purple shade [I used NYX Trio Eyeshadow Palette PURPLE] and blend that colour into the top half of the black as well as above it!!  this will create a nice blended look.

Now using a white shimmer powder [I used a random one I bought in Camden Town…] pop it onto the inner corner of your eye, right by your tear-duct, as well as 1/4 of the way below your waterline.  You can also take your tape off now!!

Using a blue eyeliner [mine is NYX “SAPHIRE”] fill in your lower lash line.  Then using a purple eyeliner [mine is JESSE’S GIRL “BOURBON STREET” which is a phenomenal glitter liner!!!] pop it into your waterline.

Again, using the same purple eyeshadow you used up top, you’re going to pop it under your waterline on the remaining 3/4, until it meets the white shimmer.

Using the same white shimmer- pop it under your brow bone as a highlighter!

Grab your liquid liner [mine is MAYBELLINE‘s liquid liner or MAC’s Fluidline “BLACKTRACK” pot works wonderfully too] and pop on your top lids eyeliner.  Wing it out on the end as well- just follow the line where the tape was!

For the lips: I used NYX lipliner “ROSE” which is a gorgeous ballerina pink colour and then  I jumped straight into my lipgloss!!  I used LACOME’s Juicy Tubes which are really pigmented glosses- so in this case lipstick is really just an unnecessary layer…  This tube is called “TICKLED PINK“.

For the cheeks: I used MAC‘s blush “DAME” which is a gorgeous pink which more blue tones than red- so it is perfect for this look!!

Et c’est fin!!

Products Used by London:

-NYX Eyeshadow Base

-NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder “BLONDE”

-NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “BLACK BEAN”

-NYX Trio Palette “PUPLES”

-NYX Eyeliner “SAPHIRE”

-NYX Lipliner “ROSE”

-MAYBELLINE Liquid Liner

-MAC Studio Fix “C4″

-MAC Blush “DAME”

-LANCOME Juicy Tubes “TICKLED PINK”

-JESSE’S GIRL 9 Pan Palette “BEHIND BLUE EYES”

-JESSE’S GIRL Glitter Liner “BOURBON STREET”

-Any white shimmer :]

-Tape

 

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special: And on the 2nd Day of Christmas- CHRISTMAS POPPERS [a POP of colour] Inspired Makeup Tutorial

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special: And on the 2nd Day of Christmas- CHRISTMAS POPPERS [a POP of colour] Inspired Makeup Tutorial

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special:

…And on the 2nd Day of Christmas…

A special Christmas POPPER or otherwise known as CRACKER!!  I miss England… Not only because it FEELS like Christmas over there WAY more than it ever does in California- but also because they celebrate with crackers!!  Crackers are what is pictured below- you pull either side of the cracker & it makes a popping sound while splitting in 2 leaving the contents inside to fall out.  You get whatever little toys are inside.  It’s such a brilliant Christmas tradition!!

The Inspiration:

The Look:

Magenta:

Emerald:

Gold:

Brown:

On The 2nd Day of Christmas Tutorial:

Today’s look does not need a tutorial- it is more of a helpful tip or advice!  The holiday season can be so hectic and with all the errands that need to be done, presents that need to be wrapped, and holiday parties to attend- it can be really easy to cram too much into one day & not have enough time for ANYTHING much less the time for getting ready and putting makeup on…  So here is a HOLIDAY HELPING TIP: Makeup is not always about a FULL look.  You eyes don’t have to be completely done up, or have lipliner AND lipstick.  The next time you are in a rush but still want to look nice- try a POP OF COLOUR!!  Do your foundation or powder, eyeliner & mascara, a touch of blush, a dash of lipgloss, and then whatever colour looks good with your outfit [and is BOLD] pop it on UNDER your waterline!!

Et c’est fin!!

Products Used By London:

Magenta: NYX Trio Eyeshadow Palette PURPLES

Emerald: MAC’s Eyeshadow “STEAMY”

Gold: MAC’s Eyeshadow “GOLDENROD”

Brown: MAC’s Eyeshadow “EMBARK”

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special: And on the 3rd Day of Christmas- CELEBRATORY CIGAR SMOKE [Natural Taupes & Browns] Inspired Makeup Tutorial

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special: And on the 3rd Day of Christmas- CELEBRATORY CIGAR SMOKE [Natural Taupes & Browns] Inspired Makeup Tutorial

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special:

…And on the 3rd Day of Christmas…

Celebratory cigars outside!!  My family always have a Christmas Eve party where people are outside in the cold smoking cigars.  I personally hate cigars & their smoke [seeing that I am pretty much allergic to it…] but it is a part of tradition & I really wanted to showcase a look of neutrals that are SEMI-smokey.  The browns we used [MAC’s “EMBARK” & Covergirl’s “MOCHA MOUSSE”] really give the outer corner of the eyes a hint of smokey eye feel without being too overpowering.  After all, we were aiming for natural with some pazzaz!!

The Inspiration:

The Look:

On The 4th Day of Christmas [Picture] Tutorial:

Put NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil on the inner corner of your eyelid

Blend it out :] and then put the matte white colour on from NYX 5 Colour Eyeshadow Palette called “I DREAM OF ST. KITT”

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Then use the light brown colour from the same NYX 5 Colour palette & start from the outter corner of your eye lid [where you pack on the colour] and then blend it out going towards your inner corner of you eye; kind of making a sideways 7 shape.

Now use Covergirl’s Eye Enhancer “MOCHA MOUSSE” rich matte brown on the left side of the palette & dab it on the outer most corner of your lid.

Blend it out & then put a small amount of MAC’s eyeshadow “EMBARK” over the MOCHA MOUSSE- this evens out the colours in order for them to blend best with the neutral colours we have used thus far.

Put on your eyeliner on top & in your waterline.

Then finish off your brown semi-smokey neutral eyes with NYX’s “VANILLA SHIMMER”  eyeshadow to highlight right under your brow bone!  Put on mascara & your done!!

Est c’est fin!

Products Used by London:

-NYX Eyeshadow Base

-NYX Eyeshadow “VANILLA SHIMMER”

-NYX 5 Colour Eyeshaodw Palette “I DREAM OF ST. KITT” [use matte white 2nd from right & soft neutral brown 2nd from left]

-NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder “BLONDE”

-NYX Mosaic Powder “DARE”

-MAYBELLINE Liquid Liner

-MAC Studio Fix “C4″

-MAC Eyeshadow “EMBARK”

-COVERGIRL Eye Enhancer “COFFEE SHOP” [use MOCHA MOUSSE on the left]

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special: And on the 4th Day of Christmas- AN OPEN FIRE [Yellow, Oranges, Brown, & Red] Inspired Makeup Tutorial

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special: And on the 4th Day of Christmas- AN OPEN FIRE [Yellow, Oranges, Brown, & Red] Inspired Makeup Tutorial

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special:

…And on the 4th Day of Christmas…

Chestnut roasted on an OPEN FIRE!  My hubby was singing that song out last night, and I thought colours of a nice Christmas fire place would be perfect for my tutorial today.  I love this look because although it is very bold and brilliant- it is also wearable if paired with the right outfit.  A nice red cocktail dress for a party, or jean and a white wife-beater [i hate that name…] tank.  Dress it up or down, but you’ll always be complimented on it!!

The Inspiration:

The Look:

On The 4th Day of Christmas [Picture] Tutorial:

Cover your lid in NYX Eyeshadow base [as usual].  If you are new to LMB- the reason why we use this product in our daily makeup is because the base not only holds eyeshadow on your lid longer but it makes your eyeshadow colours pop.  This is will be very evident in our look today!!

Use the matte yellow colour from ELF’s 144 palette and start in the inner corner of your eye- then keep padding it out 3/4 of the way across your lid.  Then repeat this with MAC’s GOLDENROD- just popping it right on top on the matte yellow.  Keep he colour UNDER your crease line.  We’re doing a rainbow technique, which means we’re building UP rather than out.

Now, using your GOLDEN ORANGE from NYX, build your rainbow technique on top of the yellow colours.

Take NYX eyeshadow AFRICA and start on the outter corner of your eye [on the side] and blend the red up and out around the orange.

Now in a small triangle [where the blended yellows & orange meet the red] pop in MAC’s COPPERING eyeshadow- then blend.

it is difficult to see in this shot- buuuut take MAC’s EMBARK and from the end of your outer eye [where you would wing your eyeliner] make a small wing of the deep brown eyeshadow- lightly.

Then blend it seamlessly into the red & copper colour.

Now working bellow your waterline- start from the inner corner of your eye and put on the colours in this order:  GOLDENROD, GOLDEN ORANGE, AFRICA [red], and lastly EMBARK [deep brown].  Just do little lines and then blend them all together.

Then pop in “VANILLA SHIMMER” as your brow bone highlighter.

YOUR FINISHED LOOK ON THE EYES.

The lips have COLORESCIENCE PRO as the lipliner in “NUDE”, NYX lipstick in yummi “PUMPKIN PIE”, and on the center of your lips [for some extra pout] use LANCOMES juicy tube “SIMMER”.

Est c’est fin!

Products Used by London:

-ELF Cosmetics 144 Palette- Matte Yellow 

[5th yellow from the top]

-NYX Eyeshadow Base

-NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder “BLONDE”

-NYX Eyeshadow “AFRICA”, “GOLDEN ORANGE”, “VANILLA SHIMMER”

-NYX Lipstick “PUMPKIN PIE”

-NYX Mosaic Powder “DARE”

-COLORESCIENCE PRO Lipliner “NUDE”

-LANCOME Juiccy Tubes Lipgloss “SIMMER”

-MAYBELLINE Liquid Liner

-MAC Prolongwear Lip Creme “OVERTIME”

-MAC Studio Fix “C4″

-MAC Eyeshadow “GOLDENROD”, “EMBARK” & “COPPERING”