Make Up Tips

Hey guys, so I’m going to give you a few useful make up tips and tricks!
Most of you guys may already know these but hopefully some of you guys might find them helpful! 🙂

1.Mascara dipping – When your applying mascara to your eyelashes make sure when you put your mascara wand in to the mascara tube you move the wand in circular motions instead of up and down. As putting the wand in and out will dry out your mascara and it won’t last you as long as it should!

2. Defining your eyebrows – When your doing your eyebrows after you apply your eyeshadow to your brows, if you get your concealor and put it underneath your eyebrows it will make them stand out more and look much more defined! Just remember to blend out the concealor so there are no harsh lines!

3. Contouring – When contouring (putting on bronzer) do not apply bronzer all over your face! This is a big no no!
You should get your bronzing brush and apply your bronzer on your cheekbones and up towards your temples in a ‘C’ motion.
You can also put it underneath your jaw line to make it look more strong and defined and at the two point of your forehead that stick out a little bit. And if your like down the two sides of your nose NOT in the middle! To make your nose look longer.

4. Cleaning brushes – Remeber guys always always always clean your makeup brushes after every use! Using brush cleaner! I usually use the MAC brush cleaner OR Cinema secrets brush cleaner which is slightly more expensive but it gets more off your brush using less cleaner! Or of course baby shampoo once every two weeks.

Lip brushes are the hardest to get clean so I clean mine with my make up eye remover, as it works much better with this type of brush! Do not use it on your other brushes just your lip brush! I use an gel based cucumber remover which I got in Boots pharmacy.
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5. Thicken up your eyelashes – A handy trick for giving the illusion that you have fuller and thicker lashes, is to get black eyeshadow and apply it to your lash line on your eyelid using an angle brush. Which will make the root of your lashes look fuller!

You can also use the same technique instead of applying that dreaded gel liner or a kohl pencil. It is easier, quicker, and less hassle with a similar result!

Sharp lines– If you want to get sharp lines with your eyeshadow the trick is to put a little bit of Selotape in an upward direction on the outer corner of your eye and apply your makeup as usual.
Tear off the Sellotape when your done and slightly soften the line with a pencil brush. Depending on how sharp you want your line, soften it as little or as much to your liking!
You can also apply gel liner on your lash line on your lid and continue it upward meeting the sharp line you have created.
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Remember to add more foundation on the patch of skin that you peeled the Sellotape off as it may have taken most of your foundation off!

I hope you guys find these tips helpful!


Bobbi Brown Bronzer Review

Everyone has a favourite bronzer.
One that you have had for years, that you can’t do your own makeup without, and personally a bronzer that you always have at the bottom of your handbag.

My favourite bronzer would have to be Bobbi Brown matte bronzer. I use the shade Medium, as it suits my skin tone.
Everyone’s skin is different so it is a matter if finding a shade that suits you best! This bronzer is a must have!
I absolutely love it. I have had it for 6 years and it never seems to fail me!


It costs around €33, which is quite expensive, but it will last you so long!

It is a matte bronzer, instead of a shimmer one so it gives you a really natural sun kissed look.
It looks so natural and gives a lovely warm effect in your skin.


It comes in a compact, with a mirror so you can use it when your too busy to sit sit down and apply your full makeup and keep it in your handbag when your on the go!
Just by adding a little bit to your cheeks using a blusher or bronzer brush when your in a rush and giving your eyelashes a quick coat of mascara can make such a difference! Giving you a gorgeous flawless natural summer look.

I would recommend this bronzer to anyone! I have tested out other bronzers but nothing compares to this Bobbi brown bronzer!

I hope I helped anyone in the search of a perfect bronzer! But definitely try this one out guys!


Cliodhna x

Marilyn Monroe Make Up Tutorial

Hey everyone, so I recently did a photo shoot and did a Marilyn Monroe make up look on my model. I personally think a red lip and black liner will never go out of fashion so I will give you a step by step tutorial on how to create the famous look!



1. Put your foundation on and lightly contour your cheekbones using any matte bronzer.

2. Colour in your eyebrows using any matte eye shadow, suiting your hair colour, elongating them in a downward direction (if you want the full Marilyn Monroe look!)

3.Get a white kohl eyeliner and colour in your eyelids, don’t worry if it’s all messy and jagged! I use MAC Fascinating white kohl eyeliner.

4. Buff the eyeliner on lids with a pencil brush, and pat on white eyeshadow on top of it to make it really white!

5. Get a matte brown eyeshadow and blend on top of white eyeshadow on your eyebrow bone over your eye socket, using a blending brush. (I use a MAC 217 blending brush and MAC Handwritten brown eyeshadow) Blend the brown forward and back until soft and blended properly.

6. Using a small liner brush put a line of black gel eyeliner over lash line of your lid and slightly flick it outwards and coat your eyelashes with mascara and put white eyeliner in your waterline.

7. Using a small liner brush again, put a small dot on your cheek using brown eyeshadow.

8. Get your angle brush and put a flick of matte brown eye shadow underneath your bottom lashes at the corner of each eye to give the effect of a shadow from your lashes. Monroe was famous for this technique!

9.Finally get your lipstick and put it on your lips. Don’t go for a dark red as Monroe didn’t have vibrant red lips, it was more of a deep red.
MAC do a Marilyn Monroe collection and they have a red lipstick exactly the same colour as hers.

If you want to make the look more dramatic you could add a few individual eyelashes as well! Thanks for reading guys 🙂 This is the picture of the look I did on my model!