Monday, 15 June 2015

Very Subtle, Blended Cut Crease Look for Hooded Eyes.

I decided to try a little tutorial on how I achieved this really subtle cut crease daytime look for girls who have hooded eyes like me. Sometimes it can be really difficult to make your eyes look bigger, but also experiment with eyeshadows when you can hardly see your lid due to the way it overhangs.

Here you can see my eyelid with nothing on it. If I were to put eyeshadow directly in the crease it would disappear and it would be pointless.

Again here is my lid with nothing on it.

I have applied a creamy coloured eyeshadow allover the lid, something similar to your natural skin tone so that it cancels out all the discolouration. I used Mac's Blanc Type, which is rather pale but so am I.

Then, rather messily, I applied a darker colour half in the crease and above the natural crease of my eye. This way when the eye is open you will be able to see the darker shade. Don't worry about neatness, it will all look better when blended.

I then blended using a fluffy brush, personally I used the Zoeva Luxe Crease. Blend until it looks like there are no harsh lines. If you need to, to emphasise the eye, you can apply a lighter colour like white on the centre of the lid and in the corner of the eye, but I chose not to.

As you can see, the dark line is visible above the eye, which emphasises and opens up the eye. It acts as a shadow to make the eye seem bigger and deeper than it really is.

The finished look with mascara. I chose not to use an eyeliner because with only a little eyelid before the crease, applying a line of black or any dark colour can take away from that and make the eye seem smaller. This is also just a natural daytime look and eyeliner might make it look too dramatic.

If you wanted to make this in to an evening look, I would make the crease much darker and blend it into a wing to open up the eye even more. If you'd like to see me make that look into a mini tutorial too, leave a comment below.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Why Caitlyn Jenner Is More Important Than You Think.

Yesterday, Caitlyn Jenner unveiled herself. The world has been talking about it in both a positive and negative light, but I think a lot of people are missing the point.

We live in a world filled with homophobic, transphobic and every other phobic that relates to something which isn't the norm. The fact that Caitlyn has been so brave, and so confident as to show herself to the world, as the woman she has always been but had been hiding, is remarkable.

In some ways she is one of the most famous people to publicly transition from male to female, in the public eye. Not only will her amazing bravery give others the confidence and inspiration to follow their dreams and become their true selves, she will hopefully encourage more people who don't understand, to read up and to find out, and overall become more accepting. This world is in dire need of some understanding.

Yesterday my Facebook news feed was overrun with support for her, but also negativity. I saw people saying 'He looks like Jessica Lange'... he doesn't, she does. I saw one comment refer to her has 'Bruce', whom she is not anymore, and one even called her 'Brucilla', is this a joke? It's not funny. As if her struggles haven't been hard enough, hiding her true self from the world for 65 years, she now has to be barraged with ridiculous, small minded comments from the likes of people whom I don't wish to associate. Imagine pretending to be someone you're not for 65 years. It's heartbreaking. But she is free now, with the full support of millions of fans, and most importantly, her family.

To the people who don't understand, she is a woman. If you refer to her as 'him' or 'it' or 'Bruce' you are doing her a great injustice and you aren't worth the breath it took for you to address her so.

To all those currently struggling with anything like Caitlyn, just be brave. Be brave, and strong, and wonderful.

Be yourself.

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