I decided on a smoky eye look for my birthday as I thought you don't get any more bold than a smoky eye, (well unless you did a smoky eye look with glitter of course). I've always been terrified of looking like a panda and so avoided dark eye looks like the plague, however with lots of blending and a gradual build up of colour from light transition shade to dark lid a smoky eye can be completely wearable! For the eye look I used a new palette of mine which is the Gorgeous palette by OPV cosmetics. The 2 right rows of the palette are completely identical to Morphe's highly sought after 35O, which due to the ridiculously high shipping costs I refused to buy. For this look I used the palettes light orange shade, darker orange shade and brown shade in my crease. I then placed the black on my lid, -which I must say was very pigmented-. I then profusely blended the edges of the black until I was happy with the result.
I decided to pair this with a nude lip as the eye look is so bold I didn't want to distract away from it with a bold lip.
For my base makeup I used my go to Estee Lauder Double Wear as it helps to keep the shine away and it stays in place, which can be a battle as I have extremely oily skin. Under my eyes I used LA Pro Girl Concealer to highlight. I used Sleek's Contour Kit to sculpt with the Real Techniques contour brush. I then highlighted my cheekbones and bridge of my nose with Mac's Mineralize Skin Finish in 'Global Glow'.
My 18th birthday fell on Thursday 16th June 2016. I have never been much of a 'birthday person', however the weeks preceding my birthday were quite exciting this time around -probably because I would finally be able to drink alcohol (legally).
On the day of my birthday I had an A Level Biology exam which did put a slight dampner on the day, and although the exam went slightly atrociously, I decided what was done is done and I still wanted to enjoy my day. After my exam I went to Burger and Lobster in St Johns Street, Farringdon with my family to celebrate the way I know best; stuffing my face.
Me and my sister couldn't decide whether to get a burger or a whole lobster so we ordered both and had half of both each. I must say I was slightly disappointed with the food, the burger was OK but the lobster tasted slightly overcooked. However, the staff were lovely and I got a free dessert as it was my birthday, free food is always a nice touch!