make-up ideas for hooded eyes

2017, lifestyle, photography, student

Hello!

When you watch any make-up or beauty vloggers or bloggers, they have these gorgeous big eyes and they you can see all the detail of the five different eyeshadow colours they’ve used and the glitter and the delicate little eyeliner flick.

If I try to recreate this on my eyes, it looks okay when I’m applying it with my eyes closed then as soon as I open them, it’s all hidden because I have really hooded eyes. Whilst I do love watching lots of make up tutorials, I don’t tend to follow them because it wouldn’t work with my eyes anyway.

So I feel like I’m slowly starting to get the hang of making the most of the eye shape I have  so I thought I’d share. The main thing I learnt is that taking photos of your own eyes is actually really difficult and that my ‘good eye’ (the one that has a less intense prescription in my glasses) is more hooded then my ‘bad eye’ – the things you learn ey!

Look 1: Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Pen eyeliner and L’Oreal False Last X Fibre mascara – for the simpler, in more of a rush days! If I struggle to make my eyeshadow visible I’m not going to try too hard on lazy days – sometimes I’ll try and do a cat eye flick but a lot of the time I don’t have the time or inclination to try and get it right. Often I won’t even use eyeliner, but mascara is a good way to lift and open up the eyes too. Though, this L’Oreal eyeliner that I spent £10.99 on wasn’t worth the money – it doesn’t replicate false eyelashes and the ‘fibre’ thing is a lie – I don’t even know which of the two steps is meant to have the fibres. Wouldn’t recommend it!

Look 2: Gold eyeshadow and mascara – I love gold and brown tones when I’m doing eyeshadow and a slight step up from the ‘basic’ look 1, is look 2 (more of an alternative than a step 1). A fairly light gold, shimmery toned eyeshadow from a Sleek palette so old that I don’t think they make it anymore and I’ve hit pan on most of the colours while some remain completely untouched. Paired with mascara I think this combination really lightens up your eyes and makes them falsely look a little bit bigger.

Also I thought taking a photo with my glasses on would be a good idea. It wasn’t because the reflection of the window is definitely not helping anyone.

Look 3: The Full Shebang – two eyeshadow colours that I didn’t blend very well, eyeliner and mascara, nice one. I used a much lighter gold shade for the base of my lid and a darker, almost burgundy mahogany colour that I tried to apply to the crease and blend out but this did not happen. However, if I put more effort in (which clearly I didn’t feel the need to do to take these photos today) then this look can really work for hooded eyes as it gives the perception of depth and makes you feel a little bit more like an accomplished make up… person.

I tried okay.

At the end of the day – whatever face shape or features you have and however you apply make up or don’t apply make up, you look great. You do you – beauty gurus aren’t everything.

Thank you for reading,

Sophie xx

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what’s the point of an Instagram theme?

2017, lifestyle, photography, student

Hello!

Instagram is both a wonderful and an awful thing – it’s a great platform for sharing what you’ve been up to, showing pictures you’re proud of and cross-promoting content like blog posts and YouTube videos. But it also means the Kardashian’s think they’re important so, pros and cons.

Regardless, Instagram is my favourite social media platform – I love taking photos, editing the photos and sharing it with emojis and hashtags. It’s the little things that keep my entertained, you know?

One thing that’s been growing in popularity recently is having a theme on Instagram – so your photos are all edited the same way or some people like to post three photos at once or they only post using the same background.

And I’ve thought about this (a lot) – I don’t have time to plan a whole theme and make sure everything fits in my theme and not post some stuff because it doesn’t fit my theme.

I like posting whatever I like on Instagram and the freedom, without the limitation of a theme. Though I have noticed that any photos that has my face in it gets significantly less likes.

Does wonders for the self esteem right?

But does having a theme matter? Those with a theme tend to have a prettier page at first glance but does this make the content better or does it just grab peoples attention?

Will having an Instagram theme drive more traffic to my blog or YouTube channel? Or is it just a waste of time because most people using Instagram view it through the news feed and tag searches.

I don’t know, I personally look at peoples profiles very rarely and I think a theme is a waste of time I don’t have – the thought of only putting some photos on Instagram sounds like a lot of stress to me.

But I’m intrigued – what do you think? Do you have an Instagram theme and if so, why? I want to hear about people who don’t have the same opinion as me. Let’s have a chat in the comments!

Thank you for reading,

Sophie xx

 

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