Hey, guys! So here we have it, the final feature to be introduced to you guys as part of my blog shake up! I was um-ing and ah-ing over what to do for my final feature and decided to go back to my roots and try out a little tutorial for you. I know in the past when I've done a makeup look that they've generally gone down well, so I thought I'd give it a go. I've started the series off with an easy peasy neutral look, and if you guys like it, we can build it up from there. Please let me know what you think in the comment section - good or bad - because I don't want to launch into a new feature that people don't want to see! Okay, enough of the rambling - let's get to it. 

- Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in 003 Bad Bronze (£4.49)
- Laura Mercier Sateen Eyeshadows in Burnished and Cognac (£19 each)
- MAC Technakohl Eyeliner in Photogravure (£14)
- MAC Mineralise Blush in New Romance (£22)
- YSL Babydoll Mascara in 02 (£25)
- Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipgloss in Pink Gloss (£6.19)
1. Start by applying you base - and by that I mean slap a combination of primer, foundation, concealer and powder on your face! I've kept it simple and have just stuck to the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue for my face, but wear whatever suits you!
2. Use an eyeshadow pencil like the Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in 003 Bad Bronze to roughly line both the top and bottom lash lines, as well as outlining your crease. Like I said, this can be very rough as the next step is to blend it out with a clean blending brush.
3. Grab a golden-sand colour like the Laura Mercier Sateen Eyeshadows in Burnished and go over where you've applied the cream eyeshadow. Then add a darker terracotta colour Cognac from the same brand in the outer corner of both the top and bottom lash lines.
4. Use a dark brown liner like the MAC Technakohl Eyeliner in Photogravure and use it to line your water line and then smudge it along the outer third of your lower lash line. 
5. Grab a peachy blush like MAC's Mineralise Blush in New Romance and apply it generously to the cheeks. Using a fluffy duo-fiber brush will help to ensure that the product is applied lightly and blends out well.
6. Take your favourite highlighter (mine's theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer and make those cheekbones glow! Also, add a touch under your brow bone and down the center of your nose for extra oomph.
7. Take that same highlighter and add it to the inner third of your eyelid to make the eye look pop. Using the same product will also help to tie the whole look together.
8. Add a good coat or two of your favourite mascara - preferably in a dark brown shade like my YSL Babydoll Mascara to match the eyeliner and to give a less harsh feel to the look.
9. Do your brows. Mine were tinted not too long ago so I'm just combing through them, but do whatever you usually do to your brows at this stage, but be careful not to make them too strong as it will retract from the rest of the look.
10. Add a final pop of colour in the form of a lovely pink lipgloss. The shade of this is entirely up to you (I chose to use the Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipgloss in Pink Gloss to add a nice pink tint) but just as with your brows, try to keep it quite light as to keep the main focus on the rest of the look. 

Et voila! You're done :)

I hope you've enjoyed the first instalment of MADEUP! Let me know if you like the idea of this feature, and if you do, please feel free to leave any requests! 

I x

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