Obviously in my blogging hiatus I did do the fair amount of make up looks which never made it to the blog but I did post occasionally to Instagram! While I catch up and gather my bearings, I thought I would post some looks I did last year on Instagram. At the moment, I'm just trying to get all the kinks out of my blog, get a new email address, create posts, edit them and figure out how to use a MacBook (I just transferred from a windows computer and the learning curve is steep!) but I thought today I would share some looks I did do in 2015, that never made it to the blog. 

A more recent look of mine, this was a brown smokey for work with a twist. I decided to do a double liner to jazz things up. I used the new Too Faced Chocolate Bar (semi sweet) palette and its just love. So pigmented and easy to use. MAC Backtrack for liner as always with their Photogravure technakohl pencil. I love the technakohls for their staying power, so if you want a pencil that actually lasts, I definitely recommend. Great in the waterline too, but not as creamy so you really do have to pack them on. 

This look was for a Viva Glam Friday at work. I have come to love greens and the way they look on brown eyes. They make them look almost reddy brown, which I love. This was MAC Rule eyeshadow in the crease with Plumage on the outer and inner corners. MAC released some beautiful dazzle shadows in the year, but they were limited edition much to my dismay. I patted one of those in the middle and am so sad they aren't available anymore.

Loved this look. If you are a fan of Depeche Girl on Instagram this was inspired by her. I just wish I could have 1% of her talent and skilfulness with eyeliner. Sugar pill Absinthe was the green with MAC Blacktrack (obvs). I used Lime Crime Styletto on the lips. Perhaps most importantly was the MAC 210 brush and Zoeva 312 brushes. Could not live without them. I love doing graphic looks like this. 

This was a work look for our Student night back in October. Without liner, it made my eyeballs look quite small, but I love looks like this using colour. The blue/green was MAC Teal Pigment blended out with MAC Saddle, a brilliant bendable transition colour if you are looking for one. 

As an artist one thing I have been trying to practise is clean cut edges and winged out blown out looks. This was a practise attempt on myself in the Autumn. I used MAC Feline eye pencil as a base, just smudged all the way up to the crease with brown script eyeshadow to blend out and handwritten on the lid. Brown Script is beautiful but on fairer skins like myself it can come across as quite orange toned, so I only really use it when i'm doing dark looks like this. To clean up I simply used a wipe, but now I have started using concealer and taking it down a little bit further on my lower lash line. Practise makes perfect. 

This was an autumnal look I did using the Sleek Vintage Romance palette. I often get so swept up using MAC products that I forget about all my other palettes, especially the sleek ones where I have an abundance. I love these sorts of tones, especially in the Autumn. 

Probably one of my favourites last year, I just loved this look however much to my dismay I didn't write what I used on Instagram and cannot fathom what it could have been! I have a feeling it was the Urban Decay Smokey Palette with some MAC shadows to transition.

Another simple yet effective look I did for work. Some days you wake up and quite simply can't be bothered to blend. However there is enormous pressure to have make up on point and I found doing something like this: easy definition in the crease, liner (blacktrack) and then packing on a colour to the lower lash line, is so so easy and looks really pretty. I used MAC Designer Purple on the lower lash line (a beautifully creamy pencil, super pigmented and lasts all day) and painted my bottom lashes with MAC Violet pigment

So there is some of the looks I did in 2015. I'm so excited and inspired for 2016!

Kayleigh x

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