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Tutorial: How-to Create a Natural Day-time Eye Make-up Look

in-the-nude-2If you read my earlier article on ‘Creating a daytime look which is Barely There’, a few of you asked for this in a video tutorial format, so I have answered your requests. Here is my video tutorial to create a lovely subtle day-time eye look at a minimal cost.

I have listed all the products and brushes below which I used. The brushes are quite expensive, but there is no need to use these specific brushes, you can create this with even one basic eyeshadow brush.

The Boots SEVENTEEN Eye-Shadow trio is priced at only £5.49 so you can create this look at a minimal cost.

As per usual, I love your feedback so try it out for yourself and let me know how you get on.

Keep the requests coming!

Click on the links to go straight to the products:

Boots SEVENTEEN  Trio Eye-Shadow ‘Barely There’ – £5.49

M.A.C – 227 Large Fluff Brush – £22.00

M.A.C 217 Blending Brush – £17.00

M.A.C 239 Eye Shader Brush – £19.00

MUA Intense Colour Eyeliner Pencil – White – £1.00

Cleansing Wipes – Simplified!

I am often asked about good cleansers and cleansing wipes. A lot of people use baby wipes as you get more for your money, but truth is baby wipes were not developed for the sensitive skin on your face.

A lot of brands will make wipes for Dry/Normal or Normal/Oily skin, but we know our skin is a bit more complex or temperamental than that.

So I wanted to tell you about Simple’s range of Cleansing Wipes. They cover a range of issues and skin types from Sensitve to Spot Proned through to Dull or Mature. Below is a selection from their wipes, you are sure to find something to suit your skin.

They come in packs of 25 wipes, they are priced between £3.20 to £4.20 and readily available at a wide range of outlets.

Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes

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They are packed full of vitamin goodness and are perfect for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

Radiance Brightening Cleansing Wipes

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The weather outside may be dull, but it doesn’t mean your skin has to be! The Simple Radiance Brightening Cleansing Wipes contain mango goodness and light-reflecting particles to help give your skin a beautiful glow. The Radiance Wipes also contain moisturisers to help keep your skin hydrated, which is ideal as the cold weather draws moisture from your skin.

Kind To Skin Exfoliating Facial Wipes

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Exfoliating is a vital part of any skincare routine, and with the Simple Kind To Skin. Exfoliating Facial Wipes you can gently remove dead skin cells to help keep your skin clean, fresh and revitalised. Day-to-day life can leave your pores
clogged and in need of some deeper cleansing – using the Exfoliating Facial
Wipes is a quick and easy way to refresh and cleanse your skin.

Clear Skin Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes

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If you have oily skin, you may worry about the oil content of the products you put on your skin. We have developed the Clear Skin Oil Balancing range to make your skincare decisions much simpler! The Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes are ideal for removing any excess make up or impurities whilst helping to absorb your skin’s excess oil.


Spotless Skin Quick Fix Cleansing Wipes

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Spot-prone teenage skin is something that many of us will experience, but you can take steps to help improve it! Using the Simple Spotless Skin Quick Fix Cleansing Wipes helps to get rid of the impurities that can cause blemishes – worrying about spots is no fun, so grab a packet of the Spotless Skin Wipes to add to your skincare routine!

Regeneration Age-Resisting Cleansing Wipes

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If premature ageing is playing on your mind, the Simple Regeneration range could be perfect for you! The Regeneration Age-Resisting Cleansing Wipes contain a special blend of ingredients – including Vitamin E and Mushroom Extract – to effectively cleanse your skin whilst helping to fight the signs of ageing.

These boots are made for Rocking!

Look fabulous this A/W whilst keeping those gorgeous feet dry and warm!

It’s time to get those comfy boots out this Winter and why not do it in style. There is such a selection of boots from knee highs to cute ankle boots so why not have them all this A/W, at Nor Lisa HQ we have carefully selected a variety of super trendy boots to help you on your way!

River Island
Dark red zip side block heel ankle boots
£40.00

I love these very edgy Dark Red suede ankle boots with gold zip detail and a matching gold metal plate on the inside heel for that extra detail. Wear these beauties with a pair of black skinnies and a rock tee for that laid-back look.

New Look
Black Shearling Lace up Wedges
£29.99

If you just want to be cosy this winter then you’ll love these Black shearling lace-up wedges which look simply fabulous with almost anything and if you want to be warm from head to toe then team these wedge boots up with a plain jumper dress and a pair of block coloured tights. So that you’re really getting the most out of this seasons trends.

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ALL THAT JAZZ Glitter Ankle Boots
£45.00

Shine away like a star this A/W and make those winter blues disappear with these gorgeous all that Jazz Glitter Ankle Boots. It may be winter but it doesn’t mean you have fade into the murky weather either, so wear your Glitter ankle boots with a pair of thick woolly tights and a flowly short dress so that they really stand out from the crowd.

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Chinese Laundry Saratoga Boots
Was £115.00
Now £70.00

If you are rocking the Gothic trend this A/W,  you will love these bondage look suede boots by Chinese Laundry. They have a leather cross -over strap design which gives these boots that extra edge matching perfectly with a sultry high stiletto heel .These bad boys will look simply divine with a lace top floaty dress for that perfect entrance.

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Melissa Tricot Red Knit Boots
£80.00

Keep your feet extra dry with these waterproof Melissa Plastic snug ankle boots  which have received a makeover  this A/W  with a woodland knitted detailing for extra warmth and comfort in the frosty weather. The boot is finished with an almond shaped toe and leaves your feet smelling of their well-known signature bubble-gum scent. These Melissa red knit boots are a must have this winter and they can be worn with a pair of leggings and an oversized jumper for extra warmth.

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UGG Australia Classic short UGG boot choc suede
£170.00

If you just want to flash the cash and treat yourself to a pair of expensive boots then you’ll love these classic short chocolate suede UGG boots, which are one of UGG Australia’s most iconic silhouettes. These boots have been well crafted with genuine twin skin sheepskin which will keep you warm on those winter days and will ensure that you’ll get your moneys worth. Wear with a long knitted dress and tights to add to these fabulous boots.

Also don’t forget to check out the Nor Lisa A/W 2012 Collection which will look fabulous with any of these lovely boots!

Nor Lisa A/W 2012 Fashion Show hosted at Café Vaudeville, Belfast

The founder of Nor Lisa, Lisa McCabe has been nominated for the IN Glamour awards so if you’re a big Nor Lisa fan you can vote for Lisa McCabe at http://www.in-magazine.co.uk/vote.aspx

 

 

 

For a Daytime Make-up Look which is ‘Barely There’….

I am always asked of good ways to apply a natural daytime make-up look, so today I am sharing with you one of my top finds for this look and it is totally affordable!

The secret to Natural Make-up, is not to wear very little, but to use colours which are natural and will enhance you r facial features.

My prize find for this look is a little hidden gem by cosmetics brand ’17’. It is a trio of eye-shadow’s and the name is ‘Barely There’. In this trio you get a nude eye-shadow, a pink eye-shadow and a light brown eye-shadow.

Using this trio properly you can shape and enhance your eyes very easily. It will look like you have hardly any make-up on yet with amazing shape and definition to your eyes. You can always add a little more of the brown if you need to up your game a little if you are heading out.

I love the nude colour shadow in this trio. It gives off such a subtle sheen, which means that it is great for use to highlight under your brow too.

Recommended use for this product is as follows:

Step 1: Apply the nude colour eye-shadow all over your eyelid, a little under your brow bone to enhance your brows and finally apply some under your eye from corner to corner.

Step 2: Using the Pink coloured eye-shadow apply this liberally above the crease of your eye, from the outer corner and about 3/4 the way across your eyes socket.

Step 3: Using the Brown eye-shadow, apply this deep in the crease of your eye, from the outer corner inward to the middle of your eye. Also using this shadow, apply under the eye – again from the outer corner to the middle of your eye and blend in with the shadow from step one.

That’s it! It is so simple and easy to use. The trio set is a great size for carrying round in your handbag (Although try not to be too rough with it as I find they smash easily) and a bargain at only £5.49 in Boots. These trios come in 12 different colour sets. If you have more of an almond undertone to your skin, try out the ‘In the Nude’ instead of ‘Barely There’ for a great natural look.

All 3 steps can be completed using one eye-shadow brush. Make sure to use a fluffy eye-shadow brush as this will help to blend the eye-shadow’s together when you are applying them, leaving you with a beautifully natural look. Using a smooth brush or a sponge will give you more of an uneven, unblended and unnatural look.

For an added extra and to make your eyes really shine, try applying a White Eye-liner pencil to your bottom waterline.

Try it out and make sure to let me know how you get on….