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23 March 2014

Bold Brows and Vivid Lips


I've been trying to experiment with my make up looks at the moment. My usual go-to look is natural lips and cat flick eye liner- It's quick and easy and suits me. But I'm getting a bit bored of it; I wear it literally every day, so I feel like I should try something different for spring.
I love lipsticks but I never really wear them. I find it quite hard to find a shade that compliments my skin tone, plus I think they can sometimes look a bit much when I'm just going to college. However, I am trying to be a bit braver and try out looks that I like but would not normally have the confidence to do and lipstick is one of them.

When I was younger, I always hated my naturally dark and thick eyebrows (my sister's constant remarks of 'caterpillar brows' probably didn't help!). It's only until recently that I have learnt to embrace them. Bold brows became a trend and seeing celebrities sport them gave me the confidence to show off my own. A major fashion icon for me is Lily Collins, who incidentally shares the strong brow gene. One of her signature looks is bold eyebrows and dark lips.

She opts for minimal eye make up, drawing more attention to the brows and lips. I love the effortless look it creates and decided to try it out for myself.

For my look, I went with a little bit of subtle gold eyeshadow and a minimal amount of liquid eyeliner. I left my eyebrows, only filling in a few gaps with a dark brown eyebrow pencil. And finally, for my lipstick I went for Seventeen's Stay Pout in the shade 'Rule Breaker', which is a dark pinky-purple. The colour is super pigmented and stays on for a good few hours before it needs reapplying.

Hope you like the look, and please feel free to recommend more for me to try out!
Have a good week,

Lilia xox

16 March 2014



No, I haven't disappeared off the face of the Earth! I've had a bit of a crappy time lately due to college and personal things, so I haven't been in the best of moods. I didn't want to blog if I felt like I was forcing myself to, I enjoy it so I didn't want it to become a chore. But I'm starting to feel a little better and want to get back into it again. I'm going to try post at least once a week, if it's not an outfit post, it'll probably be a review/photography post/haul etc. It may end up being once every fortnight though, as my exams are fast approaching and I should be busy revising!

Anyway, thank you for sticking around, even though I haven't posted in almost a month! And thank you for 130 followers on Bloglovin!

See you again soon!

Lilia xox