Thursday, 26 September 2013

HOW-TO: Spring Flowers EOTD...

Yippee Spring is here! I’m doing tra-la-la happy dances now that she’s arrived – one of my absolute favourite times of the year, when the temperature starts to climb and the days begin to grow longer. I always feel more energised after the Spring Equinox – I think it’s the promise of heaps more daylight, and an end to the winter woollies (at last!). Which also means it’s time to pop the top off the fake tan bottle, and spruce up my tootsies ready for those open-toed shoes…

It’s also the time for blossom trees and garden beds to let loose their colour and fragrance, hence my multi-hued EOTD inspired by Mother Nature’s blooms. Because it involves several colours, I’ve included steps & photos, so here we go…

Step 1
Tightline the top lashline - this time I used bhcosmetics black liquid liner

Step 2
I stroked an essence white kajal pencil all over the top lid as a base, and patted it smooth – makes colours really pop!

Steps 3-8

Next I added the pigments one by one using a fine angled liner brush – these fabulous matte shadows are all by Sugarpill: Buttercupcake, Acidberry, Poison Plum & Dollipop.

Steps 9 & 10
Then I applied the same shadows towards the crease, but changed the sequence - started with the purple followed by pink, yellow and green, so that I ended up with a mottled effect. (This doesn’t show up too well on my eyes because I have hoods, but I do it anyway so that when I look down, everything still looks pretty).

Step 11
Using a larger soft brush, I blended the colour joins using a sparkly sheer white shadow from the Innoxa Gorgeous Grey palette.

Step 12
Time to line the lower lashline with MNY Master Precise Liquid Liner, plus some MUA pearl #9 blended over it to soften it down.

Step 13
Because the lower line was bolder than the (now) pastel shadows, I lined the top lashline also with MNY Master Precise Liquid Liner to balance it out. This is starting to look a bit more like me :-)

Step 14
I cleaned up the waterline and added some essence white kajal to cover the blotches.

Step 15
Curled the lashes, then applied two coats of Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara, and finished with one layer of Maybelline The Falsies.

Step 16
I decided that the colours were too pale and there was more sparkle than I intended, so I dabbed a bit more of the matte pigments over each segment, and pushed a fine line of MUA #9 into the crease.

So here’s the finished Spring Flower look:

Hope you like this EOTD, and it gets you in the mood for Spring. And please do let me know if outlining the steps is helpful :-)

Take care of you,
kats xxx


  1. What a lovely, flowery look, perfect for spring! Loving the step by step too, excellent job my darling!


    1. Nalini you're a sweetheart, thank you darling :-) It was a bit of a challenge to do the instructions with so many colours involved, but hey I'm still learning this blogging thingy ha ha...

  2. The step by step is perfect, Kat..and what a beautiful spring time look, hun! xx

    1. The first of many (I hope) hon - I'm crazy about multi-coloured looks, and the latest pics on your blog are divine :-)

  3. KATS I LOVE THIS!! Was just wondering through posts and made it back to September hehe ;)

    The tutorial was excellent, the look turned out perfect and I am keen on trying this. I don't have the same colours but I will try make do with what I have and I don't have the confidence to rock this out yet but give me time! You're amazing. x

    1. Hey thanks babe, wow what a blast from the past! I'd forgotten all about this tute - SO long ago it's almost embarrassing. I'd better do another one soon - hope the instructions are easy for you to follow hon ♥