A Bronze and Glowy Summer Makeup Tutorial? From ME? Uh, What?

Hello, beautiful people – before we even get into the makeup tutorial (yep, just go with it), I’m going to answer the big question you didn’t even know you had.

Where is this dress from? Well, my friends, you are looking at a beautiful creation from the British brand Hope and Ivy, who are ironically named because just as I had hope for my bank account I found them. Okay moving onto the topic of the post:

What. Is. Going. The. Fuck. On?

Is this real? Am I . . . Am I doing a makeup tutorial?

Guys, I don’t know how – or, to be honest, why we got here, but I think I’m sharing a makeup tutorial with you. Are you ready? Okay, babies hold on to your seats . . . Let’s do this!

If you’re familiar round these parts, you will already know that I am no makeup expert. In fact, I am a minus expert. Aside from my eyeliner and brows, I’m not great at much about makeup and most of the time I can’t be bothered to experiment because it goes terribly and means I then need to waste time re-doing my makeup. I mean, we all remember the mess that was my attempted fairy makeup look.

And if you don’t, I’ll embarass myself with a photo. Here you go.

However, I do have a few go to tricks (and by that I mean eyeshadow and a somewhat nude lip) that I go to when I want to look nice (which is always when I’m not at work. I like to look nice, sue me) – and today I thought . . . well, why not share what my go-to summer makeup is?

(And before you ask, yes it is pretty much the same as the fairy look, minus the pink eyeliner and plus the orange eyeshadow.)

That’s the look we’re going to be creating!

The palette I used was literally Β£4 and you can pick it up from Superdrug or get it delivered straight to your house because who really wants to go hunting around a packed Superdrug store only to find your product sold out anyway?

MUA Vixen Eyeshadow Palette – Β£4

Now, you will have to bear with the fact that this “tutorial” bit will be literal trash. Because I really don’t know what you thought you were getting from this post, to be honest.

Step 1

Grab your naked eyelid and cover it with this probably not base colour appropriate shade. It has glitter, hence why I was drawn to it.

Step 2

Do your eye corners or whatever in this slightly darker glitter colour. Can you sense a trend?

Now is probably where I should apologise for the photos, but let’s face it – not even I thought I was ever going to upload this as a tutorial. I just shockingly got up on time and had loads of spare time before needing to leave and so thought “well, it might turn out alright so why not take some photos?”.

I know, I know – nothing but the best quality content for you guys, right?

Step 3

Step 3 is what I like to just call orange. I love orange; actually, I love pretty much any warmer toned colour.

I just kind of sweep orange along the top and hope for the best.

Step 4

Brush pink in a thin line along your undereye. Simples.


Step 5

Eyeliner, duh!

Step 6

Mascara, foundation and blush! Normally, I would skip on the foundation (your girl is quite literally always looking to get a tan) but my skin basically died last month and, while it is recovering very well . . . it is still in recovery mode. Coverage is a yes please.

Did I take photos of the finished look? No, not of the makeup especially. I’m awful at selfies, I don’t really have any and the full photos I took were more meant to be OOTD. And even they all failed because the camera wasn’t zoomed out enough . . . so here we are. Left with a subpar makeup tutorial. This is the content you signed up for.

I also have a Snapchat selfie from like 8 hours later to offer you?

As you can tell, I am a. British and b. talking to one of my friends. And no, this photo isn’t relevant to anything about this post, but I think it’s my favourite photo of 2018 and I wanted to share it.

Guys, this is one of those times where I have no idea what to sign off with. I hope this was helpful? How could it be? We’ll go with I hope you were mildly entertained. Did you like this look? Would you try it? And what do you think about le dress? Let me know your thoughts down below!


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48 thoughts on “A Bronze and Glowy Summer Makeup Tutorial? From ME? Uh, What?”

  1. Coyote from Orion

    We will talk about this.

    Actually… in reality, my new friend is the owner of a comic book store. I feel like Corey Haim meeting the Frog brothers. Anyway I thought he was a weak cunt so I asked if he was Italian background. He said no Maltese.
    Thank Christ for that I said.
    I thought of you being Maltese and all. The two of you should have a knife fight.
    Fly my pretties 😎😎

      1. I love the cheaper Superdrug and Boots palettes because they are normally quite pigmented and just as good as some of the higher level brands. I think the tutorial turned out really well and I love the dress. xx

        1. Same here girl! I’m not massively into makeup, so spending big bucks on a palette isn’t really worthwhile for me plus the cheap ones work great. Thank you! πŸ™‚ xx

      2. Hah you are too funny! I love the tutorial and your fairy persona. I am so bad with eye make-up. Maybe I should take a few tips and up the game. I mean who would mind looking being all fairy airy? xx

        1. Thank you lovely lady! And aha honestly I think eye makeup (aside from eyeliner because thats like playing operation but on your face with how delicate and precise it is) is pretty easy to do passably well so definitely a good place to start xx

          1. Delicate! πŸ™‚ I might go in a corner and cry. I will have to get you a big stash of Lindt. The other day we ended up at the store in the city and came back with a large bag. It was demolished in 4 days straight. The winner was a mango truffle which burst in the mouth with the delectable flavour of an alphonso. xx

        2. Yeah, another makeup tutorial – you GOOOO girl!! Am literally all about a bronzy look, so this post is like ma’ thang’ <3 You're so gorgeous – as always! <3 xxx

        3. That palette looks gorgeous as are you!!! Definitely going to see if I can try and recreate something like this!! Pinks and oranges are always my favorite for this time of year. Also, your “attempted fairy makeup look” is actually so cute and I love it so much! xx

          1. Thank you so much lovely girl! And I definitely agree with you – pink and orange are the colours of summer! Awwww thank you! You should check out Joy’s look, it turned out really well πŸ™‚ xx

        4. Girl, as much as I love this makeup, as much as I love you in this dress, my favourite part of this entire post is that final photo haahaaha xx

          1. Gorgeous look, I really love it! And your dress is literally screaming β€˜SUMMER’! Also, I need your eye liner applying skills haha! xx

          2. The dress is so pretty I am going to have a look at some of their dresses after this comment because I am looking for some nice ones for my holidays! Also the makeup looks absolutely beautiful on you! x

          3. Ooooh the dress is gorgeous and paired with that makeup look, i don’t know why but it stands out to me a lot. πŸ˜ƒ
            Nicely done! And that palette is gorgeous by the way!

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