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Thursday, 4 February 2010

Pretty Goth

Valentines Day is just around the corner. If you have something planned for the day you are probably already thinking 'What do I wear? What look do I go for? Oh my god, oh my god, panic!' Or at least something along those lines!

It's easy to get stuck in a rut and do the same look we always do when we have a special day planned. However, today I decided to do something different. A new popular look at the moment is the 'Pretty Goth' with soft pinks, defined eyes and an almost ballerina styled hair. 

This look is quite nice for during the day as it's fairly quick and easy to do and also means that if you decide to go out that night you can easily transition into a more glamorous look as your hair will already be curled from being in a bun all day!

Here's what I used:

1. NC20 tinted moisturiser MAC
2. NC20 concealer MAC
3. Translucent Powder MAC
4. Bisque eyeshadow MAC
5. Jest eyeshadow MAC
6. Pink Bronze Pigment MAC
7. Dainty Mineral blush MAC
8. Fling Brow Pencil MAC
9. Black mascara MAC
10. Technakohl liner MAC
11. Bombshell lipstick MAC

Here's what I did:

1. I applied my tinted moisturiser after my normal beauty routine. I then applied concealer where needed, once the tinted moisturiser was in place. I set it all in with my translucent powder.


2. Next I applied Bisque all over my upper lid from lash line to brow.

3. I then applied Jest starting from the centre of my eye to the outer corner and just over the crease in the eye socket. 

3. I then lightly dabbed my brush in the Pink Bronze Pigment and applied it on the outer corner of my eye, within the crease and blended it lightly above the eye socket. 

4. I then drew a dark, straight catlike line on my upper lid only with the Technakohl Liner and applied my black mascara. 

 5. I then applied Dainty blush to the apples of my cheeks to give them that baby doll look and with a lip brush applied my Bombshell lipstick.  Viola`, a delicate, pretty goth look! Now on to the hair!

The Hair

1. I brushed my hair out and pulled it into a high ponytail, like so...

2. I then put the hair into a twist so that I can easily wrap it around into a bun around the hair bobble. 

3. I then twisted the hair down around the hair bobble onto itself and secured it with hair grips. My hair is quite heavy so I have to use quite a few. Just use as many as it takes to make your bun feel secure on your head.

4. Once the hair is secured in place, spray it so that you don't get too many stragglers (but a few bits popping out here and there is quite cute) and to make sure your fringe doesn't fly out. Once you've done that you're done! Easy as that! 

There you go! A fairly easy little day look for Valentines Day and once the evening comes along...if you just pull that hair grips out and take your hair down you will have a nice little wave, ready for the night look!

Happy Valentines Day!

Ashley Kay

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