Nighttime Photoshoot

I’ve written so many of these posts before there is basically no need for an introduction – just go and check out my v talented friend who takes beautiful photos in the Sydney area. He will do parties and events too! If you’re reading this, love you Sib ๐Ÿ™‚ Check out his Facebook & Instagram!

We did this one in Newtown which is a cool, hipster part of Sydney. We had never done a night shoot before and the whole thing was kind of on a whim, so we’re pretty impressed with how the images turned out!

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Check out our previous photoshoots!
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Clothes worn: grey singlet – Cotton On, Red Jumper – Tommy Hilfiger, Jeans – Topshop Jaime, Jacket – photographers, Shoes – Nike ROches

Zoe x

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Nighttime Photoshoot

Another Photoshoot

Earlier this year, a good friend of mine and I did a photoshoot, so we thought it was time for round two! If you’d like to see the other photoshoot, click here and here ๐Ÿ™‚

For the first part of this photoshoot, click here!

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Check out the photographer’s page!

 

 

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Another Photoshoot

Photoshoot Time Part 2

Some more photos from my shoot in Sydney ๐Ÿ™‚

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Check out my great friend, the amazing photographer’s page here. He’s based in Sydney, so if anyone needs some photography work done, hit him up!

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Photoshoot Time Part 2

Beauty Blogger Awards

I was ever so kindly tagged byย onethuthreeย to do this tag! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

So the rules are:

  1. Tag the blogger that nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions you were given.
  3. Nominate 10 bloggers whose blog is about beauty/lifestyle/fashion.
  4. Name 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  5. Inform the bloggers you chose that you nominated them!

โ€ฆ and she asked me including 9 others

  1. What is your favorite makeup brand?

    My favourite makeup brand would have to be NARS or Too Faced.

  2. What is your favorite drug store makeup brand?

    My favourite drugstore makeup brand would be definitely NYX or Chi Chi, but I also love Rimmel and Elf.

  3. Who is your favorite beauty blogger?

    Wengie,ย Zoella, Tanya Burr.

  4. What do you like most about beauty blogging?

    I love the fact that I can share my thoughts and people love to read them ๐Ÿ™‚ I get a lot of enjoyment out of taking the time to plan, take pictures and write these posts while getting amazing feedback.

  5. What are your three โ€œmust haveโ€ ย products to carry while travelling?

    A good concealer, lip balm and mascara.

  6. If you could only use one product for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

    Mascara!

  7. What is your favorite travel destination or a place you want to visit.

    I love Greek mythology, so probably Athens and Crete, as well as the Greek Islands of Ios, Mykonos and Santorini.

  8. What is your ONEย holy grail product?

    Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer.

  9. What is/are your goal(s) for 2016?

    To be happier and calmer.

  10. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

    Hopefully with a published novel or two, married, maybe some kids ๐Ÿ™‚

 

โ€ฆ and I am nominating:

โ€ฆ and 10 Questions for my Nominees:

  1. What country are you from?
  2. What gives you the most enjoyment out of blogging?
  3. What do you use to take you blog photos?
  4. What is your favourite guilty pleasure?
  5. What is your favourite lip product?
  6. What is your favourite bronzing product?
  7. Do you believe in having a ‘holy grail product? If so, what is it?
  8. Where do you get your makeup/beauty inspiration?
  9. Do you prefer to online or instore shop for makeup?
  10. Sum up what you wish 2016 to be in 3 words.

Zoe x

Beauty Blogger Awards

Flawless Skin & Neutral Eyes for a Photoshoot

Today I had a photoshoot with my agency where I had to do my own hair, makeup and style my own outfits. I thought I’d do a blog post to let you know what I used to create a flawless base and neutral (yet with a bit of flair) eyes so that all theย right features stood out on camera. Hope you enjoy!

Pre – Makeup

I started out by using my moisturiser, which is The Body Shop shea beautifying oil which always makes my makeup last longer, look smoother and glow – I love it! Don’t ever forget to moisturise, even if you have oily skin. It really helps your foundation look way more natural and last longer.

Primer

After letting that sink in for a good minute or so, I went on to use my primer. For special occasions I use the Stila One Step Correct primer. Although it is ridiculously expensive, it is super moisturising and really helps tone the redness down in my cheeks. My ultimate tip for a flawless base is toย take your time. Honestly, let the primer sink right into your skin for about 3 minutes before continuing wit foundation – it will make your make up look beautiful.

Base

I used Nars Sheer Glow in Gobi, and concealed my under eyes, centre of my nose and chin with the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer in Ivory. I blended all this in with a blending sponge, then set it all down with the NYX Radiant Finishing Powder in Brighten and a large kabuki brush. I like using glowy products because I think a dewy finish looks great in photos. Be careful not to go too over the top though, as the flash can make you look like a disco ball. I applied all the above products sparingly, only to the places I needed them.

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Face

To contour and also bronze up my skin, I used Laguna by Nars and the middle contour shade from the Australis AC On Tour contour kit. For blush, I opted for Orgasm by Nars, and finished off with highlighting the high points of my face with an Essence cream to powder highlighter. I set all this powder down with the NYX Dewy Finishing Spray. Contouring and blusher are essential for photos – you need to make sure you don’t look like a 2D face and have some structure and life in your complexion.

Eyes and Eyebrows

I filled in my eyebrows quite naturally using a very light hand with my NYX Eyebrow Gel in Espresso, and set them with a tiny bit of the Natio tinted brow set – this has a purple colour to it that helps make the brows look less ‘done’.
I then used the shade ‘Foxy’ from the second Naked palette all over my lid, and then ‘Get Lucky’ my ColourPop extremely lightly all over the lid. I added a bit of NYX white eyeliner into my inner corner to pop out in the photos, and smudged some L’Oreal brown liner into my tightline. I finished off by curling my eyelashes and adding a tonne of Covergirl LashBlast mascara.

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Lips

I used my Chanel lipliner in Rouge very lightly around my lips and buffed it in with my finger, then topped off with Gerard Cosmetics lip gloss in Shimmer of Hope. I felt nude lips with a hint of a rosey definition from the lipliner was the perfect neutral lip for all my outfits. Generally, glossy lips aren’t always the way to go when it comes to flash photography, but for some reason I decided to be a rebel and it turned out fine.

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I hope someone found this useful! Here are some pictures of the finished look – they are raw (unprocessed) photos so you can see exactly how the makeup looks.

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Flawless Skin & Neutral Eyes for a Photoshoot