Tips for the best winged liner!

So lately I’ve been on a mission to get my winged liner skills the best I possibly can. I’ve been playing around with different products and watching loads of YouTube videos for some tips. I thought I would do a post to share the best ones I have found with you.

Gel, liquid or pen?

Mostly, it’s your own preference. However if you want a clean sharp edge you should avoid gel liners unless you want to invest in an expensive one. I like pens to fill a gap when I’ve got falsies on but for a sharp wing I’ve found liquid definitely comes up trumps for me.

The Brush

For the most accurate liner it’s best to Use a thin short brush or an angled brush NOT the product brush  that comes with liquid liner. For a liner brush I love the real techniques one but my favourite is the A17 Spectrum Angled liner brush.

Hand Position

You need to have a steady hand and unless you are perfect at keeping still my tip is to have your elbow resting on flat surface and/or the bottom of your hand resting on your cheek. How still your hand is will determine the precision of your line.

Lash Line or Wing first?

Again, it’s a preference. I prefer to outline my wing and bring it in towards the lash line. Depending on which style suits your eye is where you should start. Something you really need to play around with and see what works. I like to join the wing with the lash line a considerable bit lower than the end of the wing so the end is a really thin and sharp point.

How much is too much?

You should make sure your brush has a lot of product so it doesn’t pull your eye, which it will if it’s dry. This will leave wrinkle-like lines on your liner which is a no go. Doing it a little at a time with a decent amount on your brush will make sure you can be accurate without too much product drowning your brush so it’s not hard to work with.

Find the shape for your eye!

Everyone’s eye shape is different. If you have hooded eyes then the thickness and wing of your eyeliner will be a different style than somebody who has wide eyes and large eyelids. Again, PLAY AROUND see what works for you.

Thin, short strokes STAY IN CONTROL

Even if you’re aiming for a “big thick kill em bitch” line you need to start small and build it up. Nobody needs 2008 panda eyes to make a comeback, thank you very much.
So that’s my tips and tricks to get your winged liner perfected. If you have anymore drop me a comment I’d love to know!


LeaLou xo


Simple Everyday Work Makeup

Happy Tuesday lovelies! I hope your week is going well. I didn’t blog last week, I had a busy week and life has to be proritised sometimes! I’m currently working towards becoming a makeup artist so I think my blog is going to be more focused around make up looks and tips in the future but give me some feedback if there’s anything you would like to see! 

This post is a simple every day look for work. I took my photos on a lunchtime because I wanted to give you a realistic look. I feel as if your makeup never looks as good as when it is first done, I wanted this to be a true post of what my makeup looks like all day, not just freshly put on first thing in the morning. 

For my base I use NYX primer spray, I find a spray is the quickest way to prime when rushing in the morning and this saves me when I’ve woken up a little late (everyday). I used my new absolute favourite foundation, the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation in 105. It’s a full coverage foundation without being too thick and unnatural for work. For concealer I use LA Girl Pro HD Concealer and set that all with NYX HD powder (which I HATE but more on that another time) under the eyes* and Rimmel Stay Matte in translucent for the rest of my face.

*The reason for my dark circles showing

For my brows I lightly fill them in with the Makeup Revolution Brow Pomade in Dark Brown, for work I don’t put too much effort into shaping and filling my brows I prefer to just fill them in, sort of, naturally. 

Instead of going for full contour, I bronze up with the lightest shade from my Makeup Revolution All About Bronze Palette I put some of this on lightly to slightly define my features without looking too made up. I also apply a little to my crease just to warm my eyes up slightly.

I highlight using Makeup Revolution highlighter in Golden Lights which I’m finding is a slightly lighter dupe of the MAC beaming blush which I am OBSESSED with lately. 

For a little blush I am trying W7 Candy Blush in Scandal/Explosion I’m trialling this at the moment as I’ve never tried W7 products before. It’s really pigmented and lovely when first applying but fades quite quickly which is disappointing. 

For my eyelashes I use Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara.

For lips I use the Rimmel transparent lip liner and Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Checkmate or MAC Velvet Teddy depending on if I’m feeling nude or red.

To finish I use Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

As you can tell I tend to stick to high street products on a daily basis, purely because I love my high end products but can’t afford to repurchase them as often as my high street products. 

The result I think is a simple look and although it can start to fade as the day wears on there’s enough for me to feel comfortable and made up without being natural. 

What are your favourite products for daily wear? 

Thanks for reading.


LeaLou xo



There is sooooo much makeup out there and there are so many products and brands I want to try but unfortunately I haven’t got thousands to spend. ah, first world problems. Once out of interest I went through BeautyBay and added what I really wanted to my basket. Just to see what I would actually spend if I could. Turns out it was at least £1000, oops. So I thought I would put a few items together that I really want. I would love if you guy’s have any experience with these products/brands and want to let me know what you think!

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

I really like the look of this palette I just think it’s really me I’ve had my eye on it for such a long time now that I feel as if I may never take the plunge to order it. I just love the warm shades and I feel like I would get use out of every colour.


I have recently got one of his velour liquid lipsticks, I was so stuck between three of the shades and ended up with Checkmate which I am so happy is more scarlet than it looks on the website. There’s at least three more that I want Unicorn Blood, Watermelon Soda and Androgyny, as well of one of his highlighters (I love the look of King Tut and So F***ing Gold and Siberian Gold AH HOW DO YOU CHOOSE) and the Beauty Killer Palette. From reviews and my recent purchase I feel like his products are such high quality and definitely worth the money. Originally I thought his highlighters was a bit over priced until I seen the pigment and the size of them! I NEED to get my hands on more of his products ASAP.

Colour Pop

I have wanted some of their ultra matte lipsticks for soooo long and some of their eyeshadows but I get put off by the shipping charges. It’s so frustrating when there is a brand that you hear about so much and desperately want to try but it’s so hard to get hold of!

Too Faced Power of Makeup with Nikkie Tutorials

I discovered Nikkie on YouTube at the start of this year and she is officially my favourite Youtuber. My next palette purchase has GOT to be this one. Not just to support her but also because it looks soo beautiful. I feel as if you could play around with the colours for days and not get bored. I love that it isn’t just a eyeshadow palette and that there is some blush and contour powders too, it makes it perfect for travelling. I honestly have got to invest in this yesterday, I cant wait any longer!!

So these are some of the things that I really want to get, if I do get any of these in the future I’ll be sure to tell you allll about them. Is there anything you think I would like? Let me know!


LeaLou xo


Disclaimer: All photos on my blog are my own originals unless stated otherwise. Pictures used for this post are downloaded from the websites linked in the titles.




Beauty Bay Haul + Review!

So I’m trying to save for the exciting things I have planned this year but I didn’t manage to talk myself out of a little order from Beauty Bay. I picked up a couple things that I have been itching to get my hands on!

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick – Checkmate £16.00

I am not exaggerating when I say I have worn this everyday since it arrived, I am living for the colour. It stays perfectly and doesn’t wear off too much after eating/drinking. The pigment on this is just unreal, its a scarlet red and a definite staple to my lipstick collection. I am definitely getting my hands on some more shades soon!

Zoeva Rose Golden Volume 2 105 Luxe Highlight Brush -£13.00

Honestly, my highlight has never been so perfectly blended. I think it is safe to say I wont be going back to a fan brush any time soon! The brush being pointed makes it so precise but it’s big enough to blend out so you don’t end up with a weird line of highlight. The overall look of the brush is gorgeous as well. A brilliant investment purchase!

L.A Girl PRO Conceal HD High Definition Concealer – Porcelain – £5.00

I have wanted to try out the L.A Girl cosmetics for a while now and this concealer hasn’t disappointed! It’s just light enough for me and I am loving it under the eye. The only thing I don’t really like is that it has the brush attached to it which I don’t think is very sanitary and I don’t like that I can’t see how much I am applying with it. If anyone knows how to get this off without ruining the product please let me know!

L.A Girl PRO Prep HD High Definition Smoothing Face Primer – £6.00

When this comes out of the tube I think it feels slightly gritty which I found odd but as soon as you begin applying it the face you can actually feel it smoothing out your skin. I am beyond impressed with how smooth and light it feels and it does actually feel like its working which I don’t find with a lot of high street primers. There doesn’t seem to be loads of product in the tube so I will definitely be getting a back up soon!

Morphe Brushes R14 Round Contour Brush – £10.00

HOW have I never tried a round contour brush before?! This brush has changed me. It blends out product so well and I’ve never used something so precise before. The bristles are soft but firm enough to have a lot of control over where they go. I haven’t picked up another brush for contour since I started using this and I don’t think I will for a while!

Morphe Brushes M510 Pro Round Blender Brush – £8.00

I’ve got to be honest, I was expecting this to be a lot smaller because the description said precise so I was a bit alarmed when I seen how big it is. That being said it surprised me again when I first used it and with the shape of the brush coming to a point, although it is big for an eye brush it honestly is so precise! It definitely was the most effortless blending for eyeshadow ever I’m really chuffed with it.

Morphe Brushes Concealer – Khaki – £5.00

This is a product that I haven’t seen a lot of talk about, so I was sceptical to try it. The name of the shade has also confused me because it is a light shade? In all I really liked it for blemishes but it is quite a thick consistency for a concealer and I absolutely hated it under my eyes.The amount it creased up I looked like I had more bags than a shopaholic in New York.. I will definitely be continuing to use it on blemishes but a word of advice for anyone wanting to check it out, AVOID THE EYES!

Anastasia Beverley Hills Powder Contour Refill – Mink – £14.00  £4.20!

I mean.. ! What a bargain! I have a sneaky feeling that due to ABH having a UK website now the BB are not going to be stockists anymore.. I was ecstatic when I saw the discount on this. I adore my ABH contour palette and have lately been wishing there was something slightly more chocolatey in it. The highlight shade Sand had hit pan so I popped that out and replaced it with this shade. As it is such a dark colour you need to use a light hand and should only really use it  for a deep contour, definitely not a every day minimal look. It’s definitely come through for me and I now love this teamed with a bronzer for statement cut cheeks.

So that’s everything I ordered, not much but a nice mid month treat. Let me know if you have any of these and what you think!

Happy Hump Day!


LeaLou xo





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February Favourites

February for me was a good month, as part of getting over a bad bout of anxiety I am making a big effort to be more positive and to stop talking about negative things if I don’t need to. I’ve got some great stuff to look forward to this year and I’m very happy on a whole. How have you been feeling this month? Continue reading “February Favourites”