Tuesday 20 December 2011

Tutorial - Face of The Day with LMdB Splendid Frost

Can you believe that its only 4 days till Christmas?

Forgive me, I have been really slacking with my blog. Work has really overtaken my life recently. So much so that when I get home, the last thing I want to do is sit in front of a computer and type, even if it is about makeup and other frivolous things that I enjoy immensely.

So... lets carry on! I have been wanting to do a tutorial for a long long time. But who can be my model?? I don't have a fancy camera or a tripod so taking pictures of myself is difficult and I am never happy with the result.

It appears, though, that the angels were listening to my woes and sent my lovely niece, Miccala, over as my personal blank canvas. (Yes, in reality, we did agree to take her in for a few days so she can do her volunteer work at the gift-wrap booth but the angels thing sound so much cooler - at least to me).

Clockwise from left: LMdB Splendid Frost, LMdB Ibiza, BB Lip Brush, Gorgeous Fluffy Eyeshadow Brush, RBR Silk Aether (Atlas Swallowtail), RBR Devotion Ink (Quartz Ink), Illamasqua Rude, Lancome Juicy Tube in Moulin Rose
Clockwise from left: Atlas Swallowtail (sheered out), Atlas Swallowtail, Ibiza layered with Moulin Rose
Here I prepped Miccala's skin with a tinted moisturiser and applied Illamasqua Rude cream blush

Next, I used Atlas Swallowtail on the lids as a creamy base for the eyeshadows

Then, I lightly sweeped Crystal Ball (1st tier from Splendid Frost) all over the lid & up to the crease

I patted on Empire (2nd tier) over Crystal Ball, taking care not to go past the crease

This is my favourite step in this routine. I used Rockette (3rd tier) over Empire. Note: this shade adds a lovely warmth to the overall look.

Initially, I wanted to use my RBR liner for this tutorial. But I changed my mind at the last minute and used LMdB Artemis Liquid Liner instead. It is an electric blue colour that really emphasized Sugar Plum (4th tier), which I have used here on top of Artemis. You can click on the picture to see just how lovely it looks!

The final step is to use a bright pink lipstick like LMdB Ibiza and either a clear gloss, or a complementing pink lipgloss like Moulin Rose to complete the look. Miccala is only 15 so I wanted this look to be radiant and fresh.
This photo was taken with the flash on to show the gorgeous taupe that results from the Couches de Couleur method.

Top tip: For a smokey eye look, you can blend Sugar Plum very close to the lashline prior to applying eyeliner.

Top three product recommendations: LMdB Splendid Frost (initial review here), LMdB Artemis Liquid Liner, Illamasqua Rude

Lastly, I have a few people to thank who have made this tutorial possible:
- Miccala - thanks for letting me use your face :) Lets do it again tomorrow!
- Ivka - thanks for the Lancome set darling! They are the bomb :)
- Claire - the doll who sent this lovely LMdB set my way. You are amazing and I love you!

Till next time,



  1. Lovely tutorial and so helpful! I never really reached for Splendid Frost since it seemed too dramatic even though I have had it for awhile. However, your application was fresh and pretty, so I pulled out my kit and went to work -guess what? A new twist on the navy taupe smokey eye that was not over the top. Thx!

  2. Hi DEN,

    I am so glad that my tutorial made you use this genius palette again! Personally I do wear this palette a lot to work and I'm glad you can do the same :)

    My philosophy is that nothing is off limits - its all in the application, baby! Thank you for the lovely comment!



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