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Christmas Glam Evening Tutorial

Christmas Glam Evening Tutorial

Amber Ward Christmas Glam Evening Tutorial

Here is a look for the Christmas party season created by Samantha.  Its stunning and dramatic, perfect for parties.

The base used for this look is at the end of the tutorial.

Eyes

Dramatic eyes

1) With a fluffy brush, apply Amber Ward Natural Mineral Veil Primer in Ethereal Matte Finish. This will combat any excess oils and will create a smooth base for the eyeshadows.

Dramatic Christmas Eyes

2) With a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Sahara Sheen to the socket of the eye. Sweep the colour on in smooth windscreen wiper motions, to ensure that the colour is well blended. Also lightly sweep this colour on to the centre of the lid.

christmas dramatic

3) On a pencil brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Midnight Dream to the upper lash line. Then, with a clean fluffy blending brush, blend the top edge of this eyeshadow. The colour should gradually blend into Sahara Sheen, creating a smokey effect. Reapply and repeat this process until you have the desired intensity.

dramatic eye makeup

4) With a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Sahara Sheen to the lower lash line.

christmas dramatic eye makeup

5) With your pencil brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Midnight Dream to the lower lash line, blending the colour into Sahara Sheen.

dramatic eye makeup

6) Take a flat eyeshadow brush and dampen with water. Gently dip one side of the wet brush into Midas, and gently pack on to the inner corner of the eye. This will create a foil-like finish on the eye, making the gold shimmer appear more intense.

dramatic eyes

7) Take a clean flat eyeshadow brush and dampen with water. Gently dip one side of the brush into Midnight Dream, and gently apply to the remainder of the eyelid. With your blending brush, lightly blend where Midas and Midnight Dream meet. You should be left with a shimmery eye that's perfect for the party season.

christmas dramatic eye makeup

8) Finish the look by applying Amber Ward Natural Mascara to the upper and lower lashes.

Base

1) Apply Amber Ward Natural Mineral Veil Primer in Ethereal Matte Finish to the skin. This will smooth the skin and create a flawless base for the rest of the makeup.

2) Apply Amber Ward Mineral Foundation in your matching shade. Start at the center of the face and work your way outwards.

3) With a fluffy brush, take Amber Ward Mineral Concealer and apply that under the eyes, around the nose and on any blemishes.

4) With a large fluffy brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Bronzer to the hollows of the face (under the cheekbones, hairline and jawline.) Amber Ward Mineral Bronzer is highly pigmented, so apply lightly for a more natural finish.

5) With a round or angled blush brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Blush in Confidence to the apples of the cheeks. The blush will complement the bronzer and will add a healthy-looking flush to the cheeks.

5) Finally, to finish the look, apply Amber Ward Natural and Organic Lipstick in Purple Passion to the lips.

christmas party makeup

party makeup

 

I love this look and I hope you do too, remember to "embrace the pale."

Green Eyes Makeup Tutorial

Green Eyes Makeup Tutorial
Amber Ward Green Eyes Makeup Tutorial

This tutorial is for those with green eyes, Samantha has used a range of Amber Ward Eyeshadows to create this look. She was most excited about the Saturn Eyeshadow in particular saying it "really does make the green contact lens stand out."  

makeup for Green Eyes

1) With a fluffy brush, apply Amber Ward Natural Mineral Veil Primer in Ethereal Matt Finish. This will combat any excess oils and will create a smooth base for the eyeshadows.

Eyeshadow for Green eyes

2) On a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Warm Spice to the socket of the eye, concentrating the colour on the outer and inner corners. This will act as your transition shade, so make sure to blend this colour out towards the brow. Then, with a clean fluffy brush, blend the top edge of this shadow.

eyeshadow for green eyes

3) On a flat eyeshadow brush, take Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Saturn and apply to the centre of the lid.

green eyes makeup

4) On a fluffy eyeshadow brush, take Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Foxy and apply to the outer and inner corners of the eye. With a clean brush, blend this colour into Warm Spice.

green eyes makeup

5) Reapply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Saturn to the centre of the lid. This will replace any colour that may have been lost when blending. Also lightly drag any remaining shadow on the brush along the top edge of the eyeshadows. This will add a touch of warmth to the other shadows, pulling the look together.

eyeshadow for green eyes

6) On the tip of a flat eyeshadow brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Saturn to the lower lash line.

makeup for green eyes

7) Finish the eye with 2-3 coats of Amber Ward Natural Mascara in Black on the top and bottom lashes.

eyeshadow for green eyes

I hope you agree with me that the finished look is stunning, remember to "embrace the pale."

Hazel Eyes Makeup Tutorial

Hazel Eyes Makeup Tutorial

Amber Ward Hazel Eyes Makeup Tutorial

Samantha has used my eye-shadows in Heather, Blossom and Damson to created a lovely eye makeup tutorial for those with Hazel colour eyes. 

Hazel Eyes makeup

1) With a fluffy brush, apply Amber Ward Natural Mineral Veil Primer in Ethereal Matt Finish. This will combat any excess oils and will create a smooth base for the eyeshadows.

Makeup for Hazel eyes
2) On a fluffy brush, take Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Heather and apply to the crease. This will act as a base shade for the darker eyeshadows.

makeup for Hazel eyes
3) With a flat eyeshadow brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Blossom to the center of the lid.

Hazel Eye makeup

4) With a fluffy eyeshadow brush, lightly apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Damson to the crease. Using small circular motions, blend Damson into Heather to create a soft, diffused look. Reapply and repeat until you have the intensity desired.

Makeup for Hazel eyes
5) Define the lash line softly by applying Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Damson to the upper lash line with an angled brush.

Hazel eye makeup
6) On the tip of a flat eyeshadow brush, take Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Blossom and apply to the lower lash line.

Makeup for Hazel eyes
7) Using the same brush used to apply Blossom, lightly apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Damson to the outer-third of the lower lash line.

Hazel eye makeup
8) Apply mascara to the upper and lower lashes. Finish the look with a pair of natural-looking lashes.

Hazel eye makeup

Eye makeup for Hazel eyes

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, remember to "embrace the pale."

 

 

Christmas Morning Makeup Tutorial

Christmas Morning Makeup Tutorial

Amber Ward Christmas Morning Makeup Tutorial

Christmas morning is always a difficult time makeup wise - you don't want to look like one of the ghosts of Christmas past, present or future, but neither do you want to be wearing full warpaint as you are opening your presents. Samantha has worked her magic to share a Christmas morning makeup tutorial, that will enhance you natural beauty .... allowing you to be confident that you will look you best in any Christmas photo's.

The base process for this natural look follows the eye tutorial.

Eyes

1) With a fluffy brush, apply Amber Ward Natural Mineral Veil Primer in Ethereal Matte Finish. This will combat any excess oils and will create a smooth base for the eyeshadows.

Natural Morning Eyeshadow

2) On a flat eyeshadow brush, take Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Starburst and apply to the brow bone and inner corner of the eye.

Morning Eye makeup

3) With an angled eyeshadow brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Foxy to the upper lash line. Blend the eyeshadow into the lashes with your ring finger. This with define the eye and make the lashes appear thicker.

Eye makeup for mornings

4) With a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Starburst to the lower lash line. This will make the eye appear brighter and more awake.

Morning eye makeup

5) Finish the look by curling the lashes before applying Amber Ward Natural Mascara to the upper and lower lashes.

Base

Base makeup - step 1

1) Apply Amber Ward Natural Mineral Veil Primer in Ethereal Matte Finish to the skin. This will smooth the skin and create a flawless base for the rest of the makeup.  

base makeup step 2

2) Apply Amber Ward Mineral Foundation in your matching shade. Start at the center of the face and work your way outwards.

base makeup step 4

3) With a fluffy brush, take Amber Ward Mineral Concealer and apply that under the eyes, around the nose and on any blemishes.  

base makeup step 4

4) Highlight the face by applying Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Starburst to the tops of the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and the cupid's bow. This will add a fresh and healthy glow to the skin. 

base makeup step 5

5) With a large fluffy brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Bronzer to the hollows of the face (under the cheekbones, hairline and jawline.) Amber Ward Mineral Bronzer is highly pigmented, so apply lightly for a more natural finish.  

base makeup step 6

6) With a round or angled blush brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Blush in Accent to the apples of the cheeks. The blush will complement the bronzer and will add a healthy-looking flush to the cheeks.  

Christmas Morning makeup

7) Finally, to finish the look, press a small amount of Amber Ward Natural and Organic Lipstick in Ruby Kiss on to the lips with your ring finger. This method will add a muted pop of natural-looking colour to the lips.

So there you have it a natural look that will leave you ready for your close-up. Remember to "embrace the pale."

Day to Night Tutorial

Day to Night Tutorial

Amber Ward Day-to-Night Makeup Tutorial

At this time of year there are parties galore, impromptu drinks and the "let's go out straight from work" get-together, but who wants to go out looking the same as they have all day! Never fear Samantha has created a stunning day to night look that will take you from office to fabulous in a few easy steps.

The base for the day to night makeup is at the end of the tutorial.

Day Makeup Tutorial

Day to Night

1) With a fluffy brush, apply Amber Ward Natural Mineral Veil Primer in Ethereal Matt Finish. This will combat any excess oils and will create a smooth base for the eyeshadows.

Day Makeup

2) With a fluffy brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Sahara Sheen to the socket of the eye. Sweep the eyeshadow on gently, using windscreen wiper motions to apply the colour evenly. Also blend this colour on to the centre of the lid.

Day to Night Eye makeup

3) With a flat eyeshadow brush, lightly pack Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Starburst to the inner corner of the lid to brighten the eye.

Day Makeup for Eyes

4) With the tip of a flat eyeshadow brush, lightly apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Foxy to the upper lash line. Next, blend Foxy into Sahara Sheen with a fluffy brush to create a soft and natural finish.

Day to Night Eye Makeup

5) Finish the look by applying Amber Ward Natural Mascara to the upper and lower lashes.

Day Makeup

Night Makeup Tutorial

Night Makeup

1) With a flat eyeshadow brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Foxy to the outer corner of the eye, blending this colour into Sahara Sheen.

Night Makeup

2) On the tip of a flat eyeshadow brush, take Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Midnight Dream and apply to the lash line. Next, take a fluffy brush and blend Midnight Dream into Foxy. Repeat this process until you have the desired intensity.

Day to Night Makeup

3) With the tip of a flat eyeshadow brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Midnight Dream to the lower lash line.

Night time Eye Makeup

4) Freshen and intensify mascara by apply 1-2 coats of Amber Ward Natural Mascara to the upper and lower lashes.

From Day to Night Makeup

Base

1) Apply Amber Ward Natural Mineral Veil Primer in Ethereal Matte Finish to the skin. This will smooth the skin and create a flawless base for the rest of the makeup.  

2) Apply Amber Ward Mineral Foundation in your matching shade. Start at the center of the face and work your way outwards.

3) With a fluffy brush, take Amber Ward Mineral Concealer and apply that under the eyes, around the nose and on any blemishes.  

4) With a large fluffy brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Bronzer to the hollows of the face (under the cheekbones, hairline and jawline.) Amber Ward Mineral Bronzer is highly pigmented, so apply lightly for a more natural finish.  

5) With a round or angled blush brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Blush in Accent to the apples of the cheeks. The blush will complement the bronzer and will add a healthy-looking flush to the cheeks.  

6) Finally, to finish the look, apply Amber Ward Natural and Organic Lipstick in Passionista to the lips.

 

I hope you enjoy this look and enjoy the festive season, remember to "embrace the pale."

Classic Christmas Makeup Tutorial

Classic Christmas Makeup Tutorial

Amber Ward Classic Christmas Makeup Tutorial

I wanted to share with you a tutorial for eye shadows, luckily Samantha has been experimenting with my products and has come up with this lovely classic Christmas makeup. Nothing too over the top, just natural gorgeousness that won't need constant fussing during the day. The base for this eye shadow is at the end of the tutorial and is currently my favourite, after all sometimes even us pale girls like to have a little "natural bronze glow".

Christmas Makeup Tutorial

1) With a fluffy brush, apply Amber Ward Natural Mineral Veil Primer in Ethereal Matt Finish. This will combat any excess oils and will create a smooth base for the eyeshadows.

Christmas Makeup

2) On a flat eyeshadow brush, lightly pack Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Starburst to the centre of the lid. This will brighten the eye and add a subtle sheen to the rest of the eyeshadows.

 

Christmas Makeup Eyes

3) With a fluffy brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Sienna Shimmer to the socket of the eye. Sweep the eyeshadow on gently, using windscreen wiper motions to apply the colour evenly. Blend this colour out towards the brow to create a soft and diffused look.

Christmas Eyes Makeup

4) On a smaller fluffy eyeshadow brush, lightly apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Foxy to the socket of the eye. Using small circular motions, blend Foxy into Sienna Shimmer to create a subtle gradient effect.

Christmas Makeup

5) Take an angled eyeshadow brush and dampen with water. Gently dip the tip of the wet brush into Foxy, and draw a small line from the corner of your eye. To ensure you get the most flattering angle, aline your brush with the tip of your eyebrow. From the tip of that line, drag the colour to the centre of the lash line.

Eye Makeup

6) With a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Sahara Sheen to the lower lash line.

Christmas Eye Makeup

7) Finish the look by applying Amber Ward Natural Mascara to the upper and lower lashes.

Base

1) Apply Amber Ward Natural Mineral Veil Primer in Ethereal Glow Finish to the skin. This will smooth the skin and create a flawless base for the rest of the makeup.  

2) Apply Amber Ward Mineral Foundation in your matching shade. Start at the center of the face and work your way outwards.

3) With a fluffy brush, take Amber Ward Mineral Concealer and apply that under the eyes, around the nose and on any blemishes.  

4) With a large fluffy brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Bronzer to the hollows of the face (under the cheekbones, hairline and jawline.) Amber Ward Mineral Bronzer is highly pigmented, so apply lightly for a more natural finish.  

5) With a round or angled blush brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Blush in Wild Heart to the apples of the cheeks. The blush will complement the bronzer and will add a healthy-looking flush to the cheeks.  

5) Finally, to finish the look, apply Amber Ward Natural and Organic Lipstick in Ruby Kiss to the lips.

Christmas MakeupChristmas Day Makeup

 

I hope you like this look, enjoy your Christmas and remember to "embrace the pale."

Natural Smokey Eye Tutorial

Natural Smokey Eye Tutorial

Amber Ward Natural Smokey Eye Tutorial

1) With a fluffy brush, apply Amber Ward Natural Mineral Veil Primer in Ethereal Matt Finish. This will combat any excess oils and will create a smooth base for the eyeshadows. natural smokey eye

2) With a fluffy blending brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Sahara Sheen to the crease. Sweep the colour on in smooth windscreen wiper motions, to ensure that the colour is well blended.

Every Day Smokey Eye

3) On a flat eyeshadow brush, lightly pack Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Starburst on the centre of the lid. This will brighten the eye and will make future colours more intense. Also apply Starburst to the brow bone. This will brighten up the look and will lift the brow.

Smokey Eye For Pale Skin

4) With a smaller fluffy brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Midas to the outer third of the eye. First apply this colour in a 'C' shape on the outer corner of the eye, dragging the colour through the crease. To create a diffused and smokey finish, blend the colour in small circular motions.

smokey eye makeup

5) On a flat eyeshadow brush, lightly pack Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Foxy on the very centre of the lid. Blend the shadow lightly with a small fluffy blending brush. Reapply and repeat until you have the intensity desired. 

brown smokey eye

6) With a small detailer or angled brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Midas to the upper lash line. Wiggle this colour into the lashes, moving the brush backwards and forwards. This will ensure that the colour is well blended and smokey.

smokey eyes step by step

 

7) On the tip of a flat eyeshadow brush, take Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Sahara Sheen and apply that to the lower lash line.

smokey eye for brown eyes

8) Then, on the same brush, apply Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Midas and apply that to the outer third of the lower lash line. Move the brush backwards and forwards to blend the two colours together.

smokey eyes for brown eyes

9) On a pencil brush, take Amber Ward Mineral Eyeshadow in Starburst and apply that to the inner third of the lower lash line. Also apply this colour to the inner corner of the eye; this will brighten the eye and will make you appear more awake.

eyeshadow for hazel eyes

10) Apply mascara to the upper and lower lashes. Finish the look with a pair of natural-looking lashes.

 

smokey eye makeup tutorial

 

Best Blush For Pale Skin

Best Blush For Pale Skin

Selecting The Right Blush For Your Skin Tone

Selecting the perfect blush for your skin tone can be a daunting and overwhelming task, especially for those with pale skin. The variety of shades, formulas and finishes can make it difficult to select which is best suited to you. The purpose of a blush, is to inject a bit of life and colour into your complexion. Colour on the cheeks, especially natural-looking colours, has always been perceived as a youthful quality. Amber Ward Mineral Blushes have been specially designed to help you easily achieve a youthful and natural-looking complexion. 

Formulas

Amber Ward Mineral Satin Blush

Amber Ward Mineral Satin Blushes have been designed to complement a variety of pale skin tones by giving a natural, healthy-looking tone to the skin. Mineral Satin Blushes add a subtle sheen to the skin, which gives the complexion a luminous and healthy-looking glow. 

Amber Ward Mineral Matt Blush

Amber Ward Mineral Matt Blushes have been specially designed to give a natural and flattering tone to the skin. Unlike many other matte blushes, Amber Ward Mineral Matte Blushes do not leave the skin looking flat and lifeless, instead, the shades give an undetectable and natural flush of colour to the cheeks.

Blushes For Warm, Neutral and Cool Skin Tones

Warm Skin Tones

Warm toned blush shades complement those who have warm/yellow undertones in their skin. Corals, reds and pinks that have a yellow/orange base tone, would fall into the 'Warm Category'. The depth of these shades complement the warm undertones of the skin, giving the complexion a natural sun-kissed appearance. Satin blushes that have a subtle gold shimmer--- such as Wild Heart and Confidence are especially complimentary to warm skin tones.

Neutral Skin Tones

For those with a neutral undertone, matt dusty pink and coral/peach shades are the most complementary shades. Dusty shades have a natural and earthy tone to them---such as Synchronicity and  Free Spirit ---work well with the skin's neutral tones. Matt dusty pink/rose shades complement those with very pale skin, while dusty corals and deeper earthy shades look best on those with a slightly darker complexion.

Cool Skin Tones

Cool toned blush shades complement those who have cool/pink undertones in their skin. Pale pink and berry blushes that have a cool undertone---such as Cool Berry will add a subtle, youthful and natural pop of colour to those with fair skin. Satin Blushes that have a pearl-like sheen are most complementary on those with cool undertones, as they give a natural and luminous glow to translucent and porcelain skin.

Concealer For Pale Skin

Concealer For Pale Skin

Concealer: Before or After Foundation?

Do you apply concealer before or after foundation? This is a question that has baffled makeup lovers for many years. Concealer, like the name suggests, should be used to conceal blemishes, such as scars, dark spots, large pores, dark circles, acne and hyperpigmentation. Some of these blemishes may be more noticeable than others, and cannot be covered with your foundation. When this occurs, your trusty concealer should enter the ring.

When applied before foundation, it can be difficult to determine what blemishes need extra coverage. As a result, this can often lead to over application, which will look cakey and unnatural. In addition, when you apply concealer before foundation, the product is moved around the skin when you buff on your foundation. For these reasons, applying concealer after your foundation is the best way to apply the product.

Application

After priming the skin with Amber Ward Mineral Veil and applying your matching shade of Amber Ward Mineral Foundation, closely look at your skin to determine where you need extra coverage. The most common places to apply concealer is under the eyes (to conceal dark circles), around the nose (where redness often occurs), and on any other blemishes.

 Sprinkle a small amount of Amber Ward Natural Mineral Concealer into the product’s lid. Swirl a small fluffy brush into the lid and tap off any excess product. Lightly tap and buff the product on to the desired areas, this will ensure that you get a high level of coverage.

 

Amber Ward Natural Mineral Concealer

Amber Ward Natural Mineral Concealer has been specially formulated to work for pale skin and provide excellent coverage. The very finely milled powder is luxuriously soft and melts into the skin effortlessly, creating a natural-looking and soft-focus finish. Made from 100% natural ingredients and the highest grade of minerals, Amber Ward Natural Mineral Concealer promotes healthy skin.

Oil free and matte in finish, Amber Ward Natural Mineral Concealer allows the skin to breath and does not clog-up pores, allowing the product to provide high coverage whilst also preventing any further blemishes. Amber Ward Natural Mineral Concealer also contains SPF 15, which protects the skin from harmful UV rays and sun damage.

Pale and Pretty As The Moon

Pale and Pretty As The Moon
 You may have guessed by now, I am on a  mission to get my fellow pale skinned sisters ( and brothers for that matter ! ) To embrace their pale skin, and be proud to show off their pale skin. The statement on this image, fits so well with Embrace The Pale. 
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