Cherry Blossom Inspired Look

 Hello everybody,

Honestly it feels pretty weird to be making a cherry blossom inspired makeup tutorial when it is the middle of summer in Australia or winter in the rest of the world. But, I could not pass on this look when i saw it on Pinterest, it was too cute not to try out.

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Eyes

  1. Start off by applying a light gold shimmer shadow on the eyelids. I use a dense wide brush and I sweep the product back and forth in a windshield wiper motion, to ensure even coverage. I also drag any left over product on the brush onto my lower lash line.
  2. Using a crayon matte black eye liner I create a small cat eye, making sure that the wing is not too long. Using a small angled brush with a matte grey shadow on it I go over the cat eye I made with the crayon eye liner and I smudge the line creating a kind of hazy effect.
  3. In addition, I apply the crayon eye liner on the outer third of my lower lash line and then using the grey shadow and the angled brush I then apply the shade on the outer third of my lower lash line and smudge the eye liner.
  4. With a hot pink eye shadow I apply it on top of eye liner only covering the upper half lid. Then in the centre of my eyelids I apply a lighter pink shade making sure it blends with the hot pink shade.
  5. Using a shimmer tan shade I apply it along the inner corner of my eyes, in an attempt to make them sparkle and pop.
  6. Finishing touch is to apply a black mascara on the bottom and top lashes.

Lips

  1. To make sure those lips are not chapped apply lip balm.
  2. Using a pink/orange shade apply it on the centre of the bottom lip and smudge it out and smack your lips so that the colour can transfer onto to the top lip.

That is it that guys and the look is complete. I hope you guys enjoyed it and if you did please like this post or share your thoughts with me in the comments section. In addition, I have put a video version of this look on this post and I hope that you guys support my YouTube channel too.

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TheMakeupDumpling

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New Earrings

Hello everybody,

I know it has been a long time since my last blog post, but I have finally graduated from high school! I must admit it was a very tough year for me, but I made it and I only have three more exams left to sit. Once those exams are finished I will finally be free!

Anyway if you have been following my blog for a while some of you may know that I adore earrings (earring collection post), and my Mum just came back from Europe and as a gift she bought these adorable earrings.

They are very cute statement earrings and I believe that they would be perfect for spring and summer especially since the weather is hot and humid and for girls with thick hair like me, the hair is always in a bun during those seasons. In addition, wearing statement earrings can make give an extra depth to an outift.

Also, please excuse the lighting and quality of the photos where I am wearing the earrings. It’s pretty obvious I have been out of commission in terms of blogging. But anyway this is the end of my very quick update to you guys about how I have been going lately. My last exam is on the 21st of November, so from them on please be patient for my regular return.

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TheMakeupDumpling

Soft, Unique Makeup Tutorial

Hello everybody,

Today I’m going to be sharing with you all how to create this makeup look which is very soft and unique as it incorporates both warm and cool tones.

Eyes

  • To begin with apply a tan shade all over the eyelids using a big fluffy eyeshadow brush.
  • Using a small eyeshadow brush apply a shimmery brown shadow on the inner corners and outer corners of the eyelid.
  • In the centre of the eyes apply a matte neutral pink shade on the centre of the eyes. You can build the colour up until you get the desired shade.
  • Using a flat eyeshadow brush apply a hot pink matte shade on the outer corner of the eyes by first creating a ‘v’ shape and then blending the colour in.
  • Using a small eyeshadow brush apply a light blue shimmer shadow on the lower lash line only on the inner and outer lower lash line.
  • Using a black eyeliner line the upper lash line (try not to make the line too thick) and only creating a very small flick

Lips

  • Using a purple/red dark lipstick apply it on the bottom of your lips.
  • Smack your lips and distribute the colour evenly using your finger.
  • You don’t want your lipstick to be harsh but rather soft.

I hope you guys enjoyed reading my post and if you want to see the YouTube version of this post I have posted a link down below. Also, please share with me your thoughts on this makeup look in the comments down below.

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TheMakeupDumpling

Yellow Sunset Makeup

Recently I have been seeing all over Instagram and YouTube that everyone has been obsessed with yellow eyeshadow. To be honest I love this trend and I hope it lives, and is not just around for this spring/summer (or winter if you live in Australia).

Eyes

  • Start off by applying a light brown matte shade all over the eyelids.
  • Now apply a yellow eyeshadow all over the eyelids. In order to ensure that the colour is bright you may need to apply a couple of shades onto your eyelids. I personally feel that a cream eyeshadow would work best instead of a powder eyeshadow.
  • Using a hot pink matte shade and a blending brush apply the product on the outer third of your eyes making sure that it blends in with the yellow eyeshadow. When the two colours meet they will create a dark orange colour which will then act as a gradient with the yellow and pink.
  • With a pearly shimmer shade apply it on the inner corner of the eyes. This will allow the eyes to pop.
  • Using a medium brown shade apply it halfway along the lower lash line. By doing this you are creating a balance with your eyes so they don’t look too top heavy.
  • Time for eyeliner, in order to capture the softness of a sunset I would actually suggest that you use a black crayon eyeliner. For this look I applied my eyeliner by starting out and then working my way halfway in and then going back out in order to create the flick.

Lips

  • Using a mauve lip liner apply it all over the lips. This will act as a base and allows the lipstick to stay on longer and not crack.
  • Using a bright orange lipstick apply it all over the lips.

That is it guys. The makeup look is very simple to do and does not take that much time to complete. Please make sure to check out the YouTube tutorial version of this makeup link, which I have linked down below. Also, don’t forget to check out my giveaway, which will be finishing soon.

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TheMakeupDumpling

50+ Followers Giveaway!!!

Hello my lovelies,

If you cannot tell from the title I’m going to be doing a giveaway! I’m doing this giveaway as a celebration for reaching over 50 followers on my blog which is a huge accomplishment for me. I know there are some people out there who don’t think that 50+ is a big accomplishment to have to warrant a giveaway, but to me this is massive. I never in a thousand years imagined that people would actually be interested in the things I post and it makes me so happy every single time i get a notification from my blog from a reader. Although this giveaway is pretty much a shameless YouTube promotion, I still want to celebrate my blog (HEHEHE).

For this giveaway i went out and bought some items in order to make into this cute little bundle. There aren’t that many products, but I hope that whoever wins them still appreciates them. Also this giveaway is going to be open internationally and not just confined to those in Australia.

The products I will be giving away are:

  • The Face Shops’ ‘Herb Day’ cleanser (a great cleanser which does not irritate skin)
  • Victoria’s Secret body lotion in the scent ‘Aqua Kiss’ (my personal favourite body lotion from the Victoria’s Secret collection)
  • The Body Shop’s ‘British Rose’ hand cream (one of my favourite hand creams at the moment with a very powerful scent)
  • Two very adorable key chains

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Of course there are some rules that apply to this giveaway.

In order to be eligible:

  • If your are not already you must be following my blog
  • You must be subscribed to my YouTube channel: TheMakeupDumpling (because I need more love on my channel and I’m shameless)
  • You need to like and comment on any of my YouTube videos that I have already uploaded answering the question of “What do you want to see more of from me?” The question can either be relating to my blog or YouTube channel or both. WHEN COMMENTING ON THE YOUTUBE VIDEO PLEASE STATE YOUR BLOG USERNAME IN THE END SO I KNOW PLEASE. 

This giveaway will finish on the 8th of August where I will announce the winner on my blog and at the end of my latest video on YouTube. I will contact the winner through a message on their YouTube account.

Again I would like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my journey starting this blog and I hope you will join me on my YouTube journey. In addition, I hope my blog and YouTube channel grow with you guys so I can then celebrate with you all by doing a 100 follower giveaway which will be a bigger and better giveaway. 

NOTE: please be cautious of hackers and scammers (I know I’m a small blog and channel, but I want to be cautious just in case). Please do not give out any contact details to any accounts claiming to be me, before the 8th of August or after.

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TheMakeupDumpling

Earring Collection

 Today I’m going to be sharing with you all my earring collection in hopes of inspiring you all fashion wise. I am doing this because I always felt inspired after seeing other bloggers share their clothing/accessories collection whether it be handbags, shoes, or earrings. Most of these products were purchased from Lovisa. Honestly, if you want to get a great bargain when purchasing earrings or any other type of jewellery go when they have sales such as ‘5 for $10’ or ‘3 for $25’.

  • Pom Pom Earrings

These pom pom earrings have become a favourite piece in my collection. They are just the cutest things ever which add a certain flair to any outfit. Not only are they eye catching but they are a great conversation starter with others.

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  • Silver Geometric Earrings #1

For someone who despises maths, I have a strange fascination with geometric earrings. I especially love them when shapes overlap each other. I feel that by doing this it gives the face and an outfit more dimension and substance.

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  • Hoop Earrings #1

Honestly hoop earrings are an essential in my opinion for everyone out there. Hoop earrings are a classic fashion piece, which I believe are timeless. To me hoop earrings symbolise being fierce, sassy, and confident. Hoop earrings make any outfit more strong and bold.

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  • Hoop Earrings #2

If you’re like me and have an unhealthy obsession with hoop earrings, then you most likely have pairs with different textures and designs.

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  • Coin-inspired Earrings

If one has a plain outfit and would like to spice it up a little bit, I would actually suggest that one puts on a pair of earrings which are intricate in detail.

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  • Twirl Earrings

These earrings I wear to formal events when I want to look cute and simple. They are a very dainty pair so one needs to handle with care.

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  • Drop Earrings

These earrings are one of my favourites, but they are the most frustrating to put on. This is because the backing is super long and thicker than a normal one, as a result it is difficult to push through and does feel uncomfortable at times.

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  • Holographic Studs

These studs I bought to give my ears a break from large statement earrings.

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  • Silver Geometric Earrings #2

Again since I love geometric earrings, I had to own more than one pair.

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  • Studs with Thread Backing

These are just normal studs with a thread backing. They are great for casual outfits and wear.

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  • Small Hoop Earrings

One needs to hoop earrings of all shapes and sizes, so I have small ones.

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That’s the end of my post, I hope you guys enjoyed reading. As usual i have linked my YouTube video version for you all to check out. Please drop your thoughts in the comments section and I’ll see you all soon.

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TheMakeupDumpling

June Favorites

Hello everybody,

Today I’m going to be sharing with you all my favourite products of the month of June. I don’t have that many products to share with you all this month, considering it was a rather unremarkable month for me.

Makeup

My favourite makeup products of this month will be two lip products. Both of which come from ColourPop cosmetics. If you have read my May Favorites, then you will know that recently I have been dabbling in the world of lipsticks which I have never done in the past.

The first ColourPop lip product is from their ultra glossy lip range and is the shade ‘Up Do’. It’s a lovely peach shade which is perfect for a very subtle look and gives the lips a natural looking shine.  Honestly pair this lip with a nice light pink shimmer shade and you have the perfect spring time look right there.

The next ColourPop lip product is from their ultra satin lip collection in the shade prim. It is a lovely ruby red shade which I have been loving to death. It gives off that really sexy vampy look which I have been obsessed with and have always wanted to do. The only negative I would give this product which I try not to let bother me is that their staying power is not that amazing, as it does slip when I unconsciously wipe at my lips with my hand.

Skincare

My only skincare favourite would be this cleanser from Sukin. It is from their ‘Derma Sukin’ range which is great for sensitive skin and has a very mild and gentle formula. In addition, after using this product it has an instant brightening effect which gives the face a radiant glow. Also, i love how Sukin products are effective and cost affordable.

That’s it guys, that is the end of my blog post. I hope you guys enjoyed reading it. I know it was very short, but i promos next months one will be longer. Also please show support to the YouTube version of my June Faves, it would mean the world to me. 

Signing off,

TheMakeupDumpling