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How to Improve Your Personal Style

An individual’s personal style is something that can set them apart and make them stand out in a room full of people. Even if you aren’t that into fashion, you can still develop a style that people can identify you by. Perhaps you’re wondering how you can improve your style and make it more interesting, or you’re at a point in your life that you’re hungry for change. Whatever the case, you can improve your style at any time you want to, just be open to trying something new. Here are practical ways that you can improve your personal style nevertheless.

Know What Look You’re Going For

Before you can actually improve your personal style, you need to know what exactly you’re looking to change it to. Identify what your personal style is presently and what about it is you want to improve. It could be that you wear too much black and feel like your style is too gothic and want to introduce new and vibrant colors to your wardrobe. Knowing where you want to go will give you an idea of how to g…

Date Night Makeup: Blue + Smokey


I love the idea of a smokey eye for date night, but in reality, I want some color. Sometimes I'll forgo the charcoal color altogether and create a bronzed smokey eye, but when I do use a black liner, I love to mix in shades of purple or blue to give the smokey eye that bit of color. For another lovely date night with Ken, I went with my blue palette from e.l.f.

A smudge pot or highly-pigmented cream eyeshadow is the latest (and best thing) for a quick one-color smokey eye. But for something with a little more dimension and to get that cat eye effect, go with a great eyeshadow quad and a black kohl eyeliner

For this charcoal and blue smokey eye, I used  and the e.l.f. Essentials Flawless Eyeshadow in "sea escape" and the Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Kajal Eyeliner. The darker blue shades in this palette have a slight purple tint to them, and the lighter blues aren't heavily pigmented; it really is the perfect palette if you're not accustomed to wearing blue eyeshadow and need a little practice. It can be intimidating when you see the bright bold blues, but as you can see from my last pic, those colors don't really show on your eyes as they do in the palette. They simply serve as a subtle base and to help the darker colors really pop. You need this kind of brush to get the crease properly, and this smudging brush for the lash line, but as for the lighter colors, the best tools you could use to apply them are your fingertips.

The e.l.f flawless eyeshadow comes with labels on each color as to where to put each shade, but I mixed it up a little; I always put the lighter shimmery shade just under the brows and on the inner corners as a highlighter. It really opens up the eyes and adds some nice shimmer. I do this technique with pretty much any kind of palette I use. It really elevates to look.

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I was very happy with the result, and will definitely be repeating the look for date night. Ken not only said "you look pretty", as he often does, but he said specifically "You're eyeshadow looks pretty." :)

I finished off the look with my e.l.f. blush bronzer duo in "fiji matte" and Maybelline ColorSensational lipstick in "pink wink." What do you think? Would you try the blue smokey eye?


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  1. Love "crease" and "line"
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  2. Great post my dear! I always struggle a bit to make good smokey eyes... therefore very useful, thx! Happy Friday <3

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  3. I love that you added color to your smokey look. The blue looks pretty on you!
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  4. Love this, Krisztina! Your blue smokey eye turned out so good! Fab!!
    Wishing you a Happy Weekend!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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    1. Thanks so much, Vanessa!:) You have a lovely weekend!:)

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