Visual Arts

My New Illustration Thanks To Amy

So a couple of weeks ago I really thought long and hard about how I could make my blog better and also how I could represent my self to my followers, I saw a lot of blogs with personal illustrations and immediately I desired one! I really wanted something which made my blog just feel more personal to me and I also had the idea of starting a Facebook group and pinterest but I wanted a logo or blog illustration first so I could use it as my icon.

I searched endlessly for someone who could do one for free which I know is a very long shot since many great artists and drawers would like payment, since I am a student and broke all the time this began to be a obstacle for me HOWEVER and this is where the story takes a turn for the best! I met a fellow blogger on a blogging forum site and she was an artist/drawer and after looking at her incredible work I decided to take a long shot and email her, luckily she agreed which made me over the moon and she done the illustration of me in record time for me as well as being super polite and friendly! 🙂

I just want to say a massive super duper thank you to Amy Maddison for helping me out and putting the time and effort into completing it for me in such a short time span plus it looks absolutely beautiful couldn’t have wished for more! 🙂

Visit her amazing blog here: http://amyloosworld.blogspot.co.uk/

Make sure to like her awesome Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AmyMaddisonFineArtist

Below is the illustration she kindly did for me 🙂

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Liquid Eyeliner Vs. Pencil Eyeliner?

Make up – We all love it, hate it, wear it, try it, have loads of it or none of it! So I was taking a look through my make up bag and decided that I was going to do a post on the Pro’s and Con’s of both liquid eyeliner and pencil eyeliner because it seems people prefer one or the other! Hope you enjoy 🙂

LIQUID EYELINER

Pro’s:

  • Some people find it very easy to apply.
  • The brush is thinner making it very precise.
  • It stands out much more compared to pencil.
  • Liquid is sometimes easier to get off when your taking your make up off.
  • Tends to last longer compared to pencil eyeliner.

Con’s:

  • Others tend to find it much harder to apply thus making a mess over their eyelids and such.
  • It can sometimes run into your eye if you do it to close the the corners or if you do it wrong.
  • It can be hard to master ‘the flick’.
  • Smudges very easily especially if you do not let it dry completely.

PENCIL EYELINER

Pro’s:

  • Gives a more natural softer look.
  • Some make up lovers say it is easier to apply.
  • Lasts longer than other eyeliners with regards to shelf life.
  • Doesn’t dry out.

Con’s:

  • You have to sharpen the pencil every so often.
  • It can sometimes hurt during the application process on the eyelid if the pencil is too sharp or too blunt.
  • It wears off and does not last as long as liquid eyeliner.
  • Can be affected by heat and cause a smudging effect around the eyelids.

So I hope this helps somewhat for anyone looking for some advice about pencil or liquid eyeliner, at the end of the day it is narrowed down to personal preference and choice.

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