Katie Wrigley – Extreme Makeup Test

When this email from the lovely Katie Wrigley dropped into my inbox I was over-the-moon! Team Eldora are always banging on about how brilliant our lashes are so to have someone put them to the test (a very extreme test!) and come back with a glowing report was amazing. Read below for a very lovely, very beautiful and very lash-filled tale…
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As a freelance make up artist I find the most desired appointments for occasional party make up are between three and six, but there are only so many appointments available between those hours, I’m extremely lucky to have a regular flow of clients! I found that when prime appointments were not available that some clients (particularly new clients) were reluctant to have their make up applied at two when they did not intend to go out until maybe eight, with reasons including:
* It will be on too long
* It will sweat off 
* Eyelashes won’t lastEven when reassured, some clients just would not risk it for their big night out. What could I do?I tried applying my own make up each day at 9 and when I was still getting compliments by the end if the day I found it a tangible way to reassure clients. I genuinely believe in the products I use,  speak about and promote the looks I create using these products passionately, I needed to get this noticed and others to believe too.

So I had an idea, maybe a crazy idea, but I hoped it would make an impact! What if I test my make up to the extreme?

When I turned 30 I made a promise with myself that I’d run a marathon – crazy – for someone who actually did zero exercise this was a big deal – I had to train! My body changed. My life revolved around running which I hated! Suddenly I thought, what if I run the marathon wearing make up? (Including eyelashes obviously!) so I could genuinely put my theory to the test.

So on the morning of the marathon at six AM I started to apply my make up, I chose Eldora false eyelashes H119. By seven AM I was in the car driving to the race with a full face of make up on.

By nine AM I was standing on the starting line, my nerves gone, and the sky heavy with rain clouds.

Five hours, six minutes and seven seconds later, I’d done it, I’d ran a marathon. Almost eight hours after I’d first applied my make up, this photo was taken 

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* 26.2 miles later
* In the rain
* In the blazing sunshine
* In the howling wind
* There were tears
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Instagram: katiewrigley 
Twitter: @KWMakeUpArtist
Facebook Page: Katie Wrigley Make Up Artist

We hope you enjoyed the story as much as we did!

Love, Eldora x

Feeling Blush

As Autumn Winter approaches we’re getting itchy fit concerning our beauty looks! A new season always calls for a new makeup look and today we’re reconsidering all things blusher. Thanks to some cult products (MAC blushes anyone?) and some new kids on the block (Charlotte Tilbury Beach Sticks are amazing!) we’re feeling well equipped to tackle our cheekbones. Plus, we’ve got all this for inspiration…

model : helene IMM BRUXELLES

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Love, Eldora x

Saturday Sweets

Our food porn addiction needed feeding! We’ve selected another few scrumptous sweets from our Saturday Sweets board on Pinterest. Have a gorgeous weekend and make sure you treat yourself to something sweet….!

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There’s nothing sweeter than diamante on your lashes (D122)!

Love, Eldora x

Saturday Sweets

While our main addiction is of course lashes, we are rather partial to a calorific dessert. We’ve created a Saturday Sweets board on Pinterest which has given us the perfect excuse to spend hours drooling over amazing sweet recipes! For all you food porn addicts we highly reccomend having a look.

 

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Finally, our sugar sweet S144 lashes!

Come back next week for more Saturday sweets!

Love, Eldora x

 

Instagram Highlights #4

There’s so many wonderful looks on our Instagram that it’s hard to choose just a few to share! Thanks to all you talented Makeup Artists and Bbloggers for choosing to use our lashes. We’ve chosen just three beautiful looks but head to our Instagram to see more.

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French Touch of Makeup created this amazing look with our C188 lashes. It’s hypnotic and so beautiful!

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Lucy Jewell used our M103 lashes to create this sultry look, love how dark and dramatic it is.

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The ridiculously talented and very lovely Makeup By Jenny used our H163 lashes to create this stunning look.

Love, Eldora x

Anne Bowcock and Eldora

I’m sure you’re bored of how much we harp on about working with talented MUAs and beauty pros, but we really do love it! There is simply nothing better than seeing our lashes being put to good use and today we have a post full of gorgeouss images thanks to the wonderful MUA Anne Bowcock.

Anne and the team are working on a series of Deadly Sins shoots and of course they’re using Eldora lashes. First up was Lust – take a look at the increidble results below:

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We asked Anne to tell us a little more about the shoot, the concept behind it and the technique involved:

“For the lashes I used Eldora H105 lashes and customised them using purple face paint which I painted all over the lashes to give depth of colour from underneath the decoration.  To stick on the embleshiments I used Spirit Gum which I brushed all over the lashes and then started to layer up the decoration.

I used sliced glitter (used for nail decoration) then blue and silver glitter sparkles and then Silver Iris Fusible Fibre from the hobby shop, I cut this into small strands and placed on top of all the silver sparkle decoration, when this catches in the light it gives a hint of purple to it so I felt it all matched and complimented the theme and makeup.” 

Credits:

Makeup, and concept:- Anne Bowcock

Photographer:- William Clark

Dress:- Chio Ohajuru of Chio Couture

Nails:- Tevra Shindler

Model: Jenna Downs

Hair:- Lorraine Buchan

Love Eldora x

Nailed It

We’re always on the hunt for nail art inspiration and Pinterest is the perfect place! Searching for new looks to try this autumn we spied these gorgeous ideas – now all we need is a free night to sit down and try them!

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If you’re a nail art whizz kid then please let us know, we’d be happy to promote your favourite looks!

Love Eldora x

Craving Lipstick

As the days grow colder and we start to layer up beneath jumpers and tights, our thoughts have naturally turned to autumnal makeup. One of the first items on the list is a darkly beautiful lipstick, after a little look around these have made our lust list:

 

 

Cyber

Mac – Cyber

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Illamasqua – Shard

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Mac – Pure Heroine

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Illamasqua – Salacious

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Anyone else starting an A/W beauty shopping list?

Love, Eldora x

Instagram Highlights #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s been a couple of weeks since our last ‘Instagram Highlights’ so we thought we would make this one especially dramatic. We love love love seeing our lashes being put to good use, and you lovely lash-lovers are the best models for our gorgeous goods. So before we dazzle you with some beauty looks, let us say a huge thank you for using our lashes and making them look oh-so-pretty!

Kicking off with a super sultry, slighty edgy and red carpet ready look by Lelly Marshall. We LOVE everything about it. I mean, look at that amazing smokey wing!

 

 

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@SugaryMakeup using M102

Next up is the glam and gore enthusiast Mykie, this look certainly steals the show with its occultish-inspo and bewitching shading. We love the full-on impact of this long-lashed look.

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@mykie_ using B178

The gorgeous Miffy put together this fantastic look with our popular feather lashes. We love the Tim Burton-esque feel and all of the colours! Great work.

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@miffy_doll using S144

If you have a favourite look using our lashes, make sure you tag us on Instagram or tweet us!

Love, Eldora x

On Eyeshadow

This week we’re musing over all things eyeshadow. From neon brights to nearly nudes, we love the way a change of hue can have such a dramatic impact on your look. Plus, what goes better with eyeshadow than a great pair of lashes? These are just a few eyeshadow treats we’re lusting after, what’s top of your lust list?

 

 

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Dior ‘5 Colouers’

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Mac ‘All Woman’

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Stila ‘In the Moment’

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Bobbi Brown ‘Nude Glow’

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Urban Decay ‘Naked 3’

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Smashbox ‘Photo Op’

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Chanel ‘Delecatesse Ombres’

There’s little we love more than sharing your beautiful makeup looks, so, whether an MUA, bblogger or jut lash-lover, please email your beauty looks to roannaprice@eldora.co.uk so we can share them on our blog. We are also always looking for people to review our lashes, so just us know if you’ve yet experience the wonder that is an Eldora lash! Simply fill out the review form on our website.

Eldora x