If you weren't already aware I have started a second YouTube channel to run alongside my beauty channel. I have been wanting to start this channel to upload mainly 'day in the life' style vlogs. I enjoy making vlogs so much, I love filming my day and looking back at it months later. I usually vlog when I'm doing something exciting like going on holiday, going to concerts and other little adventures with my friends. I think it's so cool that I get to share these exciting things with you guys, my friends and for myself to look back on.
I've always loved watching other YouTubers 'day in the life' style vlogs that I decided to make a whole channel dedicated to these vlogs. It's called 'More Mia'.
I would also like to upload maybe some blooper videos and extra videos on 'More Mia' too.
So if you'd like to check out this channel then click the photo above. I've already uploaded two videos on this channel so catch up on them! I've got another vlog that will be uploaded soon.
So if you don't already know about my main channel 'Mia Kate' then let me quickly explain. I upload mainly beauty and makeup tutorials. Here's the type of videos I upload: makeup tutorials, get ready with me, hair styles, fashion, YouTube tag's and much more. I used to upload my vlogs on Mia Kate but I started my channel for beauty videos, not vlogs. I felt people subscribed for beauty videos not for any other type of video so I didn't want to annoy my subscribers with vlogs. That's where the idea for More Mia came about.
I hope you guys are enjoying both channels right now as I've been putting in heaps of time and effort into making the best videos and vlogs I can. Thank you for the continued support on my blog and on YouTube. Let me know if you have a YouTube channel below so I can check it out!
Hope you all have an amazing weekend.
Today I'm going to show you how I got this dramatic, evening makeup look. I also posted a tutorial on my YouTube channel so click the photo below if you'd like to watch it.
Let's get into it!
First step is to fill in your eyebrows - a very important step in my opinion.
I use a Revlon spoolie to brush out my eyebrows. Then using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown and an angled brush from Nude to first outline my brows, leaving the front of my brows with less product. Then adding more product to the end of my eyebrows to extend them and filling in the sparse areas. Once they are filled in to my liking, I use the Benefit Gimme Brow, Brow Mascara in Medium/Deep to keep my eyebrow hairs in place all night.
I then used Mac Soft Ochre Pro Longwear Paint Pot to prime my eyelids. I use my finger to spread product from eyelid to eyebrow, making sure it's all blended in. This primer helps keep eyeshadow on all day and makes eyeshadow colours brighter & more pigmented.
Then using the eyeshadow colour Coconut Créme from the Too Faced Semi Sweet Palette and the Real Techniques Setting Brush I blended this colour all over the lid to set the primer and stop it from moving underneath the eyeshadows.
Now time for the eyeshadow. I start by warming up the crease with Peanut Butter from the same palette. I blend this not-so-neatly around the crease with a fluffy eyeshadow brush from Nude. I use sticky tape on the outer corner of my eye to reduce fall out and create a harsh line. I will take off sticky tape after eyeshadow is complete.
Next is to add some darkness. I did this slowly by adding the eyeshadow colour called Truffled which is a dark brown shade. I applied this all over the lid and blended it into the crease with the Zoeva 231 Luxe Petit Crease brush.
To really darken the eye and create that dramatic smokey eye look I use the eyeshadow Licorice and apply this with the same Zoeva brush all over the lid.
Time for the eyeliner! This is what makes this look so cat-eyed. I used a black pencil all over the upper lash line and extended to the stick tape. I did this quite messily and smudged it out. Ignore the fall out, it will be cleaned up soon!
Now I pull off the sticky tape and clean up any fall out with some Simple Micellar Water.
I then applied three colours on the lower lash line with the Yuva angled brush. I used Peanut Butter towards the inner corner, Truffled the rest of the way across the lower lash line and Licorice over the top of Truffled; close to my lower lashes.
Then to highlight my eye I use Butter Pecon on my brow bone and in the inner corner. And I apply some black pencil liner on my water line & tight line to darken up the look.
Time for the skin! Yay! I am using the Models Prefer Liquid Light Brightening Primer to keep my foundation on all day. This primer is super brightening and makes the skin glow. I apply a small amount to my fingers and blend it in with my hands.
The foundation I'm using is Nars Sheer Glow in the colour Barcelona Medium 4. I first dot this all over my face with the Eco Tools flat foundation brush.
Then BLEND! I use my favourite sponge ever which is the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.
To conceal and highlight my skin, I use the Naked Skin Concealer by Urban Decay in the colour Light Warm. I apply it to my under eyes, down the bridge of my nose, chin and between my eyebrows/forehead. Then blend with the same sponge.
To set my concealer I used the Australis AC on Tour Powder Highlight & Contour Palette with the banana shade. Again, using the damp sponge to apply.
To powder my entire face and set my foundation I use the Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder in Sandy Beige. I use a Nude Flat Top Kabuki brush to apply.
Now time to apply some cream highlighter. I'm using the Stila All Over Shimmer in Kitten. I pat it one my cheekbones and blend with a sponge.
Next step is to bronzer and contour. I use the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in Medium/Deep and the Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek brush to apply to below my cheekbones, jawline and temples.
I apply the Nars Lustre Blush to my cheek bones with the Eco Tools cheek brush. I love this blush so much!
I apply Mac Soft & Gentle Mineralise Skin Finish over the cream highlighter and on my nose, forehead and cupids bow. I apply it with the Real Techniques Setting Brush.
The next step is to apply some mascara to my top and bottom lashes. I am using the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara.
LASHES! I love these Mac lashes. I apply with some Ardell Lash Glue and tweezers (remembering to measure/cut them).
And the final step is the lips. I'm using the Too Faced Lipstick in Melted Sugar and the Savvy Chestnut Lipliner.
And that is the finished makeup look! I hope you enjoyed watching how I created this evening/clubbing makeup look. Comment below if you would like to see more makeup tutorials on my blog :)
In todays blog post I will be sharing some new things I got for Christmas and have bought myself during the sales. This isn't everything new, but just some things I wanted to share/rave about!
Lush had some amazing sales on Boxing Day, it was definitely worth waiting in a line for 20 minutes... I bought Candy Mountain, Snow Fairy Shower Gel & Rock Star Soap. They smell so sweet!
I got this cream highlighter from Stila, called All Over Shimmer. It is a beautiful golden highlighter that looks stunning on the tops of the cheekbones.
I bought the Strawberry Hand Cream from The Body Shop with a voucher from Christmas from my aunty & uncle. I love the strawberry scented products from The Body Shop, amazing!
I also got the Body Butter in Coconut from The Body Shop. Can you tell I love The Body Shop!?
Phone cases! I'm currently obsessed with getting new phone cases.
From Kikki.K I got this super cute phone case (left) on Boxing Day. It goes with everything and I love metallic gold right now.
For Christmas I got this Skinny Dip phone case (right) that I have been wanting for months! Literally have had my eye on it since September... I got it from my dad and step mum. I adore it!
Zara has some of the best smelling perfumes for the best price. Usually around $20 but I got mine on sale. I got the perfume Black Amber, smells very feminine in my opinion & I like to wear it on special occasions.
This Christmas I got my first Tiffany&Co. box. I've always loved Tiffany jewellery and have been wanting something from there since forever. I got this pair of silver earrings that say Tiffany&Co. New York. They look great with every outfit and I haven't taken them off since I got them!
From my mum I got this beautiful blush from Nars. It's called Luster. It's the perfect peachy-pink colour that suits my skin tone nicely. It is slightly shimmery which makes my cheekbones shine. Can't recommend this enough!
These two Chi Chi palettes I got from my friend in Secret Santa. They are the Mochas and Timeless palettes. I have wanted these for ages and was going to go pick some up for myself before she gave me them. The are a great price and are extremely pigmented for drugstore eyeshadows.
VELVET TEDDY BY MAC! The most raved about nude Mac lipstick. I have wanted this for soooo long. Finally got it from my mum and step dad on Christmas. I have been wearing this as my go-to everyday lipstick. It's like the colour of your lips but better!
And finally, I asked for some Bath & Body Works candles for Christmas and I received! So happy because these are nearly impossible to get when living in Australia. My favourite one I received is the 3 Wick Paris candle which smells like Pink Champagne but sweeter! It makes my entire room smell incredible.
Santa was very good to me this year.
I am so grateful of everyone around me for putting in so much effort into giving me the best gifts I could imagine. Christmas is my favourite time of the year & I love giving and receiving gifts to/from my family and friends. Thank you to everyone for making this Christmas a special one. I think this has been the best Christmas ever (I say this every year).
This isn't everything I received so if I missed something someone gave me it's not because I didn't appreciate it! If I included everything it would be a very long blog post...
Disclaimer: Not bragging or showing-off in any way. Can't explain how grateful I am for everything & I know not everyone is as lucky as I am. I constantly donate things I don't need to charities such as LifeLine. Christmas is a time for giving.
Hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Years. Happy 2016!
Hope you all have a good year.
New blog posts every week so I'll talk to you soon :)
Can you believe this is my first post of 2016!? 2015 was an amazing year that flew by! It was my first year out of school. After graduating in 2014 from high school I wasn't 100% sure what I wanted to do with my life. I was stuck in school mode, thinking that after the holidays I would go back. But I didn't, I suddenly had all this free time that I didn't know what to do with. So I went to Tafe and studied a Diploma in Makeup. I studied all makeup, natural makeup, bridal makeup, wounds, cuts, bruises, characters, hair styling and everything in between.
High school is meant to prepare you for life after school, it's meant to prepare you for college and living independently. But there is so many things I did not expect.
Tafe is a step up from school but not quite at University level, so I wasn't expecting it to be that difficult. I had no idea how much work and effort went into becoming a makeup artist. I struggled slightly at the end because of all the pressure to succeed because if I failed that's it; thousands of dollars down the drain.
Luckily I pushed through and passed every assessment. If I were to go back I would have told myself to start the written assessments straight away so I wouldn't be behind. I would have told myself how much work I had to do so I would be much more prepared.
On December 5 2014 I posted my first YouTube video: November Favourites. I had an underwhelming amount of views which was a little disappointing; thinking I was going to become a internet sensation over night. I think I got four views in one day. It was discouraging to say the least. But I kept going, even through my makeup course, posting a new video every Sunday. In one year I hit 500 subscribers and made a lot of friends. 500 subscribers still is a small amount, however it is more then I could have dreamed of. I know if I keep working hard at something I will eventually succeed. Hard work doesn't go unnoticed and I know I can't expect to be everyones favourite YouTuber but if a make a few people smile that will be enough. However my dream is to keep going with YouTube and to make my channel grow so people all around the world can watch and learn makeup tips and laugh when I make mistakes. I have grown so much in a year mentally and emotionally. I've learned what makes me happy and how to be confident in myself, which is not something I could not of done without YouTube.
Starting my blog has been a great way to express myself and share my passion for writing and makeup. I've been able to rave about amazing products and talk about the fun things I've done. I thank everyone for supporting me so far, I know I don't post that often as I find it hard to be constantly inspired with my writing. Whenever I do have little creative outbursts (like right now) I try hard to make the best blog post I can. I hope you appreciate that and continue reading.
Some of my favourite things that have happened this year:
1. Becoming a whole lot closer with a group of friends that support me and show no judgement. Okay maybe a little judgement because we are all weird & a little crazy. You know who you are ;)
2. Turning 18, somewhat scary but an amazing feeling to be a legal adult.
3. Going to concerts! One Direction, Sam Smith & Ed Sheeran.
4. Travelling! I travelled overseas to England, Singapore & Edinburgh this year which was one of the most amazing experiences of my life, I have always had a need to see the world and I finally got to do it this year. I learned so much and can't wait to travel in the coming years.
5. For one of my friends birthdays we travelled down South and stayed in a little apartment overlooking the sea. We got up to so many fun things and it made me so happy to share that experience with the best people ever.
6. Hitting milestones on YouTube. As I said earlier: 500 subscribers!!!
7. My sister turned 3. My little best friend is growing up so fast, I love her to bits.
8. All my friends turning 18. We partied A LOT. Will never forget some of the funniest moments we shared this year.
9. Christmas & the New Year were two of my favourite celebrations. I spent so much time with friends and family and I am so sad the festive celebrations are over. December is one of my favourite months of the year.
1. Save your money.
2. Work hard.
3. Get fit & eat healthier.
4. Spend time doing things that make you happy.
5. Procrastinate less.
6. Learn Spanish.
7. Write more blog posts!
8. Read more books & expand vocabulary.
9. Do more to help charity.
10. Bake yummy goods without burning anything.
How many of those do you think I'll actually do? I hope all of them...
In 2015 I learned to spend a little more time making myself happy and less time thinking about what other people think of me. I've leant to work hard for what I want to achieve in life. I've learnt to depend more on myself then relaying on others. I've leant not to take anything for granted and I've leant everything happens for a reason.
I've learnt that happiness is everything. And I hope that every year is as happy as this year was.
2015 was one of the best years of my life. I'm glad to end this year with no regrets.
Thankyou for following me this year on my YouTube channel and on my blog. I hope you all had an as amazing year as I have and I look forward to the incredible adventures 2016 has in store for me. Good luck in 2016 everyone.