Monday Blues

Hi Dolls,

Hope you all had a great weekend? Mine was busy with the twins, work and being a Stepford wife. The juggle is real!

In relation to the post I previously wrote on Spring 2016 trends; lets get on the topic of one of the hottest trends – the bright blue eye shadows, cobalt, navy, cerulean, teal…the list goes on! There is so much more theory when it comes to colours, so I will try to keep this post short, sweet and as  informative as possible.

The key thing about this trend is finding the right blue for your skin tone and eye colour. Blue is a cool colour so this will compliment different undertones quite well. The colours we see depend on the colour of the light source, also considering different ingredients used in eye shadows have filters that can reflect a different colour in the light. Have you ever noticed when you get your foundation done at a make up counter in a department store it always looks different in day light?!! Well, natural daylight will give off a bluish tone and artificial lighting will give off a yellowish tone and fluorescent light gives off a green tone. This is why I always do my makeup in daylight it reflects my true skin tone/undertone. Also remember that when you buy a colour with the same name from different manufactures, the colour will never be the same.

Putting a brighter colour in the inner corner of the eye opens the eye out, making it seem larger. Where as darker colours close a space in. So lets avoid the darker blues around the inner corners of the eye. I’ve made up a list of the good Blues out there!


  1. Motives Pressed Eye Shadow – Dreamy £11.95
  2. Nars Dual- Intensity Eye Shadow in Cressida £21, available on the 15th of January 2016
  3. H&M Eye Shadow Peacock £4.99
  4. Dior 5 Colour Eye shadow Palette – Carre Blue £42
  5. Cle De Peau Powder Eye Colour Solo £33, available on February 2016


Cerlean Blue

I hope you found this post informative and helpful, I always enjoy trying out trends and adapting it to my features because you should never just follow trends but rather make them suite you.

P.S. Stay beautiful inside and out! X.


Complementary Colours

Hi Beauties, 🙂 This week was my second week at London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT), I didn’t want to bore you all with the usual induction day stuff. Getting my uniform, ID badge, finding my way around the college and  ice breakers with my lecturers and peers, and what student services are available to me. However I’m super excited and happy with the 15 units I will be covering during the course and the fact that my two lecturers, Bradley Smith covers the beauty and Catorina Mcfaul covers the hair and photographic make up. It’s pretty awesome to have both lecturers, also working as freelancers. Therefore this makes the teaching more practical, so I’m going to try to keep this post short. This week we got to learn about, the right shade of eye shadows that complements your eye colour, also what benefits we gain from facials. However, today’s post will concentrate on complementary colours for your eye colour. DauphineDiaries Newsletter Sign Up Form 

Finding the Right Shade

Complimentary Coulour Chart 

Complementary colours are opposite each other on a colour wheel.


The colour theory and wheel allows you to coordinate your make up. Also the tone and depth of the colours depend on skin tone and eye colour. Have fun with trying out different colours that suits you. Please do let me know if you would like me to cover a topic in more detail. 

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend 😉 X