Hey guys! I don’t know about you, but I definitely feel the sudden cold hitting us in this month compared to last month. -2°C is nothing compared the -15°, which we used to have during the winter period – every time I catch myself in enjoying the warmer winter I feel so guilty because I know the cause of it is really bad for our planet. Ugh the struggle though. Hope you’re all enjoying the snow and take care ♥
Hey guys! As I mentioned in my previous post, I bought some new beauty products when I was in Copenhagen earlier this week. I’ve waited 6 months to get to Sephora (sincerely they don’t ship to Denmark), and because I wanted to swatch the colors to see if it works for my skin tone. Below are some pictures of the products + some swatches on my arm, so you can see what the colors look like on my skin tone. Please note, that I didn’t apply primer underneath the swatches, which means that the color-pay-off isn’t maximal as it can be.
My current skin tone: medium-tan // NC44 //
Shade: Med/Dark2, Caramel
Shade: 173 = Y445
Primer Portion: Original
Hey guys! Here’s a quick update – I went to Copenhagen with my friend monday morning and I’m I’m broke now. No surprise, honestly I admit that I have a shopping problem. We had a great time and I finally got the chance to shop in Sephora! Yas! the store is so beautiful and I had a hard time limiting the items I wanted to buy – but I managed to buy 3 products. I’ll come up with a CPH haul soon 😉 ♥
First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Another year with new opportunities 🙂 I want to share my new years eve makeup with you guys. It is a glittery warm smokey eye – I personally don’t wear smokey eye looks often, because it makes my eyes look smaller than they already are. I don’t know what made me want to do it anyway for this special eve, but what I do know is that it reminded me of the reason why I never did it. Don’t you think it looks okay though? But here’s a rough short (joke, you know I cannot keep it short) tutorial on how I created this look 😉
- First I primed my eyes with Urban Decay’s Original Eyeshadow primer, and sat it with some translucent powder from MAC, to make the colors we put on later to blend easier.
- I start to apply a warm color in the crease – I use MAC’s powder blush Sweet As Cocoa, and blend it in with a light hand.
- On the center of the lids I apply Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo in Timeless Black, as a base for the black shadow I’ll apply later, and to intensify the color and make it last.
- Then I carve out my outer V with a matte black eyeshadow from MAC in the shade Carbon. I built up the intensity until I’m happy with it and remember to blend with the transition color in-between the application of the black shadow.
- When I’m happy with the intensity, I pat on a pink shimmery black shadow on the center of the lids – I use the shade Black Heart from Urban Decay’s Naked Pallet 3. To make the center more glittery, I pat the shade Buzz, from the same pallet, on top of Black Heart. Then I blend all of the shades together by blending the transition color again.
- To bring some light to the eye look I apply some highlighter in the inner corner and underneath the brow bone. I use The Balm’s Mary Lou Manizer, which is a white/slightly champagne highlighter.
- To pull the look together I apply the same transition color and matte black shade to the lower lash line, and blend it out.
- Then I applied a thin line of eyeliner and slightly winged it out – and tight lined my upper- and lower lash line.
- Put on some mascara – My lashes are very short so I choose to wear lashes and blend it in with a coat of mascara to finish off the look
Rest of my face:
- Foundation: MAC Matchmaster SPF15 (4.0)
- Powder: MAC Prep+Prime Transparant Finishing Powder
- Bronze: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (Dark)
- Cheeks: MAC Powder Blush (Sweet as cocao)
- Lipliner/Lipstick: MAC Spice/ MAC Whirl
- Higlighter: The Balm Mary Lou Manizer