Look for the weekend

Here’s a look I made mixing matte neutral shades with green and purple. A simple yet fun look that is easy to create.

This weekend I will spend with my family just relaxing. It’s been a busy week! I can’t believe it’s almost December and that Christmas is coming up. I need to start thinking about all the Christmas present, hopefully without getting too stressed😉.
This sunday we will light up the first candle of Advent, that’s a Swedish tradition I always will continue with. At the same time I will try to decorate the house a bit.

Wish you all a great weekend!

  1. Prime  the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with Brilliance.
  2. Blend in Wit above the crease.
  3. Right under with blend in Perception.
  4. In the crease blend Intellect.
  5. To the outer V apply Thinker and blend outwards and up in the crease.
  6. Apply intensity to the outer part of the mobile eyelid using Intensity and blend out.
  7. Over the mobile eyelid apply NYX jumbo eyepencil in MILK. Over it over the middle mobile eyelid apply Wit.
  8. In the inner part of the mobile eyelid apply Genius.
  9. Apply NYX jumbo eyepencil in Horse Raddish in and under the waterline. In the inner part apply Makeup Geeks eyeshadow in Fuji.
  10. From the middle to the outer part apply Makeup Geeks eyeshadow in Dragonfly.
  11. Apply Inglot AMC eyeliner gel 74 and make a wing.
  12. Apply mascara and put on Ardell’s Color Impact Demi Wispies in Plum.
  13. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. On the cheeks apply Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  14. Contour the lips using Illamasqua’s Lip Colouring Pencil Media. Over it apply Illamasqua’s Vanitas Matte Lipstick Wanton.
  15. Set the makeup with Urban Decay’s de-slick makeup setting spray. Done!

Illamasqua, YSL, Stila & False Eyelashes

ILLAMASQUA
Lip Colouring Pencil Media, Lipstick Corrupt & Vanitas Matte Lipstick Wanton

I’ve been wanting to try Illamasqua’s lip products for such a long time so when Beautybay offered a good discount a couple of weeks ago I ordered them. I went for three different matte pink shades. I’m really satisfied with my choise even though the swatches I watched before doing the order didn’t corrispond excatly how I imagined them to be.

The lip colouring pencil Media is amazing. It transfers the color onto the lips really easy and you can use this one as it is by itself without adding any lipstick over. The color is beautiful and long lasting. (I normally use the lipprimer from NYX before applying.) But at the same time it’s perfect as a base color for the other two lipsticks. The cost for this lippencil is €18,60.

The lipstick in color Corrupt is also a lovely, yet more vibrant, pink shade. The consistency is a bit try, a little bit too try for my personal taste, but once onto the lips it doens’t feel dry at all, and that’s the most important. It can easily be used by itself without a lippencil under since it gives the lips a strong color. The lipstick is long lasting, and it takes a couple of hours before you need to apply it again. The cost for this lipstick is €22,90.

The Vanitas Matte Lipstick in color Wanton feels a bit more luxury, from the packaging to the product itself. I adore this shade. It’s wearable and perfect for an everyday use. I normally wear this one with the lip colouring pencil Media underneath, but it looks great also by itself. Also here the consistency is a bit try while applying but on the lips that’s not the feeling so overall I really like this lipstick. It has often a fixed place in my makeup bag in my purse since I got it. The color lasts for hours. This one costs €26,20.


YVES SAINT LAURENT
Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6

Last year while working in different makeup stores I worked specifically for YSL and many times while doing makeup on clients I used these blushes. This shade that I’ve bought is my personal favorite shade. It’s a medium, warm-toned pink with a golden shimmer in it with a soft, frosted finish. The consistency of the powder is very silky and very easy to apply. Even thought this shade has a soft shimmer to it it doesn’t leave the skin too luminous, instead it gives the cheeks a healthy and beautiful color. The duration of this blush is very high, of course it depends a bit on the skintype you’ve, but personally it lasts from six to eight hours. It also has a pleasant fragrance. If you have tried their gloss volupté you’ll find that the fragrance is almost identical. At Sephora this blush costs €46,90.


STILA
Stay Alla Day Precision Glide Brow Pencil Blonde

I ordered this browpencil out of curiosity. I hadn’t read any reviews or checked out any other information than what the product description said before buying it. Since I love every Stila product I’ve I wanted to give this one a try. The packaging is beautiful, very similar to other makeup brand’s eyebrow pencils except the gold and blue colors which give the pencil a more elegant look.
But now to the product itself. I bought the color blonde for me even thought other brands blonde colors sometimes can be a bit too light for me. So I knew it could be risky, and unfortunately that’s also the case here.
Even thought it’s not completely the perfect shade for me I use it a lot, but only in the beginning of my eyebrows. After I always finish with Anastasia Berverly Hills Brow Wiz in the shade Taupe (which is my perfect eyebrow color). I’ve been using this technique for a long time, to start a bit lighter in the beginning of the eyebrows and to finish one shade over from the middle to the end of the eyebrow. In this way I find, at least for me, that the eyebrow looks less heavy and a bit more natural. The final result with this specific blonde color is great. The consisteny is a bit hard which makes the application a bit tricky, I would have prefered just a tiny bit softer. The duration on the other hand is great, it lasts all day without problem. The cost for this browpencil is €18.

 


Last but not least I ordered myself a backup of gorgeous eyelashes from False Eyelashes. I’m already a big fan of many of these lashes but two of them are new to me so I really look forward using them in some of my makeup looks ❤

Breath your love

Today’s look is a soft smokey makeup in brown, orange, wine red and gold tones. A look that is perfect now for the end of autumn beginning of the winter season. For this look I used the Violet Voss Holy Grail eyeshadow palette.

Last week I got a few new products that I ordered a while back. I’m going to show and talk to you about them in my upcoming post.
I also have a new eyeshadow palette on my wishlist that I hope to be able to order as soon as it’ll be back in stock. If I manage to order it I’ll let you know which one I’m taking about. I just hope I can get it before Christmas.

I hope all of you are doing fine and I wish you a great week!

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with Crystal.
  2. Blend in Transition over the brow bone.
  3. Under Transition blend in Hashtag.
  4. Under Hashtag blend in R U Kitten Me.
  5. Right over the crease blend in Brownie Points and blend outwards.
  6. Apply Teddy Bear to the outer V and blend up in the crease and outwards.
  7. Apply Wine N Dine to the outer mobile eyelid.
  8. Over the middle mobile eyelid apply Toffee.
  9. To the inner part of the mobile eyelid apply Cool Beans.
  10. Apply Ploof to the inner corner of the eye.
  11. Along the lower lashline apply Wine N Dine.
  12. Blend out using Hashtag.
  13. Just under the inner part of the lower lashline apply So Jelly.
  14. Line upper and lower waterline with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterline Eyepencil Rail.
  15. Apply and eyeliner using Sigma’s Standout eyes gel eyeliner Liberally Toasted.
  16. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and put on Ardell’s Natural Lashes nr 104.
  17. Contour the face using Anastasia beverly Hills Contour Kit. On the cheeks apply Sephora’s blush in Romantic Rose.
  18. Contour the lips using Marc’s Jacobs (P)outliner Longwear Lippencil 302 HONEY(BUN) and over it apply Kryolan’s lipstick LF403. Over it add a tiny bit of Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté in Golden.
  19. Set the makeup with Urban Decay’s de-slick makeup setting spray. Done!

Realgar

My makeup suggestion for the weekend is this soft orange autumn makeup look that is super easy and fast to create. I personally used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette for this look. This palette has really become my ”go to” palette and I use it many times during the weeks.
For this look I’ve only used four eyeshadows of the palette and Realgar is a shade that I adore. It’s amazing by itself or as a transition color.

Have a wonderful autumn weekend now! 🍁🍃🍂

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with Tempera and apply it over the mobile eyelid.
  2. Blend in Burnt Orange above the crease.
  3. Apply Realgar to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend outwards and up in the crease. Add more intensity until you’re satisfied.
  4. In the inner corner of the eye apply Primavera.
  5. Apply an eyeliner using Urban Decay’s 24/7 glide-on eyepencil in Demolition. Smudge it out and make a wing. Then apply and smudge it out also along the lower lashline.
  6. In the waterline apply Kryolan’s kajal in beige.
  7. Apply Eyeko’s long and tall skinny brush mascara. Apply Ardell’s Fashion Lashes nr 116.
  8. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. On the cheeks apply Sigma’s powder blush in Cheeky.
  9. Line the lips with Marc Jacobs (P)outliner Longwear Lippencil 302 HONEY(BUN) and over it apply Marc Jacobs Lipstick New Nudes 108 HAVE WE MET?
  10. Set the makeup with Motives Cosmetics No More Shine makeup setting spray. Done!

Victims of the Night

With this fantasy makeup I’m wishing you a great Halloween!
This weekend I hope do be able to do something fun together with the children. I know my girl wants me to do a Halloween makeup on her.🙂

Products used for this look:

  • Grimas Covercream 001 White
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit Medium and Contour Kit. Dipbrow Pomade Soft Brown
  • Motives Cosmetics Eye Base and Gel Eyeliner Little Black Dress
  • Kryolan Glamour Sparks Red
  • Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner Stagedive and Metalhead. Deluxe Palette
  • Sugarpill eyeshadows Buttercupcake, Flamepoint, Love+
  • Makeup Geek eyeshadows Fuji, Dragonfly, Neptune, Lemon Drop, Marlena, Crème Brulee and Mocha.
  • Ardell False Eyelashes Demi Luvies Black
  • NYX Jumbo Eyepencil in MILK
  • Panduro Rhinestone Stickers

Autumn Sensation

This weekend I’m in Sweden with the whole family. I’m really happy to be back again even if just for a few days. The weather here is of course much colder, even though it has been cold also in Italy, but here the autumn is much more ahead than in Florence. I love every season but the autumn, if it’s a beautiful day, can be surprisingly amazing with its wonderful colors.

Here’s another fall makeup that I’ve done using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette. The shades in this palette are really perfect for this season.

Have a wonderful weekend now!

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with Tempera.
  2. Blend in Golden Ochre above the crease.
  3. Under Golden Ochre blend in Burnt Orange.
  4. Right over the crease blend in Realgar.
  5. Apply Red Ochre over the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend it  outwards and up in the crease.
  6. Apply Cyprus Umber to the outer V and blend out.
  7. Over the mobile eyelid apply Primavera.
  8. Highlight in the inner corner of the eye with Vermeer.
  9. Along the lower lashline apply Cyrpus Umber.
  10. Blend out using Burnt Orange.
  11. Line upper and lower waterline with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterline Eyepencil Rail. Apply Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Dark Brown and make a wing.
  12. Apply mascara and put on Ardell’s Fashion Lashes nr 116.
  13. Contour the lips with Kryolan’s red Faceliner and over it apply a mix of Kryolan’s lipstick in LF415 and LF421.
  14. Contour the face using Anastasia beverly Hill Contour Kit. On the cheeks apply Sigma’s Cheeky Powder Blush.
  15. Set the makeup with Urban Decay’s De-Slick makeup setting spray. Done!

Destination Fall

Since the fall is really around the corner also my makeup inspiration gets affected by all the beautiful colors outside.
I’ve been out running a lot lately and I get so much positive energy out of it. Beeing out when the sun rises is really amazing and the nature is so beautiful at that hour.

For this look I used the Holy Grail palette from Violet Voss. I’ve been using it really a lot lately and I’m really pleased with it.

I hope you all are having a nice realxing Sunday! Take care!!

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with Crystal.
  2. Blend in Transition above the crease.
  3. Right under Transition blend in Hashtag.
  4. In the crease and a bit over blend in Wine N Dine.
  5. Blend in Brownie Point in the crease and blend out well.
  6. Apply Teddy Bear to the outer V and blend outwards and up in the crease.
  7. Over the middle mobile eyelid apply Cranberry Splash.
  8. Apply So Jelly over the inner mobile eyelid.
  9. Highlight in the inner corner of the eye using Ploof.
  10. Along the lower lashline apply Teddy Bear.
  11. Right under Teddy Bear blend in Wine N Dine.
  12. In the inner part under the lower lashline apply Toffee.
  13. Line upper and lower waterline using Urban Decay’s Waterline Eyepencil in Rail.
  14. Apply Inglot’s AMC Eyeliner Gel 74 and make a wing.
  15. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and put on Ardell’s Natural Wispies in Black.
  16. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. On the cheeks apply Sigma’s Cheeky Powder Blush.
  17. On the lips apply Motives Cosmetics Rich Formula Lipstick Pink Sand and over it apply a bit of Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté 1 Golden.
  18. Set the makeup with Motives Cosmetics No More Shine Make Up Setting Spray. Done!

INGLOT AMC – Eyeliner Gel

Sorry about being away for so long. Unfortunately I haven’t had any time at all to dedicate to the blog lately. It’s been and is still a frenetic time and mentally I’ve been elsewhere. But I’ve got a few new looks coming up and I still get that positive vibe when creating them so I’ll definately continue blogging and hopefully more soon.
Me and my family came back to Italy a few weeks ago from Sweden and now the kids are back in school so more or less everything is back on track again.

Today I wanted to talk about these eyeliner gels from Inglot. They’re really everything! I bought them in the Inglot store in the Mall of Scandinavia in Stockholm about a month ago. Inglot has got so many nice products but I didn’t buy anything else.
Lately I’ve been using the AMC eyeliner gel nr 74 which is a beautiful purple color and I really love it. The best thing about it, which is actually hard to find in a gel eyeliners, is that it’s completely waterproof! It doesn’t smudge nor fade away during the day, which a few ”higher” brands gel eyeliners can tend to do. I’ve spend double money on ”waterproof” gel eyeliners from other brands and after a few hours I find them in the crease and all smudged out, and that’s not ok(!).

The creamy and delicate formula of this eyeliner gel dries in 60 seconds into a waterproof, smudge proof, and crease proof finish. I can really recommend it. The cost for it is about €15, I paid 140 swedish crowns which is overall the same.

I haven’t opened the black, nr 77, yet so I didn’t swatch them but I’ve got a look for you here under where I used the nr 74 so you can see how gorgeous the purple color is.


Here’s one look that I created using Inglot’s AMC Eyeliner gel 74.

 

Kiss My Eyes

Me and my family just came back from a week in Stockholm. It’s been really nice and Stockholm is as always such a beautiful city with so many things to do. We’ve really been enjoying this week together. We didn’t do much shopping but one day we visitied The Mall of Scandinavia and there I bought myself two gorgeous gel eyeliners from Inglot. I’ve been wanting to try them out for over a year now and finally I got two of them. I will make a post about them further on.

The look I show you today is purple with blendings in orange and yellow. I love this combination of colors. To it I matched with a pink lipstick. I think it’s a fun look you can use for a special occasion or a party.

I hope all of you’re great and I’ll try to update the blog soon again.❤

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow White Lies.
  2. Blend in Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Lemon Drop over the brow bone.
  3. Right under Lemon Drop blend in Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Morocco.
  4. Blend in Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Curfew in the crease and blend outwards.
  5. To the outer V apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Mimesis and blend up in the crease and outwards.
  6. Apply NYX Jumbo eyepencil in MILK over the mobile eyelid. In the inner corner of the eye and inner part of the mobile eyelid apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Madreperla.
  7. Over the middle mobile eyelid apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Lilac Wonder.
  8. Over the outer mobile eyelid apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Cattleya.
  9. Along the lower lashline apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Mimesis.
  10. Blend out Mimesis with Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Morocco.
  11. Line upper and lower waterline with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterline Eyepencil in Rail .
  12. Apply Illamasqua’s precision gel eyeliner in Infinity and make a wing.
  13. Apply Eyeko’s long & tall Skinny brush mascara and apply Red Cherry Lashes nr 110.
  14. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour kit and apply Sephora’s blush in Romantic Rose.
  15. Contour the lips using Make Up Store’s Lippencil Fairytale Dream and over it apply Motives Cosmetics Rich Formula Lipstick in Magenta.
  16. Set the makeup with Urban Decay’s de-slick makeup setting spray. Done!