Too Faced – Natural Matte Look

This Natural Matte eyeshadow palette from Too Faced has been one of those palettes I’ve been looking at for a long time without purchase, but when the right occasion showed up I just had to buy it. It’s one of those perfect ”easy to go” everyday palettes, and it hasn’t let me down. I really like it and use it a lot. The shadows are very soft with a good pigmentation and very blendable. With the right primer under they last without problem the whole day.

Have a wonderful weekend now!!! Here in Florence it just started to rain.

Here’s one look a created a while ago using this eyeshadow palette. I combined it with a strong matte lip using one of Euphidra’s new lipsticks.

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with Heaven.
  2. Blend in Lace Teddy above the crease.
  3. Right under blend in Strapless.
  4. Add intesity to the outer V with Risqué and blend outwards and up in the crease.
  5. Apply Chocolate Cookie over the middle mobile eyelid.
  6. In the inner part of the mobile eyelid apply Honey Butter.
  7. Apply Heaven to the inner corner of the eye.
  8. Along the lower lashline apply Risqué.
  9. Blend it out using Strapless.
  10. Apply an eyeliner using Euphidra’s waterproof eyepencil EA04 Terra Bruciata and smudge it out.
  11. Apply Euphidra’s lengthening mascara.
  12. Contour the face using ABH Contour Kit. On the cheeks apply Sigma’s Powder Blush in Cheeky.
  13. On the lips apply Euphidras Lipstick Rosso Labbra Mat RM01. Done!

Easter Makeup 2017

We started with some small Easter celebrations already this morning. I had hidden the childrens Easter eggs together with a present, so we had a small Easter egg hunt after breakfast this morning. The children were so excited and happy! Then what I love about them is that they show their appreciation. I never want them to take anything for granted and I think they’ve started to understand what I mean now. ❤

For this Easter I wanted a fresh colorful makeup and this is the result. I used a soft pink lipstick to this look with a touch of glitter to the lower central lip, (which was more for the photo, I would never eat with glitter on my lips 😉 ). The lipstick comes from Euphidra, the brand I’m promoting and doing makeup for around different pharmacies here in Florence. It’s from their new serie that recently launched. I’m so exited because the quality and the shades are amazing. As soon as I’ll have the time I’m going to do a post showing you all their new lipsticks.

I want to wish you a fantastic Easter weekend and send you all lots of love! 🐣🐰

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight with a white eyeshadow under the eyebrowns.
  2. Blend in Kryolan’s eyeshadow Yellow above the crease.
  3. Right under blend in Kryolan’s orange eyeshadow AB 13.
  4. Apply Kryolan’s pink eyeshadow Flamingo to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend up in the crease and outwards.
  5. Over the mobile eyelid apply NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in MILK and over it apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Lemon Drop.
  6. Apply NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in MILK in the waterline and along the lower lashline. In the inner part apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadowFuji.
  7. Over the rest apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Dragonfly.
  8. Apply and eyeliner using Inglot’s AMC eyeliner gel nr 77.
  9. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and put on Ardell’s Invisiband Scanties in black.
  10. Contour the face using ABH Contour Kit and Glow Kit. On the cheeks apply YSL Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  11. On the lips apply Euphidra’s Lipstick Rosso Labbra Shine RS01. On the lower central lip I added a bit of a pink glitter.
  12. Set the make up with Urban Decay’s de-slick makeup setting spray. Done!

Pink Spring

Here in Florence it’s been a few days with incredibly warm weather for the season. I think we had 24 degrees yesterday and close to that also today. It’s really wonderful and all the trees and flowers are starting to bloom out really fast now. The sunsets at night are spectacular and I get so inspired by all these wonderful colors.
My makeup inspiration of today’s look come from what nature offers right now, beautiful spring colors. Then Easter is coming up soon and I love to be colorful at this time of the year.

I hope you’ve had a great week and will have a nice weekend! We’re going quickly up to Sweden but will be back already on Tuesday. I’m really looking forward to come home even if it’s just for a short visit. ❤

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with a white eyeshadow. Blend in Yellow above the crease.
  2. Right under Yellow blend in AB 13 (orange).
  3. Apply Magenta to the outer mobile eyelid and blend up in the crease and outwards.
  4. Apply NYX Jumbo Eyepencil in MILK over the mobile eyelid and over it apply Flamingo.
  5. Apply NYX Jumbo Eyepencil in MILK also in the waterline and under the lower lashline. Over it apply AB 85 (blue).
  6. Close to the inner corner of the eye under the lower lashline apply a gold eyeshadow.
  7. Apply Inglot’s AMC eyeliner gel nr 74 and make a wing.
  8. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and put on Ardell’s Color Impact Demi Wispies in Plum.
  9. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit and GLow Kit. On the cheeks apply YSL Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  10. Line the lips with Illamasqua’s Lip Colouring Pencil Media and over it apply Nabla Cosmetics Diva Crime Modern Matte Lipstick Vertigo.
  11. Set the makeup with Urban Decay’s chill makeup setting spray. Done!

 

Options

Wow the weeks are going fast now! I ended last week with some work which always is really nice.
At the same time we had a long weekend since the school decided to do a strike on Friday. That’s Italy… Noone understands why, noone tells you and nothing ever changes…hahaha… Luckily I wasn’t working Friday so I could stay with my children.

So today’s look feels a bit more ”springy”. Light green shades mixed with earthy tones is always a happy mix. I added pink lips to this look to make it even brighter.

Have a wonderful happy week!!! ❤

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer anti-aging. Highlight with Brilliance under the eyebrows.
  2. Blend in Wit above the crease.
  3. Right under blend in Perception.
  4. Apply Creativity to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend up in the crease and outwards.
  5. Over the mobile eyelid and along the lower lashline apply NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Horse Raddish. Over it apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Citron.
  6. Along the lower lashline apply Nablas’s eyeshadow Citron from the inner part to the middle, and from the middle to the outer part apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Extravirgin.
  7. In the inner corner of the eye apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Madreperla.
  8. Apply Sigma’s Standout eyes gel eyeliner in Liberally Toasted and make a wing. Apply it also in the waterline.
  9. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and put on Ardell’s Natural Demi Luvies in Black.
  10. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit and Glow Kit. On the cheeks apply Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  11. Contour and color the lips with Illamasqua Lip Colouring Pencil Media. Over apply Motives for LaLa Mineral Lipstick Beso.
  12. Set the makeup with Urban Decay’s de-slick Makeup Setting Spray.

Shine

So finally a sunny start of the week here in Florence. You can start feeling the spring in the air now. I love it! So today’s makeup is in bright shades using the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Edition palette.

I hope you all are having a great Tuesday!! ❤

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Apply BAE over the browbone.
  2. Highlight under the eyebrows with MOON DUST and apply it also in the inner corner of the eye.
  3. Blend in SHY over the crease.
  4. Right under SHY blend in FLAMINGO.
  5. Apply MANEATER to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend up in the crease.
  6. To the outer V apply BOSSY and blend outwards and slightely up in the crease.
  7. Apply NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in MILK over the mobile eyelid. Over the middle part apply 24K with then finger. Apply a little bit of 24K also along the lower lashline just in the inner part.
  8. In the inner part of the mobile eyelid apply ANGELIC.
  9. Along the lower lashline apply BOSSY.
  10. Blend in MANEATER under BOSSY.
  11. Line upper and lower waterline with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterline Eyepencil Rail.
  12. Apply INGLOT’s AMC Eyeliner Gel 77 and make a wing.
  13. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and put on Vegas Nay Lashes by Eylure Easy Elegance.
  14. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. Highlight with ABH Glow kit. On the cheeks apply Yves Saint Laurent’s Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  15. Line the lips with Illamasqua’s Lip Colouring Pencil Media. Over it apply Motives Cosmetics Rich Formula Lipstick in color Magenta.
  16. Set the makeup with Motives Cosmetics No More Shine Make Up Setting Spray. Done!

Peach Glow

This rainy Friday I went for a soft peach glowy makeup that shines up the this grey day a bit! Today is one of those days, that if you have the possibility, you just want to lock yourself inside, read a good book or watch a movie. I haven’t done anything of that but I’ve been baking bread and a cake for tonight. After school this evening I’ll bring the kids to a carneval party, hopefully I’ll survive the evening.

Have a really nice weekend and take care!!

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with Nabla’s eyeshadow Antique White.
  2. Blend in Nabla’s eyeshadow Peach Velvet over the browbone.
  3. Blend in Nabla’s eyeshadow Fahrenheit above the crease.
  4. Blend in Nabla’s eyeshadow Wild Side into the crease and blend outwards.
  5. Apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Mimesis to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend up in the crease into the inner part of the mobile eyelid.
  6. Apply Euphidra’s waterproof eyepencil 03 Sabbia Rosata over the mobile eyelid and under the middle part of the lower lashline. Over it apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Aphrodite.
  7. Then just over the middle mobile eyelid and under the middle lower lashline apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Lazy Days. Apply it also to the inner corner of the eye.
  8. Under the lower lashline in the outer and inner part apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Mimesis.
  9. Line upper and lower waterline using Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterline Eyepencil Rail. Apply Sigma’s gel eyeliner Liberally Toasted and make a wing.
  10. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and put on Red Cherry Lashes WSP.
  11. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. Over the cheeks apply Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6. Highlight with Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit.
  12. Line and color the lips with Marc Jacobs Poutliner Longwear Lippencil 302 Honeybun and over it apply Marc Jacobs New Nudes 108 HAVE WE MET? Add also a bit of Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté 1 Golden.
  13. Set the makeup with Motives Cosmetics No More Shine Make Up Setting Spray. Done!

True Love Asks for Nothing

For Valentine’s Day this year I suggest a shimmery halo makeup. Choose the color combination you like most and your eyes will look gorgeous. I tried this combination in brown and turquoise shades which isn’t that classic but the effect you get is amazing.

I want to wish you a fantastic Valentine’s Day with much love. Myself will work the whole day and spread love with my makeup brushes 😉 . I usually never celebrate Valentine’s Day since it’s too commercial for my taste. I like to be nice and show love everyday and not closing it in one day. But the meaning of Valentine’s Day is beautiful so enjoy it as much as you can!

💖💖💖

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with Tempera.
  2. Blend in Burnt Orange above the crease.
  3. In the crease blend in Burnt Ochre.
  4. To the outer part apply Antique Bronze and blend outwards and up in the crease arriving to the inner part of the mobile eyelid. Add more until you get the intensity you desire.
  5. Over the middle mobile eyelid and under the middle lower lashline apply NYX jumbo eye pencil Horse Raddish 607 and over it apply Kryolan’s Living Color Jade. Apply Kryolan’s Living Color Jade also in the inner corner of the eye.
  6. Then under the lower lashline in the inner and outer part apply Antique Bronze.
  7. Blend out Antique Bronze with Red Ochre.
  8. Line upper and lower waterline with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterline Eyepencil Rail.
  9. Apply Inglot’s AMC Eyeliner Gel 77 and make a wing.
  10. Apply Eyeko’s Skinny Brush Mascara and put on Ardell’s Natural Lashes nr 104.
  11. Contour the face with Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. Apply Yves Saint Laurent’s Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6. Hightlight the cheekbones and what you like to highlight with the shade snow from Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit.
  12. Line the lips with Illamasqua’s Lip Colouring Pencil Media and over it apply NYX’s Xtreme Lip Cream Pinky Nude.
  13. Set the makeup with Motives Cosmetic’s No More Shine makeup setting spray. Done!

Too Funky

The weather here in Florence been so grey and rainy lately that I felt that I needed to cheer up a bit with a fun colorful halo makeup look. I mainly used colors in purple, pink and gold. This could be an idea for Valentines Day or for a fun night out. In this look I also tried the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit, shade Amber Gold, which is a lovely golden highlighter that reflects a bit of pink. I really love this Glow Kit, I’ve been using it frequently.

With this post I wish you a fantastic start of the new week! I’ll be busy working which feels great!

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Apply Thanks A Latte all over the brow bone.
  2. Highlight under the eyebrows with Crystal.
  3. Blend in Hastag above the crease.
  4. Apply Wine N Dine to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend outwards and up in the crease until the inner part of the mobile eyelid.
  5. Add intensity by using Teddy Bear and blend in into the crease from the outer to the inner part.
  6. Over the mobile eyelid and under the lower lashline in the middle apply Euphidra’s waterproof pencil in Sabbia Rosata. Over it apply Cool Bears.
  7. Over Cool Bears just on the middle mobile eyelid apply a bit of Toffee.
  8. In the outer and inner part under the lower lashline apply Teddy Bear.
  9. Under Teddy Bear blend in Wine N Dine.
  10. Apply Inglot’s AMC eyeliner gel 74 and make a wing. Apply in also in the waterline.
  11. Apply Armani’s Black Ecstasy mascara and put on Ardell’s Color Impact Demi Wispies in Plum.
  12. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. Highlight the cheekbones with Amber Gold From ABH Glow Kit. On the cheeks apply Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  13. Line and color the lips using Illamasqua’s Lip Colouring Pencil Media. Then apply Stila’s Splash Collection Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick AMALFI.
  14. Set the makeup using Urban Decay’s de-slick makeup setting spray. Done!

Remedy

The makeup I show you today goes in pink and grey tones. It’s not a combination I make that often but it’s a nice variant to use once in a while. Pink and grey can really look great together.
Sometimes people ask me how to combine different types of colors. It doesn’t have just a simple answer. But one thing that I’m certain about and that I believe is the most important when trying new color combinations is how you decide to apply them and the intensity you give to each shade. If you apply them in the ”right” way you can mix what colors you want, even colors you never would think look good together. It’s all about the application from my point of view. And it’s here where the practise comes in. The beautiful thing about makeup is that there’s no rules, just some guidlines, but you decide, the result can become horrible as wonderful, but the more you practice the more secure you get. It works as with everything else. One should never give up trying beacuse everytime you try you automatically become a bit better than last time.

In Florence today it’s really beautiful and sunny. I’m having a bit of a cold these days but now I really start looking forward to springtime. I’m still in a period where I don’t have much time to do new makeup looks but I’ve got a few ideas for upcoming looks, just need the time to realize them.

I hope you’re having a fantastic week!! Until next time, take care!! Xoxo

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with Motives Cosmetics eyeshadow in Creme Fresh.
  2. Blend in Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow in Simply Marlena above the crease.
  3. Apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow in Curfew to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend up in the crease and outwards.
  4. Apply Motives Cosmetics eyeshadow in Antique Gold over the mobile eyelid.
  5. In the inner corner of the eye apply Motives Cosmetics eyeshadow in Bling.
  6. Along the lower lashline apply Motives Cosmetics eyeshadow  in Onyx.
  7. Blend out Onyx with Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow in Curfew.
  8. Make an eyeliner using Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Alloy.
  9. Apply mascara.
  10. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. On the cheeks apply YSL Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  11. Line the lips using Illamasqua’s Lip Colouring Pencil in Media and over it add a bit of YSL Gloss Volupté 1 Golden.

Good Times

This week has been much more positive than the last one. Feels good to mentally feel better again. What really helps me to cheer up is listening to music, it works a bit like therapy for me. And I love going back a bit in time finding old songs I listened to years ago, and with that I get so many happy memories and positive energy which gets me back on the right track again.
(Then tomorrow we’ll change the wind shield on the car and with that one problem less. 🙂 )
On Saturday my daughter is turing 9, so she’ll have a few friends over for the day. I’ll make lunch for them and afterwards we’ll have the cake. In the afternoon I’ll bring them to do some kind of activity together, maybe ice skating. She’s really looking forward to her birthday which makes me very happy! 9 years already…

Today’s makeup is a kind of makeup I’ve done million of times. A neutral look with a pop of color along the lower lashline. It’s a look that in its simplicaty puts me in a good mood. It’s also super easy to make and you decide the intensity of the colors. I made mine really soft and blended. Then adding a pair of false eyelashes can never be wrong, as long as you use a pair that are super light and doesn’t disturb you during the day. Some lashes can make the eye feel heavy or sometimes the inner part can feel like a spine, if that happens try to find a pair that are lightweighted with an invisible band. I’m a big fan of Ardell’s eyelashes. Also Eylure has some good ones.

With that I want to wish you a great weekend!!!

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with Nabla’s eyeshadow Antique White.
  2. Blend in Nabla’s eyeshadow Peach Velvet above the crease.
  3. Apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Wild Side to the outer V and blend outwards and up in the crease.
  4. Over the mobile eyelid apply MAC’s eyeshadow in Naked Lunch. Apply it also to the inner corner of the eye.
  5. Along the lower lashline apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Cattleya.
  6. Just under the inner part under the lower lashline apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Lilac Wonder.
  7. Apply INGLOT’s AMC Eyeliner Gel 77 and make a wing.
  8. Line upper and lower waterline with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterline Eyepencil in Rail.
  9. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and put on Ardell’s Natural Demi Luvies.
  10. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. On the cheeks apply Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  11. Contour and color the lips with Illamasqua’s Lip Colouring Pencil Media and over it apply Illamasqua’s Vanitas Matte Lipstick Wanton. Done!