Mind Your Business

It just hit me that I haven’t updated my blog since the middle of May…so it was definately time for a new look now! Since it already June what better than a colorful makeup!?
Purple blended out with a bit of pink and orange and underneath green.

I really hope you’re having a great start of this summer! May and June have always been my favorite months and I always wish they were a bit longer.

I’ll try my best, even though I’m so busy, to update my blog soon again! I really wish you a wonderful weekend! ❤

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Apply Make Up Geek’s eyeshadow White Lies over the brow bone.
  2. Highlight under the eyebrows with Motives Cosmetics eyeshadow Créme Fresh.
  3. Blend in Make Up Geek’s eyeshadow Peach Smoothie over the crease.
  4. Right under blend in Make Up Geek’s eyeshadow Morocco.
  5. Over the outer mobile eyelid apply Make Up Geek’s eyeshadow Simply Marlena and blend outwards.
  6. In the crease add intesity with Make Up Geek’s eyeshadow Curfew and blend out well.
  7. Over the mobile eyelid apply NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and over it apply Motives Cosmetics eyeshadow Aphrodite.
  8. In the inner corner of the eye apply Make Up Geek’s eyeshadow Shimma Shimma.
  9. Along the lower lashline and in the waterline apply NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. Over it, in the inne part, apply Make Up Geek’s eyeshadow Fuji.
  10. Over the outer part apply Make Up Geek’s eyeshadow Dragonfly.
  11. Apply an eyeliner and make a wing using Inglot’s AMC eyeliner gel 74.
  12. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and apply Red Cherry Lashes WSP.
  13. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit and Glow Kit. On the cheeks apply YSL Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  14. On the lips apply NYX Xtreme Lip Cream Bonfire.
  15. Set the makeup with Urban Decay 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.

Pink and Gold Christmas

Today’s look goes in pink, purple and gold shades. These colors make me feel happy and I think it can be a fun alternative look for Christmas, or for one of all the upcoming Christmas parties. These are great shades to make green and brown eyes pop even more.
The AMC eyeliner gel 74 from Inglot that I’ve used for this look is one of the best gel eyeliners I’ve ever tried. I love the purple shade but even better is that this eyeliner really last the whole day without smudging nor ending up in the crease. As I wrote in an earlier post, it’s so hard to find reliable waterproof gel eyeliners, so I’m really glad I took the chance to try it. I’m also trying out their black one now, nr 77, and I’m in love with that one too.

Yesterday I worked, (I did the makeup on 13 people!), and my last working day before the Christmas holidays will be this Friday.
We’re leaving on Saturday morning for the north of Italy and after that we’re going up to Sweden. Tonight and tomorrow I’ve to do all the packing.

Have a great Wednesday!!!

  1. Prime the eyelids con Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with Motives Cosmetics Compact Eyeshadow Creme Fresh.
  2. Blend in Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Sorbet above the crease.
  3. Right under blend in Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Simply Marlena.
  4. Apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Carnival over the middle and outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend up in the crease and outwards.
  5. Apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Curfew to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend up in the crease and outwards.
  6. In the inner part of the mobile eyelid apply Motives Cosmetics Compact Eyeshadow Pink Diamond.
  7. In the inner corner of the eye apply Motives Cosmetics Compact Eyeshadow Pearl.
  8. Along the lower lashline apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Curfew.
  9. Blend out with Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Simply Marlena.
  10. In the inner part under the lower lahline apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Antique Gold.
  11. Line upper and lower waterline with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterline Eyepencil Rail.
  12. Apply INGLOT’s AMC Eyeliner Gel 74 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. On the cheeks apply Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  15. On the lips apply Illamasqua’s Lipstick Corrupt and over it Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté 1 Golden.
  16. Set the makeup with Urban Decay’s de-slick makeup setting spray. Done!

Summerish

Even though it’s been rainy and kind of cold for a couple of days here in Florence you can feel that the summer is very close. Finally the days are longer again and that gives you definately much more energy. This makeup represents in colors the summer feelings I start to feel inside.

The best way to create a soft smokey makeup (in any color) is to have patience while blending the colors together and of course the use of good professional makeup brushes. My absolute favorite brushes come from Sigma and Bdellium Tools. The best about them is of course that they do an amazing job while applying products and blending colors but also that after you’ve cleaned and dried them they remain the same wash after wash. I’ve been using these brushes for over two years now and love them. If you want any suggestions or have any questions about makeup brushes feel free to ask me.

I finally created a public Facebook page dedicated only for makeup. If you want and are interested to follow me there you can go and like Maria Bergmark Makeup. I would really appreciate it! It’s also a great way for me to stay in contact with all of you who loves makeup as much as me.

Wish a wonderful start of this new week!

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer anti-aging. Sweep in Makeup Geeks eyeshadow White Lies over the brow bone.
  2. Highlight under the eyebrows with Motives Cosmetics eyeshadow Crème Fresh.
  3. Blend in Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Lemon Drop above the crease.
  4. Right under Lemon Drop blend in Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Morocco.
  5. In the crease blend in Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Wisteria.
  6. Apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Curfew to the outer mobile eyelid and blend outwards and up in the crease.
  7. Over the mobile eyelid apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Sorbet.
  8. In the inner corner of the eye apple Motives Cosmetics eyeshadow Pink Diamond.
  9. Along the lower lashline apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Curfew.
  10. Blend out Curfew with Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Morocco.
  11. Line upper and lower waterline with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterline Eyepencil RAIL.
  12. Apply Stila’s Stay All Day waterproof liquid eyeliner Intense Black and make a wing.
  13. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and apply Ardell’s Natural Lashes nr 104.
  14. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. On the cheeks apply Sephora’s blush Romantic Rose nr10.
  15. On the lips apply Nabla’s Diva Crime modern matte lipstick VERTIGO.
  16. Set the makeup with Urban Decay’s De-Slick makeup setting spray. Done!

Losing My Way

Jag har äntligen hunnit göra årets första sminkning till bloggen! Jag har galet mycket att göra, trodde det skulle bli bättre med det nya året men just nu är det fullt upp med jobb och allting runtomkring.
Men jag har ytterligare någon sminkning på gång så jag kommer uppdatera bloggen snart igen.
Hoppas allt är toppen med er och jag önskar er som vanligt en underbar vecka och helg!

I finally been able to create this year’s first makeup for the blog! It’s been crazy lately, I thought it would’ve become better with the new year but it’s actually more than ever right now with work and everything around it.
Fortunately I’ve got some more makeups to come so I’ll soon update the blog again.
I want to wish you a really lovely week and weekend!

Sono finalmente riuscita a creare il primo trucco del anno per il blog! Questo periodo è superimpegnativo, ho molto lavoro e molte altre cose intorno da seguire.
Ma fortunatamente ho anche qualche altro trucco da mostrarvi per cui aggiornerò il blog appena avrò tempo libero.
Vi auguro una bellissima settimana e fine settimana!

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Sweep in Antique White and Vanilla over the brownbone.
  2. Highlight under the eyebrows and in the inner corner of the eye with Creme Fresh.
  3. Blend in Peach Velvet above the crease.
  4. Right under Peach Velvet blend in Petra.
  5. Blend in Wild Side in and a bit above the crease.
  6. Apply Mimesis to the outer corner of the eye and blend up in the crease.
  7. Add more intensity to the outer corner of the eye using Onyx and blend out.
  8. In the inner part of the mobile eyelid apply Madreperla.
  9. Over the middle mobile eyelid apply Ground State.
  10. To the middle outer part of the mobile eyelid apply Ecstasy. Apply Ecstasy also along the lower lashline.
  11. Mix Peach Velvet and Petra and blend them in right under Ecstasy.
  12. Line upper and lower waterline with UD 24/7 glide-on eyepencil in Riot.
  13. Apply Illamasqua’s Percision Gel Eyeliner in Infinity and make a wing.
  14. Apply mascara and put on Ardell’s false eyelashes nr 104.
  15. Contour the face with ABH Contour Kit. On the cheeks apply Sigma’s powder blush in Cheeky.
  16. Line the lips with Make Up Store’s Lippencil Fairytale Dream and over it apply NYX Xtreme Lipcream in Pinky Nude and Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie.
  17. Set the makeup with UD de-slick makeup setting spray.

🌟 🎄 Christmas Glam 🎄 🌟

Den här sminkningen tycker jag är perfekt inför Julhelgen. Den är elegant, den glittrar och skimrar i både guld och silver, en perfekt kombination av både kalla och varma toner utan att vara för aggressiv. Sen med ett par röda läppar till kan det inte bli annat än rätt. 🙂
Jag kommer att jobba hela helgen fram till söndag kväll. Sedan på måndag kommer vi att åka hem till Sverige där vi ska fira jul och nyår. Kommer att komma med uppdateringar på bloggen så småningom.
Önskar er en fantastisk helg och hoppas ni slipper julstressen! 🎅

In my opinion this makeup is the perfect makeup for the Christmas weekend. It’s elegant, it’s glittery and shimmery in both gold and silver, a perfect combination of warm and cold tones without being too aggressive. Then with a couple of red lips it can’t get anything but right. 🙂
I’ll be working the whole weekend until Sunday evening. Then on Monday we’re going home to Sweden where we’ll celebrate Chrismas and New Year. I’ll update the blog as soon as I can.
I wish you a fantastic weekend and I hope you can enjoy these days before Christmas without stressing. 🎅

Questo trucco penso sia il trucco perfetto per la festa di Natale. E’ elegante, luccica e brilla sia in oro che argento, una combinazione perfetta di tonalità calde e fredde senza essere troppo aggressivo. Poi con le labbra rosse non si può sbagliare. 🙂
Lavorerò tutto il fine settimana fino a domenica sera. Poi lunedì andremo in Svezia dove festeggeremo Natale e Capodanno. Aggiornerò il blog appena possible.
Vi auguro un fantastico rilassante fine settimana. 🎅

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion. Highlight under the eyebrows with Air.
  2. Blend in Desert above the crease.
  3. Right under Desert blend in Fire.
  4. Apply Chocolate to the outer corner of the eye and blend up in the crease and outwards.
  5. Add intensity to the outer corner using Ebony and blend out. Apply it also along the lower lashline until more or less the middle.
  6. Over the mobile eyelid apply Blush.
  7. In the inner corner of the eye apply Motives Cosmetics eyeshadow Creme Fresh.
  8. Under the lower lashline from the inner part to the middle apply Motives Cosmetics eyeshadow Antique Gold.
  9. Apply a glitter glue over the mobile eyelid and over it a gold/silver glitter.
  10. Apply Sigma’s Standout eyes gel eyeliner in Liberally Toasted and Wicked. (Liberally Toasted from the inner corner to the middle and Wicked from the middle to the wing). Then apply Wicked also in the upper and lower waterline.
  11. Apply mascara and put on Ardell’s lashes in Wicked.
  12. Contour the face using ABH Contour Kit. On the cheeks apply Sigma’s powder blush in Cheeky.
  13. Line the lips with Kryolan’s faceliner in red and over it apply Euphidra’s lipstick LZ31 (the perfect red color).
  14. Set the makeup with Urban Decay’s De-Slick makeup setting spray. Done!

Free

Blir inte många blogginlägg denna period då jag har riktigt fullt upp. Igår slog jag nytt personligt rekord då jag jobbade och fick sminka 14 personer på en och samma dag. Jag får en massa positiv energi utav det, men jag kan lova att min rygg värkte efter de 8 timmarna. Men peppad är jag!
Vill önska er alla en underbar helg! Här i Florens skiner solen och nu ska jag ta det lungt med familjen.

Unfortunately I don’t have time to post much on the blog lately since I’m really busy. Yesterday I made a new personal record at work doing the makeup on 14 people in one day. I get so much positive energy out of it but I can promise that my back hurted after those 8 hours. But I’m really happy!
I want to wish you a wonderful weekend! Here in Florence the sun is shining and now I’m going to relax with my family.

Purtroppo non riesco ad aggiornare il blog molto ultimamente. Ieri ho fatto un nuovo record personale al lavoro truccando 14 persone in un giorno! Mi da tanta energia positiva ma vi prometto che la schiena mi faceva male dopo quelle 8 ore in piedi. Ma sono davvero felice!
Vi auguro un bellissimo fine settimana! Qui a Firenze c’è sole oggi e ora mi rilasserò con la mia famiglia.

  1. Prime the eyelids with Motives Cosmetics eye base primer. Sweep in Vanilla over the browbone.
  2. Highlight under the eyebrows with Creme Fresh and apply it to the inner corner of the eye.
  3. Blend in Cappuccino above the crease.
  4. In the crease blend in Foxy Brown.
  5. Add intensity to the outer V using Onyx and blend it outwards and up in the crease.
  6. In the inner crease blend in Ecstasy.
  7. In the inner part of the mobile eyelid apply Pink Diamond.
  8. Over the middle mobile eyelid apply Aphrodite.
  9. Over the outer part of the mobile eyelid apply Fantasy.
  10. Line the waterline with UD 24/7 glide-on eyepencil in Graffiti and apply it along the lower lashline. Over it from the middle to the inner part apply Green Apple.
  11. From the middle to the outer part apply Green Apple.
  12. Apply Illamasqua’s Precision gel eyeliner in Infinity and make a wing.
  13. Apply mascara and put on Ardell’s false eyelashes nr 104.
  14. Contour the face using ABH Contour Kit. On the cheeks apply Sigma’s powder blush in Cheeky.
  15. Line the lips with Make Up Store’s Lippencil Fairytale Dream and over it apply Motives Cosmetics Rich Formula lipstick in Pink Sand.
  16. Set the makeup with Motives Cosmetics No More Shine makeup setting spray.

Control

Det som har hänt den senaste veckan tror jag har påverkat hela världen och mina tankar går till alla familjer som drabbats nu och genom tiderna. Jag hoppas verkligen att världen en dag kommer bli en bättre plats att leva på, på alla sätt och vis.
För att gå vidare tillägnar jag denna sminkning till allt vackert som världen har att erbjuda.

I believe what has happened during the latest week has touched the whole world and my thoughts goes out to all the affected families now and throughout times. I really hope that the world one day will be a better place to live in, in every possible way.
To move on I dedicate this makeup to all the beautiful things that this world has to offer.

Quello che è successo quest’ultima settimana penso abbia toccato tutto il mondo ed i miei pensieri vanno alle famiglie colpite ora e nel corso degli anni. Spero veramente che il mondo un giorno sarà un posto migliore dove poter vivere, in tutti sensi.
Per andare avanti dedico questo trucco alle cose belle di questo mondo.

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion. Sweep in Vanilla over the browbone.
  2. Highlight under the eyebrows with Creme Fresh.
  3. Mix Narciso and Petra and blend in above the crease.
  4. In the crease blend in Ecstasy.
  5. Apply Onyx to the outer V and blend outwards and up in the crease.
  6. Over the middle mobile eyelid apply Cattleya.
  7. In the inner part of the mobile eyelid apply Lilac Wonder.
  8. Apply Creme Fresh to the inner corner of the eye.
  9. Apply Onyx along the lower lashline.
  10. Blend out Onyx with Ecstasy.
  11. Apply Illamasqua Precision Eye Liner Infinity and make a wing. Apply it also in the upper and lower waterline.
  12. Apply mascara and put on Ardell’s Demi Wispies Black.
  13. Contour the face using ABH Contour Kit. On the cheeks apply Sigma’s powder blush in Cheeky.
  14. On the lips apply Motives Cosmetics Rich Formula Lipstick in Magenta.
  15. Set the makeup with UD de.slick makeup setting spray. Done!

Purple Violet

Under denna period är jag mest inne på softa sminkningar utan lösögonfransar. Dagens sminkning går i lila toner.
Jag önskar er en fantastisk start på helgen.

During this period I’m into more soft makeups without false eyelashes. Today’s makeup goes in purple tones.
I wish you a great start of the weekend.

In questo periodo faccio spesso trucchi leggeri senza ciglie finte. Il trucco di oggi va in tonalità viola.
Vi auguro un bell’inizo del fine settimana.

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion. Apply Vanilla under the eyebrows and over the browbone.
  2. Mix Narciso and Cappuccino and blend them in above the crease.
  3. Apply Ecstasy to the outer V and blend outwards and up in the crease.
  4. To the outer part of the mobile eyelid apply Fantasy.
  5. From the inner mobile eyelid to the middle apply Aphrodite.
  6. Apply Créme Fresh to the inner corner of the eye.
  7. Apply UD 24/7 glide-on eyepencil in RIOT as an eyeliner just to the outer part and make a wing. Smudge it out. Apply it also along the lower lashline and apply it in the upper and lower waterline.
  8. Under the lower lashline right under Riot blend in Cattleya.
  9. Apply mascara.
  10. Contour the face usign ABH Contour Cream Kit in medium and the Contour Kit.
  11. Line the lips with Kryolan’s lipliner 906 and over it apply Motives Cosmetics Rich Formula lipstick Pink Sand.
  12. Set the makeup using UD de-slick makeup setting spray.

Soft Look

Med denna softa sminkning önskar jag er en härlig helg.

With this soft makeup I wish you a wonderful weekend.

Con questo trucco delicato vi auguro un bellissimo fine settimana.

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s primer potion. Sweep in Vanilla over the brownbone.
  2. Highlight with Créme Fresh under the eyebrows.
  3. Blend in Cappuccino above the crease.
  4. Apply Ecstasy to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and outer V and blend outwards and up in the crease.
  5. Over the middle mobile eyelid apply Pink Diamond.
  6. To the inner part of the mobile eyelid and inner corner of the eye apply Crème Fresh.
  7. Line upper and lower waterline with Urban Decay’s 24/7 glide-on eyepencil in Perversion. Apply it also as an eyeliner just to the outer part of the eye and make a wing. Smudge it out. Line also the outer part of the lower lashline with it and blend out.
  8. To set the eyeliner apply Onyx over it and blend out.
  9. Then use Ecstasy and apply it with a flat eyeliner brush along upper and lower lashline from where the black ends to the inner coner of the eye.
  10. Apply Eyeko’s Skinny brush mascara.
  11. Contour the face using ABH Contour Kit. Apply the pink powder blush from Too Faced the secret to no makeup makeup palette.
  12. Line the lips with Kryolan’s lipliner 906 and over it apply Motives Cosmetics Rich Formula lipstick in Pink Sand.
  13. Set the makeup with UD de-slick makeup setting spray. Done!