Red Light

I was so enthusiastic for this new year until I came back to Florence and a lot of things just went wrong. Cracked car wind shield because of a stone on the motorway, heating system not working correctly in the house, water leak from one of the radiators…
Then personally I’ve a problem with my knee so it’s hard for me right now to do physical activity. I love going out running and walking but the pain is stopping me for doing so. All these things together make me feel really down, without energy and actually a bit depressed in this moment. At least I hope my passion for makeup will return soon beacuse right now I’m in lack of inspiration. But, it can always be worse so I don’t want to complain. I think it’s normal to feel a bit down once in a while, also because then you appreciate even more when you feel good again. I’m normally a positive person and when this period is over I hope to restart this year with the right spirit.

The makeup I show you today is a simple warm smokey look where I’ve been using eyeshadows from Sigma’s Warm Neutral eyeshadow palette.

Want to wish you all a good weekend!!! ❤

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with Sugar Milk.
  2. Blend in Cinnamon above the crease.
  3. Right under and a bit over Cinnamon blend in Optimistic.
  4. Blend in Warm Stone to the outer V and continue blending outwards and up in the crease.
  5. Over the mobile eyelid first apply Euphidra’s waterproof eyepencil 03 Sabbia Rosata and over it press on Balanced. Apply it also in the inner corner of the eye and in the inner part under the lower lashline.
  6. Along the lower lashline apply Warm Stone.
  7. Blend in Optimistic under Warm Stone.
  8. Apply a brown eyeliner using Euphidra’s waterproof eyepencil 05 Cioccolato, smudge it out a bit.
  9. Apply Euphidra’s lengthening mascara.
  10. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour kit. On the cheeks apply Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  11. Line and color the lips with Urban Decay’s Gwen Stefani Lippencil Wonderland and over it apply Euphidra’s Volume Lipstick PM03 Flame.
  12. Set the makeup with Urban Decay’s de-slick makeup setting spray. Done!
Annonser

Lightning Strikes

Finally I’m able to post a new look here on the blog. I’ve been absence for a month, first due to computer problems and then the more time passed by the more I didn’t have the strength to do new makeup looks or create new blog posts. I love makeup so much and for me it’s pure passion but unfortunately when I realized that the time I dedicate in doing new looks sometimes is a complete waste I just felt that I needed a long break. I do have been doing lots of makeup, both on myself and most important on other people, but I haven’t photographed any of them. It’s actually been nice not feeling the need and stress of taking these photos. It can look easy when you look at these kind of pictures but sometimes it takes 300 photos just to get 5 good ones. I think i really needed a break to just clear my mind and get some distance from all the pictures and everything else that comes with them to get back the right motivation again. 🙂
I believe that taking a break sometimes, even from what you love, is the best you can do.

During this month I’ve also been to the seaside here in Tuscany with my family for one week which gave me lots of positive energy!

The look I show you today I made a while back using the Balm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Nude Eyeshadow palette. I do love neutral matte eye makeup looks but I haven’t used this palette ever since I made this look. Personally I need to get a ”wow” feeling when I use eyeshadows but with this these eyeshadows I just don’t get that feeling. The shades don’t stand out enough to make me feel that they’re better or different than others. Too bad I would say because the palette looks amazing. I should probably give it another chance again…

I’m sorry for my awayness and I hope that I’ll be able to post more from now on. I hope all of you are fine and I want to wish you a great weekend! ❤

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight with Matte Malloy under the eyebrows and apply it over the brow bone.
  2. Blend in Matt Lombardi over the brow bone.
  3. Right under Matt Lombardi blend in Matt Singh.
  4. Right over the crease blend in Matt Abdul.
  5. Apply Matt Hung to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend in outwards and up in the crease.
  6. Apply NYX jumbo eyepencil in MILK over the mobile eyelid and over it apply Matte Malloy.
  7. Along the lower lashline apply Matte Hung.
  8. Blend in Matte Singh under matte Hung.
  9. Apply The Balm Cosmetics Mr Write (Now) Eyeliner Pencil Brian in the waterline.
  10. Apply Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Dark Brown and make a wing.
  11. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara.
  12. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in medium. On the cheeks apply Sephora’s blush Romantic Rose.
  13. On the lips apply Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lippencil in Wonderland and over it a transparent lipbalm. Done!

This was how I was dressed this day. The summer hadn’t arrived yet.

You will make it alright

Today I show you a glamorous evening makeup in black, gold and warm tones. I matched it with a pair of red lips.
I’ve been using the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani lippencil in Wonderland so much lately, specially together with a gloss or a lip balm. Sometimes I use Lancome’s lipstick Rouge in Love 187M Red My Lips over that lippencil to make the look extra intense and long lasting.
I hope you all are enjoying this week!

I wanted to let you all know that from now on I’ll just write in English. For any questions or comments in Swedish or Italian I’ll of course always continue to answer as usual. ❤

Vill även tala om för er att från och med nu kommer jag enbart skriva på engleska här på bloggen men jag kommer alltid att svara på frågor och kommentarer på svenska. ❤

Vi volevo far sapere che da ora in poi scriverò solamente in inglese qui sul blog ma continerò sempre a rispondere sulle domande e commenti in italiano.<3

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow White Lies.
  2. Blend in Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Peach Smoothie over the brow bone.
  3. Right under blend in Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Morocco.
  4. Slightely over the crease blend in Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Cocoa Bear.
  5. Under Cocoa Bear blend in Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Americano.
  6. Apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Corrupt to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend outwards and up in the crease.
  7. From the inner part to the middle mobile eyelid apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Gold Digger.
  8. In the inner corner of the eye apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Shimma Shimma.
  9. Line upper and lower waterline with Urban Decay’s  24/7 glide-on eyepencil Perversion. Set the Perversion pencil with Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Corrupt and apply it also along the lower lashline.
  10. Blend in Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Morocco under Corrupt.
  11. Apply Illamasqua’s precision gel eyeliner Infinity and make a wing. Apply it also in the inner corner of the eye.
  12. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and put on Ardell’s eyelashes Invisiband Demi Pixies.
  13. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Contour Kit. Apply Sigma’s powder blush in Cheeky on the cheeks.
  14. Line and color the lips using Urban Decay’s Gwen Stefani Lippencil in Wonderland and over it apply Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté in Golden.
  15. Set the makeup with Urban Decay’s de-slick makeup setting spray. Done!

Visions

Med denna färgglada vårsminking önskar jag er en underbar helg.

With this colorful spring makeup I want to wish you a wonderful weekend.

Con questo trucco colorato primaverile vi auguro un bellissimo fine settimana.

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with White Lies.
  2. Blend in Sorbet above the crease.
  3. Right under Sorbet blend in Simply Marlena.
  4. Apply Corrupt to the outer V and blend outwards and up in the crease.
  5. Apply Curfew to the outer mobile eyelid and blend out.
  6. Apply Shimma Shimma from the inner corner of the eye to the middle mobile eyelid.
  7. Apply NYX Jumbo eyepencil in MILK in the waterline and along the lower lashline. Over it in the waterline apply Dragonfly.
  8. Under the lower lashline apply Fuji
  9. Blend in Morocco right under Fuji.
  10. Apply Illamasqua’s precision gel eyeliner in Infinity and make a wing.
  11. Apply a green mascara to the bottom lashes. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara to the top lashes and apply Ardell’s Natural Lashes nr 104.
  12. Contour the face using ABH Contour Kit. Apply Sigma’s powder blush in Cheeky.
  13. Line and color the lips using UD Gwen Stefani Lippencil in Wonderland and over it apply Lancome’s Rouge in Love 187M. Done!

Easter Makeup Look

Här kommer en första färgglad sminkning där jag använt mig av mina nya ögonskuggor från Makeup Geek. Jag blir så glad och peppad av all denna glada färg. Denna sminkning kan ju faktiskt passa perfekt nu såhär till Påsken.
Jag önskar er alla en underbar Påskhelg!

Here comes a first colorful makeup where I’ve used my new eyeshadows from Makeup Geek. I get so happy and motived of all this happy color. This makeup can fit really good now for the Easter.
I wish you all a wonderful Easter weekend!

Qui viene un primo trucco colorato dove ho usato i miei ombretti nuovi di Makeup Geek. Tutto questo colore mi fa felice ed mi fa diventare ancora più motivata. Questo trucco può essere molto adatto ora per Pasqua.
Vi auguro tutti Buona Pasqua!

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with White Lies.
  2. Blend in Lemon Drop above the crease and inner crease.
  3. Right under blend in Morocco.
  4. Right over the crease blend in Simply Marlena.
  5. To the outer corner of the eye apply Curfew and blend up in the crease to about the middle.
  6. From the middle crease to the inner crease blend in Neptune.
  7. Apply Sorbet to the inner part of the mobile eyelid.
  8. Over the middle mobile eyelid apply Carnival.
  9. Over the outer mobile eyelid apply Wisteria.
  10. Apply NYX Jumbo Eyepencil in MILK under the lower lashline and in the waterline. Over it from the inner part to the middle apply Fuji.
  11. From the middle to the outer part apply Dragonfly.
  12. Then under the inner corner of the eye apply a bit of Lemon Drop.
  13. Apply Illamasqua’s Presicion gel eyeliner in Infinity and make a wing.
  14. Apply mascara and put on Ardell’s Color Impact Demi Wispies in Blue.
  15. Contour the face using ABH Contour Kit. Apply a pink blush on the cheeks. Over the cheekbones apply Benefit’s Sun Beam.
  16. Line the lips using UD Gwen Stefani lippencil in Wonderland and color the whole lip with it. Then over it apply Yves Saint Laurent’s Gloss Voluptè in Golden.
  17. Set the makeup using UD De-Slick makeup setting spray. Done!

Love for Eyeshadows

Eftersom jag älskar ögonskuggorna från Makeup Geek beställde jag ytterligare tio stycken. Den här gången blev det några mer färgglada. Pigmentering är helt fantastiskt och att sminka med dessa är himmel för mig! Om ni inte visste det innan så är jag galen i ögonskuggor!

Since I love the eyeshadows from Makeup Geek I ordered other ten of them. This time a bit more colorful. The pigmentation is fantastic and to do makeup with these is heaven for me. If you didn’t know it from before I’m crazy for eyeshadows!

Siccome mi sono trovata così bene con gli ombretti di Makeup Geek ho ordinato altri dieci. Questa volta un pò più colorati. La pigmentazione è fantastica e truccare con questi per me è paradiso. Se non lo sapevate da prima vado pazza per ombretti!

Alla mina Makeup Geek ögonskuggor tillsammans.

And all of my Makeup Geek eyeshadows together.

Tutti i miei ombretti di Makeup Geek insieme.

Efter någon timme lyckades jag även organisera, inte alla, men nästan alla mina lösa ögonskuggor i mina tre Z-paletter. Att vakna på morgonen nu och ha allt lite mer ordningsamt gör att jag känner mig mer kreativ.

After more or less an hour I also managed to organize, not all, but almost all of my single eyeshadows in my three Z-palettes. To wake up now in the morning and have everything a bit more orderly makes me feel more creative.

Dopo qualche ora sono anche riuscita ad organizzare, non tutti, ma quasi tutti miei ombretti singoli dentro i miei tre Z-palette. Svegliarsi la mattina ora ed avere tutto un pochino più ordinato mi fa sentire più creativa.

NEW IN FROM URBAN DECAY

Gwen Stefani Lippencil WONDERLAND

Som ni ser kan man få två helt olika reslutat av denna läppenna. Genom att enbart applicera den får man en riktigt intensiv röd färg, men om man först använder ett läppbalsam och applicerar den lätt över får man en mer rosa röd färg, som såklart även känns mer behaglig på läpparna. Att bara använda en läppenna brukar vara alldeles för torrt och är inte alls en skön känsla på läpparna. Alla läppennor är såklart inte lika och det finns självklart alltid undantag. Jag gillar den här läppennan men jag hade nog alldeles för höga förväntning på den och tyvärr var den inte exakt lika bra som jag hade hoppats på att den skulle vara. Den är lite för mjuk och dessutom svår att applicera ut jämt över läpparna vilket är riktigt störande. Färgen håller dock väldigt bra vilket är ett stort plus. Jag tycker den är bäst att använda, antingen i kombination med ett läppstift för att få färgen att hålla extra länge, eller som jag gjort på bilden här över och använda den över ett läppbalsam.

As you can see you can get two completely different results with this lippencil. If you just apply it without using anything else you can get a really intense red color, but if you use it more gently over a lipbalm you get a more pink red color, that obviously also feels more pleasant on the lips. To only use a lippencil normally is too dry and is not a nice feeling on the lips. All lippencils are of course different and there are always exceptions. I like this lippencil but I think I had too high expectations about it and it’s unfortunately not as good as I thought it would have been. It’s a bit too soft and it’s actually hard to apply the color evenly on the mouth which is really disturding. But the color lasts for a really long time which is a good plus. The way I like to use it is, or over a lipstick to make the color last even longer or as I did on the picture above over a lipbalm.

Come vedete sulle foto qui sopra si riesce ad ottenere due risultati completamente diversi con questa matita labbra. Se applicata da sola direttamente sulle labbra si ottiene un colore rosso intenso, ma se prima si usa un balsamo per le labbra e poi si applica leggermente sopra il colore ottenuto sarà un rosa rosso più soft ed ovviamente la sensazione sulle labbra sarà più piacevole. Usare solo una matita labbra molte volte secca troppo il labbro e non è una bella sensazione. Da dire però che tutte matite labbra sono diverse e ci sono sempre eccezioni. Mi piace questa matita ma le mie aspettative erano sicuramente troppo alte e purtroppo non è stata così fantastica come l’avevo immaginata. È un pò troppo morbida ed è difficile distribuire il colore uniformemente sulle labbra cosa che mi disturba tantissimo. Dall’altra parte il colore rimane a lungo, cosa molto positiva. Io la userò soprattutto sotto un rossetto per intensificare e far durare il colore più  a lungo, oppure come sulla foto qui sopra, sopra un balsamo per le labbra.

UD 24/7 Waterline Eyepencil RAIL

Den här ögonpennan är speciellt gjort för vattenlinjen. Färgen Rail är en jättefin mörkbrun färg. Jag har använt UD 24/7 glide-on ögonpennorna jättelänge och nu när de kommit ut med en serie speciellt för vattenlinjen ville jag såklart prova den. Jag hoppades att de totalt skulle revolutionera den här typen av ögonpenna, och även om de glider på fantastiskt och färgen är toppen, är resultatet inte helt det jag hade hoppats på. Uppenbarligen hade jag hoppats på att den skulle hålla längre än vad den gör innan man ytterligare måste applicera den än en gång. Om jag applicerar den runt 7 på morgen är färgen i stort sett borta vid 8:30. Om jag då ytterligare applicerar den håller färgen mycket bättre. Det kanske är så man måste göra för att denna penna ska hålla som bäst? Vattenlinjen är självklart alltid en kritiskt punkt som är i konstant kontakt med ögon vätska och rörlighet så det påverkar ju såklart produktens hållbarheten.

This eyepencil is specially made for using in the waterline. The color Rail is a really nice darkbrown color. I’ve used the UD 24/7 glide-on eyepencils for a really long time and now when they have come out with a serie specially made for the waterline I just had to try it out. I really hoped that these ones would totally revolutionize this type of eyepencil, and even though it glides on smoothly and the color is great and intense the result isn’t exactly what I had hoped for. Obviously I had hoped that it would have last much longer than what it does before you need to apply it one more time. If I apply it around 7 in the morning much of the color has faded away around 8:30. If I then apply it once more the color will remain on better afterwards. Maybe that’s how you should do to make this eyepencil last its best? The waterline is always a critical point and is constantly in contact with eye liquid and movement so that definitely affects the lasting quality of the color.

Questa matita è fatta specialmente per la riga interna dell’occhio. Il colore Rail è un colore marrone scuro molto bello. È da tanto tempo che uso le loro matite 24/7 glide-on ed ora quando sono usciti con questa nuova serie ho voluto provarla. Le mie speranze erano che questo prodotto avrebbe completamente rivoluzionato questo tipo di matita occhio, ed anche se si applica facilmente ed il colore è inteso e molto bello il risultato non è esattamente quello che avevo sperato. Ovviamente avrei voluto una durata molto più lunga prima di doverla riapplicare. Se la applico alle 7 di mattina alle 8:30 molto del colore è già andato via. Se a quel punto la riapplico il colore durerà più a lungo. Forse è così che si debba fare per ottenere il risultato migliore? La linea interna dell’occhio è sempre un punto critico sottoposta a movimento e liquidi cosa che ovviamente condizionerà la resistenza del prodotto.