I had no idea how the look would pan out, but I’m happy with Continue reading
I had no idea how the look would pan out, but I’m happy with Continue reading
My sister has a photoshoot next week and I can’t actually be there to do her makeup
This means she has to do it herself and she asked me for some tips and I thought I’d acturally do a video tutorial showing her some products (that I put in a box for her) and how to use them and what she should take into consideration when choosing products.
Under the video you’ll find Continue reading
I saw the movie Friends with Benefits again yesterday and I was inspired to actually do that smokey eye she wears as a daylook.
Inspired by is the word that needs attention. I wanted to make a daywear smokey eye that was great for summer. So that meant a bronzed makeup on my face and a smokey eye that’s got a hint of shimmer and toughness.
Of course my camera had some troubles again, I sometimes feel like I’m doing the same look four days in a row. I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Sorry that I don’t say goodbye at the end of the video Continue reading
I went to see Snow White and the Huntsman a couple of weeks ago and I LOVED the makeup on the visuals that were in the cinema. I loved it so much that I tried to take a picture even in the bad lighting.
If you want to see a video tutorial on how I did this look, click on Continue reading
I did this tag at the end of August 2009, December 2009, February 2010, August 2010 and again in November 2010. I am still loving many of the products on those lists, but now that it’s a year later, I’m in a relationship and it’s summer, I’m using different products and there are new favourites that I’ve found through the Glossybox and Truly Yours box. I’d like to tag everyone who did one before to also do it again and see what they’ve changed in their routine and everyone whose new to start doing this tag.
Shampoo: L’Oréal – Elvive – Arganine Triple Resist Shampoo.
Conditioner: L’Oréal – Elvive – Arganine Triple Resist Conditioner.
Styling products: Macadamia Natural Oil – Healing Oil Treatment & Continue reading
The nailpolish I’m wearing is: OPI – Done out in Deco
The products I mention are:
- Benefit – Confessions of a Concealaholic
A great set of concealers it has a faceprimer “That Gal” that works pretty well (but not my favourite), it has an Erase paste which works amazing if you use it sparingly, use too much and it will move on it’s own. It has two Boi-ing concealers that work amazing on blemishes and also Lemon Aid that is an eyeshadow primer and colour corrector for Continue reading
I talk!! Wow, I cannot believe I actually spoke in a video.
- No. 7 Dual Protection Tinted Moisturizer (now renewed and is called the Triple Protection Tinted Moisturizer)
- Garnier Roll-On Tinted
- Urban Decay Original Primer Protion
- Maybelline SuperStay PowerGloss 12H Colorshine in the colour 605 Satin Glow
- Essence Lipliner in 06 Satin Mauve
- Sleek Au Naturel palette (iDivine)
- Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash mascara in the colour Black
Colours I used from the Au Natural Palette are:
* Nougat (base colour)
* Nubuck (crease colour)
* Bark (liner)
* Middle Earth (outer corner)
* Taupe (inner corner)
Nails: Left hand (from left to right):
OPI — Jade is the new Black
Misa — Dirty, Sexy, Money
China Glaze — For Audrey
Essence — The World’s Coolest topped with Misa — Radiant
China Glaze — Agent Lavender
Right hand (from left to right):
China Glaze — Secret Peri-wink-le
Zoya — Caitlin
OPI — Done out in Deco topped with Misa — Denim & Lace
Misa — Be My Lover
Urban Decay — Psychedelic Sister
I used Nicole by OPI — Let’s get Star-ted! as a topcoat on every nail.
Many many months ago, I was tagged to do a “what’s in my makeup bag” post, and I’m only doing it now for two reasons, one because everyone was doing one then and after a while you’re sick of seeing someone’s makeup bag. The other reason is that I’ve actually had a very busy holiday. I thought I’d be home doing looks all day when the holiday started, but now on my second to last day, I’m only getting ready to do all the things I was planning to do back then.
Soooo here is my makeup bag, at home I have a HUGE makeup drawer in my bedroom and a shelf in the bathroom, but in my bag, I only have this bag. Now I have to be honest, this bag changes every couple of days, because then I suddenly think about something else I need to bring (like eyelash glue, a RED lipstick or something else which means (because it’s a stuffed bag) that something else needs to get out of the bag. I have a litte mirror in my normal bag and I have a mini nailpolish remover there as well.
The bag I’m using is one I got about a month ago and many of the products in it came with the bag.
It’s from the Laura Mercier Oil Free Flawless Face Kit (colour Sand) which includes:
In this bag I have my Smashbox Illuminating Serum which is only available in the Master’s Class Volume 4 – Rescue Beauty kit that is available on the Sephora website.
The next thing I keep in this bag is the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer that came with the bag but you can also buy it seperately. I had to get used to this primer because it doesn’t go on like the smashbox photofinish we all know I love. It doesn’t make your skin feel as soft, but a plus is, that it does really make the makeup last amazingly. I got a tester with the Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer which does hydrate more, but because it’s not oil free it does make me shine a little more.
I also bring the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer with me in Sand. The reason I have this in my bag is because I’ve been running around soo much these days, that I don’t have time to actually put on anything in the morning, I wake, shower, moisturize and go. When I’m not the person driving I do my makeup in the car, or I do it in the bathroom when I get to where I’m going.
This Tinted Moisturizer is pigmented enough to make me not need a foundation at all, which is very very good.
Because I’m in love with what the Smashbox Photo Op does to my eyes I have one in my drawer, one on my shelf in the bathroom and one in my makeup bag.
As a concealer that I bring with me I use the concealer that came with the bag. It is an amazing concealer but not quite the colour I need, but I do love the texture and that’s why I am using it. It’s the Laura Mercier Undercover Pot in no. 3 which contains the Secret Camouflage and Secret Concealer. The Secret Camouflage is oil-free and really does conceal all day, it’s made to cover blemishes, scars and imperfections. The Secret Concealer is softer in texture which makes the application very soft for the delicate skin under the eyes. If you then take off the lid you find a zifter and Translucent Loose Setting Powder which is a seriously AMAZING powder. You and I know that I seriously love the Make Up For Ever HD powder, but this powder is amazing in a different way. The MUFE powder makes my skin look flawless, but I do start to shine after 3+ hours on my nose and forehead. The Laura Mercier powder is oil free and contains cashmere talc which means I simply don’t shine at all for an entire day. The packaging is very handy, the only thing I HATE is that I keep breaking my nails on the concealer lid (ARGH).
Because I have oily eyelids, I need an eyeshadow primer. The one I always use is Urban Decay Primer Potion and I bring a mini travel size one with me in my makeup bag.
As a basic eyecolour that works with every look and every nude look as well I always go to my Clinique travel size Touch Tint for Eyes Shimmer Formula in Gold Glimmer This is the actual travel size, I also have the normal one, because I thought I’d go through it sooo quickly, but this thing has kept my eyes naturally glimmery for a year and it still looks like new. You need about a dewdrop amount for an entire eye.
I have the two brushes that came with the Flawless Face Kitt with me at all times. The Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Brush which is a flat tapered synthetic brush. I love how the tip is perfect for concealing blemishes.
The other brush I keep with me is the Laura Mercier Camouflage Powder Brush which is great for applying powder under the eyes to set the concealer. But you can also use it to blend eyeshadow if you don’t have a blending brush with you.
The other brush I have with me is the The Body Shop Retractable Blush Brush. This brush is soooo soft. I love to use it to use bronzer or blusher if I bring it with me. I also have it with me for a relaxing reason, I love how this brush feels on my face, so I keep playing with it when I’m bored or stressed.
The Laura Mercier Velours Puff that came with the bag is something I thought I’d never use, but I’d forgotten the blush brush at my friend’s place once and I had to use the puff and since then I’ve only used the puff to apply this powder, which says enough, doesn’t it? I throw it in the washing machine every 2 weeks (in a lingery bag) to keep it clean.
The Smashbox compact I can’t live without is this credit card size palette that includes a brow wax and 3 browpowders and 6 cream eyeliners. It came in the Try Me kit by Smashbox. The eyeliners are a green (image), taupe (thunder), medium brown (putty), black (caviar), blue (picasso) and brown (midnight brown). I bring this palette with me because the cream eyeliners can be used as a shadow as wel as a eyeliner. If you use it as a smokey shadow, you can set it with a translucent powder to make it smudge proof.
I always bring at least one coloured pencil with me and the last holiday it’s been this Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in 15L which is an amazing blue.
I have my Shu Uemura Eyelashcurler at home in my bathroom, I wouldn’t bring it with me on a day to day basis simply because I treasure it too much. I bring this cheap eyelashcurler with me daily.
The mascara I have with me is the Make Up For Ever Smokey Lash mini I own. I have many mini mascara’s but this one is my absolute favourite because it bulks up my lashes amazingly and the curl I put in it stays.
My hair is naturally curly which means that it’s also naturally frizzy…. This means I always have a mini John Frieda Frizz Ease with me at all times. I used to have a Frederick Fekkai glossing cream tester with me as well, but that’s empty now and I haven’t found a new one yet.
As a lip and cheektint I’ve been using the Stila Cherry Crush lip and cheek stain which is an amazing colour and it feels very very hydrating and fresh.
The thing I’ve had in my bag for as long as I can remember (it’s been filled and replaced dozens of times), are these soap leaves. I always hate coming to a sink to wash my hands and finding there is no soap, so I bring my own. I buy them at an outdoor (wildernis) store.
I also bring at least one Oral B Brush Always packet. I hate the feeling of bad breath or non clean teeth, so this is great for when I’ve eaten something smelly.
I also always have aspirin with me and these are ones you can take without water which is great for when you’re on the road a lot.
I also am one of those prepaired women who brings band-aids with her.
I bring cuticle scissors for cuticles and recently for my bangs
The bender mender by Anatomicals, it’s something I bought in a whim and now always have a packet with me, simply because it helps your body rehydrate quickly. I don’t drink alcohol (ever), so I don’t have hangovers, but I do have the bender mender.
And after it’s all put in the bag, the bag looks like this (yes it all actually fits!!):
And that ladies is what I have in my makeup bag…. I’d like to tag all of you who haven’t done this tag already and ask the ones who have to be so kind and link to your post in the comments so that people who love these tags can find your site.
If you have circles under your eyes, you can fix this with concealer or a corrector or both.
A corrector corrects the skintone (salmon colour for blue tinted circles, green for redness around the nose and imperfections, a darker or lighter skintone to fix scars). A concealer is usually is a lighter skincolour and this lightens the skincolour. A highlighter brings the light to places you want it brighten or bring attention to in a way that is subtle.
For a very pale skin you usually use a light pink corrector under the eyes.
For a olive tinted skin you usually use a peach coloured corrector under the eyes.
For dark skin you usually use a darker peach corrector under the eyes.
Your concealer should be 2 tones lighter then your foundation.
If you really need to hide under eye circles you should try a concealer over a corrector.
Remember to set your corrector, concealer, foundation etc. You can set it with a normal powder or a HD powder (like the Make Up For Ever HD setting powder which works miracles). You can set everything, orrrr you can try only using powder where you don’t want to shine, like around the eyes and nose and on your forehead and chin.
My question to is is, do you correct before you conceal??