FOTD: Smudgy blues (drugstore)

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Occasionally I whip out my make up at 6 AM, right before I’m heading for work and I create a make up look I really really like. One such looks, is the one I am sharing with you today. I recreated it a few days later when I had more time and, not unimportantly, when there was enough daylight to take pictures. I ended up using only drugstore products to create this look too. So I hope you enjoy and have a great week!

This look combines a few techniques and products that I have really started to enjoy. First of all, I’ve become a huge fan of a light shade on the first half of my lid, with a darker shade on the outer half and in my crease. The petrol blue color I’ve used is becoming one of my faves. It helps of course that I have an eyeshadow, eye pencil and eyeliner pen all in that same color.

The second thing I’ve started to enjoy are rosy, flushed cheeks. I make that happen by applying a poppy red or bright red blush onto the apples of my cheeks mostly. It makes for a subtle yet pretty cheek color. I find it picks up my entire look. If applied subtly it can go with anything and everything and I find it goes nicely with my blonde hair.

Because I went with a darker eye look, I went with a neutral lip. This Rimmel Kate lipstick in 101 is one of my favorites. I love how long it lasts and I got it on sale, so it wasn’t too expensive. The eyeliner I used for this is a blue pen liquid liner that I bought in Prague last summer. I had yet to use it, and thought it would go nicely with this. I was surprised at how easy it was to use. I am dreadful at liquid liner, but this made for a nice and thing line that went on precise enough and I love the dark blue color.

Products used:


Base: Catrice velvet finish foundation in 010 Light Velvet, Collection lasting perfection concealer in 02 cool medium, Catrice All Matt Plus shine Control Powder in 010 Transparent

Blush: Rival de Loop Young Mono Rouge in 03 Pink Grapefruit

Bronzer/ Contour: The Body Shop Honey bronzer in 02 fair matte

Highlight: Make Up Academy Undress Your Skin shimmer


Base: Too Faced Shadow Insurance

  • Brow highlight: Catrice Velvet Matt eyeshadow 010 Vanillaty Fair
  • All over lid: Catrice liquid metal eyeshadow in 040 Under Treasuree
  • Crease: Catrice Velvet Matt eyeshadow 050 Welcome to Greysland!
  • Outer V: Catrice Liquid metal eyeshadow in 100 What do you sea?
  • Waterline: Catrice kohl kajal eye pencil in 090 cleopetrol
  • Lower lash line: Catrice Liquid metal eyeshadow in 100 What do you sea?
  • Eyeliner: She quick eye liner in 002 blue

Mascara: L’Oreal Butterfly effect false lash wings in midnight black

Brows: Catrice longlasting brow definer in 020 flashy brows, Catrice eyebrow filler perfecting & shaping gel in 020

Lips: Rimmel Kate lipstick in 101

What make up are you enjoying currently?

9 responses to “FOTD: Smudgy blues (drugstore)”

  1. Anouk Avatar

    Erg mooie look!

    1. indiequeen84 Avatar

      Dankjewel voor je lieve comment.

  2. Bella Avatar

    Hele mooie look! Je basis ziet er ook echt heel mooi dewy uit, moet toch maar eens naar de catrice velvet foundation gaan kijken ☺️

    1. indiequeen84 Avatar

      Dank je! Ik vind het een fijne foundation voor niet al te intensieve dagen. Het schijnt een beetje hit or miss te zijn met deze, dus test eerst even op je hand of ie bij jou niet vlekt oid.

      1. Bella Avatar

        Dankjewel voor de tip!

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