NYX blue liquid lipsticks

NYX blue liquid lipsticks

Blue lipstick is not everyone’s cup of tea, but as you know, I like trying some weird shades. I have a history of reviewing lipstick lines by trying a nude, bright, red and a ‘weird’ color if the brand does them. And lately that has led me to wearing some blue lipsticks in my recent videos. I have been trying blue lipsticks for a while, but had not yet found quite the right one. Will these blue liquid lipsticks by NYX be the perfect blue lip? nyx blue liquid lipstick liquid suede jetset cosmic metals dark nebula review swatch

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LOTD: Smokey blues

LOTD: Smokey blues

As I promised you two days ago: my hands were itching to create a make up look with my latest Inglot purchase. I decided to now only use all of the shades in my new palette, but also add some eyeliner and just go pretty much all out with different shades of blue. This is the result.

Because I wanted the focus to be on the eyes, I went with more neutral tones for the rest of my face. I used a very subtle looking blush and highlight and went with a neutral pink lip.

The items I used:

Face: Rimmel BB cream in light, MAC Select Moisture Cover concealer in NW20, MAC pressed Prep & Prime transparent finishing powder, NARS Laguna Bronzer, Catrice Candy Shock Limited Edition Multicolour blush in 01 Sugar Shock and the Catrice Candy Shock Limited Edition Multicolour highlighter in 01 Vanilla Love.

Eyes: Too Faced Shadows Insurance, MAC paint pot in Painterly, Inglot freedom system palette, Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof kohl kajal in 014 bright blue, Essence I ❤ Extreme mascara, Bourjois Volume Glamorous Max holidays mascara in 53 Electric blue, Inglot AMC liner in no 83.

Eyebrows: MAC omega eyeshadow, HEMA eyebrow gel.

Lips: MAC lip erase in dim, MAC Matte lipstick in Pink Plaid.

Close ups:

Here’s what I did to create this eye look:

1. Apply eyeshadow base. I used Too Face Shadow Insurance.

2. Apply a base color. I used MAC Paint pot in Painterly.

3. Apply highlight color Matte 352 on the brow bone and the inner corner. Make sure the inner third of your eye is covered in the matte shade.

4. Apply Pearl Square 420 over the rest of the lid. Make sure to blend the two lid colors.

5. Apply DS 482 on the outer third of the eye and into the crease, make sure you take this as far up as possible. Blend it with the brow bone highlight. Also take it through the crease towards your nose/ inner corner. Make sure to blend so there are no harsh lines.

6. I took the middle color of the Rainbow 116R pan and used that to blend the purple DS 482 with the highlight color.

7. Reapply highlight color.

8. Take the dark blue Pearl Square 428 color and apply to outer V and into the crease. This will deepen the purple color, so don’t cover all of the purple, but leave a margin so you get a blue/ purple/ fleshtone gradient. Blend well.

9. Reapply Pearl Square 420 to the center of the lid.

10. Apply the dark blue on the outer third of your lower lid.

11. Apply Pearl Square 420 to the rest of your lower lid.

12. Tightline your waterline (top and bottom) with a bright blue eyeliner).

13. Apply a dark blue/ indigo eyeliner to your top lid. You can wing it out if you like, or you can just stick to wrapping it around your tearduct like I did.

14. Apply a black mascara to your top lashes.

15. Apply a blue mascara to your bottom lashes.

Fall/ winter lookbook (#4): Aztec print

Fall/ winter lookbook (#4): Aztec print

Sweaters are all the rage this season. So are prints. Aztec or tribal print has not yet gone out of style and it is one of my favorite prints out there. I own several Aztec print items. Among them is this baggy oversized navy & mustard men’s sweater from Primark which I bought in London earlier this year.

What I’m wearing:

– Navy & Mustard aztec print sweater (Primark, men’s section)

– dark blue denim short (H&M)

– opaque black tights (HEMA)

– tan fur lined biker boots (Sacha)

Excuse the change in lighting, but my camera suddenly started picking up the light differently while taking these pictures. Gotta love Dutch weather! I paired the sweater with a pair of shorts because it is just not long enough to cover my bum.

Close up of print

Tan biker boots (Sacha)

I think these shoes go with it quite nicely. They give a bit of edge and I love how they have the scuffed looking noses. I bought these last year, so I doubt you can still find them anywhere.

Between the busy print and bagginess of the sweater I decided against going with any other accessories. A ring or two could have worked but I wanted to keep things simple.

Despite the sweater being super baggy and oversized, it’s a men’s size XL afterall, I don’t think it looks too frumpy on me. It looks rather cosy to me. It doesn’t drown my frame as much as it could and with the sleeves rolled up it definitely looks a tad better.

Do you own any aztec print items? Any thoughts on the outfit?

OOTD: Speckled skirt & biker boots

OOTD: Speckled skirt & biker boots

I sometimes throw outfits together that I am quite pleased about, and when I do, I tend to want to show you guys. The other day I wore something that I think you might like too and so I figured I’d turn it into a post. The main feature is a high waisted dark blue a-line speckled skirt which I bought on sale at H&M last December. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t very cooperative this winter, so I hadn’t had a chance to wear it yet. In order to make the skirt pop a bit more, I decided to add mustard/ cognac pieces for a bit of contrast as the color is also featured in the skirt. Since I had to go to class at university, I wanted to stay comfy and decided to tone down the girlyness of the skirt by adding a pair of biker boots. Here’s what it turned out to be:

What I’m wearing:

sweater: ZARA

skirt: H&M

belt: Bershka

shoes: Sasha

pantyhose: HEMA

As you can see the skirt has a midi length and a highwaist. The color of the shoes are a bit off, but I think they still go with this outfit quite nicely. My favorite item here must be the sweater. I love these simple knits from ZARA and I have them in multiple colors. This one is extra special to me, as the color is quite unique. It’s this golden toned mustard which I just love. Haven’t seen this color anywhere since!

Shoes!

I bought these on sale at Sasha. I don’t know if they still sell them though.

Detail of belt & pattern on skirt

Here you have a better picture of the pattern and a close up of the belt. Isn’t the bow just the cutest?

Necklace (H&M)

I also would like to show you this quick brown eye look. I was going for a bit of a brown smokey eye. Products used: Make Up Designory palette, The Body Shop Shimmer Cube, Maybelline The Falsies Flared mascara.

Excuse the blurry pictures! It was an incredibly gray and depressing day so the light wasn’t the best.

What are you wearing today?

NOTW: Blue toned french manicure

NOTW: Blue toned french manicure

Another week, another new nail look. I decided to play around with a current trend: french manicures with a twist and this is what I came up with:

It’s my first time painting a french manicure on my nails and my ring finger is one hot mess, but I think it looks cool. It’s certainly different. Here’s what I’ve used:

  • Etos nail hardener in very strong as a base coat
  • Catrice Up in the Air all over the nail (2 coats)
  • Catrice It Blue My Mind for the tip
  • Seche Vite fast drying top coat

I think it looks simple yet still has a bit of edge to it because of the unexpected color combination.

Q: What do you think of this nail look?