LOTD: Burgundy blossom

LOTD: Burgundy blossom

WOAH! How long has it been since I last did an outfit post? I just checked and the last one went up in May. May! So to say this post is long overdue would be and understatement. Life and light usually gets in the way, but I’m toying around with the idea of making more videos and that filming a little clip each day and show you a week in outfits would be a good idea. But I’m not exactly sure yet. If you can bare with bad lighting and smudged make up than I’m sure we’re all set to go. This particular outfit I wore to a birthday party some friends were throwing for their son. So I went with something dressy yet casual at the same time.

Outfit:

Dusty rose shirt: Asos

Floral pants: H&M

Burgundy loafers: Blitz (vintage store in London)

Make up:

Base same as in this post

MAC Let me Pop paint pot

Benefit Eyebright pencil as highlight

Sleek Pomegranate as blush

Lipstick Rimmel Kate Matte in 107

What do you think of my outfit?

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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.

Video: Get Ready With Me #1

Video: Get Ready With Me #1

Exciting times, video times! I am not too fond or good at making videos which is why I don’t do them very often. But when I saw these ‘Get Ready With Me’ videos I thought: I can do that too. So the other day I sat down and gave it a shot. Hoping I was in frame and that you could actually see what I was doing, this was also the first time I used this camera to shoot something for this blog. So that’s extra exciting. I hope you enjoy this rare treat and you can still see pictures, including my full outfit and close ups of the eye look below. Enjoy your Easter Monday!

Close up time:


Products used:
– MAC Omega eyeshadow
– Hema clear browgel
– Garnier Caffeine roller
– Too Faced Shadow Insurance
– Missha BB cream in Bright Beige
– Benefit Erase Paste in Fair
– MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in Medium
– Essence 3D eyeshadow in Irresistible Vanilla Latte & Irresistible Chocolates
– MAC fluidline in Dark Diversion
– Maybelline The Falsies Feather mascara in black
– MAC Mineralized blush in Solar Ray
– NARS lipgloss in Dolce Vita

What I’m wearing:
– Black & cream bow printed dress with mesh peter pan color (ASOS)
– Burgundy cardigan (Urban Outfitters)
– Black thermal tights (Primark)
– Black patent belt (came with another dress)
– Dr Marten’s 1460 Cherry Red
– Burgundy bow (American Apparel)

LOTD: Orange & Polka Dots

LOTD: Orange & Polka Dots

Today I have another look of the day for you. This time featuring a ditsy polka dot dress and a bright orange eye look. I bought the dress at Topshop in Dublin when I was there in August and apart from a salsa night in September I hadn’t had the chance to wear it yet. Temperatures are going up though so I’m sure that I can start wearing dresses again more often. I kept the outfit super simple with semi-opaque black tights and patent black peep toe shoes. Since the outfit didn’t have much color I once again decided to go with a pop of color on my face. Leave a comment below to let me know what you think!

What I’m wearing:

Cream & black polka dot shirt dress (Topshop)

Opaque black tights (don’t remember!)

Patent black peep toe pump heel (Van Haren)

Like I said: I decided to keep this very simple: no jewelry or accessories. With that dress it would quickly become too much or take away the effect of the dress. These two pictures are the only two that came out. Today was not a good day for taking pictures! But I do really like the next one. Here you can really see the cute collar detail.

So to amp up the color palette of this look, I decided to use a very current and trendy color: orange. Unfortunately my camera hates bright and dark colors and washes them out completely so in real life this was much brighter and noticeable then it is in these following pictures.

eye look

eye closed

Full face

full face with better lighting & close up

Products used:

eyes: Inglot palette (orange & white highlight), a bright orange from my 120 color palette, MAC fluid line in dipdown, Maybelline The Falsies Flared mascara & Benefit ooh la lift in the inner corner. I also used a random soft matte brown eyeshadow from one of my Sleek palette, but I can’t remember which one!

eyebrows: MAC eyeshadow in Omega, The Body Shop clear brow gel.

face: Garnier BB cream in light, MAC Studio Sculpt concealer in NW20, MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in Medium, Benefit blusher in Coralista.

lips: Maybelline Color Sensational lipgloss in Pink Petal.

What do you think? Would you like to see me do more outfits with dresses? Or how about a: my favorite dresses including pics where I style them? Let me know!

LOTD: A Different Shade of Blue

LOTD: A Different Shade of Blue

Ok. First of all, this look is not coherent. I just threw together an outfit and then randomly selected a palette to do an eyelook with, so the make up & the clothes don’t match. I don’t care though, as I don’t think make up & outfit should always match. In fact, I think that’s kind of boring. Initially I wasn’t even going to do my make up, but then I found myself with quite some spare time on my day off and decided to play around anyway. Here are the results.

Full face snapshot

I made this look using the Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette. My camera has a tendency of washing out colors, so this look is a bit more intense in real life, but I really liked how it turned out. You can see the colors much better in these pictures:

Full face, different angle. Sorry about the blurriness!

Close up eye open

Close up eye closed

Full frontal view

Products used:

Face:

  • Garnier BB cream for light skin
  • Benefit Erase Paste in light
  • MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NW 15
  • MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in Medium
  • Sleek Blush in Coral
  • Sephora Sun Disk Bronzing Powder in Light

Eyes:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette (deep end: all over lid, evidence: crease, lower lashline & outer V, omen: lower lashline & inner corner, vanilla: browbone)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Crash
  • Essence Gel Eyeliner in Berlin Rocks
  • Maybelline One by One Waterproof mascara in black.

Lips:

  • MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy
  • Bourjois Effet 3D Lipgloss in no. 49 Rose Pacific

And here’s my outfit, which like I said, doesn’t match at all:

Outfit of the Day

What I’m wearing:

  • Forest green sweater (ZARA)
  • Rust colored top (New Yorker)
  • Dark blue tank top (H&M)
  • Mustard colored pants (Bershka)
  • Shoes: Dr. Marten’s 1460 in Cherry

As you can see I figured out a way to now take pictures of outfits. I just take my mirror from the wall and stick it near a window. Hoozah!

Which do you like best? The make up or the outfit?