I tried out something new and now it is finally the time to share it with you. I got two nice things by MAX FACTOR X and had fun playing around. as you can see from the caption of this blogpost, I really like both of the things. so lets first have a look what I am talking about:
MAX FACTOR X SMOKEY EYE DRAMA KIT
04 luxe lilas so lets start with the eye shadow kit. a great palette for green and hazel brown eyes as it brings out the green due to the purple and lilac color shades. I wanna quickly review the shades from left to right: the first shade is an awesome base color and eyebrow bone highlighter. it can be used for a very natural eye look for a very simple and nude makeup. then we have the two lilac purple colors that are great to play with around the lash line or use it as a V in the outer eye corner for a more dramatic and smokey look. the last color is like the first one an awesome base color or can be used to give some definition to the crease. for an inbetween look I would suggest using the first and last color, using the first one as a base and on the eye brow bone and the last one to shade the crease. voila! thats it, one palette with multiple options for different looks. and now lets talk about the foundation, it is a foundation with a great coverage. perfect for people with redness or want to cover blemishes. I got the 50 natural shade and it is a tint to light for me. so I can only use a tiny bit and apply a ver light layer and then use bronzing powder and blush to bring back my face color. but winter has only started and my bikini lines are fading, I am sure my face will be lighter in two months and that it then will be the perfect shade. I will try to show you my created looks via my social media channels, which you can also access via the blog by clicking here>>
these are my favorite bronzing powders – I use for sure one of them every day. I am a huge bronzing powder fan and also love the new sculpting/contouring trend. eventhough the look very similar in the photo above, they are in fact not. #1 is a matte bronzing powder with absolutely no glitter or shine, this is perfect for all year around and is also a great color to use as an eyeshadow. #2 this one has a tiny bit of shimmer and glitter and is a touch warmer than the one previously mentioned. I dont like the brush that comes with it, somehow I was not able to achieve a nice and smooth looking bronzing/contouring with it. #3 this bronzing powder is a great mix between the first and second, it is not shimmery and has no glitter and shine but it is also not absolutely matte. a wonderful bronzing powder for throughout the year.
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I am already more than 3 weeks back from vacation and I totally forgot to tell you what makeUp I took with me to Castellammare del Golfo in Sicily. So now I finally found time and here we go:
I took 5 different eyeshadows and a blusher by ARTDECO and I put them in a MAC palette. all the ARTDECO powder products like blusher and eyeshadows have a tiny magnet on the back so they are made to be stored in a palette. perfect for vacation as you can put together your individual palette. in general in summer or in summer vacation I am not applying MakeUp every day but in the evening after a long day on the beach it is nice to pamper oneself and wear a nice dress and go for dinner. well thats what I did. I was only wearing the makeUp in the evening as it was way too hot to wear makeUp during the day..
a sparkly pale brown
a matte stale blue
a warm matte dark mauve
a pale light matte brown
a matte light powdery beige
a nice warm almost pan of terracota
so as you can see out of the 5 eyeshadows 4 of them are matte and only one has shimmer.I either wore a simple look or a more smokey look.
I start with 551 all over the lid and highlight the parts below the brows. 16 in the crease.
SMOKEY LOOK 551 all over the lid and highlight the parts below the brow and the inner corner of the eyes. then I take 506 and cutting the crease. and using 517 and 520 to blend it towards the eyelid.
awesome pigmentation and no fall out thats exactly what I want from eyeshadows – I will for sure get more of these in order to have more shimmery shadows too. will keep you posted.
where can you get these ARTDECO products? I found mine at parfumcity.ch they have awesome deals and since it is a swiss online shop you dont have to pay any extra charges from the customs. ARTDECO is a german brand and is based in Karlsfeld Germany.
and OOH BOY – look at those gorgeous pieces by maccosmetics.com. I have already mentioned them in my previous YT video and now I wanna talk a little bit more about them and give you some details.
GENUINE TREASURE pro longwear paint pot
PREENING satin eye shadow
HOLYWOOD CERISE lipstick
MAKE ME GORGEOUS lipstick
all of those products work very nice together and I am looking forward to create some cool looks. the different greens can be worn with the nice paint pot shimmer and top it off with a bright lip color! the ivy and preening can be layered or used seperately also the paint pot can be worn as a very simple eye look. stay tuned for more via my YT videos. have a lovely weekend. X
yes, we all have to treat ourselves every now and then! and I did yesterday at MANOR – I stumbled upon the new courrèges collection for Estée Lauder! sigh, what a super nice collection with a shimmering bronzing powder a cute tiny brush that is perfect for travelling, two eyeshadows, several lip products and fake eyelashes. out of the whole collection I was absolutely fascinated by the minty green-ish shimmering eyeshadow. it reminds me so much of a mermaid! and zack – I had to have it! at the moment you get 10% off when paying with the MANOR card and some brands even add another 10% not the case with Estée Lauder but at least I got 10% off. instead of 39 CHF it was 35.10 CHF – a tiny bargain!
here you can watch my lovely YT video about the new eyeshadow and soon I will show you a makeUp look where you can see me play around with it.
two brands – one look– and what a simple one! I started to apply the new lightful C tinted cream all over my face and neck and set it with the mineralize skinfinish natural powder. then I applied the bronzing powder to my cheeks, temples and jaw line and filled in my brows with the eyebrow pencil in taupe which I can hardly sharpen anymore as it got so tiny. as a last step I dusted the light CC prep+prime loose powder all over my face to give it a nice and fresh finish!
something from the US – and I am talking about the new wetnwild eyeshadow palette in FLORAL VALUES! this is the perfect palette for spring and I was already playing around with it for the first time this very morning and I gotta say I am impressed by the colors – they can be applied in a more subtle way and in a very bold colorful way and I think thats something very important as not every day is the same day and ones mood is changing with the wardrobe and maybe with the weather so we want to be able to have some freedom!
I made a tiny YT video about my new palette and for the ones that have not visited my channel yet now would be a good moment!
I dunno if I should mix this palette with the new TOLEDO violetwink palette by maccosmetics. what do you think? they might go perfectly together as they both have a nice mix of rosy, pinkish lavender colors. I am so ready for spring!
here you can see the light subtle swatches and the more bold swatches and this makes the 5 eyeshadow an actual 10 eyeshadow palette!
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enjoy the sunny day and lots of love to everybody men and women – one love!
we did it again – hahahaha, yes we again had fun with makeUp and this time I used the new SHISEIDO products among many other products. as a base I used the LANCOME CUSHION MIRACLE my newest favorite foundation and the ESTÉE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR BRUSH ON GLOW. then I used the CHANEL 85 SILLAGE eyeshadow all over the lid. afterwards I applied the new SHISEIDO SHIMMERING CREAM EYE COLOR in the outer corner of the eye all away along the crease of the eyelid. then I used another creamy eyeshadow by M.A.C called DANGEROUS CUVÉE paint pot and also smudged it in the outer V of the eye and all the way up to the crease. unfortunately I couldnt find a picture of the dark grey ESSENCE eyeliner I have used to line the lashline. as Diana was wearing glasses that evening I decided to define her eyes a bit more by using the new ELECTRIC COBALT by ESTÉE LAUDER on the lower lash line but only from the outer corner to the middle. to bring in some more color I used the SHISEIDO VEILED ROUGE in the shade RD 506 – a beautiful warm rosy pink. another new product that I have used, but also couldnt find a photo, was the new SHISEIDO PERFECTING STICK concealer. that’s it – it was very easy and I am sure you can do something nice too!
something new will be out soon by Estée Lauder – a new version of the fantastic ENVY lipstick and it is called ENVY SHINE! so let me tell you that I already like the ENVY lipsticks due to the texture, the pigmentation and the staying power – these buggers last almost a whole day! I found some interesting facts about the ENVY and ENVY SHINE lipsticks:
ENVY (available in 31 colors (26 regular colors))
medium to full coverage
6 hours staying power
creamy and smooth
scent: red currant, tangerine, orange, apple blossom
true vision TM technology
luxurious package with the CLICK!
ENVY SHINE (availabe in 10 colors)
high gloss finish
subtle to medium coverage
4 hours staying power
smooth and soft
scent: chamomile, peppermint
I am sure I will use the ENVY SHINE a lot in spring summer when I can also wear my lovely silk dresses and feel free again 🙂 until then I am more than happy with the ENVY lipstick and will try to update my collection with some new colors. there are 31 different colors available at MANOR Basel – yes, we counted it 🙂 and I am sure I will find something nice.
my two favorite ENVY lipsticks are ECCENTRIC and RED EGO
and I was super lucky to already have two ENVY SHINE lipsticks BLOSSOM BRIGHT a lovely coral pink and INNOCENT a subtle rosy beige
last weekend I had the pleasure to use some of my new makeup products on Diana. we ended up using the new SISLEY phyto 4 ombresand we both really like the colors and luckily we also both like the result.
so what was I doing? I was using the lighter grey color all over the lid (but not all the way up to the brow) then I used the darker grey and i drew a V shape on the outer corner of the eye. because I have already done Dianas foundation and concealing I wanted to be prepared for any fall out from the eyeshadow and thats why I used lots of loose transparent powder under her eyes – in case of fall out you just brush the powder away with a fan brush and there will be no smudges or darker spots below the eyes. so we have the light grey almost all over the lid and the V in the outer corner in the darker grey – the next step is blending the V with a nice fluffy crease brush. I took the blue color and blended it all over the lid. as a last step I used the light grey color and smudged it very lightly along the water line. VOILA that is the complete eye look with the new SISLEY phyto 4 ombres in 2 mystery!
this is the complete look and in case you wanna find the exact same products you can click >> here and have a look at my POLYVORE page, all the products are listed. enjoy. X
something new by maccosmetics the gorgeous ULTIMATE collection with the lipsticks in their chunky packaging – so in love with the colors I got! and a sheer mystery powder in four different shades – the other new launched collection is called RED RED RED and it puts together the most awesome shades of red – not only for the lips but also for cheeks and nails.
I am so in love with the mac lipsticks and my favorite lipstick color is red – I could not be more happy about the two new collections. the ULTIMATE lipsticks are very creamy and the pigmentation is just beyond! I would wear marque on a day to day base and the scene for an elegant night out – so that is another thing that I love about the collection. it offers a wide range of colors – something for all of us. the RED RED RED collection holds some products that I have already extremely loved before – these are the two lipsticks LADYBUG and SEE SHEER. a little side note – I was a huge fan of the Cindy lauper Viva Glam lipstick unfortunately that was a limited edition and I couldnt find that very lipstick anywhere.. so I think the see sheer is a nice dupe for that maybe not exactly a dupe but for me it is close enough.
ULTIMATE lipsticks 36 CHF
soft pout marque a soft light neutral pink
femme de luxe
vogue en violet the scene a deep berry
RED RED RED lipsticks 28 CHF
see sheer (already one of my favorite lipsticks!)
lady bug (already one of my favorite lipsticks!)
cremesheen glass 32 CHF nectarsweet a soft pink-peach
night is young
dazzleglass 32 CHF
casual color 33 CHF for lips and cheeks
secret admirer out for fun a cool coral
eye shadows 26 CHF
give me fire
strike while haute
beauty powder 38 CHF
nail lacquer 18 CHF
red red red
its saturday morning and I just did my makeup – a very easy one with focus on the eyes. check my nine steps:
step one SUPERDEFENSE by CLINIQUE
step two ALL ABOUT EYES primer by CLINIQUE
step three PERFECTIONIST by ESTÉE LAUDER
step four WONDER PENCIL by NYX
step five EYELASH CURLER by THE BODY SHOP
step six GABON eyeshadow by NARS
step seven SILLAGE eyeshadow by CHANEL
step eight ANSE SOLEIL lipliner by NARS
step nine ANITA lipstick by NARS
to start I use a good moisturizer with SPF 20 and apply it allover my face including my neck. then I use one of my favorite eye shadow primer and let it set so it wont crease with the eyeshadow. I like my skin to look a bit dewy and thats why I love the PERFECTIONIST foundation so much, it blends in very well and makes me look super healthy and fresh. then I conceal some spots around my nose and use the same pen to line my waterline (of course I wipe the pencil before doing so) after that it is time to curl my eyelashes and I will be ready to apply eyeshadow – first I apply the wonderful dark and sparkly eyeshadow and use the ligher color to blend as a transition color. done with the eyes – ready for the lips! I line my lips and use the very subtle almost nudish brown lipstick to fill in my lips. READY for the WEEKEND! photos of the look will be soon on my FB page – stay tuned. xx