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.
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.
what am I talking about and why am I showing you a picture of my nails and lip? when I say DREAM TEAM I mean the new gorgeous fall collection products by ESTÉE LAUDER – the matte PURE COLOR 04 HEART BEET nailpolish and the PURE COLOR ENVY 460 BRAZEN lipstick. both are beautiful dark burgundy berry colors and work perfectly together!
m.a.c amazes me all the time! I got the relaunched HEROINE lipstick in the modesuisse goodiebag and I have been enjoying it ever since. I really like the fact that m.a.c often continues to carry special edition products. of course one never knows but so far I was always lucky. the HEROINE is a matte bright purple lipstick. as I have rather chapped lips I can only wear it after exfoliating my lips.
another rather new product that was launched in may 2014 is the STUDIO SCULPT SHADE AND LINE palettes with a huge variety of color combinations. I personally love the INDIGOBLEND but I also like the VIOLETBLEND and APRICOTBLEND that makes my eyes look very green because of the red, orange and pink tones. Its a 3in1 palette with 2 eyeshadows and an eyeliner. all of them can be used either dry or wet. also in may 2014 they have launched the PATENTPOLISH LIP PENCILS in 12 different colors. I am not a huge lipgloss fan because I always end up having my hairs on my lips but with this product it looks like you would be wearing lipgloss because of the amazing shine but the feeling and texture is like a normal lipstick or chapstick. My favorite colors are TEEN DREAM a bright coral orange, HOPELESSLY DEVOTED a super bright clean fuchsia and PLEASANT a very nice rosy pink.
please leave comment below and tell me if you have tried any of these products above?
I can not get enough from this! smooch proof lip stain 16 h – well to be honest.. it doesnt last that long.. especially after eating i have to reapply but the matte ruby red is a perfect shade for everyday!