Christmas in a make-up look

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. If this is not Christmas in a make-up look, I don’t know what is.

(Base: primer – e.l.f Cosmetics Power Grip primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – Sigma Beauty Spectrum Color-Correcting Duo in Light to Medium + NYX Bare With Me concealer serum (shade: 02 Light), powder – e.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow setting powder. Face make-up: bronzer – Catrice Bronze Away to… baked bronzing & highlighting palette in C01 Costa Rica (bottom row bronzer), blusher – Clinique Cheek Pop Pearl blush in 05 Ruby Pop, highlighter – Catrice Bronze Away to… baked bronzing & highlighting palette in C01 Costa Rica (bottom row highlighter). Eye make-up: base – Sigma Beauty Eyeshadow Base Primer in Persuade, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + Oden’s Eye Merry Christmas palette (shades: New Leaf + Christmas Tree + Poinsettia + New Year + Elf Wish), mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliners – NYX Vivid Brights eyeliner in Snatched + Essence Wood You Love Me? Duo Eye Pencil in 01 Forever Together (dark green shade). Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: NYX Slide On, Glide On, Stay On & Definitely A Turn On Waterproof, Extreme Color lip liner in Red Tape + Maybelline Green Edition balmy lip blush in 002 Bonfire)

Christmas cardigan

Here’s what I wore Tuesday November 22. As you might know, I love Christmas jumpers and Christmas themed clothing in general, and a Christmas themed cardigan is perfect, when you’re breastfeeding.

(Cardigan – PULL&BEAR, T-shirt – Asos Design, jeans – H&M, sneakers – Converse)

Catrice and Essence Disney Villains collections

Catrice and Essence have made another Disney collab, and this time the theme is Disney Villains. I picked up a lot of stuff from both Catrice and Essence, and I think this might be my favourite Disney collab the two brands have done so far.

Let’s begin with Catrice. Both the Catrice and the Essence collections contain three eyeshadow palettes, and I got all six. The three villains in the Catrice collection are Maleficent, Cruella, and the Queen of Hearts.

The Maleficent palette is called 010 I Run This Castle. It has a cool-toned purple colour story, but the shades are very light, and I’m the least impressed by this palette so far.

The Cruella palette is called 020 Fashion Above All, and it’s a black and grey palette with a pop of red. This is my favourite palette so far; the quality is very nice.

The Queen of Hearts palette is called 030 All Ways Are My Ways, and it’s a warm neutral palette with a few yellows and berries. This palette was quite nice as well on first try.

The collection came with two highlighter palettes, and I picked up one of them. I got the Cruella one called 020 Walk Like You Mean It Darling.

These are probably my favourite products from both collections. They’re the Catrice Disney Villains Maleficent liquid highlighter in 010 Magic and the Catrice Disney Villains Cruella liquid highlighter in 020 Divine. Do you see the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand resemblance?

I also picked up the Maleficent face primer and the Cruella hydrating fixing spray. I’ve used the primer a couple of times, but I’m not blown away by it. I haven’t tried the fixing spray yet.

The Catrice collection also included two lipsticks; the Maleficent Satin Collagen lipstick in 010 Elegancy and the Cruella Satin Collagen lipstick in 020 Iconic. I love the packaging and the embossings on the actual product.

The last product I got from the Catrice collection was the Maleficent nail polish in 010 Thorns, which is a super pretty iridescent purple shade.

Let’s move on to the Essence products. The three villains in the Essence collection are the Evil Queen, Ursula, and Scar.

The Evil Queen palette is called 01 Magic Mirror, and it’s a nice warm neutral palette with some purples mixed in.

The Ursula palette is called 02 So Long Lover Boy, and it’s a pretty purple palette. This purple colour scheme is a lot nicer than the one in the Maleficent palette.

The Scar palette is called 03 My Territory, and it a neutral palette with some pops of green. I haven’t worn this palette on my eyes yet.

Essence definitely also got some inspiration from Charlotte Tilbury, when they created the Evil Queen Maxi Blush in 01 Love At First Bite and the Ursula Maxi Blush in 02 Leaving U Speechless. However, I really enjoyed both of these. I used the Ursula one as bronzer and highlighter.

This is the Evil Queen ELECTRIC GLOW colour changing lipstick in 01 Obsession. I haven’t tried it on yet, but the packaging is cute.

These Disney collections usually has face serums, and this one is no exception. The Evil Queen one is called 01 Beauty, and the Ursula one is called 02 Promises.

I love a nice hand cream, so I had to try the Evil Queen one.

Lastly, I picked up the Make-up Tools & Bag Set from the Essence collection. It comes with a make-up bag, six brushes, and three reusable make-up remover pads. I’ve already travelled with the make-up bag, and it’s the perfect size to bring on a weekend trip.

Christmas season

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. Be prepared to see lots of green and red make-up looks for a while; it’s the Christmas season after all.

(Base: primer – Milk Makeup Hydro Grip primer, foundation – L’Oreal Infaillible 24H Fresh Wear foundation (shade: 015 Porcelain), concealers – Sigma Beauty Spectrum Color-Correcting Duo in Light to Medium + NYX Bare With Me concealer serum (shade: 02 Light), powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Essence Skin Lovin’ Sensitive mineral powder (shade: 01 Translucent). Face make-up: bronzer –  MAC Next To Nothing bronzing powder (shade: Canyon Dreamin’), blushers – Clinique Cheek Pop palette in Warm Up (shade: Cola Pop) + MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Bottomless Brunch, highlighter – MAC Hyper Real Glow Duo in Fortune Teller/Blizzard Wizard. Eye make-up: base – Sigma Beauty Eyeshadow Base Primer in Persuade, eyeshadows – Revolution The Grinch x Revolution Mean One shadow palette (shades: Mr Grinch + Loathe Entirely + Whobilation + I’m Feeling + Naughty List + Mean Machine + 5:30 Jazzercize), mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliner – Oden’s Eye Solmåne II gel liner in 006 Green Tea. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: Gosh Velvet Touch lipliner in 003 Cardinal Red + MAC Powder Kiss liquid lipcolour in Fashion, Sweetie)

Merry Grinchmas!

Here’s what I wore Thursday November 17. As you might know, I start early with the Christmas themed outfits, and this year I kicked off the season of festive clothing with the Grinch.

(Sweatshirt + trousers – H&M, boots – Asos Design)

5 favourites – November

Tomorrow it’s finally December; my favourite month! It’s obviously my daughter’s first Christmas, and I can’t wait to celebrate it with her, my boyfriend, and the rest of my family. But first, I’m going to round-up November with some favourites. Even though I haven’t worn make-up that often this past month, all the favourites I’m going to feature in this post are make-up/beauty products. I do have other favourites, but they’re baby-related, so I won’t include those.

NYX Bare With Me concealer serum (shade: 02 Light): I’ve had this concealer for a while, and it wasn’t love at first try, but I’ve since discovered that it applies best with a concealer brush or with fingers. However, I do use a sponge lightly after I’ve applied it with a brush. It has a beautiful finish and texture, and I’ve grown to really enjoy this concealer.

Sigma Beauty Eyeshadow Base Primer (shade: Persuade): My MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly will probably always be my favourite eyeshadow base/primer, but I’ve been loving this Sigma Beauty Eyeshadow Base Primer lately, and it’s nice to have more than one great eyeshadow primer.

Oden’s Eye Christmas Eve palette + Merry Christmas palette: I know I haven’t hauled these palettes yet, and I’ve only worn each of them once so far, but I was so impressed by the quality and the colour stories that I had to feature them in this post. Oden’s Eye eyeshadows are becoming some of my favourites in general.

Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink liquid lipsticks: I’d heard great things about these liquid lipsticks, and I’m not disappointed. I’m actually really impressed by this formula, and now I want all the shades.

MAC Lip Conditioner: I think you’re supposed to use this product before you apply lipliner and lipstick, but I’ve been using it every night before bed for weeks now, and I’ve loved to use it that way. It’s very moisturising, and it has that classic MAC vanilla scent, which I love.

New, incredible blues

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. You know how much I love a blue eye look, and I love finding new, incredible blue eyeshadows.

(Base: primer – e.l.f Cosmetics Power Grip primer, foundation – L’Oreal Infaillible 24H Fresh Wear foundation (shade: 015 Porcelain), concealers – Sigma Beauty Spectrum Color-Correcting Duo in Light to Medium + Huda Beauty #FAUXFILTER Luminous Matte liquid concealer (shade: 1.3G Marshmellow), powder – Huda Beauty Easy Bake powder in Sugar Cookie. Face make-up: bronzer – Tarte Precious Gems Amazonian Clay cheek palette (shade: Park Ave Princess), blusher – Tarte Precious Gems Amazonian Clay cheek palette (shade: Luxe), highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Let It Glow. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + Oden’s Eye Christmas Eve palette (shades: Nightfall + Christmas Eve + Blue Star + Blue Ice + Snowflake), mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliner – Oden’s Eye Solmåne II gel liner in 009 Sky Blue. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: NYX Slim lip pencil in Natural + Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink in 35 Cheeky)

Collective sale make-up haul (October)

I have a collective sale make-up haul to share with you today. This haul includes a bunch of products I’ve been wanting to try plus some other random stuff.

I thought about picking up the Huda Beauty Lovefest collection for quite a while before I finally decided to do so. The Lovefest Obsessions palette is so pretty; I really like the orange and purple colour story.

From the Huda Beauty Lovefest collection I also picked up the Tear & Shade lip quad which comes with two Silk Balms and two Liquid Matte liquid lipsticks. Two of them are in orange shades, and the other two are deeper burgundy shades.

I got a few more shades of the Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink liquid lipsticks, because I really like the formula. These are in the shades 35 Cheeky and 10 Lippy.

Now let’s move on to a mix of random products.

Recently, I’ve heard people talk about Clarins lip oils, so I decided to get two different versions; the Instant Comfort lip oil in 09 Chocolate and the Lip Oil Shimmer in 08 Burgundy Wine.

This Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Lipstick in 22 Ironic Burgundy was very heavily discounted, so I thought I would try it out.

I love the NYX Ultimate Glow Shots liquid eyeshadows, so I bought another shade and it’s called 03 Come Thru Coconut.

This is my first ever Kylie Cosmetics product. It’s the Lip & Cheek Glow Balm in Pink Me Up, and it’s very pretty.

I love duochrome eyeshadows, so I purchased another Danessa Myricks Beauty Infinite Chrome Flakes. It’s in the shade Strobe Light. I also picked up the Layla Cosmetics Rarity Trichrome liquid eyeshadow in 04 Tanzanite.

Lastly, I bought the MAC Kiss It Twice Powder Kiss Liquid Duo: Pink, which comes with the two shades Billion $ Smile and A Little Tamed. I love this lipstick formula.

Black and gold

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I don’t remember if I’ve ever done a black and gold eye look (I usually do black and silver together), but that was the eye look I wanted to do that day, and I really like it. I think this whole make-up look is quite festive.

(Base: primers – Rare Beauty Always An Optimist pore diffusing primer + Catrice The Glowifier illuminating primer in 010 Glow Rush, foundation – e.l.f. Cosmetics Camo CC Cream (shade: Fair 120N), concealers – Sigma Beauty Spectrum Color-Correcting Duo in Light to Medium + NYX Bare With Me concealer serum (shade: 02 Light), powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Sigma Beauty Soft Focus setting powder in Vanilla Bean. Face make-up: bronzer – Danessa Myricks Beauty Balm Contour in Light 1, blusher – Catrice Sparks Of Joy blush stick in C01 All I Want For Christmas Is Red, highlighter – MAC Flash Drops liquid highlighter in Flash Me Outside. Eye make-up: bases – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly + NYX Glitter primer, eyeshadows – Catrice Disney Villains Queen of Hearts eyeshadow palette in 030 All Ways Are My Ways (shades: Childish + Mood + Chessboard + Cards + White Rabbit) + MAC Sparkler eyeshadow in Ice Cold, mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliner – MAC Powerpoint eye pencil in Bottle Service. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: Revolution Pro X Marilyn Monroe lip liner in Marilyn Red + MAC Lustreglass Sheer-Shine lipstick in Put A Bow On It)