Not according to plan

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. This eye make-up did not turn out according to plan (the metallic brown shade turned greenish when blended), but I thought I would share it with you anyways, because I actually don’t hate it, and it’s very realistic that things don’t always turn out the way you thought they would.

(Base: primers – Maybelline Face Studio Prime Pore Minimizing Primer + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Revolution Conceal & Define concealer (shade: C2), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + RCMA No-Color powder. Face make-up: bronzer – MAC Radiant Matte bronzing powder (shade: Beige-ing Beauty), blusher – Essence The Blush in 20 Bespoke, highlighter – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed highlighter (shade: Vanilla Quartz). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Jeffree Star Alien eyeshadow palette (shades: Titan + Gravitea + Space Cowboy + Martian Soil + Pluto), mascara – MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash mascara, eyeliner – NYX Slim eye pencil in Light Brown. Eyebrows: e.l.f. Brow Pencil (shade: Neutral Brown) + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Essence Invisible Kiss transparent lipliner in 01 Multitalent Wonder + MAC Kinkster lipstick)

Essence Bloom Baby, Bloom! collection

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About 1,5 months ago I stumpled apon a new limited edition collection from Essence. Essence always makes the cutest limited edition collections and the Bloom Baby, Bloom! collection is no exception. I picked up the eyeshadow palette, the primer oil, the two baked highlighters, and the blushlighter.

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I was very intrigued by the colour story of this eyeshadow palette. I’ve only used it once so far, and I wasn’t impressed. Essence eyeshadows varies a lot in pigmentation and quality, and the three shades I’ve used from this palette (the coral, the light peach and the light yellow) were not great. The light yellow and light peach were pretty much invisible, and the coral was just okay. I’m hoping that some of the other shades are better.

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The collection includes this Healthy Glow Primer Oil (01 Violet in Bloom). It contains rice oil and vitamin E, and it’s supposed to be caring and skin conditioning. I’ve used it a few times, and so far I like it. It smells really good too.

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The products that initially caught my eye were the baked highlighters. They come in two shades; 01 Daisy Me Glowing and 02 Rose & Shine! They are very glittery and shiny. I’ve only worn the light shade (02 Rose & Shine!) so far, which has a really pretty pink duochrome shift to it.

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The last product I purchased from the collection is the blushlighter in the shade 01 I Lilac You! I’ve been seeing these blushlighter type products different places lately, and I think it’s an interesting idea. I’ve worn this product once so far, and I actually thought it looked really pretty, so I’m excited to wear it again.

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This very last product was not a part of the Bloom Baby, Bloom! collection, but since it’s from Essence I thought I would feature it in this haul. I love Essence blushes; they are some of my favourites. I already have one of the The Blush blushes, which I love, so I thought I would get the other available shade in 20 Bespoke. It’s quite an interesting blush shade since it’s a very bronzy colour, and I thought it would be a perfect addition to my blush collection.

Always a winner

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. A monochromatic make-up look is always a winner in my book.

(Base: primer – Wet n Wild Prime Focus Primer Serum, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Revolution Conceal & Define concealer (shade: C2), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless pressed powder (shade: 90 Translucent). Face make-up: bronzer – Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r – Instant Warmth bronzer (shade: Inda Sun), blusher – MAC Glow Play blush in Grand, highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Postmodernist Peach. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Huda Beauty Ruby Obsessions palette (shades: 1. shade 1. row + 1. and 2. shade 3. row) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash mascara, eyeliner – MAC Studio Chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20. Eyebrows: e.l.f. Brow Pencil (shade: Neutral Brown) + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: MAC Redd lip pencil + MAC Vermillion Vee lipstick)

Red off-shoulder smock top

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Here’s what I wore Thursday June 4. I’ve had the red off-shoulder smock top for almost two years, but this was my first time wearing it for some reason. It’s really cute though, and I really like how it looks paired with relaxed jeans and a pair of colourful heeled sandals.

(Top – H&M, jeans – Monki, heels – second hand)

Warm yellow and orange tones

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I went all out with warm yellow and orange tones, and I think this look turned out so fun and summery.

(Base: primers – Maybelline Face Studio Prime Pore Minimizing Primer + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Revolution Conceal & Define concealer (shade: C2), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + RCMA No-Color powder. Face make-up: bronzer – Maybelline City Bronzer in 100 Light Cool, blushers – NYX Sweet Cheeks matte creamy powder blush in Summer Breeze & Silence is Golden, highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Double Gleam. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + Jeffree Star Mini Breaker palette (shades: Double Scoop + Slice) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash mascara, eyeliner – MAC Studio Chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20. Eyebrows: e.l.f. Brow Pencil (shade: Neutral Brown) + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour lip liner in Allegedly + Lime Crime Unicorn lipstick in October)

Lilac eyes and nude glossy lips

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I’m obsessed with this whole make-up look! I think the lilac eye make-up is so pretty, and even though it’s very unlike me to wear a nude glossy lip, I think it’s the perfect choice for this look.

(Base: primer –  e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Revolution Conceal & Define concealer (shade: C2), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + RCMA No-Color powder. Face make-up: bronzer – Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r – Instant Warmth bronzer (shade: Inda Sun), blusher – MAC Glow Play blush in So Natural, highlighter – MAC Strobe Face Glaze (shade: Let’s Make Waves). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Jeffree Star Blood Lust palette (shades: Your Majesty + Deviant + Vivid Mood + Take the Crown) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash mascara, eyeliner – Faux Whites eyeliner in Lavender Blush. Eyebrows: e.l.f. Brow Pencil (shade: Neutral Brown) + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: MAC A La Plage lipstick)

Lilac trousers

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Here’s what I wore Thursday May 28. The weather started to get better in the very end of May, so it was the perfect opportunity to wear my new lilac trousers. I wore them with the Mickey and Minnie Mouse T-shirt from the same haul, my new pearl necklace and black heeled sandals, and I love how this whole look turned out.

(Necklace – sweet deluxe, T-shirt + trousers – H&M, heels – Boohoo)