Here’s what I wore Wednesday April 10. I wanted to style my zebra print jacket again, and I also really wanted to wear this red second hand skirt, so I decided to wear them together.
(Jacket + skirt – H&M, T-shirt – Bershka, belt – Pieces, boots – H&M)
Here’s the make-up I wore Thursday April 4. I initially wanted to do a more subtle blue eye look, but when I started applying the eyeshadows this is what happened, and I love it.
(Base: primers – Wet n Wild CoverAll primer + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation (shade: Soft Ivory), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 05), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless pressed powder (shade: 90 Translucent). Face make-up: bronzer – MAC Shiny Pretty Things Face Compact Extra Dimension bronzer in Five-Alarm Kiss, blusher – Essence Satin Touch blush in 20 Satin Love, highlighter – Milani Strobe Light Instant Glow Powder (shade: Afterglow). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Juvia’s Place The Magic Mini palette (shades: Kesi + Yejide + Yemora) + MAC Nylon eye shadow, mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Leo)
It’s time for another collective drugstore haul. I recently did a ‘first impressions’ post on the Essence G’Day Sydney eyeshadow palette, and I liked it so much that I bought the other two palettes in the series; Hello New York and Salut Paris. The Hello New York palette contains purple, blue, and grey shades, and the Salut Paris palette contains grey, pink, and mauve shades. I also bought the other shade of the Essence Matte Touch blushers (20 Berry Me Up!). A couple of products I had heard about and wanted to try out are the Maybelline City Bronzer (shade: 100 Light Cold) and the L’Oréal Infallible More Than Concealer (322 Ivory). I haven’t tried the concealer yet, but so far I really like the bronzer. The lipliner is from NYX, and it’s in the shade Prune. I’m always looking for new purple lipliners. Lastly, I purchased a few back-ups of some of my go-to products; the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation and the e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder. I also purchased a new e.l.f. Complexion brush which is my favourite bronzer brush. My old one was falling apart, so I really needed a new one.
Here’s what I wore Tuesday April 2. I tend to wear very colourful outfits, but I love a neutral look too. I love the mix of gingham and argyle.
(Trousers – Monki, jumper – PULL&BEAR, hat – H&M, belt – Asos, boots – Topshop)
Here’s the make-up I wore Monday April 1. It’s the same eye make-up that I wore in my last first impressions post. I really love how this whole make-up look turned out. I had almost forgotten how gorgeous a teal lip can be.
(Base: primers – Wet n Wild CoverAll 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 + Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless pressed powder (shade: 90 Translucent). Face make-up: bronzer – Physicians Formula Butter bronzer (shade: Light), blusher – Essence Satin Touch blush in 20 Satin Love, highlighter – Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle highlighter duo (shade: Lightning Dust). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Essence G’Day Sydney eyeshadow palette 01 (shades: first row – 1 + 2 + 4 + 5, second row – 3 + 4), mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara, eyeliner – Gosh Velvet Touch eyeliner in 001 Blue Moon. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Mermaid Blood)
Here’s what I wore Friday March 29. How fun are these zebra print jeans! They make an otherwise really simple and casual outfit way more interesting.
(Jeans – Asos, sweatshirt + socks – H&M, sneakers – Zara)
It’s time for another ‘first impressions’ post, and this time I’ve tested the Essence G’Day Sydney eyeshadow palette. The eyeshadows swatch very well, and the colours are beautiful, so I had high hopes for this palette.
These first pictures were taken right after application of the eyeshadows. I don’t expect the most incredible quality from an affordable palette, but I was pleasantly suprised by the pigmentation of the eyeshadows. They blended out nicely, though some shades better than others (the matte dark brown shade required a bit more work). There was minimal fall out; only a little from the shimmer shades.
These pictures were taken after about 10,5 hours of wear (excuse my shiny skin), and apart from the fact the eyeshadows seem to have faded a tiny bit, they still look pretty good in my opinion. They eyeshadows were very easy to remove with regular eye make-up remover. All in all, I really like this palette, and I’ve used it quite a few times by now.