Open the door

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I used the Revolution x Friends Open The Door shadow palette for my eye look, and I’m actually liking this palette more than I thought I would. I also used the palette for this look, and as you can see it’s very versatile.

(Base: primers – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 05), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder in Fair. Face make-up: bronzer – MAC Radiant Matte bronzing powder (shade: Beige-ing Beauty), blusher – Essence The Blush in 20 Bespoke, highlighter – Revolution Precious Glamour Illuminator in Million Dollars. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Revolution x Friends Open The Door shadow palette (shades: Whiskerson + Maple Candy + Mac & Cheese + Monana) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Lash Paradise mascara, eyeliner – MAC Studio Chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Essence Invisible Kiss transparent lipliner in 01 Multitalent Wonder + MAC Kinkster lipstick)

Teal and lilac eyes

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I don’t remember creating a teal and lilac eye look before this day, but I really like the colour combo, and as you saw in my last mascara first impressions post, I’ve worn the colour combo on my eyes again since.

(Base: primer –  e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder in Fair. Bronzer – Milani Silky Matte Bronzing powder in Sun Light, blusher – MAC Glow Play blush i Grand, highlighter – Sleek Highlighting palette in Solstice (shade: Hemisphere). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Jeffree Star Blood Lust palette (shades: Your Majesty + Deviant + Vile Serpent + Take The Crown) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Lash Paradise mascara, eyeliner – NYX Faux Whites eyeliner in Lavender Blush. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Essence lipliner in 12 Wish Me A Rose + MAC See Sheer lipstick)

First impressions: Fenty Beauty Full Frontal mascara

I’ve already tested another mascara. It’s the Fenty Beauty Full Frontal – Volume, Lift & Curl mascara, and here are my first impressions.

The mascara has a rather strange flat brush which is quite difficult to use in my opinion. The product claims to give your lashes volume, a lift, and curl them. I feel that it gives your lashes more length than volume, and my lashes are naturally very curled, so I’m not the one to tell if the claim of curl is true or not. I applied that mascara at around 7.15 in the morning and wore it all day, and there was less to none transfer to the browbones which is rare for me, so that’s a big plus. The product I got on my eyelids and undereyes during application was easy to remove without ruining my eyeshadow. However, it was not the easiest mascara to remove with my regular eye make-up remover at the end of the day, but it was not super difficult either; it just took a bit more work. So, I have mixed feelings about this mascara. I don’t like the wand/brush, but I do like that it barely transfers. I also thinks it looks very nice on the lashes, but I would have loved a bit more volume. Since I did my first impressions test, I’ve worn it with a lash primer underneath, and that does seem help on the volume front. Considered the price point and the fact that there are so many great mascaras at the drugstore, I probably wouldn’t repurchase this mascara, but I don’t hate it.

Princess pinky reds

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I went with pinky reds to match the make-up of the Disney princesses on my sweatshirt. It’s a little silly, I know, but fun nonetheless.

(Base: primer – Wet n Wild Prime Focus Primer Serum, foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Jeffree Star Magic Star Luminous Setting Powder in Translucent + Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder in Fair. Bronzer – Milani Silky Matte Bronzing powder in Sun Light, blusher – Essence Matt Touch blush in 20 Berry Me Up!, highlighter – MAC Flashing Ice Extra Dimension Skinfinish Trio: Light (shade: Out On The Tinseltown). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Revolution x Friends Open The Door shadow palette (shades: Cups & Ice + The List + Java + I Take Thee Rachel) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Lash Paradise mascara, eyeliner – NYX Faux Whites eyeliner in Seashell. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear lipstick in Candy Cane)

Fun and different

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I was really inspired by the fun colours of my outfit, so I did a matching make-up look focusing mainly on the orange and purple, and I love how fun and different this make-up look is.

(Base: primer – Wet n Wild Prime Focus Primer Serum, foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer +  Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: bronzer – Maybelline City Bronzer in 100 Light Cool, blusher – MAC Glow Play blush in So Natural, highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Postmodernist Peach. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Jeffree Star Jawbreaker palette (shades: Virgin + Tasty + Bite Me + Orange Juice) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Lash Paradise mascara, eyeliner – NYX Vivid Brights eyeliner in She Bang. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Essence Invisible Kiss transparent lipliner in 01 Multitalent Wonder + MAC Beach Nut lipstick)

’70s goodness

Here’s what I wore Wednesday November 11. This one of a kind ’70s dress is probably one of my favourite vintage finds (well, it was actually my mum who found it), and I had yet to style it with my brown platform knee high boots, so that’s exactly what I did here, and I love it! This whole orange – brown – purple colour combo is just amazing.

(Dress – vintage, roll neck top – second hand, boots – mtng)

Post Christmas/January sale make-up haul

This is the third post Christmas/January sale haul in line, and this one is a collective make-up haul. I still have a couple more clothing sale hauls to share with you, so stay tuned for those. But for now, let’s talk make-up.

The item I was most excited to find on sale in late December (and to find at all to be honest) was this Clinique Jet Set Travel Ready Eyes and Cheeks set. I’ve been wanting to try the Clinique Cheek Pop blush pops for years, but they pretty much disappeared from the Danish market, but then I came across this set containing two blushers and a mascara, and I was a happy girl. I would have paid the full prize for this set, but it was 50% off I think, so it was super affordable, which made things even better. The two blush shades are 08 Melon Pop and 15 Pansy Pop, and they’re super pretty. The mascara is the Lash Power mascara in a travel size.

And my luck didn’t stop there. I also found the Clinique Cheek Pop palette in Warm Up on sale on Asos’ website. This palette contains the shades Nude Pop, Ginger Pop, and Cola Pop. Super pretty shades as well.

Another product I’ve been wanting to try for a while is the Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette in 001 Universal, so I was really happy when I found it on sale in a set that also contained the Dior Addict Lip Glow in 001 Pink. The set also came in a Dior make-up bag. I’ve used all the shades in the palette apart from the pink one, and they’re stunning. The lip glow is lovely too.

I usually don’t really buy from luxury make-up brands, but when they’re on sale, it’s a different story. I mean, how beautiful is this Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Ready to Care & Shine lip colour! It’s in the shade 12 Corail Dolman, and it’s a collector 2020 lipstick. I don’t care much about that fact; I just loved the shade and the packaging.

Let’s move on to a couple of limited edition MAC lippies. First off, I purchased two more lip products from the Teyana Taylor collection; the lip pencil in Chestnut (dark brown) and the lipglass in 10’s Across the Board (dark red). I also found a lipstick and a lipglass from the Aaliyah collection. The lipstick is called Street Thing and the lipglass is called 1 In A Million. These are colours that I probably won’t wear often, but I didn’t have any products from the Aaliyah collection and I loved the dark red packaging.

Fenty Beauty killed it with the 2020 holiday sets (see which other sets I bought earlier on here). This is the Two Lil Stunnas – Gift Duo which comes with two mini Stunna Lip Paints in limited edition shades; Underrated and Unmatched. Both shades are beautiful.

This is another little lip set that I found interesting. It’s the Huda Beauty Kiss – Gift Set that consists of two mini Silk Balms in the shades Sugar and Spice (both shades are limited edition). They’re super shimmery, which is different for a lip balm, I guess, but I have to say that I really enjoy these. You could probably use them as gloss on top of a lipstick or lip liner, but I just wear them as lip balm on days where I don’t wear make-up.

Okay, we’re almost done. I found these KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting lip liners on sale (of course), and I liked the unusual colours, so I thought I would give them a try. I puchased the shades (from top to bottom) Lemmy, Coven, and Skully. I’m excited to see if they’re any good.

And last but not least, I purchased this 3 eye brush set from Sephora Collection. The brushes came with a little make-up bag, and they have a very cute print on them, and they’re actually quite nice.