Purple eyes and nude lips

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I’ve worn quite a few versions of a purple eye with a nude lip over the past couple of months, and there’s a reason why; it just looks so pretty.

(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. Face make-up: bronzer – Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r – Instant Warmth bronzer (shade: Inda Sun), blusher – MAC Prism powder blush, highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Let It Glow. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Jeffree Star Jawbreaker palette (shades: Virgin + Gum Drop) + Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde eyeshadow palette (shades: Ultraviolet + Supermoon), mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara, eyeliner – NYX Slim eye pencil in Lavender Shimmer. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Mannequin + Jeffree Star The Gloss in Shane Glossin’)

Black Friday collective beauty haul

This is going to be my last Black Friday haul, and it’s a small collective beauty haul.

I’ve been wanting to try out the Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil highlighter for so long, and I thought getting the Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb Baby – Travel Set would be a great way to do so. It comes with a mini version of the Diamond Bomb highlighter in the shade How Many Carats?! and a mini Gloss Bomb in the shade Fu$$y, which is a shade I didn’t already own. I wore the highlighter for the first time yesterday, and it sure is blinding and also quite glittery. I might have applied a little too much, but I did like the glass like finish of it, and it didn’t ruin the make-up underneath, eventhough it has a jelly-like texture.

I had seen ads about the L’Oréal Air Volume Mega Mascara and was intrigued. I won’t say anymore about it now, because a first impressions post on it will be coming up.

You have probably noticed how much I love coloured eyeliner pencils for my waterline, and NYX usually doesn’t disappoint when it comes to this category of make-up. These are the Epic Wear Liner Sticks, and I picked up the shades (from top to bottom) Emerald Cut, Cosmic Yellow, Pink Spirit, Frosted Lilac, and Periwinkle Pop.

The last product in the haul is not make-up, but a skincare product. I’ve been using the The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash for several months now, and I really like it, so I thought I would give Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask a go. It’s a gel type formula that you apply to your face before you go to bed, leave it on overnight, and wash it off the next morning. I’ve only used it a few times so far, but I really should use it more often to give it a fair shot.

Prefer this version

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I wore a similar make-up look in December which was actually inspired by this look that I wore in October. I think I prefer this October version.

(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 – Jeffree Star Magic Star Luminous Setting Powder in Translucent + Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder in Fair. 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 Let It Glow. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Jeffree Star Blue Blood palette (shades: Wealthy + Undertaker + Cullinan) + Huda Beauty Ruby Obsessions palette (shade: 1. shade 3. row), mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara, eyeliner – NYX Vivid Brights eyeliner in Snatched. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: MAC Redd lip pencil + MAC Vermillion Vee lipstick)

Khaki green lips

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I had a lot of fun creating a make-up look to match my jumper. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to wear this awesome khaki green lipstick again.

(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. Face make-up: bronzer – MAC Radiant Matte bronzing powder (shade: Beige-ing Beauty), blusher – MAC Glow Play blush in So Natural, 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 Androgyny eyeshadow palette (shade: Military) + Jeffree Star Conspiracy palette (shade: Conspiracy) + MAC Patrick Starr eyeshadow quad in Play With Me (shade: In The Shadows) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascaras – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara + L.A. Girl Volumatic mascara (shade: Bright Blue), eyeliner – Makeup Geek Full Spectrum eye liner pencil in Cobalt. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Karma)

Fun purple and green

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I continued the purple and green colour scheme in my make-up look, and it turned out to be such a fun look.

(Base: primer –  e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), 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 – Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r – Instant Warmth bronzer (shade: Inda Sun), blusher – MAC Prism powder blush, highlighter – Sleek Highlighting palette in Solstice (shade: Hemisphere). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Juvia’s Place The Magic Mini palette (shades: Kesi + Faso) + Juvia’s Place The Tribe palette (shades: Maasai + Tutsi + Koro) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascaras – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara + L.A. Girl Volumatic mascara (shade: Purple), eyeliner – LA Girl Shockwave Neon Liner (shade: Gotcha). Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: NYX Suede Matte lip liner in Sway + MAC 4Eva lipstick) 

Subtle blue

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. This is a more subtle way of doing a blue eye look, and even though I love intense blue eye looks, I really like this too.

(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. 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 Double Gleam. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Revolution x Friends Rachel shadow palette (shades: Shopping + Dinosaur) + Jeffree Star Blue Blood palette (shade: Ice Tray) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic 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 Feeling Myself lipstick)

MAC Black Friday haul

It’s finally time to share my first Black Friday haul with you; I’m a little behind, I know:) Let’s start off with MAC.

I’ve never tried the Powder Kiss lipsticks before, so I decided to purchase the Showstopper Powder Kiss lipstick x 5 kit from the 2020 holiday collection. I still haven’t tried them out, but I like the look of them.

I got two lipglasses; one from the 2020 holiday collection called Break The Ice, and one from the 2019 holiday collection called Star Memoir. I’m wearing lipgloss more and more often these days, and these two are just so pretty.

I use Fix+ everything single time I wear make-up, and I love trying new versions and scents of the finishing spray. The Magic Radiance one is a back-up, because I already use and love that one. I haven’t tried the matte version before, so I’m really excited to do so. And I also added two more Fix+ from the Vibes collection (Calm and Play) to my Fix+ collection.

Now on to a little mix of different items, I also picked up in the Black Friday sale. I love the Glow Play blushes. They’re some of my favourites, so I picked up another shade called Totally Synced. Then I also picked up the Nylon eyeshadow (my favourite inner corner and brow bone highlight shade) in pot form, so it’s easy for me to take it with my when travelling. The lip pencil is in the shade Nightingale which is a beautiful berry shade, and the brush is the 221S Mini Tapered Blending brush.

Lastly, I wanted to show you the free gifts I received with my orders. First off, I got the Mischief Minx eye palette. As you can see it’s a bronzy, neutral palette, which is not the kind of palette I often go for, but I’m excited to compare the formula of the eyeshadows to MAC’s single eyeshadows.

I really can’t believe that I got three Extra Dimension Foil eyeshadows from the 2020 holiday collection for free! I thought about purchasing the middle shade when the collection launched, and now I’m glad I didn’t. The shades I picked are (from left to right) Firewerk The Room, Cooler Than Being Cool, and Explosive Chemistry. I’ve already worn Cooler Than Being Cool and Explosive Chemistry (see here), and they’re super pretty.

Matte eyes, glossy lips

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I went for a completely matte eye look (apart from the inner corner and brow bone highlight), which doesn’t happen very often. I paired it with a glossy lip which is something I started to get more into in 2020.

(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 + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: bronzer – Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r – Instant Warmth bronzer (shade: Inda Sun), blusher – MAC Prism powder blush, highlighter – Milani Strobe Light Instant Glow Powder (shade: Afterglow). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde eyeshadow palette (shades: Momentum + Crash) + Jeffree Star Jawbreaker palette (shade: Gum Drop) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic 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: MAC A La Plage lipstick)

Glitter and gloss

Here’s the make-up I wore with my NYE outfit. I decided to wear pink and purple on my eyes to match the hat and the tights and wore a nude lip to keep the focus on the eyes. A nude lip is also very practical when eating lots of delicious food.

(Base: primers –  e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer + MAC Strobe Cream (shade: Pinklite), 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. Face make-up: bronzer – Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r – Instant Warmth bronzer (shade: Inda Sun), blusher – MAC You’ve Got Me Feeling powder blush, highlighter – MAC Flashing Ice Extra Dimension Skinfinish Trio: Light (shade: Glitzed Out). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – BH Cosmetics Naughty shadow palette (shades: Meringue + Suga’ Plum + Candied Fruit) + MAC Extra Dimension foil eyeshadows (shades: Explosive Chemistry + Cooler Than Being Cool), mascara – L’Oréal Air Volume Mega mascara, eyeliner – MAC Dual Powerprint eye pencil (shade: Short Fuse). 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 Sugar Cookie + Essence Glitter Lip Topper)

5 favourites – December

It’s (finally) the last day of the strangest year of my life (and probably everyone else’s lives too), and sadly it’ll still take a while before everything goes back to “normal”. However, many good things happended to me in 2020 as well, so the year wasn’t all bad. New Year’s Eve is not my favourite night, but this year I’m actually looking forward to spend time with my family, eat good food, and dress up. But before we jump into the new year, let’s say goodbye to the old one and to the month of December, which was actually a great month, with some favourites.

Red and white christmassy gloves: December has been a cold month, so gloves have been a necessity, and I’ve been wearing these festive gloves almost every day. They’re super soft and super warm.

Golden Christmas charm bracelet: One of my favourite pieces of Christmas jewellery this year has been this charm bracelet from H&M. I’ve mostly worn golden jewellery in December, so this bracelet came in very handy. It’s just so cute and festive.

BH Cosmetics Naughty shadow palette: I’ve discovered many amazing eyeshadow palettes in 2020, and this one from BH Cosmetics has to be one of my favourites. It might be a Christmas themed palette, but I’m going to continue to use this all year round.

Jeffree Star Velvet Trap lipstick (shade: The Perfect Red): Jeffree Star Cosmetics has some of the best red lipsticks in my opinion. The Velour liquid lipstick in Redrum has been my favourite lipstick for years, but this one is up there with my favourites. It really is the perfect red as the name suggests, and I love the formula too.

Green Book (film): I’d been wanting to watch this film ever since it released, and I finally got to do so in December, and it was even better than I thought it would be. This is a must watch film, and I’m sure it’s going to become a classic.