More blue please

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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)

Collective drugstore haul: Essence, Maybelline, e.l.f. and more

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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.

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Teal and lime

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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)

First impressions: Essence G’Day Sydney eyeshadow palette

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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.

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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.

Efter ca. 10,5 timer

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.

 

Bold eyes, bold lips

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. Why wear either a bold eye or a bold lip when you can wear both at the same time.

(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) + 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 – Benefit Hoola bronzer, blusher – Milani powder blush in 01 Romantic Rose, highlighter – MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Juvia’s Place The Magic Mini palette (shades: Kesi + Yejide + Buzo) + Wet n Wild Color Icon Rose in the Air palette (shade: shade 1) + MAC Nylon eye shadow, mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara, eyeliner – MUA Intense Glitter eyeliner in Jade Jewel. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour lip liner in Redrum + MAC Ruby Woo lipstick)

Lime

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I’m obsessed with green (and blue) eye make-up at the moment, and I love how fun and bright this lime eyeshadow is.

(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) + 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 – Physicians Formula Butter bronzer (shade: Light), 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 – Jeffree Star Thirsty palette (shade: Parched) + Juvia’s Place The Douce palette (shade: Berry Mousse) + MAC eye shadows (shades: Lime + Nylon), mascara – L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara, eyeliner – Essence Wood You Love Me? Duo Eye Pencil in 01 Forever Together (light green shade). Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Essence lipliner in 05 Soft Berry + Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Metallics lipstick in 30 Molten Bronze)

5 favourites – March

The first month of spring will be over by tomorrow, and even though we’ve had a few sunny days in Denmark this past week, I’m still longing for more consistent spring weather. Anyhow, I feel that my appearance has been more springlike, since I’m very into bright colours at the moment (both in clothes and make-up), and that will show through a couple of my favourites from the month of March.

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Rainbow stripe puffer jacket: It’s still too cold to wear a light jacket, but at least this puffer jacket feels a bit springlike with the rainbow stripes.

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Juvia’s Place The Magic Mini eyeshadow palette: I’m obsessed with this eyeshadow palette! The quality and pigmentation of these eyeshadows are incredible, and the colours are beautiful. If you like colourful eyeshadows this palette is a must have.

Essence Satin Touch blush

Essence Satin Touch blush (shade: 20 Satin Love): I’ve had this blusher for a couple of years now, and I can’t believe that I’ve never featured it in a 5 favourites post. It’s one of my absolute favourite blushers; the nude colour goes with any make-up look, the pigmentation is great, and the satin finish is gorgeous. And it’s extremely affordable!

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The Shine Brush by Wet Brush: When I got my hair cut earlier this month, I purchased the original Wet Brush plus the Shine Brush. I’ve loved both of them, but especially the Shine Brush which is perfect for dry hair. If you like me are hard on the your hair when you brush it, try out this brush. It prevents you from damaging your hair from brushing it too hard.

Rugsted & Kreutzfeldt (band): I love listening to a lot of different music, and I have a soft spot for older music. For the past couple of months (but especially the past month), I’ve been listening to this Danish duo who made great music from the late ’70s to the mid ’80s (the have reunited since, but I’ve been listening to their first three records) on repeat. The song above was the first song I ever listened to by Rugsted & Kreutzfeldt, and I’ve been listening to it for years and years. It’s one of my favourites, but to be honest most of their songs are my favourites.