My blog has been quiet once again but these challenges Finnish beautybloggers come up with are so cool that I just have to take part when ever there is one. This time it’s a spring makeup theme one and Sanna from Alohair blog is behind this idea. Also Finnish webstores Pretty.fi and Glitternisti took part on the challenge by sending us eyeshadow palettes and gorgeous glitters.
Happy Monday! My blog has been pretty quiet lately but if you follow my social media accounts you know I’ve still been around. I’m going to try and write a “How I’m doing” post soon enough but let’s get the show running again with this post.
I got an opportunity to join “1 palette 10 bloggers” -challenge for Finnish beauty bloggers and I was excited to take part. The awesome idea for this challenge came from beauty blogger Charlotta Eve and pretty.fi – cosmetics webstore made it possible for us to do this.
There’s already been two palettes past two weeks on this challenge and today it’s time for NYX Professional Makeup Perfect Filter in Rustic Antique.
I have to admit I totally stayed on my comfort zone when choosing this palette. Lately I’ve been absolutely crazy over warm tone palettes like this. Rustic Antique didn’t let me down either. There’s a good amount of pigment on these shadows and they apply and blend smoothly. You can also mix the shades together to get even more variations. Very lovely palette that I will continue to use often!
If I chose the palette from my comfort zone I also stayed there with my eye makeup look. Warm tone palettes like this can really make blue eyes pop and stand out beautifully. This kind of look has very much been my go-to-look lately. I decided to do something a little different with my lipstick though to shake things up a bit.
Dark green lips were a fun addition and looked great with the shades from this palette and my red hair. I also again proved to myself that I can be forty and still play with colors ;)
I can’t even remember what shades I used where in this look. I also mixed some shadows together to create more shades. There was enough variation on this palette so that I was able to do my whole eye look with it and didn’t have to reach for another palette for more color options.
I really did like this look. Unfortunately I had again eaten something that made my allergies break out the skin on my face and it looks pretty pump-y and uneven under the foundation. You can also see my blogging break on these photos. I had really hard time taking photos I was even remotely happy with. But this is what I did and this time it has to be enough. At the end of the day I had fun and I loved taking part in this challenge.
I will list the products I used at the end of this post.
You can also see the nine other makeup looks done with this palette using the links below:
THE DIARY OF A SHOPAHOLIC
HIGH & LIGHT
PAKOLLISET – TAI AINAKIN MELKEIN
LOOK BY MARI
PRODUCTS I USED FOR THIS LOOK:
Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur Primer Warm Apricot
Diorskin Star Fluid Foundation – 023
Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder
Rimmel Bronze Perfection – 002 Medium/Dark**
NARS – Torrid
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed – Champagne Pop
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
NYX Professional Makeup Perfect Filter Shadow Palette – Rustic Antique
Maybelline Lash Sensational
Lancome Le Crayon Khol – Noir
Essence Kajal Pencil – 27 Samba Green
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick – Junkie
In the last photo I also added Cosmoholic gold shimmer lip gloss
The palette was sent to me free of charge for this challenge
Today I have another Finnish cosmetics box for you. This was sent to me and I was very excited to check it out. As usual the products inside are international so I’ll give you my opinion of them on this English side of my blog too. This is a one-shot box that is available in Finland only.
I recently did some Essence shopping. I was surprised to see the Juice It! Trend Edition in the store because I thought it came out last year. Did I miss something? Did they re-release it? So I got some products from that collection and two Matt Matt Matt lip products plus a lipliner pencil.
I love just Essence! Many of their products are so good and so affordable.
Avon Finland invited me to take part of nude makeup challenge. I got to create a nude makeup look for spring using all Avon products and this is what I did.
Avon just launched their True Color Perfectly Matte lipsticks here in Finland. They are selling 15 gorgeous shades and I bought sample sizes of all of them cos I wanted to test how they are and see what the colors are really like. I must say, I love these! They are creamy yet still they are matte. They apply like a dream and don’t dry my lips. Staying power is very good considering the creamy texture. I just love them!
Today I have a very good and affordable every day blush for you, Essence Matt Touch Blush – 20 Berry Me Up!
Happy Sunday! Today I have a makeup look for you. This is a collaboration with another Finnish beauty blogger DiaryOfShopaholic. We based our makeup looks around the ColourPop Where The Light Is eye shadow quad. Lately I’ve been crazy about ColourPop and I have another package of Lippie Stix and Ultra Mattes on it’s way.
Today I’m showing you two Essence blushes that are about to make their exit out of the stores (at least most stores. These are 10 Heat Wave and 20 Pinky Flow, such beautiful ombre blushes and they are great quality for a very affordable price. (more…)
So I jumped on to the ColourPop bandwagon that is going strong especially on YouTube and ordered my first pretties. Now it’s safe to say that I’m hooked! I absolutely love the products that I ordered and I can’t wait to get more. I’ve just seen the new Ultra Matte Lip liquid lipsticks and O M G (!!) Matte is my favorite lipstick finish so I’m really, really excited about those. I want all of them now :D So I’ll be placing a new order as soon as those heavenly lip colors are released.
So what was in my first order?