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
Since I started to post about my monthly empties I might as well do a monthly post about my favorites too. These favorites are mostly makeup this time. When it comes to nails I pretty much always use my all time favorites and don’t change them too much. So here are the products that made me so happy in February.
Lately I’ve been wearing more colorful eye shadows cos I haven’t been feeling the brown/nude ones so much. I decided to give Urban Decay Naked Basics palette a try after a good while and this is what I came up with.
I have to say I’m still not feeling it. I liked how the soft eyeliner looked and the eye makeup in general but I just wanted to add a little bit of color. I ended up adding the color on my lips but it wasn’t enough. I’m definitely going to do this kind of makeup look again and use more color.
I also tried the new Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Shine Control Creme-Gel I got in a subscription box earlier last week under this makeup and it didn’t work well. I used the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25H foundation and it didn’t apply over the Lumene cream nearly as well as it does over Philosophy Hope in a Jar. So all in all this was only a very average face day.
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25H Foundation with Comfort Serum – 102 Light Nude
Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen – 002
Sensai Loose Powder (translucent)
NYX Mosaic Powder – 02 Latte
Grimas Eyeshadow 580 as a highlighter
Helena Rubinstein blush – Urban Beauty 01 Star Light
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Medium brown
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked Basics – all shades except FoxySugarpill – Diamond Eyes for a bit a sparkle
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Zero
Maybelline The Colossal Go Extreme mascara
MAC Lipstick – Flat Out Fabulous (retro matte)
MAC Lip pencil – Magenta
I recently placed my first Cadillacquer order and here’s the first one of the two polishes I bought, The Rest Is Silence from the Sons of Anarchy Collection. I know I just did a “Matching Nails & Makeup” post but the opportunity to use turquoise on my makeup was too good to pass so here goes another makeup post :D
The Rest Is Silence is a GORGEOUS light turquoise polish with a subtle holo effect and pink shimmer. I can’t even… this polish is so so stunning!
Formula was excellent. Two easy coats for an opaque result. Dry time was normal and removal was easy. No staining the nails and no chipping during the three days I wore this manicure. This Cadillacquer beauty lived up to it’s good reputation and my first experience with this brand was a really positive one.
For this manicure I used a coat of Sally Hansen Nail Rehab and a coat of Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu!, two coats of The Rest Is Silence and HK Girl top coat. For the ring finger nails I placed some studs (no longer available or at least I couldn’t find a link for you. I bought those sometime last year), waterdrops and rhinestones. All of them are from Born Pretty Store and you can use the code NZL91 for -10% off your order.
Yep, I told you, stunning polish!
And then on to the makeup look. I didn’t want to go all crazy with the turquoise so I decided to just use it on my lower lid and leave the upper lid neutral with big lashes.
For this look I used:
UDPP for a base
Urban Decay Burnout, Buzz and Strange (Naked 3 palette)
GOSH Waterproof Eye Liner Pencil in Cool Mint
Urban Decay Deep End (Fun palette)
Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow in Lumi
I really liked how this looked. Neutral enough for every day use but still had enough color to make it look fun and fresh :) This is a very quick and easy look to create and you can use pretty much any color on your lower lid as long as it looks good on you.
***The Rest Is Silence and makeup products used on this post were purchased by me. Studs were purchased by me. Waterdrops and rhinestones were gifted to me. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.