In April 2014 YSL released this line of Babydoll Kiss & Blush products which are meant for your lips as well as your cheeks. What definitely intrigued me was the consistency of this product, so I decided on purchasing two shades.
Good morning! I'm at work for a few hours this grey and rainy Saturday morning and I thought I'd share my neutral makeup. This look is perfect for every day, for work, etc.
This combination of products has been my trusty go-to base for this season. Even after a few weeks, it's still working and I still love it.
Today I'm comin' at you with my second "Pop of Color" makeup look (see the first look here!).
The weather here in Switzerland is changing, slowly but surely, and Spring is definitely on its way.
Because of the sunny weather, I've been liking eye makeup with a touch of color. I'm not really one to wear some crazy eye shadow or anything that really stands out, but I do love a touch, a hint, of color that makes my eyes stand out.
After reading through Anna's post about her MAC palette two days ago, I thought I'd share my palette on here since I love seeing other people's self-made palettes and getting inspired by them. Usually these DIY-palettes are full of wearable, every day eye shadows which makes these compilations much more realistic than palettes put together by makeup brands.
In THIS haul post I showed you some beautiful MAC eye shadows and promised an eye makeup look with them. Here you go! :)
Well, I was at the MAC counter again...twice *shameonme* but I did get a few gorgeous items and have already used most of them!
I have been using quite a few products religiously lately. I thought I'd share a few of them today :)
And funny thing is, two of the products above are old rekindled love affairs - haha! Can you guess which ones?
Hi everyone, I'm back!
I've missed this little blog of mine :)
My 10 day vacation was absolutely wonderful and I really enjoyed the time away from the computer and internet. But obviously, I'm glad I'm back to wi-fi and my laptop ;)
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!
I just had a wonderful day and evening spent with loved ones, lots of laughs and delicious food. Oh, and some awesome gift-giving went down as well...score!
Seeing as I'm headed out of the country tomorrow for 10 days and won't be able to post on here since I won't even have an internet connection most of the time, I thought I'd make one last mini post about today's nails and makeup :)
(photos taken with my iPhone)
I've noticed lately that I've been wearing a few lipstick and lipgloss combo's lately and thought I'd share them for anyone looking for some lip inspiration.
I love reading blog posts about lip products because personally, I find the lip products area at any makeup counter to be quite daunting. I like to know what I'm looking for in advance, swatch it at the store to make sure it's right, and then buy it. Quick process. Since there are so many shades available, I quickly feel overwhelmed and don't know which shade is right for me.
On December 5th, 2013 the first Inglot store in Switzerland opened in the Löwencenter in Lucerne!
I've been loving quite a few MAC Cosmetics eyeshadows lately so I thought I'd share them for anyone interested! I really like reading blog posts about random eyeshadows because I find it's much easier to decide on which ones you might like rather than going to the MAC counter and being overwhelmed with the choices.
So here are my picks at the moment!
I'm really into trying out various foundations at the moment. I've had some crazy breakouts in my chin area (you damn hormones!) and this has moved me to find a better full-coverage foundation.
In my last foundation post, I tried out the YSL Youth Liberator foundation. I liked it, but I feel like the coverage wasn't as high as I expected it to be.
Drumroll please.... it's MAC HOLIDAY HAUL time! Woo woo!
Okay, my excitement may be a teensy bit over-the-top but come on, the collections are just so beautiful.
Here's what I picked up at the MAC counter in Lucerne:
So pretty... *stars in eyes* *drooling a bit*
Sorry for the crappy pictures in this post but I unfortunately had to take these under normal lights in the evening.
But still, the products are really lovely and hello, can we take a second to stare at that packaging?! I love it.
Let's start with the star of the show: the makeup brushes.
I chose the brush kit "Essentials" from the Stroke of Midnight holiday collection. This kit includes:
168SE Large Angled Contour Brush
217SE Blending Brush
212SE Flat Definer Brush
239SE Eye Shader Brush
193SE Angled Foundation Brush
very cute limited-edition black, white and gold bag
I chose this brush kit because I know that I'll use at least 4 of the 5 brushes. The 217 blending brush is obviously a must and the 239 eye shader brush is very useful. I own both of these in the full-size version and use them very often. They'll be perfect for travelling since they're in the "mini" size. The 212 flat definer brush is perfect for applying dark eyeshadow as liner on the bottom lash line and the 168 angled contour brush is great for contouring with bronzer or for applying blush. The only brush I'm iffy about is the 193 angled foundation brush. I've never been a fan of these flat foundation brushes since my foundation always seems streaky after using this type of brush. I'd much rather apply my foundation with my fingers or with a buffing brush. But we shall see :)
Here's a swatch of the rest of the products I purchased.
From the Divine Night Holiday Colour Collection:
And lastly, I also purchased the Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Frozen Violet which is part of the Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag in Violet but it's also part of the permanent paint pot line so I bought it without the kit. Frozen Violet is a frosted purple silver cream eyeshadow and it's so pretty in real life (not coming across in this crappy lighting). I've used this eyeshadow as a base so far, but I still need to use it alone, I'm curious to see how that comes out.
The eye pencil in Raven is quite a dry pencil but still applies nicely. It's described as an "intense black with red pearl" but it's a really interesting shade because in certain lighting it can come across quite bronzey and even burgundy-like.
My absolute favorites from this purchase are definitely the lipstick and cremesheen glass in Private Party. The description of the lipstick is pretty spot-on: dirty plum mauve. I love it. The cremesheen glass is a plum mauve with pearl so these two are perfection when paired together.
For every day use in the fall/winter time, I like to apply some of the lipstick onto my ring finger and then I pat it onto my lips creating a stain-like berry lip. I then apply the cremesheen glass over that.
So gorgeous, trust me.
I'll definitely do a makeup look soon using all the products to show you how they look.
I'm excited. Are you excited?
*This is not a sponsored post.*
Hi guys! I thought I'd share my "Face Of The Day" today since I'm testing out some new products.
This was me this morning, please don't mind the wierd expression on my face, I was in no mood this morning, haha...
Today I'm trying out my new KIKO Makeup Milano eyeshadows which I purchased in Venice a week ago (HAUL coming soon!). They're neutral shades, and here I used one which is a shimmery champagne shade and I used a matte brown in the crease.
I also didn't have any natural lighting for these photos so they didn't come out the greatest, but hey, I'm workin with what I got.
I'm also trying out the YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation. I've heard and read a lot of love online for this foundation so I thought I'd go by a YSL counter and ask for a sample. This is by the way a great way to try out a foundation without buying it right away. Most counters will give you a sample for free which should be enough for at least one use. This way you can wear the foundation all day and see how you like it and how your skin reacts to it. This liquid foundation is medium-to-full coverage, has SPF 20 and "skin-firming" benefits. It's obviously meant for more mature skin but I was really curious.
I applied it at about 10 a.m. and now it's 5 p.m. and I must say I quite like it. It's not as full-coverage as I thought it would be, which surprised me and let me down a bit. But, luckily, it's not too heavy for my skin which can get quite oily and shiny throughout the day. We'll see if I have enough product in my sample container for another use :)
This is the sample which I received at the counter and the lady working their recommended I try the shade B30 and it's a perfect match for my skin - so kudos to her!
They obviously don't fill up the sample all the way but they are quite generous so that's a plus, seeing as the foundations are hella expensive.
Speaking of sample containers, here's a little tip:
I've heard many YouTubers/bloggers complain about when they use the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, that the bottle pumps out way too much at once - which is true, it does! (And, this concealer is awesome so it's a real waste to have to wash off excess concealer.)
A few months ago I went to the MAC counter and asked for the concealer in the shade NW20 and apparently this shade is really common and sells out really quickly so the lady working there was kind enough to send me home with a sample of it to use for a while. And the sample lasted for a long time, since you never really use that much concealer on a daily basis. The next time I went in she re-filled my sample since they were still sold out, but the third time I went I was finally able to buy the 9ML bottle! So here's my tip: ask for a little sample container and re-fill this with your concealer every few days. This way, you can only use as much product as you need and you won't have to wash away excess concealer which gets pumped out of the bottle!
And finally, on my lips, I'm wearing my new MAC Cremesheen Glass in Private Party. This lipgloss is part of my MAC Holiday Haul which is COMING SOON on the blog!
It's a gorgeous shade and I actually used the lipstick in the same shade as a lip stain (more on that in the MAC haul) and then applied the lipgloss over top. I think it's so pretty and the shade is very berry-like so perfect for the fall & winter.
Hope you enjoyed today's post & keep your eyes peeled for those two hauls mentioned ;)