Ok, so the trendy colour for this year — as The Word Of The Internet has declared through that weird abstract decision-maker that is Pantone Colour of the Year — will be Ultra-Violet. All in all, purples will be The Thing. Buckle up.
Albeit a very flattering colour on basically everyone, it’s not considered an “everyday colour” for many. So this is the perfect excuse for me to play with purple and bring you some ideas on how to wear it.
I’m planning a few iterations on purple combos, so keep your eyes peeled. Of course my weapon of choice will always be some smokey eye looks, but let’s just wait and see.
Also, if you’re interested, I can do a blog post with a run down of my purple collection (which is bigger than I anticipated, when I started opening up palettes)… let me know!
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this is one of the most talked about palettes on the interwebs at the moment (until the next must-have release). I had my eyes on it and, despite the steep price, the uniqueness of some of the shades was really intriguing me. I’m happy to say that I’m overall really impressed with this palette. it combines several unique shades, some more on-trend colours and just enough neutrals. it is what a high end palette should be, both in colour and finish variety as in quality: the mattes pack a punch and are easy to blend and build, the metallics are creamy and impactful, the duo-chrome toppers have a gorgeous effect. I’ll never be able to touch that glitter, though, it looks just too crumbly for me to fiddle with.
it is impressive how many different looks you can create with this palette, so I decided to use it today for four (maybe obvious but very beautiful) combinations. when you splash out your hard-earned money, it’s great to know you can make several quite different looks.
I’d say this is a going-out palette — despite giving you the ability to create softer looks, its strong suit is actually the vibrant shades and finishes, and the versatility you can achieve with some quite unique combinations.
yes, I know, the video is long. but come on! it’s four looks for your autumn menu.
Continue reading “Huda Desert Dusk — four looks, one palette”
another tutorial for you, this time venturing into the green eyeshadow, which is something I do not tend to wear.
I got a lot of inspiration from Max Manaphany’s makeup (RuPaul season 7), although I wanted to make it a bit more every-day friendly.
For more edgy-editorial purposes I paired it with a very cool toned lip option, and then a more peachy simples lipstick.
For this eye look, you’ll need a couple of your neutrals (best if on the cooler toned side), a strong metallic green and a deep deep dark brown, black eye pencil and mascara.
Continue reading “a green day — autumn looks”
a simple — some may call it basic, I call it classy — tutorial for wearing a vampy colour on your lips in a way that I find absolutely daytime appropriate, but also really sophisticated to wear on a night out.
I hope you enjoy this one!
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I’ll be playing with some autumn-inspired looks, and I’m beginning with a fail-safe colour scheme: grungy brown smokey eyes, cool pink cheeks and glossy nude-y pink lips, on a more matte complexion.
I hope you enjoy this one.
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my thoughts, swatches and a mini-tutorial. enjoy!
you can buy Juvia’s Place from Beauty Bay (Europe based) and from the brand’s own website (U.S. based). as far as I know, most of their palettes are not limited edition, so if they are out of stock at Beauty Bay (because of the high demand), just be patient.
after trying them, I dare to say (spoiler) I believe they are even worth it with international shipping and customs added to the bill…
today I come to you with 4 variations on red, all with no faff, not frills, no complicated techniques. all you’ll need is your fingers and maybe a couple of brushes, at most.
I think red is a colour that suits all skin tones, it’s quite edgy and out of the box, but can be worn in a very sleek, chic, and grungy way. going from very bold, to more subtle, to glittery, I hope I have combined enough ideas for you to overcome any fear of red eyeshadow and it making your eyes look weird or swollen.
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I was going out with some friends that evening, after filming my mini-haul video, so I decided to record myself getting ready, and use some (plenty) of my current favourite products. Some you’re sick and tired of hearing me talk about, some I’ve done reviews on, some may be a new discovery for you.
I hope you enjoy this video. All the links to the products are down below.
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buckle up because this is a long one!
I’ve been collecting a few bits and pieces of affordable makeup brands (supermarket, drugstore, pharmacy, high street), and I decided to do a video where I try several of those products on my face and get to see how they behave throughout the day.
you can find most of the products at your local drugstore/pharmacy, but Feelunique, Look Fantastic and Boots International are always great international references for these kinds of brands (except Essence, Kiko, H&M and Makeup Revolution).
Kiko Smart Dry Nail Laquer
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (Look Fantastic, Feelunique)
L’Oréal True Match Foundation (not many shades at Feelunique, but you can find it at your local drugstore)
Essence 2 in 1 Highlight and Contouring stick
Essence I Love Color Intensifying Eyeshadow Base
Essence My Must Haves Eyeshadow 14 – Purple Clouds
Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow in Purple Heaven — I couldn’t, for the life of me, find an online store that looked reliable, so check your local drugstore or pharmacy to see if they carry the brand.
Essence Eye and Face Palette 01
Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara
L’Oréal True Match Pressed Powder, again, through Feelunique or Lookfantastic
Essence My Must Haves Highlighter Powder
Essence Strobing Highlighter in let it glow!
Essence My Must Haves Lip Base
Essence My Must Haves Lip Powder
Essence Glossy Stick Lip Colour 02 – clear nude
also mentioned but not worn:
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation
H&M Sensorium Eye Color in Cuveè Rose
keep those requests coming! this tutorial is for the look I was wearing on last week’s video, and it features the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (wow, old news, here).
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