making it sunshiny and yellow and bright and fun (and affordable) for the summer, breaking through the clouds that don’t.go.away, come and sip a cocktail with me, while playing with eyeshadows!
this was meant to be a quick and paired-down Get Ready With Me, but, looking at the list of products, I understand this looks daunting and an exaggeration.
yet, I like my morning ritual (because I can’t have caffeine, this ends up being my meditation and perk-me-up all in one), and there are some basic products I think everyone should have on their AM routine: cleanse, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and SPF.
and an oil or moisturiser for dry environments.
*on another note, Ole Henriksen seems to have vanished from the face of the European Internet. I’ve searched high and low, and it has disappeared from the websites that usually carry the brand. It’s a bummer, I apologise, and I hope you can find it in your local store.
carrying on with last week’s theme, I wanted to show you how I do my base makeup to make it look like I am naturally tanned without looking like I have a ton of product on my skin. how did I go?
such a sad title, but Too Faced robbed me of the joy of fruit metaphors…
so here’s a Spring time makeup suggestion for you, with soft apricot-y and juicy strawberry-like shades blended in a soft watercolour effect.
here’s a very simple tutorial on the look I did last week. one statement eyeshadow, a bold look. and a handful of new great products sprinkled about.
Despite being really curious about the new foundation releases (including one by Cover FX), I can’t help noticing a trend on the textures/formulations of these foundations, and they don’t always agree with my skin’s needs. No shade: I just find there are some days when my skin just can’t handle the long-lasting fluid highly pigmented new formulas (usually silicone and alcohol-heavy) that are sprouting everywhere, because they can start to sit weirdly after a few hours, enhancing the texture and some dry patches I didn’t even know were there.
These products, however, despite nobody talking about them, have been proven gems for any kind of mood my skin is going through, keeping it looking smooth, and are especially nice for touch ups at the end of the day, since they come in handy packaging and the creamy formulas mesh so well not only with textured skin but on with day-old makeup.
I really do think these are worth their own video, despite no influencer is paying them a great deal of attention.
Also, Cover FX is cruelty-free and has a boat load of shades to choose from.
Total Cover Cream Foundation (40 shades)
Cover Stick (24 shades)
Pressed Mineral Foundation (40 shades)
you know those days when you don’t want to go out bare-faced, but you don’t want to fiddle with makeup too much? this is one of those (many for me) days.
so here’s a bit of a glimpse into my not-that-glamorous daily makeup that I use when I’m just going out for a bit, do some errands or I just have a couple of hours of work outside the house.
my imperfections still show through, but I’m fine with it :)
how often do you skip on doing a more elaborate makeup look because you only have 10 minutes to get out of the house?
I did my makeup and skincare in 11 minutes this morning, so I had to show you these quick and easy steps. fresh skin, mostly finger painting, a swipe of glitter and multi-tasking products. Bob’s your uncle!
on the second instalment of the Ultra-Violet series, I bring you a very simple and easy eye tutorial with a soft shimmering lilac being the focal point of the look, no blusher, and a cool-toned nude lip.
I hope you enjoy this one.