grwm — stage makeup

Oh, reminiscing on my days on stage was so much fun. I hope this GRWM brings you a cool insight onto my life outside of those four walls where you usually see me. I was in absolute withdrawal from the stage and it felt amazing to be back — even if it always goes by too fast.

if you’re an actor who stumbled upon this video/post, please keep in mind that you can get comparable results with different/more affordable brands, and this is only meant to give some pointers on what you need to have in mind when you’re doing stage makeup. I’d gladly do a video on an affordable kit for beginners :)

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a simple warm smokey eye — Juvia’s Place Masquerade Palette

I was just pulling out a quick look to film the Look Fantastic Beauty Box Unboxing (from last week), and I decided to record what I did.

I haven’t featured enough my favourite eyeshadow palettes (from Juvia’s Place) and I’m guilty as charged of saving them for those ba-bam looks, because of their amazing bright bold colours. But it’s just as easy to create a simple smokey eye with it, and the formulas of the mattes are just incredible.

And this tutorial comes in handy, because Juvia’s Place is currently at around 30% off at Beauty Bay (not sponsored, just useful information, peeps).

watch me being a klutz and having fun with makeup, as usual ;)
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Naked Palette 1 — Beauty Throwback

a new series has arrived… and what a start. just a week after I filmed everything, Urban Decay announced that they’re discontinuing their iconic Naked Palette, which is precisely the first one to be featured on my little Post-Youtube Beauty Hall of Fame.

it’s a piece of makeup History, and has marked countless first steps of millions of people in makeup. it’s no small feat to be the responsible for the complete rethinking of the concept of a makeup palette that is “beginner-friendly” throughout the whole industry. plus, this palette alone launched dozens of talented at-home make up artists into stardom.

featuring a pretty nice assortment of neutral but versatile shades, I dusted it off and tried to see if it still lived up to its cult status — by doing 4 different looks.

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trend: summer-blue eyes

not everyone is comfortable with wearing a bright pop of blue on the eyes, but the fact of the matter is that colour is *everywhere*, nowadays.
if you’re feeling like today is the day — instead of casting that shade aside for a special occasion that may never come —, I’ve created a simple look that I think is subdued enough for many people to enjoy.

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Ultra-Violet 1

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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