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.
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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 couldn’t let this opportunity pass. I’m a sucker for cinema, and ever since I was a little girl I found myself crying when watching the Oscars acceptance speeches. Lame, I know. I also know it’s all publicity and money and hypocrisy, but what to do, eh? I’m an actress!
being an actual actress in the real world, I’m broke. so here is my low-budget twist on some red carpet old Hollywood glam makeup. I hope you enjoy!
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I decided to try all of the trends and techniques from the major beauty gurus that I could think of. now I have to go and sand my face off.
happy holidays, peeps!
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in a pinch, this oldie-but-goodie little trick has saved me time and time again when a sudden change of plans comes around, and I have nothing to go on with to freshen up my makeup except for what is on my minimal makeup bag I carry around with me.
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this one was soooo hard for me. I hate seeing myself with pink makeup. I thinks it’s because of my yellow undertones, it always looks… off… oh, well, but I took one for the team, and I managed to pull it off before I chickened out!
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juicy berries, from deep wine reds to shiny blue-violets, so much to play with in this week’s monochromatic look. I ended up extending the eyeshadow up to the inner corner of my brow and out, so it became a very fun vintage-inspired glam 20’s flapper vamp thingy.
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