Reminiscing of summer

Hey guys!

I considered naming this post “f^*k winter!” because the cold and rainy weather here really bums me out… but it seemed a bit harsh, so I took the more romantic way…reminiscing of summer… I miss summer, don’t you?!

It was sunny, and warm, and not at all windy…Anyway, instead of reminiscing ;), I did some makeup.

I did an I-miss-summer makeup featuring some light bright colours and a nice winged liner.

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So, what do you think…summer :)?

I used:

  • Essence I love stage e/s base
  • Ben Nye pigment Ice
  • Essence colour art pigment Be my Brightsmaid
  • Barry M dazzle dust Candy
  • Nivea e/s Vintage Rose
  • white matte e/s from the Sleek Ultra Matte darks palette
  • Essence eyeliner pen black
  • Max Factor black kohl pencil
  • Max Factor Wild Mega Volume volumising mascara
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Cosmic..take 2

So, after an unproductive couple of days, feeling grumpy and uninspired, today was a pleasant breath of fresh air. I don’t know if the baking did it, or it was the sun outside shining all day…but my desire to create makeup was revived 🙂 Hallelujah!!!

I mentioned the baking…I have told you before that another passion of mine is making desserts. At one point last year (the most stressful last year of my PhD), I was baking cakes every weekend, sometimes also during the week. It became an obsession, my way out of my own head..a world of tastes, textures, colours and intricate new techniques. I loved it! However, me not being much of a sweet tooth, and the only other resident of the house being my hubby…meant that he was constantly stuffed with cakes, pies, muffins, etc. Of course every now and then I brought them to others, but the madness had to stop. So, now I bake less often, only for occasions. This evening, a friend is visiting – an excellent excuse to try a new dessert from my Chocolate Bible recipe book. I made a chocolate cake with cocos cream filling:

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If you are interested in the recipe, let me know 🙂

Anyhow, afterwards I decided to get on with the makeup. I have not idea why exactly but I felt like I wasn’t really done with the Cosmic look, so I did another take of. I used a lot of the same products, added a few others, but placed most of them in a different manner. Only Cosmic Blue retained its original location on the moving lid.

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And now without falsies:

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I wanted a lot more glitter in the centre this time, more darkness, and more space for Cosmic Violet to really shine. You can see that despite the common denominator, the name, this look is nothing like its predecessor.

What I used for Cosmic take 2:

  • Essence I love stage e/s base
  • Ben Nye pigment Cosmic Violet
  • Ben Nye pigment Cosmic Blue
  • Ben Nye pigment Sun Yellow
  • Essence colour art pigment Black Sparrow
  • Essence colour art pigment Be my Brightsmaid
  • Sleek Ultra Mattes V2 Darks palette
  • Essence crystal eyeliner Black Star
  • Essence crystal eyeliner Flashy Aqua
  • Catrice gel liner Black Jack with Goldie Hawn
  • Max Factor kohl pencil black
  • Max Factor Wild Mega Volume volumising mascara

What do you guys think? Which Cosmic look do you like better, take one or take two?

XoXo

Light look with Essence Black Star crystal liner

Hi hi,

as you know, I made my feelings regarding the  Essence Black Star crystal liner very clear at least in two of my previous posts. I didn’t really like it, and I couldn’t figure out a way to use it…Bummer!

I have been thinking ever since how to redeem this baby to the world. I am still not sure I will succeed but at least I shall try. It occurred to me to use the black glitter over a white eyeshadow to create a contrast that makes the glitter pop and look pretty. What do you think =>

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And now you can see it a bit better:

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I am actually fond of this outcome. At least, it is an idea of how to use the Essence Black Star crystal liner in case you, like I, did not find it very inspiring as a glitter eyeliner.

List of products used:

  • Essence I love stage e/s base
  • Sleek eye dust Green with Envy
  • Ben Nye pigment Ice
  • Nivea e/s #13 Vintage Rose
  • Essence pigment #21 Jungle Fever
  • Essence Black Star crystal liner
  • Catrice Glamour Doll volume mascara

Let me know if you have other ideas, and what you think of this one!