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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Essence colour art pigment WOW it’s orange!: two looks

In my second post for today, I would like to show you two makeup looks I did with the Essence colour art pigment WOW it’s orange!

Although it isn’t really orange, I think the colour of this pigment is really pretty. It’s more of a coraly orange-pinkish I’d say. It feels quite powdery, so building it up is difficult. Nonetheless, I find this a fun pigment to play with.

So, I played 🙂

Both looks are more on the wow-it’s-crazy-colours! side, but you know my style by now, and if there is one word to describe it is, in fact: COLOURFUL 🙂 I am not a  nude, neutral makeup girl. That is not not say that I don’t like it, appreciate it, or use it in my daily life…but here, in my blog, I can be who I am: someone who LOVES colours!

Look #1 is Orange with Purple Liner:

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To be honest, I did this look a while ago….it was a really, really crappy, cloudy day. Hence, the photos aren’t the best.

What I used:

  • Essence I love stage e/s base
  • NYX JEP Milk
  • Essence colour art pigment WOW it’s orange!
  • MUG e/s Bada Bing
  • MUG e/s Glamorous
  • MUG e/s Chickadee
  • MUG e/s Beaches and Cream
  • MUG e/s Shimma Shimma
  • Essence long-lasting eye pencil #16 Coolest Chick
  • Essence long-lasting eye pencil #15 Bling Bling
  • no idea which mascara I used 😛

Look #2 is Orange Red and Blue!

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List of products:

  • Essence I love stage e/s base
  • Essence colour art pigment WOW it’s orange!
  • Essence colour art pigment Be my Brightsmaid
  • MUG e/s Razzleberry
  • MUG e/s Frappe
  • MUG e/s Beaches and Cream
  • MUG e/s Peacock
  • Essence long-lasting eye pencil #17 TuTu-Turquoise
  • Essence eyeliner pen black
  • Max Factor Wild Mega Volume volumising mascara

What do you think? Do you like the combinations of these colours, or is it too much?

Have a colourful week everyone! hahaha

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