Birthday (sort of) Get Ready With Me!

Hi guys!

First thing’s first, let me wish you a happy 2015! May it be a wonderful year for you!

A few days ago, Jan 6th to be more specific, was my birthday :). I turned 32…While I am ok with and totally accept aging (although admittedly I am not looking forward to it and think it is so unfair that humans do not age gracefully…unlike cats, for instance, who look just as awesome at the dawn of their life, as they do at the end of it!), I am simply not ready to be 32…But, then again, I’ve always been a late-bloomer haha :D!

So, on my birthday, I recorded a GRWM video because I wanted to try something different than a regular tutorial. However, somewhere in the long process of transferring files from my camera, to my hard drive and then to i-movie…I lost the file with my face makeup routine :/..grrr. Luckily, the movies with the eye makeup and a few steps before that were intact, so I decided to upload the video despite its incompleteness and the fact that it obviously didn’t become a GRWM…Hope you don’t mind!

Here is the link:

See you soon!

XO

Get ready with me part 3: it is green, green…and more green!

Hi everyone, a while ago I promised to do a “get ready with me” post on this lookIt took me a while to get around to it, and to be honest I didn’t replicate it quite to the detail but the result is pretty similar: a very green makeup look with pink lippies. It’s very much on the cool side of colour choices but those do fit my eyes and skin tone well. You could tweak a thing or two here and there, in case cool tones don’t mix with your features. The main hero of the makeup look really is the Sugaprill Chromalust Lumi:

eye collage

Lumi is a gorgeous white loose eyeshadow with a green-blue shift, which looks amazing on its own, on top of other light colours, or on top of black. I am really addicted to it :)! If you like this colour combo, and would like to try something similar with your green eyeshadow collection, then keep reading. Step 1: step 1 collage To begin with, I applied some concealer (Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch highlighting concealer, haha another Lumi) under my eyes and under the highest point of the brow. I like using this technique lately, to lighten up those areas. Afterwards, I appled my e/s base (Art Deco) and a thin layer of the NYX JEP Milk. This always helps with loose e/s, as it gives them a base to stick to. Step 2: step 2 collage Last time I used Sugarpill Tipsy for this look, but I totally forgot that, so this time I used Concrete Minerals Detox: a beautiful mint green with silver sparkles. As you see, I applied that in more or less the middle of the lid. Step 3: step 3 collage Next step is a bit of green in the outer V and crease, in order to facilitate blending in the crease later, when the darker green comes in. I used my Inglot rainbow e/s #109R for that…just take a bit from the lighter hues. Step 4: step 4 collage Of course, let’s have some Lumi! At first, I applied that in the inner corner. Step 5: step 5 collage This step actually consists of several sub-steps, but no worries. Nothing too complicated! To start off, I applied a dark green in the outer V. In my case, Damaged from the UD Vice 2 palette.At this point you can already blend that with the Inglot shade to achieve a smoother transition towards the brow. Then, I lined my waterline and lower lash line with a black kohl pencil (Max Factor). Smudge that a bit to give it a smoked effect. Next, I greedily went back into my Lumi jar and sprinkled that on top of the whole moving lid…yes, also on top of Detox and Damaged…which, sadly, is not very well visible on the photos above. However, that really ties all the colours together and helps to transition between the different green shades and finishes. Moreover, Lumi goes on top of the black liner in the waterline and lower lash line as well. Indeed, that fabulous dark turquoise shade is a result of black covered with Lumi. Lovely isn’t it!? Again smudge that a bit to smoke it out. Last, but not least, wing a liner. I used a black gel liner from Maybelline. Step 6: step 6 collage The very last step is applying a bit of beige, skin colour e/s to blend up towards the brow. I used Inglot #112R. And the finished look: face collage For the rest, I used Missha perfect cover bb cream, Bourjois cream blush #3 Rose Tender, Bourjois Healthy Balance powder and Rimmel lipstick #101 from the Kate Moss lasting finish matte collection. The lipstick looks a bit less bright in person, by the way. To make the look a tad warmer, one could easily substitute the pink blush and lips for coral shades. I don’t really mind the “coolness” of the look, but if you do, this is my alternative suggestion for you 😉 I hope this was helpful or at least it inspired you to pull out your green e/s 🙂 Have a great week! XOXO