Fun for the summer look :)

The summer is almost over, and I did a fun summer look…that totally makes sense, right?!?! Well, most of the time life makes not sense and at all, so then why bother trying to be logical πŸ˜‰

Plus, after my last visit to Kruidvat (the local drugstore), I scored 2 new glitter liners from Essence. They are actually called crystal eyeliners, and I believe they are a brand-new addition to the the Essence collection. They come in 5 or 6 colours (blue, purple, black, silver, bronze, and maybe one more, but I am not sure). I picked up Black Star and Flashy Aqua. They cost around 2,50 euros a piece.

To be perfectly honest, I still cannot decide whether I like Black Star. I tried using it on its own in this look, because when I tried it on top of a black liner it didn’t really come out. And on its own, ah, it isn’t very spectacular…it’s not glittery, or shiny..just doesn’t look as glamorous, as you’d expect from a glitter liner…But let me show you:

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Do you like it?!

I don’t know…I am not feeling this liner. If you happen to have an idea how to make the most of it, please oh please, let me know..I don’t like buying something and then never using it again. It seems like such a waste!

List of products used:

Hema eyeshadow base

Ben Nye pigment Sun Yellow

Ben Nye pigment Azalea

GOSH effect powder Glamour

MUG eyeshadow Cocoa Bear

MUG eyeshadow Chickadee

MUG eyeshadow Beaches and Cream

MUG eyeshadow Shimma Shimma

Catrice gel liner Black Jack with Jack Black

Essence crystal liner Black Star

Catrice Glamour Doll volume mascara

Bright ideas are most welcome :)!

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How did humanity survive…without glitter!?!!!?!?

Seriously?! How is that possible?!

You can tell I have had a revelation today πŸ™‚ Perhaps you have already noticed that I prefer simpler, not very heavy looks. They are colourful, yes, for I love colours…but never too over the top. Which is why I hardly ever do anything really dark, and I generally have stayed away from glitter and too much sparkle. Why, oh, why????!?!

It all started last week, when I was going through my regular check up on the alicejo.com website. It is, of course, an online makeup store. What makes it even more appealing to me, is that they are situated the city I live in, so I can just hop on my bike and pick up my order within a day, without paying additional delivery costs. There was a sale of Barry M products (I will show swatches in a separate post), so I got me a few dazzle dusts (pigments that is) and…a green glitter liner. It was just 1 euro so I thought, “what the heck, let’s be bold!”. I picked it up, got home, dropped it into the rest of my makeup stash….and there it would likely have sunk into oblivion, if it weren’t for a fellow blogger (lisanneblogt.wordpress.com, in case you are interested). She is really talented and I truly admire her makeup looks! Reading her blog inspired me to try out the glitter business πŸ™‚

I was doing something with green, gold, and orange…and I wanted to add the final touch but be different this time. I reached out and after a few-minute search I found it: the Barry M green glitter liner.

One stroke, and I was sold! I really loved the outcome. It definitely isn’t something you can wear to the supermarket, or to work…but on an evening out, sure!

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List of products used:

Hema eyeshadow base

Sleek pigment Green with Envy

Urban Decay Honey

Barry M dazzle dust Burnt Orange

Barry M dazzle dust Emerald

MUG eyeshadow Envy

MUG eyeshadow Chikadee

MUG eyeshadow Beaches and Cream

MUG eyeshadow Shimma Shimma

Catrice gel liner Black Jack with Jack Black

Barry M liquid glitter liner number 12 (green)

Max Factor Clump Defy False Lash Mascara

I also tried using the glitter liner as just glitter in a look, so I came up with that afterwards:

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I went for some blue-green this time. What I used:

Hema eyeshadow base

MUG eyeshadow Shimma Shimma

MUG eyeshadow Mermaid

MUG eyeshadow Peacock

MUG eyeshadow Beaches and Cream

Barry M dazzle dust Emerald

Barry M liquid glitter liner number 12 (green)

Max Factor Clump Defy False Lash Mascara

So, did I manage to convince you that glitter is good for you? Doctor prescribed πŸ˜‰ From this day onwards, personally I will certainly be expanding my glitters collection!!!

Rainbow and Fire

I don’t really spend all that much time on naming the makeup looks I come up with… And that’s not because I come up with brilliant names instantaneously. No no, I am simply too lazy and impatient. That could be a wrong strategy, after all, a catchy name gives the look somewhat of an additional layer of creativity. Hmm, I should perhaps change my strategy…

Anyway, today’s looks are called “Rainbow” and “Fire”. Not very original, I hear you! It’s just instant Β association – my mind associates a certain image with e certain word, and once that happens, the name sort of sticks.

Rainbow doesn’t really consist of ALL the colours of the rainbow, but as it turned out pretty colourful, that was my first association. I really wanted to do something with green and pink, I think it is a beautiful combination :)…and that was the outcome:

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I was very keen on using the Chartreuse (Ben Nye) pigment; it is such a lovely grass colour, not very dark..with a hint of yellow. Then I got really inspired to pair it up with the MUG eyeshadow Simply Marlena (gorgeous pink!)…and then I got so excited I couldn’t fall asleep for a while. Yes, I think about makeup before I fall asleep (or recipes for baking cakes for that matter, but that calls for a different blog post!). Sometimes, I even dream of it πŸ™‚ Believe me, that is better, than dreaming about my PhD!

List of products used:

Hema eyeshadow base

Ben Nye pigment Chartreuse

MUG eyeshadow Simply Marlena

MUG eyeshadow Envy

MUG eyeshadow Beaches and Cream

MUG eyeshadow Shimma Shimma

GOSH powder effect Glamour

Max Factor Clump Defy False Lash Mascara

The second look, Fire, was also born last night (at least the idea for it). It combines yellow, orange and red/purple. It was mainly inspired by my idea to use the Barry M Dazzle Dust in Burnt Orange, splendid colour! That is how it turned out:

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What I used:

Hema eyeshadow base

Barry M dazzle dust Burnt Orange

Artdeco eyeshadow number 95

MUG eyeshadow Gold Digger

MUG eyeshadow Bitten

MUG eyeshadow Corrupt

MUG eyeshadow Beaches and Cream

The Body Shop eye shimmer

Max Factor Clump Defy False Lash Mascara

I had a lot of fun creating Rainbow and Fire today (and so did my husband, upon seeing me with two differently made up eyes :)). I hope you enjoy them too, and they inspire you to play with your makeup collection.

Have a great weekend!