Double-winged liner for the brave-hearted :)

Hello everyone!

To continue on my newly-developed love for a double-winged liner, which I shortly mentioned in my previous blog post, I thought I might as well show you a makeup look with it.

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There are several aspects I really enjoy about the double-winged liner…meaning by the way, I wing it 😉 both on the moving lid and the lower lash line (there are, of course other ways to rock a double wing).

First of all, it ain’t boring! You have to agree that although the classic winged liner never goes out of style, every now and then, one needs variety. And if it all comes down to just extending that lower lash line a notch, well, why not say I!?

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Secondly, I am jealous…I am jealous of women with beautiful, big, almond-shaped eyeballs…yes, you! I AM JELLY, deal with it 😛 My eyes are not of spectacular size or shape, so any little trick to augment them is of interest. The double-winged liner does make my eyes appear bigger and more extended, hence I vote FOR 😉 Believe me, photos don’t do it enough justice, but this makeup look really suits round-shaped eyes.

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And the thing is, that you can tweak this look to be as dramatic, as you wish for it to be. I kept the moving lid pretty neutral, and I put the accent on the lower lash line…including the extra wing. You can easily do both wings dark for extra wow and drama…make them longer or shorter….one long, one short. The sky is your limit, as they say!

What I used:

  • Art Deco e/s base
  • MUG e/s Shimma Shimma
  • MUG e/s Homecoming
  • MUG e/s Bada Bing
  • MUG e/s Frappe
  • MUG e/s Beaches and Cream
  • Sugarpill e/s Tipsy
  • Sugarpill e/s Starling
  • Sugarpill e/s Stella
  • Hema chalky e/s (blue)
  • Essence eyeliner pen
  • Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara

Let me know how you like the double-winged liner and how you like to experiment with your liner altogether. I’d be glad to pick up some more ideas 🙂

XOXO

Romantic warm bronzed-salmon look :)

Bronzed salmon sounds fantastic, doesn’t it?!

More so because I love salmon and immediately start salivating at the mere thought of it 😛 The best way to eat it in my opinion: raw either in a fresh salad, or stuffed in a delicious sushi roll… yuuuum. Salmon is so awesome, that its colour has even gained a status of its own. I mean, noone ever says that this or that has a trout colour…but they do refer to the colour of that shirt as salmon.

Salmon has an orange-peach sort of colour with a pink undertone and it pairs beautifully with bronze and brown hues for a more warm look. It seems like lately I have been posting mainly “cool-toned” makeup looks, so some variation was necessary 🙂 I came up with this look:

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I used a real mash of brands for it, and managed to add my new p2 lipstick to the picture (the dark purple one, Madison Square, which I talked about here).

On the inner half of the lid, I used Essence Wow it’s orange pigment and MUG e/s Mango Tango. Then I added MUG pigment Blitz to the rest of the lid and intensified the crease with MUG e/s Bada Bing. 

On the lower lash line, I used Bourjois color edition Prune Nocturne, which I set with Art Deco e/s #95.

To add a bit of glamour, I sprinkled the lid with Inglot body sparkle #65.

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Dark lips are starting to really grow on me. I am even willing to try darker shades now!

All in all, a bit toned down this warm bronzed-salmon look is perfect for everyday wear and allows the use of a nice dark lipstick (which a lot of my other mega colourful looks would not). What do you think?

Full list of products used:

Face:

  • Missha Signature Real Complete bb cream
  • Bourjois Healthy Balance powder
  • Bourjois cream blush 01 Nude Velvet

Lips:

  • p2 Madison Square

Eyes:

  • Art Deco e/s base
  • NYX JEP Cottage Cheese
  • Essence colour art pigment Wow it’s orange
  • MUG e/s Mango Tango
  • MUG e/s Frappe
  • MUG e/s Bada Bing
  • MUG e/s Beaches and Cream
  • MUG e/s Shimma Shimma
  • MUG pigment Blitz
  • Bourjois color edition Prune Nocturne
  • Art Deco e/s base #95
  • Inglot body sparkle #65
  • Essence eyeliner pen
  • Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara

Mint and bronze makeup inspired by Marlena a.k.a Makeup Geek

Hello everyone!

Yesterday I saw the latest video by Marlena. For those you who don’t know that, she is basically the founder of Makeup Geek (= MUG). This woman single-handedly relit my fire for makeup. I have always been an inspired fan but what her videos did was so much more than just teach me a few tricks. At a time when my spirits were a bit low, watching her videos served as therapy and motivated me to pick up makeup again. It was an experience which perhaps put me on the completely unexpected track…one full of magic jars filled with colour and sparkles :D!!!

So, anyhow, her latest tutorial is a mint and copper based look. I didn’t have the exact same products she used, so I substituted a few for some from my own stash..which is why my look is mint and bronze, instead of copper:

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I actually used mostly MUG products for the look, like Marlena did…just not the same.

In the video she used MUG Shimmermint (a mint green e/s) and  MUG Vegas Lights (a gorgeous copper pigment) e/s) as her primary colours.

Since I don’t own those, I took what was closest. I applied MUG Appletini (a light green e/s with gold specks) on the lid. Then, went it with MUG Blitz (a warm-brown bronze pigment) in the outer part of the lid.

Afterwards, I warmed the crease with MUG Frappe (mid tone matte brown e/s) and blended up towards the brow with MUG Beaches and Cream. To deepen the crease I applied MUG Bada Bing in the outer V and along the outer 2/3 of the lower lash line (just like she did).

I added a pop of MUG Glamorous in the inner 1/3 of the lower lash line and highlighted the inner corner of the eye with the beautiful MUG Shimma Shimma e/s.

Once I was done with the eyeshadows, I still wasn’t satisfied with the transition between the green and the bronze, so I applied a bit of MUG Gold Digger on the border between the two colours.

To finish the look off, I did a very dramatic wing…again, I don’t have a brown eyeliner, so I just patted Bada Bing (dark brown with red sparkles) on top of the black liner.

Speaking of eyeliner…Let me tell you a short anecdotal story: Last night. My hubby comes home. He tries to compliment my makeup (for the record, he always notices my makeup and compliments the colours, very cute): “Oh wow, I like you makeup today. It’s very colourful…Auuu and I like this..hmm, that thing…your eyebrow extensions“. I look at him with a quizzical expression: “Eyebrow extensions?!!?!?!?!? Huh?…Do you mean my winged eyeliner…OMG! LOL! ROFL!!!” And I was so proud of him when he finally learned what Urban Decay was a few months ago….

So how do you like the combo of mint and copper? Of, by the way, you can check out Marlena’s tutorial for it here.

See you soon!

XOXO