Sort of World Cup-inspired Makeup Of The Day

Hi guys!

Hope you have enjoyed your weekend and some Sun…I sure did!

So before the World Cup officially starts next week, I’d like to show you a makeup look I did yesterday…I wasn’t really aiming for it to be related to the event or Brazil in any way, but once I asked my husband what he thought of it, he exclaimed: “Oh wow! WC-inspired makeup!”…Well, ok then ๐Ÿ™‚ Normally I am not a big football fan…Champion leagues and local competitions do not spark the slightest bit of interest in me. Funny enough though, during European and World Cups, I transform into the the world’s most dedicated, fanatic viewer…I follow all the matches and curse worse than the men around me ๐Ÿ˜› Go figure! I guess it’s this feeling of togetherness that I really enjoy….just different nations getting together peacefully to play football.

And the makeup look:

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Now let me show you my awesome butterfly ring…to match the green in my makeup ๐Ÿ™‚ A present from my sweet mommy, this ring goes together with a bracelet in the same pattern. Pretty, right?

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I used a couple of my most favourite pigments lately, from Darling Girl Cosmetics and Concrete Minerals. Ah, it is such a shame I cannot capture the dual beauty of Ermahgerd!,ย the most stunning pastel orange which shifts into lime green..No words! It was love at first sight (so much that I actually ordered another dose of it, just to make sureย I have enough of it, in caseย Darling Girl Cosmeticsย  stop making it hahaha). Next to it, I placed Dirty Limercicklime green which has a turquoise sheen. In the outer V, I used Swamped from Concrete Minerals – a gorgeous swamp-y green with sprakles. To top it of and add just a pop of gold, I used one of the most insanely concentrated pigments ever: Liquid Gold from Makeup Geek. Liquid Goldย has a slightly green undertone, so I thought it complemented this look really nicely. I also used my green KIKO mascara on the bottom lashes, can you see?

To be honest, I really loved the end result..the colours and the way the duochromes shift into each other โคย What do you think?

I wish you a wonderful week, and if you, like me, are a football fan: enjoy the WC adventure!!!

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Complementary colours makeup

Good evening everyone!

So, I had an idea today to do makeup based on the colour wheel. I think I have talked about this topic before…a long time ago when my blog was still widely unpopular. Not that it has millions of readers presently, but at least now there are actual people visiting this online space.

Makeup is obviously so tightly based on knowledge of colour, that if you are a true makeup junkie, you are bound to be confronted with the colour wheel sooner or later.

This is how it looks like:

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The idea is that there are the primary colours: red, yellow and blue. They cannot be made by mixing other colours together. And then, there are the secondary colours, like green, purple and orange, which can be formed by combining two primary colours. Tertiary colours are there too,..

…let’s not make this a school lesson though ;). The most important thing is that you can use this colour wheel in so many ways when doing your makeup! For instance, colours which are located opposite to each other on the wheel, can either cancel or reinforce each other. They are called complementary colours: red-green, blue-orange, yellow-purple represent such duos.

When placed next to each other complementary colours create a contrast, and reinforce each other. On the other hand, if you place them on top of one another, you get the opposite effect: weakening. And that’s exactly how it works with makeup. A red pimple can be covered by green concealer. Blue or purple under-eye circles can best be hidden by orange- or yellow-based concealer. And so on, and so on…you get the idea ๐Ÿ™‚

You can use the colour wheel to also determine what eyeshadow colours would best suit your eye colour. You have perhaps heard this a million times, but blue eyes do very well with orange-hued shades (coppers and the likes..), whereas blue eyeshadows are a NO-NO. But those are just guidelines. What they suggest is, yes if you want to create the best contrast…that’s what the colour wheel advises you. That’s not to say, you are never to use blue e/s because you’ve got blue eyes…just find the hue, or the placement that works ๐Ÿ˜‰

The colour wheel is where I found my inspiration for today’s makeup as well…let’s use colours which contrast each other the strongest!!!

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Orange and blue!

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What I used:

Face:

  • Missha Perfect Cover bb cream
  • Bourjois Healthy balance powder
  • Tarte blush Tipsy
  • TBS shimmer powder

Lips:

  • Essence long lasting lipstick Coral Calling

Eyes:

  • Art Deco e/s base
  • NYX JEP Cottage Cheese
  • Sugaprill e/s Flamepoint
  • Sugarpill e/s Buttercupcake
  • Inglot e/s 108R
  • MUG e/s Beaches and Cream
  • MUG e/s Shimma Shimma
  • Concrete Minerals pro matte e/s Bulletproof
  • MUG gel liner Electric
  • Essence gel eye pencil (dark blue)
  • Max Factor False lash effect (upper lashes)
  • Oriflame blue mascara (lower lashes)

Do you also use the colour wheel when doing your makeup, for help..or just inspiration?

Have a nice weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

Green smokey eye with MUG eyeshadow Envy

Hello!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ Mine wasn’t very spectacular so I am not going to brag about it. Unless you think cleaning your house every Sunday is a blast, in which case my weekend rocked!!!

On to the makeup now :D…For a while, I have been thinking about experimenting with somewhat darker looks, which is not very typical for me. Most of the time, I end up creating something super colourful, but not dark. The time is ripe to try some variety and what’s better than doing a dark smokey eye. So far, so good. But hmm, not a black smokey eye. Don’t get me wrong! It is a classic for a reason – it’s beautiful. Green is gorgeous too though…wouldn’t you agree…dark forest green over a black base…? Like Envy…;)

Envy is among the Makeup Geek e/s that I love the most. Stunning deep dark green with a green shimmer, simply a pleasure to work with. I used a black gel liner as a base on the lid for Envy. To make it even more dramatic, I sprinkled MAC Reflects Pearl glitter (I am becoming seriously addicted to it!) and added some really noticeable false lashes =>

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List of products used:

  • Essence I love stage e/s base
  • Catrice gel liner Black Jack with Jack Black
  • MUG e/s Envy
  • MUG e/s Frappe (lovely mid-tone brown, excellent for blending purposes and transitions)
  • MUG e/s Shimma Shimma
  • MUG Beaches and Cream
  • Catrice Glamour Doll volume mascara
  • MAX eyelashes

If you have any thoughts on this look, please do not hesitate to share them in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

Kisses