keskiviikko 4. huhtikuuta 2012

Gothic Makeup Inspired look

Hello. I craved to do something gothic. Here is the result:

Basically the eyeshadow is very simple. I was on a lazy mood and bit in a hurry, so I just smudged on the lid some neutral colors. The outside corner is contoured a little to give the eye some dimension. But as always in "gothic" looks, it is usually all about the eyeliner and the eyelashes. I made a thick cat eyeliner and added some thick false eyelashes and the look is done. It is pretty dramatic with the lashes. Though my eyelids are very dry at the moment because of the cold and windy weather, so the eyeshadows are not perfect in this one. :/ Anyway, it is a very simple look to do. Hope you like it.

Used Products:
Jesse's Girl Eyeshadow Primer
Coastal Scents Warm 88 Palette (grab something neutral, browns and lighter shades that are close to your own skin color)
Ardell False Lashes 'Naomi'
Gel eyeliner

perjantai 30. maaliskuuta 2012

Violet Shock

Here is today's look. I wanted to do something very edgy, a little dramatic and colorful. :)

Used Products:
Ardell False Lashes 'Naomi' 
Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow 'Bulletproof '
Sugarpill Lumi Loose Eyeshadow 
Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow Tako 
Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow Poison Plum 
Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow Dollipop 
NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk
Urban Decay Primer Potion

tiistai 20. maaliskuuta 2012

Yellow - Fuchsia -makeup

Playing with colors again. :) I love this combination.

Used Products: 
Stargazer Loose Eyeshadow
NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Green
ELF Gel Liner
mac loose pigment 'Electric Coral'
mac loose pigment fuchsia
Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow Love+
MAD Minerals Lemon Drop
NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk
Jesse's Girl Eye Shadow Primer

tiistai 6. maaliskuuta 2012

Colourful makeup

I was inspired by blue and pink colors, and I wanted to do something just very colorful. Not much blabbing this time, I'll just put the pictures right here. Tell me what you think!

Used products:
NYX Jumbo Pencil 'Milk'
MAYBELLINE One by One Mascara 
Illamasqua Cream pigment 'Dab'
Jesse's Girl Eye Dust
Sugarpill 'Paperdoll' Loose Eyeshadow 
MAD Minerals 'Lemon Drop'
Sugarpill 'Lumi' Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill 4 color Palette Burning heart
Sugarpill 4-color Palette Sweetheart

maanantai 5. maaliskuuta 2012

Eye Shadow Primer Comparison

I've been testing and comparing these few eye shadow primers and one of them became my no. 1 product. Here are the products I tested:

1. Too Faced Shadow Insurance

2. Jesse's Girl Eye Shadow Primer

3. Urban Decay Primer Potion

Okay, I start with the Urban Decay Primer Potion.

I bought it for a long time ago because it was so popular and praised. And I liked it too. It is great how it brings up the pigments out of the eyeshadows so well and it even makes the eye makeup waterproof (it doesn't say so, but makeup really doesn't budge if I went swimming or in the shower and run water over my makeup!). It is great especially with creamy products, for example Illamasqua's cream pigments and I use it when I use Nyx's Jumbo Eye Pencils or anything creamy (gel eye liners as a basecolor etc. etc.). However, it isn't my favorite. I know that Urban Decay's Primer Potion is one of the most popular eye shadow bases, but I got to say that I don't like that product so much anymore when I found something more suitable for me. I don't know if it just doesn't go well with my skin type or what is with it it doesn't apply so well on my lids. I have dry, atopic skin type and I am very precise with moisturizing the skin around the eye area, so it can't be anything like I haven't been moisturizing it enough. It just doesn't apply well on me! I think it probably suits the best for moist lids because I've noticed it sucks the moisture out of the skin. Anyway in short the plus and the minuses:

+ makes eye makeup last very long even in extreme circumstances (copes water, sweat, tears, oily skin)
+ brings out the pigments very well
+ is the best when working with cream products
- does not suit for dry skin very well -> causes problems to apply eyeshadow smoothly
-/+ price is high, but when you want to buy a good product, usually you have to pay more too. I think it's worth the money.

 Too Faced Shadow Insurance

I've read about this product from beautyblogs and I've never really saw any bad reviews about it. It is pretty cheap too, so I decided to buy it. However, I am very disappointed to this stuff. It applies well, but it doesn't really bring out the pigments (that isn't a must though) and it made my eyeshadow crease and it didn't make my makeup really last. I tried to use it about a week and then I stopped using it. Didn't work for me.

+ applies well (that doesn't save anything though)
+ cheap price
- makes eyeshadows crease
- didn't make the eye makeup last
- doesn't bring out pigments

Jesse's Girl Eye Shadow Primer

This is what Jesse's Girl promises from it: "Jesse's Girl Eye Shadow Primer provides a silky, crease proof base for smoother application and long lasting color". I totally agree with that! This is my no. 1 product! It is the best primer I've ever used! It applies great, it doesn't make your lids too dry, so the eyeshadows apply very well. After applying it, the lid feels smooth and silky, like the company describes it. It is very cheap too, so I'm very happy with it. The only thing is I don't really know how it works with moist lids. But with my dry skin type it works very well. I recommend it to everyone!

+ cheap price
+ applies well, makes applying makeup easy too
+ brings out the pigments of eye makeup
+ makes eye makeup last
+ doesn't irritate skin
+ suits for dry skin very well
- might not suit for moist lids

Night Out Makeup

This is my last Saturday look with Urban Decay Naked Palette. In this look I used 'Gunmetal', 'Creep' and 'Virgin' on top of Illamasqua's Cream Pigment 'Mould'. Those UD's eyeshadows are probably the most used eyeshadows in "night out" and party looks. I usually tend to put different base colors to make it look a bit different every time and I like to experiment too. This is how those UD-colors looked on top of  Illamasqua's 'Mould'.

Used Products:
Jesse's Girl Eye Shadow Primer
Urban Decay 'Virgin'
Urban Decay 'Gunmetal'
Urban Decay 'Creep'
Elf Eye liner 'Black'
Maybelline 'One By One Mascara'
Ardell Lashes 'Daisy'

perjantai 2. maaliskuuta 2012

Warm orange summer look

I loooove Illamasquas cream pigments! I ordered almost all of them last summer. They work so great as a base, and as a basecolor you can do lots of different make up-looks, when you put some pressed or powder eyeshadow on top of it. The colors are so bright I haven't really used them in the wintertime but now the wintertime is starting to be over, so I can do bright and colorful makeups again. Today I did this warm and summery look with 'Emerge'.

Used Products:
Jesse's Girl Eye Shadow Primer
Illamasqua 'Emerge'
Sugarpill 'Flamepoint'
Mad Minerals 'Delirious'
Mad Minerals 'Sorbet'
Elf Gel Liner 'Black'

torstai 1. maaliskuuta 2012

Peacock inspired look

I've wanted to do this look for a long time, but I've always failed doing it. I've had problems how I put the colors on, but I figured it out now. I think it came out pretty well. Or at least that's what I think. What do you think?

Used Products:
 Urban Decay Primer Potion
Illamasqua Superior
Elf Gel liner
MAC Pigment  'Blue Brown'
Sugarpill 'Lumi'
Sugarpill 'Midori'
Sugarpill 'Afterparty'
Mad Minerals 'Chartreuse'
Maybelline One by One Mascara
Ardell Lashes 'Daisy'

keskiviikko 29. helmikuuta 2012

Purple Spring look

Yes, another Spring look with purple colors only. Pretty simple everyday look. Enjoy!

Used products:
MAYBELLINE One by One Mascara 
   Ardell Glamour Lashes FAIRIES 
    ELF Gel Liner
    Jesse's Girl Eye Dust Item # 80551
    Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow Poison Plum
    Coastal Scents Metal Mania Palette
   Illamasqua Cream pigment (Dab)
   NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Purple

maanantai 27. helmikuuta 2012

Another Spring Makeup -look

I'm so inspired of all the bright colors, because spring is coming to Finland and the sun is shining again for a long time. :) So happy. This time I did this turquoise-green-blue -look and my goal was to make it fresh and not too strong. This look is pretty versatile and you can do it without the liner if you like, or add some more color/darkness. Hope you like it and give it a try. :)

Used Products:

  ELF Gel Liner 
  MAYBELLINE One by One Mascara

Ardell Lashes

Sugarpill Lumi Loose Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Liquid Metal Superior

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Turquoise

MAD Minerals Lime

Illamasqua Cream Pigment 'Bedaub'

Urban Decay  Primer Potion

perjantai 24. helmikuuta 2012

Keväinen hempeä meikki / Spring makeup

Kevät tulee ja satuin olemaan romanttisella hempeällä päällä, joten halusin tehdä jotain lilasta ja persikan sävyistä. Paljon erilaisia värikkäitä meikkejä tulossa! Toivomuksia saa myös esittää väreistä ja tyyleistä. Mutta kuvat kertovat enemmän kuin tuhat sanaa, joten:

Käytetyt tuotteet: Jesse's Girl Eye Shadow Primer,
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk,
M.A.D minerals Sorbet,
Sugarpill Paperdoll,
Illamasqua Dab,
Chanel 08 Vanites
Ardell Lashes Daisy,
Elf gel liner,
Maybelline One by One Volum Express -mascara