Pretty New Year! Bold lips & Neutral eyes

Pretty New Year to all of you!

To start off the year (and 2015’s very 1st weekend) I chose to wear a bold lip and nude eyes. I met up with a few friends and went to the Foodhallen, a super duper food court located in Amsterdam West. Food, Friends & Fun 🙂

I posted this picture on my Instagram:

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and as promised you can find the list of products below. Of course, most of the products are from MAC, unless specified.

● FACE: Fix+, @benefitcosmetics Porefessional (on my T-zone), mixed @covergirl Outlast Stay Fabolous 3 in 1 foundation in nr. 857 (Golden Tan) and @lorealparisfr @lorealparisusa True Match foundation in W6, NW30 + NC35 concealer, NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat powder foundation, Kiko Perfect Glow Compact Foundation in nr. 12, Give me sun! on the cheeks.

● EYES: Soft Brown (above the crease), Saddle (crease), Swiss Chocolate (outer V), @rimmellondonuk Lash Accelerator mascara on top and bottom lashes, @maybelline Go! Colossal Extreme mascara on the top lashes (2X). I used the same eyeshadow colors to define the lower lashes.

And, of course, the most important part of this look: I used MAC’s lip pencil in the color Vino and filled in the lips, then finished them up with Smoked Purple.

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I defined my eyebrows with Anastasia Beverly Hills diprow pomade in Dark Brown. A lot of people ask me how I do my eyebrows, for those who know me I do not have many…anymore 😦 BUT I found a way to bring them back to life. I actually posted a pictorial about it, here is the link: https://nynamakeup.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/eyebrow-power-how-i-perfect-my-almost-non-existent-brows/

 

Here is my final look, with a tiny bit of editing due to the horrible lights:

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Even if I L-O-V-E my eyeshadows and I absolutely adore wearing heavy eye make-up, this kind of make-up is so much easier to do and can easily be adapted to anybody. If you do not feel like wearing such a dark lip color, go for a red. If you are still scared of bright colors, you can opt for a nude/pink/mauve lipstick.

Simplicity is your best friend 🙂

xoxo, -S.-

Winged liner & bold lip: welcome spring!

Upon request here is the list of products I used on yesterday’s look I posted on Instagram:

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Face:

– MAC Prolongwear concealer in NW35 and NC35 (undereye area, between the brows, below the hollows of the cheeks and on my chin);
– MAC Cream Color Base in Midtone Sepia (hollows of the cheeks, jawline, temples and hairline);
– Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat in the color Beige (slightly too pink for me!);
– MAC Select Pressed Sheer powder in NC40;
– Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark brown;
– MAC Studio finish concealer in NC35 to clean up the edges of my brows;
– MAC MSF in Give me sun! in the hollows of my cheeks;
– MAC blush in Pinch Me.

Eyes:
– Ingot gel liner in #77;
– Makeup Studio 4D mascara.

Lips:
– MAC lip eraser in Dim;
– MAC lip pencil in Lasting Sensation;
– MAC Retro matte lipstick in Relentlessly Red

You just need some black eyeliner and a bold lip to make a statement!

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Enjoy spring!!!

xoxo, – S. –