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.-

Warm browns & red lips on a Saturday

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I now post my “Look of the day” picture/collage and post the list of products on the blog, so here below is today’s look:image

Today I chose for warm brown eyes paired with a bold red lip. And you know which red I always go for: MAC Ruby Woo!!!

And here is the list of products:

FACE:

  • Benefit Porefessional on my T-zone only
  • Garnier Roll-on Anti-dark circles
  • MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC37
  • MAC Medium concealer palette – I used the mid-yellow color for my dark circles and NC35 mixed with NC30 for my undereye area
  • Ben Nye Banana Luxury powder to set everything
  • MAC Blush in Taupe to contour my nose
  • MAC MSF in Give Me Sun!
  • MAC Blush in Pinch Me

EYES:

  • MAC Soft Ochre paintpot on the lid, browbone and lower lashline
  • MAC Texture above my crease
  • MAC Swiss Chocolate in the crease
  • MAC Woodwinked all over the lid (with MAC Fix Plus)
  • MAC Embark in the outer V
  • MAC Brule’ on my browbone
  • MAC Ricepaper in the inner tearducts
  • MAC gel liner in Dipdown for the brows
  • Inglot Gel Liner in nr. 77
  • Essence mascara Lashmania Reloaded (two coats for the upper lashes, one coat for my lower lashes)

LIPS:

  • MAC liperaser in Dim
  • MAC lippencil in Cherry
  • MAC Ruby Woo
  • MAC Studio Finish to define the outlines

I also decided it would be nice to add the list of the brushes I used, so here it is:

  • Real Techniques Face Expert brush – foundation and powder all over my face
  • Real Techniques Setting Brush for under my eyes
  • Real Techniques Contour Brush
  • Real Techniques Blush Brush
  • MAC 263 for my eyebrows
  • Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush *NEW*
  • Bdellium Tools brush nr. 277 (flat shader brush) to apply Woodwinked
  • Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush to apply Texture
  • Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush to apply Swiss Chocolate and Embark
  • Sigma P82 to contour my nose

If you wanna see more, here is the link to my Instagram account:

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And the picture I posted today:

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For questions and inquiries just leave a comment below!

Stay tuned for the celebrity lipstick smackdown aka “Two days of red”!!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

xoxo, -S.-