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 ūüôā

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.

‚óŹ 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.

‚óŹ 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 ūüė¶ 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 ūüôā

xoxo, -S.-

Heritage Rouge Christmas

Happy Holidays everyone! Here is the look I was wearing on Christmas Eve (apologies for the lights, pics were taken in different parts of my house):

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Here is the list of products I used, mostly MAC Cosmetics.

‚óŹ FACE:

– MAC Fix+

–¬†Clinique City Block Sheer

РBenefit Porefessional

– MAC Face&Body Foundation in C5

– MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW30 and NC35

– Ben Nye Banana luxury powder all over the face

– Kiko Perfect Glow Compact Foundation in nr. 12 to contour

– MAC blush in Pinch Me

– MAC e/s in All That Glitters to highlight the cheeks.

 

‚óŹ EYES:

– MAC Painterly paint pot above the crease

– MAC Quite Natural paint pot on the lid

– MAC pigment in Heritage Rouge on the lid

– MAC Embark in the outer V

– MAC Saddle in the crease

– MAC Soft Brown above the crease

– MAC Ricepaper on the browbone

– MAC All That Glitters in the inner tearducts

– Inglot gel liner in nr. 77

–¬†Anastasia Beverly Hills¬†Dipbrow pomade in Dark Brown for my eyebrows

РRimmel Lash Accelerator mascara on top and bottom lashes

РMaybelline Go! Colossal Extreme mascara on the top lashes only.

 

‚óŹ LIPS:

– MAC lip pencil in Spice all over the lips

– MAC Half Red only on the top and bottom outer line (this will make your lips look plumper)

– Inglot lipstick in color 405 (matte)

So here is the finished look with the detailed eye and face:

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Hope you liked it and please drop your requests in the comment box below, if you want to see more looks ūüôā

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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. –

Two days of red – Day 2: NARS Dragon Girl

So sorry I should have posted this last Sunday but I didn’t have any time since then. Anyways here is how it progressed:

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I wore this color for a total of 10 hours.
This is how it looked right after application:
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Dragon Girl is a beautiful matte blue-based red. It looks great on its own, matched with mascara and a swipe of blush, or with a cat eye. It feels very soft on the lips, and it is very easy to apply; the first thing I noticed though was that it is quite hard to get a sharp line around the lips, so that’s why I applied a red lippencil first (MAC Cherry). This is due to its size and round edge, which does make it harder to draw straight lines.
This color is quite similar to Ruby Woo, but the latter is more intense and darker too.
Among the pros, besides being easy to apply, is the fact that its formula is not drying at all. This is definitely a plus when it comes to matte lipsticks. Just make sure that your lips are well moistured before applying it.

During the day I had lunch with a friend of mine and had a chicken sandwich with some bacon in it. Before leaving the cafe I noticed that the lipstick bled outside the lines and some of the color swept away, so I actually had to reapply both the lippencil and lipstick, and also redefined my lips with concealer.

Around 9 p.m. I had dinner and again the color faded away (see 3rd picture).

So overall Dragon Girl is a beautiful color, looks good on my type of skintone (NC37, as a reference) and I doesn’t dehydrate the skin. However, it does smudge if you are not careful with food/drinks.

So who is the winner?

Check out my Instagram to find out!

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Let me know if you want more challenges!

Love,

xoxo, – S. –

Two days of red – Day 1: MAC Ruby Woo

As mentioned last week, I wanted to do a few comparisons between products from two different make-up companies.

Because you know how much I love red lipstick, I decided my 1st smackdown would be

MAC Ruby Woo vs. NARS Dragon Girl

So today I wore Ruby Woo from 3 p.m. and did not retouch it or reapplied ever since then (midnight has passed now). Here is how it looked like right after I applied it:

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I went to the city, had a latte in town, came home and had dinner around 9 p.m..

Before I get down to the result of this “Ruby Woo” day, let me tell you that this lipstick has been my holy grail for years. I have never, ever seen a lipstick more beautiful than this one before. It is perfect for my skintone and sometimes, especially on my lazy days, I literally just do my eyebrows, mascara and put on some of this and voila’!

So here are two pictures I took after I came home. The one on the left was taken just as I came back home, whereas the one on the right was taken after dinner:image

Sorry for the huge difference in lights, but obviously the very 1st picture was taken with natural light and the two pictures above with artificial light. In none of the pictures I used flash.

Ruby Woo is a beautiful blue-toned red with a matte finish. It is definitely the most longlasting lipstick I have ever owner, however if you do decide to purchase it you have to know that it tends to try up your lips quite a bit.

What I do to avoid my lips to get too dry is to prep my lips at least 1 hour before applying this or any lipstick. I only use two products which are both very affordable:

  1. Lush Lipscrub “Mint Julips
  2. Labello Hydro Care

First off, massage your lips with the lipscrub for about 5 minutes. This will help scrubbing off the dead skin (yeah I know it sounds gross) and make your lips smooth – plus this one from Lush tastes like mint chocolate! Definitely a keeper! Then, I apply the lip balm and do the my make-up while it sents into the skin.

It is now half past midnight and Ruby Woo still looks great! The color intensity did change during the day, however considering I had a latte and dinner it is not bad at all. It does take really greasy food for this lipstick to go away and that is a plus.

Overall I love the longevity of this product and would definitely recommend it to those who are already familiar with reds and want to own this classic lipstick. If you want to keep the same intensity throughout the day I think re-application can be done after 5-6 hours or more. I wear Ruby Woo in the office and I never have to re-apply it, not even after long days (9-10 hours). At least on my lips, because they tend to get dry quite fast and especially in the outer corners, this is the area where most of the time the product fades away (even if on the rest of my lips it is still showing in full effect).

Tomorrow I will do the same with Dragon Girl by NARS and will announce the “winner”.

I hope you liked this post…see you soon!

xoxo, -S.-

Warm brown smokey eyes with a hint of green

It’s weekend again!
I wanted to go kind of dark today so I decided to go for an intense brown smokey eye and added a little twist to it with some green.

Here is the look of the day:

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Face:
MAC fix plus (right after my skincare)
Benefit Porefessional in my T-zone
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC37
Maybelline Fit Me concealer in nr. 25
Ben Nye Banana Luxury powder
MAC MSF in Sun Power to contour
MAC blush in Eternal Sun
MAC blush in Taupe to contour my nose

Eyes:
MAC Soft Ochre paintpot
MAC Wedge above the crease
MAC Swiss Chocolate in the crease
MAC Brun in the outer V and in the inner corner of the lid
MAC Club in the center of the lid
Inglot Gel Liner nr. 77
MAC eyepencil in Feline dipped into Inglot’s gel liner in the waterline
MAC Club again on my lower lashline
MAC Vanilla pigment in the tearducts
Essence Lashmania Reloaded mascara (top and bottom lashes)
MAC Dipdown (gel liner) for my eyebrows

Lips:

‚ÄĘ Daytime: MAC Kinda Sexy lipstick + Essence gloss nr. 19
‚ÄĘ Evening: MAC lip eraser in Dim, MAC lip pencil in Currant, MAC lipstick in Sin

I hope you like it!

xoxo, -S.-