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Summer Make-Up

I love the summer; the warm weather, going to the beach with friends, festivals, summer fashion… Summer is just great. But I’m used to wearing make-up a lot (not everyday, but to school and work I wear make-up). My skin isn’t really bad, but I have some big pores and dark circles I want to cover up. And my lashes are really thin and almost invisible. I want to cover these things up, but I don’t want to wear to much make-up. This is my summer make-up routine:

Face

At first I put on a daycream with SPF, I use the one from Pro-Active. Then I apply the primer from Catrice around my eye area and at places were my pores are bigger. Instead of using foundation, I use the BB cream for an oily skin from Garnier all over my face, especially underneath my eyes. This BB cream also has SPF 20 in it, that’s really nice because it is important to protect your skin (not only in the summer, you should always use SPF). Normally I would cover up blemishes with a concealer, but in the summer I skip this step. I apply a little bit of powder at my T-zone.

Eyes

I don’t wear to much make-up on my eyes in the summer. I will sweat it off anyway, so I only make a thin line with eyeliner, and use waterproof mascara.

Lips

I don’t wear lipstick often in the summer, most of the time I use lipbalm or lipgloss. These will keep my lips moisturized. I use something with SPF in it, because my lips sunburn really fast (my lips become bright red, and that doesn’t look good on me at all).

You should keep in mind: less is more. Try to use waterproof products, you don’t want to sweat your make-up off. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen regularly, and drink a lot of water.

I hope this will help you, thank you for reading! 🙂

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Skin Care + Eye Drama Mascara

There are many things that will make your skin look healthier. Today I’ll tell you some of the things.

The first thing: don’t smoke! It will cause wrinkles and your skin will look older. You should also protect your skin from the sun, or it will have the same effects. You should always use a daycream with at least SPF 20 in it. A healthy diet and drinking lots of water will make your skin clear.

You should wash your face twice a day with a mild cleaning lotion. Don’t use soap, some residues will be left. And it’s really important that you don’t pop your pimples. Your skin will irritate even more, and it’ll lead to scarring. Try to touch your face as less as possible, you don’t want all the bacteria from your hands on your face.

Don’t ever use harsh products on your skin, even if you have a really oily skin. It will only damage your skin. Of course you want your skin to look healthy, but getting rid of pimples and damaging your skin isn’t the way to achieve a nice and healthy skin. I used harsh products for a while (think about Pro-Active), but since I used mild, oil-based products, my skin has become much more healthier. My pores are smaller, and I don’t have as many pimples anymore.

I hope this will help you, and remember: just be nice to your skin. 🙂

 

And now the second part: the mascara. Yesterday I introduced the Acid i-Divine Palette and the Eye Drama Mascara from Sleek MakeUP to you. I didn’t have time to make a nice look with the palette yet, but I tried out the mascara. I told you that I would make a picture of it, but I was very disappointed in it. It didn’t gave my lashes volume, it didn’t even make them longer! It just made them black. I won’t buy it again for sure.

I hope you’ll like the skin care tips. It’s too bad that I didn’t like the mascara, but I just felt like I needed to tell you this. Thank you for reading! 🙂

Sleek MakeUP Acid i-Divine Palette + Eye Drama

A few days ago, I ordered two things from Sleek MakeUP: the Acid i-Divine EyeShadow Palette and the Eye Drama Mascara in 881 Black Out Waterproof. I was surprised when it was delivered today, because it’s earlier than I expected.

 

 

The packaging of the Acid i-Divine EyeShadow Palette is really simple and neat, but it’s too bad that the Sleek logo won’t show up on the camera. This is my first Sleek palette, and I didn’t really know what to expect. I thought it would be bigger than this, but this is of course big enough and easy to take it with you. I ordered it for € 8,50 at the webshop of Sleek MakeUP.

 

 

Wow, look at these nice colors! Especially the neon colors, I love it! I think I can make a lot of fun looks with these. I love the neon trend, so I’ll try to make a wearable eyelook with the neon colors. And you’ll see some looks with the other colors as well!

Putting the neon colors aside, the purple and dark pink are really nice too. The matte white and black will be useful too, and I love the two blue colors with shimmers, they’re so beautiful! I think I’ll use the darker green and the shimmery grey less than the others, but of course these are nice too.

The eyeshadows are really pigmented! I like that, because the colors show really well. But I should be careful, I don’t want to put on too much colors.

 

 

And here is the Eye Drama Mascara in the color 881 Black Out Waterproof. The packaging is a real eyecatcher, with the pink and blue. It was only € 4,99, what’s really cheap for a mascara. It contains 6 ml.

 

 

The brush is really flexible, and the mascara is REALLY black. I haven’t used it yet, but I think I’ll like it. For some reason, I expected a really big brush, so I was surprised when it was a long, small brush. I hope this mascara will make my thin, short eyelashes stand out more.

Tomorrow I’ll show you how the mascara looks on my lashes, and maybe I’ll make a look with the palette too. I have to go to work tomorrow, so I won’t make a really bright look. Thank you for reading! 🙂

EOTD 14-07-2012

A while ago I got the Maybelline Eyestudio Bakd Duo as a gift. The colors are really beautiful, but I never really used them because I didn’t know how. Today I finally made a look with them. It’s just another everyday look, I didn’t use the colors wet so they’re pretty soft.

I used a bright pink color from Rimmel on my lips, 140 Tulip Pink. That’s why my eyes are so soft and simple. I like to match my make-up with my clothes, so I chose this pink look with my scarf with pink flowers.

I applied the right side of the Maybelline eyeshadow 80 Cosmic Black all over my eyelid. The color is a mix of light pink, bright pink, blue and purple. I used the big shader brush from the Bamboo Set from Zoeva.

With the liner brush from the same set I made a soft line along the lashes, I used the left side of the eyeshadow. It’s a black with a lot of shimmer.

I used this soft pink to highlight the inner corner and under my eyebrows. The eyeshadow is from Catrice, and I used the smaller shader from the bamboo set.

I used a liquid eyeliner from Miss Sporty to make a really thin line, and the mascara I used is the Sexy Curves mascara from Rimmel.

Because this is a really soft and simple look, I’ll make another look with the Maybelline Eyestudio Baked Duo in a few days. That one will be a night look. Thank you for reading! 🙂

Daily Make Up Box

Everyone has some products that they don’t use very often, and products that they use everyday. Some products I use may be only available it Europe of in the Netherlands. Let’s take a look in my daily make up box.

It’s kind of messy in here, haha. But it isn’t really much, because I use a lot of different products on my eyes, so those aren’t in here. There are also some skin care products in it.

The lip balm I’m currently using is the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Lips Soothing and Repairing. It’s pretty hydrating and has SPF 30 in it, so I like it. You also see a day- and nightcream on this picture. I use them very often, though I don’t like them that much. They’s from Pro Active, and I spend a lot of money on them, but they didn’t do a thing for my skin at all. But I think it’s a waste if I don’t use it, and there isn’t much left in them.

This is the primer I use, Prima and Fine from Catrice. It keeps my make-up in place, so I like it a lot.

Since I tried the BB Cream from Garnier, I’m in love with it. But it doens’t hide all my redness and pimpels, that’s why I also use the Coverstick from Essence. To keep my skin matt, I use the Dream Matte Powder from Maybelline.

Most of the time I use this Multi-Colour Rouge from Catrice. Sometimes I use a orange blush, but that isn’t very often. The mascara I use is the Sexy Curves Mascara from Rimmel, but this one will be removed out of my daily box soon. I ordered a mascara from sleek, I hope that one can give the volume that my thin, short lashes need.

These are the products I use everyday. Just ask if you want to know more about a product. And thank you for reading! 🙂

Zoeva Bamboo Set

A few days ago I ordered a set make-up brushes from Zoeva, and here they are! It’s the Bamboo Set, with 12 brushes. This is what the site says about the set:

Eco-friendly and vegan.

Like a spa ritual for your skin, this bestselling set comes with 12 selected brushes, that are made from bamboo handles and taklon bristles (vegan). This natural product comes in an eco-style cotton bag and will become your perfect travel companion thanks to its travel size. The super soft and gentle touch of the bristles suits all skin types, even the most sensitive.

In Asia, bamboo is considered as a symbol of longevity and flexibility.

The brushes from left to right:

Buffer,  powder,  blush,  foundation,  concealer,  shader,  smaller shader,  crease,  eye blender,  fan,  liner,  lip.

There was also a note with the set that said I should clean the brushes before the first use and at least once a month. I clean my brushes every week, so that’s no problem for me.

I used the set this morning for the first time, and I love it! I always used cheap drugstore brushes, this is the first time I used a set and I love it. They are really soft, and nice to work with. The set was € 22,-. They were delivered in 2 days, that’s pretty fast because they came from Germany (I live in Holland).

I can’t wait to make more looks with them! 🙂

Garnier BB Cream

The first BB cream here in Holland, was from Garnier. Everyone was really negative about it; it was more like a tinted moisturizer and it made your skin look oily. But I heard a lot of good things about their new BB cream that’s oil free. I have an oily skin, so I tried out this Miracle Skin Perfector.

The text on the packaging is Dutch, but it says:

Anti-shine

Blurs pores + imperfections

Evens tone

Moisturises

SPF 20 UV Protection

This is the BB cream for a light skin. I’ve bought it for € 7,95.

The packaging is a long tube, and very hygienic. But I prefer a pomp, because I have trouble with getting the right amount of product out. But I like tube packaging too, it’s smaller and easier to take it with you.

The product is thicker than I expected, but I don’t mind that because it still spreads easy.

It blends really well, and it really does what it promised. My pores really looked smaller and were less visible (and that’s a miracle, because they’re huge). Imperfections were less visible too, but I still had to conceal some redness. It covers really well, just like a foundation, and my T-zone is shine free.

I love this product; it works really well for my oily skin and it isn’t expensive at all if you compare it with a foundation or a skin care product. I would definitely buy this again.

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EOTD 10-07-2012

Today I’ll show you my Eyes Of The Day. It is just a everyday look, so it’s nothing special. I had a hard time making a photo of them, but the photo’s still aren’t clear. Actually the colors are brighter.

 

The main color of this look is Amber Gold from Rituals. The other product I used are from cheap brands, some of them are probably only available in Europe. The products from MissSporty don’t have names, to I’ll discripe the color.

I applied Amber Gold all over my eyelid. I used an white/cream eyeshadow with shimmer from MissSporty for my inner corner and under my eyebrows, and a medium brown from MissSporty above the Amber Gold, in the crease. I used a little bit of a dark brown color from MissSpory to make a V-shape at the outer corner. I didn’t use too much, because I didn’t want the look to be too dark. I made a thin line with the gel eyeliner from Catrice, and I applied only a little bit of it on the waterline. The mascara I used is Sexy Curves from Rimmel. Of course you don’t need exactly these brands, you can use colors similar to these.

I’m still looking for a better mascara for my thin, short lashes, so suggestions are welcome! 🙂

 

My eyebrows are really thick, but I let them grow for a while to fill some holes (I pluckes out too much, haha). To finish the look, I used an orange blush from Rituals, On Fire and an orange lipstick fron Catrice, Princess Peach. Some people say brown, gold and orange don’t look good on blond people with a ligt skin, but I don’t think that’s true. You can wear these colors, if you just pick out one that fits you.

I hope you like this look, I’ll try to make better photo’s the next time.

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Lipstick Tips

I love lipstick, because you can create all kind looks with it. You need to get the best out of your lipstick, so I’ll share some tips.

The most important thing is the color. Some people look amazing with bold colors, other people rock the lighter lipstick. But there is one color that looks great on everyone: pink. You can also try orange, it also look good on almost everyone, and it’s a huge trend at the moment.

If you want your lips to look natural, but you just want some color, pat your lipstick on your lips with your fingers. If you want straight lines, it better to apply it with a lip brush. Some people prefer to apply the lipstick from the tube. That’s fine, but you’ll spill more lipstick than when you apply it with your finger or a brush.

Lipstick stays better on clean, healthy lips. Be sure that your lips are hydrated, but not oily.  Lipliner is a good basis, but you can also use foundation. Two thin layers of lipstick stays better than one thick layer. For more volume, apply a small amount of lipgloss on the center of your lips or an highlighter in your cupids bow. Your lips will stand out more if you line the outside of your lips with a concealer.

Those are just tips on how you can make your lipstick stay and look better. You don’t have to use a brush or lipliner, you can make your lips look amazing with just the lipstick too. Just do what works best for you.

What’s your favorite lipstick?

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Eyeliner

I love eyeliner; it makes your eyelashes look fuller, and your eyes stand out more. Eyeliner can help you shape your eyes, make them look bigger and smaller, and you can make all kinds of looks with it. Yes, eyeliner is amazing.

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Everyone knows the liquid eyeliner. This is my favorite eyeliner, because you can make thin, neat lines with it. If you’re comfortable with them, you can also make a perfect wing. But that’s the problem with this eyeliner: it’s the hardest eyeliner to apply, and it can turn out in a mess.

The eyeliner pen is really easy to apply, and looks like the normal liquid eyeliner. But you can’t make a thin line or a wing with all eyeliner pens, because some of them are too thick for that. And I don’t recommend buying a cheap one, because they turn grey after a few weeks. I like the one from Maybelline, you have to pay a bit more, but you can use it for so much longer.

Lancome has a eyeliner pen called the artliner. It is uniquely shaped, and I heard a lot of good things about it. I haven’t tried it out myself yet, so I wonder if it really is that special, and not just the same as the other eyeliner pens.

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The gel eyeliner is really easy to apply, because you apply it with an angled brush. Gel eyeliner is mostly more intense and darker, and it’s easy to tightline with it. But because of the brush, I always have problems with making a thin line. And gel eyeliner runs out quite fast, so you shouldn’t use it on hot days. But I think this is the best eyeliner to start with.

It’s also fun to play with colored eyeliners, they can really brighten up your look.

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