I am afraid I am running out of ideas for names of my looks, hm ... Anyway, I am not dead yet, even though the frequency of my posts might seem to say different. As expected my last month in Germany is absolutely full of events, including visiting towns and cities of Nordrhein-Westfalen (Düsseldorf is wonderful, reminds me of Prague + you can get Inglot and Laura Mercier there; but there is a MAC pro store in Köln), parties, just haning out with my new friends and so on. I have been so busy that I failed to take photos of my latest three manicures, which says a lot. So, here is a look I wore a couple of days (weeks?) ago (all pictures are clickable):
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- Revlon ColorStay for Combination/Oily Skin in 110 Ivory (mixed with BarryM below)
- BarryM Foundation Creme in 1 White (mixed with Revlon above)
- Flormar Concealer in 01 Fair Ivory
- ELF Custom Face in Glow
- Wet n Wild Brow Essentials
- Essence Lash & Brow Gel Mascara
- Catrice Ultimate Shine Lipstick in 040 Berry Me!
- Art Deco Eyeshadow Base
- Kiko Cream Waterproof Eyeliner in 04 Dark Purple (as a base all over the lid and for the flick)
- Makeup Academy (MUA) Eye Shadow in Shade 9 - Pearl
- Makeup Academy (MUA) Eye Shadow in Shade 20 - Matt
- S-he Stylezone Eye Shadow in 630/28
- S-he Stylezone Twin Kajal (the black half for the waterline)
- ELF Complexion Perfection (the bluey shade under my brows and as an under eye concealer)
- Essence Multi Action Smokey Eyes Mascara (2 coats on upper lashes, 1 coat on lower lashes)
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I have been really into smokey eyes lately, I even wore green (well, very dark green) smokey eyes today (FOTD post coming up soon-ish).
Here you can see a proper swatch of MUA Eyeshadow in Shade 9, I think. You can see just how magnificent and pretty this shade is. The fact that I used cream eyeliner as a base of course also helps. Still, this eyeshadow is great even without it. It has almost no fallout, it is very buildable and it lasts as long as you need it to. A total win for just one pound.
Kiko Cream Waterproof Eyeliner in 04 Dark Purple is a new acquisition (I got it 50 % off). I used it as an eyeliner a couple of times, but I prefer to use it as a coloured base. Why? Because it is too waxy to be used as an eyeliner, I find. I am not sure, it might even be that the one I bought is slightly dried out as well. It is just pretty hard to work with and almost impossible to use with a soft eyeliner brush. I used ELF Small Smudge Brush to do the flick here.
Flormar Concealer in 01 Fair Ivory is also quite new, but I can not make up my mind about it. I urgently needed a concealer, because my skin has been terrible lately. And of course I hardly ever buy high end make up, so I had some troubles finding a fair enough concealer. Flormar's concealer is really very ligt, but quite hard to work with. You know that feeling when you try to conceal a spot and the concealer seems to conceal everything around the spot, but not the post itself? Yeah. But I still need to try a couple of techniques, since I have only tried applying it with my fingers until now.
I apologize for not having any swatch pictures of Catrice Ultimate Shine Lipstick in 040 Berry Me!. I got it on sale for 1,95 € (I am not sure whether it was a part of a limited edition or if it is being discontinued) and I really like it. Another one for my "nude" lipsticks collection - meaning I can apply it without using a lip liner. It very moisturizing, feels really nice on the lips and it does not bleed. The only downside is that it does not last long, but I do not mind that so much, because it fades nicely.
If you have any questions/comments about this look, please let me know and I will answer/read them gladly :)
So, that is it from me for now. I really hope I will have more time for my blog in the next few days, but I do not want to promise anything. Whatever the case, I will be a "better blogger" in March. And I am really sorry I am not commenting on other people's blogs.