Time runs fast, I always plan to spend a lot of time doing my makeup as part of a proper “me” time, but that just does not work as planned. Never. If you, like me, lack time for yourself but wish to have a makeup up game on point this fall, you will love this look I filmed at home the other day. Simple and effective. Check this out.
I just cannot live without a good cleanser in my life. For a person who wears makeup every single day – or for a person who has at least traces of a skincare routine, these products make sure you remove the impurities from your skin and make you feel good and your skin, fresh. Cleansers are one of the most – maybe THE most – important product in your beauty box. Here I have an honest post on what I really thought of these four cleansers I have been testing lately. Check it out.
I couldn’t name how much I have been learning about life with a baby in the last year. Although we hear a lot of advice, good practices and all sorts of opinions, the ones I value most come from the people that have been learning in the everyday life. Nothing like the routine to make us realize what is actually good or not. For this reason, I want to share with you some products me Mikkèl have been enjoying a lot lately.
And then I became blonde.
It has been such a great adventure with happy endings. Let me make it short:
I have been considering to get blonde for a while now. Since the end of my pregnancy I have been visiting professionals to get advice and find the right one to help me through my blonde ambition. Finally I got to my friend Eirik Thorsen from Adam og Eva Grensen, in Oslo. The invited me to be a model on a Redken show he carried out in Sweden together with Tonja Dahlen from Adam og Eva Strøget – also in Oslo.
This is one versatile look! It fits mostly all skin tones, can me achieved with several sorts of products and colors. Here a tutorial on how to create an smokey eye with bold lips – a winner look.
First things first, on clean face I apply my daily moisturizer and my current favorite primer – Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer.
For the eyes you want to have a darker and a lighter shades that match well together. I picked Shocking Shadow Shimmer in shades 05 (darker) and 15.
1 – An eyeshadow brush (I am using the 239 from Mac – a rounded edge helps to hold the powder product) and the darker shade of the eyeshadow.
2 – Apply the product from the crease, moving up in the brows direction. Hold the brush inwards your crease so it gets darker in the area and you end up with a more “open eyes” look.
3 – Now get the lighter shade. Using the same brush, make sure you remove the excess of product before touching the brush on your eyes.
4- You want to apply the product in the eyelid, more like depositing the powder than working with brushing.
If you wanted to stop the eye makeup there for a softer look, like for work and such, you could just get some mascara on and voilà. But I would not settle for it just yet. Let’s move further.
Now it is time to blend. Get yourself a fluffy brush and blend out the lines, softening the transitions between the shades and your skin. Here I am using the Mac 224 Tapered brush.
Now we need light.
Get a lighter shade of eyeshadow. It can be any lighter shade, but I would go for the shimmering ones, in a golden(ish) shade. Here I am using the Elizabeth Arden’s pallete Prismatic Eyeshadow from the Sunset Bronze limited collection.
Just go for it! With a blending brush – here I use the Mac 217 blending brush with natural fibers. It is a good brush for both creamy and powdery products.
Apply eyeshadow or highlighter under the brows and the inner corner of the eyes. Baaam! What a difference it makes, right?
Liner time! Get your favorite eyeliner and make your favorite cat eye shape. I tend to not go too extreme, but always try to lift my eyes but drawing an upward line. Here I am using the Long Time Eyeliner in black from Cosmobeauty.
The pen is so thin and precise. It is def a good product. I am enjoying the brand quite much. Totally recommend it.
Now get your favorite mascara and just do not save. The merrier the better. Here I am using the Happy Lashes 3D Fiber Mascara. It is a combination of a gel mascara and fibers, in two separated tubes and used in two steps. First the gel and before it driws you apply the fibers. A fuller and longer lashes look that does work magic in your face.
Get a darker shade of powder – it can be one shade upper your regular face powder. Here I am using the Cosmobeauty Silk Foundation loose powder in shade 06. They have a great range of shades and I found the 5 and 6 perfect for my skin tone.
Use a large powder brush (here Mac’s 150). Applying from my hairline to my chin, downwards to the neck and close to my hairline on the forehead.
This is a soft and fast way to contour your face in a more natural look. But I also like to contour with concealers and creamy products. Contour game super strong!
Now that you created the shades on your face, lets make spotlights. You can use a highlighter or, as I do, an eyeshadow. Apply on the bridge of your nose and on the cupid arc, like, on your lips.
This is a good way of working light and shades in your makeup look, in a more natural and day to day friendly way.
Here using the Prismatic Bronzing Powder from Sunset Bronze Limited Collection.
Lips time. Pick a lip liner of your preference and a lipstick. The liner I am wearing is a long lasting one. But to make sure your lips will be on fleek for longer, make sure it is hidrated, then apply a thin layer of face powder, then you start lining. Not only the powder even the tones but it also helps to keep the products on the skin.
Girl! Here you go! One cute look that can be used in most situations. Get your tools and try it out. Remember to show me your look, I would love to see it.
Products have been sponsored for test. My opinion is based on my experience with the products.
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