This is one of my fave looks ever!! I have been holding out on this post for a while because my make up products have been all over the place and I could not find the document where I wrote down everything I used for this look, until today when I was cleaning out my desk, woho! I got a lot of inspiration from MakeUp By Mario aka Mario Dedivanovic (Kim Kardashian favorite make up artist) while creating this look.
I wanted to use products with a lot of shimmer (not glitter!) and colours like warm peach, baby pink and copper bronze. I also wanted to make it look really soft and natural, hence I skipped eyeliner completely!
In a world where instagram is full of close up photos of harsh eyeliners and winged liners to the brows (seriously stop it already haha!) I wanted to go the opposite way.
To pull of this look a little bit of a tan is necessary, you don’t have to get a heavy spraytan or anything like that. The night before just apply one coat of self tanning and use the Bare Minerals self tanning for face before you go to bed and the next day you will wake up to a fresh glow and perfect this summery look.
Obs, in the first photo I had not applied all the highlighter that I used, especially around the eye brows. So the photos below are after I have applied all the highlighter…
Foundation - IDUN Minerals in color Sand and Freja
Concealer under the eyes - MAC pro longwear concealer in NC20
Concealer on the face - BareMinerals BareSkin complete coverage concealer in light
Bronzer – L’oréal Glam bronze Cushion De Soleil (omg I live for this product!!)
Highlighter – Around the eyebrows I used the liqid highlighting wand from Smashbox and on the cheekbones I actually used one of the eye shadows I used, the sephora eyeshadow number 218. It gives an amazing pink shimmery glow and is much more pigmented than normal highlighting powders. That I never though about that before! Using eyeshadows as highlighters…
All applied with a Real Techniques beauty blender. I use one for concealer, one for foundation and one for bronzing.
Eyeshadows – Sephora single shadow in baby pink/nude number 218, Bare Minerals The big debut palette using only the pink shade called “future” for that extra shimmery glow under the eye brows! The brown color in the crease of the eye is from the Smashbox palette Full Exposure colours number S1 and S5.
Mascara – Victoria Secret Volume mascara
Lashes – Eylure individual false lashes in length short and medium
Lip liner - Maybelline color drama in nude perfection
Lip gloss – Kylie Cosmetics “literally” gloss
Highlighter - I used the Smashbox contouring pens to highlighter and accentuate my lips. I used the light one on top of my lips before applying lip liner, gently dabbing it out with a moist beauty blender. Just draw a line over your cupids bow to blur out the line between your own lip line and your skin. Then overdraw your lips just a tiny, tiny bit. I like to apply lip liner in the area where the lip colours fades out but not more than that!
I used the darker contouring pen and drew a line underneath by bottom lip and blended it out, to create a shadow underneath my bottom lip making it appear more voluminous than it actually is.
I promise to show these tricks in a video very soon.
I’m so bummed that I haven’t had time to update this weekend but I hope you all had a lovely midsummer. A big Swedish tradition for you non Swedish readers
I literally had the worst week last week, tooth ache from hell and then I was so busy, then the long holiday came and I spent my weekend with the family in the country side. Stay tuned, next post is going to be one of my all time favourite make up looks and a list of all the product I used
Green smoothie bowl recipe
Okay so I have to confess, the last two months I have been slacking a bit with what I am eating. Not terribly but defiantly eating to much sweets but those days are over. I am so ready to start my new health mode and focus on myself 100% now.
My mind have been preoccupied with other things and I have now realized I put all my energy into dead end situations, not good at all!
But maybe it is good to sometime prioritize wrong and then learn what is right for you in the end. And now it is total focus on health and rebuilding myself to the best, and that starts from within and unfortunately I don’t think sweets or sugary drinks are on the menu to achieve that (lol!).
So to inspire myself and all of you dolls that wants to eat healthier or maybe eat more vegetarian food, here you go:
Vegan strawberry cheesecake
Red rice stir-fry with spicy tofu + an announcement recipe
Grilled Breaded Tofu Steaks with Spinach Salad and Tomato Flaxseed Bread
Baked taco salad
Moroccan salad bowl with preserved lemons
Vegan Greek zucchini fritters
Currently I am trying out a bunch of new product to review in a very near future. These products from Smashbox really caught my eye and I havent tried any similar products before. Instamatte is a product you apply over any lipstick to give it that matte look. I do love gloss lips like I have on the photos below but I can’t wait to do a lip swatch tutorial and show you dolls!
Here I am wearing first Smashbox lipstick and then IDUN minerals lipgloss in the color Cornelia on top of the lipstick.
Photos: Armand Dommer
I am really missing the warmer weather we had here in Stockholm a few weeks ago. Actually I miss everything from how it was a few weeks ago. It is scary how much can change in such a short period of time and makes you question so much.
Right now I need a break so badly, just relax and think about other things for a while. Or actually maybe think of nothing would be best lol!
I was looking through my photos and found these from about a month ago in May, having some rose and fanta (I know cringe but I love it sometimes haha) with my friend Mark.
I should probably try to sleep now but my mind is so preoccupied with thoughts keeping my up, at least it is raining which I absolutely love. Summer rain is my favourite weather, especially when it is warm outside and humid.
Reading what I just wrote makes me think I got way more attached to London than I probably should
Okay so the other night I was patiently waiting on my laptop… Refreshing… Refreshing… And refreshing…
Then finally the Kylie Cosmetics restock was in full action and I snatched two lip kits since I already have the glosses. I ordered Koko K and Exposed which seem to be lovely nude/pink colours.
I am so excited to try them out. On the photo above I am wearing the “like” gloss and some Maybelline lip liner.
I am such a big fan of lips liners that I can’t wait to try out Kylies and see if they are any good or just average. I will update as soon as I get my delivery!