Friday, 15 July 2011

My photoshoot - sneak peek!

I finally had myself talked into modeling for photos... I had loads of fun!

More pictures and make-up breakdown coming soon!

New Ocean FOTD with TKB Trading Pigments!

A week ago I received this packet full of TKB goodies and I couldn't wait to try them for a FOTD.

Summer has definitely come here, and I even managed to get a bit of a tan. I'm actually using MAC Face&Body Foundation in C3 right now, which is a true achievement for my uber-pale skin!

Given that I have a bit of colour on my face now, I decided to experiment with shades that I wouldn't normally wear, like blues. I usually don't like how blue eyeshadow looks against my eyes, except for very dark (think deep navy) or very pale, icy blues. However, with this "new" skin colour, everything feels possible ;)

Pic taken with flash in natural daylight

I'm using a new camera now, so apologies if the pictures aren't the best quality, I still have to figure out how to make the most of it.

Pic taken with no flash, natural daylight - sorry for the crop
Eyes - with flash
Eyes - no flash
Eye detail - no flash
I also loved how this coral lipstick looked paired with blues!


MAC Face&Body Foundation in C3
MUFE Full Cover Concealer in 3
Clinique Redness Relief powder
MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty

MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
Avon Supershock Gel Liner (waterline)
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Rockstar 
TKB pigment in Capricorn Sea (centre of lid) and Blue Ice (above crease)
Inglot e/s in matte371 (inner part of lid), pearl453 (browbone and inner corner of eye), matte388 (liner, upper and lower lashline)
Clinique High Impact Mascara
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara
ELF Brow Kit in Ash

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Spring Bouquet

I will post a review on TKB Trading Pigments soon!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Nicki Minaj inspired - Glitter FOTD

I know I'm probably the most different thing from Nicki on earth, and I'm also not her biggest fan around, but I saw her make-up in the video "Moment 4 Life" the other day and my jaw dropped. I HAD to recreate this!This is her make-up for reference: 

 To see the glitter in action, watch her video here ! And this is my attempt:

Please NOTE
: at the moment of taking the pictures I didn't see that the inner half of my left false eyelash had come off, so please excuse the grossness you see in the close-ups.

Please NOTE II: in real life this looked BOOM KAPOW! In the pictures it's a LOT washed out unfortunately. Keep what you see in the video as a reference, because it's all about the glitters.
  This pic is a little blurry but the glitter shows through better:

Bourjois 10hr Sleep Effect foundation (2nd lightest shade)
MUFE Full Cover concealer n.3
ELF HD Powder
TONS of Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer (I definitely can't pretend to be a WOC but I can at least fake some sort of summer glow!)

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot
Stars Makeup Haven e/s in Mimosa (lid)
MAC e/s in Soba (crease)
Urban Decay e/s in Virgin (browbone)
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Too Faced Glitter Glue
MUFE Diamond Powder (glitter on lid)
Too Faced Starry Eyed eyeliner in Stalkerazzi (lower lashline)
Clinique High Impact mascara
Red Cherry False Lashes 600
ELF Brow Kit in Ash

NYX Lip Liner in Dolly Pink
MAC Speed Dial l/s

July Photoshoot: Summer Dusk

Model: Rubina


OCC Skin Primer
MAC Face&Body in N1+C3
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC15
MAC Cream Color Base in Luna
Ben Nye Neutral Set Powder
Estee Lauder Soft Matte Bronzer
MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
KIKO Eyeshadow Stick n.20 (black base)
Stars Makeup Haven e/s in Chic (purple, on lid)
Urban Decay e/s in Buck (crease)
MAC e/s in Blanc Type (browbone)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Make Up For Ever e/s 04 (matte black, smoked out along the lashline)
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara
Screenface False Eyelashes n.600
MAC Eye Brows in Fling (brows)

MAC Subculture lip liner
MAC Hue l/s

This smokey eye work wonders for green eyes. The colour on the lid was actually a dark purple, but it looks almost black in the pictures. I will try to recreate this look on myself so that you can see how gorgeous a purple/brown/black smokey eye can be!