My Summer Essentials

I bet you are tired of me babbling on and on about my holiday already. But I can´t help it, I am excited.

Only a few days from now I will be flaunting my legs under the sun of France, listening to the waves crashing on the shore and sipping on a cold drink. At least this is what I hope for. Holidays with kids have a tendency to not go like planned.

 

Instytutum Body Rain
Instytutum Body Rain

 

But at least I want to be prepared. Not in the sport and diet kind of way, I have long given up any beach body plans.

In the beauty department, of course. So let me quickly talk you through my summer essentials.

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Guerlain Terracotta Collection 2017

I have been on a winning spree lately. Not in life, I am way too superstitious to jinx myself by saying that I was winning at life.

No, makeup wise. And the actual winning as in winning a giveaway.

 

Guerlain Terracotta Collection
Guerlain Terracotta Collection

 

After saying that I will of course no longer win anything ever again, but that is fine by me. Because last month I happened to win quite a few bits from the Guerlain Terracotta Collection 2017.

And like any good blogger would have done, my first thought was to write a review on the collection that is already out and available on the website here.

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Inspired by Guerlain Les Tendres Collection Spring 2015

If you are unfamiliar with the Inspired by… series, you can click here for more information. Short story even shorter, I try to recreate the makeup a model wears in the ad of a seasonal collection with the makeup I already own.

And even though I know January is technically still winter, I went for a spring collection this month, to get us in the mood for warmer weather.

Guerlain Les Tendres Collection Spring 2015

I just loved the soft smokey grey eye with the peach cheeks and lips. So fresh and dewy!

To be completely honest, this comes very close to my everyday makeup look in spring. I love peachy cheeks on my pale skin, as well as a soft lip with a smokey eye.
So the makeup wasn’t the biggest challenge here.
The facial expression was.

That look though…

I know that „The Sparrow“ (round eyes, lips parted) is the legit heir of „The Duckface“ in taking selfies, but to me it looks incredibly naive and (sorry) dumb. At least in myself.

I have seen lots of women rocking it, but I cringe looking at me that way. My father would have told me I looked like „Eine Kuh, wenn es donnert.“ (may translate to: „A cow facing thunder“).

But enough of that, on to the makeup.

Close up of the eyes

After trying to give my brows the straighter, fuller appearance the model rocked with my Alverde Eyebrow Set in Blonde (and noticing my powder is far off my natural brow color), I started by applying MAC All Races all over my lid, blending it out with MAC Bamboo in the crease for some warmth.
For my lower lash line I had to mix two shades: MAC Showstopper, a dark brown, and MAC „Random Silver Shade“, a silver I can’t remember the name of, as I owned no shadow similar to the one in the picture.
My inner corner highlight was MAC loose pigment in „Universal“ (LE), applied with a wet brush.
After smoking everything out, I applied a thin line of L´Oréal Intense Liner in Black to my upper lash line and loads of Artdeco Ultra Effect Mascara in Black (review coming soon) on top and bottom.

Products used on my eyes

On my face I used MAC Prep and Prime BB Cream in Light as base (review coming soon), covering my undereye shadows and blemishes with MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Palette in Light (review coming soon).
After powdering with Maybelline Matte Maker (review coming soon) I applied The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in 02 at the outer part of my face and highlighted the center with Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 15.
MACs Mineralize Blush in „Peach“ went on my cheeks.

Products used on my face

As my lips are quite pigmented, I had to color them in with a nude MAC Lip Pencil („Naked Liner“) before applying MAC Prolongwear Lipglass in „Persistent Peach“ on top.

Products used on my lips and eyebrows

And no, I am not sponsored by MAC, I just genuinely love (and buy) a lot of their stuff.

How about you?
Are you ready for spring yet?
And is this a look you would wear?


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