My everyday makeup routine – Fall 2016

Just to put it out there: I don’t believe in strictly following a seasonal color scheme or trends. I do believe in wearing whatever you enjoy, no matter if it is plum lips in spring or vibrant green in winter.

 

My everyday makeup routine - Fall 2016
My everyday makeup routine – Fall 2016

 

That bold disclaimer out of the way, I do realize that my makeup changes with the seasons. I guess the reasons are many. For one I am easily influenced, so when I see lots of dark lips and smokey eyes, I start doing, you guessed it, dark lips and smokey eyes. I am a victim of social media.

And second, I get bored quickly. So after wearing the same, or at least a similar look for a few weeks, I want change. And start experimenting again, reinventing myself through my everyday face.

Yes, makeup can be so deep…

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Get ready with me – Red smokey eyes

I used to go out a lot. Like, almost every Saturday, and then sleep in every Sunday. But even if I could not sleep in on Sunday, because I had an early appointment (like brunch at 11 am, basically in the middle of the night!) I would be tired, but function as a human being.

 

GRWM Red Smokey eyes
GRWM Red Smokey eyes

 

These days, things are different. Weekday or weekend, my kids are up at 6 am, demanding attention, toys and, most of all, food. And I, granny that I am, usually stay at home in lounge wear, watch Netflix (and chill, I am married after all) and turn off the lights at 10 pm.

But on the rare occasion I do go out, stay up late and get the chance to sleep in I feel my age more than anytime else. Because even if staying up and partying is no problem, recovering is. One night out and I am wasted for weeks!

 

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Inspired by MAC Spellbinder Collection Holiday 2016

If you are not familiar with the „Inspired by…“ series, click here for an explanation.
But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!

Now it is already time for the holiday collections, and I picked one that could maybe work for Halloween: The MAC Spellbinder Collection Holiday 2016.

 

MAC Spellbinder Holiday 2016 Collection
MAC Spellbinder Collection Holiday 2016

At least I thought it might work for Halloween, but after seeing it on the full face instead of just on the promo picture I am no longer convinced I would wear this out. Ah, thinking we´d look like a model if only we dressed/ painted ourselves like them – aren’t we all guilty of that sometimes?

 

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Easy everyday makeup tutorial – Summer 2016

I know that summer is over, but you know how it goes: So many videos to film, so little time! And even though it was my summer go to makeup look, that doesn´t mean that, paired with a vampier lip, it doesn´t work for fall as well. I may, in fact just have kept on wearing it that way…

 

My easy everyday makeup, Summer 2016
My easy everyday makeup, Summer 2016

 

Go get a hot tea, get your warm blanket and enjoy my Summer makeup look 2016!

 

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Inspired by… IsaDora Bohemian Flair Fall 2016 Collection

If you are not familiar with the „Inspired by…“ series, click here for an explanation.
But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!

And even though it was 35 degree out there when I sat down to film, it was time for the Fall campaigns. That one is the one my husband chose. For it´s natural look. Ah, men, how little do they know…

 

IsaDora Bohemian Flair Fall 2016 Collection (Source)
IsaDora Bohemian Flair Fall 2016 Collection (Source)

 

And here is how my look turned out. And no, I did not dye my hair. I am going to stay blonde.

 

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Face of Filming – My foundation and brow routine.

When I started making videos, I had no idea how different my makeup would look on camera as opposed to real life.

 

Face of filming - Foundation and brow routine

 

Of course I had heard people mention it, but as always you only ever really believe the things you experience yourself. So after a lot of trial and error, all documented on camera of course, I finally have settled for a routine I am content with.

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Three looks – Orange lips

Each season has a makeup trend that interests me and is challenging at the same time. And instead of staying inside my comfort zone, I try my hardest to make it work.

For me and for different occasions.

 

How to wear orange lips - three different options
How to wear orange lips – three different options

 

The summer challenge I faced was bright orange lips, and after a lot of not so presentable looks I finally came up with three I actually enjoyed wearing.

Here they are, just in case you should need some inspiration!

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Inspired by … Chanel Le Rouge Fall 2016

If you are not familiar with the „Inspired by…“ series, click here for an explanation.
But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!

 

Inspired by Chanel Le Rouge Fall 2016
Chanel Le Rouge Fall 2016

 

As soon as I laid eyes on this picture, I knew I wanted to recreate the look. But I was facing a big problem: I did own barely any reddish eyeshadows at all. The solution? Using lipsticks, which I own in any shade of red as you might know.

So please follow my tutorial at your own risk and after careful consideration: Lipsticks are not meant to go near the eye and may cause serious irritation!

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Inspired by Dior Fall 2016

If you are not familiar with the „Inspired by…“ series, click here for an explanation.
But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!

And even though we have July and it should be the height of summer, we are here with a fall inspired look. Matte, porcelain skin, dark vampy lips and a resting b*tch face – right up my street.

Dior Fall 2016 - the makeup
Dior Fall 2016 – the makeup (Source)

 

This is the Dior Fall 2016 makeup.

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First Impressions: Pixi by petra makeup

After rewatching my „New In“-videos, I was confronted with the question when on earth I should feature all the products I had shown you on the blog. I mean, I still have products from a haul in September 2015 that haven’t been mentioned, and miraculously new stuff keeps appearing in my drawers.

So I turned to You Tube for inspiration: Should I do „Follow up“-videos? Just keep doing hauls, relying on the fact that no one would remember what I had shoved in their face anyway?

 

First Impressions: Pixi makeup
First Impressions: Pixi makeup

 

But then I came across another type of video: „First Impressions“. You basically just sit there, talk and apply makeup. What is not to love?

So here you go: My first impressions on some bits and bobs of Pixi by petra makeup!

 

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