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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Inspired by Tom Ford Soleil Color Summer 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!

For the last summer ad 2016 I wanted a really bronzey, warm look. Hard to achieve when you look like Caspar the friendly ghost in real life, but we only grow through challenge, am I right?

 

Tom Ford Soleil Color Summer 2016 (Source)
Tom Ford Soleil Color Summer 2016 (Source)

 

Tom Ford Soleil Color Summer 2016 is what I chose: Bronzed, dewy skin, warm colors… Perfection.

And yes, I am aware that the other promo picture includes a male model as well, looking pretty gorgeous and nude, but I just couldn’t get Mr. Loca to pose with me.

Next time.

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Inspired by … Jill Stuart Summer 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!

This month I really wanted to do something with a hat (silly idea, as it turned out), and something blue, so I chose the Jill Stuart Summer 2016 ad for it´s beachy and summery vibes.

Inspired by Jill Stuart Summer 2016 (Source)
Inspired by Jill Stuart Summer 2016 (Source)

 

Now I had forgotten that I lost my white hat last year, so I had to make do with a big straw hat. Plus the hand positioning turned out more challenging than I would have thought.

But see for yourself, upon common request I added some outtakes at the end that explain what I mean.

 

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Fake to look awake – How to hide the lack of sleep

There are many reasons why you are looking tired and worn out, the most fun being a weekend spend with friends, partying all night and catching up until the early mornings.

Less fun, but more common are deadlines at work, late-night studying for your exam or, in my case, a newborn.

Now the best thing you can do is obviously get some rest, but in case you have to be somewhere and need to at least look like you slept more than three hours straight, makeup is your best friend.

 

Turning from "The Walking Dead" to "Fresh and radiant"
Turning from „The Walking Dead“ to „Fresh and radiant“

 

So if you, like me, need some extra help, here is a You Tube tutorial for you that will take you through the steps I used in less than ten minutes.

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Inspired by… Dolce & Gabbana the one

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!

Dolce & Gabbana the one (Source)
Dolce & Gabbana the one (Source)

 

Now this is, of course, no seasonal ad. But I had to prefilm due to the baby arriving, and the lovely Kay from „Shoes and Glitter“ had requested a tutorial on this look, so I figured it would be the perfect choice.

 

Read on for a picture and the list of products I used.

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