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I am the first one to put up my hand and admit that the previous video in the series „Wearable Makeup Trends 2019“ was far from being an actual challenge. Soft eyes, red lips – I wear that any given day, no matter if it is on trend or not.
So for today’s look, I figured I´d venture out of my comfort zone. VERY FAR out of my comfort zone in fact.
I used color. Green color.
Apparently green is going to be absolutely on trend in 2019 (and even more so with St. Patricks Day right around the corner. Lá Fhéile Pádraig– shout out to all the lovely Irish folk celebrating!)
To make up for the fact that the green is very (very!) subtle, I combined it with a colorful graphic liner, one of the eyeliner styles that is huge in 2019 (Pinterest said so!). And, at least if you choose a dark green like I did, one of the few colored eyeliner versions possible to pull off at the office.
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For me winter in terms of makeup starts when Christmas is over – Holiday makeup is a whole category of its own. (Although it has similarities – see here)
So when January came, I sat down and rummaged through my stash to rediscover products I used to love, but that somehow got pushed aside for other stuff. Because, as I said here, I am guilty of abandoning my favorites for things that actually don´t work as good for me, simply because they are newer.
I mean, what is the point of saving a lipstick I love while desperately trying to use up the one that isn´t as flattering, so I can get rid of that one first? I feel stupid even typing this, but it is what I subconsciously did.
This face however is all old products, some that old that I don´t want to know exactly when I purchased them, and I couldn´t be happier with the results.
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It doesn´t happen that often these days that I need to watch a tutorial on how to apply a skincare product. I mean, not to tout my own horn here, but there isn´t much in terms of skincare that I am unfamiliar with.
I have experimented with acids and retinol, used multitasking as well as elaborate 10 step routines, but I admit I was a little at loss when I got the Avon Anew Instant Eye Smoother.
The first confusion: What is it? Skincare or rather a makeup item?
Then, shortly after: How am I supposed to use it?
Good thing that there is a handy little video on their website (as well as shockingly good results in the before and after pictures, but we will get to that later.)
So, let´s talk about the Avon Anew Instant Eye Smoother!
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I admit I filmed a video and needed to add a separate sequence at the end a week later that partly counteracted what I had said in the video.
Not very professional, eh? But in my defense, I wanted to get a review of the new Pixi Beauty Eyeshadow Palettes up quickly, and I knew I only had one spot for filming in the next two weeks. And this spot happened to be about two hours after I received Natural Beauty and Reflex Lights in the mail.
So I opened the parcel, took pictures (first things first, we all need a pristine shot!) and then sat down to film.
And after filming, I took my time to play with Natural Beauty and Reflex Light. And had to admit that I was, indeed, wrong in my first impressions.