Glam Holiday Makeup Tutorial for mature skin

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I love a glamorous makeup look as much as the next beauty blogger, but even if I´d say I am wearing quite a lot of makeup compared to other women around me, I can´t help but feel a little intimidated by the Full Glam Holiday Makeup Tutorials I have seen recently.

 

Glam Holiday Makeup
Glam Holiday Makeup for mature skin

 

Glitter, red lips, I am down for that (in fact I want to be buried with my favorite red lipstick, just in case you actually CAN take things with you to the other side). But the full Instagram Glam with the cut crease and strong contour? I wouldn´t feel myself when wearing that.

And as I am very comfortable with feeling myself, I figured I would do my own version of a Holiday Makeup Tutorial, using contour, shimmer, false lashes and red lipstick… But in a way that still feels like myself.

Wearable Holiday Glam Makeup? Mature Holiday Glam Makeup? Boring Holiday Makeup? Whatever you want to call it, here is the tutorial!

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Monthly Recap – Blog Post Topics November 2018

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November is done and dusted, and tomorrow will be the day I get the boxes with Christmas decoration from the basement and start randomly putting them on available surface spots.

Not kidding here, I am a lost cause when it comes to decorating, no matter how much Inspiration Boards I have on Pinterest.

But I am making an effort, for the kids mostly, as I want them to embrace the spirit of the season.

 

Blog Post Topics November
November Impressions

 

While we get all festive here, why not take the time and browse through my most recent blogposts, just in case you missed some? And if you did, consider subscribing to my Newsletter here, which I will actually send out once more than me and my mother are subscribed.

I know that having an actual mailing list is uber important for blogs, but given that we share a house I don´t think my mother needs my updates electronically.

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What´s in my makeup bag for autumn 2018

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To be fair, I don´t actually have a makeup bag. Well, I do, but I don´t use it to store my everyday makeup in.

But I do have a very tiny bathroom (if you ever watched one of my Instagram Lives you can see me banging my head at the slanting walls), and a husband I need to share that bathroom space with.

 

What's in my makeup bag for fall 2018
What’s in my makeup bag for fall 2018

 

And that basically means that most of my makeup lives in my basement/office/filming room and only a few tried and tested products are upstairs for me to get ready in the mornings.

Whenever the season changes I rotate my products and have a few weeks of experimenting before I slowly fall into a rut that allows me to get ready in the mornings while still half asleep.

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essence #instaperfect Foundation Review

 

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To be honest, I almost didn´t buy this foundation because of the name. I mean, #instaperfect?

That sums up everything I do NOT stand for: the hashtag-life, Instagram makeup, even perfection isn´t something I can relate to.

 

essence #instaperfect foundation
essence #instaperfect foundation

 

But the claims… The siren song of words like matte, flawless and buildable coverage was strong.

So Instagram Makeup aside, today I am here to show you how the essence #instaperfect foundation wears on mature and oily skin.

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Monthly Recap – Blog Post Topics October 2018

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October was the month that autumn well and truly arrived in Germany. Up until October 19th it was warm enough to leave the house without a jacket, even in the evenings, something that I only realized when on that day, October 19th, I actually felt a chill walking back to the car with Mr. Loca at 10 pm. Now Germany is not a cold country, but that was unusual.

 

October impressions
Fall is truly here

 

As it was to be expected, the period of sunny, but chilly weather that makes you take contemplative walks and kick up the colorful leaves didn´t last long either. By the time I write this it is grey and miserable outside, rain drizzling down on what is no longer colorful, but mostly rotten foliage.

Perfect to stay in and have a good old blog read, am I right? Here is what I wrote about last month.

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Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Review and Tutorial

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I actually wanted to try Huda Beauty a while ago, when they released their Faux Filter Foundation (that still sits on my list of things to try). But when I went to get color matched, the Sephora sales person in Berlin was that rude and unhelpful I decided not to spend any money there and just leave the store.

 

Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions
Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions

 

That put me off the brand a little, but when I received the Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Palette as a GWP, I figured it was a sign to let go of that grudge and get testing.

To keep things short and sweet I filmed a review and tutorial for one look, but added pictures of two other makeup looks at the end, along with where I used which shade – Do let me know if you prefer it this way or want step by step tutorials on all looks next time.

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The Ordinary Coverage Foundation – Confusion

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While I was trying to write this introduction, I got sucked in to the black hole that is “The Ordinary Drama” time lines. As much as I claim I don´t care for drama online (and believe me, I don´t) it seems like once you start reading, you simply can´t stop.

So much has happened since I shared my initial thoughts here, and it leaves me incredibly confused.

 

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation
The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

 

So how do I proceed? I guess I will continue with what I do best and focus on the product at hand, the The Ordinary Coverage foundation and no longer think about the time wasted following link after link in an attempt to make sense to what ultimately may not have one.

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The Ordinary Serum Foundation – Habits

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I know many a blogger out there started their blog to justify a spending habit that is borderline hoarding. And I am no exception! “I want to write about it!” is a common excuse when yet another red lipstick makes its way into my basket. (But then again, who blogs about a single lipstick anymore? I´ll buy the whole line!)

Mr. Loca has long learned not to question the sheer amount of parcels appearing on our doorstep.

 

The Ordinary Serum Foundation
The Ordinary Serum Foundation in the shade 1.2

 

And while I am very good at actually finishing stuff (proof are my empties videos) and my shopping is much more mindful, I am not immune to buying stuff I actually did know in the first place I wouldn´t really use.

Latest one? The Ordinary Serum Foundation. I prefer my base to be matte, long lasting and at least medium coverage, none of which it claims to be.

But of course I put it to the test anyway!

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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Oil Free

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Years of teenage and then adult acne have left me with a lot of discoloration, and even though my skin is now better than it ever was before, I tend to wear some kind of face base when I leave the house.

Back in the days I would go for full coverage, most likely looking like I was about to step on stage, but nowadays I prefer a light hand, putting concealer to good use.

 

Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer

 

Just give me a natural finish, added skincare benefits (when you reach a certain age, there is no time to waste) and sunscreen and I am all in.

Laura Merciers Tinted Moisturizer in Oil free is well loved among the beauty community, so of course I had to give it a go.

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Quick makeup for mothers

I often get asked why I wear make-up on a daily base. After all, I spend most of my days at home, looking after the Little Bean and typing away on my laptop.
So apart from the postman stopping by, who should care?

Well, it is simple.
I do.
Putting on make-up gets me started, the same way a quick shower and brushing my teeth does. I feel put together, ready to conquer the day, ready to get something done.

Of course, I by no means put on a full face of make-up every day. Especially during the first weeks after the Little Bean was born, quick and easy was the way to go.

So today I am going to share with you my quick go to make-up for moms.

Looks like a lot, but in fact isn’t.

 

This is going to be a picture heavy post, beware.

Have a look at my early morning mirror reflection. Teething baby, anyone?

Awkward face, tired and undone.

 

A peachy corrector to hide those under eye shadows.
Makes you look more awake in seconds. Using the MAC Concealer palette.

 

A cream eyeshadow on my lid. Almost no blending required. I usually go for a rosy-gold.

L´Oréal Infallible eyeshadows work well for me

 

Dab some golden eyeshadow on top. Using your finger will save you time cleaning brushes…

This gives extra dimension and staying power

 

Curl your lashes and apply mascara. This makes such a difference! (Mascara reviewed here)

L´Oréal False Lash Butterfly.

 

Apply a layer of Tinted Moisturizer or BB-Cream to even out your skin tone. (BB Cream reviewed here)

Just a light coverage will lift your features without having to worry about blending.

 

Concealer if you got blemishes or scars.

A life saver, as my skin was in a horrible condition throughout pregnancy. Again my MAC palette.
Blush is a must, if you are pale like I am.
Max Factor Cream Blush in Soft Cardinal.

 

Blend the blush, obviously…

A little flush never hurts.
Eyebrows! Just a quick brush through with a tinted gel is all I did.
Alverde tinted eyebrow gel in blonde

 

A concealer, doubling up as a highlight in the inner corner.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 02

 

And if you are feeling extra fancy, a little something on the lips.

L´Oréal Paris Color Riche L´Extraordinaire in Rose Finale

 

And the finished look. Nothing dramatic, but looks like a good nights sleep and a little effort.

 

If you don’t take pictures while doing it, you can be finished in about five minutes. Ideal for the busy mom on the go!

Do you wear make-up on a daily base?

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