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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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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.
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I think it is well established by now that I don’t have much of a social life. But I do remember a time when I had, a life when a spontaneous invitation for after work drinks or even a date could happen.
And I remember how hard it was to look fresh and glammed up with a ten hours work day under your belt.
I watched countless day to night makeup tutorials on You tube, but I admit that in reality I rarely had the time for the complicated makeover some suggested nor the products with me that were apparently needed.
Because, lets be honest, if I were to go home in between work and my date, I´d do my makeup again from scratch. With a little practice anyone can do a glam look in less than ten minutes. (Don´t believe me? Here and here are some examples.)
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Welcome back! To me, after a two week holiday spend in Norway and Sweden.
And to you, dear reader, after a two week blogging hiatus.
Surprisingly, the world didn’t stop turning when I stopped blogging, and it was very refreshing to not worry for once about internet connection.
Which can, you might have guessed it, be a little hard to come by in the more remote corners of Norway.
Of course, me stopping to blog did not mean I stopped to wear makeup. I just feel more comfortable with my face made up a little. But as space was an issue (I mean, I had to share the space for my makeup with stuffed animals), I packed very lightly.
Little makeup packed, little time to get ready – here is my quick and easy travel makeup tutorial!
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.
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!