Being a cool toned woman in Western makeup trends – a Lisa Eldridge inspired post.

cropped-cropped-cropped-psx_20150419_1118461.jpgSo, okay, this might be a little bit of af rambling blog post so bare with me! Yesterday i watched Lisa Eldridge’s Youtube video where she compares her thoughts of Eastern (Japanese and Korean) trends in makeup and western (Europe and America) trends. The video is just genius! I loved her videos to begin with because of her great knowledge of all things makeup. She is hugely succesful and does makeup on all the biggest stars. This video ‘East Meet West’ just sums up everything we need to know about makeup and WHY we all like what we like. The video just totally gave me an understandig of why I as a cool toned woman with a fair to porcelain complexion struggles in the western world trend. Watch it here.

She explains how the trend in the wesern world right know is all about that glow, being tan, being bronzed. The trends in Asia is more on the pink, bright side as a generalization. Over there they don’t really do bronzing or contouring, it’s all about brightness. This 20150216_111801means that all of your warm toned ladies in the West have a real moment at the moment, if you will. But the rest of us has to break of of the mainstream trends because those colours just don’t look good on us! I would look silly, washed out, sick etc. if I followed the western world trend. I can never look like a Kardashian – not that I need to, but just an example. I have to think cool colours, light pinks, greys, cool blues etc. That is so different than all of the girls in the magazines and TV. I have had this knowledge about my skintone really after I began doing this blog. I have bought A LOT of makeup that has just been wrong for my skin tone AND complexion. I bought all of those warm toned browns thinking that with my eyecolour and my brown hair, that would be just right for me. Wrong!!! I have to have neutral browns in a lighter version. I cannot use peachy, golden blushes, no I have a few pink blushes that are right for me.

When I’m doing online shopping, when I’m in a store with makeup I look for bronzers that are cool, but guess what? It still doesn’t look good on me! Because on top of being cool toned I also have a fair complexion which means that almost every bronzer is gonna be too dark. I have to say that when Marlena from Makeup Geek started talking about her brand coming out with contour powder I was so happy! She made contour powders for all skin tones AND complexion from fair to deep – amazing!

Bronzing isn’t the same as contouring, I know but all of you warm and neutral girls can to some extend pull off a contour with your cool bronzers. There are not many brands that come out with that specific kind of bronzer and not drugstore prices. I know that up to Makeup Geek coming out with her contour powders Kevin Aucoin made one that apparantly was amazing.  Yes, the price was pretty amazing as well :).

So what’s a cool toned woman’s got to do? Well, we have to realize that we can not be on trend at the moment – we have to find our own colours and have them look great on our faces. I’m okay with that, but I must say that I do get jealous when I see a warm toned grl doing her warm toned makeup, bronzer, rose gold eyes….. I’m just over here with my neutral browns, pinks, purples and blues. And thank you to Becca Cosmetics for making that highlighter in Pearl. Highlighter can be tricky as well, because cool toned girls just don’t look good with golden highlights, I’m using icy highlighters and white, icy eyeshadows for highlighting as well 🙂

Have any of you guys had the same experience?

Best

Ditte

In love with: Sleek MakeUP highlighting palette in ‘Solstice’

img_20160414_165447.jpgHello you guys :). I have a new love in my life – this fantastic highlighting palette from Sleek MakeUP. I’ve been eying it out a couple of times, but when I watched a snap with Jaclyn Hill with this highlighter on I knew i had to buy it! She was in awe of how much it radiated light from her cheekbones, and it did look amazing on her! It’s possible to buy Sleek makeUP in Denmark from http://www.makeup-online.dk. I know the brand Sleek MakeUP because I bought two of their eyeshadow palettes a while ago and they are very reasonably priced.

Anyway, back to the star og the show: The highlighting palette in Solstice. It contains four different products: a creamy highlighter, two very shimmery powders and one finely milled powder/highlighter. The cream highlighter is a true champagne borderline frosty colour. The two shimmers are purple and peach. The finely milled one is a true yellow powder/shimmer.

The creamy highlighter can be used alone or as a primer, if you want a really shimmerypsx_20160415_202247.jpg highlighted effect. I used it like that on my Bright Spring Makeup Look where I used the salmon/peachy shimmery powder on top of the cream on the cheekbones. It look fantastic! It’s like having liquid gold on your cheekbones – not a hint of glitter, just he finest looking shimmer that flows together beautifully. I used the purple on my eyelids for the Bright Spring Look and it looked great! I have to say, honestly – I don’t have a highlighter like this; the way it’s like liquid gold on your face. I just want to stand in front of a mirror, lights on me and moving my head back and forth just to see the highlighter beaming back at me :). I highly recommend this product!

Have any of you tried this palette? Have a great weekend!

Best

Ditte

Bright Spring Makeup Look

imageSå er foråret endelig kommet og vi kan finde de fine, lyse farver frem til ansigtet. Det er også i foråret og om sommeren, at det ser fint ud med en pang-farve på den nederste vippekant. Billedet gør desværre ikke makeuppen helt retfærdighed, der var mørkt og den flotte turkise pang-farve på nederste vippekant træder ikke så tydeligt frem som jeg gerne ville have det. Men den var helt turkis!

Jeg har lige modtaget min pakke fra min danske yndlingsmakeup netbutik www.makeup-online.dk i går og fik lyst til at lege med det nye makeup. Det blev til det her look, som jeg vil kalde bright spring look, fordi jeg har brugt lyse, fine farver.

Jeg havde købt den nye highlight palette fra Sleek MakeUP i Solstice, som har fået gode img_20160414_165447.jpgreviews rundt omkring på sociale medier. Den ser lidt sjov ud i farverne: gul, ferskenfarvet og lilla highlighter (!), men den er simpelthen så flot! Jeg tror faktisk, at det er en af mine nye yndlingshighlightere! Jeg fik lyst til at lave et look, hvor jeg brugte alle farverne, både til øjne og som en almindelig highlighter.

 

Nedenfor gennemgår jeg, hvilke produkter jeg brugte til looket og hvordan jeg arbejdede med dem.

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Som sædvanlig min Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum som base. Den er perfekt til foråret, for den har en flot finish, der giver huden glød. Jeg har erhvervet mig Kevin Aucoins Sensual Skin Enhancer, som er en slags concealer/foundationmixer. Det er en meget cremet og koncentreret sag og jeg synes ikke, at den har virket så godt, når jeg har prøvet den. Men udover Sleek paletten har jeg også købt tre nye pensler fra Eco Tools (fordi jeg havde brug for dem ;). Den ene var en fluffy concealerpensel, som rigtig kan blende concealeren ind på huden under øjet. Det blev faktisk rigtig flot med den pensel  – godt jeg købte den! 🙂

Så til øjnene. En neutral brun i globelinien blev påført med en stor dejlig blending pensel. Det er vigtigt at få neutraliseret de helt lyse og sarte pastelfarver, så det ikke bliver for kraftigt. Dernæst den lilla farve fra Sleek paletten på låget med lidt M.A.C Fix+ sprøjtet på påføringsbørsten. M.A.C Fix+ kan bruges til lidt af hvert, men er god til at gøre en shimmerøjenskygge lidt mere shimmery. Derefter brugte jeg en smudgerbørste til at lave en tynd streg med den turkise øjenskygge fra Makeup Geek. “Mermaid” hedder den. Det får virkelig liv til øjnene! Afslutningsvis påførte jeg lidt mørk kohl på den øverste vippekant for at ramme looket lidt ind, så det ikke blev for blegt. Masser af sort mascara fra Max Factor og lidt af den lilla highlighter i den inderste øjenkog, så øjet virkelig ‘popper’.

Videre til ansigtet. Jeg elsker, når jeg tager al min makeup frem og lader fantasien og kreativiteten råde. Til dette look ville jeg også lægge lidt kontour i mit ansigt (God knows I need it). Det får lige kindbenene frem fra gemmerne og lidt form på ansigtet igen. Jeg ville aldrig konturere mit ansigt på daglig basis, men til en særlig lejlighed ser det flot ud. JEg brugte en øjenskygge fra Makeup Geek, som jeg altid bruger til det. Den hedder Barcelona Beach og er en grålig brun farve, som er god til kontur. Jeg går og venter på forskellige kontur produkter, så indtil de når min postkasse må jeg bruge denne øjenskygge. Konturen bliver blandet godt ud, ellers ligner det bare to striber på kinderne :). Herefter blush fra Makeup Geek i Spell Bound og så tilbage til Sleek paletten og gå amok i farverne. Man får et super flot resultat, når man påfører den cremede highlighter som en slags primer og derefter en af pudder highlighterne bagefter. Jeg brugte den ferskenfarvede på kindbenene og det var faktisk ligesom at påføre lys på kindbenene; de glødede uden at man kunne se stykker af glimmer, bare som flydende lys på kinderne – virkelig flot! Jeg ville ønske, at kameraet kunne opfange det bedre, men det var SÅ flot in person.

Sleek MakeUP Solstice paletten kan købes her.

Dette look kommer jeg helt sikkert til at lave igen!

Mange hilsner

Ditte

(Indlægget er som mine andre indlæg ikke sponsoreret, bare min egen holdning til makeup)

Yes to Coconut Ultra Moisture Shampoo – ja til kokosolie!

YestococonutDer er ingen tvivl om, at kokosolie kan bruges til mange ting. Jeg har selv lavet et blogindlæg vedrørende fordelene ved kokosolie, som har været yderst populært, læs det her. Det virker som, at I allesammen har hørt om de mange gode fordele og gerne vil vide, hvordan man kan bruge olien til ansigtspleje, ansigtmasker osv. Jeg bruger den selv som en ekstra fugtgiver særligt i vintermånederne, enten som lidt fugt i løbet af dagen eller som en maske, hvor jeg smører et godt lag på og lader det sidde så længe jeg har tålmodighed til det. Jeg har også brugt det til min baby og hørte, at sundhedsplejersker anbefaler det, hvis man fx vil give sin baby massage. Continue reading “Yes to Coconut Ultra Moisture Shampoo – ja til kokosolie!”

Can I Use Face Cream With SPF As Sun Protection?

Kiehl_s_Ultra_Light_Daily_Defense_SPF50_60ml_1442302112Springtime is here and particularly for those of us in Northern Europe now is the time to know how to protect yourself from the UV rays from the sun. The rest of the world – your seasons are probably different, but I hope that you find this blog post helpful anyway. Because the question I want to look into today is: can you use face cream with SPF as sun protection?

I decided to look for valid information and sources on the Internet. I have availed myself of articles from Consumer Council “Think” and Asthma And Allergy Association. As I am Danish I use sources who are well known for their interest in consumers and consumer health.
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Updated SPF ansigtscreme rutine til forår og sommer

Clinique SuperdefenseSidste år lavede jeg et blogindlæg der fortalte lidt fakta om at bruge ansigtscreme med SPF som solcreme. Indlægget har været vældig populært, nok fordi det er en sag, der ligger os alle meget på sinde. Læs det her. Vi ved godt, at det er vigtigt at skærme os for solens skadelige stråler, selvom vi måske kun er ude at cykle på arbejde, til skole, hente børn osv. Dette indlæg er en opdateret version af sidste års indlæg, fordi jeg nu fik testet det, som jeg skrev jeg ville gøre – nemlig bruge en “almindelig” ansigtscreme med SPF på hverdage. Continue reading “Updated SPF ansigtscreme rutine til forår og sommer”

My top 5 foundations: Bourjois, EX1, Cover FX and Estee Lauder Enlighten EE

PSX_20160410_151717I do love my foundations, and I have a lot of them! But I do reach for some more than other. Here is a top 5 of the ones I like the most and why I like them the most :). I usually gravitate towards foundations with a sheer to medium coverage with a dewy effect. My skin is dry and I like to add some glow from the foundation but still have it look natural.

The foundations are named in no particular order: Continue reading “My top 5 foundations: Bourjois, EX1, Cover FX and Estee Lauder Enlighten EE”