3 Great Foundations for yellow undertones!

Great foundationsforyellow skintonesHello, you guys! It seems that many of you are interested in getting tips for foundations and how to match them to your undertone. I get you! There are many foundations at the cheaper end that contains too much pink / red tone. I do not know why and it’s a big mystery because there are probably more people in the Western World who have a neutral or warm undertone in the skin and therefore need to be more yellow color in their foundations.

If you are in doubt about the undertone of your skin, here’s a mini-guide to find it:

  • Look in the mirror, preferably with the shoulders / chest bare – what do you see? You see most yellow or reddish beam from your skin? Red means you probably have a cold / red undertones in the skin. Yellow means that you have a warm undertone of the skin.
  • Look at your blood vessels in the thin skin on the inside of the wrist – are they more blue or green? (If they are both green and blue you probably have a neutral skin tone). Blue means you probably have a red / cold undertone of the skin and green veins mean you probably have a yellow / warm undertone of the skin.
  • When you sunbathe, you lovely brown immediately or you will first right red, and then turn brown (equal)? Brown immediately means you probably have a yellow / warm undertone of the skin. If you light turns red and burned there is a greater likelihood that you have a cold / red undertones in the skin.

How do you match your skin to your foundation ?:

There may be a lot of confusion about how to match foundation to your skin tone/undertone. I recommend doing a little homework and finding the undertone to your skin before venturing into buying a new foundation.

When you match your foundation, it should preferably match your neck and chest, because that part of your body will be visible. You may have areas of red in your face, but your chest / neck is more yellowish. Then you should choose a more yellowish foundation because it will look more natural to your overall look. If you have a neutral skin tone / undertone, you will probably benefit from a foundation with a more yellowish tone, because a pink foundation won’t be flattering to your overall appearance.

3 recommendations:

Those who read with me often that I like to shop online for international brands. I find much inspiration in the “beauty community” found on Youtube and among bloggers. From there I have found brands that have a larger series of foundations, that is where you can get a better match for your skin type.

However, I would say that particularly L’Oréal which most high street stores carries, now knows,Loreal true match that we want a foundation that really suit us. They have their True Match Super Blendable Foundation which has both warm, cool and neutal undertones. The True Match foundation is particularly good for those of you who have a normal / combination skin and would like a natural finish. For dry skin, they have True Match Lumi. The Lumi version doesn’t have as big of a range, unfortunately.

PSX_20160410_152547The EX1 Invisiwear Liquid Foundation has a really nice finish and has strong yellow undertones. The store http://www.hghair.com carries the EX1 brand. The range of EX1 isn’t great but I’m sure most people would be able to find something to match their tone. For me, being fair skin, even the lightest shade, the F100 is a little to dark. What I do is blend it with my Face Atelier Foundation in Minus Zero. But I would say that this foundation come with high recommenadtions from many Youtubers as well. This foundation is very reasonably priced at around 15-20 dollars.

 

The high end brand Cover FX, have their Custom Cover Drops range. This little bottle is so versatile. You use the dropper to mix the product into your favorite moisturizer or beauty oil. The range is great, from fair to deep and as the L’Oreal True Match, it’s divived into warm, neutral and cool shades. click here to purchase.

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I hope that this post could help you a little bit on your way to finding a perfect match for your undertone 🙂

Ditte

Gode foundations til en gul hudtone/undertone!

PSX_20160410_152547Hej med jer! Jeg kan se, at der er rigtig mange, der gerne vil vide mere om foundations til gule hudtoner/undertoner i huden. Jeg forstår jer! Der er rigtig mange foundations i den billigere ende, der indeholder for meget pink/rød tone. Jeg ved ikke hvorfor, det er et stort mysterie, fordi der er formentlig flere mennesker her i vesten, der har en neutral eller varm undertone i huden og derfor har behov for, at der er mere gul farve i deres foundations.

Hvis du er i tvivl om undertonen i din hud, er her en mini-guide til at finde den:

  • Kig dig i spejlet, helst med skuldrene/brystet bart – hvad ser du? Ser du mest gult eller rødligt stråle fra din hud? Rød betyder, at du formentlig har en kold/rød undertone i huden. Gul betyder, at du har en varm undertone i huden.
  • Kig på dine blodårer ved den tynde hud på indersiden af håndleddet – er de mest blå eller grønne? (Hvis de både er grønne og blå har du formentlig en neutral hudtone). Blå betyder, at du formentlig har en rød/kold undertone i huden og grønne blodårer betyder, at du formentlig har en gul/varm undertone i huden.
  • Når du solbader, bliver du dejlig brun med det samme eller bliver du først ret rød, for derefter at blive brun(lig)? Brun med det samme betyder, at du formentlig har en gul/varm undertone i huden. Hvis du let bliver rød og forbrændt er der en større sandsynlighed for, at du har en kold/rød undertone i huden.

Hvordan matcher man sin foundation?:

Der kan være meget forvirring om, hvordan man skal matche sin foundation til sin hudtone. Grunden til, at det er en god idé at lave et lille forarbejde inden man køber sin foundation er, at man får en forståelse af, hvilken farve ens skuldre/bryst/hals har. Når du matcher din foundation, skal den helst matche din hals og bryst, fordi det vil være synligt. Det kan sagtens være, at du har røde områder i huden i ansigtet, men at dit bryst/hals er mere gullig. Så skal du vælge en mere gullig foundation, fordi det vil se mere naturligt ud til dit overall look. Hvis du har en neutral hudtone/undertone vil du formentlig også have gavn af en foundation med en mere gullig tone, fordi en pink foundation vil få det værste frem i din hud, man kan hurtigt komme til at ligne en gris (ikke at der er noget dårligt ved grise :)).

Nu til nogle anbefalinger:

De, der læser med hos mig ofte ved, at jeg godt kan lide at shoppe på nettet efter internationale mærker. Jeg finder meget inspiration i det “beauty community” der findes på Youtube og hos bloggere. Derfra har jeg fundet mærker, der har en større serie af foundations, altså hvor du kan få et bedre match til din hudtype.

Jeg vil dog sige, at særligt L’Oréal, som man kan købe i danske butikker har fundet ud af, atLoreal true match vi kvinder gerne vil have det perfecte match til vores hud. De har deres True Match Super Blendable Foundation som har både til varme, kolde og neutrale hudtoner. Denne foundation er særligt god til de af jer, der har en normal/kombinationshud og gerne vil have en naturlig finish. Til tør hud findes varianten True Match Lumi, som jeg er rigtig glad for. L’Oréal kan købes i Matas og i nogle supermarkeder.

Der findes en foundation, der hedder EX1 Invisiwear Liquid Foundation. Den købes på http://www.hqhair.com, som er en hjemmeside, der forhandler både makeup, hudpleje og PSX_20160410_152547hårpleje. EX1 foundationen er en klassiker for dem, der har en gul undertone i huden. Serien er ikke så stor, men jeg vil regne med, at de fleste vil kunne købe enten F100 eller F200 og få det til at virke! Det er de to lyseste farver i serien. Til reference kan jeg fortælle, at jeg som regel bruger den aller lyseste inden for de fleste mærker. Jeg købte F100 og blander lidt af min “mixer” fra Face Atelier i og så passer den til min hudtone. Dog er EX1 ikke det perfekte match til mig, idet jeg har en kold undertone i huden. Hvis du vil se, om denne foundation er for dig, kan du klikke på linket her og besøge hjemmesiden. Jeg har handlet der mange gange og man kan trygt stole på dem. Prisen er 12.50 pund, altså omkring 125 kr. En virkelig rimelig pris for det produkt du får!

 

Hvis du er til M.A.C foundations er her også en god variantion til dig. De fleste af deres foundations er delt op i varme og kolde nuancer. Jeg er ikke den store M.A.C foundation-køber, så jeg kan ikke komme med konkrete anbefalinger. Til gengæld synes jeg, at man får rigtig god råd og vejledning hos M.A.C.

Jeg vil for god ordens skyld også nævne mærket Cover FX, fordi det er så lækkert et customcoverdrops_n10mærke! Det er i den dyrere ende, men også her er deres foundation delt op i kolde, neutrale og varme foundations. Jeg har selv købt en foundation, der er designet til at blive mixet med en ansigtsolie eller en ansigtscreme. Det er en foundation, der hedder Cover FX Custom Cover Drops. Et fantastisk produkt, der giver et meget naturligt look, fordi du blander det med din egen yndlingsansigtscreme. Cover FX kan købes her.

Jeg håber, at dette indlæg kunne hjælpe dig en lille smule på din vej til at finde et perfekt match til din undertone 🙂

Ditte

“Cool queen” -Beautybay.com haul!!”

IMG_20160426_143753Once again I went on Beautybay.com to do some VERY needed (or at least wanted) makeup. Because of my porcelain/fair complexion I struggle a lot finding good contour products. They are all too dark, too orange too… something. As I wrote in my last post Makeup Geek (the brand) came out with contour powders earlier this year and I have been DYING to get my hands on the fair/cool contour powder. It is a pet peeve of mine to find makeup that really suit my skin. That is skin type, skin tone and my cool undertone. I have made so many mistakes in my pursuit of this flawless face I see everywhere in the magazines. “Bronze goddessess”, as one of you guys commented in my latest post. I have to realize that I will never be a “bronze goddes” I will be a “cool queen” ;). See my last post here Being a cool toned woman in western makeup trends – a Lisa Eldridge inspired post.

But one thing I can do is contour my face. I want to use just the right shade for my skin tone, though. Because of the huge trends with contouring most beauty websites have a whole section of contouring products. I knew I wanted the Makeup Geek contour powder in “Break Up” so that quickly went into the basket. But in the contour section was also a 9 pan Morphe contour palette. I had to try it! I know that I sometimes am in situations where I do other people’s makeup. I love doing other people’s makeup; i love seeing the face transform in front of my eyes and I love the feeling that it gives my friends when I ‘m doing their makeup – but that’s a whole other blog post :). Anyway, it would actually be sensible of me to buy this 9 pan palette as well (I told myself ;)). Because most people don’t have cool/fair skintone – most people fall into a neutral/medium category.

Also, I had to have some good tools for all of my new found contouring products. Therefore I had to get the Morphe 6 Piece Contour Set. I thought it was a good deal, 6 brushes at around 30 dollars.

Anyway, here is what I bought:

First impression on the Morphe 9 Pan Palette:

My first impression is that I should have gone for the 6 pan palette especially designed for a cool skintone. Have I not learned anything? Of course – when they combine 6 cool and 6 warm shades there will only be a few that actually suits me. hmmm… Maybe I have to go back and buy the 6 pan set, it might be wonderful :). Anyway, there is a really great contour shade for me at the bottom row in the middle of the set. It has the right amount of grey and the tone is light enough to make an actual shadow on my face. Even though the lighter colours look really light, they are not light enough and they are to warm for my complexion. They will get used if I’m doing someone else’s makeup or as an eyeshadow when I want to add a warm colour to my crease. The pigmentation is okay and it blends in okay as well. Side note – My daughter of 5 years of age did my makeup today and I was teaching her to do the whole shabang – contour, blush and highlighter. There is a real makeup artist in the making with her :).

First impression 6 Piece Brush set from Morphe:

I really like this set! It seems super luxurious to have 6 brushes to do one job – contour! I’m spoiled for choice when I’m contouring and it feels amazing after having only one good brush from Makeup Geek to contour with. I am high maintenance; I want one brush to apply my contour and another one to blend the product! With the price of about 30 dollars I would say it’s totally worth it! You get smaller brushes as well to either do your hightligt or contour your eyes.

First Impression Gerard Cosmetics Angel Cake Lipgloss:

Well, here we go again, the colour is a bit wrong for me :(. I’m trying to find my perfect nude (who isn’t) and I had high hopes for this lipgloss. It looked beautiful as a swatch and I thought it had the right shade for my complexion but no…. It’s wrong! Too something – pale, maybe. I really can’t do nudes, my complexion is just to pale. It looks like I have no lips. Or should I say, my nude lipstick ought to be the real colour of my lips, almost mauvy-pink. Does anyone know a good colour? Same goes for the L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint. Look beautiful and I had high hopes but it’s too light for my complexion.

The Makeup Geek Contour powder:

The Makeup Geek Contour powder I haven’t tried yet because I’ve been putting the Morphe Palette to the test. But I do see that the shade Break Up is very similar to the shade I was talking about in the beginng;  the middle one at the bottom row. I know I’m going to like it, I haven’t met a Makeup Geek product yet that I didn’t like!

Best

Ditte

 

 

 

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

Next big trend in makeup – Stick everything?

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Laura Mercier: Colour Dots Lip & Cheek Sheers

We all know that contouring, strobing, correcting the skin has been and are at present huge trends in makeup. But I feel lika a new trend is already on the horizon. I see makeup in stick form being launched from a lot of companies. The trend has been seen with Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks, Nudestix, Cliniques Chubbysticks, Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundation and many more.

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Billede lånt fra Cliniques hjemmeside

I guess the trend is really good news for busy girls; you kind of just smear the stick on the area of your face it belongs i.e the Chubby Stick on your cheek and blend out with your Laura Mercier Caviar stickfingers or a brush and you are good to go. For the eyes we have seen Laura Merciers Caviar Sticks that are suppose to be creamy but dry down. I have been following Kim Kardashians makeupartist Mario Dedivanovic. He’s doing a lot of “Masterclasses” around the world, mostly the US. I see him do a lot of this “double layering” of the eyeshadow to make it look prettier and last longer. So the trick is to apply a creamy stick too the eye and afterwards apply the powder shadow.

Billedresultat for makeup forever ultra hd stick foundation

The sticks will be easy to take with you in your purse to make touch ups during the day.

 

 

Will you hop on the stick trend in the future?

Best

Ditte

 

 

Makeup-online.dk makeup haul!

PSX_20160417_202408Jeg handler en del på hjemmesiden http://www.makeup-online.dk. Det er en hjemmeside, som fører makeupmærker, som man ellers ikke kan købe i Danmark. Jeg kan fx nævne børste/pensel-mærkerne Real Techniques, Sigma, BH Cosmetics, Ecotools osv. Jeg kan ikke nævne det nok gange; det er simpelthen så vigtig at have nogle gode pensler/børster at påføre sin makeup med. Tiden er løbet fra den gode gamle lille svamp for enden af en plasticstang! Jeg undrer mig over, at de stadig bliver lavet, for de er ikke ret anvendelige. Jeg synes, at det er så rart, at man kan købe virkelig gode pensler hos makeup-online. Det er som om, at de mere etablerede makeupbutikker ikke helt har taget dem ind endnu.

Jeg har købt Sleek Makeup, jeg har købt mine Sigma pensler og nu fører de også lidt fra et af mine yndlingsmærker, Bourjois. I sidste uge tænkte jeg, at jeg gerne ville købe den nye highlighting palette fra Sleek, fordi den har fået så gode anmeldelser. Jeg klikkede lidt rundt på siden og fandt selvfølgelig også andre ting, som jeg bare MÅTTE have. Jeg har længe haft lyst til at købe nogle pensler fra Ecotools, fordi jeg så Teni Panosian fra Youtube bruge dem en del. Jeg er ret vild med hendes kanal. Hun er meget nede på jorden i hendes tutorials og så er hun virkelig smuk! Børsterne så virkelig lækre ud i i hendes videoer, så dem måtte jeg have :).

Mine køb:

EcoTools Airbrush Concealer
Ecotools airbrush concealer brush

Concealer børste: Jeg har længe villet have en blød, mindre concealer pensel. Jeg bruger den til at blende min flydende eller creme concealer ind under øjet og på øjenlåget. Når det er gjort rigtigt giver det en flot effekt, hvor den påførte concealer får det der airbrushed look.

 

 

 

EcoTools Large Powder
Ecotools large powder brush

Ecotools Powder Brush – den store nederst til venstre. Den er bred på den ende side og også lidt tilspidset, lidt ligesom en fane børste. Dette gør børsten god til både at dække store områder i ansigtet med også til at kunne bruge den til lidt blød kontur af ansigtet samt til at komme ind i mindre dele, fx ved næsen.

 

 

 

EcoTools Blending and bronzing Brush
Ecotools blending and bronzing brush

Bronze og Blending Brush – en duo fiber børste, der både har korte, tætte hår og lange hår til at give en god nærmest airbrush effekt. Den har jeg brugt til at blende min foundation ind med og det giver et virkelig flot og naturligt resultat!

 

 

 

 

Så købte jeg selvfølgelig Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette, som jeg allerede har brugt en img_20160414_165447.jpghel del. Den er simpelthen så flot på huden – som flydende guld! Jeg elsker den. Jeg har lavet et helt review på den. læs det her.

Derudover købte jeg en finish powder fra Bourjois. Jeg ved ikke helt med den. Bourjois er jo et fransk mærke og måske er det lidt mere almindeligt, at makeup dufter kraftigt i Frankrig. Jeg synes desværre at duften er så kraftig, at jeg kan dufte den i lang tid efter påføring. Det er bare så ærgerligt, fordi jeg elsker resten af serien hos dem: Læbestifter, foundation (særligt!), øjenkygger osv.

Jeg var desuden så heldig, at jeg fik en ordentlig gave med i købet. Jeg fik en lækker neglelak fra Tanya Burr. Den er lyseblå/turkis – lige sådan en jeg havde tænkt at købe til forårssæsonen, hvor den farve næsten ikke er til at komme udenom :). Så var der en lækker kohl pencil fra Sigma, hvilket er et virkelig godt mærke. En læbestift og en slags læbepensel fra Bourjois, som jeg ikke har fået testet endnu. Men lækkert er det da med en gave!

Indlægget er ikke sponsoreret, jeg elsker bare at skrive om makeup 🙂

Bedste hilsner

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