Asos.com beauty haul and NYX review!!

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I wanted a new setting powder, the translucent kind. I’ve tried different powders for setting; the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder but I find it to heavy to set my concealer under the eyes. I’ve wanted to try the more expensive one you see all around the Internet; Laura Mercier and Nars but I feel like they are too expensive. I also wanted to try different things from NYX because I’ve heard about it for years.

Sooo I went on Asos.com because they are now carrying NYX, yeahh!

I bought the HD powder in translucent. I’ve never seen a consistency like this before! It’s so light weight that it almost disappears, but I have used it for a couple of weeks and it was exactly what I was looking for! It goes on really smooth and it makes my skin look good.

I wanted to try the NYX under eye corrector and I had high hopes for it. I have to say that I find it a little disappoiting. It doesn’t have that much pigment and honestly I would probably get the same result with my regular concealers. I don’t know if it’s this particular shade, I have to choose the ‘fair’ shade and maybe some of the deeper tones have better coverage.

The Rimmel contour Trio it’s not the right fit for my skin tone and undertone. It’s on the warm side which just doesn’t suit me.

The little NYX palette is actually also on the warm side, when will I learn! I get so carried away when I see these beautiful palettes! That’s why I love having this blog because I want to help all of you guys buying the right kind of makeup for your skin tone and undertone.

The NYX brow mascara is acutally a really good product for busy women. You just have to be a little bit careful when applying because it distributes a lot of product.

This purchase is from about a month ago and I have become a lot wiser from this particular purchase. I thought I could be a bronze goddess – but I can’t!

Best

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

 

 

 

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

Cool tone Makeup Geek eyeshadow haul!!

PSX_20150313_173220Jeg har et favoritmærke, når det kommer til øjenskygger – det hedder Makeup Geek. Det er Marlena fra Makeup Geek fra Youtube, som står bag mærket. Indtil videre har hun selv udviklet øjenskygger, foiled øjenskygger – altså med ekstra meget shine, blushes, gel liners, pigments og makeup børster.
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