My go-to makeup for autumn.


I love the change in the weather. It means that we can get away with wearing more makeup and that it actually stays put.
With my porcelain/fair skin, summer doesn’t really do anything for me. My skin might get just a tone deeper, but wearing bronzer and golden makeup doesn’t suit me.

In the autumn I whip out the glowy foundations, the pastel light pink blushes, the icy highlighters, the grey-Brown eyeshadows and I feel right in my element! 

“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

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

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Rainbow coloured party look

Jeg har set et billede på Instagram, hvor en pige havde lavet et øjenmakeuplook, der lignede en regnbue. Jeg fik lyst til at lave noget lignende og da der var børnenes melodi grand prix, fik jeg mulighed for at lave et look, der var lidt ud over det sædvanlige. Jeg fik indviet mine nye Makeup Geek foiled eyeshadows. Det er cremede glimmerskygger, som ligger utrolig flot på øjet. Jeg bruger dem oftest på det bevægelige øjenlåg for at få et ‘pop’. Her brugte jeg fire af farverne.

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My Makeup Geek Collection – eyeshadows, blushes and more!

PSX_20160224_100449As many of you already know I have a love relationship with Makeup Geek eyeshadows. It was initially introduced to me by Makeup Artist and Youtube phenomenon Jaclyn Hill. She used the eyeshadows religiously and often compared them to her M.A.C eyeshadows. She worked at M.A.C for many years and also love their shadows but said that she liked Makeup Geek eyeshadows even more for their pigmentation and blendability. I wanted to get the shadows for so long and I found the website http://www.makeupgeek.com and also found Marlena who is the owner of the company. She has a Youtube channel as well where she shares some educational stuff about makeup; ingredients, techniques etc. I love watching both Jaclyn Hill and Marlenas channels! Continue reading “My Makeup Geek Collection – eyeshadows, blushes and more!”