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! 

Smokey Nude Eye using Chanel Entrelacs Eyeshadow Palette.

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I have a new eyeshadow palette to try out – the Chanel Entrelacs Eyeshadow Palette. It looks like a go to palette for nude and natural eye looks. It has a perfect blend of both light and darker colours and matte and shimmery shades, which makes it very versatile. The no. 1 and 2 shade has a matte finish and no.3-5 has a shimmery finish.

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Today I’ll show you how you what colours I used to achieve this everyday kind of smokey nude eye look:

  • I started by priming my eyes with a concealer. Then I dusted the no. 1 shade all across my eye from eyelid til browbone.
  • Afterwards the no. 2 shade in the crease and blended it out with a natural hair fluffy brush – Sigma E35.
  • With my Sigma E25, slightly smaller fluffy hair brush I chose shade no. 3 on the outer edge of the lid and blended slightly up into the crease for some definition to the eye.
  • With a flat eyeshadow brush, I used the no. 5 shade on the eyelid to add some shimmer to the look. I like to add the shimmer on the eyelid, it gives dimension and a touch of life to the look.
  • Underneath the lashline, I took a flat definer brush along the lashline on the outer third of the eye. With my Sigma E25 I then took no. 2 to blend the harsh line out to make the undereye a bit smokey too.

I was very impressed with how easy the colours were to work with. Very blendable, not chalky or patchy – both the matte and the shimmery shade

I didn’t use any liner, I wanted the look to be suitable for daytime so I wanted to keep it soft and as natural as possible. Lots of mascara and I’m good to go!

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Ditte

 

 

Pastel delight makeup look using The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes.

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Beautiful shimmer!

I first tried the Body Shop Shimmer Cubes back in 2014 when I was digging through a colleagues makeup bag. It was minutes before the annual Christmas party and I offered to do my colleagues makeup for the party. I’ve always loved doing makeup – both on my own face and on other faces. I love the way it transforms and enhances the best features of a person’s face.

Anyway, back to the shimmer cubes: my colleague either had this particular product or one very similar to this. Hers was warm golden and bronzy shades. I actually ended up using the shadows for all of my colleagues. The product was so versatile; I used it for the shadow on the eyelid, as a highlight and for all over shimmer. It was the Christmas party, you can go all out! Since then I have kept one eye open for the product. You know the feeling, right? Once you’ve encountered a lovely and versatile product you go on a hunt!

Suddenly I saw this at my local Body shop – even as a part of a sale! I tend to go for cooler colours so I chose a peachy/pink version and a white/grey/black version.

I’ve been wanting to put them to the test ever since but it’s been vacation and family time for the whole of July. Now, as we enter August vacation is over and I have had time to put together a look using the peachy/pink cube. I wanted to use it as both eyeshadow, highlighter, blush and all-over shimmer.

Since I’ve been doing a lot of makeup looks for the blog at this point it’s become obvious that I do have a light hand in applying makeup. Also, my makeup doesn’t show up on images as much as I would like it to. That being said, I kind of like a light hand when applying makeup. In my opinion, it looks fresh whereas heavy makeup tends to look ageing, and who want’s that? 🙂

I also got the chance to try one of my new Maxfactor products that I absolutely love! I’ve been gifted the new Miracle Match Foundation. It says that it nourishes and blurs and I would say that it actually does just that. I don’t use an awful lot of foundations during the summer, butI’ve found myself reaching for this foundation a lot, especially for when I knew I would take pictures. It has a wonderful finish, very glowy and dewy. It covers a lot without being heavy on the skin. I feel like it’s gonna be on my “top shelf” of products I will be reaching for this fall.

For the eyes I mixed the two lightest shades, the light pink and the light peach and applied to the eyelid. It didn’t give a ton of coverage, but I imagine used with M.A.C fix+ it would show up way more. And as I mentioned before, I like a light hand in my makeup which made it good enough for me. The shimmer is undeniable, though. As I’m typing this blog post I have been wearing this look for hours and it has incredible staying power.

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The deeper pinks I used as blush. I have to be careful with deeper pinks on my skintone, I’m often too pale to wear it. I mixed it in with the lighter shades and it blended the highlight and the blush seemlessly together.

A little trick I’ve learnt from makeupartist and Youtuber Lisa Eldridge is to sweep a medium tone brown in the crease or “socket line” as she calls it :). It gives a bit of dimension to the eye when working with pale pastels.

I hope you like the look 🙂

 

Holiday Beauty Essentials 

 

Holiday!! Det er ferietid, tasken skal pakkes og familien afsted. Vi skal allesammen noget forskelligt i ferien, men en lille tur bliver det som regel til. Som alderen skrider frem og familien forøges, bliver der mindre og mindre plads til ens egne sager. Hårtørrer eller bleer til baby? Foundation, pudder OG concealer eller et all-in-one produkt? Vi ved godt, at svaret bliver de sidste, ting til børnene og minimal toilettaske til os. Derfor har jeg (næsten) kun pakket multi-use produkter i min toilettaske.

Fra øverste venstre hjørne: jeg rejser ingen steder uden min Embryolisse creme. Jeg bruger den hele året, den passer min tørre hud fantastisk godt! Dernæst følger min theBalm Shelter tinted moisturizer spf 18, et godt multi-use produkt; spf og udjævning af hudtonen i ét. Videre med hudprodukter, den klassiske La Roche Posay, som kan bruges til strand og sol og så endnu et multi-use produkt; min tried and true Clinique ansigtscreme, der kan bruges både som er lækker hudpleje til ansigtet og som ansigtssolcreme til almindelige sommerdage.
Nedenunder, på billedet, findes min Daniel Sandler Radiant Sheen illuminating face powder. Jeg elsker dette produkt og bruger det både vinter og sommer. Men det er særligt godt om sommeren fordi der kan bruges som rouge, highlighter, øjenskygge og bronzer.

Jeg medbringer desuden en multi-use makeup børste, den kan bruges til kinder, hud, øjne og highlight. Min Urban Decay Brow Beater medbringes og derunder, på billedet, et Bourjois produkt som har fået alt for lidt opmærksomhed her på bloggen.

Produktet hedder 123perfect CC Eye Cream. Dette produkt er intet mindre end fantastisk og det kan jeg sige, fordi jeg har brugt det i månedsvis; det fungerer som colour corrector, som lysreflekterende pen og så indeholder det spf 15! Jeg kan skrive under på det hele, især colour correcting effekten er god – ingen mørke rander i sigte efter at have påført dette produkt!

Dernæst, på billedet, følger min Max Factor Star Wars Mascara med en god stor børste, der er nem at påføre og gør vipperne naturligt fyldige og længere.

Har I andre gode produkter der kan bruges til forskellige formål jeg skal kende?

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Ditte

I cut my own hair in soft layers with a tutorial from Youtuber ‘Ellebangs’.

A few months ago I went on a search on the old Youtube for hair inspiration. I found Youtuber ‘Ellebangs’. Her name is actually Silvia and she’s a hair stylist in the US.

Anyone who has been following me for a while knows that I’m on maternity leave with little time to spare for my personal ‘grooming’ :). A trip to the hair stylist seemed like too much.

So one evening I took the scissors in my own hands and found a tutorial from Silvia teaching me in a very simple way to cut my hair in soft long layers. Link to video here. There was a lot of stopping of the tape, rewinding, trying to get that grip on the hair, but at the end, I was perfectly happy with the result.

Another tutorial of hers that I love is the Extreme Blow Out Tutorial. I always wanted to learn how to get that beautiful voluminous look to my hair. In the video, she explains which products she uses and also specifically how to use a round brush. I’ve always been scared of them because they get tangled in my hair. After her explanation, I’m no longer afraid. I blew out my hair today using a root spray from Tigi and a round brush sort of medium size. As with her tutorial, I am very happy with the result! Check out her video here.

I think it’s nice to know a little bit about creating beautiful hair, it kind of goes hand in hand with a beautiful makeup look.

I highly recommend checking her channel out, you’ll learn a lot of great stuff! From hairstyles to colouring to what hairstyles suit your hair. You can check her channel out here.

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Ditte

A vacation away from makeup.

imageOmg, it has been seriously hot weather in Europe and in Scandinavia we have had hot, humid weather. I don’t know about you but in 30 degrees (celsius ) and humid on top of that it’s very difficult to wear any kind of makeup.

On top of that I’m about half way through my maternity leave with my son. He is getting more active and is not sleeping as much anymore. Which means I have very little time to think about makeup, do my makeup, or write about makeup for that matter.

 

At this point I’m just excited to have time to apply my trusted Clinique Superdefense moisturizer with SPF 20 :). On good days I manage to apply my Maybelline Instant Anti-Age ‘The Eraser Eye’ perfect & cover concealer. On great days I’ll also manage a coat of

Clinique Superdefensemascara.

But truth be told I don’t put that much effort into it at this point. Because of long walks with the stroller I find myself more tan than I’ve been in years. I always find that tan skin doesn’t need that much makeup. Also, I’m a strong  believer in being in the moment, and right now the moment is my super cute son. But I’m excited to find myself in a new moment again in some months, when my baby starts daycare (yes, that’s what we do in Denmark, we put our kids in daycare from the age of 11-12 months 🙂 ).

Then I’ll be back at work and I will apply makeup everyday – 🙂

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Ditte

My Bourjois Collection 💕

My bourjois collectionFrom when I was very young, Bourjois makeup was one of my favorite brands. One of the main cosmetics shops in Denmark carried Bourjois but sadly they don’t anymore. I remember maybe 10-15 years ago I had a bronze eyeshadow mini-palette there was extremely pigmented and stayed on for hours! I remember how impressed I was, none of my other eyeshadows had that kind of staying power. I could go out dancing and the makeup would stay on like there was no tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

When I saw that Asos.com sell Boujois makeup I slowly began to build up my Boujois collection. Today I will go through the products because there are some definite fav’s and fails among them.

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Starting with foundations, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation and the 123 Perfect CC Cream – they just blow my mind! They sit beautifully on the skin, the Healthy Mix has a very light, dewy texture that enhances the skin in the most beautiful way. The 123 Perfect CC Cream has a more matte finish but it’s a very trusted foundation, it has colour correcting properties which make the skin look like very evened out. I do need to go in with a bit more makeup as it is so matte and even looking – I have to put in the contours of the face and some radiance in the form of highlighter afterward applying it.

I have two different bronzing products which don’t work for me. It’s at no fault of Bourjois it’s simply that my skin tone/undertone doesn’t go well with bronzing products at all. I have a cream and a powder and both of them are no good for me and I have to say that the scent is very powerful! And not in a good way. It smells old fashioned, like makeup you would find on the nightstand of your elderly aunt or grandmother. I don’t now why it has that scent but they really need to cancel it out, I don’t think anyone would appreciate that scent! The same with the nude coloured powder box, the product has a powerful scent. I haven’t gotten to use the powder because the scent doesn’t sit well with me.  scaring me :). The My bourjois collectionpowder in the “Healthy” range has a beautiful scent and I do really love that powder. It says on the package that it is mattifying for 10 hours. I didn’t count and my skin is pretty dry so I hardly ever have any oil on my skin.

I have a cream blush that I use if I want a light wash of colour on my cheeks. I had hoped that it had a dewy finish, but I would say it is a cream to powder product. It doesn’t blow my mind and I don’t reach for it as much as the foundations.

In the far right corner of the picture, you’ll find the CC corrector for underneath the eyes. I didn’t have any idea I would love this product, I bought it on a whim. It’s one one the best under eye correctors I have used, I would compare it to the Maybelline Eraser concealers. I find that I can use this product alone or with my regular concealer on top.

The eyeshadows in the center of the picture I haven’t had for that long. But the colours I really like! They blend really well and the wear time is acceptable.

I have two liners as well a taupe-bronze colour that I either apply in the inner corners of the eye or apply as the liner and then smudge it out for an easy everyday look.

I have to say that even though there are some misses – especially with the scent, I love Bourjois as a makeup brand. I think that the quality overall is really great and it’s “drugstore” prices which make it accessible for the majority of women.

Best

Ditte