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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hi, loves!

     I know I haven't been THAT active recently, but that's only because I got more hours at work and I also have school, but... On Tuesday I'll be finished with school! If you didn't know, I've recently (10 months ago) moved to Germany and I've been taking German classes for the last 7 months, 5 days a week, 4 hours a day. And on Tuesday it's finally over and I'll finally have more free time on my hands! I am also preparing something huuuge for you guys (and for me as well), so stay tunned!
     Today's makeup follows the Halo Eyes trend. If you don't know what that is, it's a type of eye makeup where you focus the darker colors on the outer and inner parts of your eyes, and you go in with the light shade (mostly a shimmery, metallic color) right in the middle of the eyelid. I find that this is a beautiful eye makeup that compliments a lot of eye shapes and it is quite easy to reproduce. For this look I used exclusively the Carli Bybel palette, and I also took a shot of the palette and numbered the shadows I used, so that I can also explain the process.
     First of all, let's see how it looks.




     What I love about this look is that the shiny eyeshadow that is located at the center of the eyelid gives you a unique glow. Even though I lined my waterline with black liner, my eyes look bright, awake and i don't know... shiny. Now getting to the more 'technical' part of the process. Below you'll se a photo of the palette that has the shades I used numbered. They are numbered in the order I've used them in, this way I can easier explain it to you.


STEPS



1. First thing you're gonna want to do is prime your eyelids. I used my old NYX primer that works just wonders for me.
2. With a fluffy brush I took shade '1' from the palette and I used it all across my eyelids, just so that the colors blend better.
3. Taking shade '2', also with a fluffy brush, I worked it into my crease as a transition color.
4. Then I took shade '3' with a slightly pointy blending brush and I worked it into the inner and outer corners of my eyes, but also into the crease, avoiding the center of the eyelid, slightly extending the outer corner to optically elongate my eyes.
5. I then used shade '4' in the same points I used shade '3', so the color would deepen.
6. With the same brush I applied shade '5', but only in the outer corners of my eyes, to intensify the color.
7. At this point, the center of the eyelid should have no eyeshadow on it. We're gonna apply here the lightest shade, but first I like to do a little trick to make the color pop even more. On a flat shader brush I took a bit of NYX's Jumbo eye pencil in Milk and I dabbed it right onto the center of the eyelid. This way the shadow has a stickier base and the color is brighter and more intense. Now, using the same brush, pat shade '6' right where you just put the base. I also used this shade to highlight my inner corner and brow bone.
8. Repet steps 4,5,6,7 but this time on the lower eyelid.
9. I used a black kajal liner to line my waterline and I slightly smudged the same product on my top lid, to replace the usual eyeliner.
10. Mascara.


Aaaaand you're done! It wasn't as hard as you thought it would be, was it? I hope you had fun reading this and let me know if you're going to remake this look!


PRODUCTS USED

FACE


  • NYX Studio Perfect Photo Primer - Clear
  • L'Oreal Perfect Match Foundation - N2 Vanilla
  • Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer - 10
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder - Translucent
  • Sleek Face Form - Fair
  • Sleek Contour Face Kit - Medium
  • BH Cosmetics Illuminating Baked Blush - Vivacious

EYES


  • Sleek Brow Kit - Dark
  • NYX HD Eyeshadow Base
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Milk
  • Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette (BH Cosmetics)
  • ADA Kajal Eyeliner - Black
  • Maybelline The Collosal Volume Express Mascara

LIPS


  • Essence Lip Liner - Satin Mauve

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CONTACT ME AT: makeupbymademoiselle@gmail.com

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hi, loves!

     Oh, this weekend passed by like the wind, I tell you! Yesterday morning I went a bit to the gym, then I got home and cooked something because both me and my man were starving, then we went a bit shopping (if you follow me on Facebook and Instagram you already know what I got) and then we went to the birthday party of a friend. We stayed there until about 00:30 and we came home and watched a movie. We didn't get to the end of the movie, of course, because we fell asleep like babies! Today we woke up sooooo late! We quickly ate some fruit and got out of the house. We visited some family and then went for a walk... And what a walk we had! Halfway through our walk it started literally pouring! It was raining cats and dogs, I'm not even kidding. We ran to our car, but the rain had already got us soaking wet. When we finally got home, we dried ourselves and we each took a pill so we won't catch a cold. 
     And then... inspiration came to me! I wanted to do this look for a while now, and I finally got to do it. I love how it's mainly a natural look, but it still has that pop of color. And I simply love how purple compliments my brown eyes! Want to see the final result? I'll leave you with the photos.
     Oh, and a quick thing before I forget. I decided that from now on I am going to take all my makeup shots with this black turtleneck on. Maybe I'll change my mind throughout the way, but for now I feel that it is the perfect piece of clothing for makeup photos, in the sense that it doesn't bring the focus away from the makeup. I hope you'll understand and that it won't be boring to see me every post with the same top on :)





PRODUCTS USED

FACE:

  • NYX Studio Perfect Photo Primer - Clear
  • Fraulein38 Concealer Palette
  • L'Oreal Perfect Match Foundation - N2 Vanilla
  • Maybelline Fit me! Concealer - 10
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Translucent Powder
  • Sleek Contour Face Kit - Medium
  • Sleek Face Form - Fair

EYES:

  • Sleek Brow Kit - Dark
  • Fraulein38 Concealer Palette
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Milk
  • Sleek Au Naturel Eyeshadow Palette - Toast, Taupe, Regal, Bark
  • Fraulein38 180 Eyeshadows Palette - purple shade
  • NYX Gel Liner
  • Maybelline The Collosal Volume Express Mascara

LIPS:

  • MaxFactor Lipfinity Liquid Lipstick - 190 Indulgent (used without top coat)
I hope you enjoyed today's post. Until next time! Love, xoxo

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CONTACT ME AT: makeupbymademoiselle@gmail.com


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Hi, loves!

     Today I've prepared such a fun look! I had so much fun playing with the colors and just combining the yellow eyeshadow and the purple lipstick... I am literally obsessed with this look! I cat't stop looking in the mirror, to be honest.
     For this look I've worked with a long-forgotten friend of mine: the Fraulein 38 180 eyeshadows palette. I wanted so badly to make a colorful look so I remembered what beautiful and vibrant colors this palette has. Plus, I tested out a life-changing hack on my dry NYX gel liner that actually worked and I am so happy! I thought I would have to throw it out, but I saved it and I couldn't be happier. I like Essence's eyeliner pen, but the matt finish of a gel eyeliner is just irreplaceable in my opinion. I won't tell you more about the hack right now because I'm planning to do a separate blogpost on it. 
     For this look I took photos with and withouth flash, and also at the end you will see a couple of photos with a nude lip, for those who like a more toned down look.
     Let's see how it turned out! (Did I tell you how obsessed I am with this look?)

With flash:





Without flash:



Nude lips:



Products used:

FACE:

  • Fraulein38 Concealer Palette
  • NYX Studio Perfect Photo Primer - Clear
  • NYX Stay Matt But Not Flat Liquid Foundation - 04 Creamy Natural & 10 Caramel mixed
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Translucent Powder
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - Transparent
  • Sleek Contour Face Kit - medium
  • Sleek Face Form - fair
  • Fraulein38 Blush Palette

EYES:


    • Sleek Brow Kit - dark
    • Fraulein38 Concealer Palette
    • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Milk
    • Sleek Au Naturel Eyeshadow Palette - Toast
    • Sleek Vintage Romance Eyeshadow Palette - Propose in Prague
    • Oriflame Pure Color Mono Eyeshadow - Earthy Brown
    • Fraulein38 180 Eyeshadows Palette - yellow shades
    • NYX Gel Liner 
    • Maybelline The Collosal Volume Express Mascara

    LIPS:

    • MeNow Luxury Lipstick - #61
    • Essence Lipliner - #11 in the Nude

    So that is all for today! I hope you enjoyed today's look! Until next time! Love, xoxo
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    CONTACT ME AT: makeupbymademoiselle@gmail.com


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