Simple Eye Makeup Look With Colour Twist

As I’ve written in one of my previous posts (here) I tend to go safe when I choose what colours to wear on my eyes. I’m convinced that I’m not the only shy little bird who actually would want to be more daring when it comes to this matter but simply does not have the courage to. I believe the answer lies in baby steps. You don’t have to start with a bright yellow smoky eye with extra sequins and peacock feathers (that would be kind of awesome though), no, adding a navy blue eyeliner to your regular look will work just fine. You will get to the peacock stage eventually (maybe not, but again, it would be kind of awesome). To start you off I’m bringing you this look. Super simple with a slight colour twist. 

Products used:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette (Naked & Buck in the crease, Sin on the lid and Virgin as highlight)
  • Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner in Blue
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
  • Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil in Nutmeg Brown


Red & Yellow/Gold Cut Crease

Products used:

  • Maybelline Colour Senasational Lipstick in 470 Red Revolution (as base for the red part of the crease) 
  • IsaDora Eye Shadow Quartet in 48 Bronzing Plum (red & dark purple in crease & under eye, yellow/gold on lid)
  • IsaDora Glitter Eyeliner in 30 Gold (to make the cut crease nice and clean), 
  • L’oréal Paris Super Liner
  • IsaDora Twist-Up Metallic Eye Pen in 44 Golden Khaki (topped with yellow shadow)
  • Sleek Highlighting Palette in Solstice (Subsolar in tear duct area & under brow)
  • Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara
  • Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil in 02 Nutmeg Brown.

Soft Purple Smokey Eye Using Tarteist Paint Palette

We don’t have the makeup brand Tarte here in Sweden, so when I heard that my mother was going to Chicago for a conference I didn’t hesitate to wish for the beautiful Tarteist Paint Palette. She did actually fulfill my wish by bringing the palette home and after getting it it did not take long before I started playing around with it. I created this soft purple smokey eye with the shadows and also used bronzer, highlighter, mascara, eyeliner and lip paint from the set. A review of the set is coming soon, I’m just going to try out different looks and learn how to use the products in the best way first. 

Face: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (15), Mac Mineralize Concealer (NW15), Max Factor Miracle Match Foundation (45 Warm Almond), IsaDora Velvet Touch Compact Powder (09 Nude Sand), Makeup Revolution Cream Contour Palette, Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Bronzer (Provocative on cheekbones) & Highlighter (Authentic).
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion, Tarteist Paint Palette Eyeshadows (Glitter Glue in inner corner & browbone, Fresco as transition shade, Selfie Portrait on centre lid, One Too Manet in outer v, Hot MoMa on inner and outer lid, Stained Glass in crease), Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara & So Fine Micro Liner. Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil.

Lips: Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint (no shade name found). 

Tip! I like to make a less bold eyeliner (in this case basically just a wing) for these kinds of looks to avoid stealing to much focus from the eyeshadow. You can also just smudge a darker eyeshadow along the lash line to get an even smokier look and enhance the rest.

All Pink Makeup Look

With lip colour as an exception, I tend to go safe when it comes to makeup colours. I’ve always wanted to be brave enough to rock an orange liner or bright blue eyeshadow but then it always ends up in taupes and coppers anyway. But yesterday when I opened my eyeshadow drawer I found the most gorgeous bright pink eyeshadow. I was going to a birthday party later that evening which felt like the perfect occasion to wear it, which was exactly what I did, and I was actually quite pleased with how it turned out! 

Face: Emite Makeup Diamond Heart Face Primer, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (15), Mac Mineralize Concealer (NW15), Max Factor Miracle Match Foundation (45 Warm Almond), IsaDora Velvet Touch Compact Powder (09 Nude Sand), Makeup Revolution Cream Contour Palette, Nars Bronzer (Laguna), So Susan Universal Blush, Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc (Peach Mosaic)

Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion, Technic Electric Palette (third colour from the left on the bottom row used on the lid), Too Faced Le Grand Palais (Cobblestone in crease, Belle Femme in outer v), L’oréal Paris Super Liner Ultra Precision, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, Ardell False Lashes (110), Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil (02 Nutmeg Brown)

Lips: IsaDora Soft Touch Lipstick (43 Think Pink)

This Is Originally My

The 45:th week of 2016 has officially begun, and so has now also my journey with Originally My.

Welcome! My name is My Johansson and I’m going to write on this blog/website/online magazine! I’m not a big fan of labelling things (therefore the many slashes), it just creates restrictions and preconceptions which I don’t want here 🙂

Since I decided to create my own blog/website/online magazine I’ve thought a lot about exactly how I’m going to start. I have lots of exciting posts planned for the future (a few is already written) but this very first post… It’s been hard to figure out what to do with. But now I’ve made the decision to create a little interview with myself for you to get to know me and this, well… I’m just going to call it a blog. So, enjoy this very exclusive interview with me, by me.


◊ What am I going to write about here on Originally My?

There is going to be a lot of fashion, makeup, food and life-hacks, especially the first two because it’s easy and kind of therapeutic for me to make posts about since I have a big interest in the subjects. But I’m also going to write about confidence, anxiety, opinions and other related topics. In conclusion: sugar and spice and everything nice, plus those things that aren’t so nice but still needs to be talked about.

◊ Why am I writing in English?

Why not? Yes, I’m from Sweden and I have a Swedish family and yada yada. But there is a lot more people speaking English than there is speaking Swedish. English is the third most spoken language in the world with over 700 million speakers. The number of Swedish speaking people is not even 0,013% of that. So, by writing in English more people can take part of my posts. It’s also a great way for me to develop my English skills.

◊ Who am I?

Well, you know that my name is My, that I’m from Sweden and if you click your way into “About” you’re going to see that I’m sixteen years old and a few other things. But that doesn’t say much about who I am. Does it?

I’m going to be honest with you. I am a girl who has had, and still has, a lot of issues. Already at the age of nine my confidence and self worth was very low. It’s better now but I still feel like nothing some days. I’ve had a lot of crappy relationships with friends and some unfortunate incidents love-wise, due to this a have trust-issues. I’m struggling with performance anxiety every day which has left me crying at the schools toilets a couple of times just this semester. I suck at letting things go and can get mad about things that happened five years ago. I can go on, but I think I’ve made my point.

Even though I have a lot of problems to deal with I’m a good person. I’m really intelligent, kind, trustable and I’ll always be there when someone needs me. And with every negative thing comes a positive one. My low confidence has made me want to raise everyone elses. My performance anxiety gives me amazing results in everything I do. My struggle to let things go means that I also hold on to good things. All of my problems have made me stronger and helped me realise what I’m truly capable of. I know that I can accomplish anything as soon as I decide to which is one of my biggest strengths.


This was just a few questions about the things I thought you wanted to know. Things that I wanted you to know. But if I missed anything, all you have to do is leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

I hope I’ve peaked your interest and made you want stay around! If not, I think you should come back in a couple of weeks and give my actual posts a chance. Stay gorgeous love! xoxo