8 Secrets Behind the Perfect Party Makeup

There really is something special about the party season that has just begun. It generally lasts from the middle of November and ends with one big celebration that is New Years Eve; anything shiny is a must have, sequins are the new black and no matter what kind of party you are going to, you will get the chance to dress up properly. And when you do, you have to make sure you wear a matching face. I will therefore dedicate this post to revealing eight of the secrets I find most important behind creating the perfect party makeup.

The Face

1. A flawless base

I want to look my absolute best at parties and if that means using overloads primer, correctors, concealer, foundation and powder I am more than willing to do so. To let the spots and dark circles steal the focus from an otherwise incredible appearence would be a waste, if you ask me.

2. Proper shading

Get that on fleek look by putting some effort into your contouring. Chances are the room will be dark, thereby it probably will not hurt to enhance those cheekbones a little extra. I usually go for both cream and powder products on nights out to intensify the effect. Do not spare on the blush either.

3. Highlight to blind

If someone is encouraged to not look directly at the highpoints of your face, you have done something right. Highlighter is essential for creating that perfect party look. As with the contour I prefer to base with a cream product and then put a powder one on top for maximal effect.

The Eyes

4. Prime

To not end up with smudgy lines under your eyes and mediocre shimmer on your lids after an hour or two, I recommend you to use a primer or at least an eyeshadow base.

5. Create an intriguing depth

Shading is just as important around the eyes as in your face. The most important areas to define are the crease, the lash line, the outer v and the lower lash line. Do this right and you will create an intruiging depth that adds mystery and engenders curiousity in your observer.

6. Let it sparkle

As with the highlighter, no party look is complete without sparkle. I realise that I am getting a bit repetitive here, but to really get that eye-catching sparkly shimmer it helps to start with a cream product and then top that off with a powder one. Let it be a thumb rule when it comes to intensifying anything makeup related.

The Lips

7. Shape

The lips too deserves some shape. This can be achieved in two main ways. One of them is to shade slightly underneath your bottom lip and then highlight your cupid’s bow for maximal effect. The other one is to play with the colours on your actual lips, making them darker where you want to create a shadow and lighter where you want them to pop.

8. Gloss it up

To really tie the look together I like to apply a lip gloss to match the glow, shimmer and sparkle of the face and eyes. There is something luxiourious about the way it reflects the little light there is in the evenings that makes it the perfect final tough of your party look.

Product list

FACE

  • Wet n Wild CoverAll Primer
  • Makeup Revolution Ultra Base Corrector Palette
  • NYX HD Studio Concealer in Alabaster
  • Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Mont Blanc
  • MAC Mineralize Concealer in NW15
  • IsaDora Matt Fixing Blotting Powder in 00 Colourless
  • Makeup Revolution Ultra Cream Contour Palette in Light
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer
  • Model Co Shimmer Bronzing Powder
  • The Balm Hot Mama Blush
  • Sleek Highlighting Palette in Cleopatra’s Kiss

EYES

  • Too Face Shadow Insurance Primer
  • Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette (Chaser, Sauce & En Fuego in crease & under eye, Ashes in outer v & under eye, Ounce in tearduct area)
  • Too Faced Le Grand Palais Palette (Wish List on lid, Stiletto along upper lash line)
  • L’oréal Paris Miss Baby Roll Mascara
  • Brow info here

LIPS

  • L’oréal Color Riche Matte Lipstick in 640 Erotique
  • Jane Iredale Lip Liner in Sienna
  • Some cheap gloss without a brand (fine is good enough 😉 )

Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo

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From Barely Existent to ON FLEEK Brows: My Everyday Routine

I did not have the luck of being born with naturally full brows. The exact opposite, actually. You know that bleched brow look that Linda Hallberg pulls of from time to time like the queen she is? (If not: check it out here). That’s how I wake up every day.  Even if it’s a relief to never have to shape my brows (you can’t tell the difference if you don’t take photos up close with the flash on), it has taken many years to find a way to fill them in without them looking drawn on (or just awful). But I finally have (!!!) and thought I would help all other bald-browed people out there to do the same.

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You see what I mean…?

Step 1: Brush through & set with clear brow gel


IsaDora Brow Shaping Gel in 60 Transparent

Step 2: Draw the outlines


Urban Decay Naked Palette in Naked.

Step 3: Fill them in


Urban Decay Naked Palette in Naked. 

Step 4: Clean them up with concealer


Makeup Revolution Ultra Cream Contour Kit, secound from left in top row. 

Step 5: Shade the tail with a slightly darker colour


Urban Decay Naked Palette in Buck. 

Step 6: Clean again if needed, blend concealer & highlight under the arch


Makeup Revolution Ultra Cream Contour Kit, secound from left in top row; Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick in Golden Bronze.

DONE!


Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo

5 Steps to a Fresh Glowy Summer Base

During the summer I like to keep my makeup light. This especially when it comes to my base. Today I thought I would give you my not so secret recipe to the perfect base for summer including some of my favourite products for this season. It’s fresh, light and gives you that natural summer glow in less than five minutes. You’re welcome!

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1. Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream

Trade the foundation for a BB or CC cream to even out the skin tone without it feeling like you’re wearing more than a moisturizer. The Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream has been my go to for years. It’s cheap, has SPF 15 and covers my redness but not my freckles (entirely, but trust me, it’s a rare combination). Complement with concealer and powder if needed.

2. Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Use the Hoola bronzer to bronze up your face and softly define your cheek bones. You could trade this for a bronzer with shimmer in it to take the glow even further, but I find that a matte bronzer keeps the look on the more natural side which was what I was going for in this look.

3. Soap & Glory Peach Party Blush Brick

This blush brick givs your cheeks a subtle peach shade with the most beautiful glow to it. I’m using this all year around but in the summer time it’s just something special about how it looks on the skin. Maybe it’s the tan, maybe it’s the light, I don’t know. But I love it either way and if you haven’t tried it yet, I definitely think you should.

4. Laura Mercier Peach Mosaic Shimmer Bloc

I know it’s expensive and I’m sure there is a cheaper dupe for this product, but this is my holy grail. Depending on which shades you use and how much you put on your brush you can achieve everything from a natural glow to a glow that can be seen from space. And no matter how you use this product, it will never look bad. For this look I gently swept the lightest shade and the shade on the middle left on my cheekbones, nose, forehead and chin.

5. The Body Shop Vitamin C Energising Face Spritz

This face spritz instantly makes me feel a bit more confident and ready to deal with anything that comes my way. It might not make a mayor impact on your makeup, but you and your skin will feel more refreshed and energised than ever after a few spritzes of this. I think it’s important to remember that looking good isn’t just about how you actually look. It’s more about how you feel. If you feel good and confident people will tell by your aura and charisma and automatically find you more attractive. Not that it matters what others think, but feeling good does.

I hope you all enjoyed reading this post and found it somewhat inspiring. Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo