Monday, May 8, 2017

EOTD: Flawless part 3

Happy Monday! How have you been?
I'm back with another make-up look that I made using the Original Flawless palette by Make-up Revolution.
This will probably be one of the last looks I make with the Flawless palette.
Next week I'll start doing make-up looks using the Flawless 2 palette, which I haven't used for a look yet so that's something to look out for!
 
 
Today's look is another "darker", but soft look. I used a taupe eyeshadow in the crease and a chocolate brown eyeshadow in the outer corner of the crease to darken it up. After blending, I used two shades of shimmery silver. The lightest shade in the inner corner of my eye and the darkest shade in the outer corner.
 
Instead of going for liquid eyeliner, I decided to go for pencil eyeliner. I smudged it out a little bit and applied mascara as a last step.
 

Thanks for reading!
I'll see you soon!
 


Friday, May 5, 2017

EOTD: Flawless smokey eyes

Hello everyone! How are you doing? Last week I showed you my Flawless make-up palette and I promised you I would have more make-up looks online soon.
Today I created a darker, smokey make-up look that I created using the green and silver eyeshadows in this palette.


I used brown and dark grey (almost black) eyeshadow in my crease and outer corner. My lid is covered in green eyeshadow in the outer part and grey glittery eyeshadow in the inner part. Because the look is quite dark, I decided not to apply winged eyeliner. I did apply mascara to both the upper and the lower lashline.


In the following pictures you can see the full face end result. What do you think of this look?
I'll be back soon with more! 


Have a good day! 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Revolution Flawless 2 palette ♥

Happy May!
Last week I showed you my newest make-up palette called "Flawless" by Revolution. And damn, that palette was indeed flawless. It impressed me so much that I decided to get the second "Flawless" palette.

The hot pink packaging doesn't shy away for anything or anyone, although the colours inside are a bit more neutral than the previous palette. Aside from a couple very bright copper and hot pinks, this palette exists mostly out of matte, cool-toned neutral shades. A few really nice blending colours, plenty of highlight colours and of course some shades to darken up your ideal look.


This is what the eyeshadow palette looks like. The colours in the right upper corner immediately caught my eye. They are very vibrant and bright, just how I like them. The colours on the left are taupes and browns, and plenty of different shades that can be used for blending or highlighting the browbone. I don't think I have any palette with this much blending colours. I love that they're in here though, you can make or break your look by using (or not using) a transitioning colour.
 
 
I swatched a couple of the eyeshadows from this palette. As you can see, the lighter shades and the matt eyeshadows are a little less pigmented than the darker or brighter colours. You might have to put a little more work in building up the intensity of the colours.
The black shades in this palette give a bit of fall out, but surprisingly, not much. The pigmentation of the other eyeshadows is good.
 

 I will be back soon with (-hopefully a ton of-) new looks!
 
Have a great day! See you soon!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Lifestyle: Moving in together!

Since I was 17, I have moved around quite a bit. The first time I moved away from my parents was to go to college. I lived in a tiny studio that I shared with roommates for a couple of years. Then, my sister and I got an apartment together, but as she moved out, I had to find a new place.

I have been living right in the center of Bruges for over a year now and as I got a first full time job - and a steady relationship- , I decided that maybe I should look for a bit of a bigger space.
My boyfriend has asked me to move in together and we got an apartment a couple of weeks ago!

I'll keep you up to date on moving and am even thinking about doing a couple of posts, showing you my interior and how I organize everything. Let me know if you like the idea! I'll see you soon!


 
 
Have a good day! Be happy!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

I ♥ Make-up Naked Chocolate palette review!

When I first got this palette, I was scared to use it. It almost looked too perfect. When I did the burgundy make-up look I was very pleasantly surprised and that's why I want to review it for you.
 
I only got the Naked Chocolate palette, but I ♥ Make-up cosmetics has a couple different versions of this palette too.
 

This is what the eyeshadows look like. A few mattes and a couple of shimmery shades. Some dark tones and some lighter ones. There are 16 different shades in this palette.
 

Here are some of the swatches. The shimmery colours are very pigmented but you need to build up the intensity of the matt eyeshadows.
 
 
I really like this palette. I certainly enjoyed using it the first time and have been trying to create more new looks with it. I'll be back soon with some more make-up looks and reviews!
Have a lovely day!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Freedom Noir Mattes collection review

My mom and I have been on the hunt for nude lipsticks that suit her. We have been trying different brands and shades. I often get something from the drugstore while my mom likes to browse the Internet looking for brands or shades she likes.

A couple of weeks ago we were scrolling through websites together when she found a bunch of nude lipsticks that she wanted to try from the brand "Freedom". We also found the Noir Mattes collection at thesame time, which was a set I really, really liked. 
We decided to both order one of the sets. A couple of days ago mine arrived and I can't wait to show them to you! 


The Noir Mattes collection exists out of five different lipsticks. All of the lipsticks are darker shades. 
I wish it was autumn again for a week so I could wear these lipsticks on a daily basis. Right now, I like to use them in the evening or when I have an event.


In this picture you can see the swatches of the five different colours. They range from 'light' to dark. The pigmentation is flawless.


"Twilight" is a gorgeous, deep wine red lipstick that's perfect for a dinner party or a date night.


I feel like "Watching" is the softest, most 'natural' colour in this collection. Okay, it's not your typical nude and it does draw attention, but it's still very wearable. This shade is a darker pink.


"Midnight" is the darkest of the three red shades. It's a couple shades darker than "Twilight". This lipstick has a hint of purple in it but it's very subtle.


"Darkness" really is a challenging lipstick, you do need some guts to wear this one out in the streets. The colour of this lipstick is purple. 

 

If you hear the name "Noir", you would expect this lipstick to be black. It isn't. "Noir" is a deep purple shade. It's a few shades darker than "Darkness". It might look like it's black from a distance, but once you get closer, you'll see the difference.
Might not be for everybody, but I think it's a very nice colour. Maybe a bit more fall and winter appropriate, but not less beautiful.


This collection is one of my favourites so far. The colours are very beautiful and very pigmented. The lipsticks are a bit dry though, so make sure you use a good lipbalm after you remove the lipstick. You could also scrub your lips before applying make-up so you don't see any bumps through the lipstick.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

EOTD: Soft smokes

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday! 
On Sunday I showed you my newest palette called the "Flawless" palette by Revolution. I created a copper/pink look that day but realised soon enough that I can pretty much create any look I want to with this palette, there are simply so many different textures, shades and tones.


I love my soft smokey eyes, where I use lighter colours in the crease and go darker towards the upper lashline. No need for winged eyeliner and nice, gradually faded shadows. Today I decided to do one of those looks using my Flawless palette. I used green and silver eyeshadows for this look.

I think it looks really sophisticated and it doesn't even take that much work - however - blending is key in looks like these!

Have a look!


Some close-ups! 


Thanks for reading!
Have a lovely day!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Revolution Flawless palette ♥

Ever since I've lived at my boyfriend's place, I've only had one make-up palette at hand. I've been creating looks using my beloved Urban Decay Naked palette. Being the make-up addict that I am, I saw the opportunity to get a second one, after all, using thesame palette for two months can get a bit boring.
I went to the store and to my surprise almost immediately found a palette that I liked. This palette is the Revolution "Flawless" palette.


The packaging of this palette is very shiny and very gold. The 32 eyeshadows inside the make-up palette are also shiny (for the most part) and most of them are warm-toned as well.


The next pictures are two close-ups of the palette. I like this palette a lot because it has both warm and cool tones, light and dark shades, shimmery eyeshadows and mattes.


This palette is gorgeous, I can assure you, but it also needs to be good quality. Below you can see one of the looks I have created using this palette. This look was made using the cranberry and purple shades in this palette. I don't go for pink and purple very often, but when I do, I like to make it dramatic.
I was very surprised by the quality of the eyeshadows. The lighter shades do need some building up, but the darker shades (even the matte ones) have good pigmentation.
I was very surprised by how the shimmery colours popped on my eyes. I also didn't get any fall out, which is always pleasant!

 
 


Here are a few full face pictures! I'm very happy with the look and the palette. I think it's a good deal, you get 32 very nice eyeshadows in a drugstore palette that has a lot of variety. Keep reading for more!


Thanks for visiting! Have a good one!