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Make-Up Look | Brown + Burgundy Smokey Eyes

You’re probably getting sick of me constantly posting looks featuring my Coastal Scents Custom Eyeshadow Palette, but I just can’t help it. I love my Coastal Scents Hot Pots! That’s the beauty of putting together your own eyeshadow palette: every single shade you pick is a shade you’ll love and use and – in my case – throw at people’s faces every chance you get. Today’s look features shimmery golden brown and red on the eyes paired with a peachy nude on the lips. Take a look!

Let’s start with eyes. I went with Coastal Scents Boca Mocha – a shimmery golden brown – on the eyelid and Coastal Scents Pomegranate Red – a matte red – in the outer corner of the eyes and crease. Blending Pomegranate Red into Boca Mocha makes it look less pure red and more burgundy, and turns it into a perfect color match for the Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eye Liner Pencil in Plumeria that I’m wearing on my lower waterline. I completed the eye look by smudging a bit of Coastal Scents Chocolatier against my lower waterline, highlighting my inner eye corner with Coastal Scents Snow Bunny and applying a lick of mascara (Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal Smoky Eyes Mascara) and a subtle wing just in the outer corners of my eyes (Sephora Fingertip Eyeliner).

Coastal Scents Custom Palette Coastal Scents Hot Pots eyeshadow

Coastal Scents Boca Mocha (middle row, 4th shade) + Pomegranate Red (bottom row, 4th shade) ✿

review Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eye Liner Pencil Plumeria swatch

Makeup Geek Plumeria

On my skin I’m wearing my trusted combination of the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer and the Morphe Banana Powder, and for blush I went with Crochet from my Sleek Blush By 3 Lace Blush Palette. And on my lips is the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Nude Beach, a subtle peachy nude that balances out the heavy eye look.

What do you think of the look? Do you have a favorite eyeshadow palette?

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Get Ready With Me | Heavy Copper And Brown Smokey Eyes + Nude Lips

Those of you who saw Sunday’s vlog know that last week I was in Zürich to celebrate the Ritual of Light with a Christmas dinner at Rituals. My make-up for the evening featured a heavy smokey eye in copper and brown paired with a subtle nude lip and even though I was really pressed for time I decided to film the whole get ready with me process for the blog. Please don’t mind the setting though: the hotel didn’t exactly have the most glamorous bathroom and the light was less than ideal, so I had some problems with unflattering shadows. But backdrop and lighting issues aside I hope you enjoy the video!

Watch the video on YouTube for the best quality & remember to put the settings at 1080p HD

Main products used:

review Missha 3D Luster Shadow Brighthouse swatch

Missha 3D Luster Shadow in Brick House 

 

review MAC Everyone's Darling Eyeshadow swatch

✿ MAC Everyone’s Darling Eye Shadow ✿

Review MAC Lion Babe Liquidlast Liner swatch

 MAC Lion Babe Liquidlast Liner 

review-rodial-south-beach-blusher

✿ Rodial South Beach Blusher ✿

review Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Brazilian Nude Lipstick swatch

Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Brazilian Nude Lipstick 

What do you think of the look? Do you often wear heavy smokey eyes? How about nude lips?

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Make-up look | Morphing into a Sheer Liar and a Bronze Goddess

Earlier this week the hubby and I had dinner with a bunch of friends and even though I wasn’t exactly having the best skin day of my life (hello post-period acne marks) I still want to show you the look I wore for the occasion. It features an all-brown color palette starring my new Morphe Soul Of Summer palette, my Urban Decay Sheer Liar lipstick and my Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess bronzer. Check it out!

Morphe Soul Of Summer eyeshadow palette review

Morphe Soul Of Summer (shade used: bottom row, 1st shade)

review Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer 02 Medium swatch

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer (02 Medium)

review Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick Sheer Liar Sheer Streak Sheer F-Bomb swatch

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Sheer Liar (left)

Eyes

e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner in Copper
Morphe Soul Of Summer eyeshadow palette (bottom row, first shade)
MAC Everyone’s Darling eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara
Urban Decay Brow Beater + Brow Tamer

Face

MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer in 02 Medium
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Lips

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Sheer Liar

Make-up look (All brown makeup look)

(didn’t color my hair black, it’s just still a bit wet in this getting-ready snap)

Do you often reach for browns? What do you think of this brown-themed make-up look?

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Make-up look | Going gothic with the MAC Dark Desires Collection

Believe it or not, but when I was in high school I went through a bit of a dark phase. Physically that is, not psychologically. I would only wear dark smokey eyes, I’d deck myself out in black from head to toe and I’d accessorize with leather and studs as if I was the baddest witch in town. Eventually my gothic phase passed, but today revisiting my dark obsessions again with three products from the MAC Dark Desires Collection. Take a look!

Review (MAC Dark Desires Collection) (1)

MAC Into The Well Eyeshadow in Midnight Tryst

A dark chocolate brown powder eyeshadow that can be used both wet and dry – hence the little mixing ‘well’ in the middle of the pan – with a velvety matte finish. Gorgeous!

Review (MAC Dark Desires Collection) (3)

Availability: 29 CHF in all MAC stores and in the MAC online store.

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Black Night

A black lipstick with tiny red and golden pearl particles and some serious The Craft-vibes. Seriously, how Nancy is this??

Review (MAC Dark Desires Collection) (2)

Availability: 28 CHF in all MAC stores and in the MAC online store.

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer in Unzipped

A creamy blackened green nail polish that makes the perfect alternative for pure black.

Review (MAC Dark Desires Collection) (4)

Availability: 18 CHF in all MAC stores and in the MAC online store.

Alright, crucifixes and pentagrams at the ready please, because here’s the the look!

Review (MAC Dark Desires Collection) (5)

Review (MAC Dark Desires Collection) (6)

What are your thoughts on this dark make-up look? Did you pick up anything from the MAC Dark Desires Collection?

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EOTD | Chocolate Smokey

Those of you who follow me on social media will probably have noticed by now that I have a slight chocolate addiction. And by slight I mean major. Rarely a day goes by that I don’t enjoy a chocolatey treat in one form or another and if there’s dessert to be made or had I’ll always go for the chocolatiest option. Think chocolate moelleux with extra chocolate sauce, a scoop of dark chocolate ice cream and some chocolate sprinkles on top.

EOTD (Chocolate Brown Smokey Eyes) (3)

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EOTD (Chocolate Brown Smokey Eyes) (1)

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EOTD (Chocolate Brown Smokey Eyes) (2)

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EOTD (Chocolate Brown Smokey Eyes) (4)

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And even in make-up I often reach for chocolates. You can never go wrong with nice chocolate brown eyeshadow after all. For today’s EOTD I created a super quick chocolate brown smokey look featuring the Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in Chocolate – how fitting – and Rustic from my favorite Smashbox Cherry Smoke Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow S616 Chocolate review swatches

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in Chocolate

First I applied Chocolate all over my moving eyelid, followed by Rustic in the outer corner of my eye and crease.

Smashbox Cherry Smoke Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette review swatches

Smashbox Cherry Smoke Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette (Rustic in the middle)

Then I just blended everything into a nice smokey look, applied some black eye pencil and a few coats of black mascara and that was it, chocolate smokey eyes in under five minutes. A total piece of (chocolate) cake!

EOTD (Chocolate Brown Smokey Eyes)

Are you a chocolate lover? Do you often wear brown eyeshadow?

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