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Two Dashes Of Glam | Green, Yellow And Orange

For our first Two Dashes Of Glam collaboration of 2017 Natasja and I decided to pick three colors for each other to incorporate in a make-up look. Check it out!

My Make-Up Look In Green, Yellow & Orange

Natasja gave me three unconventional colors to work with: green, yellow and orange. I bet you were expecting me to come up with a super colorful look, but nope, I actually did something fairly wearable. Sure, green, yellow and orange aren’t the most traditional make-up colors, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they have to look all wild and crazy.

Coastal Scents Snow Bunny New Terrain New Penny Dark Golden Olive Coastal Scents Hot Pots Fit In e.l.f. Elements Custom Compact

Coastal Scents Dark Golden Olive (bottom right) + New Terrain (top right) ✿

✿MAC Chrome Yellow (top right) ✿

review Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil Glossy Emerald swatch

✿ Maybelline Glossy Emerald ✿

On my eyes I’m wearing a combination of Coastal Scents Dark Golden Olive (eyelid) and New Terrain (outer eye corner + crease) in a dark green smokey look. Normally I’d also apply New Terrain against my lower lash line and use a color like Snow Bunny (top left in the quad) to highlight my inner eye corners, but since I needed to incorporate yellow in my look I decided to use MAC Chrome Yellow instead. And, for extra bonus points, I decided to apply the Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Glossy Emerald on my lower waterline for an additional touch of green.

Review Sleek Blush By 3 Lace Blush Palette swatches Sleek Crochet Guipure Chantilly

Sleek Crochet (left) ✿

review Tom Ford Solar Affair Ultra-Rich Lip Color swatch

Tom Ford Solar Affair ✿

And the orange? That’s on my cheeks and lips. For blush I went with Crochet from the Sleek Blush By 3 Lace Blush Palette, a soft matte orange, and on my lips I’m wearing the Tom Ford Solar Affair Ultra-Rich Lip Color, a muted coral orange.

Natasja’s Make-Up Look in Gold, Blue & Gray

For Natasja I picked gold, blue and gray. Gold always looks stunning on her and I have a feeling she’ll pair it just beautifully with the other two colors. Quickly visit Eyes Painted Black to find out how the look turned out!

Do you like make-up challenges? What do you think of the looks Natasja and I created and the colors we picked for each other?

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Review | MAC Worthy Eye Shadow + MAC Teddy Eye Kohl

Everyone in beauty land seems obsessed with the brand new collaboration between MAC Cosmetics and Caitlyn Jenner, and with good reason because the collection looks really lovely! Two eye products from the collection immediately went on my wish list and today I’m showing you a look that features them both. Check it out!

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Worthy Eye Shadow

What a stunner, right? Worthy is described by MAC as a neutral plum with a satin finish and is toooootally my kind of color.

I love using reddened browns and plums in my outer eye corners and crease, and since the finish of Worthy is almost completely matte once applied – Houdini sparkles – it’s a great shade for blending. The color goes on smooth and evenly and is easy to blend, though for those looking to apply Worthy all over the eyelid it may take some building to get the intensity right.

✿ MAC Worthy (bottom) (Instagram @kissandmakeupsbeautyblog) ✿

Availability: 26 CHF, available in limited edition at the MAC Store in Lucerne and Zürich as well as in the MAC online store.

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Teddy Eye Kohl

Teddy is the only eyeliner in the MAC x Caitlyn Jenner collection and is described by the brand as an intense bronze.

It’s no secret that I love wearing colored eye pencil on my lower waterline, so I was a bit sad to discover that Teddy barely deposits any color there. Fortunately it does sit and wear well on skin, so for lash line work and winged liner action it’s a keeper.

✿ MAC Teddy (Instagram @kissandmakeupsbeautyblog) ✿

Availability: 24 CHF, available in limited edition at the MAC Store in Lucerne and Zürich as well as in the MAC online store.

Now let’s check out the look, shall we? Let’s start with some full frontal action:

✿ eyeshadow: MAC Amber Lights (eyelid) + Worthy (outer eye corners, crease & lash line) ✿
✿ eyeliner: MAC Teddy (upper lash line & wing) + Urban Decay Perversion (lower waterline) ✿
✿ mascara: Max Factor False Lash Epic Mascara ✿

Aaaand a little side view:

✿ skin: Kiss Me Sunkiller Super Lasting Base + Morphe Banana Powder ✿
✿ blush: Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzing Powder ✿
✿ lipstick: MAC See Sheer ✿

Doesn’t Worthy pair beautifully with Amber Lights (top swatch in the Instagram snap) on the eyelid? And I love how well the wing with Teddy complements the two eyeshadow colors! Great combination, if I do say so myself.

Did you pick up anything from the MAC x Caitlyn Jenner collection? What do you think of Worthy and Teddy?

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Make-Up Look | MAC Red Alert

Last month I depotted some MAC eyeshadow singles and put them all together in an e.l.f. Elements Custom Compact**. Good idea, right? So much more organized!

✿ R.I.P. (Instagram @kissandmakeupsbeautyblog) ✿

The only problem was that I didn’t immediately write down the names of each shade – I figured I knew my collection well enough to remember – and I ended up with one eyeshadow that I just couldn’t identify.

✿ MAC Embark (top left), MAC Red Alert (bottom left), MAC New Crop (top right), MAC Lucky Green (bottom right) ✿

It was this beautiful rusty copper shade and it just killed me that I couldn’t remember its name. But last weekend I finally figured it out and had my aha moment. It was MAC Red Alert from the MAC Red, Red, Red Collection from two years ago!

For this make-up look I applied MAC Red Alert on my entire eyelid and then blended some MAC Embark in my outer eye corners and crease and against my lower lash line for depth and contrast. On my skin I’m only wearing the Kiss Me Sunkiller Super Lasting Base, set with my L.A. Girl HD Pro Setting Powder and a light touch of the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer. And on my lips I’m wearing the MAC Tendertalk Lip Balm in Pretty Me Up.

Do you depot single eyeshadows? What do you think of MAC Red Alert?

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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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Make-Up Look | Golden Brown Smokey Eyes + Pink Lips

Time for another FOTD! For today’s make-up look I went with a golden brown smokey eye paired with pink lips. Take a look!

On my eyes I’m wearing a combination of Coastal Scents New Penny (eyelid) and Urban Decay Beware (outer corner of the eye, crease & lash line).  And I kept the rest of the eye look very simple with just some black eye pencil (Lord & Berry Silk Kajal), a coat of black mascara (Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal Smoky Eyes Mascara) and some thin winged liner (Sephora Fingertip Eyeliner).

Coastal Scents Custom Palette Coastal Scents Hot Pots eyeshadow

Coastal Scents New Penny 

Review Urban Decay Eyeshadow Beware swatch

Urban Decay Beware 

On my skin I’m wearing the super duper awesome Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer, set with the equally super duper awesome Morphe Banana Powder. And for blush I decided on Clinique Innocent Peach.

review Clinique Blush Powder Innocent Peach swatch

Clinique Innocent Peach 

And on my lips I’m wearing the Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick, a (seemingly) green color-adjusting lipstick that is bound to make heads turn. People definitely do a double take when I bust out this baby in public. “Is she really gonna… Ooooh, I see. Huh. I wonder how that works.” It’s awesome.

Review Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick swatch

Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick 

What do you think of the look? What are you wearing today?

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