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.
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.
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?
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!
Playing with colors and contrast is fun (here’s some recent proof of that) but that doesn’t mean that monochrome make-up looks – a.k.a. make-up looks using just one or a varying tone of one color – are boring. On the contrary, I love wearing monochromatic looks as they’re usually very soft and flattering and give off a very natural, tranquil vibe. Take a look!
Being here in Japan has been rrrrreally awesome so far and the hubby and I are absolutely enjoying the whirlwind of impressions and experiences that is coming at us. Packing for this ordeal was a bit of a challenge though, and it took me forever to decide what make-up to bring. One thing I learned? Palettes are the way to go! Instead of packing a bazillion different products it’s much better to bring a few palettes that contains a variety of shades that you all love and use. Like the Sleek Blush By 3 Lace Blush Palette for example.
That’s right, the Sleek Blush By 3 Lace Blush Palette was one of the lucky chosen ones to join me to Japan! It contains three blush shades that are all different enough to keep things interesting for a long period of time and versatile enough to work with a variety of looks. Crochet is a matte coral orange, Guipure is a pale pink with golden shimmer – getting some serious NARS Orgasm vibes here! – and Chantilly is a matte coral red.
The texture of all three blushes is very soft and smooth and they’re all packed with color. In the swatches I swatched them just lightly, but the intensity of all three shades can be easily built from sweet and subtle to full-on screaming loud. And the longevity is great as well, even on my oily skin.