I wanted to create a makeup look for the celebration of Midsummer Day. In Finland Midsummer Day is a special day, especially in the nort where the sun doesn’t actually set. In the northern part of Finland the day is actually two days long, which is incredible and magical. And here in the south where I live, the sun sets at 2am and rises up again at 4am.
This is why I made a sunset inspired look, for the sun that doesn’t set. Hope you like my makeup look because it’s my first one on my blog. Happy Midsummer Day!
NYX, HD Photogenic Concealer Wand in CW01 Porcelain
Flow Cosmetics, Mineral Powder Foundation in Ivory
Maybelline, Face Studio Master Heat Blush in 100 Peach Pop
The Balm, Mary-Lou Manizer
NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil in EP04 Brown
Lumene, Beauty Base Eyeshadow Primer
Makeup Geek, Yeshadow Pan, shades Peach Smoothie, Créme Brulee
Smashbox, Cover Shot Palette: Ablaze, shades Relaxed, Throwback, Torch, Moccasin, Dark Horse
Maybelline, The Rocket Volum’ Express Mascara in Black Waterproof
I went shopping with my mom on the weekend to Helsinki. I picked up some makeup, skincare products and repurchased a nearly ending product. Overall I’m happy with my mini haul but I wish that I would have bought summery lipstick shades. There are just so many lipsticks available that my mind couldn’t concentrate properly. Usually I make a huge research before purchasing a product. If you have any summer lipstick colors (violets or rosy shades) to recommend, I’m listening.
Without further ado, let’s get started.
I just had to buy more NYX Lip Lingeries. I really love the formula and the lipstick overall. I already own one, so I wanted to grow my collection. I picked up Exotic and Beauty Mark. Exotic is currently the only red shade in the Lip Lingerie range and because of that my eye immediately caught on it. Exotic is like a mahogany color. Beauty Mark on the other hand is a warm dark brown, described as chocolate brown. I had this sudden desire to own a darker lip option. And currently this is the darkest shade I own.
I decided to repurchase Mossa Cleansing Micellar Water. I honestly didn’t think that I would like this, I just gave it a go. I was skeptical due to the low price for a natural product. With this I remove my makeup in the evening. I like that it doesn’t dry out my skin and the fact that it’s suitable for all skin types. It has hyaluronic acid and arctic raspberry which is antioxidant. It claims to cleanse, tone and moisturize the skin but for me it’s more like cleanse and tone. I don’t personally mind that it doesn’t moisturize because I follow up with a toner anyways. And the toner I crabbed is Madara Balancing Toner for normal/combination skin. This is a product I haven’t tried before but have always been interested to do so. The only reason I bought it was for the good recommendations and that it is alcohol free. It’s supposed to refresh, control oily and dry areas of the skin and shrink pores. We’ll have have to see how it performs.
Another product from Mossa is the Mossa Skin Perfector Tinting Moiturizer in soft beige. It’s a BB cream for all skin types and with 5 benefits for the skin.
Leaves skin mattified and smooths out texture (wrinkles, pores)
Gives a healthy glow and evens out skin tone
Hyaluronic acid moisturizes and evens out the skin surface
Natural oils and shea butter nourish and protect skin
Arctic plum oil revitalizes and calms dry, irritated skin
This sounded too good, of course I took it with me.
We went to The Body Shop with my mom because she wanted to buy me something for my psoriasis in my right hand. Now that the weather has been so moody and cold my psoriasis has gotten so ugly and dry. There isn’t an actual cure for it yet but it can be relieved. The sales lady recommended this The Body Shop Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm and two other products. This felt the best when I applied it on my hand. Thumbs up for the natural ingredients and let’s hope that this eases my rashes.
The star of the hole show: Smashbox Cover Shot: Ablaze. I have been eyeing on this eyeshadow palette for months and I finally got it. My mom decided to treat me and bought this for me as a graduation present. It includes eight eyeshadows with a gold-orange-red color range. It’s so beautiful. I will play around with it for a week or two and review it with swatches included. Stay tuned!
How have you been doing? I feel like March went by too fast. Also the weather has been awful here in Finland, rain, snow and fog. Come on spring!
Last week I ordered some Makeup Geek eyeshadows and a small Z-Palette from BeautyBay. I am already a Makeup Geek fanatic even though I have discovered them just only about over a year ago (better late than never). My order included five (5) eyeshadows, which three (3) of them were matte eyeshadows and two (2) were duochromes.
I originally own two MUG eyeshadows, Shimma Shimma and Country Girl. I felt like these two were lonely and needed a squad, hahaha.
Shimma Shimma is a champagne color and so pigmented. It’s the perfect inner corner highlight. I also sometimes use it on the middle of the lid as a pop of color with any other eyeshadow. I’m gonna say what everyone else says about this eyeshadow, it’s a must have in your collection.
Peach Smoothie is a peachy orange shade. I ordered this because I wanted it to be my summer eyeshadow. It complements my blue eyes and fair skin so beautifully. It is perfect as a transition shade or just used on its own on the entire lid together with Shimma Shimma on the center.
Creme Brulee is a warm light brown color. It’s described on the Makeup Geek site as medium sand color with a matte finish. I found this a little bit drier than the other eyeshadows when I swatched it. I had to swatch it like three times because it wasn’t showing up. However, when I use it on my lid it shows up more pigmented and is creamy in texture which makes it easy to blend.
Country Girl is a shimmery muted pink brown. I use this all over lid when I’m in a hurry and want a pop of color. It look good on its own or with eyeliner. I couldn’t find this eyeshadow on Makeup Geek website, so I don’t know if this eyeshadow has been cancelled or something.
Cabin Fever is a reddish brown and it’s matte. This one is the most pigmented out of all the shades in my collection. That swatch on the picture is with one swipe. It is extremely buttery and blends well. This shade is great on the outer v and when doing a smoky eye. It makes my blue eyes pop.
Ritzy (Duochrome) is a red/brown based eyeshadow with green and gold flecks. I expected this one to be more gold/green than red. It looks beautiful on the pan, blends easily and is very pigmented. It looks so good when applied own its own on the entire lid because it has so many dimensions (it’s like you’re wearing 4 or more eyeshadows). I am a little bit disappointed because it isn’t what I thought it was, but I’m also very surprised that it actually looks better than what I had in my mind. Ritzy is a cool eyeshadow to have in your collection.
Havoc (Duochrome) is a rusty shade with green flecks. This is the eyeshadow I was most excited about. When I swatched it the teal/green in it really stood out. In the pan it looks like olive green but it’s actually so much more. Havoc can be used on its own but I combine it with Peach Smoothie and Creme Brulee. It is not as versatile as Ritzy but it’s unique and mesmerizing!
Do you own any Makeup Geek eyeshadows? Have you ordered something from BeautyBay recently?
So it has come to the point where my wishlist has a few products I lust for to buy. I am a very visual person so I’m easily submitted over new eyeshadow palettes, cool packages and such. Who isn’t?
Having no regular income I rarely get to actually buy my wishlist products. But if I have managed to save some money along with my studies, my wish comes reality. I don’t usually even bother to spend so much money on a single product, so I have this method “If I forget the item, then I don’t really need/want it”. This helps so much and eases my mind.
Anyways, here it goes! A little list of the products that I have been graving on for a while now.
What products are you raving about at the moment? And have you tried any of these products? Let me know down below in the comment section.