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
Summer is all about warmth, happiness and all things nice… and about my favourite color, orange!
I have the perfect summer lip products that make your tan appear even more desirable. And if you don’t tan, they look amazing anyways because they bring out your natural glow.
NYX Matte Lipstick in Sierra. A dark orange (with a pink base) colored lipstick that just glides when applied. This Lipstick is extremely pigmented and even if it’s matte it’s super creamy and moisturizing. I mean, look at the swatch! It lasts through a cup of tea and a meal. I highly recommend this if you have dry lips but want a matte finished lipstick. I need to try out more shades.
Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté in 204 Corail Trapèze. This lip gloss is my newest favourite! I never thought that I would dare to wear or even buy a lip gloss because I have never liked them. Well, I bought this over a week ago and I’m in love. I had this urge to buy a gloss and I ended up choosing this high-end product that was also gladly on sale. The scent is absolutely heavenly, so sweet and PEACH! Gloss Volupté is also very pigmented for a lip gloss, it’s also moisturizing and feels lightweight on the lips. This isn’t one of those tacky, icky feeling lip glosses. The quality is overall amazing.
Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint in 01 Poppin’ Poppy. This is perfect if you just want a lip balm with some tint. It’s sheer but still gives you a natural look and feel on the lips. Poppin’ Poppy gives you a beautiful sheer coral tint. I have worn this for even 10 hours straight and it still has looked great without fading. Chubby Stick is super easy to apply because you don’t need a mirror for this, perfect for an always in a hurry-girl.
Do you own any orange, coral or peachy lip products? Let me know so I might check them out.
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!
New season, new look! Spring is on a good roll now and we are approaching summer. My daily makeup routine has evolved from the winter darkness to a more peachy look.
My mornings are busy so I have kept it really simple this spring.
In my makeup look you can see just a few products. I am really lazy at applying foundation on daily basis as it takes so much time. With these products it only takes 10 minutes to do my makeup.
If you have any recommendations of BB or CC creams hit in on the comment bar below.
After my daily skincare routine I apply some NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand under my eyes to hide dark circles and for any angry pimples that need cover up. To brighten the overall look I apply blush to my cheeks and to my lid. In this case I use the Makeup Geek Blush in the shade Romance. It is a peachy coral with a golden shimmery finish so it works as a blush and a highlighter, which to me is crucial when I only have so little time to do my makeup. For the application I use Real Techniques Contour Brush.
When my base is done I move to the mascara. By far the best drugstore mascara I have used, Maybelline Lash Sensational in Waterproof. Two coats of this makes it look like I’m wearing falsies.