Colors of the rainbow – tutorial

colorfuleye makeup rainbow colors

colorful eye makeup

colorfuleye makeup rainbow colors

I don’t always play with colors, but when I do, it’s a full rainbow. No but seriously, it happens. I don’t wear makeup for a long time, then I feel like doing something cool – and then I end up with something like this. Glad I did though, I feel my inspiration slowly coming back and I already have ideas for more fun, colorful looks.

For this look I used my *NYX Off Tropic Palette. It honestly has such good pigment. I primed my other eye white pencil, but for the other eye I didn’t use any white base whatsoever (yes, I forgot, okay?). And the colors turned out just as bright. So for anyone looking for colorful palettes, my vote goes for the inexpensive NYX palettes.

Palette was gifted to me. *adlink

Colorful rainbow eye tutorial

rainbow makeup tutorial

This look is honestly quite easy to do. The key is in the color placement. For example: I put green next to yellow, and blue next to green. Because when you mix up yellow and blue, you get green. That makes it look harmonious.

  1. You can apply a very light brown transition color to your crease area (or fake crease, in my case, with my deep set eyes), but it’s optional. I applied the tiniest amount of light brown under my brow bone, but it doesn’t really show up on camera.
  2. Then you can just start applying the colors one by one. First orange, then yellow, green and blue. I didn’t blend too much – rather I kind of tapped around the edges of where two colors collided.
  3. Finally I applied a light shimmer in my inner corner, lined my eyes with a black liner and added falsies. I think black liner and lashes are very important in this makeup – it balances the whole look and makes it look more put together.

This photo shows you better where I applied my transition color (that light brown). Again, it’s because of my eye shape. You can read more about working with deep set and hooded eyes here and here.

Colorful rainbow makeup

Key Products:

*Madara City CC , Medium Beige (blog post)
*NARS Soft Matte Concealer, Custard
*NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Vanilla

*NYX Off Tropic Palette
*Eylure Lashes

*Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Shine Lipstick, 41

Did you already see my previous tutorial? It was about how to apply mineral makeup & a quick luxury makeup. That tutorial is for the whole face, rather than just for eyes.
I also want to remind you of my big post for brides. I gathered the best bridal makeup products and showed you a bridal makeup look on a video there. And I just want to mention that all the product recommendations are based on actual experience on working with a lot of brides.

 

And finally – if you’re interested in good coffee, go participate in my giveaway here!

rainbow colored eyeshadow

P.S. What is everyone up to this weekend? I’m travelling to my hometown to celebrate my grandpa’s and grandma’s 80th birthday. Roadtrip, here I come! Luckily 7 hours in a car feels easy after being used to driving all the way up north, like last year, when we drove to Lapland.

Less work, more summer – and always good coffee (+giveaway)

summer picnic good coffee

Sponsored collaboration with Slurp

 

I feel like every year I say the same thing: I love summer. I love the green leaves and flowers everywhere. I love the endless sunlight and the light feeling I get. I love how everything comes to life.

I’m thinking of a reason not to repeat myself, but I can’t think of any. Because the feeling comes back, every year, just as strong. I smile. I feel as if there’s more time (well, there is, because of the light and the energy it gives me).  I feel like I can go and take a break outside, have a nice picnic without timing it. That actually feels like the exact thing I should be doing.

And I know I’m lucky for being able to do that, but at the same time I’ve decided to be my own boss and that’s not just sunshine and rainbows.

But still – Summer is the perfect season to relax a little. To look back at winter, fall and spring and cut some slack.

 

Espro Travel Press

Espro Travel Press – fresh coffee on the go

And what better way than a picnic with some good, fresh coffee? You know it – I’m drinking good coffee even on a picnic. Life is too short for bad coffee and all that.

Besides – coffee outdoors? Oh boy. It tastes even better, just like food does. Drinking my coffee on a blanket, watching the sky and the trees and our beautiful nature – I’m reminded of all the lovely mornings on a summer cottage and I feel like I’m on a holiday. Even for just a sip of a moment.

On my first post with Slurp I talked about making those coffee moments special with coffee subscription. But did you know that Slurp also sells coffee equipment? Well, in this post I’m introducing Espro Travel Press, which upgrades your picnic take away coffees. You can actually make coffee in just a few minutes, fresh.

Espro Travel Press is actually awarded the product of the year by Specialty Coffee Association of America.

 

How Espro Travel Press works

What’s awesome about Espro Travel Press is that it makes delicious coffee and keeps it warm and fresh. You can make French press type of coffee, filter coffee or tea with it.

It’s very simple. You simply throw in the coffee and some hot water, push the filter in and withing a few minutes your coffee is ready. The brewing of the coffee stops once the plunger is pressed down, so you don’t have to worry about the coffee grounds on the bottom.

I’ll admit that I was a bit skeptical about this thing – but after trying it and tasting the coffee made with it, I’m sold. It’s great. There’s no going back to regular coffee brought on a thermos to a picnic. My picnics suddenly got even better. 

If you have a problem with your coffee turning cold – this could be your solution. It keeps it hot so you can enjoy hot coffee all throughout the afternoon.

Giveaway! Win your own Espro Travel Press

Now you can also win your own Espro Travel Press by commenting this post. Make sure to leave your email, so that I can contact you, in case you are the lucky one. Giveaway is internationally open until 30.6.19. I’ll contact the winner personally.

 

And hey – If you would like to try SLURP coffee subscription (get freshly roasted coffee right on your doorstep), you can now get -30% off from your first coffee with the code ‘Charlottatakkula’. Order your SLURP subscription here.