3 x Christmas lip makeup (and three promises to myself)

winter lip makeup

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I adore lip art makeup, so this year I wanted to try my hand at it.  I created three different looks suitable for my favorite season. It was really fun to play with makeup this way and apply colors and textures to my lip, where I normally just add a red lip or a quick gloss.

But as it turns out, my perfectionism almost stopped me from publishing these. To be honest, I got into a bit of a rut. So I decided to share the photos along with three promises to myself. These work as my new year’s resolutions too. If you struggle with perfectionism, demanding always the best, always giving your 100%, even if you were exhausted and never giving yourself a break – well, maybe you need to hear these things too.

3 x Christmas/winter lip art makeup

winter snowflake lip makeup

 

Winter snowflake lip makeup

This wintery lip makeup is my favorite out of all these, even though the snowflakes turned out to be a bit of a mess. But still, I love how cute this looked! Weirdly, I love blue lipsticks and blue lips, even though I rarely wear that. It’s just such an unconventional color, so powerful and cool. Here I used blue face paint though, since I currently don’t have blue lipsticks (now there’s a mistake that needs to be fixed).

Get the look:

*Face paints
*Fine white glitter
*Chunky silver glitter

winter christmas lip makeup art

Promise #1: Stop comparing yourself to others and be on your side.

This one just seems impossible, yet it’s probably the most important one on this list. Life is not a competition. You’ll never be like someone else, because that’s not you. Try and turn that comparison into awe and inspiration. Try and be happy for other people. Think of it this way: isn’t it great that there’s only one you? Only one person to compete with, and she/he is on your side? Make sure you are on your side. Life opens up to you differently, once you have a clean canvas – one where you’re the only one making strokes.

I know this one is tough, but every time you find yourself comparing yourself to others, stop and remind yourself of this promise. No one is you and that is your super power.

 

Green Christmas lip makeup

 

Christmas tree inspired lip – Green with colorful diamonds

This look makes me think of a christmas tree with colorful baubles. It also makes me think of christmas lights and presents. I always take out green eyeshadow this time of year.  It was fun to experiment with green lips too.

Get the look:

*Face paints
*Rhinestone stickers (or rhinestones with some glue)

green christmas lip makeup

Promise #2: Try to let go of the little worries.

When you start worrying about little things, try and look a bit further. Does it really matter or is it an “unneccessary” worry? Try and think with your brain and look further ahead. Does it matter five years from now? Does it even matter a year, a month from now? If you can’t seem to let it go,  give yourself five minutes to mope about it, then move on.

Let go of the little worries. Because life does gives you actual big worries too. Try to be relaxed when you can.

Red glitter lip makeup for Christmas

Now this final look is quite simple, but powerful, as red lips tend to be. I chose one of my fave reds, which is Jane Iredale Gwen lipstick. I topped that off with glitter primer and glitter from my glitter palette. Now when it comes to red lipsticks, I have listed all my favorite classic reds here, and all my favorite orange reds here!

Get the look:
*Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick, Gwen
*Red makeup glitter (& glitter primer)

Promise #3: Talk nicely to yourself and treat yourself like you would treat a friend.

It’s natural to have negative thoughts and feel bad about yourself every now and then. But you wouldn’t call a friend lazy, dumb, ugly or fat – would you? Every time you hear yourself saying a bad thing about yourself, stop and fix your thinking. Say a positive thing instead.

Talk nicely to yourself.

 

What was your favorite lip? And did any of my resolutions resonate with you?



New & old favorites from Lookfantastic

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Lookfantastic’s cyberweek started today, so now is the perfect time to share my favorites! LF is one of my favorite beauty stores online, so I did my whole makeup using brands and products shopped from them. I got some old and new favorites, including brands like NARS, Stila and Illamasqua.

 

These products also make a great gift. Don’t forget to check out all the cyberweek and black friday deals on *Lookfantastic US & Lookfantastic UK !

[If you’re shopping on Lookfantastic.fi you can use my code ‘CHARLOTTALF’ to get as much as -50% off!]

Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows

It’s the season of sparkles and I’m here for it. Stila’s Glitter & Glow eyeshadows have been on my list for ages, but now I finally got around to testing them. I chose three gorgeous colors: Rose Gold Retro, Rockin Rose and Tulip Twinkle. These are even more beautiful in real life than I would have thought. The packaging is gorgeous, but the product itself is even more gorgeous. The liquid eyeshadows have more color (pigment) to them than I expected, but they also have a lot of glitter. All in all they make the perfect product for a quick glittery eye look. I think these are perfect to wear on the lid. Just shade your eye with matte colors first and add these on the lid – a beautiful eye look is guaranteed.

*Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows (US)
*Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows (UK)

Stila Complete Harmony Lip & Cheek Stick

I actually have tried Stila’s products before. I used to have their One Step Primer, which I loved (just thinking about it now makes me regret a bit that I didn’t buy it). So I had a feeling I would love their other face products as well. I chose this Lip & Cheek Stain in the shade Sheer Petunia. The shade is a pink coral, which looks very fresh and nice on my face. I like the consistency in this cream blush as well. It’s very smooth and easy to blend – even though it’s quite pigmented!

Stila is definitely a brand you should check out on LF.

*Shop Stila (US)
*Shop Stila (UK)

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer & Sheer Glow Foundation

I’ve used NARS’ concealers for years. I still feel like the Radiant Creamy Concealer is the best concealer in the world. I’ve also liked the Soft Matte one, especially for summer, since it has a drier consistency. These concealers just do their job magnificently. They have a lot of pigment, so they cover well. Their consistency – especially the radiant creamy one – is super easy to blend and it doesn’t emphasize the fine lines on the under eye area.

before after nars sheer glow foundation
Before & after NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in the shade Punjab & Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla.

I’ve now tested the NARS Sheer Glow foundation as well, and so far I’ve loved it. It’s very lightweight and has medium coverage, which looks natural on the skin. I was worried it would look dry on my skin, but it just goes on very smoothly and looks glowy rather than dry. I also love the packaging! I bought the pump for it, since it was just a few euros and makes using the foundation easier.

*Shop NARS (UK)
It’s not sold on Lookfantastic US, but you can shop it at *Sephora!

nars power matte lipstick get up stand up
Wearing NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in the shade Punjab, Radiant Creamy Concealers in Custard & Vanilla and Power matte lipstick in Get Up Stand Up. Also wearing Stila’s Glitter and Glow eyeshadow in Rose gold retro and cream blush in the shade Sheer Petunia. For eyeshadow I used Illamasqua’s Nude Palette.

 

 

Illamasqua Unveiled Nude Artistry Palette

This is my favorite nude palette. *Illamasqua Unveiled Nude Artistry Palette has all the matte shades I need, but also beautiful metallic colors, that are still very wearable. The eyeshadows are very creamy, pigmented and easy to work with. All in all, Illamasqua is brand I love to shop from Lookfantastic. The products are different and of good quality.

Oh! Another product I love is their  Iconic Chromes cream eyeshadow.

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Natasha Denona, Urban Decay, MAC, Bareminerals…

There are so many nice brands on LF. In the photo above I’m wearing Natasha Denona’s *Mark your Liquid Lips Matte lipstick in the shade Pink Terra. It’s not even slightly pink though. Luckily I like a brown lip too!  It’s not totally transfer-proof (like this one), but seems to last well.

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Stila glitter glow liquid eyeshadows

As I mentioned, the sales are already here so it’s a good time to shop. I know I’m gonna buy some gifts! I do encourage people to shop mindfully though. That said, I think beauty products are a great gift idea, because they are meant for use. And I prefer useful gifts.

*Shop Cyberweek & Black Friday deals on Lookfantastic (US)
*Shop Cyberweek & Black Friday deals on Lookfantastic (UK)

[If you’re shopping on Lookfantastic.fi you can use my code ‘CHARLOTTALF’ to get as much as -50% off! Links are here.]

 

Are any of these products familiar to you? What would you like to try?

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