My makeup style & looks from the past year

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I would describe my makeup style as natural, playful and soft. I love glowy skin and warm tones. My makeup also depends on my mood – when I sit down I never know what look I’m going to do. I love to go with the flow and do what feels good in that moment. Sometimes the weather outside inspires me, sometimes I just really feel like adding glitter.

In this post I gathered some of the looks I’ve done during the past year. Maybe you’ll find some makeup inspiration here!

yellow glitter eye makeup

My makeup style

I like to look – or feel – like myself when I’m done with my makeup. I don’t feel the need to hide every single imperfection. I’m all about skin positivity. You can see some pimples, texture, or redness here and there. In short, I like my skin to look like my skin.

I like to play with colors, but I don’t necessary go with the strongest colors. Adding just a hint of color makes a huge difference. I also like everything to be soft and blended. My blush, my eyeshadows – nowadays I might even blend the edges of my lipstick. I just prefer soft blended lines and colors instead of harsh lines or colors.

I also like to try new styles and tehniques, but most of the time, I stick with what works for me.

My makeup looks

purple gold eye makeup

Mojito inspired makeup –  green and yellow on the eyes

green yellow mojito makeup

green yellow mojito eye makeup

Inspired by my favorite summer cocktail. I have shared the best mojito cocktail recipe here!

Yellow eyes with glitter liner

Tutorial is saved on my IG highlights.

Key products: Too Faced Gingerbread Extra Spicy Palette, NYX Ultimate Phoenix Palette, *Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick Ellen, Glitternisti glitters

Purple & gold makeup

purple gold makeup

This look was inspired by Celine Bernaerts. Taking inspiration from others pushes me to do something different.

Key products: YSL Sequin Crush 1, NYX Off Tropic Palette Hasta La Vista, *Smith’s Cult Lip Gloss 2

Natural look with orange and green on the eyes

orange and green eye makeup

Looking at these summery looks and my freckles makes me miss summer so bad.

Key products: Zuii Organic eyeshadows (Flame, Peacock), Clarins Natural Lip Perfector 5

Navy smokey eye look

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navy smokey eye makeup

Sometimes I want all the drama in my eyes. And that’s when I wear falsies. (Confession: I take them off as soon as I’m done with photos.)

Key products: House of Lashes Ethereal Lite, YSL Sequin Crush Eyeshadow in the shade 8

Light blue halo eye makeup

light blue halo eye makeup look

light blue halo makeup

I did this look on a snowy icy day. Surprisingly, I loved this look, even though it has cool tones in it.

Key products: NYX Perfect Filter Palette Golden Hour, NYX Baby blue loose eyeshadow

Pastel makeup

light blue yellow pastel makeuplight blue yellow inner corner makeup

 

 

Simple, yet colorful.

Key products:
*NYX Ultimate Phoenix Palette (yellow), NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk & NYX loose blue eyeshadow, Clarins Natural Lip Perfector 7

Yellow and a pop of blue

a hint of yellow makeup

Here I also used yellow and blue.

Black glitter liner and deep pink lips

black glitter liner makeup

glitter liner makeup
I really loved this look. For this I also have a tutorial saved on my IG. It includes fun bloopers.

Key products: Glitternisti glitters, Gosh Matte Lipstick Antique Rose

Red lips with glowy skin and peachy eyes

red lips peachy eye makeup

 

Key products: YSL Tatouge Couture Matte Stain 21, Morphe 3502 Palette

+ Random older makeup looks

I haven’t shared these before, so I wanted to add them to this post.

I know I used NYX palettes for this look.

Very colorful look I did for New Years a few years back. That gorgeous lipgloss is YSL Glossy Stain 206.

The lighting is off in this as well, but I thought this look was fun!

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This look was actually from a challenge I did with other beauty bloggers. Not perfectly happy with it, but it has potential.

 

 

There you have it. Should I share my makeup looks like this more often? And tell me: what look is your favorite? 

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?



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