Makeup using only 5 products

5 product easy makeup beautyblog

This quick makeup was done using just five products. Those five products are actually the ones I’m using daily right now. This look is also something I’m wearing quite often – I would probably just change up the lipstick color, add some brows and maybe eye makeup, if I was feeling very extra.

I guess less is more for me this Summer.

I was challenged to do this challenge by lovely Laura from Laurantaina blog. Thank you Laura!

5 product makeup challenge

5 easy product makeup


Madara City-CC Cream 

I’m loving a light glowy base right now. And since it’s summer, SPF is important to me. I’ve been using Madara’s City CC Cream daily – it’s the perfect summer “foundation”. It evens out my skintone, protects from the sun and gives a natural glow to the skin.

*MADARA City-CC Cream SPF 15, Medium Beige

NARS Soft Matte & Radiant Creamy Concealer

Even though I use a light base, I still need a good concealer with some real pigment and coverage. I bought NARS Soft Matte Concealer from Italy, since I’ve been wanting to try out that formula. And I love it! It’s a more dry compared to the Radiant Creamy Concealer, but it’s actually better for hiding pimples. And it works for my under eye area as well. It’s very very pigmented, so a light layer will do. I have the shade Custard, which matches my tanned skintone quite well and neutralizes the blue under my eyes nicely. On top of that, I add a touch of my beloved Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Vanilla.

*NARS Soft Matte Concealer (US)  *NARS Soft Matte Concealer (UK) *NARS Soft Matte Concealer (EU)

*NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (US) *NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (UK)  *NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (EU)

Post recommendation: How to conceal dark circles & concealer tips

BareMinerals joy highlighter on face charlottaeve
Wearing Bareminerals Joy Highlighter as my blush & highlight. It’s gorgeous!

Bareminerals Joy Highlighter

Another product I’ve fallen in love with (yes, it’s that serious) is Bareminerals Joy Highlighter. I got gifted that from lookfantastic and I’ve been using it every day since. It’s a liquid highlight with peachy and pink tones. The shade reminds me of NARS Orgasm Blush – except this blends like a dream and isn’t dry and patchy. The shade actually doubles as a blush as well, if I’m in a hurry. It has fine shimmer in it and looks amazing on the skin. Amazing. I didn’t think I would love a liquid highlight, but this is something I’m repurchasing when I run out of it.

*Bareminerals Joy Highlighter (US) *Bareminerals Joy highlighter (UK) *Bareminerals Joy Highlighter (EU)

bareminerals Joy highlighter

mellow cosmetics Aria Lip Liner

The fifth product is also gifted from lookfantastic since I got it from their Beauty Box. I’ve found some great products from their boxes! This mellow cosmetics Aria lipliner is the perfect peachy nude color for me. Especially now since I have quite a lot of freckles and warmth in my skin, a warm lip color looks very nice on me. For this look I also smudged some of this on my lids for a quick eye makeup. A good trick is to add either your blush or your lip color to your eyes as well – it might sound weird, but using the same color all over your face looks good.

*mellow cosmetics Aria Lip Liner (US) *mellow cosmerics Aria Lip Liner (UK) *mellow cosmetics Aria Lip Liner (EU)


Post recommendation: lookfantastic Beauty Box – is it worth it?

5 product quick makeup


Now – I’m challenging Yiota from Pink Daisy Loves blog, Mia from Beauty Highlights -blog and Nena from Nena Sofia’s Blog! Create a makeup using just five products.

And if you’re a blogger reading this, I challenge you as well! Add your link to the comments and I’ll make sure to comment and check it out.

The recovery

Today I cried. It was unexpected and sudden, but luckily I had a shoulder I could lean on. I needed that shoulder. I needed someone to hold me, to comfort me and someone to listen to me.

They say if you share a worry, it divides in two, therefore making the worry smaller. I don’t think that happened, but it was important nevertheless for me to say it out loud, to share it. Because what I know to be true, is that a worry in your head doubles, triples and quadruples. Every now and then I get lost in my head, in my worries and that is when my amazing other half usually says to me: “What is it? Tell me what is in your head.”

I have these walls, that need to be broken down. I do need to tell someone what is going on – what is in my head. I get these bursts of feelings and these messy thoughts and I don’t know if I’ll ever get to the core of them, but I do know this:

Life is black and white. My life is full of black and white. I have had it rough. I have had these extremely depressing black moments, where all the joy is sucked out of me – for a moment. But then again I have all this white. I am so lucky and privileged for being able to be where I am and do what I do. I shouldn’t complain. I have it good. I have so many moments where all I feel is joy, where everything is possible. But it’s not about picking either one of these – it’s both.

And it’s not about reasoning either. Anxiety or depression doesn’t reason.

I guess I’m balancing somewhere, where you can’t balance. I’m having this negativity and anxiety and I’m screaming at myself: stop it! You’ve gone through this once. You’ve survived it already. You’ve survived it.

And I think that is where I stumble. You see, well, it’s not that simple.

You just have to take life as it comes.
Even those dark moments.

I still mean it when I say that you can do a full recovery (from depression). But that doesn’t mean you’ll never have those painful feelings again.

I felt very inspired after watching Yoga Maris’ Netflix documentary. In that film Maris, anorexia survivor, speaks about recovery. She says that life with mental illness will never be perfect, but it will be good.

And while I kind of agree, I still think my life is better now than it was. I don’t know what perfect is, so I don’t think I’m even trying to get there. A good life. That sounds perfect, to be honest. And maybe it is. Even with the black moments. Even though it feels so difficult at times. It’s difficult to have that black, to let it be.

They are just moments and feelings and they pass, but they know how to grab me. And suddenly I’m lost.

And I always wonder – where does it come from? Am I a depressed soul, that just gets these moments? Am I just melancholic? Is some form of depression and anxiety and sadness just programmed into my core? Do other people feel like this?

Anxiety – it doesn’t make sense. I guess that’s the recovery part. Learning how to deal with those dark lingering moments. Or how to suffer through them.

I guess what I’m really saying is that I don’t always know. I know just enough so that I speak up and acknowledge what is happening, but I don’t know what to do. I just cry ugly cry and hope it doesn’t the last the whole day, or week.

Saying it out loud is scarier than I thought. I feel a lump in my throat, even though I woke up to a white day. It’s hard to explain anxiety. I wish I could end this text with pure winning and some explosion of happiness. But that’s not what this text is all about. Because I’m still a work in progress. Perhaps will be for the rest of my life?

And that’s okay.

Photos – Mia / Beauty Highlights

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