Black Friday

 

Black Friday, Cyber Week.. I doubt I’m the best to give shopping tips (since it’s still quite new in Finland) but I wanted to share my black friday inspired look. And by that I mean I just applied black everywhere. And highlight. I applied highlighter a ton.

I’m always amazed how subtle makeup can look in photos vs. in real life. I swear I looked crazy but here it’s just like a regular dark eyeshadow with a black lip. You can’t even tell I have black eyeshadow on my brows. Anyway – I fell in love with black lips. I may need to buy one. I swear it would look good with neutral eye makeup. Right?

If you have any good shopping advice with international shipping – I’m all ears! I need some Z-palettes and more glitter in my life.

PRODUCTS

Paese Mattifying Primer
Kiko Milano Matt Mousse in Natural Beige
Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Foundation in Light Ivory
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle

Alima Pure Eye Pencil in Ink
Essence Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Zuii Organic Bombshell Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Distortion
Essence Get Big Lashes Mascara

Ruby / Alima Pure Review

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Photos Inka Lähteenaro

A while back Inka texted me (or whatsapped – who even texts anymore?) and asked if I’d like to be her model in this nice coffee shop where she was supposed to take photos for a magazine. I said yes of course and did my makeup and outfit to suit the photoshoot. I was inspired by some new makeup items from Alima Pure and decided to create a look around this beautiful blush and a new eye pencil. I really love that intense pink ruby color! I used the blush on my eyes too and matched my lips with them. I wanted to keep this look warm so I paired the pink color with warm browns and orange colors. Full product list is in the end.

Here are the reviews.
*In collaboration with Jolie.fi. Both of these product were sent to me.

Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Blush in Garnet

This is a loose powder mineral blush with an amazing pigment. Alima Pure has two types of blushes: matte and shimmer. I usually like my blush to have some shimmer in it so this product was perfect for me. I feel like the shimmer is quite fine so it doesn’t look like giant clumps of glitter on your cheeks. It actually brightens your cheeks and therefore your whole face – whilst giving them some shimmer. Since this is a loose powder it’s a bit tricky to get just the right amount of product but anyone who’s used to mineral makeup probably does it better than I do.
This is great blush with great color and it goes on smoothly since it’s mineral based.

Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil in Ink

This is a really black eye pencil that almost looks wet when applied. The word Ink actually describes it pretty well. It has jojoba oil, natural wax and chamomile in it’s ingredients so it should work for sensitive eyes too. It lasts long and is a good natural choice for a regular eye kohl.

PRODUCTS *gifted

Clarins Everlasting Foundation in Nude
Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder*
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Blush in Garnet*

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Vice 4
Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil in Ink*
Eylure lashes

Clarins Rouge in Candy Pink