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

Editorial Look: Bleached brows

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I love to create different – even weird – looks. Even more fun is when my client or makeup model gives me free hands and lets me experiment with different looks. Still usually the most unusual ideas end up just on my own face. This time my friend Inka got this idea of bleached eyebrows and she just had to have them. So I bought the necessities and we bleached her eyebrows and I created a look around the bleached almost white brows.

I want to note that I don’t recommend bleaching your eyebrows at home. Always go to a professional – just to be safe. The chemicals are not be played with especially close to the eyes. That said – we experimented a little with silver shampoo which just had to be done here.  Inka has naturally some ginger/red pigment in her hair so the brows ended up a bit yellow. We washed them with silver shampoo to get rid of the brassiness.

I left the brows quite natural – I didn’t pluck them as much as I would normally do. I think in this look the thick big brows look really nice. I wanted to leave the whole look quite exposed and focus on the brows. I applied white pencil in the brow hairs to make them look even more white – and I also added the same pencil to the inner corners of the eyes. For the face I added just a illuminating primer with a sheer coverage powder foundation and a tiny bit of highlighter. For the lips I chose a pale nude lipstick with a subtle gloss.

I love this look and I think that Inka pulls it off beautifully! What do you think?

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PRODUCTS

BROWS & EYES
Bleached brows with Refectocil Professional products
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

SKIN
Missha BB Boomer Illuminating Primer
Zuii Organic Powder Foundation in Ivory
Zuii Organic Eyeshadow Pink Ice as highlighter

LIPS

KikoMilano Frosted Look Lipstick in Rossetto 01
Zuii Organic Flora Lipgloss in Rose