Surprise – in today’s makeup I’m not modeling myself. Instead I’m sharing some photos of my beautiful friend Susanna and showing off a makeup I did on her. Every now and then we do a photoshoot together and I do Susanna’s makeup while she does my hair.
Fresh & natural makeup with coral tones
I love doing Susanna’s makeup, because even though she gives me a general idea of what she wants, I get to decide on the final outcome. This time I did a fresh glowy look on her that is very natural and toned down. It highlights Susanna’s natural beauty. Her beautiful complexion, big round eyes and lips. Not to talk about her eyebrows – all I had to is do a few strokes of brow pencil and they looked flawless.
It’s funny how pretty often when I’m doing makeup on my friends, they ask for neutral, brown tones. Here I used pink and coral on the eyes – and it still looks quite natural, right? I guess what I’m saying is that don’t be afraid of some color. And especially pink. Pink looks surprisingly beautiful on different eye colors. I also used some pinky coral on the cheeks and lips.
Makeup & photos: me
Model: Susanna / @healthyhairfinland
What do you think of this look?
This week I will be sharing five blog posts instead of the usual three. Five days, five posts, five different makeup looks.
Makeup for a pr-event
This makeup look I wore for an event. The event was about Medik8’s new r-retionate intense cream. The cream contains retinol (vitamin a), which is one of the most effective ingredients in preventing aging. I’ve heard about it so much lately, I’m excited to try this cream. Carefully though, because my skin is still quite young and sensitive. At first you start using the cream only twice per week. If I could stop my skin’s aging right now and succeed in preventing wrinkles, I would be very happy. We’ll see!
As usual for an event, I wanted to look presentable. This particular event was also a cocktail-party, so I had the opportunity to play a little. My look was pretty casual, warm tones in the eyes and rosy lip color, but I added some glitter on my lids to make it more sparkly and I did see some effort for my hair. I actually showed you how I did my hair on my Instagram stories (you can find the story on my ‘Naturally Curly’ Highlight).
The glitter I used was NYX’s Glitter Goals* liquid eyeshadow, which I’ve been loving lately. I have it in two shades. It’s so easy to work with, since the glitter is in a liquid form. It’s not messy and it’s easy to apply on top of an eyeshadow to bring just a touch of glitter on it. And it can also be used for a heavier coat of glitter. Under the glitter my main eyeshadow was Bobbi Brown’s Luxe eyeshadow in the shade Heat Ray*. That is possibly one of the most beautiful – and wearable – colors I know.
My base was done with the same old products, which you have probably seen here a million times. Lily Lolo’s foundation* is just so good. That lipstick* is also one of my favorites – no wonder I picked that as my favorite lipstick of the year.