5 days of makeup: pr-event makeup

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This week I will be sharing five blog posts instead of the usual three. Five days, five posts, five different makeup looks.

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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).

Key products

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.

bobbi brown luxe heat ray eyeshadow

Products used

Kiko Milano Blush, Gypsy Pink – limited edition –
Benefit Hoola Bronzer*
*adlink

BEST MAKEUP PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR

best makeup products 2018

jane iredale gwen lipstick

This year I most definitely wanted to choose my ultimate favorite products of the year AKA the best beauty products of the year. I already did a post about my favorite skincare products here, so today it’s time for the makeup category.

These makeup products were my ultimate favorites last year. I use most of them daily and they are also the products I’m likely to travel with.

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BEST MAKEUP PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR 2018

best makeup of the year lily lolo mineral makeup foundation catrice liquid camouflage concealer tony moly smooth primer

TonyMoly Silky Smooth Balm*
This primer smooths all my pores and texture and makes my skin silky soft. I love to use this with liquid foundations. It also makes my foundation last longer so if I need my makeup to last from early morning until late at night, I choose this one. The packaging is not the most convenient, but it’s fun and pretty.

Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer*
I was so surprised to find an affordable concealer like this that I actually liked. Especially as I was so hooked on the NARS RCC. As the name suggests the concealer is very high coverage and more on the thick-side. The longevity is great. This concealer I have been using all year long and I have a feeling I will be buying it in the future as well.

Blog post here

lily lolo foundation catrice concealer tony moly primer

Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation, Popcorn*
I got some Lily Lolo products at the end of the year, but I immediately knew I had found gold. I honestly think Lily Lolo’s mineral base is the best mineral foundation I have tried. It’s just so soft, easily blendable and it lasts well. And it’s very affordable! I love to use mineral makeup, because it actually has some skincare benefits as well.

Blog post here

essence princess lash mascara

essence Lash Princess Mascara*
My lashes are very small and they need a lot of volume and definition. Essence’s mascaras practically cost nothing, yet they are awesome. I think this one is so far my favorite from essence’s mascaras. It’s funny, because I usually prefer rubber wands.

mad4eyebrows natural brow filler jane iredale brow pen best brow products

mad4eyebrow The Natural Brow Filler
I can’t imagine life without this weird brow product. It’s a mineral powder with lots and lots of fibres – meaning it’s great at giving volume and definition. And it lasts really well. I buy mine from @kosmetologianu in Helsinki.

Blog post here

Jane Iredale Retractable Brow Pencil, Ash Blonde*
To make my brows perfect, I finish them off by drawing brow strokes with a thin brow pencil like this. I can also sharpen any lines easily with this. I love that the product comes with a spoolie brush.

jane iredale triple luxe gwen lipstick

Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick*
When it comes to the best lipstick consistency, Jane Iredale takes the crown with their new Triple Lux lipsticks. It just feels invisible on the lips, the color payoff is great and the packaging is luxurious. I have two shades and I used a lighter rosy shade (Rose) all throughout the summer. At the end of the year I got this beautiful classic red color, Gwen.

Blog post here

bobbi brown lux eyeshadows

Bobbi Brown Lux Eye Shadows: Heat Ray & High Octane*
To me, these are luxury. They spark joy in me (#konmari, right?) just when I look at them. I also think these two shades are very versatile. The golden Heat Ray is great for every day looks, whereas the purple High Octane one is made for smokey eyes and parties. And what’s best about these is that they can be applied with a finger. Actually, they work best that way. I also sometimes wear them on top of each other and have gotten lots of compliments on my eye shadow.

Blog post here

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What is your favorite makeup product of last year?

*Adlinks. Most of the products are pr-samples.
P.S. How lucky am I for being able to test new products and find new favorites that way? I am so thankful for all the brands and companies I get to work with. I love this job.