5 days of makeup: pr-event makeup

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*

How I really feel right now & today’s makeup

Mood: frustrated.

Hence the photo of me at the end of my attempt at taking good photos of my makeup. Hair all over the place and what not.

Usually Fridays are the best makeup days. And best days in general, really. Today I woke up and decided to take my time with my makeup. I thought I would take photos and create a quick post for you about my, well, today.

But boy, January is tough. When there’s no natural light, I find my inspiration running to the darkest corner (=anywhere in our apartment, really) and whining to itself: can’t we just go to Spain right now and fast forward to February? February is when the sun comes back to Finland. I can not wait.

And I know, I need to just work on my light settings. And photography. (And move to Spain.)

friday makeup

friday makeup

Friday’s makeup

But I did like my makeup today. I ended up doing quite a basic look with neutral colors. I used Bobbi Brown’s foundation, which finally seemed to suit my skin tone (meaning all my tan is gone). I haven’t really got to test it properly before, as it looked so white on me. But now I’ll try and use it and possibly review it later here.

I also wore a cream blush. I chose that, because my cheeks are a bit dry at the moment. I showed you how I do it on my Instagram stories and I’ll save it on my Highlights so you can see the application there.

I also experimented a little and used elf’s Soft Luminance powder all over my face, even though it’s very shimmery. Like, so shimmery. At first it scared me, but I noticed that it works great for highlighting some parts of your face. And it brightens. But since the shimmer is very fine, I wanted to test if it works for the whole face. And it does! It makes the base radiant without being too obvious.

And one more thing about the lipstick: I love that shade and formula! It’s a beautiful every day shade, the scent is delicious and the consistency is very moisturizing and glossy. A new favorite. Is it bad that I had almost forgotten all about it? Well, it’s here now and I promise to wear it often.

TonyMoly Silky Smooth Balm*
Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation, Warm Ivory
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer (blog post here)
elf High Definition Powder, Soft Luminance*
KICKS Cheek & Lip Tint, Pink Petals*
Illamasqua Beyond Powder Highlighter, Deity*

Urban Decay Primer Potion
KICKS Eyeshadow Palette Holiday Edition*
essence Lash Princess Mascara*
mad4eyebrow Natural Brow Filler, Blond (blog post here!)
Jane Iredale Retractable Brow Pencil, Ash Blonde

Clarins Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipstick, Woodberry*

*Adlinks. Most products received in pr.


Do you like simple makeup looks like this?



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