Colourful yet wearable – tutorial

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Wearable or natural is my second nature, when it comes to makeup. I usually do very neutral looks.¬† My makeup is a part of me – not a mask – that you can see clearly. If you get what I mean? But that doesn’t mean, that my makeup should look boring. I actually use different colours in my makeup a lot. There is not a colour, I wouldn’t put on my eye lids.

With this makeup look and tutorial I want to show you, that you can pair different colours together and it can still look very down to earth (but fun!). Don’t be afraid of the brighter colours in your eyeshadow palette – they don’t necessarily have to look that bright on your lids. It’s all about how you prime your eyelids, are you using the eye shadow wet or dry, and how much pressure you use with your brush. In this makeup I used my colours dry without my usual colour-priming (white base), so the colours aren’t as in your face, as they could be.

In this look I’m wearing brown shades as my ‘base colours’ and pops of colours on my lid and lower lashline. Pink and orange look surprisingly nice together, don’t you think?

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colour placement eyeshadow

This is what we’re doing today. In this photo you can see colour placements clearly.

eyeshadow pictorial how to wear colours

  1. Start with a basic eye contour and sketch out the ‘frame’ to your eyeshadow. This is the transition colour and also the crease colour and it’s also kinda the base to this look. Blend it well, so that there isn’t a harsh line where the eyeshadow starts.
  2. Add a deeper brown colour to your outer V. If you don’t know what that means, this photo explains it. Blend that out with the first colour. Then you can just build up those two colours how you wish – leave it natural, or make it darker and more visible.
  3. Tap on the pink colour right in the middle of the lid and blend the edges with tapping motions. What I mean is, take some eyeshadow on your brush, press it to the lid close to the lashline and without taking any more eye shadow use that brush and tap around the edges of the colour. Then line your lower lashline with an orange eyeshadow.
  4. Well, you know how it goes – line your eyes, add mascara and/or lashes and you’re done! Or actually, I almost forgot: you can line your waterline with a white pencil to make your eyes appear bigger and a bit brighter. And then you’re done.

Is it really a selfie, without a hand in there somewhere? Also: I don’t always paint my nails, but when I do I make sure I take photos. My friends always say to me, how my nails are always on point. Yeah they are – in my photos. ūüėÄ #confessionsofabeautyblogger

For this makeup I used my beloved Vice 4 palette, which has been featured here before in this tutorial.

What do you think of this look? Do you like to use colours in your makeup?
Let me know if there is a particular eyeshadow style or colours you would like to see next.


This year is almost over and it’s time to choose the winners – the best beauty products of the year. I use a lot of different products so choosing the ultimate products wasn’t easy.¬†There are so many amazing products that I love and use constantly but I didn’t want to choose 100 products..

Instead I picked you 10 products that I used during this year and that I absolutely love and recommend to you. (I wanted to type on every single one of these products: this is the best!!!! but I chose to express myself differently.)

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
There is magic in this world and it¬†goes by the name NARS RCC. This is a lifesaver. I’m never giving up on this one (or looking tired again)! My shade is Vanilla.

This can be found on almost every makeup look I do.

MAC Satin Lipstick in FAUX
I feel like I hopped on to the MAC-train a little late but I’m glad I did. Their lipsticks are good! I love this beautiful nude shade (muted mauve-pink). This leaves a semi matte finish.

Here is an earlier review and a photo of me wearing this lipstick.

Urban Decay Vice 4
This is seriously the best palette I own. It has some¬†nude and brown¬†shades¬†and then it has all the colors I could wish for. It’s the perfect size too and I love the big mirror – I often take this with me when I’m travelling.

See makeup looks made with this palette under the Vice4 Tag.

Philosophy purity made simple
Oh, purity. You make my life a lot easier. Taking off makeup can sometimes be exhausting, but with this it’s quick.¬†I remove all my makeup (face, lips, eyes) with this and continue with my life. Purity made simple literally.

Madara SOS Hydra Repair Intensive Serum
A moisturising serum for all skin types that actually works for my mixed and sometimes really oily skin. Lightweight, soft and lovely. Works as a serum or as a moisturizer in Summer.

Earlier post about new Madara favorites here.

PATYKA Almond Blossom Moisturising Body Milk

Body lotion that made it to this list – let’s give applause! Ever since I got this lotion I’ve had a¬†feeling I don’t want to let go of it. This is my second product already. This smells like heaven, is lightweight and nourishes my body really well.

Earlier post about new green beauty favorites here.

RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura Foaming Shower Gel
Shower gels matter. I’ve understand it’s an easy way of bringing luxury into your every day life. I love these foaming shower gels from Rituals and I have them in different scents. This scent is really clean and pure and¬†quite unisex.

 UNIQUE Hair Care Moisturizing Shampoo

The best thing for my difficult, dry and sometimes¬†oily scalp: 100% organic shampoo. This feels like a regular shampoo, it foams and it cleanses well – all without the usual chemicals that’s in shampoos. This is a keeper.

Wella Professionals Eimi Perfect Me Lightweight BB Lotion
The best BB-cream of the year is for hair. This product is¬†lightweight yet it makes my hair soft and easy to work with. And it’s really long lasting.

My earlier review about this product here.

HURRAW! moon balm lip balm
The holy grail of my existence. This is the lipbalm. This is the most hydrating and the best lip balm there is – again – without any harmful chemicals. It’s organic, vegan and made with raw ingredients. We all know it: we eat a lot of the products we put on our lips.. so this is the perfect (and safe) choice for your¬†lips.

Now. Tell me: What are your top beauty products for this year? 

Also, I think in year 2017 I will be start doing Monthly Favorites Рwhat do you think about that?