New Year’s Eyes

Heyyyy guys!

So I wanted to make this gif tutorial. I’m just testing how does it work and I also want to know what you guys think! The quality is really bad, I know… And there are obviously watermarks from the video edit program I used, but it’s because I didn’t want to spend money on something I wasn’t sure would work, but I’m feeling really positive about this and I think it’s a cool way to write a blog. If this works and you guys like it I will continue posting gifs (and make the quality better), not just makeup tutorials, but all kind of stuff!

Enough talking, lets hop on to the tutorial!

I like watching other people’s makeup tutorials, especially when they are about holidays and other special events, but I often feel like very few would actually have the courage to go out wearing the makeup look. So that is why I like to do really subtle looks  that are easy to create and suit everybody!

Start by tapping on white eye shadow to the whole eyelid and to the brow bone as well. (Ah, I hope the gifs work!!)

Then direct a light eye shadow colour of your choice right to the upper outer corner of your eye in a window wiper motion. Create a soft cat eye like in the gif above. I used the shade “Liar” (shimmery baby pink) from the Naked 3 palette, as usual.

Do the same thing again but with a dark brown or black eye shadow. Don’t blend the colour as much as in the previous step.

After that lightly tap on any kind of loose glitter eye shadow.

I used the one from Gosh, it’s a mixture of gold and silver glitter.

I love lining my eyes and I think lined cat eyes go with every look. I lined my eyes the same way I did in the Autumn Eye Makeup I post, you can go check it out if you’re interested!

And of course the last thing is to curl (optional) your lashes and put on some mascara. If you want to make your eyes stand out even more glue on some fake eyelashes!

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Winter Makeup II

Oh hey there beautiful!

I’ve been super busy with all the deadlines at school and Christmas shopping and other stuff like that. I hope you understand, I don’t want to post anything that I haven’t put any time and effort in. I actually made a makeup look a week ago but the pictures were so bad that I decided not to post anything at all. Obviously I could have posted something else instead, but I always take so much time to write these… Even if I would just talk about my day. Oh, and the Finnish weather is driving me crazy as well (I need light to take pictures and here in Finland the sun is shining about 3 to 5 hours per day…)

Okay, this look is really similar to the Winter Makeup I, but there are new techniques etc. and I really think that this is a perfect look for Christmas! And don’t worry, I’ll do something completely different for New Year’s day!

Start by applying eye primer (pictures on the left). Then tap white matte eye shadow to the whole eye lid with a brush (pictures in the middle).  Lastly apply light matte pink eye shadow to the outer corners of your eyelids to create dept to your eyes (pictures on the right).

I used the shade “Limit” from the Naked 3 palette. The main goal is that both of the eye shadows are matte, unlike in the Winter Makeup I, where the eye shadows were shimmery.

This technique will make your life easier. Just tape a piece of masking tape under your eye and start applying black matte eye shadow just like in the picture above and you’ll create a perfect cat eye.

I wanted a bit smokier look so I faded the cat eye a bit and added some of the black eye shadow to the lower outer lash line as well. Oh, and don’t forget to line your water line with a black eyeliner pencil!

After all that I curled my eyelashes, applied mascara and put some fake eyelashes on.

For this look leave out the bronzer and only use blusher! It gives you that “I’ve been outside playing in the snow” look, if that even makes any sense…

And that’s it!

I really love this look. I think it’s really Christmasy! It’s also really easy to create and it works with any lipstick.

Tomorrow I’ll write something as well, not sure what though… You will have to come back tomorrow to find out!

Till then…

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Winter Makeup I

Heeeyyy guys!

I haven’t been writing for a while because I’ve been super busy with school… Essays, exams, homework and stuff.

I got really exited on Friday because it was snowing A LOT! CHRISTMAS IS COMING! And that also means that I can take better pictures because the snow outside of my window gives me better lighting. Yay!

I’ll start doing lots of Christmas/winter blog posts as well! Here’s the first one, I hope you guys like it.

I have explained how I do my brow many times before, but I like to change the techniques and I always try to find the best one. Obviously If you already have perfect brows you can skip this step.

I use brown matte eye shadow and a transparent eyebrow fixing gel.

Start from the arch like in the second picture and continue by drawing the outer line like in the third picture. Do short strokes with the brush making it look like hair. Then use what ever is left in the brush to make the lower inner line like in the fourth picture and then fill in the rest of your brow. Finish it up with the fixing gel.

The eye part is really easy in this look! Start by applying eye primer. Then use any white eye shadow and tap it in the center of your eyelid and what ever is left in you finger/brush tap it all over the eyelid.

I used the shade “Liar” from the Naked 3 palette, but you can obviously use anything similar. Apply the shade like in the Paint picture and fade it.

Line your upper waterline with black eyeliner pencil. Then apply any dark eye shadow to create a cat eye and fade it as much as possible. Also apply it on your lower outer lash line.

These fake eyelashes are from Home Bargains and they are SUPER cheap! I also like how light they are. I have cut the one in the picture, because the original one looks way too perfect and it’s a bit too long for my eyes.

Glue them on!

I made the lips by using the same technique I did in the Autumn Lips tutorial. The texture of the lip liner I’m using is a bit like lipstick’s so I only applied that and the shadings are made with dark purple lipstick. Yes. Purple. It’s amazing.

And that’s it!

I skipped all the foundation, contour, etc. steps because they were exactly the same as in my previous makeup tutorial posts, so you can go and check them out.

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Halloween Makeup – DIY Wound

Heeeey guys!

I’ve been super busy with school etc. but I had to make at least one Halloween blog post. After all, Halloween is my second favorite holiday after Christmas!

I need sunlight when I take pictures and the Finnish autumn is quite dark. I rushed home from school (sun goes down FAST) and started immediately but the sun had a mind of its own so I’m sorry for the variance of the lighting in the pictures.

I LOOOOVE Halloween so much and it sucks that we don’t really celebrate it here in Finland…  I noticed that the Halloween make up accessories (fake wounds, fake blood etc…) are quite expensive, so I decided to write this. I think it counts as a “last minute costume” as well, because I’m sure you have all that you’ll need already.

You will need:

– Tissue

– fake eyelash glue

– red lipstick

– Brown, black and purple matte eye shadow

– Honey

– Cream textured foundation/concealer

Start by applying the glue the same way I did in the first picture. The point is to leave a clean spot in the middle for the wound.

Then tear a piece of one of the layers of the tissue and glue it on. Make sure that the edges of the paper are glued on smoothly. I added another layer of the tissue on top of the first one but it’s not necessary.

Wait for the glue to dry and then start covering the tissue with foundation or concealer. Try to find a cream textured one because liquid ones will make the tissue wrinkle.

After covering the whole tissue with the foundation/concealer start tapping brown and purple matte eye shadow on.

This is the fun part; cutting the wound! You’ll need scissors like the ones in the picture above to prevent hurting yourself (round tips).

(I’M NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU HAPPEN TO CUT YOURSELF!!)

This is why we didn’t add any glue in the middle. Carefully poke a hole in the paper with the tip of your scissors and then just continue cutting the tissue paper. (Seriously though, be super careful!)

Then colour the inside of the wound with a red lipstick. To give depth add brown and black matte eye shadow as well.

This is something I discovered myself today; FAKE BLOOD MADE WITH HONEY AND LIPSTICK! Yes, honey. How awesome is that?! (P.s. it tasted bad.) Just blend those two together and that’s it.

And there we go!

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Autumn Lips

HEY GUYS!

I noticed that many of you really seemed to like my previous, Autumn Eye Makeup, blog post, so I thought I should do another makeup related one! And I really do enjoy writing these. This one is an easy tutorial on how to create the perfect autumn lips.

I’m so exited about autumn and red lips are one of the many things that make it so awesome. I almost wish it was always autumn.

Make Up Store, Vamp.

I LOVE this lipstick! Make Up Store’s lipsticks are my favourite. The colour selection is huge, the colour stays on the whole day and they keep your lips moist. The only down side is that they are really expensive here in Finland.

TIP:

If you have dry lips it’s because you are not hydrating yourself enough. The lipstick won’t look good if you have dry lips.

 My favourite way of getting a rid of the dead skin is by gently brushing your lips with a wet soft toothbrush or rubbing your lips with a warm wet towel.

Start by lining your lips with a lip liner. It helps to keep the right shape when you apply the lipstick.

After lining your lips colour the rest of your lips as well with the lip liner. It makes your lipstick stay on longer.

Then apply your lipstick over the lip liner.

I love how this step makes your lips look so dramatic and perfect for autumn and winter. It also gives an illusion of bigger lips.

All you need to do is to tap a dark matte brown eye shadow in to the corners of your lips. Start by tapping the eye shadow with a fluffy brush from the corner of your lips and continue towards the middle so that the corners are much darker.

And there you go!

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Youtuber Week – Zoella

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Hello chumps!

The first one I’ll talk about is Zoe Sugg aka Zoella. I talked about her in the Youtube Addiction | QUEENS post but I can definitely say that I have fallen in love with her even more.

She does beauty, fashion and lifestyle related videos and blog posts. I mean of course these’s more but those ones come first in my mind when I think about her. She is inspiring, funny and beautiful 24 year old girl from Brighton. I can definitely say that she is one of my role models as a positive and a hard working blogger/youtuber. She also manages to  find time to connect with us, the viewers, which makes the YouTube community so much more awesome.

Here’s some of the things I send to her earlier this summer. I hope she got them! (And yes, I know; “where is her ombre hair?!”… Well I don’t know.)

She also writes an awesome blog, you should check it out!

BUT I don’t want to chat too much about her, just go check her out yourself! I hope you fall in love with her too!

See ya tomorrow!

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DIY Makeup Brush Cleanser

Makeup brush cleansers are often way too expensive… Like seriously, what the heck?

This is not originally my idea, I got the idea from Michelle Phan’s old video. The link to her channel will be down below, BUT wait, read this first!

So my version is a bit more simple than the video I talked about. I have been cleaning my makeup brushes like this forever. It’s super easy and the best of all it’s cheap! And yes, you really do need to wash your makeup brushes every now and then. Do you realize how dirty they get? Obviously you wash your face before adding makeup (hopefully) but it’s never enough. And not washing your makeup brushes may cause some breakouts.

I recommend washing your foundation brush 3-6 times a week but the other ones you don’t have to wash so often.

I want to start by apologizing for the fact that the pictures are not very good… My Canon has something wrong with it and I just can’t wait for it to magically start working again so say hi to the mobile phone photos! Oh god…

So all you’ll need is

– Fairy (or any dish washing soap)

– Olive oil (The dish washing soap will dry out the bristle on it’s own so that’s why we need olive oil)

Aaaaand that’s it. I bet we all have these in our household.

Here are my Real Techniques buffing brush and contour brush. The buffing brush is not as dirty as it usually is since I actually cleaned it already yesterday.

Here’s a funny story: I ordered a four pack brush set because I really wanted the one for foundation and it was cheaper to order all four than just the one (They don’t sell these in store here in Finland). Well, the one I thought was a foundation brush was actually the buffing brush. But you know what? The buffing brush works just fine as a foundation brush. HAH!

So I just eyed the amount I used but I guess there’s a bit more soap than the olive oil. When I wash my foundation brush I put a bit more olive oil and when I wash a brush I use for powder-like products I put a lot more soap.

Put the brushes under lukewarm running water and gently rub the brush against your palm as longs as it takes to get rid of the foam and dirt.

And TADAA! Super easy, super cheap and super clean.

The last thing you have to do is to dry them with a towel and hang them somewhere like in the picture above. If you put them somewhere with the brush side up or side ways the water you couldn’t dry with the towel will drain to the roots and it will weaken the glue that holds the makeup brush bristle.

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