Thursday, 30 October 2014

Outfit: Pale Neutrals







H&M jacket (old) & boots | Fashionsuzy t-shirt (old) | Zara jeans (old) | Urban Outfitters necklace (old)  | Primark bag | Forever21 bracelets (old)

The pictures above are reminiscent of the sunny autumn days that are long gone by now. Over are the days of not having to wear scarves and thick socks. It's time for lined parkas and beanies. Not that I'd complain, it makes it so much easier to choose a decent outfit for university as hardly anyone is going to get a glimpse of the layers below anyway. Yeah, I'm a convenient dresser when the outfit I'm wearing is not meant to be uploaded on here.
My wardrobe is has been going through a hefty chance in the last couple of months. I've been dropping most colours for a more wearable wardrobe. I'd call it a bad attempt at composing a capsule wardrobe, but still has a long way to go before I'd even remotely title it a minimalistic collection of garments. 
I hope you're enjoying the rest of October and have a nice Halloween! 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Review: MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NW13

Mac Pro Longwear Foundation NW13 SPF10


Aren't we all looking for that perfectly matching foundation? It's not an easy task to find it, yet it is so important. A good base makes or breaks a look, which is exactly why I got myself matched at MAC and subsequently splurged on the MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation in NW13. Granted, it took me some time to justify the purchase, but I have not regretted it since. Let me tell you why!

As a pale girl, it is such a chore to find a foundation with the perfect undertone that doesn't come off too dark or even orange on my skin. MAC's colour range finally convinced me and I found my match in the NW13, a light beige foundation with warm undertones.

Swatches
indoors - flash - natural light
Performance
indoors - with flash
Mac Pro Longwear NW 13 SPF 10 Foundation Worn

MAC's Pro Longwear foundation has a very lovely, matte finish with a natural glow and provides a buildable, medium coverage. It conceals rednesses, minor spots and it gives my dark circles a very light touch-up. For meaner spots and serious dark-circle coverage, a concealer is needed as you can see in the pictures above. The product's consistency is very runny. I prefer to apply it with a brush but a beauty blender will work really well, too, especially if you're going for a lighter and dewier look.
What I also like about this product is the added SPF. This might not make it your go-to foundation for photoshootings as the SPF can wash you out in combination with heavy flash usage, but the extra sun protection makes it even better for daily wear. If applied correctly, this foundation stays on my normal skin until I decide to remove it again. There is some minor fading throughout the day, which is completely normal and expected.
All in all, this is a lovely product and I'm certainly going to repurchase it again when I run out. Which may take a while as I only need one pump to cover my whole face!

5 / 5 

What do you prefer in a foundation: Heavy coverage or a more natural finish?

Sunday, 26 October 2014

A/W Edit #2

autumn winter 2014 edit missblueeyes
Nothing beats a relaxed Sunday with a bit of online shopping and a big mug of (non-alcoholic) hot punch. If you follow me on Pinterest, you might have noticed that I fiddled a lot with my wishlist. Once a month, I usually go through it asking myself "If I had the money to buy this right now, would I do it?" and delete everything I don't immediately answer "Yes" to. This month, a lot of items got dropped and just as many were added.
This gorgeous, grey Zara knit will find its way into my wardrobe as soon as humanly possible. I just need a decent turtleneck and this one is just so nice. Same goes for the Dr Martens Theresa boots, which I check on about every couple hours just to see whether my size is still available or if the sale is still on. A Daniel Wellington watch (this one is the Classic Cardiff Lady) has been up here since they sent press samples to almost every single famous blogger around the globe - it obviously worked, I seriously need one with silver hardware.
You probably haven't noticed yet but I'm a big fan of the 90's revival trend. I haven't gotten a lip colour to match my obsession yet but my current favourite is MAC's Styled in Sepia. Next is more of a dream than a wish, as I won't be able to afford this anytime soon: An All Saints leather jacket. This is one of those pieces worth investing in and I'm going to do so eventually. Just wait. Last but not least, Nyx's powder blush in taupe. Definitely the least pricy of the bunch and something that I'd love to try as I heard it's a great contour shade for us paler folks.

My next edits are probably going to be Christmas-themed! Is there anything you'd like to see?

Friday, 24 October 2014

Video: Harley Quinn Make Up Tutorial

I have to admit that I'm not super excited about Halloween (I'm more of a Christmas kind of girl) but I do love dressing up! My YouTube debut is nothing less than a Harley Quinn (Arkham Asylum inspired) makeup tutorial, which I cannot wait to finally share with you! I initially wanted to do this tutorial as a blogpost, but I soon realised that it was far too complex to show you without creating an ueber long post with a bazillion pictures.


All the information you could possibly need about the look can be found in the video above or in the actual description on YouTube. Feel free to ask any questions, were they to pop up, nevertheless! Also, if this post hadn't been so spontaneous, I certainly would have gotten some hair chalk.

Here are some more photographs of the finished look.
Please let me know what you think! 

P.S.: I will try to upload at least 2 videos a month from now on. Let's see how it goes!

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