Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WINTER ANGEL make up look / VICTORIA'S SECRET INSPIRED / NEW YEAR'S EVE

Mac Let's Skate Paintpot + Mac Reflects Pearl 

Hello girls, I think I'm still in time to share another glitter look before New Year's Eve night!!

This look is very quick and easy to achieve, and will also be very pretty for younger girls :-)

My base was L'Oreal Lumi Magique (True Match Lumi) foundation in DW3 Gold Linen applied with my Real Technique stippling brush.

On my eyelid I first applied Mac Let's Skate paintpot as a base. It's a beautiful sheer baby pink infused with pearly and gold microglitter *_* <3

I blended it in my crease and in the outer corner of my eye using Catrice Starlight Expresso (350) eyeshadow, a delicate matte taupe shade, which I also applied along my lower lashline.
Contouring your eyes with a matte taupe/brown shade will naturally give them more depth and dimension.

And here comes the fun part!! I took Mac Reflects Pearl glitter, a magical silvery/pearly white glitter, and I patted it on the inner 2/thirds of my eyelid and on the inner corner of my eyes.
I can't even describe. Even if you don't purchase it, this is one of those products that you have to try at least once in your life :-)

*Mac website and glitter packagings state "Glitter is not eye safe and is not recommended for use on this area of the face", because some glitter particles might fall into the eyes and hurt them.
So if you apply glitter on your eyes, please just be careful :-)

For my cheeks I used L'Oreal Studio Secrets Sculpting Blush Duo in number 70 Light Skin.
One half is a sheer strongly blue toned pink blush, the other half is a matte bronzer.
This is probably the most natural shade of bronzer I can think of, and it could easily be my favourite if only its pigmentation wasn't so poor :-(
Its intensity is still buildable, but it's still not what I would expect from a product from one of my top favourite brands L'Oreal.

Finish off with your favourite pink gloss and your Winter Angel look will be complete!!


I hope you liked this look, and also check out my other glitter looks! Smokey and dramatic Mac Reflects Antique Gold - New Year's Eve, and a neon bright Turquoise Stardust make up look

Once again, Happy New Year lovelies, and thank you for being here :-* <3

Love
MJ

Mac Let's Skate Paintpot + Mac Reflects Pearl

Monday, December 30, 2013

MAC REFLECTS ANTIQUE GOLD - NEW YEAR'S EVE make up look

Mac Reflects Antique Gold

I'm excited to share this look created around 2 of my favourite and most unique Mac products, Reflects Antique Gold glitter and Genuine Treasure paintpot.

Mac Reflects Antique Gold glitter and Mac Genuine Treasure paintpot

Reflects Antique Gold is an antique - meaning darkened/brassy - gold glitter and is a permanent Pro product.
If you have Mac pigment Christmas sets in your collection, go have a look. You might find a small vial of Reflects Antique Gold in one of them :-)

*Mac website and glitter packagings state "Glitter is not eye safe and is not recommended for use on this area of the face", because some glitter particles might fall into the eyes and hurt them.
So if you apply glitter on your eyes, please just be careful :-)

Genuine Treasure is the paintpot version of Reflects Antique Gold. It is exactly the same shade.
Disgracefully, Genuine Treasure is a limited edition product and is currently not on sale :(
So far it has only been released once, as part of the Posh Paradise collection in 2011.
It was so popular and sold out so fast that I'm sure it will be re-released soon. I'm actually surprised they haven't done it yet! :-/

As an alternative base to Genuine Treasure I suggest Mac Antique Diamond paintpot, which is a permanent product.
Antique Diamond is more of a platinum gold, and compared to Genuine Treasure is lighter and more greeny/grey, but will still complement Reflects Antique Gold beautifully.

If you don't have any of these don't panic, just use whatever neutral base you have, and the glitter on top will still do most of the job ;-)

I finished off my eyes by blending a matte brown shade in my crease and in my lower lashline.
I actually used Bahama Mama from The Balm, the bronzer I used on my face too, but an eyeshadow will be exactly the same.
You can go blending the brown as wide as you like in both directions, depending on how dramatic you want the final result to be.
It goes without saying that I went very high above my crease and very low under my lower lashline, I mean, I would blend my eyeshadow down to my chin if only I could.

And many generous coats of black mascara are a must!! I used Dior Diorshow Blackout on top of Helena Rubinstein Spider Eyes mascara base!!

Now let's break down the rest of the look:

I believe that bronzy looks are enhanced by a tanned skin, so I previously self-tanned my face with my only facial self-tanner, Dior Bronze Auto-Bronzant in Natural Glow.
It's the first I tried years ago, and I've always been so happy with it that I honestly never looked for alternatives.

On my face I used L'Oreal Lumi Magique (True Match Lumi) foundation in W3/D3 Gold Linen, applied with my Real Techniques stippling brush, and Mac Pro Longwear concealer in NC30.
I concealed and brightened my undereye area with Clinique Line Smoothing concealer in 02 Light.

I intensified my tan and contoured my cheekbones with Bahama Mama from The Balm, a fantastic matte non-orange powder bronzer with the most buttery texture and a very subtle and flattering satiny sheen to it.

I applied Sleek blush in Pixie Pink, a Barbie pink, on the apples of my cheeks with my Real Techniques Contour Brush, a oval shaped brush with dense medium length bristles to have more control on where I was placing the colour.
I then blended it with iconic blush Nars Orgasm, which enhanced the pink with a peachy golden sheen.

On my lips I went for a soft-but-not-too-much neutral nude.
I first erased most natural pigmentation and neutralized them with some concealer.
I slightly overdrew them with Catrice Precision Lip Liner in 010 Choc'aholic, a pale beige shade, and then filled them in with 01 Nude Beige, a pinky beige, the ultimate luxury-made-lipstick from the Rouge Volupté series by YSL Yves Saint Laurent.


What will be your New Year's Eve make up look ladies??
Please tag me in your pictures on Instagram @mjintheskywithglitter, or post in a comment the link to your blog post.

If you want to see it, this is another look I created with glitter, breathtaking Mac Reflects Turquatic 
TURQUOISE STARDUST make up look

Thank you so much for reading and making my blog happen, HAPPY NEW YEAR with love and health and happiness for you and your family!!

Love <3
MJ

Thursday, December 26, 2013

HARLOT OCC LIP TAR

Harlot OCC Lip Tar

It was only a matter of time before I wrote a post about my first Lip Tar, the uber-famous liquid lipstick by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - haha don't you just love their name! ^_^

Lip Tars come in a tube and are out-of-this-world intense and pigmented.
And no matter how many times you have heard how pigmented they are, and how much you therefore expect it, the first time you try them yourself you will still be amazed!! :-O
The smallest dot is enough to paint your entire lips. Seriously, if you put more than this on your hand or on the brush you will waste it!

So when it came to picking my first Lip Tar, I wanted to go big and I picked one of their BANG!!!est shades :-D
It's called Harlot and it's the brightest neon coral-y red a human can ever create, isn't it stunning????

Harlot OCC Lip Tar

At a first glance, I thought I had already found in my collection some dupes for Harlot in Heartbreaker by Sleek and in Coral Blush 158 by Barry M.
These 3 do look pretty much identical in the tube, but as soon as you swatch them side by side it's clear to see they are by no means dupes.

Compared to Harlot, Heartbreaker (which is already a very very close dupe to Mac Impassioned, you can read my post here Mac dupes - Red, bright and dark lipsticks from Sleek) is more pink and more matte, while Coral Blush is a lot more sheer, and has some fuchsia to it.


Sleek Heartbreaker - OCC Lip Tar Harlot - Barry M 158 Coral Blush

But what I came up with is that when I wear Harlot I will then take either Heartbreaker or Barry M 158 with me in my handbag.
I find such a pigmented liquid in a tube a little impractical for touch ups - if you need them at all with this product, but you know, just in case.
Regular lipsticks in a bullet are much easier to use, so having one of those 2 with me when I'm wearing Harlot will do the touch up job if needed, without risking to bleed neon coral from all over my face when it's not Halloween!!

I hope you found this post interesting!
Do you have any Lip Tars?? If so, what shades??
Also let me know if you too wrote a blog post about them!!

And if you like this kind of bright shades see me wear an orange lipstick in New trend: how to make orange lipstick work for pale blondes / Iggy Azalea inspired make up :-)

Have a beautiful day :-*

Love
MJ

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

THE LIPSTICK TAG

I saw this tag on lovely BeautyAddict29's blog BeautyAddict29 and I really enjoyed reading her post, so I decided to do it too! :-)

So here are the 10 questions!

1. How many lipsticks do you own?
I never counted them and I never will, just in case the final result prompted me to question my mental wellness :-O
It is for sure a 3 digit number hahaha :-D

2. What is your most worn lipstick?
Impressive from Mac, from their Sheen Supreme range.
It is a creamy mauvy nude with medium opacity, and I consider it as the shade that best complements and enhances my lips while still looking very natural.

3. What is your first ever lipstick?
A sheer pink from L'Oreal :-)

4. What is your favourite brand of lipstick?
I have to go for Mac.
I believe this is the brand that offers the most extensive range of lipsticks, with so many different shades - some of them like Impassioned, Russian Red, Ruby Woo, Saint Germain, being so unique that they are literally iconic - in so many different finishes that it deserves the top spot.

5. What is your favourite finish?
On a daily basis I wear creamy finishes - I usually wear more make up on my eyes than my lips, so I prefer a creamy and more natural lipstick finish, regardless of the shade.
For more dramatic looks I will use a matte finish.

6. What lip product you last bought?
Last weekend I bought a bunch of lipsticks from Kiko - Velvet Mat Lipsticks and Smart lipsticks, I had been eyeing them for a while and I found them on sale (Kiko always has some products or lines going on sale from time to time) so I got them!

7. What lipstick do you use to rock a red lip?
Russian Red from Mac.
If it's daytime, sometimes I will choose Ruby Woo, which is a little brighter.
In case you weren't already familiar with them, I have an entire post with swatches comparing Russian Red and Ruby Woo :-) MAC RUSSIAN RED vs RUBY WOO

8. How many products you currently have in your bag, including lip balms and lipsticks.
I usually change the products I keep in my handbag, depending on what I'm wearing for the day.
But I always keep a lip balm in each bag, I need to have a lip balm with me at all times wherever I am!
Other than that, I usually have 1 or 2 lipglosses, or a lipstick and a lipgloss.
Sometimes I forget about them, and instead of changing them I keep adding more, until I will pull like 7 or 8 different lip products out of my bag, hahaha does it happen to you too girls??

9. How do you store your lipsticks?
Some are divided by brand and some are divided by shade.
They are stored in mini drawer-boxes and in plastic containers I got in Tokyo from Muji and from very popular Daiso store in Harajuku :-))

10. What lip product are you lusting after?
I would love to try Nars with their Velvet Matte Lip Pencils.
But I have already recently splurged on Nars for their Orgasm Illuminator AND Orgasm Multiple, so I will be still leaving their Lip Pencils in stand-by for now :-)

Please let me know if you have done this tag too in a blog post or a YouTube video, or answer as many questions as you like here in a comment, I will be very happy to read your answers or see your video!

Thank you for taking the time to go through all my answers, I hope you are all having a lovely day

x :-)
MJ

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

UNE SKIN GLOW FOUNDATION

UNE Skin Glow Foundation

I know this picture will look a little random in a make up blog, but the reason why it's here is because when I posted it on Instagram it earned me a lot of compliments on how my skin looked!

And since I too love the foundation I am wearing, I'm more than happy to share the name of this magic potion: it's Skin Glow Foundation by UNE Natural Beauty (http://www.unebeauty.com/en/products/make-up/face/skin-glow-foundation.html)

UNE is a French brand whose products are made almost entirely from natural ingredients, which is already really nice to begin with.
And this is the glowiest foundation I have ever tried, I mean just how it like it!!
Yes my picture is filtered through Instagram, but this didn't really alter the real overall look of my skin - see how only my face is shiny while my shoulders and chest are not.

I discovered Skin Glow Foundation - and UNE as a brand - by chance when I received a sample, and when I first tried it I couldn't believe my eyes!! *_*
I immediately took a good ol' #selfie and sent it out to all of my make up loving girlfriends like "LOOK AT THIS!!!" :-D

I found the texture a little unusual: it's liquidy but thick, and it goes on sort of matte first while leaving this incredible glow.
It has a strong almond fragrance. I see the website says it is lotus flower, but to me it smells just like almond milk :-)

I know some girls prefer a more velvety/matte finish to their foundation, but Skin Glow will give you the skin of vacation, the skin of summer, of a tropical island, of a sandy beach - and for me no other look can top that!! <3

Please girls let me know if you tried this foundation or other UNE products, I would love to hear some suggestions!

Have a beautiful day,
love xxx

Monday, December 9, 2013

NIGHT DRIVE IN MOSCOW make up look

Night Drive In Moscow

This look was inspired by the song Night Drive In Moscow by 5 Reasons feat. Patrick Baker [Satin Jackets Remix] (https://soundcloud.com/shinydiscoclub/night-drive-in-moscow-satin-jackets). I love this song, I can listen to it in a loop for hours!

For the base I used L'Oreal Lumi Magique (True Match Lumi) foundation in W3/D3 Gold Linen, applied with my Real Techniques stippling brush, and Mac Pro Longwear concealer in NC30 where needed.
I brightened up my inner eye and undereye area with Diorskin Sculpt concealer, and I highlighted my cheekbones with Nars Orgasm Illuminator.

On my eyes I went for the flattest pitchest blackest smokey look ever possible with Blackout eyeshadow (matte carbon black) from the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and Blackmania eye pencil from Essence into my upper and lower lashline and on my waterline.

Then I applied a thick coat of Helena Rubinstein Spider Eyes mascara base + Dior Diorshow Black Out mascara.


For bronzer I used Nars Laguna from my Nars Blush/Bronzer Trio, one of the most luxurious and pricey pieces of my makeup collection!!
And then I let my gorgeous brand new Nars Orgasm Multiple paint my cheeks with its beautiful goddess-like rosy glow.

I overdrew my lips slightly with Lost in the Rose Wood lip pencil from Catrice, and I filled them in with Choco Cream (715) lipstick from Maybelline, a creamy beige nude.


The stunning hairband I am wearing is from Accessorize.
It's called Autumn Leaf Metal Bando and is a chain of gold leaves with an elastic band in the back, something like flower child meets beauty queen. I love it!! *_*


I hope you guys liked this look! Please leave me a comment if you did!

And this is another look I created with a hairband Halloween Queen :-)

Thank you so much for reading and for your lovely comments <3

Love
MJ