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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

new years eve purple make up look

I love purple, it’s one of the colors l use the most for my looks, so for new years eve I wanted it to be the star of the night and l decided to make a sparkly smokey eye without using classic colors like gold and black, I went for purple instead! I applied a purple base to make the colors pop more and then l placed a lavender sparkly color in my inner corner, l then blended it into a magenta color that fades into a beautiful rich purple eyeshadow full of blue and lavender glitters. With the help of a sticky base l placed glitters in the middle of my lid and l also used a glittery eyeliner behind my cat eye line. You can add falsies if you like, l didn’t because l think glitters make it dramatic enough  but it’s just a personal choice.

I hope you like it! Happy new year fairies!

 Italian version:

Il viola è uno dei colori che uso più di frequente per I miei look, quindi per l’ultimo dell’anno volevo che fosse la star della serata ed ho deciso per uno smokey eye molto brillante che non avesse come protagonisti i colori classici come l’oro o il nero, ma proprio il viola! Ho steso una base viola sulla palpebra mobile per rendere il colore più intenso, ho applicato un ombretto lavanda con microglitter nell’angolo interno dell’occhio, l’ho sfumato in un color fucsia cupo e nell’angolo esterno ho applicato un bellissimo viola ricco di glitter azzurri e lilla. Con l’aiuto di una base adesiva ho poi aggiunto dei glitter multicolore al centro della palpebra ed ho anche usato un eyeliner glitterato solo sotto la coda della linea di eyeliner. Potete aggiungere le ciglia finte se volete, io non l’ho fatto perché mi sembrava che i glitters rendessero il look sufficientemente drammatico , ma è solo questione di gusti personali.

Spero vi piaccia! Buon anno fatine!

Products used:

mac paint pot in painterly

mehron aqua base in purple

Kiko infinity+ eyeshadow nr 404 fuchsia

Kiko infinity + eyeshadow nr 407 viola

fyrinnae loose pigment in neo universe

fyrinnae loose pigment in Helena & Demetrius

Mac eyeshadow in bisque

Mac loose pigment in vanilla

Mac chromaline in rich purple

Urban decay heavy metal eyeliner in glam rock

Mascara they’re real! By benefit

glitters essence nr 04

Monday, 30 December 2013

My top 5 products of 2013

This year is about to end , it will be 2014 in a bit more than 24 hours and I decided to write a list of the products l used the most this year ( and l will keep using them next year for sure!) .It wasn't easy to pick just 5 but eventually l thought of making a balanced list of high end and drugstore products and I chose those I found out about this year, they are all new to me basically and, once l tried them, I fell in love with them!
Let's start fairies! 

1. benefit stay don't stray

2. kiko infinity eyeshadows

3. mac retro matte lipsticks

4.urban decay de-slick mattyfing powder

5. maybelline mascara the falsies

Benefit stay don’t stray : it is my current favourite as eye primer, it’s not sticky, not thick, but it grabs eyeshadow powder like there’s no tomorrow! It does not crease, it will stay all day , colours will be vibrant for hours!

Kiko infinity eyeshadows: I’m gonna post a whole review with swatches in the following weeks, but for now l’ll tell you that l’m really impressed with them! I’ve got few kiko eyeshadows, mostly highlighters, and l think they’re alright considering the price, but kiko changed formulation with infinity eyeshadows and they are very buttery,pigmented and easy to blend! I love them, l also love that you can create your customized palette starting from a two colors one till a 24 colors one with the click system and that allows everyone to try them, but most of all I really like their texture and the great colors choice!

Mac retro matte lipsticks : when l was a teen l used to rock a shiseido matte lipstick in an orangey red shade and l repuschased it for years, it was my favourite lipstick of all time! It was high quality but the texture was sooo dry it was difficult to get an even application even though l did it and l loved it to bits! So when mac launched retro matte lipsticks it was like going back in time and l got so excited l wanted to try them! To my surprise (well not really…l guess 20 years have made a huge difference in formulation) they are smooth and they go on easily, they’re velvety and not patchy at all and the finish is total matte! When l read they are dry l’d like to turn back the time and show them what dry texture means lol! These are absolutely amazing!

Urban decay de-slick mattyfing powder : I’m always hunting for mattyfing powders that don’t look cakey because l’ve got oily skin and l need a powder that keeps my skin from shining. I’ve found my holy grail with this urban decay product: it does what it says, and my skin stays matte for hours. I can’t live without it!

Mascara Maybelline the falsies : as l wrote in my review , this is the best drugstore mascara l’ve ever tried! I like how thick lashes get after just few coats, l like the doll look you achieve and l like that it’s not too pasty or thick. It’s a great mascara and it’s not expensive at all, a must have!