Thursday, April 23, 2015

Maybelline Colordrama - Intense velvet lip pencil

I had my eye on these for a while now, because I think they could be a good dupe for the NARS lip pencils. I don't know what it is about lipproducts, but they always draw my attention.

I picked up 3 colors from the range. A classic red (Red Sensational), a berry toned one (Berry Much) and a daring orange (Fab Orange). These are the three colors I feel are all I'm ever gonna need. No nudes, I know. But if you know me even just a little than you'll know that I'm not the biggest fan of them. I'm a sucker for bright lips. If you take a quick look at my Mac lipstick collection you'll notice this straight away. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

M.A.C. Lipstick collection

New York Apple - Frost
One of the very first colors I bought from MAC. It is a frost which I'm not too big a fan of, but NYA isn't so much of a 'in your face'-frost. I personally like to wear this color more in the colder months. 
Syrup - Lustre
This is the first nude I bought from MAC. I will never be the biggest fan of nudes. I don't see the point in spending money on a lipstick when you can hardly see it on your lips, but I felt like I needed at least one in my collection. Syrup was the lucky one. And it turns out I'm the lucky one too, because I've started to love this color on me. It's a light pink with subtle blue and purple undertones to it. 

Fanfare - Cremesheen
The next 'nude' I bought from MAC. Or at least I thought it would be a nude, but on me it looks more like a coral pink. I go through phases with this one. I think this looks good on me in the summer when I have a bit of a tan, but when I'm at my lightest it just doesn't mesh well with my skin tone. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara

When I saw this mascara I knew I had to have it. Look at it.. It's gorgeous!! Although, I may be biased. Pink is my favorite color after all. 
I've been trying it out for a good two months so I feel confident that I can give you a complete review. 

When I applied it for the first time I was completely blown away by it's amazingness. It lenghtens, seperates and volumizes my lashes with just one layer. The above picture shows the before and after and that's with just one coat of this mascara.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bright lips on a rainy day..

Earlier today I posted this picture on Instagram and Facebook. Since a lot of you seemed to like it, I thought it would be a good idea to share what products I used to achieve this look.

It's a really quick and easy look actually. I was late for a meeting, but I didn't want to leave my house with a bare face, so I very quickly threw this make-up on.

As a base I used the L'Oréal True Match foundation. I always seem to reach for it whenever I'm going for the natural but flawless look. 
I skipped concealer as I don't really have any spots except for a tiny little one on my chin. I used a little extra foundation on it as well as on my dark circles (which aren't that bad to begin with).
I then set everything in place with my Clinique stay matte sheer-pressed powder which I use all the time. I don't really use any other powder. 

I didn't use any contour or bronzer for this look as I wanted to keep it really simple. I did use some blush to put some color back into my face. The one I used is Mocha from MAC. I often forget about this one, but everytime I use it I get reminded of why I love it so much. 

At this point I was already late and needed to get my ass out of the door, so instead of filling in my brows I ran the Maybelline Browdrama through them to give them a little definition. 

Now there is no way that I'm leaving my house without a little mascara on. Today I opted for Benefit's They're real mascara. I know I said I wouldn't splurge on the full size in an earlier post, but man this is one great mascara. Who knows, maybe I might when I run out of mascara one day (that's not bound to happen any time soon). 

When I was preparing for a MAC lipstick collection post, I was reminded of my Impassioned lipstick. It's one of the very first lipstick purchases I made and I haven't really worn it much since then. Since I kept the rest of my make-up so simple I figured a bright lip wouldn't be too much. Especially on this miserable rainy day. 

What make-up are you wearing today? Please let me know in the comments below or find me on twitter @_MakeUpDiary_

Xoxo Nathalie

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

My evening skincare routine

As promised I'm sharing my evening skincare routine today. 
It's not very different from my morning skincare routine. For cleanser and toner I use the exact same products, so if you want to know how I use them and what I think about them you can check that out here.

After I cleanse and tone I like to use The Body Shop's Drops of Youth bouncy sleeping mask. I recently discovered this product through FleurDeForce. She talked about it in a skincare video and I was intrigued enough to try it out. If you want to know how to use it or what she thought of it you can watch the video on her YouTube channel. I personally love it and and since I've started using it I noticed that my skin has been getting smoother. 

Also once a week I like to use a face mask to really clear out my pores. The one I've been using for quite a while is the Caudalie purifying mask. It's not a thick consistency at all which I like a lot. I usually apply it about 10 minutes before I get in the shower and after I've shampood and conditioned my hair I rinse off the mask and cleanse my face. 

The same as with my morning skincare routine I don't like to overload my face with products, so these are all the products I use.

What products do you use for your evening skincare routine? Please let me know in the comments below or find me on twitter @_MakeUpDiary_

Xoxo Nathalie

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Inspirational Mondays

I'm loving this 60's inspired look. What do you guys think? Please let me know in the comments below or find me on twitter @_MakeUpDiary_ using #InspirationalMondays

Xoxo Nathalie

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Inspirational Mondays

I love this sultry look. What do you guys think? Please let me know in the comments below or find me on twitter @_MakeUpDiary_

Xoxo Nathalie

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