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Hi, my name’s Michala of AndHonestly. I’m so honoured to be doing this collaboration with my absolute favourite blogger, Lise. Check out her post on my blog, where Lise tests out Christmas makeup trends.

Today I will be doing something that’s not in the Christmas spirit because I did not feel like doing anything festive. Ngl. I wanted to try something a bit different and push my skills (a little). Inspired by NikkieTutorials Halloween Wonder Woman epic from Halloween, I decided to do a VERY basic comic book inspired makeup look.

I scoured the internet for photos to draw from and came up with the look below:

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For this, I used the following products:

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation in 1.1N
Rimmel Clear Complexion Transparent Powder
Revlon Colorstay Concealer in Fair
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair
Soap & Glory Smoulder Khol in Superblack
Soap & Glory Supercat Eye Liner in Black
Covergirl Clump Crusher Water Resistent Mascara in Very Black and
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Masochist.

Aaaand my foundation is way too pale. How does this keep happening? It looked fine the first few times I wore it 😩

I found this to be a bit of a challenge, but not something incredibly difficult to do. The most painstaking part was getting the winged liner even on both sides of the face. The kohl liner was a good choice for the accent lines, this as it was easy to remove and fix. Eventually I just thickened up the lines because reapplying the base was a pain. The lips were the hardest part to outline, it took me four or five attempts to look this bad and based on that, I will not be doing this look again. My lips are so sore.

If I did this over, I would use a white eyeliner instead of a super pale concealer for the accent dots. I would also use a khol pencil you could sharpen as the Soap & Glory one got blunt way too quickly and it’s a twist up. I’d also take more care over my lips and wear a foundation that actually matched me.

It didn’t turn out the way I expected – it honestly kind of sucks – but I guess it was fine for someone who doesn’t have much in the way of makeup skills.

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Rose tinted? What is that?

At Bora Aksu, Altuzarra and Simone Rocha, a wash of prettiest pink gave a rose-like flush to cheeks, eyes and lips on the catwalk. Sheer coverage, soft shades and delicate application made for an ethereal beauty which felt utterly modern yet completely wearable at once. Elsewhere pink made its comeback in the form of magenta colour-pop lips at H&M, fuchsia liner at Oscar de la Renta and softly petal-stained mouths at Temperley London. To think pink has never felt more apt.

Rose tinted, to me at least, sounds very good in theory, but it really isn’t in practice. It works well for those who are not too fair and who have a light hair color because it just adds onto the ‘innocence’ of it. For me, however, it doesn’t really work. My hair is as black as it could be, my brows are really dark although they’re kinda sparse but they are not anywhere close to being blonde. My lips are also naturally very purple, so for them to look rose tinted too I would have had to block out all color with a concealer and then added something pink on top. I used the most pink lipstick I had in the picture below and it still looks purple-ish.

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I used a dusty rose shade from a blush palette and used a fluffy brush to add it around my eyes and on my cheeks and it honestly made me look bruised or sunburned. Pink is not my shade at all so it won’t really work out no matter what I do. It was a fun look to do though, it looked a bit more intense in real life, my camera didn’t really want to pick up on the pink shade so it just looks darker than it really is. Same goes for the lip color, but I guess that’s kinda a given.

Would you want to try a look like this? Or rather, could you pull it off? I feel like it really takes a special kind of person to pull off things like this, all of the trends I have tried so far have been kinda drastic or extreme and not really for every day use, only for special occasions. If you want to check out my previous beauty trends posts you can click these links below:

Mermaid eyes | Colored brows | Graphic liner | Ombre lips | fake freckles | lipstick blush

Is there any beauty trends you have been curious about and never really tried? Let me know! I’m always looking for inspiration or new weird things to try out. I always have so much fun when doing posts like this.

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A day in the life

Lise —  October 8, 2017 — 9 Comments

What do I do in a day?

I wake up somewhere between 6 am and 8 am, depending on how much I have to do. This particular day I woke up at about 7:30. I had a quick breakfast before turning on some music and getting ready for a work experience day. I always start my day with listening to Angels and Airwaves, both because their music is really relaxing and because Tom Delonge is one of my favorite singers.

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While I listen to that, I do my hair, I cleanse my face, I put on some make up if I need to, to make sure I look somewhat presentable. Most of the time I just fill in my brows, put on a lipstick and go out like that. I’ve also found that if i ‘blot’ my t-zone with setting powder when I do no foundation days, I get less oily overall.

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After getting ready I drive off to my schedules for the day, and arrive home many hours later, tired and eating dinner before retiring to my room to read. I love snacking on satsumas while reading.. And listening to music, or ASMR. After reading for a little bit, I usually do chores like cleaning, doing laundry, and then having a shower before returning to my favorite reading chair.

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I really love having scented candles, currently I have one smelling like “clean cotton” and one smelling like “firewood”. I alternate between “firewood” and “mahogany”. I also love anything sandalwood, or just woodsy scents in general. (The framed poster in the background is a diagram of the moon with a lot of facts and whatnot)

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So that’s usually what I do in a day. Now and then the reading is traded for video games, or more cleaning.. It really depends on my mood and how tired I am from my schedules. Exciting, huh? Not really, but I enjoy my own company and I enjoy reading the most.

What do you do in a day? 

 

Sounds rather sticky, right?

I have both heard about and seen people use their lipstick or lip tint as a blush but I have never really wanted to try it.. Mostly because it sounds awfully sticky and I’m honestly not great at blending at all. Most of my lipsticks are purple too so I end up looking super flushed, as you can see in the picture below. I used to have a lip tint that doubled as a blush but I think I had an allergic reaction to it so I threw it out sometime earlier this year.

From what I found when researching this, you could either apply the lipstick directly onto your cheeks, or use your fingers to blot your lips after application and then dab whatever you blot off onto your cheeks afterwards. I tried just applying it directly onto my cheeks, and boy, did I not know how much or little I needed. My first attempt made me end up looking like a clown, but with a little bit of practice I ended up with what you can see below. It’s not the worst, but certainly not the best either as I could blend it out more to make it look natural. The downside with doing that though is that it wouldn’t show up as well in pictures, and how could I illustrate what I did without that?

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(The lipstick I used is Mauve Mania by Maybelline)

I’m not sure if it is a trend I would continue to follow, especially not since my cheeks are naturally flushed anyways. It doesn’t really matter how much foundation I put on top because somehow the redness shines through anyways. Luckily it’s not the brightest red in the world but it is enough to be noticed.

I think I honestly would rather invest in a proper blusher instead. I do prefer powders to the feeling of sticky lipstick on my cheeks so it’s not really any big decision I need to make. Would you use your lipstick as a blush if you’re in a pinch? Or is this something you do already? Let me know! I’m curious to read your answers.

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Recently I was looking at the TAM Beauty website and I stumbled upon this beauty. It is still available there so you can get it for yourself, it is very discounted and it’s pretty much a bargain now! ( It’s on sale for £30, RRP is £80) This is a pretty sturdy storage chest that comes with a variety of make up items and tools that every girl needs. The doors have magnets in them so they will stay closed when it’s on display or being transported somewhere. It comes with a plastic sleeve you can keep around it to, to keep your make up extra safe.

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The chest has twelve compartments/drawers and each of them contains one set or one item when you open them. My package contained three bonus items too because TAM Beauty includes free samples for a limited time so I received 15 items in total. The bonus items were Velvet lip lacquers and a sample of a duo brow powder, which coincidentally was in the shade I normally use.

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All 12 items/sets + the bonus velvet lippies & brow powder.


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The first item, which was in the largest drawer on the top was their Iconic Nudes brush collection! I have been wanting this for a while so having it included in this set is amazing! The brushes are so incredibly soft and I really look forward to play with these. It is a 9 piece set, including a powder brush, contour brush, flat blending brush, prime & correct brush, conceal brush, flat eye shadow brush, round eye shadow brush, angled eye brow brush and a fine eye shadow brush.

For the rest, I will combine drawers, or else this would be a mile long!


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These are the small drawers on the left side and they contain these; Their blending sponge (that is sold in a bundle with the brushes), a Vivid baked highlight in “Peach lights”, an Ultra Pro Contour palette and a Trio Lipstick Amplification kit in “Ultra Vamp”.

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Contour palette, top row.

 

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Contour palette, bottom row.

 

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Trio Lipstick Amplification “Ultra vamp”, a cream, gloss and a liquid lipstick.

 

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Vivid baked highlighter in “Peach lights”.


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These were the small drawers on the right side, one item in each. They contained the Ultra Face Basic Primer, Trio Trio Lipstick Amplification kit in “Ultra nude” and “Ultra reds” and an eye brow kit. I only swatched the actual eye brow shades (4 powders and 2 creams), the waxes and highlights didn’t show up well on camera because I’m so hecking pale.

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The first three going down on the left side, the others are on the right side of the palette.

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The “Ultra reds” on the left, “Ultra nude” on the right. Liquid lip, cream and then gloss.


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These items are from the three drawers in the middle. These drawers contained a “Ultimate favorites” eye shadow palette with 32 (!) shades, a duo face sculpt compact and a HD Pro Strobe palette. They’re all very pretty!

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Swatches of the creams first, and the two powders. A good variety of undertones.

I didn’t do swatches of the contour compact because the shades are pretty much identical to the contour palette, and swatching 32 eye shadows would take so long! They are very soft to the touch and very pigmented though so I’m excited to see what kind of looks they can make.


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And here are the bonus items I received. The velvet lip lacquers didn’t feel too great on the lips, once they dried they became very sticky, but if I paired them with glosses from the lip kits they felt a lot better. It’s a shame that they end up being so sticky though because I love the colors, they’re very vibrant and not really patchy at all.

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“I keep lying for you” on the left and “Rebel” on the right.


 

So that was it for the Makeup Revolution storage chest! What did you think? Would you say it was worth it for £30? I’m very happy with it at least, and now I get more storage for my other make up too, I love organization!

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