vendredi 28 octobre 2016

How to style: spiderweb shoes

Jacket - Zara
Top - New Look
Skirt - Naf Naf
Shoes - DIY (Zara loafers)
Watch - Swatch
Eyes - Morphe 35F
Lips - Urban Decay Manic

jeudi 27 octobre 2016

Mermaid Halloween Makeup

Halloween, mermaid, morphe, 35U, Socialeyes, Vixen

What you need to realize this make up:
  • Several shades and tones of blue eyeshadow (Morphe 35U, Catrice, Smashbox, Makeup Geek)
  • Dark blue liner + white eyeliner (Peggy Sage, Nyx)
  • Blue glitter + glitter glue (Too Faced, Eye Kandy)
  • Pearls and crystals (H&M, Craft store)
  • False lashes + glue (Duo, Socialeyes Vixen)
  • Light pink lipstick or gloss (Dior Addict Fluid stick in 389 Kiss Me with Morphe top blue shadow)

Halloween, mermaid, morphe, 35U, Socialeyes, Vixen

Step 1: face 

Do your usual base make up (foundation + concealer). Apply a light layer of matte/satin light blue eyeshadow (I used the lightest shade in the Smashbox trio) to set your base and give a blue cast to your skin. Contour with a dark teal eyeshadow (I used the Catrice one and the dark blue for the Morphe 35U palette) and highlight using a very shimmery light blue shadow (I used a mix of Kaleidoscope and Sugar Rush foiled duochrome eyeshadows from Makeup geek). 

Step 2: Eyes

Create a blue smokey eye (I used the four shades with a little star in the Morphe palette with the Kiko shadow stick underneath as my primer). Line your upper lash line with a dark blue liner and use a white liner to draw several feathery lines at the outer corner of your eyes. Prime your lids with glitter glue and apply glitter. Don't forget the falsies!

Step 3: Lips

Apply a light pink lipstick or gloss and dab blue eyeshadow on top.

Step 4: Embellishments

Prime your cheeks with glitter glue and go to town with glitter. I went for a "glitter tears" effect so I focused the product on my under eye area and dragged it down my cheeks. I then used lash glue to stick crystals and pearls on my face. For the pearls, I really recommend applying the glue to both the face and the pearl, letting set for 30-60 seconds and then sticking the pearl to your skin.

Step 5: Finishing touches

Wear this make up with a sea inspired head piece, your favorite sequin dress or a metallic blue skirt!
I got this headband from an Etsy shop called CyShell and I am in love.

Skinnydip, iphone, mermaid

Nails are Essie Classical Cliché and phone case is from Skinny Dip.

Happy Halloween!!!

mardi 25 octobre 2016

DIY: Halloween Shoes

Pearls, spiderweb, shoes, DIY, Charlotte Olympia, inspired

I've been really inspired by Halloween this year. Last year, my costume was extremely last minute, but this year, I have been thinking about makeup look for weeks, buying wigs and accessories. As I was browsing Charlotte Olympia shoes online, I spotted her iconic spiderweb ballerinas and they immediately appeared as easily dupable. So here is a little DIY post on how to make your own Halloween-inspired shoes, even though I will probably be wearing mine all throughout Autumn!

To do this DIY you'll need: a pair of shoes (make sure there is enough space for your spiderwebs), gold beads, a thin metal thread, pliers, universal glue (make sure there is no harsh solvent in your glue as it might tarnish the beads and the leather), a ruler.

Create three strands of beads. They will be the axis of you spiderweb so make them as long as the diameter of your web. Measure the space you have on your shoe in order to figure out the diameter. To stop your thread and secure your beads, go around the last bead and back inside the strand of beads for a few centimeters, then cut what remains.

Start with two strands. Twist them in their middle. Then add the third one and twist it with the others. This can be done quite messily. Just make sure your three axis are holding together. They will become more sturdy as we add the web's circles.

Then slip a thread through a bead on one of your axis. I chose the fourth bead, but it can't be higher if your web is bigger.

Add beads and slip your thread through the fourth bead on the next axis.

And cut the remaining thread.

All you have to do now is glue your webs on your shoes. You can shape your webs to make them more hexagonal (which I forgot to do for the left foot) before glueing them on. If the glue application gets messy, clean it up with nail polish remover and cotton buds.

Shoes, DIY, pearls, spiderweb, Charlotte Olympia, inspired

samedi 15 octobre 2016

Out of the Zone #1: Purple Lips

I am definitely in an experimenting phase when it comes to make up, that's why I want to introduce a new series of post called "out of the zone" in which I try various types of make up products that are not part of my comfort zone. After glitter and false lashes in my latest video, the next step was lips and even though buying lipstick is an activity that do almost as frequently as going grocery shopping, I am definitely guilty of sticking to my mauvey pinks and rosy browns with an occasional red or hot pink. But lately, with the beauty market overflowing with blue, green or grey lip products, I have started to consider purple as a not so out of the box color. You will find my purple lip picks below. Some are pretty wearable, others are pretty scary but still fun to pull off once in a while!

Mac Violetta: I love it! The shimmery finish makes it a great option for thinner lips.

liquid lipstick, tarte

Tarte Tarteist lip paint in Yass: When this line of liquid lipsticks came out this was the shade that interested me the least. Now that I have tried it I actually find it not that scary and I could definitely pull it off in my daily life.

Urban Decay Vice lipstick in Pandemonium: A little bit patchy, but stilla gorgeous evening (or day) shade.

Ariana Grande

Mac Viva Glam Ariana 2: Looks more pink on the lips than it does in the bullet, but still a very fun, brightening shade.

Make up for ever C506: This almost doesn't classify as a purple. It leans more toward the dark red end of the spectrum, but there's still a hint of purple in it that make it a great vampy lip option.

Loaded bolds

Maybelline Vibrant Violet: Unfortunately not available in Switzerland, but a good wallet-friendly alternative to Violetta.

liquid lipstick

Nyx Liquid Suede on Amethyst: This one has a lot of blue in it, which makes it a real standout shade. let's say I'll keep this one for parties or nights out :)

Urban Decay Vice lipstick in Bittersweet: This a very wearable purple. Great for every day!

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