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Violet Electra!


Fall is here, it’s time to renew our wardrobe as well as our make up.

One of the shades that I’m admiring this season is “Violet/Purple”.

The shades of the same palette like orchid, lilac and lavender are one of the hottest trends this year. What’s nice about these shades is that they are incredibly easy to pull off and can instantly brighten your face. Plus it’s actually a shade that can work on every eye color and skin tone.

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Today, I played with Violet everywhere! I applied lilac eye shadow, macroviolet eyeliner, violet  lipstick and nail polish.

 

After applying the basics, concealer, and powder, I mixed two tones of purple eye shadow.

I used the sweet lilac by Clarins on the inner corner of my eyes, added a hint of smokey by Estee Lauder starting the outside corner of my eyes and make it fade away as approaching the middle.

Then a bit of the lightest eye-shadow under the eyebrows, and today I used the newest item in my makeup bag, the Naked Lunch Frost by MAC.

Then I applied the macroviolet gel eye-liner, also by MAC. It’s easy to use with the brush and it’s long-lasting.

Then I applied a coat of Black mascara by Maybelline, I could have added a hint of purple mascara, but I got lazy 😛

And for the Lipstick, I applied one of the favorite lipsticks that I have, the Violet Electra by Estee Lauder. It has a creamy and weightless texture, the color is so vivid, it illuminates my face 🙂

And the nail polish is Miss conduct by Orly.

What’s your favorite color this fall? Are you into purple tones?

I would love to hear your opinions 🙂 

Lazy Monday Make-up look!


 

Oh it’s Monday again!

It’s time to turn that alarm off and after several snooze buttons, you will be racing time to get to work on time!

And since you don’t have much time left to put on your make-up, here’s a quick and easy make up look to make you look nice and fresh 🙂

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What I wore? Top from Vestiti in Jdeideh, Pants from Sinequanone

After washing your face and applying your day cream, with your fingers apply a dot of concealer under each eye and dab it quickly. My daily concealer is the “Lift Concealer” from Make Up For Ever (#3).

Then apply a hint of powder with the special sponge all over your face and neck. My new powder foundation is the “Everlasting Compact Foundation” from Clarins (#108 Sand).

Then dust the entire lid with the one color eye shadow, a thin layer of course to keep it simple. I used today the “Mono Couleur sweet lilac” from Clarins. And just under the eyebrows I added a touch of light using the light corner of the “Prisme Powder Blush” by Givenchy. 

Then I drew a line on my upper eyelid, it doesn’t have to be covering all your eyelid, it can be just from the outer corner to the center. I used today the “Dark Blue Duo-Chrome” by Bourjois.

Add attention to your eyes with bit of mascara. I applied quickly the “Miss Manga” by L’Oreal. Then I added a touch of the purple “Smoky Lash mascara” from Make Up For Ever on the sides only to add light. You don’t need to have these two steps, you can just apply one of them.

A quick hint of blush. I used today the “Lilas D’Or Blush” from Bourjois.

And finally I applied the “Hawaiian Coral Joli Rouge long wearing lipstick” (#706) by Clarins.

I hope you’re having a beautiful and calm Monday 🙂

5 Tips to Transition your Wardrobe from Winter to Summer!


 

The sun is up, the beach is calling, it’s nature’s way of telling you to get that coat back to where it belongs (the back…back… of the closet!) and get out all the fresh and comfy outfits.

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For me, summer is all about light textures and colors, here are some transitional tips that will help you through

1- Lighten up 

Add light colors to your wardrobe and softer textures.

Pastel  is the “it” shade of the season. The hue comes in different colors from pink, purple, green, coral and blue. Wearing the pretty pale shades head-to-toe is unmistakably feminine, plus it’s also refreshingly au courant.

If you’re not into these colors add more white to your wardrobe. No color is more fresh or crisp than white, so when you wear the hue from head to toe, it results in an exceptionally stylish, high-impact look. 

 

2- Color of the Year

Don’t forget about the Pantone color of the year: Radiant Orchid. This is another fun way to update your outfit. Wear the color as a shirt, or skirt  –> quick and easy way to bring your look into Summer. 

3- Patterns:

Summer is the perfect time to play with patterns. Florals are popping up in store windows everywhere. Each piece is going to add visual appeal to your outfit and ensure you are transitioning into the summer with a chic and dynamic wardrobe.

4- Accessories

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Marella Necklace – IRO white T-shirt

The winter to summer transition is not just an opportunity to mix up your clothing, but also your accessories, make-up, even nail polish.

 Add a statement necklace or earrings to your outfits and keep everything else simple.

5- Beauty

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Go for a glowing highlighter on cheeks but keep your lips matte. And skip the heavy eyeliner, a neutral eye shadow and thick mascara will keep your look fresh.

Nail polish is another fun way to add a little Spring to your look. Again go for brights or pastels!

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Bourjois Blush and Eye Shadow – Maybelline GO Extreme Mascara, L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara, Makeup Forever Smoky Lash Mascara in purple – Maybelline Nude Lipstick

 

I hope my tips will be helpful and have a lovely summer 🙂

 

This post was part of the interactive campaign “Closet Swap” by Raise.com.

Raise is a new marketplace where you can buy discounted gift cards to your favorite brands, and sell your unused gift cards for cash!

 

TEN Minutes Office Makeup!


For the people who don’t know me, I am a makeup and cosmetics freak. I spend hours and hours in the makeup department in the malls, I ask questions about new products, textures, tips for mixed skin…

I used to wear makeup, not on a daily basis. But since I moved to my new job, which requires to be always looking smart and sharp, I learned how to apply makeup in a fast way, especially that I have to wake up earlier than I used to before.

For today’s look, I’m using my favorite products this season, and that I use mainly for day makeup.

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After cleansing my face and applying the day cream, my skin is ready for make up!

I start by applying the concealer:

If I’m at home, I use a brush, and if I’m in the car (while parked, not driving), I just tap it with the ring finger.

The concealer I’m using at the moment is the Make Up Forever Lift Concealer (#3)

More than just a concealer! It contains tensine, an active ingredient with skin-firming properties for the eye area, and vitamins A and E, which regenerate the skin. This multipurpose product also conceals specific, darker areas and can be used as a highlighter on the more prominent parts of the face (cheekbones, forehead, and chin) for added radiance.

Then I apply the Clear Smooth Powder by Maybelline, all over my face and neck. It has SPF25 and I’m using the nude beige (#02). If you didn’t read my previous review, you can check it here.

Then I apply eye shadow, to go quick I use one or two shades maximum, and since it’s a day makeup, I choose the lightest shades.

Here I’m using the Pink Shimmer Cubes by the Body Shop, a palette of four subtle iridescent shades to mix and match. I didn’t know about them, until recently, the first time I saw them, I thought I will be looking all shiny, but it depends on how you use them. I usually use the first two shades during the day, I don’t apply a lot and they give a lovely radiant look to my eyes.

Then I apply the eyeliner, here I chose the Dark Blue Duo-Chrome by Bourjois, I just line up the upper lash-line.

Now is the time to apply the mascara, to enhance the eyes. In this look I’m using the Miss Manga by L’Oreal. 

Miss manga features a 360 degree flexible brush for effortless application.
Its unique brush has a flat surface to intensify and amplify upper lashes while its conical shape capture the lower lashes. Formulated with collagen spheres and polymers for ultimate volume and hold.

To complete the look, I add a hint of blush, I’m using the at the moment the Prisme Powder Blush by Givenchy, and touch of Maybelline Sensational Lipstick (# 250 Mystic Mauve).

And sometimes I apply a touch of the Rose Lip gloss by The Body Shop, to give the lips a glossy luster.

That was a lot of writing, but if you can master your technique, It will only take 10 minutes of your precious time!

I hope you like my look and stay tuned for more makeup looks and tips 🙂

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