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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Full face of first impressions: Essence and Catrice makeup look

Green eye liner and red lips
Green is my all time favorite color and I do have a confession regarding this color – in 8th and 9th grade the only color I used for my eye shadows was, you guessed it right – green. It didn’t even matter what I was wearing ( yeah, I wore them with pink too J) green eye shadows all the way! I honestly have no idea what I was thinking as I certainly was no expert in makeup or applying eye shadows, therefore, you can already imagine how “great” the makeup look was J
Ever since my fiasco with this particular look, I avoided green color for a long, long time because I still have some pictures of this crazy teenager period that just need to be buried very, very deep since I looked kind of ridiculous ( mildly said)! Though of course, since I have not only grown older, but hopefully also wiser and have trained my hand in applying makeup I am starting to use this color once again, therefore, today I have prepared a makeup look in which I have used cool tone neutral green eye shadows and a green eye pencil! To make this makeup look a bit more festive, I decided to add a beautiful, classic red lipstick and red nail polish ( as a color accent).
What are some mistakes or fails that you have had during the teenager years? J
As you can already understand by the title of this blog post, to achieve this makeup look I have only used products from essence and Catrice. You can find the full list of products I used down below, but I wanted to highlight some of the products that were my faves! For example, I am completely smitten by the Catrice brow liner in Flashy Brows 020 shade. It has a very fine tip/brush, therefore, you can define your brows very easily! After I have defined my brows I use either an eyebrow pencil or eyebrow powder from NYX. The color suits my eyebrow color very well, so if you also have ash blonde hair/eyebrows, this gel could suit you too! Another product that I definitely recommend is the essence higlighter available in two shades Bright up your Life and Look on the Bright side. I don’t use any brushes or other tools to apply the highlighter, only what mother nature has given to me – my fingers, and I am able to blend the highlighter so nicely! Budget friendly, qualitative and shimmering product! J The third product that I’d like to highlight is the essence lipstick in shade Adorable Matt it is such a great and classic lipstick for the holiday season! It applies so easily, thanks to the creamy texture; it lasts a long time and it doesn’t dry out my lips during the day! What more could I ask? Oh right – it is also budget friendly!

LV
Zaļā krāsa ir mana mīļākā krāsa un pašlaik ar nožēlu jāatzīstas, ka 8. un 9. klasē zaļas acu ēnas lietoju katru dienu (!) pat neatkarībā no tā, ko tajā dienā biju uzvilkusi ( jā, pat ar rozā J). Ar šodienas prātu nu patiešām nesaprotu to kāpēc biju tik ļoti ieciklējusies uz šo krāsu, jo jāpiebilst, ka arī acu ēnu uzklāšanā tajā laikā es noteikti nebiju eksperte, sekojoši variet iedomāties cik “labs” bija gala rezultāts! J Kopš šī zaļo acu ēnu perioda, es no šīs krāsas kosmētikā ļoti ilgi izvairījos, jo man vēl joprojām ir saglabājušās bildes no šiem trakajiem tīņu gadiem un Dievs pasarg, ja kāds tās atradīs!J Bet, protams, tā kā kļūstu vecāka un cerams arī gudrāka un esmu jau nedaudz ietrenējusi roku kosmētikas lietošanā/uzklāšanā, tad palēnām sāku atgriezties pie šīs skaistās krāsas un šodien esmu sagatavojusi koptēlu, kurā esmu izmantojusi neitrālas zaļas acu ēnas, kā arī zaļu acu zīmuli. Lai tēlam piešķirtu vēl lielāku svētku noskaņu – pieskaņoju arī klasiski sarkanu lūpu krāsu un nagu laku!
Kādas ir Tavas tīņu gadu meikapa kļūdas, “feili”? J
Pēc šī raksta nosaukuma jau var noprast to, ka, lai panāktu šādu koptēlu esmu izmantojusi tikai essence un Catrice kosmētikas produktus. Kopējo izmantoto produktu sarakstu variet atrast šī raksta apakšā, savukārt, tekstā es vēlējos izcelt tos produktus, kas patika vislabāk. Pirmām kārtām noteikti būtu jāmin Catrice uzacu gēls pelēcīgi blondā krāsā – esmu sajūsmā par šo zīmuli, jo ar tā palīdzību spēju ļoti precīzi izcelt uzacis, kuras vēlāk aizpildu/aizkrāsoju ar vai nu uzacu zīmuli, vai NYX uzacu pūderi. Krāsa manām uzacīm atbilst pilnībā un uzklāšana ir tik viegla un ērta – “peļu pelēkajām” blondīnēm šo noteikti iesaku! Vēl viens favorīts ir essence sejas krēmveida izgaismotājs – pieejams divās krāsās ( Bright up your Life un Look on the Bright side), uzklāšanai neizmantoju nekādus palīglīdzekļus, bet gan tikai savus pirkstus, jo ar tiem ir visvieglāk izgaismotāju izpludināt. Lēts, kvalitatīvs un mirdzošs produkts! Kā trešo produktu es vēlētos izcelt essence lūpu krāsu tonī Adorable Matt, burvīga lūpu krāsu svētku periodam! Ļoti viegli uzklājas pateicoties lūpu krāsas nedaudz krēmīgajai tekstūrai, krāsa ir spilgta un noturīga, kā arī dienas gaitā lūpas nesausinās. Un, protams, jāatceras vispievilcīgākai šī produkta īpašība – tā pievilcīgā cena! 
Festive makeup inspiration
Christmas makeup

FACE
essence Soft Touch Mousse 04 Matt Ivory
Catrice All Around Coverstick 010 Nude
Catrice All Matt Plus Shine Control Powder
essence Matt Touch blush 20 Berry me up
Essence Soo Glow Cream to Powder highlighter in shade 20 Bright up your life

EYEBROWS
Catrice Longlasting brow definer 020 Flashy brows ( Ulta link)
Essence Brow Designer in shade 02 brown

EYES
Catrice Prime and Fine Eyeshadow base
Catrice Velvet Matt Eyeshadow in shades 070 ( Princess Mattleine), 030 ( Jump Up and Brown...), 060 ( Moss Wanted Color)
essence Eyeshadow 01 Snowflake
Catrice Longlasting Waterproof Eye pencil 060 Moss Undercover
essence Waterproof Gel Eye Pencil 06 Cocoa Bean
Catrice Better than False Lashes Volume Mascara ( Ulta link)

LIPS
essence Lip pencil 08 Red Blush
essence Lipstick 14 Adorable Matt

Essence and Catrice makeup products review

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~With love~
Maddie

14 comments

  1. Wow, your makeup is amazing, it's just perfect for this festive season, what's more it suits to you and it highlights your beauty, Maddie :)

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    1. Thank you so very much, you definitely made me blush! :)

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  2. really love that red lipstick on you!!
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    1. Thank you Sam! This season a red lipstick is a must have! :)

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  3. so cute pics; -))

    xoxo



    i invite to me too

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  4. Such an amazing and elegant make up! You are flawless!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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    1. Aw, I am surely not flawless, but thank you so very much! :)

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  5. Maddie,
    Thanks for the tips on the brows, I needed something just like it, fine tipped! You look Sooo pretty!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

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    1. Elle, I am so glad that I could help!
      Thank you! <3

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  6. Catrice has really good products! Unfortunately the eyeshadow looks rather blue on the pictures, but I think a dark green could suit you really well, also nowadays ;) The red lipstick definitely looks amazing on you! When I started off with eyeshadow I only used purple because all the fashion magazines said that it looks best with green eyes. Now I hate purple and I think it looks really cheap as an eyeshadow xD
    xx

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    1. The eyeshadow color was a really cool toned green + I believe the lighting could have done some tricks as well, therefore, the eyeshadows could look a bit blue!
      Haha, thank you, though I am still not sure whether I should commit to green eyeshadows just yet! :D
      Purple is actually one of my recent favorite colors in makeup! :D

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  7. Skaists koptēls! No abiem zīmoliem man vairāk patīk Catrice produkti, jo viņu piedāvājumā vienmēr var atrast ādu lielisku pērli! ;)

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    1. Zandu, mīļš paldies! :) Jā, man Catrice arī patīk vislabāk, bet noteikti patīk arī Essence lūpu krāsas, kopš tām tika uzlabota formula!

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Thank you for your lovely comments! ♥