MAC’s Instagram Favourites

I’ve been toying with this idea for a while. I’ve been following makeup brand’s Instagram accounts for a while now and they post incredibly pictures of different looks.

Most of them are too polished and fake. Don’t get me wrong. When people completely transform their faces and conform to the same standard that makes them look all identical, I can’t really stand it.

If you follow or know about makeup artists Nic and Sam Chapman, that’s the kind of approach I love. Both of them have repeatedly said they like that smudgy, imperfect style and that’s what I’m a fan of.

Instagram makeup is not really my cup of tea.

One of the things I absolutely adore, though, are editorial looks. Put some weird colours and creative shapes on a model and I’m in.

With this post, I wanted to highlight the fun and mostly non-wearable looks that I wouldn’t mind having of my own face. Even if they don’t suit me.

These four looks are not particularly out there, but they caught my eye and I wanted to share them with people, so… here they are!

These are the kind of colours I LOVE wearing of my eyes and even though for a day-to-day basis it’s too much, I’ll love to have the time and the skill to pull this off!



This look is so basic without the blue lashes but it’s actually something I can wear and it’s pretty similar to what I do every day. I love the brown eye with the yellowish undertones and the blue mascara give the entire look a colourful and fun vibe.

If I could, I’d wear this everyday.



Two glam trends collide with majorly chic results thanks to MAC Artist Anastasia Plotnikova of Russia. Create a cool and modern eye look with gloss and metallic shades! Click the link in our bio to shop this post, and head to YouTube.com/MACCosmetics for the full tutorial! 馃泹: Cream Colour Base in Shell applied with 224 Brush; Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Blackground using 214 Brush, and blended with 221 Brush; Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Sea Worship using 242 Brush, and edges softened wirh 224 Brush; Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Silver Sun applied with 242 Brush; Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline applied to the waterline and blended with 214 Brush; and Pro Beyond Twisted Lash. #MACShop #MACHowTo #MACMetallics #MetallicEyes #GlossyEyes #Beauty #MakeupTutorial

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Although I’m not a huge fun of metallic makeup, this stunning look by russian artist Anastasia Plotnikova is something I would definitely wear to a party of a night out.

I am in love with the khaki green with gold reflexes! So stunning! And paired with the metallic silver is just magnificent. Next time I want to do a different look, I’ll try to recreate this. I already know it’s not going to come out great!



And last but not least, this look is from the Italian MAC’s Instagram account. The products are not in the description and I HATE glossy lip but this was too stunning to be left unmentioned.





Hope you liked this quick post and that it inspired you to be bolder in your makeup choices, because it is exactly what it did to me.

I would love to know your favourite looks to recreate, either from MAC or from another brand.

xxx

Georgia

 

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100th Post! – Emilia Clarke

In honour of season 7’s finale which aired last Sunday, I wanted to shed a light on Emilia Clarke and her wonderful makeup.

She is such a wonderful actress and has always promoted equal pay for men and women in the cinematic industry. In an interview she said: “I have mascara on my eyes and a high IQ. These two things can go together”.

She has said that even if she has appeared naked on the show multiple time, it doesn’t mean she is not a femminist.

So yeah, I really like her! And also, her red carpet look is always flawless!

Her skin is clear and smooth and thanks to a hint of bronzer and blush, it looks like she is not wearing any makeup. Her go-to look is loads of mascara, perfect bushy eyebrows, light shimmery eyeshadow and a soft pink lipstick.

The next two photos are from the Golden Globe’s red carpet and the “Vanity Fair Oscar After-Party”.

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Golden Globes 2016

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Vanity Fair Oscar After-Party 2016

And a darker pink:

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MTV Movie Awards

Another look I adore on her is the purple lipstick! It’s not something I would personally go for, but I think it really suits her.

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2016 BAFTAS

And of course the bold red lipstick:

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Golden Globes HBO After-Party

Hope you enjoyed this post! I definitely had fun writing it!

Have you seen the finale? What did you think about it? Also, do you have a favourite Emilia Clarke look? PLEASE, let me know and let’s discuss!

Georgia聽 馃檪

p.s. As you can see from the title, it’s my 100th post on this blog!!! Yay!!

July Favourites 2017

It’s already the middle August and I’m here writing about my July favourites. Great timing.

Staring with the not-so-great news, I began studying again. I have to take again my exams because I have failed them, so yay. You can almost hear through these words how happy I am. 馃檮馃槖

But July has been quite a good months. I haven’t had many bad days. My parents went away for 5 days and having the house (almost) to myself was THE BEST.聽 My sister and I watched Harry Potter, ate junk food, watched Game of Thrones and at least 20 episodes of Suits. Yeah. Things got out of control.

What I have loved most about this month, it’s been the beach. I went on holiday at the beginning of July and it was amazing. I was relaxed, I read a ton and looked like a tanned homeless person. I LOVED IT.

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Beauty wise, I have been wearing a lot of bold lipsticks and I ADORE of all them! The new shades I bought for my birthday are spectacular (especially the Maybelline ones). On my eyes, I HAD to wear something and I decided to keep it pretty low maintenance. I curl my lashes and then put on two coats of my Clinique Chubby Lash Mascara. I had doubts about it, but it’s a good product. I have tried better ones and would not repurchase it again because of the price, but still… It was a present so… 馃檪

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jane_the_virgin_xlgTV wise, I haven’t really watched anything new. Something is wrong with me. I have been rewatching a lot of comedies and one of the weirdest shows I have seen is “Jane The Virgin”. It’s basically a parody of spanish telenovelas, told as a telenovela.

The protagonist, Jane, gets artificially inseminated and has to deal with the consequences of this event. The show is so funny and it’s incredibly well-made. Every single characters is amazingly crafted and has so much depth. From Rogelio to Abuela to Petra. Can’t wait to see season four this autumn!

SONY DSCAside from “Jane The Virgin”, I got back into Suits. This USA Network program is so underrated. It’s so clever, witty, dramatic and breathtaking. It also deals with race, women of colour in a male-dominated workplace and some badass quotes by Harvey Specter.

I haven’t even talked about the plot. Mike Ross, bike messenger whose life is stuck, gets hired by the best lawyer of New York City (according to him), despite not having attended law school.


12000020While I was at the beach, I had loads of time to read and after hearing high praises on “Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe”, I decided to give it a go.

And I adored it! Although at times I felt like some of the conversations between Dante and Aristotle were weird and (in my experience) a bit forced, I LOVED IT. The struggles of these two boys discovering and exploring their lives and their friendship.

It made me feel warm inside, happy and sad at the same time.
Would recommend it to EVERYBODY. Please read it. It’s truly wonderful.


I hope you liked this post (although in the middle of August). What have you been loving this month? Let me know three things you have enjoyed!

xxx

Georgia

Birthday Lipstick Haul 2017

Almost two months ago, I turned 21.

Every year, I buy myself a present. I’ve been doing it for many years and it’s a tradition I’m definitely going to keep.

This time I decided to go big. I had a terrible year. Up to now, the worst in my life. And even though I didn’t pass my exams and wrote a blog post all about it called “Failure” (#HappyTimes), I treated myself to A LOT of lipsticks.

If you look at my old posts in the beauty section, it will become pretty clear that I adore lip products. I have way to many but I still keep buying them.

Moreover, online prices are a lot lower than those in the store and I could not pass on the opportunity. Another huge advantage is that the website has a lot of american brands that otherwise I would not be able to get my hands on.

Along with the lipsticks, I have also bought quite a few facial scrubs and masks, but I haven’t tried them yet. Maybe I’ll do a seperate post on them.

So, let’s get into the lipsticks!!! There are 4 Maybelline “Colour Sensational Matte” lipsticks and one shade on the “Bold” collection.

IMG_7107 - mI got a nice range of shades, at least in my opinion. I have rosy pink, a perfect nude for me in the N掳987 “Smoky Rose”. Then an orangy/redish shade in n掳960 “Red Sunset” in that I’m not really sure about. The third one is a bright magenta, like a really in-your-face pink, in fact it’s called “Magnetic Magenta” in n掳 950.

The next one is a red with a lot of pink in it. It’s in the n掳 882 “Fiery Fuchsia”. Even though it’s not a matte shade, it’s still not glossy or shiny. It is basically matte, but a little bit creamier.

The last one is a dark red, a shade I’ve been looking for for ages and I ADORE it. It’s called “Divine Wine” in the n掳 975.

The formula is amazing. Usually lipsticks don’t last on me. But this lasted through a meal, two 15 minutes bike rides in 33掳C, 55% humidity and almost 6 hours without reapplying. And I sweated like crazy. THIS FORMULA IS HEAVEN. I’ll try to get my hands on as many of these lipsticks as I can. Thanks to Emily of “BeautyWithEmilyFox” for recommending them!


IMG_7108 - nThe next set of lipstick are the Wet ‘n’ Wild MegaLast. The three shades I got are E906D in Wine Room; E915B in Spiked With Rum and 917B in Cinnamon Spice.

I have heard so many people saying that they are dupes for some MAC lipsticks but I had all the bright and fun shades I wanted and but then I saw they had exactly what I have been looking for.

I wanted the kind of lipstick Monica from “Friends” wears. It wasn’t a red, it wasn’t a brown. To me, it looked like the wonderful muted brick red that I ADORE. AND I FOUND IT!! I got a three shades. A dark pink, a brown-ish/pink-ish one and the perfect dark muted red.

Everybody talked about the quality of the packaging being cheap. And it definitely is. One lipstick was also detached from the tube but I pressed it down, put it in the fridge for the night and now it’s fixed! They are matte shades, super pigmented and they are so cheap! I think I got them for 3鈧 each. I love bargains.

The formula is pretty good. They are matte but not drying. I went to a wedding yesterday and “wine room” stayed on perfectly for 5 hours, but it did not survive the delicious pizza I had for dinner. Obviously. I’m going to play with them more (especially during autumn and winter) but so far so good!


And last but not least, here are 3 more lip products!

IMG_7110 - oFrom the top, the first one is a Jordana Lipstck in the shade 35, “Rio”. It is matte but frankly it does not show up on me. It’s not bad. It’s not very pigmented and it’s too dry. To swatch it, I had to put so many layers to make it appear.

The last two are lipsticks from the Essence “Matt Matt Matt” collecion in n掳 6 “Kiss me if you can” and n掳 7 “Purple Power”. N掳 6 is a deep red, but n掳 7 is a beautiful purple. I’ve never had such a colour and for just 2.89鈧 each, I HAD to buy them.

I also got the shade in 01, but it’s a bit patchy and since I’m quite tanned right now, it makes me look like a cadaver.

The formula is very good. Not too creamy, not too drying. It glides very 聽well on the lips and it remains in good conditions even for 6 hours.


Let me know if you have tried any of these products and if you have any recommendations for me! Now I can’t buy any more makeup products for at least two months. But there are the sales now and I HAVE TO stock on some new and extremely cheap items!!! #TheStruggle 馃槈馃槈馃槈

Six months ago I bought so much stuff!!! If you want to check it out, here is the link for the haul!

Thanks for reading!

Georgia 馃槝馃挋

 

REPOST:Somehow it got posted a few weeks ago instead of the actual date I posted it. Don’t know what happened!