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!!

Judgy people, shopping and rare positivity – Going Shopping part 2

Attention! This post contains swearing and an awful amount of sarcasm!

I haven’t had the best weekend. I know it’s not even over and it’s already shit.

In Friday I went shopping at our usual retail shopping centre and… boy, it was delightful. 馃檮

I already talked about going shopping with my family and you are probably wondering? Is she a masochist? Does she want to hurt herself?

No. I am simply a cheap person that wants to buy a lot of makeup for the least possible amount of money.

(Mini-haul coming as soon as I can take the pictures!)

Before 3 PM, I had already received 3 comments of my makeup and one about my weight. And this time I didn’t even try anything on!

So yes, I was in an excellent mood. 馃檮

I’m really sarcastic this evening.

And I don’t care that my makeup was grungy. And it wasn’t that grungy!

Some orang-y and brown eyeshadow and mascara! A bit smudged in the lower lash line and that’s it!

But I was supercool! Just smiled and said: “I like it, so…”. The complete sentence would have been “I like it, so… fuck off 馃枙”.

I totally kept my cool, even about the weight thing.

Uh! I’ve just remembered! They also said I should renew my wardrobe and dress differently! Silly me! How could I forget this gem!?

Fast-forward to today. Or actually yesterday since it’s already past midnight.

I studied almost all day and I was in a terrible mood. I didn’t have energies, I was sleepy, I didn’t care about anything but most of all… I was angry. Really really pissed.

And I was looking forward to 7 PM, when I get to say a big “fuck you, University, I hate you.”.

I just wanted to catch up on the shows nominated for the Emmys that I haven’t seen. (Post about them coming soon).

But no! I had to write this post of Facebook for the association my family is working with. I hate it so much. I was forced into managing the Facebook page and I truly hate it. Have I said “hate” enough in this post? Yes? Well I hate it.

I don’t get how they managed to reel me into it. And since they are interested in it, they are under the impression that I have to care about it. And I truly don’t. Maybe 5%. Nah. Too much. 3%. 2,5%.

Since I was in a foul mood, my mom said: “come on, cheer up! Why are you pulling that face”

And like every single time she asks I respond: “it’s my face”

But today she went on and said: “you should smile more”

So I laughed and pulled my best and most real fake smile. And today every time she looked at me I put on that smile and let her know I was empty and dying inside.

FUN TIMES! 馃檮

And I told her! She knew I was faking it and kept laughing, thinking it was a funny joke. Sorry. It wasn’t.

I have all of this repressed anger and a lot of my personality hidden and it is slowly driving me insane. Why can’t I be free, do whatever the fuck I want and not be judged? I know I’m not the most positive person ever, but when you see something you don’t have to immediately point out their vices and voice your judgy opinion. There are people who are different than you, enjoy doing different things than you. Stop criticising them! If you see only the negative aspects of a persone, you don’t have to underline it and point it about. Especially if they are about people! Shut up! It’s not their vices that define them!

I can’t believe how positive I am tonight. I’m probably having a stroke and not realising it.

So to sum up, I got criticised for my makeup, the way I dress; I got body shamed, got asked to smile more and waisted an entire Saturday evening doing shit I don’t care about and absolutely hate.

So yay! Great weekend! I also found out one of my middle school classmate got married today. Surreal! 馃懓馃徎

Tomorrow (well it’s not 00:20 here so technically today) I’ll be studying again. Let’s just hope they will for a hike and leave me here with my pizza and my solitude. 馃檹

Jenna Coleman

I love Jenna Coleman.

Actually, to tell the truth, when she was cast to replace the adorable Karen Gillian on Doctor Who, I did not like her. Sorry Jenna.

But as soon as I saw her with Matt Smith and the lovely character she portrayed: I was in love. The chemistry she had with Matt was wonderful. Absolutely stunning. And even though she left Doctor Who, I started following her career. And her fashion appearances.

Let鈥檚 just say that from soap opera actress, Jenna turned into a true queen of the red carpet. Although the majority of what she wears is something I would NEVER go for, it is still magnificent.

I particularly love her in this picture from the premiere of Victoria, the ITV drama about Queen Victoria.

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I love this look. It is definitely something I would wear and I did. Several times after seeing this photo. I absolutely ADORE IT!

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So I want to share the product I use in order to re-create this warm and, at the same time, sultry makeup.

I wasn鈥檛 able to find the exact products her makeup artist used (This is her instagram page), but I tried to make it word with whatever I have.

I apply the gold/coppery creamy eyeshadow by Pupa in the shade 002 all over the lid, blending it up towards the brow.

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So then I take the orange and light brown shade from the palette mixed together (they have no names. Sorry.) and apply them on top of the gold eyeshadow, blending them until I get the shade I want. Then I take the same two colours and I apply them on my lower lashes. And you can go as low as you want and make it as grungy as you want.

Just to give it a little bit more depth, you can put some of this dark brown Kiko 鈥淪mart Colour eyeshadow in 05  in the crease or (what I actually do most times), close to the lash line and blending it with the other colours. Also, just a tiny bit into the outer part of the lower lashes.

Lots and lots of mascara and then the lipstick! This lipstick is the KIKO Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in 317 鈥淲ine鈥.

As a little bonus, you can take some sparkly orange eyeshadow and put a bit in the inner corner in order to give it some 鈥減izzazz鈥 (I think it鈥檚 a word.).

So, this is my take on the look. I have tried to take a picture of the look on me, but it is shit and I don鈥檛 want to post it.

Also, I got inspired by the look Emma (who has the beauty channel EmmasRectangle on Youtube) did. So if you want to actually see it, head over to her channel and watch the amazing tutorial she did.

Hope you enjoyed this post. It鈥檚 the first time I did something like this and I鈥檓 not sure if the format is right for me.

Thanks for reading!

 

Georgia 馃檪 鉂