Can you recommend a primer and a mascara?
I´m not quite sure what kind of primer you mean so I´ll recommend all kinds.
- Primer for eye lids: Urban Decay Primer Potion.
- Eyelash primer: Estee Lauder Lash Primer Plus.
- Foundation primer acne: For acne prone skin with flaking and chapped skin I recommend La Roche-Posay Cicaplast which is fragrance free, non comedogenic, antibacterial and can be used on lips as well. It prevents foundation build up on dry and chapped skin around break outs because it leaves the skin smooth.
- Foundation Primer Large Pores: If you have a problem with large pores I think the POREfessional from Benefit is good. It´s an oil free lighweight silky balm and is only meant to be used in areas with large pores, not in the whole face, and works good underneath your normal primer. Estee Lauder Idealist serum is even better but a little bit more expensive.
- Foundation Primer dry skin: The best primer for dry skin is Kanebo Sensai Smoothing Water Makeup Base! It´s tested to leave your skin 400% more moistened 30 min after application. I love it!!
My favorite mascara at the moment is YSL Faux Cils and I use it in a brown shade for everyday and black for weekends :)
I´m looking for a good highlighter! One I can use for everyday that doesn´t contain too much glitter. Preferably a liquid highlighter. Which ones do you recommend?
I am, as many of you already know, completely in love with the Dior Amber Diamond #002 which I think is the most gorgeous highlighter there is because of its beautiful natural glow without any glitter. I haven´t tried that many liquid highlighters to be honest but of the ones I´ve tried Benefit High Beam is my favorite. Another solution is to use Vanilla pigment from Mac. You can use it dry as it is or blend it with your moisturiser/primer/foundation. YSL Touche Eclat can also be used on the cheekbones and will give you a very natural result.
How can I conceal a spot so that it´s less prominent? I can camouflage the colour, but I still think it´s very visable because of the bump on the skin. Is there any advice you can give to make it less visable? :)
The texture of the skin is what it is and makeup can´t do anything about it. There are techniques for adding shadow which work for photoshoots but not so much in real life. La Roche-Posay Cica Plast (as mentioned above) is a great primer to avoid the dry chapping parts of the spot leaving it a bit more smooth. What you should do is to be more careful with your skin care. I recommend Jan Marini for a acne prone skin. Diane birth control pills can also help.
What three eyeshadows are your favorite for everyday use?
That is a difficult question as I don’t normally wear any eyeshadow for the everyday but when I do it´s usually Mac Blanc Type, Mac Naked Lunch and Mac Charcoal Brown. I also use Mac Omega on my eye brows ;)
Do you have any secret makeup tricks?
Haha no I think I´ve shared most of them in my tutorials. I will put up a post on how to contour the face ; where to put the blush, shadow and highlights which can change ones appearance quite a lot if done correctly. I also did a post with lots of small tricks on my old blog, I´ll do one again :)
How did you become so talented?
Thank you sweetie! I´ve just read articles in magazines, blogs, watched youtube videos and practiced on myself.
What´s the worst makeup mistake you see?
Difficult because there are so many bad ones but as using the wrong foundation shade is so obvious I will go for when someone has plucked their eye brows wrong, lined them up with a harsh pencil line or even used mascara to colour them. Very bad! I once refused to sell a mascara because she was going to use it on her brows.
Wow, very artistic photo there, did u do the make up yourself?
Thank you honey! Yes I did :)
Can you make some creative makeup videos? I´m doing a lot of photoshoots and I need some inspiration :)
I don´t do any videos unfortunately and I prefer to make more wearable looks as most people find these more usefull. I recommend youtube for creative looks :)
My question is what five beauty items would you take on a deserted island? And one more…what is your favorite fragrance for each season?
The five beauty items I would take to a deserted island are sunscreen from Kanebo Sensai or Dior, a hair brush, razor blades, shampoo and Elisabeth Arden 8 hour cream ;)
Perfume fall/winter: I would go for a romantic heavier perfume. I find it difficult to find perfumes for winter but I really like the Tom Ford Black Orchid.
Perfume spring/summer: Light and fresh perfumes are perfect for this season. I have a lot of favorites but I find myself reaching for these more than others: Flower Bomb and Eau Mega by Viktor and Rolf, Inspiration by Lacoste, Chanel Chance Eau Tendre, Flora by Gucci and London by Celina which I have made myself :D
What inspires you?
I get inspired by everything really. Tv, movies, celebrities, magazines, eyeshadows placed next to each other in a palette, the sky, flowers, random peoples eye colour, pictures, other beauty bloggers, youtube gurus, animals, books… everything!
What hair removal products do you use?
I use razors from Venus together with LÓccitane body shower oil.
Can you do a tutorial on your best everyday look?
I like to keep it quite natural for everyday but of course I can do a tuorial on a everyday look for you :)
Can you do a series of posts with 5 top blushes, top mac eyeshadows and so on?
That is a great idea, thank you! I will :)
Do you prefer lipgloss or lipstick?
Lipgloss for daytime and lipstick for evening I´d say :)
Do you follow other bloggers?
Yes, I love to read other blogs when I have some spare time!
What´s your best beauty tip? :)
Drink a lot of water, stay away from candy and use products suited for your skin! Proper makeup brushes are key to a good makeup result :)
I´m flying long haul next week and need a spray mist for my face. I always feel so dried up when travelling by air, have you got any tips?
I know exactly what you mean and I´ve found the best spray there is! Kanebo Sensai Hydrachange Mist is what you´re looking for. The Hydrachange Mist comes in a thin nice looking bottle and contains 100 ml – which is perfect with flight regulations! It looks like water but feels like a very liquidy serum. The spray is also very good leaving a light mist on your face which means that you can easily use it on top of makeup without messing anything up. It’s actually a mix of water with hyaluronic acid that allows skin to hold onto the moisture and retain it. When James tried it for the first time (well I forced it on him) he was completely sold and went to buy one for himself to have in his office and this is a guy that only uses aftershave in the morning. I’m definitely bringing mine for my flights next week :)
What is it really that you do, are you a profesional makeup artist? :)
I´m only a makeup addict without any kind of formal education in makeup artistry. Makeup artist is however not a protected title so I would call myself a self taught makeup artist :)
What makeup product can you not live without? :)
Tough question! I don´t think there is anything I really need as I sometimes don´t wear any makeup at all. I guess a concealer or eyebrow colour is something I reach for more often than other things.
Do you have to be careful with products containing ingredients that clog your pores or can your skin tolerate most products? Can you make a post about your skin care routine?
I have suffered from really bad acne for 6 years and react to a lot of products. Decleor which is a big favourite amongst a lot of people gives me a rash so I have to be super careful about what I put on my skin. I can do a post about my skin care routine :)
I love makeup and I wish I knew how to put on eye shadows better but I think it’s a little bit difficult to follow your steps in pictures, could you please do a video?
Unfortunately I don’t have the equipment I need to do a video and I’m probably way too much of a coward to upload anyway ;) I’ll try to explain everything better in the tutorials and if the blog gets bigger and a lot of you request videos I might do that one day.
I love foundation and I use it during summer as well but sometimes when it becomes very hot my face gets wet, do you have any advice on this matter or any products I can use?
Your face gets wet? Do you mean sweaty? What about using a tinted moisturizer instead? I love the tinted moisturizer from Laura Mercier and it covers suprisingly well for being a tinted moisturizer! If you feel your skin gets oily then perhaps a powder foundation would be a better choice. Blotting papers are also lifesaviours throughout the day if you suffer from oily skin.
I’ve never really understood what a highlighter is, when it’s supposed to be applied (on top of powder, under foundation…??) and where??? What is a highlighter really?
I think this is something a lot of you are wondering about. When I had the contest for the Dior highlighter a lot of you thought it was an eyeshadow palette. I will definitely write a post on this :)
I would love to hear your thoughts about what products you can’t live without, which beauty products you’d bring to a deserted island, what eye shadows are your favorites and what’s your beauty tip!! xx