OSCARS 2015: FAVOURITE LOOKS


Did you watch the Oscars last night? Being a makeupartist it's no surprise that my favourite part is to see everyone arriving which means to get to see the hair and makeup of choice. This year there were four individual looks that caught my eye and made me a little more excited than the rest. . .



Chrissy Teigen. Pairing an cool-toned dress with glowing skin and a dark glossy lip? Come on, you knew this would be on my favourites list. And the hair!!

Anna Kendrick. This would be what I'm going to call "the subtle gem" of the evening and you'll find one of these each year; It's a look that is simple yet seamlessly executed that the artistry going into creating it should not be overlooked.  I absolutely love how the blush and lips perfectly matches the colour of her dress and the way the jewellery picks up the silver eyeshadow which, of course, marries so well with the peachy pink. It's in the details, people!

Kelly Osbourne. Am I the only one getting really happy when seeing this lavender haircolour? It suits her skintone wonderfully and I found this makeup to be the most fun of the evening. Lips and lashes are always a good idea.

Margot Robbie. The combination of perfected skin, neutral eyes (she actually didn't wear any eyeshadows for this look) and a strong lip is an all year round favourite look of mine. Simple yet glamorous. Want the same lip for spring and summer? Then go pick up the Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Raven which was the colour used on her on this occasion.


Share with me, which ones were your favourite looks of the Oscars 2015?


SWATCHES | OPI HAWAII


That's Hula-rious!


Suzi Shops & Island Hops


Do You Take Lei Away?


Is Mai Tai Crooked?


Go With The Lava Flow


Hello Hawaii Ya?


Just Lanai-ing Around


My Gecko Does Tricks


This Color's Making Waves


Pineapples Got Peelings Too!


Lost My Bikini In Molokini

Aloha From OPI


The spring/summer collection from OPI is inspired by the nature and life on Hawaii and I think it's a great combination of pastels, stronger hues, cremes and pearls, making it a collection in which there is most likely something for everyone.

Now I tend to fall for the darker shades but the perfect pear ice cream shade That's Hula-rious! and the bubblegum pink Suzi Shops & Island Hops are just MAGICAL.  What's your favourite?

MAC PALETTE OF 2014

 
MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show "Riff Raff" Eyeshadow Palette
This palette gets my vote for the best and prettiest MAC palette of 2014. It wasn't released until autumn but still tops my list of MAC palettes this past year with colours I personally find great for both every day, late nights and the holiday parties. I'll dance into a new year tonight wearing some of these, and lots of nights to come.
 
See you on the other side!
 
Colour names:
Oh Rocky! - Crystal
Blackberry - Graphic Style
Heavy, Black and Pendulous - Carbon Black
 
 

1 WEEK OF XMAS: AROUND THE SNOWGLOBE



Face:
♦ MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid Foundation.
♦ MAC Cosmetics PRO Conceal And Correct Palette.
♦ Illamasqua Hollow Cream Pigment.
♦ Blush from a Crown Brush blush palette.

Brows:
♦ IsaDora Eyebrow Pencil #22 Light Brown.
♦ MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set in Emphatically Blonde.

Eyes:
♦ MAC Cosmetics Eyeliner Mixing Medium.
♦ Make-Up Studio Sweden Glimmer Effects Multicolour.
♦ StarGazer silver holo glitter.
♦ Make-Up Studio Jewel Effects Shine.
♦ Make-Up Studio False Lash Effect 4D Extra Black Mascara.
♦ Depend Leah lashes.


Go to my INSTAGRAM page to see a video of the eyes. I made it out of focus on purpose so you can see the sparkles and a lot better than in these photos.

1 WEEK OF XMAS: CHRISTMAS AT DOWNTON


Season 1-5 of the Downton Abbey TV series are taking place between the years 1916-1924 and back then  upper-class women didn't really wear makeup and most certainly not a purple-y lipstick and false eyelashes.. but I figured it wouldn't be very fun if I posted a plain face on my 1 Week of Xmas makeup series so I chose to imagine a very simple and wearable look that could, eventually, have been something seen on the girls, perhaps 10 years later. Well, maybe not individual lashes, but just a bit more added colour and slightly more defined eyes.

Face:
♦ Make-Up Studio No Transfer Foundation.
♦ Collection2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer.
♦ Illamasqua Hollow Cream Pigment.
♦ Make-Up Studio Blush Lumiere in Silk Rose.
♦ Make-Up Studio eyeshadow #106 for highlighting.

Brows:
♦ IsaDora Eyebrow Pencil #22 Light Brown.
♦ MAC Pro Longwear Brow Set in Emphatically Blonde.

Eyes:
♦ Make-Up Studio eyeshadow #106.
♦ Make-Up Studio Blush Lumiere in Silk Rose.
♦ Make-Up Studio Brown Creamy Kohl Liner.
♦ Make-Up Studio False Lash Effect 4D Extra Black mascara.
♦ Make-Up Studio individual lashes.

Lips:
♦ Lime Crime Poisonberry Lipstick (applied with a fluffy brush).


1 WEEK OF XMAS: WINTER SKY


Face:
♦ Make-Up Studio No Transfer Foundation.
♦ Collection2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer.
♦ Illamasqua "Hollow" Cream Base.
♦ Make-Up Studio Compact Powder Make-Up.

Brows:
♦ IsaDora Eyebrow Pencil #22 Light Brown.
♦ MAC Waterproof Brow Set in "Emphatically Blonde".

Eyes:
♦ Inglot eyeshadows no. 350, 358, 107R.
♦ Illamasqua "Scribe" Precision Ink.
♦ Make-Up Studio Sweden False Lash Effect 4D Extra Black Mascara.
♦ Eldora "H125" lashes.

Lips:
♦ MELT "Bane" lipstick.
♦ LIT Cosmetics "Back In Black" glitter.

1 WEEK OF XMAS: PARTY IN THE NORTH


 
Face:
♦ Illamasqua Skinbase Foundation.
♦ Illamasqua "Hollow" Cream Pigment to contour.
♦ MAC Pro Conceal And Correct Palette.
♦ Make-Up Studio Translucent Powder Extra Fine.

Brows:
♦ Make-Up Studio "Blonde" Brow Powder.
♦ Make-Up Studio clear brow gel.

Eyes:
♦ Urban Decay Primer Potion.
♦ Inglot eyeshadows no. 318, 330, 107R.
♦ LIT Cosmetics Hulk & Magic Dragon glitter.
♦ Make-Up Studio brown Liquid Eyeliner.
♦ Make-Up Studio False Lash Effect 4D Mascara.

Lips:
♦ MAC Fashion Revival lipstick (from the "The Matte Lip" collection.)


1 WEEK OF XMAS: THE GOLDMINER'S DAUGHTER

 
Face:
♦ MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation.
♦ Collection2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer.
♦ Illamasqua "Hollow" Cream Pigment.
♦ Make-Up Studio Compact Powder Make-Up.
♦ NYX "Taupe" Blush.
♦ Benefit Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter.

Brows:
♦ IsaDora Eyebrow Pencil #22 Light Brown.
♦ MAC Waterproof Brow Set in "Emphatically Blonde".

Eyes:
♦ Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper.
♦ Make-Up Studio eyeshadow #205.
♦ Sleek Vintage Romance Palette - "Forever In Florence".
♦ Sugarpill "Goldilux" pigment.
♦ Make-Up Studio False Lash Effect 4D Extra Black Mascara.
♦ Eldora lashes "H125".

Lips:
♦ OCC Strumpet Lip Tar.


1 WEEK OF XMAS: NOUGAT


 
Face:
♦ Make-Up Studio No Transfer Foundation.
♦ MAC Pro Conceal And Correct Palette.
♦ Illamasqua "Hollow" Cream Pigment.
♦ MAC Blot Powder.
♦ NYX "Taupe" Blush.

Brows:
♦ IsaDora Eyebrow Pencil #22 Light Brown.
♦ MAC Waterproof Brow Set in "Emphatically Blonde".

Eyes:
♦ Illamasqua "Hollow" Cream Pigment.
♦ Make Up Store "Smog" Microshadow.
♦ Make-Up Studio Jewel Effects Shine.
♦ Eldora lashes "H125".

Lips:
♦ IsaDora Eyebrow Pencil #22 Light Brown.


1 WEEK OF XMAS: CANDY CANE


Face:
♦ MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation.
♦ Collection2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer.
♦ Illamasqua "Hollow" Cream Pigment to contour.
♦ Make-Up Studio Eyeshadow #106 to highlight.

Brows:
♦ Make-Up Studio "Blonde" Brow Powder.
♦ MAC "Emphatically Blonde" Waterproof Brow Set.

Eyes:
♦ Urban Decay Primer Potion.
♦ Make Up Store "Vanilla" Microshadow.
♦ Illamasqua "Scribe" Eyeliner.
♦ Red pigment mixed with MAC Eyeliner Mixing Medium.
♦ Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in "Perversion".
♦ Make-Up Studio False Lash Effect 4D Extra Black Mascara.

Lips:
♦ Sephora Cream Lip Stain #01.


OPI x 50 SHADES OF GREY COLLECTION


My Silk Tie


Cement The Deal


Shine For Me


Embrace The Gray


Romantically Involved

Dark Side Of The Mood

 

How great is this press kit? I am absolutely loving it and all six shades of the collection.  Like so many others I have been massively excited about the 50 Shades of Grey movie and everything around it  including this collection  even though I personally haven't actually read the books yet. (I guess you know you made it if people are excited by the mere thought of your products/ideas. Haha!)  At the beautiful press launch at the Hilton hotel in Stockholm last week they kindly gave us a copy of the first book so we can all get into the world of Mr Grey before the movie premieres on Valentine's Day, February 14. (Watch the trailer here!)

The collection contains the light grey creme Cement The Deal, the mid-tone grey creme Embrace The Gray, a darker grey with a touch of blue called Dark Side Of The Mood, a beaming glitter varnish with silver and blue glitter particles called Shine For Me and lastly the one colour that is supposed to represent the female part, Anastasia Steele, called Romantically Involved. It's such a wonderful red shade and probably my favourite of the six. The sun was setting as I was swatching these so I didn't get a great picture of it but do take a look at this one by Temperaninails who captured it far better and you'll see just how fantastic it is.

I really am one of these people who loves and cherish the little things and details in everyday moments like going to the cinema and being able to wear a nailpolish that is connected to what I'm seeing on screen (like this collection is), or to do a makeup look inspired by what I'm watching, or to dress accordingly etc, etc. I one hundred percent feel that these simple things make everyday moments more fun  and I love how the creative people at OPI are always having their radar on for what's interesting at the moment and keep delivering fun and exciting collections that feels just right in time.
 
I think it's a great collection of shades; not too much and not too little. Just like the sentence that run through the collection; "It's all about the tease."
As always, a big Thank You to the girls at GoodPr and OPI for this beautiful kit and a wonderful evening.  The collection will be out in early January so you can wear your favourite shade to the movie theatre. Until then, I better get started on the reading!


PS.  You know how usually a couple of the colours from the OPI collections will be made available in Mini kits as well as full-sized bottles? (Usually around 4..) Well, ALL six of these OPI 50 Shades Of Grey nail lacquers will be available in 1 Mini Kit (!!) so if you feel like you like the collection and want to get it but don't want to spend your money on full-sized bottles (maybe you don't use nailpolish that often; or maybe you feel like the shades won't be interesting to you long enough to finish an entire bottle - whatever your reason may be) then this Mini kit is definitely something to concider. 
Personally I absolutely love these kits, and the fact that all of the colours are available in both big and small sizes this time around is, I think, quite brilliant if you think about how well it fits in with the "slogan" of the collection; "It's all about the tease."
Occasionally, a little IS enough.

CHRISTMAS WITH GWEN STEFANI

 
 
Gwen Stefani has been this year's main woman when it comes to OPI and their nail polish collections. We were introduced to her first 6 shades in the beginning of the year which cintained the colours we might associate her with  and now, just like the Mariah Carey Christmas collection last year, OPI & Gwen are giving us another 18(!) shades of Christmas.

I have 3 of them to show you here today. The absolutely gorgeous red and gold shimmery Red Fingers & Mistletoes, the metallic silver Unfrost My Heart and the shiny, slightly shimmery purple I Carol About You (which to me is even more beautiful with a matte top coat).  Take a look at the full collection in a store near you or get a quick peek here.


WITH A TOUCH OF GREY

 

I am completely crushing on these really cool-toned lip colours like grey, taupe and greyish mauve lilac. I've been spotting them on counters, online and in stores of various makeup brands during the past months and I thought I'd share some of the products I've found that can help you achieve this look if you're as into this icy, goth chic, dash-of-90's lip as I am.

♦ Lime Crime Chinchilla lipstick (as seen on my lips here).
♦ OCC Sebastian Lip Tar.
♦ Melt Space Cake lipstick.
♦ Illamasqua Posture lipstick.
♦ KIKO Luscious Cream lipstick 524 Taupe.
♦ Make Up Store Taupe Lip Liner.
♦ Any matte taupe, grey or lilac cosmetic pencil.



HALLOWEEN | CREEPY CLOWN


Here's one of the makeup looks I made for Halloween this year.  I've been so into SFX that I wanted to go back to basics and try something with paint and makeup only. This has no SFX apart from covering her eyebrows. Playing around with colour, shading, highlighting and just a touch of pop-art painting technique gave me what I'm going to call my Creepy Clown (yes, even without the typical nose). My flash-photos always takes away a little depth but I hope you enjoy the pictures and had a wonderfully spooky Halloween.

VIP LAUNCH: MAKE-UP STUDIO IN SWEDEN



I am thoroughly happy about the Dutch brand Make-Up Studio launching in Sweden since it seems I still haven't been able to forget about the highly pigmented eyeshadow palettes and the sparkly pigments which the brilliant NikkieTutorials used in a couple of her YouTube videos a couple of years ago.

Last week I was invited to the VIP launch along with other make-up artists, beauty bloggers etc.  Two of our swedish talents showed us 12 individual looks on their models as well as two looks step by step live on stage. After the presentation we were finally able to look at, feel and swatch a nice selection of their product range. It was mostly beauty makeup but their catalogue contains 64 pages of different products - everything from SFX wax, aquapaint and tweezers to make-up bags, toolbelts and portable workstations.

I always love to go to these kind of events to see if I can find new products, tools and even ideas for my makeup kit and for my artistry and so many of these products seem to have great potential - I'm excited to start trying some of them.  I've got my eyes on the foundations, powders, lashes, brushes and the brilliant eyeshadow palettes - not just the eyeshadows itself but the actual palettes that are double-sided so you'll fit twice as many shadows than standard palettes without it taking up more room which is always something a Make Up Artist is looking for. Super excited!


Make-UpStudio.se is now up and running!


Make Up Artist Ida, 25, sharing some of her favourite products, tips&tricks and makeup looks in hope to inspire one way or another.

You'll also find her on INSTAGRAM as well as writing for the Swedish music blog LifestyleMusicGroup where she is giving you updates on music, music events, interviews, playlists and more. (The music blog is currently under construction but will be back shortly. In the mean time you can find them on Facebook!)

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