Make ME Up from Head to Foot

 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

As I mentioned in my previous post Make Me Up, I’d been educating myself about makeup.

I’ve asked around and did some research about the makeup suggestions I got from friends. And here is one of the suggested brand …

A makeup artist friend bragged about KRYOLAN.

I’ve checked this brand and found out that my makeup artist friend had all the reason to brag about it!

Kryolan is a specialized manufacturer of professional make-up serving theater, film, and television around the globe.

They deliver to customers in more than 80 countries on all continents of the world and is an acknowledged trademark for professional make-up artists.

The name KRYOLAN and its other trademarks stand for professional competence, high product quality, exceptional diversity, professionalism, flexibility and tradition.

Kryolan was also the official cosmetics of Miss Universe 

Miss Universe 2009

Miss Universe 2010

Miss Universe 2011
Ooohhhh…wouldn’t anyone want to look like a winner 🙂 Perhaps with Kryolan I could 🙂 wish…..

Kryolan not only manufactures makeup, mind you. On November 2010, they launched their Holiday 2010 collection which included a great number of fancy false eyelashes of different colors and styles from classic ones to quite bold glam looking.

If you are daring enough pick out one of those fancy flashy eyelashes of gaudy purple, pink or variegated colors to obtain glam holiday look.

And for those of you who are not ready yet for so eccentric holiday look Kryolan makeup prepared a set of classy but not less fancy false eyelashes to select from.

Those are the facts about this brand. And from someone less pro, I found a review from Ms Domini D. and here’s what she wrote about Kryolan:

Now, I can’t wait to get my hands on some of Kryolan products. I would very much like to see how this professional makeup behaves with my amateur skills.

I love painting and thought…. it could be fun to put makeup on my whole body and treat it like a canvas 🙂

Then I might feel sexy and beautiful like Giselle Bundchen and dare to pose for a photo shoot… L.O.L.

This brand might be too pro for me, but it wouldn’t hurt to try 🙂 Who knows, I might somehow manage to surprise myself. After all, it’s Kryolan we’re talking about!

Now who wouldn’t want to try to look like this

 

I’ll take up another makeup brand on my next post! Guess which one ….. hmmmmm….

Stay tuned 🙂

Check out Kryolan’s  website  for further info.

 

Make Me Up

I’ve been educating myself about makeup lately. Though I’ve been putting on makeup since I was 17, I still haven’t tried much makeup brands. Well, I haven’t really put any effort on exploring since all I put is mascara and rouge…. and lipstick from time to time… until now!

I’ve noticed that my skin (since I’m getting older) needs more than a day cream and some baby powder. I’ve also discovered that my tired eyes could use some eyeshadows to brighten them up. I do put some but only when I go to parties/events, which hasn’t been as often as it used to, ever since I got my kids. Not that I’m complaining, though, just my lame excuse for not attaining good enough skills to “make me up” … L.O.L. 🙂

I tried, not so long ago to achieve a flawless look. Mind you, it was tiresome! I wasn’t aware how much work there was to look as if you DIDN’T put any makeup at all…..

It’s not that easy for me to know which makeup to choose. I’ve noticed that all the makeup brands I’ve checked had their “own” reputable makeup artists that recommend “their” brand which makes it harder – for me anyway. I think I just have to try and try till I find the products that work for me.

Here are two of the looks I’ve created lately with my little knowledge about makeup techniques and with the makeup I had in my drawer:

You can see how amateur I am, right 🙂

I have tried with shades of green, dark brown and white from M.A.C.  Eyebrow pencil from L’Oréal and lipstick and rouge from Guerlain.

Amateur with less than 10 minutes to put makeup on and….voila!

With the time pressure combined with my skills, all I have managed to put was a little bit of rouge from Helena Rubinstein and M.A.C eyeshadows in black and blue.

As you might have noticed, I could use some foundation and some serious concealer! Not to mention lessons on how to put makeup and A LOT of practice!

This is how I usually put my makeup on. Just a little bit of eyeshadow, rouge and mascara.

As far as mascara is concern, I have different brands which I use depending on what kind of effect I would like to have. Plus, my eyelashes aren’t as thick as they used to and I’ve always have lashes which are not even; for some reason one is longer but thinner than the other. So I normally use 2-3 different mascara at a time.

My personal favourites for everyday use are Lancome: L’Extreme on one and Hypnose on the other 🙂 These 2 even up and give my lashes a natural look and feel – light and soft.

I love Max Factor‘s Lash Silk, but unfortunately I can’t find them here in Norway anymore (nor Sweden for that matter). I think they might have replaced it with 2000 Calorie Curved Brush. Somehow, I don’t find it the same 😦  So, yeah, I use MF 2000 Calorie, putting Maybelline‘s Define-A-Lash as a first stroke.

Otherwise, I use L’Oréal Double Extension Beauty Tubes. They are good on giving my lashes fuller look and makes my lashes longer but the thing is, the “extensions” tend to bend down so I put a stroke of MF 2000 Calorie to finish it up.

This mascara ‘business’ of mine is far more complicated than it is to others, but hey… that’s me… complicated and a bit peculiar 🙂

I’ve asked around and did some few researches and got to know about some makeup brands that were (and still are) new to me. So, I will take up this makeup subject on my next posts, as well 🙂

So if you’re a makeup enthusiast or simply love to see great photos (without my face on them, promise 🙂 ), well you better stay tuned!

Till then …. XOXO

 

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