Cool toned blue highlighter #ImagineJulie

Lately there is much to do about cool toned highlighters. Some staple brands like Anastasia BH, Jeffree Star and Kat Von D came out with all different kinds of blue, lavender and pink highlights and since then I see that look all over the internet. It also comes  with the whole rainbow/unicorn madness going on right now.

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An example by Lindahallbergs

My own skin is very yellow toned which means I warmtoned colours tend to go best with my skintone. I didn’t have high hopes for a harsh blue highlighter on my face. I had a blue toned eyeshadow in the Glinda palette from Urban Decay, and I gave it a go.

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Paired with the right eyelook it might give a little something. I do love the look on others. I continue to experiment with it!

What do you guys think of the whole rainbow and unicorn themed make up looks these days? Are you tempted to try?

Thanks for reading!

Have a nice day,

Julie x

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What else is new: Essence Spring 2017 #ImagineTheReview

As much as I love drooling over expensive high-end make up products, I love affordable good brands like Essence and Catrice. They change their collection often, the products mostly do a very good job and it doesn’t break the bank. In my latest trips to the drugstore I bought a few new products to try out. Let’s talk them over.

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There was a bloggers pick’s edition recently, and since the writer of one of my favourite blogs beautylab.nl had her own palette made, I had to try it!

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The essence So Glow cream to powder highlight is not the best highlighter I’ve come across. It gives a nice glow but it doesn’t stay put for a whole day.  I like it more for a body highlight, on the shoulders for example.

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The colour correcting concealer gives some brightness to the area where you apply it but doesn’t conceal at all, might be good as an extra step under your normal concealer for days where you have time to spare.

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From the Winter glow LE I bought the illuminating eyeshadow base. This product gives a wonderful glow and I use it as a highlight/highlight base and as an eyeshadow all the same.

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I was very excited for this rainbow highlight! I saw the whole rage on the internet for the rainbow/unicorn highlights and was pleasantly surprised when a cheap brand as essence came out with one! I actually really like the look of it, it gives a nice multicoloured glow. I would totally use this on the regular – I wouldn’t put my brush in the blue tho-. These colours could be swirled together or used separately with the red coloured ones more as a highlighting blush. I love it!

Over the last months I picked up 2 essence lip colours. This velvet stick is a very creamy balmy purple to taupe colour. I need to find a way to sharpen it now the first point is gone! The lipstick is a long-lasting nude in the colour Come Naturally. These colours are more on the purple side, kind of reminds me of Faux by MAC.

As you see I tried my best but I didn’t break the bank while going at it. What do you think about the Essence brand?

Stay tuned for a Catrice edition!

Thanks for reading,

Have a nice day!

 

Julie x