Inspired makeup – minions

Inspired makeup – minions

We just started a new series. As in right now.

Inspired makeup is a series I have been looking forward to it for a while, because it takes two things I like a lot and combine them: makeup and creativity (which some will same is one and the same)

By taking inspiration from a piece of media, I am trying to create looks that somehow resemble the thing I’m trying to make. Like using the same colours or capturing the feeling.

Today I am looking at minions. You know; those small, annoying, clumps of love that is present both in Despicable me 1, 2 and 3, and also their own movie “Minions” – these are all animated.

Though they are to some extend ill-natured they are still soft-hearted. I had a craze with them when the movies came out, and I still find them absolutely adorable.

To explain the movies very shortly – before we get into the makeup, here goes:

Despicable me 1 (2010): A criminal mastermind adopts 3 orphans to be used as pawns in a great scheme.

Despicable me 2 (2013): Gru (the criminal mastermind from movie 1) gets recruited as an insider by a team of good guys to stop the bad guys.

Despicable me 3 (2017): Gru meets up with his long-lost twin brother who wants to team up for one last time to execute a criminal plan.

Minions: We see how the minions throughout all of existence serve only the most evil masters. we follow their journey until they meet Gru for the first time.

For the look I wanted to use the tree colours they have: The yellow, blue, and silver.

The making of the look can also be seen on my YouTube Channel just like always 😊

And here is the look:

First off I use the Figs & Rouge Hydra Matte Pore Correct Velvet Cream as a primer because I find it help make my pores appear smaller and my face feel more ready.

When that had set I went into the Instant Anti-Age Eraser Multi Use Concealer from Maybelline and used my damp beauty sponge to pat it into the skin.

Then for the Foundation I use two products, the Second Skin Serum Foundation from Nilens Jord gives me an even layer of thin foundation, and The Manhattan Clearface 2 in 1 powder and makeup sets it all and makes my face look less shiny and gives extra coverage.

For my eyes at the moment I had no eye primer, so I used the normal primer for my eyelids too, and after that had set, put on a small amount of the powder I just used for my face as a base colour and to remove any discoloration on my lids.

The eye look was made with my two brushes, the E.L.F Professional Eyeshadow Brush and the H&M blender and liner brush (I think that’s what it is called), and the W7 Neon Nights Electric Eye Colour Palette.
I use the bright yellow in the palette to put down an even colour all over my lid, and that yellow colour got dragged far up and out almost out to my brow, together with in the inner corner of my eye. The dark blue was used to create some dimension so I added it in my crease, and also put a bit of it to go along the end of my lower lash line. I used a heavy amount for both colours and was careful not to blend too much as I did not want the colours to combine and become too green.

Of course I went into a heavy amount of The Colossal Volume Express Mascara from Maybelline afterwards.

For my lips I honestly went into my eyeshadow palette again since I did not have any silver lipstick (Don’t worry I did not eat it, and took it off before I ate and drank stuff), and patted in onto my lips. Because it looked a bit harsh, I went into the Comme Deux Lip Love Lip gloss and softened the lips up a bit.

That was all for this look, and though I would not do those lips again, I had a lot of fun making it, and I honestly loved the eyes.

The three colours came through nicely and I was surprised that I loved the look so much.

What did you think about the look? Leave me a comment down below, I would love to know!

And if you have any other characters you want portrayed in this series please do tell me too!

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!

25 makeup questions we are too scared to ask

25 makeup questions we are too scared to ask

I remember when I was new to makeup.

Everything seemed very interesting and alluring, and I wanted to try everything I could get my hands on. Especially things with glitter and lots of colour (Lipstick in particular).
I tried so many different things, and I learned both good and bad things about makeup, and the application of makeup – I simply grew with the task.

But there were some things I wish I had known before venturing into the universe that is makeup – I was just too scared to ask others, and to unsure who to ask, where and exactly what I should do with the information (and my thoughts).

Therefore, today is a list. A list for you (and younger Luna) answering many of the makeup questions I had when I started out. But this list will also be answering some of the questions we might still have today – but just are too scared to ask because we feel stupid for asking.

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Makeup Explained – Eyebrow Pomade

Makeup Explained – Eyebrow Pomade

Once again the topic is Makeup, and I will explain, exactly what it is and what to use it for.

Makeup can be a jungle to wrap your head around.
In this series we are looking closely at the different types of makeup products.

We will be looking at what it is and what it does.

What types exist.

Do you need it and when should you use it.

Today our focus is all on Eyebrow pomade.

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Skincare Explained – Exfoliators

Skincare Explained – Exfoliators

The topic is skincare, and I will explain, exactly what it is and what to use it for.

Skincare can be a jungle to find your way around in.
In this series we are looking closely at the different types of skincare.

We are looking at what it is and does.

What types exist.

If you need it and when you should use it.

Today we will focus on Exfoliators.

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How to avoid toxic people

How to avoid toxic people

I think we have all met a toxic person before.

They try to control you, lie to you all the time, or just drain all your energy with their behaviour.

Perhaps they don’t do it on purpose. There might be a great reason for them to act as they do – but it is not your duty to help or fix them. Especially not if it chips away your own health and sanity.

If you really think you need to do something; ask them to seek professional help, and if nothing happens – get yourself out of there.

Today we are looking at toxic people, and how you can get away from them, and get back your sanity. You might not notice they are toxic at first, but as soon as you notice the signs take a breather and talk to yourself; is this something you want to be a part of?

First we will look at what a toxic person actually is, and then how you may get away from that person. In this case; a toxic relationship or toxic person can be anyone – family, friend, or significant other.

Beware though: just because someone has some of these it might not mean they are completely toxic, they might just need a helping hand with noticing it, or as I said before; need a professional hand.

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Homemade Kalimotxo (Vangria)

Homemade Kalimotxo (Vangria)

I really hope you are not sick of me talking about drinks by now because this is not the first nor the last.

This drink is uhm. Kind of quirky. It is a Spanish drink that it consists of mainly two ingredients: red wine and cola.

Yup. You did read that right. Red wine and cola is not really my standard mix of drinks, but the weirdest things are mixed when speaking about drinks, and we will try it nonetheless.

And for all of us who do not know how to pronounce Kalimotxo, it goes something like: Calimotcho.

Enough chit chat; lets go get the booze.

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Homemade Avocado toast (4ways)

Homemade Avocado toast (4ways)

Another day, another recipe. Today we are looking at something I enjoy eating when I feel like doing something extra for myself.

It is an avocado toast.

Avocado toast got really popular years ago, and I still enjoy it once in a while now, even though it is not a “craze” anymore.

So today we are looking into my four favourite ways to make avocado toast.

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Makeup Explained – Eyebrow Powder

Makeup Explained – Eyebrow Powder

Today, we looking at Makeup Explained once again! The topic is Makeup, and I will explain, exactly what these are and what to use them to.

Makeup can be a jungle to wrap your head around.
In this series we are looking closely at the different types of makeup products.

We will be looking at what it is and what it does.

What types exist.

Do you need it and when should you use it.

Today our focus is all on Eyebrow powder.

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Safiya Nygaard X Colourpop Lipstick review

Safiya Nygaard X Colourpop Lipstick review

These lipsticks have been sitting in my apartment for way to long.

I was super excited about them and bought them in the thought that they had to be great. I have watched Safiya for years, and to be honest, have seen every single of her videos. She had such a high standard for what her lipstick should be able to tolerate (and she made “butthole coverage” famous- essentially stressing the importance of having a lipstick that actually stayed on, even on the “wetter” part of the lips). So of course, I had to have these.

The thought that these are inspired by the franken-lipsticks she has made in bad makeup science experiments I think is super cool and I have been looking forward to it.

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