Make-up is something that goes side by side with fashion – and is my second passion in life that I could not live without!

Lately I’m obsessed with dewy, extra-highlited and minimalistic look with one strong accent – either eye liner or lips, which is always look perfect and timeless,no matter what’s the occasion.

When choosing make-up products, I always stand by cruelty-free ones!

You can easily check if the brand you love is cruelty-free by visiting PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) website. (LINK)

I personally rely only to that website, as I find it most trustful and genuine and extra easy to work on!

Products I used:

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Radiance

TooFaced Born This Way Foundation in Porcelain

Tarte Shape Tape contour concealer in Fair Neutral (as eyebase as well!)

Iconic London Multi use Cream

Iconic London Illuminator in Original

TooFaced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer (used as eyeshadow as well!)

Hourglass AMbient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush

NYX Love You SO MOCHI Palette in Sleek & Chick

Chatlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Volume 2 Black Vinyl

Charlotte Tilbury MATTE REVOLUTION Lipstick in Red Carpet

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

 

Tips:

  • Moisturize hardly before applying your makeup – always! I usually put abnormal amount of moisturizer or a tiny bit organic hemp oil and wait till it’s absorbed, usually 15-30 mins. I tell myself I’m multitasking and prepare breakfast, coffee or I’m snacking during waiting.
  • First liquids, then powders – never other way around!
  • Apply your foundation with brush and blend concealer with wet beauty blender – after that press that beauty blender all over your face to blend foundation even more.
  • When applying a liquid highlighter, put it on the tip of your hand and blend it slightly (still on your hand) with clean and wet beauty blender, then start applying. Putting it straight on your face (like they do on Instagram), can cause overdose, patchiness and difficulties with blending. Unless you want to take a risk, or you simply like patchiness and blending your cheekbones to death. No judging.
  • If your skin is oily like mine, don’t apply highlighter on your nose – nature will do it itself.
  • You can use concealer on your lids as base. In both scenarios set it with transparent eye shadow. Blend bronzer you used into the creases to add some definition and blend, blend, blend. Apply shimmery eye shadows in the centre of your eye lid with the tip of your finger with taping motion.
  • One layer of mascara for natural effect. More for extra effect.
  • I’m always having a hard time with my lips, so my main tip is to take your time. And don’t do it in a car.
  • Brush out your eyebrows before applying any product. I’m naturally blessed with mine, and enjoying their natural look so I can’t help you with any more tips regarding product or technique. I just brush them and leave them as they are.
  • Don’t overdose setting spray. It’s just waste of product. If not sure, read directions. Usually it’s ‘mist face two to five times’, and believe them, it works just enough.
  • Blend till it hurts (your wrist, not face), if you want to get that effect:

 

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PS: Links above are not affiliate links, meaning I don’t get any £££ of you clicking them. I just simply like sharing my fav products and tips. And I just started my blog this year, so… I wish.

When my ears catch ‘Paris’, I automatically think of a powerful, chic women strolling down the busy alley, rocking street style trend like anybody else. Obviously,

What makes Parisian style so interesting?

In my opinion, ability to mix and match pieces that are in every wardrobe with something extra avantgarde. Statement jewelry, red leather coat or way too oversized bag worn with classic white shirt and ripped mom jeans – ability to mix newest trends with classics newer out of style.

What do you need to achieve that look?

  • Shirts – plain or patterned, classic or totally modern. Explore and go crazy with fabrics and style – do not be afraid of deep decollete or back.  Experiment with unbuttoning, texture, untypical cut and characteristic sleeves.
  •  Jeans – make it simple or go totally crazy! Mum and boyfriend, ripped and skinny, low and high-waisted. Variations of these are insane!
  • Coat and trench – these are a big must have not only when it comes to Parisian style! I personally would focus on slightly oversized, classic coat in beige or deep brown – it’s just must have. Period!
  • Jewelry is a key! Focus on delicate and minimalist one but don’t be afraid to play and mix classics with some controversial one from time to time. Make statements!
  • Basic tops. Look for good quality fabrics. See through, loose and oversized – simple is better!
  • Beret. Do I have to explain why?
  • High heels. I know high heels and comfort is quite denying itself, but try to find ones you can spend in at least half a day. It doesn’t have to be 5 inches heel.

Extra tips:

  • When it comes to accessories and colors – make it simple and classic. You can choose one strong accent which will attract attention (scarf, jewelry, bag (personally fav!) or shoes), but try to contrast everything else by choosing holly grail basics. It’s all about the balance.
  •  Do not be afraid of building layers – it’s A KEY to visually slim your body.
  • Oversizing and loose fit is a key, but be careful. By doing it with every piece you may look over-dressed and you want to avoid that. Take some time, try on and have fun in front of the mirror. Wearing oversized shirt with mini or extra-slim jeans will always make your look cute!
  • Messy hair and natural make-up can help a lot to create that effortless look.
  • Matching something not so obvious, like high heels with sporty t-shirt and ripped jeans, will give you that street look, everyone is crazy about!

 

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