Fire in Your Eyes (a Carnival look)

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Hey you there
How you doin’
Can I ask you something
Are you dead or alive
When you’re drifting slowly away
I’ll be here to keep you today
With fire in my eyes
I’ll be like fire in your eyes
This Guano Apes song was running in my head while I was creating this fire inspired makeup for Carnival this year. I am not one to usually celebrate since here in The Netherlands it’s all about terrible music and naked bodies. This year however a few friends were coming over to visit and see the dutch carnival, so I decided to join and spring to the occasion of playing with makeup and create something different than what I wear usually.
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Fall in love Tag #2: Foliage

Oh Fall, I so dreaded your arrival and yet I’m so happy you’re here and the second appointment with the Fall in Love Tag, initiated by Marta of Caffelatte for Breakfast lets me express my love for this season’s colors. I adore the orange, brown, red leaves falling from the trees among the green grass, and the bright blue mornings when the fresh air slaps me awake during a run. Autumn you are lovely season blessed with wonderful nature that inspired this look today. I went for a walk in the woods to collect leaves and pine cones to decorate the house and I was blown away by the green, red, orange and yellows, so here is what I came up with.

  • L’Oréal Infallible 24H Matte foundation in 24 Golden Beige
  • Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 20 Sand
  • KIKO Cosmetics Full Coverage Concealer 03
  • e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
  • Make-up Studio Loose Translucent Powder
  • Sleek Makeup Face Contour Kit in Light to contour
  • MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Fairly Precious as blush
  • The Balm Mary Lou Manizer as highlighter


  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Eternal Gold
  • Nabla Cosmetics Clementine in the inner third of the lid, Peach Velvet as transition shade
  • MAC Coppering in the middle of the lid
  • MakeupGeek Cosmetics Dirty Martini in the crease
  • Wet n Wild dark green “eyelid” shade in the outer V, I depotted all my WnW palettes so I have no idea of the name, sorry
  • Zoeva Graphic Eyes in Opulence under the eye, set with Neve Cosmetics Ember
  • Kiko Super Colour Eyeliner 104
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes in Black to tightline upper and lower lashline
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara
  • Essence Half Lashes

Brows and Lips:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Auburn and Chocolate
  • Makeup Geek Bitten eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
  • KIKO Smart Lip Pencil in 704
  • Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in Fab Orange

I used all my current favorite makeup for this look and am quite happy with the result. However, this was one of the typical occasions in which your eyeshadow look is on point and then the eyeliner fails you. I will try the scotch tape trick next time to get a sharper line. Oh and forgive my unruly hair, hihi.

I would love to hear your thoughts and critique on this look. Practice makes perfect, so keep your eyes open for the following fall inspired looks, and don’t forget to check out the #FallInLoveTAG page for more info if you want to participate to one of the installments!
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Paciugopedia3 #1: Poison Berry

Welcome to the first installment of the Paciugopedia!
This is a series started by BeautyBats that has now reached its third edition among Italian beauty bloggers, in which we recreate makeup looks from gorgeous/amazing/talented beauty gurus like Linda Halberg (insert heart shaped eyes here). It’s a great way to challenge myself and try something new and daring and improve my makeup skills. There will be a look every first day of the month for a year, so let’s get this party started!

The first look is Poison Berry from I Love My Addiction, a beautiful combination of green and purple that makes me think of the character Poison Ivy from Batman. I was excited and intimidated to recreate such a bright and colorful look and the biggest challenge was finding the right colors and deciding on the shape of the look. Clearly something went wrong with my wing liner as I normally never place it so low/horizontal. All in all I am quite pleased with the eyeshadow look though. Please forgive the low quality of the photos, I was fighting with the camera settings and didn’t notice it went in low resolution mode.

  • L’Oreal Infallible 24h Matte foundation, I mixed shade 20 and 24
  • L’Oreal Le Touche Magique Highlighting Concealer in Ivory beige
  • Mac Blot Powder
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, shade Banana under the eyes and Java to contour
  • Nyx Powder Blush in Dusty Rose
  • The Balm Mary Lou Manizer highlighter


  • Maybelline Color Tatto in Eternal Gold
  • 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette (bought it on ebay many years ago, no brand, but BH Cosmetics makes some great ones)
  • Lorac Pro pallete, Black
  • Inglot Eyeshadow 412 in the inner corner
  • Nabla Cosmetics Cattleya on the lower lash line
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl in Purple in the waterline
  • Inglot Gel Liner n.77
  • Kiko Supercolour Eyeliner 110
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara
  • Essence Half Lashes
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate
  • Gerards Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Serenity
  • L’Oreal Collectrion La Vie En Rose J.Lo’s Pink, dabbed on top

In the Pinterest album below you can find the original look and the interpretations of the other girls involved.

Follow PaciugoPedia3 #1 by Sara T. on Pinterest
What do you think? Is it a good shot to the original?
Would you wear this out and about?

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The purple makeup look for the holiday season feat Nabla Cattleya and MAC Rebel

Holiday season is my favorite time of the year to dress up and amp up my makeup for parties. This time I want to go with a new very colorful look and the stars here are Cattleya eyeshadow from Nabla Cosmetics and Rebel by MAC. I’ve been wanting to use Cattleya since I bought it this summer, but all my warm red tones always called me more, so I finally decided to make it the center piece and boy isn’t is absolutely stunning!!!
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Summer on your eyes part 5: orange to pink

Hello ladies!
Today’s is a quick fotd post. This week i have been taking a bit more time to do my makeup in the morning and I have really been enjoying it! For this look I created a wearable daytime look with a gradient from orange to pink and I am really pleased of how it worked out!! I am by no means a professional and this is just what I like.

  • Elf eyelid primer
  • Sleek i-Divine Rio palette (review and swatches here) eyeshadows in Tropics, Night Fever, Ipanema, Urca and Copacabana
  • Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Cupcake
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
  • Catrice Longlasting Lipliner in 060 The Perfect Pinkini (in the waterline)
  • Maybelline The Falsies Flared mascara
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof mascara
  • L’Oreal Eau de Teint foundation in 140 Pure Beige
  • Bourjois CC under eye concealer
  • Soap & Glory KickAss Concealer in Medium
  • The Body Shop Bronzing Pearls
  • Catrice Defining Blush in 040 Think Pink
  • Sleek Contour Kit in Light Highlighter
Lips and Brows:
  • Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Ole Flamingo
  • Catrice Brow Definer in 040
I hope you like the look! 🙂 
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