On a quiet Saturday afternoon I set up to do my Paciugopedia3 look for May, a beautiful turquoise inverted liner by the amazing Linda Hallberg (here). My oh my it was a disaster. It turned up really unflattering on my down-turned hooded eyes because it really emphasized the hood. I took it all off and decided to attempt another look from Linda, one that would still challenge my skills but would still be flattering on me. I picked this colourful look inspired by the Chanel SS15 runway. Although I do not shy away from colored eye looks, this features shades that are definitely outside my comfort zone. I hope Svampi from BeautyBats, the creator of this series still passes this as a Paciugo.
Welcome back to another monthly episode of the Paciugopedia 3! If you’re new around here, in this series each month the participants reproduce makeup looks from other bloggers/makeup artists on their own eye shape, skin tone and with the products to them available. You find the other episodes here and can read the introduction from the creator of the series BeautyBats here.
Everyone has a dark side, and I know I explored mine thoroughly in previous years. Ranging from mohawk haircuts when I was 16, to wearing all black all the time and wearing the dreadful black kohl in my waterline. Good years. I have grown out of it slowly and gradually now, but in never really goes away. So I was extremely excited when I found the I Goth You Tag from Cosmetic Mind and decided to participate immediately. The first episode of this tag is dedicate to The goth shade BLACK and what better homage to it than a black smokey eye.
Welcome back for the sixth installment of the Paciugopedia! If you are new to this series, each month we get to recreate a makeup look by another makeup artist / blogger that the boss Svampi from Beautybats picked for us. You can find the looks from the previous four episodes here. I inadvertedly skipped episode 5 in February due to the super exciting things that happened (read more here), but now I’m back super excited for this look.
Ah Valentine’s Day, a day to celebrate love and wear anything pink you can imagine. I have never been a big fan of the holiday as a commercial invention to sell, so no gift guides from me here. Nonetheless, I do take it as and excuse to go out for a nice dinner with my other half and dress up nicely, because why not!
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.
I’m a bit late but here is the fourth episode of the Paciugopedia3 by Beautybats. In this series we try to reproduce or give our own interpretation of looks by other beauty bloggers/vloggers. If you missed the previous episodes you can find them here. For the month of January, the chosen look is a warm toned and red smokey liner by Kamilcia that you can see in the top left quadrant of the collage above. I love this look for the use of red eyeshadow, which is my favorite color to wear as makeup.
Welcome back for December’s appointment with the Paciugopedia 3 from Svampi of Beautybats. This is the nudest look of the whole series but it is a special one because we got to recreate this gorgeous look by the one and only Linda Hallberg (insert heat-eyes emoji here).
I loved to recreate this look, especially because it is a shape that is well suited to my hooded eyes. The look is based on all matte eyeshadows and I found the trick was blending starting with a light vanilla shade, going to slightly darker brown shades applied with smaller brushes to end up with a black shadow that needs to be placed precisely and then the edges blended with the browns again. I used a mix of my beloved Makeup Geek eyeshadows and the Lorac Pro palette, which has all gradients of browns and a very good black. To give extra brightness to the inner half of the lid and the waterline I used the KIKO Colour Definition Eyeliner in Butter, which is just amazing and is the only one that resists on my waterline. Final touch and most important to complete the look are the lashes. I have recently purchased the Essence Half Lashes and have loved them and wore them so much! Those went on the outer upper lash line to create a cat-eye effect. You can see from Linda’s original picture that she’s also wearing a few individual lashes on the lower lash line and so did I, using a few of the Essence individuals to make the lower lashes more whispy.
The rest of the face I kept quite simple, doing my everyday routine with the L’Oréal Infallible Matte foundation and Maybelline Fit Me concealer, MAC Blot Powder on top and contouring using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light. Finally on the lips a pinky nude that is a combination of Wet n Wild Just Peachy lipstick with Gerard Cosmetics Serenity Liquid Lipstick on top.
I would totally wear this look out daily, minus the individual lashes on the lower lash line and with a bold matte lip, but it was nice to try something new and discover that pinky nudes are not the evil incarnate (as I always thought).
What do you think? Do you like my recreation or would you do something different?
This eye look is one of my staple looks for those occasions in which I want to look put together and pretty, like family occasions and work dinners, but is kept interesting by a bright pop of color on the lips! I will probably be wearing version of this look for all the family functions coming up in the holiday season. The key to this look is fresh looking skin, a highlight in the inner corner, bright lips and the unmissable winged liner.
L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint 140 Pure Beige applied with my fingers
L’Oreal Lumi Magique Highlighting Pen 3 Dark to conceal dark circles and highlight the face
MAC Blot Powder in Medium Dark to set the concealer
Kiko Golden Game Sculpting Bronzer and Highlighter to contour and highlight
The Body Shop Brush on Bronze to warm up the complexion and give a healthy glow
GOSH Natural Touch Cream Blusher in 005 Lusty Pink
Maybelline Color Tattoo 45 Infinite White as base on the lid
Makeup Geek Creme Brulee eyeshadow in the crease
Urban Decay Verve on the lid ans YDK on the lower lash line. both from the Naked 2 palette
Inglot AMG Gel Liner n.77 for the wing
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara as first coat for separation and volume
L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof mascara as second coat for length and waterproof power
Lips and Brows:
L’Oreal Color Riche Collection Exclusive Julianne’s Pure Red
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate to shape and fill in the brows
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel to keep the hairs in place
This look is one of my favorite and I wear it often! What is your go to look for special occasions? xo A
Welcome back to the second appointment with the Paciugopedia3 initiated by Beautybats, where a bunch of beauty addicted attempt to reproduce and reinterpret looks from famous makeup artists and beauty bloggers. Last month was time for a colourful green and purple look that you can find here, and for November the look is this intense plum smokey eye by the instagrammer @makeupby_ev21.
The biggest challenge I found was finding the right shade for the lid. I had multiple alternatives like Mimesis by Nabla or the Plum shade in the Lorac Pro 2 palette, but in the end I went with the Kiko Colour-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadow Crayon n.33 from the Daring Game collection. It made application and blending a bit of a nightmare because it set really quickly and after an hour my oily lids had it crease all over the place. Oh what we do for a good Paciugo (lol).
The sharp lines of the wings were only possible thanks to the “tape trick”. Now to be honest here, placing the tapes down symmetrically was a challenge, especially since my eyes are not symmetrical at all.
The original look called for a glossy baby pink lips, which is really not me. I don’t own any color like that, or any lipgloss for that matter, so I tried by using Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick in 903c Just Peachy. Well, that didn’t really work for me so I folded back to my latest obsession MAC Instigator to finish up the look. Dark eyes, dark lips, I was in makeup heaven!
L’Oréal Infallible 24h matte foundation in 20 Sand
MAC Blot Powder in Medium
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light/Medium
The Balm Mary Lou Manizer
E.l.f. Powder blush in Peachy Keen
Kiko Colour-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadow Crayon n.33 from the Daring Game collection
Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean, Beaches and Cream, Frappe and Cocoa Bear in the crease
Nabla Mimesis in the outer V and outer lower lash line
Lorac Pro palette Silver in the inner lower lash line
Inglot Gel Liner n.77 Black
Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Liner in Black in the upper and lower waterline
Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara
Essence Half Lashes
Brows and Lips:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate
Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick in 903c Just Peachy
MAC Matte lipstick Instigator
I am so glad I got to try to do this look and play with blending cream and powder textures together.
Now if you made it throught my whole blabbing tell me, which lip choice do you prefer? Dark or light?