EOTD: Glittery turquoise feat. gold

While I was playing around with makeup I recognized that I've never done a look with turquoise as a main component. So, of course, I changed that fact and created a turquoise eye look mixed with some gold and a glittery eyeliner.

1. Primer:
Too Faced “Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer”
2. Whole Lid: Make Up For Ever Artist 2 PaletteME-232”, crease:ME-700
3. Water line: NARS Larger than life long-wear eyeliner in “Via Veneto"
4. Eyeliner: Urban Decay Heavy Metal in "Junkshow"
5. Lower lash line: Inner corner: "ME-910", middle: "ME-232", outer corner: "ME-700"
6. False lashes: Huda Beauty in “Sasha #11
7. Mascara: Chanel Dimensions de Chanel "#10 Noir"

1. Foundation: L'Oréal Paris Glam Bronze Cushion de Soleil (yeah, it's a liquid bronzer and I used it for the whole face)
2. Under eye area: Garnier "Roll-on Anti-dark circles"
3. Areas where needed: Maybelline FIT me! Concealer in # 25
4. Baking: RCMA "No color powder"
5. Contouring & Bronzing: Anastasia Beverly Hills Original Contour Kit Light to Medium in "Java"& Urban Decay Beached Bronzer "Bronzed"
6. Highlighting: Anastasia Beverly Hills Moon Child Glow Kit in “Blue Moon
7. Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in “Medium Brown

Lips: MAC in "Flat out fabulous"



St. Tropez - Self Tan Express Starter Kit

Since finding the perfect self-tanning product is always a topic, I wanna introduce you to the "Self Tan Express Kit" from St. Tropez. When it comes to fake tan, this company has been my go to label since many years. I've also tried spray tanning but because I have a lighter skin tone it doesn't last as long as I wish it would. Furthermore, because I am tanning on a regular base it would be pretty expensive due to the fact that it costs around € 43 (here in Vienna) including the required exfoliator and I am honest, I don't wanna run around without makeup (in the city) which you are told to. I loved the result but for me, it's just not worth the money and effort.

St. Tropez Self Tan Express Starter Kit Review

What you get in here:
Tan Enhancing body polish 75 ml | 2.53 fl oz US
Tan Enhancing boy moisturiser 75 ml | 2.53 fl oz US
Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse 50 ml | 1.69 fl oz US
Tan Applicator Mitt

I bought my kit at Sephora and I think there exist two or three different types of it, so the third product does vary. Since I was only familiar with the original bronzing mousse, I thought that the kit was just a great and more affordable opportunity to try the other stuff.

Please, keep in mind that if you are more on the fair to light side you can't expect miracles when you use self-tanner. You won't look like you've spent weeks on the Bahamas because your skin won't absorb the product as much as it does for example on medium skin tones, especially if you get sunburned easily.

Tan Enhancing body moisturiser Review

Tan Enhancing body polish review

Tan Enhancing body polish & Tan Enhancing body moisturiser
What both products should do is ensure an even, streak-free color, improve fading and reduce tan break-up. Depending on the areas - my legs and my neck are literally bastards when it comes to tanning - the result lasts me up to seven days, nevermind if I moisturize every day or not. That being said, I personally wouldn't buy the moisturiser or the polish individually because I neither get a better or worser result like I can achieve with other (cheaper) products. Both are around $ 18 and contain 200 ml | 6.7 fl oz.

Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse Preview

Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse
Since we don't always have time to wait hours for tanning products to fully activate their effect, there also exists an express version. You can achieve three different results: one hour: light; two hours: medium and three hours - yeah, you've guessed it right - dark. The first time I used this product I rinsed it off after one hour and I got a nice, sun-kissed tan, but since I am always 'extra' I apply my self-tanner before I am heading to bed, even if it's not recommended to do that. I like to use the express mousse for my face, neck and décolleté. The first and the third area are getting dark after one application, but for my neck, I need two applications to achieve a darker tan. I use the original self-tan mousse for the rest of my face and I always use the mitt that comes with the kit because if you have ever tried applying a self-tanning mousse with your bare hands, I am sure you have learned your lessons like I did. So, with $ 44 the express bronzing mousse ain't a bargain but in my opinion worth every penny!

Nevertheless, please keep in mind that what may not work for me can work for you. So, if you are new to self-tanning or ain't familiar with St. Tropez I would highly recommend purchasing this kit because for $ 27 you cannot go wrong. The sizes of their samples are reasonable and it's not like you've used half of the product after one application.



Bronzy Eyes + hot pink lips

During summer time I am not keen on wearing/creating bold or fancy eye looks because, let's get real ... most of the time I am wearing sun glasses so I'll go for a more "natural" look (at least my interpretation of it) and focus on the lips. This time, I've created a more bronzy look on the eye and a really bold one on the lips.

Make up look feat. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Rio

Bronzy eye makeup feat. bold pink lips

1. Primer:
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr in "35-On and on Bronze"
2. Whole Lid: Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette “Cannes”, crease & outer corner:Soleil
3. Tightlining and water line: Urban Decay 24/7 eye liner in “Perversion"
4. Lower lash line: "Cannes" mixed with "Soleil"
5. False lashes: Huda Beauty in “Giselle #1
6. Mascara: MAC False Lash Mascara

1. Foundation: Urban Decay Naked Skin in #3.5 mixed with Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Light/Medium
2. Under eye area: Garnier "Roll-on Anti-dark circles"
3. Areas where needed: Maybelline FIT me! Concealer in # 15
4. Baking: RCMA "No color powder"
5. Contouring & Bronzing: Anastasia Beverly Hills Original Contour Kit Light to Medium in "Fawn"& Too Faced "Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer"
6. Highlighting: Urban Decay Afterglow 8-hour powder highlighter in "Aura"
7. Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in “Medium Brown

Lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Liquid Lipstick in "Rio"

ABH Cosmetics Rio Liquid Lipstick blue eyes

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