Zeitgeist #4

Zeitgeist 4

What happened the last weeks? I’ll give you a short catch-up to my beauty world!

Buys and Rebuys

I like the Lavera Pink Energy Shower Gel very much. It smells really refreshing and energizing in a fruity way, and it contains extracts of pink grapefruit and pink pepper. This was a limited edition and when I wanted to rebuy the shower gel, it was no longer available in most stores. When I finally found a shop that had it in stock, I bought two shower gels and a body lotion as backup. The shower gel lathers very well for a natural one, and mostly after biking to work I enjoyed using it. If you find a store that has some of those left, smell if you like the fragrance!
Lavera Pink Energy Shower Gel
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Eye of the Day: Lilac

Here is another very simple eye make-up for you. Everything you need is lilac and white eye shadow, a white kajal liner and some mascara.

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With the lilac eye shadow I cover the moving part of the lid. With the white one, I blend it up to the brow bone.

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Using a very fine wet eyeliner brush, I draw a lilac line at the upper lashes. With the same brush, I add a little color beneath the lower lash line. Then I apply white kajal liner on the lower water line.

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Some grey mascara, that’s it!

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Products I used:

  • Benecos Natural Kajal, white
  • Dr. Hauschka Eyeshadow solo, 07 smoky violet
  • Alverde Eyeshadow, cream

This look is not impressive, but it is a nice detail. I like to wear lilac and violet tops, and a hint of those colors on my eyes makes the look somewhat complete.

Black & White super simple eye make-up

In my Vivaness posting I promised to show you a really simple eye make-up. To give you an impression of versatility and manageability of the Zuii colours I choose the Zuii certified organic flora eye shadows in purple ice and black diamond. Purple ice is a white colour with purple and blue halo effect, black diamond comes in a very pigmented true black with subtle reflections. As the eye shadows can be used wet and dry, I doubled the colour as eye liner. You can see where I put the wet brush onto the surface.
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Apart from those two shadows you only need two blending brushes, a liner brush and a black mascara.

I applied the white colour in the crease and up to the brow bone. On the movable part of my eyelid I applied black. As you can see, the part between the black line and the black dotted line (which is how much skin disappears in my crease) is coloured with the white shadow.
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With a blending brush I blended the black colour into the crease to get a grey tone. After that, with a fresh brush, I blended the grey with the white to soften the colour between crease and highlight under the brow. Then, with a wet liner brush, I painted a fine black line directly into the lash basis. With the residue on the brushes I added a little colour to the lower lash line as well. Finally I applied two coats of black mascara.

This is how incredibly well the colours blend! From highlighter below the brow bone, white eye shadow smudged to grey with the black one that is deepest as liner at the basis of the lashes:
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If you are not into black and white, I would recommend the classic duo palette with bronze (dark brown) and mustard (natural beige). And if you are more into colour, try one of the eye quads. They come in several combinations of blue, green or rose to more classic ones like brown or grey.

Transparency: ♦ is a gifted sample

 

What are your favourite eye shadow colours?

My personal eyeshadow palette

In my beauty stash I have some eyeshadows and lots of eyeshadow samples. But what I’m really looking out for is a green (organic) palette that fits my colour range. Here it is, my personal palette to start with, if someone would ask me!

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I would start with a really nice white duochrome eyeshadow with violet-and-blue reflections. It is Purple Ice
from Zuii and works really well as a highlighter. But it can also be layered onto every other colour to give it a violet and not-so-matte finish. It is buildable from soft reflection to noticeable effect.

Next, there would be the ChriMaLuxe Minerals eyeshadow in Eggplant. The colour is purple with a hint of lavender and combines nicely with the purple-white highlighter. This is a matte one, but as I said, the Zuii white gives every shadow a soft light reflecting finish.

I really like duochrome eyeshadows combined with matte ones, so the third one would be a Zuii again. Mermaid is a bluish green (or greenish blue) duochrome colour that shifts to golden-yellow. Nice!

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Dr. Hauschka has a palette with neutrals, and I picked the third colour, a matte, cold to neutral soft brown. It is almost taupe, especially when you only layer a thin coat on your lid. It helps to blend colours and gives a silky soft contour to your eye.

Not to forget a warmer brown tone, also matte, from Une natural beauty: S09. This colour is the only warm one in my palette as I do not like too much warmth in my make-up. It is very versatile, though, and makes a good start for a brown smokey eye.

The last colour would be a matte Black from ChriMaLuxe. It is the blackest black without shimmer or glitter, and it can be (carefully) mixed with all other dark or matte colours to darken them. It works great as eyeliner, too, you can apply it with a wet eyeliner brush.

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Not to mention single use, what can you do with these six colours?

  • Eggplant as main colour, highlights with Purple Ice, Black eyeliner.
  • Mermaid with Hauschka (Mermaid in the inner corner, Hauschka in the outer corner of the eye) and eyeliner of Eggplant mixed with Black to a very dark Taupe.
  • Hauschka, Une and Black as smokey eye
  • Black and Une blended together on the movable eyelid and also smudged into the crease for a dramatic smokey eye, and on top of that a layer of the duochrome shadows Purple Ice and Mermaid (Mermaid onto Black, Purple Ice onto Une)

For the time being I wait for the Lily Lolo palettes to be available, and I laid my eyes on the Zuii Glamour palette. So who knows what future will bring?

 

Which are your favourite colours and what would your basic palette look like?

New Beauty September 2014

In September I got lots of new beauty things. Mostly travel sizes, but also some full size products.

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Replacement:
Cattier Perle d’eau, micellar water. This is my second bottle and I absolutely love it. Nothing removes my eye make-up as gentle as this remover.

Full sizes:
Alterra Orange Soap and Sandalwood soap. Soap. I used these for my enzyme peeling soap bars.
Alterra Eyeliner Flashing Star & Liquid Eyeliner. I am not that good at using eyeliner, and mostly I go without. But I want to learn how to use liquid eyeliner, and here I have one with a brush and one with a felt tip.
Benecos Natural Mineral Powder in Golden Hazelnut (the darkest of the 4 colours). Hopefully this will mattify my skin. The colour is a little bit dark, so if it works for my, I think I will buy a lighter tone, too.
Khadi Reetha Powder (soapnut powder). I use this mostly for washing my hair, but it is not as finely ground as I wished it was. I had the washing powder once, now I give the pure soapnut powder a chance.

Travel sizes:
Farfalla Feel Beautiful Travelset. I am so curious about Farfalla. Most of their products are certified organic and vegan, so I will test them. I like the brand, they seem nice as they cover most my requirements that I have on beauty products.
Intelligent Nutrients Volumizing Spray. If I use hairspray twice a month, that is often for me. My conventional hairspray is nearly empty and I wanted to replace it with a greener version.
Khadi Face- and body Oil White Lily Travel Size. This is going to be an experiment for a face oil blend.
Less is More Lindengloss Finishing Spray. This should work together with the hair spray.
Sensena Shower Peeling and Seasalt-Oil-Bath Walnut & Fig. The last salt scrub I bought is long gone, I usually do other peelings.

Trial Sizes and other Stuff:
Ebelin Dupe to Invisibobble Traceless Hair Ring: nice hair ribbon that stays in place. It is gentle to my hair and gives hold to my ponytail or bun.
i+m Phyto Balance 24h Moisturizer Trial Size: My skin is super dry on some days, and I want to find a moisturizer that really helps on dry patches and makes my skin smooth and hydrated.
Interdental Brushes to comb through my lashes after I applied mascara.
Sanoll Hair End Moisturizing Cream Trial Size, with goats milk. My hair ends are very dry, I have to moisture them otherwise they will split or break.
Ebelin Shampoo and Massage Brush, never tried a shampoo brush before, it should help to massage oily hair treatments into the roots.

Private Purchase

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On the photo above you see products that have been sent to me, too:

Indemne Gimme Clear! Travel Size: Dry oil to help with blemishes, whiteheads and acne discolouration.
Indemne Gimme Smooth!: Dry oil to help with cellulite and orange skin.
Maybritt Krewald MK organic pure aronia A (aroniajuice): Juice with high ORAC level to protect skin.
Maybritt Krewald MK organic pure oil W (foodstuff oilblend): “Beauty begins inside” is Maybritt’s slogan, that means that you treat your skin with good oils from the inside. I take oil and juice stirred together as a shot every morning.

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What did you get new in September?