Hi fine ni! :)
Last Saturday I had such a fun make-up consultation at the salon in Uppsala. A girl who lives in Gothenburg and has shopped a lot in the webshop before, including a big fan of Paese Makeup Base Matte and Paese Bamboo Silk Powder for oily skin. So fun! Recurring customers are the best reviews ♥
And it is always just as honoring with long-distance customers! I mostly have long-distance customers in the webshop, but when we opened the salon I could not even dream of more people coming and booking me in Uppsala! It was not really my work weekend but she wanted me personally, then it is clear that you go in;)
Here is the result:
She did not really know if she wanted a party makeup or everyday makeup, as she has more use for an everyday makeup but still wanted to take the opportunity to have a little extra once she was made up. So we decided on a middle ground where she can easily use lighter colors for everyday (and less of everything) and darker colors for parties (and more of everything) but use the same techniques and tips.
Decreasing & covering base
She has oily skin with a lot of redness, but otherwise an even skin tone in addition to some blemishes here and there. So we started with a soothing face primer, an oil-free, moisturizing and soothing foundation gel, concealer on some blemishes and then a powder that neutralizes redness. There was not much redness that shone through the base before, but she has an easy flare up and becomes redder when she is hot / stressed / touches the skin so it was a lot for prevention as well.
Color & shape
Contouring with both dark shadows and light highlighter, as well as highlighter with luster. When you have oily skin, you are often afraid of luster as you still get shiny so quickly, but a mild luster highlighter together with degrading products is recommended if possible, because all dull makeup can otherwise make the skin look a little lifeless.
As a blush, I chose a shade that is quite bright pink but also has a little peach / apricot tones, as I want it to pop on her warm skin but at the same time feel quite mild and not too screaming pink.
Long shelf life
Then I finished with fixing mist and degrading powder for longer durability.
She has a good shape naturally, but that needed to be emphasized to give the face that lift that you want. So I followed her own shape but reinforced the underside a little sharper and put a little more gunpowder at the highest point on the brow, to give a more shapely impression and a brow that lifts the gaze. Finished with a fringe to make the straws look more comfy + lie in place all day.
I really wanted to highlight her big beautiful eyes! We chose cold but down-to-earth tones as she often uses warm brown and golden colors herself, then it is good to try something new, I think. In addition, it will be a nice contrast to her otherwise slightly warmer tones. We did an eye makeup that enlarges and opens up the gaze, and that marks and frames it nicely.
Start with eye shadow primer, always, especially if you have oily skin. Bright colors on the eyelid and in the corner of the eye to open up the gaze and off-white eyeliner along the waterline for even bigger and more vibrant eyes. Dark shadow over the crease line, and at the end of the eyelid and lower lash line for marking + enlargement. We put lashliner (lash marking) on the entire upper lash line and half the lower lash line, and skipped eyeliner so that the light on the eyelid should be more visible when she looks straight ahead.
A natural and matte color that she really enjoyed and that is durable and practical both for everyday and for parties.
Products I have used:
Exhausting face primer – Paese Makeup Base Matte
Foudationgel – Pixi H2O Skintint (3 Warm)
Concealer – gloMinerals Under Eye Concealer (Beige)
Powder that neutralizes redness – gloMinerals Redness Relief Powder
Contouring & Highlighter - Pixi Book of Beauty Contour Creator
Rouge - gloMinerals Blush (Papaya)
Fixing Mist – Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist
Dehydrating powders - Paese Bamboo Silk Powder
Eyeshadow primer – Pixi Eye Bright Primer
Eyeshadows (used all 3 in this palette) - Paese Opal Eyeshadow Trio (Vanilla Chocolate)*
Off-white eyeliner along the waterline – Benecos Natural White Kajal
Black eye shadow as a lashliner – Paese Kashmir Eyeshadow (602)
Black mascara – Magnetic Lash Mascara
She was also incredibly hungry for the makeup brushes Nanshy Masterful Collection and hoped that Santa would hear us;) (or read this post) haha!
Speaking of Christmas gift tips by the way, gift vouchers for makeup consultation incl. products - how good a gift? :) You get make-up completely according to your own wishes, needs and appearance / colors and products are included for the entire sum. The person in question thus receives both make-up, personal advice AND products for SEK 895, which he chooses freely in the store.
Hope you all have a wonderful start to the new week!