måndag 9 januari 2017

Dusky Mermaid Eyes

For Christmas my husband got me the Kat Von D Metal/Matte palette (it is apparently limited edition, which I didn't know when I got it). I'm very inspired by this range of colors and when I sat down to play with them this is how it turned out. 

Resting bitch-face...

Unfortunately my cameras battery were dead so I couldn't take any "real" photos or close ups. Now the battery's charging and hopefully I will have time again soon to sit down and try out all the other colors in the palette. :) 

Which colors in this palette do you like best? Personally I can't decide which one's the prettiest, since they're all so adorable. 

The shadows I've used are; 
Ignite (lid)
Moss (inner/outer corners, crease)
Bone (browbone highlight)
Suede (crease transition color)
Jet (as a soft eyeliner) 

Lips: Kay Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Mother

False lashes are MAC #7

I'm hoping to be able to do another look soon (I'm thinking about something insanely purple...) but my eyes have been running like two waterfalls for the past week, probably because of the cold January weather. 

Anyways, see you soon! :)





onsdag 28 december 2016

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

Holiday  season brought with it some great collections of makeup this year, and among them were these mini-sized liquid lipsticks from Kat Von D. As major part of the beauty community I'm totally bananas about liquid lipsticks, and I do think the ones from Kat Von D are very nice.



The lipsticks I got are from 2 different kits (one with Susperia and Melancholia and one with the rest). Earlier, I've got Exorcism and Outlaw.



Row 1 (left to right) Santa Sangre, Plath, Lovesick & Melancholia

Row 2 (left to right) Outlaw, Echo, Susperia & Mother

Row 3 (left to right) Exorcism, Roxy, L.U.V. & Backstage Bambi

Backstage Bambi

Echo

Exorcism

Lovesick

L.U.V.

Melancholia

Mother

Outlaw

Plath

Roxy

Santa Sangre

Susperia

Have you tried any of her lipsticks? Which one is your favorite?


söndag 25 december 2016

The Year Of Hell (and Heaven)

 Ok, so I told you before about my health issues and back when I announced my reappearance in the blogging universe I honestly thought that it couldn't get any worse. Boy, was I wrong! When I started this new blog I was on sick leave  from my retail manager job and having a couple of months rest renewed my energy levels a little bit. Being the productive and creative soul that I am, I felt very restless being home for such a long time and was eager to get back to work. My doctor (who has been an amazing support in all this) agreed to let me go back to work 50% and so I did. It felt so good to be back! Suddenly I almost felt like a complete human being again. But, still, I had this endless tiredness swallowing me every day.

My days were literally just going to work for four hours and then sleeping all afternoon waiting for my fiancé (now husband -wohoo!) to come home, having dinner and then going back to sleep again. I tried to exercise but whenever I did so I got so sick I had to stay in bed for days afterwards. I felt like a 30-years-old trapped in the body of a 90 year old lady.

Finally at the end of summer I got to go to a specialist who diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). What a relief to have a name for the living hell! I'm so grateful that it's not something lethal even though this means that I will probably wake up every day for the rest of my life in pain and with excruciating tiredness. I have had to make a lot of adjustments in my everyday life to make sure that I don't overstrain myself and it's going to take a long time to accept that I'm not able to do everything that I once could.
And then this surge of inspiration made me feel almost like my old self again. Almost.
If you made it this far through this massive amount of text; thank you! Thank you for taking your time listening to my story!

So what's up with you all? Have 2016 treated you well? I hope you're all having a lovely holiday and with any luck I'll see you soon. :)

P.S. Extra points for the person who can spot the Star Trek reference ;D

torsdag 14 april 2016

Future MAC

I was supposed to write this blog post about a week ago, but as I mentioned in my latest blogpost I started working again after a longer period of sick leave, and I've been very, very tired - thus the lack of blogposts the past week.

Well, anyway... As some of you have seen MAC has recently launched a collection called Future MAC, with a variety of soft, spring-breathing colors with a futuristic edge.


As for myself I couldn't help falling in love with the silvery grey mineralize lipstick called Ionized and the sparkling lipgloss Interspatial. :)

Would you wear a shade like this?

Thank you for reading! :)

Love,
Madam Noire



torsdag 7 april 2016

Shrinkle's Asylum

Today is that kind of day when everything that can go wrong when doing a makeup look will most definitely go wrong. My eyes were itching and watering like crazy, eyebrows were impossible to get straight and nice and the false lashes kept detaching in the corners due to the running eyes. You know, that kind of day. 



Anyway, this look is inspired by Shrinkle, who - which many of you already know, I'm sure - is the founder of the indie makeup brand Sugarpill. She has always been a huge inspiration for me and I couldn't resist recreating this blue and red look of hers. 

Spring-alleries and in desperate need of Cleareyes... 

Eyebrows: Carbon (MAC)
Eyes: Asylum, Tako (Sugarpill), Anja (Illamasqua), Blanc Type and Carbon (MAC)
False lashes: Saint (Sugarpill)

Tomorrow I'm starting working again after a couple of months sick-leave and I'm very excited to be back. MAC is also launching a new collection tomorrow, Future MAC*, and I might purchase a couple of items from it. 

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you liked the look! :) 

Love, 
Madam Noire 

* It has been launched in some other countries already and online

lördag 2 april 2016

Fashion Legacy

I'm sure none of you (at least if you're interested in makeup) have missed the hype on liquid lipsticks over the past few years. Most brands carry them, and they are claimed to be matte, extremely long-lasting and smudge proof, which is completely true for all the ones I have tried. Thus, they are ideal for weddings and other occasions where you want your lips to look perfect over an extended period of time. In my mind these features also make the liquid lipstick perfectly suitable for another use - as an eyeliner!


Lol at my ridiculously spidery lower lashes. I've been losing lashes like crazy lately and they've become thinner and sparser. Blaah! 

Eyeshadows used: Wedge, Blanc type, Copperplate and Carbon (MAC)
Liquid lipstick is Fashion legacy by MAC.

Contacts are kindly provided by Mr. Photoshop.



Would you dare to try on a lipstick as an eyeliner? What color would you choose? :) 

Thank you for stopping by!
Love, 
Madam Noire 

onsdag 30 mars 2016

Gothy goth

Lately, I've been wearing almost exclusively dark, gothic smokey eyes combined with dark lips. Although I'm very versatile in the way I wear makeup, those kinds of looks have always been my favorite and the kinds of looks I feel most comfortable wearing.  



I feel like I could write a whole blogpost about this amazing lipstick, which is called "Labradorable" and comes from the Haute Dogs collection by MAC. It is a Mineralize lipstick which means it is extra creamy and moisturizing, hence the gorgeous, glossy finish. It is a lot lighter on it's own, but here I've put it on top of Feline eye kohl to make it really dark and gothy (yeah, I know that is not a real word...). 



A blackberry/plum toned eyeshadow is a perfect way to add just a little bit of more dimension to an otherwise colorless smokey eye. 

Base: Pro Longwear concealer mixed with a few drops of Careblend Essential oil, Mineralize skin finish Light, Cozy grey eyeshadow as contour
Eyebrows: Carbon
Brow highlight:  Pick me up
Liner: Smolder eye kohl as a base and liner, Retro black Fluid line pen (upper lash line)
Eyelid: Silver fog, Pearled earth
Crease: Cozy grey, Blackberry and Black tied

Lips: Prep + prime lip primer, Feline eye kohl, Labradorable Mineralize lipstick 

All of the products used are MAC and the eyeshadows are all from the cool/neutral x15 palette.


I hope all of you had a lovely Easter holiday! :) 
Love,
Madam Noire