beauty

Working in Bergen, Norway

I came back from Bergen (Norway) last week, but only now have I found a spare moment to write about my wonderful experience there! So what was I up to?

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If you follow cycling, you probably know that this year the Road World Cycling Championship 2017 took place in Bergen. I went there to do makeup for Rochelle Gilmore who was doing BBC live TV coverage for the event.

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Have to thank my boyfriend for this one, he was watching live from home in London and sent me this pic!

Have to thank my boyfriend for this one, he was watching live from home in London and sent me this pic!

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Having spent 7 days in Bergen, I must say I've seen a lot the city has to offer, and I must stay it is absolutely stunning place to visit! I was lucky enough to have a Guest of Honour in Bergen card which meant I could easily access museums and other great places too (a good art museum is really hard to pass for me!).

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Best wishes,

Zydre Zilinskaite

RealHer cosmetics. The lipstick review

We all need a little bit of empowerment (or a lot) and even the smallest gestures can make us fell better and stronger. When I see a makeup company that embrace it, I’m always immediately drawn to it. RealHer cosmetics brand is just about that.

From www.therealher.com:

Our mission is to empower and bring out the best in the modern woman: to know her worth, to feel proud of her individuality, to love each and every one of her flaws, and to not fear who she really is.’

What can I say? It’s just beautiful. Making a world a better place. Now the real test is obviously the quality of the products itself.

I received all 5 lipsticks from their line (I guess they were going for quality over quality and I embrace that). Even though the range is small, but the shade selection is great, everyone can find something for themselves from different skin tones, to seasons, to occasions. And the name of each lipstick colour is an empowering message. So every time you see it, you feel better. How cool is that?

So what do they say about their lipsticks?

‘Introducing RealHer's debut line of gentle, moisturizing lipsticks enriched with Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Macadamia Oil and Vitamin E.’
‘Each colour features a soft matte finish with an ever so slight gloss that glides onto the lips smoothly with a creamy rich colour pigment.’

I would say they are definitely more creamy to glossy texture then matte, although I noticed that one color- 'I Define Beauty Myself' is more matte then the rest of the colours which has much more gloss. For those ones I had to blot the lips with thin tissue if I wanted to absorb the moisture and get more creamy finish rather glossy. 

I was so surprised by how actually pigmented they are. One swipe and you get a full on colour. They also have a great staying power and do not dry the lips even a slightest bit (keep in mind I have naturally really dry lips). Two lighter coloured lippies has a perfect combination of creaminess and pigmentation. The more dramatic colours '(Be yourself be RealHer', 'I am Powerful' and 'Women Rule the World') are so super pigmented and creamy that I definitely feel the need of using a lip brush if I want a precise application and a lip pencil to not let the colour bleed outside the lip line. 

My personal favourite is I Define Beauty Myself (well the name says it all, but I love the product as much as the name!) it’s a great cool toned pink which gives you enough colour to brighten your face but still neutral which makes it perfect for every day wear. Second favourite that will be worn a lot in the autumn/ winter season is I am Powerful which is very deep almost smoky reddish berry shade.

P.S. Even though I got these lipsticks as a gift, I was not paid to review them. I am and will always be honest with my opinions.

Best wishes,

Zydre Zi

Maybelline 'The Blushed Nudes' tutorial. Summer Party Look

Hey everyone! Created a very quick and easy look perfect for hot summer parties. This look would look gorgeous on all eye shapes including hooded eyes!

To see how to create it yourself, click on this video:

Maybelline ‘Color tattoo 24hr’ gel- cream eyeshadow #65 Pink Gold
Maybelline ‘The blushed nudes’ eyeshadow palette
Maybelline ‘Chromatics’ Khol liner #Purple Light
Maybelline ‘Eyestudio lasting drama gel liner 24h’ #Black
Maybelline ‘The falsies push up drama’ mascara waterproof
Ardell 'Demi Wispies' false lashes

Maybelline ‘Chromatics’ Khol liner #Purple Light  Maybelline ‘Master drama The Nudes’ 16hr hold pencil #20 Rose petal

Maybelline ‘Chromatics’ Khol liner #Purple Light

Maybelline ‘Master drama The Nudes’ 16hr hold pencil #20 Rose petal

These pencils are both more of a gel texture, super creamy and very long lasting. Colors are very rich, pigmented and has a slight sheen to them. They would work perfectly on the waterline, but unfortunately my eyes are too sensitive and they start watering if I apply them on the waterline.

Maybelline ‘The falsies push up drama’ mascara waterproof

Maybelline ‘The falsies push up drama’ mascara waterproof

Maybelline ‘The blushed nudes’ eyeshadow palette

Maybelline ‘The blushed nudes’ eyeshadow palette

'The Blushed Nudes palette' is a great one if you want some quick soft makeup looks, although it has couple of deeper shades so it is possible to create a dramatic eye look too. Most of the colors are slightly shimmery *but not sparkly) except one rose- beige- nude share. Absolutely enjoying this palette for everyday soft looks.

Lips:
Maybelline ‘Baby lips’ #Peach Kiss
Maybelline ‘Color sensational’ #207 Pink Fling
Maybelline ‘Master drama The Nudes’ 16hr hold pencil #20 Rose petal

Maybelline ‘Baby lips’ #Peach Kiss

Maybelline ‘Baby lips’ #Peach Kiss

The lipstick is super creamy- glides on the lips like a dream. Feels moisturizing and comfortable to wear. Has a bit of a glossy finish

Brushes:
Zoeva #227/ Soft definer vegan
Bdellium tools #776
Zoeva #232/ Luxe classic shader
Bdellium tools #780
Sigma #Pencil – E30
Maybelline studio eyeliner brush
Kevyn Aucoin eyelash curler

maybelline the blushing nudes palette chromatic 16hr pencil deep purple
maybelline the blushed nudes eye palette, 16hr tattoo pencil purple light, color sensational lipstick pink fling

Yours truly,

Zydre Zi

 

IMATS London 2016

Hey! I had so much fun at the IMATS expo (International makeup artists trade show) this year! It's an amazing event for all makeup artists and makeup lovers... I chose to see the dramatic creative makeup demos, and they took my breath away.

Check my vlog to see the highlights of the show and my makeup haul:

Einat Dan and her creation

Einat Dan and her creation

Kevin James Bennett sharing his wisdom

Kevin James Bennett sharing his wisdom

The breathtaking Alex Box

The breathtaking Alex Box

And some shopping :)

And some shopping :)

This is probably one of my favorite events a year and I have to say it did not let me down again :)

Yours truly,

Zydre Zi

Trying Caudalie skin care

I had a serious obsession with finding new great skin care products lately and got a whole bunch of different Caudalie skin care products.
They have an option of smaller travel sizes on their website http://uk.caudalie.com/ which I always do appreciate because it's perfect if you want to try new product with-ought a commitment of a full size and it's also perfect if you travel a lot (and I've been traveling a lot lately).

Caudalie skin care

This is what I got:

Purifying mask (A mask that absorbs impurities, tightens the appearance of pores, and reduces breakouts to support natural regeneration of healthy skin cells.)

Mix & Mask trio: Detox mask (sebum absorbing, deep cleansing, anti-oxidant and toxin draining, skin perfecting),  Moisturising Mask - (anti-oxidant, strengthening and moisturising, nourishing); Glycolic Peel (adds radiance, targets pigmentation, anti-dark spot, mild exfoliating- non irritating peeling)

Beauty Elixir (smoothes features, tightens pores, and gives the complexion a burst of radiance. An excellent base for make-up, this water awakens the skin in the morning and livens it up before a night out)

Grape water (refreshingly cool mist tones & moisturises skin. Enriched with moisturising polysaccharides and mineral salts, providing an instant boost of hydration)

Divine Oil (Enriching dry oil for body, face and hair)

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet (immediate and long-lasting calming and soothing action, reactivates the skin’s hydration mechanisms and restores its water reserves. As skin becomes stronger, it feels softer and more comfortable.)