zondag 20 september 2015

Etam Beauty review: 06 - Vert Elfique

Hi guys! School is starting again tomorrow so I wanted to use this little bit of free time I still have for another blogpost. I'm keepin' the Etam Beauty reviews a-comin' because I'm loving them so much and I'm using them so often! This particular color is a complete winner, especially with green-brown hazel eyes, like mine! These kinds of greens (khaki, mossy, muted brown-greens) are always a yes for me because they're always flattering and I don't have to be in a daring mood to put it on. Swatchy-swatch!

Left to right: over primer - over a brown base - over a green base

In my look I used it over a brown base to give it some extra smokey oomph, and I felt like a rockstar with glam as fuck eyes.

Just like Vert ètoilè, it's a metallic color with lots of sparklies.

This look is Vert Elfique on the whole lid and under the lower lashline, some dark chocolatey brown and a gold in the corners from this essence palette: 

Essence is a budget-friendly brand I'm pretty happy with too, quality and color wise. I used the gold etam eyeliner on the lower waterline, but that only shows up if the light falls on it directly. I keep searching for the perfect gold and silver eyeliners to use on my waterline but ALAS, no cigar just yet. The color on my lips is a warm purple color I lightly dotted onto my lips and smacked them together to divide the color evenly. This lipstick is A LOT darker if you put it on normally, and it's one of my faves because it's such a versatile color and texture. But that's a review for another day!

That's it for today! I'm off to brunch with my bae and play some Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Wish me luck with my first week back at college, starting tomorrow! Have a lovely week <3

zondag 6 september 2015

Etam Beauty review: 07 - Vert étoilé

A make-up post for you on sunday! I'm still playing around with my Etam eyeshadows and I will be playing around with this gorgeous Sleek palette I got for a couple of euros from fellow blogger Nathalie, I can't wait! So much make-up, so little free time!

So this color is, I think, my favorite of all the colors I have from Etam Beauty. It's this gorgeous mermaid-y blue-green color with lots of sparkle that creates a beautiful depth when you put it on. I absolutely love creating dramatic smokey eyes with this color, but it's also very wearable in a more subtle way.

From left to right: vert étoilé over primer, a blue base and a green base.

I CAN NOT stress enough how much fun it is to play around with bases. Especially with colors that are kind of holographic and have mulitple colors in them, it can make a world of difference and basically gives you a new color with every base. If you have some creamy eyepencils laying around, definitely try it out!

This is the look I did! I put a darker blue in the crease, a blue-green highlighter by essence in the inner corners and the rest is all vert étoilé!

For the neutral lips I used a nude lipgloss by Essence, which my sister swatched here. It goes with everything, costs less than 5 euro and feels really silky on the lips, so it's a big yes too. It doesn't last a very long time, but it's easy to reapply and I'm used to the reapplying, so for me that's not an issue.

HOW ABOUT THAT EYESHADOW THOUGH? Jebus, I can't stop looking at it. I keep looking at my swatched hand and thinking, everytime the light changes, "OMG IT SPARKLES". I'm a simple gal, people. So another BIG triumph for the Etam eyeshadows! My favorite thing about this eyeshadow is that it makes me feel like a mermaid, and mermaids are majestic as hell.

What's your favorite fairytale creature and CAN YOU THINK of a more majestic thing than mermaid eyeshadow?

*this is not a sponsored post, I bought everything with my own money.