NYX Face Awards Entry | Queen of Birds

Hello everyone!

This post is a rather exciting post!

I entered the very first edition of the NYX Face Awards in Switzerland.

It was quite a challenge to create something more special and made me go out of my comfort zone alot.

The look I created was inspired by several pictures I saw on Pinterest and by the beauty of birds.

Here’s what I came up with

 

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Products used:
Smashbox – Porerefining Primer
NYX Cosmetics – HD Concealer (Green), Concealer Palette (Light), Blush (Taupe), Contour Palette
MAC Cosmetics – Studio Fix Powder (NC20), Fluidline Eyebrow Gel (True Brunette), Paint Pot (Stroke my Ego), Eye Khol (Costa Riche)
Bobbi Brown – Bronzing Powder (Medium)
Morphe Cosmetics – 35O Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Modern Renaissance Palette, Masterpalette by Mario
KatvonD Beauty – Metal Crush Eyeshadow (Raw Power)
L’oréal Cosmetics – Superliner (Black)
Kryolan – Aquacolor 12 Palette
Urban Decay – 24/7 Glide On Pencil (Scorch)
Jouer Cosmetics – Highlighter (Citrine)
Maybelline New York – Lash Sensational Mascara
Too Faced – Better Than Sex Mascara
Red Cherry Lashes – no. 213
Feathers – From a local craft store (Leibundgut Zurich)
Feather Chocker – Selfmade
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Now this is more of an Ediorial/Avant Garde makeup look which is great for photographs as well.

Please check out my video on my Youtube channel to see how I created this look. Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe!

I really hope you like this look as much as I do!

XX Patricia

 

 

 

How to | Glitter

I get asked alot how I apply my glitter in my looks.Working with it can be intimidating and messy if not applied correctly. It for sure needs some practise and experience.

Here are some tips and tricks that will make your glitter last all day long.


What kind of glitter?

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There are many different glitters on the market. MAC Cosmetics does some great ones, which you can get online (www.maccosmetics.com) or in a Pro Store near you.

Also I was very surprised to find some gliters at H&M the other day. They also have a great Color selection.

For professional use I think there is no other glitter than LitCosmetics Glitter. Seriously the best gltter out there! The color selection is amazing and you can get them in four different sizes. There are very small cuts to very large cuts, depending on the intensity or body part you decide to apply it.

It is without a doubt of very high quality and a great value for the price (16$ per jar).


Application

Now, here comes the tricky part.

Working with glitter can get really messy if you do not use the correct base underneath.

I have 3 options that have worked for me in the past and present:img_1540

  1. LitCosmetics Glitter Base
  2. Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper
  3. DUO Lash glue

The best thing you can use is for sure the original LitCosmetics Glitter Base as they come in different versions such as ‘clearly liquid’, ‘waterresistant’ or ‘forever wear’. It is being used in professional environment alot.  Application with this system is very simple as you just dip the brush in the glue and then in the glitter

I think a great alternative is to use a brow gel as a base. Since its purpose is to keep your brows in place it is most likely to do the same with glitter. This method was actually recommended to me by a makeup artist at MAC. I personally like the Bobbi Brown one the most. Once it dires, it does not move what so ever.

Using lash glue for glitter application can be pretty tough. You need to make sure to catch the right timing to apply the glitter on top. Otherwise it will stick to your brush and not your eyelids.

Please note: Wait for the base to get tacky before you apply the glitter on top!


Tools

With glitter and glitter bases you want to use a synthetic bristle makeup brush as the product will not adhere to the bristles but will distribute it evenly.img_1541

You can choose whether you want to apply it with a liner brush, an angeled brush or a flat brush. It really depends what look you are going for. Also you could use the blue spikey sponge ting (not sure what the corect term is for it! ) to apply more of a glittery dust.


Don’t be scared to work with glitter! Once you get the hang of it, it is so much fun! Glitter can be applied in various ways. From subtle to dramatic. From head to toe!

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I hope my tips and tricks have been helpful for you and I would love to see your glitter looks!

Tag me on Instagram @Sarah_mey!

XX Sarah

Trending: Faux Freckles

Hi Loves!

I honestly cannot wait for summer to begin! I am so sick of the cold weather and the thick scarves!

What better way to feel a bit more “summery” than with a makeup look?

This years spring/summer trend I find to be super awesome. Faux Freckles is the thing to do in the makeup world at the moment.

Not only does it make you look more youthful but it also makes you look refreshed as if you just came back from a relaxing holiday on some desert island (yeah right…!).

Here’s what I came up with:

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Products I’ve used

Face:

Urban Decay Cosmetics – All Nighter Foundation

NYX – HD Concealer, Taupe Blush to contour

Laura Mercier – Loose Setting Powder Translucent

MAC Cosmetics – Warm Soul & Margin Blush

Bobbi Brown – Bronzer Medium

Jouer Cosmetics – Citrine Highlighter

Eyes:

MAC Cosmetics – Tan & Vanilla Pigment

Morphe Brushes – 35O Palette

Inglot Cosmetics – Dura Line Mixing Fluid

Ardell – Whispie Lashes

Freckles:

MAC Cosmetics – True Brunette Eyebrow Cream

Inglot Cosmetics – Dura Line Mixing Fluid

Zoeva – Pointed Brush

Plus: Have a foundation of your choice ready!


 

How to do it:

  1. Make sure your base is flawless. So no pimples or redness showing trough. Although this is going to be a “natural” look we do not want extra distraction apart from the freckles.img_06861
  2. Think about where you want to put your freckles first as it is harder to correct them afterwards. Since I usually have freckles in summertime I had a rough idea where I wanted to put them. But you can always take a picture for reference as well.
  3. Take a little bit of the eyebrow cream onto a flat surface and mix it with one or two drops of the Dura Line. Now, I purposely took a eyebrow product, since the color is a bit more ashy usually so it looks more natural. You could also use a pen or pencil for this.
  4. With your pointed brush you now want to mimic your freckles. Be sure to use a light hand as you’re placing the dots on your face. Try to apply some with more pressure and some with less pressure as it gives more or less color payoff and therefore more dimension. It really is up to you how many freckles you want to apply.
  5. As a last step and to make it look more natural you can now go over it with a foundation brush, that has just a little bit left of your earlier application.

 


 

AND  YOU’RE DONE!

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You see, it really is easy and looks so good on all different skintones too!

Let me know if this was helpful and I would love to see your freckled looks.

Tag me on Instagram: sarah_mey

XX

Patricia

 

 

 

Look | Blue Glitter

Here is a look I recently created using only a few eyeshadows but lots of glitter.

I felt very inspired by all of these people on Instagram and wanted to create something out of my comfort zone.

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Products used:

Inglot Cosmetics – Eye Shadow Keeper Primer

Urban Decay  – Full Spectrum Palette and Naked 2 Palette

MAC – Smolder Eye Khol, Blue/Black Glitter

H&M Cosmetics – Black Glitter

Maybelline – Mascara

Ärdell Lashes – Demi Whispies

DUO – Eyelash Glue to stick on the glitter

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I absolutely love to create these more Editorial Looks. It’s a great way for me to be more creative and try new techniques. Getting out of your comfort zone every once in a while only makes you grow and thats exacly how I feel at the moment.

Hope you like it!

XX Sarah

Top 5 Beauty Icons

 

I got tagged on Instagram by the lovely Sarah (@spiceituptv) to let you guys know who my absolute beauty idol is.

Now, this is a tough one, since there isn’t just one for me. I decided to narrow them down to my top 5. Some of them are Makeup Artists, Beauty Influencers but also classic beauties that inspire me.

Pixiwoo Sisters

I had the opportunity to meet them in person at one of their book signings they did for their book ‘Face’, which if you haven’t bought it yet …Where have you been?.  They are so genuine and real. I honestly could not get over how beautiful they were in person. Everyone of us waiting in line got the chance to chat with them and have their photo taken. (Fangirl moment af!!) This was definetely one of the crutial moments when deciding to become a Makeup Artist.

They have inspired me alot throughout the years not only because of their awesome tutorials on Youtube but also because they have worked as makeup artists before starting their channel. I hope to be able to work with them one day or meet them again. Like who would not?

(And yes, I look like a dork in this picture…)

 

Linda Hallberg

I don’t think I need to introduce her really. She is a full-blood makeup artist and has an amazing style. Her approach to makeup always amazes me and the technical skills she has are beyond perfection. Linda truly appreciates the art of makeup and let’s everyone be part of her creative and colorful mind. She is a true idol and inspiration for me and I hope one day to have only a small porpotion of her skills. Plus: SHE IS GEORGEOUS!

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Jaclyn Hill

I have been watching Jaclyn’s beauty videos for as long I can think of. She started as this girl working at MAC giving tips on Youtube. We have all seen her grow into this huge phenomenon and business woman. Her determination and dedication to what she does and loves is mind-blowing. The story behind her success is so inspiring to me and her positivity is contagious.

I love her personality as much as I love her style in makeup.

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Grace Kelly

My mom named me after her (Gracia Patricia, yes my real name is Patricia) so I believe she was keen on her as well. Grace Kelly was one of the most beautiful women at the time and has been an icon then and now. Her natural and beauty and her sophisticated style have always spoken for themselves. I would have loved to work with her, but we know that’s unfortunately not going to happen.

 

Kate Middleton – Duchess of Cambridge

I just love Kate Middleton’s naturalness and the simplicity of her makeup. She never looks overdone but not like she has just got out of bed either. (well, you should look presentable as the Duchess of Cambridge, right? ) There were rumours that she insists on doing her makeup herself but I don’t know if thats true. Anyway she looks amazing! And can we take a moment to appreciate her hair for a moment…? thank you!

 

 

So, who is you beauty icon? I would love to know!

XX Sarah