PFW Day 1

Beauty,Fashion,27 September 2018

Maksettu kaupallinen yhteistyö L’Oréal Paris:in kanssa// Paid collaboration with L’Oréal Paris

Greetings from a very busy, hectic, but most beautiful Paris! The city of romance, timeless elegance and fashion. I never get tired of this city because it fulfills all my esthetic and vain desires.

I am here for Paris fashion week, invited by my partner in beauty L’Oréal Paris. So far, this trip has been magical and so well arranged, I might have become a little too spoiled. In other words, I could get used to this. In this post, I share with you my yesterday in pictures.

Yesterday morning me and my friend/ photographer Juuli arrived at our beautiful room at hotel W Opera. Shortly after we packed up, my hair stylist and makeup artist came to make me ready for the show of the day: Christophe Lemaire. I wanted to have a natural but long-lasting base, rosy lip and eyeliner. We used my personal favorite products; L’Oréal Paris Infaillible 24H fresh wear foundation (200 sable doré golden sand) Unlimited Mascara, back to bronze bronzing powder. For my hair I wanted old fashioned glossy, soft and smooth waves. My glam squad were amazing, and I loved the look they gave me.

After I got dressed I got picked up by my driver who took me to the backstage of LEMAIRE show. I have to admit that I was quite nervous since I know how stressful, busy and crowded it is backstage. I also felt a bit rude and uncomfortable snapping pictures in a space where the models get dressed and undressed. I really didn’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable, therefore I asked some models and makeup artist if I could take some pictures of them. Everyone were very kind and all of a sudden, I saw a familiar face, the Finnish makeup artist Jenny Jansson!

The makeup looks for the show were inspired by pirates. Cool, modern pirates. I love this kind of look with brick colored lips, completely raw and nude skin enhanced with a touch of concealer and a smoky charcoal eye. Very modern, very French. Best of all however, was the lip lacquer in a rusty red tabbed onto the apples of the cheeks. I want to encourage you to be brave with your products and not limit the use to what’s written on the packaging. Smudge mascara on your eyelids, dab lip-gloss on your cheeks and just try different things. Personally, I love wearing lipstick on my cheeks and bronzer as eyeshadow. So, go wild, be innovative and try different ways to use your products to get even more out of your favorites.

The show was very cool and interesting. I love being in the heart of fashion and these events are when I feel the most inspired and proud to do what I do today.

Today, is all about a fun and exciting designer collaboration with L’Oréal Paris and one of my all-time favorite designers. Follow me on Instagram to see what I’m up to.

Pictures of me by Juuli Rönkä

Unlimited

Beauty,30 August 2018

Paid collaboration with L’Oréal Paris// Maksettu kaupallinenyhteistyö L’Oréal Paris:n kanssa

Maybe you remember a few weeks back, I was part of the L’Oréal event where I got a beautiful turquoise eye makeup and the new Unlimited Mascarawas introduced and launched. As with all makeup, I love simple and easy. I use my fingers and like everything to be well blended.  Too perfect isn’t my thing for many reasons. I simply don’t have the talent; patience and I love the natural look, but that doesn’t have to mean it can’t be playful.

I think the meaning of makeup shouldn’t be to cover up or enhance beauty, but self-expression. It’s interesting to see how we all see ourselves and what we want others to see. We usually see ourselves in a different way than others, because we know ourselves better than anyone else and that’s what I think we should strive to portray.

This time, I created a step by step tutorial for my late summer/ early fall makeup. It’s perfect for both day and night and easy to layer depending on how intense you want the look to be.

In this first picture I have no eye makeup on what so ever.

I always frame my eyes by making my brows a bit stronger and fuller looking. The Brow Artist High Contour Pen is super precise. It leaves a very natural trace, just as if it was your natural hair and this grey-brown shade matches my natural color perfectly. In this picture, you can see one brow completely nude and the other one done. On top of this pen, I always brush my brows upwards using the Brow Artist Plumperbrow gel, to make them last all day. I use shade dark brown.

On the other end of the pen you find a highlighter. I apply this highlighter just underneath the brow and on my upper lip to lift my eye brows and bring light and fullness to my lips.

Let’s move on to the La Petite Palette-eyeshadow palette. This palette is perfect if you like me like to try the turquoise for special occasions but prefer natural tones for everyday life. I used the turquoise surprisingly much this summer, and think it still works nicely paired with a camel beige knit and perhaps a pair of golden statement earrings. This time, I used the three pink-ish shimmery tones for a fresh and a bit “dusty” look perfect for the first days of fall.

I am so super excited to share this new Unlimited Mascarawith you, since so many of you have been asking me what mascara I’ve been using lately. This mascara is amazing, because it separates, elongates, volumizes and most of all it curls! In this post, I haven’t used an eyelash curler but because of the silicone brush that bends, it reaches into every corner of the eye and to the very roots of the lashes. In this picture below, you can see one eye with mascara and one without.

And you guys, if I can do this eye makeup you can too, so just give it a go and blend blend blend. It’s super easy, but really makes a difference if you want to bring a little glam to your day ;).

Pictures by Juuli Rönkä