5 favourites – October

October has come to an end and it was quite a crazy month for me, but in a good way. I went to Munich for a choir competition which was amazing, had two exam, and then I just started my new courses at uni yesterday. I’m looking forward to November, but really I just can’t wait for it to become December:) Anyways, here’s some things I loved in October.

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Max Factor Facefinity All Day primer: I did a comparison of this primer to the Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro primer, and I had a hard time picking a favourite between the two, but I’ve been using this one the most this month, and I think it’s a great primer.

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NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese: I bought this product to use as an inner corner highlighter and I love it! It’s so easy to use and really brightening.

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Silver earrings with black stones: I rediscovered another pair of earrings this month. I bought these in Berlin in 2008, and I wore them all the time when I just bought them, but then one of the locks came loose, and I didn’t wanted to risk losing the earring. Finally I decided to just change the lock, and I’ve worn them a ton this month.

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Pickwick Spicy Chai tea: I love tea and I love a lot of different flavours, and in the beginning of the month I decided to try this Spicy Chai one. It has ginger in it which is great if you have a cold and I have a cold pretty much all the time. It also has cinnamon and black pepper in it and I really like it.

Let the Peoples Sing (choir competition): One of my absolute favourite things of the month was the choir competition I went to in Munich (and my Munich trip in general). It was just an amazing experience. You can read a bit more about it here.

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All about cranberry

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I really wanted to wear my MAC Cranberry eye shadow that day, so the rest of my make-up look and outfit were based on the eye shadow.

(Base: primer – Max Factor Facefinity All Day primer, foundation – L’Oréal Infallible 24H-Matte foundation (shade: 11 Vanilla), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + L’Oréal True Match concealer (shade: 1 Ivory), powders – Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shades: Vanilla + Banana) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shade: Fawn) + Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing powder (shade: 02 fair matte), blusher – e.l.f. Studio blusher in Mellow Mauve, highlighter – MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection (shades: Milk Chocolate + Cherry Cordial + Champagne Truffle) + MAC Cranberry eye shadow +  MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade on browbone, mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Lips: Essence lipliner in 06 Satin Mauve + NYX Matte lipstick in Natural)

The make-up decides

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Here’s what I wore Monday October 19. I actually put together this outfit based on the make-up look I had planned to wear. I’ll post the make-up look on the blog tomorrow.

(Vest – Sisters Point, jeans – Cheap Monday, shirt – Gina Tricot, wedges – Kayla Shoes)

Make-up from Munich

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When I was in Munich I didn’t have that much time to go shopping, but I did manage to pick up these products. From NYX I picked up a Matte Lipstick in the shade Natural and a Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese. From Maybelline I picked up a Color Tattoo in the shade Créme De Rose and a Colorsensational Matte lipstick in Red Sunset. And lastly I bought four Essence lipliners; In the Nude, Satin Mauve, Cute Pink, and Honey Berry. I’ve tried everything apart from the Honey Berry lipliner, and I’m very happy with my purchases.

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Glossy plum

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I’m wearing the Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in 330 Sloane’s Plum, and as the name of this lipstick line suggests, it was quite moisturising, but I think the finish is too glossy for the dark colour. I guess I just prefer darker lipstick shades to be matte or at least not that glossy. I’ll try to see if I can make it work in some other way though.

(Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – MUA Ever After matte eye shadow palette (shades: Bare + Fade) + MAC Satin Taupe eye shadow + Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection (shade: Champagne Truffle) + Stila All Over Shimmer Duo Kitten highlighter (light shade on browbone), mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Lips: Universal Transparent Lipliner in 001 Universal + Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in 330 Sloane’s Plum)

Perfect winter skirt

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Here’s what I wore Monday October 5. The skirt is one of the most comfortable things I own. Even though it’s quite tight, it’s just so soft and warm. It’s the perfect skirt for winter.

(Skirt – Monki, sweatshirt – mbyM, shoes – Shoe Biz Copenhagen)

Comparison: drugstore face primers

Apparently four months have to pass before I get around to making another comparison post. This post is going to be a comparison of two drugstore face primers: Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro primer vs. Max Factor Facefinity All Day primer. Because these are face primers that turn sheer when you apply them, it would be difficult to see any difference in pictures, so I didn’t take any pictures of me wearing them. I did wear one on one side of my face and the other on the other side to really be able to compare them to each other.

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I’ve been using the Rimmel primer for about a year and half and I really like it, but I had also heard good things about the Max Factor primer, so I had to try it out. The two primers looked pretty similar on the skin and it was easy to apply my foundation on top. I wore my make-up for many hours the day I compared the two primers, and my foundation looked quite good at the end of the day; on both sides of my face. I actually have a hard time picking a favourite between the two. They’re both affordable, feel good on the skin, and extend the wear of foundation. The Max Factor one has SPF 20 in it which is always nice, especially in the summer time, and it has a bit more liquidy texture compared to the Rimmel one, but other than that I find them quite similar. They both prolong the wear of foundation which is a primers main job, and I would recommend both of them.