Monday, April 20, 2015

Two Dashes of Glam | Flower Inspiration

Spring Flower Beauty Look

With spring being in full bloom (pun intended) and the Black & Gold theme being way behind us, the lovely Melissa and I decided on flower inspirations for a beauty makeup look! We kept it as vague as possible, so we could do whatever. I actually came up with the idea to draw tiny flowers on my face...

So when I started looking for my special teensy tiny brushes that are perfect for drawing I realized I had lent them to my boyfriend (no, he does not use them for makeup)... and turns out... he misplaced them and still has not found them. Tun dun dun. Time for someone to buy me new brushes *cough*. Anywho, I had to think of something else.. so I let myself be inspired by a flower my mommy gave me. I loved its vibrant colors and that was enough to persuade me. 

The flowers are a bright yellow and a red-pink-brownish red with a light green right in the middle (can you see it?). I liked that the redness was sheer in some places so I thought it would be nice to combine the yellow and red in my crease. The biggest challenge was finding the right shade of red. Despite having loads of eyeshadows, I do not have many red ones. I tend to stay away from red or too pink, so there was not much to choose from. The red I used came from some mini eyeshadow palette bought at a Chinese store in Madrid, Spain. Talk about random. The yellow and green shade I got from my ELF 100 piece marble eyeshadow palette (#41 & #52). The green was just supposed to add a nice green touch on the bottom and I think it does just that. 

Two Dashes of Glam | Flower Inspiration | Beauty

Not wearing eyeliner or eye pencil often feels strange with beauty looks and I felt like this one needed a messy line so that is what I went for. I added a soft black line with my Smashbox eye pencil towards the outside and middle of my eye lid. I kept the rest of my face soft and downplayed by not wearing any blush. On my lips I wore Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in "Light Year": a brownish shade but with some obvious pink in there.. as you can see on my lips. Well, do my eyes resemble to flowers in any way? Heck no! Was I inspired by flowers, though? Yeah, I would have not worn this combination on any regular day.. so this was something new for me! Do you like it? While you are thinking about that, take a look at Melissa's flower inspired beauty look on KissandMakeup! She got inspired by peonies and is wearing pink on her cheeks and lips, and green on her eyes! We have the color green in common, but that is it! What do you think of our looks? What kind of flower would inspire you?




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  1. Such a wonderful idea, Natasja! <3 this is such a lovely look, so perfect for the spring. I think a hibiscus flower would inspire me the most since they are so bright and colorful. :)

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    1. Ah, thank you, Melissa! :D I had to google that flower.. but the pink/red ones are gorgeous! Love it :D

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  2. Stunning! As I knew it would be :-) The colors in your eye look are gorgeous, almost like a sunset. And you look great with a soft lip.

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    1. Yay, I'm glad it got your stamp of approval! Thanks, Melissa :D I was a bit worried it would look too much like a sunset and less flower-inspired..but then I got over it :P haha. Thanks!!x

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  3. Wat een prachtige look! Ben fan van de schakeringen! Xxxx ♡

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  4. Wat een prachtige look! Ben fan van de schakeringen! Xxxx ♡

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  5. Why would you not wear this look everyday? I totally would! Such prettiness! :D But then again, I like wearing colors, so... ;D Off to check out Melissa's!

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    1. Hmm, just because they are colors I wouldn't usually wear (together) on my eyes. I wear red very little and I have not worn a lot of yellows on my eyes.. I am loving the combination though.. so I will surely wear this again ^_^ Thanks!

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  6. Oh wow! Dit staat je prachtig. Leuk dat Melissa en jij dit doen.

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    1. Ik ben blij dat het bevalt, dank je Nesrin!

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  7. Wow wat een geweldige look en zo prachtig uitgevoerd! Ik ben erg onder de indruk!

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, yay :D dat doet me echt goed! Dank je wel, Karen!!x

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  8. ik vind het prachtig, vooral onder de indruk van je wimpers trouwens! :D

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    1. Dank je wel, Annebeth! Toch wil ik meer, meer, meerrrr volume haha :D

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  9. Wauwie, super speciaal! Staat je top! X

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  10. Beautiful, I like this more vibrant look on you! And I often get inspired by flowers!

    Has your bf replaced your brushes yet?

    http://herandmakeup.com

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    1. Thanks! It was a first for me, I guess! No, he hasn't. I've been pretty nice and forgiving about it.. Maybe I should get angry instead.. More effective lol :p

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    2. Ha ha, my husband would just say "whatever, go and buy whatever brushes you want" :-)

      And you need to wear such vibrant shades more often!

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  11. wow echt prachtig gedaan
    en ik zie de inspiratie ook heel duidelijk terug

    liefs
    Karlien

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  12. Wow, this is a stunning look, I love the variety of colors on your eyes. the lip color you paired them with makes everything wearable.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Yeah, I'm really digging the lip product too. Will be wearing it more often from now on ^^ thank you for the kind words :)

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  13. I don't use much colors on my eye makeup, but this looks really good..would love to try it out :)

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  14. Hey Natasja, what an amazing and colorful look! Absolutely adore it! I hope you'll find your brushes soon. I'd be so pissed if my brushes were MIA!

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    1. Thank you, Sunny :) luckily, they were pretty inexpensive as I got them from eBay... But I would like them back... They would have been great for this challenge!

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  15. Wat een mooie en kleurrijke look zeg! Het doet mij ook echt aan bloemen denken :)

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    1. Yay, goed om te lezen! Bedankt, Kirsty! :)

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  16. I love it!! You have a beautiful eyeshape Natasja, I wish I had a similar eyeshape to be able to play more with colours. What you did is simply stunning!

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  17. Wauw prachtige look! Staat ook super mooi!

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  18. Prachtige overgang van de kleurtjes! Supermooi !

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