Inspiration – Rooney Mara for Vogue



Love Rooney Mara’s makeup  in this editorial. Strong brows, contoured face and barely there lips and eyes. My take below:


Chanel Notorious for contouring face and the eyes socket. I am not a person that fells in the wagon of “limited edition” but as soon as I saw this I knew it was going to work on me, and  I love it! I use for the face with Hakudodo 210 and eyes Hakuhodo 5523.

Tarte Amazonian clay waterproof brown liner  is darker than my other pencils and works best for stronger brows.

Benecos natural lipstick adds just a bit of color , BDIH certified feels very moisturizing in my lips and has a very good price.

Lancome Hypnose star mascara


If there is something that I wanted for a long time and never had the chance to get that is a good set of makeup brushes. The same thing as in the kitchen you need a proper set of knives in makeup I think is worth to invest in good quality set of brushes. What’s the point on expending 25€ in a blush if you don’t have the proper tools to get the most of it?

Due to many different reasons, main one being money (good ones are expensive) and also because I never really knew my options I didn’t ended buying any. But that´s what blogs are there for isn’t it? I did an extensive research and my conclusions were that japanese brushes were among the best in quality and could be also cheaper that high end brands brushes.

Hakuhodojapanese brush, brand has the advantage that they sell online outside Japan from an USA web page in english (I did try to understand anything from Chikuhodo japanese web shop but It was just impossible). These two companies make brushes for high end brands and also sell their own products.

Hakuhodo has lots and lots of make up brushes, so first thing I had to figure out what kind of brush I needed,  sort them out for use and then by price.You can find brushes from around 15$ to more than a hundred. I certainly don’t need 100$ brushes. Prices can change depending on handles, hairs so it took a while to get a comprise between the quality I wanted and the price I liked.

When I was going through this with my boyfriend,he was amazed of how much money these things cost so he offered to get them as my birthday present : )

These are the ones that made the cut (all images form Hakuhodo web site).

G5538BkSL Powder Brush round for setting loose powder and highlighter.

210 Blush Brush round for blush and bronzer.

235 Eye Shadow Brush round and flat for basic shadow lay down.

G5522BkSL Eye Shadow Brush pointed for blending eye shadows.

G5514BkSL Eye Shadow Brush pointed for detail shadow application.

K007 Eyeliner Brush round not only for eyeliner also for concealer spot application.

B242BkSL Eye Shadow Brush round and flat for under eye concealer, liquid illuminator and cream eyeshadows.

I am still thinking, I would like to buy a lip brush but I already have a nice one (the only one I am keeping from my current ones), so please if you have any opinions share them with me, it’s a big purchase and I need all the help I can have.