How to find the perfect eyeliner shade for your eye colour?

Eyes are very important when it comes to makeup and it’s easy to go wrong in the ocean of eyeshadow and eyeliner colours when you have to decide what is the perfect match for you. In this post I’ll show you which shades are matching best with your eye colour. Are you ready?

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But first, the most important rule of coloured eyeliners; the purpose of these products is to make your eyes pop, not to overshadow them. With a wisely picked eyeliner shade, your eyes can look brighter and their colour more lively, however a bad one can make them blend. Keep one thing in mind: never use an eyeliner that has the same exact colour as your eyes. Big NO for matchy-matchy in this case!

My new favourites are the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils so I selected some beautiful shades for each group. Take it as a direction, and go find your own way!

Best for blue eyes:

Cool, blue eyes working well with nice, warm tones; try chocolate browns and bronzy colours. If you looking for more drama, go for a very deep, dark blue shade.

Try these:

Urban Decay 24/7 Demolition

  • Urban Decay 24/7 – Demolition

Urban Decay 24/7 smog

  • Urban Decay 24/7 – Smog

Urban Decay abyss blue

Best for green eyes:

Green eyes are tricky because most of the time it’s not only green, but a mixture of other colours as well. Sometimes a bit brownish, sometimes bluish, mine for example a mix of green, brown and yellow….crazy isn’t it? So for green eyes with brownish/yellowish hues I suggest purple shades, really “green” green eyes can go well with warmer/goldish brown tones, and bluish-green eyes can be easily highlighted with graphite and grey colours.

Try this:

Urban decay 24/7 psychedelic sister

  • Urban Decay 24/7 – Psychedelic Sister

Urban decay 24/7 bourbon

  • Urban Decay 24/7 – Bourbon

urban decay 24/7 smoke

  • Urban Decay 24/7 – Smoke

Best for brown eyes:

The ones with brown eyes are very lucky, because brown suits the best with stronger, brighter colours. (However you have to keep your skin tone, and other features in mind when picking the right one). Generally speaking: brown eyes can fit well with olive greens, dark blues and deeper mallow shades too.

Try this:

urban decay 24/7 mildew

  • Urban Decay 24/7 – Mildew

Urban Decay 24/7 abyss brown

  • Urban Decay 24/7 – Abyss

Urban decay 24/7 rockstar

  • Urban Decay 24/7 – Rockstar

What colour eyes do you have? Which is your favourite eyeliner colour (black is not allowed this time)?

Treatment Review: Visible Brilliance by Elemis at De La Mer Day Spa (Dubai)

To be honest, I’m not a big fan of facials. I have quite sensitive skin and so far all facials left me with breakouts on the next day and that disappointed feeling, that “this is just not for me”. And then…

Elemis products at De La Mer

The Elemis products are available at the De La Mer Day Spa for at home use also

I’ve got the opportunity to review an Elemis facial at the De La Mer Day Spa. Since I visited the place already several times – you can read my previous review here  – but never tried their facials before, I was happy to catch on this opportunity.

Mini VIP De La Mer

I had my treatment at the Mini VIP room at De La Mer

My appointment started with a “Welcoming Touch” feet cleansing ritual. Then we started to “work” on the face; cleansing and toning were the first steps (the face and the eye areas were cleaned with Elemis Rehydrating Rosepetal Cleanser (AED 169, 200 ml) and toned with Elemis Rehydrating Ginseng Toner (AED 169, 200ml) ) then my therapist Ms. Tukta analyzed my skin from millimeter to millimeter. I had quite a stressful period of my life and that definitely took a toll on me. My skin was dry like the desert, I had several breakouts, my skin tone wasn’t even at all, not to mention the terrible dark circles under my eyes. Based on these she suggested the most suitable facial the Elemis Visible Brilliance.

 Elemis Rehydrating Rosepetal Cleanser

Elemis Rehydrating Ginseng Toner

This facial revives dull, slackened skin and restoring its natural radiance. This anti-ageing face and eye treatment instantly firms, rejuvenates and plumps up the skin, whilst helping to reduce dark circles. Moisturisation levels of the skin are proven to increase by up to 61%, and elasticity by 40 after the first treatment. Specialized microcirculatory massage techniques are combined with powerful formulations and the two phase Amino Active Mask to help smooth, sculpt and restore skin radiance.

The whole facial was so gentle and relaxing, that I was continuously on the edge of falling asleep. (Which is a really a big thing since not even a 1,5 hour full body massage could relax me enough to fall asleep). The face massage – using a blend of the fantastic Elemis Japanese Camelia Oil (AED 249, 100 ml) and Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules (AED 517, 60 capsules)– was so amazing I really had no words after that. Then the first mask was applied; this rich in minerals Amino Active Mask had a funny rubber like texture, but felt really nice on my skin.

Me “wearing” the Amino Active Mask

Elemis Japanese Camelia Oil

Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss CapsulesThe second mask the Elemis Exotic Cream Moisturizing Mask (AED 357, 50 ml)  is less thicker, gives a little bit of tingling feeling but once it was removed my skin felt so refreshed.

Enjoying the second mask; Exotic Cream Moisturizing Mask

Elemis Exotic Cream Moisturising Mask

The whole experience was fantastic. The De La Mer Day Spa is so special, so welcoming and tranquil, it always reminds me why NOT to go any “Mall Spas” anymore. If you really want to relax and switch off, and trust completely in your beautician/therapist, then head to this wonderful family business where organic and healthy is the first and where I never had a bad experience ( and believe me I tried a lot of their services!).

The Elemis Visible Brilliance Treatment is available at the De La Mer Day Spa (AED 570 for the 90 min. treatment) for bookings please call: +971 (0) 43282775

PS: The next day when I woke up and checked my face in the mirror I couldn’t believe what I saw. My skin was flawless, the colour more even, the redness gone and the usual dark circles??? NOWHERE! So I have to say: I found my favourite facial!

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My TOP 5 lipsticks for winter

I’m so happy that the cold season is here, and that I can finally really enjoy it in Amsterdam. It means more layers, more dress up aaaaaand more make-up! I love, that during the autumn/winter months I can experience with darker and bolder lipsticks since I’m such a huge fan of them. I picked my 5 favourite lippies and did an ad-hoc photo shoot with them.

1. Bourjois Rouge Edition 12h – (33) Péche Cocooning

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This novelty simply stole my heart with it’s beautiful shade and semi-matt finish. The texture is creamy and rich, quite hydrating and the colour last long (but definitely not for 12h). Read more about my journey with Bourjois!

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2. Chanel Rouge Allure – (19) Remarkable

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Ok, I have to admit this piece is with me since I while, – I don’t even think that this colour runs under the same name nowadays,- but this lipstick is just true autumn for me. The colour easily glides on the lips and makes them look like the wonderful fallen leaves.

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3. INGLOT – 215

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I think brown lipsticks are unfortunately underrated. Browns are so beautiful, and this shade creates a whole new dimension to your makeup since it’s so rare and mystical. The texture is very nice and even, and a hint of sparkle just makes it even more interesting.

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4. Illamasqua – Box

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I’ve got this special lipstick on an event a couple of weeks ago, when the Creative Director of Illamasqua, Alex Box had a makeup presentation back in Dubai. I’m so proud that this bold red goodie is actually signed by her, which gives an extra twist with the name of the lipstick – “Box” .

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5. MAC – Dark Side

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My ultimate autumn/winter favourite! I love the fact that it’s so dark and it completely changes my look. It really brings out my “dark side” and makes me to a DIVA! The colour is extra long lasting but be careful because it isn’t absorbing into your lips, so what you touch (even accidentally) will go on the dark side with you as well.

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What is your favourite autumn/winter lipstick shade?

October Favourites

October was such a crazy month for me; I moved to another country (to the Netherlands) I started a new life, the blog celebrated it’s 1st birthday (YAY!), but I still managed to explore and find some really good beauty products. So take a look below, and let me know what do you think of the following treasures!

The Face Shop –  “Daily Beauty Tools” Eyelashes #9

However personally I’m not a huge fan of fake lashes, I’m always on a hunt for really great ones for my projects and for my clients. I recently discovered the lash range at The Face Shop and (since I prefer the natural look) I picked up the version called #9 (they have 10 different styles). I used it for my own looks, and also this type was perfect for all the wedding makeups that I did these days. Very nice, natural look, high quality and affordable price!

Burt’s Bees – Beeswax Lip Balm

I know it’s a classic one, but I never tried it before. This lip balm is surprisingly hydrating (contains coconut and sunflower oils+vitamins and the beeswax seals in hydration), not leaving any greasy feeling behind and there is this tingling/cooling effect thanks to the added peppermint oil. Definitely a must try during the winter months!

The Body Shop – Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel

I have to admit, I’m addicted; since I tried I can’t have anything else just the Pink Grapefruit in my shower. When your mornings need an extra kick to start, try this wonderful and refreshing citrus scented shower gel from The Body Shop, you won’t regret.

Urban Decay – 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Abyss

Blue eyeshadows and eye pencils have their renaissance. I had lighter and darker shades already but I missed the one in between, that lively and spectacular blue tone that can make any eyes “sparkle”. Then I found Abyss from UD, and I tired it during a photo shoot and I completely fell in love with it. Blue not really matches to my green eyes but still, I have to find an occasion every week -at least once- to create a look with this wonderful, easy to apply (really nice texture) and strongly pigmented eye pencil.

Soap & Glory – Feel Good Factor, Translucent BB Cream

I never thought I will find the perfect makeup base in the selection of Soap & Glory, but it just happened. The Feel Good Factor fantasy named cream is so light, fastly absorbing, and creates a really nice “canvas” for your makeup. It has no colour so it doesn’t give any coverage, but as I said it suppossed to be a hydrating, skin tone balancing cream with BONUS SPF!

What was your favourite product in October?

Halloween Giveaway – Pumpkin For Your Face!


Halloween is almost here, the shops are full with costumes, and scary accessories, Youtube is overloaded with Halloween make-up tutorials, and all Moms are busy carving Jack-o’-lanterns.

But did you know that the spooky pumpkins are actually a great source of “youth” for your skin?

To celebrate the scariest time of the year I’m giving away a Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask  – available exclusively at SEPHORA – for one of my lucky readers.


This powerful and highly effective exfoliating treatment addresses a dull, aging, and congested complexion in three ways: exfoliates with pumpkin enzyme, peels with alpha hydroxy acid, and polishes with aluminum oxide. For all skin types.


Triple action dermal resurfacer helps even out skin tone, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and clarify skin. Reveal smoother, younger looking, radiant and revitalized skin in minutes.


Apply a thin layer to clean skin. Gently massage in a circular motion with wet fingertips to polish with micro-polishing aluminum oxide crystals. Leave on for 3-7 minutes depending on skin sensitivity and let the AHAs and enzymes work. Rinse thoroughly. Use one or two times per week.

And here is what you have to do if you want to win:

Are you a fan of Halloween and dressing up every year, or maybe it just happened with you once so far that you put on a vampire teeth? Doesn’t matter!

Please write a comment here answering the following question:

(If you have a picture or an url to show it to us thats even better!) The deadline to participate is the 31st of October and I’ll announce the winner on the 1st of November. (Please don’t forget to fill the e-mail part when you are commenting, because without your e-mail I can’t get in touch with you if you will be the winner) Once again: the giveaway is for UAE residents only!

I can’t wait to hear about your best Halloween costumes, so don’t be shy to share! 😉

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