28 Mar 2014

Kim Kardashian Vogue Cover Makeup

Regardless of what you might think of Kim Kardashian's career, her antics, her looks...one thing can't be refuted: Her makeup on her recent controversial Vogue Covershoot was the bomb.com!!

  • What do you think of Kim and Kanye appearing on the cover of Vogue?? Do you think she "deserved" it? Did you like the cover, or will you be cancelling your subscription like Sarah Michelle Gellar?
    • My Thoughts: I honestly don't really care! It's completely irrelevant to my life who is on the cover of a fashion magazine. As long as people are interested in Kim and her life, she will be famous and probably gracing more magazine covers. 

Above I've taken a screenshot of the accompanying video from the photoshoot that Vogue posted on their Youtube channel. I changed my eye color to match Kim's, so you can see how similar the look is. When I first saw pictures of Kim's look, I thought it was actually really, really dark. In truth it's more of a medium brown and bronzey smokey eye, with some gold highlighting.

This would be a really perfect bridal makeup if you're looking for something a bit more dramatic than just natural tones. I tried on my own wedding dress after filming this look, with my hair up like this and the jewelry, and I loved it! I might wear something like this on my own wedding day next February.

Want to get the look? Then watch my video tutorial below, see all the products I used, or directly on Youtube here.

20 Mar 2014

Make Up For Ever HD Tutorial

Good Day, mateys!

Today I wanted to share with you a quick tutorial using, and review of the Make Up For Ever HD product range. I was sent these from the company and I showed all the goodies MUFE sent to me in my last Unboxing video here - there was a ton of great stuff in there, I'm really excited to really try out everything else too!

I was immediately drawn to the HD foundation, the primer, and the setting powder because I have heard a lot of hype surrounding these products. Watch my video below to see how I apply these products and my thoughts on them!

Aaaand if you're too short on time for that, here's a quick Pros and Cons list:


  • The foundation is very lightweight and comfortable to wear. I honestly can't feel that I'm wearing a bunch of products on my face, which is always nice.
  • Buildable coverage means you can use as little or as much as you like, depending how much coverage you need (see my Con on this later)
  • I love the setting powder - it looks and feels invisible on the skin but does a good job of setting the foundation and mattifying oily areas. Also great to use on concealer under the eyes, and I will use this with other foundations too.
  • These products don't contain sunscreen so they would be ok to use under flash photography (meaning no white flashback on the skin)
  • Good for oily and combination skin as well

  • To me the foundation just doesn't have enough coverage. It almost goes on sheer and I needed several applications to get a decent coverage. I don't have major problem skin but I mainly use foundation to even out my skintone on blotchy areas - it really didn't do that great of a job for this. To me, this just isn't enough coverage in an HD setting when a camera is a few inches from your face.
  • The primer didn't wow me, but then, I rarely use primers. It wasn't a bad primer per se, but I didn't really see a noticeable difference here. Probably skippable.

In conclusion...

I would recommend this foundation to people with combination or oily skin who are looking for something very lightweight that has buildable coverage. The first application is semi-sheer, so you are flexible in how much you want to apply for more coverage. If you have a lot of discoloration in your face, however, and you're looking for something to cover it in one go, this probably isn't it. I did really enjoy the setting powder though.

Where to buy:

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think of them yourself?

14 Mar 2014

Zurich Meet-Up & Makeup Event

Some exciting news! Globus department store has invited me to once again be part of their Beauty Days special promotional event, where I will be doing makeup by appointment in-store on two weekends. Last year I was at Globus in Bern, this time around I will be at two different locations in Zurich!

Saturday, 22 March 2014 at Globus Glattzentrum
Saturday, 29 March 2014 at Globus Zurich Bahnhofstrasse

Hours for both dates that I will be there:
11am - 2pm and 4pm - 7pm

If you would like to book an appointment with me to get your makeup done, you can do so through the Globus website. The appointments are free of charge.

Make an appointment for Glattzentrum
Make an appointment for Zurich Bahnhofstrasse

In case all the appointments get booked up and you would still like to meet me and say hello, please drop by between 6:30pm to 7pm on both those dates. We have reserved the last half hour on both days for anyone who would like to come by spontaneously to take pictures, chat, etc.

I can't wait to meet you! Please drop by and have your makeup done by me. :)


WAS: Julia Graf schminkt bei Globus Beauty Days


→ Samstag 22. März, 2014 @ Globus Glattzentrum, 11-14 Uhr & 16-19 Uhr
→ Samstag 29. März, 2014 @ Globus Zürich Bahnhofstrasse, 11-14 Uhr & 16 - 19 Uhr

★ Kostenloser Schmink Termin buchen:

Zürich Bahnhofstrasse

Im Fall das alle Termine ausgebucht werden, und du möchtest trotzdem vorbei kommen um mich kennen zu lernen, wir haben die letzte halbe Stunde an beiden Tagen frei gehalten (18:30 bis 19:00 Uhr). Komm dann einfach spontan vorbei!

Ich freue mich auf euch!! ♡