Wear flowers on your face

 

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Wear flowers on your face. What a wonderful motto for a company that produces natural make up. ZuiiOrganic cosmetics are actually made from flowers (how amazing is that?), they are also certified organic, cruelty free and chemicals free. I have to admit that I have been pretty fascinated with this brand as I had never heard of a company using rose buds, chamomile and Jasmine flowers (among others) as ingredients in their cosmetics. This floral component is precisely what inspired me to create this fun and colorful illustration. You may have noticed at this point that I’m a lover and supporter of all things natural especially when it comes to products that I put on my body. I love products that nurture and improve the health of my skin, and that’s why I was really excited at the idea of doing a collaboration with Zuii Organic. Below is a picture of the beautiful make up they sent me, how stunning are those colors? I also shot a couple of photos of the making of my illustration…enjoy it!

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If you’d like to wear flowers on your face head over to www.zuiiorganic.com and check out their beautiful products!

If you enjoyed this post and/or would like me to discuss more about natural cosmetics, please leave it in the comments. I enjoy reading each and everyone of them and I really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts!

xoxo

Melissa

 

e.l.f. cosmetics

 

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I’m very excited to finally share with you the details of my recent collaboration with e.l.f. Cosmetics UK. They sent me a box containing some of their beautiful makeup to try out and to inspire me to create an illustration. E.l.f. was kind enough to send me two sets, one for me and one for my followers, so keep reading if you want to know how to win their gorgeous products.

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The eyeshadows, blush and lipstick are part of their mineral line of products that are parabens and chemicals free. The colors are respectively natural, caffeinated, bliss and rosy which I thought would be perfect for a fresh/natural type of look.

elf3I thought it would be fun to show you my illustration at its early stages so here is what the pencil sketch looked like…
elf43 imageAs for the coloring part I used watercolor, my favorite medium, it just seemed the perfect choice for creating a non defined, romantic/dreamy effect. Here I was playing a bit with colors, trying to recreate on paper the same hues of e.l.f.’s blush and eyeshadows…

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Here is a short clip of me painting her lips…

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… and this is the final result! What do you think of this look? I love it because it’s so light and natural and it’s something that can be worn everyday.

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If you want to win a set of e.l.f.’s make up all you have to do is find a title for the look I created with my illustration and simply write it down in the comments. I will choose my favorite title and the winner will receive a set of one mascara, one nail polish, one blush, two eyeshadows and one lipstick.

Competition ends January 24th 2015.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Melissa