"A Journal About Liv(-ing), Loving & Lipsticks. A Collection of Beauty, Brides & Blogging, A Life Inbetween Potions & Lotions " by Liv Lundelius

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The Best Beauty Tip Ever

Posted on: Tuesday, October 1, 2013


7 makeup tricks for new Mum’s!

Posted on: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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The gorgeous Trishie from Under Lock And Key Blog invited my to share some makeup tips over at her lovely blog, while she prepared herself for the birth of her 1st baby.
Little Alexander is a happy healthy and handsome little fellow it seems, and he was just featured here too.
Check out her blog for generally wonderful inspiration, baby things, food, design and my makeup tips for young Mum’s. Thanks again Trishie for having me! And Congrats to your all new little family.

Love The Look for White Magazine

Posted on: Thursday, August 29, 2013

photography by Stephanie Alcaino for White Magazine

Today the latest issue of White Magazine has been published.
I was so excited to see the Spring issue and my hair & makeup editorial work in print.
It totally made my day.
Beside the the big editorial spread, we decided to publish a little “How To”
explaining tips&tricks to achieve the makeup look
of the main story.
Grab yourself the latest issue, if you can, it’s full of amazing real weddings & inspiration.
Hope you enjoy! x

Latest work: Supernatural Spring Look

Posted on: Thursday, August 15, 2013



I was lucky to work with the wonderful Luisa Brimble, who is an uber-talented photographer and just overall amazing person and the fabulous blogger Natalie form Eat Read Love on a fashion editorial shoot for a designer boutique in Cronulla, called ROAR.
If you are ever in the area, check it out! The shop is located in a former church building, and is just really worth visiting.



Are you liking the look? Here is how I achieved it:

The model sure was a natural beauty, so I kept her makeup very spring/summery and bare. I wanted to create an undone look, like a cool girl would achieve herself. Just emphasizing her features without the use of colour.
Starting with a hydrating toner by Tata Harper and massaging Jessica’s dry skin with nourishing moisturizer Vinosource Riche by Caudalie Paris/
Her gorgeous skin only needed a dab of foundation through the center, I chose Chanel Vitalumiere in 20, which gives a beautiful radiant sheen and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal for highlights on the cheekbone & upper lip. I brightened her under eye area with By Terry Touch expert in Nr.3, then contoured her cheekbones with Benefit Hula Bronzer to sculpt the cheeks.
I used a nude eyeliner to open Jessica’s pretty eyes, dabbing clear gloss into the inner corners of her eye and just sweeping underneath her lower lashes with a soft liner brush and some warm brown eyeshadow.On the upper lid I soflty blended a wash of peach pink eyeshadow by Nars. The brows were filled in with a Laura Mercier Brow Pencil in Blonde and then brushed up with an Ardell Brow Gel.
After curling her lashes, I only used one coat of mascara to keep it more understated.

Lips: A tinted balm on the lip and ready was this super simple and natural look.

Hair: The hair was tonged in different directions, to create a random natural wave with texture and movement.

And now I am really in mood for Sydney Spring!

Your Words Create Your World

Posted on: Friday, August 9, 2013

A little inspiration on true beauty before I will show you a super easy very quick smokey-ish eye tutorial.
From the feedback I got so far from my Partner Dave, he encouraged me to put more of my personality into my next videos
and be a little more natural in front of the camera. I guess I still need to learn how to loosen up.
I hope you enjoy and I will come up with some more real soon, stay tuned for better and better & more fun videos!

Thanks for watching! Liv x

No Brushes Tutorial- Makeup with your fingers

Posted on: Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I have been experimenting with video lately.
It’s a completely new field for me I am just learning everything about filming, editing and sound…
After a week of learning more I chose to make my first ever video public, although the audio is really off, and it’s not perfect in many ways…
It’s work in progress I think. I have already bought a microphone, so the next sound will hopefully come out better.

None the less I hope you enjoy this little fun NO BRUSHES tutorial.
And my following videos hopefully hurt your ears less ;)

Bridal look for Olive & medium to darker skin

Posted on: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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Photography Ben Adams Hair Toni & Guy Makeup Liv Lundelius

The gorgeous Olivia who modeled for this White Magazine shoot, had a wonderful deep olive complexion.
If you have a similar skin tone or are just curious on how I achieved her look see below!
I changed the look slighlty for different dresses, some are with more nude lips others with a deep burgundy lip colour.
The warm cheek colour and deep lips blend perfectly with her complexion whereas the same colours on a paler skin would look really dramatic and would probably not be suitable for a bridal look.
Do you have extremely dark circles under the eyes? Try colour correcting them first before you apply your concealer. Laura Mercier has an colour corrector for the under-eye area in orange which works on almost all darker complexions.
The products below are just suggestions from what I have used on the shoot, feel free to find similar colours or products within your favorite range.
It was a warm sunny day, so I prepped Olivia’s skin with Nars SPF 30 primer to make her foundation last and protect her skin from the UV rays, which are CRAZY in Australia,
but wherever you are: Always (!) remember to use sun protection for your skin!

I used Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation in (N128/N156 mixed to match), lightly, buffing it into the skin in thin layers. As a highlight on the cheekbones & on the bridge of the nose, I used BECCA shimmering skin perfector with a Real techniques brush, buffed into the skin
For concealer under the eyes I used By Terry Touche Veloutee in Nr.3 Beige and wherever needed, I used Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC5 on as concealer for blemishes or pigmentation. Then added a touch of Laura Mercier Powder Universal to finish.

Cheeks: To enhance Olivia’s gorgeous bone structure and give her a little colour I use a deep warm blusher in Seduction by NARS and a contour with Make Up Forever’s Contour Powder.

I started by applying Laura Merciers Cream Eyecolour in Rosegold all over the lid, up into the socket line. I then buffed and blended Chantecailles Eye Shade in Rose Gold to soften the edges and define the shape. To add extra sultry definition, I applied Bare Minerals Eye Pencil in 9pm ( a deep brown shade) to the waterline and outer corner, smudging and blending all along the lower lash line. To finish I used a hint of L’oreals Volumize Mascara in Black on Olivias’s long lashes to define without clumping.

On to those luscious brows, just a small amount of Laura Mercier Brow Powder was needed to shape a little. I then glossed them up with the Ardell Brow Gel for a healthy shine.

I moisturized her lips with Rosebud Salve too get rid of any dehydrating lines & dryness.
I paired this look with a natural lip, patting a touch of Kevin Aucoins Creamy Glow in Tresbelle all over her lips.
For the more dramatic look which still looks very natural against Olivia’s deeper skin tone I used MAC Burgundy lip liner following her natural lip line before filling in with the same pencil and dabbing on Kenvyn Aucoin’s Creamy Glow in Mystere.

Stay tuned for my new VIDEO Tutorials, which are currently in progress. Please sign up to my Youtube Channel and stay tuned once I put up the first ones.
It’s very exciting for me, there is so much to learn & the launch is coming up very soon!
Thank you for your support.

Every Day Makeup Turtorial

Posted on: Friday, July 5, 2013

The other week, just before her beautiful baby girl was born, the gorgeous Gaby from This Little Port was feeling very tired.
Not being able to sleep with that then very big bump and a rather dancing baby inside, she asked me for some simple every day makeup tips to look fresh when you are tired!
Please go over and check it out. Feel free to comment on her blog for any further questions about makeup and I will do my best to answer them for you.
There are also some more makeup tips over here at White Magazine!

I hope you enjoy!

And…Kiss! Stained Lips that stay put.

Posted on: Wednesday, March 6, 2013

One of the challenges with Bridal makeup is how to find a cute lipstick that is kiss proof and doesn’t budge throughout the day.
I am not a fan of most long wearing lipsticks for a good reason: They do stay, but they don’t last nicely.
Instead they dry the lips and flake off over time. A pretty scary thought for your wedding day.
Most of the lovely hydrating creamy lipsticks that so look gorgeous however wear off rather quickly.
Which is fine, if you are happy to top up your lipstick. Topping up is better then flaky lips!

A perfect solution however is to use a Lip Stain! They stain the skin of your lips for the day without changing the texture. You see natural stained lips a lot on the catwalks lately and I love their contemporary feel. If you prefer a sheen, you can easily wear your favourite gloss over the top, just a dot in the center of your lips, will give you the volume and shine you love without turning everything into a sticky mess. As a professional makeup artist I love using Becca Beach Tint, Stila Crush Lip and ans Cheek stain, and Benefit Tints they all do great stains in a wide colour range.

How to master the stained lip:
1.Exfoliate your lips first, to make sure you remove all dry skin.
2. Moisturize your lips with a hydrating lipbalm.
3. Remove excess lipbalm by pressing lips onto a tissue.
4. Apply lipstain- let it set for a few seconds. Layer lipgloss over the top if you like.
5. KISS!

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