Beauty and fashion blogger and Lumene Digital Ambassador Sandra Hagelstam of 5 Inch and Up is a self-titled make-up enthusiast. As a Finn living in London she’s at the forefront of the latest global trends in the beauty world; an aspect of her job she relishes. Sandra was one of the first industry experts to get her hands on the new Nordic Luxe make-up range; comprising of Nordic Noir for eyes, Nordic Seduction for lips and Nordic Nude for the complexion, Sandra shares her thoughts on the Nordic Noir range and her recommendations for piecing together wearable eye looks…
On Trend Eyes with Sandra Hagelstam
Sandra’s ‘Bare Flick’ “Sounds a bit more adventurous than what it really is, but this is a ‘less is more’ look. Say hello to the most modern way to wear the winged eyeliner, it’s dead easy to master and done in just a few short seconds. Start with preparing the eye, dapping a bit of concealer on the whole lid area and seal with a few strokes of powder. Apply the liner only from the middle of your lash line outwards and create the desired flick. The marker has a felt tip so it’s easy to use plus no need of a clean-up afterwards. The secret of this look is to skip the mascara. I know it’s a scary thought but leaving the lashes bare is what really takes this look into 2017. Try it!”
Products Needed: Nordic Light Serum Concealer and Nordic Noir Extreme Eye Marker
Sandra’s ‘Burgundy Smokey Eye’ “Layering a warm selection of maroons, browns and bronze shades, the day version of a smokey eye has become one of my signature looks. Easy to alter from light to a more intense evening version, simply add color to create the desired look. At the moment I’m really into lining both the inner and outer lash line with black kohl, which works wonders in this look, intensifying it to the max and bringing out the color of my eyes. We used the Nordic Noir eye palette in ‘Rose Gold’ and opted for using only the two dark maroon tones from the selection. The aim was to create a look that intensifies towards the eye, blending out the monotonic color rather than layering it with different hues. The look was finalised with two layers of the Nordic Noir Deep Impact mascara, which turned out to be the real hero of the looks today. Said it and will say it again - The best mascara that I’ve tried to date”.
Products Needed: Nordic Noir Palette, Rose Gold and Nordic Noir Deep Impact Mascara