13 Nov 2015

La Roche Posay Christmas Smoky Look

I'm so excited about Christmas just around the corner and wanted to get into the spirit with a fun makeup tutorial to suit the occasion. This glamorous look is perfect for your next Holiday party - smoky, feline shaped eye makeup combined with bright red lips and nails. It's super festive and fun!

For this look I partnered up with La Roche Posay. I have used their skincare products for many years, even before I started making videos on Youtube. I love how their products are formulated for sensitive skin, or for pretty much any skin issue you might have.

For this look I used their Respectissime products, which are makeup products especially formulated for sensitive eyes. Even if you have sensitivities, these products should work for you without causing irritation. 

Watch my video tutorial to get the step by step look!

For this look I used products all from La Roche Posay:

Novalip Duo 191
Respectissime Mascara Volume
Respectissime Eye Liner liquid
Respectissime Eye Liner pencil in Black
Respectissime Eyeshadows 01 Smoky Gris
Respectissime Eyesadows 02 Smoky Brun
Toleriane Blush Rose Doré
Silicum Nail Polish 24 Rouge Parfait

I hope you like this makeup and try it out sometime for the holidays!

30 Oct 2015

Julia Graf for Ringier

I am both proud and very excited to announce my partnership with Ringier Media Group. Starting immediately I will have my own weekly video series with Blick and Blick am Abend where I will feature makeup tutorials in German language.

For those who are unfamiliar, Ringier is an internationally active media publishing group, and the biggest media company in Switzerland. Based in Zurich, it publishes over 120 newspapers and magazines and has many online platforms, and passed 1 Billion Swiss Franks in sales (about 1 Billion USD) in 2014.

I am beyond thrilled at this new partnership. What does this mean for you? Well, nothing will change as far as my main channel is concerned, I will continue to post videos there on makeup, fitness, and lifestyle as you know it. 

You will, however, have the option of watching an extra video each week - in German language - on the Ringier websites like Blick and Blick am Abend. You can watch my first video online here. I'd be so happy if you left some comments there to show your support!

There's no way to subscribe to the video series like there is on Youtube; however, I will post a link to the new video each week on my social media channels like Twitter and Facebook, so make sure you're following me there to be notified. You can also head to the website each Monday, and my video will be found somewhere on the front page or on your mobile device.

Thanks to Ringier for offering me this wonderful opportunity, and I look forward to seeing you there as well as on Youtube!

29 Oct 2015

Aussie Giveaway / Verlosung mit Aussie

Ich verlose 4 Aussie Produkte Sets an meine Leserinnen - das Miracle Moist Shampoo & Conditioner und der 3-Minute Miracle Reconstructor. Ich benutze seit einigen Wochen das Shampoo und bin gänzlich begeistert von dem Duft und wie sauber meine Haare dabei werden.

Möchtest auch du diese Pflegeserie ausprobieren? Das ist ganz einfach! Ich verlose insgesamt 4 Sets - 2 auf Instagram, 2 auf Facebook. Teilnahmeberechtigt sind alle Leserinnen und Leser aus den Ländern Schweiz, Deutschland, Österreich oder Liechtenstein.

Am besten du schaust gleich bei mir auf Instagram (Username: hellojuliagraf) und Facebook vorbei, da werden die genauen Teilnahmebedingungen erklärt. ;) Diese Verlosung endet 15.11.2015.

Bis zum 15. November gibt es auch noch 20% Rabatt auf alle Aussie Produkte bei Manor.ch mit dem code AUSSIE20.

Viel Glück!!

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I'm giving away 4 Product Sets from Aussie, including the Miracle Moist Shampoo and Conditioner, plus the 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor. I've been using the shampoo for a couple of weeks and absolutely love the scent and how clean it makes my hair feel!

Want to have a chance at winning these products? It's really simple! I'm giving away 2 sets on Facebook, and 2 on Instagram (username: hellojuliagraf) - why not swing by and check out the full rules and details listed there? ;) This contest ends on 15. Novemver, 2015 and is open to anyone living in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein.

Get 20% off any Aussie product purchase on Manor.ch with the code AUSSIE20 until 15. November, 2015.

Good luck!!

*This post is created in partnership with Aussie.

14 Oct 2015

Butterfly Fairy Makeup

I think this may be one of my favorite looks I've ever done! When I was at the craft store - a wonderful supply store for Halloween makeup videos - I saw these pretty butterflies meant for home decor, and I thought how great they would look incorporated into a makeup look!

Keep reading for products, and the video tutorial on Youtube...

11 Oct 2015

Scary Vampire for Halloween

To kick off my Halloween makeup transformations this year I wanted to try a new Vampire look. Some of you might remember my first Vampire makeup from several years ago, which is now my most viewed video to date on Youtube. How awesome! Instead of doing the more typical red and black color combination for this one, however, I wanted to focus mostly on cool blues. I gave this look a different spin with the stylized veins creeping down from the eyes, and the witch-like razor sharp matte black claw nails. Keep reading the video tutorial and all the products used...

15 Sep 2015

Rihanna NYFW inspired Makeup

So Rihanna stepped out at this year's New York Fashion Week at an afterparty rocking some fierce blue lips. It was such a cool-as-a-cucumber, edgy look that I knew I just had to do my spin on this. I personally love the blue lips and feel this makes the look unique, but if blue lips aren't your thing, they can easily be replaced with a vampy deep burgundy for a fall, or even a nude color.

Keep reading for the makeup tutorial, and the inspiration pictures I used.

8 Sep 2015

Teal & Burgundy Fall Makeup

September is upon us and I'm gearing up for some richer, deeper, sexy, smokey looks for the fall and winter season. Today I wanted to combine a rich, dark teal color with a vampy burgundy, and here's how it came out. I hope you like it!

Keep reading for the video tutorial and a full product list!

3 Sep 2015

Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams Makeup

Taylor Swift released a new music video called Wildest Dreams, which channels English Patient vibes - you know, the movie? Some people have criticised the video for apparently being racist - um, really? Wow, is there nothing else the world can get upset about than over a silly music video? Let's see, Syria, refugees situation all over the world, female genital mutilation...

Anyway I'm getting a little off topic here, but - her makeup was flawless. She definitely has that old-Hollywood glamor look down pat. Here's my recreation of the look, check out my full Youtube video below for the step-by-step tutorial!

Products used

Bourjois Air Mat foundation 01
Maybelline Age Rewind
Maybelline Fit Me concealer
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Light Plus
Rodial Contouring powder 03
MAC Fleur Power blush
Rodial Illuminating Powder 01
MAC Fix+ spray
Bourjois Cream Powder shadow 
MAC Neutral Palette Cozy Grey
Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach
Makeup Geek Mocha
Makeup Geek Rapunzel
Makeup Geek Cupcake
Make Up Forever Shadow ??
Catrice Velvet Matt Vanillaty Fair
Inglot AMC Liner Black
Rodial Glamolash mascara
Bourjois lipliner Bordeaux Line
ABH Liquid Lipstick Sarafine
MAC Cremesheen Glass Richly Revered
Amazing Shine Lashes #47

I hope you enjoy this look and recreate it sometime for your next super glam outing! Let me know how you like it. :)


11 Aug 2015

Back to School / College Makeup

As we're heading closer to September, a lot of students will be heading back to school, either high school, college or grad school. I always get a lot of requests at this time to show some back to school makeup ideas, using affordable products. So here's a really simple and easy look I came up with. This shouldn't take you any longer than 10 minutes in the morning to do, and uses only a minimal amount of products. I hope you enjoy it!

I hope you have a wonderful start back to school, and please let me know if you want to see any other Back to School type of videos - maybe even some non-beauty related? Share your ideas in the comments!

Products used:

Maybelline Age Rewind concealer
DM Ebelin makeup sponge
MAC Pro Longwear powder Light
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk
Maybelline The Nudes eyeshadow palette
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Whiskey
L'Oreal Shocking Extensions mascara
Catrice Apropos Apricot blush
NYX Tiramisu butter gloss
L'Oreal Rose Finale lipgloss

Nailpolish: Maybelline - Uptown Blue

Watch the video on Youtube here.

5 Aug 2015

Bright Fuchsia Sunset Eyes

This super bright and fun look was a creative fart of my brain that came out of purchasing a really inexpensive dupe of the Make Up For Ever Flash palette, which I showed and talked about in my last Haul video, if you missed it.

Keep reading for more pictures, products, and the video tutorial!

3 Aug 2015

Collective Makeup Haul

I purchased some new makeup items in recent times, and one of the things I found is a super inexpensive dupe to the Make Up For Ever Flash palette. Check out everything new I got in my video!

The Classic Smokey Eye Evening Makeup

I was in the mood for a dark and sultry eye makeup using the MAC Cool Neutral palette which I recently got. I really enjoy how it came out! Try out the look by following my step by step tutorial.

► Products

Manhattan Endless Perfection foundation
KIKO Radiant Touch Creamy Highlighter 101
MAC Cool Neutral palette
BH Cosmetics Party Girl Pencil Chased
Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner
Urban Decay Perversion mascara
MAC Lightscapade
Max Factor blush Seductive Pink
Essence lipliner 11 In the Nude
MAC Myth lipstick

How do you like this look? Let me know in the comments!

23 Jul 2015

A new unboxing of PR samples!

I received some beautiful new things in the mail from MAC, Caudalie, Zoeva, and some other great brands. Check out what I think of everything in my first impression.