Thursday, 24 September 2015

Sophisticated, yet bold eyeliner makeup

Hello whoever stumbles across my blabbering!

Here I have a new video update for you guys! A sophisticated, and fierce makeup look! I've noticed this look being populated by many Kpop artists and many celebrities throughout Asia. Usually for Asian eyes, North American makeup technique is to load up on heavy shadows and fill up the large negative space above the eyes that Asian eyes have. This is due to our double eyelids being thinner, or that we have monolids, meaning that the crease above the eyes are not visible. Although making use of the negative space is important (this makes the eyes appear larger), using heavy shadows on the lids may weigh the eyes down, and make them look "swollen" or heavy. With that being said, I find that using less shadows and more eyeliner is more effective when it comes to enhancing the eyes (especially for asians that is.) 

Check out my above video, and you'll see what I mean! 

Thanks for dropping by!

PS: You are beautiful, just the way you are:) 


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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Sultry and effortless fall makeup

Just a couple more days til Friday!

Hang in there, everyone! Instead of writing a whole lot of blabber, I've decided to have a video tutorial up for you guys. Since a picture is worth a thousand words...I wonder how many words a video is worth...haha!

Anyways, the makeup look here consists of a sultry, effortless fall style makeup. All the colors here are very warm, but with a hint of coolness to it. Lips are kept to a gradient berry shade, and is a bit on the darker side which suits the autumn weather perfectly.

Hope you guys learn lots, and continue to grow from your mistakes!

With love,

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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

First Video! Ready for school makeup

Hello lovelies!!!!

Hope all is going well for those who start school this week! I recently started school this week too, and the weeks prior was spent soaking up my remaining time of doing whatever I want by staying up late doing random stuff, camping, and spending time with friends and loved ones.

Anyways, here's a simple and non-cakey makeup look that's just light enough so that your imperfections still show, but your natural features enhanced =) This look is especially suitable for those of you who run on a tight schedule in the morning since its quick, and for those of you who want to look natural but refreshed to school or work!

Be confident and be you! You are beautiful, just the way you are. Your appearance does not define your worth.

"I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it well" -Psalm 139:146

Good luck with school and all, everyone!


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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Fall makeup 2015

BareMinerals Ready 8.0 Star Treatment Palette 

Darkspice by Burberry

Hi again!!!!

So as promised, here is a fall makeup look for you lovely people using the Bare Minerals Ready 8.0 Star Palette, and the Darkspice palette by Burberry (I've done swatches of this palette here!) =). I actually recieved these two palettes a year or two back, and haven't really got to using them much til now! I think these two palettes combined will work to create the best fall look this year (despite how they are older palettes) due to the timelessness of the colors. It has the perfect combination of warm tones such as the browns, olives, and the golds. In terms of texture, the Bare Minerals palette definitely won. It's got such a creamy and blendable texture compared with Burberry's more matte and powdered texture. 

For my makeup look, I chose to use the lighter colors in the center of my lids, then slowly blended in the darker browns and black at the end and at the beginning of my lids. This will result in a beautiful gradient effect! For my brows, I chose to fill them in with a dark brown eyebrow pencil by Chanel, and blended it in using a spooly. I then opted to used a darker wine colored lipstick ( I used Mac's lipstick in "Film Noir") on the lips using the gradient technique to add to the overall fall look. Oh, and to finish the look off, I decided to use the lightest color in the bare minerals palette (in carte blanche), as a highlighter on the high points of my features such as the top of my cheekbones, center of my eyelids, cupids bow, and a tiny bit on my chin. This color has a hint of gold shimmer in it, and it looks AWESOME as a highlighter!!!! 

On another writing really does not due justice to how I bring out my makeup looks compared to video tutorials...I'm really working your imagination skills here haha! 

With love, 

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