The newest Shu Uemura Pastel Fantasy Collection for Spring/Summer 2016 is to die for! These pastel colors are so pretty!!!! To be honest I thought when I bought the products I was going to end up with chalky eyeshadows, but nooope I was totally wrong. Anyways, I hope you guys will enjoy this Shu Uemura Pastel Fantasy makeup tutorial, and if you haven’t please do subscribe to my Youtube Channel! I upload 2 videos every week for you guys! If you have any request just leave me a comment.
I was asked to do a “Bella Twilight” inspired tutorial. I don’t watch Twilight since I don’t like it, so I had to google up some images of Bella. Her makeup is mostly very natural, with very little blush. I decided to use Bella’s eye makeup as an inspiration for the eyes.
However, I changed the lips since I like more colors on my face. I added extra eyeliner as well just to define my eyes, but you can skip the step altogether. I don’t think the overall look is too inspired by Bella, but the eyes are quite close to how she has it on the Breaking Dawn poster.
Anyhow, I’ve decided to go with MAC Diva lipstick for the lips since I like this lipstick, and I want to wear it more for tutorials. I absolutely love MAC Diva! It’s not too dark, not too light, and it’s perfect for winter. I have done another post using MAC Diva lipstick but with a glitter cat eyeliner in “Holiday Makeup using MAC Diva”. If you’re not used in creating cat eyeliner, this is a good alternative.
I added the liquid liner after I applied my falsies since I didn’t decide to apply the liner after I completed the whole look. You can skip the liquid liner altogether if you want.
1. I applied MAC Omega eyeshadow all over my eyelid using a flat eyeshadow brush.
2. Using Smashbox bullet brush, I applied Sable from Smashbox Filter photo-op trio.
3. I applied Sumatra from Smashbox Filter photo-op trio on the outer V using a crease brush.
4. I blended Sumatra out to remove any harsh lines.
5. Using an angled eyeliner brush, I applied UD Blackout eyeshadow along my upper and lower lash lines.
6. I curled my lashes and applied Maybelline Great Lash mascara on both upper and lower lashes.
7. I filled my brows using a mixture of MAC Omega and MAC Brun.
8. I applied falsies, and then lined it using Kanebo Kate Super Sharp Liner.
9. I applied Vanilla from Smashbox Filter photo-op trio under the brows.
10. On my face, I applied Smashbox Halo foundation using a Sigma Flat Kabuki Brush.
11. On my cheeks, I applied Maybelline Face Studio Master Glaze in Make a Mauve, blending out using my finger.
12. I contoured my face using MAC Shadowy powder and NARS Ita kabuki brush.
13. I also applied Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand in Gold as highlighter.
14. On my lips, I lined it using L’oreal Colour Riche in Truly Burgundy and then applied MAC Diva lipstick on top.
If you want to know how to apply lipstick to make it last, please check my How-to apply red lips post.
Quick tutorial today, since I wanted to try out my new L’oreal Color Riche lipliner in Truly Burgundy as well as L’oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner 24Hr in Blackest Black. To be honest, I wasn’t sure where I was going with the tutorial since I started out lining my lips first. I just wanted to play around, but I think it turned out to be not bad. If you’re one who’d like to try the bold lips look, give this lip color a try. I, personally, feel the burgundy lips look is perfect for this cold season. What do you think?
For the eyes, you can skip this whole contouring on the crease altogether if you prefer a simpler look. I just wanted to compliment the warmth of the lips with warm eyes.
Let’s get on the tutorial!
1. I applied the brown (second darkest color) eyeshadow from Ombres Matelassees De Chanel Charming on my crease using a fluffy blending brush.
2. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Smashbox Full Exposure palette in s3 on my eyelid area.
3. (not in picture) Using another fluffy blending brush, I applied the bronze eyeshadow (middle color) from Ombres Matelassees De Chanel Charming just slightly above the crease.
4. Using an angled eyeliner brush, I applied eyeshadow in step no. 1 on the outer corner of my lower lid, and S3 on the inner corner.
5. I applied MAC Chromagraphic eyeliner in NC30 on my waterline.
6. I created a winged eyeliner using L’oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner 24Hr in Blackest Black.
7. I curled my lashes and applied L’oreal Butterfly mascara on both upper and lower lashes.
8. I also applied a set of false eyelashes (again, sample from a friend) to thicken up my lashes.
9. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette.
10. I applied a little bit of concealer under my brows. If you want to know how I fill my brows, please check my Shu Uemura Brow Pencil post.
11. For the face, I applied MAC Pro Longwear foundation in NC30 using CoverFX Cream Foundation brush.
12. I contoured my face using MAC Blunt powder and NARS ITA Kabuki brush.
13. On the cheeks, I applied MAC Breezy Sheertone Shimmer Blush.
14. I highlighted my face using Diorskin Shimmer Star Amber Diamond.
15. I lined and filled my lips using L’oreal Colour Riche in Truly Burgundy. On top of that, I applied a thin layer of Revlon Wine Not matte lipstick.
If you want to find out how I do my lips, please check my How-to Apply [Red] Lipstick
I’m on a mission to use my new Smashbox Full Exposure palette as much as I can, and in as many tutorials as possible. I will mention that I’ll be doing Smashbox Full Exposure palette review and swatches in my next post!
I’ve recently bought MAC Diva lipstick, which is a retro matte dark red lipstick. So, I wanted to start creating a holiday makeup tutorial that has a little bit of a classic look, with a modern twist. I decided to do this tutorial, which consisted of dark red lips and shimmery cat eyeliner.
Keep in mind that the glitters from Smashbox Full Exposure palette S7 eyeshadow might create a lot of fall-out. You might want to do your eye makeup first before doing the rest of the face.
If you want to see a tutorial using the Smashbox Full Exposure palette, please check my Smashbox Full Exposure Look #1 post. If you want to find out how to apply red lipstick, please check my How-To Apply [red] Lipstick post.
1. I applied Urban Decay Primer Potion all over my eyelid using my ring finger.
2. Using Smashbox Full Exposure palette M5 eyeshadow, I applied it all over my lid using a flat eyeshadow brush.
3. I created a cat-eyeliner along the upper lash line using MAC 266 brush and Smashbox Full Exposure palette S7 eyeshadow.
4. Using the same brush and eyeshadow from Step 3, I applied the eyeshadow on my lower lash line.
5. I used L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner on my waterline and tightline.
6. I filled my brows using MUFE Aqua Brow gel and a clean MAC 266 brush.
7. I curled my lashes and applied Physician’s Formula Organic mascara on both upper and lower lashes.
8. Then, I applied Eyeme false eyelashes on the upper lashes.
9. I applied MAC Pro Longwear foundation in NC30 all over my face.
10. I applied Benefit Erase Paste under my eyes.
11. I set the base using Cover FX Translucent powder.
12. Using Diorskin Shimmer Star Amber Diamond as highlighter.
13. I used MAC Shadowy as contour, and NARS Mata Hari on the cheeks.
14. On the lips, I applied MAC Brick lip liner and then applied MAC Diva on top of it.
I was mesmerized by Chanel’s Spring 2013 RTW runway makeup, that I’ve decided to do an inspired look based on it. I usually prefer warm-toned colors, like gold and bronze over silver, so it was definitely interesting to do this look.
I used Tinsel eyeshadow from the Sleek Makeup iDivine Sparkle 2 palette in this tutorial. I believed the makeup artist for Chanel used a silver cream eyeshadow (illusion d’ombre) to create the look. Since I don’t own any silver cream eyeshadow, I decided to use a powder eyeshadow. Tinsel eyeshadow is very creamy and can be easily blended.
It’s a very simple and wearable look. Since the focus is on the eyes, everything else is downplayed. In the runway, models were seen with bare face, but I decided to add a blush just so that I don’t look too washed out.
1. I applied Tinsel all over the lid using a flat eyeshadow brush.
2. Using a fluffy blending brush, I blended the color from the crease all the way up to the brow bone.
3. Using a small shader brush, I applied Tinsel on the lower lid.
4. I created a winged liner along the upper lashline using Kate Sharp eyeliner.
5. I also lightly lined the lower lashline using the same eyeliner.
6. I lined my waterline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.
7. I curled my lashes, and applied Maybelline Express Volume Turbo Boost mascara on both upper and lower lashes.
8. I filled my brows in using Dolly Winked Brow pencil no. 3. (if you notice the difference between the last 2 pictures below on the brow, that’s because I brush the brows after I filled them in using a clean spooly).
9. For the face, I applied Urban Decay Naked foundation using IPKN Auto Wave makeup.
10. Under the eyes, I applied MAC Pro Conceal/Correct palette in Medium.
11. I powdered my face lightly on the T-zone using loose powder.
12. On the cheeks, I applied MAC Dainty blush.
13. On the lips, I applied Chanel Levres Scintillantes in Volupte.
Hi everyone! I’m back! Just to give a quick update, last week I was in Japan for a short trip. I just returned on Saturday and currently I’m having fever, coughs and stuffy nose. I promise I’ll try to put up a post as soon as I can, but please bear with me the posts might be going up tomorrow onwards. I’ve a makeup haul, product review and tutorials waiting for you! I just need to recuperate first and get better!
Anyhow, with that said, don’t forget to go over to my Instagram account to see pictures from Japan 😀
Now, let’s get going to Spring/Summer 2013 Makeup Trend! Similar theme seems to be popping out throughout the show – bushy thick brows, bare skin and very little to no blush. The look has a retro feel to it, yet it’s kept modern with the downplay of the blushes. Below are a few of my favorites from the Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection.
Bright bold colors aren’t going anywhere, and it’s definitely not reserved only to clothings! We’re seeing a punch of cobalt blue, bright pink, seafoam green and mint as seen on Anna Sui, Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier. Bright colors are here to stay! I simply love the use of a bold color with strong liner. Definitely a great look to be paired with muted clothes or if you’d like, wear it with a black headband or even a hat (read: Boy George). Keep in mind that since the eyes are so strong, leave everything else bare. Skin are fresh and dewy with very little blush or contour. Lips are soft and nude in Dior, or if you are bold enough, give red lips a try. Black mascara is a definite must to make your eyes stand out even more.
Of course, if you are afraid to try bright colors, you can definitely give silver eyeshadow a try, as seen on Chanel. Using Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow, Peter Phillips (creative director for Chanel) layered the cream eyeshadow all over the lid to achieve a high-shine look. The eyes are rimmed with black liner to intensify the look. I recommend this look for everyone! Silver is making a return in a very sophisticated way. Obviously, you don’t have to wear it all the way to the brow bone. Keep it on the lid, buffing the color slightly just over the crease. Paired it with a shiny, peach lips (blot excess gloss) and a nude blush.
If silver isn’t your thing, you can always change it to a more muted color like sandy-gold eyes seen on Derek Lam. Contour on the cheeks using bronzer to give it a healthy glow, while brows are kept thick and bushy for a sporty look. Very simple and effortless. Tres chic!
Of course, if all the above isn’t working for you, there’s always the usual clean bare face and red lips look. These classic looks never fail! In DVF, the girls are tanned and glowy, in 3.1 Phillip Lim eyelashes are clumpy with bare skin all over and lastly Burberry presented an earthy tone natural look with red lips.
All images are courtesy of Style.com
Since I’ve been doing a lot of in-your-face bright colour makeup, I thought it’d be fun to do something bright but softer. I don’t know if you guys know this makeup artist, Lisa Elridge (and a great youtube guru), but I love her..no, I adore her! She’s my inspiration and one of the few REAL makeup artists on youtube. She is amazing! Anyhow, She has done something similar to the tutorial below but on a lighter skin tone, and since I also have the same quad as her (the quad has been sitting at the back of my vanity drawer and hiding) I thought why not re-create the look. I guess for those with darker skin tones, you can try a deeper shades of eyeshadows so it doesn’t look chalky or ashy on your skin tone. I actually quite like how this look turns out, not too bright and still wearable.
1. I applied MAC Soft Ochre paint pot all over my lid to prep my eyes with my ring finger.
2. Using a flat eyeshadow brush from Urban Decay, I applied the eyeshadows from the Givenchy Bucolic Blossoms quad: mint green colour on the inner corner of the lid, the pink in the middle and the purple on the outer corner.
3. Using a clean blending brush, I blended the colours towards the crease.
4. I applied the same colour combination on the lower lid using a small angled brush from MAC.
5. To define my eyes a little, I applied the brown from the palette along my upper and lower lash line. I found that the brown isn’t intense enough, and so I applied MAC Brun eyeshadow on top of it.
6. I curled my lashes using Urban Decay eyelash curler and applied Diorshow New Look mascara lightly on upper and lower lashes.
7. I applied MAC Studio fix fluid all over my face using CoverFX foundation brush 160.
8. I applied Benefit Coralista blush on the cheeks and completed the look by applying Tarte Lipsurgence in Enchanted.
By now, most of you should already know my love for Maybelline 24-hour Colour Tattoo cream gel shadow here and here. Little did you know, I actually bought 2 colours from this collection. I had to do this tutorial. This colour combination is beautiful and so simple! The cream shadows blend so easily together and they are smudge-proof, water-proof and rub-proof. The pigment pay-off is amazing! So, go grab some if you don’t have them yet!
1. I applied MAC Face and Body foundation all over my face using Sigma Round Kabuki brush.
2. I concealed my under eyes circles using MAC Select Moisture cover and Sigma Precision Flat brush.
3. I applied Maybelline Edgy Emerald using a flat eyeshadow brush on the inner half of my lid.
4. Next, I applied Maybelline Tenacious Teal using a clean flat eyeshadow brush on the outer half. Using the same brush, I blended whatever is on the brush to the crease.
5. To ensure that there is no harsh line to separate the 2 shadows, I used my ring finger and tapped the center of my lid to make sure everything is blended properly.
6. If you feel that you need more intensity or colour, add more shadow.
7. I lined my waterline using Urban Decay 24-7 Glide on pencil liner in Perversion.
8. I applied Benefit Hervana blush and Chanle lipgloss in 165 to complete the look.