My Everyday Essentials [Guest Post]

by Samantha Braddy

Every girl needs to have an everyday essential routine, and none can be complete without a selection of beauty products. There’s a lot we couldn’t live without, and narrowing it down to a few isn’t a walk in the park – especially when you are one of those beauty-and-fashion obsessed girlies who enjoy spending time in front of the mirror. Still, needs musts and all that… Ah.

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Green & Natural Beauty [Guest Post]

The Best Green and Natural Beauty Brands You Need to Know about

by Samantha Braddy

Your skin is your largest organ and the one you need to keep in good shape both for the sake of your health, as well as your appearance. Skin shows the overall state of your health, and is a pretty accurate indicator of your lifestyle. Smoking, lack of sleep or hydration, a bad diet and too much sun exposure are likely to leave their mark on the skin. Apart from your lifestyle, the most significant factor is your skincare routine. It’s essential to be consistent and use the best products for your skin. And it doesn’t get any better than natural products.

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Update

Hi everyone! I apologize for the lack of posting this month. I’m actually in Jakarta at the moment, I’ve been here since mid-January. If you followed me on Instagram you might have known that I’ve been taking several beauty classes in Jakarta – Microblading, Eyelash Extension (refresher course) and Gel Nail Art. I haven’t had time to upload any new tutorial yet since I’ve been busy going to classes and also spending time with my family & friends.

Anyways, I just want to let you guys know that I will not be uploading any tutorial until I’m back in Canada (beginning of March). I actually did film a tutorial in Jakarta, but for some reason my macbook does not want to recognize my earphones. I tried recording the voiceover using my iphone, but there were just way too many feedback and noises when I was recording. I’d rather wait until I get back to Canada to upload new high quality tutorials.

I do sincerely apologize for the lack of tutorials and posts, but I will be back next month with more contents! Hopefully I can add more than just tutorials in the near future. I’ll try my best to create more review videos as well as nail polish swatches too!

If you guys are looking for Valentine’s Day Makeup, don’t forget to check out my Valentine’s Day tutorials Romantic makeup tutorials!

 

xoxo,

 

Jilly

Update

Hey guys! I just want to let you know that I won’t be able to post any new videos/pictorials until next month since I’m spending time with my family at the moment. I apologize for the hiatus, but family time is important for me and I hope you’ll understand! Meanwhile, follow me on my SnapChat to see what I’m up to (sc: KireiMakeup)

 

xoxo

Rose Makeup with Tarte Rose Gold Liner

Feminine and pretty, today’s Rose Makeup with Rose Gold Liner is one of my current obsession. I love anything rose gold, so I decided to replace my usual black winged liner for a rose gold one. Watch my tutorial or read more for step-by-step pictorial!

https://youtu.be/UhWy5MEPNis

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Prom Makeup Tutorial

It seems that Prom season is around the corner, and I wanted to create a prom makeup tutorial for this post. Recently, I just purchased my first ELF product, which is the baked eyeshadow palette in NYC, and I’m pretty impressed with this palette. This palette cost around $15 at Winners in Canada (USD$10 on their website), so it’s pretty affordable for (graduating) students. The pigment pay-off is so-so when applied dry, but applied wet, the eyeshadows are quite pretty. The champagne shade in this palette is applied wet, and it has a beautiful shimmer.

Anyways, I didn’t have a full face picture from my camera since the battery went died, but I did take a picture using the iphone, which I posted on Instagram. The eyes are very shimmery and defined, but not too dark. I think it’s a very pretty look for prom!

elf baked eyeshadow palette

Products used

Eyes

  • Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “Original”
  • Transition shade – MAC “Orange” + Makeup Geek “Peach Smoothie”
  • Outer V (or C) – brown shade in ELF Baked Eyeshadow Studio palette “NYC” (applied dry)
  • Eyelid/Inner corner – champagne shade in ELF Baked Eyeshadow Studio palette “NYC” (applied wet)
  • Upper/lower lash line – black shade in ELF Baked Eyeshadow Studio palette “NYC” (appied dry)
  • Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz “Taupe” and “Brunette”
  • Falsies – Gwiyomi falsies #3

Face/Cheeks

  • Base – Kat Von D foundation primer
  • Foundation – Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo foundation
  • Blush – MAC blush powder “Apricot”
  • Highlighter – Becca Shimmering Perfector in “Moonstone” and The Balm “Mary-Lou Manizer”
  • Powder – CoverFX translucent setting powder

Lips

  • Lip color – YSL Glossy Stain in Pêche Cerra-Cola

prom makeup look

 

Tom Ford Outfit

5 Items of Tom Ford Clothing that Create a Full Tom Ford Outfit

Tom Ford is an American film director and fashion designer who was able to become famous all over the world, thanks to his work and his ability to turn Gucci, where he served as creative director, around with the creation of his own fashion label, the Tom Ford label. It is easier than ever to find Tom Ford products, thanks to his boutiques in Zurich, Toronto, and New York, as well as a variety of outlets now carrying his items.

If you want to create the most attractive Tom Ford outfit, below are five items that you can put together to make yourself look stylish, fashionable, and ready to head to your job or a night out on the town feeling and looking great.

A Pair of Tom Ford Casual Pants

A pair of casual pants by Tom Ford can be the perfect addition to your wardrobe if you are looking for a pair of pants that is comfortable yet professional looking at the same time. You can wear these when you go shopping, head out to dinner or visit a friend, or even at the office.

A Tom Ford Sweater

To complement your somewhat-casual-somewhat-professional casual pants, search for a Tom Ford sweater that you can use to add a pop of colour to your look. From lightweight options to turtlenecks, there are styles to keep you warm and looking stylish, whether there’s snow on the ground or the air is just a little cool.

A Pair of Boots

A pair of boots can be worn to complement the rest of your Tom Ford look, whether it is the fall or the winter. Sometimes you can even stretch these into the spring season if the weather is still cool enough. Look for a pair of booties if you want something more versatile through the seasons, or go for a sexier look with knee-high boots.

A Beautiful Handbag

Every woman needs to carry around a lovely handbag that she can be proud of, and Tom Ford has created a line of handbags that will not disappoint. From small crossbody bags that are perfect for times when you are travelling and you don’t want to have a bulky bag to carry around, to glamorous clutches that are perfect for a fancy night out on the town, and, of course, casual perfectly sized bags to carry your everyday items, you can choose one to suit your every need.

A Pair of Tom Ford Sunglasses

Finish off the look with a pair of stylish Tom Ford sunglasses. Not only will these make you look fabulous, but they will also protect your eyes from the sun’s harsh rays. From coloured lenses to black ones, plastic frames or wire ones, there are a variety of styles to choose from in the Tom Ford line, but you can purchase one that’s versatile enough to suit your many different looks. Just be sure to protect your skin as well with a product that has sunscreen in it.

Halloween #2 Jack-O-Lantern Makeup

Are you ready for Halloween?! I sure am! So, for the second installment of my Halloween series, I decided to do a Jack-O-Lantern makeup tutorial. WHY you ask? Well, that’s because Jack-O-Lantern aka pumpkin carving is very popular in Canada during Halloween month. My sister and I actually love carving pumpkins! We love the scary face ones!

JUST FYI – I am accepting Halloween makeup jobs! If you need a makeup artist to do your scary makeup, I’m available! Contact me through email jilly@kireimakeup.com, or line – KireiMakeup!

Anyways, for this tutorial, you need:

1. Orange face paint (water or cream) – I mixed red and yellow cream face paint to create the orange base. I used a local Indonesian brand called PAC.

2. Black water based face paint – you can use cream too if you prefer cream product, or even an eyeliner.  I used Snazaroo.

3. Eyeshadow – matte black, matte orange, matte yellow for highlight and contour.

4. Brushes – I used mostly synthetic artist brushes.

  • For large area, I used an angled brush (similar to MAC 263 but slightly bigger).
  • For details like the lines and contouring, I used the Rigger type (similar to MAC 209, but with longer bristles)
  • For highlight I used a blending brush, like MAC 217

5. Contacts (optional) – you don’t have to use contacts, or you can use a brighter one than mine. I could only find this honey colored ones from Fresh Kon, since it’s pretty hard to find specialty contact lenses here in Jakarta.

halloween tutorial

How-to:

1. I applied an orange cream-based face paint all over my face using a wedged sponge. Lightly stippled it all over my face, neck, and ears for an even coverage.

2. I outlined where I want the mouth, nose, eyes, wrinkles to be using black water-based face paint.

halloween makeup tutorial

3. I filled in the areas on step no. 2 with black face paint.

4. Then, using an eyeliner brush and a matte black eyeshadow, I lightly create lines all over the face to create the crease of the pumpkin. I also created some cracks near the mouth area.

pumpkin king makeup tutorial

5. Using a small blending brush, I blend out the edges of the lines. I also carefully added some shading on the areas where I want it to look like it’s receding.

6. On top of those black shadows, I applied a matte Orange eyeshadow (I used the orange from Sleek Makeup Ultra Mattes V1 palette).

7. In the area where I want it to pop out a bit more (to mimick the shape of pumpkin), I applied a matte Yellow eyeshadow (from Sleek makeup Ultra Mattes v1 palette) with a blending brush. I put it in the middle of the “squares” on my forehead, above the eyebrows, on my cheeks area. I really want to make these areas to poof out a bit more.

creepy jack-o-lantern face paint

Voila! You are done! Looks pretty cool in black and white, but looking more like a scary clown. I love how the orange/yellow contour/highlight really helps with the whole pumpkin look!