Caruso Hair Steam Setter

I think that heat tools pretty much suck the moisture out of the hair, since the heat evaporates the water in your hair. Obviously there’s lots of heat-protectant spray and such, but I believe that it’s better to prevent it from happening than having to try to “heal” it after the damage has occurred.

I tried the whole “sleep-with-your-hair-wet-in buns” but really, my fine hair loses any type of volume and it just becomes super flat and limp. One of my favorite fashion bloggers, Wendy Nguyen (from Wendy’s Lookbook), had a video where she used Caruso Hair Steam Setter to create curls.

Caruso Hair Steamer

(image is courtesy of Amazon)

I got really curious and I was able to get my hands on the Caruso Hair Steamer from Amazon for a very good price: cad$35.44 (tax included) for the Professional 30 rollers set. I think it’s more expensive now, but still, pretty cheap :)

So, the rollers are made from foam and you heat it up using water. How it works is that the heated water evaporates, causing hot steam that seep through the foam rollers. You put your hair on these rollers, wait for 3-minute (or leave it on when you do your makeup), and voila! Volume and curls!

Hair Rollers

These rollers don’t give much volume. It gives just enough and I love how the curls end up. I also feel that since it uses steam, it does less damage to the hair. It actually gives the hair more moisture instead of sucking the moisture out of it.

Curling asian hair

The rollers are also waaay cheaper than the Babyliss hot rollers or The O velcro hot rollers. If you’re just starting or want to give rollers a try, you should keep this roller set in mind. I love the big bouncy curls and how I don’t have to put extra styling product on my hair.

Please keep in mind that I purchased this using my own money and I’m not sponsored by Caruso.

Half and Half

As always, this year’s Halloween isn’t complete if I don’t do a Skull makeup. This year I’m doing half pretty makeup and half skull makeup on my face. I used a skull photo from Google as reference, but I think I’ve might have made a mistake on the lower jaw. Oh well, next year will be better! :)

Also, I’d like to give a shout out to my cousin, Juicerna who sold me the lovely white contact lens for me to use in the tutorial. If you’re in Indonesia and would like to purchase one of these lenses, please go to her facebook page. I bought mine for Rp. 160.000 (plus delivery) and received in within 2 days. Oh, if you’re not used with wearing contact lenses, you might want to wear it before the makeup application as it might mess your makeup if you put it after.

Anyways, let’s get the tutorial started!

1. Google a skull picture and closely study the structure of the skull.

2. Using a black pencil liner, I used one from Physician’s Formula, I started outlining the structure of my face. This line will serve as a border between dark areas and bone areas.

skeleton makeup3. Once you’re satisfied with your outline, fill in the bone area using a flat eyeshadow brush. I used a white cream product from PAC since I find it easier to blend, but you can use water-activated face-paint like Snazaroo or Kryolan or MAC.

skull makeup

4. When you’ve finished filling in the white, use a clean flat eyeshadow brush and applied the black makeup on the hollow areas.

5. Add some shading using a small angled brush and MAC Omega/Brun mixture on the areas where the white and black meet.

half skull makeup6. For the teeth area, I filled in the teeth with a small shader brush. Using a clean angled brush and a black eyeshadow, I re-lined the teeth outline.

skull makeup


half skull makeup8. To avoid creasing, I generously applied translucent powder all over my face. For the black area, if you want you can apply black eyeshadow on top of it to make it even darker, but be careful during application since the black eyeshadow might fall on the white part and cause a mess.

half skull makeup