Summer Splash

This look today is one of my fav. summer makeup. It doesn’t matter where I am in the summer, somehow I always seem to resort back to this look. It’s very light and bright, and of course you can always eliminate some of the steps below to make it easier and to suit your own look. Most of the time, I only used the MAC Melon pigment on my lid with mascara, skipping the liner and the contour colors altogether.

Anyways, the 2nd look to this post used an orange lip liner. I don’t know where my orange lipstick is, so I only used the lip liner to fill my entire lip. Of course you can change the lips to whatever color you want, red, pink, or even nude. No rules, just fun playful makeup.


1. Using a synthetic brush, I dipped the brush in water and then dipped it in MAC Melon pigment. I mixed it at the back of my hand to turn it into a paste form and applied this paste to my lid, and on the inner corner of the lower lid.

2. Using a shader brush, I applied MAC Bronze eyeshadow on the outer V and on the crease. I used whatever left on the brush and ran it through the lower lid.

3. Using a clean fluffy brush, I blended the crease to remove any harsh edge.

4. I applied Smashbox Deep Golden Brown on the outer corner, blending it inwards. I focused most of the color on the outer V of the lid.

5. Using whatever left on the brush, I applied it on the lower lid.

6. Using an angled eyeliner brush and MUFE Aqua Black, I created a winged liner along the upper lash line.

7. I lined my waterline using whatever product remained on the brush from step 6.

8. I curled my lashes and applied Maybelline Express Volume Turbo Boost mascara on both top and bottom lashes.

9. I filled my brows in using Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 brow pencil.

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10. I applied UD Naked foundation all over my face using a foundation brush.

11. I contoured my face using MAC Studio Tech in NW 55. (If you want to know how I contour my face, check out this post for powder contouring or here for cream contouring)

12. I applied MAC Peaches blush on the cheeks.

13a. For the lips, I applied YSL Pur Couture rouge no. 17 using a lip brush.

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13b. For the orange lips, I lined and filled my lips using MAC Entertain Me lipliner.

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Golden Bronze

This week is like my non-colorful week! Today’s look used Urban Decay Naked Palette, and it’s perfect for daytime and bridal makeup. It’s packed with bronze goodness. The colors are perfect for every eye-colors and skintones. Very flattering, very warm and it’s really easy to achieve this look.

I love wearing this look for the summer. It might look like it’s a lot, but once you complete the face, the eyes look pretty natural looking. It really do brighten up the face too. This is my fav. way of wearing bronze eyeshadow. You can immediately turn this makeup to a night look just by adding black liner along the upper lashline and waterline, turning it into a smoky look.

For tutorial on how to fill-in brows, please visit “Product of The Week: MUFE Aqua Brow“. For a smokier version of this look please visit “Baked It Up!

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1. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied UD Half-Baked all over the lid.

2. Using a flat fluffy brush, I applied UD Buck lightly on the crease and the outer V.

3. Using a fluffy blending brush, I applied a mixture of UD Smog + Snakebite on the outer half of the lid, blending in towards Half-Baked.

4. I applied UD Half-Baked on the inner corner of the lower lid, and UD Smog + Snakebite on the outer half using a small shader brush.

5. I created a winged liner along my upper lashline using Bobbi Brown Caviar Ink cream liner.

6. Using whatever is left on the brush, I applied the liner along the outer corner of the lower lid.

7. I curled my lashes and applied MUFE Smoky Lash mascara on both upper and lower lashes.

8. I filled my brows in using MUFE Aqua Brow.

urban decay naked palette

9. For my face, I applied Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer.

10. I applied Benefit Dallas on my temples, the tip of my nose, my chin and my cheeks.

11. I also applied MAC Peaches on the cheeks.

12. For the lips, I applied L’oreal Colour Riche Lip Liner in Beyond Pink.urban decay naked palette

Smashbox Admire Me from Love Me Collection

I think I like this palette. Like I’ve said on my “Entice Me” post, the eyeshadows are creamy and buttery, blend very easily. The Admire Me palette has warmer shadows, very bronzy, very summer-y. It has 5 colors: Bronze (left most), Soft Shimmering Coral (top left), Champagne (bottom), Matte Nude (top right) and Deep Golden Brown (right most).Smashbox Admire Me

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The colors will probably look more intense, leaning towards smoky for those with lighter skin tone (lighter than NC 30), and will be more on the neutral-earthy colors for those with medium to dark skin tone. I really do believe this is a great palette for those with really dark skin tones who are looking for a natural/neutral/nude eyeshadow palette.

This palette on me works as neutral as well as smoky. For this tutorial, I wear it on a lighter side and coralish. 🙂 I kept the rest of the face on the same color palette – coral-orange toned.


1. I applied Soft Shimmering Coral using a flat eyeshadow brush all over my eyelid.

2. Using a soft blending brush, I applied Bronze lightly on the crease.

3. I also applied Bronze on the lower lid using a large eye angled brush.

4. Using a smaller blending brush, I applied Deep Golden Brown on the outer V lightly.

5. I applied Champagne to the inner corner of the eye.

6. I lined my waterline and tightline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.

7. My lashes are curled using Shu Uemura eyelash curler and I applied L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black on both top and bottom lashes.

8. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette.

Smashbox Admire me

9. For my face, I applied Revlon Colorstay foundation using Shiseido foundation brush.

10. For cheeks I applied MAC Utterly Game and for the lips I applied Revlon Just Bitten in Charmed.

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