Since the Lunar New Year is just around the corner, I’ve decided to create this Chinese New Year makeup inspired by the year of the Red Monkey! This look is filled with gold and red which represent wealth and luck! I know that there’s a lot of different cultures who celebrate the Lunar New Year, so I’ll be referring it as Lunar New Year instead of Chinese New Year. I wrote Chinese New Year on the title for SEO purposes. I hope that’s ok with everyone!
Couple weeks a go, I bought some stuff online from Shu Uemura, which include these Shu Uemura Metal:ink Liquid Liner. I cannot stop raving about these 2 liners! My new obsession is the red liner, such amazing color which I never thought I could pull off! What makes it even better, is the fact that I was chosen as Shu Uemura 4th week and last winner for “Haute Couture” Instagram competition, after I posted a picture of my eyes with these liners!
As you all know, I have been a huge fan of Shu Uemura products, and have a great relationship with Shu Uemura Indonesia. I’ve participated and was chosen as one of their top 10 winners in the Brave Beauty competition last year. During that competition, I was given a wide range of products to try. I did not get to play with the liquid eyeliners, but I did get to play with their Calligraphy:ink liner. I was in love with the Calligraphy:ink liner so much that I decided to buy it after.
Knowing how great the Calligraphy:ink liner is, I have high expectation for the Shu Uemura Metal:ink Liquid Liner. Of course, that expectation was met above and beyond! Both the Metal:ink liquid liner and Glitter liquid liner are heavily pigmented. There was no need to layer the liner, 1 swipe and you get the intensity needed.
I find, personally, that the liquid liners are very easy to use. Although, there are people who find that this liner is hard to use (from the review on Shu website). The trick, I think is to wipe excess product on the side of the tube and getting just enough on the tip. Talking about the tips, the metal:ink liner comes with a felt tip whereas the metal:ink glitter liner comes with a brush tip. Both are very thin, yet sturdy, making it, as I’ve said before, easy to apply. I didn’t have any issue with the application whatsoever.
The metal:ink liquid liners have the right consistency to make it easy to apply, and it’s very smooth. It does not have weird texture, just a pretty metallic finish. The metal:ink glitter liner is slightly runnier than the metal:ink, it dripped on my canvas. However, when applying to my eyes, I didn’t notice if it was too runny, I find that it has just the right consistency. The Metal:ink Glitter Liquid Liner, also, does not feel sticky. I don’t know if you know what I mean, but I’ve tried another brand which left me with a sticky eyelid and the glitter was hard to remove. This metal:ink glitter liner is not sticky at all, and the glitter removes pretty easily even with a wet wipe.
I do find that the liquid liners are not waterproof nor smudge-proof. It does stay pretty well on the eyelids, though. I have quite oily lids, but the liners didn’t budge for the whole day. However, I can remove it easily just by using water or wet wipes. The swatches I did on my hand were easily removed just by rubbing my fingers on it. The other downside is probably the price – CA$38/each, but then again it’s Shu Uemura, a luxury brand, I quite expect the price to be quite premium. I don’t really mind it, though, since I know for that price, I get a high quality. Not to mention, last time I bought a glitter liner from drugstore brand, I had a bad reaction to it. So, I definitely rather pay a bit more as long as I get a great quality for it.
- Heavily pigmented
- Beautiful metallic finish
- Glitter can be removed easily
- Applicators are sturdy and easy to use
- Smooth consistency, making it easy to create a clean line
- Metal:ink liquid liners come in 10 shades
- Not waterproof
- Not smudgeproof
I’ve been wearing trying out a new look last week, and this smokey winged eyeliner look seems to have gotten quite a lot of compliments. I followed quite a few beauty gurus on Instagram and Youtube, and Samantha from Batalash posted a smokey eyeliner video. I loved how it ended up, and I re-created this look. Her technique is slightly different than mine, but the result is not bad I think. I’ve re-done this look when I had to attend the GlamGlow event, and I absolutely love it.
Anyhow, for the rest of the eye makeup, it’s pretty basic nothing fancy. I do not wear this falsies to the GlamGlow event, I actually wore a smaller one. However, for this tutorial I did wear wispy lashes because I wanted to accentuate the wings. Nevertheless, you can opt to wear lashes or not, it’s totally up to you.
You can also pair this look with a simple soft peachy lips like mine or you can pair it with a bold lip color – red, maroon, orange, pink, purple, black etc.
I would like to mention that someone on instagram commented on how she wanted to know how I apply my eyeshadow to my crease. This is how I do it (first photo on top left corner) –
- When I want to apply my crease color, I looked directly on the mirror and marked where I want the shadow to be.
- By doing so, I can make sure the eyeshadow color can be seen when my eyes are open, since I’ve quite a hooded lid.
- Then, I tilted my head back slightly so it looked like I was looking down at the mirror and apply my crease color.
List of products used are at the bottom of the page. All eyeshadows used are from Urban Decay Naked Basic palette unless stated otherwise.
My eyelids are prepped with Urban Decay Primer Potion.
1. I applied a mix of Urban Decay Faint and Naked 2 on the crease using a crease brush
2. Using a fluffy blending brush, I blended the edge of the crease to avoid harsh line.
3. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Urban Decay Venus on my eyelid.
4. I lined my lower lash line using Urban Decay Faint using an angled eyebrow brush.
5. Using the same angled eyebrow brush, I applied Urban Decay Crave eyeshadow on the upper lash line creating a winged eyeliner. I focused most of the eyeshadow near the roots of my lashes.
6. I used a pencil brush to smudge the line slightly.
7. Using Kat Von D Trooper eyeliner, I lined just the bottom part of the eyeliner – very close to the roots of the lashes, and the bottom part of the “wing”.
8. I used the same brush and eyeshadow as step 5, and run it through the winged eyeliner again.
9. I filled my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe and Brunette.
10. I applied Gwiyomi no. 3 false lashes.
11. I applied MAC Chromagraphic eyeliner pencil in NC30.
12. For my face, I applied Shu Uemura Oleopact foundation using the sponge that comes with it.
11. I lightly dust my face using MUFE Pro Finish powder in 118.
12. I applied Benefit Hervana on my cheeks.
13. On my lips, I filled it in using L’oreal Color Riche lipliner in Rose, then applied YSL Glossy Stain in Peche Cerra-Colla (27)
Eyes – Urban Decay Primer Potion (original); Urban Decay Naked Basics (crease: Faint/Naked2, lid: Venus, liner: Crave); Kat Von D Trooper eyeliner; Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe/Brunette; Gwiyomi false lashes no. 3
Face – Shu Uemura Oleopact foundation; MUFE Pro Finish (118)
Cheeks – Benefit Hervana
Lips – L’oreal Color Riche lipliner in Rose; YSL Glossy Stain in Peche Cerra-Colla (27)
Fall is almost over I heard! How I miss those beautiful leaves turning yellow, orange, and red! Anyways, since I’ve been reminiscing about Fall, I decided to do a Fall Makeup Tutorial, inspired by the beautiful maple leaves that turn red during the season. I’ve done a review on the lipstick that I’ll be wearing for this tutorial too! You guys should check Revlon Black Cherry out if you are looking for a dark lipstick for this Fall/Winter season.
I usually don’t do bold lips and eyes at the same time like on this post, but I like to break the rules some times, so hey why not?! Anyways, enough with the chit-chat, let’s get on the tutorial!
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My eyelids are prepped using Urban Decay Primer Potion.
1. I applied MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Perky all over the eyelid.
2. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude Matt Rosen on the inner and outer third of my eyelid.
3. I applied Kat Von D Esperanza Placebo just slightly above my crease as the transition color.
4. On the crease, I used a small brush and applied The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hung.
5. I applied MAC Artistic License eyeshadow on the eyelid using a flat eyeshadow brush.
6. I lined my upper lash line using Shu Uemura Calligraphy Ink eyeliner, and created a winged liner. I also added MAC Carbon on the outer and inner third of my eyelid, and on my crease. I decided to add MAC Carbon to add extra intensity and depth.
7. I applied MAC Carbon lightly along my lower lash line.
8. I lined my waterline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.
9. My brows are filled using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe and Brunette. My falsies are Gwiyomi false eyelashes no. 3
10. I applied Diorskin Star foundation all over my face using Real Technique buffing brush.
11. I applied MAC Conceal/Correct palette in Medium under my eyes.
12. I set my face using Cover FX translucent powder.
13. I lightly contoured my face using Smashbox contour kit powder.
14. I applied The Balm Mary Lou manizier highlighter on my cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow.
15. I applied The Balm Instain blush in Houndstooth on my cheeks.
16. On my lips, I applied Revlon Black Cherry lipstick using a lipbrush.
Eyes – Urban Decay Primer Potion; MAC Perky Pro Longwear Paint Pot; The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude (Matt Rosen: lid, Matt Hung: Crease); Kat Von D Esperanza Palette (Placebo: upper crease); MAC Artistic License eyeshadow (lid); MAC Carbon eyeshadow (lid & crease) ; Shu Uemura Calligraphy Ink pen liner; Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (Taupe and Brunette); Gwiyomi False Lashes no. 3
Face – Diorskin Star foundation; MAC Conceal/Correct palette in Medium; CoverFX translucent powder.
Cheeks – Smashbox contour kit; The Balm Mary-Lou manizier highlighter; The Balm Instain Houndstooth blush.
Lips – Revlon Black Cherry lipstick.
Hello, everyone! How are you guys doing? I am back! Super busy at work, haven’t have the time to take a breather yet. Anyways, I’ve been trying to post 2 tutorials/review up every week, so since this Classic Red Lips makeup would be the first one for this week, hopefully I can squeeze another tutorial (perhaps a Halloween tutorial), or a product review by Sunday. I do have a few products lined up to be reviewed, and also a few more Halloween looks before the 31st.
Anyways, for this tutorial, I actually wore this look out for my friend’s wedding on Sunday. I’m sure you’ve seen what I wore with this makeup over on Instagram! Anyways, I used mostly newly bought products – The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nudes & Mary-Lou highlighter, Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette (smells heavenly), along with Shu Uemura Calligraphy Ink eyeliner & Shu Uemura Dear Matte Rouge Unlimited Diva Red lipstick.
If you are of an Asian descent and looking for the perfect red lipstick, you might want to check out Shu Uemura Dear Matte Rouge Unlimited lipstick in Diva Red. It’s a really pretty red lipstick with a warm (orange) undertone, which will compliments nicely the yellow undertone in our skin. If you prefer a cooler (blue) undertone red lipstick, check out MAC Russian Red.
Anyways, let’s get on the tutorial!
1. I prepped my eyelid using Urban Decay Primer Potion. Then, I applied Matt Singh from The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette on my crease blending it upwards towards the brow bone.
2. I layered in Matt Rossen, again from The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette, on top of Matt Singh. This time, I focused most of the color on the outer part of the crease, blending the color inwards.
3. To add an extra depth, I applied Matt Wood right on the crease. The color was concentrated on the outer part of the crease, and blended inwards.
4. I applied MAC Carbon just on the outer V of the eyelid.
5. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Marzipan from Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye palette on my eyelid.
6. I lightly applied MAC Carbon on my lower lash line and blended it out using a pencil brush.
7. I lined my waterline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner, and applied a thick winged liner using Shu Uemura Calligraphy Ink eyeliner.
8. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe.
9. I applied Lavie Lash false eyelashes in Bluebell.
10. On my face, I applied MUFE HD Foundation.
11. I also applied MUFE HD concealer under my eyes.
12. I set my base using Cover FX translucent powder.
13. I very lightly applied The Balm Mary Lou highlighter on the bridge of my nose, cupid’s bow and cheek bones.
14. I lightly contoured my face using Smashbox Contour Kit – sides of my nose, temples, jawline and hollows of the cheeks.
15. For the cheeks, I applied Smashbox Halo blush in In Bloom.
16. On my lips, I applied Shu Uemura Dear Matte Rouge Unlimited lipstick in Diva Red straight from the tube. I did this because I was pressed for time, and I have the lipstick on my clutch for the night, so I can easily touch it up. However, if you want a long lasting lipstick with very little need to touch up, please check out my How-to apply Red lipstick tutorial!
Eyes – Urban Decay Primer Potion (original); The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude (crease: Matt Singh, Matt Rosen, Matte Wood); MAC Carbon (outer v); Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye palette (eyelid: Marzipan); Shu Uemura Calligraphy Ink eyeliner; L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner; Anastasia Brow Wiz (Taupe); Lavie Lash (Bluebell).
Face – MUFE HD foundation; MUFE HD concealer; The Balm Mary-Lou highlighter; Smashbox contour kit; Smashbox In Bloom blush; Cover FX translucent powder.
Lips – Shu Uemura Dear Matte Rouge Unlimited lipstick in Diva Red.
I was watching Kat Von D video tutorial on Sephora’s youtube channel, and I absolutely love how she created the ombre dotted eyeliner, similar to pointilism. I think it’s a pretty cool way to get creative with your eyeliner while keeping it simple. You can pair this dotted eyeliner with a rich-colored lips, like the L‘oreal Colour Riche Moist Matte in Lincoln Rose to brighten up your look.
As promised on my L’oreal Colour Riche Moist Matte swatches, I wanted to show you guys how the lipsticks look on my skin. This time I played around with Lincoln Rose, but I’ll try to work on the other shade next time. I’m quite surprise at how bright the lipstick shade is on my lips. I did not line my lips at all for this tutorial since I want to see how the real color is against my skintone. I think if you have a medium or dark complexion, this would work really well on you. I personally find this shade to be a little bit overpowering.
The shade itself is a very interesting red. It does have quite a warm undertone to it. I think it’s a very pretty shade for summer, or for us in the Tropics where everyday is pretty much summer. Very warm, bright, and tropical. I applies very smoothly on the lips. Although it is a “matte” line, it doesn’t dry out your lips like some other brands “matte” lipsticks are. It is still creamy, while the finish is matte. Overall, I think the L’oreal Colour Riche Matte line is worth a try. I definitely am going to look for another one or two the next time I go to the mall!
1. I applied a nude eyeshadow on my eyelid, all the way to the brow bone using a flat eyeshadow brush. For this look, I used Entomology from Kat Von D Monarch palette.
2. On the crease, I applied Vanish from Kat Von D monarch palette, using a clean fluffy blending brush.
3. I placed a tape on where I want my “wings” to be as my eyeliner. You can skip this step if you have steady hand.
4. Using Kat Von D Trooper tattoo ink eyeliner, I started drawing a solid line from the inner corner to the middle of my lash line.
5. Then, using the tip of the eyeliner, I started drawing dots from the middle to the end-tip of the eyeliner. I placed more dots on the middle, and it gets more spaced out as it approaches the end of the wing.
6. I ran Vanish slightly on the lower lash line using an angled eyeliner brush.
7. I curled my lashes and applied MUFE Aqua Smoky Lash mascara on both upper and lower lashes.
8. On my brows, I filled it in using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash.
9. On my face, I applied Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation.
10. I applied Smashbox Halo blush in In Bloom.
11. On my lips, I applied L’oreal Colour Riche Matte in Lincoln Rose.
Today’s post, Daytime Bronze smokey eyes, was actually a pending post from last week. I actually did this look after I did my brows video. Since I was uber busy last week (Shu Uemura competition, work and stuff), I didn’t have the chance to post this tutorial up. I also want to mention that I will not be posting any tutorial until end of this week, so I apologize for missing again. However, do follow me on Instagram to find out what I’m up to! Instagram has been a place for me to micro-blog almost daily.
Anyways, for this look was a request over on Instagram by Sammie. She wanted me to do an easy golden smoky eyes that she can wear during daytime. The key to this look is to keep the black to a minimum if you are going to wear it out for a day makeup. The usual smoky eyes are quite strong and dark, meawhile for this look I kept it quite light and not as intense. I smudged a lot of the black out, and skipped my usual black winged liner. Instead, I opted for a smudged eyeliner using powder. I kept the black on the waterline & tightline, but if you’re afraid that this will close your eyes up you can skip it. I just love black eyeliner on waterline & tightline for smoky eyes.
I used Urban Decay Naked 1 palette for the eyeshadows. You can also find these shades in single pot from Urban Decay.
1. I applied Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin all over my lid using my ring finger.
2. Using a fluffy blending brush, I applied Urban Decay Smog on the outer half of the lid, all the way to the crease.
3. I used Smashbox bullet crease brush to blend out the edges.
4. Using Sephora crease brush, I applied Urban Decay Darkhorse just to deepen the outer corner.
5. Using a shader brush, I applied Urban Decay Half-Baked on the eyelid.
6. I applied Smog on the outer half of the lower lash line, and Half-Baked on the inner half using an angled eyebrow brush.
7. I applied Urban Decay Creep along the upper lash line and outer third of lower lash line using an angled eyeliner brush.
8. I lined my waterline and tightline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.
9. I curled my lashes and applied Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash mascara on both upper and lower lashes.
10. For my face, I applied Smashbox Halo Liquid foundation and Cover FX cream foundation brush.
11. I lightly contoured my face using Benefit Hoola bronzer, and added highlight using MAC soft and gentle highlighter.
12. I applied Benefit Coralista blush on my cheeks.
13. On my lips, I applied Shu Uemura Lip Tint Gelato in 01.
Ok, so this White Eyeliner makeup tutorial is actually my World Cup 2014 England Inspired Makeup, as requested by Nurina over on facebook. However, since World Cup is over, I didn’t want to title it as England inspired makeup. Not to mention, I feel like this look can be worn during Indonesia’s Independence Day which is coming up next month, or any country with a red/white flag.
Anyways, I think ever since I tried out the white eyeliner look in my Netherlands inspired makeup, I’ve been quite a fan of white winged eyeliner. It’s a fresh outtake on my usual black winged eyeliner, not to mention it does brighten up the eyes quite a bit. For my World Cup 2014 makeup series, please check my Brazil, Netherlands, Argentina, and Germany inspired makeup posts.
For this white eyeliner makeup tutorial, I wanted to show you how you can use tape to create your winged liner. I’ve done this before in my other tutorial, but just going to show it again. That tape will create a very clean edge for your eyeliner. All you have to do is run a diagonal line from the outer tip towards the inner corner of your eye. For a detailed tutorial on how to create winged eyeliner, please check my how-to post.
The only word of caution I’m going to mention again, is to be very careful when applying mascara. If you’re not careful you might end up with black spots from the mascara all over your eyeliner. The easiest way to fix this is to let the mascara dry first, run a clean cotton bud over the mascara spots, and then run the white eyeliner on top of it again.
1. I applied MAC Pearl cream base all over the eyelid for some shine.
2. Then, I realized it started on crease on my eyelid, so I set it with Revlon Sand eyeshadow.
3. I placed a tape on my skin to create an angle for my eyeliner.
4. Using Revlon Photoready Kajal eyeliner in Carbon Cleopatra, I created a diagonal line from the outer corner of my eye towards the inner corner. I just dragged the pencil eyeliner on my lid, and filled in any gaps.
5. I set the eyeliner using Sleek Makeup iDivine Ultra Matte v1 Brights in Pow using an angled eyebrow brush.
6. I removed the tape, curled my lashes and applied MUFE Aqua Smoky Lash.
7. I applied Gwiyomi false eyelashes no. 3 for added drama.
8. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash.
9. I applied Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation using my fingertips all over my face. (Such an amazing foundation, btw!)
10. I applied Bobby Brown under eye brightener in Peach, and blended it out using my finger.
11. I set my face using NARS setting powder.
12. On my cheeks, I applied Smashbox Halo Powder blush in In Bloom.
13. For added shine, I applied MAC Soft and Gentle on top of my cheekbones, and the bridge of my nose.
14. I very lightly contoured my face using Smashbox contouring palette.
15. I lined and filled my lips using MAC Redd lip liner, then added L’oreal Super Lustrous lipstick in Ravish Me Red.
Today’s Night Out Makeup tutorial is a collaboration with Aria Resort in Las Vegas. I was approached by them to create a look for a night out in town. I took a look at pictures of their beautiful resort, and was inspired to do this gorgeous metallic smoky eyes. So, I used the picture below to create today’s look. I wanted to add more color, but decided to create something that’s more wearable instead. Perhaps next time, I’ll do a different look for Aria again.
Inspired by the glass windows of Aria Resort’s building, and of course the awesome lights in Vegas, I decided I want to create a smoky eyes with a hint of sparkles. So, I took out my MAC Blue-Brown pigment, and MAC Raindrops crushed metallic pigment for this look.
This look is a little bit over the top if you aren’t used to wearing makeup. Of course you can always take it down a notch, but hey, it’s Vegas, baby! Go big or go home, yes? hahaha..
For the face, I didn’t want to do anything too much since the eyes are already quite dramatic. Of course, you can contour and highlight to your heart’s content. I, personally, prefer a fresh dewy face look over a heavily contoured face to balance out the eyes, since it is a wearable look. You can wear this for a night-out, or to go clubbing. Whenever you blink, the shades will create beautiful sparkles when lights hit them.
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1. I prepped my eyelid using Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden.
2. Using a fluffy blending brush, I applied Shadow Box from Kat Von D Monarch palette on my crease.
3. Using a bullet crease brush, I applied Deadhead from Kat Von D Monarch palette on the outer V, blending it to the crease.
4. I applied (dry) MAC Blue-Brown pigment using a flat eyeshadow brush. You can apply this pigment wet if you want a more intense look.
5. On the waterline and lower lid, I smudged L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.
6. Then, I applied MAC Raindrops crushed metallic pigment on top of the smudged liner on the lower lash line. I also applied this pigment on the inner corner of my eyes, and just a tiny bit in the center of my eyelid.
7. I created a winged liner using Kanebo Kate Super Sharp eyeliner.
8. I curled my lashes and applied MUFE Aqua Smoky Lash mascara. I also applied Lavie Lash false eyelashes in Fleur.
9. For the brows, I filled it in using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde and Brunette.
10. On my face, I applied Marc Jacobs Gel foundation using Cover FX cream foundation brush.
11. Under my eyes, I applied MUFE HD concealer.
12. I applied Benefit Moon Beam highlighter on top of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, and cupid’s bow.
13. I set my foundation using MAC Mineralized skin finish in Medium.
14. I lightly contoured the hollows of my cheeks and sides of my nose using MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Deep.
15. On my cheeks, I applied Smashbox Halo Blush in In Bloom.
16. I lined and filled my lips using MAC Lip Liner in Spice. On top of it, I applied Vaseline to keep it moist.
Eyes – Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden; Kat Von D Monarch Palette (crease: Shadow Box, outer V: Deadhead); MAC Blue-Brown loose pigment; MAC Raindrops crushed metallic pigment; Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash; Lavie Lash in Fleur, Anastasia Brow Wiz (Ash Blonde, Brunette).
Face – Marc Jacobs Gel foundation; Make Up For Ever HD Concealer; Benefit Moon Beam highlighter, MAC Mineralized Skin Finish (setting powder: Medium, contour: Deep); Smashbox Halo Blush in In Bloom.
Are you guys following FIFA World Cup 2014?! I sure did, and I’m rooting for Brazil! Go Brazil!!! Anyways, since I’m showing my support for Brazil, I decided to do this Brazil Inspired Makeup. I’d probably do a World Cup inspired makeup series for the next couple weeks just for fun! I wanted to post this tomorrow, but decided to do it today.
Anyhow, for this Brazil Inspired Makeup tutorial, I wanted to create a wearable look that uses the colors of the team’s jersey – mainly yellow, a little bit of green and blue (as you can see from the jersey that I wore for today’s tutorial). I love the result, and I especially love that blue eyeliner! If you do re-create this look please TAG ME on twitter or instagram, and hashtag your work with #kireimakeup.
Since the eyes are so bright and bold, I decided to tone it down on my face. My face is kept very minimal, no contouring. My lips, I decided to go with a nude lip, with my new favorite lip pencil, MAC Spice. Since my lips were quite dry, I added Clinique Heaping Hazelnut chubby lip balm to keep it moist. I do apologize if my face doesn’t look that flawless, you can see a bit of breakout here and there, since my immune system is currently down. As you can see, I do not airbrush my face, so what you see is what I actually look like! 😉
1. I applied a yellow cream face paint as a base all over my eyelid. For this tutorial, I used PAC , an Indonesian brand, but you can use any yellow cream base (e.g. MUFE Flash Palette), OR a white base (e.g. NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil in Milk). A good base is necessary so the yellow pops even more.
2. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied MUFE eyeshadow no. 71 all over my eyelid.
3. Using a small blending brush, I applied Urban Decay Buck on outer V and extended it into the crease.
4. Using a dark blue cream face paint from PAC and an angled eyeliner brush, I created a winged liner along the upper lash line.
5. *VERY IMPORTANT STEP* I SET the cream eyeliner using Urban Decay Chaos with another clean eyeliner brush. If you don’t set your cream face paint, it’ll crease.
6. On the bottom lash line, I applied Dragon Fly from Sleek Makeup iDivine Ultra Matte V1 Brights.
7. I lined my tightline and waterline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.
8. I curled my lashes, applied mascara, and applied Ardell Demi Luvies falsies.
9. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash.
10. For my face, I decided to keep it simple. I applied Marc Jacobs Gel foundation using CoverFX cream foundation brush.
11. I applied a little bit of yellow corrector from MAC Conceal/Correct palette in Medium under my eyes.
12. I dusted MAC Mineralized Skinfinish powder all over my face.
13. I applied Smashbox Halo Blush powder in In Bloom.
14. I lined and filled my lips using MAC Spice lip liner. On top of it, I applied Clinique Chubby lip balm in Heaping Hazelnut.