Smashbox Double Exposure Tutorial #2

Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! May this year of Goat brings you lots of luck, prosperity, and great health! I’m sorry I’ve been missing this week, has been quite a busy week with personal life. Things are settling down soon hopefully. Anyways, today’s Smashbox Double Exposure tutorial is a little bit smoky and with some colors! This is my second look (check out my first one) with this palette, and I have to say, I’m loving it!

I’ll try to do a review for this palette soon, hopefully by the end of the week or beginning of next week. Since I have yet to do the review, I just want to let you guys know a little spoiler – the eyeshadows in this palette can be applied dry or wet! For this look, I only used the lid color wet, while the rest was applied dry. I’ll do swatches of the eyeshadows applied dry and wet to see if there’s any difference for my review, so keep checking back or subscribe to my blog so I can notify you when the post is up!

halo smoky eyes


  • Base – Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Eyeshadows – Smashbox Double Exposure palette
    • Transition (or above crease) – Espresso
    • Inner/Outer V/lower lash line – Temper
    • Middle lid – Flushed (applied wet)
    • Crease/outer lower lid – Noir
    • Inner lower lid – Blanc
  • Eyeliner
    • Winged liner – Kat Von D Trooper Tattoo Liner
    • Waterline – L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner
  • Eyebrow – Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe and Brunette
  • Mascara – Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
  • False lashes – Gwiyomi False lashes #3

(continue below)

asian soft smoky eyes


  • Foundation – Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation
  • Powder – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder


  • Contour – Smashbox contour kit
  • Blush – Smashbox In Bloom Halo blush


  • Lipstain – Clinique Chubby Lip Stick in Bountiful Blush

smashbox double exposure tutorial


Holiday Party Makeup #4 – Glitter Liner Tutorial

Almost NEW YEAR! I wish everyone a great year ahead! 2014 was fun, it was a bit rocky for me, but nevertheless a good year. 2014 has passed, and here to a great 2015! Hopefully in 2015 everything will go even better! I cannot wait to start 2015, and I have a feeling it’ll be an awesome year! Anyways, since the New Year is almost here, this is my last post of 2014 – a glitter liner tutorial. Last year, for NYE, I did a silver smoky makeup, this time I opted for more glitter!

I wanted to do a slightly more silver glitter, but couldn’t find any, so I decided to do this neon green glitter. Keep in mind that some glitters are not meant for the eye area! The one that I used for this tutorial actually is NOT for the eye area. I decided to use it because I know it won’t irritate my eyes. If you are not sure whether to use glitter or not, please consult the makeup artist/sales person who’s selling you the glitter. Also please be careful if you’re wearing contacts and using glitter on your eyes!

As I said in my previous post, I will not be posting the step-by-step instruction, instead you’ll get the usual photos and product list only. This is a scheduled post, so for any questions, go to my Instagram if you need a quick response.

For the glitter, I applied it onto my eyes using a wet angled eyeliner brush. However, if you can find a mixing medium (e.g. MAC), that’d probably be better since I found that when the water evaporated from the glitter, it became apparent that the glitter started to fall all over my lashes and then to my face.

Another tip when using glitter and it falls on your face, use a tape to pick it up – just press it lightly to your face and it’ll pick up all the fallen glitters. If you have no tape around, use a CLEAN SPOOLY (aka mascara wand) to get rid of the glitter – just brush it in places where the glitter has fallen, use the tip of the wand if it is a stubborn one.

glitter new year makeup tutorialPlease check out my how-to winged eyeliner tutorial if you need help. I also have another glitter eyeliner tutorial that’s slightly easier and simpler.

If you prefer a full on glitter makeup, please check out my Christmas inspired makeup, and last year’s gold glitter makeup tutorial.

Products used

Eyes – Urban Decay Primer Potion; Make-Up Store Smog eyeshadow (crease), Make-Up Store Desert eyeshadow (transition color); Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette (outer v – Triple Fudge); MUFE Aqua Black; L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner; Make-Up Store Northern Lights glitter; Gwiyomi False Eyelashes; Chanel brow pencil

Face – MAC Pro Long-Wear foundation and concealer; MUFE Pro Finish powder.

Cheeks – Chanel Universal Bronzer; Smashbox Halo Blush in In Bloom.

Lips – MUFE Aqua lip pencil #18C

glitter eyeliner makeup tutorial


Holiday Party Makeup #2

Merry Christmas (eve), everyone! I wanted to do a dark lips look for this Holiday Party Makeup tutorial for a while, but I also included an option to go for a light lips for those who prefer a peachy/nude lips. For the eyes, you can always opt for a simpler look, but I wanted to create some more drama so I ended up using my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette to create a brown/bronze smoky eyes.

If you noticed, I wore contacts on this tutorial. I might wear it on the next tutorial as well. It’s just for fun, I asked on my Instagram if wearing colored contacts is a yay or nay, surprisingly lots of people said yay. So, I might wear it more often.

Anyways, let’s get on the tutorial! Product list is all the way to the end.

asian smokey eyes

Eyelids were prepped using Urban Decay Primer Potion. My face were prepped using MUFE HD Elixir. All eyeshadows are by Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette unless state otherwise.


1. I applied Salted Caramel on my crease using a fluffy blending brush.

2. On my eyelid, I applied Gilded Ganache using a shader brush.

3. Using the same fluffy brush as no. 1, I blended the edge where Gilded Ganache and Salted Caramel met.

4. Using the tip of a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Gilded Ganache on the outer half of the lower lash line, and Creme Brulee on the inner corner.

5. I created a winged liner along the upper lash line using Kanebo Kate Super Sharp Liner.

6. On the waterline, I applied L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner stopping just before the inner third.

7. Using an angled eyeliner brush, I applied MAC Carbon on the outer half of the lower lash line.

8. I curled my lashes and applied Maybelline Express VolumeTurbo Boost mascara on my lashes. I also applied Gwiyomi Annabelle lashes to add some drama.

9. I filled in my brows using Shu Uemura Brow Pencil.

christmas party makeup tutorial

10. On my face, I applied Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation using my fingers. For concealers, I applied MAC Pro Long-wear under my eyes and on my blemishes.

11. I applied Benefit Coralista on my cheeks.

12a. For the lips, I applied MAC Please Me lipstick and L’oreal Pink Resistance Color Riche Carresse.

12b. For the darker lip color, I applied MUFE Aqua lip pencil in 12c.

ps: My photos is somehow a bit more yellow than I expected (on my screen). The lip colors are not as peachy (for the lighter lips), and it’s slightly more plum for the darker lips.

mufe aqua lip pencil 12c tutorial

Products list

Eyes – Urban Decay Primer Potion; Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette (crease: Salted Caramel, lid/lower lashline – Gilded Ganache, inner corner: Creme Brulee); MAC Carbon (outer half lower lid); Kate Kanebo Super Sharp eyeliner; L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner; Maybelline Express Volume Turbo Boost mascara; Gwiyomi Annabelle lashes; Shu Uemura Hard Formula brow pencil.

Face – MUFE HD Elixir; Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation; MAC Pro Long-wear concealer.

Cheeks – Benefit Coralista.

Lips – MAC Please Me and L’oreal Color Riche Carresse Pink Resistance; Make Up For Ever Aqua lip pencil #12C

Simple Everyday Makeup

How is everyone’s Monday going? The Holiday is approaching real soon, eh?! I wanted to share with you guys this super easy and simple everyday makeup tutorial which can be worn by everyone, especially those who don’t usually wear much makeup. I did 2 version – one with a simple peachy lips, and another with red lips.

I think this look is great for those who prefer a simple no-fuss makeup. Nothing too dark, nothing too bright, but with a bit of colors. This is also a look for those who prefer earthy brown tones over black. I probably would wear this for a brunch (with peachy lips), or even a dinner party (with red lips).

Eyeshadows used in this tutorial are from the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette.

*You can find other tutorials using this palette right HERE!*

smashbox full exposure makeup tutorial


1. I applied MAC Groundwork paint pot on my eyelids using my ring finger.

2. Using a fluffy blending brush, I applied Smashbox Full Exposure palette in M2 above my crease.

3. Using Smashbox bullet crease brush, I applied Smashbox Full Exposure palette in M1 on the outer half of my eyelid.

4. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied S1 on the inner half of the eyelid, blending it towards the outer half.

5. I applied S4 on the inner corner of my eyes using Real Technique shading brush (skip this step if you have wide-set eyes).

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

7. I also applied M7 along my upper lash line using an angled eyeliner brush. I applied this along the outer half of my lower lash line as well.

8. I curled my lashes and applied Maybelline Express Turbo Boost mascara on my lashes.

9. I filled my brows using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duo Powder.

10. I also applied Mata Nona no. 15 falsies.

nyx monte carlo tutorial

11. On my face, I applied MAC Pro Long-Wear foundation using Real Technique Expert Face brush.

12. Under my eyes and on my blemishes, I applied MAC Pro Long-Wear concealer. I set my face using CoverFX Translucent powder.

13. On my cheeks, I applied Chanel Blush de Horizon.

14a. (left) For the peachy lips, I filled my lips using MAC Spice lip liner. Then I applied YSL Glossy Stain in Peche Cerra-Colla (27).

14b. (right) I removed the previous lip color, and then applied NYX Monte Carlo on my lips.


Products used

Eyes – MAC Groundwork paintpot; Smashbox Full Exposure Palette (crease – M2, outer lid – M1, lid – S1, inner corner – S4, liner – M7); L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner; Maybelline Expres Turbo Volume mascara; Anastasia Beverly Hills duo brow powder; Mata Nona falsies no. 15.

Face – MAC Pro Long-Wear foundation NC30; MAC Pro Long-Wear concealer NC25; CoverFX translucent powder.

Cheeks – Chanel Blush de Horizon.

Lips – MAC Spice Lip pencil; YSL Glossy Stain no. 27; NYX Monte Carlo

Hakubi White C Gel

For today’s post, I want to introduce a product by Sato Pharmaceutical company called Hakubi White C gelSuplemen Pemutih Kulit, which is now available in Indonesia! Curious about this product? Read more about it below!

What is Hakubi White C gel?

  • Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a concentrated Vitamin C derivative that is easily absorbed into the skin, to help prevent spots and freckles caused by sunburn.
  • Helps to sooth sunburn.
  • Non-greasy, non-sticky gel with a smooth after-touch.
  • Can also be used to spot-treat pimples and acne

Active Ingredients: Water, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Potassium Hydroxide, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Stearoxy Ether, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Methylparaben, Flavouring, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propylparaben

Hakubi, 2014


Hakubi White C Gel Indonesia

So, this Hakubi White C gel uses Vitamin C to prevent sun damage on your skin. Also, if you don’t already know, Vitamin C is known to lighten skin colour by increasing the level of glutathione on the body (Johnston et al, 1993). The Hakubi White C Gel is a product to help brighten your skin.

The product itself comes in a squeeze bottle, with a small tip. When you squeeze the bottle, a clear transparent gel will come out. The gel is slightly runnier than I expected, and it reminds me of those aloe-vera sunburn gel. I find that this product is somewhat sticky on the skin if you apply too much. However, other than that, it goes on smoothly on the skin.

You can find Hakubi White C Gel along with any other Hakubi products in Guardian, Watson, and Century outlets throughout Indonesia.

Hakubi White C Gel

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Review

I’m back with a new post ya’ll! Today is my Bioderma Sensibio H2O review! Apologies for the late update, been super duper busy with work, and my health condition wasn’t at its best. However, if you have followed me on Instagram, you would have known that I was recently featured on a talkshow called Ping Me at RTV in Indonesia. Just a small segment, but it was a pretty cool experience. Photos are over on my Instagram!

Anyways, let’s get back on today’s topic: Best makeup remover ever! If you have not heard of this makeup remover, shame on you! Let’s take a look at the before and after photos below shall we?

  • On the left, my face was filled with makeup products from my “Dr. Who the Waters of Mars” makeup tutorial.
    • I have foundation on, eyeshadows, eyeliner, and face paint.
  • On the right, my face after I removed all the makeup using Bioderma Sensibio H2O makeup remover.
    • 2 cotton pads somewhat half-soaked in the makeup remover.

Bioderma Indonesia

So, I’ve used Bioderma since 2010, and when I returned to Indonesia in 2012, I couldn’t find any. However, in 2013, Bioderma entered the Indonesian market, and I was thrilled!  I was even more excited this year when Bioderma’s Brand Manager and Marketing Director invited me for a coffee break last month! Amazing! So awesome to have meet both of them, and they were so kind as to give me their 2 best-sellers! Thank you and thank you and thank you Bioderma Indonesia!

Let’s get back on track a little, shall we? What exactly is Bioderma?

” The Laboratoire Dermatologique BIODERMA, based in Lyon, France, develops and markets, in close collaboration with dermatologists and renowned institutional research centers (CNRS. INSERM, CHU, Universities,…), dermo-cosmetic products intended for medical prescription and medicinal consultancy.

BIODERMA is among the most frequently prescribed laboratories by French dermatologists. Present in more than 70 countries, BIODERMA is growing very fast at international level. (…)

Bioderma’s reserach is performed by a team of highly qualified scientists and extremely reputable operators. (…) These works gave birth to numerous innovations which since became references:

  • The 1st non detergent shampoo : NodéFluid.
  • The 1st cleansing waters : the micellar solutions Sensibio H2O and Sébium H2O.
  • The 1st biologically-active sunscreen ingredient that counters the long-term damaging effects of UV exposure :  Photoderm and the patent Cellular BIOprotection®.
  • The 1st skincare product that corrects the quality of sebum : Sébium AKN and its patented ingredient, Fluidactiv®.
  • The first skincare who acts directly on the main cause of skin redness : Sensibio AR and its patent Rosactiv®. “

Bioderma, 2014

As you all can see, Bioderma is the pioneer in creating “Cleansing Water”. The micellar technology comes from Bioderma, and they are still the best at it. I’ve tried other micellar-based makeup remover, but none of them are as superior as Bioderma’s.

What is a micellar technology?

(…) Micelles (…) effectively micro-emulsify impurities while maintaining the skin’s balance (soap-free, physiological pH).

Bioderma, 2014

So there’s 2 actions in the Micellar technology:

  1. Break down impurities
  2. Restore skin to its optimal condition

This makeup remover has these tiny molecules called Micelles. What micelles do is to break down any impurities (dirt, oil, makeup etc) as soon as it touches your skin. However, instead of breaking down your skin cells along with all these impurities, it detects and recognizes your skin cells. The micelles molecules will then restore your skin’s condition to its optimum balance.

Isn’t Science amazing?! Awesome!

Best Makeup Remover

So, I was given 2 products – the Sensibio H2O and the Sebium H2O. I’ve only been using the Sensibio H2O, so I cannot say much about the Sebium. However, I’d have think that the Sebium would give similar result to the Sensibio.

There’s 2 main difference between the Sensibio and the Sebium:

  • The Sensibio is catered towards sensitive skin, while the Sebium is for oily skin.
  • The Sebium cannot be used in the eyes and lips area while the Sensibio can be used in those areas.
    • The reason why the Sebium cannot be used in the eyes and lips area is because those areas are more sensitive. Since the Sebium is made for oily skin, it’ll absorb excess oil on the skin. However, since the eye and lip areas aren’t as oily as the skin, using the Sebium in those areas might cause it to be dried out and thus irritated.
    • Please do avoid using the Sebium on the eye and lip areas.


best makeup remover for sensitive skin

Below is a list of pros and cons for Bioderma Sensibio H2O


  • Removes makeup without the need to rinse.
  • Will remove even the hardest waterproof mascara and eyeliner.
    • Soaked the remover on a cotton pad, leave it on eyes for 3-5 minutes and wipe away.
  • Suitable for every skin type.
  • Does not dry out skin.
  • Does not leave any weird sticky or oily residue on skin.
  • Does not irritate the skin and eyes.
  • PERFECT to clean up the edges of your WINGED LINER.
  • Fast and quick makeup removal, especially for makeup changes.


  • Removing mascara and eyeliner might take a few minutes for the remover to break it down. I prefer using Shu Uemura cleansing oil for this instead, since I always rinse my face after removing my makeup anyways.


Dr. Who The Waters of Mars Makeup

Alright! So, another quick Halloween makeup tutorial for those who don’t feel like buying overpriced costumes, or have time to make one! I was actually running out of ideas on what kind of last minute Halloween makeup looks I should do, so I asked N for advice and since he’s a Whovian, I knew he was going to say Weeping Angels. Instead, he surprised me and told me to check out Dr. Who The Waters of Mars makeup on Google. I did an image search and I absolutely love it!

By no means the Waters of Mars virus makeup was easy if you want to replicate the exact look since they used prosthetic piece in the show. I used a picture I found on the Tardis Wiki and Bleeding Cool websites as references. Again, let me repeat myself by saying I could not replicate the makeup exactly on how the photos look like – I couldn’t really figured out how to get those super thin line using face paint, but still create an illusion of the skin sunken in or risen. I ended up creating depth on the cracks by creating a thicker line. Nevertheless, I was quite happy with the result!

If you’re a Whovian, and don’t think this looks like the makeup on the show, I do sincerely apologize! I wish I can recreate to look exactly like the pictures just by face painting, but alas I couldn’t. Anyways, I hope everyone does enjoy this tutorial! Even if you don’t know the show, you can still recreate this look into a “Cracked skin” look or “broken doll” since it’s a similar concept!

*Don’t forget to check out my other Halloween tutorials!*

the waters of mars makeup

I’m going to list all the products you need below, and all the brands I used at the bottom of the page.

What you need for this tutorial:

  1. White contact lenses – optional
  2. Foundation, preferably a matte finish.
  3. Setting powder.
  4. Eyeshadows – light & dark brown, purple, and grey eyeshadows.
  5. Black face paint – it can be cream or water-based, or even a liquid eyeliner.
  6. Beige face paint or a light-colored (a few shades lighter than your skin) foundation/concealer as highlight.
  7. Brushes
    • Foundation – Sigma Angled Kabuki brush.
    • Eyes – Sigma Blending brush.
    • Face contour – Sigma angled brush.
    • Lines – Sigma Eyeliner brush.
    • Contour – flat eyeshadow brush.
    • Highlight – Sigma Pencil Eyeliner brush.
    • Lips – lipstick brush (unnamed – similar to Sigma Lip Brush).

*You can substitute all the brushes mentioned above to any art brushes you can find in bookstores or art stores.

*Don’t forget to check out my other Halloween tutorials!*

the waters of mars makeup


1. I applied a matte foundation all over my face using a Sigma Kabuki Angled brush.

  • I used a matte foundation since I want to look very matte and sickly.
  • You can even apply a lighter colored foundation if you prefer to look even paler.

2. I set my foundation using a loose transparent powder and a powder brush.

3. Using a blending brush, I mixed light and dark brown eyeshadow and applied it under my eyes, around the inner part of the eye socket, along the lower lash line, and on the crease. The idea is to make the eyes look sunken in since you’re infected with the virus and sick.

4. I added a mix of purple and grey eyeshadow on top of the brown eyeshadow to create more depth.

  • The reason why you need a purple and grey eyeshadow is because under your skin you have blood vessels, which aren’t getting enough oxygen due to the virus (or you being sick).
  • So, those vessels on my skin will look purplish, while on others they might look more on the blue end.
  • How you find out if you have purple or blue vessels? Take a look at your wrist and see if you have a bluish vein or a purplish one.

Dr. Who The Waters of Mars

5. Using an angled face contour brush, I applied a mixture of dark brown and grey eyeshadow on the hollows of my cheeks to make my cheeks look sunken in.

  • I blended the contour down to make my cheeks look even more sunken in.

6. I also applied some of the same powder along my temples and sides of my nose.

Dr. Who The Waters of Mars

7. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied a mixture of the light and dark brown eyeshadow on the folds of my cheeks.

  • You can skip this step altogether if you don’t feel like doing it.
  • I did it because I wanted to create an even more eerie feeling to the whole look.

8. Using the pictures I found on the Tardis Wiki and Bleeding Cool, I created the outlines of the cracked skin using a black face paint and eyeliner brush.

the waters of mars makeup

9. I filled in my lips with black face paint and a lip brush.

10. I used the same dark brown eyeshadow as I’ve used in the previous steps to darken the edge of the lines.

  • While applying the eyeshadow, I keep in mind how to make these lines look deeper and sunken in.

the waters of mars makeup

11. Using a liquid eyeliner pen, I deepened the cracks by tracing the lines from step no. 8.

  • On some part of the cracks, I even colored some bits and pieces black altogether so I can create an illusion of depth.

12. Lastly, I highlighted some part of the skin to make it look like it’s popping out from the face, and to make the lines look even deeper.

  • I used a light colored cream concealer for this and a pencil brush.


Products used

  • Foundation – MUFE HD Foundation.
  • Setting powder – Cinema Secret loose powder (transparent)
  • Shadows for eyes and face – The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette.
    • Light Brown – Matt Rosen
    • Dark Brown – Matte Wood
    • Purple – Matt Hung
    • Grey – Matt Johnson
  • Lines – Snazaaro Black Face Paint; Shu Uemura Calligraphy Ink eyeliner pen.
  • Highlight – Motives Sculpt Palette in Ice (the lightest shade).
  • Lips – Snazaroo black face paint.

*Don’t forget to check out my other Halloween tutorials!*

MAC Viva Glam 1 Look #1

My friend, Elfa, and I went to Tex Saverio Trunk Show last week (photos on instagram). I did Elfa’s makeup, she wanted smoky eyes with red lips, and I actually loved how she looked. So, today I decided to recreate the makeup she wore, but twist it to suit me. I also wanted to use my the Original Viva Glam lipstick (MAC Viva Glam 1), so that look was perfect!

For the eyes, I decided to use my Sleek Makeup iDivine Storm palette since I wanted to do a warmer, coppery smoky eyes. I really seem to like a warmer, redder shades lately. Anyways, if you’re in Southeast Asia and want to purchase Sleek Makeup, you can do so with Luxola. Since this palette doesn’t have the names of each eyeshadow, I decided to number them for this post.

Sleek Makeup iDivine Storm tutorial

image courtesy of Sleek Makeup

Eyes are prepped using Urban Decay Primer Potion.


1. I applied no. 1 on the center of my eyelid using a flat eyeshadow brush.

2. Using the same flat eyeshadow brush, I applied no. 2 all over the eyelid.

3. Using a fluffy blending brush, I blended out the edge all the way to above the crease using shade no. 3

4. I applied  no. 4 just on the outer V using a small crease brush.

5. Using a clean blending brush, I applied shade no. 5 under the brows.

6. I applied shade no. 2 along the lower lash line, and no. 6 just on the outer half using a small shader brush.

7. I lined my upper lash line using Kanebo Kate Super Sharp eyeliner, and on the waterline I used L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.

8. I applied a golden eyeshadow (above shade no. 3 – I forgot to add it) just on the inner corner of the eyes.

9. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash and Brunette. Also added Gwiyomi false eyelashes no. 18.

Copper smoky eyes

10. I applied Dior Star foundation on my face using CoverFX cream foundation brush.

11. I highlight and contour my face using Motives Fire sculpting palette. (Will do a highlight/contour tutorial using this palette soon).

12. I set my face using Cover FX translucent setting powder.

13. I added extra highlight using MAC Soft and Gentle highlighter powder. Then, I applied Smashbox Halo Blush in In Bloom.

14. On my lips, I applied MAC Viva Glam 1 straight from the tube.

Ru Paul MAC lipstick

Kat Von D Monarch Palette Tutorial #2

I kept forgetting how amazing this palette is, so I decided to remind myself and created this Monarch palette tutorial. Like I said on my first tutorial using this palette, the eyeshadows are unbelievably smooth and so easily blended. Love it! I promise I’ll do swatches and review for this palette. If you have the chance to grab it, you should really consider it.

Anyways, I’m quite busy this week, as well as the whole September due to work. I think I’ll try to post twice a week, hopefully more. If you do follow me on Instagram, I’ll do micro-blogging from there. Also, don’t forget to comment here or on my twitter/instagram on what you’d like to see more. I know I still have to do a few requests, and I’ll try to get on it ASAP. What a busy month!

Ok, let’s get the tutorial started! I just want to mention that for some reason my camera picks up Wrath really orange this time round. Not sure why, I did reverted back to my glamcor lights, so that might be the cause. Trust me, it doesn’t look that orange in real life. It’s a very pretty warm reddish-brown, almost like a brick color.

warm brown smoky eyes

I prepped my eyelids using Urban Decay Primer Potion.


1. Using a fluffy blending brush, I applied Wrath on the outer V and just above the crease.

2. Using a clean blending brush, I blended out the crease.

3. I applied Shadow Box on the outer V, inner V, and crease of my eyelid using a bullet crease brush.

4. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied MAC Tan loose pigment on the center of my eyelid.

5. I applied Urban Decay Jilted eyeshadow (from the electric palette) along my lower lash line using an angled eyeliner brush, then I applied Urban on top of it using a pencil brush.

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

7. I also created a winged liner using Kanebo Kate Super Sharp eyeliner.

8. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash.

9. I applied MUFE Aqua Smoky lash mascara on top and bottom lashes. Also applied Lavie Lash falsies in Snowdrop.

kat von d monarch palette makeup look

10. On my face, I applied Diorskin Star foundation using a foundation brush.

11. I also applied MUFE HD concealer under my eyes.

12. I wanted an extra glow on my skin, so I applied Smashbox Halo Highlighting wand. I applied this highlighter on the high points of my face – cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow, chin, forehead.

13. I lightly dust Cover FX translucent powder to set everything.

14. I applied contour very lightly on my face using Smashbox Contour Kit (they’re selling it again for a limited quantity on their website!).

15. On my lips, I applied MAC Spice lip liner all over, and then applied Clinique Heaping Hazelnut chubby lip stick.

mac tan makeup tutorial

Daytime Bronze Smokey Eyes

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.

bronze makeup tutorial

I used Urban Decay Naked 1 palette for the eyeshadows. You can also find these shades in single pot from Urban Decay.

Brows are filled using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash and Brunette.


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.

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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.

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